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Old 04-16-2009, 10:27 AM   #71
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A LOT of jobs ...

Primarily I have spent the most time (32 years) in the Telephone Industry, starting out with Mid-Continent Telephone in 1969 (Meadville Tel. Co. ), moving to Pacific NW Bell () in 1971, where I was a Lineman for 20 years and then Installation/Repair and Cable Maint. for 10 more years. I retired in Jan. 2003 with a 'buy-out' when it was QWEST (), went back to school, drove a city bus for a couple of years and finally said 'enough already!'. I've worked in canneries, water well drilling, paper mills, hospitals, firefighter in 2 cities, and EMT. I spent 22 months in Viet-Nam as a medic and X-Ray Tech, and 3 years with the 12th Special Forces Group in Portland, OR as the 'B' Team Medic. Overall ... the +'s have vastly outnumbered the -'s.
My wife Shirlee has been with a local (Vancouver, WA) Credit Union for 30+ years and will be retiring in July this year (2009). That's when the 'fun' begins as we search for the motorhome of our dreams.

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:29 AM   #72
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Self employed since completing school. Insurance agency for approximately 10 years, owner/operator of cable television systems for 26 years: last 12 years as property developer including an RV park and several mobile home parks.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #73
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6 years as award winning Army cook. "Retired" when I gained too much weight(imagine that). Bounced from job to job until '97,when I started driving truck for Exide batteries. Been there ever since. Sweet Pammi Sue(my better half) has been a teacher for almost 20 years.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:49 PM   #74
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well lets see auto body repairman for 10 yrs cleanup crew in a pork prossesing plant 3yrs cleanup crew supervisor/night plant mgr at large turkey prossesing plant 11 years (plant closed)hauledfurniture 7 years industreal spray painter/saftey mgr/cad drafter/plasma cutter programer hope to retire from this job in about 8 years
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:57 PM   #75
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6 years as award winning Army cook. "Retired" when I gained too much weight(imagine that). Bounced from job to job until '97,when I started driving truck for Exide batteries. Been there ever since. Sweet Pammi Sue(my better half) has been a teacher for almost 20 years.
Award winning Army cook???!!!??? That's an oxymoron (I'm retired Army Intelligence, which is the ULTIMATE oxymoron!).
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #76
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Hey Golden! Just kidding. I won "Cook of the Quarter" a couple of times and was runner up for "Cook of the Year". Not so much for my cooking skills,but basic cooking knowledge. Trust me,I'm a much better cook 23 years ,and many more pounds, later!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:36 PM   #77
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:14 PM   #78
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:31 PM   #79
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #80
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Back at my old job training the people who ran the department on how to do the job because no one had any idea. When they let us go, all documentation and information pertaining to everything about our department went out the door with us.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:39 AM   #81
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Worked as a tire installer for May Company in Los Angeles.
After two years there, I went to work for the LA city Water dept.
Retired in 2006 after 42 years.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:48 AM   #82
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Auto/heavy truck mechanic for 17 years, spent the last ten at Chevrolet dealers, in 2005 became a World Class Tech for GM.

In 2007 I decided a change was in order and in 2008 I became a Territory Sales Manager for Standard Motor Products. I rep engine management and handle inventories for warehouses in Ga.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:36 AM   #83
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Hey, Hooligan and Never2late: Geeze, lots of Coasties here. I was a Medical Corpsman with the Coast Guard back in later 60's and early 70's. Sure miss those days!!! Steve
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Paper boy, grass cutter, manager in fast food restaurant. Went to college and became a computer geek. Worked for 15 years in defense and pharmaceutical analyses.
Started own pharmaceutical sales and marketing consulting company in 2000 and still at it.
DW was home for 20 years with the boys. Now she just opened an athletic store.

Cubmaster for 9 years and Scoutmaster for 6 years (still going). That's where the rewards come from.

Retire? Sometime after the last one goes to college...

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