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O/T Curious what all you hambers do for work?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. rustypipes
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
    Posts: 972

    from san jose

    Im a paramedic, but been thinking about moving into a different career path for awhile now. I was just curious to know what all the rest of you hambers do for work?
  2. low springs
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
    Posts: 2,500

    low springs
    from Long Beach

    i do body work for a living. that's why my car looks like shit and everyone else has clean rides. :( :D
  3. Bryan
    Joined: Jul 25, 2002
    Posts: 578


    I own a gym....basically, I'm a salesman/janitor/personal trainer/group class instructor/manager. I guess I, to use the popular corporate jargon, "Multitask"

  4. I work sometimes in mopar resto and race shop, building race chassis and doing resto metalwork. I also work sometimes as a project manager for an enviromental controls business.

    I also volunteer at the hospital in the ER, and I gotta say, I have a lot of respect for paramedics, and understand that you might not want to do that forever.

  5. magoo
    Joined: Jun 6, 2002
    Posts: 213


    I'm a car upholsterer.Work on everything from patching up imports for local dealers to reupholstering vintage cars for a nearby museum.Just finished a 1922 wolesley
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  6. fatassbuick
    Joined: Jul 6, 2001
    Posts: 988


    I was a CNC machinist and programmer for 16 years, now I work for a contact lens company and do mold maintenance. Woo.
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  7. Mark Karger
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
    Posts: 397

    Mark Karger
    from houston TX

    39 years postal service, Expeditor in the Truck Teerminal, houston, TX. I make sure all the mail gets to the trucks for the Mail Handlers to load. Hopefully I'll be able to afford to retire in 2 years to Navasota, TX where my 2 garages & 17 old trucks are.
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  8. CheatersPete
    Joined: Sep 25, 2002
    Posts: 1,270


    Network operator for the U.N in Geneva.
  9. Fidget
    Joined: Sep 10, 2004
    Posts: 1,011


    City garbage man. I used to be an EMT in the late 80's, this pays a lot better.
  10. Hey Magoo! Do you do the cars for Southwards?

    I'm a musician, but I have to support my habit by being a warehouse manager/sales rep for a musical instrument import company during the day. :mad:
  11. chitbox dodge
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 598

    chitbox dodge
    from dunlap tn

    toolmaker/diemaker for a number of years, went to limited production run stuff, now im a maintenance machinist in a nuke power plant. a litte bit of everything really.
  12. evilgenius
    Joined: May 10, 2005
    Posts: 391


    i'm a graphic designer. freelance, mainly. my company's called Evil Genius, LLC based out of honolulu, hawaii. right now i sorta just take what i can get in terms of work. when money allows i work on the car. it's a very slow process. but it's one that i can get excited about because the final product of this labor won't happen for a long time...
  13. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,955


    The technical term is Aviation Engineering Technician.

    The layman's terms Airplane mechanic.
  14. Tool and Die maker for many years...then Quality engineer in a medical company and now a registered nurse in an Intensive Care Unit with a specialty in cardiology. Sometimes float to the ED....gotta give you paramedics a thumbs up, but I can also see the desire to change......

    If you ask my friends they'll tell you I'm a 40 y/o student.
  15. brianf31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2003
    Posts: 658


    Mechanical Engineer
  16. orange52
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 452


    Does "Slave to the Grind" count? My official title is "Technology Analyst" which just means I'm a computer geek.

    I am dreaming of being an entrepeneur though. I'm currently researching franchise information and trying to decide what I want my first business to be.

  17. TvanD
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 76

    from Newton IA

    Spent 20 years as an Ag and Construction mechanic then got a job here at Maytag as a Model shop tech. I make prototype parts,test fixtures and modify production parts. Also run an SLA machine, it uses a laser to sinter a photosesitive resin into plastic parts. They look like molded parts but you don't need a mold.
  18. tims58348
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 31


    Set up and run engines in a dyno cell for NVH testing of new timing systems and components that go onto new cars. Been doing this for about 8 years. Before that was a Toytoa tech. for 10 years. Got tired of actually working for a living. Now working on engines is much easier without the car around it.:)

  19. 53BOMBAH
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 17

    from Las Vegas

    USAF Power Production Journeyman: I work on electrical generators from 2KW to 900KW and Aircraft Arresting barriers (cable intersecting runway, catches fighter aircraft). Just got back from Iraq, learned alot out there. Stationed in England right now.
  20. JasonK
    Joined: Apr 16, 2004
    Posts: 753


  21. caffeine
    Joined: Mar 11, 2004
    Posts: 2,440

    from Central NJ

    I run the IT Security Audit team for Dow Jones. which to make it sound cool is I run a team of hackers that try to break our computers/network and then report and tell management on where they need to fix things.

    its not as "cool" as it sounds but it pays well and I don't really have a boss.

    i surf the hamb too.
  22. KoppaK
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,517


    Wrench,Mechanic,Spanner Weilder,Grease Monkey and Whipping Boy
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  23. 25 years Faciltites Management at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Md.
  24. BuickinaBucket
    Joined: Jun 8, 2004
    Posts: 204

    from Newark, DE

    Graphic designer/illustrator... which is why I never have art to post here. By the time I get home from the office (ad agency) I don't want to even think about picking up the mouse or a brush.
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  25. Hmmm technical term: Electric Distribution Systems Operator or load dispatcher in other companies lingo. When your lights go out we try to figure out how to get them back on again....

    Laymans terms: asleep at the switch.......
  26. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    Aviation Maintenance Technician,(Aircraft Mechanic),
    doing sheet metal and structural work for a former major airline.
    one who recently filed bankruptcy.

    we'll see what the future holds,looks like more of our work
    will be farmed out.
  27. Buckle
    Joined: Feb 17, 2005
    Posts: 380


    I am a product Designer for a Teir 1 supplier. I design Brake system components for Air Disc Brake applications. Sit a lot and use a computer a lot.
  28. Ayers Garage
    Joined: Nov 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,382

    Ayers Garage

    Firefighter/ Paramedic
    100% Matt likes this.
  29. I repair robots
  30. REJ
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 1,612

    from FLA

    Maintenance supervisor for a chemical plant. The pay is good, but the long hours suck.:(

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