What's Your Job IRL?

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  1. Kejar31

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    It's been sometime since I posted in here but either-way since then I was promot4ed to "IT Architect"
     
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    L'Orfeo MoatsArt the Second

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    I used to be a structural engineer... now I manage them. I don't get to do the fun stuff anymore :(
     
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    DanHowardArt Wow, I made it this far without being a friend?

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    Hrodulf Prohibited from acting as an MOT until year 2050

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    I'm leaving Sonarworks in 2 weeks. My new job will be - head of international marketing at a local machine translation company.

    Turning my hobby into a day job didn't work out for me. So I figured to change the job and keep the hobby.
     
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    cskippy Creamy warmpoo

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    That's funny you write this as I'm attempting to get into the headphone industry. I know I don't want to be a personal trainer at the gym I train at, and with my past jobs I never wanted to just "chill" off the clock at work.

    I hope that my project is successful, and will be my contribution to the hobby. If it leads somewhere that would be great!

    Right now, I'm a part-time caregiver for my mom who has Multiple Sclerosis. My dad has a bad back and knee so my help is appreciated.

    My other part-time job is a speaker technician at Rockford Fosgate. I measure things there too! Hahahaha
     
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    Hrodulf Prohibited from acting as an MOT until year 2050

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    We can make separate thread regarding "hobby monetisation", I'm sure other members will have their opinions to throw in.

    Long story short - I like deep diving the topics I'm into, I got burnt out with photography even without working as a photographer. Same story with audio, getting back home from the office and checking stuff out on the forums got nausea-inducing after almost 4 years. Audio used to be something I did to relax and satiate curiosity, but lately it hasn't been good for any of that.

    Btw, Rockford Fosgate makes some of the most insane sub drivers I've ever seen... I hope you're having fun there! (and have a mic with calibrated low end response)
     
  8. ductrung3993

    ductrung3993 Almost "Made"

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    My current job is my also first job out of college - I look at online applications for personal loans. It's your typical entry level job I suppose: quite repetitive and rudimentary. But I really liked the people there and have made some connections that I know I'll cherish for a long time so overall, not bad at all. Have about 2 more months to go there so I'll try to enjoy its good side as much as possible. After that, back to school again.
     
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    Freelance photo retoucher.
     
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    About to become a pasta chef in training. It is so much fun...
     
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    Who touches them the first time around?
     
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    As long as it’s Kraft. ;)
     
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    DigMe Needs a baby bottle

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    I no longer make music or work on films ever (don't have the time). MFA landed me not much aside from $100k in debt.

    Now I sell expensive toys almost exclusively to members of orfas.org - fun fact, personally broke $1M in sales from mid-October til now!

    I also mod headphones and have picked up some consultation / prototyping projects for mass-market consumer electronics.

    I miss making things and experimenting on a larger scale with collaborators.

    Scratch headphones are next in the pipeline once those loans are paid off. I'll check in again in 25 years.
     
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  15. DigMe

    DigMe Needs a baby bottle

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    Wow, man! Glad to hear business is going so well!
     
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    Too bad, I kinda like your .slew. I am glad the internet sales are working for you though!
     
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    E_Schaaf MOT: Upscale Audio (Thread Judge Code-6 District)

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    Believe it or not about 85% of the sales are via phone calls. Many of my customers don't have wifi or email addresses. Blows my mind honestly.

    @Jinxy245 There'll be more .slew stuff in the future. Just need to streamline my workflow - I have too much playback gear, not enough production gear.

    Everything I've made for .slew was with a mouse and headphones. No hardware synths, sequencers, or midi controllers. Takes a **long** time and I don't have that luxury anymore.

    I'm considering picking up a SP-404 and doing some feedback networking with it into my tape decks and laptop. That way I can start making sounds immediately.

    Sorry for the tangent. I miss my own music too.
     
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    Luckbad Traded in a unicorn for a Corolla

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    Been a few years since this thread started. I still make jokes in video games at Blizzard. Now I also teach people how to make jokes in video games.
     
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    Eww, machine translations.

    I'm a non-machine translator.
     
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    Well, I'm back at Sonarworks... So yeah, back to getting paid for manipulating the masses.

    MT is actually pretty helpful for meat-based translators. You guys should have a whole suite of tools to make the boring stuff less tedious.
     
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