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Offline chillman4130

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Don't quit your day job
« on: March 29, 2006, 07:23 PM »
So this seems like a pretty tight-knit group, which got me to wondering, what do you do all day?
Do we have insurance salesmen? Engineers? Actual professional musicians? Retirees? Billionaire international playboys?

I myself am a college student, playing in a serious original band, but I thought it'd be interesting to find out what kind of real-life occupations everyone holds down.


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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 07:25 PM »
Sales manager at a large custom electronics store in Canada.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 07:28 PM »
I am a custom picture framer.  I design and build matting and framing for high-end art at two galleries in Columbus, OH.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 07:40 PM »
I split my time between freelance drumming, sporadic roadwork with a national act, and a marketing gig at a Fortune 200 company.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 08:05 PM »
I'm also a college student in a serious group, doing freelance stuff on the side. I'm usually doing between 10-12 gigs and sessions a month. This summer I'm going to be doing some website tech work for a vintage fashion company. Make my own hours, and gig at night. Can't beat it. :-)


On a sad note, $32,000/year X 4 years of college = lots of loans to pay back after graduation!

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 08:09 PM »
Paperboy / Soccer ref ... haha seriously though.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 08:19 PM »
I'm an electrical engineer, and design integrated circuits all day.   Drumming is much more satisfying and fun, but engineering sure does get the bills paid...  Plus, I'm probably a better engineer than I am a drummer.    But sometimes I wonder!

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 08:25 PM »
Retired pilot/pilot examiner and now work part time as a deputy sheriff and flight instructor.  I also drum a lot!
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 08:33 PM »
Bricklayer with 28 years in the trade.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2006, 08:44 PM »
International playboy billionaire.  Made my money in oil and mining.  I'm in Cabo now looking after Sammy's bar while he's on tour.  I just do it for free, walk around, say hi to the other billionairs, etc.  In fact, it's time to go to get back to werk.


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Re:Don't quit your day job
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2006, 09:00 PM »
Information Systems Manager for a large reinsurance company (we insure other insurance companies).  

Educational Volunteer at Brookfield Zoo on Sundays.  

Drummer by night and most weekends.  

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Offline William Leslie

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Re:Don't quit your day job
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2006, 09:05 PM »
Retired Corp. Security Investigator. I now own and operate a Notary Auto Title,Tag sevice and play nights and week ends. Keeps me out of trouble. This week end some of us are doing a cancer telethone from a local Pocono night club.  
older, but still make music my way.

Offline Bob Pettit

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2006, 09:28 PM »
Up till my mid 30s I drove cab in Portland, pulled green chain in Oregon sawmills, and played professionally and semi-professionally in a string of bands in the NW.

At 34 it was back to college and I earned a degree in chemical engineering and have been doing that ever since.

Weekends I do 50-80 gigs a year in my C+ grade blues band 'The Summit Underground'. I also lead my own 'afro-cuban' group 'The Gringo Starrs'.

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2006, 09:45 PM »
What a great thread!  

Louis- what style BBQ do you favor?  I'm a Kansas City boy, and I like a full slab of pork, wood smoked for 3 to 5 hours, with a little spicy (NOT SWEET) sauce at the very end, just so's to get a nice bark on those ribs.

(Sorry for the hijack.  I'm hungry.  Back to your regularly scheduled thread.)

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2006, 09:52 PM »
Mortgage Broker.

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2006, 09:54 PM »
Plastics/Injection Molding Technical Manager. Been doing it about 20 years now. Drum when I can, which isn't as often as I like.

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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2006, 10:13 PM »
I'm a middle school Special Education teacher.  For a little extra cash (and job security) I'm also a technology assistant for the school district I work in, helping other teachers figure out how to do mundane computer stuff.  The tech asst. job is what pays for my drumming habit!    
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2006, 10:26 PM »
Internal Auditor for a bank.  Not very exciting but it pays decent.  

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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2006, 10:27 PM »
I work as a sales engineer mostly designing private fiber optic networks that support the trading networks of all the Wall St. firms.
Would much rather be pounding the skins for a living but this pays the rent and keeps food on the table.
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2006, 10:52 PM »
I spend my days as a Quality Assurance Engineer on the Software Development Team at MySpace.

I teach lessons and drum in four bands.

 

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