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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #200 on: May 14, 2016, 11:26:25 AM »
I mislead and deceive people to achieve a greater good.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #201 on: May 14, 2016, 11:29:02 AM »
I try to make sure the people asking for the work and the people doing the work all have the same understanding of what is meant by "the work."

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #202 on: May 14, 2016, 09:20:13 PM »
Finding and producing company historical material to outside counsel for legal defense.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #203 on: May 14, 2016, 10:17:33 PM »
months of bordem with moments of terror.

That's how my grandfather described his time in the Pacific as a USMC officer in WWII.  Except he was excellent at being the center of the party, so the months of boredom seemed to include a whole lot of fun and parties. Like playing football for PT instead of he prescribed marching.
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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #204 on: May 14, 2016, 11:46:23 PM »
I try to make sure the people asking for the work and the people doing the work all have the same understanding of what is meant by "the work."

That is a very important job.

I point out people's mistakes and tell them how to fix them, diplomatically (usually).

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #205 on: May 15, 2016, 01:55:05 AM »
i walk about picking things up and putting them down

























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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #206 on: May 15, 2016, 12:04:22 PM »
I lead an industry study at a national war college that examines the Robotics and Autonomous Systems industries.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #207 on: May 15, 2016, 12:11:05 PM »
I lead an industry study at a national war college that examines the Robotics and Autonomous Systems industries.
Hey, I would've stayed on active duty for that billet!

It's nice to see a project live on past the research.
https://archive.org/details/computersimulati00nord

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #208 on: May 15, 2016, 12:11:38 PM »
I close mines when they don't do a good job ;)

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2016, 01:05:38 PM »
I lead an industry study at a national war college that examines the Robotics and Autonomous Systems industries.
Hey, I would've stayed on active duty for that billet!

It's nice to see a project live on past the research.
https://archive.org/details/computersimulati00nord
It is a pretty sweet gig Nords!  Just finished travel to Japan, Silicon Valley and LA to visit various robotic firms.  2 more years and then I'm out!

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #210 on: May 15, 2016, 08:48:25 PM »
months of bordem with moments of terror.

That's how my grandfather described this time in the Pacific as a USMC officer in WWII.  Except he was excellent at being the center of the party, so the months of boredom seemed to include a whole lot of fun and parties. Like playing football for PT instead of he prescribed marching.

I don't talk about it on the internet because people look into that stuff now. Sort of paramilitary.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #211 on: May 15, 2016, 09:40:29 PM »
I make rich people richer.





Someday it will be, I help people through Jesus.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #212 on: May 16, 2016, 12:52:14 AM »
months of bordem with moments of terror.

That's how my grandfather described his time in the Pacific as a USMC officer in WWII.  Except he was excellent at being the center of the party, so the months of boredom seemed to include a whole lot of fun and parties. Like playing football for PT instead of he prescribed marching.

I don't talk about it on the internet because people look into that stuff now. Sort of paramilitary.

I hope it all works out okay for you.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #213 on: May 16, 2016, 03:05:33 AM »
I help build public transport

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #214 on: May 16, 2016, 07:22:55 PM »
I facilitate the transfer of vast sums of taxpayer money to solve problems that could have easily been prevented by even mediocre planning efforts in order to meet largely artificial product and timeline requirements.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #215 on: May 17, 2016, 08:49:42 AM »
I write words. Sometimes the world are in an e-mail. Sometimes they're on a website. Sometimes they're on social media. Always words.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #216 on: May 17, 2016, 11:23:35 AM »
I ensure adults make adult decisions when they call me because they are not behaving like adults.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #217 on: May 18, 2016, 05:12:15 PM »
I stand ready to assist three very independent attorneys who need little assistance, so in the meantime I read e-books from the library and FIRE blogs on the internet.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #218 on: May 18, 2016, 08:59:45 PM »
I crunch numbers all day and make my bosses richer.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #219 on: May 19, 2016, 05:57:00 AM »
I fly people from A to B

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #220 on: May 19, 2016, 11:13:24 AM »
I shepherd a flock of computers.


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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #221 on: May 20, 2016, 03:51:27 PM »
I look up people's bums

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #222 on: May 20, 2016, 04:07:36 PM »
I manipulate numbers up until my bosses tell me I told them the right $ number, regardless of truth - "WELL IF ALL THE STARS ALINE, SURE I GUESS" :(

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #223 on: May 20, 2016, 06:10:44 PM »
Most recent:
I look at the numbers and reorganize them and combine them, then arrange the combined numbers nicely, but only when it is not time to make sure numbers are transferred from you to the government based on your numbers for the year.

Past:
I convince parents to pay us money to rent them ways to make their children noisy in a new manner.
I correct images of your children and make sure you get the correct quantities and types of copies of those images.
I make plastic more hollow and regularly-shaped, sometimes in a clean-room environment.
I put back books you took away and judge your taste in them.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #224 on: May 20, 2016, 08:36:23 PM »
Past:
I convince parents to pay us money to rent them ways to make their children noisy in a new manner.
I correct images of your children and make sure you get the correct quantities and types of copies of those images.
I make plastic more hollow and regularly-shaped, sometimes in a clean-room environment.
I put back books you took away and judge your taste in them.
Prof. Harold Hill, is that you!?

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #225 on: May 21, 2016, 07:33:03 AM »
I find out what people want, create those things, and give them back to the people so they can tell me they want something different now.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #226 on: May 21, 2016, 12:41:18 PM »
I spend 10% of my time in constructive work and 90% of my time in mind-numbing meetings, bringing the inept and clueless "up to speed".

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #227 on: May 22, 2016, 07:48:12 AM »
Past:
I convince parents to pay us money to rent them ways to make their children noisy in a new manner.
Prof. Harold Hill, is that you!?
Why, yes it is!  I worked for a store that rented musical instruments for the term of a school year.  I filled in the blanks on contracts after discussing their options with parents.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #228 on: May 22, 2016, 12:20:18 PM »
I sit at my desk and read MMM forums.

LOL! Well, you and I have the same job.

I suppose I also sell things at high prices that people could get for free if they thought about it for a minute. *FACE PALM*

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #229 on: May 22, 2016, 02:00:36 PM »
I advise and create contracts for people buying real estate, wills, prenups etc. and make sure the right person gets the inheritance.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #230 on: May 22, 2016, 09:54:51 PM »
How effective are prenups?

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #231 on: May 23, 2016, 08:57:14 AM »
I sit at my desk and read MMM forums.

LOL! Well, you and I have the same job.

I suppose I also sell things at high prices that people could get for free if they thought about it for a minute. *FACE PALM*

What do you sell?

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #232 on: May 23, 2016, 11:56:12 AM »
How effective are prenups?

very effective, at least mine are ;)

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #233 on: May 23, 2016, 12:14:28 PM »
Hm...it varies.

But I'd say mostly that I play "calendar tetris".

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #234 on: May 24, 2016, 09:03:28 AM »
I take some chemicals, add some other chemicals, heat it all up, separate all the chemicals, and then sell it.
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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #235 on: May 24, 2016, 09:49:53 AM »
I don't work, I own.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #236 on: May 24, 2016, 09:51:13 AM »
I analyze and visualize data that's too big or complex for current enterprise tools.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #237 on: May 24, 2016, 10:00:51 AM »
I give management data that they ask for, then try to help them figure out what data we have that can help answer their real questions.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #238 on: May 24, 2016, 11:59:18 AM »
But I'd say mostly that I play "calendar tetris".
I'm going to get a lot of use out of that phrase...

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #239 on: May 24, 2016, 03:10:00 PM »
I sit at my desk and read MMM forums.

LOL! Well, you and I have the same job.

I suppose I also sell things at high prices that people could get for free if they thought about it for a minute. *FACE PALM*

What do you sell?

Books :)

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #240 on: May 24, 2016, 04:18:06 PM »
But I'd say mostly that I play "calendar tetris".
I'm going to get a lot of use out of that phrase...
I'm glad.

I do the same at home, what with what I call "summer camp tetris" for the big kid.  And just general swim lesson/baseball too.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #241 on: May 24, 2016, 09:28:25 PM »
How effective are prenups?

very effective, at least mine are ;)

Any advice for acquiring a effective one?

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #242 on: May 25, 2016, 01:28:45 AM »
I take some chemicals, add some other chemicals, heat it all up, separate all the chemicals, and then sell it.

Is a description of a meth lab?

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #243 on: May 25, 2016, 08:02:51 AM »
I take some chemicals, add some other chemicals, heat it all up, separate all the chemicals, and then sell it.

Is a description of a meth lab?
Haha I did spend 5 years in NM (woo breaking bad!) but its not nearly as fun as that. Its a description of a petrochemical plant :). 

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #244 on: June 11, 2016, 01:47:28 PM »
I make fantasy worlds for elven mages, undead warriors and human rogues.  ;-)

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #245 on: June 11, 2016, 02:10:01 PM »
How effective are prenups?

very effective, at least mine are ;)

Any advice for acquiring a effective one?

Be open about your assets before marriage and make a complete list that your partner also signs. Then agree with your future spouse about what assets and their substitutions will never in any way be divided between you two in case of a divorce (think: house of your grandparents, your mothers jewellery, stock portfolio of grandfather). Keep good records during marriage in case any asset is sold and replaced (think: sell house of grandparents to buy index funds etc.). Make a fair deal about alimony in advance. Always, always make sure you business assets can't be touched in case of divorce.
In essence, it's just to make sure you agree on a fair deal while you are (still) nice to each other. So that nobody has the chance to become overly nasty if things go wrong.

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #246 on: June 11, 2016, 04:46:45 PM »
I make fantasy worlds for elven mages, undead warriors and human rogues.  ;-)
Blizzard?

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #247 on: June 12, 2016, 12:53:34 PM »
My last job before FI was:    I drive a truck from point A to point B every day, which is the easy part, and the hard part is avoiding interference from needy, weird, psychotic managers.           

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #248 on: June 13, 2016, 01:35:38 PM »
I see mothers through their pregnancy, help them deliver their baby, then make sure the baby is healthy and growing well for a few weeks after.

And paperwork. Lots of paperwork!

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Re: How would you describe your job in one sentence?
« Reply #249 on: July 04, 2016, 01:26:15 AM »
I make chocolate and then I taste test chocolate and then I improve the process by which we make more chocolate so it tastes even better!

Swap? I'm pretty sure I'm already qualified.

I wouldn't necessarily want to leave that job.. But I certainly enjoy sharing chocolate :)