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Old 03-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #127
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I spent 10 years as a tire retreader and earthmover tire repairman. Another 30+ years hauling logs and heavy equipment in the Fraser Canyon and all other points in B.C. A few other trucking jobs and renovating houses for resale. Now I just find things to fix on M/H.

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #128
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Lets see, the last "career" I had was as a mechanic for a transit authority.
Before that I drove and worked on garbage trucks, salesman/assit. manager for an auto parts retailer, hung vinyl siding, worked in a truckstop, and worked awhile in a big box home improvement store. Had a few other jobs here and there too. I really miss working as a mechanic. I love to tinker with things. Unfortunately, I broke a part of my L4 vertabre several years ago and had to have surgery. Came out of the surgery worse than when I went in.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #129
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Me, Air force brat and now Nurse, husband is computer programmer.
My husband can work anywhere there is wifi. We hope to travel in the RV during hurricane season, and travel the carribean via our sailboat the rest of the year.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #130
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I'm a retired Certified Public Accountant (w/ master's degree). Wife was a computer tech for Ma Bell (Quest). I worked for the State of Colorado for about 30 years.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #131
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-Firefighter / Paramedic
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After 37 years in emergency services I am ready to pull the trigger. My wife gets more of a kick seeing fire trucks now than I do.....it's time!

Retire June 30, 2012!

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Old 03-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #132
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Special operations chief for large urban fire department. Specialize in hazmat and urnan search and rescue.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #133
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Grew up on a dairy/swine farm as a boy (Comes in handy listening to politicians... You see.. I shoveled that stuff too).

Worked in retail sales for a while, Did roofing for seven years, Worked "Between jobs" as a security guard, And as a machinest, both doing precision grinding and chain saw repair (Small engine work) finally got a job offer from the State Police, seems they wanted me to tell 'em where to go so for 25 years + I was a police dispatcher/9-1-1 operator. Then I dispatched tow trucks for a few years and now... Here I am . Full time RV.

Somewhere in all that I learned how to do computer aided research and a little bit about how things work.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by BattChief7
Special operations chief for large urban fire department. Specialize in hazmat and urnan search and rescue.
We have have regional HM team in our Department, and a Type II and a Type III Rescue.

As stated in Heartbreak Ridge; "We have definitely chewed the same dirt!"

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #135
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Drawbridge operator for 31-years on the Mystic River drawbridge in downtown Mystic, Connecticut. ConnDOT actually paid me to do that... Nice job, great people.
Some jobs are to be admired and this is one.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #136
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Joined the army in 1972 stayed for eight years then 27 years as a letter carrier 35 total federal service. Retired three years ago can't beat it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:31 PM   #137
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I was a full college professor with tenure. I "retired" after having taught a total of 17 years. Was fortunate to have an income that provided more than I really needed. That let me save and wisely invest. Rather than vacation between terms, I even taught classes during the summer and winter quarters to add to my savings/retirement. Wrote some academic texts and other related projects, too. As a result, I was able to do what I had always hoped to do -- build a comfortable life, quit working in my early 40s, and never need to work again.

Today I can travel and research freely, and volunteer a lot of time to a local dog rescue center. Now and again I feel nostalgic for the campus, my colleagues, the honest learning environment, and the hard-working students who truly wanted to learn something. I do NOT miss the growing "corporatization" of higher education, wherein we are pressured to treat students like paying customers who are never wrong -- and we, the teachers, are only entertainers who are required to put on a show for the customers. (no, seriously, I'm not at all burned out, hehe)

All in all, I know I am blessed to be born in a place and time where much is possible through effort and persistence. I very much enjoyed reading everyone else's histories, and seeing how many honest, hardworking people are still out there. :-)
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #138
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and me? only job i ever had was working in the oil field for the last 45 years worked for the same company since i turned 18 .started out on drilling rig,now all the guys call me boss.it's nice when the guys you work with let you think your the boss.when i started oil was 5.00 a brl.and gas 23cents a gal.and milk cost more than gas. still does!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #139
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Started out of High school hauling steel on the east coast then a short stint with North American Van Lines? Ex mother-in law-got me an interview at a cable-tv company bought out by TCI cable worked for them 15 years District Engineer East Coast, then system managers in Long Beach Island up to Poughkeepsie and Kingston ,then on to District Manager. Left there and went to work as a civil servant!! Spent 22 years as a career Firefighter/EMT at the Arlington Fire District,did loss prevention for sears and hauled heavy equipment as side work. Also owned Landscape company for a few years. Retired in 2009 my Dear Wife and I sold our house, full time'n ever since!! Now workamper for Lake Placid/Whiteface Mtn. KOA lovin it, great owners/bosses 2nd year and lookin forward to many more!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #140
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