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Paronity

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So, I scoured the forums for a bit and I couldn't find an official post where people stated what they do, where they do it, and a sample of their work (if possible). 

 

I mean, sure, there were several posts that talked about it or hinted around it (mostly people asking for advice), but nothing that has been stickied and had everyone weigh in on, so this is it. 

 

Feel free to write anything about what it is you do for a living, or as a career. You can also tell us about what you used to do if you would like. We are all ears.  ;)

 

 

 

I am a Senior Software Engineer for IBM working on a Software that is now called Watson Explorer (Formerly Infosphere Data Explorer, formerly Vivisimo Velocity) (I feel like I'm talking about Prince whenever I type that....). Anyway, I work with some of the largest companies in the world to create an enterprise class search engine using our software. Some of these customer include government agencies, John Deere, Verizon Wireless, CAT, and many more. 

 

I work on complex pieces of code and for high value customers. That is why I have to vanish rather quickly from time to time, because I have to be ready to jump on stuff in a moments notice. 

 

Just found this video where a customer talks about how our software worked for them and how they loved it, and I'm their support engineer that helped make it all possible.  :)

 



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CaptainSam101

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Reserve Police Officer and full-time college student (18 credit hours)

 

About 0005 hours on 01/01/14

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Aerospace propulsion engineer - fancy way to say jet engine mechanic. Currently on the KC-135 but might be transferring to the F-35.



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Good idea for a thread!

 

As most people know, I am just a Senior in High School, but I have been working professionally or semi-professionally in local theatres (play houses) as well as internships at recording studios for the past 4 years.

 

As such, I intend to get a degree (possibly a Masters) in Recording Arts/Sound Engineering at LMU in LA.

 

Anyway, basically, I do everything tech-related for the theatre, lighting, sound, set design, etc; however my proficiency is in sound engineering. That is, taking a shitton of microphones and music, and making it sound good. Basically.

 

And to give you an example of what I do, please refer to the following video: (Watch it. Please. It's very funny)

 

 

Some background to the video - I would be the guy sitting at the sound board. And also, in case you can't figure it out. The singer sucks. Horribly. But the sound guy makes her sound really good ;)

 

Note that that is a complete satire/parody. It's not my video and it's obviously not what I do... but that's very similar to the studio I've interned at.



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Al Hoff

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I professionally buy things from Amazon. On a serious note I am a full time student, I wasted a year or so following a computer science curriculum and they jump you into coding fast, but I switched to electrical engineering, but its possible I still might switch to computer engineering as I have quite a few requirements met with my computer science knowledge. Not sure if they will allow me to double major because the degree between electrical and computer engineering is very very similar.



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LoneWolf

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I am a Casino Surveillance Supervisor. There are a lot of misconceptions about what we actually do, WE ARE NOT Security with cameras.

 



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Muuvie

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Airframe and hydraulic mechanic on the AV-8B Harrier with VMA-231.

 

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Right now I'm a professional driver, and part time security for the casino I work at. I see that I am not the only casino worker on here lol @LoneWolf. I have a class A CDL with all available endorsements, so I can drive pretty much anything with a steering wheel, and tires. Although all I drive at the moment is a 2014 Chevy passenger van, my crappy 90 Honda Accord, and when the weather is nice enough, my motorcycle.

Past job experience would include, but not be limited to. Almost anything oil field related. Certified welder, heavy equipment operator, pipeline work, storage tank builds, rig experience, fracking, cementing, wireline, and many more.

On the side, I do occasional gun smithing, and buying, and selling firearms for people. I have a tendency to find what people are looking for, and usually can get it at a decent price. (all legally I might add) I've guided a few people on hunts, and introduced people from other countries to the joys of target shooting. I might possibly start a small business doing just that, targeted towards out of country tourists here visiting Yellowstone national park. Safety I'd always my #1 concern, and different languages have a tendency to create a bit of a barrier, but so far everyone I have taken shooting has loved it!



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I am a production supervisor at a commuter train assembly plant outside Chicago. Plain and simple we make trains from scratch for passengers to ride. Or next big project is amtrak trains from Chicago to cali. I started as mechanical supervisor and was sent toJapan for 3 months of job training in 2011 then inlate 2012 I transferred to a piping supervisor and most recently stated up a new department called interior department. Essentially in this department we install all the floors, windows, insulation, stairs, duct work, and most importantly paneling inside the rail cars. I have 64 workers and 4 lead men i am responsible for. Ben Wade my brother works with me but is more into the final assembly like trim and molding.

Edited by Ronduth, September 29, 2014.


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I'm currently a Shift Supervisor for Starbucks. I pretty much count till's, over see the placement of people and how effectively people are doing within there area and much more. I also have gotten recent training for a Barista Trainer, which means I can teach the newbies. Not much for computer tech stuff  :P
 
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i work for GE aviation @ dowty propellers UK

we build composite propellers for comercial and military planes..

we also repair and overhaul propellers 

plane types worked on are:

saab 2000  and 340 As and bS

fokker f50

q800 dash 8

hercules c130J   we did build the c130k but now there obsolete,,

also the LCAC landing craft.

we are hoping to get contract for the apache tail rotor to

 

my job there is blade balancing ..

i have to make sure all faces and edges weigh within the limits...before it gets built into a complete propeller unit..



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wow im just a high school student you guys have some cool jobs!!! but i do work part time as a umpire for my little districts little league... if they can get more organized and get my paper work together  :confused: . but its fun and did it for one full summer and made enough money to build my computer so its a good side thing when i dont have school to worry about :D!



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I am a production supervisor at a commuter train assembly plant outside Chicago. Plain and simple we make trains from scratch for passengers to ride. Or next big project is amtrak trains from Chicago to cali. I started as mechanical supervisor and was sent toJapan for 3 months of job training in 2011 then inlate 2012 I transferred to a piping supervisor and most recently stated up a new department called interior department. Essentially in this department we install all the floors, windows, insulation, stairs, duct work, and most importantly paneling inside the rail cars. I have 64 workers and 4 lead men i am responsible for. Ben Wade my brother works with me but is more into the final assembly like trim and molding.

wow i might have then road one of your carts u made!!! (considering some stay in chicago and that they are for passengers) if i did at some point that would be cool and what a small world!



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I have been in Sales and Customer Service since 2005. I have worked in the Banking Industry, Telecommunications (Focus on the failed WiMax Rollout), Jewelery, and now Life insurance and Annuities. I work currently for a company called Guardian.

I sell Policies to Brokers, who in turn sell them to small businesses. Its a typical 9-5. I eventually want to open my own business and researching possible industries Id like to enter.



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Compared to everyone else my job seems pretty average, I am currently the youngest salary manager at my local McDonald's and going to school part time. All I really do is make sure the shift supervisors are doing their jobs and I am also in charge of making the crew schedule and planning crew events once a month to keep up crew morale.



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Right now i am a disabled veteran who is a stay at home husband!  It sucks balls...no matter what you dont want my job!

 

What i would give to go back to jumping out of Airplanes and play with explosives </3

 

The new plan after my up coming surgeries are to become a High School Football coach because...yea i love football.

 

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I work at the world's greatest toy store. I love my job, my coworkers, and what I do (I do everything in this store).

 

I also get to play with toys, like every day!

 

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I don't have a job but i intend to join the RAF at minimum age. Btw, my dad is a train driver @Ronduth 



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I don't have a job but i intend to join the RAF at minimum age. @Ronduth my dad is a train driver

LOL, when I first read that last sentence I thought you meant Ronduth was your dad, the train driver. 



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I currently work for my local Sheriff's Dept. doing corrections and dispatch work. I would like to say all kinds of cool stuff about me or my job, but I spend 80% of my time surfing the internet and looking at this website while working. If you want to know what my job has been like all you have to do is watch the old emergency 911, jail or cops TV shows...... I should also add Andy Griffith show, Barney Fife is my role model  :D


Edited by Modoc, September 30, 2014.





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