Where do you work? (If at all)

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Armadeadn, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Just wondering if anyone would be willing to share this information so we can get to know each other that little bit better.

    I'm currently employed as the print room operator in the engineering science department of Oxford university. I love saying that. I've been here for 1 week and it's almost double the pay I was on in my previous job, plus I get evenings and weekends off! The best part is I didn't even ask for this job, my dad held the position previously but he's been taken back by his old employers for mucho monies so I was drafted in to fill the spot. Unbelievably lucky, especially in these dark times.

    Where do you work?
  2. I work in South East London and be an IT manager, that's why I spend most of my time feeling very depressed. Pays too good to think about changing however, especially as I have a young child.

    Been here 10 years and hate every minute I am here....
  3. I was working at a Holiday Park as just needed a job, but that ended as it was seasonal, and at the moment I am looking for a new one.
  4. I umm... ahh... I'm a full time student! That's my excuse for not working at the moment. I've pretty much got a 25 hour week at uni so I have no real time to work.
  5. i knew it!
  6. What do you do, Chi? Farmer? Chimney Sweep? Rent boy!? :D
  7. Forum spammer. Dirty work but someone's gotta do it :)
  8. I was just thinking about this the other day. It seems most IT people I have known are not IT people for more than 10 years. People work hard to get into IT position but then eventually move on to something else. I suspect this trend also has something to do with age. I’m still IT but I don’t do much hands on stuff anymore. I kind of miss it. These days I work on writing standards and developing performance metrics. I’d like to try something new and different but staying put is the safe bet right now.
  9. Family medicine resident. I'm much happier and have more free time now than I did as a student or intern. Those years sucked. I can't decide which was the worst. Maybe first year with all of the irrelevant basic science classes. Or maybe third year with that internal medicine preceptor who was the biggest douche I've ever met in my life. Tough call.
  10. Graphic Designer/Large format Printer manager

    Been where I am now for 4 years and it's not too bad. Bout time I started looking elsewhere for better opportunities though. Not doing as much design as I would like, but on the up side it means I'm not sitting in front of a computer all day.
  11. My sister's studying to be a graphic designer at the moment, do you know if there is much work going around here in Australia?
  12. Not really, it's an oversaturated industry from what I've seen. I had to settle for going hands on down the print side of the industry just to get a job. I'm glad I did though as it has expanded my skills. I notice a lot of designers out there know very little about anything that isn't on-screen. The print, production and engineering side is very often not understood by designers. I work for a sign writer, so I'm learning all of that. Knowing the limitations of the media you are working with (outputting to) as well as understanding how things come from design to production to completion is important to the initial design stage.

    Usually with design you have to settle on a poor to moderate paying job doing some shit kicking when fresh out of study. Similar to most industries, sure, but for some reason most young designers don't seem to expect this.

    There is the option of being a freelance artist. You obviously have to have the general business skills and entrepreneurial nature to make that work.

    I know of a few people who have a hard time finding a design job out of uni. I usually find that these people aren't really sure what they want to do with their life though. So really, just find a job and work your way up from there. Even though I complain about not doing enough design in my job, I learn things every day, both about design and the processes that make those designs come to being further down the line.
  13. I work at a private psychology clinic in Indiana in the States, where I've worked for a couple of years. I also do some some assessment work in schools as part of the job. My current job title would technically be a "psychology technician" until I complete my Ph.D. and HSPP, when I'll be able to call myself a psychologist, doing the same thing I do now without requring the signature of a Ph.D, HSPP on my psych reports.

    I plan to stay on with the same employer. The clinic is owned by a guy who is also a professor from my university. He gave me a really nice offer for when I am fully licenced, which should give me the biggest raise I'll ever receive in my life, approximately 4x to 6x what I make now. I should be in much better financial shape in a few months from now if I avoid strangling anyone or going postal from the stress of working full time in a psychology clinic by day and writing a 100-page research document by night.
  14. I am an academic lecturer, I work in the Instutite of Computer Sciences at the University of Wroclaw. Here I give lectures in software engineering, object-oriented software design and Windows programming.

    As my second, partial time job I work as a software architect in a software company, I am in charge of the System Architecture Division.
  15. Their Hiring again this year why not go back!?

    I've applied there and at a Pub, just to get some cash together before I leave in September.
  16. I took advanced object oriented software design and really liked it. That made so much more sense to me than other types of programing. I even got to use Rational Rose a little bit.
  17. I always envy my colleagues who give lectures on declarative and functional programming. Although I do understand both these paradigms, I find them more difficult and less natural.

    It's like "write-only", even intermediate Haskell/Prolog programmers have serious troubles reading their own code written some time ago. On the other hand, this is extremely rare with OO languages.

    That's why it isn't still broadly accepted in enterprise development. You just cannot afford to have very few highly skilled specialists to write highly sophisticated Haskell code but on the other hand you can easily have dozens of intermediate Java/C# developers who, guided by more experienced fellows, can perfectly code arbitrarily complicated systems.
  18. My old boss has started already and taken all the staff she needs. I found a job at Exeter University I may go for. £7 an hour so that's sound.
  19. I had to write a program in lisp once. What a pain in the arse. It reminds me of the computer cracking in Fallout 3. "must find the missing bracket."
  20. Doing what? Buying underagers booze ;)