What's your 'regular' job?

GymReaper

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Off the back of the 'What do you use B4X for?' thread - For those who don't actually make a living writing software, what do you do?

I work as head of R&D for a company that fabricates and installs specialist RF/EMC shielding solutions. Our rooms are the highest performing in the world and are used to test anything from phones and individual circuits all the way up to very large kit such as main battle tanks and missiles / guidance systems.
 

udg

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My coworkers and me...unfortunately we generally have the night shift.

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I don't know if it can be defined a "regular" job, anyway...

Ok, currently I do operate as a CEO for a sw firm and as a CTO for another, then run my individual company. In the night, instead...
 

Star-Dust

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I'm glad my previous post makes you laugh but... unfortunately I wasn't kidding (for once).
If I have any advice not to take this next job, I have just resigned as a senior beggar. The hours are inhumane, the workplace is rough and you cannot walk away from your station to go to the bathroom that someone else blows your place. Some colleagues take a dog to protect the station.
The only advantage that it is well paid.

Also I as @aeric want to create a b4x based business. I will steal other people's b4x projects and ask for a ransom
 

Sandman

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I hope I can take a break after this and focus on creating a Point of Sales system using B4X.
Do you already have your first customer signed, or do you see yourself creating the system first and then start finding customers?
 

aeric

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Do you already have your first customer signed, or do you see yourself creating the system first and then start finding customers?
I used to have potential customers but people can’t wait for me to come out with the ready product so I actually don’t have any customer yet. I think it is difficult to convince people without anything to show. At least a MVP or prototype.
 

udg

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@DonManfred : once I worked as a consultant for a firm where the head of the "technical department" used to say:
"whererver there's a plug, it's a task for us"
They even had to set up the new printer, dect phone, TV, electrical/programmable stuff at directors' home..

So, you're not alone :)
 

aeric

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I will steal other people's b4x projects and ask for a ransom
It is nice of you having intend to return the projects. Btw, I think the other way round happened actually. You have shared a lot of projects and some have paid you. Is this what you mean?
 

Star-Dust

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It is nice of you having intend to return the projects. Btw, I think the other way round happened actually. You have shared a lot of projects and some have paid you. Is this what you mean?
No, it was just a way to play down LucaMs' message.
I have rarely met customers who have not paid.
 

klaus

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I am a mechanical engineer. I worked 46 years in a machine manufacturing company for the packaging industry, die cutters, printing machines, folder gluer machines etc. for plain board, corrugated board and flexible materials..
I worked as a mechanical apprentice (4 years), then I studied mechanical engineering in an evening school (4 years), then as a designer for machines (10 years), then in testing and measurements (25 years) and then as a technical advisor (3 years).

I have been programming as a hobby programmer since the early 80s, but I made some programs for my professional life, calculation programs and data aquisition with graphical analysis.

Now I have been retired for already 14 years.
 

andymc

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I'm a Cloud Devops engineer, working mainly on Azure, but with some AWS resources too. Current main focus is on Cost control (stopping developer spinning up massive VMs when they don't need them!)
I'd like to move onto cost control (FinOps) going forward maybe, if I don't get involved in VR work that is, I love VR.
 

Cableguy

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Well... i let you have a guess at what I do for a living....
No clues? Nothing to pitch in as a possibility?
You give up, Huh?..
Ok... so... I'm a..... câble guy...
I worked for about 15 years in my country's CableTV company... everything but the head-end.
Then i moved to France. Did 2/3 years as land-line tec (phone, adsl, etc), and then moved to fiber-optics.
I am now a fiber-optics splicing technician, and I can do any thing from simple splicing to complete Mutualization Points, I can take any project and tackle it from a to z.
 
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stevel05

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The clue is in my avatar, I'm a musician, although this last year it's not been regular. In fact no work since last February. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when this pandemic is finally over. It depends how quickly things recover. I will be of retirement age in 5 years, so would like to earn some money before then, although musicians rarely retire.
 

Michael1968

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For 10 years I'm now working as a service technician and consultant in a medical technology company for sleep apnea breathing machines and ventilators.
I repair and maintain the ventilators in hospitals and at home.
in the first half of 2020 I have built a lot of ventilators... we have incresed production.
since mid-2020 I have been constantly in different clinics for install equipment and the instruction of doctors and staff in the handling of equipment.
it's a run against time.
we've got enough equipment ...the staff is missing
 
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