What is/was your occupation?

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

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  1. Fsappo

    Fsappo
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    Dropped out of school at 14 to work at my dads hearth shop. That was 28 years ago and I am still trying to learn this business.

    Additionally within the past couple of years ended up running the propane division of the energy company that owns my Hearth Shop.
     
  2. snikr

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    Sep 14, 2008
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    Wallingford, VT
    I worked making Jet Engine blades and vanes at local GE, the last few as a CAD/CAM Specialist. After 39 years I retired this past December. Now tending the pellet stove. Love it.
     
  3. mjbrown

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    Jan 15, 2008
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    was a welder fabricator for 28 yrs...now i am currntly making a carreer change. not to my liking, but i rode the bed sheets for a whole summer with back issues,was layed off all winter, and jusy found out for my birthday 2 weeks ago, i am not being called back. employer feels i should make a carreer change. not getting any younger,been sucking welding smoke, and crawling around on concrete floors for many years has taken it toll....maybe they're right.thinking i will try making shoes if i get hired,maybe the rest of my life will be there.
     
  4. DexterDay

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    Every year it comes up.... Been waiting for a certain "someone" to do so, but not waiting any longer.

    I work for a world renowned Steel producer. One of the largest in the U.S., 12 yrs and counting.
     
  5. 343amc

    343amc
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    Nov 23, 2005
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    West Michigan
    I work as tech support/installer/jack of all trades for an Avaya distributor (and legacy Nortel, as Avaya purchased Nortel in 2009). I work on PBX systems and data networking gear. 13 years of fun and excitement spanning Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
     
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  6. DexterDay

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    Next time your near Wellington/Lorain area? Swing by ;)
     
  7. schoondog

    schoondog
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    Aug 17, 2008
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    I am a maintenance mechanic at a large computer company in Poughkeepsie N.Y. Also repair and sell cars at night and on weekends. I work way,way to much. Would rather work on cars though.

    Schoondog
     
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  8. smoke show

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    Currently trying to figure one out... ;hm
     
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  9. Dinger

    Dinger
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    Nov 23, 2011
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    SW CO
    Since April 2000 I've maintained golf course equipment. For the last 9 years I've been the Equipment Manager for a private golf club and residential community in Durango CO, overseeing and maintaining the equipment and vehicle fleet, including snow removal pieces.

    I also represent a specialty lubricants manufacturer, and focus on golf and it's related industries.
     
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  10. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau
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    Oct 15, 2012
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    Griswold CT
    I work for a small company managing comercial\industrial properties and a gravel operation. Many days I'm not sure what my job description is but I've been doing it for 26 years. And I'm very proud of that part.
     
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  11. bill3rail

    bill3rail
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    Jan 12, 2012
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    LI, NY
    I do as little as possible to make as much as possible!
    Is this a marketing question to better understand demographics of the website?

    Bill
     
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  12. boosted3g

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    Aug 3, 2012
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    Central PA
    union sheet metal worker / autocad sketcher for 13 years
     
  13. sweetdawg99

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    Mar 12, 2011
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    Central New York
    I am a Scientist I in a for a large Biotech lab outside of Utica, NY. Been there coming up on 7 years. Prior to that, for 4 and a half years I worked with my brother in a commercial, family owned, select cut logging operation. I mostly just drove the skidder.
     
  14. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw
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    Mar 9, 2009
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    North Georgia
    I am a retired old fart trying to keep up with the honey-do list, which, of course, is impossible! I spent 6 years in Submarines during Viet Nam and then 35 years in plastics processing. I ended up as Engineering Manager making what you all call 'totes'. Those big 275 gallon plastic bottles in cages. Worked for Continental Can Company who sold me to Sonoco Products who sold me to Greif Brothers. I felt like a friggin slave on the auction block. Three pension checks that add up to about half of what it would have been if I stayed with CCC the whole time! :( Oh, well, Obama's going to get it all anyway. Gotta keep shoes on the hoe and spawn.
     
  15. RK_MacKendrick

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    Dec 8, 2012
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    NW CA
    I am a control-room operator at a secure facility.
     
  16. glenc0322

    glenc0322
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    Dec 30, 2011
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    long Island NY
    Union electrician for ten years in NYC love the work hate the travel
     
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  17. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit
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    May 17, 2008
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    Maine, ayuh, by gorry
    Payloader / dump truck operator at a UNION paper mill.
     
  18. h2ochild

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    Dec 12, 2011
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    Pinelands of NJ
    3rd generation bayman, began hard clam (littleneck) farming in 1985. Currently a self- employed, working partner at a hatchery. I play on and in saltwater everyday.
     
  19. Stevekng

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    Oct 21, 2007
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    Central Maine
    Union machinist for 35 years.
     
  20. rich2500

    rich2500
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Berks County PA.
    autobody repair tech. for 24 yrs.
     
  21. MommyOf4

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    Oct 4, 2012
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    Loc:
    Southern MD
    Utica, NY - My hometown!! Small world!
     
  22. subsailor

    subsailor
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    Dec 8, 2011
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    Winthrop, Maine
    Spent 20 years working in a paper mill and another 5 in a recycled pulp mill. All the managers got dumped when a Canadian company bought it. Now working for the State of Maine fore the past 11 years.
     
  23. Northwoodneil

    Northwoodneil
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    Feb 10, 2012
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    Land of Cheese
    Heavy equipment operator ( grader, paver,dozer,loader, roller) for over 35 years. Currently working for my home town of 9000 reconstructing streets in the summer and winging snow in the winter.
     
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  24. Doug MacIVER

    Doug MacIVER
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    Nov 21, 2012
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    own small manufacturing plant for die cutting leather, fabrics, foam, ect.back in the day we we were mostly shoe related but today we try to cut any work we can find.
     
  25. jim3854

    jim3854
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    Nov 20, 2011
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    Loc:
    Rhode island
    Concrete mixer driver . Teamsters local 170 since 1994
     
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