What's Your Day Job?

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 24th, 2004, 8:30 pm

Financial Planning Specialist for Smith Barney. Perform in The Comedy Magic of Mike & Chris which specializes in corporate entertainment. Organizer of the Houdini Days Magic Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin - www.houdinidays.com

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Sal Perrotta » July 24th, 2004, 9:08 pm

I have two jobs! :D ...I am the chief financial officer of a private club in midtown Manhattan. We have banquet facilities, meeting rooms AND relatively cheap hotel rooms!!! I am also a professional scenic designer for Off-Broadway and regional theatre...

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 24th, 2004, 9:24 pm

In Cincinnati it was the "Cool Ghoul" played by Dick Von Hein. He now is the host of Northern Kentucky Magazine on local cable T.V. there.

I am a Full time Magician.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Jon Elion » July 25th, 2004, 4:13 am

I am a semi-retired Cardiologist, still doing occasional work at the hospital. I co-founded a computer software company that does battle (quite successfully!) against GE, Philips and Siemens. We sell large network systems to manage cardiac images and information, now with world-wide distribution.

I am also a former guitar player for Jimmy Buffett (okay, okay, it was only one night, and only one song, but I've still got 10 minutes of fame left).

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Terry » July 25th, 2004, 5:10 am

its fortunate i had the good fortune to have been born both rich and handsome!!!
Careful TC, I've met ya..... :D

Will say you are one heck of a nice guy.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Terry » July 25th, 2004, 5:14 am

In Cincinnati it was the "Cool Ghoul" played by Dick Von Hein.
http://www.larrysmithpuppets.com/coolghoul.html

Sadly we must report the passing of another legend in Cincinnati media, the one and only "Cool Ghoul", Dick Von Hoene. Many of us have fond memories of him as the Ghoul, and many others have memories of him in the numerous other things he did "unmasked". Dick passed away Wednesday, February 4th, 2004. He was a much too young 63.


Wow, more memories of youth gone. He was really funny as he mc'd the various "monster" movies.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 25th, 2004, 5:41 am

By day I'm an occupational therapist at a large East Texas hospital. By night...I interrupt people's meals so they can choose playing cards.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Gord » July 25th, 2004, 7:26 pm

I'm just your average boring old factory worker, I tighten two bolts professionally.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Gord » July 25th, 2004, 7:27 pm

I'm just your average boring old factory worker, I tighten two bolts professionally.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Ray Eden » July 26th, 2004, 5:41 am

I'm quite fortunate to have my 'day job'. I'm have been living in Finland for almost four years now, and still having a devil'uv'a time with the language. Even so, I was lucky enough to actually have a company call and ask me if I wanted a job! Talk about magic! I've been working for the company now for nearly 4 years. The work is 'modern factory work'. In other words, I sit in front of a computer and collate data and make CDRoms containing operation and maintenance manuals for extremely large surface and underground drilling rigs. One of the biggest personal benefits of the job was learning how to create my own CDRom which I now give to potential clients. The biggest burden of the job is being forced to take five weeks of vacation every year! I'm in the middle of my four week summer vacation now, and I have another week to take during the winter months. :-)

I've been fortunate to get an opening into a few television shows since moving here and get my magic career back into motion.

Ray Eden

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Eric Rose » July 26th, 2004, 9:41 am

Originally posted by Gord Gardiner:
I'm just your average boring old factory worker, I tighten two bolts professionally.
Brampton? You don't happen to work at the DaimlerChrysler plant, do you? In a past life I was the Quality Manager for the JBL / Infinity plant that made sound systems for vehicles at Brampton (and a whole lot of other auto plants.) After that I became a business assessment consultant that told executives the bad news that their employees already knew but were afraid to tell them. Actually quite fun.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 26th, 2004, 10:21 am

My day job = Magic Geek

A typical day:

Breakfast = Read magic forums

Post Breakfast = Explain to the wife why the above is worthwhile.

Lunch = Read a magic book &/or zine; learn a trick or two

Afternoon = Practice / Rehearse (2-3 hours ideally)

Dinner = Pretend I'd rather be with my family than doing the above ;)

Desert = Catch up on the magi-net-forums (hey, alot can happen since breakfast.)

Late night snack = Be creative.

Part time / odd jobs:
Webmaster-kinda-guy Conn\'s web site (just updated; 12 videos now on the vid-page.)

Last but not least:
Being a father of 3 (girls: wonderful angels)
can seem like a full time job on it's own.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Matthew Field » July 26th, 2004, 10:40 am

Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
I'm Matt Field's parole officer.
I was framed.

Retired from 25 years in radio broadcasting (announcer, program director, then general manager of a commercial classical radio station in New York City), then a stint as advertising director of a big NYC home furnishings store.

Now: Genii video reviewer, still edit the occasional magic book (68 edited thus far), writing a book on the card magic of Harvey Rosenthal. Teaching Bob Farmer how to spell words like "Bammo."

Matt Field

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Gord » July 26th, 2004, 7:48 pm

Brampton? You don't happen to work at the DaimlerChrysler plant, do you? [/QB]
Why yes I do. It's a hot, sweaty job with little if any job satisfaction, but at least it pays well. *Sigh* What we must do to earn a living. If I didn't have magic I'd probaby go up the wall.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » July 31st, 2004, 11:11 pm

Professional Chef. I'm the guy who gives you Resturant worker time to do your thing. My regular audiance is usually dishwashers and busboys. My props are whats lying around the kitchen. Ever seen an entirely edible Cups and Balls routine? How about a chocolate card revelation complete with torn corner match? Yummy! :p

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby mwolfire » August 1st, 2004, 9:15 am

Astrophysicist at University of Maryland, College Park - at least as long as the funding holds out.
Mark

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 1st, 2004, 9:17 am

I've been in corporate sales and training for several years. Right now, I'm temporarily unemployed, but that should be finally over this week. I'm taking a job this week with a company that designs and sells trade-show booths. I'm going to be working with clients teaching them how to utilize their booths to increase profitability.

Tabman, I'd like to contact you sometime! I'm just over here in Nashville.

Rick

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 1st, 2004, 11:15 am

My day job is ...
oh, damn!
My day job is ...
I can't rememember.
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE REMIND ME WHAT MY DAYJOB IS?
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Pete Biro » August 1st, 2004, 12:15 pm

Richard: You forget? You told me you were a test driver for Disney rides.
Stay tooned.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 1st, 2004, 1:01 pm

Oh, that's it!
I keep trying to find the entrance to Space Mountain.
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 1st, 2004, 1:24 pm

Richard, your day job is pacifying the rest of us in our hobby!

Rick

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 1st, 2004, 3:36 pm

...I'm not kidding....I'm a strolling 'organ grinder'....playing, primarily, fairs and festivals across the US and Canada.
There's not many left (Organ Grinders that is). Back in my younger days I was a television announcer/director/engineer.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Steve V » August 1st, 2004, 6:16 pm

Do you have a monkey? We had a guy in Monterey who had a monkey and some folks complained about the monkey not having dignity or something and they chased him out.
Steve V
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 1st, 2004, 7:57 pm

I love the diversity of this group.

As for me--a biotech stock analyst for brokerage / investment bank plus occasional grad school lecturer on biotech / equity analysis and divorced father of two (girl and boy).

:cool:

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Darren Lawbuary » August 2nd, 2004, 3:20 pm

I am currently working fairly closely with Prime Minister Lyad Allawi here in Baghdad. Let me just say, he has been kind enough to pick a few cards.
Remember, laughter is the best medicine. Unless you're asthmatic, then it's Ventolin.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 3rd, 2004, 6:17 am

I quit my day job a couple months ago (used to be in Internet tech support) Now I travell Europe as a Street artist (magician)

I'm currently in Marseille (France) and I'm wishing that you would all be here (very nice weather by the beach)

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 3rd, 2004, 11:54 am

Once a Director of Surveillance and Security in two casinos in southern Nevada...before that, Director of Table Games, but now...Retired! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Patrick :cool:

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Dave Egleston » August 3rd, 2004, 12:21 pm

I repair and maintain X-Ray equipment for Sutter Health in Northern California.

Like Dr. Elion, I also compete with Philips, Seimens and G.E.

My job seems kind of mundane after reading all the above.

Dave

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby seraph127 » August 4th, 2004, 9:09 am

Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
I'm Matt Field's parole officer.

Given the number of computer professionals involved here, perhaps someone could tell me if "UNIX" is a bad pun on "EUNUCHS."
I'm not a computer professional, but I seem to recall that "Unix" is a sendup of MULTICS, an older time-sharing OS.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 5th, 2004, 5:30 am

When I'm not lurking on this site, I'm a Business Analyst for a Whisky company.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 5th, 2004, 10:55 pm

I'm a pediatric dentist during the day..... but i'm a metal/rock guitarist at night and weekends, hopefully one day that'll be my main job instead of treating screaming kids all day! haha oh yeah, and I also teach Taichi on the side

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 10th, 2004, 8:27 am

Information Services Support Technician.

I support and maintain computers, servers, and a PBX phone system for an educational publishing company.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Rick Schulz » August 10th, 2004, 10:17 am

Data Architect: I design large-scale data warehouses and smaller data marts for busineses. In years past, I've designed systems and programs, and even fiddled with PC and network configurations.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby James » August 11th, 2004, 5:15 am

I write junk mail for a living.

You know, the stuff you find in your mailbox trying to get you to buy something.

Techniclaly, I'm a direct response copywriter -- but few people outside the industry know what that is. The term "Junk mail" everybody knows.

I specialize in financial and alternative health promotions. Specifically, long letters and booklets that try to get you to subscribe to a newsletter or buy a book or video.

And NO -- I don't do spam! :-)

Take care,

J

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Steve Snediker » August 11th, 2004, 6:24 am

When I'm not dreaming of the big time as a street hustler, I'm a media producer managing the Digital Media department of global advertising entity based in NW Arkansas -- WalMart Country! Also working on a couple of independent documentary projects, including a piece on the circuit/vaudeviille days of magic.

BTW, Invisible Lodge KonKlave, this weekend in Fort Smith, AR is the place to be. I'll be shooting there.

Cheers.

Sned
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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 11th, 2004, 6:34 am

I'm a pediatric dentist during the day..... but i'm a metal/rock guitarist at night and weekends, hopefully one day that'll be my main job instead of treating screaming kids all day

Don't you have screaming kids in both jobs ;) ?

Mike

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Guest » August 11th, 2004, 11:25 am

I'm a station supervisor on the London Underground, also a school liaison officer. It just gives me more opportunities to work with the little darlings.

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 11th, 2004, 11:49 am

I look after the software quality assurance process for a small company that makes aircraft safety devices. If you thought reading DeCremps or Erdnase was tough, try interpreting FAA regulations.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby JD. » August 12th, 2004, 8:04 am

Like WarlockDrummer, a transportation & aerospace stock analyst (e.g. Bombardier) for a full-service investment dealer (sales, trading, investment banking).

Father of three, husband of one.

Would like to be in Marseilles seeing Peter Martin's show, but alas...

JD

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Re: What's Your Day Job?

Postby Jim Morton » August 12th, 2004, 9:17 am

Technically, I'm a writer, although these days I'm mainly the guy who demonstrates the company's binding products at trade shows. I enjoy both jobs, and I like the products, so I don't mind touting them. Now if I can just convince the company to get a booth at the next magic convention. ;)

Jim


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