Quick question; what do you do (or did you do) for a career?

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  1. Hearth Mistress

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    I guess that explains your answer to the other thread about what other forums people follow....need to keep your techniques fresh uh? ;) HAH!
     
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    I didn't need to know THAT part :eek:
    Nightmares for sure tonight!
     
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    Yeah, that definitely qualifies under the "Bad Visual" category...
     
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    Designer
    General machinist.
    Welder
    Millwright
    Artist-blacksmith
    Iron worker
    Fabricator
    Marine engineer
    200 ton mate
    firewood collector
     
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    I do cloud service operations. I look at the internet from the underside, so to speak. I work from home in rural northern central Ohio for a global technology company based in silicon valley.

    I've also spent quite a bit of time doing IT work for small businesses. I was the general manager for a neighborhood hardware store for about 4 years.

    For a couple of years when money was tight, my wife and I picked up some extra work painting rental units and cleaning section 8 housing on turnovers. It was gross, but, sometimes you do what you have to do!

    Lately, I'm thinking about trying to pick up some consulting work. I miss helping small businesses use technology to their advantage.

    -SF
     
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    Commercial real estate lawyer and part-time community theater actor. I try to do one show a year. My daughter (age 16) also has the "theater bug" and I've been lucky to be able to do several shows with her in the last few years.
     
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    Born and raised in the Wholesale Bait & Tackle business. I guess that makes me a Master Baiter!:)

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    Fire Chief and inspector for the city, Started my career as a teacher, owned a construction and electrical business.
     
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    Started out working for my dad at his tool & die shop, then went to a small die shop, then into a couple machine tool companies, building specialized automation. Then to Chrysler Corp, got my Journeyman's card as a Tool & Diemaker, then Chrysler took a dive in the late 70's, I took a job at Cadillac Motor Car Company, GM. Got into tool & die inspection, visited a lot of supplier plants, became a engineer, specializing in gages. Tried being a foreman for a couple years, gave up on that, went back to hourly, became the plant programmer on CMM's and other gages. Got my 30 years in 2008, took a buyout and retirement. Along the way, I went to school for accounting, tried hobby farming, play with a old Farmall H I restored, now I have a Kubota L3400 HST to play with also. I now work part time for my wife, ( don't we all? ) and am planning on starting a hearth build in the next week or so. I plan on getting a NC30 to heat with. When I started at GM, they had 500,000+ workers. The total now is under 50,000. I'd say that automation took as many jobs as outsourcing, if not more.

    I really wish I'd gone into the male escort thing or pornstar......:)
     
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    Nice! My dad is a Volvo guy. I used to love them but their quality/$ has changed dramatically over the years. He had an XC70 and replaced every single wheel bearing, a SPRING for his front suspension, etc. And he drives to/from work. Yet the old S70 and 740 we had were tanks. I am a Subaru man myself.
     
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    GOod grief! That's a pile of responsability! Don't feel like a slacker, you did something most people couldn't do: take care of a loved one! That is priceless in my books.

    Andrew
     
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    I think there's a saying on this forum along the lines of "Pictures; or it didn't happen"

    lol
     
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    NO NO NO NO NO I DON'T WANT TO CUT MY EYES OUT NONONO !!
     
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    Oilfeild hand (roughneck and swamped for rig moving), machinist apprentice in a railcar shop - led into refurbishing classic coaches once the boss found lout about carpentry and finish hobby, teacher/coach, now a school principal. Lots os hobbies some call work...
     
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    Ahhh..I know a few roughnecks out in Western Canada. It's no piece of cake up here: -50 putting a rig together must be a big different than +30 in the south?
     
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    smi2-pimp-purple1.jpg Brother Bart, back in the day?
     
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    All you're missing is He-Man! Nice knowledge!
     
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    Nice!!!!! Glad to see there are a few nerds on this forum ;)
     
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    Actually, that was him yesterday.
     
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    I'm on the welfare. ;em

    Will be a disabled vet in a couple months after 11.5 years in the USAF. Fell from a roof about a year ago and broke my back. 3 blown discs, 2 crushed vertebrae. Uncle Sam said I was of no use to anyone, so out the door.

    Dunno what I'll be doing next. Most of the things I enjoy I can't do for a living because of my back.
     
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    There are so many talented folks here, I'm taking notes in case I need you guys in the future ;)
     
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