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THE DAY JOB POST! What was or is your day job when your not engineering or producing Signal Splitters (HW)
Old 17th August 2007
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THE DAY JOB POST! What was or is your day job when your not engineering or producing

I used to do call center stuff, I was a Sprint Relay Operator, Sold cell phones in the mall and sold auto insurance and one thing they all had in common is that they all sucked!!!

What about you ? How did you keep the lights on until u started making enough to go in full time ? Or if your still working whats your day job ?
Old 17th August 2007
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I was working for a online company answering phone calls all day (customer service). I got fired because of my bad attitude (I hated taking orders from people). It turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. I haven't had a boss in 2 years. hehhehheh
Old 17th August 2007
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i run a really small graphic design / software company.....it's me and whoever i subcontract. started it after i couldn't keep a regular job and kept getting fired for...various reasons. :p

i actually designed some skins for some FXPansion plugins back in the day, and i tried jumping into doing graphic design for native instruments but they didn't wanna hire me...
subimage interactive: a portfolio of our past work

.......no i won't make your web site, or hook up your myspace page :/

but i'd rather be making beats.

and oh yeah, if you run a studio and need to invoice your clients check out this program we put together. if that **** takes off i can just chill and make beats hahah........
Old 18th August 2007
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Clear Channel Communications.

In the belly of the beast......

I like to think I dont have a day job though its all the same **** to me.
Old 18th August 2007
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I have one job with two titles - "business development and underwriting strategist" and "Managing Director of Operations - Georgia".


Sounds boring doesn't it!
Old 18th August 2007
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Firefighters are on a “24 on / 48 off” schedule. This means that you will come in at 7:00 am on one day and leave at 7:00 am the next day. Then you will have two entire days off. If you take of one scheduled work day, you will have five consecutive days off.

heh leaves so much free time for music.
plus all the fringe benefits...much cheaper health/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan, consistent income when music money gets slow, no hassle from cops, etc, etc..

and I've sold several tracks that were all composed while on duty at the firehouse. (double dippin'???)
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Old 18th August 2007
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Firefighters are on a “24 on / 48 off” schedule. This means that you will come in at 7:00 am on one day and leave at 7:00 am the next day. Then you will have two entire days off. If you take of one scheduled work day, you will have five consecutive days off.

heh
thumbsup that's the coolest one yet. my uncle was a firefighter. that's tough work.
Old 18th August 2007
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work on Wall Street creating financial software so that traders can make their millions
Old 18th August 2007
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I used to be a repo man years back. Fun job at 20 years old until ya get shot at.

Jeff.
Old 18th August 2007
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that's tough work.
Yes...but how often. It also depends on what station you are located in. Some get more calls than others. And with modern technology, there are much less fires. Fire PREVENTION is the best way to fight fires.

The fire industry is now moving into taking over the EMS(ambulance) service. More workload...yes...but it also means more money on your paycheck.
Old 18th August 2007
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Pit Boss in the craps pit of a major casino. See all the bands/musicians I used to work with when I had the studio, so it's great for networking the local music scene. Pay & benefits ain't bad either.
Old 18th August 2007
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Yes...but how often. It also depends on what station you are located in. Some get more calls than others. And with modern technology, there are much less fires. Fire PREVENTION is the best way to fight fires.

The fire industry is now moving into taking over the EMS(ambulance) service. More workload...yes...but it also means more money on your paycheck.
explains your avatar. i always wondered what was up with that.
Old 18th August 2007
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A-V Specialist/Installer and DJ at Night
Old 18th August 2007
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Mainly I go to school but I do write storys for videogames (we work on a MMORPG and a small IM-App mixed with a Computergame) and do sounddesign.
Don`t know if that counts since it doesn`t generate a regular income.
Old 18th August 2007
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I'm a respiratory therapist(supervisor) at a small hospital. Work 3 12 hr shifts and 4 days off, occasionally get to work on tracks here as well, lol!
Old 18th August 2007
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truck driver 11 to 14 hr days. i think about this stuff all day but 1/2 the time when i get home, i'm exhausted. i envy you guys who stepped out on faith and made it work. i'm working on it!!!!
Old 18th August 2007
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Old 18th August 2007
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A-V Specialist/Installer and DJ at Night
Word. I do a/v install and maintainance for colleges and I try to dj some also. Im always around mics, computers, and speakers so i feel like its all the same kinda.
Old 18th August 2007
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My day job?.......Rapping and running a label...guess I've been blessed!
Old 18th August 2007
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School & Giving unguided women a sense of direction
Old 18th August 2007
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Im in the Navy.. supply side..on my last tour..yeah..then i will have to get a real job...lol
Old 18th August 2007
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Just a mirror production job- 8 hrs day/5 days.

Working on gettin the studio full time, with the 'day job' part time- now that I've put a few years in and got some clients.

Time will tell.
Old 18th August 2007
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I used to practice anesthesia full-time at a local hospital, but as of May 1st, I went to part-time to devote more time to my studio.
I went into the medical field so I could support my gear addiction!

Regards,
Bruce
Old 18th August 2007
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Word. I do a/v install and maintainance for colleges and I try to dj some also. Im always around mics, computers, and speakers so i feel like its all the same kinda.
yea most of the work is around the DC/Metro Area
Old 18th August 2007
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engineering and producing
Old 18th August 2007
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Financial advisor. I spend my entire life doing company valuations infront of a computer screen. Whatever is left, I spend recording/mixing music in front of a computer screen.
Old 18th August 2007
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sell high end stereo to stuck up rich ppl.. We all strugglin to make a dolllar, and these ppl come in and drop 30g's on a audio system for home use,, not even a studio, for they living room.. wtf

anyways lovin it
Old 18th August 2007
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used to work construction back in 2004 before i made the jump to full time assistant at a recording studio making 50 bucks a week.. eventually got more money and engineered more till i left that studio cuz i had enough clients to leave. havent had any other job since..

although at times, construction seems more appealing.. i liked the honest work and not having to tell someone thier song is crazy and smile for a check when its the worst thing ive heard.. EVER

But then again, its worth it to satisfy my sneaker habit
Old 19th August 2007
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i also did construction before i did this as a career, and i'm NOT GOING BACK, lol. i'm an engineer/assistant now, but before that i used to make pizza, cook, construction, and DJed parties and mixtapes.

come to think of it, i'm really glad i did construction for awhile. makes me work harder at what i do now because i know how hard others are working for a lot less. amd it made me pretty handy around the house/studio too.
Old 19th August 2007
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hahaha Rick we have so much in common.

I worked Construction, but when i went back to school i dropped that. Now i cook pizza at a high end pizza shop 30 hours a week to keep the rent paid, and DJ mixtapes and for a few crews around to support the gear *****ness i have. Also, i do sound design and audio post for independent films that have LOW budgets in the studio/converted master bedroom of my 2 floor apartment.

I intern at a audio post house, and when customers get quotes on work and they cant afford that in the budget, the post house sends them to me hahaha.
Ill probably end up working for them when im done school, and part time as a freelancer at a few studios i have built a relationship with threw school.

Peace,

Rob
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