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So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:33 pm
by brightshield
I'll go first.

Job: Squire/Falconer

Job type: Live Performer

Job description:

As a Squire I maintain the arena, hand off weapons to the knights, sword fight in the opening and ending, dress horses, ride horses sometimes(still learning) etc.

As a Falconer I fly a falcon around the arena.

Job goals: To become a Knight one day.

Company: Medieval Times: Dinner and Tournament

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:25 pm
by Hirox
I used to with that I could be a Knight when I grew up.

Anyways...

I am a Internet Support Represenative at Mediacom!

I deal with d-bags alllllllllll day.

I also play guitar and sing in my band At Will.

My job goals would be to get signed and tour with my band 10 months out of the year.

And nice to meet you ^.^

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:15 am
by Sonic#
I thought you were kidding at first about being a squire. That sounds like fun. Do you go to Renaissance fairs very much? I know they also have jousts, and people willing to teach.

Job: Graduate Student (English)

Job type: Student

Job description:

Well, right now I'm in the thick of a bunch of classwork. Go to 3 hour classes once a week, read, prepare presentations, write papers, and repeat. It keeps me busy.

I also volunteer for the department I'm in a lot. I drive visitors around, staff different events, and so on. Next year, I'll be a teacher's assistant.

Job goals: To become a professor or a research librarian.

Company: I'd rather not say. :)

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:30 am
by Imperial Knight
Job: Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Educator

Job Description:

Like Sonic#, I am a graduate student, although my field is math, not English.

As a teaching assistant, my job has usually been to lead discussion sections that are attached to large lectures. The idea behind the discussion sections is largely to give students a chance to meet in a smaller group and also to give them a forum to ask questions and an opportunity to interact with an instructor (something that's hard to do in lecture when your section often has in excess of 200 students in it). Beyond that there's also holding office hours for students to get help if they need it, grading, and several mundane administrative tasks.

This semester however, I've been "promoted" to an assignment where I'll have my own lecture sections. I'm actually pretty excited about the opportunity to be the primary instructor for my students this time around (and for the pay raise that comes along with it).

Job Goals: Become a professor.

Employer: University of Wisconsin

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:46 am
by Nobiyuki77
Job: Relocation Accounting Analyst

Job Type: Auditor

Job Description: Relocating employees for various companies send their expenses to me, I audit them to make sure they're reasonable/within company policy.

Job Goals: Get my book published

Employer: Cartus

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:59 am
by phyco126
Job One: Security Officer

Job type: Supervisor

Job description: Administrative duties in the office, updating site paperwork and policies, surpervising several employees (thankfully not at the same time), scanning cameras, and performing hour+ long walks around the premises (both inside and out) to ensure that everything and everyone is safe. I also keep an eye out for maintanence issues stemming from outside forces.

Job goals: Not get fired

Company: Sorry, I ain't saying at the moment.
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Job Two: Full time student

Job type: Studying for my BS in IT.

Job description: Appearing for class when required, participating in thought provoking debates, turning in assignments on time, reading, and lots of studying.

Job goals: Get my GPA to up to a 3.0; graduate

Company: Colorado Technical University

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:18 am
by meg
Job: comics artist

Job type: freelance art/illustration

Job description:
provide the art for comic books. sometimes this includes lettering and design, sometimes it doesn't.

Job goals: to publish my own stories.

Company: n/a


i just had a book published, but i'm only posting the link on the condition that nobody go looking for it in their local bookstores--my parting with this company was really ugly, and i have no desire to throw any business their way.

*cough* of course, you can buy as many of these as you want.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:26 pm
by Sonix
I'm still in high school :<
Will probably go for some language after high school.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:54 am
by brightshield
I used to with that I could be a Knight when I grew up.

lol, yeah I've been a big fan of sword fighting ever since I was a little kid. So becoming a Knight has always been a childhood dream of mine.


I thought you were kidding at first about being a squire.

Nah. I really am a Squire and a Falconer. I uploaded two videos of me fighting on Youtube. I don't have any Falconer videos though. The camera focuses on me a lot, even though I don't do that much in either video(lol what'd you expect it's my brother that recorded it).


In this video I'm the Barbarian with the shield and sword. After a while I drop my shield and take out the rope.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR3KgtDrh00


In this next video I'm the green squire with the two handed sword.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQPb6L1L9k


That sounds like fun.

It is, but it's a lot of hard work too. Both physically and mentally exhausting.


Do you go to Renaissance fairs very much?

I've actually never been to one.


I know they also have jousts, and people willing to teach.

The head Knight is showing me how to ride now, so that's a good start. I already mastered walking, now I'm working on my posture while I trot(I keep bouncing too high). I have to become a great rider before they'd even consider teaching me to Joust.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:32 am
by Angelalex242
Job One: Security Officer

Job type: Basic Security Officer

Job description: Patrol site. Be bored to death. Read books that have absolutely NOTHING to do with security.

Job goals: Not get fired. Quit as soon as is humanly possible.

Company: Securitas

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Job Two: Financial Services/Direct Sales

Job type: Life Insurance/Mortgage/Investments

Job description: Knock on doors, set appointments, help families straighten themselves out to get out of debt and stay that way, fix the mess all the bad mortgage brokers made, fix the mess all the bad life insurance companies made, fix the mess all the bad investment people made, recruit people to join my team,

Job goals: Become a Regional Vice President, make over 10k per month.

Company: Primerica Financial Services. PFS is a subsidiary (for now) of Citigroup, but it's also one of the companies Citigroup is planning on selling.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:38 am
by Werefrog
Brightshield, do you actually train the falcons or do you just learn the commands that some other trainer teaches the falcon?

I saw a really awesome falcon at an event at Sea World like 10 years ago. I always thought training animals would be fun. I can't even train my dog to do anything other than sit though...

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:50 am
by Kizyr
brightshield wrote:Job: Squire/Falconer

Did you start this thread just so you could say "I'm a falconer"? I mean, if I were you, I'd be trying to bring it up in every other conversation. 'Cause you always have an interesting opening line.

"So... what do you do?"
"Oh, I'm working as a paralegal at the moment. What about you?"
"I'm a falconer."
"...what, really?"

Anyway, here's mine.

Job: Economic consultant
Job type: Research, analysis, and consulting
Job description: I analyze data and tell people what to do. I don't get into specifics since it starts getting technical and sounds boring. But I really enjoy my job. It involves lots of statistics, some programming, and writing.
Job goals: Get my M.P.P. (from Georgetown, preferably). In a few years be in a position where I can manage entire projects and contracts, rather than just managing particular tasks.
Company: I don't mention it online, only so that it doesn't come up if someone searches for my company's name. If you talk to me privately then I'll let you know. KF

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:49 am
by GhaleonOne
Job: Web Designer

Job type: Design

Job description: Design websites, mostly Flash-based. Usually projects involving Nike, Adidas and other sports manufacturer micro-sites.

Job goals: Right now, just continue building my portfolio up for when I decide to move to a larger market.

Company: Rather not say, but it's pretty obvious if you visit my portfolio.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:49 pm
by brightshield
Brightshield, do you actually train the falcons or do you just learn the commands that some other trainer teaches the falcon?

I don't train them. I'm a Squire that does the Falconer act on days that the main Falconer has off. He brings the bird in, and leaves her at the castle for me to fly. It's kind of nasty sometimes, since you have to gut small birds with your bare hands, and feed them to her...


Did you start this thread just so you could say "I'm a falconer"?

lol, nah nothing like that. Besides, I actually like being a Squire a lot more because I get to sword fight.

Anyway, I just wanted to see what you guys do. More people working security than I thought.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:42 pm
by phyco126
Angelalex242 wrote:Company: Securitas


Small world, my mother used to work for them as a field supervisor. Do you still have ranks? She was a captain.

My step-dad also used to work for them, he was a branch manager.

Funnier yet, all three of us live together and all three of us still work in Security. Me and my mother are in the same company, but we work different sites on different shifts, and my step-dad works in a different company as a supervisor at a hospital. Personally, I would have kept the branch manager job, it pays many times better.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:31 am
by Angelalex242
They don't have military style ranks, no.

They have 'Security Officer' 'Account Manager' 'Branch Manager.'

At any rate, such things don't interest me. I'm going to ditch the Zophar be damned company as soon as I can.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:12 pm
by captaindax
Job: Chief of Technical Support

Job type: Tech Support / Sales / Billing

Job description: I listen to people complain about how their internet/website/digital phone etc isn't working right and I try to help them fix it. I swear to god human error rate is near 99%. Occasionally I'll also do sales or billing if things are busy.

Job goals: To become a Network Administrator, I'm currently in college.

Company: 207 Technology Group Inc.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:28 am
by LuciaOne
Imperial: Are you at UW-Madison? If so, that's hilarious. I grew up/live in Madison.

Job: Freelance illustrator, currently working on 3 different projects- coloring comics for Committed Comics, illustrating an RPG book for Talisman Studios, and art lead for mini game company Way Outnumbered.

Grats on the book, Meg! That's awesome :D

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:52 pm
by Imperial Knight
LuciaOne wrote:Imperial: Are you at UW-Madison? If so, that's hilarious. I grew up/live in Madison.


Yes, I am at UW-Madison.

Re: So, what do you guys do for a living?

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:55 pm
by Monde Luna
Everyone on the MB has such interesting jobs, as for me:

Job: Musician

Job Description: Perform random gigs ie: Operas, Musicals, Weddings whatever I get asked to do. I also work with children teaching them how to play woodwind instruments.

Job Goals: Be one of the lucky few to land a Symphony gig... But it's highly unlikely

Employer: Self