It is currently Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:09 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

What DO you DO?
Technology (i.e. engineering, research) 37%  37%  [ 33 ]
Finance 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Education 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Entrepreneur 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Public Service 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Administration/Support 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Human Resources 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Service Sector 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Medicine/Healthcare 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Consulting 8%  8%  [ 7 ]
Legal 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Student 33%  33%  [ 29 ]
Total votes : 89
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:17 pm 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:51 am
Posts: 391
Location: Paris, France
Lotus Notes programmer, been unemployed for four months.

I love spending 16 hours a day on the Internet, but my wrist are beginning to hurt.

_________________
PC Silencieux (french website)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:21 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Tokyo, Japan
No idea what category to vote in, but I will go with a vote into "Public Service" as that is what I see my job as being in the end. Almost went with Human Resources as that is what I specialize in, but also Student as as I am part time.

I am a Captain in the US Army working as the Human Resource Manager for (most recently) an Military Intelligence group (Yes, I know various oxymoron jokes), but I just changed jobs from being the Postmaster for Army Japan. Also a partitime student working for my Master in Human Resources while trying to get my computer quiet in my little room of a living quarters that I am assigned while here in Japan.

_________________
Thermaltake Tsunami - Foam dampened / 2x120mm Globe Fans @7 Volts
SOLTEK SL-K8AN2E-GR - AMD Athlon 64 3200 - Zalman CNPS7000
4 HHD = Samsung 120 GB, WD2500BB, 2xSeagate 120 GB SATA 7200.7
ATI AIW 9700 w/ Zalman Heatpipe - 350 Watt Fortron w/ 120mm adjustable fan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:33 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 10:04 am
Posts: 327
Location: New Hampshire, USA
I'm a helicopter. It's a bit rough on the arms, and it's not the quietest profession, but I get a great view when I fly over the beaches in summertime.

(Scott's meds finally kick in)

Scratch that. I'm a computer systems engineer, home entrepeneur, investor waiting for the market to recover, and general annoyance at my daughters' soccer games.

_________________
What You Need To Know Before Buying A Discount Laptop PC
www.HowToBuyDiscountLaptopPCs.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
.:BUMP:.

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
sbabb wrote:
investor waiting for the market to recover


I don't know about that...do you really have much confidence in securities such as stocks anymore ever since the financial reporting scandals that have seemingly flooded the marketplace? I've lost 90% of my trust in stocks today as I now firmly believe that the "real winners" on the market are the corporate insiders...the general public just doesn't REALLY know enough on what's going on inside a company to make excellent decisions...I mean, of course, if you've got some cash to slosh around, then the risk of stocks are another story. :D

sbabb wrote:
general annoyance at my daughters' soccer games


No offense or anything, but are you one of those parents who:

a) Screams 24/7 at his children/referees
b) Bugs the coach for more playing time
c) Would rather not be spending a Saturday/Sunday morning on a wet grass field? :D Just wonderin' based on experience.

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
bump...c'mon everyone...there's hundreds (or thousands?!) of members at SPCR...let us know what fuels your silent PC fetish... :wink:

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:21 am 
Offline
SPCR Reviewer

Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:33 am
Posts: 8636
Location: Sunny SoCal
MGP wrote:
bump...c'mon everyone.....let us know what fuels your silent PC fetish... :wink:


Profits from the sale of my Paris Hilton videotapes. :)

_________________
Main Box: Intel i3-3225, Intel DH77EB, 16GB Corsair RAM, 256GB Samsung 830, SS360GP PSU, CM PS07 case.
Music Server: Intel DH77EB + i3-3220, 2xSamsung 2TB F4, Pico PSU, Fractal Define Mini, 2xScythe Fans @250 rpm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:04 pm 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 6:21 pm
Posts: 4247
Location: Undisclosed but sober in US
Ralf Hutter wrote:
MGP wrote:
bump...c'mon everyone.....let us know what fuels your silent PC fetish... :wink:


Profits from the sale of my Paris Hilton videotapes. :)


What do you mean tapes? You said you had only 1. :shock:

I was a programmer for 22 years, unemployed 14 months, now I'm a deckhand on a ferryboat.

Call me crazy, I'm not the happiest person in the world right now.

_________________
People who put money and political ideology ahead of truth and ethics are neither patriots nor human beings.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
Trust me, I hear ya. You should have read my post earlier in this thread.

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:21 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 6:21 pm
Posts: 4247
Location: Undisclosed but sober in US
I did, not much I could add to it.

I've given up on dice.com and such. I've almost never had a phone call or email back, let alone find a real job.

_________________
People who put money and political ideology ahead of truth and ethics are neither patriots nor human beings.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2003 10:59 pm
Posts: 1356
Location: NorthEast Arkansas, USA
I'm a student Image
and I also help with my dad's business: Bar-B-Q restaurant (yummmmmmm)

_________________
The Quake III Machine
C2D e6750 @ Gigabyte GA-P45T-ES3G | 8GB GSkill | Venemous X | Asus 560Ti | Corsair 520HX | 750GB Seagate | Antec 300 | Thanks SPCR


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:49 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:59 pm
Posts: 264
Aero engineering student in the UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
:!: <<BuMp>> :!:

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:30 pm 
Offline
Friend of SPCR

Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2002 4:47 pm
Posts: 20
Location: Seattle, WA USA
I think I voted before but haven't commented... anyways, I'm a civil engineering student in my 3rd year. Haven't decided on my specialty yet.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:52 pm
Posts: 2057
Location: United States, Mobile, AL
Im unemployeed and looking for a job so I can move out. Lost my grant to college because one of my college teachers decided that I deserved a C in english (she knew that I would loose my grant if I got a C). She told me from day one that she didnt like me. Probably taught my brother at one time, my brother pisses everyone off. So now im screwed, cant afford college. Im a white male with no athletic ability so I dont qualify for any other grants (except the full scholarship one I lost for having a 28 composite.) Hoping to find a job doing retail or something for a while, and hopefully find something better soon.

_________________
Internet Computer: e4300w/Mininja, DS3, 2gigDDR800, hd501lj, Evga 8800gts, 380w Earthwatts Big Fan Modified Case

Gaming Computer: q6600w/TRUE penny modded, GA-EP45-DS3P, 4gigDDR800, WD640 Black, Evga 260core216, 520HX, Antec 900


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:01 am 
Offline
Patron of SPCR

Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2003 5:26 pm
Posts: 659
Location: Palm Springs, CA, USA
GG,

Just a, uhh, fatherly suggestion - finish your education, even if it means going to jc for a yr or so and then some where else, cheap, for the last 2 yrs. You'll never regret it and it'll make a HUGE difference in your life. Do it now.

Get a school loan if needed.

I'm sure that Natalie would agree with me. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2003 10:59 pm
Posts: 1356
Location: NorthEast Arkansas, USA
I want to "ditto" what mas92264 just said.

_________________
The Quake III Machine
C2D e6750 @ Gigabyte GA-P45T-ES3G | 8GB GSkill | Venemous X | Asus 560Ti | Corsair 520HX | 750GB Seagate | Antec 300 | Thanks SPCR


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:55 am 
Offline
SPCR Reviewer

Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:33 am
Posts: 8636
Location: Sunny SoCal
I'll third that. In today's competitve economy having a HS diploma will barely get you a job flipping burgers. Work part time, go to a cheaper JC, don't take a full schedule, whatever it takes because w/o a degree you won't get far.

_________________
Main Box: Intel i3-3225, Intel DH77EB, 16GB Corsair RAM, 256GB Samsung 830, SS360GP PSU, CM PS07 case.
Music Server: Intel DH77EB + i3-3220, 2xSamsung 2TB F4, Pico PSU, Fractal Define Mini, 2xScythe Fans @250 rpm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:52 pm
Posts: 2057
Location: United States, Mobile, AL
Hmm yea ill take it into consideration. I was going to junior college. But even junior college is pretty expensive. Im only one semester away from my assosiate degree in computer science.

_________________
Internet Computer: e4300w/Mininja, DS3, 2gigDDR800, hd501lj, Evga 8800gts, 380w Earthwatts Big Fan Modified Case

Gaming Computer: q6600w/TRUE penny modded, GA-EP45-DS3P, 4gigDDR800, WD640 Black, Evga 260core216, 520HX, Antec 900


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:34 am 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:18 pm
Posts: 2928
Location: SC
I was at Georgia Tech for 2 years working towards a degree in computer engineering. My grades were pretty bad and I decided law school was more interesting so I transferred to a smaller (and cheaper!) university in my home town, Francis Marion University. My grades are pretty good; I'm studying accounting. Depending on my LSAT scores I'll be at USC law school or on the street in 2005. Architecture looks good too.

Keeping with tech tradition it will take me > 4 years to graduate (4.5 years).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
Good luck with the law school thing, Trip. I'm actually a first year declared as an accounting major...I hope it's not TOO drab. :lol:

Oh well,

<<Bumpidy, bump, bump>>

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:16 pm 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:18 pm
Posts: 2928
Location: SC
Thanks MGP, are you going for you CPA?

It's not too boring; just keep in mind how much money you are dealing with, how important CFOs are, and how easy it apparently is to take a little off the top from these big corporations.

You don't have to pull an Enron, but dreaming makes it a lot more fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:06 pm
Posts: 31
Location: PA, USA
I'm an undergraduate studying mechanical engineering. I'm thinking of going into materials science and engineering; stevekim, did you study MSE in school? Any advice for someone looking at graduate programs in the field? :D

stevekim wrote:
Wasn't exactly sure where to cast my vote, so I cast it in "Technology".
My young career path has seen the following twists and turns, roughly in chronological order, and I still find myself using all the following:
Materials scientist - electron microscopist - applications specialist - computer programmer - for a entrepeneurial software company.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
BuMp

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
Darn, MikeC. Can't change the poll now, but should've added "Full Time Defrauder" for you-know-who. :D

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:11 pm 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 10:04 am
Posts: 327
Location: New Hampshire, USA
MGP wrote:
sbabb wrote:
investor waiting for the market to recover


I don't know about that...do you really have much confidence in securities such as stocks anymore ever since the financial reporting scandals that have seemingly flooded the marketplace? I've lost 90% of my trust in stocks today as I now firmly believe that the "real winners" on the market are the corporate insiders...the general public just doesn't REALLY know enough on what's going on inside a company to make excellent decisions...I mean, of course, if you've got some cash to slosh around, then the risk of stocks are another story. :D

sbabb wrote:
general annoyance at my daughters' soccer games


No offense or anything, but are you one of those parents who:

a) Screams 24/7 at his children/referees
b) Bugs the coach for more playing time
c) Would rather not be spending a Saturday/Sunday morning on a wet grass field? :D Just wonderin' based on experience.


Wow, talk about a delayed reply :oops: Sorry, MGP, I never saw your reply.

Since I posted, I'm doing a little (very little) bit better with my investments, but my home business is still looking like a better place to put my time and effort.

At soccer games, I'm "embarrassingly overzealous" with cheering our teams on. I would never scream at my kids or any other kids, and I'm happy with the playing time my kids get. I will admit to loudly pointing out that the other team was waaaay offsides once when a linesman wasn't paying attention, but I don't yell at officials or coaches. Wet grass doesn't even enter into it. At my oldest's state championship game the temperature was in the teens, but we were still out there having fun and freezing.

_________________
What You Need To Know Before Buying A Discount Laptop PC
www.HowToBuyDiscountLaptopPCs.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
swEEt, sbabb, I'm glad to hear it. :D

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:05 pm 
Offline
Patron of SPCR

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:47 pm
Posts: 321
Location: St. Louis, USA
I graduated from the University of Illinois in May 2002 with a degree in CS, but now I work for a mortgage company. I couldn't get an internship while in school, the closest I came was a trip to Dallas, TX for an all day thing with HP. That didn't work due to very many reasons (probably would have gotten laid off anyway after what happened that year to them). After I graduated I couldn't get a computer job for 4 months so I went to a job fair of the company I worked for the summer before. I got hired for a job in a different part of the company. I rationalized taking a non-tech job by saying that I'll do this for money and at the same time continue to look for a new job, do interviews, etc. I've been applying places and sometimes get some responses but I'm still at the same job. I consider myself one of those in the temp workforce as MGP described. My job is really boring, I feel like I'm being wasted on this job that probably someone out of highschool could do with training, yet I work hard and do a good job, people like me, etc. The nature of my part of the company is very dependent on the market, they laid off 30 people when business slowed down a couple months ago. When I started working there, I was actually a temp worker for quite a while. The company has its own "temp agency" and hire lots of people this way. They can lay them off or take new ones quite easily this way with much lower risk but it's really a joke. It's a combination of try-before-you-buy, where they can see if they like the people and see who will drop out and quit, and a way for them to hold a number of workers that they can dump easily if the market changes. Thankfully I'm no longer part of that but I don't feel much better. As I stand now, I have no tech/computer work experience and I've been out of school for more than a year. That and the fact that there are many tech people with experience looking for jobs with me makes it pretty difficult. Check this thread for more info on my quarter-life crisis :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 4:32 pm
Posts: 519
<<BuMp>>

_________________
IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:30 pm 
Offline
*Lifetime Patron*

Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:18 pm
Posts: 2928
Location: SC
update: I'm a full-time student and almost (5hrs. short of 40hrs) a full time employee at a tax office :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group