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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. 66tintop
    Joined: Nov 7, 2012
    Posts: 450

    66tintop
    Member
    from Canada

    32 years of being a saw dust sucking carpenter, tell your kids don't be a carpenter !:eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 691

    das858
    Member

    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.
     
  3. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,601

    choptop40
    Member

    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 !!!!
     
  4. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

    Irish Dan
    Member

    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!
     
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  5. devilleish
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 251

    devilleish
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    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.
     
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  6. MERRELL
    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
    Posts: 381

    MERRELL
    Member

    I'm a journeyman electrician.. Pays ok,but kids stay in school!


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  7. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    KustomCars
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Playing baseball.
     
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  8. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290

    94hoghead
    Member

    Locomotive Engineer.......
     
  9. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,960

    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    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.
     
  10. aviation interiors. 24 years.
     

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  11. Drive'em
    Joined: Jan 7, 2013
    Posts: 255

    Drive'em
    Member

    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.
     
  12. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,588

    volvobrynk
    Member
    from Denmark

    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.
     
  13. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,000

    Dave Mc
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    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
     

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  14. JB_roadrage
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 372

    JB_roadrage
    Member
    from Caintuckee

    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..
     
  15. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,382

    gimpyshotrods
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    I build rods and kustoms, when I am not annoying you guys here.
     
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  16. mixedupamx
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 513

    mixedupamx
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    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.
     
  17. BillyM
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
    Posts: 144

    BillyM
    Member

    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!
     
  18. JB_roadrage
    Joined: Feb 25, 2011
    Posts: 372

    JB_roadrage
    Member
    from Caintuckee


    Running tracked equipment isn't much easier on you.. especially a dozer on rock.. I'm bout half beat to death..
     
  19. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,591

    57JoeFoMoPar
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    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.
     
  20. 4psi
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
    Posts: 283

    4psi
    Member

    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.
     
  21. GUMMEDUP CARBINATOR
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 11

    GUMMEDUP CARBINATOR
    Member
    from Detroit

    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
     
  22. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    Barsteel
    Member
    from Monroe, CT

    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.

    Chris
     
  23. Old Heap
    Joined: Oct 10, 2010
    Posts: 260

    Old Heap
    Member

    UPS driver 26 years, might make a career out of it.
     
  24. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 645

    dirt slinger
    Member

    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.
     
  25. 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! :)
     
  26. Retired from Ford service mgmnt.
     
  27. restaurant upholstery.
     
  28. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,810

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Yeah, you kinda look like it!....:D:D:D;)
     
  29. Commercial and industrial general contracting.


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  30. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 6,802

    mr.chevrolet
    Member

    retired now,but worked 30+ years as a commercial kitchen designer.
     

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