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View Poll Results: What is your profession?
Business Person 395 26.51%
Healthcare 147 9.87%
Born Rich 45 3.02%
Married Rich 7 0.47%
Entrepreneur 80 5.37%
Computer Nerd 360 24.16%
Retail 38 2.55%
Unemployed 40 2.68%
Athlete 13 0.87%
Other 365 24.50%
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:25 PM
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Systems Engineer.

But if my family asks - I am a computer guy.
If my neighbors ask - I fix printers.
I know exactly what you mean. Anywhere I go to visit usually envolves me solving someone's computer issue, even though it's not even remotely what I do for a living. They just know I am "in computers". I have friends that are mechanics, but I never have them change my oil while we're having a beer . Not that I mind, it's great to be helpful.

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Old 01-24-2005, 05:23 AM
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how come the majority of professions don't fit in any category except other?
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:50 AM
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:52 AM
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I know exactly what you mean. Anywhere I go to visit usually envolves me solving someone's computer issue, even though it's not even remotely what I do for a living. They just know I am "in computers". I have friends that are mechanics, but I never have them change my oil while we're having a beer . Not that I mind, it's great to be helpful.

James.
I know tell me about it. If you do anything remotely tech related, you become the IT support line for friends and family. (Sad part is, we can usually solve their problems in 1/10 of the time it takes real tech support people who get paid).
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:52 PM
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Old 01-29-2005, 05:09 PM
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Ride and Handling is my gig! Yup, the crazy bastard wearing the helmet in all the extreme handling testing footage you see. SUV's with outriggers are pretty fun, you should try it sometime.
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Professor. But I'm only 27 so nobody ever believes me.
I believe you. What do you teach?
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:59 PM
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I believe you. What do you teach?
Chemical Engineering. We buck the trend of Professor = Liberal since Chemical Engineer = Oil Industry = Conservative.

Recycle? No way man... keeps us Chem. Engrs. in our jobs.
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:30 AM
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My neighbor is a Civil Engineering prof here at UT.
He just graduated last year and this is his first job. I never asked, but he can't be more than 30.
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:15 AM
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We make more expensive drugs that are not new cures. Just kidding. Better not post this using my work computer.
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Old 02-03-2005, 02:06 PM
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Will my meds be coming out in prettier colors/shapes, soon?
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Member of a severely under represented profession on this board, architect.
One of my best friends is a car nut and is an architect. One of our local club racers is, too.

My profession isn't listed. The two professions I am considering going into in the future aren't, either.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:58 PM
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Old 02-11-2005, 04:25 PM
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:02 PM
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I invented the Internet

(ooops that line has been used before )
Actually, I think that was a negative Bush 2000 campaign commercial misquoting and misrepresenting (what else is new). Gore never said such a thing.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:44 PM
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What about Professionals?

A categorywhich was fatally absent that potentially has many sub-categories would be "Professional." For instance, Doctors, Attorneys, etc. This probably explains why the "Other" category had such a high percentage response...
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Old 02-20-2005, 06:41 PM
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A categorywhich was fatally absent that potentially has many sub-categories would be "Professional." For instance, Doctors, Attorneys, etc. This probably explains why the "Other" category had such a high percentage response...
Doctors would go under "Healthcare" wouldn't they? Or was that just added?
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:20 PM
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Doctors would go under "Healthcare" wouldn't they? Or was that just added?
Not all doctors are medical doctors.
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