WHAT DOES FIT DO FOR LIVING THREAD

I'm currently working as a industrial manufacturing engineer but I'm interested in changing to data analysis since it would give me the chance to work from home and dedicate more time to fitness and pays more.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pilot for a small 135 charter. Flying the well to do around is pretty legit.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds neat, is it time demanding?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hey man are there any restrictions for becoming a pilot? Because I'm 6 foot 6 (198.5) and want to do that shit.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Different pilot here, at the airlines instead of corporate. Plenty of medical restrictions, but height isn’t one. That said, you’ll definitely be uncomfortable during your training and some smaller private jets may be jobs you wish to avoid.

        If you’re really interested in the career but curious about making it medically, look up “FAA Class 1 Medical”. You can research it yourself or just go pay $150 and see if you pass it.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >go pay $150 and see if you pass it.
          Don’t do this because if you do not pass straight away it will even affect being able to get a PPL.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    NEET God reporting in, mommy cooks home cooked IST meals every single day while I just focus on lifting weights and helping around the house

    life is great

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      English teacher and freelance proofreader/editor.

      You should find something productive to do with your time. Doubt you lift 30+ hours a week.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm on my final year of high school and still don't know what career I want. Any advice?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Evaluate your abilities and choose a career path that is going to preserve in time and is profitable, there are jobs that will be needed for the basic operation of civilization so that gives you an idea, STEM are usually good investments as long as you can communicate ideas too and you can profit using your technical knowledge, but that also applies for almost any proffesion so tldr: be good at something and be good at communicating your knowledge as well

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Something that has room to grow or a valuable skill. Something that isn't so incompatible with your skills and personality they you'll have a mental breakdown.
      Trades are great.
      There's Job Corps if you're an American.
      IT jobs are pretty lucrative so you could look into that.
      You could become a trucker.
      I would say the military but you'd have to get the clot shot for the meme flu and risk being crippled for life like one of my family members.
      Don't go to uni unless it's for a specific career like Lawyer or Doctor.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        This. Don't go to uni to study some meme shit degree, learns something real and build a good network

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      ignore everybody who says stem its actually just comp sci or comp sci adjacent degrees, these are the last truly good careers and only if you are in usa or can easily immigrate to usa

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        pretty much this. The only 'science' jobs
        >require a PhD to get beyond junior level in industry
        >are paid relatively poorly for the education investment
        >you'll never get a permanent academic position if that's what you're aiming for, even working 100 hours/week in postgrad/postdoc and having a strong network doesn't guarantee this
        >Engineering pays better (e.g. chemical engineering vs chemistry)
        >the only really useful skill you'll learn is coding but that's not enough in itself to get a job using it - you'll need to do some hobby projects or be female/trans
        >finance is an option with STEM, but that's mainly the comp sci, maths, physics and engineering, and again that's mainly programming. The good people work in tech nowadays anyway

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          yeah exactly. "stem" is a meme. it's actually just tech jobs. studying biology or something is just a waste of time even though it's incredibly hard. even chemistry doesn't really have jobs. math is only useful if you can turn it into a tech job or finance, which isn't always the case. it's really just tech jobs. even in engineering it can be hard to get a good job. just tech. so comp sci.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's a guy on youtube called Aaron Clarey and he talks about this sort of thing ad nauseum. Yeah, he's a gen-x "get off my lawn" type, but his advice is solid if you can get past his rudeness. Buy his books if you don't want to watch his vids and they're on amazon.
      Generally, try out different trades if you can. Programming, carpentry, plumbing etc because those will get you paid and you don't need a college degree for them (+no ass-kissing necessary). If you do go to college then it better be for something worthwhile, Nursing, accounting, computer sci etc pay the most and don't require 6+ years of schooling to make good money. You REALLY don't want to spend that long in school unless you're okay with trading in your youth (the most productive years of your life) for the degree. Your number 1 goal when your young should be to work hard and get paid, no exceptions. Get enough money for a down payment on a 2 bedroom condo. Why a condo? Because they're the most affordable housing you can buy and appreciate in value, also because you can make money from renting the spare room if you'd like. Homeownership > renting.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same here. I'm thinking about joining the chair force (lol) and taking advantage of "free college" and other benefits. Thinking about joining as an officer, (IT) doing my 4 years and quitting

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      plumbing/electrician

      anything else is a waste of time and money

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        pigeonholing people into one profession will drive down wages anon. We can't all be tradesmen and they aren't nearly as powerful as people make them out to be here. "Trades are best" and "University it shit" are both hyperbolic doomer memes

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I make more money than any college grad I know besides my parents, and I can do all the expensive shit to my house on my own. The only downside is the cancer

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This anon is right. I enjoy the job security, it's nice knowing only 70k people out of the 30 million in my state can legally do my job.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      One advice i give is don't fall for the "i don't study for money" shit. Yes, money isn't everything but you will need if you want to live a peaceful life. I've studied math, i liked a lot, but now i can't a job, my last wage was about $100 as salesman. I had good grades, but people don't care about that.
      >tl;dr
      Get something that you like and give you money.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty sure maths can get you an extremely well paying job in analytics are as an actuary m8

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      try everything in college since youre basically being subsidized to dick around for 4 years. see what you like. by your junior year when you need internships, start to think about where your interests align with the local industry and with what makes money. you can literally draw this on a piece of paper. and then begin to explore those things, see if you like them and can put in the work to be good at them. review, iterate, repeat until you land somewhere where you feel good. get support along the way from smart people. be open to advice.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      don't fall for the trades meme and just jump right in to some field you have no knowledge/experience in, the kids who were working with their dads since they were five or have been apprenticing/helping since they were in hs will always be steps ahead of you. if you do that shit find a field where that isn't a thing and everyone starts on a level playing field. the most important shit to do in college is develop real life/business skills ie networking, social interaction, general business knowledge, etc and get the best grades possible. "having fun" in college is retarded shit, you can get shitfaced on your own time once you're successful.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        disagree. Fun is definitely allowed and is encouraged as it develops personality which makes a huge difference when looking for a place to work. Just don't overdo it

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Whatever it is, skip university. You can get an entry level It support role and by the time COMPSCI grads leave university you are going to be making 50k a year or more if you put the work in for certifications

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Wow, 50k. That's a lot!

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It is a lot considering any IT also probably offers tuition assistance for employees that have been working there for a couple of years.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Its a lot for someone at age 20 with no degree. People graduating will get that at age 24 or so.

          What exactly do you do as a dispatch IT engineer?

          I visit clients and fix their IT issues. I'm specialising in hybrid cloud environments so its often just going to an office, using their admin creds to fix whatever issue they're having.
          Last month I managed Bloombergs APAC region device compliance policies, this week I was at Deutsche Bank for an issue I can't explain on 4ch.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you enjoy math/physics -> engineering. If you like hands-on and don’t mind working in the same industry forever -> mechanical/aerospace/chemical/etc. if you want something with scalability do something like electrical, comp Eng or comp sci.

      If you enjoy humanities and are competitive -> philosophy/poli sci and then law. If not competitive then international relations and then pursue non-profit NGO work.

      If you enjoy biology -> premed then doctor.

      If you think you can make it by on networking alone -> economic/business.

      Don’t go to college if you’re doing something like journalism or communications.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically Oil & Gas. Everyone fell for the oil dead meme and now the boomers are starting to give up their spots. I’m 26 and am on course to gross $400k this year. Oil ain’t going nowhere. Show interest in the industry and reach out to some big outfits. They’re always hungry to sponsor young guys for school if you agree to work for them once you graduate. I didn’t take that exact route, but it’s certainly a reality

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That sounds fucking amazing if you ask me, but how time demanding it's the actual job? In my head a lot of the +300k jobs are an all day activity

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lol you got that right. I work 12 hour shifts about 27 days in a month. Maybe 9 months of the year. There’s tons of down time and the job is easy as fuck. I’m a wellsite geologist for reference. It’s a young man’s game. Put the time in, make a million or two, then move on with your with life

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Two words: gay fetish porn

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    ER nurse

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      gay or woman?

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    stay at home husband to a consultant wife who makes 7 figs, its the dream boys

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >my wife is out probably getting railed by her boss while I make cookies at home

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >her boss is a balding manlet pajeet and I am white

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fukken nice if true

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Work for a moving company

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Campground maintenance. I've worked in campgrounds for about 6 years now, the last two being maintenance. It's fun if you enjoy being a handyman and being in the outdoors. Money is decent for where I'm at but half the reason why I'm still doing it is just being able to be in the outdoors.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just got back from a camping trip and wished I had talked to the guy working the sentry booth. How'd you get your job? Is it with the county park?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Federal. Normally you need to know somebody to help get your foot in the door. Started as front desk/house cleaner, then did campground security/park ranger stuff for four years. Became really close with the head of maintenance and he helped me get a spot under him when covid started and they were talking about doing budget cuts and I was gonna lose my job unless I became maintenance since they needed bodies. All campgrounds and parks etc are pretty much the same way with how they run. Whoever runs them though the politics definitely vary vastly. If you're a scIST it's a great job field.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Insurance salesman

    I'm fucking miserable

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    neet

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Psychiatric nurse practitioner

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      work at a gym, even though i have a useless college degree kek. working in a gym is comfy, I like interacting with people all day, too bad the pay is shit. Been looking for other social, semiactive jobs where I can interact with people and that pay decent. Not a big list. Any ideas?

      Been considering smth like nursing for a while

      how do you like it

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I can help people and it’s rewarding

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think I remember seeing you post that you have the most IST career because you wrestle crazy people for a living.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        As a RN I did. It’s not really the most IST career but having some size and strength helps keep everyone in the unit safe

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drug Dealer

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice, what do you sell?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Got Purp, got Kush, got pills, got white. In the trap all night with the hard and the soft

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I used to trap back in the day, but I was never close to the supply for harder shit. Had a hook-up for weed and acid, but we drifted apart. Now I just grow mushrooms lol

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Marine construction, specifically piers, boathouses and bulkheads.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Still have another year of uni and I'm 22 turning 23 this year. No internships.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would never do an internship. Work for free for “experience?” Just find a job and make money.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stone mason

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      based fellow tradesman

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        King shit

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thoracic surgery ICU nurse

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Help Desk for a mid level size corpo. Pay is ok but the free time and freedom to do my job how I see fit is legit wonderful. I messed up my early years working here fucking around on youtube or forums wasting time. Now I use the time to work on online courses, read and study a language.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also have plenty of free time when I'm at the night shift, also dealing with losing time rn, how did you overcome that?

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Concierge at a luxury condo in NYC. It's a total bullshit job.
    I exist to make millionaires feel good about themselves. I also could be replaced by a computer easily.
    Still the job is comfy and Christmas tips are insane. Got $8.5k last year in tips. Tenants are pretty cool too, especially the finance chads.
    Leaving very soon to focus on school, got a different part time gig lined up

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    union plumber

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Landscaper (white)
    Was always IST but my traps have gotten noticeably stronger from carrying wheelbarrows of stone/loam/mulch so often. Also I do easily a few hundred squats a day picking up sticks, weeding etc, not that that helped strengthwise but I can tell my muscular endurance is much better. Get loads of sunshine and get to work on beautiful million dollar properties. Only downside is having to sometimes work in shitty weather and not much space to make more money unless I start my own business. I’m content with a very low stress job and $20 an hour which is more than enough to support my humble lifestyle. Feels good bros

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any govt bros here?
    Graduating with a chem PhD very soon and need to look for jobs, but in America the only companies that will pay a living wage are either in the Boston, San Diego or Seattle region. Not really looking to move to a city and much rather work for the FDA/EPA/USDA if possible at a local branch in Appalachia.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    UPS bro
    Don't recommend trades tbh, the wear and tear on your body is not worth it for most. I got stuck in my job and am lookin for a way out.

    Blue collar jobs tend to lead to drinking/bad relationships/people you don't want to be around generally. Not true 100% of the time but more likely than a "normal" job.

    I'd die in an office though, always felt like a rat in a cage in any office job watching the clock tick.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Working for UPS isn't a trade you bitch bro

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Private contractor. Shooting at sand morons is fun

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, do you have some kino footage to share?

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Accountant from Beanland, working for Canucks
    Accounting in general is okay. Never exciting but unless you're fucking terrible at your job you should never end up without work.
    Good for money but you'll quickly realize your job isn't your life if you haven't already.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can think of 4 countries that would be called "beanland"
      What do you mean?

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Middle grade teacher, on the front line against the collapse of western civilization

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      English teacher and freelance proofreader/editor.

      You should find something productive to do with your time. Doubt you lift 30+ hours a week.

      based teacher bros, im in uni to get my BA and hopefully teach high school history.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fellow historian I wish you the best. High school is the best choice, middle school kids became feral after the coof lockdown, hoping to move there in a couple of years.

        what subject?

        Literature, grammar, history and geography

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dunno about seppostan but the history syllabus here (ausfailia) is extremely poz. Commerce is comfy though.
        >t. Trained history, noped and now do com and biz

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice, groomers.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      what subject?

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Accountant

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do Competitive Intelligence for one of the main Defense companies out there
    Basically industrial espionage through semi-legal ways and channels

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Badass, any strict SOPs you have to follow to skirt laws?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not so much SOPs, it's rather strict boundaries that i'm "theoretically" not allowed to cross when gathering intel such as using fake credentials or identities, intrusions, shit like that
        The rest is fair game. But then again it's all fair game unless you get caught i guess

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >it's all fair game unless you get caught I guess.

          Same in my line of work also. Yet, there aren't too many reasons for it unless the situation is dire then all bets are off.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How close have you come to being caught for espionage in the past?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm young and still relatively new to the industry so not that close but i've heard stories from seniors who've since moved up the ranks. Apparently they used to give much fewer fucks than we do now and some methods while on "business trips" used to be pretty aggressive, think stealing documents from the office of a foreign business partner regarding a market segment we were competing on while the business trip was to collaborate on a totally different business venture.

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Electrician but I currently work in an office

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    working in an office in japan in a progressive department so less of the usual downsides of japanese companies. no overtime, no micromanaging, etc. only downside is i make $10 an hour

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus, bro, I make 18/hr working at whole foods... those japs are ripping you off

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah i made $14 at a grocery store before coming here. only plus is that i’m getting experience relevant to my degree and i get 2 bonuses a year. also im getting promoted soon and expect to get a substantial raise, i’ve mostly been training up to this point. but still it’ll never be as much as the same job in the US and i plan to move back eventually

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't it make more sense to do your training in a country where their native currency is worth more than the USD?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            i chose japan because i speak the language and my wife is here. if i was prioritizing my career i probably would not have come here, but i’m happier here. not really looking forward to moving back, the low crime and social cohesion is nice

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Steelworker, my specific job keeps me super fit

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Framing carpenter. Everyone at work under 30-40 are in great shape unless they are lazy/eat

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    FAGMAN software engineer.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do you live through the Diversity & Inclusion garbage and not immediately go postal on everyone there.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but also an engineer, in a different industry. The diversity & inclusion garbage is somebody giving a 30-minute Powerpoint on a conference call, once a year. In practice, it's easier to tune it out than to interject with crime statistics.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The diversity & inclusion garbage is somebody giving a 30-minute Powerpoint on a conference call, once a year. In practice, it's easier to tune it out than to interject with crime statistics.
          True, it's the same for my work, but FAGMAN takes it leagues further. Are you an engineer in FAGMAN but with a non-software discipline?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, completely different. We design buildings. The industry is mostly moderate conservatives, who are not interested in D&I but not radically opposed to it either.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I decline all DEI meeting invites and then script my way through web portal trainings. So far, no consequences, 7 years running.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          What tools do you use to automate web portal and other website actions? I've been curious how that's done. Do you just have the scripts look at the inspect element code?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Headless browsers, with scripts that wait for elements to appear on the page, click, navigate, etc. Look up webdriver, lots of implementations to choose from for lots of different languages.

            The web trainings at my company don't punish you for wrong answers so its easy to bruteforce through question sets. My company is also the most productivity focused in the acronym, so I can get out of DEI by saying, dude I'm fucking busy meeting your yearly goals, don't bother me with secondary shit.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What’s the M and second A? If M is meta, why keep the F?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        F = Facebook
        A = Amazon
        G = Google
        M = Microsoft
        A = Apple
        N = Netflix
        Please don't tell me you think Windows is the company name anon

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          is this book actually worth reading
          t. trying to learn2code

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It is but it is introductory to CS(as a field of applied mathematics) and not for learning 2 code

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Microsoft. There are many new acronyms since meta renamed, but none are as fun or as accurate as FAGMAN.

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Right now I import Apple products from the US and sell them in my country. I also study computer science and I'm looking for software development jobs.

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Field Service Technician. I install/repair computer tech in the service industry. Mix of IT and labor. I'll crawl around and climb things on occasion (like running network cabling). One downside is in-person tech support can be quite the pain.

    Would like to go back to school again become an R&D engineer though, I.T. isn't that challenging anymore.

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What can I do for work if I'm legally mentally challenged? My English level is grade 8 at most and I never completed highschool. I don't even drive. I'm 33 years old.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Collect gibs

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can still work on gibs in my country.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is this a joke?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, you all seem like you have high paying careers. I want to succeed too.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well you seem fairly articulate for a retarded man. I hoep you're not trolling me because I actually really feel for you. I also want to be successful. I am an apprentice in a trade where once you get your master license you can make well over $100k/year. But right now I only get $18/hr to do backbreaking labor in the elements 50 hours a week.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sounds like you're going to make it and be a master tradesman. That's awesome anon.

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I work in data analysis. I got a doctorate for it because I love it so much.

  36. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hvac install. Change those filters boyz

  37. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Data analyst

    I make good money sitting on my ass at home posting on IST while occasionally working tickets.

    I primarily started lifting because this sedentary lifestyle was causing me to get fat and start getting back pain.

  38. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Part-time grave shift security guard while going to college for comp sci. College feels like a waste of time right now because of how much I can learn about programming online, but I can study for shit on the job so I'll just get my piece of paper after 4 years anyway.

  39. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wagie warehouse worker

  40. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Professional Private Investigator. I charge 100s of dollars an HOUR just to take photos of losers.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love the candid way people describe their jobs on IST.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How would I get into this profession? Sounds fun

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        step 1: lie on the internet

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anyone can be a private investigator where I live. You just take a course and have no criminal convictions. Congrats, you're a PI.

  41. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Halfway through getting my MS in Entomology but I'm funded so I guess it's a job, hoping to do some state level USDA shit. Might do a PhD just for the sake of saying "well, i'm a doctor..." whenever my friends mention being sick

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Entomology
      Can you keep those mouthless moths alive artificially long by feeding nutrients into them?

      Always boggled my mind that some moths, as soon as they leave the cocoon, basically just fuck and then starve to death.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I work with ants, but good question. What else is there to adulthood if not sex and death anyway.

  42. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i subsist off of the kinetic power i generate from being gay

  43. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    im a metamate

  44. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    KFC wagie.

  45. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Right now I work at a Whole Foods, but I was considering going to back to school to either finish a degree in biology or start a new career path in to psychology; I haven't decided yet.

  46. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    HVAC service technician

    Lot of hours and pay is good but have no time for anything else other than lifting

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Join install, brother. Easier schedule less tedious shit

  47. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    CNC operator
    If things go bad, the small airport is hiring at higher pay, but I wanna stick with my current company for a while longer. I'll ask boss man for a raise, and if they've approved my conceal carry yet.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fellow CNC operator here. I mostly do button pushing and setups, but I also recently finished a CNC QA course so I am also helping the measurements guy with the basics. Pay is a little low, though I don't mind since I got an upcoming raise and I want to eventually go-to uni for engineering so I also get some experience during the work.
      I find it really soothing not working in retail and at my own pace and I have plenty of time to plan my actions or shitpost here on shifts.

  48. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    the government pays me to be crazy

  49. 3 months ago
    Giddy

    I do home remodeling and repair.

  50. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Waiter
    it fucking sucks
    the money is decent
    I hate people

  51. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m a janitor
    Used to work in sales but the stress and growing hatred for humanity was killing me
    Happy is a subjective term anyways

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm curious about janitor. Are the chemicals bad? What do you do when your boss yells at you for not cleaning 'good enough'? I used to mop hotel floors and they would bitch at me for not mopping harder. Whatever the fuck that means. I mopped plenty hard.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        NTA, but I've been a janitor at multiple places throughout the years, and it really depends on where you work; right now I'm a cleaner at Whole Foods, and all the chemicals they use there have to be green because that's the brand marketing. I have never been reprimanded by anyone who works in store team leadership for "not mopping hard enough" or any such nonsense; as long as I'm doing my job, and they're observing my doing my job, and doing it to completion, they leave me completely alone.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t have a boss since my manager quit earlier this year. The work is incredibly easy, I clean at my own pace and listen to music all day. Leaves me stress free to go home and work on my hobbies.
        The pay sucks, you see some disgusting stuff, but you are never expected to be a “problem solver” like in most other jobs. You can just act slow or come to work stoned on busy days to keep up the image of a stupid laborer and keep expectations low.
        The chemicals are probably poison for you but I wear gloves at least. Peroxide, ammonia, chlorine mostly.
        On another plus side I walk anywhere from 5 to 20 miles a day so that’s cool.
        Oh and lots of Hispanic coworkers. I’m the only white guy in my department and very few of them speak any English

  52. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cleaner and part time groundsman whilst I retrain for the army after my running injury

  53. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dispatch IT engineer. Get to see most of my city and half my day is spent on public transport rather than working.
    Still I'd rather have some stability in my role.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What exactly do you do as a dispatch IT engineer?

  54. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a sales rep that delivers and orders specifically for redbull. I go to accounts such as a city's local Fred meyer, Walmart, or Albertsons and convince the assholes receivers that obvs hate their jobs to allow me to deliver as many cases of redbull as possible. I am provided a company Redbull van that gets waved down by 100 retards a day that think I'll just give out free samples. I work on average 10 hours a day and it's a pretty lax job besides a deadline I have to make 8 hours to deliver to all my accounts. It's gas money not coming out of my pocket btw

  55. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    investment banker

    few months in and regretting it deeply

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What bank? I tried to do IB but I didnt go to top tier school so I knew I wouldnt make it lol

  56. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a Walmart Team Lead in their digital delivery department. Basically, I'm a tard wrangler.

  57. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shop moron for a company that rebuilds miner parts.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I work for a moron mining company

  58. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I drive a forklift, some times a front end loader all day at a plywood production facility. I live in the middle of nowhere and the pay is very good for the area. I don't consider it "work" as I listen to lectures, audio books and podcasts all day. It's also 4 days on, 4 days off so I do a four day PUSH, PULL, LEGS, Cardio+Core 4day split.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's also 4 days on, 4 days off
      How???

  59. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Similar. I majored in computer science but have been transitioning to data.

    It’s more exciting work than systems. Currently getting a master’s in data. I hope to be able to do 1/2/3/4 by the time I finished. Currently at 0.8/2/2.4/3 right now.

  60. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How did you guys graduate university? It seems very hard!
    Are your tests all written essays? Multiple Choice?

  61. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it too late to get a career? I'm 35 and have only made $20,000 a year working monkey jobs. I may be retarded.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get basic IT certs like comptia+ and you'll start at higher than that in a remote role anon.
      Never too late, if they ask why you're reskilling just say an injury at work caused you to look for a sit down role

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is it too late to get a career?
      why would it be. this is like asking if you're too old to be jacking off

  62. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Psychiatrist. I work in an inpatient psych ward. 1 week on and 1 week off, plenty off time for lifting and hobbies.

  63. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    (Tax) Attorney
    I just graduated and took the bar exam, so no big career advice, as I’m just getting my foot in the door, other than if you go to law school buy quimbee gold and use Themis for bar prep. Tax isn’t that bad, though, low competition, high wage, just not the most glamorous job ever.

  64. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lawyer at a huge firm, NYC. Mostly doing corporate defense work. The hours are super unpredictable but we have a gym in the office which is pretty comfy. Since the pandemic started they haven’t really cared when you show up, so I tend to run in the morning and come in around 10:30

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is Law worth going into if your goal is to become a Judge so the legal system less anti-American?

      I'd really rather not see any people spend life in prison because they shot Jamal dead after he tried to stabbing them to death.

  65. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wastewater Engineering Designer
    >Pump stations all over the place that move your shit uphill, literally
    >Our company works 99% for the government to redesign and upgrade existing stations
    >Salary 65k, WFH, full bennies, 200$/yr fitness stipend I can blow on gym equipment for my home gym
    >Most of the job is copy paste basic designs with a few site specific modifications to make it easier for the maintenance crew
    >Meetings, spreadsheets, memos, boring office bullshit and boilerplate documents
    >Every once in awhile I'm called out to site to either speak with clients or ride contractors ass because they're doing a shit job at building our design
    Fun job

  66. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Firefighter in aus
    Pay is good
    Work is fun and varied
    Work 2 days in 8 on 24hr shifts
    Lots of downtime, have gym, bed etc at station
    Pretty much unemployable if I had to leave this job

  67. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Was a surveyor for 6 months. Currently an architectural draftsman. Office life is pretty comfy, I don't miss being a surveyor, but I'm oddly proud of the work I did over there.

  68. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this the daily fit job/career thread where everyone on this IST board is a doctor, lawyer, programmer, or engineer, and always very rich? and even if they arent one of those 4 careers, they are always making tons of money in whatever field they're in?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stop seething and read the thread asshole.

  69. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >another fit thread where everyone has the smartest, hardest, highest paid jobs
    yup checks out

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't you post about being a jerking of NEET or McDonald's employee to even the playing field?

  70. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >top grades and classes in middle school and high school yet and no ambition or drive for anything
    >parents force me to go to college because "it's what you do"
    >struggle thru as mental health goes off a cliff
    >waste entire 20s at dead end job, now 30 with nothing to show for my life
    >completely despondent over what I have done, yet still have zero ambition or drive or interests of what do even do job-wise, or really for anything at all in life
    >even if I want to better myself career-wise, I have no clue where to even go because I don't like anything adn view myself as a complete useless mouthbreathing retard because that's what I am
    >just completely miserable from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep
    If my overachieving teenage self would have seen how I ended up he would have killed himself the night of high school graduation and my life would have been so much better than these following 12 years of misery.

  71. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do you even get into programming if not for computer science? I'm thinking about doing a comp sci degree online over 5 years part time while i still work, good or bad idea?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      the point of online diploma mills is that you can get them done quickly, it should only take two years

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not sure how to find legitimate ones in the UK without being scammed

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What do you currently work in?
      I've got an econ degree and learned programming from interests + elective econometrics classes. And upon entering the labour market I've found that being a skill set halfbreed that understands two things, finance & programming, makes you damn well paid. Better paid than the pure software engineer friends I have. (Relative to time since graduation).

      So if possible don't try to switch to pure code monkey jobs but something that combines your current skillet from present job with a bit of coding. Will lead to more money.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Funnily enough I was going to do an Econ degree, how long did it take you? If I did one I would graduate aged 31

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Took me six years, finance bachelor's and then graduate with masters at 27.

          If you want money and are at least slightly autistic I'd recommend leaning into econometrics classes. They're about statistical modeling for estimation, aka programming in R (and sometimes other shit like math lab or Stata, but R&python are by far the sexiest on job market).
          Understanding the books and the bits can be very lucrative.

  72. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    im studying mathematics full time right now. might get into data but i kinda wanna into academia.

  73. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a dentalfag. I save up 90% of what I earn and buy out and rent apartments in order to retire by 50.

  74. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a software engineer/system architect/project manager/scrum master/whatever in a consulting company. It varies a bit depending on the project I'm currently doing.

  75. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Business intelligence engineer at a health insurance company. Make just shy of six figures to write SQL queries and build dashboards. The company has let us work from home since the China virus so I can take breaks to go liftan or go to the pool or eat or whatever whenever I want. My coworkers are pretty great and the culture is laid back, very few deadlines and low stress.

    Pretty sweet gig but still no gf 🙁

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