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

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Deathray, May 20, 2019.

  1. teleman1

    teleman1 Tele-Holic

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    I have been an honest integrity filled individual in a sea of wanna be human beings. I am A Realtor for some 30 years. Not the best place for a straight shooter like myself. I go for. the reward, not the money. I suck at serious bs-ing. As more and more corporations get into the real Estate , more duping of the public will accelerate. The internet made Reality kind of an evil entity. And the public is more blind than ever.
     
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  2. Moriarty

    Moriarty Tele-Meister

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    Shift supervisor/stock clerk at a mid-sized retailer. 16 years
     
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    Ballet dancer
     
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    I drain cesspools with a straw. Yeah, it’s a hard living, but the pay is okay.
     
  5. alnicopu

    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

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    I currently work at HP Inc. as a remote technical support engineer (the electronics specialist on the team). Making a job change to their large format printing systems as a Technical Support Consultant. Basically, the guy who gets a crack at it before R&D gets involved.
     
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  6. Cheap guitar guy

    Cheap guitar guy Tele-Meister

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    I have my own painting business. Interior and exterior painting and small parking lot painting. Stencils lines and such. When I'm not doing that I am a rock star.
     
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    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    I'm a branch manager for a larger bank, but about to move to a bigger bank with better pay, benefits, etc.

    In my spare time, I'm a worship leader at church, sometimes preacher, and aspiring luthier.
     
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  8. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Retired.

    What did I do before that? What are you doing for the next few hours?
     
  9. LazyBear

    LazyBear TDPRI Member

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    Retired now! I've played at various things - college professor, statistician, IT guy, whatever I found interesting and could convince someone to pay me to do. Mostly, I just goofed around a lot - sort of what I do now.
     
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  10. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Web developer. I talked my way into an internet company back in '97, after getting fired from my job painting fleet trucks in a body shop. When the dot com bubble burst I went freelance and have been doing it on my own ever since.

    I do web sites for bands, luthiers, recording and rehearsal studios, and a handful of corporate clients in the security industry. I run a one-man shop, so it's never a problem getting off work to go and do a gig.

    I'm getting ready to retire at the end of August, but I'll probably keep most of my music clients and do some work gratis so as not to mess up my gubmint check.

    - D
     
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  11. rasr1

    rasr1 TDPRI Member

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    I'm now retired.

    I was a butcher for 23 years. Self employed handyman for a couple years. Hauled equipment for a vineyard management company for a while. Then a Teamster for a large construction company for 10 years.

    Out of all of them, I like retirement the best.
     
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  12. Jerry_Mountains

    Jerry_Mountains Tele-Meister

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    "Electrical" Engineer for a big retail company. It's just analysis of new tecnologies and renewable energy.
    Boring and very demanding but it gets me money for guitars and some other basic stuff like food.
     
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  13. bondoman

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    Job title is Equipment Mechanic. Although that covers a lot of ground as I work for a larger county government who just happen to have a lot of different types of specialized equipment. In other words I'm a MacGyver.
     
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  14. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for your service!
     
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  15. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Meister

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    I know what you mean! I sold cars for 6 years. Co workers couldn’t believe that I would steer people away from scenarios which would benefit me financially, but be a bad idea for them. I tried to live by the credo that if you help people get what they want, you will also benefit. The car business is all about stuffing people into what “we” want to sell. Very sad. I had a lot of repeat business in my relatively short career, people can smell B.S.
     
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    I'm the commercial manager of an electrical wire and cable producer in Brazil.

    Today, particularly, I could describe my job as "explain to the customers why their orders are not being delivered in time" :cry:
     
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    I’m a middle school English teacher. I will be retiring 6/14/2044!
     
  18. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm a public child welfare social worker - basically Child Protective Services. I mostly work with families struggling with substance abuse, behavioral health challenges, financial challenges, residential instability, etc.

    I say this a lot:

    "I can't tell you not to hit your kid, but never use an object, and never leave a mark" <--- shorthand Maryland law
    "Do you have enough diapers to last until your check comes?"
    "You need to give me 90 days of negative urinalysis before I can recommend that the judge lift this court order."
    "What did you eat for breakfast today?"
     
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  19. paulblackford

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    Freelance illustrator & designer. An occupation currently being decimated by the digital universe. Illustration is pretty much dead, as a full-time occupation. Cartoonists are disappearing as well. Sigh.
     
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  20. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I really enjoyed reading about the great diversity of education, skills, and occupations. Honestly just awesome.

    For me, Director of Engineering at one of the "big 5" Aerospace and Defense companies in the US. I am on the "Aerospace" side of things these days, was on the "Defense" side until I was about 40. Nuclear powered ships early, Jets now. Served in the USAF prior to all that.

    Not that I think someone would bother to try - but if you do determine the company I work for, I am required to state that anything I post represents my opinions and ideas only, and not that of my company. Comes with the territory.
     
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