What do you do?

eddie5659

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Hiya

hardly ever post a thread here, and have something that has been playing on my mind now for many weeks. And that is....

What is it that you do during the day, ie work?

I know that a lot of people here are heavily into computer's as this is their day job, but I'm not.

I am a chemist in a chemical company. Not geeky really, the less work I can get away with, the better.

I do use PC's, and building a database at the moment that is global. And studying hard to get OUT!!! :D

Dunno how long this thread will last, probably a day, but there you go. :p

eddie
 
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Hiya eddie,

Until recently I worked for Verizon and I worked with ISP service, that would be customer service new accounts and Tech Support.
Amazing how many people want the service but have little knowledge about Dial-up service what it really is and how it works and that is by and large what I dealt with.

What are you talking about?........ this is going to be a GREAT THREAD.....

BTW, This should be the proper place to thank you very much for telling me about TSG and bringing me into this family.

Cheers, mate!
 
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PC Tech for a software development company.

My main job is to wipe out whatever comes on the desktop and laptop PC's that we buy. Then I load an OS, applications, and verify/test everything to make sure everything is stable and works according to plan. Then I ghost it and the other technicians drop those ghost images unto PC's and then configure the PC's as per my specifications/documentation.

I'm also in charge of desktop/laptop upgrades and creating documentation to be used by our technicians so that I don't have to do all the work. :)

I also fix problems that our internal HelpDesk cannot.
 
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I'm a Network PC Analyst at a manufacturing company in Milwaukee.

I set up new accounts, set up new pc, try to revive the old pc's. Do research for applications that might work better for the departments. We switched from tokenring to ethernet at the beginning of last year. Implement new versions of whatever is there. We are currently going to install a new firewall and because of that there goes my raise. And the rest of my day is spent troubleshooting the problems the users don't create.

I open this site and leave it minamized so I can open when needed.

:rolleyes:
 

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Well, so far I'm the odd one out :(

They do recognise my PC skills though. There was a standalone so that cannot be touched by our IT, so I was let loose on it. Somehow, they had gone back to the old error that you get when you leave a floppy in, but none in there. One of the most Senior of chemists (Mr. Knowitall) couldn't do it, but I could. Ah, my head swelled that day.
Also, now this is strange, but one of our machines was dying. The pc on it was from a museum. Anyway, as the original system was on the original 5.25 floppies, I had to swap a CDROM drive from one PC, remove the old floppy drive and put it into the other PC.
Not supposed to do it really. Insurrence, and being one of the largest chemical companies....

Sorry about that, but I had to blend in somehow :D

eddie
 

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Thanks, now that you have done that, the pouring rain has stopped and my rooms starting to get warmer :p

eddie
 

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In make a living selling wall and tableclocks to specialized shops (jewellers, etcetera).

My real love is playing keyboards and piano in Jazz and funk groups, but the only keyboard I've seen for a long time is of course that of my computer.

I bought my first computer a very short time ago, but I'm trying to make up for time lost, as some of you may have noticed... :D

Cheers,
 
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I work in Maintenance at a local Nursing Home, and try to get my hands on their computers as much as possible. :D
 

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i'm a hospital cook?, mainly geriatric, all slop and stodge, but we do damn good function food as a sideline!

and i didn't bite when you lot were on about food and CQ started on about hospital food!

wen
 
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Thanks, now that you have done that, the pouring rain has stopped and my rooms starting to get warmer
Wow, am I good or what! See what I learned from computers.:D
 

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wen: Don't think that any job is boring. The thing is, I have been doing mine for 3 years, in this lab now, not the company, and I am hating it. The 2 bosses we have are like a tag team. One asks you what ya doing, you tell him and he goes away.
Then, next minute, the other says what ya doing, you tell here and it goes on like that all day.

We do get up to some tricks, mind. football, cricket and basketball. All from stuff in the lab. Oh, and a waterfight with visor's and a lookout for the bosses and with kitchen roll :D:D

Tony: Sounds an interesting job. Are these custom made pieces?

I've just thought: I'm breaking my one hour a week time here :p

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all slop and stodge
Okay, I worked in hospitals years ago as a Licensed Practical Nurse and I've eaten in many hospital but what is stodge? The slop I know but the other sounds like something a construction crew would dig out. :confused:

So did you have to bite your tongue not to mention hospital food while it was discussed?:)
 
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Wen,
The county hospital where I worked had it's kitchen shut down on two separate occasions so I was only speaking of that..:).The hospital staff actually gave the health inspector a round of applause when he closed the kitchen..
I worked my way through high school and college doing the foodie bit so I have respect for the job..They called me siobahnamatic or fudginator because I always left a trail of chocolate when making pastry..
You have any funny kitchen stories? I still have my checkered pants and white(they didn't stay that way for long)too long in the arm, always rolling them up chef coats..I keep them as a souvenir and use them to work in the soup kitchen..
I apologize if I offend you...
 

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Eddie, we import from Germany, and we also have clock case made here in Holland to our specifications.
 

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