Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Mon Nov 05, 2012 09:05 am

I mess about with computers.
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby giant man » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:00 am

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 am

guitar technician

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:44 am

I draw pictures of buildings. A bit like this...

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby ademort » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:44 am

I,M an onshore/offshore supervisor. We build jackets/ modules onshore and then complete the hook-up offshore.
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby KonaMike » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:46 am

I work in a small Independant Computer Shop, so repair,build and install ....boring !

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby IShaggy » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:16 am

I few techie IT nerds, but not as many as I would have thought. I'm a technical architect working for a IT consultancy and specialising in Microsoft business intelligence systems. Basically, I help clients to refine their business requirements, and then scope the systems, before defining functional requirements and then working with the developers to implement the systems. How's that for nerdy :wink:

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Postby giant man » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:25 am

nweststeyn wrote:guitar technician

interesting, do you work for a company/store chain, or are you a trained luthier?
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby Pilot Pete » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:46 am

ademort wrote:I,M an onshore/offshore supervisor. We build jackets/ modules onshore and then complete the hook-up offshore.
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I'm still none the wiser, except that you do things on land and then take them out to sea! :?

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby Grill » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:49 am

IShaggy wrote:I few techie IT nerds, but not as many as I would have thought. I'm a technical architect working for a IT consultancy and specialising in Microsoft business intelligence systems. Basically, I help clients to refine their business requirements, and then scope the systems, before defining functional requirements and then working with the developers to implement the systems. How's that for nerdy :wink:


Heh. I'm the director of the European arm of a US BI company... A few of us about it seems...
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby Teisetrotter » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:58 am

I lead sales in the UK for the analytics/BI arm of a big US firm ............ but mainly I am focused on clinging on to my job.

So there are a few of us about ..... but it's a relief not to hear some idiot spouting off about big data for once!

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby LangerDan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:02 pm

I work on a puppy farm. I drive the combine harvester.
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:08 pm

giant man wrote:
nweststeyn wrote:guitar technician

interesting, do you work for a company/store chain, or are you a trained luthier?


I'm a failed musician who become a touring backline/guitar tech, then to self employed guitar tech, then asked to take up position in an independent musical instrument store (after a 3 year stint in-house at a concert hall). Work on instruments from people like Martin Taylor MBE, Deacon Blue, Simple Minds and The View... Not a trained luthier so don't carry out acoustic builds from scratch but carry out all other setups & repairs from electronics to fret levelling. I love the problem solving aspect of the job, and get to work alongside great mates and play with guitars all day. Lucky me! I am however also studying an Open University degree in Environmental Science with the aim of eventually getting a job that pays more but is not as enjoyable (human priorities are intriguing!)

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Postby p7rider » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:19 pm

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:25 pm

My day job is working for a large ISP, but I also run some record labels with a mate and we get to play at being disc jockeys in nice places too.
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby wod1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:35 pm

Technical Manager- Frozen seafood company, commute to work when in the office, when working in the supply chain have to fly, Iceland, Norway, China, Vietnam, Canada etc.

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby y33stu » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:59 pm

Marketing manager for a golf company. I dont play golf. But I do really enjoy telling golfers that I dont play golf when they start talking all "golfy" to me.

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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby ademort » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:01 pm

Pilot Pete wrote:
ademort wrote:I,M an onshore/offshore supervisor. We build jackets/ modules onshore and then complete the hook-up offshore.
Ademort


I'm still none the wiser, except that you do things on land and then take them out to sea! :?

PP

If you look at an oil rig it,s made up of 2 parts. Firstly the jacket. That is the part of the platform that is usually fixed to the seabed and rises up out of the water. Usually it protrudes about 20 Metres out of the water. On top of the jacket you have the working area with various decks usually referred to as a module or platform or topside.Of course you cannot build both the jacket and module as a complete unit and then install it offshore so we build the two seperately and ship them out to the location. We then install the jacket using a large offshore crane and then use the same crane to lift the module onto the jacket and then weld the module to the jacket. We then connect all the remaining parts together and complete all the commisioning work before the drilling rig comes along and starts drilling the wells.We refer to the last phase of the operation as the Hook-Up. Hope this explaination helps.
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby Mouth » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:03 pm

I'm a bus driver. It's great fun watching all kids of two-wheeled lunatics (and white van drivers) trying to commit suicide on a daily basis.

People think it's easy as pie, sitting on your a**e all day but you really do have to have your wits about you. Especially in rush hour when in the town centre.
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Re: Tell us.....................What is your Job ?

Postby Pat Murray » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:17 pm

I run a marina and Outdoor Education Centre


A big toy store really!


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