What do others do for their day job

Police detective, currently assigned to homicide unit. It’s never as interesting as TV, but there’s probably worse jobs out there.

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I work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico on a deep water platform as an Instrument and Automation technician. I live in Northwest Louisiana.

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Hello all! Always fun to see what everybody does.

I work in the movie industry in the Los Angeles area as a computer visual effects artist specializing in compositing - sort of like heavy photoshop work, but on moving images. Here’s my demo reel of my work (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9fUHHMyBFk) I am also a photographer and time lapse cinematographer, and do woodworking with hand-tools on the side.

I’ve been into Bonsai for the last couple of years, and have been combining the woodworking and bonsai by making teak and redwood pots with hand cut dovetail joinery. These aren’t wood grow pots, they are finished display pots and my oldest ones have been holding up very well after over a year of daily watering.

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I really like those pots. Really natural and compliment your trees wonderfully

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Can you keep a tree out there?? I’m of course assuming you don’t go home every night.

Hello from Luxembourg!
I am a Research and Development specialist in Neurobiology, at the University of Luxembourg. I am specialized in Parkinson’s Disease and perform research with the final aim to get new medication that could help the patients.

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I am a fan of Chick Corea :grin:
I am an independent Professional, working as a consultant in digital and innovation strategy, and in the process of launch another business targeting personal development of Independent Professionals to change “the place to work” in large companies.

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I have a background in Immunology & Virology … as Ryan would say “Speak bonsai to me” --> “Speak life science to me” :grin:

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I could but I have a hard enough time getting my wife to watch my trees when I’m offshore I don’t want to have to ask one of my co workers to watch one offshore when I go home. lol

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Nice topic to break into the forum…Desalination - I work for a group that designs, builds and operates desalination plants, largely in the Caribbean and largely for the public water supply. Many don’t know that many of the smaller islands do not have sufficient fresh water resources. I travel and desalinate.

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yeah, Chick is great! My favorite album is “Now he sings, now he sobs”…

Such a cool thread. Love seeing the diversity of people and lifestyles that all come together over tiny trees.

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I am a doctoral student writing my dissertation on Soviet Koreans and museology. I really enjoy my program and research, but can’t wait to finish up; I am about half-way done, so only a year or so left.

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Sounds very Kim-centric; I’m a doctoral student as well, but on a Doctor of Education (Ed Leadership) practitioner path (capstone vs dissertation). It’s a long and winding road–enjoy the journey!

Urology tech at a regional hospital. Go around at night placing catheters, going to codes, picking up dead bodies in the hospital. Someone has to do it.
Side job is selling bonsai tools, supplies, and my fertilizer at www.sumobonsaisupply.com

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My company specializes in heavy glass construction for residential projects. We do things like frameless shower enclosures, glass guardrails, mirrors, wine room enclosures and some more creative projects utilizing glass. On my business card I’m a glass ninja.
Check us out:

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That’s a major repot!

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I studies jazz as well ar Capilano University. Although I majored in trombone. I’ve been a drummer my whole life.

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I’m a tattooer. It’s been almost 13 years now. Been featured in many magazines and numerous books. It’s taken me around the world and continues to bring me to new places. I’ve won awards for various styles and pieces in multiple countries. I owned a very successful shop for many years but have recently slowed it down and started a by appointment only, private studio. Still love what I do and look forward to going to ‘work’ every day!

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Cool to see what everyone does… :grinning: Until recently, I worked as business analyst for an American IT company. Currently I’m between jobs (phase of creative reorientation, aka got fired due to reorg) and mostly doing bonsai and climbing. :blush: