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Post by jeff_v »

I am a highly unsuccessful wet nurse.
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Post by metaller »

flaiky on Jan 4 2018, 09:16:42 PM wrote:I currently do the reception/admin/bookings/publicity and occasional outreach/fundraising/events planning/bookkeeping (basically a bit of everything) at a community centre.

I actually quit earlier this year, to focus on travelling, then when I was away in November I got a text saying "The girl who replaced you has quit, please come back!" Which was very convenient, thanks universe.

I work 25 hours a week, which is perfect for me. I've accepted that I'm not very ambitious, heh. As long as I do something at least semi-meaningful, earn enough to survive, and I'm not a slave to some capitalist pig - I'm fine.
Damn, this setup sounds rather nice.

I'm a bit dissatisfied with my work and even question not just my current job but my whole career choice at the moment.
My job is actually on the cushy and nice side for the IT business and I like the environment and coworkers, but it's just such a bullshit job and I and basically the whole company get money for things that are rather useless in a greater context.

I'd like to do something with a bit more meaning and doing something for my fellow people. Also I'm also not really ambitious and definately would like to work fewer hours.
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Post by micmacs »

Assistant director. Mostly on LB films and doc tv series.
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Post by joachimt »

micmacs on Jan 15 2018, 01:48:48 PM wrote:Assistant director. Mostly on LB films and doc tv series.
LB meaning Low Budget? Care to share a few titles you worked on? Or do you want to stay anonymous for now?
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Post by micmacs »

joachimt on Jan 15 2018, 02:17:41 PM wrote:
micmacs on Jan 15 2018, 01:48:48 PM wrote:Assistant director. Mostly on LB films and doc tv series.
LB meaning Low Budget? Care to share a few titles you worked on? Or do you want to stay anonymous for now?
Yes! Pretty much!
I'm relatively new to the business. The most relevant work I worked at (not as an Assistant Director at the time, but as an assistant to the executive producer/distribution coordinator), was "Gabriel e a Montanha" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6805354/?ref_=nv_sr_1) which premiered in Cannes last year and Loveling (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5707048/?ref_=nv_sr_1) opening the Open World section of Sundance today!

I also produced and worked as an assistant director in a couple of shorts (not yet released outside Brazil) and a tv series (called Eu, Adolescente) for a local cable tv.

It's been a pretty exciting journey.
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Post by AdamH »

AdamH wrote: January 4th, 2018, 11:39 pm I work in a school as an administrator (mainly relating to students in their final two years of high school). Been there since May 2017. I like the job. Lots of variety as you're working with students.
Still the same. Now been almost four years :)
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Post by tazz_85 »

Started in a company in 2012 in a support role for the company's specific software for payroll calculation. Became an expert in that software en switched to a software testing role in 2016. Still doing that today and in the meantime we added a test automation framework which is also going well
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Post by Leopardi »

Leopardi wrote: July 5th, 2013, 11:37 pm
mightysparks on Jul 5 2013, 02:36:11 PM wrote:Inspired by Leopardi's post in 'Post Your iCM Ranking' thread.

I'm currently a full-time retail assistant and I work 10am-6.30pm, 5 days a week.

(hence no time for movies :( )
Ah, sorry, I was going to start this thread tonight once I had a little more time--I should have been quicker about it!

I have a background in physics, but I now work in a fiber optics lab with engineers developing optical transceivers. If you're using the Internet right now (and I bet you are!), chances are your data's flowing through one of our networks at one point or another when going from Point A to Point B.

The hours can be pretty bad (I think I was around 100-110 a week in November/December, but things are easing up now) but I'm just glad to be employed right now and the people I work with are great for the most part. Usually I try to fit movies in in the early morning or right before bed, catching up with my backlog during the weekend when I can.
Still at the same job, been there since the fall of 2009 so I'm now, I think, considered part of the 'old guard'. Since the last post:

- I've had four different managers, one of which has just became my director (one level up from manager) starting last week
- My immediate group in the lab has shrunk from four to three people (one person left, and one person, a friend of mine, was laid off, and one person from the theory side switched to the lab), although we joined with another lab group, so the 'larger' lab group is now six people
- I was promoted from a 'level 2' engineer to a 'level 3' (out of 5). Not much chance of ever reaching level 4, realistically, and I'm not sure I'd want it.
- The hours are pretty much the same, most weeks are 60-70 hours, but when we get to a certain part of the production cycle it jumps to 100-110 hours per week, just like in 2013. We should be hitting that manic period again in the next week or two, and I'm not looking forward to it.
- We moved to a new lab, further out of the city. The commute (by bus) used to be about 1.5 hours per day, with the move it became 2-3 hours per day (big variance due to unreliable bus schedules). Now with COVID I get a ride to/from work (typically less than an hour per day, depending on traffic)
- The people I work with are still great, no complaints there at all

All in all a mixed bag, but one thing is still true after all these years, I'm stil very glad just to be employed!
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Post by Armoreska »

:satstunned: so many rocket scientists here
he or A. or Armo or any

currently working towards a vegan/free world + thru such film lists: GODARD, r/antinatalism recommends,..
the rest
ANARCHISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, Assisted suicide, Existential films, SOCIALIST CINEMA (an amalgamation of lists), Feminist lists, various GSSRM lists (aka LGBTQ+), 2010s bests, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, mah huge sci-fi list, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo
imaginary awards | youtube channels | complaint lounge | explain how big a fan of slavery you are here, ..viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1535 and here: ..viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4484
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Post by Tim2460 »

Never saw that thread ,)

I work on the IT departement of one bank, maintening the Mainframe Software.
With experience on it comes responsabilities and i'm now an Tech Lead on the team meaning i'm on the team that deals with the
problems the 3 teams below us haven't succeded in solving.....

Usualy everything goes fine ... but when it goed wrong it usualy goes VERY wrong ;)
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Post by mightysparks »

Have the same job since 2012, stocktaker/supervisor and hate it more every year. I haven’t even taken a job in like 2 months just coz I can’t be bothered. Can’t wait to graduate and get an actual job.
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