02-04-2015, 12:29 PM
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Hello gents, while browsing all that the Nook has to offer it became clear there is a HUGE cross section of members.. As we all know shaving for some is a neccesaty for some part of a life style but for all it's a great hobby, relaxing and always different. Well for me it is, I'm still figuring it out lol. This brings me to my question as some go more grand then others but what do you guys do for work?? I know Johnny is retired and I'm jealous..!! I'll start. I'm a State Trooper for the State of Nevada. My addiction is a neccesaty but also a huge source of relaxation.

Have a great day,

Red

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 02-04-2015, 12:40 PM
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I'm an HVAC/R technician at a large school district in TX. Biggrin   (No I don't do side work)  Biggrin

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 02-04-2015, 12:45 PM
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I could tell you, but then I would have to 'silence' you later... kidding. Career officer RNoAF - fun, but lots of travel home and abroad (I started traditional shaving when I realised that getting carts while on a 12 month ToD in deepest Africa might be hard).

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 02-04-2015, 12:52 PM
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It gets old sometimes..!! I spent 5 years away from family.. True about the carts.. You might have been able to find a rusty knife there if you were lucky lol

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I could tell you, but then I would have to 'silence' you later... kidding. Career officer RNoAF - fun, but lots of travel home and abroad (I started traditional shaving when I realised that getting carts while on a 12 month ToD in deepest Africa might be hard).
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 02-04-2015, 01:08 PM
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i create art on paper, and have just recently started making bamboo fly fishing rods.

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 02-04-2015, 01:17 PM
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Retired (Engineering Manager much of the last 20 years of my career).  Still have the Slim I bought in January of '66, and still have Made-in-England Wilkinson Sword blades I bought 30 and 20 years ago (I bought hundreds back then a couple of different times when a store was going out of business - DE blades had already fallen behind carts then).  I had three, cheap EverReady boar brushes during those years (one of which I still have).  I used Noxzema shave cream in a tube, and the only time I changed creams was when I could no longer find my go-to.  When I worked, I shaved six or seven days a week, sometimes twice a day.  

Now, it is a hobby, a (fairly) inexpensive pursuit of personal luxury.  Because I have learned so much more about prep and technique in the last 18 months, my shaves are much better, closer, and smoother (for a longer period of time).  And, I won't lie, it has been fun chasing eighty year old razors and modern blades.  Some items were fun for a while and then fell out of the rotation; some of those I have been able to sell for only a little less than I paid, and I account the loss as "tuition" at the school of shaving.

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 02-04-2015, 01:24 PM
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(02-04-2015, 12:52 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: It gets old sometimes..!! I spent 5 years away from family.. True about the carts.. You might have been able to find a rusty knife there if you were lucky lol

Could actually get most things in the little town I ended up in - if you didn't mind knock-offs and paying a huge stack of cash. Couple of the local shops specialised in selling "luxury goods" to NGO's and other white folks - stuff like instant coffee and disposable razors - but I preferred hitting up the local markets instead.

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 02-04-2015, 01:42 PM
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I am retired military. Shaving was a requirement unless you wanted to be called out for looking like a d-bag. If I had delved deeper into the cost benefits of DE/SE shaving with mug soap, I would have had quarterly meetings with all of my troops touting its benefits. Now that I am retired, I feel so much "cleaner" when I am shaved. In addition I get more adult acne when I let my hair grow any more than a 1/4". Hence the headshaving about 9 mos of the yr. While I dont worry to much what the general public thinks of my appearance, I WILL maintained a well groomed appearance. The first inclination for most when they retire from the military is to grow a beard and pony tail. I just cant bring myself to do it.

Good question OP

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 02-04-2015, 02:04 PM
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I am retired (for 2 1/2 years) and loving every minute of it.  I completed a 20 year career in the USAF and then 25 years with TRW/Northrop Grumman.  I am enjoying my razor and brush collection more than ever.  With woodworking as a hobby, I have built a number of stands/racks to hang the brushes.  I also have a nice bowl/mug/scuttle collection and have built a rack to display them.

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 02-04-2015, 03:04 PM
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I'm a catering manager so clean looks are preferred and I feel better when clean cut.

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 02-04-2015, 03:23 PM
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Outstanding Sir and you have more than earned your retirement. I have seen some of your brush stands and they are beautiful!! Great story and great to hear your enjoying retirement!!

(02-04-2015, 02:04 PM)LookingGlass Wrote: I am retired (for 2 1/2 years) and loving every minute of it.  I completed a 20 year career in the USAF and then 25 years with TRW/Northrop Grumman.  I am enjoying my razor and brush collection more than ever.  With woodworking as a hobby, I have built a number of stands/racks to hang the brushes.  I also have a nice bowl/mug/scuttle collection and have built a rack to display them.

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 02-04-2015, 03:24 PM
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I've worked in IT almost 20 years.   I started as a mainframe operator, then learned to code in a number of languages and crappy databases.  After burning out from project consulting, I moved to a more system and network admin role and have been much happier.

All of this has nothing to do with my degree in archaeology....

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 02-04-2015, 03:49 PM
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So in a perfect world we'd have a clean shaven Indiana Jones with an IPad..... Sounds like your almost at the end though and can pursue the archealogy.... There sounds like a story behind that degree though..

Red


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I've worked in IT almost 20 years.   I started as a mainframe operator, then learned to code in a number of languages and crappy databases.  After burning out from project consulting, I moved to a more system and network admin role and have been much happier.

All of this has nothing to do with my degree in archaeology....
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 02-04-2015, 04:02 PM
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I'm an accountant/CPA. Shaving isn't required for the job but I simply enjoy it since I switched to DE shaving 4 years ago.

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 02-04-2015, 04:15 PM
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(02-04-2015, 03:49 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: So in a perfect world we'd have a clean shaven Indiana Jones with an IPad..... Sounds like your almost at the end though and can pursue the archealogy.... There sounds like a story behind that degree though..

Red

I did watch Indiana Jones many times as a youngster, but I worked for Lotus Notes(IBM) so there is no ipad. Smile  I was pursuing a BS In BioChem until I realized that I could not stand chemistry.  While fulfilling a core requirement, I became friends with an anthropology professor I had.  He grew up Mennonite and dropped out of high school to work on the family farm.  Eventually he went back to school received his doctorate and learned to speak at least 7 languages IIRC.  He helped guide my education in the right direction.  I ended up with a degree in Archaeology with plans to go back for an advanced degree in forensic anthropology which didn't happen.

Archaeology isn't all that fun when in the real world.  Most of the stuff was doing survey work for the DOT.  Digging holes off the side of an interstate is not so much fun and didn't pay crap.  Once student loans came due, I ended up talking my way into that first computer job.  A bunch of studying, certs, and years later I am here.  I am not sure I will retire as I feel the need to be doing something.

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 02-04-2015, 04:32 PM
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I am indeed impressed. That is quite the educational background. Forensic anthropology sounds extremely tedious.. But quite interesting. I appreciate you sharing. It's great getting to know some of the other members.



(02-04-2015, 04:15 PM)PanChango Wrote:
(02-04-2015, 03:49 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: So in a perfect world we'd have a clean shaven Indiana Jones with an IPad..... Sounds like your almost at the end though and can pursue the archealogy.... There sounds like a story behind that degree though..

Red

I did watch Indiana Jones many times as a youngster, but I worked for Lotus Notes(IBM) so there is no ipad. Smile  I was pursuing a BS In BioChem until I realized that I could not stand chemistry.  While fulfilling a core requirement, I became friends with an anthropology professor I had.  He grew up Mennonite and dropped out of high school to work on the family farm.  Eventually he went back to school received his doctorate and learned to speak at least 7 languages IIRC.  He helped guide my education in the right direction.  I ended up with a degree in Archaeology with plans to go back for an advanced degree in forensic anthropology which didn't happen.

Archaeology isn't all that fun when in the real world.  Most of the stuff was doing survey work for the DOT.  Digging holes off the side of an interstate is not so much fun and didn't pay crap.  Once student loans came due, I ended up talking my way into that first computer job.  A bunch of studying, certs, and years later I am here.  I am not sure I will retire as I feel the need to be doing something.

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 02-04-2015, 04:42 PM
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(02-04-2015, 12:29 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: This brings me to my question as some go more grand then others but what do you guys do for work?? I know Johnny is retired and I'm jealous..!!

Moi, I am unofficially retired.  I toiled many years in one of the so-called learned professions, and represented some very, very small and some very large clients.  One of those clients was (and is) the biggest client in the world, in fact.  But all of my business came from referrals from existing clients or from other professionals in my profession with whom (or against whom) I had worked on specific matters, and as the executives of those clients retired or died and my professional colleagues retired or died, so did the referrals, and so I now am a septuagenarian professional officially not retired, but with no clients.  

Life is good.

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 02-04-2015, 04:54 PM
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Like this thread and been quite curious myself.

I'm a stay at home father, til April. By life long decisions, i am a music producer, certified audio engineer, and electronics tech. Various customer service work/telecommunications tech.

Looking to continue my quest to become a firefighter by next summer, if all goes well. Been a headshaver for about 2 years, and have been wet shaving for about the same time. Write a long thread about it a month or so ago.

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 02-04-2015, 05:22 PM
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After practicing law for 27 years, I am now teaching law in the local high school magnet program.  I still arrive every day at 6:30 am like I always did, but now I get to leave while it is still light out, and the kids keep me on my toes.

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 02-04-2015, 05:40 PM
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am what I call semi retired.  still own a business after 27 years but run it from rural Oregon.  Found wet shaving very late and am making hay now.  so many varied people on this forum.  Been at both ends of the spectrum and just appreciate it all. 

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