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  • What is your daily grind???

    So, who does what for work around these parts?

    Guess i'll start off.
    I do quality assurance testing for ECHOSTAR. What is that? Well, if any of you have DISH, I test the various software updates to make sure they work...so when you want to see whats coming on next week, the guide shows it. Hate pixelated channels? I try to make sure it's not in the software and that when you do see it, it's interference with the sat. What does actually mean though? It means I sit and watch tv ALL DAY LONG. Yes, this also means testing the adult channels to make sure they work too :lol: I also get to know what we are working on for the future...and let me say this... there is goign to be some COOL **** in the near future. Ever hear of SLING? Yeah, we do that too (not me directly though :( ) Is anyone starting to get sick of all the buttons on new tv/cable/sat. remotes? I thought so. You next remote will work more like an i-phone...and that's all i can tell you ;)

    Before this, i did laptop/desktop computer repair and support. It was more or less a junior IT job that was all on the job training. I really liked the work because it was expansive and there was always something to learn. Maybe i'll get back into it someday.

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    I work for Yamaha as a Materials Control Specialist. Basically, along with the group I'm a part of, we make sure that all the parts we need to build our vehicles are getting to the plant on time. At this plant we make the ATVs, WaveRunners, Rhinos, and Golf Cars. We're about to release a super high-performance WaveRunner with a whole new design, and we've made some changes to the Rhinos too.
    Going out onto the plant floors is like seeing "How It's Made" in person. It's actually very interesting to see what goes into the production. On top of that, the benefits here are freaking awesome all the way around.

    Before this I worked for AutoNation as an Inventory Manager. Now I realize how much that job sucked as I was working anywhere from 60-75 hours a week (usually Mon-Sat) to make what I do now in a Mon-Fri 40 hour/wk job. Plus, no more manual labor. But hey, a job is a job no matter how bad it is. I appreciated even the last one because I had quite a few friends that were not able to get anything for real work.

    Originally posted by miata5620
    Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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    • #3
      RE: What is your daily grind???

      My job isn't as glamorous as everyone else's :(
      I'm a server at the Chili's in PTC. I am basically the customer's slave.
      As I would love to get a real 9-5 job, I can't get anything full time until I'm done with school. Which means I'm stuck at Chili's for the next ~2 years.
      I guess I can't complain too much, the money is good, but some days I don't make enough for the kinds of customers that I have to put up with.
      2012 Acura TSX Sportwagon
      2001 NB track car that never gets driven

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        RE: What is your daily grind???

        ^^ **** i wanna do what mike does haha.

        i work at opm. :) we build, rent, and maintain some pretty competitive spec miatas, along with 2 or ita cars and a spec e30.
        DIE WHITE GIRLS

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        • #5
          RE: What is your daily grind???

          My daily is playing with dogs all day :P I work at at doggy daycare on Ponce in Deactur..Pets Playhouse On Ponce. It is an absolute blast :p
          "Never let go of what you got, because it might just be all you'll ever get"

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            RE: What is your daily grind???

            Originally posted by Acro
            My daily is playing with dogs all day :P I work at at doggy daycare on Ponce in Deactur..Pets Playhouse On Ponce. It is an absolute blast :p
            Must be a ruff job...

            OK, so not such a great joke. :lol:

            Originally posted by miata5620
            Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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              RE: What is your daily grind???

              Originally posted by Sawyer
              My job isn't as glamorous as everyone else's :(
              I'm a server at the Chili's in PTC. I am basically the customer's slave.
              As I would love to get a real 9-5 job, I can't get anything full time until I'm done with school. Which means I'm stuck at Chili's for the next ~2 years.
              I guess I can't complain too much, the money is good, but some days I don't make enough for the kinds of customers that I have to put up with.
              **** the serving industry is tough, I feel sorry for you!

              Originally posted by Acro
              My daily is playing with dogs all day :P I work at at doggy daycare on Ponce in Deactur..Pets Playhouse On Ponce. It is an absolute blast :p
              That's awesome. The perfect stoner job :lol:

              I work as a Valet Parker at Athens Orthopedic Hospital. I park cars and cripples. I spend nearly the whole time sitting there saying "hello, goodbye" occasionally parking a car but more often than not helping somebody in and out of their car. It's easy as buggery and pays very well. It's just ridiculously tedious especially having done it for a year now. It pays so well for a student $10/hr + some tips.

              I also run this place, which recently has taken up more time than my real job!! But I actually enjoy this place. I'm primarily a full time broadcast news student at UGA though.

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              • #8
                RE: What is your daily grind???

                All of your jobs sound pretty cool. I like, TV, Food and ATV's...so, I'm in good company for sure!
                I work for a small sub-contracted drafting company. We use CAD to produce shop drawings and material take-offs for aluminum framed windows and doors for commercial buildings. Our work can be seen anywhere from Miami to Rhode Island, basically, anything on the east coast. Most of our work is in Atlanta. If anyone has seen the new Kumho Tire distribution center somewhere in Henry Co. built a year or so ago, that was me. (I'll post pics later)
                I also am Tech Support for a CAD-Based Material take-off software that basically prints an entire part list at the click of a button vs. days of writing it all out by hand.
                JohnnyC. Mx5atlanta MVP©
                Every thread I touch....DIES!

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                  RE: What is your daily grind???

                  I fix data storage arrays :D
                  ~Andrew
                  Atlanta Region SCCA
                  D Prepared Miata

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                    RE: What is your daily grind???

                    Originally posted by amaff
                    I fix data storage arrays :D
                    I fix ice storage trays.....is that similar?. :lol:
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                    • #11
                      RE: What is your daily grind???

                      Ohh ohhhh right now i'm watching Nine Inch Nails: Beside You in Time. It's jsut a recorded show... but pretty damn cool because it's looks almost identical to the same set they just used for their recent tour.

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                      • #12
                        RE: What is your daily grind???

                        Saturn of Marietta, parts consultant. Sounds fancy, right? I sit here and goof off on the Internet when we're slow, and when we're not I take orders from retail/wholesale/internal customers, look up and order them their parts, deliver parts, do cashiering, file invoices, and work on keeping the inventory in check. When we're busy I put about 100-175 miles a day on our delivery truck, listening to my iPod with the AC blowing. It's a decent little office. Pay is **** though. Hourly plus commission, and even though our department is the ONLY department to be in the black on a monthly basis, we don't get raises. Everyone else does though.

                        I also get to put my car up on a lift whenever I feel like it, which is nice when you need to do an oil change. Plus I get to play with cool junk and talk about cars and tuning all day. Somebody please buy a Saturn, we're so slow....
                        Friday nights 7-9 PM, go to www.ksuradio.com and listen to Owl Oldies. Visit our Facebook group for any requests and suggestions. Classic Kevin - 60s and 70s on OWL Radio

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                          RE: What is your daily grind???

                          Originally posted by thx712517
                          even though our department is the ONLY department to be in the black on a monthly basis, we don't get raises.

                          This reminds me of my wife's former occupation...an NICU nurse.
                          This is a highly skilled nursing profession involving the delivery and care of premature infants...some weighing less then 1 lb.
                          Her department would make millions in profit, the adminstrators and the like would get a huge salary & bonus...but folks in her position, actually doing the work, would get a thank you letter....oh, and sometimes a free turkey worth about $10! :lol:
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                          • #14
                            RE: What is your daily grind???

                            Bastards!

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                              RE: What is your daily grind???

                              I remember back in the days work working at Toyota Mall of Ga. Teh suck. I got hurt on the job though, colleted workers comp for 6 months :)







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