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Old 05-30-2006, 10:55 PM
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Some of you guy's seem to have really cool jobs playing with all that aerospace stuff!

My butt rarely leaves the ground!

I also used to drive this

Strykass the answer is yes!

Most homeowners are cheap hence fake bricks etc.. at 1/3 the cost!

lasts forever because it real concrete with color pigment with some polymers.

People love it in L.A.

Why?

Because everything is fake around here!!![8D][sm=thumbup.gif][sm=wink.gif]

Bricks, silicone, etc... you get the picture![sm=lol.gif]
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:08 PM
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thats funny speed junkie,i know 1 of the four things listed is true.
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DOD contractor, as a USAF aircraft weapon system technician. Working in Qatar..

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Old 05-30-2006, 11:24 PM
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high school math teacher.....

Work ends at 2:30 PM each day, get 15+ weeks of vacation each year, but those kids can sure wear you out [:@]
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:55 PM
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you work less than the average french guy [X(]
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I program Fanuc robots....train others in the field how to modify programs/ read and understand logic. Nothing glamerous!
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:08 PM
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I am production manager for a Software Publishing company. It's in the education field so I guess at least I know that the products I make and ship are helping kids. I wanted so bad to go to A&P school in OK after high school but neither of my parents would help me figure out how to get there. That was the day before a computer in every home and the internet. I have a small anodizing shop that I do small part runs with on the side and a couple machine tools that I make some small model engine parts and sell on eBay. I HATE my day job and would love to turn my "side" job into something bigger.

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Old 05-31-2006, 09:19 PM
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I feel for you bro.

Your day job probably feels exactly what this guy is going to feel when I light the burner!
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The last 30 years in Hvac. Fringe benefits lots of kero and propane!





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I'm a manufacturing engineer, I have spent the last decade or so programming machines to make spinal implants, bla bla bla... finge benifit, unlimites supply of titanium and the toys, err , machines to turn it into something to play with
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I am a pilot for casino trips in a Jetstream. Hopfully I'll get out of those trips soon, hoping for the service.
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I'm a fluffer in the movie industry.
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Started out young mowing neighborhood lawns for my money and continued to do that for several years on the side, regardless of my
'real' jobs at the time. Began working for my father's construction company at 13, but when I first started
it was more like "hey dad, here's that saw you wanted me to fetch." Eventually learned how to be autonomous in the construction field and worked
with dad every summer for 8 years or so building houses and remodeling. Learned lots of stuff that continues to save me loads of $ to this day--more
money for the planes! Worked for a commercial carpet cleaning company for about 10 months while going to college, which made me realize how important
it was to stay in college and not clean carpets for a living. Of course, knowing what I wanted to do (design cars) since I was 7 made it a lot easier to stay focused
on the goals. Went to school in Detroit and worked in the maintenance department while there to help pay for some of the costs. Finished design school and started working in a small product design firm developing small consumer products like printers and some larger stuff like lawn furniture. Got another job designing cameras for Kodak along with a bunch of other small products. That job didn't pay much, so I got a second job cutting frames and matts at a picture frame shop. Then I decided to go to work for General Motors and take a break from the 'sketch on paper' type of designing and start designing using the computer to build 3D parts. Worked on a lot of the interior parts (dashboards, doors, etc.) for many of the new GM cars and trucks, including the H3, the new Tahoe/Yukon, Caddy's, etc. Then I decided to leave and take a job with Nissan. So now that is how I make my money--helping design cars and trucks for Nissan.
I really like my job a lot, but I would still rather be flying my planes!
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:05 AM
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Dispatcher and Customs Specialist in the trucking industry. It is an interesting position and great pay. I am looking forward to retirement when I start my second career as a Wal-Mart Greeter or McDonald's front man so I can pay for my hobby still[&o]
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:44 PM
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I've been a machinist most of my life. Owned a specialized machine shop for 12 years and sold it in 98. Used the proceeds to daytrade until 2001 when the market tanked (got out fine). Took a year off to scuba dive the tropics around islands the pacific. Sure was weird not to work, always had since H.S 77'. Now I work for a company that makes portable machining equipment and on site machining services. For three years I was in the field machining on everything from refineries to reactors (ship and land) and some other pretty wild things. Now I'm "in house" in the R&D department. Getting the itch to start another business of my own, I can't go any farther at this company (the good-oldboy network and their kin at the top). If I start another business (not in machining[:'(])I may have to put the planes away for a while........hummm, a tough choice[&o],
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I've done some odd jobs like delivering Pizza and selling Cutco cutlery, worked as the Easter Bunny this past year at the mall near home. Mostly concerned with graduating from Auburn University right now...
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Purchasing Agent for aerospace company. I buy things with other peoples' money and complain about the prices It's a fun job. I see stuff every day I wish I could buy for the toy shop. Learn about new materials and processes all the time. You have to like to bargain hunt and know what things are worth.
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G'day,
I am an Airframe and Gas Turbine specialist in the RAAF, Started my Career on the Aermacchi MB 326, and worked on BAe Hawk MK 127 when they came in and now I work on F/A-18 A and B models. I love the job and wouldn't have it any other way!,..

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Old 06-23-2006, 09:26 PM
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JJ, I see you fix FA -18 hornets. You know how a car mechanic test drives you're car after he's worked on it.....well?
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Well,....occasionally we do,..but the rides in "Hornet world" more often than not get given as you leave the unit on posting, But now and then us Mech's get rides,..the only one I have left in the RAAF is the F111, but they are hard to get. It makes the job all worth while when we get the ride, it is un describable,.....the best feeling in the world,...

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