The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopt55bc, Jan 16, 2009.
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Tattoo artist and Pinstriper
Defense industry drone, flunky, lackey, whatever you wanna call it. It pays the bills.
Took the job because turning wrenches doesn't pay enough to be worth my time or anybody else's either.
Also taking a welding class, just like nearly everybody else who's posted in this thread.
For many years I ran my speed shop "Com Tech" and later after loss of a partner it became "RPM" ,race cars and rods, as a nite time after work thing,funny thing was even after running it full time most hrs were late anyway,when others could get there. In the daytime I had a few def jobs
over time,first one was a set designer/builder for Coconut Grove Play House,then Packaging design for MEAD Corp.
my job has nothing to do with cars, my pleasure does.
commercial painter [churches, schools a police station comming soon,remember that franklin police] ready to move on but with the economy i'm just happy to be working,i'm gonna try to start some stuff on the side car related maybe,hopefully it will grow,
Man I could make you a peanut and corn sandwich that would bring tears to your eyes.
Locomotive Engineer. The railroads are always hiring.
Project Manager for an Architectural and Engineering firm, we do remodels for Walmart
plenty of work. Sometimes I wish I was in the car related business....
Commerical Industrial electrical designer/estimator. I do cars to get away from what I do for a living
Well I made aircraft parts in a very "traditional " aircraft factory, until I got laid off, other then the avionics planes are still built the same way they were in the 40's when the company started. all by hand on old crap machinery.
Was a Manufacturing Engineer, now a Software Systems Engineer trying to survive 5 more years with the company I work for. The Hot Rod and old Harley satisfy the tinkering I had to give up because of the career switch over.
I scrupt hawt chicks:
Working for a major pvc plastics manufacturer for almost 35 years. Getting close to retirement.... if we stay in business long enough.
Somewhat car related, as the pvc is used in interiors, etc...
Iam a Stationary engineer for the Dept of corrections. I work in a maximun security prison, running boilers. I work around people who have stolen a few cars... Does that count??
Machine shop supervisor in the waterjet cutting systems industry, was a real busy one till they layed off 75% of my shop.
Coast Guard.....I'm tired of boats when I get home so I like to play with the cars.
ATV Test Engineer.
They have 4 wheels, does that count???
Fireman, currently assigned to a heavy rescue company.
I'm a Network Operations Tier 1 Tech for a large utility. Started out 35 years ago running large scale mainframe systems. That was before the advent of the personal computer or servers. I lucked into the computer field while in between mechanic jobs back in the mid 70's and never looked back. I hope you find something soon.
I'm a hydro-electric dam operator. Was a facilities operations group lead for ten years prior and before that a gas turbine mechanic in the u.s. Navy.
I don't have a job. Everyone in my area would rather hire illegal immigrants with fake green cards and more civil rights than a 16 year old kid who desperately needs a real consistent pay job. Theres my rant for the day.
Im a tattoo artist...it aint the greatest job but it works real well when you need parts for your car...everyone wants a tattoo but never has money.Shit i built my 54 on trades for tattoo work.
Was building street rod wiring harnesses for about 10 years for my uncle starting when I was 15, Kwik Wire. Moved onto do some other things, not car related as a full time job. But, I still help them out at shows and occasional troubleshooting from time to time.
Cost Accountant for a packaging corporation. They supply Ronald with Big Mac boxes (among others).
Screening officer for TSA for the past seven years.
In previous lives:
Worked for Gulf State paper making tv dinner boxes and other printed boxes.
Mechanic in independent, tire and dealer shop. Mainly doing front end work.
Auto shop teacher at high school level for 13 years.
Auto parts counterman for a few years
Ag parts counterman
Industrial parts purchasing and inventory control.
Mechanic on a 3000 cow dairy operation. Working on shit trucks in the middle of winter isn't fun.
Retire or semi retire in three or four years.
"Thank you for calling Medicare, my name is Richard. How can I help you?"
"uh huh..... uh huh........ um, you got a letter?"
"do you know who sent you the letter?"
"you didn't read the letter?"
"did you keep the letter?"
"not a problem, we'll just start from the beginning. Can i have your Medicare number so I can locate your records?"
"It's the number directly under your name on the Medicare card"
5FOOT3INCHGREENEYE...."m'am, that's your driver's license"
"No m'am, this is Medicare"
"No m'am, you called us"
"I'm fine, m'am how are you?"
It's like that alot on the phones. I actually don't do phones very often anymore (i handle letters, Powers of Attorney, claims info, and other legal documents).
But seriously, 90% of all problems stem from people taking action based on what they THINK the process is..... JUST FRICKIN CALL FIRST! or heaven forbid READ THE HANDBOOK, OR READ THE Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) that details the payment info regarding the claim.
If anyone has any questions about how stuff works-hit me up. I wont go into personal records (i wont violate HIPPA/Privacy Act) but i can give tips as to How stuff works/How to avoid having all your efforts sent back to you (then you miss deadlines)
I've been working on the railroad, all the live long day ... We're "restoring" an 1891 steam locomotive, and the gig's supposed to last through this year. Here's a journal box after being machined, after we poured lead babbitt. Let me know if you want to see more pics.
Workplace trainer, hopefully teaching people how not to create major chemical incidents and not blow themselves or others up.
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