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What is everyone's occupation?

Myself right now I am a recruiter. I work in a big office building and flip through resumes all day. I get to browse SnapZu, watch movies and pull in a hefty salary all while being on the phone sometimes. We have what we call "Power Hours" two per day that is our heavy traffic times. But other than that its a great salary and I help people find jobs! Shameless Plug Speaking of, if you live in the USA and you are in need of a job shoot me a pm. I only hire for one thing so I am looking for someone who is in Sales, and has been in Independent work.

We usually pay out around 800-1200 a week once fully trained. With potential of making from 55-70 thousand a year.

3 years ago by ClarkKent with 65 comments

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  • exikon
    +8

    Medstudent, (hopefully) finishing preclinical this summer.

    • ColonBowel
      +2

      What's preclinical?

      • exikon
        +2

        Well, I'm not from the US so our system might be different. After highschool you start studying medicine. The first 2 years are preclinical. Basically you learn about the body how it's supposed to work. Biggest courses are anatomy, physiology and biochemistry with a few others as well. After that you move to the clinical part and learn about diseases, microbiology, pharmacology, start seeing patients and so on.

        • ColonBowel
          +1

          Oh got it. FYI: in the US, that's called pre-med. It's basically a 4 year degree in a major that's accepted by medical schools.

          • exikon
            +1

            Yeah, I guess so. I just literally translated the German term. It's different over here in a way though as you will not need to apply for medschool after those two years. Once you're in (which is similarly hard as in the US) you're a medstudent.

  • LacquerCritic
    +6

    Don't want to give too many details, but I work in marketing/business development in a commodities industry. I sort of fell into the role but I really enjoy it, so lucky me.

    • Wenjarich
      +2

      Wait, so you just fell in to marketing or did you just fal into this specific role of marketing? I only ask because I thought you need a degree to work in marketing?

      • LacquerCritic
        +2

        I fell into marketing! And I don't have any degree whatsoever - I left university two years into a B.Sc. to go work at a lab. I started to help out with some marketing stuff and then helped more and more until it became my role. It helps that I had a pretty strong/unusual background in sales. That being said, in my industry they'd likely rather have me finish my B.Sc. and gain practical marketing/BD experience instead of getting a marketing degree, as hiring someone with a marketing degree in a more technical industry isn't very helpful when they need the marketing person to be able to understand the technical processes. (If that makes sense.)

        • Wenjarich
          +2

          That's really cool. I know, having been involved in a few engineering circles, that a lot of engineers say that generally you just have to accept that the marketing team aren't going to understand the technical sides and so you are going to just have to deal with some tension when there are clashes. I like that some companies seem to try compensate for this by hiring marketers with technical degrees. :)

          • LacquerCritic
            +3

            I think that was definitely a part of why I was allowed to fall into the role. I can be at a trade show and when someone asks about applying the so-and-so process to a particular type of material, I can actually win their confidence by knowing enough of what I'm talking about (and knowing when they need someone with greater expertise - honesty can be very handy!).

            • Wenjarich
              +2

              Ya I agree, honesty and professionalism is what I hope to use as my edge in my business in an industry that has very little.

  • VoyagerXyX
    +6

    I'm a web designer and sole tech support technician at the company I work for. I spend most of my day in my office doing marketing (figure that out) I make about 40k. It's not the greatest or most challenging but it's getting me through college for music production so no complaints here.

  • Cobbydaler
    +5

    Consultant in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

    • ColonBowel
      +2

      That sounds interesting. What's do your daily tasks look like? What do they consult with you about?

      • Cobbydaler
        +3

        Formulation issues. How to change the ingredients and the processing to make a better dosage form (e.g. tablet).

  • Wenjarich
    +5

    I just completed my Mechanical Engineering DIploma and was supposed to be starting an internship at the beginning of this month, but when on the last day of last month, they told me that they have decided they no longer want to take on an intern at the moment. So I have now just started my own little handyman business, because I am good with my hands, and I am really surprised by the interest I have already received for jobs so far. I also really enjoy working with my hands, so I may not be returning to engineering any time soon. :P

    • ColonBowel
      +2

      I have now just started my own little handyman business

      Bad ass! Way to not get fatal and bitch about it. Instead, you took control and made the best you could to move forward.

      • Wenjarich
        +2

        Thanks man haha :) Dont worry, I have certainly had my time to wallow in self pity but as of last year, something has changed in me and I just feel less to no anxiety when unexpected shit goes down and am even surprising even myself with my new "fuckit what else can be done then" attitude. I'm not sure if I'm more excited about the new business or my new outlook on life.

  • DKJuggernaut
    +5

    Overnight Maintenance/Stocker for a major retailer. Transferring to the front end soon, though. I'll be a cashier, and hopefully content about it.

  • Guilhem
    +4

    Mechatronics engineer, working for the energy industry.

  • caelreth
    +4

    I teach computer science at a community college. And yes, it's just as glamorous as it sounds :)

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  • smackababy
    +4

    I'm a software engineer, working for a financial services company. Basically, working a lot with getting data into and out of databases quickly and accurately.

  • Kysol
    +3

    Programmer - I say that without any language involved as I learn when I need to use a new language or skill. Primarily PHP, but branches off into C#, C++, Obj-C, Perl etc - Really depends as I said.

    When I'm asked the same thing by someone I don't know (ie a cabbie), generally say Database Programmer. Usually when you say you do anything with computers or programming they start with a story about a child in their family learning to do something... at that point you're wishing that you were walking the 30 miles to work.

  • skeeva
    +3

    I climb tall stuff other people don't want to.

    • smokedhuman
      +4

      From all of us that are afraid of heights, god bless you and free hugs when you get down (god knows I need them when I get off the step stool)

  • Jupiter7
    +3

    I'm an engineer working in electronics manufacturing currently.

    • loch
      +1

      currently

      niiiice

  • Zorgon
    +3

    I teach nature photography, yoga, and juggling to teens 8)

    • smokedhuman
      +3

      Exciting would have been juggling chainsaws. Just sayin'

      • Zorgon
        +2

        Haha true, but one thing I've learned is to not trust teens with objects that could potentially kill me

        • Axiomatic
          +2

          Are you just speaking common sense, or is there a story behind this? I, for one, would much prefer the latter.

          • Zorgon
            +3

            I work with a very intense population - there's not a lot of objects I would be comfortable with them handling

  • CrazyDiamond
    +3

    I deliver pizza... don't judge me.

    • ClarkKent
      +1

      I never judge publicly. ;). Just kidding know alot of folks that live in really good communities that make great money delivering pizzas!

  • Teakay
    +3

    I'm currently working as an intern but will return to being a full-time student in August. Hopefully someday I will have a successful career in drafting/design.

  • ubidoob
    +2

    IT Business Systems Analyst. I help people understand what the systems can and cannot do as well as work on their change requests. It's fun. :-)

  • Stormire
    +2

    I am a mid level director in a public education institution and I am in charge of procurement and contract management

  • stitches
    +2

    I'm a Research Administrator. I'm the little cog that keeps 100 or so other cogs turning out world class research. That's the day job. I have other more interesting part time self employed jobs though (freelance copywriting, blogging for Time Out, running a burlesque society/business and I'm in talks to join a 60s go-go dance troupe).

    • ClarkKent
      +1

      I wish I could work for myself. I am able and willing to do almost anything. I hire people that basically work for them selves and its been on my mind for so long... Blah. I am glad you are making it though!

      • stitches
        +2

        oh, I only part time work for myself. The RA job I have is at a Uni....I have to do something creative in my spare time to make up for it...

  • SakuraPanko
    +2

    I still have another year of being a student. I don't know if I'm ready for the real world yet :(

  • sarcasimo
    +2

    I'm an "IT Construction Coordinator", which is basically a specialized project manager. I deal with getting IT stuff in place for the construction work my company does.

  • smokedhuman
    +2

    I run a smallish compute cluster running torque, hadoop and vertica. The prior job was wayyyy more exciting sounding... that was 2500+ servers running LSF and Grid Engine with 16PB of spinning data. In essence I pressed buttons when the machines wouldn't power on

  • Ryvaeus
    +2

    I'm a game designer! I broke into the game industry with a degree in English Literature, to a position that required 2 years experience in the related field (Game Design). I got it by dressing up my resume and catering it to the job; my personal blog became "gaming journalism," my hours of experience playing PC games became "keen understanding of basic level design principles," and my prior experience teaching English as a foreign language became "communicates ideas clearly and confidently to a wide variety of audiences." I paraphrase and simplify, but I hope the idea is clear!

    • ClarkKent
      +2

      I think this works for everything, I have always dressed up my resume to a job that looks great. Which in no way means lying it just means catering it towards that job. I feel like I am very picky with work and have gotten about 85% of jobs that I have wanted. Now what do I do for a living? Go over resumes all day... Kinda ironic...

  • schrodingersman
    +1

    I currently work in emergency management for one of the largest counties in the US. I get to participate in a whole lot of planning, training, and generally dicking around if nothing is going on. My background is in technical communication which is what landed me this gig. Love my job.

  • zaywolfe
    +1

    Game Designer, just indie. While I work on my games I do freelance in web design and graphic design.