Not a professional musician? What do you do for a living?

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  1. Deathray

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    Just out of curiosity...

    I’ll start. I work for a natural gas utility company. I’m a field employee, working on maintaining and repairing the buried infrastructure. Leaks, hits, etc...

    How about you?
     
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    Working in a Well Known german insurance company.

    My job is basically the opposite of a personal injury/liability sollicitor.

    Willing to pass the lawyer exam in september to work in social taxes (really a struggle for some here).
     
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    I work in a restaurant, and I'd hardly call it "a living". I sleep in the same bedroom I did when I was 10. :cry:
     
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    I did the restaurant industry for a very long time. From cook to management, very challenging job. Long hours, low pay. It builds character, lol.
     
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    IT analyst. I am supposed to do integration, write code, design solutions, and automate processes, but if we are being honest, all I do is fill out paperwork and on-line forms and beg or permission to do real work.

    I also do some side consulting with small businesses.
     
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    Software engineer, primarily working in manufacturing automation and control systems for the past 8 years.
     
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    By title I’m a project manager but I am being dragged kicking and screaming (so I let them believe) into other roles R&D, Integrations, etc... which I enjoy much more. Those areas are falling behind, so, they are being punished by having me ‘help’. ;)

    I used to film these integrations for progress reporting. I’m the fat balding guy that keeps buzzing past the camera adjusting it.
     
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    I am retired from the state police. nowadays, my occupation is visiting my mother in memory care, then visiting my father in physical rehab care.
     
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    I'm a rock star, and probably the world's greatest guitarist and songwriter (see bandcamp link).

    But I like to work as a medical journalist - just so I don't get too disconnected from the fans. I like to keep it real.

    I also live in a flat the size of a shoebox. That's fairly real. But you know, it's for the fans.
     
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    You guys need to lay off the coffee! Looks like an interesting job!
     
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    IT drone. Scheduling and batch processing stuff
     
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    I work for a large general contractor and mostly focus on urban rail transit construction projects. I’ve traveled all over the world for my “gigs”. I try to meet other musicians along the way and squeeze in jams or open mics when I can. I just relocated to Ottawa for one of their two new rail extensions. Looking forward to working in Canada again. It’s a great country to live in.
     
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    I'm retiring at the end of next week from the job that I've had for 20 years. I work for a large electronics manufacturing/engineering company. There is a machine that tests components on circuit boards by having four probes fly around and test for resistance, capacitance, inductance, and diode drops. I program, debug and maintain that machine. For the last 5 years or so, it's become too much of a metrics driven job for me. I understand the need for continuous improvement, but it's not what I signed up for. I'll let some younger office person do that starting June 1st. Me? More time for gigs. I've got eight in June so far, with four different bands.
     
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    Congratulations! Enjoy this new chapter.
     
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    R&D Scientist for a diagnostic laboratory
     
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    Cool thread. Nice to read about forum folks. If you poke around there are other very similar threads.

    I'm retired. Worked blue collar, mostly construction, for a decade+ after high school, then got acoupla degrees and spent the next 30 years either a) doing community planning & development or b) doing research & teaching about community planning and development. I'm happy to be retired.
     
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    Admin/web/communications stuff for a science policy NGO focusing on weather and climate.
     
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    So I can come scream at you for all the CA-7 stupidity I have to deal with on my Linux servers?
     
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    Not a State cop but I relate to visiting aging parents in different healthcare faciliiites. while raising young kids. Hope you have some relief there.
     
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    I don't give out what I do in forums. Too easy to sniff me out. But if someone really cared enough they wouldn't have to work too hard to put two and two together.

    Let me just say that for a big portion of my work, I'd rather spend my time posting my drivel on TDPRI.
     
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