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what do you do for work

    • 602 posts
    January 14, 2010 5:42 AM PST
    Reading Nightdragons post about ageism kinda got me thinking, i would like to help, but obviously 5,000 miles of ocean makes it rather difficult. Why dont people post up what they work at, maybe someone knows someone who knows someone can help a brother/sister out. It works on an Irish bike forum i am joined, O.K Ireland is a small country with a small population, but the world isn't too big anyway. I'll start, I am  a boilermaker by trade, currently working with a Swedish company in the Petro/chem industry.

    P.S...hope this is OK Lucky ?

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    January 14, 2010 5:46 AM PST
    I do CycleFishery. My background is years of internet development, and internet marketing. Anyone ever has any questions related to their websites, I am always happy to share my knowledge!
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    January 14, 2010 5:49 AM PST
    i served ma time as a car sprypainter ,i also worked as a chef in slumberger oil company ,then went on to work for weatherford oil company presure testing the down hole tool's ,now i work at aberdeenblinds .
    • 83 posts
    January 14, 2010 5:52 AM PST
    I have been in the printing industry my whole life and am in customer service / inside sales.
    Hoping to make a move to outside sales very shortly.
  • January 14, 2010 5:55 AM PST
    I'm a Network Engineer/Sr Systems Admin on a contract with the Navy managing the infrastructure for their personnel and payroll systems. Funny thing is I've been working in the IT industry for almost 20 years but don't know shit about web design.

    I'm also a small business owner running several internet based businesses. One being the toy store listed in my profile and I also am an authorized distributor for a company that sells boimetric fingerprint security devices />
    I'm also a professional asshole.
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    January 14, 2010 5:55 AM PST
    My entire work life has been in the world of Military hardware Manufacturing.... on weapons platforms like the F-16, F-22, F-35 or JSF, F-4, T33, B-52, F104, C-130.

    This was how I supported our troops, making sure the weapons they flew were produced of a quality nature.


  • Moe
    January 14, 2010 5:59 AM PST
    Worked as fleet manager for about 15 years then on to a truck manufacture for a few years. Landed at UPS as fleet mechanic for 17 years. Now I am retired kind of!

    Wife has M/S and needs some one full time so that is what I do now, Hours are long pay could be better but the travel time is really short!
    • 1042 posts
    January 14, 2010 6:26 AM PST
    Served in the Marine Corps for 16 years. Got hurt and med discharged.

    Went to work operating a directional bore machine for ten years and finally had to stop working due to my hips needing replaced; Had both hips replaced, one in 2001 and the other in 2006. The VA sent me to school and I studied for two and a half years to Major as a Special Education teacher but had to end that as I had to take custody of my two grandsons to raise. I could and would love to substitute teach on the side but the boys require all my attention. Now I raise the two boys and sit here during the days they are in school and BS with you folks untill the weather warms up when I can ride during the time they are in school.
  • January 14, 2010 6:33 AM PST
    Fix things sometimes, Make them go fast other times. Professional Motorcycle Mechanic, and tuner
  • January 14, 2010 6:38 AM PST
    As boring as it may be compared to some of the awesome jobs you guys have here, I'm 1 of 21 people in the world that coats Scotch Blue Painter's Tape..before its slit into rolls to go to the customer.
  • January 14, 2010 7:09 AM PST
    I handle the risk management and continuity planning for large company here in KC. I spend the majority of my day thinking about all the back things that could put us out of business then I come up with a solution that mitigates that risk so that operations can continue no matter what...I'm tied in with State and Federal agencies like SEMA, FEMA, and DHS. I also work with local public sector (Fire, Police, and EMS) to ensure there's a bridge between them and company so that when the really bad thing happen I've already got establish relations with them and they understand my needs as well as what we can bring to the table to assist them during a metro wide event....

    Doesn't that sound like fun???? I do my best work during a crisis going 100 mps with my hair on fire… Bring on the stress it’s my fuel!!!
  • January 14, 2010 7:12 AM PST
    I work for the world's largest retailer, WalMart. I work in one of their distribution warehouses receivng dairly/deli and frozen freight. My workplace averages 28 degrees at all times. But I also work 3 days a week, Saturday - Sunday- Monday.
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    January 14, 2010 7:26 AM PST
    Engineer, Mechanical, design & management, with a special emphasis on cast items.
    Spent the last 35 years in industries serving the water-works & fire protection markets. Before that was involved in the nuclear & power plant industry. - Before that . . .
    For awhile was an environmental engineer, designed materials handling equipment, did plant layouts - God I'm boring
    • 844 posts
    January 14, 2010 7:35 AM PST
    I do a little bit of everything in the oil industry. My primary expertise is a heavy equipment operator, but I also fix heavy equipment, job site construction, repair the trucks and vehicles on the job, and just about anything else that needs to be done.
    • 126 posts
    January 14, 2010 7:45 AM PST
    I am a quality control inspector for 737 airplanes as thy are being built.
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    • 1507 posts
    January 14, 2010 7:57 AM PST
    My favorite job right now is Cyclefish moderator - but I can't seem to get a raise or anything here. So in the meantime:
    Marketing Director for 4 Companies
    California Association of Tree Trimmers - Also oversee the Web Site
    Medical Alliance Association - Also oversee the Web Site
    NRC Insurance Agency - we do commercial insurance specializing in Tree Trimmers
    Life Cycles Publishing - Also do that web site - working on the second edition of The Personal Medical Journal revising it to be a smaller condenced version of the first edition. if you want to check it out!
  • January 14, 2010 8:49 AM PST
    I spent my life doing I am in college to be nurse.
  • January 14, 2010 8:56 AM PST
    I used to teach Orthotics and Prosthetics in third world countrys for the International Red Cross now I do as little as possible
  • January 14, 2010 9:31 AM PST
    I been in trucking most of my life. In the beginning in the sales/service dealership side. The last couple of years, it has been on the actual transportation side of it. We do transportation & rigging of manufacturing equipment. The really big stuff, escalators, plant moves, etc. etc. The guys do the hard work, actually it is an art to watch them rig out a 20 ton piece of equipment. Me.... I just keep them all legal and straight. I actually adore my job. One of the best parts is I am the only girl. ;)
  • January 14, 2010 9:46 AM PST
    I'm a retired Safety n Health Manager, spent 25 years at a large corporation, Retired from there in 2000 cause it was killin me, didn't do nuthin for a couple years cept day care my granddaughter, then I worked as a health club service manager, a FedEx delivery driver, Home Depot delivery driver, Vacuum furnace operator "foundry" now I'm a police motorcycle escort for funerels n dignitarys and I also drive coach "herst" all part time n I love it.

  • January 14, 2010 9:47 AM PST
    I'm a ceramicist, sculptor, potter trapped in a nursing career.
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    • 17153 posts
    January 14, 2010 9:50 AM PST
    I don't do nothing. I'm Retired Nyah Nyah Nyah.
    When I did work for the last 15 years I was a commercial photographer/graphic designer. Of that 15 the last 5 years I was a digital photo restoration artist. Copying badly damaged photos and making like new digital reprints.
    Before that a computer systems technician (both in the USAF (E-3a AWACS) and as a civilian). Before that an aircraft mechanic C-130, C-141, C-5.
  • January 14, 2010 11:16 AM PST
    I am a mechanic for a school district. basically I keep the school buses in good working order and up to par as far as meeting CDE and DOT regulations. I have been a mechanic for the last several years with pepsi and a local truck dealership.
  • January 14, 2010 11:25 AM PST
    Not so grand as some of you but I at least have a job still...I manage two 300 acre ranches.They are 100 miles a part so 1/2 week home and 1/2 week away.
  • January 14, 2010 11:32 AM PST
    I am a secret shopper for a chain of bordellos in Nevada