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Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:18 am
by Check-Mate
I just got home from work, and it got me thinking...

I have no idea what any of you do! And I sort of wonder!
What does everyone do to make the mulla?
Whether it's part time or non-time or full time. Haha. Or if you're a student (don't forget to mention what you're studying) or a bit of both!

I am working at a specialty shoe store very part time (I've been there for 3.5 years, fluctuating from part time to full time. It's my first real, steady job. I started when I was in 12th grade and still keep it.)
As well
I work as an assistant manager at our movie theatre. I only just got hired about a month ago, but I love the job and the people. It's great. Oh and the pay is pretty sweet! I work full time, and the hours are night shifts mostly.

And on the side, I do pay for private voice lessons through our University of Music. Just one lesson a week!

And I'm a very part time photographer. I do commissions here and there. I have 3 weddings booked for Summer and fall respectively.
Good times. Busy busy. :)

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:48 am
by Cmaza
Currently working as a sales rep for a large retail stationary and technology chain, part time, 5-6 days a week; It's the only job I've got at the moment, which is a bit of a cry from the usual 3-4 jobs I've traditionally held at any one time due to crappy hours I usually get with other jobs, and I could definitely be doing better, but I'm definitely not complaining either, as I could definitely be doing a lot worse as well; Have held said job for almost two years short a few months.

Also currently studying CertII French, which I'm enjoying, and I believe I am doing well in it, but can't speak very much yet as I've only had a few lessons so far and have zero prior experience, but I'm getting there slowly. ^.^

That's my current employment and educational status. Though, considering my life-style, personality and past habits, I wouldn't call it a surprise if I were doing something completely different and opposite to what I'm currently doing in a few weeks from now, and equally, wouldn't be surprised if I'm not. I've been working since before I was legally allowed to and have jumped through numerous jobs, and done numerous courses and etc.

Not sure what else to say. That'll do I guess. <.<

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:55 am
by Wally
I just started working at a large University in Melbourne as a Mac / PC Tech Support officer, full time on casual rates.. I'm finally making some good money and will benefit from it in the long run.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:48 am
by dosraider
<<<< Is on early retirement now. B)

When I was younger and had a lot more hair on my skull I builded industrial mainframes, power steering units, programming PLC thingies for Siemens, industrial automation and some tech stuffs on PLC solution fora/helpdesks.

Now I'm on a 'we call you when we need you' base, still do some occasional work, mainly when they need an extra hand with the older systems.

Also still doing some work for machine builders, PLC and power steering units, such things. (But not too much, just to keep in touch ....)

Viva el retirement ..... :)

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:53 am
by emmzee
Besides running a few websites you <i>may be familiar with</i> (which is a full time job on its own ... not) I work with <a href="">Power to Change Ministries</a> in their <a href="">TruthMedia</a> (online) division, mostly writing content and doing other online content management duties.

I really want to go back to school ... just trying to figure out what the best route would be ... so hopefully by Jan next year I will be back in school full time! :) We'll see ......

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:49 pm
by Check-Mate
Oh neat, all your jobs and stuff sounds pretty cool! Sounds like everyone is doing stuff that they really like!!

Cmaza, you're taking French?

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:50 pm
by Larry Laffer
Currently studying Electric Engineering at an aptly-titled Electric Engineering uni.

Doing the odd website/c tutoring to make monies.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:58 pm
I'm currently a housewife. :)
My boyfri works at an engineering firm and i make him hot meals for when he gets back.

I'm also studying Design at an arts college that is part of Griffith University. It's heaps pretty. It has it's own working studio with clients and stuff where students get to do work experience as part of the curriculum. I'm really excited about it.

I applied for a job at Mana Bar, but i don't really want a job right now with studies, so if i don't get that job i won't apply for any others.

I used to work at an RSL (Retired Servicemans League Club - not sure if you guys have something similar, but it's run on a members system and a lot of the war vets drink there and they have services on ANZAC day and stuff, but it's mainly just a Club most of the time that Vets go to and are a part of. There's memorabillia and history on the walls and stuff and monuments outside.) I used to work mainly in the restaurant and function centre where i did waitressing, barissta-ing, cocktails and bar work, setting and un-setting functions and all that hoo-har.


Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:02 am
by dosraider
GAMER meals ...
Pulling something out of the freezer and put it in the microwave or do you really cook?

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:14 am
by CPT Worm
I work at Target overnight until I go back to school. Target is one of those discount retail stores, but it's considered more high-end compared to Wal-mart or K-mart.

I work in a Super Target, which means that we also have a full-service grocery store. I normally work in that section.

I'm also a lieutenant in the National Guard which is a far more prestigious occupation. And the pay for a weekend of work is about equal to a two-week paycheck at Target.
GAMER wrote: I used to work at an RSL (Retired Servicemans League Club - not sure if you guys have something similar, but it's run on a members system and a lot of the war vets drink there and they have services on ANZAC day and stuff, but it's mainly just a Club most of the time that Vets go to and are a part of.
Here, they have the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or the American Legion. They go to their meeting halls and drink and smoke and occasionally do some charity work. lol

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:52 pm
Haha. Yeah, sounds very similar then.
We have Target here aswell, but none of ours have groceries.
dosraider wrote:
GAMER meals ...
Pulling something out of the freezer and put it in the microwave or do you really cook?
I love cooking. I'm not a brilliant chef or anything, but i make some pretty good gnosh. One of my favourite dishes i've made lately was a delicious lamb and tomato risotto. My boyfriends favourite is beef goulash. I also make a pretty mean cous cous. :) I hate frozen meals and i really hate salt and preservatives, so i tend to cook from scratch most nights.


Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:04 am
by fauvem
I cause chaos and mischief while looking for work and doing odd jobs which usually involves a surprising amount of the first two things I mentioned for cash.

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:02 am
by Cmaza
@ Wally: Awesome! Wish I had a job like that. Congratulations. :)

@ dosraider: Also awesome. Actually, retirement sounds better. :P

@ emmzee: Back in school? Studying or teaching?

@ Check-Mate: Ouie, Je suis. ^.^
Intend to visit the country once again in the future at some stage, plus have a small number of friends over there, and figure it would be good to know the language if I'm to do that. :P

@ Larry Laffer: Electric Engineering? What is that, exactly?
Engineering electrical equipment or something? Just thought I'd ask, as I'm not entirely sure. Sounds cool though. :)

@ GAMER: Lol, damn. Would love to have visited the Mana Bar when you're working there at some stage in the future; Would be awesome. Oh well. :P
How long have you been studying design?

@ 2LT Worm: ..Is that the same Target we have here in Australia?? I wasn't aware that the company was multinational. If so, then cool; That'd mean that we're both working for the same parent conglomerate. o.0

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:55 pm
by Larry Laffer
Engineering electric motors and other applications of electric/magnetic fields. It actually sounds cooler than it is imho, so I plan on applying to an electronic engineering uni this summer. :(

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:06 pm
by Wally
@Cmaza, yeah its pretty sweet.. I get the train from home, 1 and a half hours on the way (and thats what i'm doing right now) and 2 hours to home.

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:15 pm
by emmzee
Cmaza wrote:@ emmzee: Back in school? Studying or teaching?
First one, then hopefully the other :D I'm still looking for the perfect program. I thought I had found it, but the school's distance version of the program isn't ready yet, so I'd have to move which I'd rather not do right now. So the quest continues!

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:38 am
What are you hoping to study?


Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:24 am
by emmzee
Theology and/or religious studies. Two of the programs I'm considering right now are:

University of Western Ontario (MA) - Good is that its cheap & decent school & mostly research, the only bad thing is that I'd have to move to London Ontario which is a 2-2.5hr drive from where I live now

University of Bristol (MPhil) - Good is that I can do it via distance & it's not super expensive & Bristol is a pretty highly ranked school internationally ... bad is that I'd be paying lots of $$$ to sit here at home and write a thesis, and probably would pretty much be on my own to do it

Either would lead to a PhD which would be the only reason to do a second masters degree at all ...

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:25 pm
I was going to say, i thought you'd already done a degree in theology...


Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:43 am
by emmzee
Yep I did an MTS degree but since it was entirely coursework (18 courses, no thesis) it's not considered adequate prep for a PhD. ... oundations