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Old 2019-11-29, 10:57 AM   #1
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Your Day Job?

After discovering Gockie is a database developer like me I wondered what others do for their day jobs.
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:16 AM   #2
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I used to be a professional unicyclist by day.... but my lucky break came and I had the chance to work in my real passion of Pick applications development. Part of an industry so old that only dinosaurs like myself still exist.
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:42 AM   #3
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I used to be a professional unicyclist by day.... but my lucky break came and I had the chance to work in my real passion of Pick applications development. Part of an industry so old that only dinosaurs like myself still exist.
Now that is getting weird. Another unicyclist who knows Universe.

By your description, you must surely work for our software supplier.
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Old 2019-11-29, 12:16 PM   #4
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By your description, you must surely work for our software supplier.
All in house development and support. IT field services company, currently owned by a Victorian hospital (after we went broke) so now also into medical equipment sales. PM your supplier details, it's a small industry maybe some common connections, however I'm been with this company so long I've lost contact with the outside world.
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:24 AM   #5
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I noticed! Setonix and Ruari are in IT too. I'm a software developer, retired now apart from the occasional contract. I used to do trading systems in London, and even worked in Berkeley California many years ago.

I'd hesitate to declare a trend from 4 datapoints, but it also wouldn't surprise me to find a connection between uni and IT.
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:30 AM   #6
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I'm a teacher biology.... secondary school...
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:43 AM   #7
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I've been the facilities manager for a multi-site church for the past 10 years. Before that I drove a redi-mix concrete truck and did concrete construction work.
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Old 2019-11-29, 12:04 PM   #8
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I've been the facilities manager for a multi-site church for the past 10 years.
Did you use databases in your work,
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Old 2019-11-29, 12:13 PM   #9
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Did you use databases in your work,
I guess IT people like being on the Internet and are on forums in their spare time when they aren’t unicycling?

Forum participation helps with writing skills, IT people tend to have logical thinking... IT people also tend not to be particularly poor either, so we can buy unicycles without missing mortgage repayments or rent and still have money for food! Side note, I also play volleyball, and Volleyballers here tend to have well paying jobs too.... I think a lot of people develop their volleyball skills at school and uni, and to stick to the sport requires dedication. Ditto unicycling!

My neighbours, they are church going. I went to the dad’s 50th birthday, he was into push bikes when younger and one of his burning desires was to learn to ride a unicycle. And for his 50th to surprise his family and friends, he rode down his driveway (which was not smooth at all I might add), showing off his wobbly unicycling skills, and it had been pouring with rain the whole evening!
Kudos to him.

Anyway, my neighbour and his 12 year old son can both ride after I gave them unicycles. The boy picked up super quickly.

I doubt they are active on any forums or on Facebook talking about unicycling, because I would have seen them.

So, I think maybe there’s a skew, IT people enjoy being on forums?

Something I found fascinating too, talking to the friends at the 50th party, it seemed like all the women had jobs involved with caring. So I started to think it’s related to being so tightly involved with the church? The men had what I consider, normal jobs.
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Old 2019-11-29, 03:26 PM   #10
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Did you use databases in your work,
Ha! Nothing like what you all use.

I am a bit of a musician though and enjoy woodworking and making things with my hands as well. Not sure if any of that makes senses or ties into my interest in unicycles...
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:48 AM   #11
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I'd hesitate to declare a trend from 4 datapoints, but it also wouldn't surprise me to find a connection between uni and IT.
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Old 2019-11-29, 11:24 AM   #12
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QA/Testing mainly on Linux (and also in charge of desktop releases) for Vivaldi Browser and previously Opera Software (where I did much the same role).

I also frequently write on our blog, occasionally even mentioning unicycles.

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Old 2019-12-01, 05:55 PM   #13
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After discovering Gockie is a database developer like me I wondered what others do for their day jobs.
I'm a Pick database analyst programmer, developing business management software for the wholesale and retail industries.
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Old 2019-12-02, 01:13 AM   #14
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Hate to be different, but I manufacture rope and twine. Started the company with my brother in 1976. Basic industry, but still interesting to watch it run.
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Old 2019-12-02, 02:56 AM   #15
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Hate to be different, but I manufacture rope and twine. Started the company with my brother in 1976. Basic industry, but still interesting to watch it run.
Nice! And with the name Gorgescrambler, do you go canyoning with your ropes?
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