Your Career - How Do You Feel About It?

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  1. Murmel

    Murmel Fapping to J-rock

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    I pretty much already had that in mind, it's kinda how it works here too. Except you guys focus more on guns than we do, I'm sure that all officers know how to shoot, but most don't even carry a firearm with them while on duty.
    I'm already taking notes on extra fancy words to use to become better at English. Because right now, it's conversational, at best :lol:

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  2. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    So I just got into work today and checked my email...

    Why this lady emailed me at my work address--and how the fuck she found it--I will never know BUT she's offering me a position with a gaming company. FYI - gaming is the whole reason I chose programming in the first place.

    What's more, one of the positions she's offering is in San Diego which AFAIK has AWESOME weather pretty much year round (would be awesome for my doggies; they hate walking in the cold). On top of that, the position in San Diego will pay for relocation.

    Just one problem... What does that mean if I own property in my current state? Sounds like I might get stuck with a mortgage payment, but maybe I can work something out with the new employer where they hook me up with an apt for a little while...?

    I'm talking to her some time tomorrow and hopefully I'll find out the full scoop.

    At the moment I have a raging semi... :rofl:
    Might sound a bit sketchy since it requires no experience, but I have a friend that managed to score a position at Bethesda Softworks as a programmer with no programming experience whatsoever. I've been programming forever (in comparison to him anyway) and they completely ignored my resume, so maybe no experience is the way to go...? :lol:
     
  3. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Flee. I have worked in the MMO field for 8 years now. Can't really say more as my contract is full of NDAs blablabla but, as a whole, seeing that kind of stuff, I'd expect a Facebook startup venture.
     
  4. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    :ugh:

    So not like WoW or that crazy Marvel vs DC Universe game? I think at the very least I'm going to listen to the lady and see what they wanna do. If it's those stupid ass Facebook type games I'll tell her to shove it.

    ... or respectfully decline :D
     
  5. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Depends on what you want, keep in mind some FB games DO make a lot of money. Your chances of getting in Blizzard or any other AAA publisher as a starter programmer are...slim. And then "programmer" isn't really a job description anymore, you have so many various kinds ^^
    If it's in San Diego, jut check who is there, I seem to recall Bioware has offices there among others. The headhunter company likely won't tell you who the customer is straight away.
     
  6. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Yea I've been noticing that "programmer" isn't exactly a position anywhere anymore. They all want you to do something else. I'm borderline feeling like Mitch Hedberg ab this.

    "If you do one thing ppl always want you to do some shit that's related but not the same. Like if I'm a comedian they say, 'Hey! Can you act?' That's not fair... What if I work my ass off to become a great chef and you're like, 'Oh you're such an awesome chef! Can you farm?'"

    But the same thing seems to go for "programmers."

    I came from a strict C++ backend coding foundation then moved to Java.

    Now everyone says oh you know C++ and Java? Do you know Lua, SQL, python, PERL, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C# and Cobol? :lol:

    Also, I kinda figured I wouldn't be starting off doing anything groundbreaking since there's no experience required but you never know who I might impress once/IF I get there... :shrug:
     
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    Murmel Fapping to J-rock

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    Fuck. You.

    That's where I want to be :squint:














    Nah j/k, congrats duder :lol:
     
  8. XEN

    XEN BEYOND 6UITAR & B4SS Contributor

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    Hedberg rules. Yes, he still does.

    You know I feel your pain man.

    As for my career, I know I'm lucky as hell to be where I am.
    I quit high school after my sophomore year, got my GED, took the ACT and went to college for a year, where I bombed royally, and spent the next 12 years screwing up everything I could.

    Now, I'm a webmaster/IT specialist at the pentagon with 8 years of civil service already under my belt.

    I'd rather design guitars for an equally good (or better) living, but there's something to be said for a solid career path in this economy.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Konfyouzd, take it from me man - I just movednto San Fran from Boston and once your out here the weather elsewhere is fucking horrid :lol: It's sunshine and cool breezes 99% of the time and the other part is just rain. Kind of a black and white weather situation, and from what I've heard San Diego is even nicer; plus, Comic-Con happens there and not up here :(
     
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    Blind Theory SS.org Regular

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    If weather is your main objective, all the awesome places to live also seem to have some kind of booming industry within it. Southern Texas, Florida, California, Arizona...really anywhere south. Probably pretty wicked opportunity for starting a BBQ place in the south, too.:lol:
     
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    For what it's worth Zynga alone is responsible for 12% of Facebook's profits purely from the "tax" they have to pay to FB each time a person buys in-game content. :eek:
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    What career?

    I quit my first job after only a month cause I was working 12 hour shifts basically alone in the back of a massive freezer, my "partner" never hardly worked and whenever he did he was so high he could barely mutter a sentence. and he slept on the job. fuck that.

    Now, I realize how bad of a mistake it was to quit, I've only worked one "special project" since then, its been 4 months. I've applied at just about every place I can see myself working at without going nuts, and its getting depressing.

    So yeah, how do I feel? I hate my "career" along with life, being broke isn't fun.
     
  13. Sicarius

    Sicarius Reggie J Worthington

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    4th week in as a Tech.

    I hate every god damn teacher on this campus save a handful.

    My plan was:
    Get Associate, work all summer for the school I got my AAS from, then transfer to University of Houston to get my degree in CS-Networking: Security.
    Then go to work in the Oil/Gas private sector for IT.

    But I don't make enough to pay for the utilities at the Lofts at UH, or an apartment off campus.

    so I'm gonna bail on my BA for now, or just take it a class or two online at a time, and work my way to full time work where I'm at now.
    Even if I only make 30K a year, I'll be able to get my student loans paid off and my credit back up to snuff so I can move out of my mom's house.
     
  14. Solodini

    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    I made contact with the coordinator of East Lothian Council Strategic Music Partnership last week. I'm going to a meeting of the local hub of the partnership on Monday then meeting with the coordinator on Monday to discuss how I can get involved with them. Looks like it could be promising, as he seemed to take quite a lot of interest in me. :)
     
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    Fiction For Mod

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    My career at the moment is washing dishes and making entrees/salads/chips.. Although i've just started studying architecture and so far its awesome. I think I've picked the right path, but we'll see how long that lasts :lol:
     
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    Sicarius Reggie J Worthington

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    I took a hand drafting class while trying to figure out my major, and it was fun as hell.

    I'd known the teacher since Jr. High (he was an adjunct teacher that taught at night) and it was cool to see a non IT related side to him.

    But now I know how to change and draft blueprints. If only I'd taken that AutoCAD class.
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Had a meeting with the head of my old high school's music department on Thursday. I'm going to start teaching some classes there in June, once exams are out of the way. I was just expecting to teach after school but they have a double period of music on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so I'm being given the first hour of that! Classroom teaching experience ahoy!
     
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    Fiction For Mod

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    Congrats Adam! Remember to take it easy on the kids :lol:
     
  19. BlindingLight7

    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    I just started getting into stocks, and it seems like a really good way to make(and lose) lots of money.

    I'm also starting a new job Monday, which I'm kind of anxious about, just because I don't know what it will be like...
     
  20. Solodini

    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Thanks! I'll try!

    Good luck with your new job, blindinglight. :)
     

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