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Old 02-02-2007, 08:49 PM   #41
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Well, They Say I'm a Consultant...

...but I've worked for MegaCorp. for about 16 years now, in environmental compliance. They can call me anything they want, as long as they deposit my check into my bank account at the end of each month .

I have an engineering degree; but the last thing I actually designed was about 20 years ago.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:34 PM   #42
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Demolition Worker
Concrete Worker
Stocker @ Grocery Store
Building Maintenance
Pump/Motor Maintenance
Lab Tech
Lab Manager/Plant Foreman (Current)

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Unemployed/Connoisseur of Life
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:10 PM   #43
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Oilfield trash...and damn proud of it.
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I had a lot of different job titles in many different occupation series with Uncle Sam during my 33 year career:

Management Intern, Computer Programmer, Computer Systems Analyst, Administrative Officer, Program Officer, Budget Analyst, Financial Liaison Officer, Program Analyst, Project Financial Manager, Senior Financial Analyst and then two years as a contractor with the title of "Senior Subject Matter Specialist (whatever that meant!).

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We should all be proud. It leads us to FIRE!
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Dog groomer, Cytotechnologist, Lawyer and....soon retired
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Okay, let's see if I can remember:

Field labor (clearing brush)
Truck driver
Coal miner
Dishwasher
Bookstore stock boy
Engineer
Professor
Engineering director
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Retired

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Retail clerk
Construction worker
Night shift factory worker
Day shift factory worker

and currently..........

FIRE/Hubby/Grandpa/Dad/House Maintenance Specialist/Personal Portfolio Manager/Mechanic/Chef/Chauffer/Etc.

Gosh, this ER stint keeps me hopping. Maybe I'll try going back to the night shift factory worker gig for a while just to get a little rest!
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My list in general order:
paper boy
bus boy
PADI scuba instructor (Michigan)
commercial scalloping crew (Hyannis)
Megacorp R&D
Windsurf instructor
Partner in residential construction biz
Start up R&D
small hi tech business owner (VC slave)
indentured former small business owner (18 months to go)
kitesurf junkie (6 hours of steady 15 knots and butter smooth water on Isla Blanca yesterday )


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naval officer; nuclear power plant engineer; lawyer
I retired before I made it to the third circle of hell.

Also weapons officer and training instructor.

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You know, I used to watch that show "JAG" and think "yeah right, good looking guy thats a fighter pilot AND a lawyer...as IF!"
I never needed a JAG to keep my butt out of jail, but in my interactions with the Navy's lawyers I formed the strong impression that they were JAGs because they couldn't get a "real" civilian lawyer job.

Of course I could be wrong and I still use these guys for wills & POAs. If JAGs are considered state-of-the-legal-art by their civilian counterparts then I understand why there are more jokes about lawyers than about nuclear engineers...

Don't get me started on NCIS.
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Bureaucrat, MegaCorp Flunkie and Pension Check Accumulator. That last one is important.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:18 AM   #52
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Software engineer at MegaCorp
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Bureaucrat, MegaCorp Flunkie and Pension Check Accumulator. That last one is important.


May the wind always be at your back, and you spend more time with the last one than you did on the first two.

Nice going, you old phfart
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project engineer, bridge designer, marine engineering manager, coastal engineer, programmer/hardware interfacer, labor analyst, fisheries technician, clerk, electrican apprentice, pulp mill worker, green chain puller
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green chain puller
Boy does that bring back memories. In 1957, recently released from active duty in the USMC, I was in need of some cash to buy a car.

There was a recession at that time in the lumber business. There was 42 applicants for 2 jobs "pulling on the green chain".

They required a written test. The guy that administered the test was a supervisor in that dept.

One of the questions on the test was related to "Time Zones", and when I got to that question, I raised my hand and he came over to my desk.

"Pardon me sir, but I'm applying for a job on the green chain, is there travel required?" He rolled his eyes, and said, just keep going. ;

I was hired and spent 3 mos. working on the "Chain Gang", bought a used car, and a few bucks to get out of town.
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Don't get me started on NCIS.
Okay, why not?!? We watch that show and it seems at least every other episode has them tracking down and shooting terrorists.

I'm going out on a limb here, but its my guess that NCIS' actual incidence of running into a terrorist at about 0.0002 and their likelihood of even having a weapon on them when it happens at 0.0.

My wife couldnt care less because she just likes mark harmon.

But I'd love some informed opinions.
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My wife couldnt care less because she just likes mark harmon.

But I'd love some informed opinions.
My wife watchs it too and I suspect that she likes Mark Harmon too.

When I was a kid, the JAG lawyers I knew were in it because the Army paid off their student loans. Many of them decided that since they had put in their 8 years, it wouldn't hurt to put in another 12 and get a pension. Then why not stay another ten and get the full pension. One of my friends' dads, after he retired from the JAG, went to a company that made SPA. We used to joke about him fixing parking tickets when they parked their howitzers in the wrong spot or let their meters expire.
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My jobs -

garden shop (i.e. flower waterer and tomato plant salesman), Arby's, math tutor, software developer
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Wasn't intercst (REHP founder and 30-something retiree) also in risk management? Probably helps you see the upside of stocks and the downside of working.
I think he was a Civil Engineer.
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volunteer worker (community stuff, recycled glass before it was fashionable, etc)
family flunky (house boy, lawn & pool guy and first mate/deck hand)
factory worker (the soot got through my clothing to make my skin completely black)
warehouse worker (i got to drive the forklift after the last guy put the forks through the side of a trailer. i could turn that puppy on two wheels without spilling. very fun job. i had to work with this guy who was scared of heights and who was real whiny so sometimes i'd leave him 15 feet airborne if he happened to be up there when the break bell rang.)
fast food (i lasted two days and never bothered to go back for my pay check.)
more volunteer work (during college i taught tough kids in ybor city (tampa) who refused to learn during normal class hours. i did a pretty good job with them too.)
construction worker (inspector for engineering family-i only got hog tied to the steel frame of high rise buildings a few times.)
newspaper reporter (a daily and later a weekly)
publishing company editor (mcfortune5-actually was their top award winner before i realized it didn't make a spit of difference & got lazy.)
some kind of specialist (they ran out of titles)
good4nothinlazybum (so far & by far my favorite j*b)

i used to get to play with bulldozers. and i'm not talking tonker toys. didn't have anything to do during lunch so i climbed up about 200 ft....



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