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4 hours ago, nikon F said:

I drive a truck .and I deliver reels of paper that ends up being made into cardboard sheets for boxes /packaging .if you know dave smith ,you'ill know who I work for .

Is the company based between Soham and Newmarket ?

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I've been a programmer for 45 years, man and boy. Which I have been enjoying less and less over the last three jobs [1]. In a career punctuated with redundancies, I have also been a motorcycle courier a couple of times when between jobs.

[1] Two jobs ago: freedom and pet projects. One job ago: a degree of freedom and standards I could go along with. Current job: no freedom, truly dreadful standards of the sort that made Djikstra say that the teaching of COBOL should be a crime. But the people are nice and I'm going to learn C#.

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9 hours ago, steantval said:

Is the company based between Soham and Newmarket ?

we do have a depot there ,,,,but im based in kent 

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I’m a secondary school teacher, teaching both maths and music.  Since a marriage breakup about 6 year ago I’ve been on fixed term contracts- for most of my career I have taught just music, but a lot of schools have been clawing back time from “Cinderella” art subjects in order to devote more time to the incredibly more content heavy maths and science syllabi, and so my work has dried up.  Luckily though I have secured fixed term maths contract for after Easter.  And although the headlines say schools are shut, they most certainly aren’t.  It would actually be easier to say who isn’t a key worker at the moment, and so schools will probably be just as busy.  The depressed faces of my year 11s yesterday when it turned out to be their last day and no exams to continue to work for was a sorry sight and thoroughly heartbreaking.

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Plater in the oil & gas game, i'm the one who measures, cut, grind, prep & fare up butts. Worked on polaris & nuclear subs, surface vessels and Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in dockyard when local rig yard was quiet. Been all over UK also Dutch & Norwegian sectors. Met many a good friend on my travels. Originally finished up last year to look after a family member but got offered a 4 month contract that came to an end yesterday..can't complain been a good 39 years 

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11 minutes ago, Dov65 said:

Plater in the oil & gas game, i'm the one who measures, cut, grind, prep & fare up butts. Worked on polaris & nuclear subs, surface vessels and Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in dockyard when local rig yard was quiet. Been all over UK also Dutch & Norwegian sectors. Met many a good friend on my travels. Originally finished up last year to look after a family member but got offered a 4 month contract that came to an end yesterday..can't complain been a good 39 years 

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And i bet there are some great stories to tell. Hard graft but must be very rewarding to see the finished product.👍

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I work as an environmental and geotechnical field engineer for a mid-size consultancy bureau here in the Netherlands. I'm a bachelor in environmental sciences, and through various internships during my studies, ended up specializing in soil and groundwater. I started as a consultant, but gradually discovered the office isn't the right place for me so now I spend my workdays outdoors for most of the time. My work mainly includes conducting soil surveys (by manually drilling into the soil with a hand auger and taking samples of layers, placing monitoring wells and sampling the groundwater) and supervising soil remediation projects. Our company's core business, however, is in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. For this, we have several CPT trucks (cone penetration testing) for testing the bearing capacity of soils for up to 60 metres deep. I can operate these as well, but unfortunately I don't have a truck driving license! 

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I have just taken on a new job opportunity at my company though, and will start working as a project manager for geotechnical and geomonitoring projects somewhere in May. 

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Aeronautical Engineering degree and then RAF pilot for 12 years. 20 years flying (19 years as Captain) for in-house airline for large vertically-integrated travel agent that went bust last September.  Currently flying as Captain on smaller aircraft in a smaller airline until Coronavirus destroys the industry. 

Unfortunately I cannot recommend being a pilot as a job that's suitable for playing in bands on the side, due to the scheduling and lifestyle issues.  That's not to say I haven't had fun trying, it just takes a lot of organising and understanding/flexible bandmates. 

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Head chef of a village pub, well not at the moment.

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An account manager at a large print company.  A role best described as “precision guess-work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge”. 😂

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1 hour ago, Krysbass said:

An account manager at a large print company.  A role best described as “precision guess-work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge”. 😂

Is the Print Company based in Liverpool. We may work for the same company

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11 minutes ago, mikeycrikey said:

Is the Print Company based in Liverpool. We may work for the same company

Would be funny if he sits at the next desk to you. :laugh1:

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Usually working in the Party Band on cruise ships. Its abit like prison here at the moment, I'd know because prison officer was my old job 😂

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3 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Would be funny if he sits at the next desk to you. :laugh1:

😂😂 its possible am very antisocial.

I work in the power station plant supplying all the services to the production part of the factory. We are physically isolated from the rest of the factory,  so although we have more than 400 plus employees i rarely see any of them.

Been socially isolated for years 😂

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3 hours ago, Krysbass said:

An account manager at a large print company.  A role best described as “precision guess-work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge”. 😂

Is it you that makes the large print books, for the hard of reading?

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1 hour ago, mikeycrikey said:

I work in the power station plant 

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I'm am retired. For all of my working life I was an Occupational Psychologist specialising in the assessment of intelligence, personality, aptitudes, motivation, values, in HR settings such as recruitment, development, mergers, succession planning. I've assessed people for a huge range of jobs including Astronaut, Assistant Chief Constable, mortuary assistant, canning line operative, warehouse packer, sales, and umpteen managerial positions. I worked for various consultancies, and then myself.

I retired aged 50 and, for a few years, was heavily involved in developing and trialling race yachts, as a semi-pro racing crew. 

Fully retired from everything now. Loads of time to play bass to my usual mediocre level, and write bad poetry.

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23 minutes ago, solo4652 said:

Fully retired from everything now. Loads of time to play bass to my usual mediocre level, and write bad poetry.

Care to share some of your work on here? I'm partial to a bit of McGonagall.

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26 minutes ago, Dan Dare said:

Care to share some of your work on here? I'm partial to a bit of McGonagall.

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"McGonagall you say...?"

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"One mention of the Famous Tay Whale and I'll turn you into one.  Somewhere high above the surface of a mythical planet."

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I run a small consultancy in the UK doing environmental and tourism work; and another split between Estonia and Netherlands working on science/tech projects across EU and further afield (commencing Latin America later this year). Genuinely enjoy my work, despite it eating up a large portion my life - always balancing with family, etc.

Lucky to have a really great team - all of them close friends - and a good amount of respect in our field, having been at it for 18 years now. We’re fortunate in being able to work from home during the lockdown, so for me it’s pretty much business as usual. Only I have to make my own coffee 

Have also had lots of other varied jobs in the past… farm and building site labourer; factory worker; fruit picker; waiter; call centre operator; private security; martial arts instructor; aid worker; once looked after Robert Plant's pigs at his smallholding in Hereford (true dat); and some I can’t mention without having to kill you all 😋

It’s good to keep busy, I always say.

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I do IT tech support for a very large bank.  Unfortunately my team have to provide 24x7 cover so we're well equipped to work at home. No woodshedding for me :(

 

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1 hour ago, jacko said:

I do IT tech support for a very large bank.  Unfortunately my team have to provide 24x7 cover so we're well equipped to work at home. No woodshedding for me :(

 

Lots of support for frontline NHS staff right now (and quite right too) but I know lots of people are also working hard to keep everything else working, not least bank employees like yourself. My sister works in a local branch and finds every day very stressful with customers losing their temper, not following the whole distancing thing and peoples stress levels generally heightened.

So thank you.

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I'm a freelance bass-player (currently umemployed 😐). I also do occasional voice-over work, which I'm desperately trying to crank up just now as I can do it from home.

The German authorities opened a platform to provide financial support for freelancers at 12:00 - there are, at time of posting, 50,618 ahead of me in the queue.

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IT Support/Sales for home users and small-medium businesses. Luckily able to work from home relatively easily so hasn't caused us too many problems recently (other than the words remote access being seared into my brain for eternity)

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