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So what does everyone here in the forum do for a living? (just very curious)

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  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    ^ Very cool. We have several guys here who came over w/ military time. I love the work man. It's almost addictive.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 715
    First post.
    I'm a Program Manager in the Supply Chain division of a major Aerospace company here in Arizona. I help Business Units get and then spend their money.
    I work from home mostly, so I get to play with my 2 boys and our (mostly mine) Lego sets.
    I've got a great wife who doesn't complain about the money I spend on the hobby. She's just glad I have a safe and (relatively) inexpensive hobby!
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 555
    I am an Import Customs Broker for DHL myself. Anyone need any help with shipping lots of toys, let me know lol.

    Always remember: Use HTS code: 9503.00.0085 for Legos :-)
    MinifiguresPlus
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 347
    Machine (CAT 950h) Operator in a Waste Transfer Station.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 640
    An Estimator for a Engineering company in the Oil and Gas industry.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,154
    Always remember: Use HTS code: 9503.00.0085 for Legos :-)
    Is that so you know which boxes to steal? ;)

  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 175
    Automation clerk, USPS in Eagan MN in a large new (2 yr old) facility so we aren't going anywhere soon.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 175
    Oh yes, forgot to mention nearly 20 yrs seniority.
  • YogaFett2YogaFett2 Member Posts: 536
    Civil engineer working in roadway design
  • KFraunKFraun Member Posts: 2
    I start in August as a field engineer for Schlumberger. Previous jobs have included an internship with Yaskawa and some summer camps for teens.
    What find of field engineer for Schlumberger?

    I work as an MWD Engineer for Weatherford International. Running tools with sensors in them to drill directional wells.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 366
    I start in August as a field engineer for Schlumberger. Previous jobs have included an internship with Yaskawa and some summer camps for teens.
    What find of field engineer for Schlumberger?

    I work as an MWD Engineer for Weatherford International. Running tools with sensors in them to drill directional wells.
    Hey, I'm an MWD Engineer, too! Yep, your description of the job fits mine as well. Don't have much time to enjoy my Lego collection, but it is still growing and with the schedule I now have, I usually get about 2 weeks a month to enjoy them at home.
  • KFraunKFraun Member Posts: 2
    I start in August as a field engineer for Schlumberger. Previous jobs have included an internship with Yaskawa and some summer camps for teens.
    What find of field engineer for Schlumberger?

    I work as an MWD Engineer for Weatherford International. Running tools with sensors in them to drill directional wells.
    Hey, I'm an MWD Engineer, too! Yep, your description of the job fits mine as well. Don't have much time to enjoy my Lego collection, but it is still growing and with the schedule I now have, I usually get about 2 weeks a month to enjoy them at home.
    That's great! Our field is a small one so it's interesting to see someone that's also a Lego fan!

    It's always funny in the oil field to tell someone you collect Lego. But, the oil field is a great way to fund a Lego addiction.
  • AmberylAmberyl Member Posts: 193
    The thread on reselling has made me curious about more of the board members' day jobs and side jobs!

    So bumping this with a post of my own...

    I also work in IT, and have since I was a teenager. I've taken the occasional gig as a violinist, though, especially when I was younger.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 3,743 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 9,830
    I currently own 2 businesses. A hair salon/barbershop and I run my own personal fitness training business.

    Before that I was a mechanical engineer/computer aided designer. I designed safety systems for automobiles. Detroit

    Worked in aerospace industry as mechanical engineer for Pratt and Whitney designing fighter aircraft engines. Cincinnati

    Mechanical Engineer designing steam turbines at General Electric. New York

    Structural Engineer for Pulp ans Paper industry. Designed paper mills. New York



  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,039
    I am an undergrad student currently. After high school I tried uni for a bit and it just didn't work out, so I worked for a long time - until the company I worked for laid me off, essentially. So I packed up and moved to the UK to complete a degree in international business.

    One thing that I miss about working is the ability to buy things for myself once in awhile and not worry about it so much! LOL.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 666
    High School student working as a waiter.
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 128
    I work in the bookstore of Austria's largest law publisher. Responsible for anything except law books, i.e. Vienna guides, Fiction, Languages. the store is located in Viennas historic City center, in fact in one of Europe's most expensive shopping streets, hence the Vienna guides in the Law bookstore...

    So if you re about to visit vienna, especially from the US, let me know. You bring me cheap Lego from the US and I ll be your free tour guide... :-)

    Currently i am on paternity leave, two more weeks.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia, BulgariaMember Posts: 3,244
    I work on type design for non-roman scripts (and end up doing all sorts of other computery things too) for a non-profit in Cameroon. Next to zero Lego in this country so I find myself spending more and more time on Brickset reading about what the rest of you are building
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    I'm currently a domestic engineer, child care specialist, and child passenger safety instructor. The salary is meager but the benefits are fantastic now that the kids are in school.
    MorkMan
  • dino_girldino_girl LondonMember Posts: 107
    ^ you left out chef, medic and peace keeper!
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    I was a IT Projects Manager for a bank in the U.S. I had a accident which put me out of work for the last 13yrs. I got back into lego after i had been off work for 3yrs or so. I was sinking into depression, i had to find something to do with my time. I ramdomley picked up the batcave(the old set) and never looked back. My misses has had to put up with hell from me. But she's now starting to build. LOTR sets make her... ... fun. hehe Katie's a Film Editor.
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 371
    Still a PhD student and hope to find a good job after graduation :)
  • murroughmurrough Member Posts: 59
    I do contract land work for oil and gas companies.
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 237
    I support people with disabilities.
    StompingFreak
  • AnthonyC173AnthonyC173 Member Posts: 101
    i am currently a college student studying culinary arts and art and design, and work part time in the backroom of target.
  • aeloleaelole Member Posts: 30
    Charter Accountant working as auditor..
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    Self employed as a Mortgage Broker.
  • thorniethornie Member Posts: 245
    I produce reality TV for an independent production company.
  • BombTecBombTec In the MountainsMember Posts: 87
    20yr Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
    murphquakePitfall69Cam_n_StuFollowsClosely
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Hi,

    I am a technical manager for an email hosting company. Pretty interesting and pays for my revisited LEGO addiction I mean hobby.
    flowerpotgirl
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Generally speaking, I'm a Civil Servant. More specifically, I'm a Clerk of the Court in the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal. I get to talk to nervous people, aggressive people, and people with all kinds of problems and calm them down all day.
  • FizzlemesexyFizzlemesexy Member Posts: 122
    @thornie NY or LA? Wondering if we've worked together --I'm currently an AE
  • sadowsk1sadowsk1 Member Posts: 124
  • wilburwilbur Member Posts: 49
    I am a music teacher/band director. That pays the bills. I also conduct a community orchestra and play timpani professionally in another. I suppose the best title for me is "Teacher/Musician"
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    Previous work experience.....far too long to list:)
    In short:
    Former nomad, aspiring mycologist.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 508
    Mechanical Engineer by degree, I've worked in the Medical Device industry for 15+ years. I used to work on automated assembly equipment for plastic components, now I work with Risk Management for medical devices (mostly consumables/disposables).

    I've got to give LEGO some credit for my choice of profession; I have to believe that putting together and taking apart sets and MOCs as a kid helped inspire the engineering creativeness later on.
  • thorniethornie Member Posts: 245

    @thornie NY or LA? Wondering if we've worked together --I'm currently an AE

    New York. I never see our AE's most of them work over night.

  • kwkwkwkw California USAMember Posts: 957
    edited November 2012
    Tax accountant at a Big 4 firm...isn't it great that something as simple as a plastic brick can bring all types of people together from around the world..so happy to have come out my dark age and rediscover lego and its great community :)
  • CalvCalv Central EnglandMember Posts: 712
    Transport supervisor for a same-day courier company -I'm the one who gets jobs off the customers and organises the drivers to collect and deliver the freight. Interesting job - no 2 days are ever the same. It's amazing though reading through this thread and seeing all the different jobs that people do.
  • WallaceWallace Member Posts: 122
    Not a job as such, but I'm a full time carer for my fiancées 17yr old autistic son. He's very high functioning on the autistic spectrum ( ADHD and Aspergers syndrome ) and is going to college, which means I get to build Lego whilst he's at college.
  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    Been following this thread on and off for ages and just realised I hadn't posted on it! Anyway, I am a childrens mental health nurse. Most of the children I look after think they are too old for lego though, much as I might try and convince them that there is no such thing as "too old"!
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,355
    I do online security testing (hacking into some of the world's largest banks, financial institutions, etc). This is what gets me my Lego spending money.

    I also do volunteer work for St John Ambulance, providing advanced first aid at various events. If all goes to plan, I should become an ETA (emergency transport attendant) soon.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @paul_merton no wonder @bmwlego likes you, all my paramedicine is rubbing off ;-)
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 1,568
    I am in the banking industry
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 572
    edited May 2013
    accounts assistant
  • John7RyanJohn7Ryan Member Posts: 8
    bus driving lego modifier of trucks ,keep on buildin an trukin
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,053
    I'm a production operator at a refinery down here in the big easy.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    bor2112 said:

    Ha. We are a "nerdy" bunch. Please, no offense intended...no nasty posts in response necessary! I am, perhaps, the worst of all...an actuary...sigh

    :-) I studied actuarial math in college.

    MD-11 pilot now.

  • richardh4388richardh4388 Member Posts: 132
    Primary School Teacher...awesome job as we get the Lego out every time it rains at playtime!
    LostInTranslationdejavuGothamConstructionCopiratemania7
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