What do you do for a living?

Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: billw On: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:32 pm

The problem I have is getting them back together :rimshot:

I always get them back together, sometimes even without 'spare' parts. :)
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:03 pm

grew up on our 40 cow dairy farm. would not trade that life for anything. unfortunatly, its a big fish eat little fish, ya gotta be big in this day of age. sold the cows 2 and a half years ago. rent the land. took building trades in boces in high school. did that full time for 2 years, then at 20 started my business. siding, roofing, windows, doors, decks, bathrooms, almost anything but foundations. now im 25 and the business is soaring, thinking about a full time helper in a year or 2
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Paperboy On: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:59 pm

Wow, just spent an hour reading this whole thread. Quite a diverse group here.

I've been an industrial maintenance technician since 1974. Had 3 jobs in 35 years. Learned the ropes OJT in a Wilson Sporting Goods tennis racquet manufacturing facility for 9 years. When they left town, I went to work in an injection molding plastics plant - Canford manufacturing, which was soon bought out by Rubbermaid. Worked 15 years there, and then they closed up shop and left town. Went to work at an Albany International extrusion plant and I'm still there. Hoping this recession hits bottom before too much longer, or the future might not look to good. This company supplies the paper industry.
I've worked with many guys with a diverse set of talents/skills throughout my career, and learned a lot from many of them. I've done mechanical repairs, electrical, plumbing, painting and carpentry, welding and fabrication, and some lathe and milling work. With the modern equipment, sometimes my job involves uploading programs, or using a computer to diagnose problems. During the 15 years in injection molding, I learned to be a pretty good analytical thinker, and troubleshooter.
Being in this line of work has made me a self reliant person as a homeowner. I do almost everything myself, including diagnostics and repair of our computerized vehicles. The only homeowner jobs I hired out were roofers, and a septic tank replacement.
My dad was a union carpenter, and I helped him with some side jobs as a kid when he was between union jobs. He taught me the basics. He died when I was only 14.
In my teens, I pumped gas and learned the basics of vehicle maintenance. During college, I worked a couple summers doing mowing and landscaping in a cemetery. I had a lot of people under me there!! :D Also did some bartending and worked in a tire shop for a few months.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: billlindley On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:38 pm

I am an accountant. Many refer to me as a weekend warrior for the things I try to do around the house.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: hugg On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:47 pm

cArNaGe wrote:
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?

Only if you bring your soy sauce......... :lol:
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: cbc6 On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:23 pm

In high school i did a some potato farming in aroostook county.After that i ran forestry equipment for 10 yrs.Then worked on a sea urchin boat for a winter.Finally decided to get an FAA airframe and powerplant license,so for the past 6 yrs or so i have been working at a local airport servicing,repairing,and modifying small general aviation aircraft.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: billw On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:51 pm

Then worked on a sea urchin boat for a winter.


This is a job I never expected. If I'm not mistaken sea urchins are those ball like creatures with all of the spines on them. What did you do with them? I'm assuming they're edible but never heard of them before as a dinner item.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: cbc6 On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:48 pm

you are correct,they are a little spiny ball.some of them were processed here and some were shipped whole to japan...they eat the roe,i guess its considered fine dining over there.i tried it and they can have it :D my cousin owned the boat and he would scuba dive for them,i was just surface help.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Conductor On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:26 pm

I am a conductor for the railroad 25 years. 11 to go
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: tvb On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:33 pm

I work at one of the major television networks producing live events and live news coverage for our affiliates from around the world.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:34 pm

tvb wrote:I work at one of the major television networks producing live events and live news coverage for our affiliates from around the world.



Sounds very interesting tvb!
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:21 am

Like any other job, Dev. Some days are fun and interesting and most days are borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggg.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:49 am

tvb wrote:I work at one of the major television networks producing live events and live news coverage for our affiliates from around the world.



Hello from Pittstown!

So I think the TVB stands for Television Buff? Or Television Bob? ;)

Chris F.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:13 am

I used to do a blog about television back in 2000/2001 or so (long before they were called blogs) called TelevisionBitch. In it, I used to make fun of reporters standing in the dark doing liveshots about something that occurred hours earlier and is long gone by the time they are on teevee. And bad writing, and stupid stories where the reporter is nothing but a shill for the sales department (think local morning shows), and kid of the week stories, and pet of the week stories, and... and... and... The list would go on and on and on.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

PostBy: AdkCoal On: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:50 am

I currently design and develop Credit Writeup and Approval software for a major regional bank.

In the past I was a Consultant IV for Digital Equipment Corporation. My specialties were Vax Cluster Performance and Capacity Planning and Manufacturing systems.
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