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

  1. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    Skip Chaser , doesn't pay well , but you meet many interesting people !


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  2. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284

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    Right now! Building Racing Cars in China for their local market.
    When this contract finishes, I'll persue a new career as a "swimwear fashion critic" at our local beaches
     
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  3. car doctor
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 466

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    Self-employed, own a Sunoco gas station with a 3 bay service garage. I'm almost 67 and would like to retire but can't afford to yet. My health is still good so I really don't mind working a while longer.
     
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  4. Flat Six Fix
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 923

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    Greeting Card Salesman
     
  5. marvbarrish
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 202

    marvbarrish
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    from SoCal

    I delivery donuts. Really
     
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  6. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 2,134

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    I'm a concept artist for movies at Marvel Studios. I help design characters, costumes, and props.


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  7. General contractor. Commercial and industrial.
     
  8. Jethro
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,433

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    Platoon captain in the fire service. I run a crew of 26 guys and 7 pumpers , 2 aerials , 3 water tenders , 3 bush trucks , 2 rescues ( 1 heavy) , haz mat and a rope rescue rig. I get to be the guy that talks to the media when the shit hits the fan.
     
  9. BLACK STUDE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 319

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    Last 28 yrs. at a refinery working in operations. Hey Jethro does the guy still have the car bodies sitting up on earth mover tires, out on the edge of town? Looked like monster trucks. (69 camaro and can't remember the other) I flew into Kamloops 20 yrs. ago to catch a bus to Weigele's in Blue River to go helicopter snowboarding. Y'all sure live in some beautiful country.
     
  10. vetteguy402
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 145

    vetteguy402
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    from omaha, ne

    Electronic Technician Postal service Omaha, Nebraska. 11 years in. Too many more to go before retirement. Love my work, just hate dealing with cranial rectosis from above me.

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  11. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,609

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  12. Jethro
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Hey Black Stude,
    No the monsters are gone, that was a mud pit for mud bogs and mud drags.....good fun!
    Weigeles is a top notch operation. I've never done the helicopter skiing thing but people from all over the world go there like yourself.
    Yeah we live in some nice country but I'm just about done with winter though, wanna trade weather for December to March?
    Take care!
     
  13. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011

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    Water Plant Operator. Almost impossible to be laid off.You would have to be the stupidist bastard in the world to get yourself fired from this great job.Other jobs were welder-fabricator,millwright.Three big plant closing including Niagara Machine and Tool Works,the Cadillac of fab equipment.The water has to flow 24-7, and I dont see the Niagara River drying up any time soon.
    I only do the fab like stuff for myself now.Had to get a steady gig. Retire in about 11 years with a state pension.
     
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  14. Raymond Holton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2016
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    Raymond Holton

     
  15. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
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  16. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    I,ve worn out a lot of turd polishers over the years. I,ll have to give the glitter a shot!
     
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  17. Glitter is for Tranny's and Preschoolers. That's Metal Flake, Damn-It!
     
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  18. I'm a service manager at a John Deere construction equipment dealership.
    And yes not to many phone calls from people saying they are having a nice day !!
     
  19. fordfeller
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
    Posts: 10

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    Started out in the automotive field bending wrenches, worked up to service manager, went back to school and became a CPA, then moved in the business world, ended up managing the benefit services (health insurances, pension plans and savings plans for Lockheed Martin

    Larry
     
  20. c-10 simplex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,331

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    On the topic of work, i'm not sure if it's appropriate to post here, but for you So. Calians, Edlebrock needs Tech Support Agents; If you like talking about cars, why not get paid for it?

    http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/misc/careers/

    As well as other openings..........
     
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  21. Started off as aircraft maintenance engineer, (electrical and instrument), but for the past 25 years I am in sustainable energy research. My motto- "Trying to save gas for future generations of hot rodders". Don't worry, I don't drive a Prius.
     
  22. Was retired when I first contributed to this post - now back as the Chief Executive of North Wales Community Health Council - no, I don't know what that is either.....
     
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  23. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 3,184

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    Worked my whole career as a mechanic , fabricator. Ran the shop at the federal cop school in Ga. for
    19 yrs. Now I build other peoples dreams; aka fix up rusty cars. It helps pay for my bad habits.
     
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  24. worked 50 yrs. as IBEW electrician,now an exotic male dancer at the old age homes,make the rounds at most of the Kiwanis villages.I find that most of there residents have the worst eye sight.
     
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  25. I've been working as a service porter for a Lexus dealership here in Washington State for 15yrs now,cleaning both cars and floors. Granted it can be difficult but i enjoy it.


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  26. Always been a do-it yourselfer... If you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself has been my motto. Kind of cynical, but it works for me. That takes up most of my time. :cool:

    Really, I'm a motivational speaker, specializing in motivating people to be self motivated to come up in life, like moving from hell to heaven. o_O:)
     
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  27. 66chevelles
    Joined: Nov 27, 2016
    Posts: 5

    66chevelles

    I'm a power sports technician for Honda,Yamaha, Indian, always worked on stuff since I was a kid. Working on these old cars makes me appreciate how far we've come with the new stuff.

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  28. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,016

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    from Hawaii

    I teach digital basket weaving.
     
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  29. On line I'm sure!
     
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  30. trvguy
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 73

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    I was a heavy equipment mechanic. I still fiddle with hot rods , but I'm getting to think it's like a mailman taking a walk on his day off.
     

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