serious though… I work 40 hours a week designing schoolbooks… the rest of my time I’m helping out organising
events for alternative dance music and oldskool rave in Rotterdam and produce and perform my musical music songs.
@botb : Schoolbooks? Perhaps you are part of the conspiracy responsible for exposing me, at an impressionable age, to friendly aliens in little flying saucers explaning the wonders of alternative number systems? Seriously, I learned hex in school that way!
I run around all day as a collector for the local power company. If someone doesn’t have the money to pay their bill then I have to shut their service off. I have to scale fences, am threatened physically, and have had dogs sicked on me. Most of us have been robbed and or assaulted. I am lucky so far… It’s a very high risk/physical job and can get very stressful. The nice part is I work 4 - 10 hour shifts and I have Fri Sat and Sun off which I love. I only have to work Friday if we have overtime available for the given day…
I’ve always had crappy jobs, right now I’m struggling because of a DUI I got about 6 months ago. I have to have people run me everywhere and I’m used to being independent and going out all the time.
My main problem is I spent all of my spare time all through my life learning how to program video games and when I finally got solid at making game engines and shit I decided I didn’t like doing it. So I’m pursuing my other main love, Music. Been writing songs for free games for the past 5 years or so. I got a remake of the Facility song in Goldeneye Source.
I really hope to get somewhere with this music thing, These crap jobs just don’t cut it. Especially with the court system raping me blind.
I’ve been hanging out at www.retroremakes.com since about 2002 or so. Great site if you want to score some video game music remakes to add to your portfolio.
I am starting as a “technical admin” on monday, at the company that brings you those lovely renoise-thongs. Kinda excited about that. Apart from that I am still freelancing for web and print+djing abit. (Recently got a residency, which is pretty nice considering I am a jazz-dj and could be easily replaced by “Smooth Jazz vol1-12” if the owner wouldn’t care).
i work from home as a ‘commercial analyst’ (read ‘excel operative’) i also help out on my girlfriends business doing accounts and a bit of web design but i’m teaching myself so don’t moan about how crap it is, i know…
and i only get paid part time hours for the first job.
for fun i try to make breakcore that sounds like pop, but fail.
i spend about 14 hours a day on my laptop - my face is fried a lovely yellow color from the radiation and lack of natural sun.
^ I was reading about that school last night. It seems to be a great place to get an affordable graduate degree fully online. Of course I’d rather go to NYU in Manhattan and irresponsibly spend lots of cash, though.