What is it that you do, anyway?
I've been a full-time student for the last eight years, so it's been a while since I've experienced anything like gainful employment, but tomorrow I re-enter the paid workforce; I'll be teaching two sections of English composition this spring at the local community college where I started my long, strange educational trip eight years ago.
that's a good gig!
That's exactly what a former professor who's now my faculty mentor calls it: a gig. The word fits, I have to say, since all I did was riff on language and life and how we view these things for two sessions of roughly eighty minutes each. And when I compare that to how I earned my dough last year, which involved cutting scrub oak and pinon pine on sixty degree hillsides in rattlesnake country, there's simply nothing left to do, but smile, smile, smile...until it's time to grade essay #1 at least.
Steep hillsides in rattlesnake country is no good, not to mention scrub oaks alone. Nice to know there's another arborist around! Practicing or otherwise. When my wife is out of school I'll be going back in to obtain my teaching degree; I'd like to teach world history. So Thanks for inspiring me the whole way round man!
That's a real bummer subject to bring up when someone is celebrating a job. Do you think all Dead fans have to worry about drugs in their systems? Sure sounds like you do or are you just jealous because you have to sell fake snakeoil (see link Lourd included in post). How about some positive energy and congrats when this mean old world finally open it's eyes and gives one of us a job - dammit....
welcome to the Internet. Lourdes is no longer with us.
I am a Mental Health Practitioner in the Partners in Recovery Apartment Program located in Orange County NY.
i have been fortunate enough to work for a small company for the last six years as a grower of non-hybrid,native perennials. It doesn't pay a lot and it's physically demanding(greenhouses get hot,especially in this summer from hell) but very satisfying knowing that these plants, whose genes are 10's of thousands of years old, are still being propagated by us and sent all over the US. who knows where the birds or the 4 winds take the seed. we produced approx 370,000 plants so far this year..... of which 300,000 were hand sown from seed. Me arms and back is tired (but glad to be employed in this cool endeavor). Up until 6 years ago, I worked in various windowless industrial labs doing completely rote tests every day,all day. It paid the bills but crushed my spirit. would never go back..........unless..........the planets aligned............and........... nick sands called and was looking for a tech. THAT, i would definitely consider. Dream,dream,dream.
I work in IT Desktop Support for a large U.S. Bank based in Liverpool (U.K.). The work and environment is very good indeed...no major pressure and the opportunity to take in some great sounds during the day and when i go out for my lunch hour around the city. After doing a bit of shopping, it's always nice and relaxing to sit on the waterfront listening to a hot show. It's just as well that i have loads of spare time to listen to music as i have 6 x 2TB external hard drives bursting with mainly official live downloads of all the bands i'm into, plus many more shows i receive from 2 great friends in the States (Castaic (CA) and Nottingham (MD)). Thankfully my working hours are very good too...07:00am > 15:00pm. The wife and i are hoping to retire in the next 18 months to 2 years to maybe the Greek Islands or Turkey...bring it on !. Later, Ian.
i teach english in brasil for anyone who wants to pay me for my services. i work for people in company's like hp and lexmark. i like it there in brasil. it'll be a good life here not worrying about work at all.... ever
I am a ft student, transferring to a Unv or CSU (CA State Unv.) in fall 2013. I am a Poli-Sci/Legal major with a minor in Communications.I would like to try my hand in either international law or possibly becoming a paralegal to practice in another country(or equivalent of a paralegal/international law). This year I became an intern for the re-election campaign for Congressmen John Garamendi ( I know, stay away from Politics in the world of the Dead ) ... I am really hoping that a decent job can be obtained post graduation (with the economy so topsy-turvy, who knows?) - Ahhh....college loan repayments await! If the organization of the GD needs a fairly smart nerd type to read over legal paperwork - Ive got a pretty good resume so far ...lol I am super broke but happy ( how can one not be in northern CA - money or not? ). With any spare time I volunteer for a variety of solid causes( prop 37 anyone - or at least i feel they are worthy causes) and I also volunteer as a radio dj on Fri nights/Free Speech & Non-Profit KPFZ 88.1FM Lake County, CA Community Radio. I get to play my favorite band to a fairly cool listening audience. Its been awesome to read these other posts by various folks across the country and globe regarding something as serious as employment. I hope someday (30 yrs from now) I will be able to post that me & mine are retiring to some exotic place on the other side of the planet. thanks for the inspiration people - have a great day everybody - peace, Boogie
Just wondering if there are any heads here or not. Thanks, Paul
Just wondering if there are any heads here or not. Thanks, Paul
worth a thousand words...
Don't tell me that's you!?! You gotta get OSHA and the EPA in there. But then again, if it's really Tennessee, I guess you gotta walk that line hummin' the Cumberland Blues! Man, you gotta go see the great God Vulcan statue in Biirmingham, Alabama. He must be the protector God of your workplace!
That's really me, and everything is all OSHA and EPA regulated. OSHA actually comes in and fines the place once a year, and everyone stays fat and happy. They say that the carbon black is, and I quote, "No more harmful than the bleach under your kitchen sink". My reply was, "I'm not huffing bleach all day". 15 years under my belt come January. Been to the Vulcan. Nice connection!
Of the tea party and of the other kind. He promised an up or down vote on the CR (Continuing Resolution on the debt ceiling) to Harry Reid and has been since roped into shredding the Affordable Care Act along with the rest of the Tea Party. Everybody has a heard at least some little thing about how bad it would be for the country to default on it's debt obligations. If this goes to November 1st then it is likely our debt would be downgraded, interest rates for borrowing would go up, and serious, ugly inflation would emerge. Not only that, it is sure the Chinese would move to become the world's reserve currency. The psychology of playing chicken is now being analyzed. It seems that each party has to be willing to drive it's car over the cliff. Not only willing but actively aiming to the point where it becomes too late to turn away. It will only be parties other than Obama and the Tea Party that can save us from doing a Thelma & Louise.
Like most entertainers, I'm my favorite topic. But I shall spare you good people. I'm a magician. Guess that covers it.
There are penguins in Pittsburgh?!? Holy Mazzoli! I knew they had some pirates running around that city, but jeeeez.....
MJ - Did you ever meet David Lovering out on 'the circuit'?
I sell glass! I run an online website that displays my glass artwork and various other artists. I feel pretty fortunate to have a job in an artistic field. Especially making glass pipes and things for people to enjoy whatever they choose ;) What about yourself? And everyone else for that matter?
So cool to do what you love. I always say I do what I do so I can do what I love. I love watching people make glass stuff so interesting to see it take shape! I don't mind my work it certainly does not define me though. I wonder if I could find a job where I can be paid to hang with my dog dance and listen to music read books and write O and walk on the beach. :)
I assemble flat pack furniture. Mostly flat pack furniture from companies like john lewis, asda, furniure123, tesco, homebase and the ikea assembly service. It is not the best of jobs but fitting knock down furniture is something that does make me happy. I used to do flat packs on my own, but after a while I became a furniture assembler at the fantastic furniture assembly company It is a medium sized company, which does mainly Ikea delivery, assemblage, every here and there furnishing dismantling and etc. Pretty much, long story short, that's it.
I'm a retired plumber. Finally got to the point in life when I don't have to live by the sweat of my labor. Now I'm remodeling my own bathroom [new tub, sink, toilet and tiles].
By day I am immersed in a world of technology. I troubleshoot computers, iPhones, and iPads, and software for a living. It is a mechanical/concrete life of device triage and repair and tracking down software and system anomalies. By night (most nights anyway), I live in a world of poetry and nature and language and jazz. It is a day divided: betwixt and between brain hemispheres and categories of time (the horizontal existence of chronos, and the vertical existence of kairos).
long story short - what I do for a living is fixing what people can't fix themselves. I do property maintenance, all sorts of odd jobs, wire and cable management and so forth. I want to become the ultimate handyman! xoxo) I'm a simple man.
Hi, Katky! I pretty much make my own "circuit," doing corporate-related programs. I am certainly aware of Mr. Lovering and hope to see his work one day. The way Zabrecky has really caught on within the rather small world of this biz, it wouldn't surprise me to see David perform in a trade-related event. His approach, judging by what I've heard, is refreshingly original. -MJ
For the last 34 years I've been an audio mastering engineer and vinyl record cutter. I have a web site at www.dongrossinger.com .My mastering has led me to work for the Rolling Stones, Kelly Clarkson, Brian Wilson,Maroon 5, lots of EDM and hip hop. I've got a partial list on the site. I absolutely love the work. These days I mostly work with independent artists or small labels And, yes, I cut the vinyl for the Grateful Dead's "Without A Net" LP.
I research and develop software that people who have had a stroke can use to help themselves recover their language capabilities. The condition is known as aphasia. Playing around at the interfaces between computers, brains, and language has been a lot of fun for the last 30 odd years.
I have been an x-ray tech for 22 years. I have worked in hospitals and clinics all over San Diego and Orange Counties. I spent two years working at Wilcox Hospital in Lihue, Kauai, and now I live and work in South Lake Tahoe, at a sports orthopedic clinic. It was actually at one of my last Dead shows, Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, that I decided I would pursue a career in the medical field. I lost my left eye when I was a kid and I think it's sort of interesting that I went on to develop a different sort of vision through my work in medical imaging. I like that the Dead skeleton motif has parallels to what I do and the Steelie with a lightning bolt is sort of the perfect symbol for my profession. I get to work with a lot of really cool patients here. People who are active in the outdoors, skiers, snowboarders, climbers, cyclists, etc. Just the other day a lady who's boyfriend I had x-rayed awhile back , and who happens to be a Deadhead, gave me a photo of Jerry that looks to be from about 94'. He's sitting in a non-descript dining room in a black tee-shirt and blue shorts with his iconic hand resting on his knee. Then, a little later I had a patient who is a history teacher with a special interest in California history. He looked to be about seventy so I handed him the Jerry pic and said 'Do you recognize this guy'? He chuckled and said 'Oh yeah. I used to be a concert promoter and booked the Dead a few times in Fresno and got to meet Jerry'. Turns out he actually lived in the Haight in the mid sixties. I asked him if Jerry had made a good impression on him and he said yes, in fact he had made a very positive, lasting impression. He said for one, Jerry was the first guy he had ever heard say 'Farout'. I thought that was so cool!
I am pursuing a second, nah, make that a third attempt to study the bass. My first career was as a manager of Thoroughbred Breeding Farms, in Kentucky. To do this, one must love the work, as the standard "benefits" that accrue to most professionals do not typically accompany this type of work. The reward is the journey one takes in the development of such magnificent beasts.
I am about to embark on my 46 th career move involving interviewing passengers on a major city,s transit system.I love to travel as a passenger myself,and I get paid as well along with a few other perks.It,s to bad the name of the bus is not Further but I can,t expect everything to happen all at once.It actually will be a little intense at first until all the minor glitches are corrected, but that makes it an adventure, instead of just a job! I guess if it was easy, everybody would do it! I think " I know you rider" could be the perfect theme song for this profession.Anyhow it,s all good,and I have a very positive attitude to bring to the table, as only time will tell?
My job is semi-boring. I do various types of cleaning, but the cool part is I have the chance to visit some dope a** properties every here and there. which takes daydreaming to another level. It's not much, but I love my job, and I'm good at it, so long story short, if anybody needs halp i'm here
Both my fiancé and I are in the medical field and happen to be deadheads as well, I'm a paramedic and she's a nurse. Experiences from going to shows have definitely not only helped us better deal with our personal lives but our professional lives by being exposed to so many different people and so many different situations that we may not have been otherwise.
I am a professional web designer and developer so I a literally live in code when I am not listening, playing or making music :) . Recently finished working on a content based website http://www.wizita.com .wizita has a content management system of its own which I coded totally on my own. The appreciating and encouraging comments/reviews that I got from the owners of the site and the users of the site made me feel proud. I also debuted as a content writer with this site and have written a technical article for wizita.com - http://www.wizita.com/tech/chrome/article/google-chrome-tips-use-any-se… May be this is the reason why I feel emotionally attached with this site. Though I love my job but I always wanted to have music as my profession and wished I could play music for a living. Wish someday I would be able to do that. :)
I just quit my previous job where I was very unhappy manufacturing medical grade equipment for hospitals. NO respect. I just started a tree trimming and removal company Tree Service Logan http://www.treeserviceloganut.com . I have done it on the side for many years but finally decided to make my side gig the main gig :D now I listen to my music whenever I want, the boss man said it was ok haha
I'm a bookmobile librarian in Billings, Montana. I get to drive a truck around and deliver books and movies all over Yellowstone County. I love it! I also do tie-dye and make bronze charms and pendants, and melt glass into beads. I am also learning to spin and weave. I live on a ranch out in the country, in sight of the Beartooth Mountains. I sell my tie-dye and other things on etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/magicfire :)
This deadhead is between jobs currently. That being said I have had a few careers ranging from engineering to marketing. Not sure where I'll finally land up but here's to the journey lol!
I work every day in a coffee machine factory and I work 5 days a week. Another thing that I do is play guitar and write a lot of my own music and another thing I’m also trying to do is make a Grateful Dead theme park and also gonna start growing soon