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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smoke show, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    Retired union electrician in Boston, 37 years, glad it's over. It's a young man's game.

    I have also owned a KOA Kampground and currently have photography business, but getting tired of doing that.

    Tom C.

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  2. bollyRZ500

    bollyRZ500 Member

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    26 yrs and counting Optics Tech in the CF!! :oops:
  3. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    1st job - Electrician, I maintain ~300,000sq ft of office space and UPS/Data Center. I've been doing this since '03

    2nd job - Make sure the wife is happy... (am always on the cusp of being fired).

    3rd job - Wood scrounger / pellet 'gitter.

    Happy new year all!
  4. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    HMFIC for a big black dog that sells pellets and stoves.

    Eric
  5. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Wow, HMFIC, I haven't seen that one in a while....
    kinsmanstoves likes this.
  6. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL Member

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    Between Augusta and Lewiston Maine
    Retired Firefighter on my days off worked as anElectrican then after retiring from the FD worked for IBEW and opened a Business with a friend selling Cars and Motorcycles ! By now my dream was to do nothing that has come and gone last child just got out of college and is looking at Grad school !
  7. jrogers999

    jrogers999 Member

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    Comcast installer. Yes I go into your homes and fix your cable.
  8. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Pellet stove cleaner.

    DOLLARBILL, point the college grad to the job (career) sites and say make it on someone else's nickel. It may take awhile but a lot of employers will pay for the courses.
    MommyOf4 likes this.
  9. Tim Linden

    Tim Linden New Member

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    I work on the innernets. So, it's hard to explain but I co own a
    small business and I'm the programmer/developer of the company.
    I was going solo from 2001-2011 ish, but merged with two other
    guys (one designer one marketer) so now we are well rounded!
  10. TLHinCanada

    TLHinCanada Feeling the Heat

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    Canada
    Engineer, carpenter, business owner, today mostly retired (except for cleaning pellet stove).
  11. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    I do office work in a hospital.
  12. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Southern MD
    Stay at home mom of 4 girls and a wife. Yes - I like to cook, clean, and stay home. No complaints :)
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  13. Danny Cathcart

    Danny Cathcart Member

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    *grin*

    I've been in prison for the last 25 plus yrs. I'm about to retire though.

    I wish I could see some of the facial expressions right about now.
    DexterDay likes this.
  14. Zackdog

    Zackdog Member

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    Currently retired and loving it. I spend my summers fly fishing for trout and golfing, while my winters are spent keeping my quarter mile drive blown out and ice fishing for large lake trout. I spent twenty years as an engineer in the glass container industry, until 1987, when I took a voluntary separation package and moved to the mountains of Colorado. I worked in the ski industry until retiring in 2008, not as an engineer.
  15. sculptor

    sculptor Member

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    I chose my occupation as my screen name. Which ironically, shows an extreme lack of imagination. I should be ashamed! :p
  16. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Swimming pool contractor
  17. jack kunicki

    jack kunicki Member

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    Self employed environmental consultant. Asbestos, lead, mold. Etc. Everything but removal. Almost twenty years. Most of New York State.
  18. Harvey Schneider

    Harvey Schneider Minister of Fire

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    Retired!
    I spent 40+ years designing electronic equipment that ranged from a beacon only precision bombing system, to factory automation computers, to life support equipment (heart assist), to blood analyzers, to commercial avionics.
    Somebody told me that Engineers are high paid migrant workers. The migrant part certainly proved true, but I'm not so sure about the high paid part.
  19. Lineman30

    Lineman30 Feeling the Heat

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    Transmisson Power Lineman (Local 1002) 9 years

    Now a Field Construction Inspector for a transmission generation utility. I supervise contractors in construction of substations and transmisson powerlines.
  20. RCR

    RCR New Member

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    Project Manager for a woodworking Co .and doing lots of Cadd work . We are currently doing primarily K-12 schools . Not complainig paying the bills.

    When the market was booming I was in the ultra high end residential market. Boy I miss those days.
  21. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Operations Manager for a small independent business equipment company. As another has mentioned, most days I do it all and have been doing this for over 20 years.

    I feel like Drew Carey : I have to keep the owner and workers happy all at the same time. No easy task
  22. paigewi

    paigewi New Member

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    Central Pa
    Been pushing a Peterbilt truck over the highways of this beautiful country for 40 years. Getting ready to retire and working on a "honey do" list that I have been putting off for 40 years. Got to keep the wife happy!!!
  23. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    senior service technician and overall jack of all trades for England's Stove Works in Monroe Va. on june 8th i will have been here for 20 years since i left the army where i was an attack helicopter weapons technician
    Bioburner and kenstogie like this.
  24. Cliff

    Cliff Member

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    Upstate NY
    Was a Transportation Manager, now retired. Collecting Vintage Stereos is my vice.

    Cliff
  25. Burnbaby

    Burnbaby Member

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    Southern nh
    Union worker at the electric company ( won't mention name ) , if I can get some time off at work I can finally install my stove!!

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