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Posted June 28, 2015 - 07:57 PM

Industrial waste water treatment operator 1996 to present.

Residential home building 1990 to1996.

Municipal water & waste water operator 1973 to 1990.


Guess you could say I have been dealing with "crap" all my life!

Edited by KC9KAS, June 29, 2015 - 03:19 PM.

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#17 Little Irish Men OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:19 PM

commerical carpenter for 30 years, i only work on building commerical buildings , schools ,churchs, office building,I can build homes but it's not for me and in these times that's a very young man game.My father had a pluming business when i was a kid and did that for 10 years till .

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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Finish / trim carpenter, been doing commercial high end millwork for last 15 years, residential cabinets for the previous 14+.
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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Retired, Service Tech. for 40 years with 1 company, serviced ATM's, vaults, alarms and video equipment, too many late nights and weekend service calls (good overtime). But I like it better with less money and 1 boss, I pretty much get to enjoy life as long as I say Yes Dear.

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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Master plumber , I opened my own company in 2003 and I'm the only employee . I grew up working on the family produce farm.
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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:55 PM

Family farm birth to 1996, still doing upkeep.
Mom and Pop electronics & Appliance store utility infielder from 89 to present.
Small-med-large Sound systems & video distribution. (Design and installation)
Also appliance parts and service. Scratch and dent load triage. Sales when needed.
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Posted June 28, 2015 - 09:32 PM

I work at a Dog kennel part time, also have a very small antique tractor salvage and I also buy and resell anything that's a "good deal". Also do any job that someone will hire me for, like trimming hedge rows (by hand with a chain saw), I trimmed over 8 miles of very over grown hedge rows, then pushed up all the brush and went back through by hand picking up every little stick that was bigger then your little finger (yeah that was fun). Also do some jobs with my little 20hp Kubota with backhoe and then any other job that might come around that can make me a little $$$ to pay the bills.

I also play a concert (I play bass) every year or 2, the 2 singers/pianist/guitarist (twins) are very talented but they haven't made it big yet and they haven't made me rich yet either :wallbanging:  :rolling:


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Cashier for 5 years, with one company, stocked for another in PA 2.5years before that.  My dream is to drive truck for a living, not over the road though. 

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    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 04:24 AM

Been a draftsman for 30 years now for anything from glass bottle forming equipment to coal mine equipment to bridges.  I've working in bridges for a majority of the time.  Bridge decking to be exact.  Been with my present company for 9 years now.  They are located in Alabama and I am in Pennsylvania so I work from home.  It's like being retired with deadlines.  I love what I do and for whom I do it.  If you ever roll across one of those open grate bridges, that's what I work on.  Also trench grating or flooring in plants and warehouses, stuff like that.  I just tell people that I draw squares for a living.

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 05:11 AM

Costume fitter at a strip club ,,,,,    NO just kidding   ,,,, a fleet mechanic for an electric utility , in our shop it's just me on days and one guy at night , it's not even a real service garage but we try getting by with what we have to work with

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 07:19 AM

QC lab tech and the "can you send out this sample for me" guy for pigment company. I make sure the pigmetn is the color color/hur before it leaves. If you ever read a magazine, bought a bag of snacks or dry foods, gotten a pizza box, read a newspaper, our pigment could have been in that ink. Not a great fulfilling job, but for the money I make and the actual work I put in, can't complain.

After my paying job, I also do auto repair, almost any construction/home repair, and of course lawn and garden, sometimes I even get paid to do those. "Jack of all trades, master of none"

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 06:03 PM

On a mason crew for too many years. Started working at 16 just a few weeks after dropping out of school. By the time I was 19 I was foreman of a crew. I helped build many grocery stores through the years.  Now I am framing houses.

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 07:32 PM

Started off at the age of 16 working for a local wedding catering business. Worked there for 2 years. Got on working at Cracker barrel old country store for 4 years. Graduated from high school on a Friday evening in June. Went back to work the next day. Worked as a dishwasher then up to a cook. Left work to go work a Allied waste/Republic services landfill. Part heavy equipment operator and part labor worker. Just something for right now i suppose. Always wanted to paint but cant find any local body shops to take me in. 

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Started my adult working life as a BMET (biomedical equipment tech) in the Army. I ended up at a local University specializing n Scientific refrigeration. With over 3000 pieces of refrigerated equipment on the campus we stay busy. I get to work on some very unusual pieces and best of all I get to meet some of the most amazing people in the world. Everybody from Nobel prize winners to people that have discovered drugs we use everyday to save lives. The research I get to see everyday just blows me away.

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 08:56 PM

I am a Mechanic for Toyota, I've been with the brand for almost 4 years will be 4 on 10/18. On top of working the line i also do all the service work on our lawn equipment and the owners kubota. In the winter i also plow the lot and take care of our fleet of plow trucks all tundra's.

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