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Your Job

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 10:42 PM
by linekahuna
Just out of curiosity, what are your occupations?
I worked as a Sawyer for 37 years in a pulp and paper mill.
On long term disability for the last three years and will probably be on it till 65.
Did twelve hour shifts, two days, two nights most of the time. Add in a 30 mile
drive each way and it becomes a 14 hour day.
Days were the worst, having to get up at 4:00 A.M. to be at work for 6:00 A.M.
and getting home at 7:00 P.M. Blah!

Re: Your Job

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 11:00 PM
by Mike
kite bum.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 11:08 PM
by Kitehead
Professional procrastinator, when I get around to it.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 11:10 PM
by Jeff
I want Mike's job.

For now, I'll settle for an engineering job with a big company that starts with M and ends with otorola.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 11:17 PM
by Kitehead
But seriously...

I have a systems engineering job with a little Federal agency that starts with an N and ends with ASA.

Govt. bureaucracy! OY!

The inside joke is that NASA really stands for Never A Straight Answer.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 08:32 AM
by Mike
Still, it's cool to be able to say you work for NASA.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 11:41 AM
by Jynx
Don't hold it against me... COP (25 years, now retired)

It's alot more fun on the Dark Side!

[strike]Corporal[/strike] Baker
(Careful, I still have guns) Image

Re: Your Job

Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 11:59 AM
by Jeepster
Worked as an engineer (research, design, development, service support) for over 30 years for Caterpillar. Besides the obvious Illinois location, Cat also sent me to live and work in Japan and Arizona during the course of my career. Also, spent quite a bit of time in England at our Leicester plant during two assignments on BHLs. But, all good things must end, so now I'm retired and find that to be an exellent occupation also.

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Your Job

Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 08:36 PM
by Frodos Majik
linekahuna wrote:I worked as a Sawyer for 37 years in a pulp and paper mill.


Mine is one of many steps after your spot...

I am a printing press operator. That is till the damn copiers take over!!! :evil: Just had a new four color copier come through the front door yesterday. :shock: :evil: May not be looking all that promising in my future. But have to do the wait and see game.l :roll: :evil:

Sorry but never felt that threaten by a machine before. :evil:

just a little venting going on here. :oops:

Re: Your Job

Posted: Tue, Dec 30 2008, 08:43 PM
by Jeff
Frodos Majik wrote:
just a little venting going on here. :oops:

Venting is good. Even tribal venting.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Wed, Dec 31 2008, 12:33 AM
by brownssl
I WORK AT INTERLAKE STEEL BEEN THERE FOR 24 YEARS MONDAY THEY GAVE US ARE 60 DAY NOTICE ON CLOSING THE PLANT SO I DONT KNOW WHAT MY FUTURE IS GOING TO BE WHAT A SHOCK AND A WERD FEELING TO BE JOBLESS :( :( :(

Re: Your Job

Posted: Wed, Dec 31 2008, 01:20 AM
by backdraft
I work for CSL Behring as a Facilities Service Supervisor, we make phamaceuticals from blood plasma. Its a great job but I have been on midnights for to long.

Mike S

Re: Your Job

Posted: Wed, Dec 31 2008, 08:27 AM
by Pkrekel
I work at Richland Community College in Dectaur, Il. I am a computer technician and been doing it for 20 years as of Jan 5th.

Paul

Re: Your Job

Posted: Wed, Dec 31 2008, 09:08 AM
by Anne
I am customer support rep for a Cancer Registry Software Company, whose main office is in Cincinnati. I have worked for them for 9 years and I have a jammy job because I work from my home. It's alot of fun cuz I am on the computer every day.

Guess you'd think I'd get on the forum more, but seems I have problems as I haven't been on here in awhile.

Anne

Re: Your Job

Posted: Thu, Jan 01 2009, 06:35 PM
by Babbman
I'm a 22 year Industrial Controls Engineer.. Been with Control Masters since 1985..

I specialize in Extrusion and Material Handling as well as data collection and networking...

I like it cause people give me a few million $$$ worth of equipment to play with... I've been all over the US, Mexico and Canada...

Re: Your Job

Posted: Thu, Jan 01 2009, 06:59 PM
by TeamTrejo
Podiatrist
Way too busy for my own good.

Re: Your Job

Posted: Mon, Jan 05 2009, 08:46 PM
by DB Cooper
I used to work for Raytheon Missile Systems designing missiles and rockets. Now I work for a company that starts with Cat and ends with erpillar.

My wife laughs at me because I have gotten to design and test all the fun boy toys. Who doesn't like blowing stuff up and playing with oversize Tonka trucks?

Re: Your Job

Posted: Wed, Jan 07 2009, 02:23 PM
by Mux11
went from media production to a museum and 3yrs ago got brought into the world of Organizational Development.
Some like to call us trainers, others say consultants - we run survey assessments that help the leadership make planning decisions.

I am also on the back half of a masters program , which feels like a second job
jp

Re: Your Job

Posted: Wed, Jan 07 2009, 03:58 PM
by stevebell
I've been working for Nucor Steel here in Kankakee for almost 22 years as a crane operator. Nothing high-tech, but I do have a computer in my cab. :?

Re: Your Job

Posted: Mon, Jan 19 2009, 12:21 AM
by Knoted4ever
i work as a teacher for the multiply handicapped. In less than 3 years i'll be retired... and will consequently be flying kites more, i hope!

(i recently fell on some ice at work, and busted up my arms, back, and head pretty good... but i'll be OK for flying kites still, thank goodness.)