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Red River Ray SASS#33254

What you fellers do for a living?

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Drugs and Guns.............really...registered pharmacist with ffl. Finished pharmacy school in '68 and went to work in family drug store that my Dad had bought from his uncle around '41. Dad retired and I got a partner in '76 operating until selling in 2008 to small local chain. Pharmacy part is gone but still maintain the ffl, now addressed to my home. I still work some part time in retail and hospital pharmacy. Sidelines have been from playing drums in CW/RR bands off and on from sixties into late seventies/early eighties. Ranched for 20 plus years then sold cattle and put most of the open ranch land into pines about eight years ago. Did some writing for a number of years and still do on ocassions (hunting and gun stuff, one place was Jim Taylor's sixgunner.com with John Taffin, Paco Kelly, and others. It later sold then I got involved with SHOOT magazine). Competition has been in blood for over 30 years doing around 22 years in IHMSA then starting CAS about mid '99. Avid hunter since '68 stepping into handgun hunting in seventies progressing to pretty much revolver only 15 years ago.

 

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Lone Dude spoke highly of ye years ago about being a medicine man what also run a gun store! Never heard of sech! I met U at WR long time ago! U a good man!

 

 

RRR

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High school senior, 4 H Shooting Sport member- shooting air pistol this year, FFA member-area of interest Ag Mechanics Design and Fabrication and in training to join the Marines before I graduate.

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I whittle down my IRA and draw a check from the govmint every month.

 

Worked pert'near 40 years in the electric power field: Journeyman Electrician, Lineman, Millwright, Master Electrician, Licensed Electrical Contractor. My broken bod retired me in '96.

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Been retarded (retired) for 5 years. Before that I worked for the judicial system of the State of California. 24 years in the Superior (trial) Court of which 20 years was as a courtroom clerk. Then 16 years for the District Court of Appeal (Intermediate Appelate Court) I had to put up with attorneys for 40 years and that is the reason I am somewhat weird. ;):P

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Plumbing Contractor in Utah,remodels and repairs mostly but right now almost any work is good work

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Retired Feb.1st after more than 30 years puttin in fire sprinklers. Now that I'm all grown, I get to be a cowboy, just like I always wanted.

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Network Administrator - I assist in maintaining reliable routing of data packets that carry dispatch coordinates for fire fighters and emergency personnel.

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.......Professional birdwatcher....currently studying the habitat and life-cycle of the Great-Breasted-Bed-Thrasher! :)

LOL I read this as I'm ready ta turn in.RRR

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Obstetrician-Gynecologist who researches and writes about prostitutes in Tombstone. Seems a logical mix to me......

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I Manage the Old West Shop at The Fort Western Outfitters in Lincoln, Nebraska, I'm a Civilian, LEO and Military Firearms Instructor and perform about 25 or so "Meet Buffalo Bill" shows around the country each year. The three together allow Restless Rose and I to live in the style to which we've become accustomed...and keep shooting. Take care.

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Dentist for past 20 years, and yes, I am armed to the teeth!

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Howdy

I worked for the State of California in Mental Health for 43 years. Also moonlited about 10 years in psych. hospitals. I mostly worked with adult patients that were dangerous (at least 3 murderers) This was real hard on my body (patients trying to kill ya..) So I have really bad arthritis..

 

I retired 2 years ago, and have been loving every minute. I only wish I would have retired sooner...being "stove up" sometimes makes it hard to enjoy yer self...but I do ok...

 

curley

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I love this thread. It is real interesting. Only a couple of folks so far that replied did I know what their occupation was. Palindrome and BJT. Took me a while to figure out what a Palindrome was, I mean besides being a doctor.

Dog doo? Good God!

 

 

 

Me? Diesel truck mechanic, currently night shift supervisor in service department at a Freightliner dealership.

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Spent 20 years in banking, the last 5 as a branch manager/VP. Got tired of listening to others visions of success so I opened my own business. I own a gun shop in ....wait for it..... California. Whether you think that makes me a masochist or insane, it's been a really great time calling the shots myself. There have been some bumps along the way but my wife and I have been very happy for the last 5 years owning Fort Courage Armory.

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Nothin' fancy here, I was a science teacher in the distant past, got tired of having to work week-ends at WalMart and drive a bus route to subsidize the teaching salary.

 

In '87 I quit those three jobs to take one better paying job in a paper mill. I started in shipping, bid to #2 paper machine, bid to #3 paper machine, and now in the recycled fiber department. We recycle up to 1700 tons/day of old boxes and other paper back into the fiber that is used to make new paper. Right now I'm in the control room, 02:15AM. The paper machines are on lightweight, so they're not using much of our fiber. The #3 plant is the only one running, and it's slowed back to around 850tpd. Probably be that way all week-end.

 

I've posted warnings before about being careful what you throw away, 'cause we find all sorts of personal information in the bales. Magazines with address labels, cancelled checks, old tax forms, you name it, we've found it. This place is an ID theft specialist's dream come true. There's been tools, coins (I found a 1837 half dollar, a friend found some quarters made in the 1890's) diamond rings, class rings, even a SuperBowl ring found in the rejects kicked out by the cleaning systems. I once found the barrel and upper receiver of an AK-47. I took it to the local police dept, they called in the serial # to ATF, and were told that gun was not in the country, at least by legal means.

 

One night a bale broke open and a bunch of folders fell out. Turned out to be medical records from the mental wing of a hospital in Amarillo, TX. There's some weird folks out there. We also found a bunch of mammograms from a women's clinic in Overland Park, KS. Complete with names and addresses. I didn't realize those things came in so many shapes and sizes. :lol: We've also come across some really gross stuff, like vials of blood from labs, and the needles used to draw the blood.

 

Anyway, tear the mailing labels off all your old magazines and put them in recycling bins. I can always use new reading material. ;)

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There sure are a lot of qualified, experienced workers on this thread here. I feel embarrassed to admit what I've been doing for the last few years. Due to my long exposure to diabetes, I have been put on disability and have been drawing SSI for an income. Prior to that I dispatched for a department of 200 at a nuclear power plant (not with tsunami concerns). Now I invest in cowboy guns when and if able. Smithy.

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Im an elevator mechanic, for twenty one years now..but I really wish I could retire and make playin cowboy a full time gig.

I guess that job has its ups and downs.

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I retired after 20 years in the Air Force and married a gal that works to keep me in the manner to which I have become accustomed. Now I own a small remodel/handyman business to pay fer travellin' around the country drinkin' whiskey, smokin' ceegars and shootin' cowboy matches. All my days are good...some just better than others.

 

Four Bucks

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Been in banking for 30 years. I am a Market Support Consultant for Wells Fargo. I support 20 stores with their day to day operations, make sure they keep their nose clean on daily operations, train on loss prevention, and respond to bank robberies.

 

Lot's of fun and never a dull day!

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Meat cutter at Kroger, been there 21 yrs next month. Started there part time when I was a buggy mechanic for 25 yrs till they went belly up.

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These are by far my favorite threads. I really enjoy seeing what the breadth and depth of experience and knowledge is here on the wire and in our sport. I have been a plumbing contractor for 20 years, I just recently veered down a new career path as a data center facilities engineer. For the first time in 20 years of formal work I have a job that is steady 40 + hours a week with full benefits, paid vacations and sick time. It is taking some getting used to but I am starting to like it!!

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What do i do? As little as possible!!!!

But they pay me to be a class A Toolmaker. ;)

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Work for the Power Company,was a Power Lineman for 34 years , now a Planner (sort of an engineer w/o a degree)for the last 5 years.

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I am wanting and waiting to meet the rocket scientist in this group. :lol:

 

A lot of smart fellows and gals have posted here already. More to come.

 

Great tread.

 

Blastmaster

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They say I'm an Automation Controls Technician but when your working for a small manufacturing plant you wear many hats, so I do all the electrical, help with engineering, general maintenance, fabrication and such. Mostly a jack of all trades type deal.

I am retired Navy but that don't pay the bills.

Would like to retire and devote more time to reenacting and CAS along with my quarter horses.

 

Regards

JW

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Former attorney ('83 to '92).

 

Stressed out and came back to my tools in '92 ~ I'm a Journeyman Electrician (IBEW) working in maintenance at an Air Force Base. In my spare time I am a procrastinator with the honey-do list.

 

In the next twelve months I plan to retire and procrastinate full time.

 

Salud, dinero y amor, compadres!

eGG

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Under achieving million/billionaire full time.

 

I have a MSW. I contract with a local court to provide a specialized family therapy model to families of teens who are first offenders and low risk. Generally, instead of telling parents what to do. I teach them how to do it, such as having behavior rules, enforcing rules, giving rewards/consequences, keeping track of their kids, and increasing positive interaction between parent(s)/teen.

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Hello the fire,

 

I work for a test and automation department of a company that manufactures plasma flame cutting torches. This means each time R&D comes up with a new product we develop test fixtures and proceedures to assist in the building and testing. Hypertherm is a great company and is doing its part in balancing the trade deficit as we sell all over the world, even China.

 

Chelsea

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My last gig, before 100% decision from VA was as the owner operator of an ISP in a rural county in SC. Prior to that I drove a long haul Vegetable wagon from Tampa to NYC mostly.

 

Now I sell lead to bullet casters on the Cast Boolits site.

 

Sam :D

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I am Massage parlor Manager/Security. I also build concealable holsters out of kydex on the side and ,because i know a few Lawyer types, I serve Subpoenas and such. Dont even ask I cant get you any discounts on massages lol

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Retired USMCR 1998 After 28 years

 

Retired Lawdog 1010 After 28 years.

 

Full time Grampaw now. No money in it but I get paid in hugs.....

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