| 9:41 am on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I worked for 3 months as a sales person... in a reseller company.
Sold laptops and printers of HP and IBM.....
Than heard of an Internet marketing company... got interested to work there as "Internet Marketing" was a chapter in my ecommerce book of my syllabus in PG...
Jumped into it... started managing PPc accounts and currently I am lead for PPC and I am also involved in SEO and API thingy....
So here I am in Webmasterworld to improve my IQ ;)
| 11:56 am on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Retail from 1972 - 1987
Law School from 1987 - 1990
Legal Services from 1990 - present
Only web work I do is for my own two sites.
| 1:58 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
mechanic, roofer to name my trades, some construction
worked at a skihill for a couple years, a bunch of other random things
| 2:09 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Trained and worked as a journalist.
Then became a ski and climbing bum for quite a few years.
Went into the travel business.
Still do a bit of mountain guiding to keep me away from the office.
| 2:22 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Worked for 8 years with various textile firms selling Home Textiles, Yarns. Got Asthma, working in close proximity to various fibre. Switched to international trading 5 years ago, working from home. Currently selling yarns, textile spare parts, textile machines.
Google got me hooked to the net. Now this 'internet' thing seems to occupy 60% of my working time.
E-commerce website keeps me grounded in the real world. Other websites 'surprisingly' make more money than e commerce, but e commerce is more fun and hands on...
| 2:29 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Worked in a video shop for a couple of years after I left school.
For a number of years I ran a restaurant.
I started an internet cafe in 1997 and dived straight into web design.
My 10 year web design anniversary is this August and I love it even more now than I did then :)
| 3:33 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I was a member of Nigerian royalty who was deposed and exiled. I have much money hidden in bank accounts in my country that I could not get out. Now with the Net, I can seek out good contacts who can help me this transfer. My friend, please send me your bank account number and I promise to share in the proceeds if you help me!
| 4:34 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
sounds like a great opportunity...
is there any way I can get you to contact me?
email is preferred...:)
I just don't seem to be winning the nigerian lottery lately...:)
| 6:02 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
LifeInAsia, you should have attended the Nigerian Email Conference :)
| 6:24 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I was sailing around the world on a racing yacht when I ended up stuck on a strange island.
I can't get off.
But there is a bunker here fully equipped that I found, where I spend my time on the net on an old green screen 286 computer, however every 180 minutes I have to enter some stupid numbers to save the world.
BTW there is a polar bear roaming around outside who seems really annoyed - as I would be if I had such a heavy coat on a desert island.
Also there are people who seem to want to kill me.
other than that its a little boring...
| 7:26 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I was pianist/arranger in a jazz quartet.
| 8:02 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Commercial fishing in Alaska mostly. Trolling, seining, gillnetting, longlining... a bit of most of it. Haven't fished commercially since 2000, but I did spend yesterday afternoon cutting the cheeks out of halibut heads that would've been otherwise discarded. Yum!
| 11:05 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
In no real order
Parent - I always will be
High school dropout - got a GED and eventually some college
Alcoholic/Addict - no longer active
Warehouse manager - from bottom to top
Poet - I miss writing
Musician/Composer - Piano, trumpet, bass, drum
Corporate programmer - no more neckties for me
Hippy - another always will be
Swabby - communications repair tech
Even spent a few years as a bhakta, living in an ashram and learning a few things along the way.
That covers about 30 years before I fell into my web job. What a Long and Winding Road that was. And yes, I would change a few things if I could. It might also explain why I have no idea what's next :)
| 7:45 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Grease monkey (auto repair apprentice,) waiter, dishwasher, tree planting crew for USFS (Best Job Ever,) sheetrocker, mill worker, fiberglas boat quality control technician (uhh . . . repair for assemblers who lose control of their screw guns and saws,) student/BFA/art, paste-up, cameraman, stripper and press operator in printing (film stripper you dogs,) DTP technician, drum scanner operator, color control expert, digital photographer, web developer.
|I was sailing around the world on a racing yacht when I ended up stuck on a strange island. |
Hi Desmond, see you in the next life eh?! :-) lol . . .
| 8:18 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Income tax instructor and consultant.
Bartender (not beer tender)
owned my own video rental store
Owned gift shop
Full time Mom (always will be)
Then my Youngest gave me a used computer and a dummies how to book and I never looked back.
| 12:37 pm on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Wrote computer games mid - late 80's sold Pc's for a store in Cambridge realised I was wrong with regard sto education and went back to study IT.
Worked in the Antiques trade while studying met some some really amazing people who had a massive influence on me.
Worked as a part Q accountantfor around 5 years hated it, jacked it in and found work as a rent collector in Hackney (!). A near suicidal move - I thought that at the time as well.
Found I had an ability to deal with people going through a crisis which was all so noticed by my employer.
Soooo I went self employed and do it on a contract basis.
Now looking for something else to do.
| 1:27 pm on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)|
| 7:32 am on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Never worked for a company (apart from student jobs) which didn't have .com in it's name. :)
| 5:31 pm on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I first got a taste of computer in 1st grade and the internet in 7th. of course the internet at that time consisted of a couple of school computers with green screens connected to each other via a modem. I think I'm one of the first generation that was sort of born into the computer age
| 9:43 pm on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Enterprise Unix Administrator
| 10:12 pm on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Enterprise Unix Administrator |
NCC-1701A or NCC-1701D?
| 11:49 pm on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
LOL, Lawman...BTB i was never into Startrek (maybe because i am not that old?)
| 3:58 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Chalk me up as a serial software engineer.
Funny story... back in the early 90's in college I got my bike stolen from my house. My insurance covered it and I ended up buying a computer with the cash instead of a new bike...
Built my first "homepage" shortly after that... and I was hooked...
Still loving it after all these years... great field to be in...
| 6:30 am on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Head of SEO, Online publishing company. Currently managing 1500 sites, all adsensed.
Software developer, having managed building of accommodation booking, real estate, employment, dating, online school and classifieds applications.
Previously a lawyer, and a jeweller.
Live in an alternative comunity currently,
Father of four, 1 from first marriage, 2 from 2nd(ongoing) and now foster parent to a 4th.
| 7:23 am on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I worked in quality control for a small engineering company.
| 7:24 pm on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Live in an alternative comunity currently |
What do y'all alternate between? just kidding.
Seriously, though... alternative to what?
| 11:21 pm on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I did a year as an e-mail customer service rep, having been burned by some now-offline web design companies.
My turning point was taking a year after that to study, and found out about affiliate marketing then. :)
I have one decent affiliate site, a few that are slow, and I spend a few hours per week freelancing as a PHP developer. Beats working!
| 10:23 am on Apr 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Hippy, ragneeshy, surfy town.
In my town arabs and jews are friends.
people have no colour or religion.
alternative to the rest of the world.
| 4:50 pm on Apr 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
No where in this world!
you've must of died and proceeded to the after life!