Where do ya'll work and whatcha do?

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After landing a job that I started on Monday and remembering how good it feels to put in a good day's work, I thought I'd ask what the people here do for their living; I work in a rock salt packing factory. I make boxes, fill boxes with 12 5x4 layers of bagged salt; line a salt-pourer with jugs; operate that machine; cap the jugs after filling; fill a three-layer display with the jugs...

I don't do all of this at the same time, of course. I currently work 11 hour shifts 5 days a week but next week it'll be a clean 40 hours weekly... I'm looking forward to that first paycheck...

What about you guys?
 

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I work as a produce clerk in a small grocery store. I stock shelves, make salads and cut fruit, and find the rotten fruits and veggies or expired salads every day. I often go fishing through a bag of potatoes to find the one bad one - it's lovely.

It's a surprisingly physical job, with most boxes weighing between 5 and 60 lbs, and the customers always keep me on my toes.

However, you do begin to hate fruits and veggies after a while, I'm afraid.

If I wrote a biography about my life as a produce clerk, it would be "When Hot Peppers Go 'Squish' - The Painful Life of the Produce Clerk" :p
 

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I work as a produce clerk in a small grocery store. I stock shelves, make salads and cut fruit, and find the rotten fruits and veggies or expired salads every day. I often go fishing through a bag of potatoes to find the one bad one - it's lovely.

It's a surprisingly physical job, with most boxes weighing between 5 and 60 lbs, and the customers always keep me on my toes.

However, you do begin to hate fruits and veggies after a while, I'm afraid.

If I wrote a biography about my life as a produce clerk, it would be "When Hot Peppers Go 'Squish' - The Painful Life of the Produce Clerk" :p
You must not be one about to start a home garden, then.
 

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@Chiakster - Rock salt huh?  My only experience with rock salt is making homemade ice cream growing up.

@iamscribble - Rotten fruits and vegetables!  Well someone must do it.  They appear to keep you quite busy up there.  Maybe you can come down to Texas and teach some of our clerks on how to properly determine what food is good and bad as our local clerks seem to have issues with it at most stores.

I work for an Apple Specialist as an Apple Service Technician working on every Apple product they create.  I've been at my job for 10 years and been working in a computer related field for almost 15 years.  I've also worked as a glasses technician for Eyemart Express, phone support for Dell, and mail encoder for the United States Postal Service.
 

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@Chiakster - Rock salt huh?  My only experience with rock salt is making homemade ice cream growing up.

@iamscribble - Rotten fruits and vegetables!  Well someone must do it.  They appear to keep you quite busy up there.  Maybe you can come down to Texas and teach some of our clerks on how to properly determine what food is good and bad as our local clerks seem to have issues with it at most stores.

I work for an Apple Specialist as an Apple Service Technician working on every Apple product they create.  I've been at my job for 10 years and been working in a computer related field for almost 15 years.  I've also worked as a glasses technician for Eyemart Express, phone support for Dell, and mail encoder for the United States Postal Service.
You must be one whom loves to serve.

You used rock salt to make ice cream? You didn't... eat it, did you... or is that something else... I mean the stuff you put out to melt ice!
 

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I work as a software developer for a small local company, as a third party for one of Latin America's biggest internet companies. I enjoy working as a third party because my job changes completely quite often, so I'm always learning something new. I've been here for (almost) five years.

Before this, I worked as a software developer in three other small companies over the period of five years too.

Before those, I had informal jobs in a lan house, a school and a shoe factory. I started working when I was 14, now I'm about to turn 27.
 

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I teach Mathematics at a local community college, as well as tutor online. Funny thing is, my job has some lab monitor hours, and I keep getting 7 - 8:55 am in my time zone, so that gives me quality time to check the forums as no one is ever in during that time.
 

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When making ice cream, you combine crushed ice and rock salt, all packed around the canister of ice cream.

I work at Target, pretty much running the Electronics and Entertainment department, and have been working there for nine (I think) years. I'm not a manager (and don't really want to be) but am basically responsible for making sure it all clicks along.

Early in the year, one of the other electronics guys quit and was replaced by someone I really have to make an effort to tolerate. And because he also works with the flow team (unloading the truck), my schedule has been janked up to accommodate his schedule. So, I'm working six days a week, closing shifts followed by opening shifts.

Today, I heard a rumor that this guy I can't stand may be getting a new job. I was happy, which made me sad.
 

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I work as a software developer for a small local company, as a third party for one of Latin America's biggest internet companies. I enjoy working as a third party because my job changes completely quite often, so I'm always learning something new. I've been here for (almost) five years.

Before this, I worked as a software developer in three other small companies over the period of five years too.

Before those, I had informal jobs in a lan house, a school and a shoe factory. I started working when I was 14, now I'm about to turn 27.
An agent of The Matrix... I imagine you're quite skilled with scripting, then?

I teach Mathematics at a local community college, as well as tutor online. Funny thing is, my job has some lab monitor hours, and I keep getting 7 - 8:55 am in my time zone, so that gives me quality time to check the forums as no one is ever in during that time.
Free Time / Workload + Internet = Forum Fun? :D

When making ice cream, you combine crushed ice and rock salt, all packed around the canister of ice cream.

I work at Target, pretty much running the Electronics and Entertainment department, and have been working there for nine (I think) years. I'm not a manager (and don't really want to be) but am basically responsible for making sure it all clicks along.

Early in the year, one of the other electronics guys quit and was replaced by someone I really have to make an effort to tolerate. And because he also works with the flow team (unloading the truck), my schedule has been janked up to accommodate his schedule. So, I'm working six days a week, closing shifts followed by opening shifts.

Today, I heard a rumor that this guy I can't stand may be getting a new job. I was happy, which made me sad.
You're sad to be happy or sad to be happy at him leaving? o.o
 

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You must be one whom loves to serve.

You used rock salt to make ice cream? You didn't... eat it, did you... or is that something else... I mean the stuff you put out to melt ice!
This video shows the basic idea.  Didn't eat the rock salt.  Mixed with ice it lowers the temperature of ice and helps make ice cream.
 

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Thought I'd share too :)



. Ok, the video doesn't really cover the most interesting part of the show, but still, you get the idea. I can also tell you that I was in the band that day (because we get days off even if the show runs every day, you know). I'm not entirely sure, but I think I might be the lone guy calling the troops around 3:50 (sounds like me a least). It's a nice job, we mostly work mornings only (well, the band does, anyway) even thought we are paid for the full day.

Aside from that, during the year, I do shows with a few different bands and I used to teach trumpet, but it was hard to get by so I'm ditching the teaching part and I'm going to get a more conventional job.
 

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Web developer. Freelance and in-house. 
 

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Sure. Why not?

I currently work at Pepsi Co. Yeah, the soda guys. I rarely drink the stuff, myself. It's nothing glamorous or spectacular. I'm a pack-out guy. I pick stuff up. I put stuff down. It's a simple job made complicated by management...and other pack-out guys. I really can't say I enjoy it anymore, though. But money is money, and it pays enough to keep me alive and well.

Every time people hear me singing on the job, or I tell them I went to college for music, it's the same question (in almost the exact same format): "What the F are you doing at Pepsi, then? Screw them! Get out of there." If only it were that easy, am I right?

Cool thread, by the way. I enjoy learning more about the community. =P
 

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I'm currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Material Sciences and Engineering. More specifically, I spend my days in front of a computer doing numerical calculations. I typically do maths, physics and computer science (includes a lot of programming in Visual Studio/MATLAB/Fortran).
 

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   I stable horses, not that that's really so much of a job as it is feeding and ferrying a couple of extra horses, but it does get me extra money so I'll count it. 

I also occasionally give riding lessons during the summer, but since most people with access to horses also have access to experienced riders in their family there just isn't that much of a demand for it, at least not down here. 

   Other than that... I just lounge around mostly, perform routine fence/house/car maintenance and look after four kids, haven't held down a real job in almost five years now.  
 

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@chiakster:

Well, the fact that I take joy from a questionable rumor that this guy may be leaving, and that I hang so much hope on it, is a bit depressing.
 

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I work for Degica as the art director, resource pack release manager, Member+ coordinator and artist. I also do some advertising, some support, a few administrative tasks and some event coordinating.

My job is very much behind-the-scenes and involves a lot of planning, set up and communicating. Sometimes I get to also do research and writing, and other times I get to make pretty art. :)

It's the best job ever. :D
 

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I work for Degica as the art director, resource pack release manager, Member+ coordinator and artist. I also do some advertising, some support, a few administrative tasks and some event coordinating.

My job is very much behind-the-scenes and involves a lot of planning, set up and communicating. Sometimes I get to also do research and writing, and other times I get to make pretty art. :)

It's the best job ever. :D
don't forgot the making of fancy card!! 
 

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@Lunarena: Best job ever, eh?

...

*whispers* Take me with you.....!
 

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