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Old 12-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Slackers' Occupations

I'm just curious. Slackware empowers the user, but its price is having an understanding of what is going on. Are most Slackers IT professionals? So, what do you do?
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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Well, let me be the first to not fit the profile of IT professional . I am a registered nurse by profession with 22 years experience in an Intensive Care Unit, only 10 years to go before retirement!

Old 12-25-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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I am an elementary school teacher currently in my 28th year. I have a BA in Psychology/Philosophy and a professional teaching certificate. I'm a technology hobbyist who thoroughly enjoys Slackware.

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Old 12-25-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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I'm a system administrator for Windows networks.
Old 12-25-2010, 05:29 PM   #5
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I'm a software engineer working in the air traffic control industry.
Old 12-25-2010, 05:32 PM   #6
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I'm on my way to becoming an architect

(By the nature of results so far, seems like your assumption is in need of adjustment)
Old 12-25-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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Telecommunications software engineer since 1995. Army officer before that.
Old 12-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #8
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Slave here
Old 12-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #9
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High School Science Teacher / Musician
Old 12-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #10
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I'm a retail associate and technical hobbyist. However, I intend to enter the IT industry (pursuing a college degree at the moment).
Old 12-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #11
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i'm an audio/TV/HTR repair tech. other than using slack for home computers, i use slack at my workplace as a test bed for newer HTR equipment that is web capable.
Old 12-25-2010, 07:59 PM   #12
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U.S. Army forward observer, but come August I'm changing to a network admin field (still Army)
Old 12-25-2010, 08:01 PM   #13
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Line cook.
Old 12-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #14
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:15 PM   #15
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I have no need for work, as I am a french aristocrat and sole heir of the Montblanc snail farm empire.

I do, however, have worries, as peasents do, about my future solvency. I find myself down to my last two diamond studded umbrella's, although I am still in possession of a life sized camel made entirely out of gold, which my late father discovered and spirited out of Egypt while on an archeological dig there.

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