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I work for a service company that is specialized in the management of after-sale-services of big companies in the home electronics industry (laptops, TVs, etc) so that the after sale costs get lower and service quality gets up.

I'm a system administrator in said company, responsible for the smooth operation of a call center software of two big companies with quite some call centers in whole Europe.

But I'm currently switching to project related business intelligence stuff, where I'll do datawarehousing with all things related (from the planning of database clusters to the design of the databases to the analysis of that data). Sounds dry but is actually a lot of fun.
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I'm a copywriter.
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Working in IT industry. Work 11hrs a day for 5 days a week.
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tommy_leazaq on Jul 7 2013, 12:24:23 PM wrote:Working in IT industry. Work 11hrs a day for 5 days a week.
So you still have 5 x 13 + 2 x 24 = 113 hours left to watch movies. No problem...
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I'm a programmer and also an IT student. Currently working full-time, but gonna be working part-time during the semester.
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St. Gloede on Jul 7 2013, 11:06:17 AM wrote:I'm a copywriter.
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I'm an intergalactic head-hunter but so far I have successfully fooled all the people around me into thinking I'm a lawyer
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kingink on Jul 8 2013, 02:39:49 AM wrote:I'm an intergalactic head-hunter but so far I have successfully fooled all the people around me into thinking I'm a lawyer
Copyright law? D:
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Knaldskalle on Jul 8 2013, 12:48:42 PM wrote:
kingink on Jul 8 2013, 02:39:49 AM wrote:I'm an intergalactic head-hunter but so far I have successfully fooled all the people around me into thinking I'm a lawyer
Copyright law? D:
No... It's an interesting field though.
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kingink on Jul 8 2013, 01:09:33 PM wrote:
Knaldskalle on Jul 8 2013, 12:48:42 PM wrote:
kingink on Jul 8 2013, 02:39:49 AM wrote:I'm an intergalactic head-hunter but so far I have successfully fooled all the people around me into thinking I'm a lawyer
Copyright law? D:
No... It's an interesting field though.
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Copyright law sounds to me like something quite boring to devote one's life to, but then again I just had a cousin ask me what I teach, and when I said it was literature, she said, "Oh, boy. Might as well be knitting." I asked her what she meant, and she said she couldn't imagine anything more boring. :lol: All in the eye of the beholder.
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joachimt on Jul 7 2013, 12:53:09 PM wrote:
tommy_leazaq on Jul 7 2013, 12:24:23 PM wrote:Working in IT industry. Work 11hrs a day for 5 days a week.
So you still have 5 x 13 + 2 x 24 = 113 hours left to watch movies. No problem...
Tell that to my wife and my 2 yr old daughter..! :lol:
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Well sir, I shoot birds at the airport.
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Coopaloop on Jul 9 2013, 02:07:04 AM wrote:Well sir, I shoot birds at the airport.
Best job so far!! :woot:

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I'm currently a fry cook on Venus. B)
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There was a TV series hosted by Sir Tony Robinson, (Baldrick in Blackadder) about the worst jobs in history, its quite entertaining and many of the episodes are on Youtube eg

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VincentPrice on Jul 10 2013, 09:47:12 PM wrote:I'm currently a fry cook on Venus. B)
I've eaten there, it was good.
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Cippenham on Jul 11 2013, 12:00:41 AM wrote:There was a TV series hosted by Sir Tony Robinson, (Baldrick in Blackadder) about the worst jobs in history, its quite entertaining and many of the episodes are on Youtube eg


I've seen Blackadder so many times. The moment I hear Baldrick's voice, I can't help laughing, although he might be talking seriously this time.
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Latex salesman at Vandelay Industries.
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SeanMX12 on Jul 11 2013, 01:29:32 AM wrote:Latex salesman at Vandelay Industries.
Oh, that one is good. Thumbs up.
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SeanMX12 on Jul 11 2013, 01:29:32 AM wrote:Latex salesman at Vandelay Industries.
:lol:
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Whenever I'm unemployed that's my go-to response. :lol:
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funkybusiness on Jul 7 2013, 01:33:50 PM wrote:
St. Gloede on Jul 7 2013, 11:06:17 AM wrote:I'm a copywriter.
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I guess I should start applying for jobs now again. Already found 3 that look at least decent. There was one night auditor job in a hotel that was beside the arthouse theatre that I usually go to, so it'd be cool to see a movie before working, but that area is really sketchy and the last thing I wanna do is work there at night.
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Student, Film Studies. In the future either unemployed or (work) slave.
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Dolwphin on Jul 11 2013, 01:22:41 PM wrote:Student, Film Studies. In the future either unemployed or (work) slave.
work for yourself or find out how to and you can employ slaves . :woot:
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Cippenham on Jul 11 2013, 01:25:52 PM wrote:
Dolwphin on Jul 11 2013, 01:22:41 PM wrote:Student, Film Studies. In the future either unemployed or (work) slave.
work for yourself or find out how to and you can employ slaves . :woot:
:shifty: Seriously, I'm not so optimistic about the future, but you never know.
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Dolwphin on Jul 11 2013, 01:55:40 PM wrote:
Cippenham on Jul 11 2013, 01:25:52 PM wrote:
Dolwphin on Jul 11 2013, 01:22:41 PM wrote:Student, Film Studies. In the future either unemployed or (work) slave.
work for yourself or find out how to and you can employ slaves . :woot:
:shifty: Seriously, I'm not so optimistic about the future, but you never know.
Make sure you get really good at writing more profound reviews and essays. Then it should be possible to get a job at one of the better newspapers, I guess, at least on a free-lance basis.
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Video essays. The way of the future, bro.
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But could you earn money with them?
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Gershwin on Jul 14 2013, 04:39:19 AM wrote:But could you earn money with them?
Kevin Lee who I used to follow, wrote a great blog with many video essays on TSPDT, his website is Shooting Down Pictures, now not current as he finished TSPDT, went on to get good jobs after this. It is a model of great film reporting and inspired me to complete TSPDT as far as possible. Have a look at some of the reviews on here, a great role model

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Well, I have two jobs, first one is pretty embarrassing - selling magazines over the phone. The plus is that it's one of the most well-known and intellectual magazines in the country and it's a half-time job. The other one is more interesting, translating subs for some films that get released here theatrically, which pays well and also means that I get to see some flicks early. No huge blockbusters really, but for example last year I got to work on Moonrise Kingdom so I saw it a month or two earlier than the rest of the world.
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:lol: just found this gem

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ArthurYanthar on Jul 28 2013, 08:46:02 PM wrote: :lol: just found this gem
Did you apply? Also, is that really where you're looking for jobs? Surely the University you got a degree from has a job placement office or something to help you out.
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PeacefulAnarchy on Jul 28 2013, 09:13:15 PM wrote:
ArthurYanthar on Jul 28 2013, 08:46:02 PM wrote: :lol: just found this gem
Did you apply? Also, is that really where you're looking for jobs? Surely the University you got a degree from has a job placement office or something to help you out.
I don't have my degree yet. My university told me at the last minute that OSAP didn't give me enough and technically I've been kicked out until I give them $2000. Just looking for any full time job now to pay them that and to pay for the last 2 classes. I will most likely do just one class a semester with a full time job. It'll take much longer to graduate but that way I won't be overwhelmed with work/school and when I graduate I should have most if not all of my debts paid off.
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Even so, they should have some office that can help you find a job or point you in the right direction, certainly better than kijiji. There should be some federal or provincial employment office in Ottawa too.
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I am a full time science teacher in an all-girls catholic secondary school.

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PeacefulAnarchy on Jul 28 2013, 10:11:53 PM wrote:Even so, they should have some office that can help you find a job or point you in the right direction, certainly better than kijiji. There should be some federal or provincial employment office in Ottawa too.
Probably should have replied to this before. I did attend an employment office but all they did then was try to improve my resume. I'm going to my school in ~2 hours to see if I can get anything. Apparently they're hiring now for quite a few jobs for the school like the buffet for residence students.
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They still have to call my references but I most likely got a job :) I have an orientation to attend to at August 19th.
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