What do you do for a living

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What do you do for a living


By gregfilek

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    #701 1 year ago

    I never used SVHS. I started with 3/4 inch tape, then Betacam, then digital SX Betacam, then Sony XDCam (blu-ray disc) Soon cameras won't have any local storage. Video will be uploaded to a server.

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    #702 1 year ago

    Nice! Yeah not at network level or commercial so I never used a lot of that stuff. Svhs /mini DV/ P2.

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    #703 9 months ago
    Quoted from Thanos75:

    I am an industrial firefighter/rescue at a oil refinery just outside of New Orleans.

    Which refinery? I worked at norco for 13 yrs (Brock) until we lost the contract there in 2015...i now work out of our home office in geismar.

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    #704 7 months ago
    Quoted from Pintucky:

    When I get real bored, I go next door to my neighbor to discuss politics. He is US Senator Rand Paul. You may have heard of him.

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul just got attacked by his neighbor. Hopefully it was a different neighbor.

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/05/us/politics/rand-paul-attack-neighbor.html?referer=android-app://com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox

    #705 7 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Ahhh finally, a proper size ENG camera; A man after my own heart.
    Man the quality is great these days but sometimes I'd gladly go back to SVHS to get rid of codecs

    That is quite the coincidence! Mike did you know Rene (the attacker)?

    #706 7 months ago

    I saw that. A doctor from his neighborhood... what goes through people's minds?

    #707 7 months ago
    Quoted from Jumping-Box:

    I never used SVHS. I started with 3/4 inch tape, then Betacam, then digital SX Betacam, then Sony XDCam (blu-ray disc) Soon cameras won't have any local storage. Video will be uploaded to a server.

    I will be very surprised if that becomes true across the board. Maybe consumer level stuff. Pro level will always need an option of storing locally because sometimes you shoot in remote locations, and content owners will not want their stuff uploaded to the cloud just waiting to be hacked.

    #708 7 months ago

    I do nothing now, but for those unhappy with their career, perhaps run a business in the pinball hobby?
    How much fun would that be?

    #709 7 months ago

    I manage encryption and other fun stuff. I get to have 1 of most every current piece of desktop/laptop hardware we use.

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    #710 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    content owners will not want their stuff uploaded to the cloud just waiting to be hacked.

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    #712 7 months ago

    Went to film school, trained as a cinematographer and that's my primary role, but can direct, edit, produce, whatever. For a living with it, spent a decade as a corporate video specialist working in house on commercials, industrial videos, client testimonials, marketing campaigns, etc. Decent money, but you're putting a square peg into a round hole i.e. a creative person into a corporate environment. I hated it most of the time unless I was very production heavy, lots of time wasting at a desk waiting for the next project. Got laid off, and the stars aligned and I was able to turn pinball into my full-time job.

    So, now, and for the past year and half I work as the tech for Abari Game Bar in Charlotte and keep up our 20 pins and over 35 arcades, as well as restore project machines we get in from various places. I also do home repairs and repairs for people at my house on machines and still take the occasional video production gig when the project and pay is right. I love it, happiest I've ever been in my professional career and working on games that get the play ours do is a new challenge every day and makes you that much better of a technician.

    #713 7 months ago
    Quoted from The_Director:

    Went to film school, trained as a cinematographer and that's my primary role, but can direct, edit, produce, whatever. For a living with it, spent a decade as a corporate video specialist working in house on commercials, industrial videos, client testimonials, marketing campaigns, etc. Decent money, but you're putting a square peg into a round hole i.e. a creative person into a corporate environment. I hated it most of the time unless I was very production heavy, lots of time wasting at a desk waiting for the next project. Got laid off, and the stars aligned and I was able to turn pinball into my full-time job.
    So, now, and for the past year and half I work as the tech for Abari Game Bar in Charlotte and keep up our 20 pins and over 35 arcades, as well as restore project machines we get in from various places. I also do home repairs and repairs for people at my house on machines and still take the occasional video production gig when the project and pay is right. I love it, happiest I've ever been in my professional career and working on games that get the play ours do is a new challenge every day and makes you that much better of a technician.

    SWEET MID CAREER CHANGE!!! Now produce us some cool pinball videos while you are at it!

    #714 7 months ago
    Quoted from The_Director:

    Went to film school, trained as a cinematographer and that's my primary role, but can direct, edit, produce, whatever. For a living with it, spent a decade as a corporate video specialist working in house on commercials, industrial videos, client testimonials, marketing campaigns, etc. Decent money, but you're putting a square peg into a round hole i.e. a creative person into a corporate environment. I hated it most of the time unless I was very production heavy, lots of time wasting at a desk waiting for the next project. Got laid off, and the stars aligned and I was able to turn pinball into my full-time job.
    So, now, and for the past year and half I work as the tech for Abari Game Bar in Charlotte and keep up our 20 pins and over 35 arcades, as well as restore project machines we get in from various places. I also do home repairs and repairs for people at my house on machines and still take the occasional video production gig when the project and pay is right. I love it, happiest I've ever been in my professional career and working on games that get the play ours do is a new challenge every day and makes you that much better of a technician.

    That is awesome. I sold Zach my Earthshaker last year. Super nice guy.

    I teach high school. I started because it gave me an opportunity to coach baseball. I enjoy it most days but I love the time off. I work 185 days a year which has allowed me a ton of time to work on pinball machines. I started pinball as a hobby and put every single penny I make from repairing games back into other games. I would love to repair games full time but the area I am in won't allow that. I am not interested in leaving this area at the moment so I can't complain about my current situation.

    #715 7 months ago

    Too true ...

    #716 7 months ago

    Well, I got laid off last Wed from my position in logistics/transportation when the automotive wire harness company i worked for decided to save some money and shipped our jobs to Mexico. So now I plan on taking advantage of the severance pay and taking a couple months off before I start looking for something new.
    Gonna try clearing my first pf and spend some time with my wife.

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    #717 7 months ago

    Out of college, with a degree in marketing and business, I worked for an investment bank. Which meant in actuality... a bank teller I soon found out. I was fired after maybe 3 months because the back ground check revealed I was arrested with buddies and charged with a misdemeanor for car stereo theft in high school.
    I worked for 3 1/2 yrs in transportation brokerage. Called truck companies to see if they had a truck in or near......and negotiated a price for them to haul freight back near their origin city. Gave directions and baby sat truck drivers until delivery. Before cell phones do they called from pay phones.
    Decided after 6 months on this job I needed to own a business and work for myself. Decided to go back to school and have been a dentist with my own practice for 15+ yrs. Stressful and a grind but I can’t imagine doing anything else. Take about 10 weeks off a year and work 4 days a week. And I just bought this as an equipment expense for marketing purposes so there’s that.

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    #718 7 months ago
    Quoted from Grateful_Pin:

    Out of college, with a degree in marketing and business, I worked for an investment bank. Which meant in actuality... a bank teller I soon found out. I was fired after maybe 3 months because the back ground check revealed I was arrested with buddies and charged with a misdemeanor for car stereo theft in high school.
    I worked for 3 1/2 yrs in transportation brokerage. Called truck companies to see if they had a truck in or near......and negotiated a price for them to haul freight back near their origin city. Gave directions and baby sat truck drivers until delivery. Before cell phones do they called from pay phones.
    Decided after 6 months on this job I needed to own a business and work for myself. Decided to go back to school and have been a dentist with my own practice for 15+ yrs. Stressful and a grind but I can’t imagine doing anything else. Take about 10 weeks off a year and work 4 days a week. And I just bought this as an equipment expense for marketing purposes so there’s that.

    This is a great story - think about what might have been if the bank thing had worked out(?!!!)

    But forgive me - if you only work 4 days a week and take -10- weeks off a year, is it really reasonable to call your job a "grind"?

    #719 7 months ago

    Completely agree. But just a quick word I used. I’m laying in bed awake again due to a herniated disc pain that I’m sure has something to do with straining my back daily so there’s that. And I’m doing dentistry on people everyday...I’m really good at it and my patients,bless there heart do, amazing well for me most of the time. Bad word to use. I’m completely blessed but it’s not easy all the time.

    #720 7 months ago
    Quoted from Grateful_Pin:

    Completely agree. But just a quick word I used. I’m laying in bed awake again due to a herniated disc pain that I’m sure has something to do with straining my back daily so there’s that. And I’m doing dentistry on people everyday...I’m really good at it and my patients,bless there heart do, amazing well for me most of the time. Bad word to use. I’m completely blessed but it’s not easy all the time.

    Regardless,
    The fire truck is awesome!!

    #721 7 months ago
    Quoted from The_Director:

    Went to film school, trained as a cinematographer and that's my primary role, but can direct, edit, produce, whatever. For a living with it, spent a decade as a corporate video specialist working in house on commercials, industrial videos, client testimonials, marketing campaigns, etc. Decent money, but you're putting a square peg into a round hole i.e. a creative person into a corporate environment. I hated it most of the time unless I was very production heavy, lots of time wasting at a desk waiting for the next project. Got laid off, and the stars aligned and I was able to turn pinball into my full-time job.
    So, now, and for the past year and half I work as the tech for Abari Game Bar in Charlotte and keep up our 20 pins and over 35 arcades, as well as restore project machines we get in from various places. I also do home repairs and repairs for people at my house on machines and still take the occasional video production gig when the project and pay is right. I love it, happiest I've ever been in my professional career and working on games that get the play ours do is a new challenge every day and makes you that much better of a technician.

    I was in your bar a few weeks ago. Really nice place. My family enjoyed it too.

    #722 7 months ago

    My desk - sort of A home office.

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    #723 7 months ago

    Now I operate high speed aluminum tubing.

    #724 7 months ago

    I've got a Bachelor degree in Technology and have my own business that makes devices that enable people to see through walls...

    ...windows

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    #725 7 months ago

    I'm a professional Firefighter in my local residence and learn newbies the tricks of the trade by teaching courses both from the books and by practice.

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    #726 7 months ago

    I was an electrician for 40+ years. I don't do shit anymore.

    #727 7 months ago

    I work for an advertising agency. My work primarily consists of digital marketing like SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay Per Click), Display and Pre-Roll advertising, and social media marketing. In addition to working at the agency, I take on freelance work for smaller clients who may not be able to afford the pricing of a large agency.

    #728 7 months ago

    I went to school for environmental science, kinda liked it, but after I graduated, my heart really wasn't in the right state of mind for the type of jobs out there for it, so I got a teacher's certification and became a teacher. I disliked that even more. So, I dug my heels deep, and miraculously got a job as a Geologist for an engineering firm.

    I'm not actually sure how I got the job, as I'm neither an engineer, nor did I go to school for geology. Most of my day consists of going to worksites, taking coring samples, mapping stratum layers, and running lab tests on soil samples to ensure that the ground that is being built on can support the weight of buildings and other structures. If it can't, I have to figure out how to make it work.

    That's all fine and cool, but 99.99% of the time, I feel like I'm just doing this:
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    #729 7 months ago

    I had a stroke and three brain surgeries less than two years ago.

    This changed everything. I am lucky to have lived at all.

    So Now what?

    Used to work at grainger industrial supply. 20 plus years. Many hats. Facilty managers loved me, still do.

    Now I am going to use it all for something else. Helping others. That is my plan.

    Pinball will always be in the lobby, no matter what I do.

    #730 7 months ago

    Time to be in the weed business.

    #731 7 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Time to be in the weed business.

    Well you do have the pins for it?

    Didn't someone once say on that thread of what they found inside once they bought a pin? But I think the cops are on to that one.

    #732 7 months ago

    I’ve noticed the pins coming out of Colorado these days are particularly well-wrapped.

    #733 7 months ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    Well you do have the pins for it?
    Didn't someone once say on that thread of what they found inside once they bought a pin? But I think the cops are on to that one.

    Yup, I've found some.

    #734 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I was an electrician for 40+ years. I don't do shit anymore.

    I'm surprised the Wal-Mart recruiters haven't picked you up as a greeter yet. I hear you are in your prime years for that

    #735 7 months ago
    Quoted from davijc02:

    I'm surprised the Wal-Mart recruiters haven't picked you up as a greeter yet. I hear you are in your prime years for that

    Perhaps you missed the part where I said I don't do shit anymore.

    #736 7 months ago

    Professional gas passer - I'm an anesthesiologist

    #737 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Perhaps you missed the part where I said I don't do shit anymore.

    Not even those fancy pinball footie sock thingys?

    #738 7 months ago
    Quoted from Drewscruis:

    Not even those fancy pinball footie sock thingys?

    I used to enjoy making them. When the enjoyment stopped, so did I.

    #739 7 months ago

    Physician assistant, family practice (mainly acute), clinic side...almost 20 years. Time flies when you're having fun!

    #740 7 months ago

    I taught English in Japan for about 10 years, and then got lured into an energy storage start-up and flew off to NZ (where i met a bunch of fun Kiwi pinballers!) and 4 years later i've just started working at another one, this time in Portland, doing Products and Programs management for a small, but fiesty, grid-scale energy storage provider. Happy to be helping add stability and resiliency to the energy grid, making it possible for utilities to bring more renewable generation online and accelerate the retirement of fossil fuel based generators.

    Speaking of renewable energy, has anyone made a solar powered pinball machine yet?

    #741 7 months ago

    I turn tricks for credits!

    #742 7 months ago
    Quoted from homebrood:

    I turn tricks for credits!

    Pay to play?

    #743 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I used to enjoy making them. When the enjoyment stopped, so did I.

    Oh no, you've been replaced by polyurethane!
    http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=2962

    #744 7 months ago

    Not hardly
    I use these, but they stick to my tile floor. It makes nudging harder. I’m not sure what is the best solution.

    #745 7 months ago

    UPDATE: now collecting two pension checks a month.

    Alas, too young for Medicare so a new career I have started.

    Doing better than ever with much less stress.....

    #746 7 months ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Not hardly
    I use these, but they stick to my tile floor. It makes nudging harder. I’m not sure what is the best solution.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-1-2-in-Round-Reusable-Slider-Value-Pack-16-Piece-4743444EB/203672262

    At least on carpet these work great and still allow nudging.

    #747 7 months ago

    Those are good. I used them when I had carpet for years.

    #748 7 months ago

    I'm an account manager for a major cheese company. I work with some of the funniest people and I have a view of the green mountains from my desk.

    #749 7 months ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    I'm an account manager for a major cheese company. I work with some of the funniest people and I have a view of the green mountains from my desk.

    Sounds pretty cheesy to me.......

    #750 7 months ago

    I used to spin records. Now I have a much more boring life as a tech founder (with more pinball).

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