What do you do for a living, if you care to share?

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    What do you do for a living, if you care to share?



    (I mean, isn't this a question normally asked in pubs?)
     
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  2. mandytheartist

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    Graduate student in art.

    Graduate student in art.
     
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    Hi TJElectronics design and

    Hi TJ

    Electronics design and testing for a medical laser company, Ophthalmic lasers ie eyes.



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    I should have shared too. 

    I should have shared too. Before I became a stay at home mom 10 YEARS AGO, I worked in IT as a Network Administrator. Yes, I'm a geek. I will say my job now as a mom is much harder than the 80 plus hours a week I used to put in. This job is 24/7! And I wouldn't change it for all the world.
     
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    I'm a motorsport design

    I'm a motorsport design engineer for a company called Multimatic. Some of the recent projects I've worked on are the Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari 458 & McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars and the 2010/2011 Red Bull F1 car. Mostly working in Norfolk, but I have to travel to races or our head office in Toronto occasionally. Pretty much landed my dream job straight out of uni, which makes the 50 hour weeks more than bearable! =D
     
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    OMG!!! Andy, I hate

    OMG!!! Andy, I hate you.....


    I breathe, eat, and stay hydrated to keep living. I don't know how the rest of you can manage to get by without that.
     
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    I used to break things and

    I used to break things and kill people...now I tell other people what to break and who to kill. It's not nearly as rewarding these days.
     

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    talonraid wrote:I used to

    When are you bringing your skills back down to Texas? Pilotrunner and you should consider doing El Schorcho in July in Ft. Worth. There is a 25k option.
     
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    I am a research scientist by

    I am a research scientist by training but have not been doing a lot of that as of late. I was working as a Sr manager for the agency when I was living in DC but moved back to Texas for a more scientific position. However, I have been doing more international policy work than research.



    This thread brings up another questions - what are you trained to do and what do you do and do they match up?





    I have an undergrad in Micro and Chem with a Master of Science. I have done PhD work at two different universities in Econ and Policy but don't think I will ever actually finish my PhD. So my training has matched up pretty well with my work other than the period when I was in management.
     
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    bubba hotep wrote:This



    There is no training as a Stay @ Home Dad.

    However, for IRS purposes and when I have the occassion to rub elbows with big people, I am a Professional Photographer. I have a degree in photography from R.I.T., but didn't shoot professionally full time for almost a decade - I now have a commercial/weddings/portraiture/architectural & real estate fotos biz and a sports/events fotos biz. I also moonlight as a bartender.
     
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    I am Mr Mom now but I was

    I am Mr Mom now but I was trained for combat and how to kill as 11B (Infantry) and as a squad marksmen (sharpshooter) by the US Army which does not translate too well now, other than planning how to clear my own home and protect my family if someone has broken in, or how to defend my home should I need to. I learned how to fast rope out of choppers, rock climb, set up claymores and mines, all about fatal funnels, urban warfare, shooting accurately out over 800 meters, and more. All of this is mostly useless knowledge now though unless we as a country end up going through a revolution or civil war. Maybe when my 14 year old daughter starts dating it may come in handy too. I am currently in school full time trying to retrain myself. I have no real passion that will support the family financially so I am just getting a boring business degree...
     
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    I am a Senior Building

    I am a Senior Building Designer with no formal education (basically an architect without a seal), all my training was on the job working under some fantastic architects who were willing to share their knowledge with me (I guess they figured I had something to offer). I am proud to say I have over 200 designed and constructed buildings or spaces from British Columbia to Ontario, Yukon and the NWT in Canada, Alaska, Seattle, California, Hawaii, Guam, the Caribbean and the south pacific (Fiji, American Samoa, etc). Not bad for someone who had no clue what he was going to do when he got out of high school.
     
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    Since retiring from the Army

    Since retiring from the Army after 21 years, I'm a Firefighter / Paramedic on a busy Medic unit in northern Virginia. I work a 24 hour on 48 hour off shift. That works out to 9 days a month.
     
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    bubba hotep wrote:When are

    I'm done here in Illinois 29 MAR. So, I should be back in plenty of time to work on rebuilding some BFR endurance. I'm only runnig about 2-3 miles here on warmer days, so my plantar skin has become pretty thin. We should look at fleshing out this plan of yours.
     

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    I'm a Nurse Practioner working in a hospital Emergency Dept. After being laid off at age 38 in a totally unrelated field, with much encouragement from my wife, I pursued my bachelors degree in nursing. I started working as an emergency nurse and received my master's in 2009 from Duke's Family Nurse Practioner program.
     

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    I am an Inventory Planner. I control ~$5 million in inventory from raw materials to finished goods for a large dental manufacturer. I decide what is bought, when it is bought, what is manufactured and how much.
    I actually enjoy what I do, there is always a problem to fix.

    I am also a Hazmat Professional on our Hazmat team, we have lots of scary chemicals; we have a crack team to respond and mitigate any size spill. On call 24 hours.

    I'm 1.25 years into a Business degree, 4-5 more yeas to go. You all will be invited to my graduation.
     
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    Here's a pic from one of our recent drills. We're the best equipped team in the area, only the State responders are better equipped (and they have guns)
     

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    Hey, good see the site back online! Just testing it out but I'll add that I'm technically a "Media Designer" and started a new, ehm, "career" teaching Business English at local firms here in the Bavarian countryside - so far so good! :cool:
     

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    Used to kill people, break things and throw myself at 98,000 tons of steel.

    Now I teach people how to do such things...
     

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    Manufacturing technician, of... electron guns.
     

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