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Beefy
01-08-2002, 10:47 AM
Just a quick survey to see what everyone does with their lives....

I'm an IT trainee at RMIT University in Australia.

Andy
01-08-2002, 10:51 AM
what do i do with my life??

i flush it down the toilet, thats what i do ;) :p

nah, i'm still at schol, year 10 when school re-starts for the year :(

Kheldar
01-08-2002, 11:08 AM
I'm the Applications Administrator

ie. I do any of the following

Network installs of software (installing to local PC's automatically)
Webmaster
PC Support - 3rd level (ie last resort)
Access database's
Solution finder


and lots of other crap

Anonymous
01-08-2002, 11:11 AM
I work for VIA Technologies.

Synthetic
01-08-2002, 11:25 AM
I post at TT and listen to music, and look for work occassionally:hmph:

Albinus
01-08-2002, 12:04 PM
I'm a full-time IT student, this semester I will be starting the new Diploma in Information Technology (Data Communications). We'll be learning about satellite links, technology behind fibre optics, and other stuff like that :lips:

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 12:05 PM
I seek enlightenment:D

Beefy
01-08-2002, 12:09 PM
don't we all, in some form or another.... ?


:)

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 12:15 PM
don't we all, in some form or another.... ?


:)

:eek: I think I am now enlightened somewhat

Darthtanion
01-08-2002, 12:16 PM
Most of the regulars already know what I do, but for the sake of some of the newer folks, I'm your friendly neighborhood cop. :)

Beefy
01-08-2002, 12:39 PM
you're my friendly neighbourhood cop? well, can you please forget about that speeding ticket you gave me last week? :D

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 12:42 PM
you seem to have confused the word friendly with forgetful:rolleyes:

Beefy
01-08-2002, 12:47 PM
if he was friendly enough he would be forgetful.. :D

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 12:52 PM
Barney Fife was friendly, but when you got a ticket - you got a ticket:D

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time

Andy
01-08-2002, 12:53 PM
maybe it should be forgiving ;) :D

Beefy
01-08-2002, 01:02 PM
maybe we should just forget it? :D

Kheldar
01-08-2002, 01:05 PM
it must be big neighborhood if u r are in my area darth

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 01:37 PM
it must be big neighborhood if u r are in my area darth

justice knows no boundary

Darthtanion
01-08-2002, 01:43 PM
You've heard of the Long Arm of the Law?
Just something to keep in mind. ;)

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 01:45 PM
We will officer:eek:

Wiggo's-sister
01-08-2002, 01:48 PM
Are u saying that nicely Mr C? :cackle:

Mr. C
01-08-2002, 01:53 PM
Are u saying that nicely Mr C? :cackle:
:angel: I can't believe you would ask such a thing:angel:

Wiggo's-sister
01-08-2002, 02:00 PM
I can tell you what for work, might take a couple of pages though.

Ok, I'm a secretary, Bus Driver, Sales Rep for a soft drink and confectionery wholesaler and anything else that comes up in between. (hehe, decided to cut it short).

Don't mind having variety in my working life, but sometimes I forget where the hell Im supposed to be :crazy:

Wiggo
01-08-2002, 03:07 PM
Well I'm a Customer Service Co-Ordinator with Sydney Buses which means I drive buses, bust ppl doin' the wrong thing and help out at major events (more like they let me run them) but atm I've just started back on lite duties after wreckin' 3 disks in my lower back. *ouch*
<center>:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: </center>

Olie
01-08-2002, 06:04 PM
well i'm headed into yr12 on feb 1st


wil be fun...... i hope

Morpheus
01-14-2002, 11:23 AM
I'm a full time party animal and part time student. going into tertiary education this year, scray ey.

Note to Mr Tweak: The long arm of the law, hmmm, barstards.

Anonymous
01-14-2002, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by Morpheus
Note to Mr Tweak: The long arm of the law, hmmm, barstards.

Hmmm, yes well it could be interesting if Darth and I got together hey Morph... :D

The Wizard
01-14-2002, 01:06 PM
I am a Network/Systems Administrator for the United States Air Force stationed in Charleston, Sc. USA Baby!!:geek:

Wiggo's-sister
01-14-2002, 01:37 PM
:D ^^^ So we can see, check the sig in other words:cackle:

Beefy
01-14-2002, 01:38 PM
that doesn't tell us he was a network / sys admin... :?: :?:

Mr. C
01-14-2002, 06:42 PM
that doesn't tell us he was a network / sys admin... :?: :?:
I guess you have to posess "female intuition" to see that:rolleyes:

Wiggo's-sister
01-14-2002, 08:52 PM
Oh, alright, pickin on me again I see :cry:

Kay
01-14-2002, 09:09 PM
Full time Mum, with casual work on the side.........does anyone want me to list the different occupations of a full time home co-ordinator? :angel:

Wiggo's-sister
01-14-2002, 09:13 PM
nnnnnnnoooooooo........dont do that, gives me shudders thinking about cleaning up, sick of doing that

Olie
01-14-2002, 10:03 PM
i work in vieyards at a rate of $17.75 exc Tax

eg. i worked tues, wed, half thurs, fri and got paied $488 inc tax

JealousMidget
01-14-2002, 10:12 PM
Maybe I could be your friendly neighborhood engineer :?:

Wiggo's-sister
01-14-2002, 10:24 PM
a definate yes or no for that please?

JealousMidget
01-14-2002, 10:25 PM
What are you asking? :?:

Wiggo's-sister
01-14-2002, 10:32 PM
:o nothing at all!!!!!!!!

volton
01-14-2002, 10:48 PM
I am currently doing stuff all except drinking booze and watching videos, until i start tafe in feb again studying commecial cookery

:cackle:

Wiggo's-sister
01-14-2002, 11:06 PM
Anytime you get the urge to cook you can come around to my place, will supply the ingredients for you :D

Oldbugger
01-15-2002, 05:24 AM
After the third heart attack and second op I'm back in the pubic (public)service.

Kay
01-15-2002, 10:15 AM
nice to see you again Oldbugger, its has been a very long time since you popped into the Beer Garden :wave: Glad to see you are back on your feet again :thumb:

Albinus
01-15-2002, 11:31 AM
After the third heart attack and second op I'm back in the pubic (public)service.


Didn't have to tell us that Oldbugger..... I don't know ANYONE outside the X-Rated industry that works in the private sector in Canberra :cackle: :laugh:

Kay
01-15-2002, 11:33 AM
So.........how many in the X-rated industry do you know Al? :devil:

Albinus
01-15-2002, 11:35 AM
So.........how many in the X-rated industry do you know Al? :devil:


Ummmmmmmmmmm...................


NO COMMENT!!!!! :D


But if you really want to know some just look up the back of..... oh never mind :toung:

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 03:27 PM
Well, spit it out, let us in on the big secret :D

wuntvor
01-15-2002, 04:06 PM
Helpdesk tech here

I answer the phone and help lusers :D

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 05:05 PM
a definate yes or no for that please?

I am definitely a mechanical engineer:hammer:, but i am not exactly in your neighborhood. :D Currently utilizing my whip-cracking skills as a production supervisor. Maybe you can give me some pointers, Sis.

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 05:11 PM
You definately need whip cracking skills in your position.
Lesson one;dont give an inch or they'll take a mile, however be sympathetic when necessary, you need to compassionate sometimes :?:
Did that help? nah.......dont think it did

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 05:14 PM
I appreciate the effort, though...

I just try to remember that they are all jackals and would eat their own young, if given the chance. :lips:

That pretty much motivates me for the day. :thumb:

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 05:21 PM
We can all be jackals, when put in a competitive position, but we are human after all

wuntvor
01-15-2002, 05:24 PM
werejackals :?:

just make sure u give em the day off when there's a full moon ;)

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 05:25 PM
Well, this group is definitely not human! It's not really a competitive situation, its more an excercise in backstabbing. It can be amusing to watch on occasion.

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 05:29 PM
No matter where you work there is always back stabbing going on

wuntvor
01-15-2002, 05:30 PM
so long as the knife isn't pointed at your back I s'pose

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 05:40 PM
I walk around with my back up against the wall :laugh:

wuntvor
01-15-2002, 05:42 PM
:cackle: I'll have to remember that trick ;)

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 05:46 PM
They can't get me. They have tried often enough to alleviate that fear. I now know without a doubt, that they are as stupid as sticks. So they turn on each other, like hungry animals.

I just sit back and watch :beer:

wuntvor
01-15-2002, 05:51 PM
grab a :beer: and watch the show huh ;)

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 05:55 PM
Yeah, I'm management and they are union. They can't do anything to me. They do occasionally amuse me by trying. Overall, not a bright bunch. :cackle:

wuntvor
01-15-2002, 05:58 PM
could see where it'd be amusing watchin id10t's backstab eachother ;)

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 06:08 PM
Grab a chair sit back and relax, nothing like a good ol fight :clap:

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 06:14 PM
Yup :beer: :beer:

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 06:34 PM
I have to admit I like watching a good fight, or joining in isnt too bad either :D

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 06:36 PM
I try not to join in. :eye: Much more fun with detached perspective

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 06:48 PM
that depends on the situation :?:

Kay
01-15-2002, 06:57 PM
would rather watch or mediate myself :angel:

Mr. C
01-15-2002, 06:58 PM
Well JM it sounds like if you could turn all that effort put into politics at the shop into production, they could get something accomplished around there.

Seems to me you could cut back to a 3 day work-week if they could get it in gear:eek:

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 07:06 PM
That's a productive idea Mr C

volton
01-15-2002, 07:06 PM
Geez it never ceases to amaze me in 24 hours the number of posts ,um ? , yeah crayfish pizza for dinner tonight :eek:

Wiggo's-sister
01-15-2002, 09:16 PM
number of which posts :confused:

JealousMidget
01-15-2002, 11:03 PM
Well JM it sounds like if you could turn all that effort put into politics at the shop into production, they could get something accomplished around there.

Seems to me you could cut back to a 3 day work-week if they could get it in gear:eek:

From what people are telling me I have made a very good go of it so far. Unfortunately, even if I could get productivity to the level of 3-day week, the union would insist that they be allowed to stand around for 4 days and get paid for it. :cackle: :laugh:

Wiggo's-sister
01-16-2002, 05:06 AM
If you allow it, they will take it :p

JealousMidget
01-16-2002, 06:27 AM
Not my decision! If it was, I would fire the lot of them and start over. :shoot:

Kay
01-16-2002, 11:58 AM
Prob not make any difference.......new crew.........same old problems :(

wuntvor
01-16-2002, 12:11 PM
don't u luv unions ;)

acrolein
01-16-2002, 01:44 PM
I'm a full time Student, along with being a full time Systems Administrator and Webmaster.

JealousMidget
01-16-2002, 01:56 PM
Prob not make any difference.......new crew.........same old problems :(

Normally, without a union the lazy people get fired. With a union you can't fire anyone... permenently. I personally have seen one guy get fired three times and he still works there. :laugh: :laugh:

Where does the madness end?:?:

Olie
01-16-2002, 02:36 PM
I'm a full time Student, along with being a full time Systems Administrator and Webmaster.

well some1 has no life


i mean some one is a busy boy ;)

wuntvor
01-16-2002, 02:49 PM
hehe

unions are really rare in the states now, prolly for that very reason ;)

volton
01-16-2002, 03:43 PM
But without a Union the Blue Collar workers work for stuff all
and bad conditions and managment makes all the money :no:

Albinus
01-16-2002, 04:02 PM
But without a Union the Blue Collar workers work for stuff all
and bad conditions and managment makes all the money :no:


I hate unions with a passion..... all they have ever done for me is inconvenience me :angryfire

They are run by a bunch of loudmouths who often don't have the worker's interests in mind..... recent example, the workers at one meatworks in QLD have agreed to go back to work against the union's advice. The unions wanted the impossible - keeping all jobs during an economic downturn. The workers were sensible enough to go back to work at a lower rate to save their jobs.

The worst example is that in universities - pay $200 odd for nothing in return - every one of my friends at uni hates the union there. Fortunately I'm not forced to join one at TAFE (unlike Uni) :thumb:

So unions = :snip: IMO

volton
01-16-2002, 04:25 PM
I was in the CFMEU for 4 years and although they can be Tossers
and Power hungry they produced excellent pay and conditions for every job i worked in in that period which is more than i can say for these days :o

Besides Uni unions are for kids playing real world LOL

JealousMidget
01-16-2002, 04:51 PM
Maybe somewhere unions are still useful, but I wouldn't be able to tell you where. I certainly don't have a problem with people earning a fair wage, but all the unnecessary crap that come with it, is what ticks me off. I have some real stellar performers that I supervise and anyone of them could walk out of our plant and find another job with little trouble, but the slackers are draining the system.

My dad was in a union and when he retired he had 32 years of perfect attendance. It's tough to find that type of work ethic anymore.

Wiggo's-sister
01-16-2002, 05:40 PM
Well guys I have to disagree, some unions delegates put their heart into the job and really try to do the right thing for everyone, however, there is always one idiot with a loud mouth that spoils it for the hard working ones that try to do the right thing by the people for the people that are members. :?:

JealousMidget
01-16-2002, 06:53 PM
I think that I tried to concede that above, but I would still rather do without. Especially in a manufacturing setting, survival can be based on the ability to adjust quickly and unions simply don't allow that.

typical conversation:

mgmt: We need this done right away for one of our customers.

union: that's not my job.

mgmt: then I'll do it myself

union: you can't do that. I'm gonna file a grievance.

mgmt: well whose job is it?

union: I don't know :crazy:

:shoot: :shoot: UNIONS :snip: :snip:

Mr. C
01-16-2002, 08:32 PM
I thik at the time that unions came into being, they occured for all the right reasons. Better pay, working conditions, and job security. All good things that employees should have!

Since then it has been taken way out of context. Too much has been done to protect the worker, at the expense of work actually getting done.

And Americans wonder why all the jobs are going to Mexico and overseas:crazy:

Wiggo's-sister
01-16-2002, 08:48 PM
I'll agree to disagree, as we are both right, just depends on the situation at the time

JealousMidget
01-17-2002, 02:58 PM
We are the only plant in the US doing our kind of manufacturing. There are 7 plants (and growing) in Asia doing what we do. We exist primarily as the development center for what we do. Just last year they decided to do a major development project over in Asia, because they could do it $5M+ cheaper than doing it here. These brain surgeons in the union don't realize that they are screwing themselves right out of a job and potentially a plant, by being so inflexible and difficult to work with. Without the development stuff, union staffing would be cut by about half.