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justmund
12-05-2012, 09:21 PM
It's been alluded to in the PRS Lexicon thread (http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?1044-The-PRS-Lexicon) but I don't think the question has been asked here...

What do you all do for work? Will be interesting to do another Doctor, lawyer and engineer count!

I work for a company that specialises in passive structural fire protection systems for High Speed Craft (think fire proof panels for big, aluminium passenger/vehicle ferries), my role is pretty broad, from R&D to Quality System Management, but I'd say it's a +1 for the engineers.

CoreyT
12-06-2012, 04:31 AM
I work for the Boeing Company a few miles away from the plant where the 737s are made.
I am at corporate headquarters and the flight simulator center.
The latter is where they train the pilots for the aircraft.

I am with the facilities team, we maintain the site to keep it running.
I drive a variety of rigs including forklifts, Bobcat Toolcat, mobile crane, ect.
Our crew is comprised of electricians, heat & vent, plumbers, ect, everyone needed to keep the place running.

http://www.pnw4runners.com/boeing/work_rigs/downsized_0320091143a.jpg

http://www.pnw4runners.com/boeing/work_rigs/downsized_0320091228.jpg

The Toolcat is great during the winter to clear snow.

http://www.pnw4runners.com/boeing/toolcat/downsized_1219081225.jpg

http://www.pnw4runners.com/boeing/toolcat/downsized_1219081022.jpg

I work at four sites daily, so my day/week goes very fast.
Never a dull moment.

Mike Duncan
12-06-2012, 05:27 AM
Is that your FJ?

aduayer
12-06-2012, 05:32 AM
I work as a guitar tech for a brazilian band called O Rappa. (www.orappa.com.br). this is my dear friend and boss Xandao http://prsguitars.com/artist/profiles/xandaomeneses/

CoreyT
12-06-2012, 06:10 AM
Is that your FJ?
Yes it is, bought in brand new in July of 2006.
A few pics of relaxation time away from work :D

Mt. Rainier White River Campground 1 (http://www.pnw4runners.com/camping_trips/aug10/12.jpg)

Pic 2 (http://www.pnw4runners.com/camping_trips/aug10/42.jpg)

newfmp3
12-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Systems Administrator at a University. Server/networking mostly. Although I like to call my title "slave". I actually like what I do, I'm just not sure if I like where I am to. People are really nice, but money is way below what we should be getting and the hours and expectations are rough. Hot girls though! lol

11top
12-06-2012, 07:57 AM
I read guitar forums.

DRM_777
12-06-2012, 08:05 AM
I'm a self employed guitar teacher running my own private tuition business from home where I've got a dedicated room that I teach out of.

In addition to the private tuition, I also work on several other music projects providing tuition in Guitar, Music Technology, Stage Craft and Live Sound.

Early next year I will be branching out into the world of live sound hire with a new small business providing high quality portable live sound for small venues who don't have a permanent installation and for bands who want to play gigs in similar places or maybe even slightly more obscure places.

I did standard 9-5 jobs when I left school but was never happy, the opposite in fact. If I wasn't working in the music industry in some way, I'd doubt I'd even still be here. True story.

dprather
12-06-2012, 08:43 AM
I run financial analysis for the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences division of NASA, I spend most of my time just trying to look like I know what I'm doing...

Seneca SS
12-06-2012, 08:44 AM
I own and operate a auto repair/collision shop
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/wyomingta/cars/DSCN4796.jpg

Bryan Gunsher
12-06-2012, 09:05 AM
I make hand crafted guitar and mandolin pickups.
My business is BG Pups www.bgpickups.com

crgtr
12-06-2012, 09:18 AM
I'm an IT guy at a private boys school in Nashville. I also get to video demo cool guitar stuff.

Blackbird
12-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Software development, optimization models, general hackery.

garrett
12-06-2012, 09:40 AM
I always have trouble describing what I do in a way that anyone understands, so I usually just say, "I'm in IT." This typically works unless the person I'm talking to turns out to be in IT also. Then I have to explain myself. What I actually do is oversee/coordinate/present process documentation and governance for my company's IT Service Management program. I also do process analysis and tool administration for Knowledge Management.

I wanna drive CoreyT's giant fork lift. I worked in the warehouse portion of a Wal-Mart store when I was in college. I enjoyed driving the fork lift. Sometimes I miss being up and about moving stuff around all day, instead of being parked at a desk.

docbennett
12-06-2012, 09:44 AM
I am a licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Currently I provide forensic Psycholoical examinations for purposes of determining diagnosis and compensation for Veterans who have filed a claim for mental health compensation. The vast majority of cases are either PTSD related, or depression/anxiety secondary to a service conncected medical condition.
Previously, I brought Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification to the USA and rolled it out in Metropolitan Hospital in NY; Mout Sinai medical Center, Miami; University of Chicago Medical Center; Pascack Valley Hospital in NJ and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. That's why my email address is drugdetox@aol.com. I was never so happy to leave a project after about 10 years of having prospective clients nod off in my waiting room.
Previous to that, I paid my dues with almost 20 years of f/t private practice as the owner/director of a full service private psychology center in NJ that employed numerous therapists. Left that when it became clear that managed care was arbitrarily cutting benefits and refusing to pay claims.

In about 7 years, if all goes well...I hope to celebrate my 64th birthday in style...by being "unemployed/retired". My wife and I have lots of beaches to walk on and many sunsets to watch following that!! Maybe play some guitar as well.

sleary
12-06-2012, 09:51 AM
I work in logistics as a driver. I've been on the industry off and on for 10 years.

I however worked in a phlebotomy and microbiology setting for a few years (boring).

JMintzer
12-06-2012, 09:56 AM
Professional Hedgehog...

Mikegarveyblues
12-06-2012, 10:16 AM
I used to be an IT Engineer, PC Repairman, call it what you will.

Went from good pay at Fujitsu to breaking down old PC's for recycling and flogging the bits on Ebay for some less than kosher company!

Now doing whatever I can get and occasional guitar tutoring.

Once I get a house of my own i'll probbaly move into tutoring full time. Not really possible at the moment between A'hole neighbours and the embarrasment of asking strangers to home up to a cramped spare bedroom!

If that doesn't work out then it's back to college or even uni to retrain before I get to old!

LSchefman
12-06-2012, 10:28 AM
I'm an ordinary man,
Who desires nothing more than an ordinary chance,
to live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants...
An average man am I, of no eccentric whim,
Who likes to live his life, free of strife,
doing whatever he thinks is best, for him.

David Eaton
12-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Professor of Economics.

Danerada
12-06-2012, 10:35 AM
I'm in IT. I specialize in VMware, SAN, Microsoft Server OS's, and Datacenter migrations/builds.

I'm a nerd.

Sekunda
12-06-2012, 10:38 AM
I'm also an IT guy, but also do web design, graphic design, photography and video/dvd production for a heavy electrical (transformers/bushings/connectors) manufacturer here in St. Louis.

themike
12-06-2012, 11:12 AM
By day I work for the Department of Justice http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/images/smilies/cool2.gif

By night I do graphic design and video work for a production company who specializes in music videos.

solacematt
12-06-2012, 11:17 AM
I work for an event production company that handles sound, stage, lighting, and booking of events in South Florida. Though I used to enjoy my job, I actually kind of hate it due to the verbal abuse that goes on in the back end of this business. I've also been an entertainment journalist since 2005 and have owned 2 publications, one still going, the other stolen from me.

Thomas-Hawk
12-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Lots of IT guys here... me too. I'm a Network Engineer for a large life sciences company. Been doing IT for well over 20 years. Uber geek. :biggrin:

John Scrip
12-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Audio engineer (mastering specialist, but I still do occasional theatrical sound design and hang behind the board at a local performing arts facility).

http://www.massivemastering.com/html/photos_files/stacks_image_145.jpg

Fbrandw
12-06-2012, 11:41 AM
I'm the Senior Superintendent for a construction company building new SAGD oil plants for our clients, lots of welders, fitters and iron workers throwing around some big steel and equipment.
SAGD details ->http://www.cenovus.com/operations/technology/sagd.htm (http://www.cenovus.com/operations/technology/sagd.html)l

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-06-2012, 11:54 AM
I do what I'm told. When I'm told. Whether I like it or not. And then they pay me.

I guess that makes me a ho.

tacomadriver
12-06-2012, 12:00 PM
I currently work for a Sand and Gravel company in Eugene, Oregon but for the last 44 years I've worked in the heavy construction field. Sometimes I get to call the shots and sometimes I just get to operate excavation machines. Due to a general slow down in construction and infrastructure spending it's become a seasonal job which at 60 I don't mind not being outside working in the winter months.

Danerada
12-06-2012, 12:00 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;32894']I do what I'm told. When I'm told. Whether I like it or not. And then they pay me.

I guess that makes me a ho.

Ok James Bond.

iahawk36
12-06-2012, 12:10 PM
I always have trouble describing what I do in a way that anyone understands, so I usually just say, "I'm in IT." This typically works unless the person I'm talking to turns out to be in IT also. Then I have to explain myself. What I actually do is oversee/coordinate/present process documentation and governance for my company's IT Service Management program. I also do process analysis and tool administration for Knowledge Management.


You and I have a VERY similar job!

WEDGE
12-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Spent most of my adult life turning wrenches and reading a meter as a standby power tech on large industrial generators and transfer switches, then ran our service group in New England for 6 yrs in an office.

Now I have over gone to the dark side.......sales guy now for same company selling our engineering, design/build, and PM services.......feel funny saying it because I hate 'sales' guys..... :)

slev
12-06-2012, 12:56 PM
College Prof.

docbennett
12-06-2012, 01:40 PM
By day I work for the Department of Justice http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/images/smilies/cool2.gif

Can I wash your car, or mow your lawn??? Perhaps you need someone to bring you a cup of coffee. :adore: Not trying to get in good or anything... ;) but I am going to search frantically through all my threads dealing with Howie's "4-20" guitar and figure out how to obliterate them! :eek::dontknow::bawling:

sergiodeblanc
12-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Can I wash your car, or mow your lawn??? Perhaps you need someone to bring you a cup of coffee. :adore: Not trying to get in good or anything... ;) but I am going to search frantically through all my threads dealing with Howie's "4-20" guitar and figure out how to obliterate them! :eek::dontknow::bawling:

How do you know Mike was not assigned to join these forums to gather evidence against you?

clcwarlock
12-06-2012, 02:09 PM
I am in IT also, I work in Healthcare. My job is High Availability/Disaster recovery. I work with F5,Neverfail,VMWare,Netapp etc.

Thomas-Hawk
12-06-2012, 02:25 PM
We need a "like" button on posts. :vroam:

markie
12-06-2012, 02:36 PM
I am a Toolmaker / part time Punch Press Operator..................

themike
12-06-2012, 02:49 PM
Can I wash your car, or mow your lawn??? Perhaps you need someone to bring you a cup of coffee. :adore: Not trying to get in good or anything... ;) but I am going to search frantically through all my threads dealing with Howie's "4-20" guitar and figure out how to obliterate them! :eek::dontknow::bawling:

I dont care about your 4/20 ties my friend .... but I am going to need to see some documentation for that solid Brazilian neck blank you used on HML #20 ;) hahaha

sergiodeblanc
12-06-2012, 03:46 PM
I work in music. I am currently employed with the development of a group of artists who feel the need to rhyme every sentence with a word that sounds like "bigger" with the same word that sounds like "bigger". I come here to expand my vocabulary and surroundings.

iounothing
12-06-2012, 06:58 PM
full time vagrant

JustRob
12-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Mostly I surf guitar porn and read this forum. Occasionally I have to fix a radar test set, then spend more time documenting the work than doing it.

I also daydream about working at PRS.

Then I go home.

Rango
12-06-2012, 09:35 PM
Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Weapons Systems by Day....
A Job perhaps like "the Mike" with a small California Dept. by night and weekends for the past 16 years. ;)

Nice to go run around at night after days behind a desk! :D

AP515
12-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Another boring Engineer.... that is until I rock the house...:rock:... (my house)

hoofarted
12-06-2012, 10:26 PM
Full-Time Law Student, currently. The previous 3 years I was in commercial farming. (Crop, livestock management)

Dirty Bob
12-06-2012, 11:42 PM
I am a Wealth Management Advisor and Portfolio Manager at a major Wall Street firm. I am partners with my father and brother. Our Wealth Management Group has roots at the firm dating back 32 years. My father holds the CFP(R) Designation.. My brother and I are CFA(R) Charterholders. I oversee asset management for our group. I am also the Portfolio Manager of our proprietary strategies.

We help people attempt to reach their goals and objectives with the least amount of risk possible and with the highest probability of long term success. We also help them with multigenerational wealth, transition, and legacy planning in a manner consistent with their desires. In other words we try to make our clients lives easier and try to prevent them from doing things that could severely and permanently impair their well being and that of their families while at the same time helping them to structure their affairs in a manner that is consistent with their needs in planning for the current and next generations. Our clientele spans across the country.

cosmic_ape
12-07-2012, 12:37 AM
I play music for a living. I know... lame!

Dancing Frog
12-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Vibroacoustic Expert for the Space Agency, because rockets are freaking loud.

http://youtu.be/gtrB9bELGSY

Herr Squid
12-07-2012, 01:30 AM
I manage propellerheads in a supercomputing facility at a national research lab.

hippietim
12-07-2012, 08:59 AM
I grow my hair.

Albrecht Smuten
12-07-2012, 09:18 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;32894']I do what I'm told. When I'm told. Whether I like it or not. And then they pay me.

I guess that makes me a ho.

Same here.

It says "graphic designer" on my business card (I have none left, made filters out of all) but I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be involved in production management and human resources. Or copywriting. Or handling packages.

Dirty Bob
12-07-2012, 09:36 AM
Vibroacoustic Expert for the Space Agency, because rockets are freaking loud.

http://youtu.be/gtrB9bELGSY


you serious Clark?

http://www.oldtownalexandriava.com/blognews/data/upimages/you-serious-clark.gif

slowro
12-07-2012, 10:30 AM
I work in renewable energy building and assembling wind turbines before they get sent to site. I've not been in it too long but I was waiting for the right opportunity to get involved with this company and fingers crossed I can use it as a platform into the industry.
Big BIG toys, lifting and moving 76 ton sections of tower never gets old :rock:
lost 3 inches off my waistline too and feeling healthier with the sheer ammount of walking I do on our huge site

vchizzle
12-07-2012, 10:38 AM
I run a hot melt coating machine at a printing company. It's awfully inspiring and rewarding work:rolleyes:

Albrecht Smuten
12-07-2012, 10:44 AM
I run a hot melt coating machine at a printing company. It's awfully inspiring and rewarding work:rolleyes:

Brother, you know I know how much you love your job, but for a frustrated designer, this is kinda really interesting employment (at least at the theoretical level) :D

wilerty
12-07-2012, 05:02 PM
I've worked for the same real estate development company for 40 years and I'm the VP of Property Management. I am also President of a related HVAC company.

markie
12-07-2012, 05:09 PM
I grow my hair.


And you are quite good at this "Hair Grower" job Sir :biggrin:

Dancing Frog
12-07-2012, 07:25 PM
you serious Clark?

http://www.oldtownalexandriava.com/blognews/data/upimages/you-serious-clark.gif

Yep, I am currently the only one at my Space Flight Center. I perform vibroacoustic analysis to predict the random vibration response for components on spacecraft. Occasionally, I'll serve as a test conductor for some of the hardware as it goes into our acoustic chamber. Here's a picture of the business end of the acoustic chamber.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o13/theboarsrock/217149main_testchambers2_20080313_HI.jpg
The horns are 6 feet in diameter, and the chamber is 42 feet high. It's capable of sound pressures levels as high as 150 dB. The horns use liquid nitrogen as a powering fluid for the noise generators and consumes enough LN2 in a typical test to lower the atmospheric percentage of oxygen from 21% to 17% in the chamber.

BTW, I was at that launch, STS-125, which is the video pictured above. I was working as a bus captain escorting visitors at the launch site. One of the highlights of my career.

LJD
12-07-2012, 08:04 PM
When I'm not obsessing about guitars & gear I'm a freelance composer/sound designer. I love my job.

http://jondestefano.com/

Mikegarveyblues
12-07-2012, 08:38 PM
When I'm not obsessing about guitars & gear I'm a freelance composer/sound designer. I love my job.

http://jondestefano.com/

Awesome Jon!

Feel free to add your link and more detail to this thread:

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2252-Show-Us-YOUR-Youtube-Vids-Soundcloud-Band-Webpage-Links-Etc

Some of you guys have some seriously cool jobs! :)

Jester
12-07-2012, 10:50 PM
Tax guy. In house for a company in the oil and gas industry.

Strangely enough, when asked about my job I (almost) never get follow-up questions. :)

hoofarted
12-07-2012, 10:55 PM
Tax guy. In house for a company in the oil and gas industry.

Strangely enough, when asked about my job I never get follow-up questions.

Follow up: Do you have any positions available? :-P

John Scrip
12-08-2012, 01:13 AM
Tax guy. In house for a company in the oil and gas industry.

Strangely enough, when asked about my job I never get follow-up questions.
Do you get discounts on fuel? :rock:

Dirty Bob
12-08-2012, 08:29 AM
Yep, I am currently the only one at my Space Flight Center. I perform vibroacoustic analysis to predict the random vibration response for components on spacecraft. Occasionally, I'll serve as a test conductor for some of the hardware as it goes into our acoustic chamber. Here's a picture of the business end of the acoustic chamber.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o13/theboarsrock/217149main_testchambers2_20080313_HI.jpg
The horns are 6 feet in diameter, and the chamber is 42 feet high. It's capable of sound pressures levels as high as 150 dB. The horns use liquid nitrogen as a powering fluid for the noise generators and consumes enough LN2 in a typical test to lower the atmospheric percentage of oxygen from 21% to 17% in the chamber.

BTW, I was at that launch, STS-125, which is the video pictured above. I was working as a bus captain escorting visitors at the launch site. One of the highlights of my career.
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-66.jpg

that's crazy! Imagine plugging into that!

JustRob
12-08-2012, 08:48 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;32894']I do what I'm told. When I'm told. Whether I like it or not. And then they pay me.

I guess that makes me a ho.

Or a Hitman. Hans the Hitman.

Just kidding...:D Don't bump me off.

11top
12-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Tax guy. In house for a company in the oil and gas industry.

Strangely enough, when asked about my job I never get follow-up questions.

Follow up: Are you ready to pay more?

tiboy
12-08-2012, 02:28 PM
Someone has to foster the stereotype, so I'll confess to being a lawyer. I'm a retired Prosecutor who spent the bulk of my career handling murder and death penalty cases. Spent the last 5 years of the career handling sophisticated white collar crime, political corruption and the Office's sensitive matters. Now I and my partner do consulting and training for lawyers, law enforcement and mental health professionals. But mostly I just ride my bike and try to play these damn fine PRS guitars.

Jester
12-08-2012, 04:22 PM
I'm feeling the love.


Follow up: Are you ready to pay more?

Born ready. :P


Follow up: Do you have any positions available? :-P

Unfortunately, no. However, feel free to PM if you want to chat about the job market for tax attorneys.


Do you get discounts on fuel? :rock:

Yeah, but its per BcF and no natural gas cars have tanks that large. ;)

james
12-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Least favorite part of my job: banner ad production!
Favorite part of my job: being in a code editor improving something that sucked before. I wish I could do this all the time.

Goldfixer
12-08-2012, 08:31 PM
I'm a jeweler.

Harw00d
12-08-2012, 08:34 PM
Musician / sound engineer / guitar tech :)

LSchefman
12-08-2012, 09:39 PM
When I'm not obsessing about guitars & gear I'm a freelance composer/sound designer. I love my job.

http://jondestefano.com/

I'd love to see the spots, Jon, as I'm in the business as well, but I couldn't get them to load on my browser.

soundbee
12-08-2012, 09:41 PM
i make lots and lots of websites and web apps

sergiodeblanc
12-09-2012, 01:21 PM
I'd love to see the spots, Jon, as I'm in the business as well, but I couldn't get them to load on my browser.

Me neither.

jfb
12-09-2012, 01:35 PM
Network Infrastructure until I started my own business in May of 2011. Left my day job January of 2012 to go at it full time. Our focus is putting other businesses in the mobile space but we also make apps and are currently working on a game. It has been good fun. Has afforded me a few PRS to boot.

LJD
12-14-2012, 10:14 PM
I'd love to see the spots, Jon, as I'm in the business as well, but I couldn't get them to load on my browser.

Sorry about that. I just tried it on Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and it worked fine. Took a second to load on Firefox. Also probably wont work on an iPad or iPhone, it's a flash site.
Try again? (btw the reel needs to be updated with work from this last year, should be added soon)

http://jondestefano.com/JDMS/Work.html

captdg
12-14-2012, 10:31 PM
It's been alluded to in the PRS Lexicon thread (http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?1044-The-PRS-Lexicon) but I don't think the question has been asked here...

What do you all do for work? Will be interesting to do another Doctor, lawyer and engineer count!

I work for a company that specialises in passive structural fire protection systems for High Speed Craft (think fire proof panels for big, aluminium passenger/vehicle ferries), my role is pretty broad, from R&D to Quality System Management, but I'd say it's a +1 for the engineers.


Vessel Captain

captdg
12-14-2012, 10:41 PM
I am a licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Currently I provide forensic Psycholoical examinations for purposes of determining diagnosis and compensation for Veterans who have filed a claim for mental health compensation. The vast majority of cases are either PTSD related, or depression/anxiety secondary to a service conncected medical condition.
Previously, I brought Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification to the USA and rolled it out in Metropolitan Hospital in NY; Mout Sinai medical Center, Miami; University of Chicago Medical Center; Pascack Valley Hospital in NJ and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. That's why my email address is drugdetox@aol.com. I was never so happy to leave a project after about 10 years of having prospective clients nod off in my waiting room.
Previous to that, I paid my dues with almost 20 years of f/t private practice as the owner/director of a full service private psychology center in NJ that employed numerous therapists. Left that when it became clear that managed care was arbitrarily cutting benefits and refusing to pay claims.

In about 7 years, if all goes well...I hope to celebrate my 64th birthday in style...by being "unemployed/retired". My wife and I have lots of beaches to walk on and many sunsets to watch following that!! Maybe play some guitar as well.


Doc...Was glad to read this about you..In 1986 I was in the US Army as an NBC NCO... There was a supply closet that one had to have a secret clearance to enter.. No big deal ,no FBI checks.. But I did have to take the MMPI and a battery of other tests.. Well I decided in my warped mind to have some fun. One test was to draw "Stick Figures" of my family, with me included. So I drew my Dad, Mom, and Sister all with happy faces, birds in the air, etc..But when I drew myself next to them, I drew a stick body but for the head, I used the triangle off the dollar bill with the "All Seeing Eye"... I was summarily denied the clearance.. the report said I appeared to be psychotic.. The First Sergeant called me on the carpet, castigated me and told me to go and draw the stick figures right.. I did and passed.......... well at least I could go in the closet and clean gas masks. HA!

andy474x
12-15-2012, 12:41 AM
Wow, if employment is any indicator, I think it's safe to say that the average IQ of the PRS forum members is well above the norm! I exclude myself from this, I highly doubt I could do several of the jobs listed.

I'm doing a 4 year study on the correlation between massive student debt and why dental care is so expensive. But most people just call it dental school.

davec
12-15-2012, 10:17 AM
I'm a pilot. Corporate, not airlines. Love it.

Dave

MA Pete
12-16-2012, 01:04 PM
VP of Americas Sales for a Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturer based in Ottawa, Canada.

I have been doing sales in the Telecommunications Equipment space for 20+ years, have been at this company for 5.

This company has been the best one yet, have built a team of 30+ great folks and have grown the business significantly, plus 3 years ago started a corporate band ("The Dealmakers" - a play on the Sales thing) that we use to promote the company in our industry.

It has been awesome, has got me the opportunity to perform at some great venues such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice!), Vegas, Boston, Nashville (BB Kings!), Park West in Chicago, and Dallas.

Pretty cool to tie my favorite hobby into work! Enjoying it while it lasts...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tZ29k4l8-xQ/UHWnbslbRZI/AAAAAAAAC6M/lPeAEGdsqqA/s800/DSC_0115.JPG

captdg
12-16-2012, 01:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIBcnLOKu9U...WOW



Need to get yall a gig down here at the Flora Bama!
!

zebraprs
12-16-2012, 01:24 PM
I am a Customer Sales Engineer for Dell. I sell Enterprise class Computer solutions.

MA Pete
12-16-2012, 01:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIBcnLOKu9U...WOW



Need to get yall a gig down here at the Flora Bama!
!

Thanks for posting! That was 2010 at BB King's in Nashville.

Here is a more recent video from Oct 2012 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaXeHw-b_rY

Our other guitarist won "Best Guitarist" of the Competition and a sweet R9 from Gibson. The judges dug our "keyboardless" version of Baba (we copped it from Gaslight Anthem).

Cool to have a professionally edited video from the folks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Once in a lifetime opportunity...

P.S. While we were there we all gave mojo together for Howard Leese and Heart to make it in the Hall of Fame. (Congrats, Howard!)

LSchefman
12-16-2012, 04:44 PM
I am a Customer Sales Engineer for Dell. I sell Enterprise class Computer solutions.

Ooo, I love the computer on the Enterprise. Can you get me one that does the Holodeck thing?

docbennett
12-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Ooo, I love the computer on the Enterprise. Can you get me one that does the Holodeck thing?

Give me warp factor 3 Mr. Sulu, and Scotty...check the status of those Dilithium crystals.

(sound from the speaker in a strong Scottish Brogue)

"Captain...I'm an engineer.....not a miracle worker"

Leonard McCoy, standing next to the console, overhears, and shouts out..

"Damn it Jim...I'm a doctor...not a starship trooper!"

Scene dissolves as the bridge begins to brawl with one another, while Jim and Uhura sneak out into the corridor for ......

To be continued Stardate 5757


I guess what I do is watch a lot of reruns.

LSchefman
12-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Give me warp factor 3 Mr. Sulu, and Scotty...check the status of those Dilithium crystals.

(sound from the speaker in a strong Scottish Brogue)

"Captain...I'm an engineer.....not a miracle worker"

Leonard McCoy, standing next to the console, overhears, and shouts out..

"Damn it Jim...I'm a doctor...not a starship trooper!"

Scene dissolves as the bridge begins to brawl with one another, while Jim and Uhura sneak out into the corridor for ......

To be continued Stardate 5757


I guess what I do is watch a lot of reruns.

But they're GOOD reruns. ;)

Arturo E. Freyre III
12-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Ok wow I feel like the odd man out here lol
I am about to start my PhD in Psychology but to maintain my :prslogo: addiction at this time I am a Therapist specializing in Bariatric counseling
Basically, I do therapy with people pre and post surgery to assist them in the psychological changes of bariatric surgery :cheers:

docbennett
12-17-2012, 07:37 AM
Ok wow I feel like the odd man out here lol
I am about to start my PhD in Psychology but to maintain my :prslogo: addiction at this time I am a Therapist specializing in Bariatric counseling
Basically, I do therapy with people pre and post surgery to assist them in the psychological changes of bariatric surgery :cheers:

Very cool.....I specifically refused to do these type of "pre-surgical forensic evaluations" in my private practice as my insuror contacted me to let me know that they would exclude any claim made for this type of service. By indicating that my practice included these procedures (circa 2007) I got a frantic telephone call from the insuror..... and the owner of that local branch made sure to get on the phone and tell me that my policy would have a rider that specically excluded any form of "surgical compliance or "psychological screening" for a medical procedure of any kind. I was told that when these procedures go south, the claimant sues EVERYONE involved...and they didn't want to be hit with the shotgun pellets of litigation.
It's a cool field, if you can get the 3rd party coverage to protect you from frivilous lawsuits...especially since this patient population can be litigious.

Oh...BTW...welcome to the forum, and welcome to the field. What graduate school are you attending??

Harw00d
12-17-2012, 09:50 AM
I'm out on the road today guitar teching for 'The Quireboys' and when that's done I'll be chilling with Thin Lizzy!

Arturo E. Freyre III
12-18-2012, 02:29 AM
Very cool.....I specifically refused to do these type of "pre-surgical forensic evaluations" in my private practice as my insuror contacted me to let me know that they would exclude any claim made for this type of service. By indicating that my practice included these procedures (circa 2007) I got a frantic telephone call from the insuror..... and the owner of that local branch made sure to get on the phone and tell me that my policy would have a rider that specically excluded any form of "surgical compliance or "psychological screening" for a medical procedure of any kind. I was told that when these procedures go south, the claimant sues EVERYONE involved...and they didn't want to be hit with the shotgun pellets of litigation.
It's a cool field, if you can get the 3rd party coverage to protect you from frivilous lawsuits...especially since this patient population can be litigious.

Oh...BTW...welcome to the forum, and welcome to the field. What graduate school are you attending??

Actually I work around that little snag. I work for the bariatric surgeons and my job is simply to make the determination if the patient is psychologically sound to have the procedure done. I do not deal with insurance companies whatsoever. I am paid by the surgeon's office for the initial assessment and then it is the patient's responsibility to follow up with me. 90% of the patients will follow up with me of only to get a better idea of what they are going to be experiencing and for those sessions they will go under their insurance and it's billed as any other type of therapy with various diagnosis usually depression being the most prevalent. Also about that rider to your policy the reason they have that is because they (the insurance company) want you to have a BCBC-- Board Certified Bariatric Counselor certification and believe me it is not that difficult to obtain and there are VERY few people who even know about the certification much less have it (I am one of 3 in 100 mile radius of where I live here in Texas). As far as the population being litigious, that is part of the psychological evaluation it is my job to tell them whether or not they are psychologically sound for the surgery of course I have to be able to back my decision up with criteria and to be honest the insurance companies are the ones that establish the criteria individually. So if the patient wants to be litigious they have to deal with their insurance company 1st and foremost.

As far as schooling
I went to Our Lady of the Lake for my Undergrad
Loyola University New Orleans (Right after Katrina) for my Masters
and about to start my PhD at University of Texas in San Antonio

docbennett
12-18-2012, 07:16 AM
Best of luck in your studies...I'm at the other end of the spectrum....f/t in the field since 1984, and hoping to retire in about 7 years. BTW....my insuror was very clear....no coverage, regardless of the certification or credentialing...they just didn't want to be bothered with lawsuits against physicians in which anyone who touched the medical record gets burned by the same lawsuit. To be honest...it was never really an issue..these days, I am f/t forensic evaluator of PTSD and related conditions for veterans on behalf of the VA, and with regard to the psychological sequale following accidents on behalf of other 3rd parties...ususally insuance companies. Gave up f/t private practice back in '07.....thank god! :proud: Gave up Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification :o at about the same time...quadruple thank god!!!! :proud::proud::proud::proud: