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boring jobs

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:21 pm
by furrybum
probably a topic that's been raised before but what are your boring jobs? and more importantly, what do you do to kill time?

I'm currently sat babysitting a PA system at a conference about funding for special needs schools. They have 2 mics. BORED!

Re: boring jobs

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:22 pm
by Angstrom
furrybum wrote: what do you do to kill time?
you are kidding me, right?

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:23 pm
by furrybum
apart from the abes forum :lol:

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:24 pm
by Meef Chaloin
I try learn a language (Hindi) and generally read as much as possible

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:28 pm
by thehuman
I'm in the same boat. My job is super boring, but is one where I have to pretend like I'm busy (also an AV job, by the way). Strong firewall, so internet usage is pretty limited, and I can't have my laptop up, so no music time...

Webcomics help a lot.

toothpastefordinner.com
xkcd.com

Otherwise, try to find some sort of skill you teach yourself from your computer. A language, learn a new program/skill, get an e-sub and read Sound On Sound, hone your chess skills if that's viable, and yeah... forums. Lots of forums. If you can access YouTube, do it and be thankful you can waste your time in such a fun way. I can't get any kind of streaming media here...

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:29 pm
by furrybum
i tried to learn icelandic for a while but i find it tricky without suddenly bursting out with garbled icelandic phrases. Raises a few eyebrows

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:51 pm
by aeon
my job is really interesting now... but i'm still posting at ten to three on a monday afternoon.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:03 pm
by shervington
i hate my job. i work for the army calling applicants asking them if they want a dvd. its not perminant believe me but it is so hard as an art graduate to get work at the moment. i am currently revising for my theory test so i can finally learn to drive which passes some time. i also spend my working hours drawing.

fun fun fun :cry:

boring jobs

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:13 pm
by LesPasta
im currently a substitute teacher.... killing time searching this forum during my 2 hour break... it has pro's and con's

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:13 pm
by creature
i write software for bank so that keeps me busy. when compiling huge amounts of code i browse this forum plus catch up on reading blogs :-)

Luckily I can listen to my mp3 player whilst working so that eases the day a lot.


Steve

Re: boring jobs

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:54 pm
by fzero
furrybum wrote:probably a topic that's been raised before but what are your boring jobs? and more importantly, what do you do to kill time?
I'm a programmer and I'm really sick of it. I'm doing all I can to pay my bills as a producer, but this is extra-hard in Brazil. Really, believe me - specially when you don't make motherfucking shitty popultar brazilian music.

Now, you may be thinking "this guy is nuts, Brazil has Sergio Mendes, João Gilberto, Jorge Ben and all those cool guys!", but you're way off line. These guys are old and no music by them has any attention anymore. Brazilian popular music sucks balls as much as any chart-music from any country you may think of.

Ok, rant over. Truth is, I'd rather produce a shitty popular brazilian band than keep on being a programmer. I hope this answers your question.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:44 pm
by funky shit
Move over here and we can create the greatest pop album of all time.

I work part time in a call centre. SHITE
Full time at college doing media.
Next year im doing a degree in music technology.

I really want to leave my job and just go to college and make beats. But im too used to the cash for partying.

Was chattin to a guy today who used to be in my class. He said he has fucked his education and job and just sits now and makes tunes!

fair play to him

Re: boring jobs

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:50 pm
by roach808
furrybum wrote:probably a topic that's been raised before but what are your boring jobs? and more importantly, what do you do to kill time?

I'm currently sat babysitting a PA system at a conference about funding for special needs schools. They have 2 mics. BORED!
Ah sweet sweet corporate gigs, my favorite.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:01 pm
by beats me
I might be the only one with this problem, but I find when I'm out of work and have the proverbial "time to work on music all day long" I don't get shit done creatively. It's when I have a brain dead or boring job that my free time seems to be filled with working on music.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:24 pm
by bosonHavoc
beats me wrote:I might be the only one with this problem, but I find when I'm out of work and have the proverbial "time to work on music all day long" I don't get shit done creatively. It's when I have a brain dead or boring job that my free time seems to be filled with working on music.
o you get used it hehe..
and i bet thats a very common problem

i give people rides on my pedicab, and i work like 2-4 days a week sometimes 1 sometimes none depending on my mood
my main focus is music.. as of late i have been practicing the drums more than anything. my band is on a performance break so we can chill and focus on writting.

best thing to do is look at music like a job (but one you love)
so sometimes even when your not feeling it fire up the computer and work on something.... tweak some synths, check out some forgoten live sets, practice something, look at porn while you play bass.....

other things i've noticed.. their have been times when i lived with a house full of musicians and we never once played together even though before we moved in together we talked about all the music we would make lol.



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check it out!! my new pedicab :)
it should be here in a week or 2
i had to photoshop the purple because its a custom color so i dont know if thats the exact color... but i sent them that color swatch and this pic. i told em to make it look like that.... oo da pimp... i'm going to go get my stero system for it on wednesday... if any one has any recomendations for a descent cheap car amp (i'd like to pump 2 speakers and a small woofer) my battery is 26 amp hours.

i'm totally stoked!!! mwhahahaha[/img]