What do/did you folks do as your profession?

Discussion in 'The Other Stuff' started by ridenred333, May 15, 2013.

  1. XKPin

    XKPin There's no situation so bad it can't be made worse

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    --After retiring from the military I did 20-years as Superintendent in Water/Wastewater public utility sector in Hampton Roads.
    --As I have never been comfortable :eek: with the tribal rituals of socialization I would often 'choose' to introduce myself solely as the Wastewater Superintendent. Did YOU ever notice that handshakes were infrequent and people just left you alone? Worked for me![LOL][LOL][LOL]
    --I am often asked, "HOW CAN YOU WORK IN SEWER?"
    --Answer: It smells like money [A].

    [!] Public Informational offering: "Did YOU ever stop for coffee at 7-11? My guys do too. Did YOU ever notice how all the cups stick together [REDC] and YOU have to touch half a dozen cup rims to get them separated? My sewer guys noticed the same thing too!"[}:)] --- bon appetite!
     
  2. davido

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    Software engineer.

    I'm in one of those unusual companies where vacation time is un-metered, with the proviso that business commitments are being met. And remote, or out of office work is allowed so long as it doesn't negatively impact productivity. So camping time is not typically difficult to arrange.
     
  3. KRash89

    KRash89 New Member

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    Automotive technician specializing in European cars, Mostly BMW and audi
     
  4. myride

    myride Active Member

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    Can't remember adding to this thread. ...have been a photographer all life. 15 yrs as a commercial photographer with various studios and the last 25 yrs as a Medical/Ophthalmic Photographer at a teaching hospital. When I'm not camping I restore / resto-mod classic vehicles.

    DW has 35 yrs as SRO with Dpt. of Justice for the province.....my "get outta jail free" card....lol
     
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  5. phager76

    phager76 Active Member

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    Looks like I haven't posted in the yet. I'm currently a Software Implementation Specialist / Programmer (referred to as a Programmer/Imp or PImp by my co-workers) at a small Cemetery Record Management company. Basically, I handle the implemetation of the software interface for cemeteries to manage all their records as well as run front line for support and do minor programming tasks and data migrations.

    This is quite a far cry from what I did a little over a year ago when I was just your average retail guy, hating life and coming home pissed off every night. I still get crap pay (Although a lot better then my last job when you factor in the allowed OT that I can do from the comfort of my recliner!), but I'm home every evening at 5pm and have the weekends off. As the company grows, I'm hoping that the benefits and pay move to a more industry standard package, but if not I'm gaining valuable experience that I can use to get a different position.
     
  6. Nicole721

    Nicole721 New Member

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    I am the Procurement Coordinator for county government. DH is a lineman for the utilities and in the Navy Reserves (he was prior active-duty on the submarine force).
     
  7. JWeible

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    For the past 9 years I was a stay at home mom to two great kids. Our youngest started kindergarten this year so I started working as a para educator in the special needs classroom in my kid’s elementary school.
    Husband drives a truck for a bottle and can redemption center.
     
  8. peter moyes

    peter moyes Member

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    I WAS A BODY REPAIR MAN / PAINT SPRAYER ,GREYHOUND BUSSES
     
  9. ArkansasDon

    ArkansasDon Member

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    I own a business in the firearm industry. Not sales, I'm a custom shop for custom finishes for firearms. The firearms I work on range from hunting, competitive, law enforcement, security, custom built & NAF weapons systems aka Class 3 full auto, suppressed, short barreled. Almost 20 yrs of business.
     
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  10. NorthernSpirit

    NorthernSpirit Member

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    DH is a cabinetmaker and we own(ed) our own business designing and building custom furniture and kitchens, but will be retired in about 3 weeks. Sold our business property = YAY! I'm a bookkeeper on the side (boring...). About to list our house to move closer to a bigger, small city. We are looking forward to taking our new PUP, which we haven't used yet, on the road. I'm hoping that we may have to live in it for a month or so, during the overlap of selling/buying a new home!
     
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  11. GatorChamp44

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    Physician Assistant working in orthopedics
     
  12. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    I sell on Amazon.
     
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  13. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit Member

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    I spent 29 years in the UMWA mines operating heavy equipment and 11 years as an operator in a construction local IUOE 181, now retired.
     
  14. peter moyes

    peter moyes Member

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    born in england ,,royal navy 2 yrs ,,came to canada in 73 ,worked for the toronto transit 32 yrs , auto body tech ,retired at 53 ,then went to s school ,got my wild animal management licence ,went up north ,,took .mostly good ole american boys ,bow hunting for bear ,north of the french ,had a great time ,fishing and hunting ,and getting paid too ..70yrs old now , what i do now ,,,,,,fishing and sleeping lol........looking thru the comments on this post ,,,wish i could meet some of you one day in person ,,,,,,,,top men and women
     
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  15. Alan

    Alan Active Member

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    wish i could meet some of you one day in person ,,,,,,,,top men and women[/QUOTE] - I agree Peter; that would be cool!
     
  16. cyndib

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    I'm in banking - commercial lending and my husband is Director of Operations for a semi-trailer leasing company. We're still a good 10 - 15 years from retirement. Our youngest is now in college, so we're empty nesters enjoying the weekend camping life.
     
  17. TealFamily

    TealFamily New Member

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    I work for the Queen of England... Civil Servant. (We actually receive a vacation day for the Queen's Birthday! Now THAT is a Boss!).

    Robert
     
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  18. Laurenhall0923

    Laurenhall0923 New Member

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    Vending machine technician
     
  19. bobber128

    bobber128 Member

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    Let's see, what all have I done? I was a parking lot attendant, dish washer, cattle ranch hand in Texas (yup, a real, live cowboy), Army Intel agent (sounds way cooler than it really is), then military police sergeant, college recruiter, janitor, waiter, bartender, and, now, I'm a police sergeant. Best job in the world. I have about 10 years till I retire from my current department, and am working on a degree so I can teach at a college or university.
     
  20. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    Self employed carpenter 45 years and still work at 68.
     

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