General What do you do for a Crust?

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  1. Scruffie

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    Funnily enough I found that I got to know more members once the forum died. And it's been really nice getting to know everyone. So while I'm sure we've all posted in a similar thread before I'd love to know what people here do for a living. Do you like your job? And is it something you plan to do long term?

    I works as a disability support worker. As of the beginning of this year, I have started specialising in working with children with autism alongside their families. The long term goal for the kids is to get them into mainstream schooling and to help their families long term in supporting their children rather than putting them into accommodation facilites.

    I love my job and can't see myself in any other industry. I have just applied to get my degree is disability and developmental education working with services and coming up with ways to combat behaviours of concern.
     
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  2. Narippo

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    Currently have no Job. I was a student this year at University but due to a pretty serious illness I had to drop out and will be restarting in September.
    I am currently looking for 2, maybe 3 part time jobs To earn enough money to pay my summer rent starting in 2 weeks. Will take what I can (Even though I am terrified about it xD ).

    Ideally in the future i'd prefer not to be running a few different part time jobs.

    The dream is to be a volcanologist, but that will be quite a challenge xD
     
  3. B_Raiden_

    B_Raiden_ Your local neighbourhood fedora flipping weeaboo

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    I live in a small country town so theres little or no working jobs availbale. I even tried asking to volunteer today but they even rejected me lel so rip anyway im doing an online course for cert 4 in small business management but im not really liking it. Dream job is to run a business or being a manager of a retail store (sounds boring ik but still looking forward to it)
     
  4. Fantasy

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    Currently I am working at home. In our language it is called "maternity HOLIDAY"... those who called it holiday should be kicked or sentenced at lest 5 years in jail for illogical language usage :)

    Before that I worked as a teacher in school. I am getting back to work on September again (yay!). I love my job. Although I never thought I will. When I was at school everyone called me "Teacher" because I had pretty well organised notes and if somebody stumbled across a difficulty I would always be glad to explain it (if I knew of course). Everyone was mocking me that I will be one in future. I remember saying "oh no, never will I be a teacher"... and then 10 years passed and I can't wait to go back to work :D During these 10 years I got teacher's qualification, BA and MA degrees. Today I am thinking that it is not the end. An maybe after 2 - 3 years I am going after PhD.

    Before my work at school. I had my share of working in other places. There is one thing i can say after that experience. There is nothing better than doing job you love. Working for the sake of money and doing stuff which doesn't make you wanting to wake every day is wasting your time. You become angry and unsatisfied, so I think EVERYONE must find the occupation they like and would gladly work even without a pay.
     
  5. DnJ

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    @Fantasy Wow. Congratulation!

    I am currently a student in university. I don't need to put food on the table myself as I still live at my parents' but to afford my expanses (video games, outings, clothes), I work in a store specialized in running. Although I enjoy running, I dearly, dearly hate my job. But hey, I'd rather keep it than not working at all.

    I am not entirely sure what I'd love to do for a living in the future, but I do have two ideas in my scope;
    1) My first and foremost choice, the reason why I entered psychology: neuropsychology. It took a pathology course when I was studying in physical rehabilitation and had a total blast when it came to disease of the nervous system. I simply find the brain, how it develops and how everything can go do shit so easily fascinating. My dream job would thus be to evaluate, diagnostic and follow-up patient that have been afflicted with neuronal symptoms.
    2) Recently, I took an interest in organizational psychology. My plan B is to study in that field. Working in a company or an institution, finding way to increase employee performances and make their work environment as friendly as possible.
     
  6. KT Samurai

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    I'm a 3D animator working my first job in the industry here in Vancouver. It took me a long time, but I'm finally working the job that I love.
     
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  7. DnJ

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    @toofargone If we ever get DDoS, you'll have to be our saviour.
     
  8. Akio

    Akio Senior Member
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    I work in a small software house. It is pretty rubbish there is hardly ever work to do, there is only one coworker and he cries when the boss tells him off. He also knows nothing about computers...
    The two bosses are really old and refuse to assimilate new ideas in the IT world.
    I am a network engineer, penetration tester, .net developer, web developer, am adept with a great many software packages, and have a whole host of respected and sought after IT skills, and I am wasted at a job where I sit at a desk for 8 and half hours a day looking at a phone that never rings.

    I am quitting in the next month or two, and looking for a job with a startup company in London where there is more to do, and I can use some of my skills and hopefully learn something.

    How long I will work in IT, who can know. I have been working in IT since I was 15 simply because I am good at it.
     
  9. Dunn x Dolo

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    Still working at my job at MRO Corp. Job title change with no raises which sucks. So I went from Production Clerk to Distribution Integrity Specialist.

    For those that don't know, MRO Corp is a ROI vendor. ROI = Release of Information. We handle the distribution of medical records and medical information for hospitals to their respective clients. Very hush hush kinda stuff seeing as any leak in medical information to the wrong person can result in imprisonment or mulit million dollar law suits depending on the severity of the case.
     
  10. Kakuri

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    Not sure why, but that's the greatest thing I've read all day. :)

    I don't really have a job (I'm still in high school), but I do deliver newspapers every week, with a longer delivery route every month. It completely ruins my weekend beauty sleep, but it's worth it so I can get the cash. I did apply for a part time job at a local shop in freaking January and they still haven't mentioned anything about it, despite me asking them about the status and them telling me to wait. I would look for other opportunities but I live in a village, and that's really all I have.
     
  11. Akio

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    This is very respectable. More people should do things like this when they are young. My brother was more the paper route guy though. I lived in a village and I made fair coin mowing old peoples lawns and washing their cars. The occasional bit of painting and wood chopping too. Generally being nice to your neighbours and helping them out with things can earn you easy money. If the couple next door know you and see you all the time, and you are friendly, they will ask you to look after the dog when they go away, baby sit their kid, things like that. Lots of ways to get money really. It is hard to get employed for anything besides a paper route or maybe a cafe if you live in a village and are at school.
     
  12. Kakuri

    Kakuri The Disappointment
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    Yeah. People my age who still mooch off of their parents to buy the latest iPhone get on my nerves. If they want to buy a pointless, expensive upgrade for the expensive, fully functional thing that they already own, they should earn the money themselves.
     
  13. Akio

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    I am only 4 years older than you but I would like to formally adopt you.
     
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  14. Kakuri

    Kakuri The Disappointment
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    Okay, I just had to put that in my signature. Once I've scrounged up enough money for a bus ticket I'll go wherever the heck you may be. Or we can just agree on a mutual location. Rome? Vegas?
     
  15. Akio

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    A bus ticket will not get you to Rome or Vegas, though way to be optimistic. We live in the same country. Lets just meet on the cliff edge at Tintagel.
     
  16. Kakuri

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    Wonderful. I'll be there on Saturday.

    Thanks, Dad.
     
  17. Saturna

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    Scruffle, it sounds like you're in a very noble profession and it must take a lot of work.

    I relate because while I don't have a job yet (I go to school full time, so I consider that my job) I want to go into a field to help others too. I'm hoping I can eventually become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and work with other Psychiatrists and prescribe meds. I think it'd not only be interesting but emotionally fulfilling, since I myself suffer from bipolar and a slew of other things. A part of me is afraid I may not like it (I'll most likely have the opportunity to shadow or work as a psych nurse before pursuing my masters) because of how emotionally draining it can be. I hope I like it. If not, I thankfully have other interests in mind, but ultimately, being a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is my goal.
     
  18. cberg

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    What even is “do for a crust”.. must be some weird aussie woowoo :p

    I’m a police officer. I work for a smaller department, and usually its only 1 officer a shift. So we’ve kinda got to be a jack of all trades doing basically everything. Which can be good for the experience, but sometimes rather stressful given the sheer scope of everything. And there’s nothing like a domestic in progress or bar fight coming over the radio and your back up is 10 minutes away. Balls to the wall. I really do like where I work, but its also too small a place for any real advancement. I’ve thought about making the move to a bigger department for career advancement opportunities, but that’s still up in the air for me at this point. I definitely enjoy my job, but it can get tiring at points, particularly shift work. Now that we’re getting into summer, the stupid really starts to comes out in people. And I’ve got to start training our new guy soon, which I really don’t want to do >.>... It’s so much work and I’m lazy lol.
     
  19. Psychotika

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    I been working in the Video Games Industry for 7 years. 6 years at my current location as a Production Coordinator of Live Game Operations. I love it. It's fun, challenging, and super busy (which is how I like to stay). My job mostly entails a lot of planning, testing, communication between departments and developers, setting up a lot of things behind the scenes and front facing for users. I'll pop onto the forums or in game to spend time with players, which is fun. :)

    I used to work as a Pharmacy Technician before I got into games, and I'm glad I made the switch. I love being part of something that brings joy and entertainment to people.
     
  20. Saturna

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    I also forgot to mention that I'll be becoming a nurse in the meantime, haha.
     

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