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#61 MachinistMark

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

Conventional/ CNC machinist also automotive machinist. Do a bit of everything between repair work and production work. As well as building race engines on the side I work a fair bit of hours . LSt wee iI had 29 hours worked inside of 36.

#62 Tony T

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

Transit supervisor for the local municipal public transit company since 2007. Was a bus operator from 2002-2007.
Prior have an eclectic resume including hi tech, federal gov't, fast food, baggage handling, etc!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:43 AM

I started with Western Electric that turned into AT&T that turned into Lucent Technologies. Retired in 2001 and did Home Depot for a few months and then a rural postal carrier for several months before moving to Florida. Now I work in my yard and on models.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:03 AM

Retired now after 35 years as a pipeline draftsman with a natural gas utility.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

I was a structural engineer for 35 years (still am licensed, but retired) working for Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners, a small 50 person consulting firm. We did everything needed for buildings and started as paper mill experts. You ALL have samples made in the first building I designed ... a new paper machine plant for Crane & Company here in Dalton, MA ... they make 100% of US Currency paper there! ... yes, it has a green aura inside! I've done work in over 1000 paper mills around the world but with the decline in the industry in the US we worked on commercial, educational, residential and just about anything else that came along. I loved going to work every day as every new job had something new I had never done before. It was a lot like modeling nowadays! :)

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#66 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

Doctor Cranky is a mad scientist.

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Seriously . . . a writing teacher.

#67 Scott Colmer

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

Great thread.

22 years ago I started out as a stripper working nights.

No lie. but not what you think. It's a printing term for laying up flim before making plates. I first stripped for the Sacramento Bee.

From there I took a job with a major commercial printer. I saw the stripping job was going digital and moved into Customer Service and then into Account Management. I ran the Sunday Comics account for several years. I got to travel accross the United States to the various plants that ran the job. When the newspaper industry went down hill, many of took back the printing of thier Sunday Comics. I am still with the same company - 20 years - but now I run more than one account.

I started a teaching credential. Eventually I plan to teach special needs kids.

I would also be fun to see a post on some ofthe oddball jobs we held along the way. One of mine was stacking broccoli rings at night.

Scott

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

I'm an underground miner operator for Mosaic Potash here in Saskatchewan. Been with them for 5 years, was an auto mechanic, a welder and a heavy duty mechanic before that.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

I've been retired for the past 3 years. I worked in Commercial Collections for 32 years for various manufacturing companies as a full time job and also in various Temp positions.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

Odd jobs or disgusting, I love animals...I worked at a freekin slaughter house for a few years before the R.R. job. It was in Ottumwa , Iowa. I absolutely hated that one!!!! I didn't eat pork for YEARS!!! I worked in the " kill " dept., and "cut " dept. Being someone that likes ALL animals, that job was the only thing that paid well. Did I say that I HATED that job?! That was the worst job ever for someone like me!!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

22 years ago I started out as a stripper working nights.

No lie. but not what you think. It's a printing term for laying up flim before making plates. I first stripped for the Sacramento Bee.


Ha ha! My mom was a stripper when I was in high school! Same thing.

Drew

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

Ha ha! My mom was a stripper when I was in high school! Same thing.

Drew


Bet you had fun with that one on parent career day!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

Electronic technician since 1984. First with Grumman Aerospace, working with naval avionics and commercial "tools"; then twenty years provding tech support and customer service for Biodex Medical Systems ('til a layoff); now, production technician for nuclear medicine equipment at a company that shall go nameless... Before all that? Almost anything, including: perform surgery on dogs and cats, to drive a fork lift, to paint backhoes, to credit card collections, to stock clerk to soldiering...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:04 AM

Was an O/O for 10 years, whenthe company i was hauling for got bought out. sold the truck and started driving for another company locally. Then 7 1/2 years ago I started driving for MTS in Grand Rapids Mi. hauling auto parts. I work out of the Lansing terminal. Had several dedicated trips but love the one I have now. 2 trips to Adrian a day and done by noon.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

I'm a C.N.C. programmer / machinist at CoorsTek. Not a day job, though; I work swing shift. I also repair guitars on the side.
Prior to this I've done everything from custom home remodeling to warehouse management, all the while bouncing in and out of aerospace machining (This industry is notorious for lay offs as DOD contracts run out).

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

Had a few jobs, McDonalds when I was 16 (hated it), bag boy at a local grocery store (tolerated it), electronics assembler for a private/military contractor building cables and assemblies for anything from the hatchs on the Army's APC's to the control boxes for the USPS high speed mail sorters (hated the people), went to technical school for automotive then worked a a local tire shop (didn't like or hate it) bounced around a couple dealerships (hated them both) and now I'm a Parts Sales Manager at AutoZone (actually like this one).

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

I work as a Operation Manager for a Custodial Contractor in a Federal Building in Boston MA. We train Individuals with special needs. We train them in light construction, landscaping, mechanical and building maintenance Before this job; I was working as a site manager in a construction company in P.R.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

Commercial electrician since 83', co-owner of a tanning salon with my wife since 93' and taking night classes in graphic design.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

I use to be a box maker, receiver, order picker, stocker, and general all-around worker for Boise Cascade Office Products/OfficeMax until 2010. I was also a warehouse paper stacker at Boise/OfficeMax where nobody could stack pallets of paper like I could. Three pallets high, bridged, and no leaning even in humid weather! After an eight month layoff from there, I am now a warehouse clerk for an authorized contractor for DirecTV, satellite internet, and communications.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

As a teen cuttin lawns to support the 1:1 habit and then went to tech school for automotive
Wrenched for about 6 yrs laid off from dealership (not a fan of flat rate pay)
Now working for Car Quest Auto parts for the last 20 some years. wanting to either a hobby shop or a custom and
rod shop with my wife .

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