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So I was thinking, what are some of the occupations people are hoping to follow into.

I've been hoping to get into the field of video game creation. Most likely in the sub field of game programing

Also, unless your hoping to get into the... stuff like, construction, electrician, I think it's called either the working class or labor class er something, do you think you would be able to survive as one?

I really doubt I'd survive, I'd either die, or go stir crazy, and then die...

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So I was thinking, what are some of the occupations people are hoping to follow into.

I've been hoping to get into the field of video game creation. Most likely in the sub field of game programing

Also, unless your hoping to get into the... stuff like, construction, electrician, I think it's called either the working class or labor class er something, do you think you would be able to survive as one?

I really doubt I'd survive, I'd either die, or go stir crazy, and then die...

At the moment any occupation I can survive with :(

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You make it sound like if it was something bad, sheesh.

Most of the things we all have is because the so called "working class" have jobs like that. Happiness doesn't come from money, it surely patches it up, but it's not everything.

I'm hoping to get on the IT field.

If I have to be one of the "working class" one day, then so be it.

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You make it sound like if it was something bad, sheesh.

Most of the things we all have is because the so called "working class" have jobs like that. Happiness doesn't come from money, it surely patches it up, but it's not everything.

I'm hoping to get on the IT field.

If I have to be one of the "working class" one day, then so be it.

The working class, yeah it's not bad for everyone, but it is for me, I'm a lazy guy who gets good grades, but is late for school every single day, EVERY DAY due to laziness, sleeping through blaring alarms etc.. Physical labor is like, not good for me. I will not accept a lifetime job if i do not enjoy doing it, I enjoy Programming, I don't enjoy labor. The basic point is, being a member of the working class would be something bad, to me.

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The working class, yeah it's not bad for everyone, but it is for me, I'm a lazy guy who gets good grades, but is late for school every single day, EVERY DAY due to laziness, sleeping through blaring alarms etc.. Physical labor is like, not good for me. I will not accept a lifetime job if i do not enjoy doing it, I enjoy Programming, I don't enjoy labor. The basic point is, being a member of the working class would be something bad, to me.

Who enjoys labor? ;)

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If I have to be one of the "working class" one day, then so be it.

He may not enjoy it, but he is fine with doing it.

I will not accept a lifetime job if i do not enjoy doing it, I enjoy Programming, I don't enjoy labor. The basic point is, being a member of the working class would be something bad, to me.

I don't enjoy it, and I'm not fine with doing it.

Mebbe no one enjoys it (I'm sure theres someone who does...) but some people are fine with doing labor if they have too.

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I believe the term you're looking for is "blue-collar."

There are some blue-collar jobs that pay well, though the numbers of them are dwindling due to outsourcing and negative wage pressure.  Good luck landing one of them in this economy, though.

There was a time you could make a decent living working in a machine shop, but those days are gone. Nowadays, they get paid about the same as a shift leader at Burger King.

With the way that sector of the labor force is going, I don't want to be a part of it. I'm lucky to have the skill required to get into a IT degree program. White-collar jobs seem to be the only ones growing at the moment, and even they have slowed.

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Blue collar is the term for what I was calling working class, or blue collar is the term for a person in game creation?

What are the skills required to get into an IT degree program? As long as it's not grammar, which I'm pretty sure it's not, I should be fine.

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I've got no real problem with any honest labor. Assuming I'm physically able, I wouldn't mind working any job. Which job I WANT is another story. But I fully respect those who do all the jobs I don't want to do. I even talk to them about it, so I can appreciate how it is done if I ever do have to.

I am currently looking for a job as a game programmer or website designer. I can do both pretty well, but the economy isn't too good right now.

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Well, due to my wide spread of interests, I have tons of various professions I would love to be in. Engineer, law enforcement, anything related to movie making, historican, mechanic etc. etc.

I'd have no trouble with a blue-collar job, as long as it's varied and exciting, which many of them unfortunatly aren't.

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I've got no real problem with any honest labor. Assuming I'm physically able, I wouldn't mind working any job. Which job I WANT is another story. But I fully respect those who do all the jobs I don't want to do. I even talk to them about it, so I can appreciate how it is done if I ever do have to.

I am currently looking for a job as a game programmer or website designer. I can do both pretty well, but the economy isn't too good right now.

anybody whacth dirty jobs on discovery personally it really makes me appriciate what those people do...(I'm sure the same goes for poor mike who has to go through it all.)
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Heck yeah.  I'd love to be an auto mechanic, or an electrician, even a plumber.

I believe the term you're looking for is "blue-collar."

There are some blue-collar jobs that pay well, though the numbers of them are dwindling due to outsourcing and negative wage pressure.  Good luck landing one of them in this economy, though.

There was a time you could make a decent living working in a machine shop, but those days are gone. Nowadays, they get paid about the same as a shift leader at Burger King.

With the way that sector of the labor force is going, I don't want to be a part of it. I'm lucky to have the skill required to get into a IT degree program. White-collar jobs seem to be the only ones growing at the moment, and even they have slowed.

Yeah, IT white collar jobs can be good, until some turban wearing kid in "Hadji, India"  gets that job. Sorry, DZ, but white collar jobs are just as vulnerable as blue collar jobs.  I got friends in your line of work who lost their jobs that way.  Damn NAFTA.

The top 1% elite of our society controls 99% of the wealth.  They skip on taxes, bribe powerful officials that they (the rich) placed in that position of authority.  These rich jerks also send all cubicle and techie jobs, along with working class/blue collar jobs overseas, India and HK have the white collar jobs, while China, Thailand and Bangladesh have the blue collar jobs (sweatshops).

How do the elite rich oppress the people?  Take away their jobs, so they have no money.  (Out sourcing, or "In Sourcing", letting illegal immigrants take the jobs that can't be sent overseas, then exploit the illegal immigrants by paying them slave wages, and deporting them if they complain).  Block them from affordable health care so they get sick, weak, and die.  Destroy the education as well, because after all, knowledge IS power.  If the people are poorly educated, either from watered down colleges, or piss poor K-12 education, or eradicating trade schools, or making the better colleges unaffordable, then the masses can't learn.  There's also taking away their 2nd Amendment rights, therefore disarming their last line of protection.  Then the elite of this nation...the world, even...can take us back to whatever Dark Ages they want to keep us in, while they live in their Ivory Towers.

*hides from the black helicopters*

I would like a good wrench and hammer job.  My dad's a lawyer, and he hates me for wanting to be blue collar, he's such an elitist ***hole.  There's no shame in working class or tradesman jobs.  I always like shop class.  Easy A.  "Just shut up and get to work!" was the motto for shop class, along with "Stop screwing around!".  I never lost any fingers in shop class. :D

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Easy, Julius, you're getting political.

Yes, there are white-collar jobs that are getting outsourced, particularly customer service and programming, but there are a lot fewer white-collar jobs going overseas then blue-collar.

That's why I'm in a Business Computer Information Systems degree program rather than Computer Science. Not all IT is going overseas. It's the phone support, remote management, and programmers that are.

Blue collar is the term for what I was calling working class, or blue collar is the term for a person in game creation?

What are the skills required to get into an IT degree program? As long as it's not grammar, which I'm pretty sure it's not, I should be fine.

The former. I would classify game development as white-collar.

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Easy, Julius, you're getting political.

The former. I would classify game development as white-collar.

(sorry, didn't mean to get political)

*bonks DZ with a monkey wrench*  :P

Awww, whassa mattah?  Scared to woik wit' your hands?  :wink:  :P

I'd rather have a job where I work with my hands, and see a finished result of my hard work, physically there before me.  I hate using my brain to much on a job, since I'm not that smart anyway.  :|

Well, due to my wide spread of interests, I have tons of various professions I would love to be in. Engineer, law enforcement, anything related to movie making, historican, mechanic etc. etc.

I'd have no trouble with a blue-collar job, as long as it's varied and exciting, which many of them unfortunatly aren't.

You wanna be an Engineer, eh Asper?

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"I CAN'T STOP IIIIT!" :P :wink:

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First off, I don't know how the class system works in america, but here it works like this

Working class (pelbs like me)

Middle Class

Upper Class (ideal rich)

So, I'm working class, that goes at odds with your post, and really, other then skill trades like plubing, everything is information based.

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I've got no real problem with any honest labor. Assuming I'm physically able, I wouldn't mind working any job. Which job I WANT is another story. But I fully respect those who do all the jobs I don't want to do. I even talk to them about it, so I can appreciate how it is done if I ever do have to.

I am currently looking for a job as a game programmer or website designer. I can do both pretty well, but the economy isn't too good right now.

I'm hoping to go to the art institute of Vancouver, or Seattle, apparently through the course, "Visual and Game programming" whenever that course is finished everyone is scooped up right away, gotta finish high school first though. Just curios, can you make games with pictures!!! :shock: Mine are all text based, but I'm really close to getting a picture in it, and the mental block sitting there is gone, I'm back into learning how to do stuff rather then saying I'll do it later.

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I'm hoping to go to the art institute of Vancouver, or Seattle, apparently through the course, "Visual and Game programming" whenever that course is finished everyone is scooped up right away, gotta finish high school first though. Just curios, can you make games with pictures!!! :shock: Mine are all text based, but I'm really close to getting a picture in it, and the mental block sitting there is gone, I'm back into learning how to do stuff rather then saying I'll do it later.

Yeah. I can make 3D games too. It's not too hard. I've been learning how for the last three years though, at DigiPen. If you want to get a picture into your game, or to make a simple game quickly, use XNA.

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I'm hoping to go to the art institute of Vancouver, or Seattle, apparently through the course, "Visual and Game programming" whenever that course is finished everyone is scooped up right away, gotta finish high school first though. Just curios, can you make games with pictures!!! :shock: Mine are all text based, but I'm really close to getting a picture in it, and the mental block sitting there is gone, I'm back into learning how to do stuff rather then saying I'll do it later.

Use Ren Pi, or XNA as Mr K said. I'm still learning it, but it works. Also, my advice. Get a book. University and websites are all bollocks all the time.

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