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


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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]
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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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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]
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>> 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]
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#443839 - 01/30/11 03:49 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: LKRice]
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#443841 - 01/30/11 04:03 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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


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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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#443864 - 01/30/11 09:23 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Loc: Montana, USA
So far most of the jobs I've had have been simple little things, most of them while I was in college. Cashier at several places, t-shirt printer, more cashiering. Some on-site EMS work (rodeos, pow-wows, roller derby matches and the like), but usually only a day or two at a time.

When I graduate in June I'll be able to take my board exams to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist, which aside from being enormously fun and interesting (I'm doing it under supervision and without pay now as part of my internship), has a really awesomely impressive title. I'll be one of the people in the hospital or clinic laboratory that runs all of the tests on the patient blood, urine, sputum, stool, body fluids, and so on.
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#443867 - 01/30/11 09:58 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 01/06/10
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I've been an office temp, I've shoveled people's driveways, and I was a lifeguard at my high school and am now at college.
Helps pay tuition; mostly easy work.
Needing to do rescues there is VERY rare, not like my friends who have guarded amusement parks where you have way more dumb-ass kids. (And more-so, parents.)

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#443868 - 01/30/11 10:44 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Originally Posted By: Lamar Drummer
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.

Obviously, some members are not going to give out information like that on a public forum like this. Even a chosen type of career can be quite a private matter. Though I've certainly seen a lot of different careers among Church of Satan members. I've known lawyers, policemen, engineers, teachers, musicians, artists, businessmen, truck drivers, soldiers, bartenders, film directors, car mechanics, store owners, mailmen...the whole spectrum.

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#443869 - 01/30/11 10:47 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: RoyceDavis]
Bill_M Offline
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Originally Posted By: RollsRoyce
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.

It's still ultimately up to the individual Satanist to decide what role a job plays in his or her life. While it's easy to think of hypothetical examples of downright unsatanic career moves, there's also no single outlook that's going to fit all Satanists. I couldn't stand doing what some of my Satanist friends do for a living, and vice-versa.

Some Satanists have made a career out of their hobbies and passions, to the point where they don't see a fine border around what constitutes "work hours". Others may not be doing their hobbies as a means of income, but have ended up equally happy with a job that provides the money and time for them to enjoy what they want after-hours. Plus, different Satanists also have different comfort levels when it comes to income and living situations.
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#443870 - 01/30/11 10:47 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 12/18/07
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My rise to power as the first Gigolo/Governor of Colorado is the stuff of legend and most here have heard it before, but I suppose I can recount it for any newcomers.

It began, as so many tales of this sort do, with the ritual removal of my toenails in 1974. This not only marked my acceptance into the Royal Family of Colorado, but the dawn of an enlightenment to the hardships of the townspeople with whom I ventured on Walkabout. They told me their stories as we hiked through the Puma Hills and I began to see a great breach between the workers of the state and the leaders like my parents. Though I could have taken my rightful place as the Surprefect of Denver under their auspices, I instead chose to renounce the title I'd earned by blood alone and take upon myself the life of a Yak Herder.

For 7 years I toiled under the hot Colorado sun and the deep tan which covers my skin to this date earned me my nickname "Josh". It was under this name I was first approached by the freedom fighters of the Platte who related their sufferings under various local regimes including that of my brother Zedarian, who had murdered my parents to seize their meager empire and enslaved the serfs of Cherry Hills and Speer Blvd.

I felt a rage like nothing I'd ever felt before. I resolved on that day to abandon my simple life in the mountains and to take vengeance upon my brother, and on his hierodule Marilyn Musgrave. In the years that followed I raised an army, beginning with the freedom fighters and eventually encompassing Forts Carson and Collins as well as the 2nd Royal Infantry Division of CU Boulder. It was with this force that I stormed the capital, beheaded my sibling and ushered in a new era of prosperity for the state of Colorado.

And so today it is my humble duty to serve the people as their governor and any female dignitaries as their concubine. I am most proud of my legislation to free the slaves, to guarantee food for all who possess the extra virgin olive oil to cook it, to establish a cheese-making college which any citizen can attend without tuition; and of my sexual services to foreign dignitaries including Helen Thomas, Michelle Obama and Kofi Annan, who I learned this very month was not female.

You can see me here at the annual break-dancing session of the Colorado State Senate (2nd from right, standing), which sadly ended in a filibuster:



...

In reality, my job is in a paperwork phase and I'm trying to avoid doing it by writing some weird shit online.
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#443875 - 01/31/11 12:25 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Delta]
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Originally Posted By: Delta
My rise to power as the first Gigolo/Governor of Colorado is the stuff of legend and most here have heard it before, but I suppose I can recount it for any newcomers.

It began, as so many tales of this sort do, with the ritual removal of my toenails in 1974. This not only marked my acceptance into the Royal Family of Colorado, but the dawn of an enlightenment to the hardships of the townspeople with whom I ventured on Walkabout. They told me their stories as we hiked through the Puma Hills and I began to see a great breach between the workers of the state and the leaders like my parents. Though I could have taken my rightful place as the Surprefect of Denver under their auspices, I instead chose to renounce the title I'd earned by blood alone and take upon myself the life of a Yak Herder.

For 7 years I toiled under the hot Colorado sun and the deep tan which covers my skin to this date earned me my nickname "Josh". It was under this name I was first approached by the freedom fighters of the Platte who related their sufferings under various local regimes including that of my brother Zedarian, who had murdered my parents to seize their meager empire and enslaved the serfs of Cherry Hills and Speer Blvd.

I felt a rage like nothing I'd ever felt before. I resolved on that day to abandon my simple life in the mountains and to take vengeance upon my brother, and on his hierodule Marilyn Musgrave. In the years that followed I raised an army, beginning with the freedom fighters and eventually encompassing Forts Carson and Collins as well as the 2nd Royal Infantry Division of CU Boulder. It was with this force that I stormed the capital, beheaded my sibling and ushered in a new era of prosperity for the state of Colorado.

And so today it is my humble duty to serve the people as their governor and any female dignitaries as their concubine. I am most proud of my legislation to free the slaves, to guarantee food for all who possess the extra virgin olive oil to cook it, to establish a cheese-making college which any citizen can attend without tuition; and of my sexual services to foreign dignitaries including Helen Thomas, Michelle Obama and Kofi Annan, who I learned this very month was not female.

You can see me here at the annual break-dancing session of the Colorado State Senate (2nd from right, standing), which sadly ended in a filibuster:



...

In reality, my job is in a paperwork phase and I'm trying to avoid doing it by writing some weird shit online.


All I can say is...hope you tapped dat.

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#443877 - 01/31/11 12:33 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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The membership of the Church of Satan hold down a variety of jobs from working in law enforcement to "grinding it out" in a factory somewhere. Many are also self employed. The key is to find what it is you enjoy, then pursue it.

Myself, I am a professional illustrator and work mostly freelance at the moment though some larger prospects are on the horizon. As I said, it's about knowing what you want and pursuing it.

There is a greater truth behind the phrase "Know thyself" wink

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#443881 - 01/31/11 01:55 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Full-time grad student, part-time teacher. Technically, I'm a "teaching assistant", but I have my own course and my own grader.

Prior to that, I've done a wide variety of things, both blue collar and white collar. I've done everything from cleaning toilets to writing software to performing medical research.
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#443901 - 01/31/11 12:01 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Back in the dark ages I was a roadie. That was fun - but it left me partially deaf forever (as the Motorhead song goes) - and more drunk more often than what is healthy.
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#443971 - 02/01/11 10:05 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Posts: 144
Loc: United States
Currently working nights as a CNA until I finish nursing school. Before that, I was a "Direct Service Professional" and a Medical assistant. Before that, I worked in a factory making Tupperware (Good times there...) and a movie theater grunt before that. SO, yeah. Sticking to the medical field from here on out, Satan willing.

(On a side note, if you've never worked nights, I suggest you try it, should the opportunity arise. Really increases your ability to avoid stupid people and employer BS. You just get to do your work, and leave. Much less hassle (in a CNA setting, anyway).


Edited by Iscariot (02/01/11 10:07 AM)
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#443975 - 02/01/11 11:25 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Loc: Poland
I work part time as a teacher and the rest of the week I spend looking after my sick 90-year-old grandmother. Although work at school is not the work of my dreams I like certain aspects of it. It is lovely when students talk to you, draw something nice and give it to you, show you something they did at their Arts lesson and expect you to praise them. It is very pleasant because spontaneous.

I think that most people work because they have to. And, though you can like what you do, still you must put up with unhealthy rivalry, intrigues, jealousy, gossip and plain idiocy.

Although some politicians and film stars in Poland say they love their jobs (they do not have to do much) it is how a typical work week of an average Pole looks like:

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#443984 - 02/01/11 01:40 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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I get to paint giant cartoon characters all day. I was painting jungle animals today, and tomorrow I must paint Ben 10 and some of his monstrous incarnations.

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#443987 - 02/01/11 01:54 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: anna]
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Originally Posted By: anna

I think that most people work because they have to. And, though you can like what you do, still you must put up with unhealthy rivalry, intrigues, jealousy, gossip and plain idiocy.

Although some politicians and film stars in Poland say they love their jobs (they do not have to do much)


Spoken like a true christian you spend most of your post talking about how others do or should feel.

You also seem to have a very keen knowledge about how the day-to-day schedule of politicians and film stars lay out their day. So, would you care to share your information about which persons you are talking about and how you came to know their daily schedule?

I was under the impression that to succeed in either line of work you actually had to put in more than a full weeks work to succeed in either profession.

I know this is pretty much a lost cause - but just for the heck of it ... is this one of the odd cases where you have facts to back your claims?
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#443992 - 02/01/11 02:17 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Iscariot]
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Originally Posted By: Iscariot
(On a side note, if you've never worked nights, I suggest you try it, should the opportunity arise. Really increases your ability to avoid stupid people and employer BS. You just get to do your work, and leave. Much less hassle (in a CNA setting, anyway).


When I used to trade my time for money I chose to work the graveyard shift. Since I've always been a creature of the night it was the best fit for me. Another reason is as you (Iscariot) have mentioned it does diminish the amount of bs that's always present in the "work place". Regarding paying the bills I have worked as a night shift manager in retail, for many years as a carpenter and for the last five years I've made a living in Internet marketing and sales.
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#444014 - 02/01/11 04:46 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: verszou]
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Quote:
I was under the impression that to succeed in either line of work you actually had to put in more than a full weeks work to succeed in either profession.


But please come here, come to Warsaw. See our hardworking leaders, watch our films (few of them are good), not to mention our beautiful soap operas.
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#444053 - 02/02/11 12:15 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: anna]
verszou Offline



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Originally Posted By: anna
Quote:
I was under the impression that to succeed in either line of work you actually had to put in more than a full weeks work to succeed in either profession.


But please come here, come to Warsaw. See our hardworking leaders, watch our films (few of them are good), not to mention our beautiful soap operas.


So, basically your reply when asked to supply facts to back your claim is "No, I can't be bothered. You must gather the facts to back my statements yourself".

Tricky line of reasoning.
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#444071 - 02/02/11 10:11 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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My very first paying job was shoveling horse shit into the back of a truck. It was difficult and exhausting work and did not pay very well. The metal shovel itself was huge and heavy and hard to handle. Sometimes, the weather was cold, which only made it more difficult.

Now, I scoop up cat shit with a very light weight and small plastic scoop. The work is much easier, and I get to be indoors, so the weather is no longer a factor.

Additionally, my clients seem to appreciate my work more - the horses never expressed any gratitude whatsoever, but the cats seem to, although I might be deluding myself.

I guess what I am saying is that, with enough hard work and perseverance, it is possible to advance in life and achieve your dreams.

You just need to set your goals high enough.

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#444075 - 02/02/11 11:03 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Furrtiv]
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Originally Posted By: Furrtiv
I get to paint giant cartoon characters all day. I was painting jungle animals today, and tomorrow I must paint Ben 10 and some of his monstrous incarnations.


Ugh, now I'm jealous. wink
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#444132 - 02/03/11 08:26 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Posts: 2
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Yeah I used to work Construction with my Father back when i was about 16 up intill i was around 19 now im 25 and i play in a Death Metal band that localy where i live is pretty big...i rose up from a very labourus job and became a musicain...my job is very laid back sometimes, othertimes when we are writing a new album or recording it getts stress full
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#444144 - 02/03/11 01:02 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Quaark]
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Originally Posted By: Daark
I guess what I am saying is that, with enough hard work and perseverance, it is possible to advance in life and achieve your dreams.

The size of the goal is inversely proportional to the size of the shit-shovel. Got it!
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#444146 - 02/03/11 01:44 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Bill_M]
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Posts: 112
Loc: Derbyshire, England
For TrojZyr, some of my work;






These are from my own imagination, I often have to copy copyrighted characters, but I prefer doing my own stuff. It's nicer when our customers have someimagination! laugh

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#444149 - 02/03/11 02:17 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Furrtiv]
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Awesome work, Furrtiv!
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#444154 - 02/03/11 03:19 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Posts: 112
Loc: Derbyshire, England
Thankyou, I take enormous pleasure in it! laugh And I have a pay rise coming, plus there's the bonus that what with my expert whingeing, I am soon to be getting a little workshop of my own, away from teh noisy machinery and awful radio stations of the main factory. Actually, they don't play much radio now because of me. Apart from the machines, I get to work in relative peace, free from the idiocy of the local airwaves rubbish.

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#444183 - 02/03/11 07:57 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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I'm a full time Love Muffin.
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#444193 - 02/03/11 11:13 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Furrtiv]
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Posts: 12990
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Now I'm really jealous! That dragon is awesome.
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#444199 - 02/04/11 02:52 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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I will and have bust my ass. I will never quit and have not called in sick in over a year. I have always looked at my jobs as a transition from one thing to the next bigger and better thing. I think it was President Roosevelt who once said that "there are many ways of moving forward". If you are sitting still then you mine as well be dead. I am not talking about sitting on your ass enjoying the spoils of your riches but I am speaking of settling for less.

I have worked a variety of jobs and one single book that has played a role throughout all of them is THE SATANIC WITCH. I cannot thank Dr. LaVey enough for writing this. This book has allowed me to fine tune the art of misdirection as well as my Lesser Magic in order to receive job promotions.

I currently work in a very scientific field as well as a professional salesman.
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#444210 - 02/04/11 08:18 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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I have a Sugar Mama.

For pocket money, I work on a dock.
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#444217 - 02/04/11 09:39 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Furrtiv]
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Very impressive. I particularly like the first one, where the devious-looking man is sheltering behind the magician he is paying to invoke mayhem against the inhabitant of the castle.

Well, that’s how I read it.
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#444308 - 02/05/11 04:00 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
Majic Offline


Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 234
Loc: Sagittarius III
Dilbert Eat Your Heart Out

For my main job, I sell matchsticks in the town square. The pay sucks, but the benefits are great, and I'll admit I would probably sell more of them if they weren't used first.

But when I really need money, I sell blood. Okay, I know, I know that's pretty low on the totem pole, and you're probably sneering at me right now.

Yeah, okay, it's pretty shameful, but...

At least it's not my blood. wink
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#444508 - 02/07/11 08:31 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Majic]
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Posts: 2
Loc: Clover, South Carolina, US
I mean to me Majic if selling blood pays your bills then do it....never be ashamed of how you get your pay check.

im serious we all have to do something.
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#444533 - 02/07/11 10:29 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/10/05
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I was joking in my previous answer…kind of. I have been the shipper for a small research facility for about 15 years now. My wife makes more than twice the salary as I.
I did train for a profession, and, after a short while I came into my own and realized that I had made a terrible mistake. I cannot express how free and happy I feel doing manual labor. My health has improved since taking this job, as has my stress level. I made a decision to go for personal happiness instead of looking successful.
This is a mutual decision between my wife and I. She tends to be a workaholic, and is task oriented. After a short while in any job, she begins to look for the next step. She has made the position of director. She also lives with a lot of stress. I am not task oriented. I have been described as someone who is not detail oriented, and often “has his head in the clouds”. I think this is accurate. Some people’s goals are money, security and future advancement. Mine is being happy and left alone. I am fortunate that I have a job which gives me a lot of autonomy. I am able to chase my whims. It helps that I do my job well, and am trusted, hence left alone. It is not a secret to many on this forum that I used to be a United Methodist minister.
The only way I would be able to maintain my present lifestyle is to have a mate who is willing to shoulder the greater financial responsibility. In return, she has someone who has a meal waiting for her every night, when she comes home. She also has someone who is not burdened with residual stress from work, and can give his undivided attention to her when she needs to get things off her chest. I was also a more “hands on” father than some, because I do not have a 50-60 hour work week. I, on the other hand, have the comfort of my routine, and a reasonable expectation of being in the same job until retirement. Some may find that dull.
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#444540 - 02/07/11 10:37 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
I made a decision to go for personal happiness instead of looking successful.



Personal happiness is success. smile
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#444543 - 02/07/11 10:50 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Let's see...

In the past, I've worked at a quarry for two years, a custom t-shirt store, a few record stores (remember those?), did telemarketing for a spell, worked at a mortgage company for six whole days, plus earned money at almost every fast food place imaginable.

I've managed to find employment as a print journalist for the past 11 years. I write about 300 articles a year. I also do a little bit of work as a publicist-for-hire and publish my own books now and then. I've worked from home since the fall of 2009, and pretty much set my own hours. I also travel about a month out of the year to hunt down stories.

My income has its ups and downs, but I love being able to create something on a computer screen, see it published and use the money earned from that work to feed my family. Not a bad way to live. smile


Edited by JCLAG (02/07/11 11:01 AM)
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#444545 - 02/07/11 11:07 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1814
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
I did train for a profession, and, after a short while I came into my own and realized that I had made a terrible mistake.


That's actually one of the most intelligent things you can do. There are a lot of people out there struggling along, being miserable, because of the "I was trained for this, so I gotta stick with it" logical fallacy.

People who don't know me well often tell me "but you went to business school, so why aren't you a manager instead of doing all the nerdy stuff" - but I really like the nerdy stuff, and I don't like dealing with people smile

And I think that your children will appreciate you being a "hands on" dad much more than a fancy title when it really comes down to it.
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#444625 - 02/07/11 11:33 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1685
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster


she has someone who has a meal waiting for her every night, when she comes home. She also has someone who is not burdened with residual stress from work, and can give his undivided attention to her when she needs to get things off her chest.


This sounds a bit like our family life here, my husband also have a wonderful dinner waiting for him when he comes home from another hard working day at the university.

I just love cooking, I love preparing dinner, and I love shopping for food in many different places to find special food. The passion I have for food is the same passion I have for my art, I guess it's the lioness in me wink

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#444668 - 02/08/11 03:08 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 6
Loc: Potsdam, Germany
I worked as a hair stylist, on a graveyard and now I work as a tradesman in a supermarket. I do the jobs I am interested in and which brings money to realize my own dreams and needs. It's obvious, that here are a lot of very specialized jobs and I have the biggest respect for it. It's fascinating for me in which massive ways Satanists live, work and just be.

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#444671 - 02/08/11 04:06 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: $lesk]
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Loc: Norway
Ok, I'm going to be serious about this now.

I've worked as a grocery clerk, cantine chef and dishwasher, construction worker, builder, house painter, waiter, bartender, porn website admin, porn movie director and cameraman, telemarketer, fisherman, lumberjack, and I'm currently working in the wine and liquor trade and studying to become a teacher.
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#444810 - 02/10/11 01:59 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 124
I started working when I was 14 and have been on and off since. I was a dishwasher, a dishwasher, a dishwasher, a dishwasher and another dishwasher. It sounds like bitch work, and kind of is, but I don't mind it. Lots of instant gratification. You take a dirty dish, and clean it. Now you have a clean dish. That works very well for me.

Currently I am training to be a captioning assistant at Captel. It's pretty easy once you get past the near instant mimicry. They start talking and once they get out the first word or two, you start saying exactly what they say with no pause. We use voice recognition software and that's a little tricky to master, but there is two weeks of training before you get to live calls. The pay is awesome for training alone, much less when you get hired. Especially given the economy. I'm really looking forward to this job.
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#444811 - 02/10/11 02:50 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 08/23/08
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I don't pay my bills.

I glare at them until they pay themselves.

The job I've held the longest was working at a theater as a supervisor. I really liked that job a lot. Got a taste of management at the age of 18 and pity all who have to work like that every day. I know it's common to bitch about management, but to their credit if you're trying to run a business and you don't come across as a bitch/asshole you're probably doing your job wrong. Other than all the paperwork bullshit I had to do I very much liked being a part of that work environment; it was like having another family.

Now I just work and stuff. If I was to reveal what I do for a living now I would be totally uncool, and being cool is what I always aspire to be. cool
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#444820 - 02/10/11 09:46 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 13
Loc: Germany, Berlin
I worked in an Hotel as Concerge, I worked as a Secreteray, I worked in an Library, I worked in an Bordello as bartender, I worked as a visagist for a Modelagengy, now I start to learn to be a cook, an d sometimes I make Tatoos.

I allways try to work for fun.

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#444921 - 02/11/11 11:36 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Alabama
My "dream" has always been to be in a position where I could make at least a decent living by performing/recording/releasing music. I'm currently underway constructing a musical project but it seems all my musicians are bailing on me. A one-man-band sure is hard when you only play one instrument. There's always something against you.

I really have no other interest in doing any else as a living for the rest of my life. The only places arround here that hire are plants, and I sure as Hell don't want to bust my ass in a plant for the rest of my life.
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#445038 - 02/13/11 11:46 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Entity]
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I am involved in a project of which implementation helps to keep shows like Big Brother alive and running. smile

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#445047 - 02/13/11 12:58 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 402
Loc: Pacific NW
Spanking bare bums can be surprisingly lucrative.

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#445048 - 02/13/11 01:00 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
JSBlack Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 594
Loc: South Wales
I used to sweat it in a factory but took it upon myself to study and work my way up and eventually got myself one of those good Computer Jobs and now on occasion I enjoy guided tours around large companies and can witness other folk sweat it.
During my ‘journey’ I applied much ‘Lesser’ and a little ‘Greater’ and gave gratitude when required.

I take nothing for granted in this life though because one never knows what is ‘around the corner,’ and you can only plan ahead so much. A lot of good men are landing on their arses right now in the current climate.

Nice wheels by the way, your car or just a pic?

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#445056 - 02/13/11 04:28 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: JSBlack]
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Alabama
I wish it was my car, believe me! My personal dream car. 1970 (19 anything really) Chevelle SS. Almost got my hands on one a couple of years ago, I think it was a 1972. Couldn't find a job in time though and it sliped through my fingers.
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#445172 - 02/15/11 10:28 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
JSBlack Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 594
Loc: South Wales
A nice taste in cars. I've always had a soft spot for Classic American motors and given the space and cash I'd want at least four to drool over.

Thank you for your reply. Best of luck to you. coopdevil

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#445287 - 02/16/11 02:44 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 380
Loc: Cthulhu's Bowels,Kentucky
While thoroughly predictable, I'm a tattoo artist. I worked in every factory around, mainly automotive (the phrase hotter than hell comes to mind) up until I switched to tattooing full time. I did both for a time. The slow season (Mid-November to Now) sucks, but after that business is booming. And I'm happy with what I have.
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#445563 - 02/19/11 09:10 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 221
Loc: Florida
I started at 12 selling papers in traffic. It was posted on the school bulletin board. I moved on to babysitting, then cashiering and in a year and a half I was working the money room, until I quit. I was 17 and told this ass of a customer off and then my boss found out where he could shove it to.

I worked retail at Bradley's till it went under (3 mo.) and then at a gas station. The experience was all worth it. My work history and track record having never been fired, help get me in to a clothing warehouse. This, was the best job ever. I knew new that factory inside and out and I could do it all. I worked nights (my fav) and had total control of the inventory. I was the woman, as the inventory control specialist on nights, i was the boss. I carried my self so well at that job people just thought I knew everything, I didn't but they never had to know that, I was always clever enough to get them the right answer.

Those where the days. Then it went under and I lost everything. I had a fucking retirement plan, not something I ever thought I wanted, but it was fucking cool being that hooked up.

I went on to work call centers, customer service and collection. I got to be the bitch on the other end collecting bills for a while, that was kind of fun. Now a days I make magic for a living, and I'm not kidding that is my actual job description, lol. It pays the bills and I am just happy to have a job right now after every thing that's happened. It's more of a landing pad than a destination.

I attend school, write (working on being free lance), and have taken up a free lance computer programing/engineering. My knack for computers and connections have sublimated the need for a degree in it, so i can put that expense on hold for now.

I look at it this way it's a game to be played, no one gets to start from the same spot. I never had the luxury of getting the leg up, I started with nothing. I have worked my way from the ground up, and as it's been said before, I make the job fit me. I am invaluable resource and know how to sell myself. Lesser magic, baby really does pay my bills. But more so it's knowing how to work with what I have to get what I want. I am clever happy and comfortable. I have what I need and that is the foundation of what I want. Soon it will just be more of what I want.

Passion takes a lot of perseverance and supplemental income sometimes, but if you got talent you can manifest your own opportunities.

Best of Luck to you. smile
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#445564 - 02/19/11 09:22 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Furrtiv]
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 221
Loc: Florida
That's an amazing talent.
I have such admiration for artist, because it takes real drive to create something fantastic from nothing.

Thank you for sharing images of your work. You have an incredible talent. I am very impressed.

Do you have a Deviant art page, or other site you display your work on?
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#445696 - 02/21/11 03:21 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
Furrtiv Offline


Registered: 10/04/08
Posts: 112
Loc: Derbyshire, England
Thankyou, most of my artwork is up on my Facebook page. I'll PM you with the details. smile

Ah, it appears that I cannot PM you, so if you'd care to send me a message, I'll pass on the link.


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#445717 - 02/21/11 07:02 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 98
Loc: Sin City
I started working at a young age as it appears most on here did. I began at 10 by helping on a farm close to my first childhood home for enough money to buy trading cards and comic books. At twelve and after having moved I began a paper route and after about a year began working in a comic book store as a stocker.

After having moved again I picked up another paper route and had a part time job at the local fairgrounds of that county setting up and cleaning up after whatever events they had. Eventually I dropped the paper route in exchange for a job as a waiter at a restaurant that catered to the local courthouse. The customers were all lawyers, social workers, police officers, firefighters and the like. I continued working at the fairgrounds because of the fringe benefits. I still have several of the items I was able to acquire from the supervisor after the events shut down.

At 17, right after graduating from high school, I enlisted in the Army and stayed in for 6 years. After getting out I moved to where I am now and became a police officer. After being injured I began Security Consulting which I still do as my main source of income. I also put on events with a small promotional company, write and make music for money.

I guess that pretty much sums up how I "pay the bills".
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#445776 - 02/22/11 05:11 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/19/11
Posts: 7
Loc: florida
I work in an electronics plant that manufactures circuit boards, which go into medical devices, as well as for the military. We build for several jets, and different things like that. I honestly don't know what it all goes into, as they really don't tell us.

I pretty much do everything there. Right now I work up in the stock room counting reels (joy), the most tedious mind-numbing job there is. But it's like I'm the go-to girl for whatever they need. I fill in on the line doing AOI (automated optical inspection), where the boards that go through SMT (surface mount technology) go through a computer which finds the failures and i fix them.

They just have me running around like crazy lately, I swear i must have lost 5 pounds yesterday, but I got to learn a few new things, which is good, but I think they might try and shove me into a new position that I don't necessarily want, but only because of the hours. I would pretty much have NO time off.
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#445777 - 02/22/11 05:14 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 710
I am a graphic designer for an advertising agency in UT. I was a US Soldier before that, and a MAC Truck Parts driver before that.



Edited by thorn_9 (02/22/11 05:16 PM)
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#446370 - 03/01/11 03:48 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/15/04
Posts: 965
Loc: The Inmost Dens
I'm living off of my 9/11 G.I. Bill, which pays me to go to college. When people ask me where I work I jokingly tell them, "I don't believe in work," or, "Jobs are for losers."

Aside from that I've worked several manual labor jobs, the most prestigious of which was a four year stint as a firefighter. I go to school now because I'd like to try using my brain to make money for once. smirk
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#446715 - 03/05/11 11:13 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 4
Loc: England
My first job was in Burger King when I was still at school. Then I had a Saturday job when I was about 16 working in a kind of new age type shop that sold crystals etc. I studied psychology and journalism so I did the occasional bit of freelance. I worked as a waitress in an upmarket restaurant, a receptionist, conducting telephone surveys and in sales. I also worked as an exotic dancer in a few places across the UK. A very interesting job from a people watching perspective, aswell as financial of course haha. Now I'm a full time university student so I don't work at present.

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#451824 - 05/12/11 03:36 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 72
Loc: Nothern Europe
I have as well done various jobs around. At the moment am a bartender to finance my studies. But have been a group leader on an office, a secretary, done some computer jobs, sold magazines, worked at a restaurant and so on.

If everything goes great I'll be a doctor in few years.
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#451849 - 05/13/11 02:45 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/19/11
Posts: 89
Loc: Hollywood
By heart an soul I am a writer, and always identify myself as such. Does it actually pay the bills all the time? Not quite, probably less than a quarter of the time, in fact. But mainly journalism, entertainment being my mainstay. Aspirations of authorship ahead.

To actually pay the bills, my day job is a veterinary technician.
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#451850 - 05/13/11 03:29 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 04/26/11
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Loc: Birmingham, England
My first job was working weekends at a supermarket. I got laid off and moved to a company that repaired mobile phones as a quality analyst. After being made redundant I bounced between a few warehouse jobs and cleaning. From there, I was a post room worker and a filing clerk at a law firm.

I'm now a advertising salesman for a Corporate Finance publication. I also manage my band on the side- it doesn't pay the bills, but at least I can make sure things are done right.

I'm seriously pondering doing an Open University course in psychology. It will enable me to get a degree whilst still holding down a 9-5 job.
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#451853 - 05/13/11 05:38 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1685
Loc: Denmark
I feel great about my life right now, I love being a housewife, but there is also another side of me, and I think that side will blossom soon.

I got a feeling that I will get my own art gallery soon.

But It's all up to me, I have the talent, and my passion will show me the way.

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#451899 - 05/13/11 07:08 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: LightAngel]
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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 6999
Loc: Pre-Apocalypolis
Originally Posted By: LightAngel


I just love cooking, I love preparing dinner, and I love shopping for food in many different places to find special food. The passion I have for food is the same passion I have for my art, I guess it's the lioness in me wink



I get that. We've changed our grocery buying routine. We used to get groceries once a week. Over time, I have felt the need to stop at a market on the way home from work. It helps me chill, and is a nice way to begin my evening. Now, we shop for essentials every couple of weeks, and I get the ingredients for the evening meal the day of. Everything is as fresh as I can make it. I find it against my religion to get anything already packaged. Fresh herbs...fresh vegetables...home made sauces, dressings and condiments as much as possible. There is no better way to get over any problem than to chop the veggies. Okay...there is this ONE thing...but that would be even more off topic than this post. wink
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#451903 - 05/13/11 08:24 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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For the most part, your job will not define who you are no more than the soda you drink. I have held a number of interesting jobs, but details about my personal life is none of anyone's business. I am a Satanist. That says it all.

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Unfortunatly I got let go from both haha.


Gee, I wonder why?
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#451918 - 05/14/11 01:03 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
Shiva Offline
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Registered: 10/31/01
Posts: 2762
Loc: Ormond Beach, FL
My standard answer is that I'm a serial killer.

In all seriousness, I do a lot of work in special effects makeup and practical FX, specializing in casualties/death. My job is literally to go somewhere and make actors or models look like something terrible has happened to them. It's not the best-paying job I have, but it is the one that I love the most.

But I am nothing if not a workaholic, and I tend to juggle several different projects at once.

Currently I'm a partner in a media production company, I write screenplays and articles (and now I write novels too!), I make costumes, I build sets and props, I have a couple online retail shops, I work as a "virtual geisha" from time to time, and I pop the heads off of historically-correct dolls.

I like to keep busy.

However, before I got my foot in the door in the entertainment industry, I worked as a bartender and just did my artsy stuff and work in theatre on the side. Eventually I landed a full-time position at a horror attraction and that got the career ball rolling for me.
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#452151 - 05/17/11 11:30 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
LightAngel Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1685
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
Originally Posted By: LightAngel


I just love cooking, I love preparing dinner, and I love shopping for food in many different places to find special food. The passion I have for food is the same passion I have for my art, I guess it's the lioness in me wink



I get that. We've changed our grocery buying routine. We used to get groceries once a week. Over time, I have felt the need to stop at a market on the way home from work. It helps me chill, and is a nice way to begin my evening. Now, we shop for essentials every couple of weeks, and I get the ingredients for the evening meal the day of. Everything is as fresh as I can make it. I find it against my religion to get anything already packaged. Fresh herbs...fresh vegetables...home made sauces, dressings and condiments as much as possible. There is no better way to get over any problem than to chop the veggies. Okay...there is this ONE thing...but that would be even more off topic than this post. wink


Your post makes me hungry, you should have your own restaurant, because your love for cooking will make the food even better smile

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#452348 - 05/21/11 01:20 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 3746
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#452424 - 05/21/11 10:18 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 38
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
I am currently unemployed for now although it is not for the lack of laziness. I write and have a major project in the works though.
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#452430 - 05/21/11 11:56 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Citizen Jonesy]
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Alabama
Originally Posted By: Citizen Jonesy
For the most part, your job will not define who you are no more than the soda you drink. I have held a number of interesting jobs, but details about my personal life is none of anyone's business. I am a Satanist. That says it all.

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Unfortunatly I got let go from both haha.


Gee, I wonder why?

My best just wasn't good enough?

Fuck plant work anyway. They did me a favor by letting me go.
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#452444 - 05/22/11 07:25 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 05/14/06
Posts: 1031
Loc: TN,United States
"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."

I agree, I have worked a number of jobs including teaching emotionally disturbed disadvantaged youth (juvenile offenders) , autistic children, sewn drapes in a factory, worked restaurants, worked retail, worked for the IRS, and have 25 years in bill collection . I am currently a legal assistant,and have started looking into part time freelance writing work.
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#452453 - 05/22/11 09:48 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Genevieve]
Zdenek Cerny Offline


Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 18
Loc: Czech Republic
Originally Posted By: Genevieve
I am currently unemployed for now although it is not for the lack of laziness. I write and have a major project in the works though.



They do not work, it's a shame, my work is not so good.Not proud of what I do metallurgical plants harmful to nature and I know that bad.
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#452933 - 05/28/11 03:03 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 124
I currently work for a company that provides captions during a phone call to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. They have a special phone that has a screen where the captions show up. I'm not sure how much else I'm allowed to say due to company secrecy, as this is big business, so I'll stop here.

On the side I'm investing in my own recording gear so I can start up a mobile recording business. I'm nearly there and only need several more things to be fully independent of people lending me microphones, stands and what have you. Another grand or so and I'll be all set.
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#452934 - 05/28/11 03:16 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 72
Loc: Nothern Europe
I just quit my job and couldn't be happier. I get more money by studying and studying at this point of my life will make my goals to be closer.
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#453148 - 05/31/11 11:37 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 12/25/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Mordor
Work? Never been there, never done that and yet I'm doing fine.

Let's just say money works for me, not the other way around.
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#453365 - 06/04/11 10:15 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 2
I work for a company that makes military equipment for Wright Patterson Air Force Base,I get to watch over and track all the data that the different departments submit to make sure everyone is on time and projects are being completed.
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#453883 - 06/11/11 07:28 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 6
Loc: USA, HUNGARY
Have a metallurgy lab i play with noble metals, even stuff that gets the government officials to take note. Also do many other avenues, always have, never had a 9-5 job, always somehow come up with what ever I want. Even play with music industry, sounds funny but if you ever get to know me you would laugh and see life can be interesting.
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