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    With the number of career-related questions that come up around R3v, thought it may be good to start a separate thread to discuss work stuff. I figure there’s a good range of experience and industries represented here, who can contribute what they know to the community.

    Or this goes nowhere and it stays in the Nonsense thread. Whatever y’all want ;)


    Ezekiel 25:17
    Current flame: E30 318iS Alpinweiss II slicktop / LSD - Joanne
    The ex: E92 335i 6MT M-Sport - Betty
    The heavy: 2001 4Runner SR5 Sport (3rd Gen) - Fred

    #2
    Good thread idea!

    I spent the first part of my working years in hospitality as a bartender, waiter and manager at several different restaurants. That led to a job doing installations, logistics and support for a point-of-sale outfit where I was employee #2.

    I got tired of the 24/7 on-call life, so I left to go work at a healthcare software development shop where I was employee #5, and where I stayed for 12+ years. While there I served as a support specialist, a data analyst, an implementation coordinator and most recently a business analyst. After staying through at least one too many M&As (and subsequently having to deal with one too many Lumberghs) I decided to seek employment elsewhere.

    For the past 18 months I've been working for the healthcare division of a global company on a software development team comprised of ETL devs, app devs and QAs. I was hired as a Senior Data Quality Analyst; I am the team's Senior Project Manager as of a couple of months ago.
    Originally posted by kronus
    would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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      #3
      congratulations man! i am really happy to hear this.
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      Gigitty Gigitty!!!!

      88 cabrio becoming alpina b6 3.5s transplanted s62
      92 Mtech 2 cabrio alpinweiss 770 code
      88 325ix coupe manual lachsilber/cardinal
      88 325ix coupe manual diamondschwartz/natur
      87 e30 m3 for parts lachsilber/cardinal(serial number 7)
      12 135i M sport cabrio grey/black

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        #4
        If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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          #5
          Started out as a Bank Teller @ 18. 20 years later Im a Compliance Analyst at a Financial Firm...
          Simon
          Current Cars:
          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
          Originally posted by Melon
          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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            #6
            Alrighty...

            I started as an intern at a web development shop back in the late '90s. Was an English major, but always had a business bent. Worked in online marketing, development, sales, and business strategy. Was working at a startup when the dot-com crash hit. I'd started b-school by that point, needing more of a hard skill than my undergrad degree, so I studied corporate finance.

            After b-school, I worked at the studios here in LA as a financial analyst, and passed the CPA exam. Fed up with big corporate life, I moved over to higher ed and haven't looked back.

            The more I learn, the more I learn I have a lot to learn. :)

            However, I'm interested in helping out where I can. Fire away!
            Last edited by majdomo; 07-16-2019, 10:24 PM.
            Current flame: E30 318iS Alpinweiss II slicktop / LSD - Joanne
            The ex: E92 335i 6MT M-Sport - Betty
            The heavy: 2001 4Runner SR5 Sport (3rd Gen) - Fred

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              #7
              Originally posted by agent View Post
              G I was hired as a Senior Data Quality Analyst; I am the team's Senior Project Manager as of a couple of months ago.

              Congrats!! Liking it so far?
              Current flame: E30 318iS Alpinweiss II slicktop / LSD - Joanne
              The ex: E92 335i 6MT M-Sport - Betty
              The heavy: 2001 4Runner SR5 Sport (3rd Gen) - Fred

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                #8
                Mechanical engineer, graduated uni 9yrs ago. First 5 years working at an oil refinery, then a few years working in water and waste industry. Now back in fuel retail as a compliance engineer on client side. I drink a lot of coffee, and send heaps of emails.

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                  #9
                  oh lord.

                  - retail/foodservice clerk
                  - IT consultant
                  - auto sales
                  - soldier
                  - software engineer (both QA and DevOps)
                  - currently bouncer, stage crew, and maintenance at one of the last good nightclubs left in SF
                  past:
                  1989 325is (learner shitbox)
                  1986 325e (turbo dorito)
                  1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
                  current:
                  1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
                  2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by flyboyx View Post
                    congratulations man! i am really happy to hear this.
                    Originally posted by majdomo View Post
                    Congrats!! Liking it so far?
                    Thanks fellas! I really am. I'm with a great company on a great team, and truly enjoying my work for the first time in years.
                    Originally posted by kronus
                    would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                      #11
                      Senior Technical Writer is my current title. Been doing this for ~12 years, first job out of college was a claim rep for State Farm.
                      Need parts now? Need them cheap? steve@blunttech.com
                      Chief Sales Officer, Midwest Division—Blunt Tech Industries

                      www.gutenparts.com
                      One stop shopping for NEW, USED and EURO PARTS!

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                        #12
                        Overall Industry: Oil & Gas

                        Job: Civil/Structural Designer.

                        I do 3D modeling of earthwork, concrete and steel structures for refineries and chemical plants for the Gulf South. It's an interesting job, lots of problem solving and developing creative solutions for clients.
                        I do things.

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                          #13
                          Current:
                          Police Officer

                          Past:
                          Property Manager (did this for 3 years while also being a polis)
                          Armed Security
                          General Maint. worker for yachts/boats (canvas work, small mechanical jobs)

                          ^^ Those were jobs I could afford to survive on.

                          Then you have some BS high school factory jobs, Taco Bell, paper routes, all going back to the age of 7 when I got my first paycheck.
                          2007 Range Rover Sport S/C

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                            #14
                            It's cool to see the diversity we have here. I'm currently starting year 4 of 5 in a biochemistry PhD program. I work with microbes from hot springs looking for novel thermostable enzymes for lignocellulose degradation. Hoping to end up in Seattle at a biotech company, anything research related would be great.

                            Instagram: Reichart12

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                              #15
                              executive chef. 34 years in the kitchen. 45+ operations never had a job outside of those walls.
                              currently a task force chef for a hospitality company with 37 properties. i love my job. my e30 has been hauling shit for 18 of those years. oh the stories there...
                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                              '90 325i sedan daily driven
                              '85 325e coupe also a daily

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