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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2001 11:15      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
SupportGoddess wrote:
Whatever they tell me to.

That just begs for us to contact her boss and get him to start asking for really bizarre things like balloon animals and hula dancing....


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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2001 09:36      Profile for EngrBohn     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As some here already know, I'm an officer with the United States Air Force. My current assignment is as a PhD student at The Ohio State University as part of the Air Force Institute of Technology's faculty preparation program -- after three years at OSU, I'll teach software engineering at AFIT for 4-7 years.

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Archaeologist. I play in the dirt, get sunburned, and avoid poison ivy.
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I build wooden boats.

Then paddle them when I can, or play in the woods, climbing stuff. I eat every now and then too.


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SupportGoddess

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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2001 20:25      Profile for SupportGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
SupportGoddess wrote:
Whatever they tell me to.

That just begs for us to contact her boss and get him to start asking for really bizarre things like balloon animals and hula dancing....


Well... I do know a guy that does clown work and knows how to make balloon animals, and i did study hula dancing for a whole week once (sorry, all i remember is the palm tree thing) but I do have a grass skirt so i could probably fake it.

I would, of course, bitch the entire time that if i could ever lay hands on my job description, I would bet it does not cover balloon animal and hula dancing.

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I whore my skills to a struggling dotcom that doesn't appreciate me.

(sorry, it's been a particularly bad day)

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Icon 10 posted December 31, 2001 13:01      Profile for smallerdemon   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
IT support for doctors and researchers and administrative folks. Specifically, I an the "computing resource manager" which means they pay me $20K more than they did when I was "computing resource specialist".
We do Macs and PCs. Fun fun.

When I'm not suffering through scary ignorance, I am an avid filmgoer, chat online a lot, play a few PS2 games, and struggle through Taekwondo classes.


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Undergrad computer science major, and student worker in the IT department at school. This boils down to getting in at 9, working, going to class, and leaving at 6 or 7.
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I am just a senior college student who work at grocey store. Second job, I design on the websites for some community in statewide.
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Aiyana
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Just finished undergrad with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in chemistry. Now a first-year student at Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After all, *real* doctors treat more than one species. ;-)

What I want to know is, why do they call us "professional students" when we're *paying* to learn, not *being* paid? ;-)

What little pocket change I get, I make through milking cows in the large animal ward and taking on the occasional pet-sitting job. Come summer break, hope to find some form of decent-paying veterinary or research assistant work.


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i work for a non-profit organization (www.globallinks.org) which is quite cool, all in all. i also have a radio show on a local public radio station on tuesday mornings from 12am to 4am est. if you've got real audio, you can listen at www.wyep.org. then you can all hear my sexy voice . i'm also trying to be a graduate student, convincing cmu that i'm just the candidate they need for the phd in history.

my connection to geekdom? umm... i make afghans? does that count? my boyfriend is getting a phd in computer science, so i guess i'm geek by association?


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Icon 12 posted January 16, 2002 08:33      Profile for EngrBohn     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
- Aiyana -
After all, *real* doctors treat more than one species. ;-)

Which kinda makes you wonder. Xenomedicine -- the necessary practice for "Star Trek" physicians -- would it have evolved out of medical doctor programs or veterinary doctor programs?

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I am a Webmonkey and First Class Time Waster. Hear me hoot!

Eee! Eee! Oooh!

(I have not had coffee yet and am starting to hallucinate.)


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Ahh. I bet I waste more time than you!!!
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Icon 10 posted January 16, 2002 17:08      Profile for tridass   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i'm a full-time college student and i work for a pr firm for tech companies. and when im not doing all that, im, obviously, sitting at my beautiful computer.

oh how i love my computer.

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I love my computer, too! (kissing my iBook)
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macadddikt18
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I am a full time college student and i make am a Kitchen supervisor at a pizza place. Talk about dream Job right there.
Nayt

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I do software quality assurance.

Paraphrasing those BASF commercials on TV...

QA doesn't make many of the products you buy, QA makes them better.


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To earn a living:
Title: Exec. Admin. Assistant for a civil, structural, marine & wastewater engineering company.
Duties: On a computer all day using Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Netscape, etc. MS Word expert for the company which runs NT on a Linux server. Only use Macs at home.
The rest of the time:
Artist, web designer, mother, wife, auto mechanic (to keep the old cars running till I pay off the money I owe on the computers). Hey, computers come first - the 83 Chevy and the 89 Olds will just have to keep running!

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For a living? I'm an SMS Help Desk Support Agent for AutoZone's corporate office.

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I write C++ code for money and C code for open source projects.

I also play the stock market. Some months I make more from the market than I do from my day job, but the stress costs are high.

I'm looking forward to the day when I can answer this question "I live on my savings and raise my kids" but there's some things that one cannot make happen alone. :-/


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I'm a college student majoring in televion studies, which translates to telivison production. Durring the sumers I'm a camp couselor; it may not be the best job but it payed for my quick silver (okay so my parents helped a little bit).
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I'm a student, and work between classes as the studentassistant in the IT department at my school. It's kinda fun, I learn some new things, and I get to surf alot.

Once my boss met me in the door handing me a screwdriver and a DVD ROM. That was a fun day!

So when I'm not working, I guess I study librarian and information technology, which is not too bad either.


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I bring up my little girl,make television programs and fool around with Macintosh computers. All at the same time.
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Icon 12 posted February 15, 2002 09:38      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Geordie:
I teach people how to do things that they have done every day for years and that I have often never done before. In less they don't want to learn in which case I just do it for them.

Don't leave us in suspense! Are you a physical therapist? An "idea guy"? A slave-caste alien from a nearby planet?


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