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Postby Shorty » Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 pm

Here are some interesting ones.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/49 ... earch-tech

"This position is involved in all aspects of research dairy operations, including but not limited to, milking, feeding, cleaning, handling, and animal health observations at the facility. This position must function with close, progressing to limited supervision. The incumbent in this position must work with limited supervision to collect, process, and composite milk samples according to established standard operating procedures. The incumbent must be skilled at following oral and written instructions as directed by management and research protocols. Also, the person in this position must understand basic arithmetic functions and be adept at performing them with no guidance.

Position requires frequent bending and twisting, along with repetitive motions of hands, wrists, and arms. Must be able to respond quickly to actions of 300-1400 pound animals to prevent being stepped on and/or pinned against a gate.

This position will be required to work 40 hours per week. Schedule will vary per week based on operational need, but will include an every other weekend rotation. Examples of potential working shifts are 3:30 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:30 PM - 9:00 PM."

https://www.jobsinmadison.com/job/detai ... ntist-HPLC

Assistant Scientist
Working Conditions:
Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel.
Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.
Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste.
Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves.
Exposure to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on rare occasions.
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Re: Interesting jobs

Postby narcoleptish » Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Shorty wrote:Position requires frequent bending and twisting, along with repetitive motions of hands, wrists, and arms. Must be able to respond quickly to actions of 300-1400 pound animals to prevent being stepped on and/or pinned against a gate.


The ideal candidate would have experience restocking the brunch buffet at any Dells resort.

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Re: Interesting jobs

Postby Shorty » Tue May 22, 2018 8:30 pm

Keep on truckin'. Here is a good job:

America doesn't have enough truckers, and it's starting to cause prices to rise
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets ... YC?ocid=sf

"Joyce Brenny, chief executive of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, gave her truck drivers a 15 percent raise this year, but she still can't find enough workers for a job that now pays $80,000 a year...

Brenny anticipates she will have to raise pay another 10 percent before the end of the year to ensure that other companies don't steal her drivers. "The drivers deserve the wages. They really do, but the raises are coming so fast that it's hard to handle," said Brenny, who is having to adjust contracts for drivers — and customers — rapidly.

The United States has had a truck driver shortage for years, but experts say it's hitting a crisis level this year. There's even more demand for truckers now as just about every sector of the economy is expanding and online sales continue to soar."

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Re: Interesting jobs

Postby Cadfael » Tue May 22, 2018 11:51 pm

Shorty wrote:Brenny anticipates she will have to raise pay another 10 percent before the end of the year to ensure that other companies don't steal her drivers. "The drivers deserve the wages. They really do, but the raises are coming so fast that it's hard to handle," said Brenny, who is having to adjust contracts for drivers — and customers — rapidly.

This could set a dangerous precedent. If we pay truckers what they're worth, what's next? Teachers? crop workers? State employees? Summer help?

This can't sustain.

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Postby penquin » Wed May 23, 2018 2:22 am

From what I understand, not as many folks are wanting to pay for truck-driving school 'cause they beleive that the profession is gonna be turned totally upside down once self-driving rigs hit the highways in about 3-5 years. Why spend ~$5,000 on training that won't be needed in the very near future?

Some companies are doing paid on-the-job training to get a CDL, but a lotta youngsters still view it as an occupation that's gonna end relatively soon and thus don't even wanna start it.

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Re: Jobs

Postby Shorty » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:48 pm

The 10 most in-demand jobs in the US, according to Monster
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-deman ... 53221.html

"If you’re looking for a job, and want job security, health care, technology, consumer support, retail — these are the jobs that have the most job openings.”

Here’s the top 10:
1. Registered nurses
2. Software developers
3. Supervisors of retail sales workers
4. Customer service representatives
5. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
6. Computer user support specialists
7. Sales representatives
8. Maintenance and repair workers
9. Retail salespersons
10. Network and computer systems administrators

“Overall, health care and technology are in very high demand, and that’s not going to subside anytime soon,” Salemi said."

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Re: Interesting jobs

Postby Ducatista » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:26 pm

Shorty wrote:"The United States has had a truck driver shortage for years, but experts say it's hitting a crisis level this year. There's even more demand for truckers now as just about every sector of the economy is expanding and online sales continue to soar."

It can be a pretty great job. My brother (HS science teacher & swim coach) and sister-in-law (elementary school teacher) were long-haul truckers for decades, before and during grad school and then during school breaks and summers. My SIL is just barely 5', so it was always fun to see her climb down out of the cab.

The money was good, and they loved being on the road. They looked at it as ongoing field study of the of the US west and just east of the Mississippi. Geography, geology, flora, fauna, weather... it never got old. Kind of a sociological study, too. They were treated much differently as truckers than as teachers.

They built a beautiful homestead on a spectacular plot of rolling central WI countryside their teaching salaries alone wouldn't have allowed. Now that they're retired from teaching and trucking, they tow a little A-frame camper on month-long trips out west. My idea of a long drive is the Iron Range. Theirs is the Sonoran Desert.

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Re: Jobs

Postby Shorty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:30 am

Only 3 of top 9 have a decent salary.

These are the fastest-growing jobs in the next 5 years
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fastest- ... 47910.html

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Re: Jobs

Postby Cadfael » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:33 am

Shorty wrote:Only 3 of top 9 have a decent salary.

The software development trade has such a high average because the administrators and managers are paid exorbitant salaries to oversee naive young coders working slave hours for slave wages till they burn out and get replaced because there's a huge labor pool to pick from.

Last I heard, most post-secondary teachers can't get tenure any more so they're constantly on the lookout to make sure they don't offend enough people to get them fired through a social media campaign.

All the nurses I know are exhausted. Maybe that's not the way it is for all of them.

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Re: Jobs

Postby gargantua » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:57 pm

I sure hope that those hourly wages don't include fringe benefits. The article didn't say. I guess I lead a sheltered life, because I'm surprised at how little people make.

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Re: Jobs

Postby Shorty » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:00 pm

Here is a tough one. Trapped at the S Pole for 8 months.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/49 ... s-operator

"POSITION SUMMARY:
These positions serve as the IceCube "Winterovers" and will be deployed to the South Pole for 12-13 months. Training for two candidates is anticipated to begin in Madison, WI in July, 2019. Deployment to the South Pole is expected to be in early October, 2019 for 12-13 months with no possibility of leaving during the winter months from mid-February, 2020 to mid-October, 2020.

Expertise will be balanced between the two candidates over the range of skills required. Individuals will be required to have a good working knowledge of the entire system. The candidates will be members of a small isolated community at the South Pole for eight months of the year. Community members participate in a wide range of activities including fire or trauma team, kitchen tasks, general cleaning, and station opening and closing duties. The successful candidates will attend the NSF contractor orientation program and will be expected to pass physical and psychological evaluations to work at polar and high altitude sites for one year, as required by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs.

WORKING TITLE: IceCube WinterOver Experiments Operator
OFFICIAL TITLE: ASST RESEARCHER(E05LN)
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: JULY 01, 2019
TERM: This position will end on DECEMBER 31, 2020.

ADVERTISED SALARY: Minimum $72,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
M.S. in computer science, physics, electrical engineering or related field is preferred. Bachelors degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field and substantial experience (equivalent to a masters degree) will be considered.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years of work experience in the following areas:

REQUIRED:
- Linux/Unix operating systems. Configuring core services and network management.
- Writing systems shell scripts (Bash, Python,and/or Perl).
- Ability to take initiative (must be a self-starter).
- Excellent communication and organization skills.

PREFERRED:
- Computer systems security methodology and experience with host-based security tools.
- Skills in maintaining and debugging of high-performance computing hardware.
- Experience with data storage products such as RAID disk arrays.
- Use of standard laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, amp meters, etc.
- Understanding of TCP/IP networking.
- General electronics debugging and repair skills.
- Experience working at polar and/or high-altitude sites and remote locations."

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Re: Jobs

Postby gozer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:24 pm

what's n s f -- not safe for fucking?

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Re: Interesting jobs

Postby gozer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:31 pm

Shorty wrote:Keep on truckin'. Here is a good job:

America doesn't have enough truckers, and it's starting to cause prices to rise
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets ... YC?ocid=sf

"Joyce Brenny, chief executive of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, gave her truck drivers a 15 percent raise this year, but she still can't find enough workers for a job that now pays $80,000 a year...

Brenny anticipates she will have to raise pay another 10 percent before the end of the year to ensure that other companies don't steal her drivers. "The drivers deserve the wages. They really do, but the raises are coming so fast that it's hard to handle," said Brenny, who is having to adjust contracts for drivers — and customers — rapidly.

The United States has had a truck driver shortage for years, but experts say it's hitting a crisis level this year. There's even more demand for truckers now as just about every sector of the economy is expanding and online sales continue to soar."


how long before this gets parlayed into a call for self-driving articulated lorries? then a geomagnetic storm hits and one carrying lithium batteries and ether flies off the mixmaster in milwaukee . . . dumb fucking myopic corner-cutters . . . what are people for? ned ludd was right.

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Re: Jobs

Postby Shorty » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:44 pm

gozer wrote:what's n s f -- not safe for fucking?

Close. National Science Foundation.

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Re: Jobs

Postby msnflyer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:02 pm

A former coworker spent at least 2 seasons working in Antarctica. She was a support person doing kitchen and household chores. Good pay considering you had nowhere to spend your wages and room and board was included.

Maybe I should drive truck as a second career. I could retire just about the time self driving trucks hit the road.


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