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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby rygel » 20 Jul 2009 09:08

    Well, here goes part 2 of Da Introduction...

    I studied Mathematics and then went into the health insurance business where I now work at a private health insurer developing new health insurance products, recalculating them on a yearly basis, pricing group insurances for german companies. Sometimes I take part in projects for establishing health insurance in other countries (eg Korea). Well, that basically covers it.
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby GamePlayer » 20 Jul 2009 12:08

    "Insurance. I was an investigator. I'd investigate claims to see which ones were phony. I had to see through people's bullshit. It was useful experience, because now it's my life. When I meet someone, I don't even know if I've met them before. I have to look in their eyes and just figure them out. My job taught me that the best way to find out what someone knew was to let them talk. Just listen and watch the eyes, the body language. If someone touches their nose while they're talking, experts will tell you it means they're lying. It really means they're nervous, and people get nervous for all sorts of reasons. It's all about context." :wink: :lol: :P
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Eyes High » 20 Jul 2009 20:58

    othaderak wrote:othaderak, also known as studentis povertati

    I am currently an eating surface conversion engineer and a liquid receptacle maintenance technician at a local fine dining establishment.



    Love how you put that. :wink: :lol:
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Apjak » 21 Jul 2009 12:58

    I work Security for a high school in Kansas City Kansas, but in the Summer I'm working for the technology department. Installing new computers at the High School and schlepping all the old HS computers to the Middle School, installing the old Middle School computers at the various Elemetary Schools. Everybody goes up a notch.
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby othaderak » 21 Jul 2009 14:18

    Eyes High wrote:
    othaderak wrote:othaderak, also known as studentis povertati

    I am currently an eating surface conversion engineer and a liquid receptacle maintenance technician at a local fine dining establishment.



    Love how you put that. :wink: :lol:


    Yeah, it really helps the morale when one's employed in a "field" that not only makes about a third of the minimum wage, but also has to rely on the generosity of strangers for the rest :cry:

    It's not bad, but paying for university is definitely gonna take a long time.
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Freakzilla » 21 Jul 2009 14:29

    othaderak wrote:It's not bad, but paying for university is definitely gonna take a long time.


    Well... the world needs ditch diggers too. :P
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Omphalos » 21 Jul 2009 16:21

    GamePlayer wrote:"Insurance. I was an investigator. I'd investigate claims to see which ones were phony. I had to see through people's bullshit. It was useful experience, because now it's my life. When I meet someone, I don't even know if I've met them before. I have to look in their eyes and just figure them out. My job taught me that the best way to find out what someone knew was to let them talk. Just listen and watch the eyes, the body language. If someone touches their nose while they're talking, experts will tell you it means they're lying. It really means they're nervous, and people get nervous for all sorts of reasons. It's all about context." :wink: :lol: :P


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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby GamePlayer » 21 Jul 2009 18:23

    Hell yeah! One of my favs :)
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Mr. Teg » 22 Jul 2009 05:56

    Let's be honest if you are married.
    Your job or profession is a husband, otherwords, your work supports your wife. :wink:
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Rakis » 22 Jul 2009 07:33

    Mr. Teg wrote:Let's be honest if you are married.
    Your job or profession is a husband, otherwords, your work supports your wife. :wink:


    And the kids if you're a dad... :)
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Jul 2009 08:03

    Which is why I've always made it a point to cuckold my friends and let them raise my children.

    ;)
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jul 2009 08:30

    Say hello to your wife and my kids for me.

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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Mr. Teg » 22 Jul 2009 08:37

    SandChigger wrote:Which is why I've always made it a point to cuckold my friends and let them raise my children.

    ;)


    Damn, no wonder my kids are balding prematurely :P
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby Rakis » 22 Jul 2009 09:08

    Mr. Teg wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Which is why I've always made it a point to cuckold my friends and let them raise my children.

    ;)


    Damn, no wonder my kids are balding prematurely :P


    Yes, but they will make glorious podcasts ! :)
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Jul 2009 09:38

    Mr. Teg wrote:Damn, no wonder my kids are balding prematurely :P

    Oh, right, like YOU never feel the drafts up topside. :roll:

    I will give you that you at least have more digits in your barcode than Kevin! :P
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    Our jobs

    Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2009 01:50

    Now that I landed myself a from all accounts what looks like the dream job for me, I am not ashamed anymore and I can bring that subject up :)
    In fact I've done quite a few different jobs, from cleaner in a rest home to loading up meat trucks in a giant slaughterhouse and even carrying the coffin at burials!
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    So now I'm a bit curious as to what people here do, cause even if we all have in common that hate for mcdunes and the hack(oops not hate this is not a hate site_hate site be hatin'), we've all got different backgrounds and such.
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    Re: Our jobs

    Postby inhuien » 08 Oct 2009 04:37

    Well done on landing your dream gig, at the mo I'm looking after the wee man till I can foist him on the state 9 till 5. Before that I've been a gigging muso, a desk jockey and other stuff.

    There's also this thread from years ago when we all had long flowing hair.
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    Re: Our jobs

    Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2009 06:30

    inhuien wrote:Well done on landing your dream gig, at the mo I'm looking after the wee man till I can foist him on the state 9 till 5. Before that I've been a gigging muso, a desk jockey and other stuff.

    There's also this thread from years ago when we all had long flowing hair.



    nice thanks for the link!

    you're a dj? like mixing dj?
    what kind of music do you play(or kinds)?
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2009 06:33

    I'm a video game quality analyst, now on an online project for Square Enix!!

    :dance: :dance:

    fucking cool i say!
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    Re: Our jobs

    Postby inhuien » 08 Oct 2009 06:39

    Not a Disk Jockey but a Desk Jockey. :P
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    Re: Our jobs

    Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2009 06:46

    inhuien wrote:Not a Disk Jockey but a Desk Jockey. :P


    :lol: :lol:
    i thought it was an intentionnal typo :mrgreen:
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    Re: Our jobs

    Postby Laphtiya » 08 Oct 2009 06:49

    IT support technician I get to fix everyone elses ummmmm "errors" unfortunatly I have to spend some time on a helpdesk dealing with phone calls.
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby inhuien » 08 Oct 2009 06:52

    Well I'm a Future Generation Technician. :lol:
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    Re: What is Your Profession?

    Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2009 06:57

    inhuien wrote:Well I'm a Future Generation Technician. :lol:

    no desk jockeying there then ;)
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    Re: Our jobs

    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Oct 2009 07:01

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