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adaz



Joined: 30 Nov 1999
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Location: Mexico DF

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm an editor and an english teacher. Neither give much time to actually sit and draw unfortunately.
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rocketpig



Joined: 20 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently left a job as IT Manager for a small company. I'm looking to get back into front end web development or something more design-related. Being a sysadmin is too bloody boring.
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n9uxu



Joined: 28 Mar 2008
Posts: 587
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run the University of Michigan Flow Cytometry core... lots of toys and lasers.

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James Sawatsky
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Joined: 09 May 2006
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Location: Vancouver Island

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personal banker... just as glamourous as it sounds.
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Chilari
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Joined: 06 Nov 2005
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently I'm a student studying for a masters in the archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean, but as Limne said, the job market in such a field is practically nonexistant. Especially since my expertise is in Classical Greece, for which there are about 4 jobs in the country outside university teaching, and Greece itself isn't exactly somewhere I expect to find a job right now.

So after I complete my dissertation next month, I'm moving back in with my parents and I'm going to become a freelance proof-reader. I little research, a decent website, some well targetted marketting and a little word of mouth, and hopefully by April I'll be earning enough to support myself, pay my parents some rent, save up for my wedding, and contribute to my fiance's house renovation (it REALLY needs it. There is a hole in the ceiling of the kitchen, the place is filled with junk, and there are certain items of furniture I am not allowed to touch for fear they'll break even more)
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Encifer



Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 150
Location: Portland, OR

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work at an amusement park as a ride operator.
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rocketpig



Joined: 20 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbowl wrote:
I used to be a sysadmin also. It was either boring as dirt, or you were losing millions of dollars every heart beat the system was down.


Yep. That was actually the final straw at my last job. Windows broke itself (shocking, I know) and borked the system so hard that it took Microsoft themselves three days and five levels of escalation to fix the problem. By the end of it, I was in a screaming match with the owner because he was SURE somebody somewhere did something wrong. Even Microsoft had no idea what caused the problem. It was a pretty ugly situation overall and after that, I had enough of being a sysadmin.
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ewomack
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Joined: 05 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a liberal arts refugee turned IT serf. My day gets filled up by everything from coding in MVC to gathering and analyzing requirements to troubleshooting off the shelf software that will never work smoothly no matter how much work one puts into them. To fit this general job I have a general title of IT Analyst. I've made quite a few rounds in everything from art conservation to animal research to neurology to pharmaceuticals. Along the way I've worked with some people who put the "anal" in analyst. I strive never to fit that category. Comics keep me sane... or make me more insane... I haven't decided which...
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citronrobotlord



Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 87

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm writing a novel... that's my job right now... it sounds better then unemployed, and I'm actually putting effort into it! lol.
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dlmx-13



Joined: 23 Aug 2011
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work at a comic book store.

No, I'm not making that up. Shocked

We are a fine, classy establishment that also sells used books, magic tricks, costumes, and Kit Kat Clocks.
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Starline



Joined: 29 Dec 2004
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do freelance graphic design mostly.
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halflight



Joined: 19 Oct 2010
Posts: 38

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm QA for videogames. No, not the fun ones. I started my comic when I was a secretary for a couple of jerks - the new job is great but I have about 80% less time to work on comics or art now.
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rockstarzdaddy



Joined: 24 Sep 2011
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a Vet tech.I'm just starting to read webcomics actually.Stopped reading physical comics years ago due to too many EPIC storylines and rehashed story lines.I find web comics much more entertaining and original. Very Happy
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mikelacey



Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 35

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a cnc programer/setter/operator.
I work 40+ hours a week in a crappy factory turning and milling bolts and studs.
It's as exciting as it sounds.
It's eating my soul.
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ANSIS



Joined: 31 Aug 2011
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work at an art museum part time.
I get crazy benefits.

When it's slow I can actually draw at work.
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