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Cú Chullain - on 09 Jan 2013
Quite a few confessional threads knocking around at the moment, thought I might as well start another.

Name: Cú Chullain

Position: Planning Engineer (Oil & Gas)

Location: London
Blue Straggler - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Boffin
Steve Perry - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Rigging Supervisor - Offshore Wind
Tall Clare - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Copywriter/Editor
In reply to Cú Chullain: Red Arrows pilot and p/t porn star
mkean - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Pharmaceutical development
lynda - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
editorial team leader for a med comms agency. I produce sciency communications.
winhill - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Hydro Ceramic Engineer
PaulTanton - on 09 Jan 2013
Electrician. Work for myself
999thAndy on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

I write bloody good PLC and SCADA software, for modest fees.
Cheese Monkey - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Sign on
mrchewy - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Decorator and a damn good one. I have other skills too.
richyfenn on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Broadcast Engineer (freelance)
gribble - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Child therapist - currently based in Youth Offending Service
In reply to Cú Chullain: Pharmaceutical development
Ava Adore - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

top secret. I would have to kill you all if I told you.
TheDrunkenBakers - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to mrchewy:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain) Decorator and a damn good one. I have other skills too.

Whereabouts?

PeterM - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Squirrel wrangler....
TheDrunkenBakers - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
> Quite a few confessional threads knocking around at the moment, thought I might as well start another.
>
> Name: Cú Chullain
>
> Position: Planning Engineer (Oil & Gas)
>
> Location: London

Large-scale NAS/SAN infrastructure.
Ridge - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to winhill:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> Hydro Ceramic Engineer

You make the tea? ;-)

Nuclear Safety Assessor
"Saving the world, one weasel word at a time"
Frank4short - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Currently a student, I think, retraining to be a management accountant. Formerly a mechanical engineer in the construction industry but that isn't going so well now.
Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Self Employed Sub contractor and do'er of this and that ! ( Mostly Electrical Contracts recently but bored of that now so doing more or this and that again ) .

Have a sound system too which gets hired out to specialist events . Also buy and sell Vinyl ( Collectable Records ) .

Plus getting back to writing now I have more time on my hands .

Apologies for the convoluted reply .
cb294 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Christian
Position: Research Group Leader, Biology
Location: Dresden
johncook - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Skiver and scrounger (On pension credits! but not from choice. Too old to get a job with my qualifications, to qoute an interviewer "We will only get two or three years out of you before you are 65!", and supermarkets etc. don't seem to want people who are enthusiastic intelligent and energetic for low paid jobs! Pissed off really)
teflonpete - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: teflonpete

Position: Engineering and projects coordinator

Location: Buckinghamshire

Actual job role: Surfing the web to kill time while I wait for the business to die so that I can recieve my redundancy package. 90 day consultation period announced yesterday and projection of anything from 6 to 18 months until closure. Happy days.
Wingnut - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Corporate scapegoat, coffee consumption operative, serial keyboard abuser and trainee word wrangler.
mike kann - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Mechanical design engineer and product design engoineer, part time climbing instructor, property tycoon, all round general good egg.
Blue Straggler - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to johncook:

Sorry to hear that John. I see plenty of men in their 60s working in supermarkets and they all have a "bright" air about them, as if they are "technically above" it but happy to be in work anyway - as it sounds that you would be. Maybe you have bad luck with the local supermarket managers round your way. Hope you find something. Good luck!
Tom Last - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Press & editorial photographer (freelance) - don't do it kids.
Skip - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Nowt

Skint

Gis a job someone
ads.ukclimbing.com
fairweatherclimber - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to johncook:
That's a really interesting comment and makes me want to know more. Can't help but think that something better must be possible for you.

For myself I'm a training manager for an international law firm, which happened to have its' roots in Sheffield. Which is nice.
mkean - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:
Bloody copycat.
johncook - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler: I live in Rotherham! Most of the local supermarket managers I have met are still writing with a blunt pencil, and reading large print books with pictures!!
Timmd on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to johncook:Have you looked around Sheffield? I get the impression Rotherham can be a bit of a backwater in some ways.
Timmd on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:On incomes support, but wanting to come off it now i'm pretty much better, currently looking into training in different things, and volunteering outdoors. Should I have time to post, hopefully my 2014 answer will be different.
omerta on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Firearms Intelligence bod
Robert Dickson on 09 Jan 2013 - rcd.jb.man.ac.uk
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Bob

Position: IT drudge in an Astronomy Group

Location: Manchester and a field in Cheshire
simon c on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Charge Nurse (Psychiatry)



Eric9Points - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to winhill:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> Hydro Ceramic Engineer

You design toilets?
TMM - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Great! UKC has gone all 'LinkedIn'

Name: Ben

Position: Group Business Development Director

Location: Devon
teflonpete - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Eric9Points:
> (In reply to winhill)
> [...]
>
> You design toilets?

Nope, he cleans them.
teflonpete - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to teflonpete:
> (In reply to Eric9Points)
> [...]
>
> Nope, he cleans them.

Or would that make him a Hydro Ceramic Technician?
Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to sarah79:

ballistics ? Cool .
John Rushby - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Whippet Reconditioner.

I have diversified into fitting heat exchangers into swans and lobbing jockers at the elderly

and some sort of corporate finance real estate surveying thingy inbetween.
Darren Jackson - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Hunter and consumer of small rodents. Primarily nocturnal.
mkean - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to boogie man:
(In reply to sarah79)
ballistics ? Cool .


Or helping SCO19 to cope with complex day to day activities like walking around without shooting anyone? ;-)

mkean - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to John Rushby:
and some sort of corporate finance real estate surveying thingy

Are you Ethel the Aardvark?
aultguish on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Transporting the countries rich and famous from A to B and back to A again, whilst at the same time, beating the air into submission :-)
Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to boogie man)
> (In reply to sarah79)
> ballistics ? Cool .
>
> Or helping SCO19 to cope with complex day to day activities like walking around without shooting anyone? ;-)

or something like that of course makes far more sense yes !
Chesher cat on 09 Jan 2013
Document Control - Oil & gas
knighty - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer in the Defence industry
Location: Hertfordshire
Chris Harris - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

I play with body parts for a living.

Which is nice.
Mr. K - on 09 Jan 2013
Business Intelligence Architect for a Financial Services company. I'm great at parties.
Cú Chullain - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Chesher cat:
> Document Control - Oil & gas

Probably met you at some point!
JM - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: JM
Position: Senior modeller
Location: London
Neil Williams - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to knighty:

Occupation: IT Service Management consultant (helpdesk software etc)
Location: Milton Keynes/Slough/wherever I get sent.

Neil
Axel Smeets - on 09 Jan 2013


Name: Axel Smeets

Occupation: Chartered Accountant (Tax Manager - R&D Tax Relief and Patent Box)

Location: Sheffield
adstapleton - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Assassin
Sherlock - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
School cleaner,which is shite(sometimes literally)but the holidays make it worthwhile......
Kevin Woods - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Nearly done being a student. Working out where to go next.
TonyG - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Occupation: Iceberg welder
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Liam M - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Stress Analyst, oil and gas - I'm used when project engineers can't suss if their design will work or fall apart.
Mooncat - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

HR Director

Civil Service, formerly Project Leader in the same, formerly Operations Director for a national courier company and other stuff.
abzmed on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Medic and Safety bod.
Offshore Oil and Gas
Rollo - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to TonyG:

> Occupation: Iceberg welder
> Location: Tokyo, Japan

The lettuce or the giant frozen water thing.

Rollo

Sustainable Construction (but since we're not building much and none of it is sustainable I'm going to retrain as a physics teacher)

London

Iain(2010) on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Name: Iain
Position: I recycle sewage sludge to farm land as a fertiliser (this is not a joke!)
Lacation: Kent
Lord_ash2000 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Ash

Climbing Wall Designer / wannabe property tycoon.

Keswick
mkean - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Rollo:
Iceberg welder

The lettuce or the giant frozen water thing.


It is a typo, it should read "Iceberg weilder". In Tokyo they play an extreme version of conkers with lettuce on a length of blue poly rope. Amazing spectator sport and once you've seen a skillfully weilded lettuce you'll never go back to dull sports like MMA.

AndyH1710 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Andy

Occupation: Advertising (Account Man)

Location: London
Frank4short - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Iain(2010):
> Position: I recycle sewage sludge to farm land as a fertiliser (this is not a joke!)

I was under the impression (which I had arrived at in my previous occupation trying to build MBTs and anaerobic digesters, so not entirely unqualified) that this was prevented by the regs due to potential cross contamination of the food supply as a result? Or are you using it as fertiliser for non food/feed stock based agriculture?

Mark Bannan - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Secondary School Teacher

I was mildly surprised to see that I am the first teacher to reply
omerta on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to boogie man:
> (In reply to sarah79)
>
> ballistics ? Cool .

Can be. Can also be terribly boring. Probably like most jobs, but yes, sounds quite sexy, admittedly

Ben Abbott - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Ben

Occupation: Part time Astronaut / full time daredevil :-)
Yanchik - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Mark Bannan:

Management Consultant, Aerospace. So I do my bit for recycling.

Y
Blue Straggler - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to boogie man:

Why is ballistics cool?
Dave 88 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Comms mast climber / international brew drinking champion.

Love my job.
alooker - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Occupation: fiddling with knobs in a recording studio

Location: London
puppythedog on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
James
Senior Mental Health Nurse (community team)
Gloucestershire
freerangecat - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Publishing editor (scientific journals)

Cambridge
The Lemming - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name Lemming, Mr Lemming.

Position Full Time UKC lurker

Location Up North

In spare time I'm an NHS Taxi driver.
the sheep - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Matt

Departmental Technical Manager and Senior Research Technician

Leicester
Ridge - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to sarah79:
> (In reply to boogie man)
> [...]
>
> Can be. Can also be terribly boring. Probably like most jobs, but yes, sounds quite sexy, admittedly

Are you like the squeeky blonde on CSI Miami?
Gordon Stainforth - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

I explore, I read, I discuss and I write.
woolsack - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Engineer, automotive, self employed
john arran - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

International man of mystery.
Aričge and beyond.
lynda - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to freerangecat: oh, we may one day cross email paths :)
omerta on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Ridge:

I'll need to Google 'squeaky blonde CSI Miami.' Hang on.


<Googles>

Is that one Emily Procter? Uh, no. I'm a lot taller. And a brunette. Though I have done ballistics training, that kind of thing
nniff - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Defence industry - I spend my days asking stupid questions that generally turn out to be not that stupid, and then try and get one coherent answer out of the whole lot.

It doesn't make sense to me either, but it makes even less sense to the people I work with, which is why I get paid to do it. Sometimes I dream of having a workable job title.

Hampshire.
cat88 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Skip: same
tipsy - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Fluffer / BBC cameraman
frankcp87 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to tipsy:

Child Torturer / Outdoor Guide

China
idiotproof (Buxton MC) - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to frankcp87:

Job 1: Support worker for children with special needs
Job 2: Youth worker for county council
Job 3: Housing support worker for charity for 16-25 year olds/ex offenders
Job 4: Project worker in housing project for young people
Job 5: Occasional relief for social enterprise fitting home safety products
Job 6: Occasional night worker at Outdoor ed centre

Location - High Peak/Derbyshire dales

Job 7: Job seeker looking for single substantial role

Location - tbc
omerta on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

And occasional life model. And very occasional freelance writer, too.
dissonance - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

code monkey. With some business analysis corrections thrown in.
The Norris - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Therapy Radiographer. I zap cancer with x-rays.. i'm basically a superhero.

Manchester
Jonny2vests - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Space Geodesy. Mainly I play with radar satellites to see if you're house is moving. If you live in Nottingham by the way, it probably is.
gingerwolf - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to The Norris: based at wythenshawe hospital?

And Tom
Occupation: Physiotherapist, blogger, BMC volunteer, special interest in climbing injuries and always searching for more answers!
Location: climb-less east Kent!
George Fisher - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Carpenter/cabinet maker/boat builder.

Co-owner of a climbing equipment manufacturer.

Chipping Nortonshire
Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:
> (In reply to boogie man)
>
> Why is ballistics cool?

because you get to use ( possibly sometimes ) tables and words like calibre , coefficients , Relative humidity , Barometric etc etc , it also seems like an interesting science to me .

Admittedly maybe not great reasons but I studied soundwaves and energy transfer type stuff for a little while and enjoyed it but don't get to use much of what I learnt very often .
omerta on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to boogie man:

I don't do much of the science; it's a far more intelligence led job. Which, to me, having been out to the pub with some of the boffins, is a far more interesting job than working behind the microscope. But in terms of what the advances in ballistics have made possible from an intelligence perspective, now that IS awesome
Jonny2vests - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to boogie man:

Join the army, that'll help remove the misique.
The New NickB - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Principal Project Manager!

What that means in this case is that I lead on delivery of a capital programme, s.106, CIL and assorted other bits of things for the planning service of a metro council.
Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to sarah79:

I can imagine Sarah , but the physics of certain things will always intrigue me . I'm a bit dull like that I'm afraid 80S .
Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to jonny2vests:

I appreciate what you are saying Jonny .
Jonny2vests - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to The New NickB:

Makes perfect sense.
Minneconjou Sioux - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
> (In reply to Iain(2010))
> [...]
>
> I was under the impression (which I had arrived at in my previous occupation trying to build MBTs and anaerobic digesters, so not entirely unqualified) that this was prevented by the regs due to potential cross contamination of the food supply as a result? Or are you using it as fertiliser for non food/feed stock based agriculture?

Nope, been going on for years. This isn't the raw stuff. What you might find is a lot of supermarket protocols prevent its use.
omerta on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to boogie man:

Fair enough. I have neither interest nor any educational competence in physics, so I'm the one busy building up profiles of shady characters instead. I did four years on a murder squad prior to that
John_Hat - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: John Hat

Position: Accountant/Management Consultant. Most of my work involves advising companies how to use their information, whether it be customer records or transactions, or information freely available on the internet. Internal data figures large - how to capture it, use it to best advantage, how to make sure decisions are based on the correct information. Specialist in retail finance. Specialist knowledge including Securitisations, also a qualified Project Manager, IT Auditor and currently getting an MSCE in Business Intelligence on the side.

Location: Birmingham/Manchester/Leeds triangle.
cb294 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to freerangecat:


Interesting! Wonder whether you rejected one of my manuscripts recently...(here should be a smiley if I could remember how to make one)

CB
Sam_in_Leeds - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Project Assistant for an Investment Management/Financial Advice firm.

Basically I take the shit for my bosses hair-brain schemes...
Graham Mck on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Part-time NHS manager, and CAB volunteer. East Midlands
browndog33 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to jonny2vests:
>
> Space Geodesy. Mainly I play with radar satellites to see if you're house is moving. If you live in Nottingham by the way, it probably is.

Why nottingham?
Mark.
Douglas Griffin - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Position: Head, Petroleum Measurement & Allocation, DECC
Location: Aberdeen

The bit of DECC that I work in is the regulator for upstream UK oil & gas industry. My job is to try to ensure that all of the oil & gas produced from licensed areas (fields ) in the UK and on the UK Continental Shelf is measured and allocated according to what we call 'good oilfield practice'. This involves a bit of presentational work, writing guidelines to set out our expectations on operators (oil companies) and occasional visits to onshore and offshore installations (in the UK and Norway) to check that the agreed methods are being followed.
butteredfrog - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Adam

Outdoor Instructor
Car Mechanic
Handyman

Lancashire
johncook - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Timmd: Love the understatement!
crimbo - on 09 Jan 2013
Crimbo

1.Venue Manager 2. freelance stage manager /artist liaison

1.South Wales 2. Wherever the show is taking place.

Jep_uk - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Safety Engineer for a consultancy.
The Norris - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to gingerwolf:

No not wythenshawe, I'm in the Christie - its the main oncology hospital in manchester.
Helen R on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Helen

Publications and Comms Manager for a university-based research centre. But we're on funding that is soon running out and there ain't much academic publishing here in NZ, so I've decided to jump before i'm stuck.

I'm making a(nother) career change (number 4 so far!) and moving to be department manager elsewhere in the university in a few weeks.

And I'm in New Zealand
sleavesley on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Shane

Diagnostic Radiographer (student).

North Wales.
mattrm - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Linux SysAdmin, Wales.
Frank4short - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:
> (In reply to Frank4short)
> [...]
>
> Nope, been going on for years. This isn't the raw stuff. What you might find is a lot of supermarket protocols prevent its use.

Really? Our specific interest at the time was trying to see if we could do something like that with mulch that came out of the AD in MBT we were planning. We were told in no uncertain terms that we couldn't use it for an food based use if it was from an unsegregated domestic waste stream due to possible contamination no matter how many different treatments were applied to it. I figured waste water would be the same considering it, obviously, includes fecal matter.
Frank the Husky - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Emergency Medical Dispatch, North West Ambulance Service.
annieman - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Robin

First Aid Trainer, DofE Assessor. Bikeability trainer

Shropshire
birdie num num - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Investment fund manager at William Hills
JGibson - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Construction manager.
jonathan shepherd - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Picture framer.
Father Noel Furlong on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

>
> Name: Father Noel Furlong
>
> Position: Priest although aspiring to become a chat show host.
>
> Location: The Mainland

In reply to the sheep:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> Matt
>
> Departmental Technical Manager and Senior Research Technician
>
> Leicester

Does that mean the department is YOU?
Jonny2vests - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to browndog33:
> (In reply to jonny2vests)
> [...]
>
> Why nottingham?
> Mark.

It has been undermined a lot (mainly for coal - eg Gedling is quite dynamic still, and Hucknall), has retail parks built on old waste tips (Showcase Cinema area) and it has interesting geology (Wollaton; although I don't know much about geology, but its definitely moving).

I singled out Nottingham because it was my study area for my doctorate, not because its 'special'. So maybe this is normal for post industrial Britain.
Caralynh - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: CaralynH
Job: Paramedic
Location: home, Warwickshire. work, Birmingham and surrounding area.
ledifer on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
there's quite a few engineers on here!

Name: ledifer
occupation : capital projects engineer
location : Devon
KellyKettle - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Jelly

Student (Chemistry)

Bangor

It's pretty likely i'll go back to working in a sawmill to pay my rent when I graduate, unless i can find a job in Chem or a related field before my loan runs out.
abr1966 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

NHS - Clinical Psychology.....with kids, bless them!
Rob Platt - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Rob

Expedition Leader

Merseyside (That`s home not where I work)
Dave C on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Day job: Running the warehouse for an emergency equipment manufacturer.
Other job: Contract Editor & Proof-Reader (mainly academic stuff)

Somewhere near Melbourne, Aust.


andyb211 - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name Deno Fox

Occupation Male Escort, female clients only.

Boogs on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to sarah79:

ooh I see enough said ( re murder squad ) .It all sounds like challenging work , hats off to you Sarah .
freerangecat - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to cb294:

Not sure if I should reply to that or not :-) technically possible, depending on your field, buy I'm not going to go into more detail as that would probably be unwise here...
wilkie14c - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Name: Paul Wilkinson (formerly Blanchard)

Position: Depot Shift Manager, Northern Rail

Location: Blackpool North Station

wushu - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Adam

Position: Science Support Officer

Location: London


I changed my job about 3 months ago after working in the climbing industry for 4 years.
ice.solo - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

applications consultant. istanbul eastwards mostly.
Toby S - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Toby
Position: IT Engineer for national tourist organisation. (I get to drive around the Highlands and Islands fixing computers)

Also write reviews and interviews for a local music website, we're up for an award too :-)

Location: Inverness
OwenM - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Truck driver and part time gold prospector.
Tall Clare - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

I have other jobs too: I'm a photography lecturer in a university sometimes, and I'm an arts event manager too. Portfolio career - it's the future!
Eric9Points - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Same as last year.

Job: Same as last year, design engineer/manager. Mainly cameras.

Location: same as last year, Edinburgh.
bouldery bits - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Client services administrator and mrs Num Nums's fluffer.
Arcticboy - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Boy, Arctic

Occupation: 1. Old Bill, 2. Search and Rescue team member, 3. Beaver leader.

Location: London and Sarfeest
Cthulhu on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Cthulhu

Eldritch being from dimensions beyond space and time

R'lyeh

Also plumber and heating engineer.
trollman - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Andy

Occ: builder

Loc: London mate
ads.ukclimbing.com
birdie num num - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Lately I have been a part time sandwich board operator
Wiley Coyote - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Self unemployed peasant
Jim Fraser - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Mechanical Design Engineer

RAF Regiment Gunner
Occasional truck driver

I like climbing - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Music Business. I manage bands. London.
Timmd on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> I have other jobs too: I'm a photography lecturer in a university sometimes, and I'm an arts event manager too. Portfolio career - it's the future!

I'm thinking you're right, doing a few things and mixing them up seems like a safe thing to do, more crisis proof potentially.
The New NickB - on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to jonny2vests:
> (In reply to The New NickB)
>
> Makes perfect sense.

Probably requires a glossary, but I can't be arsed!
Pete Ford on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Many years working on the railway, now a very satisfied house husband.

Pete
Jim Fraser - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> I have other jobs too: I'm a photography lecturer in a university sometimes, and I'm an arts event manager too. Portfolio career - it's the future!

Crofters have been doing this for centuries. It's taken a while for all the rest to catch on.
wilkie14c - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Pete Ford:
what and where did you do on the iron road then pete?
Gudge - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Chris Gudgeon

Occupation: Professional drug dealer and climbing bum (i.e. P/T self employed locum pharmacist)

Location: Glasgow
Knitted Simian - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Primary school teacher and BNP councillor

Vote UKIP in this election, you know it makes sense
Alex Slipchuk on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to johncook: my preffered employee type was fit energetic retired or semi retired, including those coming up for retirement. I used to employ meter readers for gas and electricity, they had excellent work ethics, the correct pace cor the job, never a complaint and they appreciated the wage plus the expenses to run their own car. Unlike others who were happy to sit in the pub fabricating data and the expense of incorrect bills for the customer. I suggest you try there. Ps I'm a field biologists working in I.P.M. previously pharmaceutical testing.
Trangia - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Retired chartered surveyor.

During my working life have also been a kitchen assistant, apple picker, game beater, leaflet deliverer, radio operator, market research interviewer, estate agent, auctioneer, outdoor instructor.

Now a full time hedonist and dreamer.
Motown - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Secondary English Teacher, Dartmoor.
cb294 - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to freerangecat:

No worries, I didn´t really expect an answer!

My field is developmental / cell biology, focus on signal transduction.

Cheers,

Christian
argyle_dude - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Resource Deployment Officer. i.e I man the radios for Devon and Cornwall Police. Also involves answering 999 calls, researching people etc. Some days it can be great and you feel like you've made a difference, some days you feel like you are working on the Jeremy Kyle show.
Denni on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Den
Stay at home dad to Daisy
Fareham, saarf coast
Lurking Dave - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Manager of Sustainable Development* Risk for a global mining company.

Soon to be redunedant due to office closure.
Cheers
LD

*Safety, environment, communities, carbon etc.
Skyfall - on 10 Jan 2013
Name: My mother calls me Jonathan

Location: Often to be found behind a desk, somewhere in the Midlands

Job: Tax advisor and business owner
RichardP - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain) Red Arrows pilot and p/t porn star

aren't you also an amertuer Gynecologist, just keeping your hand in!

Dave Garnett - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Position: Biotech patents and stuff

Location: Peak (and Darmstadt, Oslo, Glasgow, San Diego in approximately that order)
ring ouzel on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Ring Ouzel
Occupation: Ecologist
Location: Black Isle, Scottish Highlands
RichardP - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
> Quite a few confessional threads knocking around at the moment, thought I might as well start another.

Richard

Electrician, Fixed Wire Engineer (Basically I go into buildings and carryout electrical testing)

Near Manchester
Andy from Aberdeen on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Electronics Engineer (Oil & Gas)
Jackwd - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Andy from Aberdeen:

Jack

Part-time Sales Assistant (at Topman BORING)
Zero-hour Climbing Instructor
DJ at one of Lincolns greatest bars!

Lincoln (Why?!)
owlart - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Name: Andrew

Occupation: Sales, Support and general dogsbody in a specialist IT shop (specialise in RISC OS!)

Location: Worthing
tprebs - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Job: Code Monkey at the Evil Bank of Evil (Citi)

Location: Belfast
Rigid Raider - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Export sales of industrial perfumes to Africa.

Manchester.
Whitty2012 - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Tom

Occupation: Archaeologist

Location: Lincoln
Ee on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Strength and Conditioning Instructor-SWANSEA
Ee
philhilo - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: Quality manager for a large communications business. Very very dull - but based in NG so good for evenings in the Peak
TryfAndy on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Press, editorial & landscape photographer, soon-to-be lecturer in forestry studies/conservation, general odd-jobber when required by finances.

Location: Black Country
mick.h on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to andyb211:

Men will shag pretty much anything with a pair of t*ts, I would not like to "escort" a female who had to resort to paying for sex. Bottom line is, they just don't have to.
Owen Meany on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Forensic Accountant
Leeds (but live in York)
Lord of Starkness - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Alan

Formwork Sales Engineer

Location - Lancashire

- officially semi retired but still manage to do some work most days to top up my meagre pension.

Being in a fairly specialised market niche I'm home based (100 miles from the factory) and it seems to work fine both for company and myself. Very occasionally I have to visit sites that can be anywhere in the country, however there's precious little that can't be sorted out over t'interweb and phone.

I basically only let to let the boss know when I'm not going to be available due to family commitments - or if it looks like a fine day is coming up and I want to go out on the bike! He's also got no issues with me taking 6 weeks off to go to visit my Daughter in Canada this summer - though I'll still be able to keep in touch via t'internet.
Mark Bannan - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Will Cat:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain) Secondary English Teacher, Dartmoor.

Is that HMP Dartmoor?

rallymania - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Rally

Position: Contract IT Tech

Location: Edinburgh
Bloodfire - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Public Rights of Way Manager.

Birmingham.
Bloodfire - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to mick.h: There were a couple of t!ts sitting in a tree once... it was painful...
Bulls Crack - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Senior Specialist....it means I'm old and a bit special presumably
galpinos - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Piping Engineer, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Energy etc.
climbingpixie - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Contract manager working on a government carbon saving obligation for an energy company. It's good, I get to work in a nice fluffy part of the business that isn't really profit orientated and the work that we do helps people out of fuel poverty and improves their living standards.
Banj - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Mail-order merkin merchant

Loughton, Essex.
Orgsm on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Job: Design Arm RISC chips, that we license out the designs for, and you find in your smartphones, TVs, GPS etc.
Location: Cambridge
stroppygob - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

I work in a team treating young people with "first episode" psychosis/schizophrenia in the community, we try to minimise hospital admission/readmission. (Best job I've ever had.)

Canberra Aus.
marsbar - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: I get paid to nag teenagers.
JimmyKay - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: JimmyKay
Position: Chemistry Teacher
Location: Birmingham
Timmd on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to johncook:
> (In reply to Timmd) Love the understatement!

I didn't want to be rude just incase, some Rotherham locals like the place, I didn't know if you were one or did do.
Tom V - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to johncook:

My understanding is that you live in Texas. Or is there another Rotherham?
andic - on 11 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

andic
research novel alloys eg metallic glasses, shape memory alloys and HEAs do quite a lot of dft modelling as well as physical experiments and microscopy
Sheffield
Iain(2010) on 11 Jan 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
All the water companies are recycling through agriculture now. The legislation we all operate under allows it to be used in food production. We also comply with the 'Safe Sludge Matrix' which details treatment levels and the crop types that sludges can be applied to, this is voluntary and widespread.
Its pure recycling, in one end out the other. A cycle as old as life itself.
Simon Alden - on 11 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain: General manager of German-owned electronics assembly services company
Mark Bannan - on 11 Jan 2013
In reply to marsbar:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain) I get paid to nag teenagers.

so do I!

are you a teacher too?
Si dH - on 11 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Nuclear Engineer / Project Manager

Derby
omerta on 11 Jan 2013
In reply to argyle_dude:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
>some days you feel like you are working on the Jeremy Kyle show.

Years ago, I did some typing work for the police, mainly sig wit interviews or 999 calls. And my word, do I agree with you....a woman on the phone ringing in a murder going, 'hang on, I need a fag,' <3 minute pause> 'I can't find my f*cking lighter. Brian! Brian! Where's my f*cking lighter?'

RichardP - on 12 Jan 2013
In reply to JimmyKay:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> Name: JimmyKay
> Position: Chemistry Teacher
> Location: Birmingham

If you get bore at work, see if you can watch the TV series "Breaking Bad"

It maybe a career change for you
ena sharples - on 12 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Name-Marcus
design and make bespoke furniture.
AndyC - on 12 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Thread killer!

jacobfinn on 12 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Dry stone waller

Scotland
Motown - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Mark Bannan:
> (In reply to Will Cat)
> [...]
>
> Is that HMP Dartmoor?

Pretty much - a few less locks, but plenty of criminal potential!
ads.ukclimbing.com
Jim C - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Ava Adore:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> top secret. I would have to kill you all if I told you.

Well, I have just been told I will be asked to sign the official secrets act!

It is not as exciting as it sounds:- I'm a Principal Buyer in the Energy Industry.

Location Loch Lomond area





Jim C - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Denni:
> (In reply to Cú Chullain)
>
> Den
> Stay at home dad to Daisy
> Fareham, saarf coast

This is the one that has impressed me the most.
What a hero, I could not do that job,I am even nervous about being a Grandad in the spring.

Clarence - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Full time dogsbody in an Accountancy practice
Part time maths tutor
Semi professional Druid (handfasting, naming and funeral celebrant)
Dr.S at work - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Dr.Strangeglove, at work
Position: Veterinary Anaesthetist
Location: Bristol
ryan_d - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Name: Ryan

Occupation: Lead Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist in Mental Health and Head Injury

Location: Wigan and Leigh
paul__in_sheffield - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Paul,

University Pro Vice Chancellor for Research
Director of Energy Research Institute
Hendofan - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Apprenticeship Co-ordinator.
Education
Nottinghm.
jenks580 - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Ian
erection specialist
Gloucestershire
tommycoopersghost on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:
Ne'er do well.
Wherever i regain consciousness.
Orgsm on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Snowman
Seasonal work
Wulfrunian - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to Cú Chullain:

Name: Wulfrunian

Position: Director of solar PV/ventilation/condensation control company, electrician, odd job man, occasional agency photographer

Location: Wolverhampton

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