Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:25 PM
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For nine years I have been driving a minivan bus for transporting special needs kids to school. Before that, I did eight years in ball bearing assembly, clean room environment. Also did eight years pre-press (inc “stripping” LoL). Previously went to trade school to learn auto body, stayed in that for a few years.
It's all about ball bearings these days...
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:37 PM
After leaving school..detailed cars at numerous dealerships, worked at a plant that made windows and doors, got my dream job at Western Star Trucks in Kelowna B.C. building Class 8 trucks for 6 years and 3 in the warehouse stocking, shipping and receiving...plant was shut down and moved to Portland. Ran forklift on nightshift at Home Depot for a couple years after that
Tried the tin bashing business...hard to raise a family and pay a mortgage on those wages!
Spent 5 seasons plowing roads on the Coq...during the summer I ran a water truck and helped build roads, worked at the City of Merritt for a couple years, just recently tried the cement truck driver gig....but since I ONLY got 2 days of training.....I was let go after 30 days cause I was not getting the concrete end of it????
So now I will be starting a new job running a hydrovac truck....plan to retire doing that.....HOPEFULLY!!!
If all else fails.....WIN THE LOTTERY!!!!!!
Edited by dieseldog1970, 12 October 2012 - 04:37 PM.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:15 AM
My job is the same! I've had many jobs. From pizza places, to an uncle sam navy seabee, but my current job is by far the coolest!
I fix broken glass(rock chips) saflite glass company nationwide great company this past week got to pull around a 01' zo6 vette that was finished. Awsome! Get to work on and repair lot of cool vehicles
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:22 AM
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:48 AM
I took this:
And made it look like this:
No, it is not Photoshopped.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:08 PM
Justin, if you're within commuting distance to Worcester, there are a few companies doing medical trials around this neck of the woods and Framingham. Longish commute, but it might be worth checking out. In 1993, my dad had to take a job in West Haven, and the 248-mile round-trip from Marlborough, Ma. for eighteen months was no fun, but sometimes you do what you need to.
If you pursue it and need to re-locate, or simply decide to grab an apartment for the work-week, please let me know. I do a little real estate on the side, and would be happy to help you.
Thanks Charlie. Unfortunately, a drive of that distance would be a bit too much for me. I live in New London County, so that would be well over a 1.5 hour drive up to Worcester. That means I'd have to be up at 5:00 A.M. every day to shower, get ready, and get into work by 7:30 A.M. every day. Then, with the long drive home, I would be physically dead by the end of the work day. With the need to meet doctor's appointments and have any kind of social life whatsoever, that would not work out.
I have looked into positions that are widely available up in the Cambridge area of MA as well, but they have all offered low salaries and a requirement to be in the office every day. I'm at a financial situation where I would not be able to afford relocating up there at this time. I only bought my house five years ago and there is a lot of work that needs to be done on the house before I could sell it. It's just not able to happen now.
Happily, I have got in contact with a recruiter for the clinical research industry who has found a company based out of Chicago who is VERY supportive of remote workers (as they don't have to pay for office maintenance for such employees, nor other costs associated with having employees in the office) and is shopping my resume out to them and other companies looking for people able to work from home. Having been unemployed since the end of July (and "officially" unemployed since the end of September as that is when I was taken off of payroll), I've discovered that not going into the office every day has saved me a TON of money. I'm no longer spending money on gas for the car, coffee at work, breakfast and lunch at work, and stopping for happy hour with colleagues after work. Seeing his, I realized that I could take a pretty significant paycut if I were able to work from home and still live the same style of life that I have right now. Even better, many of these companies that support remote workers will pay for land-line telephone services as well as internet bills. The one company I'm seriously considering right now would be willing to pay for the full cable tv/internet bill since I can only get internet if I have a cable TV account. I also fully paid off my car last month, and paid off my credit card in full which resulted in a significant savings each month. I received my severance check from my former company a few weeks back and have that in savings and just transfer over to my checking account the amount of money that I would get from my paychecks each pay-period if I was still working.
My hope is to get back to work in the next month so that I can have the severance check available for home repairs and pleasure spending.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:51 AM
After 32 years in education as a teacher and in-school administrator I retired six years ago to dedicate my life to putting a dent in my huge pile of unbuilt kits. Still put in some time each month as a substitute teacher but more and more I'm just enjoying my summers driving my C4 Corvette and my winters playing with plastic.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:29 AM
Second job lasted over 20 years, General Motors Belgium (aka General Motors Continental and Opel Belgium) started working on the assy' line then moved on to pilot vehicles, building late prototype vehicle at the GM tech center in Rüsselsheim Germany, then pilot cars, pouring it into 80 sec (takt time) line jobs, training, pre-production, follow-up and through, linebalancing, etc..., the position I held before 80 or so years, of assembling GM vehicles in Belgium ceased, was checking the quality and conformity of our products and policing the Quality inspectors, both in and outside the plant
Now I rolled into HVAC as a maintenance guy, don't love the job, but it's less venerable to weak economic times and enables me to pay the bills....
Edited by Luc Janssens, 21 October 2012 - 09:51 AM.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:22 AM
I do body removals for a local funeral home.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:59 PM
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:00 PM
I also am an automotive artist drawing cars at car shows.
I'd love to see some of your favorites in the Auto Art section.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:43 AM