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    Wow allot of us technical types with such an artistic hobby. If only it was so easy to explain how creative what we do is.

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    Design and oversea production of 3D point of sale and promotional materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat85 View Post
    Wow allot of us technical types with such an artistic hobby. If only it was so easy to explain how creative what we do is.
    In college, we engineers had to take a "how to write" class run by a low level fine arts/English professor. He admitted that when he first got stuck with the job (low level ya see) he was dreading working with those "technical people". But in his first year, he asked who played a musical instrument and a majority of the class raised their hands. It was a question he asked of all his "normal" students and rarely got a quarter of the class that did.

    Changed his mind a little about those "non-creative technical" students and after that it became one of his favorite teaching tasks because of all the creativity he saw.
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    Societal psychology graduate student. Hopefully going to be phd student by this time next year. My work has mostly focused on how attitudes and values effect consumption.

    I´m not at all surprised to see most people here have real cool jobs. Always said mini painters were the coolest geeks=)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegaZus View Post
    In college, we engineers had to take a "how to write" class run by a low level fine arts/English professor. He admitted that when he first got stuck with the job (low level ya see) he was dreading working with those "technical people". But in his first year, he asked who played a musical instrument and a majority of the class raised their hands. It was a question he asked of all his "normal" students and rarely got a quarter of the class that did.

    Changed his mind a little about those "non-creative technical" students and after that it became one of his favorite teaching tasks because of all the creativity he saw.
    My senior year we had to take a humanities communication class to de-program us, so we could communicate with non engineers.

    Btw, a chemical engineer in the food and industrial chemicals business. I was jumping between process, project, and production engineering. But now i am pretty much useless...i have been promoted to a plant manager position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat85 View Post
    Wow allot of us technical types with such an artistic hobby. If only it was so easy to explain how creative what we do is.
    Quote Originally Posted by PegaZus View Post
    In college, we engineers had to take a "how to write" class run by a low level fine arts/English professor. He admitted that when he first got stuck with the job (low level ya see) he was dreading working with those "technical people". But in his first year, he asked who played a musical instrument and a majority of the class raised their hands. It was a question he asked of all his "normal" students and rarely got a quarter of the class that did.

    Changed his mind a little about those "non-creative technical" students and after that it became one of his favorite teaching tasks because of all the creativity he saw.
    For me I know that the type of depression I get is abated by occupation of my mind with anything which involves concentration. Painting, drawing, reading, writing anything in which I'm 'locked' into and it's held down.

    For others I suspect it's a psychological balance we make (consciously or unconsciously) because of the work we do to have something constructive outside our work environment.
    One of my colleagues is a woodworker in his spare time, claims it's his "Warm" against the "Cold" of what we do. Kinda a Yin/Yang thing.
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    CIA Agent
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    Service Desk Manager
    Yeah...not as glamorous.

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    Oddly enough, both of my degrees are in soft sciences - history and anthropology.
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    From the beginning

    Actuarial trainee
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    Reinsurance Application Designer
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    Senior IT Manager
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    Currently looking to go back to the corporate grind to finish out my sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsreach View Post
    For me I know that the type of depression I get is abated by occupation of my mind with anything which involves concentration. Painting, drawing, reading, writing anything in which I'm 'locked' into and it's held down.

    For others I suspect it's a psychological balance we make (consciously or unconsciously) because of the work we do to have something constructive outside our work environment.
    One of my colleagues is a woodworker in his spare time, claims it's his "Warm" against the "Cold" of what we do. Kinda a Yin/Yang thing.
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    Diagnostic radiographer, specialising in cardiac and interventional work (although I used to do MRI too). I also do basic tech support for the dept (to free up IT's time for more important stuff thatn power cycles...) and am training to report on the xrays
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    Currently I'm a web design/developer for a small publishing company, but also deal with all their IT (servers, desktop, wall wiring etc). Mostly work on internal systems.

    However... I am moving jobs the end of the month! Only been officially announced yesterday, but I'm off to a larger company doing purely web development work. Will have one website to look after and then be developing internal systems that plug into it - yup I finally free off the shackles of helping people with PC problems!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    Oddly enough, both of my degrees are in soft sciences - history and anthropology.
    But sciences still.

    Btw...i find it odd how poorly history is taught in k-12. There is some aspect of History that is fascinating to everyone, yet that isn't pursued in the classroom. Luckily i have pursued it myself as another hobby.

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    Yeah, my dad was a high school history teacher so a lot of his interest rubbed off on me (hence a lot of my painting projects are historical figures).

    By the way, have all you science/technical people noticed how colleges always offer 'easier' science courses for humanities people but they never seem to offer dumbed down humanities courses for science majors? My school had Earth Sciences 1 (Rocks for Jocks), an Engineering course on the technology of sailing, stuff like that. But when a science major had to take an English course there was no Dr Seuss 101, you're stuck taking Shakespeare with all the people who actually know how to read and write. Not that I minded taking the serious humanities courses, I just thought why not make the English majors take a real physics course?

    Although I do recall our music department offering an intro course on rhythm everyone called Clapping for Credit. So at least those who couldn't draw, paint, or play an instrument could still get their art credit.

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    Clapping for Credit......that's funny.

    The joke at mine was a health course that everyone referred to as Intermediate Breathing

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    Partner in a law firm, buying, selling and setting up insurance companies. Yep, its not even as "interesting" as it sounds...

    And intermediate breathing would be a challenge compared to some of the crap i get paid to do...

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    Intermediate Breathing, I like it.
    I'm currently working with someone who's failed Remedial Mastication.
    (Can't chew with his mouth closed).
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    Fourth year of Computer science / computing science / software engineering, master of science in engineering. Also started taking my artistic side more seriously this last year with a summer course in life drawing. This summer I will sculpt, a university course in anatomy for the artist.

    I also work part time with short films, commercials etc. mainly as a sound guy but also as a producer... and other roles for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsreach View Post
    Intermediate Breathing, I like it.
    I'm currently working with someone who's failed Remedial Mastication.
    (Can't chew with his mouth closed).
    My college offers interpersonal communication as an online only course........

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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Unfortunately sounds about right.
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    Peter Bishop: [in the background] Right, 'cause after six hours, that's when they're really dead.

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