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

  1. jpinstriper
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 15

    jpinstriper
    Member

    Im head painter at a autobody shop not much money in it but it pays the bills and gives me a little extra to buy car parts
     
  2. belyea_david
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 134

    belyea_david
    Member
    from Regina, SK

    Currently between jobs. But usually do chemical analysis of water and wastewater. I've had the privilege of analyzing chicken shit - the worst type of shit.


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  3. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    rainhater1
    BANNED
    from az

    Worked for dads friend in 52 and learned refrigeration, went to college in 58 retired from IBM in 1995, full timed in my rv for 9 years and met my wife in 2006 and now we enjoy our street rods and travel all the time. Hard job but some one has to do it.
     
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  4. Harvey29
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 176

    Harvey29
    Member
    from kansas

    Mechanic, like someone else said I keep everyone else's car tip top and mines crap.


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  5. 1950heavymetal
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 323

    1950heavymetal
    Member

    Im a mechanical engineer for a medical device company. The medical devices that we manufacture remove blood clots from within human arteries. Basically, its a roto-rooter for arteries. I do a lot of equipment design to manufacture really small parts. When I first started at this company, I used to do production support of a really cool custom plunge EDM machine. It would use 0.0015" diameter electrodes. Thats not a typo either! The machine was originally built in the mid-90s and still running strong. Its challenging and a fun career so far.
     
  6. Accountant... better than some worse than others
     
  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,601

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    My better half is a blackjack dealer at Motor City Casino... She's been there going 12 years...
     
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,903

    gimpyshotrods
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yup. Mine does not even work.
     
  9. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    mastergun1980
    Member
    from Alva OK

    I drill oil wells
     
  10. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,072

    indyjps
    Member

    Mechanical engineer most of the time, currently a purchasing supervisor for new product
     
  11. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?
    Member

    Grew up in my dad's race car shop and my mom's sewing machine shop, and have been in both in some form or another all my life - lot's of the time both at the same time! In the corporate world I created and helped build the chain of sewing machine shops that are in the JoAnn fabric stores throught the country. I didn't dig the whole "upper upper management corporate guy" thing, so these days my commute is exactly 60' out the back door to my louver shop, Hot Rod Central Louver Co. And that's why my crap is never done!
     
  12. 50specialdeluxe
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 88

    50specialdeluxe
    Member

    Environmental Quality Control Maintenance Foreman, US Steel, Granite City Works. Every day is like my first day and there's always something new to learn...
     
  13. themodernartist
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 155

    themodernartist
    Member

    I'm an Artist in the fine arts field. I work in oils and do some photography.
    Peace,
    Chaz
    charles-fennen.artistwebsites.com
     
  14. Sam Navarro
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 758

    Sam Navarro
    Member

    NACE Inspector, over the states of Texas & New Mexico for sales,development & tech support for an industrial coatings company..... = Boring but at atleast I have a job.

    SN
     
  15. sawtooth
    Joined: Feb 10, 2013
    Posts: 3

    sawtooth
    Member

    Im an A & P mechanic, Warbird restoration and maintenance.
     
  16. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355

    jesse1980
    Member

    Elevator constructor.
     
  17. cmat21
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 22

    cmat21
    Member
    from Tennessee

    I'm a K9 patrol officer. Keeps me busy and use what little time I have to spend with the family and squeeze in working on my 49 when time/money allow.
     
  18. ml_engr
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 121

    ml_engr
    Member

    Civil Engineer...Mostly project management though
     
  19. 67cst
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 109

    67cst
    Member

    I'm a cable guy.
     
  20. Larjk9
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
    Posts: 187

    Larjk9
    Member

    Professional Dog Trainer 35 years
     
  21. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 431

    salf100
    Member

    Cop for last 11 years. Last 5 working a K9.


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  22. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 431

    salf100
    Member

    Thought I was the only one:)


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  23. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    I drill oil & gas wells.
     
  24. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,770

    fleet-master
    Member

    i argue...i argue with clients over how much stuff costs...i argue with my kids over what they can have for afternoon tea...i argue with stubborn nuts and bolts that won't play the game...hell...i even argue with the guy on the radio some days!!! :D:D

    actually its not that bad...i work from home doing body fabrication and chassis work on hotrods and classic cars. I enjoy it in the main ...but the pay is not great.:(
     
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  25. norton58
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 128

    norton58
    Member

    I'm a firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Melbourne, Australia. Have been for 26 years, so help me!
     
  26. Fitter turner/ welder for 22 years, last 5 of those have been working for myself building hot rods and restoring cars. Just shifted to Australia for a year to work construction building a gold mine in the middle of the desert, reason for the change, wife decided she wants to overhaul the house and I pay more in tax a week at my new job than I payed myself in 3 weeks back home so it is a sure fire way to make some quick money and return to my passion of building cars. The down side is the work is a no brainer and definatly not a challenge and we have just been through a week of searing temperatures ranging from 48 degrees C to 52 degrees C. Give me the cold any day as its almost to much to handle sometimes!!
     
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  27. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,770

    fleet-master
    Member

    Hey Jason..its been hitting mid 40sC in my workshop here too...makes the beer taste good at knock off tho!!
     
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  28. Fairlane Mike
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 389

    Fairlane Mike
    Member

    Me, mostly automotive related; Ford Parts and Service, dealer level, mechanic, industrial equipment repair, some sales and last a class "A" truck driver. Local only, I'm a wuss, I like to sleep in my own warm bed at night!! ; ) Got into the driving because of a marriage that was going to crater; quickest thing I could find to make better money!! ; ) But, now I'm "semi-retired", (goofing off), LOL, I'm busier and enjoying life more than ever!! I want to thank all the vets, law enforcement, fire fighters, first responders, emergency people; thanks for your service!! God Bless America!!
     
  29. Got any naked pics?
     
  30. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,445

    56premiere
    Member
    from oregon

    I am a trimmer,been at that 48 years.Was a rancher loved that the most.Sitting on a horse 14 hours ain,t easy but cool. Jack
     

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