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Old 08-31-2007, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Do YOU work?

I can't remember what it's like not to be at work. I've got at least 50 hour weeks at my real job, I'm trying to set up my custom building company to be the supplier of shells to various other custom builders, i'm getting married in 2 months, i teach lessons, etc. I don't get out much.
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:12 AM
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I work at an elementary school and I do freelance work that involves welding, milling, grinding, lathing, etc. My school has some really nice machine shops and a state-of-the art welding lab available and I'm able to acquire scrap materials for free or for next to nothing so I make a good amount of profit.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:16 PM
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I had a job interview today at Sainsburys supermarket, so wish me luck....
lol
Not sure of your age but if you are old enough try to get the shelf filling at night. You'll get paid a lot more and still have weekends free....and the big bonus is - No customers!

I own a thriving psychology consultancy so practice is always difficult. I can be working 80+ hours a week. I could fit morepractice time in if I really tried but with kids, mortgage, wife etc. things do get in the way.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:49 AM
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I am a retired medical researcher and cell biologist and anatomist. Mostly published in vascular biology (development, cell signaling, and biomechanics) and taught histology to Med students. I am old school attaining B.S., M.S., and then Ph.D.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:29 PM
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I'm a communications troop in the US Air Force...
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:15 AM
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Take this job and ...... Retired, thank goodness. Work with my horses and practice when I get the chance. Between feeding, mucking and working the horses, I sometimes get too tired to practice.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:08 AM
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Take this job and ...... Retired, thank goodness. Work with my horses and practice when I get the chance. Between feeding, mucking and working the horses, I sometimes get too tired to practice.

Hey Doc,

I can relate! However, I've got the horses and the day job! And retirement looks to be a long way off! LOL!

Suddenly, I feel very tired.....
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:44 PM
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Hey everyone!

My first post..wooo!

Im currently unemployed but hoping to start work with Irish post very soon plus I give lessons :D

Good to be on Drummerworld!
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:46 PM
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The day job is pretty heavy. Senior Software Engineer, Project Lead and Systems Architect for a technical group supporting various parts of the healthcare industry. Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmaceuticals, Biomed research, etc...

Big projects, big impact. A bug in this code could mean mis-diagnosis or incorrect treatment, leading to dead patients. Needless to day, the liability and indirect stress levels can be pretty high.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:30 PM
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I am a team leader (foreman) in an aluminum extrusions plant. Our core business is architectual shapes and curtain wall door and window systems. Typically doors and windows you see in any restaurant, Wal-mart, or High rise building. We do lots of school windows too. We melt aluminum scrap/prime, then cast into logs and billets to use in our extrusion presses. We also anodize, paint and thermally improve (my department) the window/door frames as requested by the customer.

We extrude a whole bunch of different stuff but mostly window sections.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:14 AM
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I am a Entertainment and Merchandise Supervisor for Circuit City.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:36 PM
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Im a music student, studying drums ofcourse!

hoping to get a degree in Music Performance and then become a high school teacher, slaving away for the Scottish Government.

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:43 AM
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I am in sales for at&t southwest--aka SBC or even southwestern bell
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:45 AM
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I'm a journalist for an alternative weekly paper.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:53 PM
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I'm a Software Engineer.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:26 AM
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my job right now is school. boring school. except for band and jazzband of course :)
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:40 AM
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Computer Aided Mapping by day.....
Cerritos College Pop band by night....
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:42 AM
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Certified Public Accountant / Batman
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

you'll be surprised how many of these "professional" drummers have day jobs.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

searching for a job, but can't find one :(
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: How many of you have a job?

i work at a little shop, run by a family, its nicem i get free food when its my lunch break.

i usually work there on the weekends from 9am till 3pm.
that usually leaves me enough time to practice when i get home.
but if for some reason i need to leave early, they are usually pretty understanding, and let me go.

it doesnt pay that well, but im only 15 so i dont need much money to survive.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

I manage websites for a large insurance company. We design, develop, maintain and improve about 15 websites, get millions of hits a month, win awards, etc.

Much rather play drums...LOL
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

currently i am a project manager and web developer for a new media agency in austria/europe... and unfortunately, here i dont have any room for my drum gear at the moment... so for the time being, i have to find relief in mtb/road cycling and parkour, until i get to embrace my kit again... and get back on stage!
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:47 PM
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Full-Time General Contractor.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:17 AM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

to be honest, i dont have a day-job...i work the night shift at a grocery store =/
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:33 PM
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I am a "quality assurance engineer" at a precision metals manufacturing plant in SE Michigan. Among other things I'm responsible for our Coordinate Measuring Machine, maintaining and creating work instructions for all operations of around 650 custom made components and assemblies. Also, it's my job to qualify new product for approval from our customers to proceed with production runs.

Here's a crappy vid of me measuring the depth from the bearing edge to the platform on a Roland PD-85 8" pad:
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:07 PM
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I teach drum lessons just about full time, and work in the adjoining music store sometimes.
I do a lot of playing/recording for various churches in the area as well.

It's a decent day job i'd say, and gives me the freedom to tour for a month or two ever year.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

I am a Structural Designer / 3D modeler, we engineer, design, fabiricate, and build various sizes of Power Distribution Centers. Buildings that control very large machinery and/or control power plants and paper mills. Usually 20' x 40' x 15'.
I worked in our metal shop before it was discovered I was good with computers, now I am drafting with Autocad, and a 3D modeler called Metacam.

I've recently gotten into Visual Basic, and VBA implementing them into what I do and making programs to "draw for me" the basic things I need in a drawing, then I will add the specific and custom items. It cut my work from 3-4 days per building to approx 4-6 hours.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:59 PM
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I am the drummer for (tribute) Think Floyd USA, I teach at the Paul Greene School of Rock in Chicago, and am also first call for punk band Roundeye, and local folk singer song writer Micki Croisant and Good Name Band. In also have 5 indpendent students that I teach at home.
I recently took a part time job as a delivery driver. The bands are a little slow right now, and my revenues are dwindling down. I do this every year, I am pretty excited about doing this because it is a break from the norm. I still have 3 hours a day to keep up the craft.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:01 PM
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I'm currently a frycook at a local seafood restaraunt called The Galley. I get burnt a lot and do stick tricks with my spatulas. It's a pretty good job, but later I want to go to college to be an Architecual Engineer and start a band.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:49 PM
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My day job is software support for a major payroll company.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:54 PM
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I am scientific researcher, PhD, at Chemistry Department of Moscow State University.
Investigations of different types of polymers and liquid crystals by polarizing optical microscopy, specroscopy methods, etc.
I like this very much!
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:50 AM
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I'm a high-school student.
I work part-time in a deli as well.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:47 PM
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Ive been working at a GC drum shop for 3 years and im also a college student part time.
feel free to add the shops myspace!

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Old 02-29-2008, 08:59 PM
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Currently, I'm a warehouse receiver during the day and father/husband/drummer/teacher at night. I used to deliver water and softener salt for many years but suffered a hernia and was pretty much forced to look for other employment. My dream is to one day own a drum shop and repair drums and other instruments.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:00 PM
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Mechanical contractor.....we do a lot of heating and a/c work, gas and water piping. Mostly rennovation type stuff... Pretty much anything we can get paid for.
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: What's your "day" job?

I'm a chef, but I have decided to try something new.

I now work at a not-for-profit hotel that caters to people from out of town, that are visiting the hospitals here in Halifax. Its an extremely simple gig, and you get to interect with the guests one on one. Some are in for cancer treatment, some for dialisis, every guest has a story.

Its very rewarding, which I can not say about other restaurants or hotels I've worked in over the years.

And after seeing the hell a lot of these folks are going through, I've gained a great appreciation for how damn good my life really is.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:52 PM
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I'm a Graphic Designer (degree and everything! woo-hoo.).

I've worked at a couple big Ad agencies and Studios, a couple small places, a couple weekly newspapers....

I worked at the Metro Times (for those in the Mi/Detroit area), back when it wasn't crappy in the late 80's.

Overall, at the agencies, I've only hated the people that needed to be hated, and the field has been steady, good paying, and pretty cool.

I've gotten to do some real cool stuff over the years, and I came up "BC" (before computers), so that's been cool.

We used to do things a lot differently.

Stuff that would take weeks can be done in 1, maybe 2 days, because you have everything at your fingertips, instead of waiting for this or that person to do their 'part'.

The things that haven't changed are that people still expect miracles, like you just wave a freakin' wand or something, and they don't want to pay what it's worth.

That goes for anything I guess.

I've been working a cool a$$ job for the last 15 years for a Custom Screen Printing shop.

There hasn't been a day when I've said "God, I just do not want to go in today", so that's a real blessing for sure, and I ONLY work M-F 9-5.

Back to work!
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:44 AM
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hehe this is cool! Well Im a joiner, working in a workshop, manufacturing anything from windows, doors, complex conservatory structures, pretty much anything. Been doing it for 3 years and by this summer I will be qualified! In the workplace I can use the CNC router that we have, (I do alot of the stairs) - very helpful!
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:52 AM
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Heh, I'm one of the lucky few that drums as their day job.
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