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"Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:26 pm
by Akroma_86
What do you do for a living? A lot of us have common everyday jobs and some have pretty cool ones.

I know there are other electricians here but i not only do I do house calls and wire houses I also wire up tiny homes. I am under contract wiring up 120 tiny homes for a local company that has been outsourced to deliver to a California campground. Guess they really like them down there.

I have also wired up 3 large marine vessels as well. One Alaska pipeline welding barge and 2 tugboats. All of those projects were very cool. I have tons of pics of all that I do.

As such I do side work when given. Feel free to PM if ya need a sparky.

So what do you do that is pretty darn cool?

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:31 pm
by CyberCrist
I keep the power on. I'm a Database Administrator for a large power company. We have energy grid databases, energy trading databases, databases that keep people alive, financial, HR, etc... etc...

Not glamorous, but it pays the bills.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:48 pm
by Drunk Mexican
For the last 10 years I have been working from home, for a company in Seattle that does Salesforce consulting services.

I work as a Salesforce and Pardot Consultant, going from company to company, project to project, across every industry you can imagine. Mostly working with local companies here in the PNW.

It’s a pretty sweet gig that has allowed me to watch my daughter grow up, for which I am eternally thankful for.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:27 am
by Vector
Besides LAN Parties, (About 70% of my job) I also am heavily interested in consumer psychology and consult in that field.

What I attempt to answer in my job:
- Identify key influences that drive consumers to purchase products
- Give feedback and suggestions on marketing campaigns already in motion
- Give suggestions on box art / colors / messaging
- Consult with a few companies (that are also sponsors) about PC-Enthusiast culture opposed to eSports culture, and the way to reach the enthusiast demographic, and why those people are important influencers.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 pm
by Ghostwalker
I'm an IT Infrastructure manager for a video game company in LA.
I've got a team of 12 Network & Systems Engineers that work on giving Game & Champion Designers, Artist, Audio Engineers, Finance, Facilities, and anyone else at the company a stable and scalable platform to build their tools/systems off of. :)

For me, it's been a dream job so far. I've been here for a little over 5.5 years now (after having worked ~20 years as a Sr. Systems Engineer specializing in Infra) and it feels like it's been all of 30 minutes. :P

The absolute coolest part of my day is when one of my team tells me that they've tried out some new tech, or learned a new way to do a thing, and they're REALLY fired up about it.
All caps, all chat, "WORTH" ;)

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:34 pm
by thetruejaster
Technical Support Specialist for an EdTech company located in Beaverton, OR.

I take pride that our products focus on the youth and other education levels to help further peoples futures.

I handle team training, special projects, inbound tech chats, hands on repairs, software/firmware testing, and generally try not to x_x :psd: :boom: :burnt:

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 am
by Govtman
The below is no longer valid. I QUIT MY DAY JOB and retired. XD :D :like:


Senior Financial Reporting and Policy Analyst

Yeah, I'm not one of the "cool kid" IT folks, and I work for the State.

CPA (cut, paste, and attach) :)

I help agencies deal with the accounting issues of a smaller organization within a large organization. I help agencies do their accounting do it right, and report it at the end of the year. I do training, sometimes on specialized transactions, sometimes on new standards coming down the pike that agency staff will have to deal with. I review those standards for agency impact and suggest ways to implement them into our accounting environment. I've even dabbled in database design an usage (but only at the MS Access level for a few people) and was (dear Lord) a database administrator for the State's investment reporting and analysis system.

Mostly, I get to help people do their job to the best of their abilities. And hlep folks understand what's in the reports they get. And how to use the reports.

Oh, yeah - I'm one of the 10 folks that consolidates 90+ agency accounting records into the annual 260 page financial statement for the State. Look it up some time. XD

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:09 am
by Nitemayr
Software Development Engineer in Test

I currently handle most of the software testing at a small startup.
It's an interesting job, and always keeps you on your toes.

I get to work from home and help make cool things better, what's not to like?

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:40 am
by ccoelnwhack
Technical Account Manager at a Marketing Automation Software company..Works fun, but can be stressful. Started as a Tech Support engineer, went to Senior then moved to a more Project Management type role as an TAM. I work with the larger clients we have.



I work with guys like Drunk Mexican pretty often. (Salesforce Side, Pardot's a competitor of ours)
Drunk Mexican wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:48 pm
For the last 10 years I have been working from home, for a company in Seattle that does Salesforce consulting services.....

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:22 pm
by clamdip
I drive a 45' bucket truck for Christenson Electric.
I repair, retrofit, and replace light fixtures.

no, I wont trim your trees but I will help you hang your xmas lights ;)

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 pm
by Pancake
I am a property manager working alongside my wife for our company. I left Intel 3 years ago after being there for 18 years. After being a corporate drone for so many years, it is wonderful to be self employed.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 pm
by somethingcool
I'm looking for a job :cry:

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:13 am
by ccoelnwhack
somethingcool wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 pm
I'm looking for a job :cry:
What kind of work? My works hiring.. Various spots

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:15 pm
by somethingcool
ccoelnwhack wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:13 am
What kind of work? My works hiring.. Various spots
Mostly software testing and automation, sysadmin, devops type stuff.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:25 am
by trumby
So many IT folks!

I work at Precision Castparts as a rework grinder/lead. The majority of my day is just tracking parts and making sure my guys are working the correct things, but I also end up working on parts too. If you know anything about metal working, I do the defect removal/weld blending. The team I work on has parts in the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 engines. If you ever fly on one of those planes, I've definitely worked on parts in your plane.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:20 am
by xeromist
I'm a middleware administrator for CA DOT. I manage our application servers on Weblogic, Tomcat, etc.

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:54 am
by pdXjoe
20 years of stage production/stage manager, 5 years framing houses and now for 20 years, I paint stuff. :)

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:14 pm
by Kalark
i work for a software development company mainly doing SQL db and oracle application support. mostly when IT people for companies stick their hands in the db and mess stuff up i gotta go in and figure out what tables they broke and fix them lmao

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:33 pm
by xeromist
Kalark wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:14 pm
i work for a software development company mainly doing SQL db and oracle application support. mostly when IT people for companies stick their hands in the db and mess stuff up i gotta go in and figure out what tables they broke and fix them lmao
If you feel like moving to California and living on a government salary, let me know. :D My coworker took a sudden medical retirement. :cry:

Re: "Dont quit your dayjob"

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:40 pm
by Sohcahtoa82
Application Security Engineer.

I work with other teams within the company to ensure the security of their applications and infrastructure running in the cloud, mostly in Amazon Web Services. I do static code analysis, dynamic web app scanning, and patch compliance. Occasionally, I will do penetration tests. (Yeah, yeah, go ahead and giggle at "penetration test")

I have OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) and OSWP (Offensive Security Wireless Professional) certifications, so I'm technically a certified hacker.