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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Sep 28, 2005.
32 years of being a saw dust sucking carpenter, tell your kids don't be a carpenter !
I'm an auto and light truck mechanic for the local law enforcement department. Before that I worked for a small independent auto repair shop for 12 1/2 years, before that I worked at local G.M. dealers for about 13 years.
started out as newspaper boy , deli man , consrtuction helper , ny state bricklayers apprentiship program , mason , carpenter , tile man , ny city operating engineer , property owner developer now...good thread !!!!
Nothing really;...been retired since 12/31/06. Do frequent pin-striping and lettering jobs out of my garage/shop;....but nothing other than that. I'm very fortunate!
WAY underpaid CNC router operator for a small local clock factory. Before that I was an automotive technician for 20+ years and I'm getting ready to go back to it. I hate my job. Not so much the job but the owner of the company - and his replacement (his son) is an even bigger piece of shit.
I'm a journeyman electrician.. Pays ok,but kids stay in school!
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I work for a global chemical company,i've been there something like 14 yrs so far.
I am there as a metalworker/maintenance/assemblyguy.
aviation interiors. 24 years.
WOW, you folks on the HAMB sure have some some great careers and the knowledge to go with them. I have sold newspaper advertising since the late 70s until I retired 4 years ago. Got to be honest, it was a great career until the internet came along, I really enjoyed it. Since I've been retired I tell people "I have so much to do I don't know how I had time to work" My best advise to anyone beginning a career is find something you love and persue it, it makes working fun.
28yrs. Trained/skilled mechanic, working as a welder.
By the end of this week, I'm gonna be a certified welder!
Have driving a tow truck and moonlighting as a truck mechanic.
Bikini Trimmer for College Cheerleaders.............actually same thing my Dad did, Repairing wrecked Cars and Motorcycles... pic is my Dad when he was in his 80's,he is using a BULLSEYE Metal Pick...and a 37 Chev Sedan Fender I am working on now
I'm a heavy equipment operator.. I work out of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181... I mostly run Excavators, but I can run bout anything..
I build rods and kustoms, when I am not annoying you guys here.
x2!!!!!!! for 22 yrs. don't know what else I would do. I enjoy the work but it will beat the hell out of you and leave you almost crippled.
I'm a Millwright - 34 years with the same company - Flat roll steel. Hopefully 5 or 6 more and then with any luck I'll turn this hobby into a fulltime gig!
Running tracked equipment isn't much easier on you.. especially a dozer on rock.. I'm bout half beat to death..
Ha, a lot has changed since I first answered in this thread!
Now I'm an attorney with an office in Jersey City, NJ. I'm licensed to practice in NJ and PA, representing folks who get injured in various types of accidents, workers comp, and criminal defense matters.
I am a civilian that works on airplanes for the USAF. In my hangar we work on the B1, B-52, C-130, and KC-135.
Car designer. My dream job, been at it for 18 years and am forever thankful that I work at what I love to do. GC
Own and run a 1-800GOTJUNK? franchise.
Before that, I was in brand management for several big consumer packaged good companies like Kraft. Sucked...
Much happier making a living collecting other people's crap. Make a lot more money and work a whole lot less.
UPS driver 26 years, might make a career out of it.
Im an industrial maintenance electrician. I repair and trouble shoot machines with plc and relay logic (which I hate) and the day to day electrician requirements of conduit runnning and wiring, etc. Sometimes I wish I had chose a career in the autobody trades. A job in a hot rod shop would be my dream job.
work as an auto tech and fabricator for the local police dept. great job plus if I get pulled over in the rod I will get pardoned!
Retired from Ford service mgmnt.
Yeah, you kinda look like it!....
Commercial and industrial general contracting.
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retired now,but worked 30+ years as a commercial kitchen designer.
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