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Although this may be considered prying, it does not stiffle my curiosity.

 

But, I was wondering, what do you all do for a living? Nothing too specific, I know how important everyones privacy is nowadays, especially with the rampant wire-tapping.

With all the intelligent people in this forum, I can assume that most people are relatively successful in their own respects.

 

I suppose as a show of good faith; I, being only 17, work at the subway in the next town over, but I will be quitting there as soon as I graduate and will be working for a wiring company through my cisco class. I'll be wiring the new wing of the high school and completely re-wiring the elementary, they're hoping for 100 mbps. $4,000 over the entire summer, that'll help with college costs and I'll hopefully be able to deck out my dorm room and not have to worry about money for atleast the first year. :D

 

Now it's your turn. :D

 

Curiosity killed the cat.

 

...meow...

=^^=

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mooch off the parents, but I'm getting a job this summer. They won't let me have a job during school because I need to concentrate on school.

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I sell various products and services using an online database and a VOIP phone line that gives me unlimited long distance calls. I make a base pay plus commissions and benefits. I work from home so I love the lack of micromanagement. I don't get much office socialization but I see my family a lot more and the time I save driving to an office is spent socializing with the neighbors.

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I do research & development of atomic-clock technology for the US Navy.

 

edit: Though sometimes I prefer to just say that I build atomic devices for an unnamed government.

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I'm like to money as a black hole is to matter.

 

 

But I should be starting some paid research work this summer, and gradschool following that, at which point I will be relatively self sufficient.

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I'm a high school senior and live with my dad. I've never had a "real" job, but at home, I'm a lawn and hedge landscaper, swimming pool chemical engineer, laundry substance manager, food preparation and serving guru, professor of waste management, interior design specialist, hair stylist entrepreneur, and accountant.

 

I receive ample compensation for those tasks. :)

 

Bettina

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Second year physics undergraduate, hope to get some work with a physics research group over the summer :D

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Though sometimes I prefer to just say that I build atomic devices for an unnamed government.
This reminds me of a guy I know who is a nuclear physicist down at Los Alamos National Laboratory. When he and his wife visit here in Colorado he just loves to wear his bib overalls into a small town bar and tell people who ask that he's a rocket scientist. :D

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I.. uhh.. tutor fellow students in chemistry, seeing as to how I get ridiculously high grades in it. Other than that, i'm really just the stereotypical highschool nerd.

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Computer consultant and instructor for database and programming classes. Just finished a masters and starting on a PhD in computer information systems.

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Day-trader (Green funds). The only way to keep inflation from eating up the value of your money is to invest it, but not many people know where to start, so they give their money to me and I make the investments for them. I keep a small percentage of the return. (<--- thats my unofficial job description)

 

Generally, as long as people set sensible stop-loss and sell-by's (i.e. sell a stock if it loses 8%, or sell it when it gains 14%), then they can expect to see an average return of 10% on whatever they have me invest within 1 - 3 weeks.

 

Yay money!

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im an 8th grader and dont have a job...yet.

might be a lifegaurd, sit on my butt all day, and get payed minimum wage

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Doin mah HSC, work part time customer service at K-mart, book collector, movie watcher and sit-on-my-but-and-do-nothing-doer

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Day-trader (Green funds).

 

lol. That made my day. (Who said I don't have a sense of humour?) :)

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I'm a 3rd year undergraduate maths student. Hopefully going on to do a PhD in Scientific Computing.

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Just finished Harvard neuroscience, currently online Penn State physiology, accumulating credits for a Masters and have my own practice as a nutritional therapist.

 

zeropoint

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im an 8th grader and dont have a job...yet.

might be a lifegaurd' date=' sit on my butt all day, and get payed minimum wage[/quote']

 

You don't sit on your butt all day and you've got to train regularly. I'm not sure if you have to be able to swim 50m in under a minute in america but if you do then you'll probably have to prove you can still do it every 2 years.

You might also have to deal with non-pool related injuries as well(you'd be amazed how many injuries swimming costumes can cause, 1 broken toe, 2 shattered hips, 5 pulled muscles, 16 concussions and a near death asphyxiation, not all to the same person of course). also the first time ou have to save someone is bloody scary. There is plenty of stuff for you to do but still the boredom sets in after 3 days.

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Well I'm a 10th grader currently volunteering at my locay Y as a lifeguard. They won't lemme rest as often as the other "hired" lifeguards (they have 15 min per shift), and I stand hour shifts, standing, because there's only 1 chair and the lifeguard usually sits there. Learning how to scan and stuff... They won't let me jump in either because I'm not officially hired and have to be over 17 to BE hired. Age discrimination! Boredom sets in in about 3 minutes. I usually end up talking with the "real" lifeguard about completely non-pool related things and biking home with a sore neck.

 

50m in 1 min isn't a big deal. 100m in 1 min is much harder (no duh) - non-Olympic or amateur competition free & sometimes fly speed.

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I'm a Project Manager in the Exhibition Industry. We're the guys who go in and build all the stands when you really bright people have a conference.:)

 

The hours are pretty lousy as we can start a build at midnight, but the shows can be quite interesting. Police Forensics, Radiology, Crop Science, last years biggy was the World Neurology Conference in Sydney. (We travel a lot too.)

 

The big plus is I get to see all the really interesting new gadgets before you lot do.:) And I get to see the reaction in a person's eyes when I say I'm a "Professional Exhibitionist.":D

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I am currently in my last year of a PhD at the University of Western Sydney. My research involves developing new ways of locating gold, copper, lead, zinc and silver orebodies in arid and semi-arid environments using geochemical exploration techniques.

 

I'm also a part time university lecturer and tutor in chemistry, mineralogy, geology and geochemistry, and I run undergraduate fieldtrips for geochemistry and advanced applied inorganic chemistry.

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