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JeffToo
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30 Mar 2006, 7:37 pm

>> 8 years computer programming originally ok but more and more pressure with less and less structure and training.

This was my story as well. I've been a developer/programmer for almost 30 years. In the beginning, people in this field were really valued and treated very well, but the workload and stress has been steadily increasing over time. It is now a thankless job at many shops: lots of unpaid overtime and people are treated as robots to get the job done. I'm currently unemployed, and trying to decide whether to stay in the field or take a less-demanding menial job.



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30 Mar 2006, 8:41 pm

Well I have a degree in Biology and everything Ive specialised in ever is science or language based and Im going to start work as a Database Administrator in about a week and a half and Ive barely studied computers so this will be another learning curve for me won't it? I've never studies finance either and as I will be working for a finance company I feel this is going to be rather interesting but hey I like a good challenge.



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30 Mar 2006, 9:10 pm

Fiz wrote:
Well I have a degree in Biology and everything Ive specialised in ever is science or language based and Im going to start work as a Database Administrator in about a week and a half and Ive barely studied computers so this will be another learning curve for me won't it? I've never studies finance either and as I will be working for a finance company I feel this is going to be rather interesting but hey I like a good challenge.


I also have a degree in Biology and work in a job that has nothing to do with it. So far I've known several. I do construction. I'm sure you'll do great :D


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28 Sep 2006, 9:26 am

=====was tring to post this to what work do you do TOPIC. but with lack of time to correct it can i leave this post here =being laizy======== THANKS.


hi. I work as a security Guard (living in the uk) .

Have done so for 10 years .Before then basic garden centre work. Security is ok. Just dont say anything that may upset your clients managment , accept the irregular/unsociable hours that may often occur , turn up on time , go home on time try to look the part at start of shift when managment about and usualy nothing more is expected of you . spend a lot of time on my own which I tend to prefer.

Typical hours are 6pm to 6am . not so bad as on every site you are partly office based and in between duties you can read , sometimes also bring in your laptop etc so its like leasure time.

But I do get fustrated at how your hours of work can be changed at a days notice. so for that reason for my own good should leave soon (but probably will not .....)

so anyone stuck for a job and willing to get paid £6 an hour (near minimum wage) its worth trying.



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08 Oct 2006, 10:52 am

I was in the Army as a personel systems administrator. I loved it when we had a UNIX based system, but then they changed the system and it sucked. I went from being able to go on the "dark-side" to resolve problems to haveing to talk to people on the phone, all over the world, to get things done. Definatly not my style.

Right now, I am in my second year of apprenticship as an electrician. Lots of math, good stuff! Some of the people that I work with can be jerks, but the beauty of it is that no job is permenent. When one job ends, the program sets you up with a new one.



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08 Oct 2006, 10:56 am

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20 Nov 2006, 9:45 am

Work for Pedus Services ( now merging with Weiser Security Services, New Orleans).

Did stocking dairy deli during 03-04 LA Grocery strike.

Tag wines, meds at Vons stores.

pays 7.00.

Told to keep in touch with SPACE ISLANDGROUP.COM for later hire.

See website.

Posted resume on Monster.com

Took MAPP Test
(assessment.com)
Results cost 39.00
But well worth it for your Career Eval.
Must for ALL.

My Options ahead:
1. remain in Weiser & see whats offered after merger??
2. work at Seminary Library???
3. LAUSD office tech, pays 15.00 an hour LA CA
4. Space Islandgroup.com

Need Interim job from now till Space Island Group.



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22 Nov 2006, 2:25 am

Right now, I have a seasonal job at Kmart that I just started this week, even though I have a degree in Communication Studies. It's not bad, except I have to work Thanksgiving, but only part of the day. Tommorrow's my day off, so I'm going to get some more comfortable shoes because my feet are killing me. 8O


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23 Nov 2006, 10:00 am

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23 Nov 2006, 8:56 pm

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24 Nov 2006, 10:27 am

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25 Nov 2006, 6:46 am

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I'm seriously considering quitting work, going to uni full time and going to live on campus :)



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25 Nov 2006, 3:15 pm

Professional background in Library Science. Unfortnately, great huge cutbacks in public-sector funding in the early 1990s meant a considerable downsizing in the field, and many jobs were lost. I made a sideways jump into the bookstore trade, even ran my own bookstore for a while. I now work in the Correspondence division of a local utility company, part of the department that responds to written customer inquiries (fax, postal mail, e-mail). It involves a certain amount of research and analysis at times, as well as being very organized. And at my most recent performance review, it was noted by my supervisor that I seem to have a knack for spotting things that are out of place or just don't fit right. This has been reported as one of the stengths an Aspie has... and I have never, ever mentioned the word Asperger's to anyone I know personally offline.


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29 Nov 2006, 7:07 pm

I'm still in college but during the summer work as wildland fire dispatcher. It's great job and I earn great money for only 3 months of work. (this earn I took home $5,000!! !)

Afte college I'm looking at working of the US State Department in the Foreign Sevice, but I'll have to past the written and oral exam before I'll be hired. While, I'm working on that I'll stay in wildland fire because I only have to work 3 to 6 months out the year and can live at home.



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02 Dec 2006, 4:39 pm

Im an accountant

damn Im cool :lol:



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09 Jan 2007, 10:46 am

I am an Interlibrary Loan Page at my local public library. I collect various materials for distribrution to the various branches throughout Central and Southern California. I enjoy the job very much and do well at it. It is a good match for my skills.