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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:00 AM
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if other than music what is it that pays for your equipment needs
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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:02 AM
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Well you know mine. I teach English in a language academy in Spain at the moment. I started doing it in 1994 to compliment my music teaching hours. I need to get back to music teaching though!

BTW you never said what you do Paul!
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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:08 AM
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Well you know mine. I teach English in a language academy in Spain at the moment. I started doing it in 1994 to compliment my music teaching hours. I need to get back to music teaching though!

BTW you never said what you do Paul!
LOL just Dj at the moment and have part in a small business that looks after itself thats why i got ALL week free to do as i please
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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:13 AM
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I forgot to add that I teach mostly in the afternoons. The mornings are spend raising the little fella the best I can. AAAHHHH!!!
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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:25 AM
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I run my own software company, operating mostly in the Newspaper and wider media industry. Work from my home office, which by "strange" coincidence is also my studio

To a certain extent I can set my own hours, which can be handy when I need to finish early for a gig or something.
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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:30 AM
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I run my own software company, operating mostly in the Newspaper and wider media industry. Work from my home office, which by "strange" coincidence is also my studio

To a certain extent I can set my own hours, which can be handy when I need to finish early for a gig or something.
It's nice to be your own boss. I had my own music school in Ireland and only had myself to nag me about working harder!
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Old 22nd September 2008 , 09:39 AM
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You'll know exactly what I mean, then, when I say that lost of people think that "when you run your own company or are self-employed it means you can take holidays whenever you like"... and that couldn't be further from the truth! Being your own boss means you know exactly why you can't take any time off
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You'll know exactly what I mean, then, when I say that lost of people think that "when you run your own company or are self-employed it means you can take holidays whenever you like"... and that couldn't be further from the truth! Being you're own boss means you know exactly why you can't take any time off
nicely said, only down side in running your own ship is the increased responsibility and if you have employee's the responsibility to them too, you could say it's almost like a full time job
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You'll know exactly what I mean, then, when I say that lost of people think that "when you run your own company or are self-employed it means you can take holidays whenever you like"... and that couldn't be further from the truth! Being you're own boss means you know exactly why you can't take any time off
Yeah. I arranged things to fit with school holidays so I was off for three months in the summer, two weeks at Easter and two at Christmas. But, man did I have to work hard during the rest of the year to allow myself that luxury. Long hours were a real bitch.
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In portugal studying is considered a job (although we pay instead of getting paid) so im a computer engeneer student at university
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In portugal studying is considered a job (although we pay instead of getting paid) so im a computer engeneer student at university
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Used to work in halfords, building and repairing bikes, now i do the same job but with PCs. S'all fun apart from serving assey customers who dont have a clue about computers.

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Customer: "my computer wont connect to the internet"
Me or other staff: "have you opened internet explorer"
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I'm currently in that weird point in life between finishing school and starting university, aka too much free time. I'm gonna study computer science, so maybe I finally have given myself an excuse to go buy Max/MSP...
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In addition to music stuff (I own a 1695 sq ft recording studio and a PA hire business) I'm a businessman, lawyer, accountant, marketeer, toilet cleaner, coffee maker, guitar stringer, trainee acoustician and labourer. I still play in a band for kicks, have four children a motorbike and a dog to keep.
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Used to work in halfords, building and repairing bikes, now i do the same job but with PCs. S'all fun apart from serving assey customers who dont have a clue about computers.

The best one is.

Customer: "my computer wont connect to the internet"
Me or other staff: "have you opened internet explorer"
Customer: "whats that?" <bewildered look>
You've got to admit though, sometimes for beginners, it can be pretty confusing..
Support staff - did you shut your computer down properly?
Customer - how do you do that?
Support staff - go to where it says "Start"....
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