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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by sd0324, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. peedee A Fixture

    I could tell you all about my sensitive work for specialist departments.......
    But I'm getting fed up cleaning way dna and hiding all the bodies of those that know my secrets.

    With love

    'The Black Shadow.

    Oops...... spoiler sorry to dissapoint, my family would rather i dealt drugs....I chase overdue debt.

  2. Merryweather A Fixture

    This is a very interesting thread, a brilliant idea!
    I am doing almost my dream job. Seriously.
    I am a professional model maker. I run a small in-house team of model makers for a big firm of architects in London. Not Fosters or Richard Rogers but we are a similar sized firm and we build similar sized office towers. My team and I make all the study models at small scales like 1-1000 or 1-500 and detail models at scales like 1-50. We have a workshop, spray booth and 2 laser cutters and 4 3D printers(baby ones). We have been using 3D printing for the last 15 years or so - it's great for buildings but only now is it becoming refined enough to satisfy the hobby market. All our information is provided via CAD and we use it all the time for the laser cutters and in generating our own photo-etched components(we send that out of house).
    There is a down-side to having your hobby as your job in that you can't just drop everything and watch TV when you hit a wall, and we often have to work very extended hours or even through the night to meet a deadline. And although it is quite rewarding it can also be very stressful, especially when you have to deal with design changes but the deadline doesn't change. It proves the saying 'be careful what you wish for' !
    I don't get very much time for my own stuff, although I was recently asked to sculpt a 1-10 scale model of our client ,which meant that I could sculpt on work time! Its quite a good likeness but I haven't dared show him yet........

    Before I started this job I even got paid for sculpting-which is my true dream job. I made some of the originals for character bubble bath bottles in the late eighties and early nineties, - I found the concentration required very difficult,sculpting for 8 hours a day really gave me headaches, which I NEVER get otherwise. So that was even more a case of 'be careful what you wish for'
    Heron_Tower,_Bishopsgate,_London.JPG bottles.JPG

    I love this forum, it's very inspiring.
    keep it up guys
  3. RobH Active Member

    I'm a geophysicist; my job title is Geophysical Advisor..........last week it was Advising Geophysicist; We have restructured as we've just laid off about 20% of the workforce. Simply by reversing the words of my job title my workload has increased by 50%. Magic!

    Been at it 27 years, 20 with my current company, and being in the Oil Exploration industry hanging on by a thread.
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  4. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture


    Err, What was that after 'I am'. ? :eek:

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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

    Good luck Rob in these uncertain times.
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  6. theBaron A Fixture

    I work in IT (information technology), too. I have been working as a testing/quality assurance analyst for the last 9 years, but that's probably going to come to an end. Our project managers don't like it when you find a lot of bugs in their product. They have to explain to the CEO why. So the head of the development group, of which our team is a member, broke us up at the end of 2013, and he's finishing that work as of the end of this year. I'm looking more seriously now to find a QA position with another organization.

    I was a banker before that, for a small community bank in SE PA. I trained the new branch personnel. But when my boss left, things went sour, and I followed a friend to an IT company and learned things from the ground up.

    Before that, the first job I held out of school was as a bill collector, calling debtors and dunning them to pay their credit card bills. That was interesting, with colorful characters both on the other end of the phone and among my fellow workers, but for a dopey kid from the 'burbs, it got to be too distasteful and after a year, I had saved enough to enroll in grad school. But then I realized that I was in school just to be in school, and decided it was time to get out and get a job, and landed in the bank.

    But as Doctor Evil might say, the details of my job "are inconsequential." The job has always been something I did, to pay the bills and to be able to pursue my hobbies. I never knew what I wanted to do when I grew up, and I still don't.

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  7. Bournouna Active Member

    Had a great job once, working for the circus. I circumsized elephants. The pay was lousy, but the tips were great.
  8. Nige Active Member

    Did a diorama for a museum once and it took all the fun out of it. Still think I could have done it a bit better but deadlines......come first.
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  9. Wayneb A Fixture

    Played professional baseball four years......worked in the printing field while sculpting in various mediums.....exhibited U.S and Canada..........Started, maintained and operated screen printing business with wife of 41 yrs.....for 23yrs........Now retired with geezer status......and four year member of PF..and painting miniatures is what keeps me going until I find something else.....Hah:).........I've answered all the questions...and STILL remain a ????
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  10. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Now we have Ball players and printers....pro model makers. This thread just keeps delivering! (y)

  11. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I left out Dog trainers, Geophysicists, Computer IT nerds and something PeeDee does. We sound like an evil league of nefarious gentlemen.


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  12. Merryweather A Fixture

  13. RobH Active Member


    Appreciated! and yourself!
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  14. Richie A Fixture

    You should have the life of a chimp,
    I've been:

    An entrepreneur
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    A tightrope walker
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    An internet researcher
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    A proof reader
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    An executive
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    A journalist
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    An artist
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    A carpenter
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    A space chimp
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    A magician
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    A sailor
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    A soldier
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    A boxer
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    A footballer
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    A playboy
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    Father Chimpmas
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    A photographer
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    A golfer
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    A demolition expert
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    A wine taster
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    and a Mountie
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    but remember I am..........

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  15. Martin64 A Fixture

    you must have been a fire arms - safety instructor as well:)
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  16. theBaron A Fixture

    Very cool, Wayne! Which team or teams did you play for, and at which level?

    I follow the Reading Phillies; I get my father Sunday season tickets for Christmas every year. We enjoy seeing the players in development, and then following the guys who make it to The Show.

  17. billyturnip A Fixture


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  18. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Been wondering about you....holy crap those are rough seas.

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  19. Eludia A Fixture

    Looks like a Certificate of Insanity is a prerequisite for your job Roger ;)
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  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    An uninterrupted nights sleep without sliding up and down the bed would be nice. :arghh:
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