What do you do for a living

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What do you do for a living

Postby ninuno » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:58 am

:?:
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby mattf789 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:24 am

ninuno wrote::?:


I drive a lorry delivering drinks to the on-trade. I was lazy at school :lol:
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby tastyonions » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:51 am

I’m a computer programmer. My job had nothing to do with natural languages until pretty recently, when we got a contract in Quebec and I happened to be the only one in the head office who spoke French. Now I’m the designated guy that our Quebec clients email with technical questions.
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Postby Decidida » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm

Former student that is currently a couch-surfing refugee.

I won't qualify for resident-tuition until I have been on a lease for a year, so I won't be a degree-seeking student again for awhile. In between all the appointments required to establish residency, I study Spanish. Even though I have to work REALLY hard to make any progress, at least I am making progress at something that will matter no matter what happens with this pandemic. My Spanish studies are my lifeline right now.

I have no idea what I will major in when I go back to school. What will the world be like, then?
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Postby lavengro » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:12 pm

International jewel thief.

It would be of benefit to me in my vocation if I had better facility with more languages. That, and if I were more stealthy.
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby ninuno » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:16 pm

tastyonions wrote:I’m a computer programmer. My job had nothing to do with natural languages until pretty recently, when we got a contract in Quebec and I happened to be the only one in the head office who spoke French. Now I’m the designated guy that our Quebec clients email with technical questions.


tell me more about natural language processing what do you do
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Postby Lawyer&Mom » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:51 am

Lawyer & Mom, but maybe you guessed.
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Postby cjareck » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:18 pm

I teach the military history of the 20th Century at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Thus, learning languages is like hitting two birds with one stone - it is my hobby and helps me work with the sources in their original languages.
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby Iversen » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:01 pm

I'm retired so I don't have to do anything
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Re: What do you do for a living

Postby jmar257 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:42 pm

The fancy description is to say analytics, which is a broad term that includes quite a few things (of which I've done a bunch--Python, R, statistics, machine learning, visualization, etc. etc.) but my current role basically has me pulling data in SQL, occasionally manipulating it in SAS, and doing some reporting in Excel/Tableau. Nothing glorious but I enjoy it, especially given my industry.
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