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    Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 2:06pm
Ashley was asking about my job and I thought it might be interesting to see what folks on here do for a living. I'll be back with my dirty details later.
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I work in architecture, not the IT variety.  Been out of work since April. Ouch  BTW if anyone want's to see what I've done in my career portfolio here: http://sites.google.com/site/bslcadservices/portfolio



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Looks good Brian, long ago I used to work for a metal design company that would work in modern spaces like that. I was a custom paint and finish person, got to do a lot of weird faux  type finishes in San Francisco.

I switched to being a full time music teacher and performer after losing my finishing job. Since moving back to Memphis, playing jobs have increased a lot because people in the south still enjoy live music. Something that seems to be dying out elsewhere.
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I am engaged in work of the print for approximately 20 years. As an operator of a machine printing. Japan was always in bad times at the same time during a similar period. The contents and the quality of the work changed. Because work gradually decreased sharply, I had to balance work by the software on the computer recently. This is hard work and unknown continuation for me.
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Best of luck Kazuhiro on your new endeavors.
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Although i studied electronics in Canada, I didn't work for a long time in that field, quickly finding jobs in TV-related jobs and satellite communications (beams), then coming to  I used to work as a prevention officer (work accident prevention) in industrial plants (construction time or maintenance) for 15 years, with a specificity in radio-protection...
 
But nine years ago, I found my latest job in a European-level scientific research centre, where I make sure our scientists (applied science, not fundamental science) are not blowing up their labs in their faces..
Not nearly as dangerous as my old job, this requires an amazing amount of understanding the work mentalities of ingenners of up to 35 countries (we have scientists from India, Russia, USA, Turkey, Canada and more... on top of the 28 EC countries)... It's also much tougher doing safety work with University brats (who know everything better than everyone else), than with uneducated construction workers (who trust you know better)
 
Amazingly enough, this latest job is where I've seen the best-looking women colleagues, too....
 
 
 
 


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Best of luck Kazuhiro on your new endeavors.

Thank you for warm comment. The stress for hard work is healed by jazz and the check of the site. Big smile

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Originally posted by js js wrote:

Looks good Brian, long ago I used to work for a metal design company that would work in modern spaces like that. I was a custom paint and finish person, got to do a lot of weird faux  type finishes in San Francisco.

I switched to being a full time music teacher and performer after losing my finishing job. Since moving back to Memphis, playing jobs have increased a lot because people in the south still enjoy live music. Something that seems to be dying out elsewhere.

Thanks for checking it out.  It's not often I get to "inflict" my work on people these days.  Things seem to be picking up.  Need to find a good firm to work for that isn't too far to drive to, preferably small, that needs someone with my talents.

As much as I love messing around with music, it's not a career option for me, it's a nice hobby.

I actually settled on architecture when I was in my teens though I considered cartooning and airplane pilot.  Well' actually did make some good cartoons when I was young.  Also drew mazes.  I never attempted to fly a plane.  Probably a good thing.  Tongue


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Originally posted by Kazuhiro Kazuhiro wrote:

I am engaged in work of the print for approximately 20 years. As an operator of a machine printing. Japan was always in bad times at the same time during a similar period. The contents and the quality of the work changed. Because work gradually decreased sharply, I had to balance work by the software on the computer recently. This is hard work and unknown continuation for me.

This is exactly what happened to me only I don't have my next job next.  The economy went down hill in 2006.  The main thing I do is computer drafting, but I work in architecture so I do a lot of other things.


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Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Although i studied electronics in Canada, I didn't work for a long time in that field, quickly finding jobs in TV-related jobs and satellite communications (beams), then coming to  I used to work as a prevention officer (work accident prevention) in industrial plants (construction time or maintenance) for 15 years, with a specificity in radio-protection...
 
But nine years ago, I found my latest job in a European-level scientific research centre, where I make sure our scientists (applied science, not fundamental science) are not blowing up their labs in their faces..
Not nearly as dangerous as my old job, this requires an amazing amount of understanding the work mentalities of ingenners of up to 35 countries (we have scientists from India, Russia, USA, Turkey, Canada and more... on top of the 28 EC countries)... It's also much tougher doing safety work with University brats (who know everything better than everyone else), than with uneducated construction workers (who trust you know better)
 
Amazingly enough, this latest job is where I've seen the best-looking women colleagues, too....
 
 
 
 

I've got a question for you.  I've only worked for small companies and all the work has been local.  I actually applied for a job at Bhagram doing architectural services (not IT, I really hate having to say this because IT people have taken over the word architecture and it makes it really hard when I get job e-mails because I get all this junk. CryTongue

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Ashley was asking about my job and I thought it might be interesting to see what folks on here do for a living. I'll be back with my dirty details later.


Yeah, cool!
So tell me a little more about the casino gigs, they sound as they they'd be vastly different from say a club or festival gig?
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Casino gigs are kind of a drag, mostly done for the money. Everyone there is chasing their addictions while you play in the background, but occasionally folks will stop by the stage and party with you. Some casinos are more sterile and plastic than others. Some are almost fun to play at. 
The shifts can be very long and can go into the dawn hours, almost sun up. Mostly I don't care for the totally artificial atmosphere, its sort of numbing.
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Yeah, I was curious about how many people actually came up/acknowledged your existence at all - or if it was more zombie like as you said.
And no overtime on those long shifts I bet. Got a set list for one of the gigs John?
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Depends on who I am playing with. I used to play with a band that did a lot of 70s funk, RnB and some funky jazz. Now I'm getting more work with a band that does mostly 70s rock with some RnB and other things. Fortunately the band has a good sense of humor and a very creative and talented guitarist, which helps ease the boredom.
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