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Yeah it can be tricky. The Tri-Cities isn't tiny so there are probably some postings out there. I agree that Seattle is unlivable (it's like Dallas with more rain and fewer strip clubs, or an overly pretentious Chicago with more college graduates and fewer drug dealers). The real point I was trying to make though was the best positions are often the ones that don't have extremely specific ads (or have lots of qualifications that seem to be an illogical combination someone randomly created by doing a few Google searches). If you wan't the freedom, and the challenge, of making your own hardware and software roadmap for a company then that's the way to go. There's less money in it, but sanity is worth more to me the the potential rewards of fighting eight other techs over a promotion to middle management. Never again...

I really want to expand my abilities beyond hardware as well. I am a hardware guru and I love building computers but beyond that I can't really do much else. I can of course properly install Windows/Linux based operating systems, create virtual machines, partition a hard drive/SSD, Burn/Mount .ISO images, ect, ect. I did do a graphics design class where we focused on CS5 with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, ect but I just couldn't get into it. I REALLY need to learn more about networking and programming. I plan on taking the A+ Certification test soon because it allows me to get credit for two classes.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 12/31/12 at 12:30am
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post #3483 of 5907
Private Tutoring and Cello tutor. Even though I'm still in high school, I make a decent amount of money biggrin.gif
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Monroe Connecticut. Right near where that whole incident in Newtown occured. I work in that town (newtown)

Me too.
Edited by Capt - 1/29/13 at 11:17am
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I am an AutoCAD Designer by trade, and a computer geek by hobby. I am also looking to start a business building props.
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Delivery driver for a meat company
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Mechanical engineer.. Starting a new job at a synchrotron research facility in Feb... its basically a small particle accelerator that emits light across the entire electromagnetic spectrum with a heating capacity of 30 watts per square mm, or 30 MegaWatts per square m..... fun!
 
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On unemployment atm, been on it for nearly 2 years. I just don't see the justification taking a full time job that pays less than my unemployment check. I don't enjoy work, its strictly business for me.
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Temporary IT Assistant for the City i live in, 14$/hr. decent experience, but at a moments notice i could be cut from the budget frown.gif

looking for additional work, preferably driving something or delivery to gain some additional income asap.
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Emergency Care Sergeant, US Army. Airborne combat medic. It's less exciting than it sounds, except when it isn't. Thinking about computers keeps me sane, though building a watercooled pc during a deployment isn't something I'd recommend to most.
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