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Helz Bellz
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

lovin' it...
Location: Bristol!

Total posts: 2444
Posted:Happy Friday everyone! biggrin

Since discovering the wonders of HoP (thanks Malcolm!!! hug ) , Ive had 2 different jobs. My job in London was sooooooo not busy, so I spent most of my day searching/posting on HoP bounce Im temping at the moment, and its the same situation no work = lots of time on HoP. biggrin

Dont get me wrong, I have days where Im really busy, but these busy days dont happen very often.

I know theres loads of you out there probably in the same situation based on the number of people who spend all day on HoP when supposed to be working ubblol

So my question to you is. If youve got a job where it allows you to post on HoP all day. What is it youre supposed to be doing? ubblol

In London I was supposed to be a Marketing Exec for a Paper Manufacturer, and in Bristol Im supposed to be a Programme Administrator for the Environment Agency.

Im trying to apply for a proper job at the moment, and every time I think about it, I get the fear that Id actually have to work 8 hours every day redface ubblol

Maybe all office jobs are the same shrug itd be good to know where you all work, and what sort of jobs are of the non-busy type. wink

So come on. Spill the beans.. what is it youre paid to do? And how much time does that job actually take up?

Questions Questions. Answers on a post card please [or post it here ubblol ]

grouphug


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:supposed to be cataloging objects..but not quite doin it...

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubblol



My job rocks... in general. biggrin



I work as a tape librarian for The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, which basically means that I help to get all the programs ready that will be played out in the next week or so in Europe and the Middle East, and make sure that they all have the correct audio language ready for playout from the building in which I work.



It involves 12 hour shifts (8 -> 8), lots of spreadsheets, working some nights, some days and some weekends. I work 2 weeks a month, but do illegal hours of work per week due to length of shifts. Unfortunatly, the contract I signed says they can do this.



Most of the time when I am on a night or a weekend shift, there is hardly anything to do, so for example, last night, I slept for 4 hours to pass the time... which was nice.

We usually get takeaway pizza and watch a dvd or two over the course of the night, as well as having a few naughty ciggerettes. biggrin





The day shifts can be busy, but thankfully as they recently re-orgainised the management and roles here, I dont have much to do.



Shame it will only last until end of September shrug



*curls up on the sofa in the canteen and falls asleep* biggrin


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:Shut up jon! tongue

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:well considering half of my work is done at home (writing evaluations for Family Court), i spend a lot of time procrastinating and going online *coughlikerightnowcough* but i'm a psychologist in private practice so i don't get online too much while at work cause i'm in with clients most the day. if i do get a free moment, i might get online to check email but i also don't have consistent internet at my office.

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted: Written by: Ry


ubblol

Well.. If I'm lucky, I manage to get in 2 posts during work. Always flat out, nearly every single minute of the day's allocated to something I've got to do.




Well I'm delighted to hear you (now) have a job that uses at least some of your vast talents Ry!

As for me, I used to run my own business writing materials and running trainings for adult education. Could mostly work when it suited me.. so I could post on HoP all day and work all night if necessary. I am now a professional traveller researching events *cough* and hardly ever see the internet ... wink


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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...

Total posts: 853
Posted:I'm an administrator. It sounds dull, but it's actually quite cool!

I work at a business school, but in a small department that deals with education and training in the charity and voluntary sector. My job is answering queries from staff and students, keeping records updated and generally making sure our courses and events run smoothly.

They also trained me in dreamweaver and I'm responsible for updating their web pages and compiling the newsletter once every two months.

I like it because I'm the only one (except my boss) who's in every day keeping things running. I get quite a lot of work some days, but other days it's really quiet so I can post away on HoP to my heart's content. biggrin

I've only been here 3 weeks though, so novelty will wear off eventually, I'll get bored and spend more and more time posting... I'm not sure what the 'rules' are concerning internet use at work, just sort of hoping i don't get in trouble!


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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian

Total posts: 3383
Posted: Written by: strugz



Sounds good - i like dead people smile



anyhow....... as ive been working for 7 years here i decided to start looking at jobs, i just found one 6month contract 80,0000 per year! eek



for a surveyor in Iraq.



Obviously its danger money - im half tempted to apply, would you?







on a serious note strugz, try looking in qatar, my mums working out there and ive been once this year, and will again in december. theres a lot of work out there for A LOT of money and qatar is IMO a good place, a lot of building work but a nice place and it would be a wicked experience. might even be able to help out with some links if you want, just gimme a shout.







and yes im at work wink


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:hmmm... i'm a sandwich artist at the moment, so i don't get to post at work anymore... i am, however, supposed to be doing some washing (laundry, and dishes), going to buy some concrete, and visiting my grandparents...

i might do the latter after lunch... and i'll go put some washing on now or MiG will kick my ass when he gets home tongue

Thanks for the reminder.

*wanders off*


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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wonderloey


wonderloey

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne - home of pirates

Total posts: 255
Posted:Ah.. I work for an outsourcing company on a project providing EFTPOS and electronic private health fund claiming services to allied health professionals.

Basically messing round with contracts, occasionally taking calls and chasing up documentation. Lucky for me, there's lots of down time (on most days that is) and so I get to chill out on HOP..

Seeing as there's no net at home, stealing HOP time at work is great.


"You've gone from Loey the Wonder Lesbian to everyone wondering if you are a lesbian." - Shadowman

Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:im in a *study period* at school right now smile

hug


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:shoulldn't you be at your nearest fast-food outlet then?

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:aparently we cant leave during our frees, one of my friends found out recently with a detention frown

hug kiss


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:The bummer with being a consultant engineer is that all my time I have to charge to someone, which effectively means long posts are off-limits and I only get smoko time here. Who'd have thunk I'd miss admin positions.

This post I'm going to charge out to PB Consultancy as I don't like them.

Strugz, if you'd be interested in travelling out to sunny Oz you'd get surveying jobs on a working visa no trouble, they're desperate here.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:yeah, thats what they always told us aswell. but then they introduced swipe machines for our student cards so we could sign in and out electronically from the student services counter, the library, or the cafe. so we'd just sign ourselves out on frees and off we go.



offtopic





EDIT: i have a feeling this thread should be in chat, and not discussion.

EDITED_BY: FoxInDocs (1153967448)


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:I spend most of my days getting covered in dirt, in noisy environments, and so, unfortunately, have little time to spend on the net at work. I make up for it at home, though smile

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"master"
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"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
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CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.

Total posts: 280
Posted:I work for the governments Health & Safety division. So I get to check out HOP at lunchtimes, and when I've got a quiet period. Of course it being the civil service, it's always a quiet period. wink
It's always nice when people ask me what I do for a living, especially when I have a burning staff in my hand smile


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Chelly
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

Chelly

Niraffe
Location: Up north

Total posts: 884
Posted:I work in a product testing lab for a company that makes meters and strips for diabetics to test their blood sugar. At the moment we're really quiet, so everyones wandering around looking for some entertainment, rather than reading the web based training we should be doing....

It's OK though, the people I work with are all internet junkies and I have the best seat in the place - hiding round the corner from the boss!!!!!

It can be fun at times though, my job. Not what I went to uni for, but it can be fun playing with blood... devil

ooooops and of course, helping people to "live life without limits" is rewarding too.......


"Lots of beeping. And shaking and tinfoil." Chelly

"Are you sure it's a genuine test and not a robot heroin addict?" Cantus

---set free by the rather lovely FireTom---
--(right arm owned by Fyre)--

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Chelly
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

Chelly

Niraffe
Location: Up north

Total posts: 884
Posted:In fact, my boss is on the web designing his fantasy football team....... so I think I'm pretty safe! biggrin

"Lots of beeping. And shaking and tinfoil." Chelly

"Are you sure it's a genuine test and not a robot heroin addict?" Cantus

---set free by the rather lovely FireTom---
--(right arm owned by Fyre)--

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:at the moment, i am typing this with one hand while practicing a palmspin isolation in the other, while sitting at my desk at work.

okay back to two-handed typing now, that was just going too slow. i probably spend too much time looking at forums (between HoP and tribe) but i do get my work done. right now, it's friday afternoon, i'm alone in the office, and my next project cannot be completed until our budget is approved by one of the higher-ups in the city bureaucracy, so i really can't proceed with what i need to do now anyway...so here i am.


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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