What would you say....you do here?

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 1:51 PM

In recent times this site has turned from a sports focused shitfest to a constant flood of tears and whining regarding the state of....EVERYTHING.. Some members seem to have a LOT of times on their hands.

This sparked the question.....wtf does our OC faithful actually do?

Are we retired? Fulltime? Part time? Unemployed? Significant other is the breadwinner? 


If working, what's your title? And what exactly....do you do? I'll start.


I'm a Sr. Trade Marketing Manager for a CPG company based in NYC. I'm a glorified project manager. I work a lot with compliance (lawyers/regulation people) and creatives/designers....making sure point of sale shit gets to the right place at the right time, saying the right thing. 

I WFH, so it's very easy to fuck off here periodically. Also my job is very cyclical, sometimes I'm slammed nonstop 50-60 hours a week, other times I'm cruising. It's not ideal, but I'm ok with it.



8,788 posts 20 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 2:20 PM

Work full time doing BD for a transportation and economic development firm in Columbus. 

If I am not at an event or lunch, I usually work from the home office. 

When I started I was chasing a lot of ODOT work, now chasing developers. 

Been crazy busy since the Intel announcement.

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 16 reps Joined Aug 2017
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 2:24 PM

I’ve worn many hats in my career. Something always related in STEM. I majored in physics in college and gravitated towards electronics for a career. I’ve went from designing sensors in wheels hubs to teaching signals and measurements lab at U of Akron. Right now I currently work in R&D for battery fuel cell technology for an auto manufacturer.       

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 2:43 PM

Own a small software development company. Concentrate on the hospitality industry, but will chase opportunities in other types of business, usually proving that I never learn.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 152 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 2:47 PM

I’ve taught elementary phys ed the past 24 years. The last 18 years I’ve been the XC coach for all boys/girls/varsity/jr high of my school.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 2:53 PM

I’m in my 9th year of retirement from a 36 year teaching career in Social Studies (23 at 8th grade and 13 at high school, mostly seniors). 

I miss about two of my colleagues and the rest were pompous ass hats. 

OP: I like this thread. 

Fletch Member
0 posts 2 reps Joined Nov 2020
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 3:32 PM

From everyone else’s take,  I really don’t work.  


This place to me is just for trolling.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 44 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 5:30 PM

Went to college for chemical engineering, ended up with a BS in ChemEng, BS in Applied Math, and MS in ChemEng.


I quickly realized I wanted nothing to do with the petrochemical industry. Started in research and development for industrial combustion (lowering emissions out of industrial furnaces).


20 years later I now work with our sales team developing salable solutions for industrial furnaces using industrial gases (N2, O2, H2, CO2, etc). 


My official title now is Sr. Application Engineer, specialized in Melting and Heat Treating applications. 


I also have an “International Expert” accreditation in industrial combustion and been published a few times.


I work from home when I am not traveling which is why I can spend time on OC.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 5:47 PM

I work in finance in the tourism/ hospitality world in Charleston, SC. Could make more in the corporate world but took a job with more of a work/ life balance once our 1st kid was born. It’s much slower paced and I like it for now. (My wife’s job also allowed this). Been in the south for 8 years straight now (went to college here, moved to NC, but then lived in Cle for 3 years), and would be hard pressed to move back to NE Ohio. It’s slow enough where I have time to argue politics on here. 

Random guess but OP do you work at Unilever? Only guessing bc I know a few people who moved to NY/ NJ to work there.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 5:50 PM

I don’t, but I know their office in Englewood Cliffs. I went somewhat far in their interview process for an NYC position circa 2014.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 6:51 PM

I am director of Client Services for SportsMEDIA Technology. We have a ton of clients, and I oversee the NBC account and a few other smaller ones plus all of the Western Conference NHL teams.

My wife makes significantly more than me as a director of sales at a health software company — after leaving LinkedIn to WFH.

I WFH when I am not traveling, and either put in 70 hour weeks for weeks at a time or put in 20 hour weeks when it’s less busy. 

I love what my company does, mostly love what I do, hate being “on call” during nights and weekends if a client or remote staff calls with an issue.

Been in this role for just over a year after supporting events remotely as a broadcast engineer for 7 years. I will likely look to move on this time next year because the (out of business) hours are brutal for too much of the year. TG at will give me 2+ years experience and I’d be confident walking into a new job.

Zunardo Senior Member
815 posts 14 reps Joined Nov 2010
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 9:16 PM

Retired six years ago after 33 yrs with U.S. Postal Service.  Started as a clerk keying mail, then moved up through the training department. Worked as a specialist in various offices - EEO, Diversity, and Injury Compensation.  Did a year as postmaster of a small town.  Was the only employee there, that was a weird time.  Peaked as Mgr of Training & Diversity for half of Ohio.  Finished as Mgr of Maintenance Support (spare parts) at the big processing center in Cols.

To supplement my retirement income, I do occasional voiceover jobs and work part-time as an FAA weather observer at Port Columbus.  Also do a lot of volunteer work, so I am never bored.

Mrs. Z retired two years ago as a school secretary.  Right now she's into crocheting big-time.  Might try a few craft shows this fall and see if her stuff sells.  I keep telling her she needs to get a real job, lol.

Redstreakone Junior Member
3 posts 5 reps Joined Apr 2016
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 9:29 PM

I am a retired professional worm digger.  I still dig from time to time, but enjoy my retirement.  



Truthfully, still teaching.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 10:17 PM
posted by Redstreakone

I am a retired professional worm digger.  I still dig from time to time, but enjoy my retirement.  



Truthfully, still teaching.

I thought that you could collect lots of worms by pounding stakes into the ground at night? 😎

What do you teach and how many years in?
birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 7 reps Joined Aug 2010
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 10:52 PM

Work IT at a public school district. I handle most of the break/fix stuff and troubleshoot issues for students and staff alike. 

 We’ve got about 1500 students K-12 and 175 staff members. Some days I’m slammed. Other days I may only have 1 or 2 trouble tickets. I’ve coached varsity girls basketball for the last 7 years so in the winter I manage time well during the work day. 

I also am contracted 4 weeks longer than teachers, technically I’m an “administrator” so my summers are a little shorter but I still get nearly 7.5 weeks off in the summer which is nice. 

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 34 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 16, 2022 8:23 AM

I manage a mental health office. I did this in Frisco, TX and will be managing it remotely from Ohio now. Transition should start next week. Currently we have 3 Psychs and 5 therapists. Should be adding a couple more in the next two months. 


We will see how it goes from Ohio. I was doing everything in Texas by myself. I will now have two assistants in the office I will manage as well. Hopefully they are decent because I have the place running as a fine oiled machine currently where I really only gotta work Mondays and Friday and then Tuesday - Thursday can work about 10 mins outta every hour.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 44 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 16, 2022 9:15 AM
posted by sportchampps

I manage a mental health office. I did this in Frisco, TX and will be managing it remotely from Ohio now. Transition should start next week. Currently we have 3 Psychs and 5 therapists. Should be adding a couple more in the next two months. 


We will see how it goes from Ohio. I was doing everything in Texas by myself. I will now have two assistants in the office I will manage as well. Hopefully they are decent because I have the place running as a fine oiled machine currently where I really only gotta work Mondays and Friday and then Tuesday - Thursday can work about 10 mins outta every hour.

True question here.


So I know a psychiatrist can prescribe medicine while a psychologist can not.


So with that being said what’s the difference between a psychologist and a therapist? One has a PhD and one has a MS?


Just never understood why some are therapists and some are psychologists.


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 117 reps Joined Feb 2010
Thu, Jun 16, 2022 9:47 AM

I'm a Director/Co-Owner of an executive recruiting firm that's been in business since 1979. I've been with the company almost 30 years. 

I focus on placing professionals in the HVAC/Building Automation industry in the Midwest & Northeast as far South as Virginia/Tennessee and as far West as the Dakotas/Kansas City. 

I place project managers, estimators, sales and operations professionals up to Sr VP's/Directors/Presidents.

Al Bundy Senior Member
4,526 posts 39 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 16, 2022 11:44 AM

I sell women's shoes, mostly to fat women.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 16, 2022 11:57 AM
posted by Al Bundy

I sell women's shoes, mostly to fat women.

I’ve been binging on re-runs!


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 117 reps Joined Feb 2010
Thu, Jun 16, 2022 2:15 PM
posted by BRF

I’ve been binging on re-runs!


Saw a dude at the casino wearing a blue #33 Polk High football jersey. Had to give him props.

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