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Postby spudmunkey » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:00 am

Ghostking679 wrote:I'm a cook for Panda Express.


Now I'm craving orange chicken. Great. :lol:

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Postby Ghostking679 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:18 pm

spudmunkey wrote:
Ghostking679 wrote:I'm a cook for Panda Express.


Now I'm craving orange chicken. Great. :lol:


Delicious, eh?
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re: What jobs do you guys have?

Postby MikeBass » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:39 am

Still at the same job from page 1, though for the past few months I wasn't sure for how much longer as we'd recently lost our biggest customer. Found out on Friday that not only are we doing fine now with several new accounts, but I finally got my long overdue raise too. MikeBass is once again a happy cog in the machinery of the business 8)
Now if I could just get my hands on some Panda Express . . .
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Postby wickid » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:09 am

MikeBass wrote:..., but I finally got my long overdue raise too. . .


Luckeh.
3 years w/o one this time around. Starting to cheese me now, looking at previous 2 years of status and how much time it took just to put those together in past years. Grrrr.
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Postby GuitFiddle » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:38 am

UnexplodedCow wrote:I'm in "IT." This generically would be computer-related things. Primarily, I deliver and install computer hardware, with very little troubleshooting at the current job. Prior to that, I was a technician manager and access admin (active directory, LDAP, proprietary mainframe accounts), usually for larger financial institutions (banks and investment companies). I'm heavily considering leaving IT, because the pay, generally speaking, is abysmal given the workload, directionless methodology, and being over-lorded by people who have zero idea what computers actually can do, or what it takes to make infrastructure properly function.

I have a 2nd job as a consultant for small business IT needs. It doesn't net much, though, because automation is a great tool, so kind of counter-productive.

On the side, I have my own one-man show of repairing/modifying computers, cars, various electronics, guitars, and amps. I stay busy for the most part. I also help out at my church, playing guitar for them, and helping with the multimedia dept. and computer troubles. I much prefer the side work to the daily grind.

EDIT: I was made aware late yesterday that now I get to assume two other, additional roles, on top of my own...effective immediately, with no training, and no additional compensation. Isn't life grand?


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Postby MikeBass » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:26 am

wickid wrote:
MikeBass wrote:..., but I finally got my long overdue raise too. . .


Luckeh.
3 years w/o one this time around. Starting to cheese me now, looking at previous 2 years of status and how much time it took just to put those together in past years. Grrrr.
:evil:


It would've been three years in December for me :wink:
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Postby Praiser » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:46 pm

Over the past 10 years in our plant, we've had 2 separate 4-year spans between raises for top-tier employees like myself. Only had to wait 2 years to get the 3rd raise in ten years. Wage stagnation sucks and I've felt like a poster child for a while. Our situation even predated the recession. Bull Hockey I say!

If I didn't have so much time in I'd find something else. 2.5 more years and I can run screaming for the door with pension in hand and yes, I feel VERY fortunate to be able to say that! But I've put in the time and work to hang on to it for over half my life. No way I could tolerate this environment for what they offer new folks now.

OK, rant over. I know others have it a LOT worse than I do so let's hear some more GOOD employment stories!!
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Postby Greg Emm » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:03 pm

I work in a special collections library. Old, old books are my bag.

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Postby Brock » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:04 am

I do drafting for a glass/window company. Been with them for 17 years. For the past 3 years I've been working from home full time.

The only negatives about working from home are 1) I'm always at work and 2) my guitars are in my office.

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Greg Emm wrote:I work in a special collections library. Old, old books are my bag.


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Postby Greg Emm » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:50 am

ElfDude wrote:
Greg Emm wrote:I work in a special collections library. Old, old books are my bag.


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Fantastic! :laughhard:

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Postby DesmoBob » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:36 pm

I do science. Biological stuff. I used to do cool science stuff, like field work, tromping around outdoors, and getting dirty. Nowadays, I'm still technically doing science, but actually it's mostly babysitting and fixing other people's problems.

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DesmoBob wrote:I do science. Biological stuff.


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Postby Bob77 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:52 pm

This thread confirms:

- Those with careers not related to music are able to afford guitars
-Not many people get to make a living as performing musicians
-Those that do are never on music forums...and they don't make enough $$ to buy new guitars anyway :laughhard:
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Postby Dometalican » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:21 pm

Wow...this post was 2 years ago.

For me, not much has changed except that I am a lead in this office. Problem is that the pay hasn't gone up by much (which obviously means that I STILL can't afford a Kiesel) so I'm still looking around. Hopefully the experience pays off!
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Postby Doctor Doug » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:32 am

When this thread went up I was a grade two teacher. Now I'm a grade six teacher.lol

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Postby UnexplodedCow » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:41 am

Dometalican wrote:Wow...this post was 2 years ago.

For me, not much has changed except that I am a lead in this office. Problem is that the pay hasn't gone up by much (which obviously means that I STILL can't afford a Kiesel) so I'm still looking around. Hopefully the experience pays off!


Sounds like the same boat I'm in. after 2.5 years, I was finally given an entry level management position, with a modest pay bump (less than the guy who left was paid to do a worse job). Been here a year so far, and have reformed the whole thing I have to manage, but it's a thankless job, and I'm right there in that I couldn't go spend for a new Kiesel if I had to, unless I sold off a bunch of other equipment that I've had for years.

So much for "IT" being any sort of a good-paying job. My experience has been far different. Tons of unpaid hours worked, poor benefits, plenty of vacation that I can't use because I'm "too valuable." Yay, America.
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