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(OT) what do you do?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Touzoko, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Touzoko

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    Me, i used to be a process tech/supervisor in plastics. The plants all moved away, so i moved south next to my folks (low 80's, cancer/stroke survivors, hip/knee replacements, diabetes and arthritis) to help them out since i needed to start over again anyway.
    I got a job in an injection molding facility, learning maintenance. Now, my old boss is the plant manager and i am managing the maint. dept. myself. It fun to learn a new skill, but I'm on 24/7 call, and am still learning so I'm constantly faced with new and unusual problems.

    I volunteer (when I can) at the Seacrest Wolf Preserve. Florida is hot for wolves, but they make do. They have a number of critters and several wolf packs of different species, which you can mingle and interact with. If you live south, check it out on line- it is a neat place to visit.

    I rent a cottage or small house on an animal rescue. They have around 15 cats maybe, and maybe up tp 30 dogs, which need to be walked twice a day, watered, fed, socialized. They adopt them out when they can, or foster. There is always something else to do.

    So- what do YOU do?
     
  2. Rumpy

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    Sounds like you have your hands full!
    I looked up the Wolf Preserve, we might have to come make a visit to it sometime soon. We are also located in Florida and love wolves.


    As for me, I am currently a Work At Home Administrations Manager / Escalations Administrator for a Customer Service/Fulfillment eBay company. I get to work at home most of the year besides when training new agents and getting equipment squared away for our Work at Home agents. During our peak seasons from August-December we send over 1000 temporary employees to work from home for our customer service department. During our off-season, we still maintain an average of 500-700 agents working from home. We do all the low end troubleshooting, setup, and more for these agents along with the few others in my department. Its real fun when a server crashes or gets hung and we get literally 200 emails in a 10 minute period and non-stop help desk calls. Quite chaotic! This is why I came back to UO as it is very slow during our off season and not much work to be done besides sit and wait for someone to get into trouble. Also need a hobby for the rainy days :)

    My spare time is spent working on my car when I get new modifications and tuning the ECU. Kind of a pain here in Florida as the humidity loves to kill the power potential and creates alot of turbo lag. Once I get my downpipe and mid-pipe, I plan to work on suspension for SCCA events. We also attend various conventions and concerts in the greater Orlando area, go to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure & the Disney parks as we have annual passes to Universal and friends who work at Disney that can get us in for free. Also go offshore fishing when I can, geocaching, and of course going to the beach (This is Florida afterall). I am also a state certifiable law enforcement officer and actively seeking employment when a job opportunity arises. Getting geared up to finish my degrees off in the next year or two to increase my chances of a law enforcement job, as they are very competitive down here.

    Somehow I forget the most important things.. I spend a good deal of time going to my mother's house and helping her out. She was in a terrible car accident over a year ago and is going to be disabled and in severe pain for the rest of her life. She can't perform any normal activities, even as simple as vacuuming her house.
     
  3. Touzoko

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    Wow- you have your hands full too - just with your mom. I've learned some things from my fiance- like family is really important. Hope you can keep up and still see your dreams
     
  4. Touzoko

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    Everyone's life and dreams are important. One of the best things about Siege is the community. May sound weird, but I like and respect even the people killing and looting me, and making my game fun- since I love trying to escape and get away. Let me- and others here- learn, appreciate, and know anything about yourself you'd like to share
     
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    Gallup. Call peeps, ask them about stuff half the week. Read Dune, try not to fall asleep or get over stressed (paradoxical I know) when doing so.

    Do art/design for a rougelike me and my best friend are developing for android tablets the other half.
     
  6. FrejaSP

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    I am netvorks supporter in a large firm with alot of locations with data linies connected in same network.
    My job is mainly to ordre the linies from our ISPs
     
  7. QueenZen

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    I don't DO anything any longer least as far as rl *employment* goes, cuz hubby and I are, in theory *retired.* For now I play frisbee with my shelties when it is not so hot out in the yard, and I am tryin to get every room in the house repainted while I still can climb ladders and do it all. :)

    My gameplan as a younger person was to get my degree in Human Psychology couple with Art. You see I had planned to become either a social worker, or clinical psychologist for trouble kids. Oft a child whom is afraid or can not express the hell their lives have become for whatever reasons, in therapy may draw pictures to try to express themselves. Thus the combo art with human psych. Of course ya have to take it all with a grain of salt and surely be SURE you may be interpreting it all correctly too. Your main goal or hope is to try to help the child preschooler or teen and to help their family so that some things, do not get repeated when the child grows up and then does the same hurtful things done to or at them, to their OWN kids too.

    Then dealin with the govt. or state bureaucracy is also or can be a nightmare or even wrong in some instances. But ya hope to graduate and to be helpful to even one kid and their family, if ya can. But right before I was to graduate my campus went insane. Hard to study with too huge protests, other dorks burning the ROTC building, and the state and govt of USA calling out the National Guardsmen, and you are about 8 wks before graduating tryin to study for your finals, when all hell breaks lose.
    Self preservation took over, and even to this day the song created about my university and the times back then, still remains some odd Anthem, for my life changing entirely. Even to this day, years later every May, I remember what happend back then there. I will also admit Pychologically I am not fond of MOB MENTALITY in huge protests and will not be in huge crowds of protesters ever again EVER...cuz in due time order must be restored, when buildings get torched or order becomes chaos, and be it police or National Guardsmen something HAS to be done to restore order and law again..and if it goes that bizarre someone may end up shot or tear gased and personally I never wish to be in or around that sort of situations, EVER again, in my life.

    That song was "Four Dead in Ohio" my campus was Kent State, I was supposed to graduate that May of 1970. I split, self preservation took over.
    I went away, leaving Ohio, Kent State and my impending degree behind me, and entered a travel industry school.

    I was hired then to work as a res. agent, for the then large airline, called Braniff International Airlines in Dallas, Texas. I met this fellow in that airline travel industry school whom kept buggin me to marry him. :) After two and a half years of that, I finally said yes and married the guy. :) *still married to him* But that move, leaving Ohio and Kent State and my degree behind, forever changed my life. I worked for that airline married a guy working for another airline as a supervisor and international ticket agent. I worked next as a travel agent *back in Ohio* some time later. Got to tour Europe, Morocco and beyond.

    We still get our *non rev* space available for life flying privledges...which is why 'now' I think to let playing UO go for a rest, and just travel all over 'again', while I am still alive and kickin, first to visit our 3 grown kids, then wherever the mood may take me..non rev space available.
    I am used to ad libbing regarding my flyin anywhere after all these years. LOL

    I have worked years also in customer service, and nuttier years when I got jobs in dept. stores as Christmas help and they kept me there lots longer in places like Macy's Walmarts, Kmarts etc. even got to add pillows to my body one year and got to dress up to play Mrs. Santa Clause in one of those stores one Dec. lol I was amused.
    [I like doing nuttier humorous things] like the time I got to dress up as a vampire for a huge city run halloween haunted house..no pay but was fun for 3 wks. long. LOL

    As for helpin troubled kids and teens I have worked in Alateen, kids with drinking problems or their parents, I have worked with Youth for Understanding as one whom helps people and teens globe wide in their 1 yr. stints as foreign exchange students here and abroad to help in a peculiar way for folks to get to know or fathom folks in other nations and life beliefs, customs etc. .

    And did my stints as soccer coach, girlscouts boyscouts, football mom cheer leader mom, the ONLY mom that brung cookies to schools for the kids in classes, for holidays when schools allowed it, high school band mom and sunday school teacher paid even, for kids 2-5 yrs of age and 15-16 yr olds. So in my own non degreed way I have been there to help some few troubled kids along the way, and raised up 3 that each turned out to become productive grown adult citizens in their own right. Raising ye own is perhaps the hugest challenge we ever encounter and to have them turn out Aok even despite our own & their own faults too...is awesome if not some miracle.

    Ya didn't expect me to be BRIEF did ya ? LOL
    Now I have entertained the idea to be a Walmart door greeter for employment in me old age but was told I have to WAIT till I hit 65 for that job. I am not there yet. lol
    And I have thought to apply to be the masot for the RiverKings, local memphis^ desoto county miss., hockey games here...the idea to don a fat penquin outfit, to act silly, to get folks cheering is highly entertaining...cept having to be at ALL the games for the entire hockey season, is a bit more than I would 'want' to work. :)

    And with new web thingies, perhaps I will just become a DJ on my own radio station on the web soon as I maybe figure out how to DO that...so I can play only the GOOD STUFF, for us oldfolks to listen to, like old school heavy metal rock, and not this bs the radios play that they call music today !! lol
     
  8. QueenZen

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    *you begin to enter another dimension of space and time, you have entered the twilight zone,
    of Queen Zen, and her comic dream, *retirement* employment.

    Steppenwolf's 'Born to be wild' is blasting in the background, ya see a motorcycle reving up,
    and ye begin to see [the true nature of the rl human being] behind the chr. poster Queen Zen,
    whom dons her dusty iceskates and goes off to work,
    as her dream retirement job, 'in her dreams', as,
    the Retired RiverTHING mascot, for the RiverKings hockey team.

    That would be SOOO me, nowadays, if ever I could do this *job* !!


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  9. Touzoko

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    Very nice : )
     
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    I am a National Guard soldier, and city fire fighter.
     
  11. Touzoko

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    Both commendable applications sir!
     
  12. Critical Gaming

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    I'm a victim of extreme social anxiety. I can't communicate with anyone without almost having a panic attack. I'm obese, with diabetes. I currently work at petsmart and live with my widowed mother. I'm 34 years old, barely have the ambition to get out of my bed in the morning. I find peace in the fact that I will die rather soon. The only happiness worth mentioning I've experienced thus far in life is living through my online persona, which is a complete misrepresentation of what I am in real life.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the diabetes, but we all knew it was inevitable. Wait you are out of the basement and have a job. Why are you down on your luck? Thats much improved from last we spoke. Atleast you arent still telling everyone you live in the wash/baltimore area and living with some girl. What was that name you made up for her Julie? Than coming around here telling everyone you are the best mage eva! and how you would butt stomp everyone.
    Atleast you are outta that god Forsaken place you were for so long.
     
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    well, no matter who posts, not one persons life or character or mind is perfect. The world in as imperfect place, and so are we.

    Myself, well, I'm insane. Simply put. it isnt a question of what- its a question of how much. Like they say, there is a little bit of Monk in all of us.

    I find my time with the animals rewarding. Ive been married 4 times. Now, at 54 years old, i have a pen-pal from another country. she is almost a perfect half a world away. Can see thru me like glass, and reels me in whenever i start wandering into left field. I plan on visiting her this year, and hopefull might marry and bring her home, after enough paperwork to choke any boss in UO.

    Dont look forward to anything negative. We are, however blase or naive or dumb it sounds, we are all here for a reason. me, speey orkit, mogluk, kelmo, all of us. we hope, we dream, we want and plan. none of us are any different in what we want, and the differences in us complete us, not divide us.

    Imagine an orchestra composed just of drums. or trumpets, or woodwinds. It'd be booring. It is the combination of all of us together that makes a beautiful symphony.

    People can be mean, or small, or poor spirited. They can also be encouraging, enlightening, and helpful.

    Swallow the meat, and spit out the bones. And share the wonderful things that you know that no one else does, that can help and enlighten those of us willing to listen.

    I hope you take care of yourself, and continue to share what you are and what you know, that no one else does.
     
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    I'm a repo-man. You know when you don't pay your bills? I'm the guy who comes and takes yer stuff.
     
  16. Touzoko

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    Do you get dead aliens in the trunk like the movie?
     
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    I'm usually quite personal when it comes to what I do for a living. However, what the hell. I work for the UK MoD. I primarily work in the procurement and development of synthetic and simulation training. Can't really elude to more than that. Needless to say, my job restricts me from playing as often as I would like.

    I love UO and what it has become, even amongst all the corruption, bugs and exploits that have occurred over the years. I firmly stand in the clean zone.

    I run an honorable vendor outside the guard zone on the south coast of Zento and dearly hope people appreciate my services, although limited.

    Requests appreciated.
     
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    I've been retired for about a year now. I do work part time to get me out of the house and keep me on my feet as I gained nearly 30 pounds in the first 3 months that I tried the full retirement thing. GF works at home full time.. so getting out of the house a couple times a week also keeps us from killing each other. :)
     
  19. Noble Beast

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    Hmmm Well I did work @ an art center for our local community ie family & friends that I grew up with. Now that I am on bed rest & probably another 3-6 weeks before I can walk & not hobble, hehe; I am not sure what the future holds. I am reluctant to file a workers comp claim because we are a small non-profit. *ponders*
     
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    Honorably discharged US Marine, that as you can see from the pic to the left is a lowly graveyard security guard. Though i do that as it gives me my days free to take care of my 94 year old great grand mother. Hell she raised me its the least i can do for her.
     
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    I see nothing lowly about being a graveyard security guard. I WISH the cemetary that my parents were buried in, HAD security !! Last time I was in Ohio I went to my parents' sight, and it was on Veteran's Day.
    Some idiot took every American flag that was put at the vets' tombstones and tossed all the flags into trashbarrels at the cemetary. I was livid !
    I took a flag, back out of the trash and stuck it back, where my WW2 vet father was laid to rest.
    Then I noticed a huge tombstone set back in the 1700's for some infant twins that died back then, which had always had two angels on the top of it all ... was defaced and the angels wingless and busted. 1700s !! All those years it stood there with 2 twin angels atop it, one for each baby twin that died way back when was totally undestroyed...till the 1998 or so.

    Had they HAD a security guard there especially during night times, perhaps stupid acts of disrepect would not have prevailed !! sooooooooooo your job is important mister !!! :)
     
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    Aye alot of place should had someone watching the place. What i meant by lowly is the pay, I dont get payed much more then minimum wage and i have been with the company i work for now sense 2007. Hell i only make .50 cents more then the guys hired with no experience and just got there guard card /sigh.
     
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    Yeh many forms of employment keep tryin to hire any of us doing anything at the least amt. of cost
    till many Americans are grossly ...underpaid no matter what we are hired on as.

    But you being ex Marine, already with a security form of employment, can still have myriads of options available to ya, for YEARS to come yet. My brother is 2 yrs. younger than I am, he will hit 62 yrs old end of this month, still relatively healthy too, and he is all into all forms of security jobs and continually upgrading his own *resume* and skills. He has worked as security guards for huge, city held events/venues too, and in security at hotels and motels, car lots etc. even too, all over Calif. and Nevada both. He has his gun licenses and skills endlessly, upping those too skills education etc. as he can afford doing so, he worked in security also for airports and TSA, too, etc. etc.
    Depending on your own aspirations, age, and so forth you can be in *security* for the rest of ye life span, doing all sorts of different security employments some higher some lower in pay, but lots of options in security employments, for ya in decades to come ! :)
     
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    If ya are working at Petsmart, pet owners, their pets, probably all come in there to shop or get pets groomed whatevers. Ya could use ye job, to help ya overcome many forms, of extreme social anxiety. :)
    Folks come in for their pets, even with their pets, and these are great moments to interact with the animals and their human owners. A dog or cat could care less how any of us humans look, they just want to be calmed and loved, and their shopping owners just want some customer service. :)

    I used to be a very shy kid once upon a time, till I discovered HUMOR is the wrecking ball that can break down myriads of walls people toss up to protect themselves or our own selves, walls come tumbling down if ya get folks to giggle or laugh not AT ya but with ya over some silly things we say or do that makes THEM feel comfortable, so unless their panties are in some perma wad their own selves, or they have NO humor at all, we can discover that other, people are just people and humor provides us all, with something we all can use or need, breaking down barriers, making friends, making folks feel *safer* around us and us with them, & so forth, to just able to fear free, just be themselves !
    I went from the shy kid that folks avoided, to being voted *class clown* of 878 1966 fellow high school graduates.
    I do not have any *cure* for ya, but to say...social anxiety can be overcome, breaking down humans walls your own and their own walls too, one bit of laughter at a time ! *yes I majored in Human Psych.* :)

    And I AM 64, so you half my age, do not give up, so young, no matter what your health issues may be,
    34 is TOO YOUNG to feel you are somehow, all done with living life or that it is time to *check out* so soon !
    May ya laugh more, to try to live on ward to become, as OLD as dirt, or old as me and still keep on kickin
    till your heart quits on tickin' !
     
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    LOL I still can remember the repo truck taking my youngest daughter's car away cuz she was airheadedly 3 mos. behind on payin her bank. Course what does her decent father do, but bail her out paid off the bank the repo man and all that to the tune of 10 k $ nearly...and it is still in our will that kid still owes us 9k....so when we rl croak, baby girl is gonna be repo'd one final time...she gonna get 9 k less than her siblings !! :) Mean yes, but she never paid her daddy back but 1k then forgot, now yrs. later that she 'still owes dad 9k more !!!
    Not like WE are made of money ya know !! The other kids always paid us back if we bailed them out of debts.
     
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    I was a very happy mortgage broker for about 8 years, I went from the smallest office (barely bigger than a closet) the the biggest office in the building. Life was great then when real estate went south so did I. Now i'm contracting for comcast and hanging gutters. I know right...aint life a kick in the a**!
     
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    *hires Cheapsuit* We need all our gutters and shutters replaced ! :) Had some stupid southern bush weed thing that we forgot/didnt bother to keep trimming down, in the heat down here, that grew right on up to the gutters and literally grew fat and pulled the gutters, away from the eaves, & OFF their mounts. No idea what that all, is gonna cost us to replace all our gutters and downspouts !
     
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    whole heartedly agree
     
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    I worked temporarily for comcast up north, as a disconnect guy. I hated it. People who were struggling, trying to make ends meet- not all were people just not wanting to pay. I recall an old woman, who had palsy so bad she could barely sign her name. I had to disconnect her. WTH- her phone and TV were probably her only link to life. If I could have paid her bill myself I would have. That was about my last job for them.
    We do what we have to do to pay our bills and support our families. Any job is better than no job, and there isnt any shame in any of them.
    Your character tickles me- I'd like to say I was glad to see you return. Looking forward to getting backstabbed by you in the near future lol
     
  30. The Cheapsuit

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    Yeah I can understand the situation with the elderly woman but I always liked how they're head pops out the door once you disconnect them. :)
    For some reason I swear I remember owing you a million or something like that from the last time I played. Maybe for a keg of parasitic poison or something?
     
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    Its been so long, I simply dont recall. But if you feel the need to throw a mil my way, look for me when Im on- i wont refuse lol
     
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    I'm a professional musician and college professor. I'm basically self-employed, and my schedule changes all the time. That's why I haven't been able to report on a single thing in the past three years.