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What you do for a living (work, job)?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TXRailRoadBandit73, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Mar 4, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    Mixb7

    Mixb7 New Member

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    Bilsteins all around,110v and 12v in the bed, Rocklights, Dual Batteries, Trailer Brake Controller Mod, Lots of DIY Mods
    Congrats! My cuz did that for several years at Mt. Shasta now directing bombers for CalFire.
     
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  2. Mar 4, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    TriniMan

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    South Carolina
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    Installed remote start, throttle controller, transmission oil cooler, front and rear TRD sway bars and K&N air filter.
    I was a Hunter Service Representative for Hunter Engineering for 20yrs. Now I own a full service tire and auto repair shop for the last 5yrs.
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    Cpl_Punishment

    Cpl_Punishment Mother-Loving Member

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    Alberta, Canada
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    Starting a temporary contract position as a Process Safety Engineer on Wednesday.
     
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  4. Mar 4, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    Ckatz53

    Ckatz53 Newish

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    Radflo/Toytec, 35" Nitto Trails, DB Customz, 2" Boras, Nitro 5.29s, Grip Pro LSD, DD SS3 Pros
    I have no idea what any of this means, but I'm your man. Sign me up.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    trucksareforgirls2

    trucksareforgirls2 New Member

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    ...unless you have an AV malformation and need someone to stop the bleed or you are having a large vessel stroke, then they want to see you! I get to see them first though in my boo boo bus!

    Thanks for all you do!

    -T
     
  6. Mar 4, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    Loose

    Loose New Member

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    Lolz. Thanks for all that you do. It certainly helps when they get to us fast... ;)
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Artifact, relic hunter, and mineral collector

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    Aurora CO
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    2014 Blaaaaack, 5.7L DC Limited TRD 4X4
    Zone UCA's, Fat Bob's Vated, Pro Form Fab shackles, Patagonia M/T's, Ranch Hand Grill Guard, RC steps, SDHQ AIP relocation kit, RetraxONE MX, Jomax ABS armor
    I'm not limited to RF/microwave calibration. This particular unit is a Danish made Elma motortester TR1000 owned by Vestas and used by field techs at the massive Diamond Trail Wind Project in Iowa. Vestas will have over 50 wind turbines at the site. We have a large amount of Vestas field test equipment pre positioned in our warehouse here in Aurora. Diamond Trail Wind Project | Mortenson


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  8. Mar 9, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    kparrow

    kparrow New Member

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    Kevin
    Nampa, ID
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    Goodyear UltraTerrain AT 275/70/r18, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, DECKED, and lots more!
    Can’t remember if I posted here but I recently changed jobs, same industry though. IT Information Security Engineer for the State of Idaho dealing primarily with eDiscovery and computer forensics.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    Safar85

    Safar85 New Member

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    More than a few.....
    Quality Auditor/Engineer. I do QE work plus manage our regularory agency systems for CSA/UL/FM/ATEX/CE/DNV-GL/ISO.

    Started off in aerospace and I work in mining/oil and gas now making gas and flame detectors for MSA, Mine Safety Appliances.

    For side hustle I am a notary, tax preparer, swap meet seller and house flipper.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    Alphamale

    Alphamale New Member

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    Michigan
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    Mostly stock, for now
    Journeyman toolmaker. Started at 18 yo in January 81. Worked in various shops for 35 years and ended up landing a job with one of the “big 3” in January 2018. Can see light the end of the retirement tunnel. Pay is stupid good for what they expect and the insurance is second to none. I have problems with the union work ethic of some, but I do me and don’t worry about others the best I can. Taking the money and smiling every payday. Retired custom duck and goose call maker after 27 years of two full time jobs.
     
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  11. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    jaymannj

    jaymannj New Member

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    After working for Costco in various warehouse positions for a little less than 10 years (left as a tire center supervisor, and I started at Costco my senior year of high school). I finally decided to actually use a portion of my degree (graduate certificate in business management, by b.s. is in Nat Sec.) as a relationship banker at Chase.
    Currently I am working on licensing, just successfully passed my S6 last Friday, and taking my S63 on Tuesday!
    Off the rip I did take a hefty pay-cut (appx 15k pre tax) but the room for growth in the financial services well outweigh growth opportunities at my prior job. Also if anyone has tips for S63 I’d be greatly appreciative!!!!
     
  12. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:34 AM
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    zneelands

    zneelands New Member

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    I'm your friendly neighborhood mortgage broker :)

    I was a high school pastor at a local church before jumping into the finance industry. It was a very fun and fulfilling career, but living in SoCal with a kid is expensive!
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2021 at 9:54 PM
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    Tchase

    Tchase MostlyLurk

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    In work
    @16 fast food @18 Sears (union warehouse) laid off in 1992 screwed around cash work, painting, boat work, landscaping.

    Late 92 landed a job at a little company called Raisbeck Engineering (was the 6 employee hired) counting rivets and shipping. Moved up to inspecting parts to mylars (still shipping etc). Then added purchasing and helped set up our MRP system although we didn’t fabricate the parts (we farmed them out).

    In 1994 I got my DMIR with the FAA so I could conform parts and export for the company. In the late 90s we started growing bought a building, guess who got to do the maintenance... add another hat.

    Early 2000s we formed real departments and I was given the title director of quality assurance and became the direct contact with the FAA. Early 2000s we hit a home run and we stared growing. I think we were around 15ish employees and a shit load of consultants in the building. Oh and did I forget to mention I was also given IT responsibility when the accountant quit!

    Once we hit the jackpot the VP decided to retire he gave two years noticed so they promoted me to Director of operations overseeing shipping/rec, procurement, doc control, Q/A, IT, and facilities. About 8-10 employees in those departments. When the Vp retired, we hired a VP of engineering, CPA, and I was promoted to VP of Operations.

    I was with the company for 25 years. At year 23 the owner sold to private equity, he stayed on with the company as an advisor and is still there to this day. I wasn’t happy once he sold I don’t want to go into specifics, I was not forced out but an opportunity came up and it was very similar in that it was a privately owned company with 10 employees and they wanted to grow the company.

    There were other factors such as reducing my commute, not by much but it adds up. The only real problem was I’d have to take a pay cut... another up side it would be as GM and the owner is semi retired. I felt I had a good chance to have a direct impact with improvements with no red tape...

    It was a hard decision to jump ship 3Rd year at the new job we’ve done a lot of good things, but Covid has really impacted the business. A large portion of our work is aerospace tooling..

    so to answer the question I guess I’m a manager?
     
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  14. Mar 17, 2021 at 10:35 PM
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    RyeHog

    RyeHog New Member

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    I’ve been machining for around 10 years. Bounced around a few shops and a few shifts, went from aerospace to electronics and now working for an awesome company still machining a lot of pressure/temperature sensors for Department of defense and the NASA satellites. Great benefits and pay for where I live. Would love to make it to a union shop some day but I think those are just a myth haha.
     
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  15. Mar 18, 2021 at 2:51 AM
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    Chasingstatus

    Chasingstatus New Member

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    I'm a tree-tard as were called in the line business. Basically I drive a mini foot off-road sections of power lines and drop trees and make line clearance. Or if there's storm I'll travel the northeast and pretty much clean up or help lineman out. It's a fun job and the pay/pension is great but thinking about going back to school soon for mechanical engineering. Time will tell

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  16. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:40 AM
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    Tchase

    Tchase MostlyLurk

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    In work
    I’ve thought about going back to school for 30 years at this point I think the returns would only be personal but if I could do anything different that is the one thing I should of found time for.
     
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  17. Mar 18, 2021 at 5:42 AM
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    kanger328

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    Anchorage, Alaska
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    Former Army infantry dude. Currently a resident physician.

    All I really want to do is drive all over the country and sleep out of my truck...
     
  18. Apr 12, 2021 at 10:01 PM
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    ThcAk

    ThcAk New Member

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    Mike
    Talkeetna,Alaska
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    2012 Crewmax S/C'd 5.7 pyrite mica,& coming soon 07 rcsb,5.7,4x4 silver sky
    Crewmax- trd supercharger,6" pro-comp lift, amp research electric running boards, air lift bags on the rear, 20" rockstars wrapped with cooper stt pro's.( blown up engine ) RCSB- stock
    owned and operated a neighborhood automotive repair shop for 14 years, closed it down, and now I grow legal cannabis
     
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  19. Apr 13, 2021 at 2:39 AM
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    RdKing

    RdKing Not A Roll Model

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    Roadtunes By: Taylor's Audio/Tech12Volts Alma GA. JBL Complete System
    Mercedes-Benz Bodyshop General Manager
    I was hired during school at the Mercedes Benz Tech Center, for the local Benz dealership. I was a wrench by trade and worked for the body shop.
    37 years later......
    I have about 2 more years in me here, then we’re headed to Tierra Verde Florida to retire.
     
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  20. Apr 13, 2021 at 2:43 AM
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    Tundratoofun

    Tundratoofun New Member

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    Lil C
    G-town
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    Parts driver for velocity truck center (Freightliner) by day and a dishwasher at a nightclub by night. Bout to pick up a 3rd as a lube tech. Sleep is for the weak.
     
  21. Apr 13, 2021 at 2:51 AM
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    737fixer

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    God created aircraft mechanics so pilots can have heroes too. I fix'em while they break'em.
     
  22. Apr 13, 2021 at 3:00 AM
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    Tundratoofun

    Tundratoofun New Member

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    A dream of mine but that liability... Ill stick to stuff with wheels
     
  23. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:28 AM
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    SteveCanyon

    SteveCanyon New Member

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    I DA HO
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    Airplanes have wheels.
     
  24. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:34 AM
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    Tundratoofun

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  25. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:35 AM
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    Burdturger

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    I had my 7, 63, 65, 9/10. The key to those exams is to study then take practice exams. When you are consistently getting above 70 you are ready to take it. I remember taking the practice exams so many times i could remember the answers without fully reading the questions. Ahhh im so glad those days are behind me. Good luck!
     
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  26. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    jaymannj

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    Yeah, I passed all the exams! Honestly it wasn’t as bad as expected
     
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  27. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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    TommyTundra

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    Reitired police officer. Worked in the ghetto for 30 years. Left two years ago while the gettin was good at 51 years old. Great pension and benefits
    Now I sit in the lobby of a local elementary school two minutes from my house playing security guard and get to chat with all the soccer moms.
     
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  28. Apr 13, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    Jonross227

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    Field manager of an electric meter testing company. We 3rd party test utility meters and current transformers across 9 states for accuracy to ensure they're billing properly. I really enjoy it and have ton of freedom but even in management I have to travel and I'm about over it.

    Trying to decide if I want to fall back into my roots as an electrician. Done a couple interviews for a spot in a nuclear facility. It pays more and has overtime availability but the freedom may be hard to give up.
     
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  29. Apr 13, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    tsmith

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    Travel Healthcare worker, specifically Cardiac Cath Lab
     
  30. Apr 13, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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    Shanet421

    Shanet421 New Member

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    I maintain facilities for the Navy Exchange...working for the DOD isn’t as glamorous at its cracked up to be
     

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