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Ben Blacket
07-10-2007, 20:57
Has there been a "What's your dayjob" poll yet? Let's know & if not, I'll get one going!
Please add suggestions for job categories.
Ben.

TheHub
07-10-2007, 21:13
I'm a junior high school teacher. It's lots of fun.

J.Ed
07-10-2007, 21:15
Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic

rich815
07-10-2007, 21:38
Home Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo Bank

planetjoe
07-10-2007, 22:05
I hardly think it's worth a category, but I'm Head of admission at a European university.

Hey, you're an important person to know...I've always wanted to study in Europe. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the importance spectrum, I'm an engineer. Also a teacher in the off-hours, too.


Cheers,
--joe.

al1966
07-10-2007, 22:09
For the next 2 months (well till 9/23) PC salesman after the 24th Photography student:D :D

c.poulton
07-10-2007, 22:45
Architect......

angeloks
07-10-2007, 22:52
Electrical engineer...

Ben Blacket
07-10-2007, 23:42
Let's choose a list of "job categories/job classifications" for the poll.
e.g. "Arts/Advertising/Media/Entertainment" includes actors, artists, journalists, designers.

Here's the list of 12 (max for a poll) so far.

Accounting, Banking & Finance/Insurance & Superannuation
Arts/Advertising/Media/Entertainment
Building & Construction
Education & Training/Community & Sport
Healthcare & Medical
Information & Technology
Legal/Law Enforcement/Security/Defence
Manufacturing & Primary Industry/Mining, Oil & Gas
Retail & Customer Service/Sales & Marketing/Real Estate & Property/Hospitality & Tourism
Student
Transport & Logistics

David Noble
07-10-2007, 23:53
Japanese-English translator/editor. Sometime book designer.

Creagerj
07-11-2007, 00:03
You forgot one...Student. Also I'm a media technician or "sound guy" if you will, although there probably aren't a lot for that category. Rentals would work I guess.

POSTI-Tuomo
07-11-2007, 00:13
Occupation: Postman.

Ben Blacket
07-11-2007, 00:23
For the sake of the poll, let's work on the list & direct your job towards the related industry, rather than the specific job title.
An admin assistant at a school/uni would come under "Education/Training".
Joe, I've now included student on the list!
Ben.

Ben Blacket
07-11-2007, 00:25
e.g. Postman: "Transport & Logistics"?

migtex
07-11-2007, 00:29
IT Consultant on Networks, Datacenters and Disaster&Recovery.... for too long I guess

The list looks fine to me...

alcaraban
07-11-2007, 01:39
How does a system administrator in a university qualify? As an Information & Technology worker for an Education & Training institution?

Valkir1987
07-11-2007, 01:54
Following an education to become a Piano tuner and technician. I'm working in a piano workshop as well to get praktical experience. :)

lilin menyala
07-11-2007, 02:03
Accounting, Banking & Finance/Insurance & Superannuation
Arts/Advertising/Media/Entertainment
Building & Construction
Education & Training/Community & Sport
Government/Defence
Healthcare & Medical
Information & Technology
Legal
Manufacturing & Primary Industry/Mining, Oil & Gas
Retail & Customer Service/Sales & Marketing/Real Estate & Property/Hospitality & Tourism
Student
Transport & Logistics

i'm a sound engineer. i guess that would fall under media / entertainment as well as some kind of engineering category.

Paulbe
07-11-2007, 02:08
Software sales---

MatthewThompson
07-11-2007, 02:25
I'm a pro photographer by trade, so I suppose arts/media/etc.

www.matthewthompson.ca

rogue_designer
07-11-2007, 03:05
photographer and graphic designer.

kshapero
07-11-2007, 03:21
Financial Advisor, by day and Photographer by night.

oftheherd
07-11-2007, 03:26
I work for the government. But that is a broad category. You can work for a government in just about any other specialty you can list. That includes from photographers to carpenters to locksmiths to lock pickers.

nobbylon
07-11-2007, 03:26
transport and logistics

Robert Price
07-11-2007, 03:46
Tattoo Artist. Going on 21 years in September.

bsdunek
07-11-2007, 04:08
Retired Automotive Engineer working three days a week under contract to the EPA as a Technical Advisor. Guess that might fall under Government, or maybe Retired, or maybe Foolish as I should be using my retirement to fly, take pictures, etc. Of course the money helps support my habits. :cool:

jack palmer
07-11-2007, 04:20
Furniture/cabinetmaker, custom work, 35 years

mn4367
07-11-2007, 04:42
Software developer/architect; Co-founder of the software company I work for.

stefan_dinu
07-11-2007, 04:54
First lwayer is me? No wonder... :)
Retiring lwayer actually. I am going on 31years these days.

sepiareverb
07-11-2007, 04:57
Photography & occasional Graphic Design Professor. Was a stock photog for a long time till film became too arcane for the houses.

igoesmyth
07-11-2007, 04:59
I work for the largest camera rental/supply store between Chicago and LA. I spend my days with every DSLR (Canon, Nikon, Fuji) and most of free time shooting with either my Canonet or my Aries III... or sometimes the wooden 5x7.

david

Alex Shishin
07-11-2007, 05:16
I teach at a women's university in Japan.

KoNickon
07-11-2007, 05:20
Legal: in-house attorney for a large financial services company.

Leicabug
07-11-2007, 05:31
Optomtrist.

Ben Blacket
07-11-2007, 06:18
Can someone tell me how to include the poll?! Do I have to start a new thread? Thanks.

trittium
07-11-2007, 06:46
Right now my day job is applying for day jobs.

Is anyone looking for a biomedical engineer with experience in cell and tissue culture, microscopy, and image analysis?

rich815
07-11-2007, 07:04
Right now my day job is applying for day jobs.

Is anyone looking for a biomedical engineer with experience in cell and tissue culture, microscopy, and image analysis?

Have you considered becoming a realtor? You're very qualified. ;)

Oldprof
07-11-2007, 07:09
I guess I fit in the education category. I was an anthropology professor until I retired in 2004. But I still do research and writing.

planetjoe
07-11-2007, 07:22
Just wondering about the category "Information & Technology"; if that's meant to represent programmers, network admins, engineers (of all stripes), scientists, and telephone sanitizers (!?) then that's one heck of a mash-up...

I suppose, in the grand scheme of things, that's the way the cookie crumbles. When you're on the inside of the cookie, though, it seems sort of oversimplified.


Cheers,
--joe.

kazarau
07-11-2007, 08:03
Retired since last February. I was a consulting CIO at a stockbroking company. Prior to that was with a Stock Exchange at various management capacity including deputy president and CEO of two of its subsidiary companies.
Computer Science graduate with an MBA.

In what category would that put me?

Regards.

rover
07-11-2007, 08:06
Corporate Cog

shadowfox
07-11-2007, 08:54
I'm a Delivery System Manager.

Vics
07-11-2007, 09:04
Office manager for an automobile advertising magazine.

pesphoto
07-11-2007, 09:08
photographer for major pharmacy chain

NIKON KIU
07-11-2007, 09:08
Can someone tell me how to include the poll?! Do I have to start a new thread? Thanks.

Yes, you do.

I sell!

Kiu

vha
07-11-2007, 09:28
Student (occupational therapy) and now just part time frontier operator, but before that 10 years in a Lab/store.

Vha

colyn
07-11-2007, 09:34
Before retiring I worked R&D in the fluoroplastics tubing industry. I'm now thinking about doing some part time work to break the boredom.

oftheherd
07-11-2007, 09:55
Experimental parachute tester.

Hope your company doesn't start cost cutting and begin testing mains and reserves at the same time. :D

Tuolumne
07-11-2007, 10:02
Head of Business Intelligence for a company that has none.

/T

Charlie
07-11-2007, 10:16
Mattress tester who dabbles in amateur dentistry. Also partner/slave in a small advertising agency.

raid
07-11-2007, 10:17
I am a university professor (in statistics).

Finder
07-11-2007, 10:20
Imaging education and training.

Graham Line
07-11-2007, 10:26
Newspaper copy editor for a large metro daily.
Lots less running around and fewer people to deal with :rolleyes: .

SteveM(PA)
07-11-2007, 10:26
paper-pushing monkeyboy :)

jamesj
07-11-2007, 10:26
im a Marketing Assistant i guess it would fall under Arts/Advertising/Media/Entertainment....

i do all of the graphic design stuff... and all of the manual labor when it comes to summer time cause the girls dont want to be outside cause its to hot...

i honestly do like 95 percent of the work here while the other 3 girls run around shopping and going to long lunches...

spyder2000
07-11-2007, 10:31
BI analyst for a college. (IT fits too)

micromontenegro
07-11-2007, 10:50
Anti money laundry lawyer in a big insurance company. Boring!

Paulbe
07-11-2007, 13:37
Wow! Talk about diversity--very interesting--please keep 'em coming.

kully
07-11-2007, 13:40
I'm a code monkey.

Glamourous.

Thardy
07-11-2007, 13:41
I am a Physician.

Thea
07-11-2007, 13:56
part time BA Photography student and a photographer's assistant ( I carry the step ladder!!)

Jamie123
07-11-2007, 14:16
I'm a student majoring in philosophy but at the moment I'm working at a (swiss) bank. The things we do to fund our gear... :D

ricpr
07-11-2007, 14:38
Water / Wastewater / Environmental Chemist

saltyfli
07-11-2007, 14:53
Retired firefighter from the FDNY , now working security at a local hospital.

MikeL
07-11-2007, 14:56
My full time job is keeping the wife happy. I'll likely be fired any day now....

pachuco
07-11-2007, 15:03
Tech Support and Photographer (wedding,event, doc)

daaris
07-11-2007, 15:04
Plant design and network maintenance for a telecommunications company.

Carolyn-IL
07-11-2007, 15:20
Small time attorney, but I'm my own boss! Just have a firm with my Dad ... life is good, lots of balance but $$ not so hot!

Silva Lining
07-11-2007, 15:28
Director of an HR Outsourcing company

Morca007
07-11-2007, 15:33
Student.
Though I suppose Wiseacre could be an occupation.

NickTrop
07-11-2007, 15:54
Associate Dean at a small college

MartinL
07-11-2007, 16:12
Let's choose a list of "job categories/job classifications" for the poll.
e.g. "Arts/Advertising/Media/Entertainment" includes actors, artists, journalists, designers.

Here's the list of 12 (max for a poll) so far.

Accounting, Banking & Finance/Insurance & Superannuation
Arts/Advertising/Media/Entertainment
Building & Construction
Education & Training/Community & Sport
Healthcare & Medical
Information & Technology
Legal/Law Enforcement/Security/Defence
Manufacturing & Primary Industry/Mining, Oil & Gas
Retail & Customer Service/Sales & Marketing/Real Estate & Property/Hospitality & Tourism
Student
Transport & Logistics
Editor, writer, photographer.
IMO, more interesting than generic categories are the the specific job titles that people have offered so far. Let's get even more specific (maybe a separate thread?) For example, today I spent 3 hrs photographing high school-age members of a community-based, grass roots organization that campaigns for quality education, fair treatment of immigrants, etc. The kids were conducting surveys. The photos will be used in their fundraising yearbook.
Martin

cmmak
07-11-2007, 18:13
Real Estate Developer & Asset Manager by Day Lover (Photography!) by Night!

07-11-2007, 18:13
Dreamer about photography; about being able to make a "living" in photography.

Oh, I'm also a journalist who lives in and writes about China.

bibimbap
07-11-2007, 18:18
Ok. I'm a TV news reporter. Just don't tell my parents, please.

Possible categories:
Blood-Sucking Media Vulture
or
Corporate Media Thug

KM-25
07-11-2007, 18:22
Photographer, Stock, Advertising, Fine Art and Editorial.

I make my living in a ski town by shooting the mountain lifestyle. That said, I am starting to travel more on assignments..

plummerl
07-11-2007, 18:36
Embedded software engineer, aerospace...

BillBingham2
07-11-2007, 18:55
Chief Cat Herder (aka Program Manager/Independant IT Consultant)

Hoping to become an amateur dry cleaner if I get to retire

B2 (;->

gb hill
07-11-2007, 18:59
My Navy job was alot more exciting, I fueled aircraft on the flight deck of a U.S. warship while floating around the Persian Gulf. But that was many years back. Come to think of it, my job of driving a taxi around Atlanta Ga. was more interesting than that! Especially when I would pick up nurses comming off 2nd shift and change clothes in the back seat to go to work at their 3rd shift job down Buford Hwy. at the strip club. Wish I had my camera back then:) Now I drive a bulk lubricants truck. Not near as exciting.

landsknechte
07-11-2007, 19:07
Presently a security executive for a real estate investment trust.

Prior to that, I spent a couple of years as an Assistant Director of Security at a luxury hotel. Fun job where I got to meet a lot of interesting people, including more movie stars and heads of state than you can shake a stick at. Vicious soul-sucking office politics though.

Makes perfect sense for an art school dropout with a B.A. in history...

alansoon
07-11-2007, 19:13
TV journalist in Singapore.

DavidH
07-11-2007, 19:21
Cinematographer - specialising in High Definition for the last few years.

Currently sunburned in Iowa...

Fotch
07-11-2007, 19:48
Entrepreneur

JuJu
07-11-2007, 20:48
Illustrator (not that Adobe software... but a guy with real brushes)

dryice66
07-11-2007, 20:56
PR guy in hospitality (formerly corporate comms for blue chips!)

thomasw_
07-11-2007, 21:08
i teach senior high.

thawkins
07-12-2007, 08:47
Work as a pilot in the aviation dept. for a major corporation. Hope to retire to photography (classic RF photography) in a few years.

bfindrik
07-12-2007, 09:18
Oracle DBA

Berliner
07-12-2007, 09:36
Defence/Security Contractor

pizzahut88
07-12-2007, 09:41
I mean dirt poor, who should be spending his food money on food, not cameras.

And about to get even poorer.

KoNickon
07-12-2007, 09:57
I expect that more folks on RFF fall into the following categories than anything else: computer-related work; professional photographers; students.

But there have been some interesting occupations listed here already!

pesphoto
07-12-2007, 10:09
I expect that more folks on RFF fall into the following categories than anything else: computer-related work; professional photographers; students.

But there have been some interesting occupations listed here already!

Very true. I dont know why, but I cringe at being called a "professional photographer". I guess maybe because I feel my most meaningful work is done outside of the studio and work. And I dont want to be thought of as a "professional". It just sounds so corporate to me i think. And I dont think of myself and my "real work" that way. Just thoughts.

John Rountree
07-12-2007, 10:21
I teach photography at a small college in North Carolina.

FrankS
07-12-2007, 19:18
Public elementary school teacher, and student of life.

onespeed
07-12-2007, 20:01
depends on what day you catch me... part time stay at home dad, Sawyer, Arborist, Electrician, Bike race promotor make a bit a $$$ at all of em' except the dad thing but as you know that is a labor of love....

foma
07-12-2007, 20:05
Legal: in-house attorney for a large financial services company.

Hey that's my job too! :)

Tom Harrell
07-13-2007, 00:45
Grandfather, father, doprad installer, dishwasher, cook, golfer, photographer, gardner, yardboy, consultant, and whatever else comes along!

Tom

NIKON KIU
07-13-2007, 13:01
i'm a sound engineer. i guess that would fall under media / entertainment as well as some kind of engineering category.
Hey,
That's the second "Sound-man" checking in!!
I use to set up for little Bands and Parties....

Sorry for Off-topic.

Kiu

ChrisPlatt
07-13-2007, 13:29
International superspy

Chris

chewbacca
07-19-2007, 11:28
I am cinematographer

topoxforddoc
07-19-2007, 12:44
Cancer surgeon treating people with breast cancer, malignant melanoma and sarcoma

Charlie

smiway
07-19-2007, 14:25
Certified Public Accountant in New York State

ltketch
07-19-2007, 14:36
Mines about 99.9% more boring than anyone who has posted before me!

RayPA
07-19-2007, 21:26
Writer. Well...technical writer, which is kind of like saying, "I'm a Painter...(pause)...A house painter."

Superbus_
07-19-2007, 22:05
Originally I'm a sociologist but I work as a head of a communication department.

07-22-2007, 17:29
It's always interesting to see what everyone does.

Beginning this year (2007) I quit my former full-time job in finance and began working as a portrait photographer (my own business that I started on a part-time business almost two years ago) full-time. However, I still do consulting in the financial services industry.

MMc
07-22-2007, 17:50
high school librarian and adjunct university instructor

fuwen
07-22-2007, 23:57
Mechanical Engineer.

Johnmcd
07-25-2007, 01:34
Fireman ........

hammerman
07-31-2007, 22:10
artist/sculptor and community arts administrator...i run a community access theatre. i am a trained studio photographer and have worked as a glam photographer off and on. but for a crust, i stick to the studio as a sculptor and part-time arts worker. sorry, can't bulk me into one generic group.
oh, and back in the 70s i worked in E/W Germany for the combined allied forces as an independent civilian photographic data collector in non-public environs

Mr_Flibble
07-31-2007, 23:02
I'm a Game developer for a company that deals in gambling machines for the Dutch market. I've been at it for 5 years now.

Before that I worked 3 years as a in-house software engineer for Tyco Electronics.

I've been into computers and programming all my life, but I'd rather be doing something more creative in a tactile sense then just coding stuff...

Chris101
08-01-2007, 10:54
Professional internet forum moderator.

jdos2
08-01-2007, 11:17
*nix administrator. ("Technical Consultant")

cmogi10
08-01-2007, 11:19
As of now, unemployed,
Before I worked in the music retail world but I decided to go to school.