What do you do for a living, BAs?

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  1. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,056) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Outside sales. I sell stainless, carbon, aluminum and chromoly steel primarily to fabricators and equipment manufacturers in Northern California & Northern Nevada.

    I'm also a Scorpio who loves snowboarding and long walks on the beach...
  2. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (409) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I'm 24, and I know a thing or two about the kids not giving a shit. But meth? That's a shame.
  3. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Software Engineer.
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  4. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Meyvn (1,052) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey

    Not long walks in the snow? :wink:
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  5. AntAle

    AntAle Initiate (81) Sep 7, 2014 New York

    UPS driver going on 25 years.
  6. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (286) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    I love everything about this.

    I'm in the awkward three month phase between graduating law school and taking the bar where I can't quite call myself a lawyer yet. Basically, I watch lectures all day and drink a shit load of coffee with the occasional beer. That's a profession, right?
  7. ryanmextorf

    ryanmextorf Initiate (147) Sep 20, 2014 Virginia

    I do project management for a big contractor in DC. So uh... I build buildings and stuff. Or at least I tell other people how to build them.
  8. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    Senior Structural Designer at an Engineering firm in PDX, same profession 25 years
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  9. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Meyvn (1,052) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey

    I'm only 3 years our of law school, so I remember.

    The best advice I ever received was to treat studying like a job, especially for May/ June. Study for 8 hours a day (not 12!) and go out on the weekends. Don't burn yourself out. Then amp it up for the first 2 weeks of July, and again towards the end of July.
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  10. SLOCruzin

    SLOCruzin Initiate (163) Sep 30, 2013 California

    Wildlife Biologist in the Bay Area, and finishing up my Masters thesis this coming fall studying endangered shorebirds. As a grad student, it's important to prove how much more distinguished I am than undergrads by drinking tons of expensive craft beer :wink:
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  11. Erick_G

    Erick_G Initiate (130) Nov 18, 2013 California

    Graphic designer here. I work for a promotional company that puts art on glassware. Every now and then I get to handle the artwork for breweries, so I get to see the art/glass before most. It makes me feel special.
    In all reality though, I don't get a lot of creative freedom, so I freelance also. I'm considering cashing in on craft beer and doing some art for glassware. We'll see. I'm working on a children's storybook too.
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  12. Respirologist

    Respirologist Initiate (186) Feb 26, 2013 Massachusetts

    Respiratory Therapist
  13. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (286) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    That's what I've heard, as well. So far, so good. I might need someone to check on my sanity in about a month, though. These lectures are slowly rotting my brain and/or stealing my soul. Perhaps both.
  14. fearfactory

    fearfactory Aspirant (296) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts

    Let's just say "self employed", and leave it at that....
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  15. Yellolab2010

    Yellolab2010 Defender (607) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I bet you shake the boxes you deliver just in case there is contraband like all my beer trades...haha!
  16. tedvr

    tedvr Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Ohio

    Executive Director at a community foundation.
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  17. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    For me, its self unemployed and independently broke...
  18. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    I'm Dad.
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  19. peteboiler

    peteboiler Initiate (146) Dec 16, 2010 Florida

  20. cmgray03

    cmgray03 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2012 Colorado

    Work as a control room operator at a local utility company, managing transmission lines and generation to help make sure your lights stay on.
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  21. apgut73

    apgut73 Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 New York

    i like this thread...interesting. it's great to see what people do for $$. i'm a lineman. i work on powerlines.
  22. JoelAK

    JoelAK Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 New York

    I was in consumer banking for 23 years, but my job was eliminated a few years ago. I now work at a store that sells high-end housewares, fine foods, cheese and (of course) and enormous selection of beer. Plus I get to roast coffee! Needless to say, I'm a little happier than I used to be!
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  23. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Aspirant (219) Jan 10, 2013 Texas

    I smoke cigars for a living.
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  24. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (303) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    I am a machinist, and glad to see I'm not the only one.
  25. schildres

    schildres Initiate (109) Oct 14, 2010 Maryland

    Craft beer account manager for a wholesaler. Its not always as fun as it sounds, but most days I really can't complain.
  26. Windfisher

    Windfisher Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2014 California

    Build wind turbines.
  27. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (337) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts

    Financial Advisor who specializes in working with people close to retirement putting income plans together.
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  28. thedumbphase

    thedumbphase Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2015 New Jersey

    Director of Clinical Phamacy for a hospital system.
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  29. mikevanatta

    mikevanatta Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 Minnesota

    FINALLY, 15 pages before seeing someone like me (unless I missed one). FedEx driver - 5 years and going.
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  30. Johnnyutah713

    Johnnyutah713 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2014 New York

    Outside sales for HVAC and plumbing.....the logical occupation after a mass comm degree....
  31. tigerbeer90

    tigerbeer90 Aspirant (232) Apr 27, 2012 South Carolina

    Graduated with a BS in Bioengineering, currently looking for employment
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  32. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Maryland

    I thank you for your service, sir! Thank you for keeping the country safe! Cheers!
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  33. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Maryland

    I wish I was, a professional one at least. I've been an amateur for years! :sunglasses:
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  34. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,256) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
    Society Trader

    Selling butt scratchers at the ballpark. (Oh, wait - this isn't the 'Dream Job' thread.)
    Direct Support Professional in a group home for individuals with mental illness.
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  35. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,056) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Problem is....once you get popped, there's not only no progress, but a big gap in employment history when it comes to your resume.
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  36. SLewis

    SLewis Aspirant (255) Jun 17, 2014 North Carolina

    Curatorial Assistant in an Art Museum.
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  37. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (416) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Chemical Engineer, work for a large microelectronics company manufacturing chips, currently managing a Process Engineering Team
  38. smbslt

    smbslt Champion (878) Dec 26, 2010 Illinois

    Time to upgrade? If only I was a stationary engineer. Well I am an engineer and I am stationary as much as possible.
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  39. scottbrew4u

    scottbrew4u Savant (917) Feb 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Business owner/massage therapist
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  40. Gatorwalt

    Gatorwalt Initiate (172) Jul 31, 2013 Florida

    Operations Manager over 3 bottled water plants. I often dream that our 1200 bottle per minute lines are running beer instead of water.
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