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Stormwaltz
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Reply #1365 on: October 14, 2009, 10:53:50 AM

You guys hiring?

I don't know precisely what your role/skills are, but yeah, a variety of positions available.

Wow, I didn't check this thread for a long time. Belated thanks to all for the well-wishes.

Nothing in this post represents the views of my current or previous employers.

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Reply #1366 on: October 14, 2009, 01:39:48 PM

You guys hiring?

I don't know precisely what your role/skills are, but yeah, a variety of positions available.

Wow, I didn't check this thread for a long time. Belated thanks to all for the well-wishes.

I don't see a spot for an orthodontist on there.  Bummer.
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Reply #1367 on: December 10, 2020, 12:13:18 AM

Man, some of you have changed. Some of you haven't.
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Reply #1368 on: December 10, 2020, 01:09:59 AM

Crap, forgot to update mine to Male Exotic Dancer.

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Reply #1369 on: December 10, 2020, 09:07:07 AM

Crap, forgot to update mine to Male Exotic Dancer.

Covid really lowered the standards, didn't it?   DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

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Reply #1370 on: December 10, 2020, 09:29:37 AM

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Reply #1371 on: December 10, 2020, 11:27:09 AM

Crap, forgot to update mine to Male Exotic Dancer.

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Reply #1372 on: December 10, 2020, 11:39:07 AM

Crap, forgot to update mine to Male Exotic Dancer.

Covid really lowered the standards, didn't it?   DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

Don't kink-shame my clientele please.

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Reply #1373 on: December 10, 2020, 12:08:07 PM

Question is, how many are still working the same job. Or even more, how many of that subset still enjoy that job?

I'm a yes to both. I'm more than ready to retire from IT, but that's more about vendors and the general disarray of technology than the actual day-to-day (which I love, helping people).

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Reply #1374 on: December 10, 2020, 12:19:46 PM

Iím not in the same job from 15 years ago but Iím in the same type of job which Iíve been doing in some form since 1994. I have been at my current job for 11 years now which is the longest Iíve been at company. My previous longest was 4.5 years and the rest mainly one to two years type stints and part-time consulting jobs.

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Reply #1375 on: December 10, 2020, 12:27:51 PM

I'm still in the software industry, but now it's as a "staff software engineer" rather than "support engineer/part-time developer".  I was at the same company from 1999 to 2016 and have changed jobs twice since then.  Still in the Bay Area.

I resisted moving into coding full-time for a good ten years because I really enjoyed helping people directly as my main job and coding as a part-time pursuit, and I always suspected I would eventually start hating the coding part if I was doing it full-time.  Another ten years after making that switch I can say I was 100% right.   Womp womp.

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Reply #1376 on: December 10, 2020, 01:02:30 PM

Don't think I ever responded to this thread initially because I was pretty wary of putting out any personal information online for quite a long time. When this thread started I would have been coming to the end of my time working for Toys R Us. Started doing the movie theater stuff in 2006. We'll see how much longer that goes.

Like Samwise, I lived in the Bay Area then and still do now.
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Reply #1377 on: December 10, 2020, 01:16:04 PM

Same company for 21 years, but I've kept it fresh by changing jobs every 3 or 4 years and it's a large enough place that there is always something new to do.  They  have a fantastic 401k match here and I've thought about retiring in a few years and doing "post retirement" consulting but for now I'll keep at it.

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Reply #1378 on: December 10, 2020, 02:32:40 PM

Still murdering teeth.   awesome, for real
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Reply #1379 on: December 10, 2020, 02:50:44 PM

I haven't been unemployed for about 9 years. Also still in the same place, though that will probably change post-covid.

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Reply #1380 on: December 10, 2020, 02:55:52 PM

I would have been just starting (and setting myself up for failing) a PhD in philosophy back when this thread started. A couple of career changes later I'm now also working in IT as a project manager for a large consultancy. It's been an interesting change as it really doesn't require great creativity and while there's problem solving it's not really intellectually challenging. I think I'd prefer to be doing something a bit more strategic level but I'm building up my knowledge of the industry to the point where that would be possible.

Feels a bit weird working for a big company though, biggest thing I'm learning is that large companies have all got their own horrifically designed tools that interface poorly with their systems.

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Reply #1381 on: December 10, 2020, 03:26:42 PM

Just had my 10 year anniversary at my current job in IT at a small manufacturer. Bought a house this year with a wood fired pizza oven I still haven't used. Previous job I was there for 9 years and before that was college. I did start college late after I tried farming for a few years.
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Reply #1382 on: December 10, 2020, 03:41:02 PM

Same company. Same org possibly as the last time I posted in this thread. Several different jobs/products.

Life keeps getting in the way of major career changes. I was going to do something completely (mostly) different, but unfortunately I was too high of a job band for it. Ohh well.


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Reply #1383 on: December 10, 2020, 04:27:57 PM

Feels a bit weird working for a big company though, biggest thing I'm learning is that large companies have all got their own horrifically designed tools that interface poorly with their systems.

The usual solution is to buy a tool from a third party vendor to improve the situation, then force the vendor to make changes on the tool which make it  horrible.

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Reply #1384 on: December 10, 2020, 05:43:51 PM

Did I contribute to this thread before? I don't know and it's too long to check.

Over the last 15 years I've gone from family business to trade publishing, then educational publishing, and back to family business for the last 5, where I'm essentially business manager. I've finished several degrees over that time, and did some minor casual work in moments. I've finished (practically) my MBA and I'm working out if I want to do something a bit different or not.

It's been interesting, and a journey not really planned but more managed in response to other life stuff that's happened along the way.
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Reply #1385 on: December 10, 2020, 07:28:40 PM

Feels a bit weird working for a big company though, biggest thing I'm learning is that large companies have all got their own horrifically designed tools that interface poorly with their systems.

The usual solution is to buy a tool from a third party vendor to improve the situation, then force the vendor to make changes on the tool which make it  horrible.

One of these tools is an excel template that interfaces with about 3 different databases in varied and interesting ways. Actually there are a couple of other excel templates and essentially it means someone finance related gets to spend 3-4 days per month trying to track why importing data from one has resulted in a 0.7% change in the total budget for a project.

Also Lamaros, I left working for a family company that was my own family having spent a fair amount time of reading into general business studies stuff on family businesses. They are a really interesting business area although they seem to rely a lot on at least the founding personality having some interest in passing the company as an ongoing concern on to their descendants. I'm semi-curious if you were in where that level of transition was being acknowledged.

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Reply #1386 on: December 11, 2020, 12:35:37 AM

I was a college student in San Diego when this thread started.

Since then, I studied in Japan for a year.
Graduated, and moved to the SF Bay Area.
Got a job at a small shitty software company in Berkeley and Oakland for several years doing QA/Tech Support mix.
Built up enough work experience to get accepted into the Foreign Service in 2012 as a coms specialist.
Have served in Poland, Russia, Laos, and now Myanmar/Burma since then.

I will be doing this job till they force me to retire at age 65, or I gain enough money to quite and never work again, or I'm sent to Gitmo for causing a major international incident.
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Reply #1387 on: December 11, 2020, 02:15:43 AM

Northern sweden.
Got a chemical engineering degree.
Work as an administrator, handle finances, accounting, payrolls, HR at a restaurant/event center/night club with a 4-5 million euro annual revenue.

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Reply #1388 on: December 11, 2020, 04:36:19 AM

Not sure if I replied the first time this thread was around.
I was studying Physics and Sustainable Energy in London.
Still in London. I decided to leave my job last November, and my notice period ended right before lockdown began. Not great timing, but I'm fortunate to have a job lined up in the new year. Still doing the sustainable energy stuff. At least it's given me lots of time to post in the what are you playing thread.
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Reply #1389 on: December 11, 2020, 09:07:05 AM

I'm still a writer with a day job, I still design web sites at that day job just not with an ad agency anymore. I'm now doing it for a state government agency as well as doing some IT stuff in that department.

My beard is grayer, longer and my hair is weirder but still it's natural color. I'm still a wedge of spite.

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Reply #1390 on: December 11, 2020, 09:29:54 AM

I'm still a writer with a day job, I still design web sites at that day job just not with an ad agency anymore. I'm now doing it for a state government agency as well as doing some IT stuff in that department.

My beard is grayer, longer and my hair is weirder but still it's natural color. I'm still a wedge of spite.

Lots of words when you could have just said: "Still king of the mud people."

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Reply #1391 on: December 11, 2020, 10:26:16 AM

I don't even know where I was at the start of this thread... I didn't join till 2009. But back in 2005 I think I was living on Miami Beach and making plans to move in with my X-gf in her place in Maryland.

Now, married and just started a data specialist job at Kaiser Colorado two months ago and living in Denver. A far cry from working at the University of Pittsburgh earlier in the year.

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Reply #1392 on: December 11, 2020, 10:30:39 AM

27 years at the same place and counting. Likely to be here until retirement unless something startling happens--my period of slight restless investigation of other possibilities is over.
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Reply #1393 on: December 11, 2020, 10:31:01 AM

I'm still a writer with a day job, I still design web sites at that day job just not with an ad agency anymore. I'm now doing it for a state government agency as well as doing some IT stuff in that department.

My beard is grayer, longer and my hair is weirder but still it's natural color. I'm still a wedge of spite.

Lots of words when you could have just said: "Still king of the mud people."


Well, I did say I was a writer.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS why so serious?

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Reply #1394 on: December 11, 2020, 12:06:00 PM

I have no idea if I ever replied to this thread previously, so I guess I will now.

Been in the same job for 10 years and went from being a contractor to being an employee (only took 7.5 years!) which officially makes this the longest job I've ever had.  Yay!

I'm in the R&D IT group of a large multi-national biopharma company in N. Chicago. Normally, I'm a business analyst helping our project managers with all the vagaries of project finance and budgets, but mainly I try to not strangle my PMs for being utter idiots who can't understand the basics of project finance. 

Currently, I'm going slightly insane because we're coming up on that lovely combination of month-end + year-end all wrapped up in the holidays!  Why no! I don't any extra time off for said holidays, that's my busy-time and I'll be trying to figure shit out on the 30th while all the rest of those idiots get time off!  (Would love to go off on the next PM that asks me if I'm taking time off, srsly.)

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Reply #1395 on: December 11, 2020, 08:03:01 PM

When this thread started I'd just begun software development career 2.0 (at age 45) with a state cabinet IT department in redacted. Software development career 1.0 in private industry doing mostly industrial automation with lots of travel and a 50-65 hour (salaried) work week ended in a crash-and-burnout that included almost never leaving my lodgings for most of a year.  Today I'm still with the state, and just got assimilated back into the (nominally same but all new faces and zero institutional knowledge) original cabinet IT department after a couple of lateral moves to agency IT departments while the cabinet group was abandoned, broken-up, disbanded, buried and forgotten and is now being rebuilt from scratch as some new political appointee's great new idea (but honestly much needed).  I've started doing basically whatever even vaguely IT-related work was needed at the moment, including business analysis, architecture, system design, database design, database analysis, UI design, coding (everything from UI to web services to native apps to web apps to tools to whatever using VB, C#, T-SQL, PL/SQL, PowerShell, ASP, HTML, Excel, Access or whatever else was appropriate), data migration, writing manuals, customer support and software maintenance. Now I'm doing mostly database design and coding and data migration on a crash project to redo an entire Agency's office automation and licensing system after the previous administration's rushed and vastly underestimated replacement of a functionally sound system with an ugly UI and outrageous $50,000/yr licensing fees(!!1!!!one!1!) ballooned into a multi-million dollar catastrophic outsourced train-wreck that has been disintegrating since the day it was prematurely deployed on the last day of last year (and is saddled with over $1,000,000/yr licensing fees associated with it, not to mention requiring more than twice as many expensive specialists to support it as the Agency's entire IT group ever had in total staff - all of which specialists we've lost and can't replace). Oh, and with large side-portions of demands to help our inexperienced team with architecture, system design, UI design, business analysis, mentoring and supporting the trainwreck system taking away from the time I need to complete two years worth of work in 9 months with no overtime authorized.  I'm making a little more than half of what I made in the private sector, I haven't had a raise in over 5 years, my pension has gone from being one of the top-5 public pensions in the nation for funding and stability to one of the bottom 5, and unless I stay in till 65 I'll loose a major chunk of whatever survives the eventual pension cuts to "early retirement" penalties.

Sorry, TMI and too much whine.  I've got a job, I get paid enough to make my mortgage and car payments and the like, since March I work from home and haven't had to deal with selfish idiots giving me the plague, and I'll retire in a couple years. I'm good, or, well, OK anyway.

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Reply #1396 on: December 14, 2020, 06:19:57 PM

Also Lamaros, I left working for a family company that was my own family having spent a fair amount time of reading into general business studies stuff on family businesses. They are a really interesting business area although they seem to rely a lot on at least the founding personality having some interest in passing the company as an ongoing concern on to their descendants. I'm semi-curious if you were in where that level of transition was being acknowledged.

It's been an acknowledged area for a few years, but any process of transition is still an open question with a lot of factors in play.
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Reply #1397 on: December 14, 2020, 10:38:47 PM

My wife used to work for non-profit community groups and we ended up forming a private nomenclature for them that included what we called "Napoleonic" nonprofits--organizations founded around one person and their basic vision, and maybe with family members employed. Mostly that was bad; occasionally it was actually pretty good if the vision was good and the founder wasn't insane.
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Reply #1398 on: December 14, 2020, 11:54:34 PM

I'm a producer in a glass fishbowl called the Seven News Centre in downtown Sydney. We're Australia's biggest TV network, our programming is similar to ABC in the US but we use the NBC News theme music, and we have just married Yahoo: http://www.yahoo7.com.au

In my holidays I usually travel overland in other countries, mostly by bicycle (about 13,000km of it so far). It's freedom, it's slow enough to smell the roses/roadkill, but fast enough to see plenty.

At 35 I am old enough to have also had a career in IT journalism. In the 1990s I was geek.famous as features editor of the biggest computer magazine in Australia, but the whole time I was wishing for a job in mainstream journalism. Nowadays I am mainlining mainstream.

I'm not this anymore.

I've been doing online content for a different broadcaster for 12 years. In 2006 I would have described myself as a journalist, but now I'm definitely an editor. Younger people do journalism and I point out its flaws, or fix their typos and put it in front of the viewers. Sometimes it's a major news story, other times it's about a cooking show. I feel most alive when it's full-on investigative journalism and I'm working with our lawyers.

If you've seen The Wire season 5, think of Gus Haynes' job, but a Scottish guy, Australian content, working from home because 2020, my 18-month-old son's breakfast still on my t-shirt/pyjamas, and less cycling than in 2006. I married someone who can't ride a bike FFS. My major career achievement is still having a job in the media, because bullshit happens often. I lost almost everyone I worked with in a 2017 restructure. I'm a newspapers/magazines guy who ended up working for broadcasters because they publish so much text online. They often question why they employ people like me, then continue to do so.



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Reply #1399 on: December 16, 2020, 07:34:58 PM

I don't think I ever posted in this thread.  I'm in Engineering Sales.  I deal with compressed gas filtration and separation.  Putting my Mech. Engineering degree to good use.

Not in this job anymore but I did spend 9ish years in it.
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