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Cappuccino

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Porn. Usually up around 8am and get off around 7pm but depends on when and where the shoots are. Sometimes as I wrap one up, I immediately have to run and gun to the next shoot. Sometimes I have to power through 6 different shoots a day. Most of that time is standing around waiting, and the other parts are waiting for my turn with the fluffer. Dealing with props can be difficult. Sometimes they don't cut the hole in the pizza box quite large enough and I get chaffed, but it's a living.




You can find me by my porn name Buffy Bystreet. ():)
just lol...lol.
 
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The least amount of work as possible, the least amount of effort, the least amount of time required, while being enough money to pay the bills.
 

arcenite

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30 year old IT generalist... 8hr days. Would love to get myself out there for the next big thing in IT but my motivation is seriously lacking. Marriage separation does that to you I guess.
 
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HamburgerBoy

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PhD student, biochemistry. I study enzymology. My times aren't remotely set in stone, and I can start anywhere from 6AM to 12PM, and end anywhere from 5PM to the following morning/afternoon. 30 minute commute. I wake up 2 hours prior to when I want to be at work. $20,000/yr.
 

DrPizza

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Teacher. Hours are somewhat variable. 5 minute commute. Arrived at 7:50am this morning. School got out at 3. From 3-5:30, I was in the cafeteria monitoring students who were at the school & providing math help to some students. 5:30-6:00 setting up for the concession stand for the basketball games - I'm a class advisor and I'm stuck doing that 4 nights a week. 6:00-9:00 supervising the students running the concession stand.

Tomorrow, in at 7:15, since I didn't have preps during which I could run off copies today. 3:15, I go shopping to replenish about 50 pounds of popcorn kernels, then 5:30-whenever, concession stand again. I can't wait for play practice to being in January - every day will be a 12 hour day, not including work I take home.
 

Belegost

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This is really interesting stuff .. I loved my wireless comm course in grad school. It's really fascinating and interesting. If I may ask, where do you work? What is the job like day to day?

I'm a senior radar engineer just finishing up an MSEE (on company money :sneaky: ). I'd consider moving into the comms side. My final project for the wireless comm course was a little simulation that used fake 802.11g packets sent out in a simple environment (walls, a couple moving "targets" aka 100% reflective cylinders, a fake receiver) and used ray tracing + basic radar processing to show how wi-fi radar could work and outline the difficulties with small indoor environments.

You have PM.
 

Sho'Nuff

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I didn't fully answer the OP in my first post, so here goes.

Title: Patent Attorney

Income - More than the average bear (north of 100k but less than 1M)

Schedule: 3 days a week I work from home. The other 2 days I commute 45 minutes to the office. The commute isn't bad because there is never any traffic.

On the days I work from home I wake up at 6:30. I get my kids up, ready, and off to school/daycare by ~7:45. Then I usually grab coffee and start my work day at 8. I work from 8AM-12PM, go to a crossfit class from 12PM to 1PM, and then work from 1PM to 5PM.

On the days I go into the Office, I get up at 5:20, go to crossfit from 6-7, shower, and then am off to work. I usually arrive by 8-8:15. Work until 5PM, go home.

On all weekdays - after my wife and kids go to bed I usually work for an hour or two more in my home office. Weekends are generally always my own.

Really not a bad gig.
 
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IronWing

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I'm liking that idea. Need a partner? My private charity has been disparaged by some poster here...
It's my Irish upbringing. The revulsion expressed toward the gombeen man was second only to that felt for the Brits.
 

DaTT

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Land surveyor. Wake up at 5:10, work starts at 7am, and I'm off at 3:30. My commute should be 10 miles, but it's 25 because I have to get the draftsman. PITA, but it's in everyone's best interest, and now I have people indebted to me, which is a position I like. It's like an intangible savings account.

I used to do this, but my work started at 8:30-9am, lunch and nap from 11:30-1pm, then usually home by 2-2:30pm

Now I do Construction Inspection and Contract Administration. This current job I am on, I get up at 5ish, out the door by 5:45 and on site in my trailer by 6:30. Leave site at around 2pm (unless there is critical work going on), and home by 3pm.

I'll never get rich doing it, but I love my job. It's like being the boss, with ZERO responsibility. I show up for work, socialize, make some notes, socialize, socialize, solve a problem, send an email, make a phone call, go home.

lxskllr, this is what you do when you're too old to survey. Not that I am too old to survey, this is just what I wanted to get into.
 

highland145

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It's my Irish upbringing. The revulsion expressed toward the gombeen man was second only to that felt for the Brits.
So I should blame your Mom? :)

Too bad my business isn't all roses and sunshine.
 
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CraKaJaX

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I didn't fully answer the OP in my first post, so here goes.

Title: Patent Attorney

Aren't you in the Boston area? A buddy I graduated (undergrad) with continued on with law and just landed a gig at a firm there (Lando & Anastasi). He's also patent, with his undergrad in EE.
 

ControlD

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Boston must be big for patent attorneys. A woman I dated a lifetime ago works as a patent attorney and lives in Boston. She makes serious bank.
 
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Boston must be big for patent attorneys. A woman I dated a lifetime ago works as a patent attorney and lives in Boston. She makes serious bank.
The Boston area is one of the largest areas for biotech. It makes sense that you'd see a lot of patent attorneys in that area, but you'll likely find them all over - intellectual property in the US is a big business.
 

Uppsala9496

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Land surveyor. Wake up at 5:10, work starts at 7am, and I'm off at 3:30. My commute should be 10 miles, but it's 25 because I have to get the draftsman. PITA, but it's in everyone's best interest, and now I have people indebted to me, which is a position I like. It's like an intangible savings account.

I underwrite the errors and omissions insurance for this kind of work (any architects and engineers). Get paid a pretty good dollar with nice job perks. Commute is about an hour each way - so that sucks.

Law talking guy.
Used to underwrite the errors and omissions insurance for these kind of guys (wife still does). Pay was good, but looking at law firm areas of practice all day was boring. Oh and the commute was 30 minutes.
 

rudder

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I am addicted to gaming and sell my body to old women on the weekends so I can constantly upgrade my video card.
 

squelchy451

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Financial analyst. Wake up at 6, drive 30 minutes to work, out by 4. Making enough to pay off my student loans in a couple years, socking away some in my 401k and savings account, but not to support a family or a signficant other
 

BurnItDwn

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I am 35 and mostly fix broken code and support around 1500 or so batch jobs. Ksh is everywhere, but many of these jobs are Pro C, SQL, PL/SQL, Ab Initio, perl, and to some extent Java. My commute feels like forever (typically 40min to 60min depending on traffic.) I wake up as late as possible to still make it on time. I put it extra time on weekends or at night when needed, so I dont feel bad if Im a few minutes late in the mornings (and even then, I wind up vpning in a few days per week in the AM early, just to get through some of my huge never ending email avalanche) ... I make decent money, 5 digit number, but enough to support myself and my woman when she doesnt have a job.
 

madoka

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What is your job? What do you do? What time you start and finish? Commute time? What time do you wake up for work?
Pay rate? :cool:
I know it's none of my business. If you feel uncomfortable then don't answer :)

I teach for a living.

Fortunately, I chose when I work, where I work, with whom I work with, for how long I work, and if I work. So all those vary depending on my mood and time of the year.

Generally I commute 30 minutes each way, but these days, I switch to meetings over the phone.

I'm in the 1% in terms of annual income.
 

Stopsignhank

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I am the safety guy for a manufacturing company. I work from 7:30 to 4:00. 30 minute commute.

I am the PITA that tells you that your not to step on the top step of the ladder.