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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #50 on: 11 Oct 2009, 14:38 »

The funny thing is that it kind of did, but not completely.  If you go to reply, it has both of your posts under the "Topic Summary" thing, but it still doesn't appear in the actual thread.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #51 on: 11 Oct 2009, 14:42 »

I'm a layout guy, not a coding guy.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #52 on: 11 Oct 2009, 16:29 »

uhh, job thread.

i was a freshman in high school when i got myself into a part time job, at which i was (re)designing, coding, updating and maintaining about 30 porn websites. i quit after a year of oh-hai-i-get-paid-to-watch-porn fun and when i got back a year later, i was assigned to the ads department where i designed ads for, uhh, i dont know what its called in english, phone sex lines maybe? another year passed, and i quit again. a few months ago, my old manager from that company called me and said he had quit too and was putting up an internet ad network business, and needed a know-it-all guy. thats how i got my current job. now on one hand im refining and tuning the adserver i wrote for our tiny ad network of 600M imp/month and on the other hand im designing and coding custom projects for some of our clients.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #53 on: 11 Oct 2009, 22:19 »

I work for a small and obscure office of the Australian Commonwealth Public Service. The office is in Canberra, and I live in Melbourne. Canberra is about 700 kilometres away from Melbourne, so the commute takes a while. So instead of commuting I work from home. Which means that if I want to start work at nine, I can get up a few minutes before nine. If I want to sleep in a bit I can get up at ten or ten-thirty and do the last hour of my work in front of the evening news on the T.V. If I want to take a few hours off in the middle of the day I can, and make up for it later. If I want to go and do my grocery shopping, or go and get a coffee at any time of day, I can. If I want to finish early one day a week so that I can go and play touch football, that's what I do. The standard Australian public service day is seven and a half hours.

I spend entirely too much time during the day talking to my cat.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #54 on: 11 Oct 2009, 22:25 »

Harry I don't care what you do, can we swap jobs please
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #55 on: 12 Oct 2009, 11:58 »

I'm a supervisor at a pub/restaurant which is part of the UK's biggest pub chain, Wetherspoons.

just be glad you have hours at all, most full time staff where I work (Yates) are probably going to be part time by January.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #56 on: 12 Oct 2009, 21:09 »

I work for one of the agencies of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Wateramanagement, and then mainly focussing on the enforcement of the Law(s) that deal with keeping the waters clean/getting them cleaner.

Its quite the amusing to one day walk around on oil refineries, and the next to race across a rather large body of water in a way to fast speedboat to go and gather some data.

Also, yay for 36 hour workweeks! (Though, i work 40 hours standard, but that means i just have 2 days off extra per month!)
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #57 on: 12 Oct 2009, 21:36 »

this explains what working at a call center is like. basically at least one call a day at the bank is like this though i would have hung up way sooner due to her cussin and threats, silly as they are, i would rather actually help another customer.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #58 on: 13 Oct 2009, 18:55 »

I work at high school. As little as possible.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #59 on: 14 Oct 2009, 04:59 »

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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #60 on: 14 Oct 2009, 05:07 »

I work for one of the earths biggest internet firms, watching over parts of their systems.... typical minion grade job for someone i expect to be the next Bond Supervillain....

My "somewhat virtual" office is located in a big red building atop of Seattle...



In reallity, my ass sits most time somewhere deep in the woods of bavaria in a comfy chair in front of my computer, connected to the "System" ;o).

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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #61 on: 16 Oct 2009, 02:14 »

I work via Maandag (http://www.maandag.nl/?gclid=CLyhvumdwZ0CFVWF3godyX_WsQ) in this organisation www.dmb.amsterdam.nl . (The nice embedding of the links seems to not work here at ... work).

I do admin. duties. It's rather mind-numbing and stuff but it pays.

Poorly. But it pays.

I spent way too much time on the internet. I waste my time and I should be looking for something more exciting ...
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #62 on: 12 Nov 2009, 04:24 »

I, like Inlander, work from home. I do web dev for a large, soulless ad firm. It's pretty sweet, except when I run into one of the many operating paradoxes that sour things and bedevil me. Also, they are now making me commute downtown to the office once a week.

I too spend a lot of time talking to my cat. I got him as a kitten and I get to watch him grow fatter and lazier, day-by-day.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #63 on: 12 Nov 2009, 04:35 »

Good preparation for marriage then.

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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #64 on: 12 Nov 2009, 04:57 »

A good preparation for marriage! Ohh!!

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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #65 on: 12 Nov 2009, 05:09 »

This is a conversation I had with a customer today:

Customer: I don't see why I should have to pay for my account in advance!
Me: Well, it's because you have a pre-paid account. You pay money onto that account, that money is then used to pay the tolls.
Customer: That's robbery! You're forcing me to pay for something I haven't done yet!
Me: Because it's a pre-paid account. Like having a pre-paid mobile phone and it's entirely legal, and also what you agreed to when you opened the account.
Customer: Well nothing else is pre-paid! You don't pay for groceries in advance! You don't pay rent in advance!
Me: Uh, actually you do. Rent is always paid in advance. Lots of things are pre-paid!
Customer: Well I wouldn't know I've never had to rent anything.
Me: Probably not the best argument to be making then?
Customer: Look you little unionised, lefty, labor-voting prick...
Me: Grahame [for t'was his name], if you're going to start getting personally abusive and start swearing at me I'm just going to hang up. I don't appreciate being yelled at.
Customer: Oh I haven't begun to yell, you haven't even seen yelling yet. And if I am yelling it's because you're being a smarmy bastard.
Me: Grahame, you haven't seen smarmy yet.

It kind of went on like this for a while. Fuckwit got me so angry by the end that my hands were shaking so much I fucked up my nails.

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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #66 on: 12 Nov 2009, 07:07 »

Job thread. Nice.


I'm a full time student at the College of Wooster in Ohio. It's a small liberal arts school and I'm a communication major.

I actually have two jobs. I work a few hours a week in the Special Collections area of one of our libraries. I basically take care of all the old books that we have, do mini-research projects for my bosses, and I had to learn how to laminate 100 year old newspapers that fall apart every time they get moved with two pieces of plastic, a squeegee, and a roll of double sided tape.

My other job is at Best Buy. I work in the music/movies/video games area, I sell TVs when they get busy and I help out in computers from time to time also. I really like my job, but sometimes I feel like I don't get enough time for school.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #67 on: 12 Nov 2009, 09:08 »

Programmer for a large pharmaceutical company.  I take files full of numbers that people give me and make files full of numbers for other people.  The pay is good, the benefits are awesome, and most of my clients are very attractive ladies.

Except I rarely see them because I work in a different building and mostly deal with them by phone, and even though the work is relatively easy, there's a shitload of it.  But the pay is good and the benefits are awesome.  Also, because I'm on a computer all day, I can type this and people think I'm working.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #68 on: 14 Nov 2009, 20:50 »

Customer: Look you little unionised, lefty, labor-voting prick...

I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time but hahaha oh my god
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #69 on: 15 Nov 2009, 04:46 »

It was pretty funny.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #70 on: 15 Nov 2009, 07:03 »

The job that pays the bills and insures me and stuff:  I am a Dispatcher for the county.  I tell Police/Fire/EMS where to go. "911 What's your Emergency?"  Fortunately I live in a rural county of about 1,500 people so most of the time calls are about cattle escaped from their fences or people hitting deer on the highway.  Man, fuck those deer.  I am also the IT Administrator for the office.  It's a good job (I get paid double time for all of those random holidays that banks are closed like Columbus Day) and the county pays 100% of my family health and dental insurance

I also have an Associates in Computer Information Systems (hence the IT ADmin part of said job) and I do computer repair and troubleshooting on the side.  I also referee JH/HS basketball and umpire High School and Junior College baseball.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #71 on: 16 Nov 2009, 10:53 »

I have a cube.

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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #72 on: 16 Nov 2009, 11:52 »

I work at a gymnastics center, answering phones and keeping books, and paying bills and doing math and shit.

mostly i just talk to you guys and download music illegally (sshhh)
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #73 on: 16 Nov 2009, 12:26 »

I have a cube.

Man, at least you got your own cube.  I have to share mine with two other people.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #74 on: 16 Nov 2009, 13:46 »

I had a job once years ago where I shared a desk/computer/phone/workspace with our alcoholic phone technician.  To make it worse, it was in a closet.  No shit.   
At least there was always booze in the desk.

My first job where I had my own office I worked in an old building that had been remodeled.  My office had formerly been a men's room, so I had the plumbing stubs for urinals right behind my desk. 

Classy.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #75 on: 16 Nov 2009, 14:34 »

I would take a picture of my cube but our office is all TOP SECRET and I would probably get fired or something.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #76 on: 16 Nov 2009, 14:50 »

I think photography at my place of work tends to be frowned upon.  I think it's just because the Department of Energy is trying to pretend that they do interesting, classified research.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #77 on: 16 Nov 2009, 15:07 »

Well, when I hear "Department of Energy", the first thing I think about is some big space laser or something. No one wants to be part of the Department of Energy if they don't have access to a space laser.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #78 on: 16 Nov 2009, 15:15 »

I work in a lumber yard.  It tuns out some of the least intelligent people in the world like to shop for lumber.

Also, I cannot wait for a couple of months when it will be below zero when I am working
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #79 on: 16 Nov 2009, 15:22 »

"Remember: Half the people you meet every day are below average intelligence"

Not sure where that quote it from but I always liked it. Because A) it sounds sort of rude and mean, and B) Mathmatically speaking, it's actually true so it's not really a dig at anyone, just the law of averages.


Unfortunately, I find that it's actually more than half usually  :|
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #80 on: 16 Nov 2009, 16:52 »

It's not actually true.  I work at a location where I bet there are no people who are below average intelligence.  If I only go to work (which I do some days), that will mean I will meet zero people who are below average intelligence.  Now, half the people I meet will be below the average intelligence for the people I meet that day, but that's not quite the same.

Well, when I hear "Department of Energy", the first thing I think about is some big space laser or something. No one wants to be part of the Department of Energy if they don't have access to a space laser.

Dude, you have identified where I work with startling precision.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #81 on: 16 Nov 2009, 17:02 »

Fancy that, we get most of our funding from the DoE as well.

Of course, my lab doesn't design giant space lasers.
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Re: Where you work at
« Reply #82 on: 16 Nov 2009, 20:25 »

My back faces the window, so I get some sunshine.  I have a lot of plants there.  Apparently I forgot how to write proper sentences.
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