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I'm a Graduate Architect/Land Planner with about 4 years work experience in the field. Because of the work I do for the company, is considered somewhat a niche position, I a little over $50k/year, despite not being a registered Architect. Although, like life, it can get stressful at times, I greatly enjoy the job, the clients and the challenges it brings.

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Computer Programer By day, Meglomaniac in training by night.

Love Computer programming. Especially when the owner f the company looks over your shoulder, gets that perplexed look on his face, then walks off saying "keep up the good work" (when in actuality, you were writting code for a new video game)

All joking aside, it is actually a very enjoyible job. It is nice to not have to deal with as many people as most jobs, and you get a realy big sense of pride with you finish projects, whether small or large.

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Architect with 7 years experience and partner in a small design studio. Tha day job pays the bills fairly well and the design studio is an outlet to be creative outside of the box with architectural design, graphic design and web design. So if you need any work done, let me know.

What about you tiger23? You started this post, you gonna answer your own questions?

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I am a lawyer and am well compensated although I dont like practicing law (I dont think anyone does). I also own rental properties in Riverside and am constantly thinking of ways to transition to real estate full time. I just need to get some of these properties paid off first. :)

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I am a lawyer and am well compensated although I dont like practicing law (I dont think anyone does).  I also own rental properties in Riverside and am constantly thinking of ways to transition to real estate full time.  I just need to get some of these properties paid off first.  :)

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^ I'm a law student, and will probably be exactly like RiversideGator in 3 years ... Hating law practice and trying to shift full-time to real-estate. ;)

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I do computer graphics (Photography, retouching, website & CD- Press Kit design) I work for a small company here in SoCal. We service the publicity departments at Paramount Pictures, Disney and Newline studios. Overworked and underpaid. Like many young people hungry for experience. Fun Job. Not much money in our small company, or chance for promotion.

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intern architect with about 7-8 yrs experience>> part time revolutionary fighter with the Jacksonville Pro-Modern Architecture Movement. "free us from out dated column capitols and historical recreations". oh, and the other partner in that design studio with some magician guy???

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Training Design with a heavy emphasis on eLearning, graphics, Audio/Visual, Web applications, Databases, and lots of other odds and ends.

In my last job I worked for AOL doing eLearning and webdesign. I currently work for one of those big banks, but one that does not have any bank branches in town. Another hint, we are one of Fidelity's Largest customers.

:rofl:

Salary is not what I want, but is in the mid 40s (before bonuses). The intangibles are what makes it worth it, plus I played stock options game with AOL and wanted something more solid.

We have "ultra" flex time (can adjust our hours as needed), can work from home one day a week, I live 2 miles from work, have the most diverse but open and family like team I have ever worked with a fierce sense of loyalty, the company gives us 4 hours of paid time off a month to volunteer and then donates cash to match every 15 hours we volunteer (on or off the clock) to the charity (if multiple charities make up the 15 hours we can pick one), matches 100% all charity deductions, activly supports legislation to eliminate descrimination based on sexual orientation and other subgroups.

I turned down transfers to Chicago and Irvine with the company to do the job I am doing now, after looking at the costs they created the position here.

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I'm the Vice President of E-mpire, Co. Ltd. We are currently creating an online network that focuses on electronic entertainment such as music, movies and video games. For those of you familiar, we plan to give IGN some competition.

No pay at the moment as everything we make is put back into the network.

I do enjoy it. I get to stay home with my kids, work with some great people and have several thousand people see and read my work every day. What's not to like? Oh yeah, no profit yet.

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I'm an Electrical Designer for an engineering firm in Mandarin.

I'm one of the outsiders living in St. Johns making the daily commute to Jax.

I'll be off to University in the next year or so to take a shot at an engineering degree.

Right now my salary is about 37-40k including bonuses. Based on my education (A.S. degree in CADD Technology from ITT Tech.) I'm not doing bad at all.

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I am a Structural Engineer, Licensed in FL and a few other states. I work for a large consulting firm with many offices worldwide. I specialize in bridges and waterfront structures. I have 10 years of experience. In another life I split my time between buildings and bridges. I have designed a lot of stuff around JAX so be careful when criticizing (just kidding).

I make a gracious living (80k+) However, The Job sucks. Structural Engineers are optimizers. The problem is, we always end up optimizing our fee! We are quickly on the way to becoming a commodity. Bidding for professional services is a disaster waiting to happen. Would you send out a bid to a bunch of doctors to get your appendix removed? Wouldn't feel real comfortable with that low bidder now would you...

Sorry for the impromtu rant.

To make my boring job more fun, I like telling architect jokes... :grin:

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I'm a Project Manager with a national upscale homebuilder. In a previous life I was a CPA. Career change prompted by my love of Jacksonvilles development and a non-desk job. Have not had the opportunity to work on a downtown project yet.

Interesting side note -- the national homebuilders (the ones that contribute to spawl) are very interested in downtown / infill projects. My company is just not to pioneering, but they are seeing money to made!!!

Oh yea salary $75K +

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I own a small software company. Live in St. Johns County (NW section).

Will not reveal what I make, but it is over well over $100K

Investing in Downtown Real estate, as well as St. Augustine area.

Look forward to a upcoming (hopefully) vibrant downtown JAX. This can be a wonderful city with the river. If things are planned right, which I hope they will be, I look forward to JAX being a upscale place to visit.

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I'm unemployed and make $0/year !

(although hopefully that will change soon)

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I am the Director of Logistics Technology for FootballFanatics.com/TeamFanShop.com. We are an e-commerce company based here in Jacksonville (we also operate two retail stores in the Avenues and Orage Park Malls), selling fan merchandise for all of the major Pro and College ports and NASCAR We are the official retailer for the Jaguars, the Southeastern Conference (Gators and Bulldogs Conference), and The Sporting News to name a few of our partners.

Basically, I oversee all Technology supporting our warehouse operations, as well as assist in planning out workflows (with the other warehouse managers).

I'm at 65K right now, but I have a review Tuesday which should be an ability to cash in.

Do I like the job? Well I wear whatever I want (except I have to wear closed toed shoes - no flipflops), I start work at 10AM, and I'm 22 years old. I guess I can't complain.

I'm also in the process of starting a software development partnership with some of my former coworkers from the City's IT department.

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Well I am a computer specialist or easy for some people "a tech" I do small businesses and residential acount.Working for myself is great ,I enjoy flexible schedule and working with people, occasionally you run into difficult person but its a life....Getting more work every year so money is better.

I went to school of Architecture for 2 years in Europe and few semesters in upstate NY but went to computers since wasn't impressed with schools and architecture in here, we are talking about residential mostly and small buildings.

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I'm currently underemployed at Zodiac Grill (on Adams and Hogan) and Henrietta's/9th & Main (in Springfield) to pay the bills. Cashiering and making sandwiches are not what I live for.

I've applied for a copy editing position at a local paper and hope to hear something by the end of the week. Editing copy, as well as writing headlines and designing pages, is my dream job.

Otherwise, I'm also a photographer (architectural, flowers and people only in a candid, photojournalism style). I have a few ArtWalk shows under my belt. People say they love my work but don't seem to want to buy anything, which is frustrating. And it keeps the salary thing nonexistent.

I love copy editing and photography. Deadline night can be a rush and it's exhausting, but it's worth it to know the stories go out fact error and (usually) style error free. I love the smell of darkroom chemicals on my hands, and to see someone caught by a photo as if it's the most beautiful image they've ever seen.

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^I love Zodiac Grill! I haven't been since I was visiting Jax in December. Did you work there then? We could have been in the same restaurant at the same time, and not even realized that we were both UrbanPlanet peeps. Weird... :ph34r:

BTW, do you know if the Zodiac is moving? I heard a bookstore is replacing all the retail spots in that building...

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^I love Zodiac Grill!  I haven't been since I was visiting Jax in December.  Did you work there then?  We could have been in the same restaurant at the same time, and not even realized that we were both UrbanPlanet peeps.  Weird...  :ph34r:

BTW, do you know if the Zodiac is moving?  I heard a bookstore is replacing all the retail spots in that building...

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This is my second week working at ZG.

A few days ago I overheard a customer asking the owner about moving. She said ZG isn't moving because they have a lease and the other tenants didn't. That doesn't make sense in my opinion but it's all I know at this point, and I've been meaning to ask about it. When I get an answer, I'll post it.

About being around UPers, whenever I overhear conversations relating to downtown revitalization or planning issues or whatever, I always want to ask the person if they're on or know of UP.org. I've done it once or twice with no luck so I stopped.

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This is my second week working at ZG.

About being around UPers, whenever I overhear conversations relating to downtown revitalization or planning issues or whatever, I always want to ask the person if they're on or know of UP.org. I've done it once or twice with no luck so I stopped.

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Maybe we need a secret handshake ; )

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Maybe we need a secret handshake ; )

:rofl:

I want to buy an UP shirt in the site store, and wear it whenever I go wandering around the CBD. Who knows, maybe I'll randomly appear in the background of one of Lakelander's photo threads or something...

Lake: "Here's a pic I took at Hemming Plaza...."

Legend: "Hey, is that me in the background?"

:rofl:

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