What do you do for a living?

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  1. funkymonster
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    I'm fairly new here and the age range seems to be pretty diverse (people in their teens to early 40s). So I was wondering what everyone does for a living?

    I'm currently a student. I attended the Art Institute but left for a faster paced program at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects (which I'll be attending in a few weeks). I was a web designer/developer for around 8 years but after a while I realized my heart wasn't completely in it. Plus I hated the fact that I had to hunt down my pay every single time. Call it giving to 'the system', but I like having a solid paycheck and benefits/perks.

    Anyway, what's your story? [​IMG]
     


  2. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    I'm an undergrad, eventually studying to become a translator in a few languages.

    I also work retail at GNC for minimum wage. Sigh...
     
  3. funkymonster
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    Awesome. :] What languages are those?

    Then you're officially making more than me. I'm unemployed. Giving the "starving artist" excuse only works for so long.
     
  4. Fluto

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    im 13 [​IMG]


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  5. Advi

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    I'm inexperienced so I can't get a job anywhere atm. Really sucks, because I need some income.
     
  6. 0ddity

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  8. thebigboss14

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    I'm an undergraduate right now to go for a bachelor in computer science. I supposedly have to stay for five years but I don't really want to go for five. I had few internships so they help me get some experience and they just want to hire me for working there before. It's a pretty easy and quiet job but somethings is boring. The pay is good so it doesn't really matter. We get benefits and free food yeah.
     
  9. xx_cutie_xx

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    I'm currently 15 so I'm in high school right now.
    Just started to be a sophmore last month lol.
     
  10. eltrut

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    And I Put A Capital At The Start Of Every Sentence /grammer nazi

    I'm doing a bachelor of computers majoring in games design, and work part time at a bottle shop helping people spend the dole (welfare for all you Americans). Upside, I now have around $1000 worth of spirits sitting in my living room.
     
  11. Forstride

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    Anyway, I'm currently a jobless Junior in high school, but I want to do Video Game Programming or Computer Engineering for a career in the future.
     
  12. Canonbeat234

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    I'm a 23 year old corpsman in the Navy who's spending money on video games, food, and traveling expenses. AWESOME!!!
     
  13. funkymonster
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    That was my degree as well, a bachelors of science in game art & design. But I decided to leave the school since I didn't want to spend time/money taking irrelevant classes. Don't get me wrong, I like psychology, but unless I'm aiming to be a writer or designer then I don't really need it for my job. Hopefully by doing the Maya Fast Track program with Gnomon in a few weeks and then applying for the Spring will get me well-established in what I need to do.

    I've noticed a lot of people want to go into the computer science area. Love live the geeks. [​IMG]
     
  14. _Chaz_

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    I mooch off of my parents until I graduate college. I will then get a job in the computer technician area or networking specialist.
     
  15. Raika

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    I'm currently a student freeloading off my parents. No idea what I want to do in future though, and my grades are bad too. Maybe just get a random job or something, I dunno.
     
  16. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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  17. funkymonster
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    Yep, seems like the Temp community's really tech savvy. :]

    I wouldn't worry so much about that Raika. I had horrible grades towards the end of my high school life. I got bored too easily and in the end just wound up skipping class. In the end I just got my GED and went on with life. I didn't figure out what I really wanted to do until I was 21, so it's not like your life ends once high school does.
     
  18. Orsted

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    I'm Unemployed and my parents are mooching off me(shouldn't it be the other way around?) while I look for a college. [​IMG]
     
  19. Canonbeat234

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    Well maybe you should stop dreaming in lala land before reality sets in and kick your ass like never before.
     
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