What do you do for a living?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MRSH, Apr 18, 2004.


What do you do for a living?

  1. professional musician

    3 vote(s)
  2. administrative

    9 vote(s)
  3. health care

    7 vote(s)
  4. labouring

    0 vote(s)
  5. legal practitioner

    0 vote(s)
  6. sales

    3 vote(s)
  7. IT

    8 vote(s)
  8. police/prison/probation

    2 vote(s)
  9. religious

    0 vote(s)
  10. transport

    3 vote(s)
  11. civil service

    5 vote(s)
  12. food and retail

    1 vote(s)
  13. in full-time education

    9 vote(s)
  14. teacher

    15 vote(s)
  15. other

    22 vote(s)
  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    There have been a lot of threads regarding working and jobs etc etc etc and thinking back to the bands I have been involved in the diversity of occupations has been immense (teachers, pharmacists, accountants, insurance underwriters, builders, carpenters, actors, gardeners, financial advisors etc) and I just thought it would be interesting to know what you tMP guys and gals did for a living.

    I know there are going to be quite a few 'students' but it would be good to know what you're studying!

    So come on guys and girls - what do YOU do for a living?

    I'll start by saying that I am a Business Development Manager for an Insurance Broker specialising in the Leased Car business.

    What do you do?
  2. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I'm sure there's already one of these threads knocking around.

    I'm a student/chemist clerk. :D
  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I'm at Salford on the Band Musicianship degree
  4. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I can't answer things straightforwardly, so I'll just sum up my life.....
    Currently I do nothing at all (if anyone wishes to employ me I'm very nice and work very hard :) )
    I spent two years doing pharmacology at Leeds-I then realised I hated it and so I am going to Oxford Brookes(I think I've decided :? )in september to do primary school teaching and I can't wait :D phew!
  5. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    Training to be a dental technician :grnsm
  6. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    I'm a Project/Design Engineer for a company that designs and builds Packaging Machines for the Food/Consumer Health Care/Pharmaceutical industries. :?

    HBB - you're right but as I remember, the other thread was more to do with "does your job affect your banding".
  7. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Of course i'm right! :D

    except for when I'm wrong!
  8. paddo

    paddo Member

    I'm a photographer, mainly weddings and portraits. Over the past few years paid more attention to event and brass band photography.

    There will soon be a link on www.4barsrest.com with regards to brass band events such as whit friday and easingwold so keep a look out.

    If any one is interested i am in search for an assistant! nothing glamarous but nothing too hard.
  9. craigyboy1

    craigyboy1 Member

    I work offshore in the oil and gas industry as a mechanical technician.
    Offshore at the moment :cry:
  10. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    I administer tons of Sun servers in a large datacentre.
  11. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    I install and deliver all sorts of domestic appliances--cant make it sound anymore glamorous :oops:
  12. Trigger

    Trigger Member

    I'm a university student at Portsmouth studying Business Information Technology Degree. Very, Very boring. I work at One Stop newsagents part time and I hate that too! I can't stand being polite to customers that just wind me up. So it's seems that the only thing I actually like about my life is band :!: :?: :shock: :? :lol:
  13. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    I'm at Huddersfield University doing a music degree ... but job-wise I'm just too lazy, although my excuse I'm too busy banding so I have no free time! ;)
  14. cornetplayer1

    cornetplayer1 Member

    i skewer dead chickens, it's very glamorous. i get to wear rubber gloves too, nice yellow ones!
  15. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    I'm an Area Manager for a housing charity which provides accommodation and support for homeless people.

    Paul Drury
    Edinburgh Gorgie SA Band
  16. strongbow

    strongbow Member

    I'm a Purchasing Officer for a University :hammer


    PS Craigyboy1 I know where the local shop is!
  17. I'm a secondary school teacher. I try and teach the kids some history.
  18. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I'm currently on a work placement training to become an engineer, with a company that designs and makes gas meters for domestic and industrial use... next year I'm going to Warwick University to study Mechanical Engineering, and to drink myself into an early grave...
  19. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    I suspect my line of work is already fairly well known here.....


    But specifically, what it involves, is checking and allocating where possible, copyright ownership on information received from record companies before licences are issued for recordings, or checking the Music Week charts to see if any of the chart stuff has any unclaimed copyright ownership pending.

    However, I have an interview here on Wednesday in which I hope, for my last few months in London, to work for a department which researches and matches copyright works performed, on our database, Classic FM and Radio 3 broadcasts, as well as assisting other departments' queries on 'serious' music.
  20. bennem

    bennem Member

    I'm a "card carrying" scientist by training. Molecular Biologist basically. However, saw the error of my ways, science interesting doing lab work boring.

    Through a variety of other positions I am now a licensing executive which means I chase people who infringe the patents of the company I work for. Also, I out licence other intellectual property developed by the company