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Offline ValkosTopic starter

If You could have any job...
« on: October 23, 2005, 01:33:37 PM »
... What would it be???

Myself, at least at this moment in time, I would want a job working for Mythbusters.  These crazy guys and gals puts various myths to the test on the Discovery channel.  The build the most insane items to ut myths to the test, like the human sized slingshot they are building right now!

Offline Lirliel

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005, 01:39:23 PM »
Uhm.. I've got a good job.. laying around in a lavish Villa and making a few mil every day and having to do absolutely squat for it ;)

Ahh.. Dreams...

Offline Siegfried

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005, 01:42:01 PM »
Playtesting video games and writting porfessionally.  That would be my ideal way to spend my life.  Like Lirliel said tho, dreams.

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Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005, 08:17:27 PM »
Ahhh...the amazing abilities of the ''ifs'' and fantasy laced ideals. Well there are quite a few jobs I would like....in the entertainment world, I'd love to be a writer/comedic actor and in the ''every day, normal'' world I'd prefer to be a psychologist....varying in a field from the civil court to sexual in nature. Maybe if I get off my bum and get to school I can make that second one a reality.

Offline AutumnFury

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2005, 08:24:43 PM »
I'm going to school to be a lawyer, corperate.. Maybe work for ebay, yay!

Or, a fashion designer. I also have an idea that I'm working to copyright and sell. -nodnodnod.- Adult clothing, yay!

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2005, 08:32:28 PM »
Ahhhhhh....the dreams of the young.......

I've dropped out of all that money making crap and have my ideal job.

I make weapons props and costume for live role play.
Not a lot of money in it, but it keeps the PC running and I get to claim going to events as a tax loss!

(Oh plus I have two fantastic guys to work with)

Offline Siegfried

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2005, 08:37:17 PM »
Damn, that must be sweet. Tax write off for conventions? *mind shutters at the thousght*

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2005, 08:57:29 PM »
*smiles*

Yep and to go and play at events.
It doesn't make me much money, but it makes the tax man think I make even less.....

Offline Siegfried

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2005, 09:01:51 PM »
You most likely make as much as me, and most importantly, you enjoy your job!  Job sasitfaction is more valueable than money.

Offline Ajoxer

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2005, 09:04:39 PM »
Working with Aubrey de Grey. I am fanatically driven towards finding a way to live forever- And not just me, everyone. I just hate death. ^_~

Offline Siegfried

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2005, 09:07:39 PM »
Become famous or infamous, that's the easy way to cheet death. :)

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2005, 10:09:45 PM »
You most likely make as much as me, and most importantly, you enjoy your job!  Job sasitfaction is more valueable than money.

Yes it most certainly is and well, stuff the money, I have a good enough life without it.

Offline RogueJedi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2005, 10:35:19 PM »
I already am a filmmaker, which is all I ever wanted to be.

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2005, 10:37:13 PM »
OOOOOOOOO...we are a talented bunch aren't we? *grins*

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Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2005, 11:49:48 PM »
For sheer hilarity, it was hard to beat my first career: providing technical support via a call center for a major PC manufacturer.  I can't say it was my dream job overall...the pay sucked and my supervisor was a total asshole. 

But if you could set that aside, the job really was funny.  The humor might be lost on some people though...but I think you all might just appreciate it.  What follows are lessons computer customers can learn from actual tech support calls from across America taken, monitored, or otherwise recorded by me in my building.

First off, we don't support mods to your system.  So, if your computer keeps overheating because you wrapped the whole case (including the cooling fan) in tinfoil to keep the government and space aliens from reading your e-mail, tough shit.

If you lose a part to your system, that's not covered by warranty.  Not even if aliens abduct you and take parts of your computer to "sample Earth technology" before returning you to the middle of a crop circle.

We also don't cover intentional damage to your system.  So if you lose your Windows password, scream "here's your fucking piece of shit computer," and audibly throw your system across the room, that's really not my problem.  Ditto if you kick in the case because you couldn't beat the trolls in Everquest.

If you have an accent, we'll still try to work with you, even if you have a Southern accent so thick you could walk on it.  But please make sure thh telephone equipment on your end is working properly.  If you put us on hold, you take your chances...if your hold ain't workin', me might just hear ya on your other two lines, arrangin' a cross-burnin' on one, and runnin' your house o' ill repute on the other.  And remember that we do record calls, and we want novice techs to be able to handle unconventional situations like this, so you call might get played to whole training classes.  Just for quality assurance purposes, of course.

And if you surf porn sites, clearing all your caches and history files is NOT covered by the tech-support agreement, even though two to five folks a week call in with this issue.  If you'd at least be honest and ADMIT that YOU surfed PORN and you're trying to avoid sleeping on the couch the next week, we might decide to make an exception and bail you out.

Your call may be very important to us, but that doesn't mean we'll get to it right away.  But don't forget, your call IS important, and we will answer it...eventually.  Perhaps after you've forgotten you were on hold, set the phone down somewhere, and decided to have sex with your sig.other on the bed next to the phone.  When your call is finally answered, we'll hear it all.  I did, on several occasions.  And don't forget quality assurance...

We are tech support, not law enforcement.  So if all the homeless people in your city are conspiring to kill you, and the only way you can stop them is to get your computer fixed, that's really a situation best reported to your police department.

We are tech support, not Mental Health.  If your computer has been invaded by aliens from the planet Neptune who are trying to read your thoughts, hang up.  We can't help you.  Try dumping your system in the landfill...maybe the layers of fast-food wrappers, dirty diapers and tin cans will block their signal.

And, lastly, recreational drug use while operating your computer can have unpredictable side effects.  If in the course of using your computer, you notice your hands turning blue and becoming able to bend in all directions at will, you may wish to reduce your intake of mind-altering substances.

So yeah, if they'd pay me $25 an hour and not bitch when I'm two minutes late from lunch or if I decide to play a Flash game while someone reboots their system for the fifth time, tech support would be my dream job.

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2005, 12:01:34 AM »
All your points have been duely noted and kept for future reference......*grins*

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Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2005, 12:22:57 AM »
Now I never said I had to be overly famous or make a bundle of money...those are just some things I'd like to do....hell if given the chance I'd write for a dinner theater if the results were worth it....a show that everyone enjoys and all those involved having a helluva fucking blast.  Money sure as hell aint everything and it comes in afar distant third to happiness with the job and having a job to begin with.

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2005, 12:24:51 AM »
Quite right too!
*hugs Jester*

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Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2005, 01:36:13 AM »
:grins and hugs Elvi back sneaking in acouple dozen gropes: Thank you beautiful....

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2005, 02:16:21 AM »
*sniggers and feels his crutch*

Offline RogueJedi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2005, 12:21:28 PM »
Writing can be nice.  I just completed a contracted script for an independent film company (not my own).  I'm hoping to be getting the money soon as I am living very cheaply right now.

Honestly jester, you could write all you want, you just have to have an 'in' to get anything done.  Heck, copyright your stuff, then give me a look (shameless plug) and I might see what's up.  My company is working on an anime series and a Rally Driving movie right now.  I can always use more.  And I suck at comedy or even mystery.

Offline Vekseid

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2005, 10:00:19 PM »
*sniggers and feels his crutch*

Since Lilac's out of commision for the next few days, it's supposed to be my duty to point out to you people that we have rooms not available for general public viewing :-p

Anyway, I've started my own freelance tech support business.  While I'm making somewhere in between jack and squat right now (well, I suppose a bit more than that, am paying for this place...), there is nothing that compares to the feeling of raw liberation I get from being my own damned boss!

I don't have many amusing stories to tell.  One couple had a son that was rather into porn (particularly this girl named Jordan Capri, can't fault his taste), and loaded down his parent's computer with so much spyware that it was unrunnable.  The spyware even started up in safe mode (actually see that a lot now).

Unfortunately his parents were pretty laid back about him being into porn.  Damnit.  That kid made me work for my money!

Offline AutumnFury

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2005, 10:28:37 PM »
>:3 Porn, feh. Turn 18, go to the video store and rent it -- Computers are slow, and you can't exactly have a girltoy watch the computer screen with you.

-Knows from personal experience? maybe.-

Offline Elvi

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2005, 12:30:29 AM »
Since Lilac's out of commision for the next few days, it's supposed to be my duty to point out to you people that we have rooms not available for general public viewing :-p

Sorry.....*smacks hand*

Offline Menulis

Re: If You could have any job...
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2005, 03:06:03 PM »
President.

 I'd have power, and money, and all the interns my tongue could handle.