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Title: What's your "Day Job"
Post by: frenzykitty on 14 Apr 2013, 19:44
Just cause I'm curious :)

I'm a Cinematographer and Editor for Commercials and Documentaries :)
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Post by: Andail on 14 Apr 2013, 19:54
I'm a teacher. I teach English, Swedish and art.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 14 Apr 2013, 20:22
Software developer.
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Post by: JSH on 14 Apr 2013, 20:23
Game programmer since 2009. :) I'm working at Starbreeze Studios here in Sweden.
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Post by: Scavenger on 14 Apr 2013, 20:55
Freelance Animator.
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Post by: Sylvr on 14 Apr 2013, 20:57
Early Childhood Educator.  ;-D With school-agers.
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Post by: DBoyWheeler on 14 Apr 2013, 21:09
Expeditor.  I work at Veolia Water--the place I work at is in Vandalia, Ohio, USA.  But Veolia as a whole is a global company, whose main HQ is in Paris.
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Post by: bush_monkey on 14 Apr 2013, 21:20
I'm a software developer.. Kind of.. I don't develop software as such but solutions for customer communication management systems whatever that means :p
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Post by: veryweirdguy on 14 Apr 2013, 21:49
I'm a freelance comic book flatter! I colour in Batman (and others) for a living.

I'm also in the process of starting up an animation company type thing! Still early days, but wish me luck! (http://www.youtube.com/bahsshow)
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Post by: Peder 🚀 on 14 Apr 2013, 22:19
Freelance Web Developer
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Post by: miguel on 14 Apr 2013, 22:29
I'm in NASA doing some NASA stuff.
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Post by: Ponch on 14 Apr 2013, 23:51
Cow. Teacher. Ladies Man.  :=
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Post by: an Urpney on 15 Apr 2013, 00:08
Corporate pen-pusher.
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Post by: selmiak on 15 Apr 2013, 00:17
secret agent and machine whisperer
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Post by: blueskirt on 15 Apr 2013, 01:34
I'm a guy who clearly played ways too much Space Quest for his own good as kid unfortunately.
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Post by: Ryan Timothy B on 15 Apr 2013, 22:44
Recently I work forging hot metal billets, with a 1200 ton press, into car gears for differentials and whatnot.
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Post by: Stee on 15 Apr 2013, 23:32
Corporate pen-pusher.

+1
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Post by: Ghost on 15 Apr 2013, 23:35
Carer for people with a disability.
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Post by: miguel on 16 Apr 2013, 00:25
So, me and Ryan have the only manly job.
Interesting...
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Post by: an Urpney on 16 Apr 2013, 05:12
Carer for people with a disability.
That's what I should be doing (+ care for eldery, + art therapy).
At least that's what my diploma says ; )
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Post by: Armageddon on 16 Apr 2013, 06:55
What's up your diddly?
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Post by: Slasher on 16 Apr 2013, 06:56
Well, I could have put Train Driver, prof musician (the guy that used to jump on chairs and tables in his underpants 8-) ), website designer, general laborer... But now it's 'sit on yer bum' being dismally fed up since my stroke which has left me partially disabled (forgetting things, memory loss, difficulty co-ordinating and stuff...I have a positive outlook mind and I hope one day that I can add what I do jobwise HERE until then AGS is a great comfort and mind occupier so you could say my job is an AGS'er (laugh)
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Post by: Technocrat on 16 Apr 2013, 09:28
There seems to be a lot of teachers in here - adding to that, I'm an English teacher, and after that job I compensate people thousands of pounds for the mistakes of Barclay's bank. In an ideal world, I'd like to make games!
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Post by: dbuske on 16 Apr 2013, 16:22
Disabled, Used to work at St. Coletta school and later Universal electronics as a hand solderer of electronic boards.
1980-85 college student and member of Sacred Heart Fathers and brothers.
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Post by: Sylvr on 16 Apr 2013, 16:29
So, me and Ryan have the only manly job.
Interesting...

Mine's not supposed to be manly :P
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Post by: Creamy on 16 Apr 2013, 16:54
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There seems to be a lot of teachers in here

Many teachers come here because they have a lot of free time  (laugh)(ouch, not on the head).

I am a clerk (nothing to do with Dungeons & Dragons).

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Post by: WHAM on 16 Apr 2013, 19:26
"System support consultant", promoted just two weeks ago, which is a fancy way to say I fix computer software issues and answer my e-mail and, occasionally, the phone. :)
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Post by: Anian on 16 Apr 2013, 20:20
I am currently jobless.  :(

Apparently I just got a job, kind of a low paid internship, but still great.  :smiley:
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Post by: Retro Wolf on 16 Apr 2013, 20:21
Baker. Would love to be full time AGSer!

Edit: Yet I have qualifications in Business and IT, go figure!  :-\
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Post by: cat on 16 Apr 2013, 20:34
Baker? You should join the next bake sale!

I'm software developer, btw.
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Post by: AJA on 16 Apr 2013, 21:00
Game programmer (trainee) since Monday. My first job ever. Weird, huh?
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Post by: nihilyst on 16 Apr 2013, 21:36
I’m a teacher, too ;D
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Post by: Mouth for war on 17 Apr 2013, 10:37
I work at a music-centre. I teach guitar to students and help with all kinds of things. Preparing for live shows etc. etc. etc. Like it a lot :D
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Post by: Stupot on 17 Apr 2013, 11:38
Currently, I'm a jobhunter.
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Post by: monkey424 on 17 Apr 2013, 12:17
Geotechnical engineer. General delinquent. And soon to be father.
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Post by: Chicky on 17 Apr 2013, 15:47
So many cool jobs! I work for a security firm, providing IT support for council workers.

I also freelance video production for bands, events organisers etc

Ideally i want to do something artsy full time!
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Post by: EchosofNezhyt on 29 Apr 2013, 20:47
I wish I woulda had some cool agsers as teachers back in school lol.

Carpet Installation... and freelance artist. (Mostly android/iphone games and some smaller indie/mods).

Future wise? I wanna to be a police officer 100%.
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Post by: arj0n on 29 Apr 2013, 22:13
Game & software tester.
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Post by: m0ds on 02 May 2013, 11:08
Publisher. Nice term. Sole trader of video games, more correct term. Since mid-2012, a Job Center "business start up" course got me focused and helped motivate me to go self employed. After years of searching for the "right" direction for 'Screen 7' it became obvious that the original reason it was formed for - adventure games - is the best direction. Now I answer emails all day about why you can't get The Cat Lady on Steam yet.  8-)
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Post by: miguel on 02 May 2013, 11:17
What happened to the good old jobs. Hard jobs! Man jobs!
Am I the only porn theatre janitor around here?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 02 May 2013, 13:51
What happened to the good old jobs. Hard jobs! Man jobs!
They are all in China :(
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Post by: ThreeOhFour on 02 May 2013, 15:54
Sheep wrangler.
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Post by: Ryan Timothy B on 02 May 2013, 16:01
What happened to the good old jobs. Hard jobs! Man jobs!
Am I the only porn theatre janitor around here?
Are you actually a porn theatre janitor? Previously, didn't you say you were working for NASA?
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Post by: monkey424 on 02 May 2013, 18:32
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Man jobs!

I often work around blokey foul-mouthed construction workers and dirty drillers. I sometimes dig holes in the ground and get sweaty. I also do lots of dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP) tests - sometimes in conjunction with digging holes. Now that's what I call manly! On the other hand I also spend a fair amount of time on computers and generally being pedantic with calculations and spreadsheets so that balances it out a bit.
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Post by: Grundislav on 03 May 2013, 02:36
Spanish interpreter.
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Post by: Ghost on 03 May 2013, 02:57
Are you actually a porn theatre janitor? Previously, didn't you say you were working for NASA?

I just LOVE the idea that one doesn't exclude the other. It would be all kinds of awesome and explain a lot, too.
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Post by: miguel on 03 May 2013, 10:04
Ryan and Ghost:
Yes, there's a huge amount of awesome in my line of work, every sit is a sit, every row has its specific traits and a plastic cup of lemonade may include more than you'd expect. Art has different ways of revealing itself but, when the lights are finally on, the theatre is one brand new modern Pollock set of splashy art!
 
Let's just say that NASA has an interest in Porn and that life is a Theatre.
 
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Post by: abstauber on 03 May 2013, 14:56
What happened to the good old jobs. Hard jobs! Man jobs!
They are all in China :(
My company is more less outsourcing most of the software development jobs to St. Petersburg :P

As for me - I'm an Unix/Linux admin
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Post by: blueskirt on 03 May 2013, 19:55
What happened to the good old jobs. Hard jobs! Man jobs!
Am I the only porn theatre janitor around here?

When I said I played too much Space Quest for my own good as kid, it wasn't for the Space Guy part
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Post by: monkey424 on 06 May 2013, 11:15
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Hard jobs! Man jobs!

I'm back at work now. This is me today doing the DCP test. It's a hard job.. A MAN job!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img829/200/dcpman.jpg)

Miguel, we're all waiting for some happy snaps of your line of work  :-D
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Post by: miguel on 06 May 2013, 13:22
Fascinating stories about my work will be in my memoires, monkey. Sorry.
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Post by: Eric on 06 May 2013, 13:36
After a year of applications, I've just accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position in a communications department at a Midwestern liberal arts college. Moving across country in July!
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Post by: Asclepius on 27 May 2013, 16:12
For the last year or so, I've been a student psychiatric nurse and part time carer for the elderly.

Previously, soldier, EHT, carer, naked model and farm labourer.

Some of those are manly? Maybe manly-lite.
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Post by: miguel on 29 May 2013, 11:52
Asclepius, naked model does not apply, my friend. Farm labourer does. Or elephant hygiene technician.
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Post by: Paul Franzen on 29 May 2013, 16:20
Copy Editor (actually, Copy Editor II now!) with a human resources consulting firm, working from home full-time  8-)
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Post by: Asclepius on 30 May 2013, 20:40
Asclepius, naked model does not apply, my friend. Farm labourer does. Or elephant hygiene technician.

Yes, those elephants were a challenge. So many skin-folds.... I lost some good friends in there.
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Post by: Grim on 02 Jun 2013, 03:26
I'm an auxiliary nurse.

Also, an indie dev, I guess;)
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Post by: Problem on 03 Jun 2013, 18:51
I'm a private music teacher and math tutor.
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Post by: AdventureWhip on 10 Jun 2013, 16:35
Freelance translator. :)
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Post by: Honza on 10 Jun 2013, 23:01
English teacher, freelance graphic designer.
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Post by: Adeel on 13 Jun 2013, 17:38
I have worked as an Urdu to English (freelance) translator before. Planning to start tutoring from this month (or maybe next).
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Post by: voh on 18 Jun 2013, 00:44
Trained as an English to Dutch translator, aspiring fiction writer, actually a software developer.

Sometimes confused.
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Post by: Stupot on 01 Jul 2013, 17:06
Finally got a job. It's only a month-long English teaching gig at a summer school, but at least for now I don't have to call myself unemployed for a few weeks. :)
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Post by: Disco on 20 Jul 2013, 21:08
I work as a server in a fine dining restaurant.
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Post by: The Fool on 23 Jul 2013, 21:11
Busker.
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Post by: Eggie on 04 Aug 2013, 22:17
Part-time retail asshole.
The only part-time retail asshole on this entire board apparently.
Wow. To hell with you guys and your interesting jobs. To. Hell.
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Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 05 Aug 2013, 15:06
Full time retail manager.
Probably in the same sub-category as you Eggie.
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Post by: KodiakBehr on 04 Oct 2013, 01:11
Diplomat, planning to move into high school education.
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Post by: man n fist on 06 Sep 2017, 03:12
Sorry to bring the thread back but was also interested in what other people did. I teach ESL here in sunny Dubai.

Some other posters have seriously cool jobs! Anyone want to trade? (laugh)
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Post by: Stupot on 06 Sep 2017, 03:30
I'm also in the EFL game. Since my post above I have come [back] to Japan and had two jobs, first as an assistant language teacher in two junior high schools and then as a teacher in an eikaiwa (English conversation school) which is ironic considering I am a terrible conversationalist.

I like the job though. Get to meet lots of interesting folks, including a member of AKB48. Just yesterday I taught a woman who is one of the top judges on the international figure-skating scene. Although equally there are some excruciating, boring-as-hell housewifes and salaryman who have nothing to talk about other than how much 'nothing special' they do between lessons.
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Post by: Gurok on 06 Sep 2017, 03:53
I'm a software developer. I work in Java and Javascript.
It's software as a service that graphic design studios use.
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Post by: dactylopus on 06 Sep 2017, 04:49
I'm in broadcasting.  My job title is  Master Control Operator.

On a good day, this means I watch TV for a living.

On a bad day, it means I try to figure out why the TV went off the air and fix it.
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Post by: Andail on 06 Sep 2017, 07:18
I'm a teacher half of the time and game developer half of the time.
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Post by: Blondbraid on 06 Sep 2017, 10:11
I currently don't have any job, I'm studying video game development with a graphics orientation at university.
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Post by: Danvzare on 06 Sep 2017, 11:06
I'm a student studying ICT and Design. So I guess I'm in the same boat as Blondbraid. (laugh)
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Post by: CrashPL on 06 Sep 2017, 11:42
I work as a QA engineer for a company delivering IT solutions for medical and pharmaceutical industry.
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Post by: dayowlron on 06 Sep 2017, 14:53
Im a programmer/analyst working for a promotions company
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Post by: Loslem on 07 Sep 2017, 12:22
I'm a lab technician in germany. Nothing special really ^^
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Post by: HanaIndiana on 09 Sep 2017, 19:36
Lead programmer/ETL developer for a university data warehouse
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Post by: Kumpel on 11 Sep 2017, 15:45
Partly long time student and partly multifuctional cultural journalist, movie and theatre critic, movie press screening supervisor and soon co-moderator for an upcoming conference as part of the upcoming application of my town for the 2025' "Capital of Culture" in Europe. Phew...

Ah yeah, and I am a father too :D
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Post by: Gribbler on 12 Sep 2017, 18:38
Film translator.
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Post by: dactylopus on 13 Sep 2017, 00:00
My night job is captain of a beer league hockey team called the Dragons.  Or at least it will be when the fall season starts.  1st time captain, should be fun!  Doesn't pay, aside from a few free beers, but it's fulfilling in so many other ways.
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Post by: Atelier on 15 Oct 2017, 21:26
My night job is captain of a beer league hockey team called the Dragons.

Best sentence ever :-D

I'm a PhD Law student, teaching at my university part-time.
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Post by: dactylopus on 16 Oct 2017, 01:16
My night job is captain of a beer league hockey team called the Dragons.

Best sentence ever :-D

Thanks!  We have a game tonight, and could use the positive energy!
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Post by: man n fist on 09 Jun 2019, 13:11
I see many people have written they want to be "a fully time AGS'er". I guess that means making money from their games? That's great if people are actually able to make a living from doing that!
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Post by: Mandle on 09 Jun 2019, 16:27
I see many people have written they want to be "a fully time AGS'er". I guess that means making money from their games? That's great if people are actually able to make a living from doing that!

It's been done... Look at Dave Gilbert... But it takes a LOT of passion and vision to be able to achieve...