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#81 Harry P.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

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.


Ok, I have to ask. What are broccoli rings? And why did they need to be stacked? At night? :P

#82 Scott Colmer

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

Broccoli Rings are the invention of Mr Strickland, Inventor and Christmas tree seller. The rings were injection molded, cone-shaped baskets designed to replace the rubberband that holds a bunch of broccoli together. We stacked them in boxes for shipping to the processing plant. At night because were were the grunts. It was my first job out of HS.

19 year olds left alone at night can be unproductive sometimes. Once we found a working sample of a ring on some broccoli that someone left in a truck for a few summer days. We spent the good part of a night throwing that stinky thing at each other. Got in big trouble when Strickland did the counts. Ah, good times.

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#83 Tom Kren

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

Im a pole dancer!!!!!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

Just retired after 40 years as an Australian government meat inspector - a lot of what I inspected was destined for export to the U.S.A.

#85 Nick Winter

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

Apprentice Automotive Service Technician, going for my Class A certificate of qualification (License)

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#86 Harry P.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Just retired after 40 years as an Australian government meat inspector...


There's a joke in there somewhere, but I can't quite figure it out... :P

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

I was a product illustrator, a lot of airbrush work. Also black and white photo retouching and transparency assembly (film stripping). All back in the day before
computers. For the past 13 years I'm a model maker for a industrial model shop, making models for industrial designers.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

Co owner and manager of a custom screen print and apparel company.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

School Bus mechanic for a suburban Cleveland district, 33 years.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Line haul driver for FedEx Freight, 12 yrs

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

I am a delivery truck driver for a trash company, the largest independent refuge company in Indiana. I deliver dumpsters to businesses and people's homes. Not a bad job most days, unless it rains, and/or its cold, both of which it was today... I'm still cold :) I was a union carpenter before this for around 8 years before the economy really tanked, I did lots and lots of metal stud framing and hanging drywall. I really liked that job, but it's way to unstable to raise a family on. I've been driving a truck for almost two years, and I'm still not used to the unpredictable hours.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I am in plain terms a meat cutter, butcher. I currently work part time for Sobeys, a large grocery store chain.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

WOW, what a diverse bunch we have!


Me? I worked at the same garage for 17 years fixing Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Alfa, Aston, Porsche, Peugot, VW and the occasional Escort. Played Rock N Roll 2-3 nights a week for almost all of those. After the garage was gone [sad story] I dabbled in a few other things like selling tools and actually working for Mercedes Benz before winding up on the counter at the local Baltimore NAPA.



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

Spent more than 40 years in engineering / modification / restoration / design / fabrication / tooling, primarily on high-performance aircraft and cars.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Civil Engineer with the DOT, "Making sure you are slowed down all summer with construction back ups!"
Before that sign painter until I had my ulnar nerve (funny bone) cut almost in two by a cleat playing softball,
(wasn't too funny). Went back to college for Engineering degree, learned to use that math (and more) we
swore we'd never use after high school. Still a Pinstriper and Signwriter.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

I was a band saw operator at a plant that honed steel tubing for hydraulic cylinders, until i had a "strongly worded" conversation with my supervisor about who was right.
Currently interviewing with other area companies. Until then, it's odd jobs around the house by day and models by night!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

I am the Stig :lol: Actually I am a truck driver in the hazardous waste industry. I drive a tanker truck, roll off trucks and vacuum trucks.Mostly I haul 7000 gallons of stuff that goes KA-BOOM if you have a bad day. Been in the tanker business for 15 of my 17 years of driving. I also make some side money playing music I've been doing that since I was 13. My dad had a body shop and I helped restore cars with my uncle so I have a few hours under my belt with a DA sander.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Civil Engineer with the DOT, "Making sure you are slowed down all summer with construction back ups!"
Before that sign painter until I had my ulnar nerve (funny bone) cut almost in two by a cleat playing softball,
(wasn't too funny). Went back to college for Engineering degree, learned to use that math (and more) we
swore we'd never use after high school. Still a Pinstriper and Signwriter.


You sir, SUCK! :D just kidding, but I hate traffic.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

I recently began working for Kellermeyer Building Systems, Meijer, Michaels, and other retail stores use them to keep their buildings clean. I work out of the Meijer store in Dewitt Michigan, midnight to 7:30 five nights a week.

Before that, I did five years hard time at Advance Auto Parts, mostly dealing with commercial customers (ie- dealerships and repair shops), and I was responsible for keeping tabs on overstock items.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

35 years as owner of a small trucking co., collision repair shop doing 80% big trucks, and a sign co. Became disabled in 2008 after 2 heart surgeries, pacemaker-difibb., and back surgery. Still do a litte graphics work to pass the time. Now it seems I'm not qualified for much of anything!