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Old 11-11-2017, 01:37 AM   #41
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Electro-mechanical assembly. Pretty laid back job so far, been there since February 1st of this year. 'box-building' is a layman term for it. It's just terminals and wires in big big metal casings of many varieties. Fracking truck controls, train dials and meters, etc.
Good laugh with the lads and lasses on the shop floor I bet.

The Staff nights out are where you get to see the quiet ones let lose too eh.
We've got this lovely old dear who's one of the many cleaners in our unit. She came on the last night out we had and all I remember was her whipping my bare arse whilst i was hanging over the side of a canal boat gagging on a cucumber (the wife accepts me for the moron I am).... following Monday at work she was back to being as quiet as a mouse!

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:31 AM   #42
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I'm also intrigued by White Noises YouTube project?
I'll post it back here when I get something up. First day of filming was good, little rough around the edges, but I think we'll get there. My brother and I are doing let's plays. I'm playing Metal Gear Solid 1 and suck ass through a straw doing it. Not sure how entertaining we are on the whole, but we've had our moments so far.

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Old 11-11-2017, 10:40 AM   #43
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I've been trying to hustle for years but it turns out I'm pretty bad at it

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Old 11-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #44
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I sell propane and propane accessories.
No, man.

You save lives, you modest asshole.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:17 PM   #45
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No, man.

You save lives, you modest asshole.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:38 PM   #46
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He helps people who need help. He is a man of great empathy.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:28 PM   #47
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Yeah I lied, it's hot tubs and hot tub accessories. People need to tub. Also I wish I knew how to fix bikes, I can only do the very basics. My poor bike is always a mess. Guess that's what I get for getting a lower spec bike. Whenever I start looking at new bikes or even just new parts though the $$$ signs quickly get too high. I mean, I do need carbon fibre wheels right?

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:51 PM   #48
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So Oatbag is like, Batman then?

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I mean, I do need carbon fibre wheels right?
As an ex biker who did a lot of downhill before breaking his shoulder in 2 places and fracturing 4 ribs and being knocked unconscious I highly recommend carbon fibre for that forever fearful thought of 'will it let go' when you're going big
Nothing better than spending silly money to make yourself feel less safe.
I've crashed every motorbike I've owned one way or another and falling off a push bike always felt worse
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:16 PM   #49
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Student here so I have two part time jobs, deliver pizza and work at Good Will. Hopefully I am not doing this after my degree.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:10 PM   #50
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Student here so I have two part time jobs, deliver pizza and work at Good Will. Hopefully I am not doing this after my degree.
Intern at a corporation at least partially related to your degree and look to convert that into an entry level position after school.

Don't go super-academic in workforce application of your degree.

Examples:
Acquaintance has a degree in biochem. They are currently happy to finally get picked up full-time, instead of part-time, working as a postal carrier.
They cannot find lab-based work, so they do this instead.

Opposite of this:
At my job, we have an intern. His degree, after this year ends, will be in data analytics and math (I forget what his specfic degree is, but it's along these categories).
Now, our office isn't the work he's looking for - it's not why he did all that work to learn the statistical and computational philosophies and maths involved, but he's rolled over the internship into a job after the year so he can slap it on his resume in a couple years as he hunts for his actual interests.
Meanwhile, he gets to employ aspects of his training from school daily with our analysis work. It's whimpy-ish by his standards (mostly), but it's not brain-dull.
He'll be starting out of college at ~50k/year.

Kiss up to corporate, get in, impress (don't annoy), and flip it into a job (check with others in the company though...see if any were interns once. Some companies just hire interns and ditch them...stupid).

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Old 12-11-2017, 09:31 PM   #51
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Great advice, Stumps. I have tried to work on internships but its pretty competitive. Seems like I just miss out every time. I will be going straight through a Ph.D so there is something set up for me anyway. Once I get into the Masters portion.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:40 PM   #52
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Student here so I have two part time jobs, deliver pizza and work at Good Will. Hopefully I am not doing this after my degree.
Good advice from the Stumps. Do all the extras you can. Keep doing all the extras. I did decently as student (worked at a non-profit partially funded by the Uni and ended up being the student manager of the writing center (undergrads tutoring undergrads). Did similar type work in graduate school (worked for a literary press, the Uni poetry center etc). I've been sailing on all that for about seven years now, I'm comfortable, but I don't want to be working at two schools and retail job forever, but now I kinda feel stuck and I'm not really sure what to do.

/rant. Sorry guys had to vent. lol.

If you are going to get a PhD, I'd really do your homework on what the job options will be like inside academia (if that is your goal, to stay there). I was handed rose tinted glasses on the first day of graduate school and then for the next three years. I guess my advice would be with advanced degrees is to be reasonably sure of what your goals are and have a backup plan. Your course work should make plan A and B both possible.

I'm at a place where I'm trying to figure out how to get out of academia or getting into the administrative side of things and making my studies and teaching experience difficult relevant has been difficult.

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Too bad we cant just look in a crystal ball and take the right path. Honestly Im not so sure I want to do all this school with the fear it will be for nothing. I have friends with degrees that struggle getting a decent job.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:19 PM   #54
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Too bad we cant just look in a crystal ball and take the right path. Honestly Im not so sure I want to do all this school with the fear it will be for nothing. I have friends with degrees that struggle getting a decent job.
With the fresh wave of American anti-intellectualism I would also caution you to count on less funding and not more...just generally speaking...in academia. But yea. Its tough out there. A lot of experienced AND educated people in most jobs markets these days. Shit even a masters degree is pretty common these days...

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Old 13-11-2017, 02:59 AM   #55
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The only reason to get a PhD should be your passion for the science. Thatís at least true for STEM degrees.
Itís rather foolish these days, though, to not have a post-graduate plan. Itís tough. Best advice: if youíre really into something, youíll be more driven, which makes you excel. There is always opportunity for the top 5 percentile, and the only thing thatíll get you there is an inner drive, a burning desire to know more, to be the best at whatever it is that you do. From carpentry to neurosurgery, thatís always true. Follow your passion. Best: marry your passion with talents you discover within.

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Old 13-11-2017, 03:13 AM   #56
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Definitely have passion for science. Thanks!
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My take is this: if you want to do science, figure out what corporate job can be done with that science and aim for that, because if your science is only good at being used in grant research...you can easily end up screwed and poor.
Corporations love science that makes money, however, so focus on that and IF you get a chance to do grant research...cool!

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I own a guitar store.

Also pretend that I make enough gigging to support my gear purchases.
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I do IT work for the DoD. 4 classes away from my bachelors, then I'm going back to the private sector.

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