What do/did you folks do as your profession?

Discussion in 'The Other Stuff' started by ridenred333, May 15, 2013.

  1. XKPin

    XKPin There's no situation so bad it can't be made worse

    Oct 28, 2016
    Gloucester, Virginia
    --After retiring from the military I did 20-years as Superintendent in Water/Wastewater public utility sector in Hampton Roads.
    --As I have never been comfortable :eek: with the tribal rituals of socialization I would often 'choose' to introduce myself solely as the Wastewater Superintendent. Did YOU ever notice that handshakes were infrequent and people just left you alone? Worked for me![LOL][LOL][LOL]
    --I am often asked, "HOW CAN YOU WORK IN SEWER?"
    --Answer: It smells like money [A].

    [!] Public Informational offering: "Did YOU ever stop for coffee at 7-11? My guys do too. Did YOU ever notice how all the cups stick together [REDC] and YOU have to touch half a dozen cup rims to get them separated? My sewer guys noticed the same thing too!"[}:)] --- bon appetite!
  2. davido

    davido Active Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    Software engineer.

    I'm in one of those unusual companies where vacation time is un-metered, with the proviso that business commitments are being met. And remote, or out of office work is allowed so long as it doesn't negatively impact productivity. So camping time is not typically difficult to arrange.
  3. KRash89

    KRash89 New Member

    Sep 30, 2017
    Automotive technician specializing in European cars, Mostly BMW and audi
  4. myride

    myride Active Member

    May 14, 2015
    Edmonton, AB
    Can't remember adding to this thread. ...have been a photographer all life. 15 yrs as a commercial photographer with various studios and the last 25 yrs as a Medical/Ophthalmic Photographer at a teaching hospital. When I'm not camping I restore / resto-mod classic vehicles.

    DW has 35 yrs as SRO with Dpt. of Justice for the province.....my "get outta jail free" card....lol
  5. phager76

    phager76 Active Member

    Dec 1, 2013
    Monongahela, PA
    Looks like I haven't posted in the yet. I'm currently a Software Implementation Specialist / Programmer (referred to as a Programmer/Imp or PImp by my co-workers) at a small Cemetery Record Management company. Basically, I handle the implemetation of the software interface for cemeteries to manage all their records as well as run front line for support and do minor programming tasks and data migrations.

    This is quite a far cry from what I did a little over a year ago when I was just your average retail guy, hating life and coming home pissed off every night. I still get crap pay (Although a lot better then my last job when you factor in the allowed OT that I can do from the comfort of my recliner!), but I'm home every evening at 5pm and have the weekends off. As the company grows, I'm hoping that the benefits and pay move to a more industry standard package, but if not I'm gaining valuable experience that I can use to get a different position.
  6. Nicole721

    Nicole721 New Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    I am the Procurement Coordinator for county government. DH is a lineman for the utilities and in the Navy Reserves (he was prior active-duty on the submarine force).
  7. JWeible

    JWeible Member

    May 11, 2015
    For the past 9 years I was a stay at home mom to two great kids. Our youngest started kindergarten this year so I started working as a para educator in the special needs classroom in my kid’s elementary school.
    Husband drives a truck for a bottle and can redemption center.
  8. peter moyes

    peter moyes Member

    Feb 6, 2018
  9. ArkansasDon

    ArkansasDon Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    I own a business in the firearm industry. Not sales, I'm a custom shop for custom finishes for firearms. The firearms I work on range from hunting, competitive, law enforcement, security, custom built & NAF weapons systems aka Class 3 full auto, suppressed, short barreled. Almost 20 yrs of business.

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