What does every one do for a living?


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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by tech1 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:40 am



Well Hi All
I am an Auto technition for a municpality. (City of Moline IL),
I started out a a butcher in a slaughter house amd climbed to a Kill floor foreman in ther 70s
Got transfered to TX and resigned there. Spent 4 years rasing my firsrt born son. then went to school and became a auto technition. Spent 15 years in dealerships doing driveability.
knew i would need a light at the end of the tunnel. Then went from Cadilacs to garbage trucks.
Union pension now. 7 years and counting down. Everyday is differnet firetruck, police car,to lawn mowers and EVRYTHING in between. Looking forward to retirement.
Last year on a ride to MO.
I went to Bass Pro in Springfield. there were a couple of older employees at the reel counter of ovious retirement age and i chatted with them about retiring and mentioned they should be too and one chuckled and said Do we really look like we are working hard Point taken my next job local sporting good selling fishing equipment my second passion Bass fishing

OH yea ASE certified Master technition 25 + years easy tests.
Chevrolet Master (HARD test) Oldsmobile Master both now GM MOE (Mark Of Excellence) Platimum.
Tech1 (GMs first scanner)

my first GoldWing an 86 SEi I sold but miss it's a GREAT bike but parts were getting scarce. pretty easy to work on tho



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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by nocturno » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:15 pm

IM A RETIRE BUSINESS OWNER BORN IN PUERTO RICO NOW LIVING IN TIJUANA MEXICO FOR 6 YEARS NOW AND A PRO LUCHADOR
IN MEX FOR 16 YEARS NOW 51 AND GOT ME MY FIRST ASPY 1983

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by redial » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:48 am

Welcome Nocturno, from the Deep Deep South. My Spanish is not that good, so what is a
PRO LUCHADOR
?

Like most of us on here, we have done some interesting things in our lives.
Len in Kapunda

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Oldbear » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:50 pm

Didn`t see a repy from Nocturno... A Pro Luchador is a professional wrestler - but must of the Mexican wrestlers wear masks and capes... very showy and contains a lot of acrobatics... Watch Nacho Libre for an Americanized version of it.
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Mh434 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:57 pm

Feliz Año Nuevo, Nocturno!

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Solina Dave » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:36 am

I'm retired after 39 years with hydro. I was a Power Maintenance Electrician, and I installed, commissioned, and maintained, high voltage power systems such as transformer stations. I worked for the hydro for 3 summers, while still attending school, and started my 39 year, full-time career when I was 20 years old. I've got no regrets, to speak of, and now I'm 67 years old, retired, and enjoying doing pretty well what I want, when I want.
Having said that, what I want is to ride my wing, when I want, as much as possible.

Life is good!!.......................Dave
"Assume Nothing"

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Brad's 2nd time » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:34 am

I`m still wet behind the ears I guess ,Started as a mech apprentice ,quit drove semi`s for a cpl.4-5 yrs, went to the oil patch worked singles for 4 yrs until I made derrick hand, came back to bc drove semi`s again till 95, started working on tugboats hauling log booms in the fraser ,moved to the kooteney`s in 03 back in semi`s ,superbee`s through the mountians, now I`m a deckhand-1st mate on a passenger ferry. been riding and around bikes since 1980 or so minus a few yrs while the kids were growing..
Brad from Thrums

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:07 am

I like taking things apart for a living....sometimes things go back together.... :shock:

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:20 am

im retired, I do what I want when I want 8-).

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Sidcar » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:20 am

I'm retired. I do what I want, when I want...when the wife the wife doesn't have other ideas.

Sid

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:59 am

Sidcar wrote:I'm retired. I do what I want, when I want...when the wife the wife doesn't have other ideas.

Sid
ROFLMAO. when my wife has other ideas, I tell her, "ok, go for it" and she usually does. its nice to have 2 vehicles in the family, her car and my bike :).

stuart.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by spanishstroll » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:09 pm

themainviking wrote:
WA9FWT wrote:Ya, and how many can say they milked a cow !
I was a farm kid, so did all that stuff. Milked cows, raised chickens and hogs and beef cattle and horses, and cleaned out the barn. Picked rocks out of a field so we could plant it. Plowed, disced, planted, mowed and harvested. Alla that stuff. Fixed farm machinery, which brought me to where I became a millwright. Worked for a lumber company, selling lumber and hardware, and building and selling sheds, granaries, barns, and even houses. Then I joined the army and did the soldier stuff for a while, till I got promoted and changed work fields. Took some schooling while in the army, and got a degree in Psychology, so got to be a diplomat for a while, for our government, working with NASA and the space program with GEODSS (Ground based electro optical deep space surveillance) for three years, then retired from the army and got a job in an airport weather office for the last 13 years of my working life. Got into computers in the mid 1980s and built and repaired them as well as programmed with fortran, cobol etc, as a part time interest. But I now have the best job I ever had, and I am really good at it. Retirement. I now do nothing for a living but wait for the pension cheques to come in at the end of each month, and ride around on my motorcycles when the weather permits. Been doing this fantastic job for 3 1/2 years now, and I friggin love it. My wife asked me this morning what I was gonna do today and I said "nuthin". She said that I did that yesterday, and my reply - "Well I wasn't finished yet"
We are getting ready to retire in July!! Can't wait to do nothin. I like your attitude!

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:33 pm

I've been "retired" since 1994. for the first 6 months i was still waking up at 6am every day as if i was still going to work, but after that, i started sleeping longer and sometimes not waking up until the crack of noon. now i go to sleep when ever i feel like it, wake up whenever and do what ever i want during the day to keep myself busy. i putz around the house doing things, i work in my back yard and garden and ride my motorcycle to where ever the road takes me. next month i am taking a ride down to the Florida keys for the month to visit friends and just have a good time.

stuart.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by fixdent » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:42 pm

Autobody repair and painting. 42 years in the business. Have had my own shop for 26 years. 60 years old now, and thinking about retiring in 2 years.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by pixel288 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:17 pm

Worked in a couple of greenhouses in the mid to late 80's. Then got the idea that it would be better to own my own greenhouse so I went into business with my foreman.... Fast forward 20 years and "I" closed it down.... He thought we should keep going.... getting deeper and deeper in debt. That was March 2010.
Thought I would make a major change of pace and went to work for a father/son company doing 'BIG' dirt.... I ran articulated rock trucks (Cat 25D's) for two months. Real fun for about 3 weeks, then the novelty wore off. Was there only 2 months, went in on a Tuesday when we were finishing stripping the topsoil off a subdivision and got told at the end of the day I was no longer needed. I was only 44 at that time, 2 kids, one in a Christian school, one just starting high school. Scared to death.
Three weeks later (the longest 21 days of my life) I got a call from a friend whom I had worked with on a committee at the Christian School that they were looking for someone to do the daily work at their car wash.
All self serve and touchless automatics, dog wash, water fill stations, truck bays..... no detailing or anything like that. Been there since June of 2010 and I LOVE the work! Cleaning bays, fixing, maintaining, building new equipment for other clients, doing service work for other car washes. Lots of routine stuff, but always with enough variety that no 2 days are the same, and every day is a new challenge. I have learned and am continuing to learn new things almost all the time. People come in and think we make it look easy. That's how we know we are doing it right. Keeping it simple for the customer, but like that proverbial duck - paddling like h*ll underneath.
Woke up one day a couple of years ago and realized that maybe I had never been cut to be a lead dog. For 20 years I was, but I think I just make a better sled dog than a lead. I'll pull with everything I've got, but someone else has to decide the direction. And if he decides to turn 180, I'll pull just as hard the other way too! I've never been happier, and my wife and I are planning some big trips just as soon as I get my Aspy done and on the road. She stuck with me through the lumpy spots, and I'm glad she did.... She's the best!
If any of you are ever in or near Belleville Ontario, Canada and need to clean up the ride, stop by Hoser's Car Wash. We have two right in Belleville, one on County 14 in Stirling (north of Belleville) and one in Frankford (north of Trenton on Hwy 33). Look for a mostly white haired guy with a slightly rusty red Dodge Dakota, and big ol' grin on his face.... That's me! Ill make sure you leave cleaner than ever before... :D 8-) 8-) (we have a website that tells you all about where the locations are, as well as a couple of how to videos... I'm the guy behind the camera... got the best face for radio you ever saw!)

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by redial » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:49 am

Great story Pixel! I am glad you found your niche in life. Not everyone can be Prime Minister, and like me, not everyone wants to be. Keep smiling.
Len in Kapunda

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Rumman » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:43 pm

I work at Austal Shipbuilding.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:04 pm

im retired, i work at anything i feel like :D.

stuart.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Hazmeat » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:03 pm

Currently a public servant, have served 17 years as a firefighter and hazmat technician and 1 year as a Captain over Special
Operations for Salt Lake City Fire Department...before that, a EMT at Children's Hospital in Denver, CO. Also a member of Utah Task Force 1, a FEMA sponsored Urban Search and Rescue Team for the last 15 years. A fire service and EMS instructor and just came on board to teach emergency dispatchers.

I can't wait to be retired!
I'm the one Mother warned you about...


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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by WA9FWT » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:10 pm

Hazmeat wrote:Currently a public servant, have served 17 years as a firefighter and hazmat technician and 1 year as a Captain over Special
Operations for Salt Lake City Fire Department...before that, a EMT at Children's Hospital in Denver, CO. Also a member of Utah Task Force 1, a FEMA sponsored Urban Search and Rescue Team for the last 15 years. A fire service and EMS instructor and just came on board to teach emergency dispatchers.

I can't wait to be retired!
Wecome to the site.As far as retiring, they will still need your expertise with all the experience under your belt.
But you will adjust to retiring, it does take some time.....but I love it !! been retired for 11 years.Age now is
76,,,WA9FWT Phil

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Jeff_65 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:19 pm

I work for n amusement park. Hershey Park
With the company for 25 years now.
Jeff 8-)

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:59 pm

cool. my father worked as head security officer at dorney park in Allentown.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by f1xrupr » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:42 pm

Started working young as a farm hand (hard times) tinkered with small engines at about 13-got into motorcycles at about 14-construction a while-assembly line making freezes-back to construction-small engines-back to construction-building and servicing ambulances and firetrucks-back to small engines-back to construction (contractor)-finished my education-thought I would do something easier, so I drove a semi....boy was I mistaken-contractor-flipped some real estate (kinda coIncidental)-now I'm a semi-retired contractor-owner operator of a country general store/village post office/small engine repair service, and own my own semi (Im not for hire, I use it for the business, and pull our camper)-I still drive for a friend sometimes just to help out. I'm out in the boonies, so I'm not vary busy, but I learned a lesson a couple times the hard way-it's not how much you make that matters....it's how much you owe...(hard times)....all by Gods help!....that's the short version...
My exercise bike is a goldwing.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Scooter363y » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:02 pm

Well I know I'm gonna hear it for this, but for the past 31+ years I have worked at honda of America (the manufacturer not a bike shop). The last 29 years I worked in the engineering dept. building tooling to build everything from cars,trucks,lawn equipment, and yes motorcycles. We built the tooling for the majority of models made in North America. I remember building the tooling for the gold wings. For the last 16 years I inspected and certified the tooling.

I went to college before that and worked at a motorcycle shop that sold bmw and serviced almost everything on the road. In a pinch I can play Santa or a mean Jerry Garcia.


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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by bntyhntr6975 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:32 pm

Im a Molecular Fusionist. That means Im just a welder. Been a Tooling Welder for Spirit Aerosystems (Wichita, Ks) (formerly the commercial side of Boeing) for almost 10 yrs. Prior to that, I was welding the majority of the Stainless Steel that is on/in Cobalt boats. Before that it was building most of the beverage trailers you see, like Pepsi, Budwieser, etc etc.

Ive got a LONG way to go before retirement, Im hoping my pension will still be there.



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