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Red River Ray SASS#33254

What you fellers do for a living?

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Love this thread! One of the things I've always enjoyed about SASS is the diversity of its members.

 

I started a new job this time last year doing public affairs/communications for a California-based oil company. (Not always and easy job in California.) Feel incredibly blessed to be working for such an amazing company.

 

Have been working in the same career field for 20 years in health care, education and the mortgage industry. Oil is new to me and it's a fascinating business. Feel like I've won the lotto!

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After 10 years of being a teacher I have resigned under pressure. Tough year even tougher children. I had problems MULTITASKING keeping up with grading and and the paper work has absolutely gotten ridiculous.

 

My plan is to read the bible each day, pray, and watch video sermons during spring break. Please pray for me. I could not have a finer more supportive wife than the one I have. She is an Assistant Principal in Coppell.

 

Fortunately, I have a job as a certified driving instructor. I love doing this. It is a fun right of passage event for teenagers. I excel at this endeavor. When a student shows promise I have them do each and every maneuver from the first lesson (Parallel Parking, Perpendicular Parking, Backing in a straight line, U Turn, Three Point turn around, drive way turn around, lane changes, and on the 5th lesson entering the freeway with lane changes.) Yes, I have Nerves of Steel. I excel at teaching the more nervous children to conquer their fears and not be afraid to do their best.

 

This summer I am going to take the training to teach drivers ed in the classroom. You have to be a certified teacher in Texas to be able to do this.

 

I am thinking of Driving School Buses to keep up my teachers retirement years of service. Some of this is up in the air because I jest dunno.

 

Not really so,

 

Shameless

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Guest Winchester Jack, SASS #70195

I design oil facilities, refinerys, offshore platforms etc

 

edited to add: I may have designed facilities for whatever oil company Calgary Kate works at

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I make my gold dust as a Database Administrator. In my free time, I'm a husband to one fine lady, a father of 2 teenagers, a volunteer Firefighter/EMT. Next month I start Beekeeping with my youngest as another hobby. Maybe in June I'll start the supermodel interviewer thingy...:wub: . A man's gotta have his hobbies...

 

ol' poke

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My wife and I have owned a wholesale/retail seed distribution business for the last 15 years. Before that she was the IT manager for a energy development and distribution company and I helped make warheads for our countries nuclear deterent forces.

 

Regards

 

:FlagAm:

 

Gateway Kid

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I am a gigolo. But unlike me, business is lean. Dang economy.

 

Griz, I don't think it's the economy hurtin our gigolo businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, seriously I am a computer software programmer type geek.

 

Grizz

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Being a dad takes up most of my time, when I get time for me it's mostly leather work, but also write songs for Alligator Records' artists. Someone's got to sing them, I shore cain't. I sneak in some sign and prop painting too. Do more now being retired than I ever did working.

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Spent the first half of my life wearin' camoflauge and bustin' brush or plowin' sand (dependin' on the location) in an M-1 tank. Got out and did some outside sales. Hated it. Figgered I wasn't low enough on the social totem pole, so I went back to law school. Worked in the "big firm" for a while, then decided I liked working for myself. I run a small town solo practice now. If'n I keep practicin', I might actually get the hang of it eventually.

 

My shootin' pards usually seem excited 'bout learnin' my occupation til they find out I don't do no divorces or criminal work..... :lol:

 

Chick

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Retired in 2003 with 32 years of combined active duty and Federal Civil Service. Also Retired National Guard Chief Warrant Officer. Sooooo................. Spend my time nowdays playing cowboy, shooting, reloading, working on the range props, and collecting 2nd Generation Colt Blackpowder revolvers.

 

Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee

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I've been in the graphic design field for over 40 years and just called it quits a few months ago.

My first job when returning from the service was with The Western Union Telegraph Co. (the advertising department)

Had my own design firm for the last 5 years before retiring.

We designed packaging, promotional materials, trade show graphics, web sites and ads for major corporations.

 

It was fun in the beginning, but when computers entered the scene (late 80s)... things changed.

Seems like clients think all you have to do is hit a key on the computer and the creative concept and design appears.

We would get a job in on a Wednesday and 5,000 printed pieces were needed on Friday. Seriously. :blink:

I'm in the same business and have been on my own for the last 26 years. I design websites, marketing communications, ads, billboards -- you name it. Before that I was an art director for Hallmark Cards.

 

ZZ, that "D" on your keyboard is for "design". Just tap it and magical things appear instantly. At least that's what some people expect. :lol:

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We had a saying... the client never has time to do it right the first time, but always has time to do it over again. :D

They never proofread the job until it's printed.

Isn't that what press checks are for? :lol:

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My two cents worth. I am a retired accountant. I retired a couple of times, the first time as an accountant with Kellogg Company, the second time as an part time accountant with a community health center. I have become a tax consultant to my children, my father and father-in-law. I also change a diaper now and then (my grandchildren, not myself).

 

Frazee

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I am in the scrap business...the "original recyclers". Been buying and selling raw materials for the steel and foundry industry since, well, a long time ago. Didn't get into medical school and had to make a living so I went to work in a scrap yard. As they say, the rest is history.

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I spent the first half of my life in the USAF, and retired after 23 years. Now I work for the USAF once again as a civillian, repairing and refurbishing ICBM ground support equipment. Help run the paint shop in the rebuild and restoring process of lots of the specalized equipment that is used in the ICBM world.

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I run my Balistic testing Lab , Do Gunsmithing, Writter(Tec.Articules) and I am in Municipal Government.... I am retired !!!!

 

Before that I built Houses ,Schools and other buildings , Drove Train for CPR. , Farmed , Cowboyed and the like ...

 

 

 

Jabez Cowboy

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Guest Foothills Drifter, SASS# 26563

Howdy......

For the last 39 years I have been in medium & heavy duty truck, trailer and bus parts and repair.

I was a mechanic for 15 years specalising in machine work in drive shafts. I also rebuilt up to 13 speed transmissions and 40,000 lb tandem rear ends. I now work at a bus repair place (contract work for MTS in San Diego)

But in 135 days from today....I WILL BE RETIRED!!!!!

 

Vern / Foothills Drifter...

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USAF veteran (Air Police/Security Police) and retired District of Columbia Corrections Officer. Since retiring, I've also been a freight handler for Target, a security guard in a postage stamp processing facility, private investigator, insurance fraud investigator, and gun salesman at Gander Mountain. The job I've had the longest since retiring is the one I have now, security training specialist for a large gubmint contractor in the DC area.

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Actually, one of the neatest things about this sport is that I have many friends that I have known for years, but I don't know their real names or what they do in that other world. I kind of like that.

 

As for me, I'm in my 37th year of practicing law. I started as an assistant county prosecutor followed by a stint in the state attorney general's office. I've been in private practice since late '82.

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I am a Steel Salesman for a large family owned steel company.

I have been with this company for a little over 20 years now and hope to make it to 25 years when I will get 5 weeks vacation.

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After 7 years as an engineer/manager with Procter and Gamble, making soap and Pampers disposable diapers, and another 24 years as a dog and cat mechanic in veterinary private practice, I am now a Public Health Veterinarian with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, supervising food inspectors in slaughterhouses and food processing establishments.

 

Anyone who thinks black powder is messy has never worked in a slaughterhouse...

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Howdy......

For the last 39 years I have been in medium & heavy duty truck, trailer and bus parts and repair.

I was a mechanic for 15 years specalising in machine work in drive shafts. I also rebuilt up to 13 speed transmissions and 40,000 lb tandem rear ends. I now work at a bus repair place (contract work for MTS in San Diego)

But in 135 days from today....I WILL BE RETIRED!!!!!

 

Vern / Foothills Drifter...

 

Awwww, ya ain't close 'till you can give us hours and minutes. :P:blush:

 

I guess you might have time to shoot with me then pard. I'll be right along on the retirement in a couple years. I hope.

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Yup, buncha diverse occupations among us. Some sound mighty interesting.

 

Me, I'm a Tool Design Engineer for that big Northwest assembler. Yeah, most of what we do is assembly, most of the actual manufacturing has been outsourced.

 

Worked for six years as a designer for a spud harvesting and handling company along the way. Where? Where else, SE Idaho!

 

Usta work as a log log faller in the Big Belt Mountains of Montana and a Western Montana ranch hand when I was young and foolish...got smart late and graduated college when I was 38.

 

Part time woodworker, too. Enjoy making small pieces outa big ones, then puttin the pieces back together. Mostly small stuff - revolver presentation boxes are my latest. Doll furniture for my wife's (and other folks as the need arises) American Girl dolls. Fancy wood cutting boards, wooden toys....

 

What I've done sounds kinda boring compared to some of the things you other folks do.

 

Doc McGee

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Anyone who thinks black powder is messy has never worked in a slaughterhouse...

Not had the opportunity to work in the slaughterhouse, but done enough BP shooting to get yer point. See you at Prince of Pistoleers? :)

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I'm new and not known to most folks here...hope to change that over time.

 

Anyway, I'm an Assistant Principal for a nice-sized Virginia high school. I'm so busy trying to parent other folks' children, I struggle to find time to devote to improving/enhancing instruction. But, there's hope and I'm going to keep the 'dream' alive! :P

 

J.J.

 

Bless you! You have a hard job

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I've been a full time mom,

graphic secretary for a large church,

taught adults how to use Microsoft Office at our local junior college.

 

For the last 6 years I have been the computer teacher and technology director for an elementary school.

I'm responsible for teaching kids and fixing computers, printers, white boards, etc.

My most important job is building self-esteem....hugging the kids that don't get hugs at home.

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Complicated Lady:

 

I'd say you're the one with the hard jobs...elementary schools never slow down! And full-time mom? My wife beats the pants off me most days in the parenting department!

 

J.J.

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Well after 39 years of managing a unit at a chemical plant I'm now RETIRED. However, I do manage a small herd of Suri Alpaca.

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I have been in the foundry industry for over 45 years. I started at a foundry as a production control clerk, going to school nights. I left 23 years later as CEO. I stayed with the corporate conglomerate that had owned the foundry for another 2 years mostly in acquisitions. I started a sales and marketing company 22 years ago serving the foundry industry. I primarily serve the users of sand castings, investment castings, and forgings.

I have turned a lot of the daily functions over to others, but I still stay involved and enjoy the business contacts of the business. I plan to stay somewhat involved as long as possible. I don't believe retirement is not working at all, it's working when you want to.

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Three years ago I retired from a Navy logistics job. I was the deputy director of maritime weapons systems support.

 

Then I became a military consultant, and I run the Pennsylvania region for a national consulting company.

 

And, for the last 23 years I've been a magazine writer/photographer/editor. Currently I'm the B-P editor for Guns of the Old West mag and I do the reloading column for Combat Handguns.

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I am now a Public Health Veterinarian with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, supervising food inspectors in slaughterhouses and food processing establishments.

 

Are you a good witch or a bad witch? :lol:

 

During my time managing plants, I had some good VIC's, most were okay, but I had one that was beyond wicked. She would tell the U.S.D.A. circuit supervisor to kiss her behind, so you can only imagine what I dealt with. FYI, my attitude was such that a VIC who was looking out for the public was protecting my job, but one who went on power trips was the enemy of everyone. I'm betting you're a good witch. :)

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