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Old 05-29-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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What do you do for a living?

So, with Raveners located all over the world, I'm curious what you all do for a living? Mods (looking at Finn in particular ), if there's already a thread on this (which I didn't find), please merge?

I'll start...Community Coordinator/Manager at a knowledge exchange site.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:59 AM   #3
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #4
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^^^Glad my post drew you back in.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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Finn is the original Finnish Seer.

It's the product of always being in the dark.

I also think he teaches English as a second language based on his vast experience of accumulated knowledged gained from watching countless hours of subtitled Dallas and Gilligan's Island episodes.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:58 PM   #6
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:00 PM   #7
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I defend Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Rather crappy pay, but someone's got to do these dirty jobs...
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #8
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You guys are a bunch of goofs.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:37 PM   #9
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You guys are a bunch of goofs.

Well...if you must know the serious answer, I'm currently job hunting. So, sort of trapped in limbo at the moment.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:47 PM   #10
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Well...if you must know the serious answer, I'm currently job hunting. So, sort of trapped in limbo at the moment.

What kind of job are you looking for?
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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What kind of job are you looking for?

Raven Bar Keep. It's the enviable one, you know.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:22 PM   #12
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Raven Bar Keep. It's the enviable one, you know.

Wouldn't he need to have an uber-high tolerance to alcohol? You know, so he can outdrink anyone in the bar?
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:42 PM   #13
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Wouldn't he need to have an uber-high tolerance to alcohol? You know, so he can outdrink anyone in the bar?

Strictly speaking, that's not necessary, at least in the conventional sense.



Around these parts, though, it does seem to go with the territory.
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What kind of job are you looking for?

Well, at this point...kind of anything. Things are rather desperate right now. But I'm not going to regale you all with my personal worries...

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Raven Bar Keep. It's the enviable one, you know.

I'd certainly like it, but I know I won't get it. This site doesn't dare have someone like me in any position of authority. Someone like me being, "a defender of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." That's like having an atheist be the owner of a church. You'd have open rebellion.
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:46 AM   #15
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I recently missed out on a well paid welding job with a reputable company because of a bung shoulder (very strict selection process), so I hooked up with a Bakery Intro course and may be doing an apprenticeship in that soon. Of course I could do some welding on the side.

I do full mash brewing and would love to do that for some dollars, in my own nano brewing company. I'm qualified in Natural Vision Improvement as a certified Instructor, but classes are far and few between.

I've done everything from Dishwasher to Porter to Movie Usher and Theatre Cleaner to Bistro Food Service to Mass Food Production to Labouring to my Engineering trade as a Boilermaker/First Class Welder to Hospital Wardsman and Cleaner.

I've yet to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I form too many varied interests and don't stick at one thing. So, when someone asks "What do you do for a living?", I ask them, "What month and what year?"
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I recently missed out on a well paid welding job with a reputable company because of a bung shoulder (very strict selection process), so I hooked up with a Bakery Intro course and may be doing an apprenticeship in that soon. Of course I could do some welding on the side.

I do full mash brewing and would love to do that for some dollars, in my own nano brewing company. I'm qualified in Natural Vision Improvement as a certified Instructor, but classes are far and few between.

I've done everything from Dishwasher to Porter to Movie Usher and Theatre Cleaner to Bistro Food Service to Mass Food Production to Labouring to my Engineering trade as a Boilermaker/First Class Welder to Hospital Wardsman and Cleaner.

I've yet to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I form too many varied interests and don't stick at one thing. So, when someone asks "What do you do for a living?", I ask them, "What month and what year?"

"We've heard a lot about you. Dishwasher, Labourer, and...how does one say it? Hospital Wardsman and Cleaner. Yes, you're a man of many talents."
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"We've heard a lot about you. Dishwasher, Labourer, and...how does one say it? Hospital Wardsman and Cleaner. Yes, you're a man of many talents."

You got a laugh out of me, Kong. Very funny. Yep, at one end of the universe is the life of Indiana Jones and at the other is mine.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:18 AM   #18
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You got a laugh out of me, Kong. Very funny. Yep, at one end of the universe is the life of Indiana Jones and at the other is mine.

Hey, we could be living in 'the space between spaces' for all I know...
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:47 AM   #19
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^^^That would be a sobering thought if true.

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Well, at this point...kind of anything. Things are rather desperate right now. But I'm not going to regale you all with my personal worries...

Some of the best opportunities could happen through networking, even here. I'd be glad to try and help any Raveners find a job. If you don't want to post what you're looking for out here, you can PM me if you want!
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Hey, we could be living in 'the space between spaces' for all I know...

The space between jobs or between career change is a big one. Try it at my age: 46! Here in Oz, welding can earn big bucks, especially if you are willing to go to the regional areas for the mining work. I'm kinda over welding though. I have experience in dough production and pastry work and food in general. It's a more pleasant atmosphere than the fumes, dust and noise of a mine.

Good luck in your job search, but the good ol' USA is a bit like Australia - our manufacturing was sold out to China. There are jobs here but some sectors are feeling the pinch since the decline after 2008. 80% of Australia has just been declared drought stricken which is putting huge stress on our pastoral and agricultural industries, just like in California (the food bowl of the USA). I have recently learned how the UN SRM program is contributing to these scenarios and it's astonishing how little the public knows about this. Try and learn a bit about it. It's sobering stuff.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:07 AM   #21
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I'm kinda over welding though. I have experience in dough production and pastry work and food in general. It's a more pleasant atmosphere than the fumes, dust and noise of a mine.

Your years of welding expertise did me a *world* of good in my welding projects. Your emails were extremely helpful. So add "online welding guru" to your list. Kong's post made me laugh, too. Career variety keeps things interesting, though.

If I started doing pastry work, I'd eventually have to roll myself out the door of my own shop. Too many calories at hand.
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Your years of welding expertise did me a *world* of good in my welding projects. Your emails were extremely helpful. So add "online welding guru" to your list. Kong's post made me laugh, too. Career variety keeps things interesting, though.

If I started doing pastry work, I'd eventually have to roll myself out the door of my own shop. Too many calories at hand.

Only too happy to help.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:25 PM   #23
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Only too happy to help.

No, no, NO, dammit! You missed a perfect opportunity to say, "You know me, always glad to help." I'm sorely disappointed in you.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:16 PM   #24
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No, no, NO, dammit! You missed a perfect opportunity to say, "You know me, always glad to help." I'm sorely disappointed in you.

Alas 'tis true. For a moment there, the narrative of popular culture that would normally have a constant stream of quotes at the ready in my head must have slowed down. I feel both regret and gratitude for your remark!
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #25
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Some times I can talk about what I do. Some times I can't.

I signed an NDA a couple weeks ago so... can't really say exactly what I'm working on either way.

But a few folks around here know me and what I do.
I go from show to show trying to make it in this crazy town.
I've been everything from an extra to a PA to a grip all the way up to writer and even directed a few small things.
If it's a film job then I can pretty much do it all...
(except a DP, haven't been hired as that as of yet.)

But I guess to clarify, this next month or two, my occupation: screenwriter/re-writer.
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