What is/was your occupation?

smoke show Posted By smoke show, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:30 PM

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  1. UMainah

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    Graduated in 2010 with a BS in Civil Engineering. I'm now an engineer for a precast concrete manufacturer.
     
  2. bbfarm

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    administrative assistant in Nuclear Medicine at a hospital.

    previous: Pharmacy tech, uhaul sales rep, pizza assembly line, supper club cook, gas station cashier
     
  3. smoke show

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    bb which hospital?

    My wife works at St Marys.
     
  4. Northwoodneil

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    Heavy equipment operator 35 years
    :coolsmirk:
     
  5. rparker

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    architectural designer and draftsman
     
  6. Pelletfisky

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    We must be neighbors , im just south of Hazleton.
     
  7. Pelletfisky

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    Full time EMT and part time Police Officer.
     
  8. subsailor

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    4 years in the Navy, 3 on a nuclear sub out of high school, 25 years in recycled paper mills, bounced aroung a couple of years, last 10 working for the State of Maine.
     
  9. SmokeEater

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    Spent 26 years teaching General Science and Physics in the local central school, bought (for $.50) a retired NYSEG hydroelectric plant and rebuilt it with my brother, ran it for 30 yrs and sold my share to brother, developed a 20 MW biomass plant in the 90s, built it and sold it in 1992, ran a trucking business hauling wood to the biomass plant with 5 tractors and 8 trailers, bought and sold hard and softwood logs, designed a 80,000 bdft/day sawmill for low grade (scragg mill), built the building for it and the bank crapped out on the loan at the last min. Now fiddling around with gardening, cutting and selling firewood for gassers, starting a cold climate vineyard, and maybe a winery down the road.
     
  10. gymrat0663

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    What boat did you serve on? I did six years in the Navy ('81-'87) and was on the USS Bergall (SSN667) and the USS Memphis (SSN691) as a Radioman. Great times and great memories!
     
  11. tjnamtiw

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    My son does that now. He'll be the last one to let you down....................
     
  12. subsailor

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    Pogy 647. '71-'74. Plank Owner. TM2(SS). We were in Pearl. We had several near mises, but then again, I think every boat has one at some point.
     
  13. h2ochild

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    Work at a hatchery and farm hard clams "down the bay". Have spent the best part of my life playing in the water.
     
  14. letsblaze

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    Hospital security supervisor, HERT/CBRNE instructor for the hospital.
     
  15. Whimpster

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    Man hunter..........Game warden 33 years and counting :)
     
  16. jrsdws

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    Journeyman Machinist by trade....currently Sales and Applications for carbide cutting tools company.
     
  17. Waterbug

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    I was a radar operator on a P-3 Orion. Use to play hide and seek with you guys.
     
  18. saladdin

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    Logistics. Figure out the best and cheapest way to get freight from our warehouse to the 300 stores.
     
  19. bbfarm

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    At Bellin, Smoke.
     
  20. UMainah

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    My last post in this thread was too brief, so here I go again.

    As for past occupations, my first real job was when I worked for a general contractor in high school. I did way too much roofing, some painting, some additions, plowing, etc. Then I graduated high school and went to UMaine. I worked a couple summers for a septic tank service. I rode around in a cucka sucka, worked in the waste processing/composting plant, and did some mechanic work on the trucks. I made good money, but yes, it did stink. After that I worked as an Engineering Technician for a materials testing company down in New York. I even took a semester off of school so I could complete the 7 month internship. They sent me all up and down the east coast and even to Puerto Rico once. It was a great experience, so I went back to work for them the following summer. After that I did an internship for Pike Industries and got to do a lot of work on the I295 rebuilding project. Finally, the summer before I graduated, I got a job with a precast concrete company(American Concrete Industries) 10 mins from school. I worked full-time during the summer and went to part-time during the fall semester. I ended up graduating in December 2010 with a BS in Civil Engineering.
    Also, I have another job on the side. I'm a Licensed Pyrotechnician by the State of Maine. I do fireworks displays for Central Maine Pyrotechnics. It's a fun job and it pays really well, but I generally only do about 4 shows a year.

    There, that a better quality post than the last.
     
  21. gck978

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    truck driver for 35 years same company only 4 years to go :)
     
  22. thepaulmc

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    Offset printer now a Law Enforcement Officer.
     
  23. alltherage

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    Jan 12, 2012
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    Transmission Line Forester
     
  24. rb62

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    Dec 18, 2011
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    Machinist of Titanium and nickel alloys. 8 years
     
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