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#101 2015-11-19 14:58:01

randomeur
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From: Berlin, Germany
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Re: What's your day job?

ohnonot wrote:
randomeur wrote:

freshwater carbon cycling dynamics. So I now mostly focus on algae, aquatic plants, and a lot of life-forms I suspect most people here have never heard of.

so, jobwise, does it have to do with keeping rivers and lakes clean?
and how much of it is sitting behind a desk/computer/telephone, and what's the rest?
(sorry, i'm always interested what the actual work behind a job name is)

sort of. some of my colleagues are involved in the European Water Framework Directive, trying to tackle issues of eutrophication that were quite common in the 80s, especially in freshwater sources around urban areas.

I, on the other hand, mostly focus on natural greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane) from aquatic ecosystems and try to unravel terrestrial-aquatic linkages in carbon cycling mechanisms. If you're still curious and don't mind getting your hands brains dirty, I'll refer you to this technical paper.

As for time spent doing my job, I would say it's divided into
25% field work (getting samples from lakes),
30% lab experiments and sample analyses
45% office work (data analysis, statistics, writing, publishing, conferences, meetings etc...)

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#102 2015-11-20 07:15:26

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Re: What's your day job?

randomeur wrote:

natural greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane) from aquatic ecosystems and try to unravel terrestrial-aquatic linkages in carbon cycling mechanisms.

As for time spent doing my job, I would say it's divided into
25% field work (getting samples from lakes),
30% lab experiments and sample analyses
45% office work (data analysis, statistics, writing, publishing, conferences, meetings etc...)

that sounds like good work.
and the desk/computer/outside/elsewhere relation seems pretty good to me! lucky you!

i am one of the few lucky enough to have a job that is close to 0% desk/computer (*) work - in a kindergarten - but i do this only part time so i can catch up on computer time at home, like right now  glasses

(*) unless i count my current job-based vocational training, then it becomes significantly more.

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#103 2015-12-11 22:10:55

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Re: What's your day job?

I'm currently under-employed doing scut work and some IT admin at a graphics design and print shop. I am also finishing up an associates degree at our local junior college (computer networks). I have one math class to complete in the spring/'16.

I have been hopping back and forth from Windows to Linux for a few years. Discovering #! last year (or was it the year before?) while browsing youtube ushered in a more serious approach to Linux.

Distros used:

Red Hat (years ago)
Ubuntu (Unity chased me away)
SolydXk
Linux Mint (what I was using when I found #!)
#!
Bunsenlabs Hydrogen


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#104 2016-01-03 20:28:47

SejmL
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Re: What's your day job?

I sell wine <3

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#105 2016-01-18 22:48:03

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Re: What's your day job?

30 years and 4 days ago I would have said: I drink what you sell  smile

My day job now:  Breathing!  I like it.  cool


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#106 2016-01-19 02:02:17

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Re: What's your day job?

Yes, to be upright and breathing is a main priority in retirement. When my wife and I walk our dogs early in the morning, I feel a bit sorry  for the commuters driving past on their way to work. At the same time, I feel relieved that I no longer have to deal with the commute to and from work. The best part is returning back to the house for a leisurely breakfast and smelling the coffee brewing.  smile


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#107 2016-01-19 02:23:46

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Re: What's your day job?

^  This is when we can truly say: Been there, done that, have the pension to prove it! wink


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#108 2016-01-19 02:31:46

jmad2016
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Re: What's your day job?

I work at a corporate  arby's store (would like curly fries with that) started there after factory i worked at moved to mexico 
aside from the fact its fast food, since it is a corporate store and not a franchise, i get a raise every 6 months,vaca time,401k matched 100% for first 4 % and 50% with remaining 3%,and health insurance so i can't really complain

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#109 2016-01-19 06:02:54

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Re: What's your day job?

I don't recall if I posted in here or not.

I am a consultant for a small IT management firm whose primary targets are local government, non-profit and medical businesses. I have 2 junior admins I am training. Hopefully soon I can get out of the server room and into sales. I love my job and I love tinkering with stufff as much as the next guy, but man am I getting burnt out.


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#110 2016-01-19 08:16:14

Unia
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Re: What's your day job?

g33zr wrote:

When my wife and I walk our dogs early in the morning ... The best part is returning back to the house for a leisurely breakfast and smelling the coffee brewing.  smile

Man you make me jealous! lol


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#111 2016-01-19 19:21:25

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Re: What's your day job?

Currently unemployed, my last job was working in a call centre booking people on long distance trains. When I started tinkering with Linux I was a night shift taxi driver of almost 14 years. The Free part of FOSS appealed to me initially as I had a Win box that didn't have a legal piece of software on it. So I installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron then made my way through several different varients xfce etc to Fedora back to Ubuntu and then I discovered Crunchbang. Eventually left taxis to work in IT. Currently working through an online Web Dev course while looking for full time work. With any luck I'll finish the course before I get hired and will never have to "work for the man" ever again.

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#112 2016-01-19 20:03:13

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Re: What's your day job?

@g33zr
cool with a bit of luck the 'non-commute' retirement days are coming my way this year...
I will not miss the night shifts (SatComms/DTH TV) in winter.

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#113 2016-01-19 20:30:09

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Re: What's your day job?

becker_11 wrote:

Double post by mistake

Taken care of.

As in "What double post?"   devil

Moderators can do that.  Thanks for the notice.

For a second I thought beAker_11 and thought boy do I have a wallpaper for you.  Bummer!


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#114 2016-01-19 20:59:26

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Re: What's your day job?

Sector11 wrote:
becker_11 wrote:

Double post by mistake

Taken care of.

Thanks

Sector11 wrote:

Moderators can do that.  Thanks for the notice.

Was a tad confusing for a moment there when I couldn't see a way to delete my own post. Then I figured mods have to get some perks along with the title :-)

Sector11 wrote:

For a second I thought beAker_11 and thought boy do I have a wallpaper for you.  Bummer!

Haha I bet. Is it family friendly? :-)

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#115 2016-01-19 21:19:42

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Re: What's your day job?

You're welcome.  Sometimes perks can be good.  smile

Of course it's Family Friendly ... what muppet isn't? devil
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Next time you doubledouble  postpost PM one of us - we'll take care of it  smile


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#116 2016-01-19 22:13:17

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Re: What's your day job?

Sector11 wrote:

Of course it's Family Friendly ... what muppet isn't? devil

The new Muppets show on ABC is causing a bit of a stir and some backlash from the moral guardians.
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultur … xy-muppets


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#117 2016-01-19 23:38:48

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Re: What's your day job?

^  My idea of The Muppets is: They are for kids.

What they do beyond that for the sake of the almighty buck is their business.


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#118 2017-01-14 11:33:38

ioroboto
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Re: What's your day job?

My job is to attend Berghain at least once a week.
I used to be an Electronics Tech (automation, pretty much a robot)

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#119 2017-01-14 11:57:59

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#120 2017-01-14 15:53:39

glittersloth
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Re: What's your day job?

ioroboto wrote:

My job is to attend Berghain at least once a week.

lol

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#121 2017-01-14 19:22:33

g33zr
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Re: What's your day job?

ioroboto wrote:

My job is to attend Berghain at least once a week.
I used to be an Electronics Tech (automation, pretty much a robot)

You actually get into the place every week?! How do you do that?  yikes  yikes  yikes

When I'm in Berlin, I have no desire to go there. The action is past my bedtime and I hate technomusic.  monkey


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#122 2017-01-15 14:26:54

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Re: What's your day job?

Professional babbler,

Bet nobody would've seen that one coming, huh? tongue

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#123 2017-01-15 15:19:52

g33zr
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Re: What's your day job?

Retired but also a raconteur, writer, and poet. Does that make me also a professional babbler? Perhaps.  tongue  devil


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#124 2017-01-15 15:47:40

BLizgreat!
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Re: What's your day job?

^Glorious G33zr, big_smile

Yep believe it does make you a pro-babbler of sorts ma friend.

Vll! smile

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#125 2017-07-05 18:25:41

topdollar
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Re: What's your day job?

I think someone already asked the question, but I searched and couldn't find it in the forums. For myself, Windows Sys Admin, MCSE, Cisco Admin... why do you think I got started in linux!!! It's just interesting to see how we all ended up here! Also for me, huge crunchbanger!

\m/


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