03-29-2012, 12:31 PM
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After reading Dave's good news on here regarding his new job it has left me curious to what everyone who is a member here does for a living.

Although brushes are in my blood and I do still restore brushes, both shaving and hair brushes, it isn't my 'day job'.

I manage a Blacksmith/ Ironwork Restoration company.

So who is going to start the ball rolling....?

Gary

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 03-29-2012, 12:37 PM
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  • ajc347
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  • Exeter, UK
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I'll start the ball rolling.

I'm a Psychiatric Nurse Manager / Nurse Prescriber specializing in the treatment of Substance Misuse.

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 03-29-2012, 12:41 PM
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(03-29-2012, 12:37 PM)ajc347 Wrote: I'll start the ball rolling.

I'm a Psychiatric Nurse Manager / Nurse Prescriber specializing in the treatment of Substance Misuse.

Demanding bur rewarding I expect...

Gary


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 03-29-2012, 12:48 PM
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  • ajc347
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  • Exeter, UK
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You're not wrong there Gary.


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 03-29-2012, 12:58 PM
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I retired from the US Coast Guard after 30 yrs service. Worked as a locksmith for awhile and now work for the local city government in the finance dept.

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 03-29-2012, 01:06 PM
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  • kav
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After an abortive 6 year military career ( I rolled a USCG motorlifeboat 360 degrees on the Oregon coast) I received a M.A. in Archaeology from UCB and wroked for CALTRANS until budget cutbacks. Then I was an independant 'shovel bum' on several
excavations. My last job was a nightmare;attempted bribes by the contractor, local politicians, a 'native american' 1/64th local tribe 63/64 latino monitor telling people California Indians played LaCross and I was a evil white ( I'm 1/8th Choctaw) capped by a net income of $10 an hour VS the day labourers making $15.
I became one of the mule skinners summers at the Grand Canyon and worked on actor Robert Wagner's and Richard Widmark's ranch's until both ended.
I applied to be a cowboy museum curator in Wyoming. They gave the position to a lady named Rosetta Rothstein from NYC with a doctorate in museum curation.It's been a string of retail,factory and delivery jobs ever since until the economy slowed.
I sell junk-er valuable items found locally at estate-er garage sales ,recycle like a fanatic and get into turf wars with dumspter divers and invest money from my final income source. I am a U.S. Currency recovery specialist. I walk around and reterieve lost coins and return them to circulation.
My biggest find was a womans wallet with $800 in it. I called her and drove over to return it. A local police cruiser was waiting. He took the wallet, MY DRIVER'S LICENSE and ran a background check. He handed the wallet to a hand behind the barely opened door and told me I 'should move on.'
I have $2 invested in tonight's mega lottery I am ineligable for unemployment, any public assistance and JUST RECEIVED A JURY SUMMONS WITHOUT EXCUSE BECAUSE I was excused before for having no transportation. 24

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 03-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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(03-29-2012, 01:06 PM)kav2 Wrote: After an abortive 6 year military career ( I rolled a USCG motorlifeboat 360 degrees on the Oregon coast) I received a M.A. in Archaeology from UCB and wroked for CALTRANS until budget cutbacks. Then I was an independant 'shovel bum' on several
excavations. My last job was a nightmare;attempted bribes by the contractor, local politicians, a 'native american' 1/64th local tribe 63/64 latino monitor telling people California Indians played LaCross and I was a evil white ( I'm 1/8th Choctaw) capped by a net income of $10 an hour VS the day labourers making $15.
I became one of the mule skinners summers at the Grand Canyon and worked on actor Robert Wagner's and Richard Widmark's ranch's until both ended.
I applied to be a cowboy museum curator in Wyoming. They gave the position to a lady named Rosetta Rothstein from NYC with a doctorate in museum curation.It's been a string of retail,factory and delivery jobs ever since until the economy slowed.
I sell junk-er valuable items found locally at estate-er garage sales ,recycle like a fanatic and get into turf wars with dumspter divers and invest money from my final income source. I am a U.S. Currency recovery specialist. I walk around and reterieve lost coins and return them to circulation.
My biggest find was a womans wallet with $800 in it. I called her and drove over to return it. A local police cruiser was waiting. He took the wallet, MY DRIVER'S LICENSE and ran a background check. He handed the wallet to a hand behind the barely opened door and told me I 'should move on.'
I have $2 invested in tonight's mega lottery I am ineligable for unemployment, any public assistance and JUST RECEIVED A JURY SUMMONS WITHOUT EXCUSE BECAUSE I was excused before for having no transportation. 24

Wow!!Huh


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 03-29-2012, 01:21 PM
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I'm game. I am a chemical engineer who is now practicing as a patent attorney specializing in alternative energy, environmental, medical, chemical, and materials technologies.

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 03-29-2012, 01:23 PM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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I am disability I have severe Arthritis. Basically I am retired. I was in Food Service Management, for 35years. A majority of my years was health food service. I am also a certified Chef.

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 03-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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I'm an analyst, system administrator, technical operations something or other Smile

I basically work with a lot of linux servers, trying to keep my companies' systems afloat.

I commented on another thread that I don't really like linux as a desktop OS, but it is fantastic as a server OS.

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 03-29-2012, 02:14 PM
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I've been a LEO (loved LE- hated the politics), lumberjack (loved it), Worked for a paper mill (yes, you've undoubtedly used our paper and never knew it) in the paper making operation itself, in the boiler house, in the test lab (loved it), and as a lube specialist until retirement (loved it). When I met the minimum age for retirement at the company I worked for I ran for the exit- it was either that or some day go postal and kill 2 evil people who desperately needed killing. That's a legal defense in Tennessee maybe, but not in Maine, so I thought I should leave. I especially love retirement, but my boss, that'd be me, while a decent enough chap, is a slavedriver- I've never been busier and he always has more for me to do.

I gotta tell you all though, retirement isn't what you think it is. There are no days off, no vacations, no weekends off. It's just pure retirement and go, go, go non-stop. There are simply not enough hours in a day.

Now I do only what interests me, and if I'm not interested, I simply don't do it. I'm a certified NRA instructor in many disciplines, DIYer (woodworking, welding, plumbing, house renovation, you name it; if it interests me I'm game), gardening, poultry, dogs, cooking, southern BBQ, hunting, competitive shooting (Action Pistol, hi-power rifle), experimental "ballistics" (I have a 100 yard rifle range and handgun range on my land), reloading ammo, and now I'm getting into making after shave. That's my present career.

Life is really good.

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 03-29-2012, 02:26 PM
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I'm a writer/editor for a proposal center.
I'm a writer/editor for a proposal center.

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 03-29-2012, 02:44 PM
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  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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Hi Gary

You can read some of my story here: Residency problem turns out to be a blessing for dad

I'm still a stay at home dad, but I also now work part-time from home (mostly writing HTML code).

Take care, Mike

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 03-29-2012, 02:52 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I retired from the Pennzoil/Shell Oil Company as the Marketing Director for the State of Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan, October 2005. Now I do what I damn well please. Mostly chat on shave forums, do volunteer work through my church, and play with my grandkids.

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 03-29-2012, 03:36 PM
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I'm a IT field technician at the Philadelphia Airport.

(03-29-2012, 01:44 PM)reyrascon Wrote: I'm an analyst, system administrator, technical operations something or other Smile

I basically work with a lot of linux servers, trying to keep my companies' systems afloat.

I commented on another thread that I don't really like linux as a desktop OS, but it is fantastic as a server OS.

I need to get back into the groove with linux. I used to use knoppix a bit back in the day.

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 03-29-2012, 05:11 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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I am a fulfillment specialist. Biggrin

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 03-29-2012, 05:20 PM
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  • Dave
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I started out in Radio at age 19 and loved it. It's the most fun thing I ever did but like most everything else fun (a few here not included) it didn't pay much at all. I met quite a few musicians and bands and had a blast. I then moved on to TV where I worked for most of 15 years. That took me to ESPN, Scripps Networks (HGTV, Food Network, DIY, etc), then back to local Television for a few years. I grew tired of that and figured I'd give the pawn career a shot. It had it's good sides (off every Sunday and for the first time since Age 16, I had 2 Christmases off) but had a horrid boss. I will start work for Apple week after next and I could not be more thrilled. I've been a Mac guy for a long time and this is a dream come true for me honestly.

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 03-29-2012, 05:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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(03-29-2012, 05:11 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I am a fulfillment specialist. Biggrin

Ya right. 24 Laughing1

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 03-29-2012, 05:57 PM
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  • Tonality
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I'm a college senior at Eastern New Mexico University (I've said it before, but I cannot express how middle of nowhere I am), transplanted here from Seattle, WA. I spent some time after high school working for a crematory, then did some kitchen work before packing up and finding new opportunities. I am double majored in Anthropology and Microbiology and and working on studying microbial action in bone tissue.

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 03-29-2012, 06:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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(03-29-2012, 05:57 PM)Tonality Wrote: I'm a college senior at Eastern New Mexico University (I've said it before, but I cannot express how middle of nowhere I am), transplanted here from Seattle, WA. I spent some time after high school working for a crematory, then did some kitchen work before packing up and finding new opportunities. I am double majored in Anthropology and Microbiology and and working on studying microbial action in bone tissue.

Crematory, kitchen work, and packing up just don't seem to go together. Smile

Very impressive education. We should just call you professor.

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