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Old 04-10-07, 10:34 AM
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Old 04-10-07, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Dumpsterlife
i'm that guy you call when your cable modem isn't working.
Ouch! I did that job for like 4 years. The only satisfying thing about it was KNOWING that I was working the worst job I'd ever have. Somehow that made it more tolerable.
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Old 04-10-07, 11:03 AM
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wow... awful lot of us video editors. except i edit cartoons. some are specifically online and some are for nickelodeon. it depends on the client. last year i was messing in boston and i was working retail for a few years. i've also done a lot of commercial roofing in new jersey.

messing in boston has been one of my favorite jobs, but definitely not the best paying.

one of these days i'm hoping someone will pay me for being so pretty.
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Old 04-10-07, 11:39 AM
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Old 04-10-07, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by chip thunder
Ouch! I did that job for like 4 years. The only satisfying thing about it was KNOWING that I was working the worst job I'd ever have. Somehow that made it more tolerable.
well my last job put me in Iraq for 18 months...so I love getting yelled at by people who need to check their yahoo accounts!
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cell phone sales.

i feel like a ****** alot of the time, i dont like selling persay, i would really rather be just an "order taker". I guess i could make alot more money if I tried to sell to everybody that walk up but, the money is pretty ok anyway so i dont worry. I like somebody said earier, I look at shifts as bike parts so it makes things alot easier on slow days.
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Old 04-10-07, 12:16 PM
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Intern architect, which is the title you get when you work at an architecture firm before you're licensed. I work at the Pittsburgh office of a national firm that's known for designing houses and Apple stores, but we do a lot of research/lab buildings for universities and such.

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Old 04-10-07, 12:35 PM
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haha I'm being asked a lot of personal info. Ok, here it is:

I'm an art student at Carnegie Mellon.

Sometime earlier someone mentioned they didn't have a fixie/were buliding it up. Dude. That's bullsh*t. You have the freedom to post wherever you want-- just because you don't have a fixie doesn't mean you're any less of a person. If it makes you feel better, my fixie is in the works because I stripped one side of the hub and potentially just stripped the 2nd/spare side. Given better weather conditions, time, and a little bit of extra $$-- I will try to check the hub, buy a GOOD cog, and retry my fixed passion... but for now I'll just ride my single speed.

I worked at PhiloTV on 9th st (In SF). It's part of Lieberman Productions and works the post production, editing, and graphics side of the company. They're responsible for all of those (here's the kicker) infomercials done for Guthy Renker. ProActiv solution (yeah, you get to see all those celebs), Core Secrets, and a lot of other beauty products for older women.

I worked as an intern there and may have a good foothold to go farther. I'm more interested in the assistant editing position since that kept me on my feet and challenged me to think up solutions quickly. The assistant editor I worked under was a pretty good guy and walked around 2 miles a day (he used an odometer once) traveling between editing rooms and the machine room. I think that's more satisfying that sitting infront of a computer editing video to a script. Especially an infomercial. Sorry, I don't mean to completely diss anyone's line of work. I'm just saying that it is not for me. I can't even sit still and watch soccer on TV. I get too antsy and want to play.

Anyone know of any screen printing shops in SF? Maybe I can look into them this July. I'll probably try and check out some museums/galleries and see if they are hiring... and who knows-- I might try my hand applying to some small design firms.

Anyway, I don't want to ask too many questions about job searching (that's my battle.) I'm pretty pleased with the way this thread is turning out.
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Old 04-10-07, 12:44 PM
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Old 04-10-07, 12:47 PM
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Old 04-10-07, 12:54 PM
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Just got out of being a full time bike mechanic. Scary job.

Now going back to being a student, and starting a job which makes people fat by serving them extra large, sugar-laden coffee drinks.
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Its weird to see so many planners.

I'm a Planning and Urban Affairs major with a Comp Science minor. I work nights as a barrista at a local coffee shop and help run the local Bike CoOp. Any of the established planners want to throw an internship my way? I'd love you forever.
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Old 04-10-07, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by godless scum
...and for a while made an amazing $$ doing scams at circuit-cities across PA
I like the sound of this. Can you elaborate at all without getting in too much trouble?

I myself am a full time Mechanical Engineer. I work on things that turn your lights on. I hope to be making sand paper soon.
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Old 04-10-07, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by benoist
Its weird to see so many planners.

I'm a Planning and Urban Affairs major with a Comp Science minor. I work nights as a barrista at a local coffee shop and help run the local Bike CoOp. Any of the established planners want to throw an internship my way? I'd love you forever.
^ i really didn't want to work for the city/state/etc....(and was a barrista with a master's for a while) and since i'm just outta school no private firms wanted to hire me on full time, so i just started calling and emailing every planning/arch/urban design/whatever firm i could find offering my services on a part-time or project basis as someone who is flexible, can work from home, doesn't mind doing the boring stuff (phone surveys, internet research, etc...) and has a planning background. it took a lot of time and effort to get my foot in the door, but after that first job your work will kinda multiply. -also, ANY contacts are helpful (and i mean ANY: your neighbor's brother the architect, your mom's friend's kid who works for the state, it doesn't matter)

you can probably also spin those comp sci skills into something really marketable. for example, my BA was in english so i get a lot of work editing planning docs.
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Originally Posted by DoshKel
...starting a job which makes people fat by serving them extra large, sugar-laden coffee drinks.
For the cash or the health insurance?
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Old 04-10-07, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dudezor
How do you deliver pizza on a bike? Do they have special pizza bags on top of the wheel/s or something? Anyone have pics of a pizza biker?
sat tires and a wald delivery rack or lowrider in the front lush a standard pizza bag and a bungee cord or two most people expect the pizza to be smashed, but not so because most cars are as bumpy if not worst than my bike plus I am faster than most cars in town
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Originally Posted by benoist
Its weird to see so many planners.

I'm a Planning and Urban Affairs major with a Comp Science minor. I work nights as a barrista at a local coffee shop and help run the local Bike CoOp. Any of the established planners want to throw an internship my way? I'd love you forever.
I assume with your technical skills you are working with GIS. Shouldn't be hard to find an internship with those skills. I started in GIS (Geography major) and quickly realized that i wanted to be a planner. Also, spin your co-op skills. Local govts. love community service skills like that. If you are thinking of coming out to Sac drop me a line. I may have some contacts for you.
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Originally Posted by goldenskeletons
wow... awful lot of us video editors. except i edit cartoons. some are specifically online and some are for nickelodeon. it depends on the client. last year i was messing in boston and i was working retail for a few years. i've also done a lot of commercial roofing in new jersey.

messing in boston has been one of my favorite jobs, but definitely not the best paying.

one of these days i'm hoping someone will pay me for being so pretty.
that is rad man I wish I could do sound for cartoons that would be a ridiculously fun job ya know somethign without this car blows up with flames and the gun shot is a .45 yadda yadda
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