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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby fu » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:08 pm

that was a nice description smj :) . acrobatting between comedy and drama with a touch of we wuz robbed

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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby mila » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:37 pm

Hardware designer, PCB and FPGA is what I have done for the past hmm 25 year gosh its almost over ;)
ofcourse only on Unix(Solaris and lately alot Linux), no VAX/VMS the first 5 years :)
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Unread postby josehill » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:43 pm

Degrees in life sciences; formerly head of bioinformatics at a global pharmaceuticals firm; also ran a genomics laboratory. I've had a consulting business for the last few years, with practices in data analysis and more generalized management consulting. I'm on the board of a few non-profit and for-profit organizations, too. I really enjoy coaching startups with business plans and business development.

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Unread postby kshuff » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:11 pm

Well, up until last Monday, been sitting on my unemployed thumb for 16 months. As of now I am part of a work group for the re-fueling shutdown at a local nuke plant. 28 days from now I'll probably be sitting on that thumb again until Peach Bottom goes down in September and Three Mile Island in October. I've done re-fueling shutdowns since 96, apart from that I have been employed as a union carpenter for the last 18 years until the economy ended up in the crapper. Before that I worked for Rexroth Hydraulics as an electronics tech/service tech.
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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby BetXen » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:39 am

duck wrote:
theinonen wrote:It seems I am the only one not working with computers for living.


Nope, I was way up there as the first reply...


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Unread postby QuicksilverG4 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:30 pm

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Unread postby milatchi » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:14 am

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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:45 am

After 30 years wasted as Senior System Administrator [for a rather well-known international organization], I finally discovered that there is more to life than IT. And I'm happy now.
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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby IndyFred » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:51 am

Oskar45 wrote:After 30 years wasted as Senior System Administrator [for a rather well-known international organization], I finally discovered that there is more to life than IT. And I'm happy now.


May I ask what made you unhappy? Did you not like being a Sys Admin?

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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:35 am

15 years in unix/linux sysadmin/engineering...actually doing solaris/hp-ux and veritas vm / ha

and to follow up Oskar45...no wonder long time it guys gets burned out...the whole it biz is a big bubble full of dottled crib sheet addicts, highly talented to give theirselves melodic sounding characterizations like IT Enabler/System Architect eg....

but the truth is....thumbs down.
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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:22 pm

IndyFred wrote:
Oskar45 wrote:After 30 years wasted as Senior System Administrator [for a rather well-known international organization], I finally discovered that there is more to life than IT. And I'm happy now.


May I ask what made you unhappy? Did you not like being a Sys Admin?


Quite to the contrary. But, looking back over 30 years, I figure I got sucked in too much. I certainly enjoyed my job for all these years, without doubt. In fact, I always used to stress that I'd not want to exchange my position with any other in the organisation - not even with the big boss himself although, of course, he earned a bit more money [for the record, of late my monthly salary was a slim €9000.- after tax]. As Sr. SysAdmin, though, I actually considered myself as the most powerful person around - *everyone* sooner or later depended on me [surely all other sysadmins on here can confirm this], and I was *always* available. And so, I most certainly neglected much of my personal live etc. in favour of my job. But that's history now. I'm free finally ... and happy :-(
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Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

Unread postby Pontus » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:44 pm

I'm a software developer for an RDBMS development company since two and a half year. A bit surprised, I'm working mostly with Android now which has it's ups and downs. Before that I was a SysAdmin for a small bioinformatics cluster (well, it grew to some hundred nodes at its peak) and wrote Perl to interface with an ancient Fortran program.

The combo of being a sysadmin and developer sucked a bit. And the combo of Perl and Fortran was ... interesting.
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