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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Xacktastic on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:53 am

    I am a student. Simple really.

    In Washington, there is a program called Running Start. It lets you go to a local community college for your Junior and Senior year of high school. This allows you to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. I went full time, with 15 credits a quarter, and just now graduated high school with my Associates Degree finished.
    Oh, I also skipped the 6th grade.
    So, I'm 17 and have two years of college done.
    I will be attending the University of California, Irvine in the fall as a Junior majoring in Biological Sciences. My hope is to go to medical school after that and end up becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
    It feels super crazy knowing I will be living on my own at a dorm while I am still 17 for a few months.
    Anyways, that's me! I am a student. I try to be a successful one, but it makes everything else come second, which really sucks balls.
    But hey, I could be a doctor by the time I am 24. So, totally worth it. silly


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by sinisterapathy on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:55 am

    Well im currently unemployed big grin big grin

    I used to at a factory called anchor. You know Gladware and all those other brands of crappy plastic bowls/lids? Yeah i made those...also made the stuff used in most major food chains.

    I was an operator. Basically my job was to check the product every few hours do various tests on them and adjust the machines if they are out of spec. If it broke down(which they did often because they were all old and used when they bought em) I had to fix it. I was also responsible for the packers on my line(the people who threw the bowls and lids in a box...i started out doing this) making sure they do their job right...which few did. I also took their place and sent them to break. Now in this place there were these GIANT ovens every 15ft or so(on for every line) which were set 800-1200F and they had crappy ventilation and no a/c so obviously it was quite hot. in the summer 120f+

    We worked 12 hours shifts and since i had so many things to do and the company refused to spend the money to actually fix things. They would just take shortcuts and rig it to run like crap and break down alot...On average i would get 2 5-10 minute breaks a day. I also got paid a mere 12$ an hour. So when i had enough money saved i quit and have been living off my savings for the past 2 months.
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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:56 am

    Why the hell does every american on here have half finished a degree by the time they finish high school?
    And why the hell dont we have that in australia?


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Xacktastic on Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:20 am

    DoughGuy wrote:Why the hell does every american on here have half finished a degree by the time they finish high school?
    And why the hell dont we have that in australia?

    Don't worry, most of America misses out too. Just us in the Northwest.


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by ROOSTER330 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:02 am

    I didnt have money for college and screwed off too much to have the grades for a scholarship etc, i lived in a one bedroom apartment with my cousin when i was still in highschool, working crappy labor jobs untill i landed the cop thing. Most americans are too stupid (my younger self included) to do the right things early. Just got a couple smart young ones on here, its giving you a clouded perception about americans, i promise happy


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Tolvo on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:30 am

    Yeah, while a lot of people on this site had good plans, trust me when I say most Americans play it by ear it when it comes to college. I can't tell you how many people I know who planned to live their life drawing anime, then found out colleges don't take portfolios with mainly anime in them for art schools.
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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:51 am

    Most people I know haven't even stepped foot in a college. That might be an exaggeration but this forum does seem skewed. Xacktastic.....we have that in the Northeast too. I decided against half a year of Spanish and biology at college level in high school that would have been the equivalent, credit wise, of an Associate's. The only difference we might have is that the courses taught while in high school are all core with very few opportunities to focus on a major and usually no option to come away with a degree. It just makes your four year life easier. For instance, the only math I had to take was statistics because it was required for both of my majors. The only science I took (I didn't need to however) was intro to forensics and I didn't need anything with a lab, English, Foreign Language and I think one or two more requirements were met. So basically I started on my major first semester.

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:56 pm

    I'm an Engineer.

    I currently work for a Civil Engineering firm in San Diego, though I would love to work for the firm my grandfather runs in New Orleans (built the longest bridge in the world)


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by BartholomewWenceslas on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:39 pm

    My school doesn't have a college placement thing like that but we do have advanced placement classes which count for college credit, so it's kind of the same deal.

    As for what I do, I'm a high school student, a junior now. Maintaining a 4.12 GPA at the moment and I have a 150 page summer homework packet that I'm currently ignoring...


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by reim0027 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:20 pm

    I'm a veterinarian. Have been for the last 8 years.

    Hmmmmm, prolly shouldn't have dated myself like that. Look Skyward


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by JoeBroski09 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:25 pm

    So you started in a family business who started a branch in mexico? Im guessing that was after you were trained enough to work alone or with another vet. So, 3 years of training in your family from age 14. Started as a vet at 17. So you're 25?


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:26 pm

    reim0027 wrote:I'm a veterinarian. Have been for the last 8 years.

    Hmmmmm, prolly shouldn't have dated myself like that.
    Nice work gramps silly


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:19 pm

    I think I'm obligated to stick up for us old timers

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:22 pm

    There do seem to be a fair few 25+ regulars on the forum.


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    Post by BartholomewWenceslas on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:15 am

    Making me feel so young lol! As far as I'm aware, Wade and I are some of the youngest people on the forums, and I've seen people in their 40's, so there's quite a variety of ages here. It just shows how awesome this game truly is cheers


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Xacktastic on Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:51 pm

    Honestly, as far as school goes, my GPA dropped when I did college for my jr and sr year. But I will say it helped prepare me for SAT's, and I ended up getting a 1980 on those. That got me a 20k scholarship to my college. So I would say it was worth it. Barely hung on to the 3.5GPA though.


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:04 pm

    9 total years in college + 8 years as a vet. Prostration



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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:29 pm

    9 years for vet over there? I thought the 7 over here was bad :|

    Yeah dough, there's plenty of guys over 30 on here I've seen discussing their kids, just shows our diversity eh?

    Props to us being able to support such a diverse community.


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:32 pm

    Wait a second, eight years at school and nine working...Reim is only seventeen! Haha, you're younger than me, thus I am completely superior! Wasting your childhood in school!
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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by nsane32 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:27 am

    Im an assassin


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:41 am

    Like Antonio Banderas? Bad movie reference engage

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    Post by nsane32 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:40 pm

    nah but ill first go military then design games


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    Re: What do YOU do for a living?

    Post by Bamjam on Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:09 pm

    Im a painter! An industrial spray painter that is lol. I paint decorative gas stoves all day long for the last 5 years and i love the job! Its a no brain job and i can listen to my favorite music all day long on my mp3 player. I pretty much screwed up my school and dont got any papers or anything so i have to do something to feed myself and pay for my house and clothes and alcohol addictions (going out with friends every weekend).

    All in all im pretty happy how my life turned out cheers.
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    Post by JoeBroski09 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:56 pm

    Painting is great! One of the best skill jobs that doesnt require an education.


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    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:57 am

    I make DkS builds. I am in a gap year like Serious, trying to find a job but no luck so far. I finished some incomplete courses, I had to do 1 quantum physics homework and 2 lab reports (I'm lazy when I don't like the thing). I'm supposed to graduate from a Bachelor's in physics (yes) and I waiting to see if I passed the lab courses. I passed quantum with a C, my GPA is around 2.90 I think. I just want to graduate so I won't hear from physics for the rest of my life. It's sad really, I'm a frustrated "professional". I had the opportunity to apply for P&G (a company that makes women products) but I had to take a test that I think I couldn't pass (it was insanely difficult).


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