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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 01:53 AM

Not sure if anyone has done this but I think it might be interesting to hear what everyone's real jobs are, or even favorite job you've had. I myself am an Apprentice Electrician and work for with my dad in our small electrical business. How about some of you other guys?

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 04:21 AM

It seems to me,we may have done this before ,but that's ok.
As it says in my profile,I am a welder/fabricator,bodyman/painter.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 05:20 AM

I am an estimator for a construction supply company. I mainly do rebar estimating.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 06:06 AM

I used to supervise in the plastic packaging industry, until the plant closed....I then retired ....I work part time now driving a NAPA van....Big drop in pay, but much less stress

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 07:01 AM

I am a driver for UPS. Only 3 1/2 more years and I can join Poncho. "LESS PAY= LESS STRESS" :yelclap:

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 07:27 AM

I have a part time gig driving a Peterbilt 10 wheeler straight truck, hauling ag chemicals for a wholesaler supplying co-ops and spray/spreading services in parts of four states.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 07:32 AM

Supposed to be retired, currently doing remodel of a house built in 1937.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 07:34 AM

Worked for 30 years as quality control in the machining industry.
Retired in 2000.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 07:41 AM

Hi folks

I have been 28 years at the Capital District Health Authority as a Biomedical Electronics Tech. I specialize in Laboratory equipment. Before that I spent 3 years working for the Canadian Navy in the ship repair unit at CFB Halifax.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 08:36 AM

I worked in machine shops out of HS the last being at Ingersoll -Rand ,Turbo Products in the vertical turret lathe section ( 36- 105 "). Really enjoyed it because it was large one off pieces pretty much everyday was a different job. Things went sour and was laid off in '82 , it ended up closing years later. I got a job at a utility co. , worked in the power plant for a few years , but bid a job as a Fleet Mechanic , work in a garage with 8 other guys , , 2 guys were really jacka##s, complained about everything too and made the shop not such good place to work , being young I didn't say much and needed the job . 9 years there then they closed the garage , they moved the 2 senior guys to the lineshops I went back to the power plant until one retired 14 years ago . It's nice there , 2 mechanics , I'm on days and a great guy on nights . Kind of like keeping you own equipment going without costing you $ !!! On the down side it's 35 miles away and with NJ traffic that's the worst part of the job, hope to get a job closer when the other day mechanic retires .

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 09:17 AM

I have worked for the same Family since 1989.
After graduation from HS, I started at a University for Music Education... That lasted one year. Got so I hated counting to 4.

Shortly afterwords, I put a resume at this little Mom & Pop electronics store and started working counter. Moved up to parts ordering, went back to school for electronics. Worked part time for the next 2 yrs. Worked at a radio station for 6 months, then went back to where I was. Not a lot of ladder to climb in a 10 person business, but my job title now would be Systems Integrator / installer. I do custom installations for small businesses and consumers, some churches. Most of the jobs I do are not able to afford the flashy, fancy stuff... So i have to make other components do the same thing.

It can be a very challenging job. I also get called to the front to work the sales floor or do deliveries when someone calls off sick. Usually the guy they page when they can't print also.

I enjoy my job most days. Working with the gereal public can be a challenge, but it's been a steady paycheck and work with people I can get along with for over 20 years.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 09:22 AM

SURPRISE! I'm a lifetime dairy farmer.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:12 AM

SURPRISE! I'm a lifetime dairy farmer.



I wouldn't have guessed that.:D:D:D:D

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Been with Xerox 26 yrs doing on-site service. Currently servicing production B/W printers in Louisville Ky. Most of the production printers run 24/7 so we rotate out the weekend shifts.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:49 AM

I grew up on a dairy farm and started working on the farm equipment with my Granpa when i was about 8 years old. I left the farm when I was 19 and worked for a farm equipment manufacturer for 2 years then as a tractor mechanic at a IH dealership for 6 1/2 years. When IH was in financial trouble in the early 80's I started looking for another job and found one with a tire supply and equipment warehouse as a mechanic and installer of tire shop equipment in Dec of 1984. I am still with that job and we no longer install equipment but I still rebuild tire service equipment and high pressure hydrualic pumps and equipment. I am their only mechanic and get to run the shop pretty much by myself. I also do customer service when someone needs parts for equipment or troubleshooting over the phone. When they are short handed I help out in the warehouse and help cover the customer calls.




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