Take Your MSCL Buddies To Work Thread

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Take Your MSCL Buddies To Work Thread

Post by Nostradamus » Jan 25th 2003, 11:50 pm

Credit to Megs, Debs, and Starbug for bringing this up; I honestly thought we already had a thread like this!

Anyway, like the subject line sez, this is your chance to explore the strange world of your fellow MSCL fans' employment. Are you an Ostrich Polisher? Cat Burglar? Prime Minister? Internet Addict? Vagabond? Extraterrestrial Visitor? All of the above?

Remember, Nostradamus is psychic, so I'll know if you're fibbing, but if it's a really creative fib, I'll let you get away with it.

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Post by fnordboy » Jan 26th 2003, 2:25 am

Well I tried to realize my life long goal of Ostrich Polishing, but I failed the entrance exam. :(

I am a lowly boring web designer. Mainly do corporate intranet for high profile pharmacetical companies. Done some work for Sony and ShopRite and a few other large corps.

On the freelance side of it I have done some fun things :lol: a few escort web sites and an actress who has had very bit parts in some big things (can't quite call her a B movie actress, though she fits the mold). And then of course some boring things like packaging specialists and shrink wrap machine manufacturers.

I also have done a few print ads and business cards and the like.

That's about it for now.

Oh and part time I do "fluff work" in the porn industry... ok I know, no fibbing....

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Post by andrewgd » Jan 26th 2003, 3:32 am

Well, after 5 long years in college (I got me some two degrees!) I'm finally an intern! Yay for working for zero money!

Actually, I'm a choreo-animator. No, that doesn't mean I'm actually covering up for being a pornstar (big ups for those who get the joke!)

Yes, a choreo-animator. Well, not so much choreo, but quite a bit of animator. I'm working with a company doing an hour long children's show. Its all 3d characters like Toy Story (only the characters look more like Wallace and Gromit, only in a computer).

Its really cool actually getting to work on something that I've been wanting to do for 10 years now. Ever since I saw Jurassic Park, I knew I wanted to 'play god' and bring my imagination to life. Now I can. Its such a great feeling to have all that work and education pay off towards a job that I actually LOVE doing. Now I only need to find one that will pay me for it too! (I am being paid, but only in experience points, and demo reel footage, which is pretty valuable in the job market.)

At this point, if the class would like, they may ask me anything they'd like about my job. :D
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Post by fnordboy » Jan 26th 2003, 4:04 am

andrewgd wrote:Well, after 5 long years in college (I got me some two degrees!) I'm finally an intern! Yay for working for zero money!
Reason #546 to not go back and get my degree.

Yes, you too can drop out of college and get a career :)

Since it isn't my career I didn't mention it but I went to college and got this "--" close to getting a BFA in Photography. Started school as a Sculpture major, and got into photography. Never wanted to do it as a career, only Fine Art. After school taught me no more I dropped out and found a job doing what was at the time my hobby (see above post).

Andrew, I know a lot of 3d animators from my college days. Have always been intrigued with it, but have no patience for it. My art process is way to random and chaotic for the computer world. Good luck with finding a good paying position.

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Post by Nostradamus » Jan 26th 2003, 5:16 am

D'oh! I just realized there's a new "Your So-Called Life" forum. Mayhap a moderator could slide this thread over there...

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Post by Sascha (sab) » Jan 26th 2003, 7:51 am

Nostradamus wrote:D'oh! I just realized there's a new "Your So-Called Life" forum. Mayhap a moderator could slide this thread over there...
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Post by NIGHTJESSI » Jan 27th 2003, 1:31 am

I really admire those who have the drive to go to college and get their degree. While I did attend college for four years, I didn't exit with a degree. I left after the administration and I didn't see eye to eye about the school newspaper. It might sound like an odd reason to leave, but believe me, it was necessary. And I don't regret the decision at all. The school I was at really didn't teach me much in the field of journalism. All I learned came from my hands-on experience on the school paper and working for other publications.

After six years of working in the recreational therapy field, I finally landed a part-time gig as a news reporter at a community newspaper. I figured it would be a good way to get my foot in the door and move to a position in the features or entertainment department where I really felt I belonged. Nearly six years later, my full-time gig is assistant business editor, but that position affords me the chance to writer music articles weekly on local bands or cool national shows coming to town.

Meanwhile, although nonpaying, I really enjoying editing and writing for a monthly online newsletter dedicated to one of my other favorite shows. Over the last 16 months, the four-page publication has given me the chance to interview both cast and crew as well as interact with the fans. And, best of all, it's given me an outlet for layout, which is something I unfortunately don't get to do during my full-time newspaper gig.

I am hoping to get even more into the music writing again since a coworker asked me to pen some CD reviews for his monthly freebie. And I've offered my editing services, which he said he might soon take me up on, so I have visions of me becoming overextended yet again. Still, I'd rather be mega-busy than not have enough to do.
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Post by lance » Jan 27th 2003, 10:35 am

Hey all,

As many of you know by now I am a Library Assistant here in Cincinnati. I am currently enrolled in grad school pursuing my Masters of Library and Information Science (hopefully, one day I will manage to catch that sucker :D )

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Post by Megs » Jan 27th 2003, 11:22 am

After 4 1/2 years at good ole Pennsylvania State University, I graduated in 99 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with aspirations to become President. My dad made me do a Minor in Business Administration just in case that didn't work out. :wink:

The day after graduation I moved three states away to be with my then-boyfriend (now Mr. Megs :wink: ), who just happened to get a job outside DC. But after moving here and seeing the kind of people that work on the Hill, and realizing the type of person I would have to be in order to get ahead (read = cutthroat), I decided that I wasn't meant for the political life.

I got a job just for the money, and I was supposed to just do it until I figured out what I wanted to be, but that was 4 years ago and here I remain. I work for a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) that specializes in building, leasing, and operating major outlet malls in the US, Cananda, and now Spain. I am a Lease Analyst - Supervisor, so basically I analyze the tenant leases, while supervising two employees. Nothing exciting, and extremely stressful. Yes, I am killing myself in the corporate world.

What I want to be most in this world? A mother. But God hasn't blessed us yet, so here I am. :?
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Post by starbug » Jan 27th 2003, 11:54 am

I posted this on the other incarnation of this thread but I'll post it here just to contribute.

I have a law degree, and the relevant postgrad course... but I don't want to be a lawyer on the treadmill. I sort of fell into this job:

I'm a negotiator. I draft and negotiate contracts for research, on behalf of a top UK University (I think we're currently sitting third in research income tables, just behind Oxford and Cambridge). I deal with lots of different sponsors (from Government departments to blue chip companies to small technology start-ups both here and abroad) and academics on Intellectual Property and cost recovery issues, trying to reach the fairest situation for the University. I sit at my desk, drowning in beaurocracy, and wondering how it is possible that my boss can be such a twerp. I work short hours (9.30am-5.30pm) and never have to work late. I get 6 and a half weeks holiday a year and a stonking pension. Which is why I still work here :D

I do quite like my job - it's the management issues that are frustrating.

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