What's Your Occupation?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by BaylorGator, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Well, unless you're lactose intolerant. :(
  2. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Thirty-four years as a programmer/software developer/code wrangler. Almost all of the last 30 working for one or another Government contractor in support of the US Army. No great stories... just TDY to garden spots such as Fort Hood, TX, Fort Polk, LA and the Rome Labs at Griffiss AFB.
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  3. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    Professional geek AKA systems admin, AKA deals with anything related to IT or has a power cord for a k-12 charterschool.
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  4. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I work for shaving goodies.
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  5. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    My wife is a school Band Director as well, Perry.
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  6. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Great! Thanks for sharing. It's a wild job!
  7. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Or a diabetic. :angry032:
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  8. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Similar career path, here. Semi-retired (underemployed) Jack of Many Trades. I've been a wood butcher/ cut man on several residential home construction crews across the Gulf Coast due to my blueprint reading ability. Developed that skill working my way up the food chain in a lumber yard to store manager level doing material list bids. I have X-ray vision when it comes to houses seeing through siding, shingles, & sheetrock.

    Later I shifted to production manager/ special projects builder/ new hire trainer for a wood working company producing Window Furniture (plantation shutters) near Atlanta.

    Currently I'm returned to my birth city where my parents settled. Twenty years ago Dad planted a citrus orchard that I maintain. I pick up odd jobs doing handyman work if I like the project. No roofing (worn out knees) or fiberglass insulation (ick- itchy)
    Like @cliffb599, I can't pass up a trash pile because folks are always throwing away interesting stuff. I should have a yard sale.
  9. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    I am a Salesman/Project Manager . I deal with commercial Roll-Up doors, Fire Doors, High Speed Doors and Loading Dock Equipment. I also have a paid Football Assistant Coaching position at a Private High School. I coach Offensive / Defensive Lines. Been coaching for 11 years, been lucky enough to get paid for it for 7. This is the first year in a long time that I am only coaching the High School team. Typically I also coach a Pop Warner team as well. I am enjoying my Saturdays now though.

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  10. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    What kind of citrus? Seems like you are far enough north that you'd battle freeze problems in the winter, wouldn't you?
  11. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Retired from managing a vacuum cleaner store. I sold and repaired pretty much any brand of vacuum.
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  12. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    Fascinating. Its almost as many prisoners in one prison as the whole prison population of the Norseland. We have only room for 3800 prisoners at any given time, and that includes everything from petty thieves to mass murderes.

    Granted, we have the same population as Central Park on a rainy day. But it is absolutely fascinating to read about the american prison system
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  13. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    don't we all!
  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    30 yrs in the military, 10 years a locksmith, 5 years in city finance dept and now a pastor. Busy busy
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  15. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Did you find that some days your job just plain sucked? :scared003:
  16. SmokeShowing

    SmokeShowing Well-Known Member

    Retired emergency services photographer for several fire departments. Also retired high school social studies teacher (economics and government).


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  17. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but it was always picking up!:D
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  18. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    I'm sure he's never heard that one before! :D
  19. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    Wow! Great shots. I gotta believe that was a pretty interesting gig.
  20. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Just north of I-10 isn't south enough to avoid below freezing temperatures. When temps go below the danger level, 28°F, we have a sprinkler system that wets the trees coating them in an insulating layer of ice. It also serves to water the trees during dry times.
    Majority of the trees are satsuma, similar to a tangerine. Also have navel, morrow blood orange, Texas sweets, grapefruit, lemon, and kumquat. Around the edges of the orchard are 2 kinds of figs, Japanese and Mexican plums, pecan , persimmon, muscadine grapes, thornless blackberries, mulberry, and a couple vegetable gardens. We aren't north enough to grow apples or peaches that need more freeze time to bear fruit.

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