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Old 05-29-2011, 10:30 PM
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I work as a Laundry Operative for the NHS. Isn't too bad at all! My job is to wash dirty linen and dry clean linen that comes out of the wash. This also includes emptying massive machines, loading machines, weighing stuff up and generally being busy. It's okay.

Isn't as bad as some would think either...
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:37 PM
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:45 PM
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I'm currently an Engineering student, which is slightly different from most students since you actually have to do work...
You've never met any Law or English students then! Personally, I'm part of an event team next week for our bi-annual exhibition. Not the most fun you can have with your birthday week.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:08 AM
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I work as a Laundry Operative for the NHS. Isn't too bad at all! My job is to wash dirty linen and dry clean linen that comes out of the wash. This also includes emptying massive machines, loading machines, weighing stuff up and generally being busy. It's okay.

Isn't as bad as some would think either...
Ah I worked for the NHS as cleaner in my last job. It wasn't too bad either. Hate where I work now.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:45 AM
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Ah I worked for the NHS as cleaner in my last job. It wasn't too bad either. Hate where I work now.
Nothing is worse than being in a job you hate, hope at some point you can find something better. Being happy with your job often helps.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:49 PM
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Nothing is worse than being in a job you hate, hope at some point you can find something better. Being happy with your job often helps.
Tell me about it. All the jobs that I would be happy in require a degree, so I better get on with choosing that! It's bloody pricey though.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:35 PM
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I work in retail, always have. Yay me. Hoping to get my photography business going more solid within the next year, so I can leave retail and shoot full time!
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:39 PM
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You've never met any Law or English students then! Personally, I'm part of an event team next week for our bi-annual exhibition. Not the most fun you can have with your birthday week.
Notice how i put "most students" and not all students ;)

Anyway i have met people who were law and English students, in fact 1 family member and 1 godfather are both lawyers and my grandad was a leading english academic.

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Tell me about it. All the jobs that I would be happy in require a degree, so I better get on with choosing that! It's bloody pricey though.
unfortunately you've missed the deadline to "only" pay just over 3 grand a year for a degree so either move to scotland or wales or alternatively you'll just have to put up with it, since i doubt they're going to go down...
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:42 PM
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I work in retail, always have. Yay me. Hoping to get my photography business going more solid within the next year, so I can leave retail and shoot full time!
Photography is the direction I'm hoping to go for as well...you're a bit a head of me though!! I need to go to college and everything first :D
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:44 PM
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Notice how i put "most students" and not all students ;)

Anyway i have met people who were law and English students, in fact 1 family member and 1 godfather are both lawyers and my grandad was a leading english academic.



unfortunately you've missed the deadline to "only" pay just over 3 grand a year for a degree so either move to scotland or wales or alternatively you'll just have to put up with it, since i doubt they're going to go down...
Oh yeah I know...I had the urge to go back to uni a couple of months ago and realised it was too late to get in before the price rise. Oh well :/
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:47 AM
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Photography is the direction I'm hoping to go for as well...you're a bit a head of me though!! I need to go to college and everything first :D

Screw college! Just go shoot! ;-)
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:23 PM
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I work as a lighting designer and technician in the film and tv industry
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:47 PM
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Telemarketer right now. In the future I hope I can earn money via the band and don't have to work. :)
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:17 PM
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Screw college! Just go shoot! ;-)
Ha! I'll do both. Employers bang on about flaming qualifications all the time. It has to be done :D
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:25 PM
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Currently a GCSE student.
Hoping to either get an astrophysics/space science degree and find a job in that area or make money from my band as either drummer or singer (although I think the astrophysics is more likely).
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:33 PM
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I'm a retired Air Force/Airline Pilot. My last flying gig was the 747. Now??? I 'm a nursing home administrator. That makes sense doesn't it? Just trying to do some good before I meet Saint Peter. LOL!!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:00 PM
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Ha! I'll do both. Employers bang on about flaming qualifications all the time. It has to be done :D
I am so glad I went back and read the OP to this post. :-)
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:47 PM
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I was supposed to be a musician. And I was, for a few years. But I couldn't make enough money, so I hung up the sticks and looked for a job that paid me real money. I bounced around, did this and did that, eventually my older brother got me into his electrical business. A year later, in 1990, he left his business to join the electrical union. At that point I started my own company and took over the business contacts that had given my brother his work. So I've been an electrician for 22.5 years now. That's a long time to do something you really didn't want to do in the first place. Right now I am pretty fed up doing electrical work, but it lets me live where I do, which is awesome, and until my house is paid off in 2014, I will continue to be an electrician. After that I will scale waaaay back and play lots of gigs like I was supposed to do in the first place.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:35 PM
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I am a schlep working for the man who is holding me down and constantly taking more of my money to spend on dumb things so etc etc etc...................you get the point.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:13 PM
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I am an architect because they got to know through an exam that my aptitude is suitable to be an architect. I never even knew what an architect do. and i still Wonder., :P
i work in Delhi office of a london based planning and architecture firm Chapman Taylor.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:29 PM
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Hmm, I am working in area of IT as a some sort of supervisor in global company named Teradata. That is all about it. :) I like it still.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:55 PM
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:38 AM
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Full time business student, part time camera man for a TV company which broadcasts horse racing. still don't know what I want to do with my life :P
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:47 PM
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I am a schlep working for the man who is holding me down and constantly taking more of my money to spend on dumb things so etc etc etc...................you get the point.
Me too, right on brother.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:07 PM
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Well, I really don't have a day job persay. I play music for a living and to suppliment my income, I officiate weddings as a Reverend.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:04 AM
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I'm a cook for a catering company. I love the hell out of my job.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:21 AM
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I work for the government of California shoving papers from one side of my desk to the other.
I work for the DMV and got tired of getting yelled at by customers in the field office so I promoted to headquarters. I now write reports and answer letters. I hate it. Sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day sucks. My back hurts from sitting too much and the more I do the more I realize how much government money we waste on crap. By the time people get to a level where they can go something about it, they don't care anymore. I hate the fact that I spend all day and expend all my energy into something that has nothing to do with my life. I hate that I can't get a better gig because I have no flexibility in being able to gig. I can't leave early on Fridays to get to a club, or take a couple of days off to go to a casino gig. I'm thinking about quitting and trying to gig and give lessons. We could live on what my wife makes but it would be tight. I'm just not sure I want to be that irresponsible. I also don't want to be this miserable for the next 30 years until I retire. By then I will be too old to gig much.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:25 PM
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I manage a team of social workers, working with adults with disabilities and other issues.

I get so frustrated sometimes I need to play drums to survive.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:34 PM
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I work for the government of California shoving papers from one side of my desk to the other.
I work for the DMV and got tired of getting yelled at by customers in the field office so I promoted to headquarters. I now write reports and answer letters. I hate it. Sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day sucks. My back hurts from sitting too much and the more I do the more I realize how much government money we waste on crap. By the time people get to a level where they can go something about it, they don't care anymore. I hate the fact that I spend all day and expend all my energy into something that has nothing to do with my life. I hate that I can't get a better gig because I have no flexibility in being able to gig. I can't leave early on Fridays to get to a club, or take a couple of days off to go to a casino gig. I'm thinking about quitting and trying to gig and give lessons. We could live on what my wife makes but it would be tight. I'm just not sure I want to be that irresponsible. I also don't want to be this miserable for the next 30 years until I retire. By then I will be too old to gig much.
dude, quit your job. I cringed just reading that.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:41 PM
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Well, I really don't have a day job persay. I play music for a living and to suppliment my income, I officiate weddings as a Reverend.
This site could use a Reverend from time to time.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:51 PM
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Whats a day job! Like removing heads and all hardware and cleaning shells and repacking lugs. I do that every 2 years or so, so yeah thats my day job every two years. I used to practice drums alot but I got so damn good I don't need to cause its embarrassin' to be outstanding at times!!! Oh yeah I nap alot and dream alot tooooooo!!!!! Elvin "Doc" Jones.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:05 AM
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:53 PM
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I'm a Wholesale Merchandiser at an international footwear manufacturer/distributer/retailer. I like my job - I wish I could play for a living, but I'm quite passionate about the footwear industry.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:54 AM
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I was a full time college student, then stopped going to college after 2 years, worked at a factory for 6 months I loved that job, quit the factory now getting ready for private drum lessons to prepare myself to try to gain admission into a music school
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:53 PM
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I am a slave of the royal Swedish realm National Agency for Education, i think it is called?
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:36 AM
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I work for the government of California shoving papers from one side of my desk to the other.
I work for the DMV and got tired of getting yelled at by customers in the field office so I promoted to headquarters. I now write reports and answer letters. I hate it. Sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day sucks. My back hurts from sitting too much and the more I do the more I realize how much government money we waste on crap. By the time people get to a level where they can go something about it, they don't care anymore. I hate the fact that I spend all day and expend all my energy into something that has nothing to do with my life. I hate that I can't get a better gig because I have no flexibility in being able to gig. I can't leave early on Fridays to get to a club, or take a couple of days off to go to a casino gig. I'm thinking about quitting and trying to gig and give lessons. We could live on what my wife makes but it would be tight. I'm just not sure I want to be that irresponsible. I also don't want to be this miserable for the next 30 years until I retire. By then I will be too old to gig much.
I have always found it strange and actually terrible that offices in America consist of bloody cubicles treating workers like drones. I don't think any other country in the world has that system, offices here have the desks of workers directly put next to one another, so that human communication is at least possible.

Don't be a drone in the system. Be yourself with whatever you do, you're not doing anyone a favor with this. Quit your job man.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:52 AM
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Or do yourself a favor and watch Office Space!

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Old 11-29-2011, 04:53 PM
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I was a full time college student, then stopped going to college after 2 years, worked at a factory for 6 months I loved that job, quit the factory now getting ready for private drum lessons to prepare myself to try to gain admission into a music school
That's pretty cool, best of luck and success.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:42 PM
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I'm a web developer for a regional sports network. It's a great job and this company makes more money every year, but I'd rather play music for a living.
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I'm an attorney - haven't decided how I feel about it yet. Interestingly, I almost became a Reverend - went to seminary before law school.
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