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Friday Fiz-ive
This Friday Five is actually ten questions in disguise. Well, more value for your dollar.

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
I develop websites. It is my chosen career. Almost all my life I've been programming computers and playing around with computer graphics. Then when I was about nineteen a whole new industry popped up that required those two skills. Let's just say I am the man for my time.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
Doing 3D graphics for ILM or Pixar.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
My dad designs kitchens and fixes televisions. My mom makes space suits for NASA. I get my love of technology from my dad, but the career choices were all mine.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
No. I don't have a family, but I'd probably have very little trouble making the time if I decided to hatch one.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
I have a feeling that anything I choose as "the easiest job in the world" will result in flames from the person who does that job fifty hours a week. I have the attitude that work is work, and even something as fun as drawing up websites gets tedious after a few thousand hours. But if I had to pick one, I'd say video game tester seems like a pretty sweet deal. The world's hardest job is tough to pick. I feel sorry for the guy at the state fair who dances around while people shoot him with paintball guns. But that's probably not as hard as outbound telemarketing. Or suicide bomber. There's little room for advancement in either field.
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graphxgrrl From: graphxgrrl Date: August 23rd, 2002 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I can speak for a friend of mine who tests video games and go, "Yup, even testing video games sucks sometimes." His largest complaint is that because they are testing they play single levels or single sections of levels repeatedly for hours on end. Which is really tedious and rather dull.
From: ex_mrflagg Date: August 23rd, 2002 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
i test all the accounting applications i manage (i lay out a usecase, a J2EE guy does the programming).

this i offer up as the most BORING job of all time!
damny From: damny Date: August 23rd, 2002 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

I deal with Walmart stores everyday! Nothing can be worse!
anglyn From: anglyn Date: August 23rd, 2002 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

How about sitting a small cubicle with just a phone that never rings? Okay maybe it does once in awhile, but hey not that much.
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