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    What a cross section of people!!! Lots of interesting jobs. There are a lot of times I wish I was still envolved in my former work, but it got pretty stressful at times, especially when we had production, cost or quality problems on a new airplane or spacecraft. I had over 100 engineering specialists working for me that I could call on to go find out what was wrong and fix it. Lots of responsibility and stress, but very rewarding too. Thats the part you remember, not the really hard work to get the results .
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    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
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    Fire systems technician. If its a fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire pump, or fire hydrant, I've got the knowledge and tools to tear it apart and put it back together again. Started 21 years ago as an apprentice, and have worked my way up the ladder, the hard way. I've had some excellent senior experience to lead me the way, and about 10 years ago was cut loose to work on just about any system necessary. Love the job, as every day is a new experience. Receive about 3-4 weeks vacation, which is always spent hunting from oct to feb. The downside is I must live near a large metro area for consistent business, so I commute quite abit, as I'm a country boy that refuses to be a flat lander. Would love to find the same general career in Idaho, or Wyoming.

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    unemployed engineer in IL here.

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    Operations in a chemical plant. My unit makes chlorine with caustic and hydrogen as by products. Like the shift work for hunting. Can take 2 days of vacation and get a week off. It's sucks for a family man. My kids are 6, 2, and 8mo. and I'm starting to really hate working every other weekend.

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    i run a small cemetery.basically a glorified landscaper with some real estate sales tossed in.
    I can't complain I shoot a rifle everyday,and my backyard is a huge piece of northern california ag land
    that i play in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger11 View Post
    i run a small cemetery.basically a glorified landscaper with some real estate sales tossed in.
    I can't complain I shoot a rifle everyday,and my backyard is a huge piece of northern california ag land
    that i play in.
    So far next to the unemployed guys, your job is the one I want the least.

    Thank you for what you do, I am glad someone does it, but it would give me the heebie jeebies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    What a cross section of people!!! Lots of interesting jobs. There are a lot of times I wish I was still envolved in my former work, but it got pretty stressful at times, especially when we had production, cost or quality problems on a new airplane or spacecraft. I had over 100 engineering specialists working for me that I could call on to go find out what was wrong and fix it. Lots of responsibility and stress, but very rewarding too. Thats the part you remember, not the really hard work to get the results .
    I have worked in Naval Aviation for almost 17 of my 20 years. I remember the times when we got crap done and put a plane in the air, especially if it was for something big.

    I don't so much remember the BS of doing aircraft business.

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    i thought there would be more medical profession people......but besides me in Physical Therapy world, I only remember 1 other person in the med field on this discussion board. I was kind of suprised by that!

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    Air traffic controller in Chicago. After 13 years in the Midwest, I get my wish. I'm moving to the Denver area this summer to live closer to where I can enjoy my hobbies more.

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    I thought there would be more blue collar workers who work outdoors.

 

 

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