What do you do for a living?

Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:46 pm

I'm a Pennsylvania State Certified School Bus Driving Instructor. It's not exactly what I graduated a four year college for, but I'm having a blast and it's the only job I ever had that I don't mind getting up to go to work for. Somebody has to do it, why not someone that thoroughly enjoys it. I also modify wood and coal furnaces part time with my buddy. Finding the job you enjoy is a great blessing!
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:11 pm

I kicked around the United States nuclear power program for a couple years then got into the construction industry. I became a Master electrician 10 years ago and started an electrical contracting company. That has branched out into general and plumbing /heating contracting. We have built some real neat projects. I like to build stuff. Lately the coal bug has taken control and rebuilding old coal boilers is king :) Scott
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:27 pm

I've been with the same stainless fab company for over ten years now. I strated off as the shop layout draftsman and then took over as the head of fabrication and now I spend my days as a design engineer however I do miss working hands on with the projects but I can't complain all in all.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: 4tees On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:08 am

Realtor in Lehigh Valley...
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:31 am

I am a Product Designer and pretty-much sit in front of the tube designing new products along with managing programs in the medical/industrial/consumer field.

http://pagepd.com/flash/index.php

My bio is listed under About us....Team....Mark Tauer

Mark
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Qball On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:40 am

I'm a Sergeant at a local PD 20+ years. I also have a 2nd job at a funeral home (at least they don't talk back).
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:40 am

Retired on disability now. But I worked at a company that makes foot operated switches.
I started out as a drill press operator, Transferred to engineering as a draftsman for several years where I redesigned several switches and developed an ulcer because in twelve years my supervisor changed sixteen times and then transferred back to being a drill press operator for the last five years before I retired.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:50 am

Qball wrote:I'm a Sergeant at a local PD 20+ years. I also have a 2nd job at a funeral home (at least they don't talk back).


WOW! Ever meet someone in your second job because of your first job? :D ;)
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:22 am

I'm an auto mechanic by trade
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: shapps1313 On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:12 am

Hi all,
Currently I'm a maint. tech for the largest producer of that polish delight,pierogie's,in the nation. We make over 3000 a min in a very automated factory. Nice part about this is that it is still owned by the same family that started it in 1952,a great place to work plus when your hungry,you can sample.
Before this I was a production supv. for a pharmaceutical bottle manf. for 7 years. Nice place,very clean,I just got tired of being a babysitter for 25 adults.
Before that I worked as a tool/die maker specializing in plastic injection molds for over 12 years. Used all types of machine tools from CNC machining centers to drill presses.
Did carpentry work on a production line in a "manufactured housing" factory for a few years after hi school.
Worked in an automotive mach. shop during hi school,turned into somewhat of a motorhead and have loved cars ever since.
I worked with my Dad from about the time I was 8 or 9 just about every weekend as a laborer.Mixing "mud', carrying bricks
and doing just about every job he had to do,taught me alot about hard labor and doing the job right the first time.
Thats my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Bill
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Jeddbird On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:33 am

Car salesman (at least I try)
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:18 pm

I am a truck driver. I drive a big car carrier for Bavarian Motor Transport that delivers all the high end European luxury cars. My bread and butter is Mercedes SUVs The GL, ML, and R class out of N. Bergen N.J. I also deliver Volvo and Saab from port Newark, Audi and VW from N. Kingston, R.I. BMWs from Greer, S.C. and Jersey City, N.J. Mercedes cars as well as Porsche and Volvo out of Baltimore. I have loaded several SL 65 worth over $215,000. A Maybach 62 makes a Rolls Royce look like a Chevy Aveo. We gave up the Aveo contract last summer because GM wants us to deliver them for free. Out of Toledo, Ohio we get Jeeps. They go directly to the port of Baltimore to be shipped overseas. Jeep exports 10's of thousands of cars every year. Almost all are stick shift, most are diesel, and many are right hand steering. Yes it's difficult to load them on the truck. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked to drop one off the back of the truck I would not need to work anymore. :P
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: zeeklu On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:15 pm

I am a crane operator for a rigging company.http://wjcasey.com/wjccranes.html Chris
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:38 pm

hugg wrote:I am a papermaker. I work for Procter & Gamble and make charmin tissue. I hope people dont stop using toilet paper :( and me lose my job. I wouldn't shake anybodys hand thats for sure..... :D



That sounds interesting! Can you tell me more about it?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:07 pm

Career jobs:
Air Force - C5 crew chief
Air Force - Computer Programmer working on MADARS system
Computer Programmer on Large Mainframe computers
Capacity Planner and Performance Analyst on multiple large mainframe computers
IT Consultant at multiple Data Centers housing thousands of Midrange and mainframe computers
Oct 2008 - LAYED OFF !!! :shock: For the first time ever I am now unemployed. Talking about getting the ganzas ripped from between your legs, OUCH! :sick:
Still looking for work.

Odd jobs over the years:
Logger - I have heated the house with firewood over the past 30 years. I fell, bucked, split, stacked all the wood I have ever burned. I got a barn full of Stihl chainsaws I no longer need, fom the smallest model, to the largest model offered.
Construction - I worked for my Dad in the early 70's as a carpenter's helper. With the skills I learned as a kid, I have now completely re-built our current house, as per my wife's specifications. I have installed our FireplaceExtrordinaire in the great room on the main floor, and the Harman DVC-500 in the lower level pool room.
Flooring - I found out I am pretty good at laying tile and wood floors. I've scored a few jobs over past couple months, and the pay is pretty good!

Preferred CAREER:
Lottery Winner! :D
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