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Since: 26.6.02
From: York, England

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#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
I'm currently an Optical Design Engineer (I make microscopes) but I am quitting in August to study to become a teacher.

...full of energy. Multi-orgasmic, if you will, in a cosmic sort of way."


Since: 5.3.02

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#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
Ever gotten a call from someone who wants you to vote your proxy for a mutual fund? That's me.

    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Lead Developer / Database Administrator for a call center.

    Damn busy these days, too.

    I also moonlight as a DBA for a travel agency.

Does this mean it's alright to talk about stealing cable (The W) here now? :)

(edited by anibanging on 4.3.04 0649)
Karlos the Jackal
Lap cheong

Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

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#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
I own a video rental store specializing in independent films, foreign films, documentaries, stuff like that, although we have some mainstream stuff too.

I'll be obsolete in ten years, max, when everyone just downloads everything and never leaves the house.

The Thrill

Since: 16.4.02
From: Green Bay, WI

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#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.88
Radio, killed the radio star! Let's hear it for TV professionals!

*awkward silence* photographer (read: video cameraman) for WBAY-TV, Green Bay/Fox Cities. Actually working in the field my Communications Processes major at UWGB trained me (allegedly) for...shocking.

Side gig: technical director for ACW-NWA Wisconsin...see link in sig.

Other occupation: independent business owner.

    Originally posted by The Big Kat
    I'm a manufacturing engineer at a wastewater pump manufacturer. Also registered as an EIT in Illinois. We make the pumps that pump your shit through treatment plants! Woohoo!

Hey...I used to work alongside my dad at the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District while in college...wonder if we've got any of your shit? (pun intended)

Star wipe, and...we're out.
Thrillin' ain't easy.

ACW-NWA Wisconsin
Home Video Technical Director...&
A2NWO 4 Life!
(Click the big G to hear the Packers Fight Song in RealAudio!)

Since: 17.11.03
From: Tallahassee, FL

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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.39
    Originally posted by Bullitt
    Team Leader in a call center, dealing with damage prevention within (mostly) the oil & gas industry.

    Putting that Bachelor of Education to good use, wouldn't you agree? :)

I mentioned what MY job was and it's worth noting that my degree is in journalism, for God's sake. :P

"America’s top dog is a big, slobbering, barking dog named Josh" [AP]

Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

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#66 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.38
Wow, I am impressed by some of the jobs mentioned here. Not terribly surprised though, given some of the intelligent conversations that occur on the board.

Title: Project engineer
Reality: Electrical Engineer designing industrial control systems, specializing in tracking and routing systems for float glass production. Six years and running in my field, just made 4 years with my current employer.

Cavaliers: 25-36. 0.5 games out of the playoffs. The East is pathetic.
Indians: 0-0
Browns: 0-0

The last WOTD of 2003! FINALLY!

Since: 3.1.02
From: Philly

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#67 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I am a technical writer.

"It looks like it was a larger dog with tighter skin, and then someone grabbed him by the anus and pulled him as hard as they could."
-- David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap, explaining the Shar-Pei

Since: 2.1.02
From: Bossier City, LA

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#68 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.38
Like my bio says, I attempt to teach college students how to speak and write in a fashion that indicates some familiarity with the American language. Currently, I'm teaching Presentation Techniques and College Composition, but I'll be picking up an Ethics class and an Organizational Comm class in the fall. I also moonlight as a general laborer/jack of all trades at a Christmas Tree farm. Most importantly, I'm also the parent of two children.


Trust me on this one. If you ever go adventuring, always try to find the situation where the appropriate words are: "Damn! We're too late! The villain hath done his villainy and decamped to parts unknown!" --Ignace, agent extraordinaire

Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

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#69 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
It's been a while since the W made me feel young.

I'm currently in the process of dropping out of high school, looking to get my GED and head off to Fitchburg State College to major in Communications or some other field that'll eventually have me hosting Jeopardy and running the show behind the scenes on Wheel of Fortune. It's this dream I have. :)

What are you, some sort of critic?
Lap cheong

Since: 2.1.02
From: Oconomowoc, WI

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#70 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
Title - QA Coordinator at an environmental lab (another wiener who's dealing with $hit in one way or another)

Definition - make sure we're following the rules made by state and federal agencies (i.e., EPA)

[It's where I sit]
Boudin rouge

Since: 15.1.02
From: Flatwoods, KY

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#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.61
    Originally posted by bubblesthechimp
      Originally posted by Ffej (and yes- you are getting SCREWED at the pumps).

    Details my friend, details! Seriously just how much money are the corporations making off us right now?

    Oh yeah on topic: Semi employed doing comstruction cleanup and landscaping.

    (edited by bubblesthechimp on 3.3.04 2333)

Lets just say when you here the word "shortage" it's BS. Granted crude oil is up a little bit which does add to some of the cost, but not near enough to equal what you are paying now. The national average for gas come July will be over $2 a gallon (which I know it already is some places) you can bank on that.

WIENER OF THE DAY! July 6, 2002!

Wienerville Survivor League Co-Champion
If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.

Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

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#72 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
I'm Peter North.*

(* I'm not Peter North. I work at a company that sells and rents trade show exhibits. I was just surprised that with 70 replies no one had made that joke yet.)

“To get ass, you’ve got to bring ass." -- Roy Jones Jr.

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I hope you don't take it personally if I disregard it."
-- Guru Zim

"Speak English or face admin retribution." -- CRZ
Matt Tracker

Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

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#73 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.59
I'm a Production Coordinator, a fancy term for "everything," for a weekly alternative paper in the Upstate of S.C. I design ads (inlcuding logos), layout pages, draw and photograph covers, and maintain the website.

"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker

Since: 17.11.03
From: Tallahassee, FL

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#74 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.39
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I'm a Production Coordinator, a fancy term for "everything," for a weekly alternative paper in the Upstate of S.C. I design ads (inlcuding logos), layout pages, draw and photograph covers, and maintain the website.

And probably work about 60-70 hours a week making somewhere between 2-3 bills a week...I'm not mocking, this is "been there /done that/ own the t-shirt/still have the badge of honor in my storage boxes somewhere" sympathy.

"America’s top dog is a big, slobbering, barking dog named Josh" [AP]

Since: 11.1.02
From: TX

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#75 Posted on
Owner (partnered with my brother in law)/Clinical Director/Doctor for chiropractic treatment centers in Waco and Ft. Worth, TX

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.


Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

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#76 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.75
FWIW, I am an associate professor and soil scientist at a Big 12 land grant university. I am really a dirt doctor.

Perception is reality

Since: 7.11.02
From: Dallas, TX

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#77 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.81
I am an adjunct professor at a private university and also an international financial analyst at the Fed.
Head cheese

Since: 4.4.03

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#78 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I am an accountant for the Dept. of Treasury and I also stock shelves at a Toys R Us on the weekends

"I'm not that big, but I'm fast, I'm pretty sure I can outrun the whole Dallas Cowboys team."
--high school senior RB (and possible future Boomer Sooner) Adrian Peterson on his thoughts on his chances in the NFL

Am I the only person who hope this kid signs into the NFL and Roy Williams and Parcells get to let that comment stew for the next 7 months?

Since: 6.3.03
From: Jersey

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#79 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.03
I'm a biologist for a chemical company. I will be sitting for my boards in nursing come June and then move into a clinical setting. And finish my grad work in cell biology. Oh, and push out a kid in August so then I'll be a mommy, too.

~Tomboy, 2003 Survival Football Co-Champion

Since: 7.8.02
From: Boston, MA

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#80 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.21
Okay, I'll play. I'm a DBA for one of the big hospitals in Boston. Because when you're looking for high-paying IT jobs, you look in Health Care!

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