What's Your Job IRL?

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  1. MoatsArt

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    Wat is you're job? I was a junk mail delivery boy but now don't do nuffin.
     
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    "Digital Architect" by title. Currently serving as CTO over a corporate Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) investment program into 8 local software development companies.

    Doesn't tell you much, does it? I basically help software development companies with the what, why and how of developing software products.
     
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    I'm a metrologist with specialty in electrical quantities and equipment. Basically I calibrate all sorts of equipment that measure electricity in any form.
    Fortunately they let me do some development stuff too, so that it doesn't get boring for me. I'm good place to ask about hairsplitting electricity stuff.
     
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    Senior project manager for a major airline. But I also do business and technical analysis, release management, vendor relations, etc, etc...

    By training I'm an anthropologist/sociologist. Computers pay better.

    I also do aviation photography (www.planeimaging.com) and I'm a pilot.

    Rob
     
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    Research Associate/Graduate Student/Part time instructor studying cellular biology.

    Becoming a grad student after a few years of a typical 9 to 5 is actually what got me into this as a "hobby". I now work irregular hours, enabling listening to music while walking around the lab or working from home.
     
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    That's cool @Priidik - so do you work with a lot of instrumentation? I'm an electrician myself, working in oil, but also doing instrumentation. We have a lot of analyzers, transmitters, and cool electrical stuff as well. Our site includes an electrical substation, some big evaporators, steam generators, motors/pumps and thousands of instruments. The control system is also interesting... where there used to be PLCs, we now use a DCS process controller system that is much more powerful. Lots of traditional electrical control wiring has been replaced with fiber communication links.
     
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    These automated things are PITA for metrologists. We don't have oil here, but I do go to factories and dig into their test benches and shit.
    Most of the time though our company are asked to calibrate stuff down to ppm precision that are basically used for indication.
    Like one electronics manufacture here uses 3458A DMMs for registering 1 mA signal presence with 3 significant digits in test bench. Why not if money is no object right?
    At least it makes me feel important that people are more safe as I'm a small part of the reason that KONE elevators won't break down.
     
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    I'm a marketing project manager at a local startup. I have a degree in philosophy and was planning to manage multidisciplinary research teams because my major subjects were philosophy of science and scientific methodology. Somewhere along the way I became interested in good quality sound, learned a lot about it and finally got hired by an audio software company.
     
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    I'm a library assistant in the science library of a large Canadian university. My favorite part of the job is 'traces' - finding books that aren't where they should be on the shelves. Currently, I'm building upper body strength by moving several hundred thousand books by hand. I have a couple of degrees in computer science, and used to make a living as a software engineer, but I like this better - less money, but more fun.:D
     
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    I could have sweared that your background is physics. I guess I wasn't too far off.
     
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    I have almost no formal education, certainly not a degree (not even a doctorate) due to being bone idle and stubborn at school. Pity, sort of, because I would actually have liked to have been a medical doctor. Seriously. But didn't listen or take advice, especially if it included the word "work."

    Drifted into a job in art publishing (at the greeting card sector of the market, although our company did fine-art stuff too) where I found a niche. Moved sideways and tripped over a computer. Taught myself Unix systems management, ended up as systems manager at the modest London office of a vast Japanese insurance company.

    Decided to call redundancy retirement. Sold up and emigrated.
     
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    Professionally: in house attorney practicing in information security, fraud investigations, and IP. I have an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and a J.D. I'm on my third, and hopefully last, career change. I worked as a scientist for a few years, then went into technology and information security, and now corporate law.

    Privately: chief dog wrangler and trainer for my small pack of three rescue mutts.
     
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    Great way to put it. Pretty much the same story for me - I was very interested in science / medicine, but was always a terrible student in a structured environment, so I've really only succeeded at self-taught disciplines. I essentially fell sideways into the trenches of the IT world and am currently a point of sale administrator for a fast growing natural foods retail chain.
     
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    I am a practicing Architect and run a small consultancy office. We work with institutional designs, mainly in education. We have worked on new buildings designs as well as remodeling projects. We are currently working on remodeling the School of Medicine and Medical Research Center for a major local university.
     
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    I'm a software engineer working at a mid-size AdTech firm. I work in Syndication, which is were we take a customer's audience and associate it with IDs on an ad platform and put the audience there for the customer. I'm, also starting to work in the mobile space, which is a whole new can of worms. Currently, my life is consumed with 10+ hour days due to so much political crap for the elections.
     
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    Physician...
     
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    "Why me? I don't know anything about computers!"

    "Neither do the rest of us, so why not you!"

    That was probably one the best "interviews" I ever had.
     
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    Tradesperson. I work with stuff that I'm not allowed to talk about.
     
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    I am a medical doctor specialised in Emergency Medicine currently working as a consultant at a major London hospital.
    I have another degree in medical toxicology and special interests in emergency ultrasound, research and trauma.

    I am SuperDaddy on my off days, best job in the world! :)
     
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