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Who likes their jobs and what do you do?
I want a change and need some ideas!
Anyone here a published author?
 

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Industrial Engineer - I use to be in textile manaufacturing but all that went to Mexico. For the past 5 years I have been a process engineering consultant (think Ops Reasearch) in the Tech industry. I am the one who is "lovingly" refered to as "Efficiency Consultant". If you see me coming, it is usually not good news. I really, truly hate it (but the money's good). Flame away.

ETA - I have always wanted to be a professional dog trainer. Go figure.
 

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Evaluation Technician - i used to be just a field tech, but now i do all of our evaluation equipment for departments who are thinking about purchasing our equipment. oh yea, i work for a company that does in car video systems for police departments, as well as laser and radar equipment. i like it, its a lot of fun, lots of amusing "cops" videos that people don't get to see. :roll:
 

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I've been in the Electrical Supply business for 26 years. We are just a distributor. We buy in bulk and sell in smaller quanties. That's it.

I've been fortunate enough to work for places that have sent me to schools on their nickel, and I have been everything from a truck driver to warehouse manager. From Order picker to purchasing manager. From I.T. guru to store manager.

I get moved around as the company grows and holes appear. I guess I'm the official hole filler. :D

I don't mind. The pay has never gone down, and every couple of years I get moved into a new slot so I never have been too bored.

I'd rather be a stud muffin for a gorgeous rich chick... but this ain't too bad for a guy who never went to a real college.

TA
 

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wlcohen said:
dumapus said:
I use to be in textile manaufacturing
Who did you work for? I am in that industry also.
Burliington Industries @ the Ranlo NC plant. Did some time in Robeson and St Paul NC as well as Bishopsville. Did we ever cross paths?
 

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Windows System Admin for a university after many years of being a network and systems admin a K12 school district. Pay isn't anything to brag about, just lots of job security and a tuition discount which will be put to use getting my masters and maybe a another bachelors or two.
 

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I am a Network administrator/field tech.....

I have a

Associate degree in Network and Internet Engineering
Associate degree in Electrical Engineering
Also a bunch of certs...blah blah blah

before I was a geek.. :roll:

I was a Small eng/Motorcycle/Marine Repair Technician with welding certs and a indrustral truck driving license.

Oh and my Parents were Flight instructors so I also have a pilot license

BTW
I hate talking shop... :wink:
 

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Own a construction company, we build houses, gets pretty busy, 10 hr days 7 days a week, at least for the past 2 months, we really need some rain!!!! so far it is the only way we get to have some time off! :D
 

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I'm a stud muffin for a gorgious chic! (My Wife) :D

I was a manager of a nice solid wood manufactuing company (U.S. made) but the company went out of business. (can't keep up with the Jordans or walmart or chinese crap). People want disposable furniture and not heirloom quality. Sooo.....

Now I'm working on the REM 2 (reticule enhancement module) and a bullpup stock for the M1 Carbine.

Trying to start a new company... we'll see..... 8)
 

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I like work for Micron in Idaho as a electronics technician, and I might get laid off tomorrow.
 

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Orbital said:
I like work for Micron in Idaho as a electronics technician, and I might get laid off tomorrow.
Sorry to hear that.

Before Micron sold their PC business, I was a big fan of the company.
 

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ShipWreck said:
Orbital said:
I like work for Micron in Idaho as a electronics technician, and I might get laid off tomorrow.
Sorry to hear that.

Before Micron sold their PC business, I was a big fan of the company.
+1

Micron was great back in the 90's.
But when they sold off Micron Electronics to Interland, I knew they were heading down hill from there on...
They haven't been worth $20+ per share in over 5 years.
 

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dumapus said:
wlcohen said:
dumapus said:
I use to be in textile manaufacturing
Who did you work for? I am in that industry also.
Burliington Industries @ the Ranlo NC plant. Did some time in Robeson and St Paul NC as well as Bishopsville. Did we ever cross paths?
Don't think so, we never did much with Burlington. This is our family business www.AceBinding.com

This is my business www.AllStitch.net
 

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Spent 15 years in the Air Force, then worked in forestry for the past 25 years. Now in the process of semi-retiring, i.e. working a little less each day.

Now I can be one of the old guys who hangs out in the gun shop and tells war stories to anyone will listen.
 

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Well, my career ist quite short yet.

- 1998 - 2002 I was learning my former job of an IT Specialist.
- 2002 - 2005 Swiss Army, including Sniper School and Officers School.
- 2005 - 2007 Police Officer for Federal Police, as well as some weeks in the army.

Currently, I am still with the Federal Police, and have my Lt. in the Army. I am a trainer for Urban Sharpshooting in the Army, and a user of that training for the Police. For the Police, I do some IT stuff, as well as Tactical Stuff, depending on the current need.

In my spare time, I am collecting Swords and Firearms.
 

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Just got back from my so called vacation. I just wanted to take the time to thank those who responded. I applied for some different jobs but heard nothing back. Just wanted to get some ideas for future careers.
 
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