Forums The Vibe Introductions Poll : What do you do during the week?

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  • #1036027
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    right – here’s another go at this (last poll got trashed a couple weeks ago with the other stuff which went in the system crash)

    #1062966
    AvatarDJ FATTMAN
    Participant

    ilook after my works network plus do accounts and database development.

    #1062971
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    i make my job up as I go along.

    The basic premise is about developing volunteering… ie making it more accessible (to minorities or people with health or mental health problems, learning disabilities etc etc etc).

    #1062949
    AvatarAnonymous

    Get high, does that count?

    #1062964
    AvatarBioTech
    Participant

    I do a mixture of IT, Teaching and admin/office work.

    #1062977
    AvatarPixieOFubar
    Participant

    why is there no evil mcjob category?

    hahah

    #1062954
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    D’oh! sorry about that – now added one for catering/licensed trade and extended a category in case there are any meedja types here who are also party people and not just trying to milk this board for content …

    #1062972
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    i noticed that there’s no farmers…

    no farmers are killing the scene!

    we need young farmers to join us and let us on their land ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1062955
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    globalloon wrote:
    i noticed that there’s no farmers…

    no farmers are killing the scene!

    we need young farmers to join us and let us on their land ๐Ÿ˜‰ISTR some young farmers a few years back were willing to let raves happen (for a small fee) but the old bill warned them (and even the NFU!) quite severely that they risked being prosecuted for non-licensed events (which can have a harsher penalty than normal CJA!)

    that’s actually a very good point though .. that category doesn’t just mean farmers but also people who work in other places like rural crafts shops, tourist places, looking after equestrian centres, mountain biking trail shops… I would have expected at least one person on here to be involved in this..

    Could be due to demographics – in many rural areas young people are being forced out by lack of jobs and high house prices so you’ve only got the olds left and very few of them are gonna be supportive of raves..

    perhaps a case of many a true word said in jest, might explain the conflict from the locals in some areas who clearly see outdoor raves as a “townie invasion”

    #1062973
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    perhaps a case of many a true word said in jest, might explain the conflict from the locals in some areas who clearly see outdoor raves as a “townie invasion”

    yer, some do and some don’t… I was at a party a few months ago where the farmer had been given a few quid as ‘expenses’ by the organisers.

    She was really pleased because she had lost her cattle during foot-and-mouth and was trying to survive on so little money. Her attitude seemed to be “of course young people want to have fun and play loud moosic, why wouldn’t they?”

    She was sound ๐Ÿ™‚

    In fact there have been a couple of land-owners around the south west that have been making some positive noises about letting parties happen, perhaps with a small parking fee…

    But it would be great to see a return to the days when certain people actually constructed purpose built ‘barns’ and eco-loos just for the parties on their land, but it seems unlikely at present

    PS. Anyone with suitable space for a party in or around Devon, PM me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1062956
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    another interesting aspect is the amount of IT workers and engineers on the rave scene!

    this is not surprising given the amount of high-tech equipment used for raves and the increasing use of the internet by crews to keep in contact…

    OTOH I reckon its a bit of a vulnerability as well

    these jobs are fairly well paid, and have useful “perks” such as more slack time between jobs than manual, admin or call centre jobs, access to computers, net connections, electronic test equipment and in some cases even entire items of hardware ๐Ÿ˜‰

    IME most of the SE party crews are funded by people in these sorts of jobs, the regular salary makes it easy to get credit or put something aside to buy a rig, and its also easier to get time off (or be slightly sketchy at the start of the week)

    but what happens when these jobs all start disappearing to offshored organisations where someone will work 3 times as hard as you for a third of the salary?

    #1062974
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    but what happens when these jobs all start disappearing to offshored organisations where someone will work 3 times as hard as you for a third of the salary?

    we can all dance around and sing praises to the great god Profit

    #1062957
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    globalloon wrote:
    yer, some do and some don’t… I was at a party a few months ago where the farmer had been given a few quid as ‘expenses’ by the organisers.

    But it would be great to see a return to the days when certain people actually constructed purpose built ‘barns’ and eco-loos just for the parties on their land, but it seems unlikely at present

    not as unlikely as you may think!

    the agricultural subsidies which prop up some farms are disappearing, new EU entrants can produce mass-market food quicker and cheaper than the UK can; and not everyone wants to (or can) diversify into rare breeds/organic farming etc….

    a lot of farms will have to diversify or just go out of business and their land become property of the banks.

    one of the uses being mooted(!) for surplus farmland is “leisure activities”

    of course it means that people from perhaps differing viewpoints will have to reach a consensus, and that events may have to be slightly more regulated, but if this could happen it would be brilliant for all concerned..

    however I’ve never heard of anyone digging an eco-loo in our area or building a barn, how long ago did this happen?

    #1062975
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    however I’ve never heard of anyone digging an eco-loo in our area or building a barn, how long ago did this happen?

    ooo, about 5 or 6 summers ago

    sadly there aren’t any parties there anymore. there was an agreement with the neighbouring farms that if there was any hassle, parties would stop… and someone ‘borrowed’ a neighbours farm truck ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    #1062979
    Avatarmry
    Participant

    I want to be a romantic farmer. I spend my week dreaming of being a romantic farmer. That’s what I do

    #1062967
    AvatarRoly
    Participant

    I’m a medical student. You should see me on a monday morning when i’ve got the shakes after a decent weekend, scares the hell outta the patients!!!

    #1062950
    AvatarAnonymous

    i`ve got a quite extreamal job , guys;
    i`m a pushbiker , courier , i mean ๐Ÿ™‚
    im working in london , that`s realy cool , i think …..
    so… hm.. i am not affraid of it (for the moment, im gonna study later)

    #1062958
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    errordevelope wrote:
    i`ve got a quite extreamal job , guys;
    i`m a pushbiker , courier , i mean ๐Ÿ™‚
    im working in london , that`s realy cool , i think …..
    so… hm.. i am not affraid of it (for the moment, im gonna study later)

    excellent stuff – although my day job is just in IT/computing I’m always cycling to work and everywhere else (I prefer it to any other form of transport) and have a lot of respect for the courier crews – they get a lot of stick from society for “bad riding” but the same people in society want their stuff delivered on time, and the couriers are literally risking their lives to do so/

    BTW this is a really good book if you like cycling in the city – it is not only informative but really funny and written by a courier from the USA.

    http://www.howtorockandroll.net/

    #1062980
    Avataroli oi oi
    Participant

    oi roly, Medical student right here as well. I’m at bart’s and the london…. where you at? ps mate, monday morns are fuckin hectic, i’m not going in 2m

    #1062968
    AvatarRoly
    Participant

    ello mate, i’m in essex, not too many good nights to be had here. i tried to go in today, but no chance. i gotta stop drinking on sunday’s! what are you training to do?

    #1062981
    Avataroli oi oi
    Participant

    I’m medicine 3rd year, so first year clinical, I’m at the royal london hospital doing renal at the mo. What about yous?

    #1062982
    Avataroli oi oi
    Participant

    ps mate I have mates at broomfield. That where you at?

    #1062969
    AvatarRoly
    Participant

    yeah i’m a first year trainee odp at broomfield. i should be doing my work now but its friday and i’m goin out tonight, so i’m just listening to some di.fm and starting drinkin!!! looks like my portfoilo will have to wait another day!! what sort of raves/parties do you usually go to ? cos essex seems to be pretty much all garage and i cant stand that stuff (no offence if you like it!), so i’ve been travelling to portsmouth and middlesbourgh a lot for some techie nights

    #1062959
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator
    Roly wrote:
    yeah i’m a first year trainee odp at broomfield. i should be doing my work now but its friday and i’m goin out tonight, so i’m just listening to some di.fm and starting drinkin!!! looks like my portfoilo will have to wait another day!! what sort of raves/parties do you usually go to ? cos essex seems to be pretty much all garage and i cant stand that stuff (no offence if you like it!),

    well at least the garage scene will give you trainee docs plenty of gunshot wounds / trauma from penetrative and blunt weapons to patch up for your portfolios…

    #1062983
    Avataroli oi oi
    Participant

    well at least the garage scene will give you trainee docs plenty of gunshot wounds / trauma from penetrative and blunt weapons to patch up for your portfolios…

    heeeeeeee true tho. In A&E in essex alot of the stabbings are tha (garage, rnb and hiphop e.t.c) rudebwoyz coming in with all there mates and giving incoherent stories of what actually happened. But does garage breed rudeness or do rudes breed garage… hmmmmmm….. discuss

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