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LEBillfish
12-01-2007, 09:52 AM
Hi All;

In that I'm a firm believer that no matter the work you do, in that be it a horse stall cleaner or rocket scientist you'll learn lessons that will apply to every other aspect of your life, and often every other occupation...

So, what occupations have you had over the course of your life.......and if you wish after state how it applies to things you do here? (so yes I expect most to have been manuer movers at some time).

K2

LEBillfish
12-01-2007, 09:52 AM
Hi All;

In that I'm a firm believer that no matter the work you do, in that be it a horse stall cleaner or rocket scientist you'll learn lessons that will apply to every other aspect of your life, and often every other occupation...

So, what occupations have you had over the course of your life.......and if you wish after state how it applies to things you do here? (so yes I expect most to have been manuer movers at some time).

K2

Korolov1986
12-01-2007, 09:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
....horse stall cleaner...
manuer movers...
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

#^$*@$%&&^%!!!

han freak solo
12-01-2007, 09:58 AM
1. Paper boy 1980
2. Lawn mowing boy 1980
3. Grocery sacker 1981
4. Pizza cook 1982
5. Go kart ticket taker 1982-83
6. Tire/Oil changer for cars and trucks 1983
7. Sign installer - in the earth and on buildings 1983-84
8. Security guard 1984-85
9. Student pilot and hamburger cook 1985-87
10. Bindery worker 1987
11. Printing press operator/darkroom camera work 1988-1995
12. Service tech for printing presses/bindery machinery and webmaster for same company 1995 - present
13. General dumb@ss 1965 - present http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

DuxCorvan
12-01-2007, 10:05 AM
1) Conscript soldier (1994)
2) Librarian (1995)
3) Assistant -this is slave- in archaeological sites. (1995-1996)
4) Grammar/orthography text corrector for a publisher. (1997)
5) As a civil servant (1998-Today):
- NGO register.
- Public budget admin. for archaeological sites.
- Public budget admin. for courts of law.
- Chief at a public office concerning subsidized housing for families with low incomings.
6) Future: Sex adviser with a 'Teach with example' philosophy.

Outlaw---
12-01-2007, 10:05 AM
Video Store Clerk (back in the days before Buttbuster and Hollywood Video)
Grunt and Sometimes Salesperson at a Fabric Store
Draftsman - AutoCAD with just a Touch on the Board
Engineer - Mechanical
Software Architect/Developer
Engineer again

ViktorViktor
12-01-2007, 10:09 AM
No fair, Billfish. You gotta say first.

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han freak solo
12-01-2007, 10:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
So, what occupations have you had over the course of your life....... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your turn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

JG52Uther
12-01-2007, 10:13 AM
shop worker @ 16
office worker @ 17
night shift supervisor in supermarket @ 19
night shift tool setter in automotive factory @ 23
retired @ 38
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Taylortony
12-01-2007, 10:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Hi All;

In that I'm a firm believer that no matter the work you do, in that be it a horse stall cleaner or rocket scientist you'll learn lessons that will apply to every other aspect of your life, and often every other occupation...

So, what occupations have you had over the course of your life.......and if you wish after state how it applies to things you do here? (so yes I expect most to have been manuer movers at some time).

K2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


First day.

Struggled to get out of somewhere you later realise you will spend the rest of your life trying to get back into so to speak http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


Up to twelve months.

Professional breast sucker.......

Agreed, it was hard work getting the stuff to flow, but someone had to do it and yes I still do it occasionally http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Over 12 months.

Professional food eater

Took some of the fun out of life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif and yes I still do that too occasionally..

11 years old.

Paperboy

13 years old

Petrol pump attendant part time..... remember those?

16 years old.

RAF Aircraft Engineer.... used to carry a musket around as a penalty clause of the job and found no use for it bar opening beer bottles.. we travelled to far away lands, met the locals and bombed the cr*p out of them.. ahh life was sweet,,,, beer, beer and erm more beer..... continued my ambition for item one as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

30 ish...

Civilian Aircraft Engineer Licenced. Got rid of the RAF penalty clause but then took on the CAA as my yoke http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

38 ish to present day

Chief Engineer, Engineering Manager, CAA Nominated Engineer and A and C Licenced Engineer.... been around aircraft all my life so do not wet myself or go into a drooling orgasm of the mouth when I see something new or different, they still suck themselves into the air no matter what they are... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

buddye1
12-01-2007, 10:43 AM
Interesting. Yes, we learn from each job. I am afaid my career was rather boring compared to most others.

1. supermarket clerk (college and High School)
2. programmer/manager (same co. for 25 years)
3. SW executive (same major US company as #2 for 15 years)
4. Retired at 55 but been a C++ coder for freeware BOBII for 5 years.

fordfan25
12-01-2007, 10:49 AM
manwhor*

SeaFireLIV
12-01-2007, 10:59 AM
The question seemed a bit patronising to me. Perhaps i`ll answer if she tells us her stuff first.

Taylortony
12-01-2007, 11:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
manwhor* </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that like a RENTBOY? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Bewolf
12-01-2007, 11:03 AM
1. paperboy (school)
2. Fair logistics (school)
3. Heavily disabled people caretaker (civil services)
4. gas station clerk (university)
5. Illustrator
6. Animation Designer

Jup, a pretty mixed bag.

T_O_A_D
12-01-2007, 11:15 AM
1. Paperboy
2. Cook at a large Buffet Helped feed 4800 one Mothers day.
3. Short order cook
4. Pizza Hut made 300 Personal pans every morning.
5. Grease Monkey at a truck stop
6. Diesel Mechanic
7. Shop lead Mechanic
8. Truck Driver on my days off drom Shop lead
9. Shop Supervisor
10. If it counts UBI Zoo Moderator.

I used to come here to escape, but,

ploughman
12-01-2007, 11:23 AM
1. English tutor.
2. English as a foreign language teacher.
3. Veg chef.
4. Cook.
5. Pizza chef.
6. Barman.
7. Waiter.
8. More of the same.
9. Sales Administrator for a well known manufacturer of portable cabins.
10. Administration for an aspect of the military industrial complex.
11. Artist.
12. (Well in about 2 weeks) Public house owner/operator.

heywooood
12-01-2007, 11:28 AM
grocery clerk
service station attendant
machinist
electricians apprentice
HVAC apprentice
hotel bellcaptain (staff of 14 bellmen and valets)
limo driver
America's Cup Team (Bill Koch 1st challenge)sailmaker (Cuban Fiber...remember?)- yes we were victorious!
tow truck operator / repo-man / impounder thug
cabinetshop inventory control and receiver clerk
purchaser
salesman

life is the undiscovered country

sakai2005
12-01-2007, 11:33 AM
freezer ware house grunt 16-17 yrs
18- 19 bum
20-28 lobstering/sword fishing
28-present installing hvac for genral dynamics
marine division destroyers and such.

Stew278
12-01-2007, 11:40 AM
1. Fast food worker(3 different places)
2. Janitor
3. Loader/sorter at UPS
4. Groundskeeper
5. Carpenter
6. Stockperson at grocery store
7. Lab assistant (analytical chemistry)
8. Faculty assistant
9. Grad student

From this I have learned to tolerate verbal abuse from all manner of arrogant ******; probably a useful thing when on the internet.

In hindsight I think the blue collar worklife was better. Fewer insufferable a55holes and petty egos to deal with.

LEBillfish
12-01-2007, 11:41 AM
Well, most of the work I've done would be difficult at best to understand for most....It has nothing to do with being so lofty that it beyond mosts grasp, infact, quite the opposite. Couldn't read or write till roughly 32....and have also been on my own since 10 (that means living entirely self sufficient, not in a foster home or some such). So here's some of the additional occupations I've had during.

4 till 10: Tobacco & subsistence livestock & crop farming....and yes, did it all, how it is when drunk fathers simply point and says "do this or that". That's everything from planting, raising, harvest, slaughter, butchering & preparation.

10-12: had two interesting sub jobs, sweep/clean at a little mountain general store, and helped make deep pit BBQ by stoking the coals in the pit and adding wood as directed (hot hot job) for a backyard business. Worked that till the police started giving the family a hard time because I was not black.

12-24: none at the same location;
ammunition runner & cook
petty thief
laundry/cook/server for a gold camp bar (workers would bring their laundry there which I'd have to clean, cook the meals served, and then serve the drinks and so on).
smugglers mule
garment laborer & coca processing

24-30: dancer

30-43/Present: housewife, once I could read and write also tried FireFighting/Paramedic (was fully qualified), and among other varied things am now learning machine design and autocad drafting.

LEBillfish
12-01-2007, 11:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
The question seemed a bit patronising to me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

you sure?

SeaFireLIV
12-01-2007, 11:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
The question seemed a bit patronising to me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

you sure? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, that`s why i said `seemed`.

Looks like you have quite a life story to tell. I get the feeling someone rescued you out of all that. Must be a good man. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Inadaze
12-01-2007, 12:01 PM
1.Paperboy
2.Weekend work in stables (My beginning in Stall cleaning and manure "processing" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif )
2.Garage attendant
3.Trainee Draughtsman
4.Waiter
5.Shop Assistant
6.Factory Worker (making filters, really boring)
7.Groom/Riding Instructor for the disabled (More manure!)
8.Groom/stablehand working with eventers and point to pointers (My last manure related work! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)
9.University and then Database admin
10.Desktop support

Friendly_flyer
12-01-2007, 12:16 PM
I used to do all sorts of odd jobs when young, cleaning, scrap yard monkey, kindergarten assistant (slave) and the obligatory walking around in green with His Majestys musket (like TT). I finally got into academia, only to continue being barman, cleaner, research boat shipmate, kindergarten assistant (to students) etc. Now I'm a zoologist working at the local Natural History museum, teaching children and making exhibits.

The teaching/kindergarten bit helps me deal with you lot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

triad773
12-01-2007, 01:06 PM
1. Flowers delivery
2. Grocery bagger (HS)
3. Retail Hardware clerk (Uni)
4. Shipping receiving clerk (Uni)
5. Purchasing agent
6. Asst. warehouse manage
7. Inside industrial eqt. sales
8. Accounts payable clerk
9. MS Office expert/hired gun
10.Graphic artist/illustrator/photographer/webmaster
11.Software quality assurance
12.Technology consultant
13.Project manager for house renovation
14.What ever else I can do to make money in a down economy.

On top of it all I suffer from simply having too many interests http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Always considered myself a jack of all trades, master of none. My resumes sure read as such.

MEGILE
12-01-2007, 01:07 PM
Part time slacker.

WWSensei
12-01-2007, 02:39 PM
Parents had their own business so my "job experience" began early.

1) 9-18 - dish washer, busboy, short-order cook, general maintenance.
2) 18-21 - college student, husband, father, handy man, fry cook at numerous fast food places
3) 21-30 - military. USAF. Fighter pilot and later Air Ops Center Network Support, OIC. Occasional mission fragger.
4) 30-35 - consultant, Peace Corps, USAID all doing systems, network engineering and programming
5) 35-42 - Dir of Engineering for a major software security firm.
6) Now, recently switched companies and manage a couple of development teams and a large corporate data center. Hate this job but doing it to save enough money to go back to Africa for a time.

Monterey13
12-01-2007, 02:41 PM
Here goes.... gonna be a long one...Not in order...


1. Paperboy
2. Detassled corn
3. Walked beans
4. fast food cook
5. assistant for mussel diver
6. carpenter
7. tire changer/oil changer
8. rubber hose maker in factory
9. U.S. Army Field Artilleryman
10. U.S. Navy Missile Fire Control Technician(Advanced Electronics Field)
11. Telecommunications Technician
12. Medical Imaging Engineer(X-Ray, CT & MRI)
13. Robotics Engineer
14. Computer Repair Technician
15. ASE Certified Automotive Technician
16. Automotive Shop Service Manager
17. Landscaper
18. Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
19. Instrument Technician for Power Plant.
20. Firefighter
21. EMS First Responder
22. Deputy Sheriff
23. Motorcycle Repair Technician

Probably more, but I can't think straight right now.

And I'm only 40...whew!!!

Jediteo
12-01-2007, 02:47 PM
History and International Relations student (current), that's about it.

Billy_BigBoy
12-01-2007, 03:04 PM
LEBillfish, guess you have indeed a very interesting lifestory to tell.
Someone's past makes that person how he or she is today. My best guess is that your past made you very, very much how you are today.

Anyway, on topic again:
I started as a civil engeneer on serveral Architectural Offices.
Since 2003 I'm a building inspector in one of the major cities of the Netherlands.

K_Freddie
12-01-2007, 03:06 PM
High school surfing champ.
Beer drinker
4 year Air Force recruit
Beer drinker
Student Pilot
Military Airborne radar/radio techie
Beer drinker
Military Naval techie
University digital systems techie and student.
Handsome Husband
Dad
Beer and wine drinker
Electronic systems designer and techie
Dad
Medical systems techie
Film electronics systems techie
techie
Wine drinker
techie
menopause
SexBomb hip hip hip
Married 20 years on Wednesday and she's still HOT as ever... GRRRrrrrrrrowwwllll http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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Bearcat99
12-01-2007, 03:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Well, most of the work I've done would be difficult at best to understand for most-....... -housewife, once I could read and write also tried FireFighting/Paramedic (was fully qualified), and among other varied things am now learning machine design and autocad drafting. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You do know that you need to write it down.... seriously... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif What the h@ll are you waiting for? You can do it. The names can be changed to protect the guilty.. but I have always thought that your story is one that is more than worth telling. I believe I have told you that once or twice possibly....


Me? Nothing too exciting..
Car washer (I used to clean the hustler's cars as a kid for $10 a wash and $20 for a wash & a wax)
Supermarket stockboy
Shippng & recieving clerk at Bloomingdales
Avionics Fire Control technician
Musician
PT retail sales
Copier/printer tecnician

I don't consider the other more important stuff like son, husband father etc as occupations.. those are more lifestyles IMO..

Jagdgeschwader2
12-01-2007, 03:23 PM
1. Bagger in a grocery store - First job.
2. Body Repairman - My father owned the shop. I was quite good at it.
3. Automotive Service Technician
4. Painter for a large construction company - We built Applebee's and Krispy Kreme restaurants.
5. Machine Shop Worker - I built huge flow control valves for large chilled water systems.
6. Information Technology - Finally decided that manual labor was not for me! Currently the shift supervisor with this fortune 1000 company and I plan on retiring with them. I do miss all the mechanical work I used to do.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Loco-S
12-01-2007, 03:27 PM
Surfboard repair
wetsuit repair
gasoline station service guy
demolition
beer equipment maintenance
beer salesman ( that thing sells itself)
electrician
college ( Business management)
flight attendant
commercial pilot
tour guide
fish cutter ( I can fillet a 90 lb tuna in 4 minutes flat)
Fedex driver
Ground handling coordinator for charter airlines ( slots, gates, fuel contract/ground handling/catering coordination...)
Airframe and powerplant mechanic
Composite specialist
and now I work in a certification program for a new VLJ, test program, flight line

SeaFireLIV
12-01-2007, 03:57 PM
Guess I should keep my side... Nothing much to tell. In a nutshell.


Amusement arcade assistant.
Casino cashier.
Appiled for Army but got put off by everyone.
College.
starving artist.
Security.
Optician.
Starving artist.

MB_Avro_UK
12-01-2007, 04:10 PM
Interesting thread...

My past is varied.

1. Paperboy/Anything going.
2. Fireman (The most active Fire Station in UK).
3. Royal Navy (Aircrew Observer Officer).
4. Police Detective London.
5. Death.

FPSOLKOR
12-01-2007, 04:21 PM
My list seems to be shorter then most...
1. Paper boy
2. Paramedic
3. Military surgeon + part-time job as a sniper for 4 month, before got scratched
4. Surgeon-Oncologist
5. Pathologist
Currently finishing my PhD.

JG52Uther
12-01-2007, 04:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">3. Military surgeon + part-time job as a sniper for 4 month, before got scratched </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Whats this then? You shoot them then save them, Or save them so you can shoot them later ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

GAU-8
12-01-2007, 04:28 PM
i COULD be wrong.. but i dont think a "GOOD MAN " rescued LEBILLFISH...

i think she did that on her own will. the "good man" might simply helped out with question/answers, or might have a hand in exploring new avenues.

i believe she would be exactly where she is now, but it MIGHT..maybe have taken a little longer, on her own.

she doesnt seem to be "women in distress" rescue type.


me?(in no particular order)

. grocery store work

. computer networking

. motorcycle mechanic

. machine shop operator on several machines

. got fired a lot (this actually HELPED!)

. artist

. self employed helmet airbrush business

. assembly work on subsea oil wells

.3D modeling/ drafting of subsea wells

RedToo
12-01-2007, 04:50 PM
Interesting how many of us have varied careers - is this symptomatic of flight simmers I wonder?
Edit: Or are we all just old?

Here's mine in approximately chronological order:

Furniture remover.
Old People's Care Attendant.
Crate Repairer.
Doctor's Receptionist.
Bar Staff.
Shop Assistant.
Campsite Warden.
Kitchen Assistant.
Site Security Guard.
Hospital Porter.
Ecological Consultant.
Museum Curator.
Property Renovator.
Primary Teacher.

SeaFireLIV
12-01-2007, 05:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GAU-8:
i COULD be wrong.. but i dont think a "GOOD MAN " rescued LEBILLFISH...

i think she did that on her own will. the "good man" might simply helped out with question/answers, or might have a hand in exploring new avenues.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If someone stopped and took the time out to advise and direct her then it seems to me that someone took special time out, especially in her case (orphaned urchin-type). It`s quite an unusual situation for most of us. Usually we at least have one parent looking after us. Also, the age she apparently learned literacy is VERY late if I read that right, requiring further help. This means a good man must have had a hand in this. i say `man` because I remember her talking about someone in her life (a male husband) with a certain reverence that was unusual for her. She may have even mentioned that he helped her. I`m not doubting that she didn`t also pull herself up, but someone helped pull her up.

So I stand by my `good man.`

I`m sure billfish will put me straight.

Monterey13
12-01-2007, 05:27 PM
So Bearcat, I didn't know you were an AQ... The Airedale equivalent to my FC job. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

BaldieJr
12-01-2007, 05:31 PM
i build internets but lately i'm thinking about getting rid of all my stuff and drifting around for awhile.

FPSOLKOR
12-01-2007, 06:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Whats this then? You shoot them then save them, Or save them so you can shoot them later ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Our field hospital was several times under fire, so I used my SVD to save my butt.

Choctaw111
12-01-2007, 06:22 PM
I started out in the Army right out of high school, both active and reserve. 11B20P: Airborne Infantry. During the Reserves on the civilian side I was a Mechanical Draftsman and an Electrician's Apprentice. For the same large company I was also a Quality Auditor Inspector, Fleet Mechanic and an OTR Truck Driver. I guess I must add that I am not working any more. My Army unit was activated and deployed nearly 5 years ago, I got banged up real bad, and I now collect a government VA disability check every month. In a way it is nice, and in other ways it is not very pleasant.

BSS_CUDA
12-01-2007, 07:20 PM
1977 burger flipper Micky D
1978 High School Graduate
1978 burger flipper Wendy's
1979-1982 US Navy Quartermaster
1982-1999 Auto Body Tech
2000-2001 Auto Body estimator
2001-present Auto Body shop Manager

leitmotiv
12-01-2007, 07:37 PM
Lousy at mowing lawns
Lousy at selling cookies for schools
Better at being a university library (low level) bureaucrat
Bored insane as map filer in university library
Better at writing ad copy for university library
Enjoyed terrorizing undergraduates as a TA
For years, thoroughly enjoyed tutoring at university in English Lit and History
Nearly murdered (no joke) trying high school teaching
Very happy as book editor
Driven insane as elder care specialist
Enjoy painting but not making money (yet)
Professional investor, blood-sucker, exploiter, inhuman b-----d, etc.
Lifelong professional pessimist
Lifelong semi-pro anarchist
In youth, major league debauchee and rake Hell
In prime, valetudinarian
Sometimes constructor of divers plastic or paper models of war machines
Rabid flight simmer, an activity considered a mildly insane eccentricity by my friends
To the left of Trotsky until living in UK revealed the delights of being a total reactionary

M2morris
12-01-2007, 08:06 PM
(This starts in 1980)
Busboy, quit.
Dishwasher, quit.
Surfboard maker, quit.
Construction worker, quit.
Logger/woodsman, 2 years quit.
U.S.Army Soldier: Truck mechanic, Infantry, Special Forces. Couldn't adjust to military life so I just did a quick twenty-years and quit. ha ha
Video arcade machine tech/cash collector, quit.
Prison guard presently, retired military.
Whew. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Cajun76
12-01-2007, 08:11 PM
1. Several roofing jobs before and after HS in legendary Louisiana heat and humidity.
2. Furniture delivery.
3. Buggy (cart) pusher at Wally World
4. General laborer in construction leading to
5. Industrial electrician helper
6. Laborer at concrete plant making culverts and pre-stressed concrete sections.
7. Industrial electrician helper
8. US Air Force Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman which is fancy talk for C-130 engine and prop mechanic
9. Medically retired until things settle down and I get some retraining. For now, full-time dad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

GAU-8
12-01-2007, 08:13 PM
SEAFIRELIV,

OK, i understand you then, and agree. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif i think i interpreted what you were saying, more to the deep end as like a quick "cinderalla". a pauper one day, and riches the next....

i think we both were onto the basic thought i just took yours too disney like http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Monterey13
12-01-2007, 08:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaldieJr:
i build internets but lately i'm thinking about getting rid of all my stuff and drifting around for awhile. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Almost forgot...Cable installer for Charter.
Good money...$h1tty job.

Thanx Baldy, for reminding me.

GAU-8
12-01-2007, 08:19 PM
oooh yeah.. TIRED of seeing CAT-5 blue cable .

rivers of blue cable bundles.. eesh!

M2morris
12-01-2007, 08:27 PM
Thanks Cajun for reminding me, I am also a Dad. Thats the most important job I have, maybe that is balanced countered of the husband job.

Bearcat99
12-01-2007, 09:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monterey13:
So Bearcat, I didn't know you were an AQ... The Airedale equivalent to my FC job. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/A7E_VA22.jpg

Yup... A7E Corsairs Only did it for @ a year though.. That's where this
http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/Yardbird.jpg
comes from..

Outlaw---
12-01-2007, 10:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:
Our field hospital was several times under fire, so I used my SVD to save my butt. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh man I want a real SVD REAL BAD!! I missed out on a Romak (I know it's a cheap copy but I didn't have much spare cash back then) by a few minutes b/c I stopped to eat on the way to the gun store. Some punk walked in and bought it just before I got there.

I was gonna get one this Christmas but then I bought a 34 year old Vette which has been eatin' away at my fun funds lately. I've been bustin' my *** at work so my next raise (March of next year) will be big enough to cover a solid SVD. Of course I'll have to find one but here in Texas gun shows come by fairly often and there's usually at least 3 at each one.

Where were you serving when you came under fire FP?

--Outlaw.

LEBillfish
12-01-2007, 10:25 PM
ok well this not about me and why I didn't post at first and limited it considerably.....My life is nothing extrodinary or special...Simply my own.

Anywho, back on the OT topic.....I'm rather surprised no one is showing rather dramatic successes and just as failures. Often I've found those with considerable character (and some considerable characters)...That would do well, become bored, almost make themselves fail just to have the adventure of starting from scratch again.

In kind how we get on with it after a personal disaster telling much. A great example of this was a gentleman I never met yet my husband speaks of by name roughly 20 years his Sr. (though will not mention his name).

This individual came from a very pampered life his father a very wealthy industrialist in S. Vietnam....When the U.S. entered the picture, his station in society bought him the rank of Col. in the SVA.....War went on as we all know, yet come last days he could not get out, then spent the next (guessing) 10 years in a NV "re-education camp" (essentially slow extermination through conditions).

Finally escaping, this gentleman made it with his family to the U.S. where he met my husband who was then quite young (mid 20's) yet was rather skilled in engineering.

He always spoke with great respect of this gentleman.....His respect coming not in how much he had endured, or what he had once had....YET....How excited and grateful he was that Brad would take the time to help teach him basic drafting skills and about machine design.....All while making rediculously low wages, yet my husband remembered him seeing this from everything to nothing as simply a new beginning at a bright future......His bright future beginning in his mid to late 40's.

Attitude.....No matter how bad it is it's "great to be here" as it can be much worse.

....and some here even pointing out indirectly how even what most might think were hard or bleak times as in retrospect great times.

No job or life better then another though it may feel and seem that way......It maybe perhaps how we approach it.

So what we have done having little bearing....It's what we took from it as we moved on setting the mark.

Keep em coming guys, good stuff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

FPSOLKOR
12-01-2007, 10:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Outlaw---:
Oh man I want a real SVD REAL BAD!! I missed out on a Romak (I know it's a cheap copy but I didn't have much spare cash back then) by a few minutes b/c I stopped to eat on the way to the gun store. Some punk walked in and bought it just before I got there.
I was gonna get one this Christmas but then I bought a 34 year old Vette which has been eatin' away at my fun funds lately. I've been bustin' my *** at work so my next raise (March of next year) will be big enough to cover a solid SVD. Of course I'll have to find one but here in Texas gun shows come by fairly often and there's usually at least 3 at each one.
Where were you serving when you came under fire FP?
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>Don't buy Polish version under no circumstance. It's a lottery without a winning ticket. Look for "Tiger", it's a civil version of SVD (my friend told me that it costs around 3 000 bucks). If you will get your hands on one, I would recommend to change standart scope for Zeiss.
I served in Chechnia.

Kapteeni
12-02-2007, 01:43 AM
1. construction worker
2.Printer, silkscreen
4.Studied 4 yrs moviemaking, but became photographer and illustrator.
Worked as a freelancer photographer in Yugoslavia (former)Middle-East, Africa an South-East Asia for several magazines until 2001
5.Teacher.
6.Professional Alcoholic
7.Cook.
8.Rockabilly rebel!

archermav
12-02-2007, 07:55 AM
Started out washing cars when still at school.

Went into dull office work for about three years.

For the last 17 years have been a police officer, the last five of which I have been as a traffic officer. Ten more years to go then retirement.

JG52Uther
12-02-2007, 08:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I'm rather surprised no one is showing rather dramatic successes and just as failures. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not sure about this! Retiring at 38 I consider pretty successful for me anyway. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

han freak solo
12-02-2007, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Anywho, back on the OT topic.....I'm rather surprised no one is showing rather dramatic successes and just as failures. Often I've found those with considerable character (and some considerable characters)...That would do well, become bored, almost make themselves fail just to have the adventure of starting from scratch again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I forgot the fact that after 2 years of flight school, I wasn't meant to fly and get paid for it.

Remember the movie Hot Shots? I was "Wash Out". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SeaFireLIV
12-02-2007, 08:51 AM
I don`t see this as a failure/success popularity contest. Success or failure is the mind of the person himself. No one needs to explain themselves on their success or failure on a forum where we don`t even know if we are who we say we are.

RedToo
12-02-2007, 09:59 AM
How do you measure success and failure? Sure I've had a varied career but all I've posted is a list of jobs. No details of success or failure. I certainly don't consider myself a failure. Maybe easily bored ...

RedToo.

Swivet
12-02-2007, 10:18 AM
#1. A slave for somebody else basically, from 1976-1998 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

#2. Real Estate, my own business, no annoying boss looking over my shoulder 1999-present http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

heywooood
12-02-2007, 10:32 AM
yeah - private enterprise...where the customer is the boss.

that can be alot of bosses...been there and it wasn't for me.

Heywooood doesn't care what people think about him or his past or his occupations - we all have to answer to someone if we want to get paid.

I'm a person that keeps his family and personal time seperate from the 9-5 and would never trade that for a salary, a 10hr+ workday, blackberry email 24/7 connected, working vacation type of corporate slot for anything.

I get profit sharing, commissions, good health and dental and lots of paid leave so I'm ok with a blue collar...

no one should ever be belittled or -B-rated for earning an honest living

Von_Rat
12-02-2007, 10:33 AM
1977 to 1997 various jobs, to numerous to recall.



for the last ten years ive been working in a munitions plant. we make 20mmm, 25mm, and 30mm rounds for various weapon systems.


mostly its just routine assembly work, but sometimes it can get real exciting real fast, lol.

LEBillfish
12-02-2007, 10:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I don`t see this as a failure/success popularity contest. Success or failure is the mind of the person himself. No one needs to explain themselves on their success or failure on a forum where we don`t even know if we are who we say we are. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


agree and not the point of me saying it as each of these are our own lives for good or bad and it's no ones place to judge nor can they......and explination means trying to justify....Point blank this is how it was, and what we've done the end.......

(quit looking for some alterior motive here) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Outlaw---
12-02-2007, 10:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:Look for "Tiger", it's a civil version of SVD (my friend told me that it costs around 3 000 bucks). If you will get your hands on one, I would recommend to change standart scope for Zeiss.
I served in Chechnia. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the info FP, I'll look for the Tiger at the next gunshow. $3,000-$5,000 is what I was expecting to pay for a real Russian one. If it comes with authentic optics I'll stick with them as I like it for historical value also.

--Outlaw.

JtD
12-02-2007, 11:18 AM
After finishing my education I only had one job with slightly changing fields of activity, and that is test engineer.

Before that I have been working as a cashier, housekeeper, dish washer, mechanic, life guard, supernumerary and what not else you can do in a couple of weeks of holidays.

buddye1
12-02-2007, 11:29 AM
Career sucess to me was meeting all the goals on my performance plan and getting a big bonus.

Career failure to me was a loss (like when I lost a $250M proposal for a software system) which result in loss of bonus and pay increase.

Career joy to me has been working on BOBII for no money just to see if I can improve it. We all have to report to someone (boss, customers,wife,etc.). I of course enjoy IL2 but I have made no contributions except buying it.

I see career joy, sucess, and failure as ones personal point of view but mostly with a impact to ones pocket book.

willyvic
12-02-2007, 12:06 PM
Occupations:
Gas station jockey
Video store clerk
USN 22 years -- Retired
US Customs 10 years -- Retired

Had the gas and video gigs while in the military. Uncle Sam was a little tight with his dollars back then... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Yo, Bearcat. When were you in Lemoore? I used to overhaul the TF-30s for those birds. Was over at AIMD 76-79.

WV

stugumby
12-02-2007, 12:28 PM
Hmm
grew up airforce brat till 4th grade then the hard/simple good life on a farm/ranch in Idaho.

worked as a oil changer, tire guy in farm repair shop, good starter job at $3 an hour in the late 70"s.

1979 graduated high school on honor roll, went into army and did 24yrs, 1 war and lots of peacekeeping, got tore up due to the stupidity of others (AT -4 rocket backblast, fall from elevation)2 yrs before retirement.

Then the struggle for whats due me in compensation, VA 60% CRSC only 40% it never ends just gets better over time or so they say.

2003 the year of cold handshakes and false promises, got so sick of "perhaps youd be better suited in our security department"
went into the security business field.

As of 2007 still undercompensated, thoroughly disgusted with govt in all forms and levels, spend most of my time working, plan on retiring for good at 55 or so.

Still dreaming about being a computer geek with own shop etc, will never happen though, I feel bypassed by life and have anger management issues,(welfare frauders living better than disabled vets) wake up screaming at least once a month.. Building missions helps with the rage, it gives me something I can do to get a controlled result.

Sillius_Sodus
12-02-2007, 01:27 PM
I hope things work out for you stugumby, it sure sounds like you deserve it.

I've always felt I was very fortunate when it came to my professional life. From the time I was a an ankle biter I dreamed of a career in aviation. I went to flying school right out of high school, got my first flying job at 19, and almost thirty years later, I'm still at it. The jobs haven't always been fun, sometimes the bosses have been real jerks, the airplanes junk and the passengers difficult but by and large it's been a great ride.

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

drose01
12-02-2007, 06:34 PM
construction laborer
bicycle messenger
investigator, public defender service
construction laborer/equipment operator
biomedical statistician
medical student/resident
medical doctor, emergency medicine

amateur computer technician/semiprofessional part time heavy equipment operator/landscape and irrigation specialist

JadehawkII
12-02-2007, 08:22 PM
Army Brat for most of my young life. Traveled many places while at it to. Loved Germany in the late 60's. Graduated HS in 1980, Technical College then first real job in the fall of 1981 since I was in the top 10 of my class.

Worked as a Drafter for an Engineering outfit for a month then my first ever layoff. three weeks after that started work for a Naval Architect and Engineer outfit doing ship checks and T.O. manuals on Boomers and Fast attack subs and Aircraft Carriers. Most DANGEROUS Job I ever had.
Got better job working for a Small aviation outfit (Turbo-Plus) that made Turbo inter cooler installations for light single and twin planes. Was a blast working there as everyone knew everyone.

We had a BS session once a month with owner and all, Beer and Pizza and addressed whatever was on everyone's mind.

Then come 1985, started working for the Boeing Company up to 2003 when laid off. Worked for another Engineering outfit for 2 1/2 years before getting a job back with Boeing and currently there. I have worked on the E-3 Sentry and KE-3 tanker programs doing T.O manual work.

I worked on the B-2 Bomber before the public knew what the B-2 was and it was THE best job I had at Boeing. Security was a ***** at the time too.
I also worked on the Commercial side working on the 747/767 programs for 1 1/2 years before the B-2 program. Then the 777 program during the design phase and several years after production started.

Same thing for the 737 New Generation during the design phase up to 2003.
I now work on the AEW&C Wedgetail program and also the P-8A Poseidon. All Boeing programs I worked with Electrical Engineering.

I also do skins, Fly like a Barbarian, Make profiles and dabble in 3D design making Battle cruisers and Carriers and Fighters etc.

BSS_Sniper
12-02-2007, 08:37 PM
I followed in my Father's footsteps I suppose. He's a retired airline pilot with over 30k hours. He was in the Army before that. He got me flying as a teenager.

1. Metal Fabrication and farm work (high school, when not playing a sport which was almost year around)

2. Lifeguard for years.

3. Army at 17. Stayed in for 16 years, ended as a Light Infantry reconnaissance squad leader/sniper team leader and NCOIC of training. Took part in National and Multinational competitions, was ranked in the top 10 in the US in 2000. Got out two years ago at 34.

4. FEMA, as a security project manager.

5. Professional pilot.

astro_ninja
12-02-2007, 09:51 PM
1. Store Clerk
2. Grocery Stock Boy
3. Landscaping
4. Pool Table Restoration and Arcade Video Game Repair
5. Fork Lift Driver for Independent Grocery Distributer
6. Walmart Distribution Center Loader
7. Briggs and Straton Assembly Line Worker
8. Deck Builder
8 1/3. World Domination Henchman
9. Residential Wiring
10. Electronics Repair
11. Sound Engineer For local bars (10 years, but part time now)
12. Construction

WTE_Ibis
12-03-2007, 12:54 AM
Automotive spares sales
Automotive service manager
Automotive engine rebuilding including race engines.
Coal miner (just for a change)
Coal mine deputy
Private investigator
Jewellery shop owner
Retired
Flight simming cos there's nothing on TV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
In between I owner built several homes

PS I like a little variety. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


.

Goanna
12-03-2007, 01:22 AM
Started working life in 1974 as an apprentice Fitter & Turner - lasted 8 months - got the chop after being awol 10 days.
Worked in local TV station, cameraman and console operations - didn't last long there either
8.5 years in the railway as a shunter and guard
3 years selling insurance - bought lots of nice "toys" from that job but no money in the bank at the end of it. :-)
1.5 years fencing contractor with brother-in law

Offsidered for a "chippie" for a while.

1988 to Nov 2007 worked at Main Roads Department (government department) mainly in the finance area.
Since Nov, sitting on my butt watching the world go by, casually looking around for something that takes my interest.

Cheers

Goanna

timholt
12-03-2007, 02:52 AM
1963 - 1983 Royal Australian Navy (Warrant Officer)
1983 - 1988 Factory Manager
1988 - present Australian Submarine Corporation, but I have been semi retired and working 3 days a week for the past 18 months

Worf101
12-03-2007, 06:32 AM
Interesting thread.

1. Bass Player for money. Polish American Center, Johnson was President.

2. Intern NY State Ranger School.

3. College Student.

4. Combat Engineer 8th, 2nd and 5th Combat Engineer Bns. "Essayon"

5. College Student.

6. Environmental Analyst.

7. Chief Field Compliance Unit. (Regulator Badge No. 315)

Da Worfster

HotelBushranger
12-03-2007, 06:37 AM
1. Student
2. Whilst a student, a fresh produce assistant



That's about it.
About to get a job at a kiosk selling lotto tickets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Breeze147
12-03-2007, 06:40 AM
12 - Paperboy

13-17 - Grocery Clerk

17-21 - United States Air Force Security Police

21 - Electronics Technical School

21 - Electronics Technical School Dropout

21 - Warehouse Worker

21-22 Tire Builder

22-23 Paper Mill Worker

23-24 Philadelphia Taxi Driver

24-33 Automobile Production Line Worker

33-34 Unemployed; Some Bartending

34 - Department Of Defense Police Officer

34-58 Slow But Steady Rise Through U.S. Navy Public Works From Quality Assurance to Planner And Estimator.

LEBillfish
12-03-2007, 09:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
1. Student
2. Whilst a student, a fresh produce assistant

That's about it.
About to get a job at a kiosk selling lotto tickets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What "some" here would give to be at that point again with all the future and promise ahead of them..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

DuxCorvan
12-03-2007, 09:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
1. Student
2. Whilst a student, a fresh produce assistant

That's about it.
About to get a job at a kiosk selling lotto tickets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What "some" here would give to be at that point again with all the future and promise ahead of them..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh no, if this young lad thinks in working hard, he will never get anywhere. Success is made with the hard work... of others. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BSS_AIJO
12-03-2007, 10:06 AM
hmmm

1986 Dishwasher at a Ponderosa,
1988 Sold Halloween costumes
1989 University Food Service
1991 University Janitorial Service
1992 Data Tape Librarian for a big telco
1992 Computer Sales guy, hmm commission
1993 University Micro Technician
1996 Sr. Systems admin

Been one ever since


BSS_AIJO

ochi
12-03-2007, 10:42 AM
hmm...can i remember that far back?..First job, paperboy in northern New York state..wow, delivery thru snow up to my waist. Then I worked maintainence at a campground in Florida. About that same time i started playing bass guitar (I wonder how many bass players we got in here besides Worf and me?). Then back to N.Y. state, courier clerk for a bank, musician, (started getting paying gigs), finally got into machining. I work for a aerospace shop, we make flow control valves for jet engines. I run wire EDM's. High tech(sorta), interesting work. Husband, father of 3, and still playing out just about every weekend, into the blues now, got to old for spandex and python boots..hehe.

fordfan25
12-03-2007, 10:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
manwhor* </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that like a RENTBOY? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>i a rentMAN. and the best one 5 bucks can get http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

FoxThree
12-03-2007, 11:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:

Oh no, if this young lad thinks in working hard, he will never get anywhere. Success is made with the hard work... of others. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have yet to meet a Lazy succesfull person. Yet there are many lazy losers ... Be Sure

DuxCorvan
12-03-2007, 11:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FoxThree:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:

Oh no, if this young lad thinks in working hard, he will never get anywhere. Success is made with the hard work... of others. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have yet to meet a Lazy succesfull person. Yet there are many lazy losers ... Be Sure </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You don't work for the Spanish government... where the highest and best paid charges -the only ones you don't need to compete or have an examination to get- are in direct proportion to uselessness and lack of merit, and are earned in dinners and sharing beers. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

[Gypsy]
12-03-2007, 11:46 AM
1) Paperboy (gradeschool)
2) Paper route delivery (highschool)
3) USAF (age 18)
a) Flight Sim Instructor (Undergradute pilot training - T-38s - 12 years)
b) Drill Instructor (3- years)
c) Computer Programmer (5 years)
d) Computer Systems Analyst (4 years - retired from this position @ age 42)
4) US Federal Courts (still there after 20 years).

dtk419
12-03-2007, 11:49 AM
1. Painted gas stations 16-17
2. Carpenters assistant 17-18
3. USMC 18-25
4. Fuel Oil delivery 25-26
5. Draftsman-Surveyors Aide 26-28
6. City Park & Recreation Director 28-30
7. Deputy Sheriff 30-50
8. Retired grandfather of 6/IL2 pilot 50-present
9. Waiting for the future...

Pooka

han freak solo
12-03-2007, 12:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ochi:
(I wonder how many bass players we got in here besides Worf and me?) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was thinking the same thing about paper boys. They must have outlawed them in Texas a while back, because they don't exist around here anymore.

crucislancer
12-03-2007, 12:42 PM
In order of employment:

Butcher's shop (1987)
Supervisor at a pizza joint (1988-1992)
Shipping clerk (1992-1996)
Import ocean freight specialist (1996-1998)
Duty Drawback (1998-1999)
Pizza delivery (1997-1999)
Shipping Clerk (2000)
Duty Drawback - again (2000-2001)
Shipping Supervisor (2001-present)

What have I learned? Quite a bit about shipping freight domestic and international, but it's very boring, I love pizza but I hate working in resturants. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Friendly_flyer
12-03-2007, 12:55 PM
It's quite a few people with a bit or military background here. Considering the nature of the sim that would be expected I guess.

StkNRdr
12-03-2007, 01:56 PM
Shoe factory - 16
Bellhop - 17
Department store clerk - 18-19
Pizza delivery & cook - 20
Vacuum cleaner salesman & office manager- 21-23
Municipal project accountant - 24
Municipal senior accountant - 25-27
Accounting manager overseas - 28-31
Co-owner in a software store - 31-37
Municipal CFO - 32-52
Retired - 53

Learned I didn't like factory work.

Learned vacuums suck.

Learned you can only believe about 50% of what you read in the local paper.

Learned how US local government works.

Learned there are many very good, ethical workers in government and many sleazy politicians.

Learned how to handle my own investments.

Learned that doing nothing can be very rewarding.

Skunk_438RCAF
12-03-2007, 02:53 PM
1. Shopping Cart pusher
2. lumber yard worker
3. house painter
3. Customer service call center rep
4. aircraft builder
5. aircraft mechanic
6. slacker who's out of work.

Lurch1962
12-03-2007, 04:56 PM
-Paperboy (in junior high school, 1977, Toronto)
-Beer nut cook (Toronto, Ontario)
-Inventory clerk (Edmonton, Alberta)
-Weather observer (Fort Reliance/Cape Parry, NWT)
-Weather briefer (Edmonton, Alberta)
-Weather station manager (Cape Parry, NWT)
-Ice analyst; chart sea/lake ice using A/C radar and satellite imagery (Ottawa, Ontario).
-Self employed astronomy educator using a portable planetarium (Ottawa)
-Astronomy software developer (Ottawa)
-Currently optical component fabricator (Ottawa)

--Lurch--

ElAurens
12-03-2007, 05:48 PM
During high school: Worked in Gas station.

Dreams of being an Air Force pilot crushed by bad left eye.

During college: Sports photographer for local paper/year book photo editor at university.

Silkscreener/graphic arts technition/photographer for trade show display company.

Decided I wanted to see my 40th birthday and chucked advertising career to make my hobby my job...

11 years working in import automotive repair, then got an offer I could not refuse and now work as chief mechanic in an automobile museum.

ImMoreBetter
12-03-2007, 06:43 PM
1. High school Student

2. Dishwasher at an assisted living facility.

Hoping to get into aerospace engineering.

Swivet
12-03-2007, 07:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Worked that till the police started giving the family a hard time because I was not black. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

"24-30: dancer" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting......

LEBillfish
12-03-2007, 08:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Swivet:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Worked that till the police started giving the family a hard time because I was not black. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting...... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What aspect of that don't you understand?.........and glad to see you like ballet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

jensenpark
12-03-2007, 08:03 PM
restaurants and hotels since I was 16.

27 years later, running a hotel.

Ho hum...

JRJacobs
12-03-2007, 08:44 PM
75 - hamburger joint
77 - graduated HS
77 - 80 - us army military police dog handler
-----korea
-----panama
-----ft. bragg (appeared on that's incredible - army dogs that jump from planes)
80 - Deputy Sheriff - reserve
81 - Police Patrolman
81 - 94 - Prison Guard
Wife number 1
-----Sgt
-----Lieutenant
Divorce number 1
-----Captain
Wife number 2
81-92 US Army Reserves
-----19E (Tank crewman)
-----Tank Commander
-----Master Blaster
-----Drill Sergeant - Ft. Sill, Ft Knox
Divorce number 2 (next time find a woman i hate and GIVE her a house)
ulcer number 1
94 - obviously chose wrong career so back to college
-----Electronic Engineering (BA)
-----CADD - mechanical (AA)
Engineering intern
-----Computers and Information Technologies (BA)
Engineering/Consulting
-----IT
3rd wife (and final I play "baseball" rules)
-----MCP
-----MCSE
-----Network Design
Electronic Systems Manager at 1.6 million passenger regional airport
Finaly LOVE my job


and in closing

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.
Postulate 2: Time is Money.

Work
--------- = Power
Time

Since Knowledge = Power, and Time = Money, we have...

Work
----------- = Knowledge
Money

Solving for Money, we get...

Work
---------------- = Money
Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity regardless of the Work done.

Conclusion: The Less you Know, the more you make...

slo_1_2_3
12-03-2007, 10:29 PM
I work at mcdonalds, it blows, just got voted "employee of the month thouhg , out of 72 people they picked me, go figure

Swivet
12-03-2007, 11:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ochi:
(I wonder how many bass players we got in here besides Worf and me?). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Alot more than you think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Swivet
12-03-2007, 11:51 PM
QUOTE]
What aspect of that don't you understand?.........and glad to see you like ballet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif[/QUOTE]

LOL Ballet....ya know i was thinking the other http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LEBillfish
12-04-2007, 12:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Swivet:
QUOTE]
What aspect of that don't you understand?.........and glad to see you like ballet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL Ballet....ya know i was thinking the other http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/QUOTE]


Yes well brass pole ballet aside I thought you wern't grasping...."Worked that till the police started giving the family a hard time because I was not black.".....

30 years ago in east Tn. as well as much of the world, races quite simply did not mix most places......It went both ways mostly, though where I lived and really much of the world in the same situation, a "at first blush" young white girl living with a black family meant possibly LOTs of trouble for that family from both the white & black community.

Granted, I'm actually half native american/half caucasian....Which actually put me on the outs with everyone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.....Those that can't understand all that all I can suggest is ask your parents.....We're living in a dramatically different world now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif A change I'm glad to see "beginning" to take place.

ViktorViktor
12-04-2007, 03:31 AM
Billfish, are you from the same area as Dolly Parton ? Do you have the same twang in your voice as Dolly does ?

That would be neat.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Viper2005_
12-04-2007, 03:35 AM
Schoolboy
Student
Professional Student

crucislancer
12-04-2007, 07:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Swivet:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ochi:
(I wonder how many bass players we got in here besides Worf and me?). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Alot more than you think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, I can think off a few others here besides myself. While I fall in the category of a professional bassist, I've never considered it a job.

SeaFireLIV
12-04-2007, 07:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:



Yes well brass pole ballet aside I thought you wern't grasping...."Worked that till the police started giving the family a hard time because I was not black.".....

30 years ago in east Tn. as well as much of the world, races quite simply did not mix most places......It went both ways mostly, though where I lived and really much of the world in the same situation, a "at first blush" young white girl living with a black family meant possibly LOTs of trouble for that family from both the white & black community.

. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You lived with a black family?

In England it was not that amazing to have the odd situation like that. My brother lived with a white family for a short while before my father got him back (it`s a long story).

Interesting nonetheless. Perhaps I do try to see too deeply.

RxMan
12-04-2007, 08:10 AM
Born 1940
Fascinated with WW2 planes
Elementary then High school during which:
Drug store delivery boy
Drug store clerk
Juvenile delinquent, in the 50's, how good can it get.
One year college
National Champion ROTC Small Bore rifle team
Marriage (still there after 48 years)
Another year college, 7-11 Asst.Mgr.
Daughter
Flunked out, too much fishing and chess
Oil field survey crew
Sugarcane acreage measurer (Cuban sugar embargo summer)
Oilfield hotshot and swamper. Too damn hard !
Two years college, manage chem.supply dept and animal housing
Finished college !,
Pharmacist, same as father and grandfather
Son, House, Commodore64, BASIC, Amiga,
Wrote several shareware programs, well recieved.
Bought every WW2 flight sim.
Dislocated neck in Motocross accident.
One year rehab, back to work for 30 years,
Neck finally gave out, 5 cervical laminectomies
Retired after surgery, 5 years ago this month
Now I sit down too much, trying to catch up
from standing too much when employed.

WOLFMondo
12-04-2007, 08:18 AM
Paperboy
Cleaner
Unemployed bum
Voluntary work
Software Tester
Project manager in testing
Selling testing
Bum
Games QA

LEBillfish
12-04-2007, 09:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:

You lived with a black family?
.......Perhaps I do try to see too deeply. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes briefly.....yet in an area where that was an absolute no, no......The only reason I responded to Swivet above on it is that (not knowing his age), many "now a days" ask "what's the big deal?"......Well not that long ago it was a very big deal, those older, their parents and so on enduring conditions most youth today cannot even fathom.

Something that "earns" them a LOT of respect....as that family will always have mine. I'm not talking the 1800's here....I'm talking the mid 1970's & the further back you go the worse it was.

So give credit where due http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Zoom2136
12-04-2007, 11:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:
My list seems to be shorter then most...
1. ...
2. ...
3. ...
4. Surgeon-Oncologist
5. Pathologist </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting...

Swivet
12-05-2007, 01:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">We're living in a dramatically different world now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif A change I'm glad to see "beginning" to take place. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Amen to that Billfishhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I believe your a year younger than me, and grew up in that funny era known as the 70's http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Dash_8
12-05-2007, 07:52 AM
16-18 Field hand at a farm picking stwawberries
during the summer.

18-19 Boat rental shop attendant at a State
Park. Best job I ever had. I spent
every day bass fishing and getting paid
at the same time.

22 Graduated College
Getting some flight time in a King Air on
an 'as needed' basis, but had to work at
as a carwash attendant to pay the bills.
Hated the carwash job and quit. Couldn't
get another job, so begged my boss at the
carwash for my job back. I worked 2 days
and remembered why I quit in the first
place. Quit again.

23 Got a better paying job flying another
King Air for a different company.

24 Offered even more money and a full time
posisiton flying for a corporate flight
department. Flew Navajo Chieftain,
AC-560 Twin Commander, AC-500s Shrike
Commander, and a Citation I sp.

26-33 Commuter Airline Pilot on a DeHavilland
Dash 8 for US Airways.


I've been playing flight sims since I was 12 and have played IL2 since the begining. Even with all this sim experience and thousands of hours of time in RL, I still get shot down more often than not.

Billy_BigBoy
12-05-2007, 08:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dash_8:

I've been playing flight sims since I was 12 and have played IL2 since the begining. Even with all this sim experience and thousands of hours of time in RL, I still get shot down more often than not. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice job you've got there. Boys dream I suppose.
Luckely you're never (?) shot at in a Dash 8, so flying IL-2 is a different experience.
Myself I'm flying sims for 25 years now and it often amazes me that guys with the age half that time of experience shoot me down time after time.
It's not fair http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

HeinzBar
12-05-2007, 08:29 AM
S!,
Funny this post came around since I'm about to make a career change myself.

1. Pharmacy clerk - before the days of being licensed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
2. Steel worker
3. Student BS & MS - bartender
4. Fisheries observer
5. Fisheries biologist - biometrician
6. Wildlife biologist - waterfowl biologist
7. Future med student @ Johns Hopkins radiology program.
8. Under achiever http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HB

Breeze147
12-05-2007, 08:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dash_8:
16-18 Field hand at a farm picking stwawberries
during the summer.

18-19 Boat rental shop attendant at a State
Park. Best job I ever had. I spent
every day bass fishing and getting paid
at the same time.

22 Graduated College
Getting some flight time in a King Air on
an 'as needed' basis, but had to work at
as a carwash attendant to pay the bills.
Hated the carwash job and quit. Couldn't
get another job, so begged my boss at the
carwash for my job back. I worked 2 days
and remembered why I quit in the first
place. Quit again.

23 Got a better paying job flying another
King Air for a different company.

24 Offered even more money and a full time
posisiton flying for a corporate flight
department. Flew Navajo Chieftain,
AC-560 Twin Commander, AC-500s Shrike
Commander, and a Citation I sp.

26-33 Commuter Airline Pilot on a DeHavilland
Dash 8 for US Airways.


I've been playing flight sims since I was 12 and have played IL2 since the begining. Even with all this sim experience and thousands of hours of time in RL, I still get shot down more often than not. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No offense, just a comment. Whenever I have to fly on a commuter type plane, it scares the living **** out of me.

Hatter_RAF
12-05-2007, 09:20 AM
- Paperboy
- Courgette picker
- "Ghost walk" tour guide
- Waiter
- Sales Assistant at M&S
- Stockroom & Sales at the Early Learning Center
- Academic Tutor & Mentor for a Big 12 School athletic department.
- Research Assistant on an editing project.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant.

I suppose I am technically unemployed at the moment.

civildog
12-06-2007, 03:02 AM
In my younger years I was the usual paperboy, lawn mower, car washer, line cook, retail clerking, and assorted lab work for college work study while I was a "professional student"..

Later it was...(after an all-to-brief stint in the USAF):

Insurance investigator (that's a "private eye", but on contract to Farmers, State Farm, etc. for investigating arsons, fraudulent injury claims, and that sort of thing)

Security work for Intel (background investigations on propellor-heads, and manage contract site security)

Currently a sheriff deputy

and as much of a fulltime dad and husband as possible.

Messaschnitzel
12-06-2007, 04:20 PM
16-18: ranch work, primarily breaking horses for riding and pulling.

18-present: manual machinist\tool and die maker.

28-present: extra weekend and night work as a tilesetter for a general contractor whom I have known for many years.

Veltro_28
12-06-2007, 07:05 PM
Lawyer, and aeronautical researcher wannabe on my spare time...


Libeccio

Tgd_Voxman
12-06-2007, 09:01 PM
Interesting thread....lots of hard workers, salt of the earth folks here!

Here's my list starting from the mid-70s:
-paperboy
-stock clerk at an airplane hydraulic company
-pizza painter..as we called it
-waiter, dishwasher, counter clerk at a Sizzler
-assembly worker at an airplane hydraulic company
-recording studio go-fer
-test worker at an airplane hydraulic co...working on F15 Rudder actuators
-record store clerk (my favorite low-pay job)
-part-time pro-musician (my other favorite low-pay struggle for success job)
-Optics technician for a semi-conductor co.
-Optics technician for a military infrared equipment vendor.
-Optics tech., engineer, research for a pharmaceutical co.
-Technical support/applications engineer for a physiology acquisition company.
-son of a landlord (where the money is...with all the BS involved).

Monterey13
12-06-2007, 09:02 PM
Around May of next year, I'm gonna be looking to move and find a new job. Any employers here, just look back at my post and see my quals.

My son will be graduating HS in May, and then we're getting the heck outta here. I have turned down many good jobs in the past, as they would have me move, but I didn't want to pull my son out of school and away from his friends.