What do you do for a living?

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Angstrom
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by Angstrom » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:50 pm

I'm self employed web dev,
I make web applications for NGOs which collate data from various affiliate databases, I rationalise them and provide search / sort / filter functions on them and then wrap it all up in a web API for the affilates to use.
My job is to think like an end user and convince the many and various overlapping committees into allowing an end-user-centric interface to their data, rather than delivering one which merely mirrors the stakeholders prejudices and funding parameters.

It's a pretty fucking weird job really.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by stringtapper » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:50 pm

Teaching fellow and graduate assistant at a state school while working on a doctorate in music at the university's college of music, which is one of the largest in the states. I teach courses in ear training and sight singing as well as a course on Finale. Also assist with a couple of graduate courses producing video casts of the lectures. Second job is in the school's music library, which boasts one of the most impressive collections in the country. I run the audio preservation studio where I transfer old media (LP, 78s, cassette, RDAT, DAT, open reel, and even cylinders[!]) to digital and do restoration depending on the quality of the recordings.

I supplement all that with various gigs on bass, voice, and trombone, and the occasional arranging or music typesetting job.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by rote fahne » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:35 pm

Disabled.

Before I had several jobs. I studied agronomics, 3 years. Then I did civil service,national photographic archives, I'm an expert in black and white silver gelatine printing. Was in other types of darkrooms too. Then I went abroad for a year (Italy), then I worked for local government, for postoffice, I cleaned offices then I worked for pensionfunds, calculating and disbursment.

Always done work 100 points below my IQ. Got low EQ, could be the reason.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by Theo Void » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:47 pm

andydes wrote:
Theo Void wrote:I'm an adolescent drug and alcohol counselor.
What kind of idiot sees an adolescent for drink and drugs counseling? Someone looking to do more?

I'm an Engineer. I like the variety. I get to design stuff on a computer, play with hazardous equipment in a lab and occasionally beat the crap out of things with a big hammer.


And another props to knotkranky. I'd like to think I could do the same (not entirely sure though).
I'm not the adolescent, I counsel the adolescents. lol.

WOW, I kinda figured there were some smart people on this forum w/ some really interesting careers and i was right! Some amazing stuff here. Some things I never even knew existed!

Ableton users: Making the world a better place, and no one even knows it!!!!

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by knotkranky » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Super big thanx for the props fellas. I get little from rest of fam :roll: To think that anyone here couldn't do the same, i could never repeat it myself. I though it would be 6 to 8 months and then events extended it. And I just didn't give up cuz he's been my mentor after bio-dad split at 10. It really makes it easier ) First day, I just thought of getting good food into the dude and off the insane 12 meds! Fucking doctors are often more terrible than they are helpful. Or worse!

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by H20nly » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:38 pm

^ *hats off*

good man.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by knotkranky » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:04 pm

cheers brah.

I'm ready to make noise tho! Gotta a whole new way to work going. It's gonna be a productive music year. Ramen is fine 8)

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:39 am

I SELL BLOW AND FUCK WHORES FOR A LIVING THESE DAYS.

HEY, IT BEATS WORKING.

:x
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

Theo Void
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by Theo Void » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:52 am

LoopStationZebra wrote:I SELL BLOW AND FUCK WHORES FOR A LIVING THESE DAYS.

HEY, IT BEATS WORKING.

:x
Sounds like a great career to me!!!

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by h3rtz » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:38 pm

Architect. In China. Means I don't have a life. I managed to get 2 tracks finished within 1.5 years and music is pretty much the only thing I do in my free time lol (besides gf).

So I quit one week ago. My stuff including studio is already on the way to europe, and i am preparing for some traveling in sri lanka and india. After 3.5 years of chinese hyper capitalism i feel like spending a couple of months in auroville might be a good redemy.

Might come back to china though, teamed up with my bro who is a full time musician. I am 32, but I didnt entirely give up the " rock star dream " yet. I believe that being in the right place at the right time could still get me somewhere in music. China might just be the place as i feel there's a growing interest of people for independent music.

Obviously it is necessary to change the job. But man, i hate to leave this place.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by Komodovaran » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Just finished my BSc in biochemistry, and will move to China for 2 years for my MCs in nanoscience, starting this fall.

I could be making fat beats one day and cure cancer the next :x

But music kind of died lately. I have too many other things to focus on.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by joefrost01 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Computer programmer, mainly risk analytics for trading systems...fitting in a bit of music here and there when I can but there's never enough time

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by knotkranky » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:17 pm

h3rtz wrote:Architect. In China. Means I don't have a life. I managed to get 2 tracks finished within 1.5 years and music is pretty much the only thing I do in my free time lol (besides gf).

So I quit one week ago. My stuff including studio is already on the way to europe, and i am preparing for some traveling in sri lanka and india. After 3.5 years of chinese hyper capitalism i feel like spending a couple of months in auroville might be a good redemy.

Might come back to china though, teamed up with my bro who is a full time musician. I am 32, but I didnt entirely give up the " rock star dream " yet. I believe that being in the right place at the right time could still get me somewhere in music. China might just be the place as i feel there's a growing interest of people for independent music.

Obviously it is necessary to change the job. But man, i hate to leave this place.
Ya gots more about working music in China? Or what it's like to just live there? You speak Mandarin? I have great connections in China and fantasize about chucking it all for the adventure. 8)

I can cut and mix records like a champ. Maybe they need that. I dunno.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by panten » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:39 pm

Nothing quite as noble as some of the other professions on here but I work as a 3D Artist for a video game developer creating characters & creatures all day. Took hard work to get the position and I love it.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

Post by stringtapper » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:17 pm

^ | Mi-Mi-Mi-Do-Ti-La | Ti-La-Sol-La-Fa-Re |

Or for the Europeans

| Ti-Ti-Ti-Sol-Fi-Mi | Fi-Mi-Re-Mi-Do-La |
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