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#11766 - 09/23/08 10:12 AM What is your profession?
The Zebu Offline
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Haven't seen a thread like this, so I might as well go ahead and start one. I'm curious from a demographic perspective, anyway.

As for myself, I'm a full-time uni student (studying Digital Media) working various part-time retail jobs. I have done a deal of freelance digital illustration work, though.

When I get out, I'm looking to get a job in either illustration, animation, or video production.
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#11770 - 09/23/08 05:55 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
ZephyrGirl Offline
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Loc: Adelaide Australia
These days, I work in IT. I used to run an IT support center, but now I just work on a helpdesk for a large construction company. I get to visit various sites and interact with lots of men (always a bonus for me), whilst still having little stress. It's actually a great company and a great job (15 hours per week due to my health).

Changing from being a neurotic dancer (ha ha) to the IT industry was one of the most challenging and difficult things I've ever done.

Not the study of IT, but actually getting that first real job and foot in the door. The first IT job I took paid shit, was stressful and I was really under the pump, but within two years I'd proved myself and had tripled my wage and been given two promotions, so it was well worth it in the long run.

Now I have many contacts in the industry, at many firms and will never struggle looking for work again. Plus most don't know what I use to do, so I don't even have that following me around like a bad smell. Not that what I did was something to be ashamed of, it's just that people as we know, have preconcieved ideas about it. Hell, it's taken me three years to post an old glamour photo pic here, where people are more open minded than most.....and I always have to say that I wasn't a table/lap/pole dancer in a disclaimer. LOL

I am happy to coast in teh position I have ATM, I have things more important to me than work, so as long as I am comfortable financially (which I am I have no debt), I don't want the added responsibility of a higher level job.

If this changes one day, then I would be more than willing to attend more study (I enjoy studying stuff I'm interested in), to help make it happen. I don't however need to be high on the corporate ladder to be happy in my life ATM.

Zeph
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#11777 - 09/23/08 07:05 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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Hi,

I'm an IT guy as well. I started as a programer, wrote hundred thousands lines of code then switched to analysis, some architectural work as well.

I'm now working for a mobile phone operator. I left the technical side and do more people management. I'm the right arm of my boss, the team's manager.

I often compare my team to a flock of sheeps. The manager plays the shepherd, he guides, decides where we go and shows the direction.
I play the dog role, running arround the flock, seeking, barking and biting those going in the wrong direction.

I'm known to be a nightmare for the stupids ! I'm cool & rewarding to the clever ones. (note that I always acted like that even before discovering LaVey's Satanism...)

On the field, my work is quite various, I handle clashes with other departments, do some follow up with providers, define the roadmaps & high level strategy with departemental architects, organise team meetings, backing projects managers up when they're on vacation, coach new joiner,...

I don't know why but I have the impression that the IT comunity is weel represented amongst Satanists. Let see if my intuition is right...

Fabiano

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#11780 - 09/24/08 01:20 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Fabiano]
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I work for the largest musical instruments retail chain in the US, and soon the world. Most folks in the states have probably heard of Guitar Center. We're going to open stores in London, Sydney, Beijing, and Canada within the next year or so. I run the Guitar Department at one of the four Guitar Center stores here in Minnesota. It's by far the best job I've ever had.

Previously, I worked for a large bank on the mortgage side of the business. I worked in Risk Management as an Operations Manager. I got to travel a lot and made tons of cash, but when the bottom fell out of the US housing market a few years ago, I got laid off. I don't miss the world of cubicles and meetings at all. My paycheck is just as big now even though I work on commission. I rock. Believe it.

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#11781 - 09/24/08 01:27 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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Loc: Salem Oregon
Infantryman. I really don't specialize into any specific category because we do everything under the sun, right now they got me driving a stryker which is a 4+ million dollar 26 ton assault vehical. Seems pretty high speed but it's not the things are a piece of shit I'm alway in the maintaince bay working on the bitch.

Edited by ringmaster (09/24/08 01:28 AM)
Edit Reason: stupid errors
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#11784 - 09/24/08 07:13 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Octavius]
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I think you rock now too. I beleive it. You are a whole new person since your change of jobs. I won't list all the differences, but they are obvious to those of us that see the small signs.

Wow,

Zeph
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#11787 - 09/24/08 11:17 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ZephyrGirl]
Dimitri Offline
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Student bio-engeneering at the moment.
Not really a profession but hey, it still is full-time working to get your degree...
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#11796 - 09/24/08 09:06 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Dimitri]
DistroyA Offline
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I'm going to embarrass myself on what I do currently;

I work part-time at a convenience store near where I live. It was originally a student job, but I'm no longer a student, and the only extra hours I'll be able to get are evenings. I'm currently waiting for news on my request for training to be a supervisor in the retail trade. Hopefully, with training, and more hours, I'll be able to get more success when applying for jobs elsewhere.

In my spare time (Of which is most of the time...), I've been trying to get my art career on track, and it's not been going very well. I'm also trying to form a career in animation with a few of my close friends. We've been trying to get a music video sorted for a local band, and our morale has been up and down a lot of the time, so it's not going as planned.

I'm also trying to get back into playing guitar and actually improve my skills on it. My life long dream since my introduction to heavy metal was to be in a metal band. That's another thing I'm working toward.

Those are my current occupations/professions.
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#11811 - 09/25/08 07:32 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: DistroyA]
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DistroyA works at a Hadji-mart! Hey, it's a job and it pays. There's no shame in that as long as you keep trying to better yourself (which is sounds as if you have been).

I've had some crappy jobs myself--2 weeks as a phone solicitor, a month working at a farm and feed store, 3 months working as a temp at a water filter manufacturing plant, 6 months working at a pet store (Pet Supermarket), 3 months as an underpaid, overworked veterinary technician, 7 months as a cashier, then deli employee at a supermarket.

My current profession is a wholesale optical lab technician. I work for an independent lab in Clearwater, Florida, and our customers are the actual doctors themselves, not individual people. We don't do eye exams or anything like that, we grind, surface, and edge the lenses to match the prescription. Our average output is 125 to 150 jobs a day, with a fairly small crew. I started in the surfacing department, proved that I had the skills to transfer over to the uppity (and cleaner) finishing department. I edged lenses for about a year, then switched places with the guy who did mounting, grooving and drilling because he sucked at it and couldn't get his work out. Since then, I've learned to do fill all of the positions in the lab: blocking and generating, fining and polishing (not much of that--I hate getting the polish on my hands), first inspection, tracing and blocking, edging (of course), mounting, grooving, rimless drilling (my specialty), some final inspection, as well as some jobs up front in customer service. I also do the book keeping, mostly when I come in on Saturdays.

Oh yeah, and my boyfriend of 4 1/2 years is a co-owner of the company, along with his dad. I have it pretty damn good, and could give a rat's ass about jealous co-workers.
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#11821 - 09/25/08 05:15 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Nemesis]
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Actually Nem, it's a chain called Midlands Co-Operative. =P

Sounds boring, doesn't it?

Your profession sounds a lot better to be honest. Some actual skill and hard work going into it. Monkeys could do my job to be honest. Hahahaha.
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#11873 - 09/26/08 09:54 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: DistroyA]
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Loc: Finland
I work my days as a piercer, and have been at it for about two and a half years. It's a great job in the sense that the work environment is quite stress free and I get to deal with different kind of situations and customers. Normally I'm not very social and on my free time I try to remove myself from other people, but at work it's at times quite refreshing, for I get to be with a wide variety of people and it's never personal so it won't get complicated \:\)
Other than piercing, I'm nowadays quite busy with doing music, lately it has consumed almost all of my time. Sometimes it feels like it's my primary job and my work is more like a hobby. Never before have I done anything so stressful, pity that it won't pay my rent and bills... In Finland with so few people it's almost impossible to make a living with just music, at least metal.

I intend to start studying marketing in university, perhaps next year if I have enough time.

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#11876 - 09/26/08 12:23 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: MaggotFaceMoe]
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I am a professional idiot. LET ME DO MY JOB!!!!!!!
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#11877 - 09/26/08 12:30 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Octavius]
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Yeah, man the guitar center is the best deal in town. Once I needed my deposit money back, and they gave it to me, no problem at all. the small local store I bought a 12 string from, I tried to do that. Out of $700.00 they were going to give me back $80.00
restocking fee,etc. yeah, right. ferengi law #1...they never get their money back. I wish there was a GC store around here, but the town is too small. I would probably deal with the shipping, unless
its just strings. Then again, maybe I can bulk order strings, get a great deal, and not have to worry about it for months.

Im a musician, but theres no money in it around here.

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#11984 - 09/29/08 06:37 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Satansfarm]
Nykky Offline
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Nobody should be embarrassed about their job after I tell you mine. I am an independent contractor so technically I am self employed. here goes....I am a newspaper delivery girl.

I don't care to much for working, at all, but I don't believe in sitting on my butt and collecting some type of government benefit as long as I am physically able to work. It is also important to contribute to our living expenses.

The job does somewhat suck sometimes because it is every single day unless you find sub who will learn your route and get up at 2am to go do it. It is only 2 hours a day and it pays pretty darn good, you would be surprised. I get to work by myself drive around and listen to coast to coast while I chuck rolled up papers out my window! There is nobody out and cops rarely drive in the neighborhood I throw in so I can drive like a mad woman. I also get to be up all night long and sleep while my daughter is in school. So when she gets I get to be there with her and for her, this is important to me.

I've had many jobs and working under someone is not right for me and I usually end up getting fired or I quit, mainly becuase I'm childish and selfish and I feel like someone is owning my time.

I do have something that I am going to start working on hopefully soon. I would like to either have a rib shack or a sweet shop. I can make some mean ribs and I bake like crazy. I can't cook a steak to save my life though.

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#12013 - 09/29/08 09:44 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Nykky]
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Right now I'm a student, getting my BA in Criminal Justice.. 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! I also work part time as a personal assistant for a woman who runs a local homeless veterans shelter.

PS nice to meet you all (first post lol)..

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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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Registered: 10/01/08
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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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Joining the Airborne Infantry will fix everything that is wrong with you. Go for it!
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#12270 - 10/06/08 01:18 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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Loc: New York
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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Loc: WA
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]
Diavolo Offline
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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]
Marilyn Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
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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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#13579 - 10/28/08 01:38 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
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Registered: 09/30/08
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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Registered: 08/31/07
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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]
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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 !

It’s very opened minded, I like it !


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#13686 - 10/31/08 06:29 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Fabiano]
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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]
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 7
Loc: WA, USA
I’m in the military. I’ve been serving for over seven years now but half of my career I spent in the shithole (deployed). This gets really old fast and it’s time to find a new job.

I guess when it’s 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 service…Maybe one day I’ll 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
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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]
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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]
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Registered: 11/04/08
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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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#14078 - 11/09/08 12:01 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sylis]
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I'm retired. I pretty much do what I feel like doing...

But before I retired, I spent 20 years in the military, in Air Transportation and Combat Mobility positions. Used my free time and isolated duty time to get my education, and upon retirement from the military, I eventually made my way into a company that took abandoned military bases, rehabbed them and turned them over to the cities in which they resided. Our company actually bought an entire base for ONE dollar... yep... ONE DOLLAR for PRIME property in California. We dumped almost a quarter of a billion into it, turned it into a viable community, recouped the investments and made our profits. NEXT!!!! I retired at 53.
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#14168 - 11/11/08 02:08 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Jake999]
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i kill those that want to kill america. i defend american's way of life. im the first to fight for right and freedom. and to keep our honor clean. i am proud to have claimed the title of united states marine.

in the words of leonidus: "spartans, what is your profession?"

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#14195 - 11/11/08 10:40 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Jake999]
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Loc: Atlanta, Ga
Well as for me, I am currently the vocalist of a pretty quickly moving local band in the Atlanta area called Athegis. My profession i would say is that, i know it does sound like a farfetched idea but i hold strong to my dreams and goals and do whatever it takes to fulfill them.

Job wise, i'm currently unemployed, but looking for a job relentlessly. I have alot of respect for the veterans of the US army and want to give a strong thanks to you as well.
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#14230 - 11/11/08 06:46 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
Woland Moderator Offline
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 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
i defend american's way of life. im the first to fight for right and freedom.


Being a Warrior is a fine profession, but you really shouldnt confuse your attitude towards your work with big words like "right" and "freedom.

The correct sentence should be something like;

Im the first to fight for right and freedom for Americans.

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#14231 - 11/11/08 06:48 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Woland]
Woland Moderator Offline
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I work in entertainment, specifically movies.
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#14257 - 11/12/08 03:06 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Woland]
d3vi1d06 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Woland
 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
i defend american's way of life. im the first to fight for right and freedom.


Being a Warrior is a fine profession, but you really shouldnt confuse your attitude towards your work with big words like "right" and "freedom.

The correct sentence should be something like;

Im the first to fight for right and freedom for Americans.


i was quoting the marines hymn, movie star. im not the confused one in this situation. oh and your welcome to read up on u.s. marine corps literature at http://www.marines.com. it should clear up any misunderstanding about what i do. out of respect for my corps, my original statement "fight for right and freedom" shall stand, unaltered. because it is in the hymn of the united states marine corps. as such, it will imply that i fight for that cause in the name of the united states.

now, if you had researched on the subject at hand, instead of blindly insulting my use of words, a fool you would not appear to be. im at fault though. i should have predicted that there would be that one person, who would attempt to "reconfigure" my words. perhaps i should have, in bold lettering, stated the source of my words. maybe then would you have been less confused.

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#14275 - 11/12/08 02:48 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
Diavolo Offline
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Registered: 09/02/07
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Mate you appear to me like someone that joined the army last week and is so full of it, it's seeping out of your pores.

There is nothing wrong with liking the job you do and if being a soldier makes your day, more power to you. If you enjoy it there, great, if you wanna catch a bullet of lose a limb for it, great too. Even if you're doing a deskjob or cleaning sheets and love it, again great great great.

Still, you should start learning that not everything should be embraced without thought. Right and freedom are catch-words that are used for specific reasons. There's nothing wrong with tradition and chanting 'group' hymns or whatever, but there is absolutely nothing wrong either with being critical about them at the same time.

Right and freedom should indeed be our right and our freedom as Woland stated and essentially it is a lot of bullshit but of a memetic nature. Many people embrace them without a thought and really start to think that all they do is indeed right and for the cause of freedom.
Yeah right.

An army is about dominance, right and freedom are used to again dominate, not only others but also its own work force. It puts a spell on you. There are some similarities with heroism, another concept that serves a very specific purpose. I'd go deeper into it but this isn't the post for it and I'm not sure if it's worth the time.

Still, when expressing our hymnatic nature, don't be insulted when people comment upon it or take it with a grain of salt. Never share in public what you don't want to see criticized.

And, I reread Woland's reply about three times and I can't figure out what part so blindly insults. If you consider that an insult, you really should grow some skin, it might be of use in your profession.

D.

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#14303 - 11/12/08 06:08 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Diavolo]
coelentrate Offline
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Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 164
Loc: Dundee, Scotland
Academic biomedical science. I'm in the last stage of formal education, the postdoc. The next step up is professor. I work in a cancer research lab in a university. It's my dream job. Very comfortable salary, 39 days/year paid vacation, completely flexible hours, absolute creative control over my own work, all expenses paid trips all over the world for conferences.

Especially important to me, every day is different and there is continual progress. I don't repeat myself over and over again, doing stuff that'll just have to be redone again after I retire, like cleaning or accountancy.

The title "doctor" comes in handy sometimes to get things that I want out of society.

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#14329 - 11/13/08 12:54 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: coelentrate]
d3vi1d06 Offline
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I have extremely thick skin. I'm not one to gloat, but this would be a situation to do so. If you knew the hell and terror the Marines had to live through in boot camp and infantry school, you would know just how thick my skin is. But sometimes I get offended when someone says I'm wrong.

I think its best to stop the back and forth bickering. Its counterproductive. I'll do my best in the future to make clear the context of my statements.

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#14377 - 11/13/08 06:24 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
Fist Moderator Offline
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Registered: 08/31/07
Posts: 1453
Loc: B'mo Cautious MF
Two cents...

Devil Dog, I think the cultural reference of the Marine Corps Hymn was lost on our European brothers because they don't understand the context. So too, most would not understand the meaning of "d3vi1d06" because most people know very little about our military.

A cardinal rule of life - know your audience. Your 20. In your avatar you look like an obnoxious drunk Marine, sporting a bad hair cut and Pantera t-shirt. Now, you may be a hard corps death dealer in a certain context, but here, that sort of shit is simply going to undermine your credibility.

And don't fight (as opposed to debate) with colored names here. You won't last long.

I only offer you this because I have a sort of soft spot for all of my LHP SMs. After this, your on your own.

A word to the wise...
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#14380 - 11/13/08 06:40 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Fist]
Diavolo Offline
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If there is a deeper cultural meaning behind it, I am rather oblivious to it indeed. Not that I don't know the marines but it's all info I got through multimedia somewhere.
The name also doesn't ring a bell at all. To me it's one of those hacker versions you see too much, like L33Twhatever and such. So I comment on what is presented to me in the form it is presented. If things are put into context, I might reply differently but hey, I'm a bitch at times so don't bet on it. Still, I was rather nice, the days that I shot at everything that wore a uniform are gone.

May I also suggest something to the new: remember the internet is one giant garbage-can but the lid is never locked, so when picking a name, pick something that gives a zillion hits or change names according the environment. It does have its benefits.

D.

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#14383 - 11/13/08 07:22 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Diavolo]
Jake999 Offline
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Divolo:

"Devil dog" is a nickname the Marines have had since the battle of Belleau Wood, back in WW I. They were trapped and things wer looking bad for them when one man, Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly asks his men, “Come on ya sons-of-bitches, ya want to live forever?” They charged out, taking severe casualties, and eventually took the small portion of Belleau Wood that had been their objective.

The Germans were impressed with the tenacity of the charge and called them Teufelhunden - Devil Dogs. The Marines have always been fond of the names that their enemies have used to describe them, so it stuck.

I guess the Marines were lucky that the Germans hadn't called them Clownfüße... clown feet... because that would have meant something different altogether.
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#14384 - 11/13/08 07:32 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Jake999]
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So Jake, I'm interested, where are some of the places you have been stationed.

Fake prophet and I were both in South Korea around the same time (although for different reasons and never met), I wonder if maybe you might have been around then to.

That was the late 80's early 90's I'm talking about btw.

Zeph
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#14386 - 11/13/08 07:46 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: ZephyrGirl]
Jake999 Offline
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Crank up the Johnny Cash "I've been everywhere" tune...

I was stationed at Wheelus AB, Libya... was there when Kadaffy took over and spent 7 months under what amounted to house arrest. Then I was stationed at Cannon AFB, NM, Cam Rhan Ban and Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam, Castle AFB, CA, Incirlik, Turkey, Travis AFB, CA, Rhein Main, Germany and Travis AFB again.

I have been deployed to Chad, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Barbados, Honduras, Thailand, Phillipines, Papua New Guinea, Guam, and some places I was but never knew where exactly.

I've traveled to Australia, France, Italy, Mexico, Canada, and Japan. Probably missed something along the way, but I'm old and might have been sleeping.
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#14391 - 11/13/08 09:11 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Jake999]
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Cool. I know this isn't the exact spot for it, but I love your picture, you look like a very interesting old dude with more than a story or two to share.

Zeph
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#14392 - 11/13/08 09:22 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Jake999]
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The haircut is military standard. Its a tradition of the corps. You are entitled to your opinions. I'm sure I could say that your haircut is of a bad style too. But its your choice to wear it that way. As for the "drunk marine", I was sober in that picture. I'm more of a quiet person, I've never been called obnoxious, even when I'm drunk. But again, its your opinion.

I will thank you for calling me a hard corps death dealer. But I would like to ask how that undermines my credibility? I simply answered the question of the thread. It just so happens that my profession makes me a death dealer. I just said that I am a U.S. Marine.

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#14400 - 11/14/08 12:59 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
Bacchae Offline
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when replying to a specific poster hit the reply button under the post in question. using the quick reply will address your response to the last person posting, which can sometimes be confusing.

also Fist was defending you, and explaining to you why you might have not made sense to the european posters who have not been inundated with american military culture.

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#14415 - 11/14/08 10:38 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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Loc: Missouri
I don't know if most of you would really call it work, but I ride bulls and work on farms with stock around where I live. I grew up on a small stock farm and have worked with horses and cattle ever since I was a little kid. I also do odd jobs whenever I can find them.
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#14418 - 11/14/08 10:42 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
The Blackangel Offline
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 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
The haircut is military standard. Its a tradition of the corps. You are entitled to your opinions. I'm sure I could say that your haircut is of a bad style too. But its your choice to wear it that way. As for the "drunk marine", I was sober in that picture. I'm more of a quiet person, I've never been called obnoxious, even when I'm drunk. But again, its your opinion.

I will thank you for calling me a hard corps death dealer. But I would like to ask how that undermines my credibility? I simply answered the question of the thread. It just so happens that my profession makes me a death dealer. I just said that I am a U.S. Marine.



You went into the wrong armed service friend. I went into the Corps right after graduated high school, and it turned out to be the worst mistake I have ever made in my entire life. And as for the Corps making you a death dealer, thats bullshit. Marines don't know what the hell they're doing in a combat situation. The Army takes care of that.
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#14442 - 11/15/08 01:30 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Blackangel]
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Dev, how many people have you killed? Not even confirmed, just suspected?
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#14448 - 11/15/08 04:14 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
Dimitri Offline
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 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
i kill those that want to kill america. i defend american's way of life. im the first to fight for right and freedom. and to keep our honor clean. i am proud to have claimed the title of united states marine.

in the words of leonidus: "spartans, what is your profession?"

personally I have some problems with this.
1) Is a bit of philosophical toughts. What are "rights" or "honour"? Doesn't it depend on one's own universe? What is your reference system to claim you are fighting for your rights?
2) Actually isn't phylosophical, but nobody kills America, America kills itself. Just like Europe is killing itself, Russia,.. well actually the whole humanity is killing itself without knwoing.
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#14496 - 11/15/08 07:22 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Blackangel]
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 Originally Posted By: The Blackangel
 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
The haircut is military standard. Its a tradition of the corps. You are entitled to your opinions. I'm sure I could say that your haircut is of a bad style too. But its your choice to wear it that way. As for the "drunk marine", I was sober in that picture. I'm more of a quiet person, I've never been called obnoxious, even when I'm drunk. But again, its your opinion.

I will thank you for calling me a hard corps death dealer. But I would like to ask how that undermines my credibility? I simply answered the question of the thread. It just so happens that my profession makes me a death dealer. I just said that I am a U.S. Marine.



You went into the wrong armed service friend. I went into the Corps right after graduated high school, and it turned out to be the worst mistake I have ever made in my entire life. And as for the Corps making you a death dealer, thats bullshit. Marines don't know what the hell they're doing in a combat situation. The Army takes care of that.

You must be a disgruntled marine. I think you hate the corps because it didn't appeal to your needs. That's cool. I however don't think my decision to enlist in the corps was a mistake. It's the best thing to happen in my life.

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#14497 - 11/15/08 07:27 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Dimitri]
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 Originally Posted By: Dimitri
 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
i kill those that want to kill america. i defend american's way of life. im the first to fight for right and freedom. and to keep our honor clean. i am proud to have claimed the title of united states marine.

in the words of leonidus: "spartans, what is your profession?"

personally I have some problems with this.
1) Is a bit of philosophical toughts. What are "rights" or "honour"? Doesn't it depend on one's own universe? What is your reference system to claim you are fighting for your rights?
2) Actually isn't phylosophical, but nobody kills America, America kills itself. Just like Europe is killing itself, Russia,.. well actually the whole humanity is killing itself without knwoing.
you are from europe. so your definition of honor is different than mine. I really don't care about your problems.

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#14511 - 11/15/08 10:59 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
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Do you have anything to offer to the satanic community? This is, after all, a satanic site. Last I checked it was not a recruiting site or off shoot of the US Military. I am a veteran myself. I have respect for all military persons. However, none of your posts have had anything to do Satanism. Why are you here? I don't sign up at sushi site to talk about corvettes.
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#14516 - 11/16/08 04:34 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: fakepropht]
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I am an artist. In the community that I live in, artists of all disciplines get together and have various shows and exhibitions.
I have discovered that we also take an active role in various grassroots movements within our community. We share our thoughts with local politicians and authorities. I am happy to contribute whatever I can. I feel that life is much more rewarding when I am active in my community. The stereotypical artist slaving away in isolation, completely self absorbed, is not my idea of a good time.

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#14518 - 11/16/08 05:15 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
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 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
 Originally Posted By: Dimitri
 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
i kill those that want to kill america. i defend american's way of life. im the first to fight for right and freedom. and to keep our honor clean. i am proud to have claimed the title of united states marine.

in the words of leonidus: "spartans, what is your profession?"

personally I have some problems with this.
1) Is a bit of philosophical toughts. What are "rights" or "honour"? Doesn't it depend on one's own universe? What is your reference system to claim you are fighting for your rights?
2) Actually isn't phylosophical, but nobody kills America, America kills itself. Just like Europe is killing itself, Russia,.. well actually the whole humanity is killing itself without knwoing.
you are from europe. so your definition of honor is different than mine. I really don't care about your problems.

I don't care about nobody actually. The only honour I know is mine and I'm happy with it. In my opinion the militairy is quite useless for providing protection to it's own country. This is the 21th centrury we don't have to be afraid of "wild people looting our countries". Only thing the army is usefull now is protection for astronomic disasters like meteors, natural disasters like flooding,... Only thing it is used for now is invading a country for economic purposes.
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#14519 - 11/16/08 05:16 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: fakepropht]
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 Originally Posted By: fakepropht
Do you have anything to offer to the satanic community? This is, after all, a satanic site. Last I checked it was not a recruiting site or off shoot of the US Military. I am a veteran myself. I have respect for all military persons. However, none of your posts have had anything to do satanism. Why are you here? I don't sign up at sushi site to talk about corvettes.


my intentions are to find info on Satanism. then I posted my profession in this thread. now europeans seems to think something is wrong with how I detailed my line of work. I was staying on topic. I never said for anyone to join the military. recruiting? lol.

oh and as my offering, I only offer knowledge to those who seek knowledge. that's all I can offer. and besides, I mean this with all due respect, who are you to decide what is a just offering to the satanic community? I know you are a mod and all, but doesn't satan have a higher rank in this matter? I know shit like this is bannable, but I'm only defending my position. a ban on this forum doesn't keep me from satan's paradise.

ill stop contributing to this topic. and ill contribute to the subject matter of another topic.

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#14520 - 11/16/08 05:57 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
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 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
I know you are a mod and all, but doesn't satan have a higher rank in this matter? I know shit like this is bannable, but I'm only defending my position. a ban on this forum doesn't keep me from satan's paradise.


We are Satan...
We are legion...

 Originally Posted By: d3vi1d06
ill stop contributing to this topic. and ill contribute to the subject matter of another topic.


A wise decision.
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#14523 - 11/16/08 08:03 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Woland]
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 Quote:
my intentions are to find info on satanism. then I posted my profession in this thread. now europeans seems to think something is wrong with how I detailed my line of work. I was staying on topic. I never said for anyone to join the military. recruiting? lol.

1) If you are searching for information on Satanism why don't you just take a look at some books? There is a sub-forum where books and essays from the LHP are discussed or recommended to read. Also this site provides topics about Satanism itself. Why not read them and give your opinion about some different points of view?
2) You are making a border between Americans vs Europeans. Not a very wise descision. We are all people you see, putting things like
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now europeans seems to think something is wrong with how I detailed my line of work.
make you pretty weak and shows disrespect towards people from a foreign country. I'd like to ask you to put my name and not "Europeans" or "Belgians" or "dutch people". You are dealing with me personally and not with a group of people.
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#14528 - 11/16/08 01:49 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Dimitri]
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but doesn't satan have a higher rank in this matter?

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a ban on this forum doesn't keep me from satan's paradise.

Wow, what are you doing here? It just became abundantly clear that not only are you not a Satanist, you don't even have the first clue what Satanism is.

Here's a hint. Satanists aren't devil worshipers.
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#14533 - 11/16/08 02:28 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Dan_Dread]
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devil needs to go to the JOS site. Probably more to his liking.

Blackangel, do you still do the same? Where is it you do/did this? It wasn't work but I used to do team-penning. Fun shit!
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#14552 - 11/16/08 07:42 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: d3vi1d06]
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Dan beat me to it. After making statements like those, it becomes apparent that you have no clue what you are talking about.
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#14669 - 11/18/08 10:23 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: fakepropht]
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seriously I came here to learn about the religion. I was leaning towards calling myself a satanist. but you fuckers seem to have no remorse for people that don't know about your religion. I was trying to find out if Satanism fit my lifestyle. if I don't know about some shit why not correct me in my errors instead of kicking in my teeth. this kind of stuff will surely raise awareness about your religion. and I will be enlightened.

I have read the Satanic Bible years ago. I don't have a copy of the book. I don't trust the internet with monetary transactions. and I haven't seen the book in bookstores. so I don't really remember what I read about. but I have read just about all the shit I could find on google about this subject. and I have been browsing through these forums. but my interpretation seems to be wrong.

I guess I don't know.

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#14674 - 11/18/08 11:32 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Sunbathed]
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well, I have done many things in the past, at this moment, I do internet tech support for a cable company. It pays good, great benefits, and I am the lead for my team. I have done the same job before in Arizona, and I have been a body piercer, nursing assistant, retail sales person, convenience store clerk, etc. etc. My goal is to be a photographer, would like to have my own business, and I am currently working on that!! In my spare time at home, I have an organic farm...of all things!
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#14704 - 11/19/08 08:17 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Zyklonia Dark]
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Re: devildog

The Satanic Bible is free in the media room to read.
I guess you need to look over the site more.
Satanism is not really a religion, its more of a philosophy.
It is really not a lifestyle.
Its harder to be a Satanist verses anything else.
Its about learning, bettering yourself, and expanding your mind and awareness.
There is no other "God", you are your OWN GOD, and take responsibility for your actions, thoughts, and deeds.
You know what will happen before you do something, and take responsiblity for your own actions without blaming anyone else.

Just a nutshell approach to it..


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#14708 - 11/20/08 12:24 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Morgan]
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( you fuckers seem to have no remorse for people that don't know about your religion. I was trying to find out if Satanism fit my lifestyle. if I don't know about some shit why not correct me in my errors instead of kicking in my teeth.)

-We aren't here for your support, thats what jesus is for, go find him. We aren't here to help you across the street. You had better get a thicker skin if you are going to Iraq brother. Seriously.
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#14720 - 11/20/08 11:44 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: blsk]
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I agree with Morgan. Satanism is more of a philosophy. How much "religion" you want to mix into there is up to you. I suggest reading the Satanic Bible in the media room.

But I mean, seriously. This is a thread about what job you have, not whether the Army is better than the Marines or whatever, or a battle over who is more-Satanic-than-thou.

Oh well. We went about 4 pages anyway. Not bad.
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#15001 - 11/28/08 12:29 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: The Zebu]
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Up until 10 days ago, I was a warehouse manager. I had been with the company for 15 years. I became a victim of my success and the economy. I made to much to remain there. So they thanked me for my service and kicked me to the curb. My wife was let go about a month ago. Work dried up at the company she was with. It has been a struggle for us. Trying to find anyone that is hiring. Watching our resourses dwindle. This isn't a cry for pity. Rather, I have a question. A position I am thinking of applying for requires a Secret Clearance. When I was in the Army, 15 years ago, I had a Top Secret Clearance. Being a snot nosed kid fresh out of school, it was real easy to get cleared. I wanted to know if anyone else has one? Did you recently get it? I am just curious as to what things they look at and what types of things will get you a big red flag. You can pm me if that would be more appropriate. I don't need anyone losing their clearance for responding to my questions.
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#15094 - 11/29/08 09:02 AM Re: What is your profession? [Re: fakepropht]
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It is fairly easy to get a Secret Clearance. Largely, the investigation will be based on information that you disclose. Just make sure your information is accurate and consistent. Don't try to hide anything that is in 'The System' - credit history, arrests, violations, ect.

You will be asked for at least 5 personal references. These people will be investigated too. They will also be interviewed. The idea is get an overall picture of you and the sort of people you associate with.
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#15566 - 12/05/08 10:52 PM Re: What is your profession? [Re: Fist]
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I was a barmaid/doorbitch for about 18 years until I made the decision to get out of hospitality as it was driving me crazy. I now reside in retail, which has it's incredibly irritating aspects as well, but being a Pet warehouse that sells supplies for all things animal, I get to interact with all the pets that people bring in every day which makes it all worthwhile- so much more fulfilling than telling people that they've had too much to drink, and I can't give them any more booze.I've started playing my drums again after a long haitus from it, and am thinking of getting another band together at some stage,my ambition is to end up working with reptiles - snakes are totally addictive!
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