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What does everybody do for a living??

Old 08-23-2007, 09:29 PM
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Im an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician. Whoever has the biggest hangar with the most planes-- I want HIS job!!! Knowing that this isnt a cheap hobby(but worth EVERY cent!) im curious as to what everyone does for a living?? been thinking of a career change lately
Old 08-24-2007, 10:03 PM
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I'm a professional poultry re-location engineer.




In other words...I'm a truck driver that hauls live chickens to the processing plant so you can have all the Chicken Mcnuggets that you want.


Not a glorious job, but someone has to do it[:'(]
Old 08-24-2007, 10:34 PM
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........ hauls live chickens to the processing plant
I never understood how those chickens could keep their feathers throughout the trip in those open coops on the trailer. Seems like you'd have a bunch of bald chickens at the "end of the line"


I'm a Registered Nurse, worked in the Operating Room for almost 24 years. Sowega, I hope your back is in better shape than mine. Statistically, nurses and truck drivers have the highest incidence of job-related back injuries of any professions. I primarily work with neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, "fixing" necks and backs.
Old 08-24-2007, 10:54 PM
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I'm a Server Engineer for a Health care system. My Group runs the Exchange servers for 60 hospitals.

Before I turned to the dark side (supporting Microsoft systems) I was a Producer/Director for a CBS affiliate.

TV was fun but there's not much money on the production side, the hours suck if you are doing news production and holidays are just days you get overtime.
Nothing sucks worse then having to miss Christmas dinner to go direct the 6oclock news.

Free passes to football games and media pit passes to racing was nice
Old 08-25-2007, 09:53 AM
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Computer geek for a library system.
Old 08-25-2007, 09:38 PM
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cool! ok - we got a mechanic, a driver, a nurse , a server engineer and a "computer geek" anybody else?
Old 08-25-2007, 09:48 PM
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Aircraft Structural Maintenance (sheetmetal to those who know what i mean) in the USAF for about 12 years now. I fix the big ones and fly the small ones. (I have to fix the small ones from time to time as well depending on how my day flying went).
Old 08-25-2007, 10:13 PM
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I work in the fire protection field. Good Luck, Dave
Old 08-26-2007, 11:10 AM
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you said "biggest hangar/most expensive planes" I can fit a full size C-130 or 3 fullsize A-10's in my hangar, and there are millions of $$$ worth of plane in there at the time... of course neither the hangar nor the planes are really mine (in fact they are as much yours as mine assuming you pay your taxes). but does that count?
Old 08-30-2007, 12:05 PM
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I work as a Custom Airbrush artist and designer here in Sweden.
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I'm a one man sign shop owner that produces computer aided sign and vehicle lettering. At times, I use paint as well to get the job done. Being able to build wooden signs has helped me transfer that knowledge to rc airplane kit building. I startrd this hobby in 1999 and I'm 43 now....I really wish I started 20 years earlier. It's so much fun! To see what I do instead of only reading about it, visit me at www.makuchalsigns.com

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for telephone man, install /repair phone res and small biz, phone jacks and that stuff. been doing it for about 9year, before that security system installer
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cool we got a good mix. Anyone else??
Old 09-08-2007, 07:10 PM
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Boilermaker (Field Construction)
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ORIGINAL: khodges


ORIGINAL: sowega flyer

........ hauls live chickens to the processing plant
I never understood how those chickens could keep their feathers throughout the trip in those open coops on the trailer. Seems like you'd have a bunch of bald chickens at the "end of the line"


I'm a Registered Nurse, worked in the Operating Room for almost 24 years. Sowega, I hope your back is in better shape than mine. Statistically, nurses and truck drivers have the highest incidence of job-related back injuries of any professions. I primarily work with neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, "fixing" necks and backs.

We had a driver get pulled over by a D.O.T. officer when he saw feathers coming off the truck...the officer thought it was litter
Fortunately, after 15 years, I still have a strong back...it's my mind that I'm worried about!
Old 09-09-2007, 07:41 AM
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Tim C,
My wife and I honeymooned on a cruise ship, where we were assigned dinner seating with four other couples. The first night we all took turns introducing ourselves. One of the men gave his name, home town, and occupation - a boilermaker. One of the youg brides from Indiana (a pretty blonde) said, "You're a boiler maker?! Me too! What year did you graduate?"[sm=confused_smile.gif]
Old 09-09-2007, 08:12 AM
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i work for my wife, who owns her own cleaning business and property management. ( honey can i have some money to buy this new airplane?)
no get to work on me.
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Field auto appraiser for an insurance company.
I got out and inspect wrecked cars & trucks and write an estimate for repair cost or total loss.
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im a fighter pilot on an f18- I WISH!
Old 09-09-2007, 04:51 PM
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I retired as a Master Chief Torpedoman aboard Nuclear powered Fast Attack Submarines. For the past 19 years I have sold Chevrolets. (I guess I can sink you one way or another)

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Old 09-09-2007, 06:53 PM
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Retired Battery design & application engineer. Support my hobby by maintaining free battery information web site, and writing trivia about batteries and chargers that everyone in the free world should already know. Doing product reviews on chargers and related hardware also nets about 12½ cents an hour . . . . if you don't count the mini bags low calorie pop corn consumed.
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Disabled ex welding sales and instructor,now spending too much time on RCU and playing with r/c boats
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Been driving trucks for 22 years, the last 3 for Parker County Precinct 4, also build roads.
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ORIGINAL: sowega flyer

I'm a professional poultry re-location engineer.
Ah, A rooster crusier...know it well
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Well, I started off as a janitor in a state employment office, spent 4 years in the USAF, 9 years as an auto mechanic (Early years with both NATCB and ASE Certs) survived almost 2 years on an auto assembly line, and for the last 26+ years, been in product development engineering for a tier one supplier to the truck manufacturers. This current job includes holding a CDL, so I get to sometimes drive a rig around the country, or scare myself silly on a test track.

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