What do/did you folks do as your profession?

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  1. Jack Sprat

    Jack Sprat Active Member

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    Someone has to do it. Personally, I would rather groom the beaches in FL. Instead I'm grooming firewood in northern NC.
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    Jack, What is grooming firewood? We moved to the south shore of the lake many years ago for consistent snows and moderate temps year around, so we don't have air conditioning in our home. You?
     
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    Splitting firewood for fireplace. Yes unfortunately I have to use the AC in the summer months. I use to love the snow and camped year round. She and blood thinners s no longer allow me to enjoy the mild winter's here.
     
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    I am a Ricoh Field Service Engineer. Better known as a Copier Technician. It' unglamorous, but it pays the bills and raised my family. I've been in this line of work for 51 years. I recently semi-retired. I only work three days a week. I'm not ready for full retirement. I can't imagine not working.
     
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    I drive a big brown truck with brown boxes in it. No, not those. I don’t go to your house. You might see me on the highways in the really big brown trucks.
     
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    Registered Nurse. Public Health Nurse. Infection Preventionist. :D
     
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    I sold auto parts back in 1975 in San Diego. Fun job!
     
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  8. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    “Kept man”, “retired” broadcast engineer, currently Construction Materials Testing Field Technician. I tried the retired life but at 48 walking the dog 4 times a day and cleaning an apartment about drove me crazy. The new gig isn’t glamorous but it gets me out amongst people and gives me fun money that I don’t have to ask her for.
     
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    I know the feeling. At 73 I tried to partially retired. I only work 3 days a week now at the same type of work I have been doing for 51 years. That left me with 4 days to do what I wanted. It was great for a while. I got a lot of camping in and got a lot of the projects around the house done. But now it's too cold to go camping and I'm running out of projects to do. I'm starting to get bored and looking forward to the work days.
     
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    My paid career is a 911 Dispatcher/CallTaker. I've been doing this job for 17 years now. But I'm also a volunteer Firefighter, Rescue Tech, & EMR with multiple Fire and EMS companies in my area. I also install emergency vehicle lighting and equipment.
     
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    I won't be able to retire before I'm 73. I really wanted to check out before 50. Finances just wouldn't let it happen.
     
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    I'm retired from being an electronics tech in the television broadcasting field. Currently doing odd jobs to entertain myself, and looking to get back into pop-up camping. Also a "ham" radio operator, so if you see a tent trailer with a wire running up into the trees and odd radio-sounds coming from inside, it might be me.
     
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    Oops
     
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    My brother Lance is a ham radio operator in Illinois. I don't know what his call sign is though. Ham radio operators are so important when it comes to emergency preparedness.
     
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    I left corporate to start my own business in 1984. I had NO CLUE what that business was going to be. Nine months after leaving Atari (video arcade division not the larger consumer division ;) ) after it shut down in Silicon Valley, I started a vending business from scratch. Added office coffee service in about '90. In 2014, I was fully out of vending (thank god!) and solely doing office coffee with automated espresso. All was in high tech companies. At 66, still a one man operation delivering coffee, etc. and servicing the ‘I’talian espresso machines. :) I don’t see retirement in the foreseeable future, but doing about three days a week plus volunteering...
    Oh, and refurbing or NTU pup am looking forward to our first full season of pup camping! :)
     
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    My spousal unit is PT who is a wound care specialist, so I know all about that infection prevention thing... :grin:. I worked for a bit in Bennet, near Lincoln.
     
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    That infection prevention stuff changes the way you see the world...lol:shocked:
     
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    Retired Navy Commander. Finished up in 2017. Now work for SAP Concur as the Disaster Recovery Manager. DW works for the Boeing Company as part of their Leadership, Learning, and Organizational Capability team.
     
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    Thank you for your service sir. [usa]
     
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    Welcome to the portal CDR. You will enjoy this group. Thanks for your service.
     

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