Work ? Sounds exotic .....

Bond76

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...that's always the funny remark by our well respected Mr Scatha ! :)

Well, actually, as diverse as the nationalities and the Age of our clanmembers, as diverse is the work you do day in and out to earn your bucks....

So, what are you actually doing day in and out at work ?

Myself is since 20 years in the same Business, also my wife is in same Business and that is also where we met and tied up.
This industry had it's ups and downs (currently again a down again since 2009 and no UP foreseeable soon)....but still I like it sometimes somehow.
If you work in this industry, you walk the world with different eyes as you know what it would be without us....be it in supermarkets, grocery stores or home Depots:
We move the worlds goods. Still a bit proud on that.

[video=youtube;gSWEmZjvtCo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSWEmZjvtCo[/video]

So guys and Girls....what is your daily Profession ?
 

FortunaMagica

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nothing to be proud about here im just a lowly salesassistent working in a construction store, one thing we are not. is important...
 

lakaelo

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i am a sales manager for my company now for 15 years. mostly i do care nearly 80 media markt and saturn stores and sell them our stuff. driving around 70.000km a year from date to date lol

lot of our stuff will ship with bonds company too i think lol
 

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I was a print analyst for a life assurance company (which basically meant running the mainframe printers - creating electronic forms and maintaining the associated server software and hardware). That role was gradually outsourced. Was retrained to mainframe programmer/analyst role which I was OK at but never really liked doing or was that confident at performing either. That too was outsourced but would have meant changing roles again to something I know I would have been really rubbish at doing so the choice was stay and eventually get sacked for being rubbish or take the £ package! I took the package. This has enabled me to do what I love - photography.

Which gets to what I do now. Work is working as a freelance photographer. Most work is photographing cars at garages that are for sale with the images being displayed on the branch website and also the companies national website. These images also get published in a printed car trading publication too. Other work includes going to an independent garage ad taking images for their web site showing the people, locations and facilities. Another thing is photographing items for insurance verification, this involves taking images of a lorry, for example, showing the VIN number, general views and so on to prove it exists. Jewellery and other expensive items are done too. I know this doesn't sound very exotic but each has its own challenge in terms of light and so on. There are some cars I wish I didn't have to take photos of because the are just so ugly they never look good! I've also done corporate head shots for photo IDs and also corporate events.

I'm looking to see if there is a demand for car photos for people wanting to sell them on eBay and also for one to one photography courses for people who want to get more out of their cameras.

So, not particularly exciting or glamorous but I enjoy my work now.
 

Sweney

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I run the millroom at a modular plant.which is basically a 12 mitre saw and a drill press.I cut the floor joists and ceilings , rafters and other stuff.we build stuff on a production line much like they build cars.we usually build 6 boxes or so one box is equal to a half a house. This is a video of the main plant of the company I work for.[video=youtube;67QUGirw7P0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67QUGirw7P0&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video] I work in another plant that's smaller and we built them better.
 

seaman-stains

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i swap between fixing grp boats and being the best taxi driver in glasgow,i like fixing boats but love being a taxi driver.you might find this hard to believe but i can be rather cheeky and cutting to mu punters lol lol lol.but i cant think of a job id rather be doing,money is better than youd think and the flexability it affords me is brilliant.

most nights i have a dslr with me "just a old nilon d60" but if its quiet then i see what photos of the city i can get,i suck at it but i enjoy it

so all in all for a 15 stone scottish hunk im as content as content can be


@ glen,we could swap fopr a week lol
 

Bond76

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I was a print analyst for a life assurance company (which basically meant running the mainframe printers - creating electronic forms and maintaining the associated server software and hardware). That role was gradually outsourced. Was retrained to mainframe programmer/analyst role which I was OK at but never really liked doing or was that confident at performing either. That too was outsourced but would have meant changing roles again to something I know I would have been really rubbish at doing so the choice was stay and eventually get sacked for being rubbish or take the £ package! I took the package. This has enabled me to do what I love - photography.

Which gets to what I do now. Work is working as a freelance photographer. Most work is photographing cars at garages that are for sale with the images being displayed on the branch website and also the companies national website. These images also get published in a printed car trading publication too. Other work includes going to an independent garage ad taking images for their web site showing the people, locations and facilities. Another thing is photographing items for insurance verification, this involves taking images of a lorry, for example, showing the VIN number, general views and so on to prove it exists. Jewellery and other expensive items are done too. I know this doesn't sound very exotic but each has its own challenge in terms of light and so on. There are some cars I wish I didn't have to take photos of because the are just so ugly they never look good! I've also done corporate head shots for photo IDs and also corporate events.

I'm looking to see if there is a demand for car photos for people wanting to sell them on eBay and also for one to one photography courses for people who want to get more out of their cameras.

So, not particularly exciting or glamorous but I enjoy my work now.

That sounds great, as it is what you LIKE. I have the same issue in my industry as well, they outsource until doomsday....I took the package too back in 2008. It was a danish Company back then, but majority os now Indian and chinese, as they outsourced almost everything and they are not done yet.

I wish I could do something I truly love and enjoy and which earns me my life. It is too short to waste it with a rubbish Job.
 

Bond76

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i am a sales manager for my company now for 15 years. mostly i do care nearly 80 media markt and saturn stores and sell them our stuff. driving around 70.000km a year from date to date lol

lot of our stuff will ship with bonds company too i think lol

I bet Laka, I bet....when back at the big blue line we had thousands of tons of electric "crap" on board for the overfed european Kids who cant imagine a life without electronics. Some seem to need an I Phone These days to find their toilet and to know what the own Name and birthday is....Rubbish !
 

Bond76

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nothing to be proud about here im just a lowly salesassistent working in a construction store, one thing we are not. is important...

If you part of a team your are important and part of the process.

thx glen but i really need a better job X-D

Fortuna, you just started working life more or less didnt you ? Doesnt mean though you gotta do it life Long....but it's the same for me. If I dont do what I do, Laka cant sell his stuff, you dont get nice Malts from Scotland in your stores, Seaman might not drive his taxi without the wheels transported.....so all is linked together and someone Needs what you do. Same for your Job.....so try to see it from this side.
 

Bond76

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I run the millroom at a modular plant.which is basically a 12 mitre saw and a drill press.I cut the floor joists and ceilings , rafters and other stuff.we build stuff on a production line much like they build cars.we usually build 6 boxes or so one box is equal to a half a house. This is a video of the main plant of the company I work for.[video=youtube;67QUGirw7P0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67QUGirw7P0&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video] I work in another plant that's smaller and we built them better.

Looks interesting Sweney....are These houses all weather safe or just for nice Areas ?
 

Steffos666

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Im making an apprenticeship as IT specialist (more in detail most i do is programming in c++ )

I only began doing this in the octobre last year :D

But thats not all i will start studying at the university but not some IT stuff ;) nooo i will do electrical engineering

I was always interested in engineering so thats what i end up now ;)

Cant say that many stuff to my work cause its only in the start :D

oh if you want to know what my company is working at the moment ;)

We are making a software for a device which is able to control your whole house ;) so it basicly looks like a tablet computer attached to a wall :D

Pretty expensive and i would never take such a thing in my own house but its quite nice ^^ (its only a small freelance company nothing big only 10 programmers and 6 testers)
 
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fnose

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Where do I start, when I left school @ 15 I went straight down the coal mines and trained as electrical engineer, from there I bummed around building sites wiring houses (boring), then I worked on a farm (enjoyed this a lot) then got HGV license and went off round Europe trucking (enjoyed this a lot too) after that I worked in a factory building and repairing Arcade Machines, here I first got interested in IT and started building PC's my rep grew and I ended up working all hours on the pc side of stuff until swmbo stepped in and put an end to that !!
Finally I got a job with the NHS initially as desktop support then I moved into networking and got cisco certified, which led to my current roll which is security for approx. 20000 users across Kent And Medway.
I monitor all internet activity and write the trusts security policies and apply them to our security solution which consists of 2 clusters of firewalls, Xscaler proxies and a standalone Cisco firewall.

It keeps me busy but I retire this May and hope to spend more time on my favourite hobby Photography.
 

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AW: Re: Work ? Sounds exotic .....

Hey all :)

with 17 i start an education as gardener,after that i started out as a truck Driver later as supervisior in a large-laundry with about 100 employees....boring....stress.....someday i decited to make a education as truck Driver.
after completion i drive all sectors of trucks like Fueltrucks,Construction site trucks,removal firm and a lot of other ones.
I LOVE IT :)
but the bad is that you have to work 12 hours a day as an Trucker in Germany :(
So therfore i work in changing as Driver and in the dispatch.sometimes i work as a gardener too :)
 

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I work in a aircraft supplier company, its every day the same boring work, mostly no fun, everything is always urgent and nothing fits...
Most of the time I hate this job but I do it because of the good pay... But often I ask myself if its worth that...
 

Steffos666

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Re: AW: Re: Work ? Sounds exotic .....

Hey all :)

with 17 i start an education as gardener,after that i started out as a truck Driver later as supervisior in a large-laundry with about 100 employees....boring....stress.....someday i decited to make a education as truck Driver.
after completion i drive all sectors of trucks like Fueltrucks,Construction site trucks,removal firm and a lot of other ones.
I LOVE IT :)
but the bad is that you have to work 12 hours a day as an Trucker in Germany :(
So therfore i work in changing as Driver and in the dispatch.sometimes i work as a gardener too :)

lol spartan gardener :D sounds awesome ;)
 

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Well I been a site carpenter building new houses for the last 10 years, before that I was contracts manager for a sign company which was real stressfull, long hours & shit pay... now I earn decent money being self employed & don't have any stress.

The last 4 years have been tough with the recession but things have really picked up this last 6 months & I hope the next 10 years are gonna be big payday if we don't get too many Romanians & Bulgarians over here working for free!
 

FortunaMagica

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nothing to be proud about here im just a lowly salesassistent working in a construction store, one thing we are not. is important...

If you part of a team your are important and part of the process.

thx glen but i really need a better job X-D

Fortuna, you just started working life more or less didnt you ? Doesnt mean though you gotta do it life Long....but it's the same for me. If I dont do what I do, Laka cant sell his stuff, you dont get nice Malts from Scotland in your stores, Seaman might not drive his taxi without the wheels transported.....so all is linked together and someone Needs what you do. Same for your Job.....so try to see it from this side.

ya about that, im still trying to find out who the hell needs a salesassistant X-D (my job can be filled by kids from 15 to 18 no problem for some odd reason... (yould think it require a more mature person to run 5 different waredetachments in the store)
 
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glenwilson

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We went from a 500+ department to about 100 in four years and each year we went through the culling process. I got fed up not doing what I was originally employed for and then having to deal with the culling process (as a union rep) and then the aftermath of the cull. The jobs got outsourced to India mainly and also the US and dealing with the time differences was a real pain for meetings and so on.

I don't earn as much as I did but I don't need as many £s as before but I really enjoy what I do except when it absolutely peeing down!