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

  1. JoeyOldschool
    Joined: Oct 17, 2004
    Posts: 42


    General Motors assembler.....but at heart an artist, and student :D
  2. I'm the Wonder Bread man.
    Delivering to the northwest side of Chicago.

  3. previous jobs,

    juvenile delinquent/hoodlum, US army tank commander, bridge builder/pile driver operator, railroad brakeman, and for the last 25 yrs, locomotive engineer with BNSF railroad

  4. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,780


    I work at a graphic design agency here in Amsterdam.
  5. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,644


    Civil Engineer. I work at a residential piling company.
  6. ckdesigns
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 603

    from Ogden,Utah

    World famous pinstriper.(maybe one day)

    Currently a Maintenance Technician for a food processing plant. I design, build,install and maintain mixers, ovens, freezers, and packaging equiptment. Programming PLC's and other control stuff. On the days I get to spend all day fabricating stuff it's great but other days it suck because of corporate BS.

    Previously installing wireless network equiptment, complete cell phone networks. That was my favorite real job ever. Got laidoff.
  7. himmelberg
    Joined: Jan 9, 2003
    Posts: 268


    I teach elementary fine arts at a title 1 school. Draw, paint, sculpt, build, dance and theater. In the spring we race hot wheels.
  8. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,874


    I'm a police detective in Pearland....IAD...I weed out the bad cops..retiring next year after 28 to my ranch in Anderson
  9. Marko
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
    Posts: 156


    I'm a retired police officer, disabled in the line of duty. Currently security officer for an un-named major league baseball team in Seattle. Way back worked my way through college by working swing shift at a saw mill. In high school worked at a gas station and ran ski lifts ( now THERE's a job!!).
  10. Paul Windshield
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 317

    Paul Windshield

    I'm a union commercial & industrial plumber. Been at it 25 years. Also an instructor at our apprenticeship training center a couple of nights a week.
  11. homebrew
    Joined: Feb 11, 2003
    Posts: 136


    I am a parts mgr. at a ford dealer. have worked with ford for 32 years.
  12. MacTexas
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 433

    from DFW

    So far I am the only Accountant on the list, but I am not an Accountant any more. I retired last year to play with my cars.
  13. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261


    i own an auto glass shop that also does rod and kustom work. i wish i read a post like this 11 years ago before i got into this shit biussness. the insurance companys have killed me! :(
  14. Zumo
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,389


    Was in the US Navy Sea Bees as a Construction Mechanic (Diesel Mech), spent 8 years in the reserves mean while I was a mail boy, print operator, then a help desk punk.

    Now? An in house graphics idiot for a mortgate co. I do freelance work on the side. Work on my truck when money permits. Basically have fun with my kids and tickle my wife every now and then to keep her happy.
  15. Richard
    Joined: Aug 16, 2005
    Posts: 417

    from Rocklin,CA

    I'm Lead Tech for the Cocacola bottler.Get to work on vending,fountain,bulk co2,ice machines,etc.Pretty cool gig.

  16. dixiedog
    Joined: Mar 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,205


    Zor - welcome to S. Ga., when you get here send a PM. Up here you have Fatassbuick and myself and then some HAMBers in Charleston SC area
  17. rlsteel
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 412


    I am a building equipment mechanic (HVAC) for the USPS for 15 years here in St Louis. Before that I was a shoe builder Salem Mo., a lead miner Bixby M0., and a John Deere mechanic Tampa FlA. RLS
  18. Freelance public restroom attendant.
  19. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,270

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Oops for got to add this...I only gave my past jobs before..
    Besides being a metrologist,
    the last two years on the side..
    I've owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast and Antiques shop in a 150 year old historic home.
    I love it but one thing I've learned....... In old Homes such as these..
    the only thing that works is the owner.
    A Labor of Love and it's cutting into my hotrod time.:D

  20. jstorm
    Joined: Apr 10, 2004
    Posts: 586


    Your my new best friend
  21. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    Bouncer at the TITTY club....... :D

    But that was years ago. Now I do nothing......sit around the house, look at a few cars and post on the HAMB........

    I am a licensed real estate broker ........on rare occasions......

  22. I started out as a house painter, moved to specialty finishes and started working for designers. When I saw how lame they were, I started telling people I was a designer (that was funny). Started designing clubs and resturants, got bored cause nobody wanted to do cool enuff stuff. Did it part time for awhile and took a welding class in furniture design in the city. I then found a restoration shop that worked on only vintage cars, begged to sweep up and started from the bottom of the ladder at 28 years old. Bought a Model A and chopped it by myself 7 years ago (freaked them out), started doing custom body work. Also went to Fay Butlers for metal shapeing, got pretty good and got fired cause they felt threatend by me (this sucked, I loved my job). Started my own shop under the name Dirty Devil. Did this off and on till I realized that anybody that wanted to do something cool, had no money, and no one wanted to pay for restoration. Through a party out of boredome and lack of a scene about a year and a half ago in a run down bowling alley (just fucking around). Party was a huge success, redesigned it, and turned it into a club. The club went from dirty little garage bands to Link Wray, Rev. Heat, and Dick Dale's in a year (blessing). I now work on my own cars when I can by day, and work the club at night. Seems i never have enuff time for the cars these days. But we do throw occasional hot rod shows! (good times)

    Two things I live by:

    1. Throw enuff shit at the wall, and something sticks!
    2. A man is only as good as his friends!
  23. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 632

    from edmonton

    worked for 10 years in mental hospital:eek: and now have worked last 13 in a Alzheimer's long term unit :)
    j-jock likes this.
  24. I'm a structural designer. I design concrete and steel for heavy industrial facilities. I work on a contract basis so I've worked in many areas of the country. I really like the diversity and the travel as the contracts usually last from 6 months to a year or more, but as I grow older it's not as much fun as it once was.
  25. McQueen
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 77


    Marketing copywriter (read: professional bullshitter...NOT a liar, that's Public Relations. :D)

    I'm a musician, too, so...

    ...wait for it...

    check out the band:

    Damn, that was just shameless...

  26. unpunk01
    Joined: Feb 1, 2004
    Posts: 513


  27. stressed_out
    Joined: Dec 19, 2004
    Posts: 208

    from Omaha

  28. 133
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,655


    i work at Krystal Koach in Brea, CA. which manufactures limos, hearses, coach buses and limo buses from scratch.
  29. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    i turn wrench on fleet vehicles at a mom and pop shop.
  30. oldspeed
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 897

    from Upstate NY

    Mechanical Engineer that went bad and got into management. Most of my working life (28 years) has been good, working in the aerospace field on interesting projects, getting to buy expensive machines that can make hot rod and bike parts as well as the production stuff, now it kinda sucks cause my Project is to move manufacturing to Asia (China) and although it's my job and I have to do it I feel like I'm kicking the shop guys in the balls and I no longer like what I'm doing. So I spend a lot of time here (on the HAMB) at work and try to drag my feet on this project and get through the day.

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