What do/did you folks do as your profession?

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  1. 1REDBEARD

    1REDBEARD Active Member

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    Damn my job seems so lame now... Lol
     
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    Mike J New Member

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    I think being an auto mechanic would be a blast! I spend my free time modifying Jeeps and motorcycles.
     
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    after 14 years it's not all it's cracked up to be LOL but I do modify a bunch of things also
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    I agree, I've been licensed since 1987 (32 years now). My body and my brains are through with it.
     
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    I hear you... I have developed all kinds of pain from it. But man i do t lnow if i could make it 32 years... kudos!
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    Thanks for the kudos,....I've been out of the trade for about 4 years now, due to constant injuries from it. I keep blowing my rotator cuffs in my shoulders. My tendons keep fraying and tearing apart. I'm recovering from surgery right now that was done on my left shoulder 4 weeks ago. In Oct this year, my right shoulder gets done again for the 3rd time in 25 years. 3rd times a charm as they say. Surgeon says this will be the last time for it, it won't take a 4th if it all tears again. Both carpal tunnels have been done over the years. Trigger fingers keep flipping back and forth because the tendons in my hands are all screwed up. Bad knees from crawling around on them all the time, ugh! As a friend mechanic of mine says, 'We've traded our health for a paycheck all these years, but it was a pretty crappy paycheck'. My rant is done, sorry people.
     
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    Oh man, well I hope you recover fine... My wife tells me im trading my health for a paycheck all the time lol... But it's what I know how to do.
     
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    Yup. 22 years as a heavy equipment mechanic the last thing I want to do at home is wrench!
     
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    Corrections Officer. My job is never Boring.
     
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    I had a friend that was going to be a teacher and ended up doing that. We'd compare jobs and damn if they didn't sound very similar.
    I'm a recovering mathematics teacher.
     
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    Retired US Air Force and retired DOD civilian.
     
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    Thank you for your service!
     
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    What kinda drugs are you on??
     
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    Thank you. It was with honor and pride to serve alongside all those sworn to protect our nation.
     
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    I served 20 years in the US Navy as an Electronics Technician. For the last 20 years I have worked for the Navy helping maintaining radio and satellite communications on the ships.

    I love my Navy.
     
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    Thanks for for your time in uniform and for what you are doing now supporting our country. My son in law spent 10 years in the Navy (got out a couple of years ago) and and my oldest granddaughter just enlisted Navy this week. Go Navy!
     
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    I was in Retail Sales. Now I am on Railroad Retirement Disability.
     

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