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Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:50 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/08/upshot/what-is-your-opposite-job.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur



Hells yeah I could.


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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by AnomanderRake on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:07 pm

Apparently the opposite of a purchasing manager is a slaughterer and meat packer.

I'm going to have to go with no on this one.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:15 pm

Lulz.

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:45 pm

Come on guys, do it. I want to know your opposite career.

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:51 pm

Roc I hate to break it to you but I also got model and our jobs have nothing to do with each other. Or at least the closest I could come up with to my job. My job wasn't even on there. I get that the failing New York Times is failing but im not sure they need to be buzzfeed

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Dendrobates on Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:59 pm

So...zoology was actually my major at MSU
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:26 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Roc I hate to break it to you but I also got model and our jobs have nothing to do with each other. Or at least the closest I could come up with to my job. My job wasn't even on there. I get that the failing New York Times is failing but im not sure they need to be buzzfeed

You sound fun.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by tGreenWay on Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:43 pm

Based on the job titles I've had when working for someone else over the past 25 years:
Model, Physicist, Mobile Home Installer

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:34 am

Dendrobates wrote:So...zoology was actually my major at MSU

I knew it was somehotg like that. Mine was Fisheries and Wildlife. My MS is Zoology.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:05 am

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Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Roc I hate to break it to you but I also got model and our jobs have nothing to do with each other. Or at least the closest I could come up with to my job. My job wasn't even on there. I get that the failing New York Times is failing but im not sure they need to be buzzfeed

You sound fun.

You sound like an ice cream scoop scooping a scoop of sand

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:10 am

apparently the skill I would use the most in my opposite job (agricultural grader) would be "trunk strength"..

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Dendrobates on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:23 am

Rocinante wrote:
Dendrobates wrote:So...zoology was actually my major at MSU

I knew it was somehotg like that. Mine was Fisheries and Wildlife. My MS is Zoology.

No way! What do you do Roc?
I changed species for my MS and got it in anatomy. But now in biotech rare disease education/sales. I do miss teaching anatomy tho.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:57 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:apparently the skill I would use the most in my opposite job (agricultural grader) would be "trunk strength"..


This is why I love this thing even if it's ridiculous.

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 am

Dendrobates wrote:
Rocinante wrote:

I knew it was somehotg like that. Mine was Fisheries and Wildlife. My MS is Zoology.

No way! What do you do Roc?
I changed species for my MS and got it in anatomy. But now in biotech rare disease education/sales. I do miss teaching anatomy tho.

I work in government which has decent benefits but pays shit so I work as a wildlife and natural resources consultant on the side. Mostly I collect data needed for energy permitting.

That looks like a conflict of interest, but the government work I do is not related to the consulting I do. It's a delicate dance that I have been questioned about a lot. I tell the state "Hey, pay me and I won't have to do this other shit." But that ain't happening.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:03 am

Rocinante wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:apparently the skill I would use the most in my opposite job (agricultural grader) would be "trunk strength"..


This is why I love this thing even if it's ridiculous.
I suppose "trunk strength" is important if you're an elephant working at the circus.

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by tGreenWay on Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:37 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
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You sound fun.

You sound like an ice cream scoop scooping a scoop of sand

You sound like a soda jerk jerking soda at the soda jerk store. And they're running out of you!

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Turtleneck on Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:43 pm

Jobs are for the poors.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by tGreenWay on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Turtleneck wrote:Jobs are for the poors.

And how goes yours?

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Turtleneck on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:17 pm

I dont have a job. Just access to your trust fund. Better check that balance, bro.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Dendrobates on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:37 pm

Rocinante wrote:
Dendrobates wrote:

No way! What do you do Roc?
I changed species for my MS and got it in anatomy. But now in biotech rare disease education/sales. I do miss teaching anatomy tho.

I work in government which has decent benefits but pays shit so I work as a wildlife and natural resources consultant on the side. Mostly I collect data needed for energy permitting.

That looks like a conflict of interest, but the government work I do is not related to the consulting I do. It's a delicate dance that I have been questioned about a lot. I tell the state "Hey, pay me and I won't have to do this other shit." But that ain't happening.

Most government jobs pay worth shit. I hope they give in eventually , but since it's the government I doubt that will happen.
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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Rocinante on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:19 am

Dendrobates wrote:
Rocinante wrote:

I work in government which has decent benefits but pays shit so I work as a wildlife and natural resources consultant on the side. Mostly I collect data needed for energy permitting.

That looks like a conflict of interest, but the government work I do is not related to the consulting I do. It's a delicate dance that I have been questioned about a lot. I tell the state "Hey, pay me and I won't have to do this other shit." But that ain't happening.

Most government jobs pay worth shit. I hope they give in eventually , but since it's the government I doubt that will happen.

It's cool. Kids aren't expensive or anything.

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Re: Could you see yourself in your opposite job?

Post by Cameron on Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:17 pm

I put in my job, and it said the opposite job was physicist (which seems non-opposite because the number 1 skill for my job according to the thing was number facility, which is number 3 for physicists). Out of curiosity, I put in physicist to see if it's opposite would come back as my job. It came back as model.

So yeah, it works.
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