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#443833 - 01/30/11 02:29 PM Paying The Bills
Lamar Drummer Offline


Registered: 09/16/10
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Loc: Alabama
I'm curious to see what jobs the members of the Church of Satan (and others) have, or your means of supporting yourself. Just curious about the diversity of jobs. I've heard of Church of Satan members having real good jobs with computers and such, but what about plant work? Anyone sweating it out in a factory? I've worked about three months in a plant and about three months at a local Walmart, myself. Unfortunatly I got let go from both haha.
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#443835 - 01/30/11 03:17 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
verszou Offline



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I'm one of those who has a job "with computers and such", but before that I took all kinds of jobs to finance my education. I'm pretty useless for manual labour, but I've worked at a 7-eleven, as a secretary, a translator and a few other jobs.

I work "with computers and such" because it's something I'm good at, and which I think is fun to do. And while that is something you find in every self-help book, there is some truth to it.

To pay the bills, you do what is needed, but always with an aim to get where you're doing what you like to do.
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#443836 - 01/30/11 03:35 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 12/06/08
Posts: 157
Loc: Alberta, Canada
My first job was delivering newspapers, then working in a bingo hall (I hated it), then 4 years in the military. I've also had one of those "legal but not socially acceptable" jobs.

I worked in insurance (everything from broker to claims adjuster) for more than fifteen years, not entirely by choice. I always joke that insurance is like the mafia. I kept trying to get out and the industry kept sucking me back in. It wasn't a field that made me feel good about myself at the end of the day.

Eventually I escaped and now I work in operations for a recycling company. Basically I work at a computer all day co-ordinating incoming and outgoing shipments. Shift work. It's oddly fulfilling. No more dresses and high heels. No more trying to fit a life into a 9-5 schedule. I work with some great people and there are some nice perks to the job. And it pays the bills with a little left over.
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#443837 - 01/30/11 03:39 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lilibeta]
Drake_Bamboozle Offline
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Registered: 06/25/02
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Loc: England
>> I've also had one of those "legal but not socially acceptable" jobs. <<


What, you worked in politics? grin


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#443838 - 01/30/11 03:44 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
LKRice Offline

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Registered: 06/28/01
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I work for Big Brother (not the TV show).
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#443839 - 01/30/11 03:49 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: LKRice]
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Registered: 03/23/02
Posts: 1774
Loc: Avalon UK
I work for Big Brother. The TV show. coopdevil
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#443841 - 01/30/11 04:03 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
Bloodfire Offline

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Registered: 07/14/01
Posts: 2523
Loc: Honolulu, HI
I've done it all.

My first job (at 14 years old) was at Burger King. I've done everything from phone answering, heavy labor, dishwashing, custodian/janitorial to managing Hawaii's (then) top underground/alternative night club, promoting bands, retail management. I do whatever until it bores me and move on when I feel I need a change. I currently am in Loss Prevention, which means watching a lot of cameras and playing voyeur until a thief shows up.

I'm not one of those folks who are defined by their job. A job is simply a means of survival and a way to fund what I love doing.

I'm tossing the idea around of opening an authentic Hawaiian eatery/tiki bar, as the folks out here aren't from Hawaii and can't get it exactly right. We'll see.
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#443843 - 01/30/11 04:11 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Entity]
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#443845 - 01/30/11 04:45 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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I've done damn near everything. In no particular order, I've worked for the police, done various manufacturing and refining, roughneck (oilfield), welding, wrenching (oilfield construction), book store, etc.

First job was in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant; I was the only white guy to ever work there. Main perk was free lunch.
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#443846 - 01/30/11 05:01 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
TheDegenerate Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 3567
Loc: Cowtown
I have been working since I was fourteen, starting out as a busboy at a busy restaurant, and working my way up to a line cook. I did that kind of shit for a few years before getting into retail, which was a huge mistake, to be honest. I worked at a Gamestop for a couple of years, and then when I got kicked out of my house, I did various warehouse jobs until I landed a job at a grocery store. Somehow I ended up in security after that, and now I handle security administration for IBM. What that means, in a nutshell, is that I don't do jack shit, (not because I'm lazy; there just isn't jack shit TO DO...) and get paid pretty well for it. But with a baby on the way, and my wife being a workaholic, she has insisted that I quit after her maternity leave and stay home with the kid.

Personally, I think she is nuts and should get that checked out. I will still be working of course, and right now I am just finishing up a computer certification so I can fix peoples *cough* "broken" computers. (Honestly, do you know just how tough it is to really BREAK one of these things?) I am also looking into a primo job delivering newspapers at night.

Oh yes, the working world has treated me well, it has!

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#443847 - 01/30/11 05:48 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: TheDegenerate]
RoyceDavis Offline

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Registered: 11/15/10
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Loc: Ukiah, Ca. US
Originally Posted By: TheDegenerate

I will still be working of course, and right now I am just finishing up a computer certification so I can fix peoples *cough* "broken" computers. (Honestly, do you know just how tough it is to really BREAK one of these things?)


It's easy, hit it with a hammer, pour any beverage into the box while looking at youtube, set it aflame. I just shoot mine.

Like many who have posted here, I have had many jobs as well. No one can say we're a lazy lot with any truth.

I started working, under the table, at a young age as a janitor for a parking lot, then advanced to a gynecology clinic. Since then I have worked at wal-mart, jack-in-the-box, a few werehouses on the production line, in shipping/recieving, as a computer technician, in a porno store, as a blackjack dealer and later a pit-boss. I also did my tattoo and piercing apprenticeships while doing those jobs, and today I tattoo by day and paint by night.

To many humans, a job is a definition. People ask 'what do you do?' and they actually mean 'how do you generate income?' Don't be fooled by their poor word choice, tell them what you do, not what your job is.

I think it's important for Satanists to not lose sight that what one does for money is simply a tool to get you where you want to go, make the best of what you have, and always desire more. Work towards those desires constantly and by any means. Don't let your job control you, it is a tool that YOU use, not the other way around, always keep the proper perspective.
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#443849 - 01/30/11 05:56 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: RoyceDavis]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Registered: 06/28/01
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No one can say we're a lazy lot with any truth.

I'm the laziest bastard you'll ever meet. If a billion dollars were dropped on my lap tomorrow I'd never lift a finger for the rest of my life.

Possibly because I've actually done work so hard most people would refuse to do it at any price, I appreciate the value of sitting on my lazy ass as often as possible.
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#443850 - 01/30/11 06:03 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Bloodfire Offline

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Posts: 2523
Loc: Honolulu, HI
Couldn't have said it better myself!
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#443855 - 01/30/11 06:27 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
RoyceDavis Offline

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Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Ukiah, Ca. US
Originally Posted By: Hagen von Tronje
No one can say we're a lazy lot with any truth.

I'm the laziest bastard you'll ever meet. If a billion dollars were dropped on my lap tomorrow I'd never lift a finger for the rest of my life.

Possibly because I've actually done work so hard most people would refuse to do it at any price, I appreciate the value of sitting on my lazy ass as often as possible.


If you are willing to work, you can't fool me into thinking you lazy, even if you enjoy acting lazily.
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#443862 - 01/30/11 08:33 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Drake_Bamboozle]
Lilibeta Offline


Registered: 12/06/08
Posts: 157
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Rev_Strongbone
>> I've also had one of those "legal but not socially acceptable" jobs. <<
What, you worked in politics? grin


Good one. But no, nothing quite that low. cool
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