Discussion in 'General Lounge' started by MushroomCake28, Jan 31, 2019.
@Soryuju Wow, that is incredible and probably the most unique story I've read so far in this thread!
In school I studied Game Development and Programming and got a bachelors. For awhile, I worked at a gaming company that made casino styled games that essentially played like slot machines. Nowadays though I work in a research field where I develop virtual environments for devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and Hololens (we are also thinking of getting a Magic Leap to) to analyze and study traumatic brain injury and treatment. Both of these jobs involve me using Unity to do development alongside C# and .NET.
Unfortunately, I cannot go into huge specifics as I signed NDAs that do not allow me so.
@ChampX still cool without the details.
Studied Forensic Biochem with the plan on going into the world of CSI and Law Enforcement. That has not worked out at all. Flunked out.
Now, I work at Wal-Mart, with several thoughts about updating my resume and getting out.
Lost my last job 10 years ago because management thought they can do whatever they want and kick people out for whatever reason. And they did, but I called a law firm and the management ended up paying me nice compensations for their power trip.
Have been unemployed since because the general socio-economic situation has been poor and I have some personal issues I'm not getting into now. I went to vocational school in early 2000's and have the skills for a very basic blue-collar job, but I've had a lot of time to think and I'm looking forward to pursuing a higher education in a more creative field. I'm fine working my basic job until then, but it's not the job I want to do until I retire.
I'm disabled from multiple disabling illnesses and afflictions. I'm not hiding it but I have tried to not talk about it too much, since I like having a space where my health doesn't define me. When I'm well enough I do artwork for RM, and before I found this place I would do freelance. Before I was diagnosed and too sick to work normal hours I just bounced around a bunch of temp jobs, mostly data entry. I got "let go" a bunch for calling in sick too often and I was too bored if working at any one place for long for me to hold a stable job. Usually, once I completely had everything down and had nothing more to learn, that was when I would want to leave. I'd stay on a bit longer, of course, I'd try to buckle down, grind away, and make the training worth it, but it wouldn't last very long before I couldn't handle it anymore and just had to go. I went to college at a local school for a commercial art degree, but they told me I couldn't graduate because I missed too many classes (even though I was passing everything. . . .) I totally regret going to college, it didn't suit my career, I didn't really learn anything useful, anything I did learn could be learned faster and easier from online or books, I didn't even get a silly piece of paper saying I knew stuff, and it was very, very expensive. My work career ended up being a lot like my schooling. I was really great at it and worked hard! When I was there. . . .
If, by a miracle, I was cured of everything, I would do something that I've heard called "plate spinning". Not the circus act, but the method of doing a bunch of jobs at the same time, spending just enough time on each to keep them all up in the air. I'd spend a lot more time on my art, and also pick up a few other "jobs" like writing novels, selling crafts, editing and adjusting photos, and maybe even making some small games. I'm interested in all things creative, so I'm sure I'd just keep adding more as I went, and never stop. I keep meaning to learn music composition next.
When I was in school I studied electrical engineering. I was really good at it too. Math is something I have a very intuitive grasp on. I like to think I'm pretty well spoken, and a solid writer, but my math skills eclipse my language skills by a hefty margin.
But for the last 8ish years, I've been a community manager for RPG Maker and Degica Games. Not exactly electrical engineering, and not really related to math (the only time I get to talk about math in this job is when I talk about RPG design), but I'm still no slouch at the whole being a personable person thing.
Before that I worked in construction for 12 years. Was pretty good at it. Don't miss it though. It lost me an eye. I do miss being in shape though, should actually hit the gym occasionally .
I do general contracting work. Framing, drywalling, flooring, painting, and whatever else we can legally do (without a special license or cert.
I've never been to college, long story, but no regrets. I love what I do now, and I love who I work with.
@standardplayer i went but never finished and ended up doing something completely different so... yeah, I hear you
and that is all that really matters, isn't it
Did 1 year of college, then 4 years of Army, and now I'm going back to college.
Pretty much what I did, though we had a friend with an electricians license who would go over our work and sign off on it so we could do electrical, too.
For some reason building decks was always my favorite thing to do. Painting was always my least favorite.
I didn't go back to school until after I got hurt doing that.
Did pet sitting as a teenager. I studied philosophy and religion in undergrad, was going to go to grad school, but walked away because there were no jobs(still aren't). Went into accounting, had the conceptual mind for it, but lacked the attention to detail to do a good job. Then I got diagnosed with autism at age 26. Went on disability, but did pet sitting for years as a side job until I needed something more steady. Now I drive cars around for rental car company. Its not the most intellectually stimulating side-job there is(hence why I write and work with RPG MAKER), but its where I plan to stay for the time being.
I'm a student at a community college, but I'm planning to transfer to a university soon! I'm majoring in Linguistics and maybe minoring in Japanese(Haven't quite decided yet.) For work, I run labs for an online English 1010 class and tutor in my College's reading and writing center. I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do when I'm not going to the same college any more though.
I stock medical supplies for a hospital in my city. I love it.
I'm a final year student in college. Hope this year I'll get a degree in Computer Science. That was my old dream Can't wait to get a degree and become a grad student.
I work for a company that imports and wholesales outdoor and sporting goods.
A third year English Literature and Creative Writing student here, who will (hopefully) soon be graduating.
I have a job lined up to work in a local library full time as a customer services assistant.
After taking a year or two out working to earn money, I plan to do a PGCE and then go into primary education.
Overnight frozen/dairy stocker at Wal-Mart. Best job I've had (although admittedly I'm burnt and the work has taken its toll on my body), compared to some of the other jobs I've had.
Depends on the job
I got a generic IT degree back in the day so technically i could be put anywhere (debugger, database etc) and work my way up. Now these days you need to be specialised.
I worked for various companies that no longer exist (dot com bust) and if i were to look for work now I'd have to go back to school as my schools also no longer exist.
I'm lucky i can find contract work given my skills. But my main profile is Executive Management due to my various skills in a variety of sectors...
Studied Accounting and Finance in university. Worked in Banking and Finance for a few years and absolutely hated it. Took time off and travelled. Taught Accounting and Economics in a college overseas. Saw some stuff.
Took the client facing skills I developed in my past life - I now work for a startup in the sales team.
@MachineElf Wow, that's nice story!
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