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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby VixChix » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:22 pm

Started working in a little diner at 14 to save for college. Also cleaned in a hospital during the summers. Then I worked in a custom black & white photo lab doing restorations - loved that job. When our department closed I found a job at Fish and Wildlife doing data entry.

Moved to Ontario and get a diploma in interior design - worked designing kitchens, baths, offices.. anything involving cabinetry. I also did some drafting on the side - back in the day when you still used a drafting table.

Wanted a change and worked as a program coordinator for a coop food bank. Very interesting experience. Eventually I fell backing office work. I worked my way into IT and became a software trainer and the tech support help desk for the company. I enjoyed that job, but I left it after having our son 6 years ago.

Now I'm ready to go back to work! Not sure I've kept up my IT skills enough since I've left, but would be happy doing admin. asst. work again too.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby Cyclonic » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:57 pm

I'm just a simple plumber, working for the man...
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby TPM » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:39 pm

I'm an Industrial Electrician by trade and have spent the last 21 years working with the automation and controls aspect of industrial water treatment systems. The company I work for designs and builds large scale custom systems for a variety of applications ranging from de-mineralizers for for the steam gen/power generation industry to high purity systems for the semi-conductor and pharmaceutical business. We're also branching onto desalination and frac water treatment.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby Silver_Fox » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:28 am

It is great to see the many different occupations. Avid hunters come in all sizes and styles.

I help my client realize their dreams. As a Financial Advisor I work with people to help identify their goals and help them get there.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby swiftfox » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:40 pm

you might say I have been institutionalized. same profession for 35 yrs. health care. speciality is Cardiology.

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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby Doe Master » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:41 am

Because this is such an interesting post . I felt like bringing it back to life . :)
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby robertyb » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:52 am

I worked 34 years as a Levying Officer for a State Revenue Department.
I am now retired and think I like retirement more than work. :lol:
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby HIGHBOW » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:40 am

Boomer wrote:For the last 6 years I have been work for the local Electric Utility as a Mapping and Surveying Technician. I manage our GIS program and mapping all of our assets we have in the field.

Boomer it looks like you and I have similar jobs, as I work for a rural electric co-op and now after our system GPS is done I maintain and operate our Milsoft Dispatch OMS system. I started out in 1990 as an Apprentice lineman and worked my way to this GIS position.
I use to very much into promoting Archery in our state , I shot in IBO shoots and really devoted alot of time to deer and deer hunting. I grew up showing and breeding horses while raising coon dogs and hunting with my Dad. I later showed many breeds of dogs in AKC shows and raised rabbits for 12 years( had over 500 head at one time).
I have always had a love for guitars and music and have been putting on music shows for a large festival for over 20 years which has given me a chance to meet many artists. I love golf, music , hunting and still fish a few times each year. I hope that in about 8 years I can settle into golf and hunting for the rest of my years and play my guiatrs at night.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby Cossack » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:00 am

71 yrs old, so happily retired (7yrs now) that I almost forgot what I once did. :D
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby maple » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:49 am

Nuthin'!!

Been retired for 5 years now and loving it.

Did a lot of jobs to pay for university; window washing, cleaning the ice off railyard switches with a pick-axe in January, lawn cutting, industrial cleaning, CN freight delivery, donating blood weekly, playing pool, etc.

Graduated in 1973 with a degree in biology and worked different positions in the federal Dept. of Agriculture for 34 1/2 years, much of it in grains research.

Now I do more or less what I want and enjoy life with the little woman.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby taz3 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:58 am

I started out as a mechanic, then got into Lithography, both graphic design and press operator. That's where I remain now, a commercial printer, and my mechanical background has been very beneficial to both myself employer and myself.


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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby Gewehrhund » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:24 pm

4 years as a Cannon Fire Direction Specialist, U.S. Army, and the last 22 years as an Air Traffic Controller. 10 of which were at the New York TRACON, the busiest radar approach control in the world.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby N8tr Boy » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:12 pm

well i started in the construction industry as a bricklayer labourer for 2 years then on the wall for 7. Do to a change in some rules of development in an area we did 3/4 of our work I got laid off. Needed job as moving to a rental house in the country and expecting first child. Ask to come work in our family feed business and worked there for almost 16 years and part owner for 12 of them. Sold the business due to allergies and father wanting to slow down after 42 years in industry. Started my own bricklaying company for 6 years but due to some bad luck and slow winters I started working for another crew this winter and have been asked to stay on and help the "young" guys. yup working for someone else, Life is GOOD. Making more money and less headaches.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby VixChix » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:37 pm

CEO of Household, Chef, Housekeeper, Taxi driver, Wrestling Coach, Laundry Machine Operator, Teacher, Art Director, Body Guard, Finance Manager, Day Care Provider, Personal Assistant, Maid, Special Events Director, Personal Shopper, Backyard Safety Patrol, IT Support, Domestic Engineer... and for money I work as as Administrative Assistant while Ben is in school.
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Re: O/T - What do you do for a living?

Postby Big58cal » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:42 pm

VixChix wrote:CEO of Household, Chef, Housekeeper, Taxi driver, Wrestling Coach, Laundry Machine Operator, Teacher, Art Director, Body Guard, Finance Manager, Day Care Provider, Personal Assistant, Maid, Special Events Director, Personal Shopper, Backyard Safety Patrol, IT Support, Domestic Engineer... and for money I work as as Administrative Assistant while Ben is in school.


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