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A career in retrospect
Old 08-28-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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A career in retrospect

April 14, 1985 to August 30, 2008

Seven institutions, three riots, two attempts on my life, three assaults, an unknown but high number of fights and assaults I was involved in, responded to 17 homicides, 14 years a Union Steward, two years a Union President, 16 years a Correctional Officer, seven years a Lieutenant, unsuccessfully sued four times, founding member of the SORT team at my first institution, and two years as a Disturbance Control Team leader.

It was a full career.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:28 AM   #2
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Similar to my position of overseeing an office full of women over the years.
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Similar to my position of overseeing an office full of women over the years.
Well, except for the "unsuccessful" qualification on those lawsuits...
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Well, except for the "unsuccessful" qualification on those lawsuits...
I never pinched a butt during office hours.
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i place about as much importance on my past career as i do for the things to do before i die.
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April 14, 1985 to August 30, 2008

Seven institutions, three riots, two attempts on my life, three assaults, an unknown but high number of fights and assaults I was involved in, responded to 17 homicides, 14 years a Union Steward, two years a Union President, 16 years a Correctional Officer, seven years a Lieutenant, unsuccessfully sued four times, founding member of the SORT team at my first institution, and two years as a Disturbance Control Team leader.

It was a full career.
Congrats! Sounds like a nightmare to me. Glad you survived!

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April 14, 1985 to August 30, 2008

Seven institutions, three riots, two attempts on my life, three assaults, an unknown but high number of fights and assaults I was involved in, responded to 17 homicides, 14 years a Union Steward, two years a Union President, 16 years a Correctional Officer, seven years a Lieutenant, unsuccessfully sued four times, founding member of the SORT team at my first institution, and two years as a Disturbance Control Team leader.

It was a full career.
Sounds like you had the same experiences as a high school teacher in a troubled neighborhood.............
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Good going Leatherneck. This is one of the early retirements that are easy to understand.

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It was a full career.


It sure was! Good to have you retiring on the same day as me. I haven't done any of the things on your list; the closest I got was knowing where the office bullet-proof vest--thought about using it once but they said the guy had a Uzi and I figured I'd take my chances on diving out the back door.

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What a career! In reviewing your resume, it appears you may be qualified for a moderator position here at FIRE....
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What a career! In reviewing your resume, it appears you may be qualified for a moderator position here at FIRE....
That's right, 'cause we are SO tough...

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There is a pretty high bar for that job...
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There is a pretty high bar for that job...

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Hey Ha, where'd you get that picture of Martha?
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Hey Ha, where'd you get that picture of Martha?
I keep a zipped lip.
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two attempts on my life, three assaults
I'm not sure that I understand the difference. Were the first two not intended by their executors (so to speak) to succeed, or were the latter three not considered assaults too? And, once they've started, is there a semantic distinction? I certainly wouldn't feel very charitable about any of them...

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It was a full career.
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Darn it, and I gave Ha credit for that picture--seems like one of his, I don't know why.
But it is Dawg, you dawg, with the spanking picture. Credit where credit is due. But Martha is going to be mad at you...
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