What do Geeks do all day?
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I was recently reminded of the classic book by Richard Scarry, "What do people do all day?" (I won't even call it a classic children's book; it's just a classic book, period). In fact, a few years ago I came across a first edition of it in a used book store, in excellent condition, and the owner told me it was not for sale.

In any case, it got me wondering: what DO geeks do all day? I'm just curious and, of course, this is voluntary. To put this question in the broadest way: what do you do away from the 'Geek that you call your "job" or "work".

P.S.: If a similiar geeklist has already been created, please let me know.
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You want interesting? You want unique? I am a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in the rehabilitation of disorders of swallowing. Yes, swallowing. Like, as in food.

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I'm the public relations manager for an arts funding agency...which means I basically get paid to write and talk about art (including music,literature, etc. as well as visual art.) I've never had to deal with any game art, though...
 
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More aptly for me, what do Geeks do all night? Currently work for Social Care and Health part-time, full time Philosophy student.

Being an ill-motivated arts student, I spend my daytime lurking here, leaving it until night to write essays from scratch mere hours before hand-in deadline.

Current progress report:
Current time:3.13am
1000 words remaining.
Deadline:12 noon tomorrow.

 
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Work for the Cable Industry. In Client Services. Absolute dead end of a job. Nobody where I work games.
 
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I'm a composer. I write music for many purposes and venues, though all of it is "art" music of one kind or another.

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Soon I'll be job hunting for a university position, but "composer" will always be my job description. So long as it's what I primarily do, I think that's fair.
 
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It should be Ink since it looks like a tube of copier toner.

I am a direct business to business sales rep for Oce'/Imagistics. Oce' just bought Imagistics.

Combined we manufacture and/or source for the best and deepest range of digital devices that put ink or toner on paper. Black & White or Color, cut sheet or roll-fed up to 36" wide for the office or extreme high volume production work involving vriable information printing.

Odds are your credit card bills for your game purchases was printed on an Oce' device.

Oce' is a Dutch company based out of Venlo. Any Dutch game geeks out there?

John

 
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I work in a quarry that specialises in sand & gravel. We also make concrete. I get to drive a Front End Loader, and I'm learning how to operate big heavy machines. It totally rocks. (No pun intended.)
 
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I work in the tax department for a real estate investment company, making sure that all payments and forms are in on time and all correct. A variety of other admin stuff, but the big one is, of course, avoiding an audit.
 
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Project Manager for BAE SYSTEMS group treasury in Farnborough, England. I managed to escape the dealing room after 15 years and move at least 2 yards away....
 
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118. Board Game: Tele-Fun [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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I travel around the world teaching operation an maintenance of telecom networks.
 
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Printer

I run a printing press at a print shop. A two-color press. Close registration quality work. Not a newspaper press.

I'm a printer like Ben Franklin or that guy who translated Martin Luther's 98 theses from Latin into German and printed up a bunch of 'em and caused that whole Reformation thing.
 
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I'm a maths and physics teacher.
 
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I'm the Animation Technician at the University of Sunderland (UK), which sounds more exciting than it is. I look after all of the resources and assist the academics and some 105ish students.
 
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