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



  • jlpythonjlpython Member Posts: 77
    I am the Sales Support Manager for the Chicago district office, representing the US' largest industrial electric motor manufacturer.
  • I currently work as a Sales Associate (and Brick Expert) at the Lego store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • tommydaytommyday Member Posts: 6
    Freelance web designer/developer here.
  • T_LarsT_Lars Member Posts: 104
    My Degree in Architectural Drafting and Estimating has landed me a nice job in Retail Management :P ...but all my management bonuses go to new sets, so I can't complain :D
  • hoyatableshoyatables Member Posts: 873
    Land use and zoning lawyer. So much like the urban planners in this thread, the world is my LEGO set (though as a lawyer, I tend to spend more time quibbling over the instruction book than actually doing anything productive).
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    ^^ LOL @hoyatables. You just got a laugh outta me for that comment. And that is saying something. My PTSD/depression/injury is causes problems at the moment for me, to say the least. Not having a good week here. But THANK YOU so much for that!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    programmer, software developer and teacher of tomorrows engineers. freelance web design and games dev in my spare time.
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    @cheshirecat: Do you have ANY spare time with all those jobs? Lol
  • hoyatableshoyatables Member Posts: 873
    ^^^happy to brighten your day @jadedanc, even if only a little bit, and sorry for your difficult week. I swear that my love of LEGO/"world-building" was partially responsible for me choosing the path that I did -- I often joke that land use lawyers are wanna-be architects that loved LEGO as a kid but lacked the creativity to move beyond the prepackaged model.
  • DocDanCanDocDanCan Member Posts: 1
    Medical student, starting my Pediatric residency in June! (I am growing into my handle, DocDan doesn't apply quite yet.) I graduate in early June, so I will *soon* be a real doctor.
  • Standard_GrinStandard_Grin Member Posts: 24
    I'm an Industrial Designer. For the past two years I've been working for a Dutch manufacturer of strollers and related products. Been active in the stroller business now for over ten years.
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    @DocDanCan Congrats! That is awesome! I would like to go back to school when I get out of the Army and become a Pediatric Pharmacist for a hospital. I enjoyed my 5+ years as a pediatric pharmacy tech that was assigned usually to PEDS and PICU
  • zmagilicutiezmagilicutie Member Posts: 12
    I'm a pharmacist. Work in the long term care field.
  • RgrFettRgrFett Member Posts: 1
    A lieutenant colonel ...helps pay for this hobby. Came out of my dark ages 12 years ago.
  • messymessy Member Posts: 253
    I work in Environmental Health, dealing mostly with industrial pollution control, air quality, contaminated land and acoustics.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    Paramedic & EMS Educator in NYC
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    Sweet!! Three of the last four people that posted I have something in common with lol
    @zmagilicutie I was a pharmacy/IV tech for 10 years BEFORE I joined Army
    @RgrFett In military but obviously NOT as high ranking as him lol
    @murphquake I am a medic in Army. We have to have EMT to be a medic lol

    That is amazing! Lol
  • PohmPohm Member Posts: 17
    I am a secondary school teacher - computer science and dragged into business studies too.

    Once upon a time I was a software tester.
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Housedad, amateur literati, gardening toward self-sustenance...

    Translation: I have no income, read a lot, and dig in the dirt
    Translation:- Every man's dream! :-)

  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Retired, last worked for a window manufacturer in their billing dept and retired in 2001. After being retired for a little over four years I started a small charitable organization which lasted for six years. I closed it down 12/31/11 due to health issues.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits Member Posts: 207
    Software engineer at a mid-sized software company
  • Mad_DogMad_Dog Member Posts: 71
    MD80 Aircraft Fleet Manager in the engineering department of an airline.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @jadedanc Did you read the whole thread? some very interesting people in here.
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    I have read quite a few actually @murphquake :). Now I know why all y'all can do MOCs so well. Most of y'all have engineer type jobs or jobs where you have to have a high intelligence. Lol well that leaves me out lol
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248
    Currently studying Law at University. Have one exam on the 17th of May, and then I'll hopefully have my law degree.
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    Gratz @Brewer51!!!! Which kind are you specialized in?
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,141
    @jadedanc the people who dig up dinosaurs are PALENTOLOGISTS ahhhhhhhh. *throws self off cliff screaming*. :-D I work in a museum so get to you dig up dinosaurs alot.
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248

    Nothing yet, I've done a bit of everything. I am going into civil law though, more specifically commercial law and (fingers crossed) going to specialise in Intellectual Property.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    ^ hey cool @brewer51. I work for a translation company that does a lot of IP stuff, I translate quite a few trademark decisions. I'll have to contact you if I ever need help on legal terminology! :-)
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248

    I'd be glad to help! We've actually looked at quite a few Lego cases during the module. My dream job would be to work for Lego's legal department, sorting out the patents and trademarks.
  • TyrellArcherTyrellArcher Member Posts: 8
    I'm an elementary school teacher in Ontario, Canada. Being into Lego, Star Wars, and Marvel Superheroes has really helped me when making connections with my students.

    A long, long time ago I was a lab analyst working in DNA analysis.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John Member Posts: 2,405
    @Brewer51 - I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to develop IP and to help prosecute IP. Have you taken the patent bar yet? As an patent attorney, you will have the wherewithal to purchase as many UCS MFs as you want. :-)

    @TyrellArcher - The only comparable to being a stay-at-home mother is being an elementary school teacher with dozens of children running around. That's why I took the easy route into engineering. Bless you...
  • TyrellArcherTyrellArcher Member Posts: 8
    Farmer John, teaching is easily the toughest thing I've ever done, but it's worth it when I have a former student come to me and tell me I was their favourite teacher. Thanks for the kind thoughts!
  • ktmoktmo Member Posts: 73
    I am also a teacher. I tried to be a stay at home mom for a few years, but couldn't hack it. So, I went back to work part-time. I work to support my Lego habit.
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248

    I've not, I've not even finished my Law Degree yet. I want to first take my LPC, spend some time at a commercial firm, before taking the patent bar and becoming a full fledged patent attorney. With tuition fees at the price they are, I need to worry about actually getting hold of a job first.
  • maesterjaymaesterjay Member Posts: 71
    edited April 2012
    I work with the mentally ill/disabled, homeless, and substance abusers. Going to work is like walking into a room where someone dropped a bunch of lego sets. You kinda know what the pieces made before, some pieces are missing, but with creatvity you can still make something pretty cool out of it!
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    thank you @maesterjay That is a difficult job but because of individuals like you, people can have hope in the most difficult time in their lives.

    @ktmo & @TyrellArcher Thank you! Being a teacher can be a tough job but because of teachers, kids can imagine any job they could want. I am sure you have helped many kids to attain their goals and dream jobs in their lives. I was studying myself for a teaching career before I went into pharmacy. It was an eye opener at the least :)
  • Murdoch17Murdoch17 Member Posts: 22
    I volunteer at my local hospital's radiology film library, as well as being a home school student.
  • PlaugePlauge Member Posts: 39
    I´m traveling around the world (although I tend to end up in Norway) as a Service engineer, working with ships´s engines and propulsion control systems. (both commissioning and service).
  • stagusstagus Member Posts: 256
    I'm a Senior Project Manager for AMEC in the nuclear industry. Never dull and loads of them are very curious as to my hobby / obsession!
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    I'm a postdoc researcher here in the UK. My field is Human-Computer Interaction. I'm about to start a project on stereoscopic user interfaces. I'd love to get my hands on a true 3D version of the LDD :)
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    Man looking at all these impressive jobs, I feel like the moron of the bunch. I'm a transit bus driver in Rochester, NY. Work nights, thats where the fun is at, gets crazy.
    Prior jobs
    Funeral Director/Embalmer Asst.
    US Air Force Security Police/Law Enforcement K-9
  • PlaugePlauge Member Posts: 39
    I must say being a night bus driver impresses me, I would not have the nerves to manage that!
  • starfire2starfire2 Member Posts: 1,335
    @pteric : Don't feel that way. My husband is a transit driver and has been for 12 years now.
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    Air Traffic Controller. 29,000' and above.

    Most of the traffic we work are trans atlantic flights (JFK>Heathrow etc.). I work in a building that's nowhere near an airport.

    Before I did this I bartended for 13 years.
  • timinchicagotiminchicago Member Posts: 239
    E-discovery attorney, yes it is as exciting as it sounds!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Man looking at all these impressive jobs, I feel like the moron of the bunch. I'm a transit bus driver in Rochester, NY. Work nights, thats where the fun is at, gets crazy.
    Prior jobs
    Funeral Director/Embalmer Asst.
    US Air Force Security Police/Law Enforcement K-9
    My son is a transit driver and he loves it. He's been at it about 8 yrs. It's important to provide transportation to those who might otherwise have to walk everywhere. Service jobs of every type are important!
  • mr_bennmr_benn Member Posts: 952
    edited April 2012
    It would be better if @pteric was the Knight Bus Driver....

    I can see the top of the (real) Knight Bus over the fence from my house - pictures buried in this album
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    Thanks for all the good words. I do love this job. Never had a day when I woke up dreading to go to work with this job. Can't say the same for the others I've had.
  • ChillsChills Member Posts: 9
    Air Traffic Controller. 29,000' and above.

    Most of the traffic we work are trans atlantic flights (JFK>Heathrow etc.). I work in a building that's nowhere near an airport.

    Before I did this I bartended for 13 years.
    Very cool, I'm a former military controller. I now work in the private sector, as a manager of former controllers who operate a quick-response center at an online travel website.
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