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    • CommentAuthorodarable
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I live off my parents while waiting to get welfare money. Not really much of a living.
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    I’m a freelance graphic designer. Mostly because I can’t find a full-time job.
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    i am currently on sick leave. prior to that; i had done several things and for the past 10 i was always involved in some sort of computer related activity.
    • CommentAuthorMDickey
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I manage the video content for a utility subcontractor in that locates underground utilities in New England. I'm trying to finish my degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. I neglect all my artistic gifts.
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      CommentAuthorneo_nixon
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I get paid as Assistant Registrar of a pretty big UK university, which I alternatively love/hate.

    The rest of my time is spent making no-budget genre films (http://groups.to/madsciencefilms), which only make money if I win prizes at fests (which I sometimes do)
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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Lawyer.
    Well, articled clerk (which is a fancy way of saying apprentice lawyer). I'm going to be one of the last ACs actually, as not many other common law jurisdictions left do ACs, and Victoria is phased them out in July, replacing them with trainees assigned to law schools.

    Half the time I think I've got a great job where I help people and make a difference, the other half of the time I don't want to help people and make no difference.

    Would prefer to do something creative for a living though.
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    operations manager for a commercial cleaning company in las vegas. i know this is glamorous but please control yourself, i have only so much fame for you to roll around in.

    75 employees, 122 locations. i work from 4 in the morning until whenever, speaking in spanish 99% of the time.

    it is somewhat fulfilling to have a hand in creating systems and flow, and to use one of my arguably few talents (being the very large white man who speaks spanish) regularly.

    although i do use the evenings to first remember the english language and second write.

    i will not say that i wished i was doing something else, because, if i really wished it, i would just go do it.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Hi Warren, my name's Andrew and I work in a bookstore. We're independent and specialize in mystery/science fiction/fantasy/horror. We've been having some trouble financially lately, but have been doing a big sale to get rid of slow-moving backstock over the last month or so, and it's injected some much needed space on the shelves and capital into the store. That said, I'm still worried that it won't be enough and we'll close down next year (I mentioned this on Saturday Night Open Mic once). At that point I have no idea what I will do, and actually had somewhat of a panic attack last night considering the possibility.
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    Understanding the shape of a haystack consisting entirely of needles.

    Figuring out how to measure consumer behavior, both directly and indirectly.
    Mostly in media, but also in retail.

    It's a nice cross-disciplinary problem, spanning software, hardware, statistics, psychology, anthropology and economics.
    Fun stuff, actually.
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    Hello there
    I'm Paul and I work for a charity that supports Adults with Learning Disabilities. Very rewarding at times, even if it is poorly paid.
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    Hi folks.
    I'm Steven.
    I'm an architect.
    Worked on various types of projects, from a ridiculously expensive trophy home to a spaceship-ish football stadium to a fun and well-recieved children's theater.
    Currently working in Boston and developing modest designs for a Dept. of Labor Job Corp Campus.
    I still enjoy it some days.
    Other days, i think architects and urban planners need an electrified neckband to shock them into a coma when they get too full of themselves.
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      CommentAuthorAndre
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    My names André
    My official money making job is that of a Graphic Designer. I run the graphic Arts Department of a sign shop in truro Nova Scotia.
    On the side, I act in community theatre, am currently writing a dinner theatre with several others for the childrens aid society, professionally wrestle once or twice a month for extra cash, am writing and drawing a self published comic book and trying to write a book. It's great to see all the various things the whitechapel community does...great thread.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Hey.

    I'm Alex. I'm doing a PhD in English and working in retail part-time.
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    Corrections officer
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Rick

    Currently a Graphic Communications student, and a part-time merchandiser for the second-largest Pepsi bottler in the world. That means I spend about 15-20 hours a week lifting a pulling heavy shit while people constantly try to get in my way.

    I also write. Badly. But no money comes from that.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    @Seanclarke : Please tell Dr. Bishop I said hi.

    Hi, I'm Carl.

    Grew up during the temporary cease-fire in the War On Drugs (see "Dazed & Confused"), in a satellite town of Houston, TX, with NASA as my back yard. Read far too much 1940s-1960s hard science fiction than was good for me, but leavened it with all the gohst stories and UFO books in *that* corner of the local library. Got a mechanical engineering degree locally just so I could work at NASA. Was there 10 years, most of it good, especially riding the Vomit Comet (twice) and finishing my shift in a Mission Control back room while astronomers on TV talked about the comet Shoemaker-Levy splashing into Jupiter's atmosphere. The only sucky parts were working as a contractor and thus being a second-class worker, and the L-5 Society Libertarianism passing for progressive political thought there.

    On a whim, and because the company paid for it, I went for a graduate degree in future studies at the same place Seanclarke mentions. I stopped 6 hour short of a degree, but it was well worth my while because it pointed me to a career in the Intertubes (it was called cyberspace then). Some hacker friends convinced me to quit my job and go east to work for a new-ish ISP. Two pleasant years in Washington DC and then 5 here in Amsterdam, keeping the ISP's internet backbone humming along, through fat times, lean times and end times (the company went bust a few years ago). Happily, the company got bought by a large US wireless provider and my job changed to the equivalent of a veterinarian at a zoo, minding customer networks, diagnosing problems and sometimes fixing them. It's been a nice life so far.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I'm a humble teacher of English.
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    Afternoon to you all

    i am an Anthropologist/Archaeologist/Writer ( I have a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology, and am about to start an archaeology MPhil, on the cultural construction of history and time, hopefully leading onto a PHD, at the University of Sheffield) I currently have a couple of articles in the hands of journal editors.

    Other than that I am unemployed, as I have to actually find work that will pay my fees and bills. Hopefully a grant will come into being within the next year.

    It is very great to see such a diverse, qualified, and interesting group of people on the net. This may be the only place I have come across such an ocurrance.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Mail room.

    Yaaaay me.
    • CommentAuthormbroooks
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Software application developer.

    I probably hate computers more than you do.