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UKNerfWar

What do you do?

I like to think that we know what other members are capable off when it comes to Nerf but I've been wondering, what do you all do in real life?

It'd be interesting to know what y'all do for a living/what you're studying. Perhaps we can help each other outside of the hobby?

(Boff need not apply.)
Rab

Worked in the chemical/oil & gas industry since i left the school,

But now I'm opening a Brewery 🍻☺
blindgeekuk

I work in IT, mainly Desktop and Web developer. Multiple fields: crms, finance, healthcare, online sales, holidays, drainage, recruitment, two way sms surveys, car insurance, games, events management, telecoms, server management

Hobby wise, I am into role-playing games, big D&d fan, and spent much of my free time over the last decade supporting and printing the latest editions around the uk, and helped write 5th edition. Also a big bushcrafting fan

Don't really have time to study, due to work, eyesight, 5 kids etc
UKNerfWar

Rab, do you need a best friend? Because I think I could do that.
Justajolt

I teach ^_^
old_man_nerf

I get to decide what other people get to do.

Works for me....Smile
Elime_rawne

Digital marketing for Asset management websites.

... As boring as it sounds...
Northwind

I work in education liaison/student recruitment for a university. Event organising, open days, school visits, outreach, widening access with low attainment schools and colleges and that. Basically a degree salesman  Laughing Annoyingly I don't seem to be able to leverage this into Nerf, I'd thought I'd be able to get decent access to facilities but our sports halls are oversubscribed  Mad

Nerfing, well, I'm a horrible machinist and half-assed armchair engineer. Tweaker and Enthusiast basically.  By and large, if I understand and get up some enthusiasm a thing I can fix it or improve it. Still learning the ropes though, for Nerf, but it's lighter and cheaper and less dirty than cars and bikes Very Happy

Hey Rab, you mind me asking, what brewery?
Boff

Either UKNW is trying to be soft, cuddly and supportive or really creepy. I can never tell... Razz

Yeah, I pretty much live and breathe Nerf. It's literally all I do. The transformation has stopped short of me literally shitting darts but I have been known to swallow them.

My daily routine looks a little like this:
0700-0730 - Wake up, shower in darts and the tears of LARPers who can't trigger discipline properly
0730-0800 - Breakfast of darts and wire, maybe sprinkle a DC2 on there if it's going to be a good day
0800-1000 - Read company emails, respond with dry British wit and sarcasm
1000-1230 - Package orders for dispatch by my minions to the Post Office - use flying monkeys to send orders to clients
1230-1359 - Electrical Development (burst-fire, ammo counters and unicorn poop)
1359-1401 - Give up in despair and rage at EC regulations that prevent us from doing this shit, occasionally flip a table
1401-1700 - Argue with embroidery machines and desperately try to get our patch service open
1700-1900 - Dinner and rage at players doing it wrong and not Nerfing the right way
1900-2000 - Cry into custom Nerf embroidered blanket at how people are still using TrustFires in 2016
2000-2200 - Watch Nerf related Youtube and tut a lot at how people are still doing it wrong
2200-2300 - Bang my head into a brick wall in frustration because I'm clearly an elitist twat for doing a proper
2301 - Lose consciousness, regain at 0700 the following morning, rinse repeat 7 days a week.

NB: The contents of this post MIGHT be satire. Just sayin' Razz
BobCatMax

by day I work for a training and simulation company in the marine and power industry doing graphics and 3D visualisation

by night I work for a small graphics company doing graphics and 3D visualisation

Also, dad. more full time than I ever imagined.

if you're really interested look here - https://robertmaxwell.carbonmade.com/ - mostly old stuff as I'm knackered by NDA's and other secret keeping clauses (NB this site doesn't play well in IE, Firefox and Chrome are fine though)
TheIronKraigen

Wow you guys have such cool jobs, Rab and Boff especially so XD.
I'm a self-employed session/deputy bass guitarist/guitar teacher ^_^
Gordy

Me, I've been running my own IT support/Web Design business for the last 10 years plus.  Working in and around Bristol/Somerset.  Keeps the wolf from the door so to speak.
UKNerfWar

This is what I do for a living.

The rest of the time I'm pretty much a full time dad.
Rab

Northwind, the brewery is called

Hybrid Brewing
We're just starting up comercially but have been brewing out the garage for years.

Expect to see our beers hitting the streets in August 🍻
OldNoob

I mostly bother Boff and UKnerfwar and talk crap on Internet forums/Discord with exciting people from around the world. Otherwise I am modding or playing.
I am also a parent and part time community worker/activist.
Northwind

Rab wrote:
Northwind, the brewery is called

Hybrid Brewing
We're just starting up comercially but have been brewing out the garage for years.

Expect to see our beers hitting the streets in August 🍻


Cool cool, my brother's a beer nerd and I work at Heriot-Watt so I like to keep an eye on brewers  Laughing Even though I'm coeliac so can't drink most of it  Rolling Eyes
Rab

Sorry to go off topic,

But its beer talk 🤓

We've previously done a gluten free IPA and Belgian dubbel using sorgum grass seed syrup as a replacement for malted barley.

I can also reduce gluten to below what is classed as gluten free in just about any beer using an enzyme derived from fungus. 👾
Waltzz

I run/own a private medical secretarial practice for private medicine looking after 14 medical consultants but we mainly specialise in medicolegal work.

Also I am a freelance graphic designer & web designer with a specialty in typographic solutions. Do all the normal logos, branding, web sites, murals, signage, etc. Also I do font design that is specialised in endangered writing systems working with various people around the world...also i lecture on all the above.
Justajolt

Do we have enough expertise here to form a government, declare independence and form our own Nerf nation? We can tell the armed forces they have to fight us using Nerf blasters and, if we win, we get the whole country.
Seiryuu

I sell extreme chilli products to the unsuspecting public, while looking around for more stable work hours.
tbr

I'm an illustrator/animator/video editor/VR builder/App maker(via Unity)/website builder etc etc basically what ever the client needs doing basically Smile

Mainly for ExxonMobil's motorsports department so lots of F1 and NASCAR related stuff.
BobCatMax

*waves*

What do you build your Vr in? One of my simulators was a VR system
oukie

Farmer
UKNerfWar

I'm proud of all my friends today. I love how diverse we are as a community.
Davera

Justajolt wrote:
Do we have enough expertise here to form a government, declare independence and form our own Nerf nation? We can tell the armed forces they have to fight us using Nerf blasters and, if we win, we get the whole country.



We seem to have enough experience to set up a good educational establishment and build a load of really cool things....then get very drunk.
And depending on who old man Nerf is telling what to do that could come in handy.

I find it hard to explain what I do.....studied Philosophy then I have gone out and I deal with life's real problems instead of the thought up ones. Then outside of that I am a Dad which as others have said is a full on job!
NewportNerfer113

I work for a large bank. My official title is Senior MI Analyst, but that just means I get to problem solved with code all day... which I thoroughly enjoy. Playing with and manipulating data process flows and presenting data in pretty picture format is my bag.

Also a lucky parent and annoying husband... stealth Nerf attacks are a regular occurance.

If we do form our own breakaway government, can I look after our inevitable server farm that will host all of our wonderful Nerf data?
FDT

I've worked in IT in the Finance industry for years. Last 3.5 as an Implementation Mgr so when the bank closes at the weekend and all the changes are updated, I write and execute that plan.

I've always been a born organiser so it suits me down to the ground. I really should use these organising skills in the Nerf community in some way.


Oh, wait.....
old_man_nerf

That sounds familiar - I get to tell a motley collection of business analysts, developers, trainers and support team how we should be doing IT support and development for large corporate systems in an educational situation.

When I say tell, it's probably more like coerce.....
Arnikarian

I work in a customer facing helldesk in a bank, as for what I do... I don't know, I'm a qualified computer scientist and I have half an apprenticeship in sparking, before I got told it's not for the colour blind.  I do the odd bit of woodwork and am known for being handyman-on-call in my local community and advising on/building computers

I also freelance sound tech for a few local bands and play more instruments to a journeyman level than I care to remember.

I'm a damn jack of all trades I suppose
Justajolt

Haha! Hell desk! Love it! My brother does tech support and he has a lot to say about end users!
Arnikarian

Thanks it's not my own joke but yeah, you'd be surprised by the strange and interesting problems users can create
Davidov

Since escaping the rat race I now run an event bar (though I suspect some of you knew that already).

Other hat's have been teaching out door stuff and first aid and teaching martial arts to children from well off families in need of extra-curricular stuff on their cv to get into top schools.

*And the office job I escaped to avoid the ever looming bad back, blindness and ill health it was leading to.
Dazzle740

I manage ( he says loosely) a small team of engineers on the nightshift at a well known pizza factory in Leyland.
Nothing really exciting, but it pays the bills!
dabrad89

Some awesome jobs here guys very talented people !

I work for Western Union and no I'm not being paid to plug the company name... However I do not work in a poxy corner store I'm in the business solutions arm of the company so I basically take all of the business away from your bank haha

I'm officially an Implementation Specialist and most of what I do is converting text and csv files into XML and manipulating the data into our system to make international payments between businesses

I'm also a dad of 2 girls.
I like to tinker with my car and have an interest in all the tech things people have mentioned

Oh and I'm into photography
bigal123

I'm a chef by trade but the last several years I have been teaching Hospitality and Catering in a school for kids with social, emotional, and behavioral problems, love the day job as I get to cook all day which I love and working with the kids is a great laugh at times. On the side I attend comic con events and sell Action Figures and Nerf stuff under my alter ego "Monkeytron Collective" https://www.facebook.com/MonkeytronCollective/ My speciality being Judge Dredd themed paint jobs on blasters.
asman5

Currently I'm a full time film and TV student going onto a course in digital film production. my passion for film making also kinda kick started my interest into Nerf being they make great budget props and the fact most people in my area have a few blasters laying around.

hobbies wise i play warhammer 40k , DnD and shaowrun 2nd as well as play a lot of video games on my out dated laptop that is in need of being replaced by something more substantial for me to continue with my course.

oh and i usually end up lurking in the background of the form and procrastinating about sorting out a  Nerf primary...
Broz

Semi-pro goat puncher.
mittskinned

Re: What do you do?

UKNerfWar wrote:
I like to think that we know what other members are capable off when it comes to Nerf but I've been wondering, what do you all do in real life?

It'd be interesting to know what y'all do for a living/what you're studying. Perhaps we can help each other outside of the hobby?

(Boff need not apply.)


I'm studying, at the same working.
I always get tired after each day. But one thing I know, I'm enjoying  Smile

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