What do you do?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Been in the same place for 16 years or will be on 1/2/06. I'm a collision estimator/body man/painter.
  2. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer. I have been working for a wireless carrier for 12 years. Be- fore that I taught Electronics Engineering Technology for 10 years.
  3. Itsed65

    Itsed65 New Member

    I spent 21 years in the Air Force as an aircraft loadmaster, starting out on C-130's, and working through C-141's, C-27's, and finally C-17's. I got to live and travel all over the world and had a great time.

    Unfortunately 2 years ago I was run over by a teenager who passed out at the wheel and hit me head on while on my way to lunch one day. I lost my left leg to the hip and spent a year in the hospital recovering, therapy etc.

    I'm now retired from the military but currently looking for a new job, of course in a completely different field. Gotta find some kind of deskjob:cry: Worst part is, I was planning on hiring on with UP here in California as a conductor when I retired. But thats life, and it does go on! :cool:

    Good thing I guess with all this time off, I have gotten back into MR in a big way, and having lots of fun with it! Best of all have been some of the great people I have met on this and other forums.
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Well I did computers for years, finishing up with an international software company throughout Asia/Pacific. Lots of sitting in jumbo jets.

    Got the "I don't wanna do this any more" syndrome, moved up the bush, (from inner Sydney) and opened an internet cafe and event ticketing business instead.

    I've now got room for a decent layout. :):) TOOT!! :thumb:
  5. deeredriver

    deeredriver New Member


    i drive a truck im leased on to a company that hauls dedicated for walmart out of the distribution center North platte ne
  6. ScottyB

    ScottyB Member

    Interesting post.

    Right now, I'm a captain at a regional airline, based out of O'Hare. Love my job, but the industry is quickly falling apart. Too bad there aren't too many model railroad jobs out there... :)

  7. kadidle

    kadidle Member

    Scott, there is an opening for a dispatcher on my layout, however you only get paid in plastic dollars....

    I noticed we have some truckers on here, hey guys, glad I don't have to deal with morons in yugo's anymore... :)
  8. ReefBlueCoupe

    ReefBlueCoupe Member

    I'm 25 and work in IT at an architecture firm.
  9. ReefBlueCoupe

    ReefBlueCoupe Member

    A friend of mine is an AA pilot, and also flies FA/18s in the Marine Reserves. He says the same about the airline industry and wants to fine another line of work.
  10. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I'll start with the ex's first.

    ex marine -4 years in Viet Nam

    ex cop - city of Grand Rapids,Mich.

    ex fire fighter -city of Grand Rapids ,Mich.

    Currently (like the last 20 0f the 27 years I've worked for this company) CNC operator,I co-run five machines and we are buying more,Fire fighter trainer(volinteer fire departments) and my most favorite job of being Mikey's biggest agravator. :D
  11. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    I'm a scheduling and materials manager for an aluminum window manufacturer. Been with the company for 33 years. We just started a vinyl window line that keeps my interest up.
  12. Victorsmalls

    Victorsmalls New Member

    I work as a Millwork Specialist (doors and windows) for a new Lowes in North East Pittsburgh, PA. I have worked in Kitchen Design and Milwork with Home Depot for a couple years. Before that worked in the Computer industry with a coupany who built and maintained credit card / embossing equipement. I have an Associates in Computer Science from PTI.

    PS. 24 years old.
  13. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    I manage websites. The Gauge, and a few other similar ones on various topics.

    And, I'm a dad. :)
  14. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    4 years USAF one in Viet Nam

    11 years professional fireman city got too big and nasty

    year or so as a millwright in a power plant

    15 years underground coal miner(best job ever):) in 1993 mine closed been a heavy equipment mechanic since moved to Arizona in 2000.
  15. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I am medically retired.I was a forklift operator. :D
  16. Brian

    Brian Member

    Let's see, I grew up in the General construction field (residential) and I did that for roughly 15 years. I know currently work at a spark plug factory.....in the machining department.:D
  17. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Don't know how I missed this thread until now, but...

    I am currently retired from various and sundry retail electronics ventures: First two-way radio, then that expanded into all sorts of consumer electronics, as well as professional audio and video. Then I sold that business in two different pieces. Was then in the security alarm business for a while; but got tired of commuting three or more days a week 50-60 miles one way, so sold that, too. All this time, my wife and I have been raising Clydesdale Draft Horses, and that continues. In retirement, I'm into all sorts of things, mainly railroads (NE RVP NRHS), on the Board of our local Regional Theatre, and dabble occasionally in aviation and other things, too. Before electronics, I was in the USAF straight out of college for four years, most of it underground, in a missile site.
  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I work with adults with developmental disabilities (mental retardation, autism, etc.) in a vocational training center. We place folks in community jobs but also have a factory style workshop on site for clients who aren't ready for that. I'm the "behavior analyst" so its my job to work with clients who exhibit the more challenging issues. It usually involves finding some way of helping them get their needs met in ways other than hitting themselves, each other, or me! Interestingly enough, a lot of my cleints respond to images of trains. I found a web site that lets me download video clips of passing trains that's been a lot of fun and very helpful as a reward activity.
  19. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I'm a transport refrigeration tech with two years to go before retirement.
  20. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I am the owner/operator of Muskoka Computes.

    Computer Technician, Trainer, CD and DVD Producer.

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