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So what does everyone here in the forum do for a living? (just very curious)



  • mrfootballmrfootball Member Posts: 84
    edited June 2011
    Internet Marketing, web design, branding, SEO/SEM, email Mktg, social media, etc.
  • daswootendaswooten Member Posts: 9
    I make medicine
    I'm a medication therapy management pharmacist working in managed care. I help people who are taking Rainstorm26's medications (if they need it).

  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,366
    I hope no one took my comments to seriously... but one thing that is very true.... when I was a kid... we didn't even have ABS.... that is true... my first LEGO set I got at Christmas 1960 (a full year before LEGO was introduced in the USA) shipped from my uncle in Germany. It was Cellulose Acetate.... :-(
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 362
    edited June 2011
    Aircraft Fitter. I used to work on F1-11A/E Fighter bombers and then Vc10 Fuel tankers Pre-filght / post-flight checks, repairs and maintenance. I'm now on production of A330 wings.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,411
    I'm a project manager for a publishing company, mainly technology focused work, so another nerd really.
  • burakki62burakki62 Member Posts: 46
    this is a really interesting thread... I'm a primary school teacher, the kids in my class are 5 or 6 and they love that I love Lego (o:
  • StevenAshbyStevenAshby Member Posts: 155
    Im a Manager in John Lewis, Responsible for our Toy department which is quite handy :).
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,119
    edited June 2011
    A very interesting thread...

    I work for the UK's air navigation service provider as an IS Analyst. Until recently I spent most of my time developing business solutions to run on the company intranet, using ASP.NET/SQL Server but unfortunately nowadays I write specifications so that 3rd party companies can develop business solutions to run on the company intranet, and act as liaison between customer and 3rd party :(

    @vynsane, we're about to implement SharePoint 2010. Any tips?

    When I grow up I want to run Brickset full-time ;-)
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,756
    Doctor of Medicine
  • winter_zombiewinter_zombie Banned Posts: 54
    lol well im officially the most low level person here, what do i do??

    im a single stop at home dad.
  • StuBoyStuBoy Member Posts: 623
    A real builder (not just a LEGO builder)!
  • tk79tk79 Member Posts: 329
    edited June 2011
    I work in transportation logistics, making sure product gets from point A to point B. Mostly working on the computer and phone.

    lol well im officially the most low level person here, what do i do??

    im a single stop at home dad.
    It's all matter of opinion. Some might say that's the highest level one can reach, spending lots of quality time with your kids! :)
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    Aircraft Fitter. I used to work on F1-11A/E Fighter bombers and then Vc10 Fuel tankers Pre-filght / post-flight checks, repairs and maintenance. I'm now on production of A330 wings.
    Ooo, so you were in the RAF? Very cool!
  • vwong19vwong19 Member Posts: 1,191
    I manage and provide engineering support at a tissue engineering research lab at the University of California, San Diego. But I'd love to be winter_zombie and stay at home with my 2 little babies as Mr. Mom.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 362
    ^ No not the RAF, but BAe Systems and then Airbus on the same site. I've been there 21 years now.
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    ^ No not the RAF, but BAe Systems and then Airbus on the same site. I've been there 21 years now.
    That's still pretty awsome. I'm actually an amateur military/weapons geek, and even though I'm American, I've always respected both BAe Systems and Airbus; they've both put out some fine aircraft and technology demonstrators over the years. You must have a very cool job, seeing as you have experience working on military and commercial aircraft! Sure wish I had your job, but I'm miserable when it comes to mechanics, so I'd probably destroy every piece of hardware I'd touch :P

    Just out of random curiosity, does your username have anything to do with the BAe System's Blue Fox radar, or am I being a major-geek and being a bit presumptious about you mixing your profession with your love of LEGO? ;-)

  • thesinisterpenguinthesinisterpenguin Member Posts: 96
    I work in Pensions.
  • TonyV5TonyV5 Member Posts: 14
    Retired, 24 yrs. R.A.F. vehicle technician and the last 30 yrs. clothing machinery, woodworking CNC machinery, and the last 10 bench repairing Laptop computers.
  • JohnnycogsJohnnycogs Member Posts: 68
    oh well,as we're talking military stuff Iused ro work for Babcock Defence Systems as an AFV Crew Leader on Challenger 2 and then C.V.R.T.... =)
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    ^ Whoa...You were a crew leader with the Challenger 2 tank, one of the beastliest things ever created? AND you crewed the CVRT line of light armored vehicles!? How come all you people posting in this thread get to work as computer techies, managers, marketing developers, aircraft techs, tank commanders, and just about every other well-paying and/or exciting job!? Geeze, the most exciting thing that happens in my minimum-wage job is I sometimes get to take the ride-on mower out for a spin :)
  • thesinisterpenguinthesinisterpenguin Member Posts: 96
    ^ You skipped my post then? ;D
  • ThisIsMyCupThisIsMyCup Member Posts: 156
    SharePoint is awesome if you have to use MS Office for day to day business activity. you never have to worry about if your using/viewing the same version or document that everyone else is....and you no longer have a need to email/download documents using up bandwidth. its a very broad application that has a great place to help run the back-end of a business/organization.
  • bourgeoispigbourgeoispig Member Posts: 14
    I'm a lawyer
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    ^ You skipped my post then? ;D
    Hmph! I guess I did! Well, at least you probably get paid better than me, and your're probably in an air-conditioned office all day. By comparison, my skinny little body, crippled from building with LEGO too much (That's a lie, but it sounds heart-wrenching, so I threw it in) is out in the summer heat, mowing lawns for 9 hours a day under the direction of an OCD boss who likes to go ballistic if I mow a milimeter too short. Now, doesn't that sound worse than advising nice, elderly people about how much money they're going to get for the rest of their lives? ;)

  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 362
    @PaulTR No sorry to disappoint but the name was given to me in the old CB radio days when a fox jumped out in front of my car and I hit some Blue railings. I still have a hub-cap from an F1-11(Whispering Death) a very impressive underrated aircraft, apart from my Lego my next prized possession.
  • thesinisterpenguinthesinisterpenguin Member Posts: 96
    ^^ I suppose not....and you have a way of making my job sound unrealistically nice!
  • elazgarelazgar Member Posts: 31
    In september I´ll be a mechanical engineering student, by now I ask for my pocket money everymonth!
  • tommyboatommyboa Member Posts: 36
    Ex- Navy Quartermaster (Navigator) and Navy Storekeeper, photographer (old school).
    Now with Dept of the Army as a Material Handler ( read "box kicker).
  • fox171171fox171171 Member Posts: 45
    Previously worked on Navy submarines (as a civilian), as a bricklayer's labourer, and since 1998 working offshore with ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles - robot submarines) on oil rigs and ships. Supervisor/Pilot/Technician.
  • chertikchertik Member Posts: 43
    Software developer by day, and game developer by night (for mobile devices) :)
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Member Posts: 1,376
  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu Member Posts: 368
    Network security. Although I wish I had a job that got me outside or allowed me to stay at home with my child!

    I see there is a real leaning towards detail oriented careers here. I wonder if you would get many more creatives if you asked the same question in a MOC centric forum?
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Scientist, doing medical research at a University by day, roller derby player by night.
  • SarahIsabellaSarahIsabella Member Posts: 69
    @ Savage_Steel - me too! I used to be a molecular geneticist at a major research university, but retired to take care of my kids.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    @SarahIsabella - I envy you! I'm trying to plan my escape. only a year left on my contract, and no chance of a renewal with funding as bad as it is :-(
    I'm working on the kids thing, would love to stay at home or at least go PT. Just got to procreate first ;-)
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    About 70% to 80% of my work is done from home. My wife quit her job last December so she could stay home with our kids. Its a nice arrangement because I can take a break almost whenever I want and we all go out to eat or go to the park for an hour. I sure DON'T miss the days of getting up at 6:00am and spending the whole day stuck in a small office with a boss watching over my shoulder the whole time:)
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
    Professional LEGO collector ;-). Oh, and in my spare time i like to do a bit of business analysis for a company that specialises in providing software to the financial sector. Very interesting discussion this one, thanks for all the contributions.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @savage_steel: roller derby... awesome! I took the liberty of doing a web search. The Royal Shredding poster is great
  • hhcBrickhhcBrick Member Posts: 3
    I trained as a graphic designer, but I also program software for the Mac and I'm having a go at running a business selling my software as shareware.
  • legohairlegohair Member Posts: 41
    Town planner - which I get to design real LEGO town layouts for a living!
  • warrenelsmorewarrenelsmore Member Posts: 77
    I'm currently spending 80% of my time as an IT Consultant (IBM Lotus software) and 20% as an Events/Conference organiser. Including AFOLCON :)

    Hopefully one day it will be the other way around!
  • yys4uyys4u Member Posts: 1,093
    I'm in the same boat as you! Recent College Grad with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Job markets hard right now! Especially cause I'm trying to stay in sunny San Diego!
  • zaxter2001zaxter2001 Member Posts: 35
    @yys4u I know what you mean. I'm from central Iowa so it's slim pickings here too while i'm trying to stay in the Des Moines area.
  • HobomanHoboman Member Posts: 9
    I work in Sourcing and Procurement for a major entertainment company. It pays the bills and allows me to have fun hobbies like my kids and Lego. :-)
  • vwong19vwong19 Member Posts: 1,191
    I'm in the same boat as you! Recent College Grad with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Job markets hard right now! Especially cause I'm trying to stay in sunny San Diego!
    You wouldn't be an alumni, would you?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    Great thread, good to see some regulars chipping in.

    I head up the Strategy consulting dept in a Customer Experience consultancy, and tend to cover FS, health/pharma, travel and media industries.

    Translated into English, I help companies to reorganise themselves around their customer's needs and improve the way they engage with customers through all channels, with the emphasis on digital.
  • OrthobotrexOrthobotrex Member Posts: 165
  • MvdSMvdS Member Posts: 34
    edited June 2011
    I'm a Teammanager.
    Have been a Teammanager for 6 years at an insurance company (Nationale-Nederlanden).
    And now a Teammanager for 1½ year at Social Securities Rotterdam.

    And of course my own company:
  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    vynsane, we're about to implement SharePoint 2010. Any tips?
    My experience is with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 (the previous version) - we use WSS 3.0 as our corporate intranet, MOSS 2007 as the backbone of our public-facing website. I've not installed MOSS personally, we had a third-party vendor do the initial setup for us, but I have installed WSS on my local machine running Windows Server 2003 (actually a virtual machine running on my MacBook Pro) in order to test my .NET solutions written for SharePoint. It was absolutely painless, as WSS is literally an add-on to Server 2k3.

    From what I understand, no matter the flavor of SharePoint 2010 you go with ('Foundation', which is the 2010 version of WSS 3.0, 'Standard' or 'Enterprise' which are both replacements for MOSS 2007, just split into two feature sets) it's even more painless and streamlined - depending on how extensive your infrastructure is. Obviously requiring a SP site collection spread amongst a sizable server farm would require a lot more knowledge of the installation process than a single SP site on a single server.
  • yys4uyys4u Member Posts: 1,093
    Yea I'm an Alumni from SDSU, just graduated back in December 2010
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