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Old 10-23-2005, 11:21 AM
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Thread title says it all. What are the skills that pay your bills?

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Old 10-23-2005, 02:04 PM
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I'm a student and want to work in gamedevelopment one day. besides that I work as a freelance programmer just to have some money.
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:35 PM
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I am student now, i am becomming a teacher... i also work with dicabled children 1 day aweek.
spare time: Drumming of course, skateboarding and snowboarding..
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:44 PM
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I'm a junior in highschool. After that, i drive over to work where i clean buildings, small school, church, dr.'s offices, and some office buildings. So you could call me a janitor. :D
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:25 PM
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I work in a curtain shop. Manly as hell.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:29 PM
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local party store. But its next to a rec park and beach where pretty ladies like to go.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:51 PM
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I'm the head chef at a small place. I've been there since January, due to my daughter's birth last year. Before the place I work at now, I was the sous-chef of one of the biggest, busiest places in Stockholm (and therefor Sweden), but it became too tiresome with a baby at home.

I hope to get back into the "real restaurant action scene" sometime next year, to keep my career going in the right direction.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:16 PM
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I'm in my 37th year as an "Administrative Professional" ... what used to be called a secretary. For the last 5-1/2 years I've worked for a civil engineering/land surveying company where they call me a 'Project Administrator', and pay me rather well for typing, filing, answering phones, keeping them organized and out of trouble ... the actual work is somewhere between babysitting a bunch of 2-year-olds, and herding cats.
I currently have a 27-mile comute, which takes me from 90 mintues to 2-1/2 hours in the morning and over an hour at night ... needless to say, I'm actively looking for a job closer to home.
I've had some great jobs (and some not so great!) in my career ... 3 years for the US Navy as US Project Secretary on the Joint US/UK Sonar Program, which got me a trip to sea on a British Navy ship; and Office Administrator for the company that wrote the training programs for the Navy F-14 Pilots at TopGun, which got me ... uh ... well ... never mind that! (**tee hee**).
My job is merely a sideline to allow me to keep a roof over my head, and food in the pantry. If I could find a way to make a living with the whole 'work' aspect of the thing, I'd be on it in a heartbeat. Work takes up far too much time I'd rather be devoting to things I love and enjoy (such as, oh, say, drumming!).
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:18 AM
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I'm a 4th grade student...
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:39 AM
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Usually I go into the homes of wealthy women, and I charge them $50 an hour.



Did I mention that I train their dogs?
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:15 AM
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Usually I go into the homes of wealthy women, and I charge them $50 an hour.



Did I mention that I train their dogs?
HAHAHAHAHAHA Good one DB

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Old 10-24-2005, 06:23 AM
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Taking music at school.... teaching and playing are my jobs.
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:39 PM
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I am a sophmore in high school. I am going to be taking law inforcement next year, And over the summer I work at the golf course. It is the best paying job a sophmore can get in all of the county.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:40 PM
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i'm a school teacher... go figure.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:56 PM
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i'm a school teacher... go figure.
I wish you were my teacher...your cool!
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:13 PM
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I'm a student, currently doing my A-levels!
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:58 PM
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I'm a painter (oil paintings). Before that I played drums for a living.
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Old 10-25-2005, 04:18 PM
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I'm an Operations Manager for a large service company. I want to retire early and just play drums. Me wife has other ideas of course.
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Old 10-25-2005, 04:44 PM
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I work for State Farm insurance............
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:58 PM
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I work in a law firm. I always have my sticks and pad availalable. The real nice part is, there is always a vacant office to practice in during lunch time.
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:17 PM
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I work for a HVAC company in Pennsylvania. I'm basically the warehouse guy (shipping and recieving). This is only my third job I've ever had in my entire life. I first worked for a plumbing & heating company, then worked at a music store (where I also used to teach), and now my current job...I can't seem to get away from plumbing! LoL.

I'm going to take my civil service test for a job opening at a post office next week! I need to start making more money...too many drum stuff I want!
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:18 PM
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I am working as Research Associate on a Transportation Research Institute at North Carolina State University.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:57 PM
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I'm a lawman, currenly a Lieutenant and section commander. Started playing drums back when a career in law enforcement was nowhere near my idea of the future. Go figure. My department has several drummers in it, including another lieutenant. Drumming is one of the best de-stressors I know. Besides, do you know how much trouble I'd be in if I treated suspects like I do my Evans G2's?
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Old 10-30-2005, 02:11 AM
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I recently graduated from college, and am the "Crew Chief/Director" at a television station. Pushing buttons for a living man...can't beat it. PLUS I get to hire all the college interns
I was able to set up my kit in one of the television studios and record some stuff with company equipment, until a rather expensive camera lens was destroyed.

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Old 10-30-2005, 07:58 PM
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I'm a lawman ... My department has several drummers in it ...
This seems to be pretty common. If you haven't already, check out Billy Ward's forum (www.billward.com), and catch up on his activities with the NYPD drummers ... he started working with them after 9/11, and will be marching with them ... in uniform ... in the Thanksgiving Day Parade!!

If I were to ever get nabbed for something (which couldn't possibly be anything worse than jay-walking, I assure you!), I'd hope to get cuffed by another drummer ... we do tend to take good care of our own! 8-)
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Old 11-02-2005, 05:33 AM
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I'm the director and a teacher at a small language school in NE China. It is beginning to interfere with my drumming, though, so I'm going to quit after my current contract and go back to the U.S. for the first time in TEN YEARS. I am nervously looking forward to it.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:28 PM
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I work for Electronic Data Systems doing computer tech support for Nextel Employees on the corporate level. It pays the bills. I wish more than anything I could make a decent living just playing drums.
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:19 PM
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I am a manager of system and network engineers for a major online brokerage firm. Not exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but it's a living.
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:48 AM
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I'm doing product marketing in a bank.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:33 AM
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I work part time at an apple store (complete computer nerd) and I attend community college!
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Old 11-08-2005, 04:01 AM
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Have been in Architecture for 18 years, mostly commercial and healthcare, now the director of design for a residential developer.
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:18 AM
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Sales manager in industrial tools and hardware distributor since 10 years,before that i used to play full time in an original and covers rock band.I just needed to make some money so i quit playing rock'n'roll lolllll :)
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:36 AM
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I'm an Industrial Electrician.Big Pipe.........Big Wire!

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Old 11-15-2005, 07:09 PM
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I'm a "Technical Support Specialist" for an Industrial Electronic Controls Manufacturer. "Sonor Drummer" has probably wired some of our stuff. :)
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:48 PM
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I'm a car dealer in South Carolina
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:09 PM
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i'm a web designer. i consider it a modest job, but i'm doing better than most of my musicially inclined friends. the vast majority of them are ghetto, lol. i'm lucky to be able to check this forum while i work.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:45 AM
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I'm a chef, and my family and I own a cafe....
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:54 PM
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I'm a "Technical Support Specialist" for an Industrial Electronic Controls Manufacturer. "Sonor Drummer" has probably wired some of our stuff. :)
That's Very Possible ;-)
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:46 PM
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I have my own local computer repair business. It's a living...sigh. 20 years ago I played music full-time, travelled to most of the Western US and Canada doing shows and dance gigs. Lots of fun but glad to be out of it at my age.
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:07 PM
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I'm a student at Univ. of California, Davis. I also intern in sacramento.

I'm learning japanese and doing premed there. I hope to start a private practice with some fellow buddies i have in the same field.

I have no place to drum in this area and haven't really had chances to jam since i moved to college 3 years ago, so if anybody has a place a rusty drummer could chill and drum near Cali's capital, hit me up =)
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