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#1 User is offline   Alexander Icon

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

I'd be interested to know what you do for a living. You don't have to post personally identifiable info, just the general industry you work in.

Do you enjoy it?

Do you have a "job" or a "career"? What do you think the difference is?

I've worked in the world of the Web for the last 15 years and although I started off as a programmer I'm now a company director. Operations Director, in fact. So now I mostly do project management and manage people. It's OK. Definitely a career, I would say.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:30 AM

Computer stuff, sometimes a mix of managery stuff in there but mostly I try to make the computers do the things we want them to do.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:53 PM

I'm a manager working for a large software / services company serving the automotive industry. I manager five teams who do various things related to database maintenance and software installation and training. I also run special projects, which is an "X Files" sounding title for writing the software that we use internally to do our job. So I split my time between meetings, project management, and being a code monkey. I've been there 12+ years now, and I really enjoy it.

Definitely a career at this point. It's a good gig.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:17 AM

Nice to hear. I'm looking for the next step on my career now, want to get out of the project management side and go more for business transformation, which is the bit I find most interesting.
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Posted 06 February 2020 - 11:35 AM

I'm in the process of officially becoming a coder (that's a thing in Germany)... after coding for many years for fun, and thinking that would be boring as a job, for some reason. But I actually fucking love coding, more than I have ideas for my own little projects. And I had giant imposter syndrome, because I always compared myself with the best stuff I saw on the web. Next to real people, and people who teach this stuff, I'm feeling pretty confident :P
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 01:49 PM

Yeah it's a good career to get into, provided you choose the right language. If I was starting out as a developer these days, I'd learn Javascript/Node/React and not much else.
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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:59 AM

I wouldn't call what I do a career, but I'm currently a machine operator at Panasonic Energy of North America. I make batteries for Tesla vehicles. We share building space with Tesla at their Gigafactory. I like the job, and I like the company, so when I get tired of this position, I'm hoping to move somewhere else in the company. :smiling:
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Posted 11 April 2020 - 06:45 AM

That sounds pretty cool Grapey! Say 'hi' to Elon for me!

I had my last day at my job of 17 years this week, it was unexpectedly very sad. I start my new job next week, I'm pretty terrified but excited at the same time. It's even more senior, so I guess I'll find out how good I actually am...
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