What is it that you do, anyway?
I work for the US Navy at Naval Base San Diego. I do environmental management in support of on-going Navy operations. I've only been at this gig since November, though,and before that I was an archeologist for the US Forest Service. I like this new work better.
I'm a freelance writer and editor, and mostly work on writing/maintaining Web content for various people. This enables me to work while staying home with the dogs. Which is good, because I don't do too well cooped up in offices. The last office I was cooped up in was the one belonging to my then-day job as editor of MicroTimes magazine, RIP. Which definitely had its good points for the 14 years it lasted, cooped-upness notwithstanding. That was my last formal Day Job, and I've been freelance ever since.
I am the general editor and director of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University. We've been editing the estimated 5 million pages of documents in the archive at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, NJ, site of Edison's last lab, for nearly 30 years. We have about 165,000 document images online at http://edison.rutgers.edu/ scanned from the first three parts of our microfilm edition. We are currently filming part 5 of 6 and eventually will have microfilmed about 10% of the total. If I can ever find the funding for it we plan to put the remaining microfilm images online sometime in the future. In the meantime we are planning on putting online about 20,000 images of documents we have been collecting from other repositories and private collections. About 5,000 of these have been put online so far. We are also publishing a 15 volume book edition of selected documents that are transcribed and annotated. These volumes provide an overview of Edison's career and an entre into the large collection of documents. One of the unique aspects of our book edition is that we include artifacts as documents. Volume 6 is coming out this August in time for the 25th anniversary of the Pearl St. central station in New York City, which will be September 4th. Besides the edited documents I also authored a biography, Edison: A Life of Invention, which was published by John Wiley & Sons in 1998.
The light bulb just went on in my head... I utilize a bachelor of science in Industrial Design from several decades ago to support my insatiable art habits. I work with graphic designers, art directors, marketing communication departments and production managers to produce and distribute offset and digital printing. After twenty-five years representing Waller Press in San Francisco, I now represent Consolidated Graphics which is the largest volume producer of commercial printed material in the United States. My extra-curricular activities since the turn of the century include serving as board member for the Rex Foundation and Black Rock Arts Foundation. I am Senior Anthropologist for the Mind Shaft Society.
I am a member of my IATSE local which provides stagehands for all the local concerts, theatrical productions and other various events that require people with that type of expertise. It certainly provides a relative variety of work environments and people to work with; not to mention shows to see!
I work in a Social Science Research Center for the University of Chicago....I sit on phone all day talking to various people in Asia and Europe that got their PHD's here but left to go work somewhere else....
I used to host several world famous gameshows, most recently 'name that Chick' and 'name THAT show'. but apparently ever since the new 'network' took over, these shows have gotten cancelled. I was just about to start hosting, 'call the tune' with a very technologically advanced method of posting up snippets of tuning and beginnings of songs, but that also got tossed aside in the shuffle. I hustle pool for rent money, take care of the unruly compost heap, do the household chores, as well as a bit of entertaining, comedy, acting... peace.
"name that show"... ahhh, CC... i remember that one well on the 'old' page... we used to love to sit around and play the home version of that one... ;)
ii'm glad you guys are here. i was getting worried. these new people as too many damn quiestions. is there a spot for just good ol' discussion like before??? i a little lost here nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
Yes, there will be plenty of places for discussion; if there's a particular thing you want to discuss let izzie or me know and we'll start a topic. Right now we're trying to work out the software bugs with a finite number of topics... thanks!
I also manage something unruly. I teach high school English. I've done a little academic Dead-related work. I have essays in Robert Weiner's "Perspectives on the Grateful Dead" and Nicholas Merriwether's "Dead Letters." I pick up a little extra money now & again as a semi-professional tie-dye artist. In fact, if anyone will be in Wisconsin this summer, I'm teaching a one week class in it.
...English as a Second Language, and I've been doing it for about 12 years now. Nice opportunity to travel, learn about Humanity, and gain some fresh perspective on America. Now I'm teaching English to immigrants' children at an elementary school in northern Virginia.
I work at the In-N-Out Burger in North Hollywood, when I'm not a spy for the CIA. Great burgers! "This aggression will not stand, man....."
work at home for an engineering consulting company (mining engineering, us army corps permitting, stormwater, etc.)... make up my own hours, as i also have my 2 1/2 yr-old grandson at home with me all the time. needless to say, a lot of my work is done between the hours of 10pm - 4am. wouldn't trade it fer the world.
i work for a neurologist. do everything from transciption to scheduling, medical billing, and whatever else comes by my desk. love my job, my boss is from India and is great. also, like DR. VICK, i do some tie-dyeing on the side, as was mentioned at the old site, working on loading some pics for viewing. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
Hackster will be hearing from me, I bet, as I slog it out with the ACOE for S 404/10 permitting... do you do in-water work, hackster?
I work as the Transportation Manager of the Americas for Air France Industries (the MRO division of Air France). Now. . . if I only knew what that meant.
404's? OH YEAH. mainly for mining/industrial projects. we usually do the engineering side of whatever is required, and sub out the biological info for the Environmental Impact Determinations to some local scientific labs who do that part of it. i guess for your thing there in san diego though, you're more into the navigable waters part of the 404?
I'm in worker's compensation and just quit my job after almost 22 years. I will be starting with a new company later this month and to say I'm scared is an under statement! I just couldn't take my benefits being screwed with anymore.
I teach six-year olds at a private school in New York. They're good kids, but you do have to tell them what's what. I love the job. I also call myself an amateur professional musician, by which I mean that I can hold a groove, I know the Jazz standards and I play two or three times a week around the city, but I'm keeping my day job. Why? Because that way I'm sure I can pay the rent. Playing music in New York City is uncertain and thankless and you're never sure who'll play or who'll pay. Anyone want a band?
I 'm a nanny for a 3 year old boy River and a 1 year old girl Winter.They are pretty cool little kids.We spend our days picnicing,visiting parks and art shows,swimming and just checking out our city.This is truly the best job in the world.Heres the icing on the cake...the only way I can get the little one to calm down from cryin is to play her some dead so I get to groove all day!
Sales rep for the biggest dental company in the world.....and can you believe my dental insurance isnt that good? haha
Fortune 500 Insurance Company white collar sweat shop smile, smile, smile! Cheers~! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead” - unknown
...as little or as much as possible, depending. I'm just a, well...porpoise.
Bobby Ace said: "Playing music in New York City is uncertain and thankless and you're never sure who'll play or who'll pay. Anyone want a band?" ************************************** do you play barmitzvas or weddings? proms? ( -: do you know how to play all of the dead standards? as well as stuff the old foggies (non-heads) would like? "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
IT-Outsourcing--Mainframe, AS400, Unix.... Making sure that customer's batch schedules run. We in the Outsourcing can be thought of as Firemen in a way......we jump to work when we spot a problem. LenG
High school journalism teacher - taught English and reading for years, kinda fell into this journalism gig and it's my best so far. Kids work up to your expectations - give them something meaningful to do and they do just fine. "Got a few wrinkles but that's OK, hang out in the breeze and they'll blow away"
is to create as much good as possible, make people smile, comfort those who need it, smack those who need it, and jump around acting the fool if necessary. In addition, I have been given full authority to act in charge and important. Some highlights of my current position are to ensure that everyone else feels like their job isn't as good as mine and make sure others covet my garden and pristine land, musical instruments, and connections in the Dead world. I guess thats it. Much love, Rose
I am a personal (fitness) trainer and I coach high school cheerleading
I work with families that have children with disabilities, such as autism. I am what is called a Behavioral Specialist Coordinator, which has me working all hours of the day and evening. I just graduated with a Masters in Special Ed. so this job is just a hold over until I can get a teaching gig. Rick Do or do not; there is no try.
Staff Photographer at a newspaper in Raleigh, NC for 27 years. Before that I was in banking and finance for 7 years.......which is why I quit that and became a photog. I like being outside and not in an office. It's been an interesting career. I've seen a lot and done a lot that people don't ordinarily get to see and do.
I sleep on peoples' couches and have no earthly posessions, but my hair is shiny and smells nice. I refuse to believe that the show ever ended - it's hiding from us, and we just have to catch up to it again. I do bead work and play the flute too. I don't eat meat - only hand made gruel from commune-grown organic grains and vegetables. I still sell grilled cheese sandwiches for money in public parking lots when I have to face reality and deal with The Man. There is no record of my name, address, social security number or birth certificate. People call me Kale.
Must be those couches.
I live off the grid in the Southwest Colorado mountains.When I turn off my lights at night, there are none in my view. I cut wood and carry water. For fun, I make electricity at home. We are entertained by gardening with the use of greywater. Grateful Dead music has been pretty important to me for a long time. Post Industrial Shamanic Existentialism with a Masonic twist does not fit in the "religion" box of most application forms. I seem to be entering the second half of my first century quite well, thank you. There is nothing, absolutely Nothing quite so much worth doing As simply Messing about with boats.
Lead quality control technician for a brass and copper alloy mill, and controller of the lab boombox--
BlueJayWay & Synchronicity-long time no read. This Friday just got alot better. Welcome. Oh shit, I just realized this thread is on the day job. (You guy's arrival had me flumoxed!) I have worked in the mental health field for almost 3 decades now in a variety of capacities. So that my mental floss comment on the other thread was serious (I will put it on my To Do list). By the way, that flummox condition is one of those double top secret mental health terms. There are a boatload of those. (Editing feverishly to make a feeble attempt to follow the directions on the thread.)
I own my own companies and work mainly in the field of generic pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for developing countries. I work with such agencies as PSI and UNICEF etc. We are their suppliers and we manufacturer all our products in China (where i live). I am back in Africa now working with a local company in Mali who we are looking to purchase some shares so that we can be in direct business with Africa rather than supplying large companies in Europe etc. When people ask me what i am doing these days i just say white powders and needles!! Ha ha. Trifecta.
By the way folks, i feel very good when i am falling asleep at night knowing that i am helping people. It is a stressful business and actually i started this business when i was 28 years old with the opening of our Shanghai office. I must give credit to my wife's (Chinese National) who have given me 110% support. I make frequent trips to Africa to meet the people who are buying and working with us. It is a completely different world outside the U.S. and it really has become my normal way of looking at life. To see the children who you are helping is such a good feeling. Trifecta
Real estate appraiser. Not a bad job to have. I get to drive around in my car, music up loud and grooving. I get to meet some pretty cool people (and some not so cool.) I get to see some pretty cool houses (and some not so cool.) But the best part about what I do is the dogs (and various other pets.) I love getting to hang out with other people's animals while I'm inspecting a house.
Not quite sure what I do now, but during the school year I'm a philosophy prof and the checks keep rolling in. I love teaching and getting to write on any damn thing that interests me at the time. I've got articles on the history of math, the foundations of relativity theory, on how to make ethical judgments, the environmental ethic of American Nazi party, and sportsmanship in the Kasparov/Deep Blue chess match. I just finished editing The Grateful Dead and Philosophy which should be on shelves in a few weeks. Man, I love tenure.
to see some folks here doing good works and helping those who have so little. BRAVO! (((Trifecta))))!
That's the name of the company and we do just that. My girlfriend started this business up a few years ago and I decided to leave the old unhappy job behind and spend my days driving around, loading and unloading dogs, taking them to Oakland trails up in the hills and having a nice walk. I get to listen to Dead CDs all day while driving if I want and go see more live music in the evenings. The taper's section rules by the way. We have aspirations to open a B & B someday in wine country, pet friendly of course.I hope it's cool to put this here. Please let me know if it isn't. www.walk-nthedog.com we all shine on
1st time poster,long time fan.I'm a union carpenter in N.J.for 20 some odd years now.I also play lead gazoo at lunch time.
i own two companies that remanufacture and refill laser and ink cartridges. my employees had never listened to the dead before - now it has become part of their listening/life experience. bottom line - my job rules! take care!
So, interesting to see all the good our community does and ppl thinkl were all just druggies!! I was Director of Activities in a ret. home for many moons. I was injured on the job, and had my neck fused so my doc said find a new line of work. So my dhb said what do YOU want to do? So I have now been in college to get my degree in photography. I love doing fine art. Nature and landscapes are my thing. I have also done maternity shoots, babys, weddings. My kind of stressful day is lugging the gear out on a really cool new trail!! I will be a featured artist in The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Art Show in July/sept. if your near Murrieta CA come by. The trails are just stunning, such a preety place,vernal pools, creeks, old oaks. There's mountain bike trails and horseback too.
I get to be an illustrator and I must say that I love my work or "play" as I call it. My inspiration comes from our little girl, our pug Betty, music, animals, people. I work on such projects as logos, illustrations for magazines, websites, books, newsletters etc. Hopefully my art makes people smile and giggle. I love to create whimsical animal and people characters. Another plus is working with others as a team to create the best solution. The internet allows me to easily work with people all over the world which is truly wonderful. Right now I'm working on a childrens book that my brother wrote and I am illustrating. Hopefully we can get the right publisher to take an interest. Dee www.deedamico.com
Rose, First of all thank you very much. About 3 or so years ago a well off businessman from Nigeria came to me and told me a story that really touched me. He was on a business trip in the country side in Nigeria and one night he was trying to fall asleep but he could not because he heard a baby crying. So he left his room and went to the where the baby was crying to learn that the child was in very bad shape. He took the child and her parents to the hospital and paid for all the hospital expenses. When he found out that the problem was actually the fact that the child was dehydrated due to diarrea and the solution to this problem was very cheap and very simple he was amazed. The whole situation could have been prevented. So he started a NGO in Nigeria for the distribution of (Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS)) to the poor and his mission is to solve the over all problem that faces his society by educating the population about the use of ORS. Ironically my company manufacturers ORS which is basically salt and Sugar etc. So now we are working together to end the 2 million + children who die each year due to something as simple as dehydration. This stuff costs about 10 Cents per treatment. It is so easy! To learn more about this NGO please go to www.bettercare-ng.org. In the future I plan to do more than just supply this NGO so please people check out the site and maybe there is a way that you can help too. We also supply PSI. www.psi.org.