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    I'm an espresso machine technician. I work on prosumer and commercial machines and grinders. I like water systems and have a background in marine 12/24VDC systems, high pressure O2 and other commercial dive-related stuff. I'm currently working on my Queensland NREL. I fly in/fly out of Victoria where I do sub contract work for 4 roasters. As soon as I'm qualified to work in Queensland I hope to become a CS sponsor and do sub contract work in my area for several coffee companies as well as my own work on prosumer machines (my favourites).
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    Hi, I'm a frustrated artist whom has had to do other thing's in life to pay for the everyday things including the coffee habit. I've been a builders laborer, storeman, delivery driver, salesman, freelance illustrator, art tutor and the last fifteen years or so mainly a wardie/orderly including the previous couple of jobs on the side. Still do some creating on the side more hobby than anything to keep me sane as well as enjoying a nice coffee two to three times a day.
    Cheers.
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    Work in the embedded systems industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug81 View Post
    hobartbuzz, thats gotta be one of the most interesting answers in this thread!

    As for me, just a debt collector for the govt at this stage, but not for too much longer. Getting my MBA and Master of Commerce over the next 2 years, then Im outta here!!! (although I probably will be out of my current job before then...)
    Heh, forgot about this thread and post! Well, 7 years on and I got my EMBA, but dropped the MCom as it wasn't doing much for me. Moved to Melbourne and involved in NBN construction projects, setting up new contract work processes and building operations capacity. Was running an RTO just prior so enjoying getting back to some semi-hands on work in what is now a familiar space for me. Hoping next year to have kicked off a brewery in Vietnam and a couple of digital platform start-ups, but we'll see how it goes...

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    I'm a lawyer (*don't start with the lawyer jokes, I've heard them all* :P)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsakata View Post
    I'm a lawyer (*don't start with the lawyer jokes, I've heard them all* :P)
    ...so you must be a barista then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    ...so you must be a barista then?
    Indeed although my coffee would have to be pretty good to get away with charging in 6 minute units :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsakata View Post
    I'm a lawyer (*don't start with the lawyer jokes, I've heard them all* :P)
    So am I...they are still fun though!

    Cheers
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    Interesting area 02keilj. I have defended a company charged with allegedly interfering with ACH. Cheers

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    Youth Worker in a small rural area
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    I sip aromatic oils to stay awake whilst I get paid to put others to sleep, safely.
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    Electrician here
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    I'm a veterinarian, and part time tinkerer of anything held together with screws.
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    Currently an independent barista and barista trainer based on the Sunshine Coast.
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    produce cryopreservation equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeco_user View Post
    produce cryopreservation equipment
    Sounds like an interesting job s_u...
    What does it entail?

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    What does it entail?
    Small company, designs, manufactures and sells (mostly export) Controlled Rate Freezer systems and Vitrification Kits for the Human IVF and animal breeding industries.
    Used for freezing embryos, sperm, oocytes and other (small) biological material, before long term storage.
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    Civil design engineer here. Roads, dams, drains, sanitary systems, etc. So long as there are no moving parts or eletrickery, chances are I would enjoy designing it. Mainly involved in the project engineering side of things now, but looking to fill my spare time with some volunteer work and keep the technical skills sharp.
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    Head of digital for a internet real estate startup that focuses on volume builders.

    Coffee is required here
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    I studied law, worked in animal rescue for a while then ended up on MasterChef.

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    Software/web developer (mostly, and appropriately, Java) along with admin for some Linux boxes.

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    Carpenter by trade. Once my first child came along two years ago I know I needed to have a superb coffee fix at home. Once I bought the rocket Giotto home it has become an obsession. Even the little boy has to sit on the bench behind me watching the shots get poured. I've even been considering changing jobs recently and opening my own cafe. Who knows maybe sometime in the future.

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    Pharmacist turned web developer around 1.7 years ago.

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