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What does everyone do for a living?

Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Duane, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    A month until camp starts and I'm bored. Plus I haven't seen one of these posted in a while. So what does everyone do for a living?

    I'm a financial analyst for an electric utility.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Computer geek
  3. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Are you kidding?

    Professional football fan. :)



    (post-secondary ed)
  4. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I'm a [quitting] student who works at Starbucks.

    Man I feel small.
  5. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    What you should be feeling, CR, is very very young.

    Which some of us would love to be feeling again. :eek:

    PS. You won't be "quitting"..because guaranteed, you will be
    "returning".
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Writer. My moneymaker is primarily technical stuff. I do that now for a law firm in their IT dept.

    But when I have time I write other things. Hope to get back into freelance writing as a side gig (newspapers, mags, websites, et al). Maybe write a novel or two. Just do more fun writing.
  7. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Props, WG, good technical writers are in tremendous demand.

    Not just the high-faluting IT stuff. But ever try to follow those assembly instructions on any kid's toy more sophisticated than a yo-yo? Or a simple plywood bookshelf?

    But they do come with equally frustrating translations in Spanish and French. :rolleyes:
  8. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Makes sense that both WG and LTN have jobs that require good reading/writing skills since your posts are outstanding. :)
  9. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Yeah, but in addition, she has far better geek skills than I do.
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I've been a technical writer since undergrad. I'm pretty good if I must say so, myself... :) I was a contractor for many years and just decided to go perm for awhile. Tired of always needing to hustle for a new gig.

    And I completely understand about those assembly instructions. I've personally put together half the furniture in my office (including the plywood bookshelf from Walmart :) ) and spare bedroom at home. I just put my treadmill together and I'll be doing my home gym in a couple months. That should be big fun. :rolleyes: My suggestion is layout all the materials from the box, read the instructions completely, identify which material goes where and then start. Don't start without at leasting scanning the instructions.
  11. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    LOL WG, that's why I married a freaking engineer....
  12. adbutcher

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    Senior Manufacturing In-her-near for a HVAC company. It is just a placeholder, a nice paying placeholder until I get my dream job. :)

    Bah tech writing is only for those who read instructions. :D
  13. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Like I said, freaking engineer(s) :)
  14. royhitshard

    royhitshard New Member

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    Credit analyst
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    As Little as Possible :p:


    Tech guy/ help desk/ manage a database....or as Yeager said...computer geek :laugh1:
  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Instructions???? I don't need no stinking instructions :D
  17. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    :) ....................
  18. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    They make the world go 'round.

    Software engineer here.
  19. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Actually, that's why I have a job. It's for those who DON'T read them and find out they NEED to read them AFTER they've sat for hours trying to figure it out...
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    You know I think it is more of a man thing...not just an engineer thing.

    Not all men mind you but many men.

    Depends on what I am doing if I even bother to open the instruction book....and at times, like you said, after messing a long time I realize it is time to open up th instructions. :mad:

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