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HotelBushranger
09-03-2007, 04:52 AM
Gday everyone, I'm bored and interested in what everyone does for a living. Me? I'm a student in my last year, got final exams coming up in a month or so, then next year I wanna work seasonal stuff at the various farms and wineries around the place. Year after, go to the University of Western Australia and do a BachArts majoring in German.

MEGILE
09-03-2007, 05:07 AM
Full time slacker.

JG52Uther
09-03-2007, 05:11 AM
Retired layabout.

cawimmer430
09-03-2007, 05:17 AM
German-English, English-German translator...

msalama
09-03-2007, 05:17 AM
An audio / broadcasting / IT tech working for a chain of radio stations.

...which means I'm responsible for pretty much everything including changing broken lightbulbs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

ploughman
09-03-2007, 05:19 AM
Seascape/landscape artist.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-03-2007, 05:25 AM
I run the data center for a large corporation which I'll not name. I run and maintain our IBM mainframe and support our AS/400 users. Lots and lots of backups to run. Four nights a week and off Saturday through Monday. No complaints. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif



http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Bearcat99
09-03-2007, 05:44 AM
I fix highend printers for a well known fortune 500 company.

muchaclopiec
09-03-2007, 06:00 AM
ICU nurse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

TheCrux
09-03-2007, 06:05 AM
Aircraft mechanic ( A&P / AMT ) for major airline.

Skunk_438RCAF
09-03-2007, 06:12 AM
Also an aircraft mechanic. Worked the last year for a major overhaul facility. Currently, quit my job and looking for something more suiting to my tastes.

mrsiCkstar
09-03-2007, 06:32 AM
content management and bug tester whenever those lazy-a$$ programmers come up with some new bug ridden feature for a scandinavian online shopping guide/price & product comparing service.

Monterey13
09-03-2007, 06:34 AM
Paid job: Instrumentation Technician for the Largest supplier of public power in the US.

Volunteer: Firefighter for 9 years now. Medic for 4 years now.

K_Freddie
09-03-2007, 07:06 AM
Electronics techy / designer / mr.fixit / makeit / programmit / etc.. on (currently) film lighting systems
as well as computer / network / medical / aviation / techy - eng, etc... (we don't have strong unions down here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) on everything that has little flashing lights and makes beep sounds.

Err.. almost forgot - also the stuff that goes Kapow!, starts smoking badly and smells like burnt silicon.

An interesting life as we've had to do it 'alone', so one becomes diverse and innovative out of neccessity. This is where I think unions fail their members (just a thought - not an excuse to fall off the edge now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif )

HotelBushranger
09-03-2007, 07:06 AM
Good stuff Monterey, I'd like to do volunteer firefighting sometime http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

stansdds
09-03-2007, 07:11 AM
Dentist.

"Is it safe?"

If you don't understand that line, watch the movie Marathon Man, one of Dustin Hoffman's early big screen acting jobs.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Jasko76
09-03-2007, 07:20 AM
Preschool techer/taxi driver. Interesting mix of professions I'd say.

Blood_Splat
09-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Dreamer.

Is3Starsis
09-03-2007, 08:02 AM
painting, drinking, flying, and other related pursuit ...and sometimes you gotta do all kinds of work to sustain your life... I'm not settled, that's why I like the skies.

VW-IceFire
09-03-2007, 08:06 AM
Currently working for a major university doing tech support on e-learning systems. Might end up in the teaching profession at some point...we'll see.

Jatro13th
09-03-2007, 08:09 AM
Dentist, specializing in Minor Surgery (apicectomies, stubborn wisdom teeth etc).

@ stansdds, yeah I definately know the line!!! lol

leitmotiv
09-03-2007, 08:09 AM
First-rate, three-decker pain in the neck.

danjama
09-03-2007, 08:12 AM
im looking for full time work, but i am not sure what, while i do part time office and household removals work, which is bloody hard sometimes, typically i work 10-14hr shifts. All the while waiting for my mechanics apprenticeship place in college. if that doesnt work out im not sure what to do, but people tell me the only way is up.

triad773
09-03-2007, 08:14 AM
Graphic Designer. Web and forum master for a few sites. Technical consultant. Network install, and troubleshoot. Residential engineer. Parent. Independent Contractor. Basically, Jack of all Trades, Master of None.

Also suffer from having too many interests and no time for anything http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

DuxCorvan
09-03-2007, 08:20 AM
Watch my sig.

Dtools4fools
09-03-2007, 08:23 AM
Doing night shifts for Swiss Post 5 month a year.
Rest on holidays.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif
Have been doing that since 18 years...
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Von_Rat
09-03-2007, 08:32 AM
munitions worker.

and yes i help make both 20mm and 30mm rounds for various weapon systems.

Choctaw111
09-03-2007, 09:00 AM
I was a draftsman for a while. I was also an over-the-road truck driver for a few years and logged a paltry half a million miles and was also a Quality Auditor Inspector for the same large company. I was also a Sergeant in the Army and served for nearly 13 years both active and reserve and deployed a couple times. I am now living off the government tip for injuries sustained on the last deployment. Now I have all sorts of time to try and find things to do to keep me busy. Il2 is a good way to use up some of that time.

Stew278
09-03-2007, 09:01 AM
Graduate student in my fourth year studying polymer chemistry. Majored in chemistry and water resources as an undergrad. Before going to college I worked as a carpenter.

RaVe_N
09-03-2007, 09:07 AM
Im a crash test dummy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

verbaska
09-03-2007, 09:14 AM
Web designer and SEO optimizator

MEGILE
09-03-2007, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Von_Rat:
munitions worker.

and yes i help make both 20mm and 30mm rounds for various weapon systems.

No .50 cal?

AKA_TAGERT
09-03-2007, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Gday everyone, I'm bored and interested in what everyone does for a living.
towel boy in a ***** house.. the pay isn't great, but I get a discount on all items

buzzsaw1939
09-03-2007, 09:23 AM
Stansdds...you just made my dentures hurt! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Chivas
09-03-2007, 09:30 AM
I've retired, and forget what it is I used to do. Now I'm incharge of having the coffee ready in the morning.

Von_Rat
09-03-2007, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Von_Rat:
munitions worker.

and yes i help make both 20mm and 30mm rounds for various weapon systems.

No .50 cal? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

funny you should mention that, i just heard a rumor the other day that we were going to start making .50 cals. nothing official yet though.

Bremspropeller
09-03-2007, 10:00 AM
Studying aeronautcal engineering.

Afterwards I'm gonna be a pr0n star or a fighter-pilot...not sure yet.

larschance
09-03-2007, 10:15 AM
Currently a postman. Used to be an office admin trainer then a youth club manager. Have written a few aviation books on ww2 with more to come when I retire in 2 years. Tried real flying but too expensive so this sim is the next best thing.

TheVoodooPriest
09-03-2007, 10:26 AM
Apprentice energy electronics technician, currently studying electrical power engineering.
(Wow, there are a lot of "E"s in that)

archermav
09-03-2007, 10:40 AM
Been a police man for 17 years, now working in the traffic division.

diomedes33
09-03-2007, 10:41 AM
Aeronautical/Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Engineer, drafter, machinist and sacrificer of blood to Aero-Gods (usually my own, but sometimes I get lucky). I'm working on UAV's and helicopter tow-body sensor arrays for a small unknown company.

Also, currently working on my masters in Rotary-Wing Aerodynamics (undergrad in aerospace engineering).

Urufu_Shinjiro
09-03-2007, 10:47 AM
I'm a Support Center Analyst, which is to say tech support dude. My current desk is the tech support for University of Illinios Medical Center at Chicago. Sounds spiffy eh, lol.

Bewolf
09-03-2007, 10:48 AM
Motion capture motion designer, illustrator, webdesigner, layouter.
Basicly a jack of all trades working in this company, Frankfurt, Germany, playing the firefighter whenever a team is in need of manpower.

Amongst many others, I worked on animations for Crysis, Spellforce 2, Anno 1702 and The Witcher as well as commercials for Snickers "Transformers", Klicksafe, PEZ, Blaupunkt, Pringles and for the finish ministry of transport.

DrHerb
09-03-2007, 10:53 AM
CNC cutting machine operator (Zund) for a small printshop Zund CNC Cutter (http://www.zund.com/media/videos/textile-banner_0905.wmv)

JG52Uther
09-03-2007, 10:53 AM
Hmm a few retired here,and a few getting close to it.
I retired at 38 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
(I say that a lot)

spacefrogs
09-03-2007, 10:54 AM
I work for a security company at Frankfurts International Airport, the second biggest in Europe, which is kind of fun. Brings me near to a lot of pilots and stewardesses!!

xTHRUDx
09-03-2007, 11:11 AM
shepard

buglord
09-03-2007, 11:29 AM
Currently forklift driver in a mad busy environment, before that a 15 tonne forklift driver loading trains & before that 10 years working for securicor omega eventually becoming a night depot manager. but im thinking of going back to college because im bored of what i do & want to do something new . http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Zeus-cat
09-03-2007, 11:32 AM
I sit on my bum and do stupid stuff for a large for a Fortune 500 company. In other words, I'm an overpaid paper-pusher. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Jediteo
09-03-2007, 11:37 AM
History and International Relations student, beginning this October at Nottingham Trent.

Skunk_438RCAF
09-03-2007, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:

I retired at 38 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
(I say that a lot)

Grabbed your life by the ****** too eh?

zecek51
09-03-2007, 12:21 PM
currently a mental health nurse in a secure unit, used to be a RAF police dog handler!

thefruitbat
09-03-2007, 12:24 PM
Did a law degree at uni, now very happy as a tree surgeon, working for myself, go figure!

cheers fruitbat

AKA_TAGERT
09-03-2007, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by xTHRUDx:
shepard Not a Baaaaaaaaad way to make a living! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

russ.nl
09-03-2007, 12:48 PM
I graduated last spring and am now working full time as a toolmaker.

Warrington_Wolf
09-03-2007, 01:19 PM
By day I'm a Lab Assistant, working in an optical lab.
By night I'm a M.I.B protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

249th_Maico
09-03-2007, 01:35 PM
I am a communications technician. I am a contractor working for the army in qatar. The job is easy (most of the time) witch leaves me a lot of time to play IL2. I also enjoy Losail motorcycle track during the winter.

I am a geek, not a nerd http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Swivet
09-03-2007, 01:47 PM
Oh god, that "question" again....."I buy and sell real estate"...and i'm a struggling musician which is what i'd really love to be makin money as..but oh well

x6BL_Brando
09-03-2007, 01:54 PM
As a counter to the "I'm studying this - I'm gonna be this" crowd, here's a strange tale.

I was adopted at under 6 months old. The couple who adopted me spent a lot of time & money educating me; prep school, top grammar school, I got a scholarship to University.....
and then, during the first summer vac I got a job working as a builder's labourer, mostly hod-carrying, and loved it. By the end of the summer I had been offered an apprenticeship as a bricklayer and I dumped everything else.

My adoptive parents never forgave me, ever. I guess I can't blame them - but I wish they hadn't subjected me to the constant shaming that went on for decades. Even when I became a construction manager, with a company car and all the trappings, my mother would sniff and say "Oh.....building!" in the same tone you might address a serial murderer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I barely refrained from saying 'who the hell d'you think built the house you're living in?' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Eventually they died, and at last I felt free to contact my natural mother and ask to meet up. I won't go into how emotional that was after forty years - but there was one astounding moment that stands out.
My mother asked me what I had done with my life.

I mumbled then, feeling the thirty years of put-downs I'd endured, "uh, I'm a brickie"...."I used to run building sites"...."now I have my own firm". I felt awful. Mum didn't look any too well either as she scrabbled in her handbag, eventually emerging with an old sepia photograph of a corporal in the Dorsetshire Regiment.

Thrusting the photo at me she was still pale. "That's your grandad she said, my father" and I could really see the family resemblance. Then she floored me.

"He was a bricklayer, a master-builder and became RSM of his battalion!" The parallels were too amazing! We had the same trade, the same qualifications, and although I never served in the armed forces, I had taken charge of hundreds of men on large projects. All this in a man that I last saw when I was a babe in arms.

I still don't understand how I could have followed my grandad's career path so faithfully, when we had never ever spoken to each other, but suddenly I didn't feel so ashamed of my 'humble' trade any longer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

B

249th_Maico
09-03-2007, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Gday everyone, I'm bored and interested in what everyone does for a living. Me? I'm a student in my last year, got final exams coming up in a month or so, then next year I wanna work seasonal stuff at the various farms and wineries around the place. Year after, go to the University of Western Australia and do a BachArts majoring in German.


So in short, you are bum. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

F0_Dark_P
09-03-2007, 02:13 PM
Compelling story x6BL_Brando http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Anyway.. i am a salesman and forklift driver on a hardware supermarket

Zeus-cat
09-03-2007, 02:24 PM
x6BL_Brando

Interesting story sir. Cool stuff about you and your grandfather.

I have never understood why some people feel that an education (or lack of), or the job that a person does is the end all for describing that person. If you are good at what you do, making an honest living, and enjoy your work, then no one should even think of criticizing you.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-03-2007, 02:37 PM
Nice one, Brando http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/images/products/img06150.jpg


http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/index.php?&cat=638&dx...3&rpn=shopviewcat638 (http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/index.php?&cat=638&dx=1&sid=d00f28f95671417976f3d958b89aa5f6&ob=3&rpn=shopviewcat638)

slipBall
09-03-2007, 02:48 PM
I am a commercial fisherman, as my Dad and his Dad's Dad, Northwest Atlantic Ocean is my jobsite....and loving every minute of it!

dtk419
09-03-2007, 02:53 PM
I spent 8 years in the US Marine Corps, started a family and returned to home town. Retired 9 years ago as a Deputy Sheriff, spend my time now with grandkids and IL2.
Pooka

Monterey13
09-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by TheVoodooPriest:
Apprentice energy electronics technician, currently studying electrical power engineering.
(Wow, there are a lot of "E"s in that)

And where are you doing this at? I currently work for the "Tennessee Valley Authority"(TVA)
In a coal-fired steam driven generator plant.
I take care of all of the instrumentation and controls, ranging from the 1940's to now. Some of the old equipment includes pneumatic switches and valves, and some of the newer stuff is run by Allen Bradley PLC's. Wide range of equipment here. Ten Generating units online.

SidCheshire
09-03-2007, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Hmm a few retired here,and a few getting close to it.


Not far off here Uther.....UK firefighter with two and a half years left to do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Won't be 38 though..

Greetings Monterey...I remember seeing you on a similar thread before, stay safe mate

DuxCorvan
09-03-2007, 05:27 PM
Now seriously. I'm a 36 y-o historian, working as civil servant in culture funding for the local Andalusian government.

And sometimes... I see dead people. (Very long time dead, you know).

http://memoria-inventada.weblog.com.pt/arquivo/i_see_dead_people-769472.jpg

jensenpark
09-03-2007, 05:35 PM
General Manager of a luxury hotel.

Drifter in my spare time.

Copperhead311th
09-03-2007, 05:36 PM
Well, i was an Electrican for 13 years, wireing residential, comercial and light industrial buildings. Did some heavy industrial stuff to. My father was an Electrican (among other things) as was his father, 3 brothers, 7 nephews, and his siter marreid an Electrican with his own company, and both thier daughters married them as well. But after I had gonee as far as Project Manager for an Electical Construction firm...i gave it up. Went to driving a truck a few years ago and i like it.
Drove Flatbeds for 3 years for a building products wholesals outfit, now i'm with a Welding Supply company doing Outside Sales/Route Sales. I drive the "bomb Truck." as the Boss calls it. I carry welding rods, wire, tools supplies, & Gases (Argon/ Argon mixtures, Oxygen, Liquid Oxygen, Ecetylene, propane, Nitrous Oxcide, Medical oxygen, nitrogen, Carbon Dioxcide. and the worst Hydrogen- only thing that scares me.)
i call on Welding/Machine shops, large & small manufacturing companies (Hyundai Car plant is one of mine) Also auto body shops, airports, and hospitals/dentists offices. All in and around Central Alabama's "River Region".

Basically i have gas......and i'm not afaraid to pass it.

Copperhead311th
09-03-2007, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by jensenpark:
General Manager of a luxury hotel.

Drifter in my spare time.

Anywhere nice?
oh and shoot me a pm i got a few quetions i wanna ask about the Hotel biz.

Zeus-cat
09-03-2007, 05:37 PM
General Manager of a luxury hotel.

Drifter in my spare time.

Hey, I've met you. I'd say you were a drifter and a manager of a luxury hotel in your spare time.

BrotherVoodoo
09-03-2007, 05:44 PM
Avaya Design Engineer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

jensenpark
09-03-2007, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">General Manager of a luxury hotel.

Drifter in my spare time.

Hey, I've met you. I'd say you were a drifter and a manager of a luxury hotel in your spare time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK, it used to be considered a nice hotel till you and Dubbo stayed there. Now, it's kinda' icky. Some stains just don't come out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

huggy87
09-03-2007, 10:20 PM
10 years in the US Navy. Spent the entire time as a pilot, flew hornets, and got to play in the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now I'm out, I'm doing a civilian contract job that keeps around my last squadron.

I don't like it. I had the job I always wanted from the time I was a kid and now its gone. I'm having a tough time figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

crucislancer
09-03-2007, 10:33 PM
I'm a shipping/receiving supervisor for a plastics company, and a part time musician.

PBNA-Boosher
09-03-2007, 10:38 PM
I'm a college student who does part-time data-entry jobs over the summer. Currently I'm angled on my History major and Russian minor. I should be able to study abroad either in Moscow or St. Petersburg next summer, and then I think I'll spend the rest of my summer traveling in Eastern Europe. Hopefully, someday, I'll be able to find my dream job either working for a department in the CIA or the Smithsonian.

Most likely, I'll end up as that hobo you meet in the wildernesses of Montana who tells you that you should have stayed with your wife... and by the way, don't eat the mushrooms.

Trinity_Jay
09-04-2007, 01:15 AM
I'm a movie and videogame journalist. Day job is a book editor for a history and military publisher - just had a book on the Avro Vulcan hit the shelves.

Jay

timholt
09-04-2007, 04:11 AM
Semi retired getting set to pull the plug completely at the end of the year after:

20 years Royal Australian Navy.
5 years factory manager.
20 years in various positions at the Australian Submarine Corporation.

BGs_Ricky
09-04-2007, 04:22 AM
Not paid: trying to finish a Ph.D in micropalaentology
Paid: I'm in charge of the Scanning Electron Miscroscopy laboratory at my university

Viper2005_
09-04-2007, 04:32 AM
Baby rocket scientist, starting my PhD in October.

PikeBishop
09-04-2007, 04:50 AM
Psychopharmacologist.....investigator of the effect of centrally acting drugs on the nervous system.
regards,
SLP

leitmotiv
09-04-2007, 05:06 AM
Truthfully? Valetudinarian, curmudgeon, editor, freelance swine, recreational painter, fantasy flying ace, sometimes model builder, older creative teenager.

BSS_CUDA
09-04-2007, 06:10 AM
I Manage the Body Shop for a megaline car dealership.
17 dealerships
22 car lines
1 Body shop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif we never seem to have a slow time.

SUPERAEREO
09-04-2007, 06:24 AM
Currently unemployed telecom specialist in not-so-sunny London.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/36/Yosser_hughes.JPG/240px-Yosser_hughes.JPG

Gizza job! I can do that!

Feathered_IV
09-04-2007, 06:41 AM
Arts based jewellery and object designer/maker, specialising in precious metal inaly and fusing techniques. Sometime University lecturer and tutor. Fellow colleagues believe I possess a shrink-ray http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Feathered-Fuse_Test.jpg

Nashorn_60
09-04-2007, 06:42 AM
senior software architect - and yes, I'm partly responsible for all that crappy software we all battle with from time to time

VonGrantoven
09-04-2007, 07:10 AM
I am a writer of language text books and an editorial 'consultant'*

*Someone told me the other day that a 'consultant' is someone who you ask the time of, they borrow your watch, tell you the time...
then they keep your watch!

I couldn't disagree...

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-04-2007, 08:38 AM
I'm in my second career now.

I'm currently a Department Manager for a 1000 bed hospital. I have 42 employees and my Wife says I'm the highest paid babysitter she's ever known. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Woof603
09-04-2007, 09:06 AM
Retired after 35 years military and airline flying. Actor and playwright.

stathem
09-04-2007, 09:21 AM
R+D Chemist for a lead acid battery manufacturer.

But that means I do very little chemistry and a lot of other stuff - another jack-of-all-trades type, from heavy manual labour to teaching myself dotnet so I can write applications to talk to the home built control units and collect large quantities of data.

Analysing and interpreting lots of data would be my stock in trade.

SlickStick
09-04-2007, 10:23 AM
Engineering Quality Manager responsible for design documentation, first-article testing and subsequent reports, product qualification with major compliance orgs like UL/CSA/CE, ISO9001 auditing/compliance and several other functions for a commercial electronics company, with 3 Senior Techs on my staff.

I spent 20 years in Defense Contracting where I started as an Electronics Technician and worked my way through school at night to get my Electronics Engineering degree.

I've always been involved in Quality Control testing and have tested/troubleshot/qualified many weapons systems, satellite components and other navigation/guidance systems for our armed forces and NATO.

I've worked on systems for fighter aircraft, bombers, tanks, ships, submarines, and ground stations, just to name a few.

LEBillfish
09-04-2007, 10:28 AM
I tan........./housewife last 12 years

Airmail109
09-04-2007, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by PikeBishop:
Psychopharmacologist.....investigator of the effect of centrally acting drugs on the nervous system.
regards,
SLP

Hey Pikebishop how long will a 10mg shot of piriton and later a 4mg tablet make me drousy for?

Regards,
Tom

BSS_Goat
09-04-2007, 11:10 AM
Baldiejr and Megile are fluffers.

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-04-2007, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
I tan........./housewife last 12 years

My housewife of 12 years does the same damned thing...and I'm jealous of the both of you...though there IS a payoff of sorts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

ddpairborne59
09-04-2007, 11:43 AM
Dental Technician for the last 20 years ,specializing in gold. Recently left this ever changing field for a totally different pace, I work as a bus driver and I love it, as they pay me to drive. Part time musician, and once in awhile fly 140 pipers.

rawheid_rex
09-04-2007, 11:52 AM
Production Technologist for an Oil & Gas Consultancy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

GreyFox5
09-04-2007, 12:29 PM
Computer tech of some sort for the last 10 years. Now at the largest computer chip maker in the world I setup test systems for one of the R&D labs at said company.

Been Flying as my Alter Ego GreyFox since IL2 came out. Or pissing the wife off for the last 15 years. Could be a job too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Wish I was flying for real http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Monterey13
09-04-2007, 12:34 PM
Slickstick, it's possible we may have met at one time or another.
BGM-109
AGM-84
Ever work with new construction or sea trials?

Viper2005_
09-04-2007, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
I've always been involved in Quality Control testing and have tested/<span class="ev_code_red">troubleshot</span>/qualified many <span class="ev_code_red">weapons systems</span>, satellite components and other navigation/guidance systems for our armed forces and NATO.


Singularly appropriate turn of phrase!

joeap
09-04-2007, 12:41 PM
Currently a web technician and project coordinator at a think tank in Geneva, MA in history (Canada) and a diplome in international relations history (Switzerland) dipped into the PhD waters but that's too cold for now.

SlickStick
09-04-2007, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
I've always been involved in Quality Control testing and have tested/<span class="ev_code_red">troubleshot</span>/qualified many <span class="ev_code_red">weapons systems</span>, satellite components and other navigation/guidance systems for our armed forces and NATO.


Singularly appropriate turn of phrase! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Although, I've never actually fired the actual weapons that the electronics went into, I've worked in both functions of the companies using simulators to test our products.

Manufacturing testing/debug of engineering prototypes and production components and qualification of full systems to MIL specs and product specifications.

Even did a year-long stint in the Reliability Lab of one company, investigating failed components through x-ray, micro-sectioning and data analysis.


Originally posted by Monterey13:
Slickstick, it's possible we may have met at one time or another.
BGM-109
AGM-84
Ever work with new construction or sea trials?

Most of my systems qualification experiences were at the specific facility that I worked for with DCAS inspectors/ Military witnesses present. One of the companies that I did work for had people who went on sea trials for certain electronic equipment (that shall remain nameless), but I was never sent.

general_kalle
09-04-2007, 01:18 PM
PC Freak.
ah ok. serius

Student at Bellisham Spitfire school... not really


just Regular Student

willyvic
09-04-2007, 01:32 PM
Twice retired. USN and US Customs. Looking for third career.

WV

BaldieJr
09-04-2007, 01:46 PM
i don't care to define myself by one or two decisions i've made.

i'm a seeker of knowledge.

Ken-Ghost-King
09-04-2007, 01:57 PM
I'm a T700 Engine (http://www.geae.com/engines/military/t700/index.html) Rep. for the DON. I provide recommendations, suggestions and advice to the USMC and US Navy on troubleshooting and maintaining these engines.

buffscrum
09-04-2007, 06:48 PM
High school teacher. I teach history and physical education.

FlatSpinMan
09-04-2007, 06:58 PM
English teacher. My students are Japanese business people, many of whom work for an American DRAM maker here in Japan.

PikeBishop
09-05-2007, 03:24 AM
Dear Aimail101,
It depends on how fast your liver can remove it from the bloodstream and how long afterwards you took the 4mg tablet. But I think you are talking in the region of 24hrs for a combined effect. My area is really schizophrenia, but I have participated in a number of experiments as a control subject. But this has usually been on the sedating effects of antidepressants.
Best regards,
SLP

WTE_Moleboy
09-05-2007, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Gday everyone, I'm bored and interested in what everyone does for a living. Me? I'm a student in my last year, got final exams coming up in a month or so, then next year I wanna work seasonal stuff at the various farms and wineries around the place. Year after, go to the University of Western Australia and do a BachArts majoring in German.

UWA? Might see you there sometime in the future! Planning on heading there myself after some travelling next year.

DuxCorvan
09-05-2007, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by PikeBishop:
Dear Aimail101,
It depends on how fast your liver can remove it from the bloodstream and how long afterwards you took the 4mg tablet. But I think you are talking in the region of 24hrs for a combined effect. My area is really schizophrenia, but I have participated in a number of experiments as a control subject. But this has usually been on the sedating effects of antidepressants.
Best regards,
SLP

Wrong thread, m8. You may want to repost this in the 'Coke' thread.

han freak solo
09-05-2007, 07:14 AM
Service Technician and web dude for this company. (http://www.lssdigital.com)

Alien-Evo
09-05-2007, 07:51 AM
I'm a 20-year-old student

Flying_Nutcase
09-05-2007, 08:53 AM
I entertain teenage girls in short skirts (hey that's them, not me).

No, really.

larschance
09-05-2007, 10:29 AM
Thanks BSS Goat. Made me laugh heartily after an awful working day. Or should I say what are fluffers as if...

snafu73
09-05-2007, 10:41 AM
15 years ago I trained for 4 years to do a job which at the end of those 4 years became, for certain reasons, obsolete. Shortly after that I lost the will to live, and now I've even lost the will to commit suicide.

... Which leads me to posting here!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

neural_dream
09-05-2007, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by snafu73:
15 years ago I trained for 4 years to do a job which at the end of those 4 years became, for certain reasons, obsolete.
Producer of 1.44inch diskettes?

Brain32
09-05-2007, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I retired at 38 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
(I say that a lot)
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Doolittle81
09-05-2007, 11:58 AM
Retired from US Air Force after 28 years...at the age of 46. Intelligence, reconnaissance, etc, of all types...Pentagon, NSA, CIA, field Command assignments..etc.

Subsequently exited from short involvement in Corporate World at 48 (couldn't stand the greed and dishonesty and general lack of ethics...in spite of the great pay)...Fully retired at that point.

...Now a Happy Hobbyist and Traveller and enjoying the benefits of the Las Vegas lifestyle

BlindBatMac
09-05-2007, 02:12 PM
By day I'm a Provider Liaison. Which means I train physicians how to write reports based on exams they've done for a large government agency.

By night... I'm too freakin' tired to do anything, which probably explains my cr@ppy flying http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Friendly_flyer
09-05-2007, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
I still don't understand how I could have followed my grandad's career path so faithfully, when we had never ever spoken to each other, but suddenly I didn't feel so ashamed of my 'humble' trade any longer


Wow, neat story! I would guess that what you have inherited from your grandfather is a strong back, an acute sense of three dimensional space coupled with a good practical sense and hands-on attitude. This combination would have given you a fair chance of ending up in bricking in almost any civilized society, be it modern day or the Roman empire.

I myself ended up in academia, like my mother and paternal grandfathers generations back. I love my work, but sometimes I wish I had settled for something more practical (my house is a mess).

drose01
09-05-2007, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Brain32:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I retired at 38 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
(I say that a lot)
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'll probably keep on working until I keel over of old age on the job.

FPSOLKOR
09-05-2007, 03:26 PM
Surgeon, oncologist and pathologist. All in one

ste_lakey
09-05-2007, 03:30 PM
Aero engineer (aerodynamics)

Haigotron
09-05-2007, 03:39 PM
Well, I am surrounded by quite the professionals here!

I started then stopped my master`s in biomedical engineering. Now I work part time at the hospital and study Video game Design...go figure

nealn
09-05-2007, 04:34 PM
Eye surgeon.

As I have posted before, one perk is that I get to talk to older vets. Have cared for and operated on B 25, P 40, P 51 B 17 and pilots from WW2. It will be a sad day indeed when they have all passed on.

Neal

vsk2006
09-05-2007, 05:02 PM
Currently, I am a 19 year old student anxiously preparing to enter medical school (and trying to gain the courage to uninstall Il-2, which I obviously won´t have time to play http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif)

bdc_p
09-05-2007, 06:04 PM
Student, going for pilot in a few years

nickdanger3
09-05-2007, 06:30 PM
Work at a Museum where I'm a:
Webmaster
Illustrator
GIS (geographical information systems) tech
Archaeological site mapper
Computer interactive programmer
Videographer/video editor

pacettid
09-05-2007, 07:29 PM
Retired Naval Officer (27.5 years, two combat tours). Now work as a defense contractor for the USN.

lowfighter
09-05-2007, 09:13 PM
NMR (lazy) physicist.

Rogodin
09-05-2007, 09:57 PM
Site-Ops Yahoo! CC-1 technician.

Rogo

blakduk
09-05-2007, 10:08 PM
I'm a mental health nurse practitioner- i would like to change my title to 'Reality Engineer'.
Currently i am working hard in clinical work, designing a new hospital, and trying to save some money to get a decent computer to run Il2 again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
PikeBishop and zecek51- we should start our own thread http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif ;-)

achtung2004
09-05-2007, 11:23 PM
I find these threads quite interesting in both the diversity of people drawn to the sim as well as some common themes.

I am an anesthesiologist specializing in heart surgeries at an academic hospital.

Its currently 1:30am local time and I have spent the last 7 hours in a prolonged resucitation...... can't wait to find my bed again.

super71957
09-06-2007, 03:59 AM
I build these for a living.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q180/bfg01/Sep2603.jpg

Heliopause
09-06-2007, 04:14 AM
Worked in the airforce on/around helicopters.
I now work for a different ministry which involves tax payments. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

fabianfred
09-06-2007, 05:34 AM
Joined the British Army at 15 as an Army Apprentice with the R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) and trained for two years as a boy soldier at Carlisle. My trade was Armourer...which in the army is the same as a gunsmith...not like the RAF Armourer who is more involved with ammo for the planes etc.
I retired at 40 after 22 years full service....long enough to get a pension...as a Staff Seargant.
Now been living in Thailand for 15 years with a Thai wife (30) and two kids (6+9).
Photography was always my main hobby after my dad taught me to develop and print Black&White, and I was often employed as the unit photographer in several postings I was in during my army service.
I taught my wife how to do it and use a computer...we learned photoshop together by trial and error ....she opened a small digital photo studio in the town we live near, up close to the Golden triangle...and I play on the internet and fly il2 on one of our three computers in the studio.
My six year old son is just about ready to leave the gunner seat and start flying himself...
I spent a week as a Buddhist monk last year.... and hope to go full-time one day in the future...(no more games for me then......lol......and no more lol either).

HotelBushranger
09-06-2007, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by achtung2004:
I find these threads quite interesting in both the diversity of people drawn to the sim as well as some common themes.

I am an anesthesiologist specializing in heart surgeries at an academic hospital.

Its currently 1:30am local time and I have spent the last 7 hours in a prolonged resucitation...... can't wait to find my bed again.

Keep up the good work mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Say fabian, how was time in the Army for you? Any amusing anecdotes?

x6BL_Brando
09-06-2007, 05:56 AM
I spent a week as a Buddhist monk last year.... and hope to go full-time one day in the future...(no more games for me then......lol......and no more lol either)

The kind part is that you don't have to stay a monk forever, and lol is surely on the menu?

My wife met the Dalai Lama when she was working in Dharamsala with MSF, and asked him what he dreamed of at night. He laughed out loud and said he dreamed of blondes! Then he gently patted her cheek and said "then I recall I am a monk and shift my thoughts". Lol! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Be well in it

B

fabianfred
09-06-2007, 06:55 AM
Different sects and traditions follow different rules...and although I may be OK to smile and even chuckle, here in the Thai Theravada tradition Laughing Out Loud would certainly be frowned upon......and if I decided to give it all up and ordain for the rest of my life...I hope I wouldn't feel like leaving again...

This sim is probably the only thing I would miss...

Mercwolf2
09-06-2007, 08:01 AM
I am a Cost Accountant. I get to play with the company's money and inventory.

Shakthamac
09-06-2007, 08:12 AM
Art Director / Graphic Designer

DuxCorvan
09-06-2007, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by fabianfred:
Different sects and traditions follow different rules...and although I may be OK to smile and even chuckle, here in the Thai Theravada tradition Laughing Out Loud would certainly be frowned upon......and if I decided to give it all up and ordain for the rest of my life...I hope I wouldn't feel like leaving again...

This sim is probably the only thing I would miss...

With all respect, *anything* which frowns upon laughing is not my piece of cake. Innocent, good-intended humor is the one thing that is born in a human heart that expects no compensation nor reward.

But then, I guess it is a kind of emotion, and emotions may be seen as a source of problem when real 'ego' extinction is sought, so good luck.

It's fascinating the things you get to know about people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WOLFMondo
09-06-2007, 09:05 AM
Associate manager in the QA dept of a multinational games publisher.

JG53_Valantine
09-06-2007, 10:20 AM
Paid: Secondary school English teacher.
Unpaid: Part time unviersity lecturer - counts towards my phd. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

snafu73
09-06-2007, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Haigotron:
Well, I am surrounded by quite the professionals here!

Well, I dont think anybody is going to come in here and admit they clean public toilets for a living.

Personally, I'm an astronaut, brain surgeon, and part time guardian of the holy grail.

DuxCorvan
09-06-2007, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by snafu73:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Haigotron:
Well, I am surrounded by quite the professionals here!

Well, I dont think anybody is going to come in here and admit they clean public toilets for a living.

Personally, I'm an astronaut, brain surgeon, and part time guardian of the holy grail. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So you clean public toilets for a living, mmmm? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

bigbossmalone
09-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Manager of a sports bar/part-time PC techie/transcriber/DJ/recently retired party animal
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
oh yes, I also spend a LOT of time playing a flight sim called IL2/FB/AEP/PF/1946!

John_Pimlott
09-06-2007, 06:12 PM
I'm a crossing sweeper.

fabianfred
09-06-2007, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fabianfred:
Different sects and traditions follow different rules...and although I may be OK to smile and even chuckle, here in the Thai Theravada tradition Laughing Out Loud would certainly be frowned upon......and if I decided to give it all up and ordain for the rest of my life...I hope I wouldn't feel like leaving again...

This sim is probably the only thing I would miss...

With all respect, *anything* which frowns upon laughing is not my piece of cake. Innocent, good-intended humor is the one thing that is born in a human heart that expects no compensation nor reward.

But then, I guess it is a kind of emotion, and emotions may be seen as a source of problem when real 'ego' extinction is sought, so good luck.

It's fascinating the things you get to know about people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yes Dux....As a monk I am forbidden to indulge in 'entertainment' such as dancing, listening to music, reading fiction, watching shows and TV. etc.... as these things are distractions from the path to enlightenment and are ultimatly useless to one engaged on that path.
I know 'worldly' people would disagree and claim that all knowledge is good..... but knowledge has little to do with wisdom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Copperhead311th
09-06-2007, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by snafu73:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Haigotron:
Well, I am surrounded by quite the professionals here!

Well, I dont think anybody is going to come in here and admit they clean public toilets for a living.

Personally, I'm an astronaut, brain surgeon, and part time guardian of the holy grail. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol rofl hell i would. this crowd would never belive you anyway.and besides honesty is the best policy.

Janitors should be in the 100k salery range IMO.
Hard work is nothing to be ashamed of. A lesson i learned the hard way. From my strictly blue collar view point...if the stock market crashed for good tommorow....i'd be quite ok here in my little home, on the land that i own. both owned out right. while all the professionals struggle to find those high paying jobs to pay for that Benz/Jag/Oversized house, my life will proceed along it's normal course becuase i have trade skills and 2 good hands to fall back own. So i will always be working while most of those white collar fokls are standing in the unemployment line clutching thier Phd's. And if for some reason i can't find work...i can hunt, fish, grow or make anything i need. right down to the fuel for my car & truck.
Yep i think i'd be proud to be a janitor.

ImpStarDuece
09-06-2007, 07:47 PM
Research analyst / publisher / editor / online content manager for an Australian aviation and aerospace consultancy, which operates a sideline in information services.

I also do a bit of unpaid work as a history tutor, maybe once a week.

Treesqueak
09-06-2007, 08:49 PM
Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fairbanks, Alaska.

jimDG
09-06-2007, 11:30 PM
Overqualified materials science and nanotech engineer
(PhD degrees don't help employment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif )

mmitch10
09-07-2007, 01:38 AM
jimDG, where did you study? That's what I did until I changed profession.

bigbossmalone
09-07-2007, 04:25 AM
mmitch, so your new profession -
taking pics of scantily clad ladies cleaning aircraft undercarriage...
how does that hold up to being a nanotechie?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

jimDG
09-07-2007, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by mmitch10:
jimDG, where did you study? That's what I did until I changed profession.

Oxford 'til MEng, PhD in DTU (close to Copenhagen).
What did you change to? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mmitch10
09-07-2007, 06:45 AM
Did my PhD at Sheffield on nano-scale ceramic powders. Spent a few years in industry, got made redundant, now I'm a patent attorney. Although I'd pack it in to be the photographer who took the pick in my sig...he's a lucky man, getting to hang around spitfires all day http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Airmail109
09-07-2007, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by jimDG:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mmitch10:
jimDG, where did you study? That's what I did until I changed profession.

Oxford 'til MEng, PhD in DTU (close to Copenhagen).
What did you change to? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now go and do a Biomedical degree specializing in Cancer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Youll be rolling in cash in a few years

jimDG
09-07-2007, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jimDG:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mmitch10:
jimDG, where did you study? That's what I did until I changed profession.

Oxford 'til MEng, PhD in DTU (close to Copenhagen).
What did you change to? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now go and do a Biomedical degree specializing in Cancer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Youll be rolling in cash in a few years </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heh, my brother's wife's sister's husband does exactly that - things are not that rosy over there either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jimDG
09-07-2007, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by mmitch10:
Did my PhD at Sheffield on nano-scale ceramic powders. Spent a few years in industry, got made redundant, now I'm a patent attorney. Although I'd pack it in to be the photographer who took the pick in my sig...he's a lucky man, getting to hang around spitfires all day http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Makes sense http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ernst_Rohr
09-07-2007, 09:05 AM
I am the senior systems admin for a medium sized school district of about 20,000 total users. Got everything from servers to application support and we do it with two guys. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I need to go back to the business world so I can work less and get paid more. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Maj.Kaos
09-07-2007, 07:48 PM
Currently Self-Unemployed, former custom home designer, drafter, and builder. Former construction manager in telecom industry, former software systems analyst at Boeing, former computer tech, former manufacturing engineer, former factory manager, former auto mechanic, former farmer, former college student in history, hence the above professions.