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Old 10-17-2008, 11:55 AM   #41
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Does anyone have any idea what percentage of American jobs are related to computer technology?
In my former mega-corp it was 1%
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I guess I shouldn't be surprised that so many people on an internet posting board had/have careers in computer or internet related fields, but I am. Does anyone have any idea what percentage of American jobs are related to computer technology?
My guess is it's huge. Even a two-person office needs an IT person. I found one in the phone book and lived happily ever after, so to speak.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:10 PM   #43
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now doing armed security work at a high-security government installation. It almost doubles our income and best of all, there is no paperwork! Yippee!
I figured so, after reading your earlier post about getting security clearance. Low-stress work. Congrats.
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Now exactly what does a whirling nut do?
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Now exactly what does a whirling nut do?
YES! the bait was taken by one of our best minds.

um...anything it wants to?
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:59 PM   #46
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Now exactly what does a whirling nut do?
I don't have any videos, but the wife really likes it...

edit: I mean walking in the fall and seeing the whirlies float through the air. Honest!
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:01 PM   #47
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YES! the bait was taken by one of our best minds.
I wouldn't go so far and say "best", I would accept "dirtiest" inquiring.
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um...anything it wants to?
Hmmm, sounds interesting.....wonder if I have a feather and a nut........
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check out "Gliders" at Wind Dispersal Of Seeds
(scroll down a bit)
and TRY to keep a straight face.
i found this site on a search for "blowing wind".
My best j*b ever is getting better by the minute. your serve!
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The fruit is a large capsule with explosive dehiscence. When ripe, pods catapult the seeds as far as 100 meters (328 ft).[1] It has also been known as the Dynamite tree, so named for the explosive sound of the ripe fruit as it splits into segments.
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"It's the strangest thing," she said to her husband, "a couple of weeks ago I was sitting in the park. A dog walked by me, farted broke wind, and ever since then I've had morning sickness!"
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:36 PM   #51
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Best job? Sales Engineer, comissioned sales, traveling worldwide selling specialized industrial equipment for a well-respected company with a 80+% market share. Made a lot of money, traveled all over the world, no management responsibilities.
Worst job? Graveyard shift in a mattress factory making box spring frames. (summer job paying my way through college in the late 1970's) $3.65/hr plus piecework bonus, I was maxed out at $6.00/hr within 3 days. I quit after a week and went to work on a marine construction project as a laborer at $5.00/hr because I hated it so much.
What i wanted to do? Civil/Industrial Construction Management, Geological Engineering or Towel Boy at the Playboy Mansion.
What i ended up doing VP of Sales
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ty for getting us back on track, westernskies. we were heading way south.

on that note, i will see you all next week. I've got a weekend trip to take and will enjoy reading the best and worst of j*bs when i return.
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worst job- I interned in a factory in western NY and owner was a little eccentric for my taste. Between shoveling the driveway, filing various machine parts by hand and similar, I only lasted around 4 weeks.
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Just for the record, the whole whirling nut thing was lost on me. I might possibly be the most naive person on the planet, but can someone PM me and explain it if it is something dirty? I do so hate missing the punchline on any sort of dirty joke through my cluelessness!
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Just for the record, the whole whirling nut thing was lost on me. I might possibly be the most naive person on the planet, but can someone PM me and explain it if it is something dirty? I do so hate missing the punchline on any sort of dirty joke through my cluelessness!
Pass it on to me (also clueless).
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ok, ladies, it's education time....
THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT [Marquette is cleared of any wrongdoing]
1st, cybrmike misread the title line. see his post #10.
then marquette got led astray...and of course i jumped right in on that with the whirling nut.
all this was further instigated by bbami. (sorry, I needed a new scapegoat)
read our posts again and put your mind in the gutter alongside ours.

pay special attention to my post #48.

class dismissed...
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Oh no Freebird, I won't be your fall mod in this caper. Post #10!
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Oh no Freebird, I won't be your fall mod in this caper. Post #10!
sorry about that. i fixed my post.
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Best Job - What I'm doing now.

Worst Job - during college, worked on an assembly line in a turkey processing plant. <gag>

What I wanted to do - Civil/Mechanical engineering

What I do - Project Manager, engineering & construction - pipeline industry.

What I'm about to do, starting jan,09 - Have been made an offer I couldn't refuse - combination of business development/project manager for different construction co.

now that towel boy at the playboy mansion does sound fascinating.
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Hmm, well let's see...a picture was posted of a whirling nut. I asked the activities of said whirling nut. A definition was given to me and I came to my own conclusion.

Simply a hypothesis on my part.
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