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Richard Vigeant's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Day and night job

Hi brothers and sisters, I'm a lighting technician working as second head electrician for the Opéra de Montréal, l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and LesGrands Ballets Canadiens. Great job, lots of hours and very instructive in all manners. See you!

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

now THAT's a cool job!

mickeydav's picture
Joined: Aug 2 2007

Also work for the railroad. I get to move locomotives and get them ready for the crews to pick up. Not a day goes by that I don't think of a dead song at work...


Anomalator's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
The best job of my life!

I'm a stay at home dad with a 10 month old son named Jerome (guess who he's named after!). Best thing thats ever happened to me. Well, besides my wife! He's an absolutely great kid, and I love spending time with him. Naturally he gets exposed to lots of the Grateful Dead's music, which is great fun for me because he really seems to like it, and I get to listen to lots of great music!

My wife was smart enough to get a good education when she was younger, so she earns more and it makes more sense for her to work while I stay home with our son. I, on the other hand, have been trying to get an art career going for a few years now. Maybe one of these days I'll actually be successful at it.

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
saving the planet (or having a good time failing..)

I work as a wildlife conservationist, mostly helping local efforts in developing countries to stop the tide of senseless destruction. Lucky me as I get to go all over the place, but am worrying whether any good I might do outweighs my outrageous air travel. Tapes, CDs and now MP3s travel with me. Great fun trying to pick Dead tunes suitable for so many weird, wonderful journeys, places and situations. When i am not away I am supposed to be writing a book, but seem to spend more and more time on this website............................

Bssgrl's picture
Joined: Jun 23 2007
I work in the Admitting

I work in the Admitting Department in the ER in one of the New Haven Ct hospitals. I can be a very hectic and fast paced job, but it is also very rewarding and humbling . On my off time I am an artist

Joined: Jun 13 2007

All those songs about trains...

I work for the largest railroad around,
supervising traffic through the rail yard.

It's interesting that when I rode the train,
we'd sometimes just get in a van or bus
and ride from point A to point B.

We call it Dead-Heading...
everyone gets a kick out of me because
I just jam on The Dead the whole way!

... not a bad way to make a day's pay!


coonass's picture
Joined: Jul 24 2007
day job

i work for a blood bank here in alabama. it's a very meaningful job.i guess i had necer really thought about giving blood really saving lives, but it really is true. i see it everyday.i recently lost my mother on 01/01/07 (brain cancer), so it feels really good to be able to give back so someone can have more time with their loved one.

SunEyedChild's picture
Joined: Jul 14 2007
my day job is...

i work as a receptionist in a dental office and i am a massage therapist. (i also sew, crochet, make jewelry, and do stained glass though these things have not been good sources of income since i never have the time to finish anything!)

Jim Vaughn's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2007
I forgot to graduate...

I am in college, again, again. Working on a Ph.D. I teach various courses like Social Psychology & Research Methods at two universities in Michigan.


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