What do you do?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. rksstl

    rksstl Member

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    Been in the same place for 16 years or will be on 1/2/06. I'm a collision estimator/body man/painter.
  2. Joepomp

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    RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer. I have been working for a wireless carrier for 12 years. Be- fore that I taught Electronics Engineering Technology for 10 years.
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    Well I did computers for years, finishing up with an international software company throughout Asia/Pacific. Lots of sitting in jumbo jets.

    Got the "I don't wanna do this any more" syndrome, moved up the bush, (from inner Sydney) and opened an internet cafe and event ticketing business instead.

    I've now got room for a decent layout. :):) TOOT!! :thumb:
  4. deeredriver

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    job

    i drive a truck im leased on to a company that hauls dedicated for walmart out of the distribution center North platte ne
    nick
  5. ScottyB

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    Interesting post.

    Right now, I'm a captain at a regional airline, based out of O'Hare. Love my job, but the industry is quickly falling apart. Too bad there aren't too many model railroad jobs out there... :)

    Scott
  6. kadidle

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    Scott, there is an opening for a dispatcher on my layout, however you only get paid in plastic dollars....

    I noticed we have some truckers on here, hey guys, glad I don't have to deal with morons in yugo's anymore... :)
  7. ReefBlueCoupe

    ReefBlueCoupe Member

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    I'm 25 and work in IT at an architecture firm.
  8. ReefBlueCoupe

    ReefBlueCoupe Member

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    A friend of mine is an AA pilot, and also flies FA/18s in the Marine Reserves. He says the same about the airline industry and wants to fine another line of work.
  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I'll start with the ex's first.

    ex marine -4 years in Viet Nam

    ex cop - city of Grand Rapids,Mich.

    ex fire fighter -city of Grand Rapids ,Mich.

    Currently (like the last 20 0f the 27 years I've worked for this company) CNC operator,I co-run five machines and we are buying more,Fire fighter trainer(volinteer fire departments) and my most favorite job of being Mikey's biggest agravator. :D
  10. santafewillie

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    I'm a scheduling and materials manager for an aluminum window manufacturer. Been with the company for 33 years. We just started a vinyl window line that keeps my interest up.
  11. Victorsmalls

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    I work as a Millwork Specialist (doors and windows) for a new Lowes in North East Pittsburgh, PA. I have worked in Kitchen Design and Milwork with Home Depot for a couple years. Before that worked in the Computer industry with a coupany who built and maintained credit card / embossing equipement. I have an Associates in Computer Science from PTI.

    PS. 24 years old.
  12. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

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    I manage websites. The Gauge, and a few other similar ones on various topics.

    And, I'm a dad. :)
  13. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    4 years USAF one in Viet Nam

    11 years professional fireman city got too big and nasty

    year or so as a millwright in a power plant


    15 years underground coal miner(best job ever):) in 1993 mine closed been a heavy equipment mechanic since moved to Arizona in 2000.
  14. brakie

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    I am medically retired.I was a forklift operator. :D
  15. Brian

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    Let's see, I grew up in the General construction field (residential) and I did that for roughly 15 years. I know currently work at a spark plug factory.....in the machining department.:D
  16. Dave Flinn

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    Don't know how I missed this thread until now, but...

    I am currently retired from various and sundry retail electronics ventures: First two-way radio, then that expanded into all sorts of consumer electronics, as well as professional audio and video. Then I sold that business in two different pieces. Was then in the security alarm business for a while; but got tired of commuting three or more days a week 50-60 miles one way, so sold that, too. All this time, my wife and I have been raising Clydesdale Draft Horses, and that continues. In retirement, I'm into all sorts of things, mainly railroads (NE RVP NRHS), on the Board of our local Regional Theatre, and dabble occasionally in aviation and other things, too. Before electronics, I was in the USAF straight out of college for four years, most of it underground, in a missile site.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I work with adults with developmental disabilities (mental retardation, autism, etc.) in a vocational training center. We place folks in community jobs but also have a factory style workshop on site for clients who aren't ready for that. I'm the "behavior analyst" so its my job to work with clients who exhibit the more challenging issues. It usually involves finding some way of helping them get their needs met in ways other than hitting themselves, each other, or me! Interestingly enough, a lot of my cleints respond to images of trains. I found a web site that lets me download video clips of passing trains that's been a lot of fun and very helpful as a reward activity.
    Ralph
  18. Russ Bellinis

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    I'm a transport refrigeration tech with two years to go before retirement.
  19. Will_annand

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    I am the owner/operator of Muskoka Computes.

    Computer Technician, Trainer, CD and DVD Producer.
  20. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I spent about 32 years in the pension consulting business -- 15 of them as the company computer guru. I'm now enjoying the company product.