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#12014 - 09/29/08 09:54 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
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Same as a few of you guys, I'm full time student working on bachelor's degree in architecture, and maybe I'll move on to my masters.

I also Work as security, for my university, i work football and basketball games, concerts, etc. I enjoy the work, the pay sucks though, but hell its better then nothing. I've also worked for the city, retail, loading dock, and wherehouse jobs. you got to do, what you got to do.
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#12016 - 09/29/08 11:00 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
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I think many here have confused the word profession with the word occupation... Perhaps even the original poster of this thread...

First let us define the word profession:

1. the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"
2. an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

Princeton.edu Profession

With that being said following my career choice I am a Professional Tattoo Artist/ Piercer/ Shop owner...

Some of us have confused the meaning of profession with hobby...

Let us define the word hobby before we go on:

1. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity (an auxiliary activity)

Princeton.edu Hobby

 Originally Posted By: Sunbathed
After that I might apprentice for tattooing so I have a fun paid hobby to do on the weekends when I'm not working at whatever federal job I get!

Trust me the tattoo industry does not need anymore scratchers that think tattooing is nothing more than a paid hobby or something to do to get their drug/beer money... Any shop owner or artist worth apprenticing under would turn you away at the door unless you are willing to commit yourself fully... To become a good tattoo artist you will not have time for anything else... The frivolous nature of your statement is a slap in the face to any real tattoo artist or tattooist as well as anyone who is a serious tattoo collector...

Keeping the people who trust you to work on them healthy by knowing correct up to date sterile procedures is never fun, simple, or easy... This is what tattooing on TV has brought us to... At least as someone in criminal justice you will fully understand the legal ramifications of spreading hep c to your clientele...

Tattooing is a specialized occupation or profession combining art, medical science, people skills, selling oneself, and even a bit of psychology... Sunbathed stick to helping homeless veterans in your spare time...

Have a nice day...

~T~
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#12019 - 09/29/08 11:46 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ta2zz]
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You have to be so anal retentive, don't you Tats?

=P

As for the hobby thing, that depends on one's definition of a hobby. In some respects, I suppose all of my pursuits bar the supervisor training could be considered hobbies. But there's one thing that stops them from being hobbies; my wanting to make them into a career. Some people who start off doing things as hobbies may end up making a career out of those hobbies.

Don't mind me; my mind is having a wander, and I'm kinda going of on a tangent...
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#12022 - 09/30/08 12:06 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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Interesting thread.

I am a full time remote desktop support technician for a very large company. I do this job from home, so it is a dream. I basically fix computers all day long. Everything from helping someone install an application to manual registry edits. Seems like I mainly do virus removal though. So many people click the wrong thing and its game over for them.

I am also a full time student working towards my Masters in Computer Network Security and my BA in Software Engineering. Having two full time things going on really dampers my free time, which I don't have much of.

I am also a co-owner of a web design company that has stopped taking on new clients and basically just maintains websites for our current clients. It puts a little extra money in my pocket, even though I don't do much of the work anymore because of what I got going on.

As for previous things, I started off as a dishwasher and was a line cook 2 weeks later. A year later I was head line cook, and a year after that, head chef. Did that for 5 years and entered the world of fiber optics at Lucent Technologies. I was quality control and made sure that lines met specific guidelines before sending them off to be used for high speed internet. After that I moved to Georgia and worked as a sub-contractor for BellSouth installing ADSL in commercial and residential areas. After a year of that, I ended up moving back to Massachusetts and was a Gamma Radiation Scientist/Technician. I basically sterilized medical equipment and such. Even exposed Spalding golf balls to certain ranges of radiation to charge the inner core. After that, I moved out here to Phoenix to pursue my schooling and here I am.

I never really got into retail or fast food jobs. I always tell myself no, I can always find something better then that. To each their own.
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#12023 - 09/30/08 04:39 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: DistroyA]
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Let me try to make this as sweet as pie...

 Originally Posted By: DistroyA
As for the hobby thing, that depends on one's definition of a hobby.

I did link to the common definition so as we were not confused...
You missed the point... Everything you do is fine as a hobby... If you fuck up who is hurt?

Now would you go to a dentist that only did it for a hobby? How about anyone in the medical field?

 Originally Posted By: DistroyA
Don't mind me; my mind is having a wander, and I'm kinda going of on a tangent...

My thoughts are simple anything that permanently modifies another persons body should not be taken lightly... People who take such things lightly will never take the time to do things correctly... This amounts to little more than another hack...

thanks

~T~
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#12048 - 09/30/08 11:43 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ta2zz]
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Sorry for not posting my whole life story, I see that trying to make things short and to the point to answer the main topic is out of the question. I've wanted to tattoo since I was 15, and my friend's dad happened to own a shop. I practically live there. I'm not a moron, I know the intricacies of the business, the customers, the equipment, etc etc etc. I would basically have 5 days off and 2 days work after some years of full-time apprenticeship. And who's to know whether or not I actually make use of my CJ degree by then and take a LE job anyway. Point: I'm not a dumbass, thanks for trying to prove otherwise. :P
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#12176 - 10/03/08 09:51 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
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I work for a Charity organisation(paid job). Basically I am a Coordinator for a company who sends out Carers into peoples own homes to help get them up, make their breakfast, lunch tea, do their housework, shopping and laundry and put them to bed, if required to sleep over if they need someone to take them to the toilet durring the night or they need help taking medication durring the night. Majority of people who get this service are elderly, although we do have some younger people who need it too.

I am also a founding member of another Charity organisation *in this area* called "helppers of Gods precious Infants"(unpaid) a pro life organisation, only just over 1 year old in my area. I have not been involved for the past few months as i have had other commitments. Basically we are a visual protest organisation but also give counseling to women who have had or are considering abortion and working towards a system where we can offer financial support to those who need prams, pushchairs, basically any help when they have a child.

I also worked in the media for a while, for a local radio station, but that scene is not for me.

I went to join the priesthood, I was about 3 weeks away from joining seminary when I decided I wasnt ready. I now believe this route isnt for me and I made the right decision at the right time. Although a perliminary year at seminary would have probably discerned this anyway.


Edited by lux (10/03/08 10:11 AM)

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#12184 - 10/03/08 01:22 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: lux]
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Registered: 09/09/08
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Currently my profession is as a meber of the United States Navy. I am a Fire Controlman, I work on electronic weapons systems. My specific weapon system that I work on is the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System. I am basically the maintenance man and operator of this system. I get to launch the Tomahawk missile, given that the chance presents itself. I hope not though only due to where I am stationed. If I have to shoot from where I am currently stationed then that means WW3 is starting. Damn Chinese and Koreans, lol.
I am working towards my Associates degree as an Electronics Technician. I am only doing this because I am already half way done just through military schooling to get the job I currently have. After which I want to begin to work on my degree in either BioChemistry or Molecular Biology through distance education. I would like to go to medical school and become a full time anatomical pathologist, but this is definately quite a ways away.
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#12218 - 10/05/08 06:07 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ShadowWalker]
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I am currently a 92Golf/Food Service Operations Specialist/Cook in the United States Army, on Ft. Bragg, in the Pegasus DFAC. The best small garrison dining facility in the whole army. That comes with some pride. I just hate having to clean these damn cook whites all the time. I want to go back to AIT at Ft. Lee, wanting to be a 92Alpha/Automated Logistics Specialist/Warehouse, or mabey go to AIT on Ft. Benning, to become a 11Bravo/Infantryman-Sniper.

I envy you being in the Navy, you get to see more of the world than I could ever imagine, being in the Army. Japan and Italy are impossible to get, because so many poeple want to get stationed at these two destinations. And there is always Germany, with its wild parties and the opportunity to have sex with random women.
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#12221 - 10/05/08 08:41 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: William]
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#12270 - 10/06/08 01:18 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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I mainly work at whatever pays the bills. I can be a salesman, a grocery clerk, dishwasher, counselor. I have been an infantryman, a farmer, laborer, security guard, student, mentor.
Right now my chosen profession is in production. I have been attending college for the past few years and studied in human services. I found a job in a factory that makes Corelle ware. It pays very well, is low stress, and once my probation is up for the company then I will start receiving very good benefits. It takes me only 16 minutes to drive to work and I only have to fill my gas tank every other week. I now pay $15.00 a week for gas. So my job is not really exciting or glamorous but the benefits and pay are waaaay worth it.
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#12297 - 10/06/08 09:47 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: HALL-oween]
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Registered: 09/16/08
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I am a long-haul truck driver. I drive all over the lower 48 US states for weeks at a time. I love it. I get up when I want, go to bed when I want and get to travel the country. I listen to the radio or music all day and, as long as I get to where I'm supposed to be at the time I'm supposed to be there, I have nothing to worry about.

In fact, I'm either number one or number two in my company's driver standings, depending on whether I'm home or not. The other guy who shares this with me goes home, I'm number one. I go home, he's number one. When we're both on the road, it varies. But it's a great job; only drawback is that I have to leave my family for weeks at a time. Other than that, it rules. No boss looking over my shoulder is a plus, too.

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#12450 - 10/10/08 06:31 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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I'm a contract whore.

I gave up regular work some years ago and only work at projects which require people for a certain period to get a job finished. It's chaotic, unreliable and doesn't really boost your social life but the advantages are worth it.
Although I still work for the man, I can decide when I want to work or what I want to do, limited by the economic situation and my skills of course. The paycheck is great but might vary from project to project.

Not a job for everyone but for me it's perfect.

D.

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#12451 - 10/10/08 07:57 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: blackdragon31560]
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 Originally Posted By: blackdragon31560
Same as a few of you guys, I'm full time student working on bachelor's degree in architecture, and maybe I'll move on to my masters.

I also Work as security, for my university, i work football and basketball games, concerts, etc. I enjoy the work, the pay sucks though, but hell its better then nothing. I've also worked for the city, retail, loading dock, and wherehouse jobs. you got to do, what you got to do.




Cool. I'm going for architecture myself. My University has plans for several smaller degrees with only a few classes difference, so I'm going to take them all and wind up with 4 associates in CADD disciplines before I move on to the big fish.

I am certified for private security and private investigation and my "job" while in school is brokering information. The job rocks (I work for myself...that's always nice) and the pay rocks. I used to work security for a casino but after I got the PI certification I found greener pastures. I also used to work for a specialized branch of the credit bureau, and I fix credit reports, too. And the best part is, it's all cash jobs.

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#13128 - 10/21/08 06:28 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
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I work in Retail with a company that supports the British army around the world.
not too much to go into detail with retail management.

=D


but other profession would be DJing.
done a party's, bars and clubs.


but one thing i would like to go into is IT.
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