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What does everyone do for a living here?

Old 12-18-08, 12:23 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 12:24 AM
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Full time college student about to graduate in May and hopefully own a Chick-fil-A. Now just working as a manager at Chick-fil-A to bring in some dough
i had lunch at one today. it was great.
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Old 12-18-08, 12:28 AM
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Full time college student: Nursing/Music double major.
i majored in music once upon a time before i decided on nursing. props for doing both!
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Old 12-18-08, 12:53 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 01:43 AM
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i bend chainstays and cut tubes at a framebuilder. i also bend forks, line lugs, strip paint, and do the crap work. reminds me of when i started at a silk screeners, and i scrubbed and pressure washed silk screens all day.

i cut a $8000 ti bike in half this week. (to install s&s couplings).

i helped clean carbon tubes before we glued them. we then put the new campy super record group on it. 14.5lbs. $10,000+

i make $10,000 carbon/ti frames w $800 paint jobs. i love america.
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Old 12-18-08, 01:56 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 02:15 AM
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Full Time Student for graphic design at Columbia College Chiago
Part Time Barista.

Although I love my job more than school sometimes. Hoping to compete in the GLRBC at Navy Pier in Feb. I also am hoping to do the Millrock Latte art competition too.
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Old 12-18-08, 02:18 AM
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Drive a forklift and commute 40 mi rt per day by bicycle. Out of 4500 people employed at the factory I'm the ONLY full-time cycle commuter. It's a UAW facility, so you can imagine I'm not real popular w/my auto-centric, union brothers and sisters...especially during lunch when I expressed my opinion(I was pressed...you know how it is when you're a little different...) that it's inexcusable for anyone living within 10 miles of the plant and able-bodied to NOT bike. I sit by myself, alot. Nobody effs w/my bike, though. I used to get ribbed alot, then one day I mentioned something about body fat content, resting pulse rate and blood pressure w/o smiling(because I'd had enough, y'know?)and that pretty much ended the discussion. Once in a while I get someone taking me aside and expressing respect for what I do and I cherish those moments and offer to help get them started. No takers, so far. Some day...

It's been hard this winter as I've only managed a 50% 'ride' rate'. I've had some health issues, but I'm starting up again tomorrow. It's been good reading the posts and threads on BF as it keeps the fires stoked. Thanks guys...and gals.
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Old 12-18-08, 02:28 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 02:41 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by missbyamile View Post
I graduate from SJSU with my bachelor's in nursing on Saturday. For the next two months I'll be studying for boards... I've been living off student loans and I'm selling my car to pay rent (edit: and buy a new frame) next month.
Very cool, my mom teaches in the occupation therapy department at SJSU.

I'm a full-time student at UCSB graduating this spring in philosophy and psychology. I also work for some apartment complexes owned by the university, basically being like an on-site property manager which sucks but pays my rent. I also run an organization that puts on concerts around UCSB. It doesn't pay too well but its worth it to plan and run some pretty big concerts (some of them get like 8,000 people). I'm looking to get into the live music business once I'm done here.
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Old 12-18-08, 03:27 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 03:30 AM
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today - server / full time business management student
in a 4 days - college drop out / full time adventurer / part time bartender in a distant land
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Old 12-18-08, 04:43 AM
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I was a waiter and did bike deliveries on the side, but now am unemployed. It turns out both my bosses were smarmy poop heads trying to pinch every penny and take advantage of their employees. So now, until I find another job, I am a volunteer mechanic at the local bike co-op.

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Old 12-18-08, 07:09 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 07:25 AM
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I look at a monitor all night long. If I see something blinking red, I pick up the phone and wake up somebody... "ur sh1t broke, fix it", and wrote it down on a piece of paper... "teh sh1t broke, at 1am, I called joe blow and told him to fix it".

That's pretty much it. The tricky part is to know which joe you gonna call. The network joe, the DBA joe, the developer joe, the unix admin joe, the backup joe, the windows joe, the app support joe, the web developer joe, the system integration joe... and sometimes is a false alarm and you don't call any joe. Ergo BA degree in Computah Science and 5 Year exp (or equivalent) is required... among other stuff.
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Old 12-18-08, 07:29 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 07:32 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 07:33 AM
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Old 12-18-08, 07:40 AM
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I just graduated from college on Friday.
I currently sell sheets at the mall and detail UPS delivery trucks.
I'm a graphic designer but am unable to get a job in the field (PM me for freelance work, I'm good and cheap [like an experience hooker]...please?!?)
I'm also currently working on writing a novel, a series of short stories, and another book.
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Old 12-18-08, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
I look at a monitor all night long. If I see something blinking red, I pick up the phone and wake up somebody... "ur sh1t broke, fix it", and wrote it down on a piece of paper... "teh sh1t broke, at 1am, I called joe blow and told him to fix it".

That's pretty much it. The tricky part is to know which joe you gonna call. The network joe, the DBA joe, the developer joe, the unix admin joe, the backup joe, the windows joe, the app support joe, the web developer joe, the system integration joe... and sometimes is a false alarm and you don't call any joe. Ergo BA degree in Computah Science and 5 Year exp (or equivalent) is required... among other stuff.
This is exactly what I do. Except during the day.
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Old 12-18-08, 07:50 AM
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Family man.
Work full-time at a pharmaceutical company in the facilities department and do inventory control.
Back in school full-time after being out of school for 18 years pursuing my bachelors degree.

Busy!

Have not been on a bike in 2 months
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Old 12-18-08, 08:28 AM
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Oh and to fit in here, College student. I study graphic design, but I'm starting to realize how much I dislike it, I'm pretty mediocre I think, I could be better if I tried harder, but my hearts not in it... I want to be involved in music journalism some how, there has to be a reason for my obsessive music listening and record buying.

I'm also studying Graphic Design, it has it's difficulties, but what job hasn't? I listen to music every second of the day, but I just try use that as inspiration, and keep cycling/music playing as a hobby so I can't get tired of them too!

Got 3ish more years left, and working in a call centre until I begin my career. Thinking about ditching the C. centre and trying to get by with freelance work, but it's hard to keep busy when it ain't a full time career!

Did a course in photography aswell, so the whole media area is where I see myself going!
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