View Full Version : Ok...What's your current job?

July 20th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Ok...This question has been bugging me ever since I joined the comunity...What is your job?? I would like to know from what work areas do the people on these forum come from?
Well...me...I'm your average construction worker, but I try my best to learn and help others. I have been working as a (windows)network admin 6 years ago...but had to move to a new town...so...had to find something fast(bills to pay) :(

July 20th, 2007, 10:32 PM
I work in the Telecommunications industry doing Quality Assurance on our products.

I've been using computers since Windows 3.1, switched to Linux a few years back, and I found Ubuntu when Breezy Badger was just released. Haven't regretted the switch at all.

July 20th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Cultural researcher, writer (http://derbyandwehttam.com/node/5), small business owner (http://derbyandwehttam.com/).

Atomic Dog
July 20th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Network Manager

July 20th, 2007, 10:59 PM
I play Master Blaster for the NES professionally. It's all underground, not too many people have ever heard of it, it's kind of like Fight Club. Anyway, Master Blaster is huge where I am at and we have corporate sponsorship and have huge tournaments. A lot like Stargate in South Korea, only bigger.

No, I teach online art history classes and pretend that I am an artist.


July 20th, 2007, 11:03 PM
I am getting my BS in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California, I will be graduating in a year.
This summer I am working in an IT department in downtown Los Angeles, CA, I have also worked in an IT department at a hospital in Oakland, CA.
I have been using computers since windows 3.1 and DOS.

July 20th, 2007, 11:04 PM
student :P

this spring I will probably be interning for the DoD or Homeland Security. :guitar:

July 20th, 2007, 11:13 PM
No, I teach online art history classes and pretend that I am an artist.
Lool...that's what all my teachers did...they pretended to know Ms-Dos(the good old days :)), Windows 98(they were trying to teach me to open MsPaint), and when we started programming they pretended to understand Pascal, C++ , some Visual Basic and Delphi...and so on. I Only had 1 out of 8 teachers that had a clue about Linux(hes actually a developer now) and has shown me the "dark side"!!! Windows free for allmost 3 years now!!!

July 20th, 2007, 11:28 PM
i am currently a student and am developing my own open source project . Next summer , i will do construction as a summer job with my dad as boss.3000 dollars a month here i come! Ofcourse i will use that money to start my OP business

July 20th, 2007, 11:30 PM
I own a machine shop.

July 20th, 2007, 11:31 PM
I used to work as a middleware / integration specialist ..

but now back to being a student again.. studying marine biology.

July 20th, 2007, 11:40 PM
I'm a yacht mechanic now. I was a developer for 13 years. Started out with Apple II basic, and then CP/M and MS DOS. Moved to Win3.1 next. Tried BSD but couldn't afford the proper hardware. Loved OS/2 for a bunch of years. Very enjoyable to develop for OS/2. Started using and developing for Linux: RedHat, SuSE & Caldera mostly. Started developing embedded systems: Hitachi SH, 8051, Motorola, etc. Now, I use Linux exclusively to help develop SquidGuard (OS content filtering software). I have no interest to go back to a software company. Also, I make pretty much the same as a yacht mechanic as the recent software positions were offering.

July 20th, 2007, 11:46 PM
Student for now.

Used to work as a spell-checker for M&Ms/Mars Inc, but was fired for throwing away too many Ws.
/end joke

July 21st, 2007, 12:44 AM
I am the Head repair tech for a local music store. Started administering the computer systems about 10 years ago simply due to being the only one with ANY computer knowledge. Slowly convincing the boss to move away from Microsoft products.

July 21st, 2007, 12:52 AM
I am computer technician/programmer. Currently working as a level 2 tech for a local hospital clearing computer viruses for over 16000 pc's.


July 21st, 2007, 12:56 AM
I'm a tow motor driver for a major manufacturer of RTA furniture (http://www.sauder.com).

Not as exciting as some of you, but I love my job and it pays the bills.

July 21st, 2007, 12:57 AM
I install floors for a comapny called D&B Flooring.

July 21st, 2007, 01:02 AM
I head up the entire IT department where I work (General Contracting Company). That means I have as many as 1 people under me at any time (myself) and take care of almost 10 computer.

July 21st, 2007, 01:03 AM
Computer programmer for a small company. C++, Web development (J2EE, Struts, Hibernate), python scripts here and there, palm applications, fun fun.

July 21st, 2007, 01:32 AM
just a high school student here/

July 21st, 2007, 02:06 AM
I'm retired from Intel. Worked on PLC's that supplied the Fabs with Hvac and Upw. Trying to get back to my B&W photography roots. :)

July 21st, 2007, 02:22 AM
Librarian and "come fix my computer" person:confused:

July 21st, 2007, 02:32 AM
I'm retired from Intel. Worked on PLC's that supplied the Fabs with Hvac and Upw. Trying to get back to my B&W photography roots. :)

B&W is where it's at!

July 21st, 2007, 03:20 AM
court clerk

July 21st, 2007, 03:25 AM
IT Security Consultant \\:D/ and [-o< alot

July 21st, 2007, 03:27 AM
Restaurant Manager for Pizza Hut. Not very glamourous but a great place to work. (In Australia anyway.)

July 21st, 2007, 03:36 AM
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor (business jets)

July 21st, 2007, 04:33 AM
Embedded systems engineer. I am currently working on a device that controls several sensors and an RFID reader. It runs Linux, so that's fun.

I'm also a research assistant for a couple of psychologists and a mathematician. They are developing a mathematical model of (part of) the visual system to try to explain certain optical illusions. I do Mathematica programming for them.

July 21st, 2007, 04:43 AM
coffee-shop owner. kind of tired to see the coffee beans in this forum. :P

July 21st, 2007, 04:56 AM
I was in IT for 20 years. I started as a mainframe system engineer programming and building mainframe OS's in assembler. I later did some C/C++ programming, and ended up in network engineering towards the end. I was a CNE and, yes, an MCSE (gag). The CNE was my choice, the MCSE was not.

After leaving IT, my wife and I bought a restaurant which we have now owned for 3 years. It's just a small mom-and-pop breakfast and lunch, but it's all ours and I don't work for someone else anymore, and hopefully. never will again.

July 21st, 2007, 05:07 AM
I'm a college student studying chemistry so I can get into pharmacy school in 2 years (hopefully).

July 21st, 2007, 05:18 AM
Phone Tech Support for a major american hardware manufacturer.

July 21st, 2007, 05:31 AM
I'm currently an aircraft mechanic (F-16s) for the Air Force. Hopefully something in computer engineering after that.

July 21st, 2007, 05:41 AM
PhD student here (Mathematics).

Next summer , i will do construction as a summer job with my dad as boss.3000 dollars a month here i come! Ofcourse i will use that money to start my OP business

1) What's "OP business"?
2) I'd very happily do the same for less than half of that :/

July 21st, 2007, 12:17 PM
I am a van delivery driver for a bread company.
I am looking to try and change jobs soon, but having difficulty finding something else that would suit me.

July 21st, 2007, 12:22 PM
I might work at In-and-out. MMMM, their burgers are good. I would have to get my permit because they wouldn't belive me that I'm 14.

July 21st, 2007, 02:19 PM
Right now, apart from making art, I author DVDs and do sound stuff for commercials. And am slightly frustrated for having to use windows for this.

Groet, Erik

July 21st, 2007, 02:58 PM
At work,IT,in a medium size sales office.At home,24 hour stand by for family pc (Windows) failure.I do keep "banging the drum" about Ubuntu however. :)