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Old 06-08-2019, 01:38 PM
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:38 PM
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2000: Teacher/Director of Forensics for a public high school. 13 years experience.

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Old 06-08-2019, 05:05 PM
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:25 AM
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2000: Teacher/Director of Forensics for a public high school. 13 years experience.

2019: Teacher/Director of Forensics for the same high school, but with more of an attitude.

I've gotten used to teaching the kids of kids. I refuse to still be around for Generation 3.
Forensics? The Accounting kind, the "ok, who did this" kind or the "wounds come from a blunt instrument wielded by a left-handed red-headed male" kind?
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I also wondered about that job title. It suggests an ... interesting ... high school curriculum.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:54 AM
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IIRC, Forensics = debate. I'm sure many of Silenus' students are master debaters. It's quite popular with that age group.
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Same job, new desk, better computer.

Better parking spot.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:37 AM
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Y2K I was the accounting department for a small credit union.

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:52 AM
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In Y2K, I worked for a corporation that manufactured consoles for medical labs to do blood panels and urinalyses with. My job was basically quality assurance (configuring software, testing functionality, and then cleaning up and sending the unit out for shipment).

Today, I work for the USPS, in a mail processing and distribution facility. Whichever processing/sorting system I'm assigned to each day, I mostly sit around and wait for the operators to let me know that there's a problem; then I go and fix it, so they can get back to processing the mail. Sometimes, I can tell something needs fixing without being called, just by changes in the sounds coming from the machine.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:55 AM
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IIRC, Forensics = debate.
Figures you'd know that, being from Wisconsin (home of the headquarters of the National Forensics League in Ripon).
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:57 PM
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Figures you'd know that, being from Wisconsin (home of the headquarters of the National Forensics League in Ripon).
I was in the Debate club back in high school, buty I did not know that about Ripon. All I knew about that community is it claims (credibly) to be the birthplace of the Republican Party, and of course, the home of Rippin' Good Cookies (sadly no more).

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Old 06-09-2019, 01:46 PM
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Figures you'd know that, being from Wisconsin (home of the headquarters of the National Forensics League in Ripon).
Sadly, the headquarters of the National Forensic League (now the National Speech and Debate Association) moved a couple of years ago to West Des Moines, Iowa.

Definition of forensic (Entry 1 of 2)
1 : belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate
a lawyer's forensic skills
2 : ARGUMENTATIVE, RHETORICAL
forensic eloquence
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Same job, new desk, better computer.

Better parking spot.
Same job, same desk, marginally better computer; some of my work needs to be entered on the computer which wasn't the case in 2000.

More available parking spots (my department had 100+ people in 2000 and now we're down to 58, and other departments have had comparable declines)
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Is it the same company?!
Ha, no! The mom-and-pop will always be a mom-and-pop because the owner is an extreme micro-manager. There is a limit to how big one can grow a company while maintaining absolute control over every aspect of the business. That limit is very low. It took me way too long to figure that out.
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2000: working in drug regulation (licence application and maintenance) in a largish Pharma company. Everything we did, everything submitted to government authorities was on paper.

2017: retired after 13 years of self-employment as a consultant in drug regulation, both true freelancing (servicing client companies) and also associated with a consultancy group. By 2017 this was the group that took over the group that took over the group that took over the group I started out with. Everything submitted to government authorities was e-published by specialist e-publishing departments (which, incidentally, made true independence as a consultant next to impossible. A good time to retire).

In 2000 I worked exclusively in an office. In 2017 I worked exclusively from home; I had an office address for the work with the consultancy group, in a building I had never seen and could not have found on a map.

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Before Y2K: I was a programmer making peanuts, and my company thought I couldn't go anywhere else and make more.

Y2K: My company found out they were wrong.

After Y2K: I am still a programmer, with a different company, but a lot more peanuts.

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Delete the "Regards, Shodan", and that's my answer, too.
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Automotive engineer. hasn't changed, I've been doing this my whole career.
actually, I should correct this- while I still work in the same area of automotive, in Y2k I was working at a Tier 1 supplier. today I actually work at a car company.
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