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Old 06-13-2011, 08:50 AM   #301
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Haven't had a whole lot of different occupations but stayed in most for a number of years. Enjoyed them all except the paperboy gig.

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18-22...worked summers in parts warehouse at Cat tractor dealership
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #302
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #303
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Been a member a few years, but I come and go....

12 - paperboy
16 - dishwasher
18 - variety of retail jobs, sales clerk, etc.
20 - auto mechanic
Started with current company at age 28
28 - diesel mechanic (obtained Bachelors degree in Engineering at night)
32 - corporate finance analyst
36 - corporate finance manager (obtained MBA in Finance at night)
44 - corporate finance director (Commercial Credit, L/Cs, payment terms, creditworthiness analysis, credit limits, manage $2.5B accounts receivable on the front end...but don't handle collections...just terms of sale to gain the sale)

currently 49

tentative plans to FIRE sometime in the next 12-24 months

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* woodworking
* auto enthusiast (I have '60s era musclecar fully restored and a 750 HP modern musclecar)
* personal finance (may lead to a part-time role in rehirement!)
* travel (didn't see the ocean until I was 24...so now I'm making up for it!)
* avid NFL fan (Oakland Raiders)
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #304
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Retire again next year (permanently)

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #305
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #306
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Next: hopefully retired in 2014.

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Old 09-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #307
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #308
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My latest job is being the only female in the United States (and possibly the entire North American continent) who samples and tests uranium hexafluoride.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:54 PM   #309
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:06 PM   #310
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My latest job is being the only female in the United States (and possibly the entire North American continent) who samples and tests uranium hexafluoride.
Where can I get some for the flux capacitor I'm working on? Already have the DeLorean.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #311
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I am now a volunteer kitchen prep person, table busgirl, fresh table setting expert, and glorified go-fer for the waitresses and bartenders at a local ethnic club that is trying to get its financial head above water. Past officers took more out than they put in. Current officers are in pure salvage mode.

I spent 6 hours yesterday getting a heck of a physical w*rkout and a wonderful feeling of goodwill.

Former Engineers can do restaurant w*rk. I already see some process improvement areas, but will discuss my ideas 1-on-1 with the head cook and club president first. I see several ways to help the food staffers save steps, both in process and by foot, and be able to w*rk more safely.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:00 PM   #312
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- Trainee at a a large Consumer Electronics manufacturer
- Telecommunication Engineer
- Technical Sales and Marketing jobs, including 3.5 years expat assignement in Japan
- Considered FIREing when laid off, but did not adapt
- Back in a Marketing position at another multinational Electronic Manaufacturing company. Enjoying it but contemplating retiring in 5 years, this time for good.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:37 PM   #313
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:34 PM   #314
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I am now a volunteer kitchen prep person, table busgirl, fresh table setting expert, and glorified go-fer for the waitresses and bartenders at a local ethnic club that is trying to get its financial head above water. Past officers took more out than they put in. Current officers are in pure salvage mode.

I spent 6 hours yesterday getting a heck of a physical w*rkout and a wonderful feeling of goodwill.

Former Engineers can do restaurant w*rk. I already see some process improvement areas, but will discuss my ideas 1-on-1 with the head cook and club president first. I see several ways to help the food staffers save steps, both in process and by foot, and be able to w*rk more safely.
Reading this made me wonder about something. Did anyone here FIRE from the restaurant industry? I have many friends that have said theyd like to open a restaurant or a bar after retiring from their career jobs. I've always thought that was a very physically and mentally demanding and non-financially rewarding field. And the few who end up owning a successful establishment never seem the type to FIRE. I've heard a number of forum members talk about their old jobs, but I don't remember any whose main career was bar or restaurant related.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #315
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Reading this made me wonder about something. Did anyone here FIRE from the restaurant industry? I have many friends that have said theyd like to open a restaurant or a bar after retiring from their career jobs. I've always thought that was a very physically and mentally demanding and non-financially rewarding field. And the few who end up owning a successful establishment never seem the type to FIRE. I've heard a number of forum members talk about their old jobs, but I don't remember any whose main career was bar or restaurant related.
If I recall correctly, the Kaderli's were in the restaurant business.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:59 PM   #316
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #318
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #319
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