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#13579 - 10/28/08 01:38 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
AnOpenHand Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 32
Loc: England
LOL I think I may take the prize for the stereo typical worst job....
I work in a McDonalds!
I know I know.
I'm treading water at the minute, not only that but a drive thru!
I've never had a job before. I've always been self employed I guess, I've busked all over the UK and outer hebrides, sold the big issue flowers homemade jewellry.
I can sell people in the street cardboard hats.
I used to take lavender from grave yard fences and front gardens wrap it up in tin foil and sell it. I never set a price to it though. My line buy a flower for a lady a penny to a pound. And suprisngly I used to get fivers and the odd £20 never less then £1. Thats where a using a little bit of the old sexual magic. I'm talking suggestion not turning tricks!!! Thats really where my first tangible tastes of magic came from, testing little suggestions. It blew up in my face the odd time but having sweet little else to do when you're homeless I had time to kill. I'd recommend spending some time being invisible. I have alot of respect for you guys who hold down the big careers. Seriously don't you ever feel trapped?
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#13587 - 10/28/08 06:31 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: AnOpenHand]
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Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1647
Loc: Orlando, FL
As much as I would like dropping out of modern society for an experimental foray, I like sleeping in a cozy bed with air conditioning, taking showers twice a day, and not having to wipe my ass with newspaper.
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#13595 - 10/28/08 09:27 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: AnOpenHand]
Nemesis Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2175
Loc: US
AOH, if you find the right career (even if it's not your dream job), or manage to be the lucky few to turn a hobby into a moneymaker, there is no feeling of being "trapped". Trust me, the higher your wages go, the higher your standard of living goes. Once you get accustomed to having nice things, you tend to NEVER want to go back to being poor and selling crap on the side of the street. I sure as shit DO NOT want to go back to living in my non-airconditioned/non-heated mobile home, that had a roach problem I could never get rid of, no car, only a bike, making $7.50 an hour, buying my groceries from Save A Lot or Walmart, not being able to afford going out or being able to buy nice clothes. I've come a long way from that. And while I might look back upon those days with nostalgia, I don't want a repeat of it. If you make the right financial decisions and don't blow your measly paycheck on beer or bullshit, you might get somewhere where you're at least comfortable.
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#13597 - 10/28/08 09:37 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Nemesis]
Dan_Dread Offline
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Registered: 10/08/08
Posts: 3934
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
I work for a construction materials company, specializing in drywall and steel stud. The nature of my job lets me be in new places every day, and forces me to be constantly thinking on my feet.

I used to be a computer technician by trade. I specialized in security but what I actually did was listen to people bitch and moan all day. The cool office and power to fire people just wasn't worth it.

Now I make good money, and the days fly by because I enjoy myself. I also no longer have to wear a suit, which totally wasn't my speed.
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#13600 - 10/28/08 10:33 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Dan_Dread]
TV is God Moderator Offline
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Registered: 08/11/08
Posts: 273
Loc: The Cornhole
I'm another crappy retail worker. I essentially am supposed to straighten the toys, sports, auto, hardware, paint, furniture, and pets departments and put away things people return.

I don't hate my job, I've come to peace with how boring it is. The only thing I hate is this whole "the customer is always right" idea which really means customers are allowed to be assholes and if you don't let them you're fired.

I really wish I could resort to violence whenever a customer rants about how being out of stock is false advertising. Or, my personal favorite, when a customer asks "Do you know much about these?" I then usually answer their question by reading straight of the package (they never bother to look at it too close themselves) and then they always say with anger "So you DON'T know much about these!"

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#13615 - 10/29/08 07:09 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: TV is God]
Nemesis Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2175
Loc: US
Ahhh, retail. How I don't miss that line of work. When I was a cashier, I would get so incredibly fucking aggravated I'd start to imagine firing a crossbow right into those people's chests, right into their hearts. My main problem with working retail is that I hate being interrupted from what I'm doing. After the cashier position, I was moved to deli. This was a much better, albeit more labor-intensive job, but I was able to pretty much eat for free all week. I still had to stop anything I was doing in the back and come help customers who wanted meat, cheese or food from the hot case. I was also left to work the entire deli all by myself when the new person they'd paired me with failed to show up. I never got a raise, no praise, nothing. So one day, I decided not to show up, and the assisstant manager and one of his lackeys ended up donning hats and aprons and having to fumble around there by themselves. I have no regrets about burning that bridge, considering the way I was treated like a fucking Mexican. I'm so glad I work in wholesale now!
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#13627 - 10/29/08 05:44 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Nemesis]
blsk Offline
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Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 298
Loc: salem or
Retail sucks ass, I agree. I'm doing that right now since I just lost my construction job, working for a third the wage...if that. It's cool though, i'm going to school to be a medical assistant/surgical assistant and up from there. Then i'll be laughing at all those pig fuckers.
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#13646 - 10/30/08 07:34 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Nemesis]
AnOpenHand Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 32
Loc: England
Good point, I have to confess though I wouldn't change it I certainly am evolving into another creature now. I never did it through choice to begin with and it certainly was never designed as an experiment. I lived on the isle of lewis from 16 to 20 and kept a small holding, had a goat and chickens too, but my relationship was a violent nightmare so it was doomed to fail.
And through bullshit stuff when I was a kid I was a missing person for 4 years believe it or not. I know it all sounds like a load of fucked up crap but I truly know that this was the path thats made me who I am today and being an insightful person it's given me a hell of alot to reflect on. I truly admire you guys, I'm only 24 so I'm lucky enough not to have woke up at 40 with the same revelations (believe me I know plenty of 45 year olds with no hope lives, homeless drug problems and I know for facts there is no excuses it starts and ends with you) Thats really what shook me up. I thought is this where I belong? Bollocks is it. I dropped out of a hell of a lot, I've done my soul searching and I know where I am, most importantly who I am and my path is layed out before me.
I remember my dad (or grandad I was raised by my grandparents) saying to me when I was a kid "you have to do everything the hard way" maybe thats true I don't know. I never found it easy to validate society or my place ibn it so I think just becaus eI didn't belong to the aspiring middle class I pushed myself to the opposite extreme. Youthful foolishness. But now I know there is only me, I make my own class now.
I'd love to come to america, for all the stereo typical stuff englands a dying place.
Yeah I know it may have sounded like a dig about beinfg trapped but it wasn't and I mean that sincerely, I can really dig that, when I busk I'm as happy as a bird singing and playing I could do it all day and night. I mainly did that the other stuff was when It was too cold to play. Anyway I have to go out now Damn I can talk some shit! Thanks for reading all that if you have, I'm quite a complex creature like pretty much most people here. It's so easy to misrepresent yourself when thats the case.
See you guys laters
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#13654 - 10/30/08 02:03 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
Euronymous Offline
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Registered: 08/31/07
Posts: 46
Loc: san diego, ca
I am an Administrative Office Worker and Data Entry Clerk and full time student of Web Design. Once I graduate I want to go to work for a good company just to learn the ropes and get a good look on the inside, then I eventually will start my own graphic/web design business.
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#13668 - 10/30/08 06:47 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: blsk]
Fabiano Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 374
I could not imagine having a work in contact with customers.

I have the chance to have contacts only with colleagues, sometimes with providers but never with our customers (i.e. lambda people using their cell phones).

In fact I'm very happy with my job. I have to say I fought and suffered enough for meriting it.

What I particularly like is the culture of the company. As an example, look at one of our pub campaign.



The text says "You should have say it by sms" \:D

It does not stayed for a long time, but I really saw these posters in the street !

Itís very opened minded, I like it !


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#13686 - 10/31/08 06:29 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Fabiano]
Scarab Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3
Loc: South Coast - England
I'm import director for an international clothes distributor. I do some of the buying in Asia and Eastern Europe, sort out all the logistics and customs/taxes paperwork for our products and then distribute them once they get here.

However last year I trained as a truck driver and want to quit this stupid office existence, kick off the suit and tie and do some real work for a living.
Just finding a job round here as a trucker isn't that easy at the moment, I've knocked on doors and spent ages on the phone but nothing - I'll get there some day soon though!

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#13689 - 10/31/08 10:38 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Scarab]
ShadowHorned69 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 7
Loc: WA, USA
Iím in the military. Iíve been serving for over seven years now but half of my career I spent in the shithole (deployed). This gets really old fast and itís time to find a new job.

I guess when itís time to get out, I can finally stay in one location and be a civilian again and not listen to pretentious ass wipes that hide behind their rank.

The sad part about it is that I have 3 years left in serviceÖMaybe one day Iíll be back to normal, maybe one day.

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#13734 - 11/01/08 04:39 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ShadowHorned69]
яequiem Offline
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Registered: 10/29/08
Posts: 5
Loc: Ohio
I buy, sell, trade and make high quality Halloween masks. I also do random art on the sides. I'm trying to get a career in film launched at the moment.
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#13771 - 11/02/08 01:29 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: яequiem]
Satansfarm Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 352
Loc: america
At one time I considered myself an artist. Now I realize that it is much more lucrative to sell other artist's work. This goes for film, music, and publishing as well. Then there is my old standby, being a pornographer. People love this stuff but don't want to admit it. With internet smut, no one has to admit it; openly at least. I am a salesman, a carny hustler, a security consultant, a pimp, and a whore. That about covers it. for now........
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#14077 - 11/08/08 10:45 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Satansfarm]
Sylis Offline
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Registered: 11/04/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Yokosuka, Japan
I, like ShadowHorned69, am in the military, and unfortunatly my perception of the military and how it actually is, were drastically different.

I work on a defensive weapon system, that uses a 20mm vulcan cannon as defense against any air or small surface craft threat. I do a lot of electronics and mechanics. And if it weren't for the people, I'd probably enjoy my job.

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