What do you do?

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

  1. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    Worked for a bank for 13 1/2 years. Started in Media Operations (tape library) as Operator, Shift Lead to Operations Support. Promoted to Network Ops and was laid off 6 months later.
    Currently working as a Security Guard (recently promoted to Site Supervisor) but looking for something else. Thinking along the lines of network cabler or locksmith.
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    21-1/2 years U.S.Navy..19-1/2 years Field Service Rep. with Datagraphix/Anacomp..2 years learning that the politically correct phrase for "too old", is.."we found someone better qualified"..2-1/2 years in a hobby shop, which was managed out of existance..currently an associate with GCLaser, doing product development,... drawing a military retirement,.... and social security!
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    What about the response, "you're overqualified for this position"? That's just as effective, but not as degrading and basically means the same thing...:cry: :cry:
  4. santafefan

    santafefan New Member

    Nothing exciting here, just a retired Wedding Photographer, say Cheese *******.

  5. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Wow, I actually read all 9 pages. Very interesting.

    I am a retired electrical contractor Since the end of 2000. Was involved in the electrical construction business for my entire working life. Enjoying my retirement with trains, woodshop, greenhouse and some shooting sports.

    Married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren & another on the way.

    Have been into trains off and on since high school. In 3 rail O since retirement.
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Welcome Dave, Welcome John as well as all those that have recently joined and have posted in this thread. :wave: :wave: Yeah, reading all nine pages does take time but it's really amazing to find out what everyone here does.:) :)
  7. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    What i like about this thread, is that you could "pick" the mind of someone in a particular field of interest. Everything from LAN operators to plumbers.. The Gauge has a vast knowledge in various interests. Thanx for keeping " The Gauge" alive and kicking to all of its membership and Moderators. There is no other Model RR site that I have found that can compare..

    I dont remember - lol - if I placed my vocation. Presently Member of IBEW, licensed electrical contractor (pt), working for a large electrical contractor from NY. I am the companys' resident imagineer, having a BS in Electrical Engineering. Im working on obtaining a PE ( professional engineering license in NJ ). At 39 yo with a bum back, I need to back to a desk job soon. My hobbies include Trains, Trains , Trains, and working pt for a buddy of mine who ones several GP 38 loco's, yes the real ones. He has 5 locos and several track mobiles. We fix them up and he leases them out to area businesses.
  8. pennman

    pennman Member

    work we dont need to work lol

    Lets see medicly retired from the Army in 2002, Currently work as lead mechanic for a Mack truck dealer and a vol. firefighter
    Oh yeah Full time N scaler..
  9. santafefan

    santafefan New Member

    Thank you Don "ezdays" for the welcome, nice to be here.
  10. grimlocksmash

    grimlocksmash New Member

    hey everyone, my name is ed, im a dad of an awsome 14 year old son, i love mustangs, falcons,and my pup rocky, i work at a local church doing maintenence, and played with trians amd afx cars when i was a kid, well im a big kid now and looking to put some of those childhood dreams into action, i plan to do a layout consisting of both ho scale trians and afx cars, it may be a chalenge, but i like doing things the hard way
  11. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

    Welcome aboard ed

    I'm sure you'll find some helpful info here. I joined a couple weeks ago and i enjoy the site.so what ever questions you have ask i'm sure you'll get a reply.:wave:
  12. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Retired A&P Mechanic here. Worked for Boeing most of my career in the flight test and development areas. Also spent some time with Saudi Arabian Airlines(SAUDIA) in the mid 70's and was a Field Service Rep in the middle east and europe. Originally wanted to be a farmer but reality set in before that happened.
  13. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    IRail Ron: I think you underestimate yourself a whole lot. Teaching has to be one of the most challanging fields a person can get into. I volunteered at a local school and got to observe the day to day interaction between students and teachers. It's a tough job.
  14. Myowngod

    Myowngod Member

    I've managed 3 True Value hardware stores for the past 10yrs.

  15. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Jim, thank you for the kind words. Yep, teaching is a demanding job - but working with the young is also most satisfying.

    However, I have to do a little update: Probably I am the most recent retiree here at the Gauge - effective July 31st. :D:D:D
    Now I'll hope to become a much more active model railroader than before (haven't been in the basement for the last eight weeks!!! :( )

  16. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    I am a system administrator for an advertising agency. And no, I will not fix your computer.

  17. MadCoW1

    MadCoW1 Member


    Me, I'm a retired locomotive engineer. Retired at the age of 46! Hogged on the Wisconsin Central Ltd.(Chicago and Superior subs) and hogged on the Wisconsin and Southern RR on the southern division. Retirement due to illness. Miss it.

  18. Tayder

    Tayder Member

    I am a safety professional (some say Safety Nazi) for a major Canadian upstream oil and gas producer. We provide a very large chunk of the natural gas that yawl burn to stay warm or stay cool in the Yew Ess Eh!

    Past lives include 15 years in the service of the Queen at sea, down below making things go. :thumb:
  19. thumsup

    thumsup Member


    Pipefitter, camera repair tech and currently a AutoCAD draftsman for the City of Anaheim.:wave:

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