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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    You start selling your music gear and agree to $50 shoots to survive. :o
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    I'm doing 12 hour days and 6/7 day weeks at work. Money is rolling in. Then it's all going to tuition :wtc:
     
  3. aCab

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    I had to come home for xmas break or I'd be working too. :wtc: Can't wait for summer. I'm taking 21 hours this semester though. :coolugh:
     
  4. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Ahh, sucks. I need a better job during school though, something at a desk where I do little to no work with no supervision. Gotta get paid while doing homework.
     
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    Getting paid well at a job that gives you time to do HW is pretty rare to find. You can either make a lot where you do a lot of work, or do a little where you end up doing shit. :o
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Meh, even if it's min wage I don't give a fuck. I need spending money and time to do homework.
     
  7. 1.8

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    I need to find out a way to make money doing photography... No idea where to start...
     
  8. Keegan

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    :ugh:
    Tell me about it...
     
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    the irony is you think you'll be set once you get your degree :mamoru:
     
  10. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i'm working for peanuts in a field that should pay pretty good. but now that i've got 5yrs experience under my belt, i'm looking for a new job. anyone in the kc area know of a web developer or some sort of a computer job that pays good? :x:
     
  11. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Nope. I know it'll be worse, but at least the money will (after paying off the loans) go towards myself.
     
  12. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    Wish I could help. I had to bail out and find a new job. Company just got sold (National City Bank). C# web dev jobs aren't too bad here in Cleveland. Not a thing going on with PHP though (and expect a $10k pay cut from the same C# gig). I haven't looked at Java or some of the other flavors.

    I've been looking to relocate. I guess I will stay out of KC.
     
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    Astro Code Monkey

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    Here's some ideas that got me part way through school:

    2nd shift. I worked full time and 2nd shift, for me, had a couple benefits. I could take classes during the day. More importantly, I could either get my work done quickly and work on homework at the end of the shift, or there wouldn't be much work involved and still have time for homework. Plus, there usually isn't a lot of people around doing 2nd shift so it is easier to get away with homework.

    I ended up selling my soul and worked a tech help desk for a couple years. I hated many minutes of it, but it did allow me to go to school (heck, they even did tuition reimbursement).
     
  14. Bloody Sunday

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    in the last month i've sold my Tokina 12-24, MB-D80 Batt. Grip and a Shure SM57 mic :hsd:

    times are tough
     
  15. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    right now i work in a very small IT dept for a private university. i do everything from help desk, to development, to deployment, to server administration, to pulling cable/fiber. :dunno: the benefits are great, but the pay is shit. right now i'm on a 2 week break from work that doesn't come from my 3 weeks of paid vacation. :eek3:

    i've interviewed for a couple of php developer positions here locally, but the only one i heard back from offered me less than i'm making now. :hsugh:
     
  16. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    I am assuming you have a few more sm57's left. They are fucking convenient
     
  17. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

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    nope. just needed one. sold the one i had for $60 :wiggle:

    but they can be had for less and are easy to find if i need one again.

    i'm trying to sell my Beta 52A, but am lagging because i really don't want to get rid of it
     
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    xconverge OT Supporter

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    sm57 is so versatile. I used to use them for everything. guitar amps, snare if needed, bass amp if needed, vocals in a pinch, toms, they are pretty sweet and you shouldve kept it in case :big grin: The beta is nice to but if you dont need it, then sell it :big grin:
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    what in the hell is a 2nd shift?
     
  20. Astro

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    It depends on the shop. When I did help desk, it was a 3:30 to 11:30pm shift to cover west coast calls.

    When I worked at the Ford plant, it was something like 5pm to 2am or something like that. I don't remember exactly. I did that for 6 months and they laid me off.
     
  21. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    PHP gigs have been hard to come by and when I find them, they are consistently $10-20k lower than where I'm at right now. So, C# it is then! I have a resume in at one shop that needs PHP work and has a salary range pretty close to a 6 digit number. I don't have high hopes with landing that gig.

    Good luck finding something. It sounds like where you are at is offering some good experience though (unless you're looking to do strictly development, then slinging hardware really sucks).
     
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    make money?
     

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