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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. 302aod
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 275

    302aod
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    from Pelham,Tn.

    Was a Ford Mechanic. Started in 74 and left in 98 with a dissability.
     
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  2. Moselli
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 91

    Moselli
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    Loan Officer at a sperm bank.
     
  3. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,014

    Speedwrench
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    Do you just broker the deals or is this direct deposit?
     
  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    That's what all IBEW retired electricians do. Some need to re-aprentice as at either WalMart, Costco, or SAMs Club first. :p
     
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  5. I work in the electrical engineering field of the Marine Corps. It allows me to understand electrical wiring and basic engine diagnostics.


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  6. Changed jobs. Now I refine chocolate at Nestlé, in Burlington, WI.

    Cosmo
     
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  7. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
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    Captain Savahoe, President Emeritis, Savahoe Industries.
     
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  8. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 581

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    Run a state of the art 1960's sign and fabrication shop. But this week were a trophy making shop. OT MOTO GP trophies but those guys running 200+ in the straights on 2 wheels have all my respect

    Ps Mark Marquez has all 4 first place trophies we've made from the last 4 races in Austin Tx

    Blackoutsign.com


    IMG_1638.JPG IMG_1722.JPG
     
  9. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,504

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    Those are really unique nice looking trophies.
    Well done.
     
  10. I remember doing glass work at Nestle. Employees would throw in bags of chocolate bars in my work truck, when I was working somewhere else on site.
    Pleasant surprise when I left.
    These type of stories is why I love what I do.
     
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  11. aarestor
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 267

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    I have owned and operated a Hot Rod and Speed shop for the last 30 years. Before that I owned a chrome plating shop. Before I was self employed I worked in a machine shop, a mechanic shop, and a salvage yard. Plus I pumped gas when I was in High school.
     
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  12. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    Sheep Dip
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    from Central Ca

    I always thought it was "Skip Tracer"? But I guess you actually are Chasing them!
     
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  13. lil mike
    Joined: Oct 28, 2003
    Posts: 304

    lil mike
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    from OKC, OK

    I'm basically a secretary/parts runner/ and whateverelse needs to be done for my Dad here at Steve Cook Creations. Sometimes I actually do bodywork, work on cars. But it's fun and most days I love what I do, I mean, I get to be around Dad, and the crew, and work on some of the nicest cars on the planet, so that's a plus. And.. I get to drive my wagon everyday to run parts, that's a HUGE plus to me.
     
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  14. Job super for a general contractor.
     
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  15. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
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    from landis n c

    At age 72 I have been retired 7yrs. In my life time I was a textile worker, truck driver, dock worker, auto upholster, CocaCola route salesman, combat paratrooper with 101st Airborne(66-69). My last 14yrs of work was with Freightliner LLC from which I retired. I now have time to work on my hot rod............ WHEW!!!!!!
     
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  16. Mark Hinds
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 544

    Mark Hinds
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    from pomona ca

    Retired electronic short circuit fusion technician .........
     
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  17. Can't remember if I have posted on this thread or not....I'm an automotive instructor at a local college, could not imagine a better job!


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  18. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
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    Retired with a hobby/business that keeps me busy and makes chump change, less than minimum wage. o_O
    I was a lithographer and graphic designer.... even had my own business. In my day I could spot a wrong font semicolon at 20 paces. Just about everything in lithography is done under magnification so it's perfect to the naked eye. This "training" tended to make me hyper critical enough that I just about attempted to do everything myself. Usually things turned twice as good but took 4 times as long. :oops:
     
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  19. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 367

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    from Arkansas!

    Carpenter, soldier, carpenter, sign man, crane operator, registered nurse, carpenter, sign man/crane operator, carpenter/contractor, semi-pro vintage bike rebuilder/restorer.
     
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  20. I'm seeing a trend on the Carpenter line, I always came back to Chef'en.
     
  21. definitely a hands on type of job.
     
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  22. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
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    leon bee
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    from Arkansas!

    Still got all my hammers, can't hardly grip em anymore.
     
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  23. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    I make sawdust.
     
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  24. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
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    340HilbornDuster
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    For the last 10 years I've been making sure a bunch of GREAT / SKILLED IBEW Controls guys have Work and Material to do their job.
    My old jobs B4 they twisted my arm was DDC SCADA Controls Specialist and later Energy Engineer....
    Saved tons of Energy during the day so I can burn it in my Hot Rods later!
     
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  25. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,159

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    from norcal

    Soon to retire after 22 years as a in building maintenance for a school district in NorCal. Hope to do more of this (I'm the Harmonica player) http://www.blues.james-creative.com/
     
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  26. big bird
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    Project Manager for a contractor.
     
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  27. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 3,707

    stanlow69
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    from red oak

    I hem jeans and repair purses. ------------------------------------------When I`m not doing car interiors.
     
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  28. Corey "Waldo" E.
    Joined: Sep 17, 2012
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    Corey "Waldo" E.
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    Mechanic at Harley dealership, and owner of a small town cafe.
     
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  29. Karrera
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 169

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    Retired Lockheed Manufacturing Engineer - worked on all of the neat airplanes made in Marietta, GA from the transports, C-130, C-141, C-5B &C-5M to the fighters, F-35 and F-22. I spent twenty years on the F-22 Raptor.
    After 2 years of retirement I can say that retirement doesn't suck, until you fall off a ladder and break your arm.

    Now I have to wait out the healing period until I can use both arms to get back to work on all of the projects I saved for retirement.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,150

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    :D Like the"Hot Rod" in the background too.Get well soon.Broken bones suck.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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