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James

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Be it for money or just out of the goodwill of your heart, what is it you do for your job?

I work part-time in a games shop. It's not glamorous or exciting but it helps pay the bills.

What do YOU do?

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irken004

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currently unemployed :P but i mow the lawn for a quick $20 sometimes :)

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JoeDiddley

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I used to run the dead musicians section (blues, folk jazz, country) of a McRecords until last year.
Now I have a government desk job. It is my job to terminate people :)

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James

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More importantly, do you like what you do? What are your career plans? What's your ideal job?

I have many employment-related questions today.

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irken004

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mowing the lawn is fine lol but i'm currently trying to get my driver's license so i can drive myself to a job (when i find one)

as for a career plan, i'm trying to get into a career that involves photography or video-game sales :)

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odd69

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i work at a gas station it kinda sucks. i much rather do music as a living. my goal is to do something with video games for money but thats highly unlikely.

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James

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"Doing something with video games for money" is kind of a vague goal, man. I do that at the moment but it's hardly a worthwhile goal! Do you mean something to do with the production side of things - music scoring, sound design etc.?

Irken004 - what do you mean by "video game sales"? Working at a publisher, managing a publisher's account at a games retailer? There's so much possibility!

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irken004

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Prosody wrote:

"Doing something with video games for money" is kind of a vague goal, man. I do that at the moment but it's hardly a worthwhile goal! Do you mean something to do with the production side of things - music scoring, sound design etc.?

Irken004 - what do you mean by "video game sales"? Working at a publisher, managing a publisher's account at a games retailer? There's so much possibility!

personally any of those would be fine by me but to be more specific, i mean working in a game shop (as in a cashier or something) just for a part-time job if anything

what i'd really like to do is work as a film director/ producer after college (who knows, maybe i'll make GOOD video game based movies lol)

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James

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Working part-time in a games shop is decent, the money isn't great but it does (if you're lucky) let you work with people who are passionate about your hobby. It's not a great career path - I've been doing it for nearly three years and I'm where I was then. It pays the bills but it can take five years to make the first step up!

Are you taking a course in film production? There's plenty of them over here in the UK that offer really good support and experience - a few of my friends have gone from the courses to jobs in the industry. Not quite at director level yet but one day!

Good luck to all Nintendo Life readers with their career plans!

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VGM

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My Career plans:Musician,i've been playing Piano for 4 years now and in three years i'll be off to college with seven years experience not including i'll also be in for two other Instruments.I'm going to become a Professional Music Composer,I'm going to sell my music to anybody who will pay good money for it.Do I love it.Heck yes I just love making music it's my calling. :)

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koopa85

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I work at an ethanol plant and I load railcars with the stuff. It's incredibly easy. It takes about 30 minutes for the rail car to fill up. Basically that means I'm on break for 30 minutes out of every 40 minutes. I'm at work right now by the way.

Edit: This job pays well, especially concidering the amount of work I do.

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rustythekid

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I'm a photographer, I love what I do, times are hard right now, but I can't say I'm having a hard time myself, the magazines where I work are, and it's leaving me with lots of stress, people getting fired, more work, etc.

I always wanted to have my own video games store... it could be fun. Stores here sell the games really expensive.

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irken004

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Prosody wrote:

Working part-time in a games shop is decent, the money isn't great but it does (if you're lucky) let you work with people who are passionate about your hobby. It's not a great career path - I've been doing it for nearly three years and I'm where I was then. It pays the bills but it can take five years to make the first step up!

Are you taking a course in film production? There's plenty of them over here in the UK that offer really good support and experience - a few of my friends have gone from the courses to jobs in the industry. Not quite at director level yet but one day!

Good luck to all Nintendo Life readers with their career plans!

as of right now i'm just taking some high school courses in photography (which i'm really good at) but i have been looking for colleges that teach film production (i was very interested in the DAVE school but i'm torn between that or the Art Institute)

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rustythekid

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keep working on your photography man! by the way check this out: http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/17_year_old_think...

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odd69

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yea i should have been more specific, well this may sound funny, but i'd like to do voice acting for video games as well as working with a development team doing all of the odd things,rather than program. but doing artwork for a video game does sound awesome and if i ever had an opportunity i'd take it

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irken004

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@rustythekid wow, that is kinda sad really lol but i take care of my film and use proper exposures

i also forgot to mention that i won an "Employee's Choice Award" at the American General Art show for a photo collage i made awhile back :)

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Slapshot

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I drive a semi truck for Pepsi. It a really tough job cause the side I work on (most paying) is we deliver to gas/drug/grocery stores. So have to deliver the drinks by hand. Probaly move 6,000 pounds of drinks 3 times a day. Unload, push in store, Work the product to shelves/cooler, work backstock, clean up behind yourself, get paid, drive to next store, repeat about 15 times a day. Its really long hard hours. My average work week is about 55-60 hrs. It pays nice though, Ive been doin it for goin on 7 yrs now. My wife is workin on her doctorates degree, when she graduates I plan to try to get into the gaming industry somehow. I have a huge passion for gaming and would love to work in the feild that I love best.

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odd69

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@slapshot82
i know exactly how you feel i work in a gas store and see what you guys have to do and yea its hard, dont forget that yall have to work in the intense heat sometimes or freeze in a cooler.

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irken004

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@odd69 speaking of voiceover work, i too thought about doing something like that if i ever get involved with film-making :)

my fave voice-over actor is Peter Cullen, a.k.a Optimus Prime's voice :)

well i'm off to go host the weekly Mario kart wii tournament, i'll b back later

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I'm a publisher for an online newsletter. I work for Hilton Hotels. Most of the time I just sit in my cube and stare at walls though.

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