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I find careers and jobs interesting. I always wonder what other folks do for a living. Similar to the "This is me" thread, what do you guys and girls do for work?

I will start it off. My name is Sinister and I like long walks on the beach........ :clap:

For real though l work for a small Biotech company in Rhode Island as a Lab Manager. We currently make one Biopharmaceutical in our manufacturing facility. I manage the lab for all incoming raw materials used in manufacturing - such as salts, media, resins, filters, etc. Basically I am in charge of making sure all raw materials used in the facility meet certain requirements (FDA, EMEA) before use. For education I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Minor in Chemistry. I have been accepted to Johns Hopkins University and currently sitting idle until September to start my Master's degree.....
 

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That's cool Sinister... neat to see someone else in the manufacturing field.

I am a Tooling/Process Engineer for Delta Faucet Company. I work in our manufacturing plant in TN designing the fixtures (some call them jigs) that we use to put our faucets together/process raw or partially finished parts and develop the process we use to assemble our products. I am currently focused on all new product, so it's really neat working on projects for product that new to the company and getting my hands on them before many other people do!

I've got a BS in Automation and Control Engineering from Indiana State University and hoping to go back to school somewhere to pursue my MBA within the next year or so. I want to make my way into upper management!
 

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I'm an Income Tax Preparer from January until April 15th. Then I sit around and eat BonBons all day! :lol:

Actually, the rest of my time consists of doing the housewife/mom thing, taking tax classes and certification tests for the company, and helping my mom with all sorts of things since my dad recently passed away.

I have an Associates Degree in Business with a Major in Accounting. Graduated with honors; 3.77 GPA! I have tossed around the idea of going back to school and getting a Bachelors Degree. :shrug: I do actually get my fill of classes AND tests every year with the company though. So who knows....

I do have some spare time and enjoy things like reading, kicking back in the sun, playing around on E-C, etc. :)
 

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I work in a call centre as bilingual representative of a company providing roadside assistance and travel services for Toyota/ Lexus, Honda/ Acura, Nissan/ Infinity, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, VW/ Audi, Chrysler, Volvo, Esso, TD Visa, and a few others.
Because I'm with travel planning it's a nice 9-5 weekday gig. Not my dream job but for now the pay is okay and the hours are right.
I hear some interesting situations when working roadside assistance in winter but I much preffer the slower summer months coming up when I mostly just plan trips for people and send out maps.
One bonus of course is I have unlimited roadside assistance for any vehicle I drive. :rockon:
 

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I'm a Corrections Officer and work in the County Jail in Seattle. I'm on the Psych Wing that has the Suicide watch, and the criminally insane. I am a retired Army Sergeant Major (24 years) so I'll not bore you with all the places that the Army sent me to. Yes I've been to war, from Panama to Afghanistan and everything in between. I did Systems Analysis, Logistics, and Information Management. I have a BA in Physical Education, with minors in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. A MS in Computer Resources and Information Management (MCP, CCNP). I am a Certified Executive Chef.
And that's about it! :shrug:
 

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im suppose to be an apprentice CCTV engineer.

key word is suppose to be :D, there's a story behind it and here it goes :p

i left school at the age of 18 and went to college doing a load of computing courses and stuff like that i was really good and ended up with an NQ in computing, HNC in computing and half a HND in software development, got accepted to university twice for internet security and for software design, but 6 months into the second year of the HND i got offered a full time job with a Security firm that my dad works with so i accepted it. dropped out of college and started with this security firm as an apprentice cctv engineer which is a 4 year thing.

i started the day after my 21st bday :D. the wages where terrible for a 21 year old £3.50 an hour. Honestly no joke. but i applies my self and with little money i had i sat my driving test and passed first time so they upped my wages and they started to take notice in my "skill" on installations, they ended up teaming me and my dad up together to do installs, which was a great laugh. After 6 months they started sending me out on my own to do installations and well 2 years on i have my own van and am now incharge of managing my own installations of CCTV, Door entry, Alarm systems and various other features.

so im currently 23 and depending on the day of the week will relate to weather im an engineer or an apprentice lol
 

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I feel very Small as compared to the rest of you fine folks. I worked 28 years selling retail Major Appliances. Before that 10 years with K Mart as Major Appliance manager. As i past time I did long distance running. I have run 6 Marathons and have done 18 triathalons. In Sept. 2001 life as I knew it came crashing down. I had a Wreck on my Road Bike while doing an early morning ride with some other guys. 4:30AM. Useing Head Lights and Tail Lights the head lights create shadows and make it really hard to see objects and holes in the road. So much for that I was Medivacted from here to Portland Or. and underwent 12 1/2 hours of Brain Surgery. I now am on Social Security Disability and have an inopperiable clot deep in my Brain :shades:
 

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Im 34 years old and livin the dream. I work for a large utility company. I am a meter specialist. I change, test, disconnect and reconnect single and 3-phase electric meters. The good parts of my job are that I get to work by myself and listen to the radio almost all day. The bad parts of my job are disconnecting customers for non-pay and the hours that I have to work. I read meters for 5 years and have been doing this for 6 years. I only have a high school education. I will go to college if and when I ever figure out what I want to do with my life.
 

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I am a marine sheet metal mechanic, through Local 66. Did several years doing architectural sheet metal but wanted something steady. Working on the WA State Ferry's is a great job. never the same thing like doing commercial or residential sheet metal.
 

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I'm 23 and on my first job out of college. I work for a company that makes analytical equipment, such as instruments that can tell you how much organic matter is in a sample or what types of metal are in an alloy, and my official job title is "Firmware Engineer". I write embedded programs for microcontrollers (we use one called the PIC24H) that sit on circuit boards. These boards go into the instruments we make and do things like control heaters, power supplies, or even motors, while sending and receiving data to and from the PC connected to the instrument.

The programs I write are usually in C, but I've done a bit in C++ and a little bit of PIC24 assembly as well. I also use a graphical development environment called LabVIEW to create little apps we use to test out our boards before having to stick them in a test instrument.
 

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I'm 23 and on my first job out of college.
That is a coincidence, same here.

I am a Mechanical Draftsman, and work in the Engineering Dept. of a company that makes automotive products. Specifically I create technical drawings to build the machines that make the product. Occasionally I do some design work, as well as interact with machine shops to get the parts I draw bought and built. I am most experienced in AutoCAD, but also have familiarity with many parametric design programs, including Pro Engineer, Inventor, and Alibre.

I have an Associates Degree, and had a 4.0 GPA during High School on thru graduating with honors with my degree. I was trained in Mechanical and Architectural Drafting, as well as taking classes in computer related subjects and machine shop.

2007-2009......

Oh, wait, this isn't my resume, I've tooted my own horn enough for now..... :lol:
 

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---Lets see, started out many years ago as a admins. assist. at Phila Gas Works.
I also did some cartooning on the side and sold them to industrial magazines.
Then married, got preggers and had four kids.
My main job the was working at their schools (Volunteer) lunchroom, Library, Dance escort, girlscout leader.
I also did a lot of Community work for the Twp. and Twp. Library, and neighborhood improvement.
The kids got bigger and I worked for a 'then' famous "70's" Diet Doctor in his corp. office, doing
most everything but the bookkeeping. (but I did contribute to some chapters in his published book). He got so big, that he wanted me to fly around the country helping his head nurse set up the offices. At that point I was setting up the offices, doing legal and licensing via phone/snail mail and Nursey did the legwork. My kids, though older, were still in school and they were my priority.
Doc thought he was God, ---became unreasonably demanding, so I left.
Went back to school, community college at nite, and took a computer course, Tandy Radio Shack PC's were the big thing then. Learn to write easy dos programs.
Left there and became a baker, running a bakery for my Oldest Daughter's father in law. Hard work, doing wholesale from 2:30 AM alone until my helper came in at six AM. Opened for retail at 7 AM. Had to quit, when my weight dropped down to 100 lbs., even though I loved the job, it was YUMMY.
Next worked for an Electrical contractor doing bids on contract jobs, Phila Navy Yard,
Septa etc. Didn't like that job, hated going into Philly to the meetings and putting in the bids.
Quit when boss wanted to do "lunch" without the food.
Then, nearly two years at an Radiology Facility, working admissions and office.
Fun job, but an offer appeared I couldn't refuse---
---, my most favorite job, --a Cruise/Travel Agent.
What a fun job. My Boss, SHE, was great, My clients were happy and I got to travel a lot of places for practically nothing. Stayed with it 15 years, until a few years ago when my body started slowing down.
Now I just hang around the house fooling with the PC's, gardening a little, and helping out with the great grand kids.
 

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JJ, don't feel small.....you are one of the biggest people here for sure!!! :)

I teach 2nd grade to a diverse population in Austin, TX. I got my Masters degree (4.0 GPA, baby!!) in O8 in Advanced Literacy and became certified as a Reading Specialist. I also teach ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to adults in my church.

Teaching rocks!! :D
 

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JIMMYJOHN said:
I feel very Small as compared to the rest of you fine folks. I worked 28 years selling retail Major Appliances. Before that 10 years with K Mart as Major Appliance manager. As i past time I did long distance running. I have run 6 Marathons and have done 18 triathalons. In Sept. 2001 life as I knew it came crashing down. I had a Wreck on my Road Bike while doing an early morning ride with some other guys. 4:30AM. Useing Head Lights and Tail Lights the head lights create shadows and make it really hard to see objects and holes in the road. So much for that I was Medivacted from here to Portland Or. and underwent 12 1/2 hours of Brain Surgery. I now am on Social Security Disability and have an inopperiable clot deep in my Brain :shades:
Ditto Dasha & Colleen
--thank God those Doctors saved you. What would we do without your wisdom and humor! Sounds like you did a lot in life and even an major accident hasn't held you back. Seems like it only made you better.
 

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Estelle2 said:
JIMMYJOHN said:
I feel very Small as compared to the rest of you fine folks. I worked 28 years selling retail Major Appliances. Before that 10 years with K Mart as Major Appliance manager. As i past time I did long distance running. I have run 6 Marathons and have done 18 triathalons. In Sept. 2001 life as I knew it came crashing down. I had a Wreck on my Road Bike while doing an early morning ride with some other guys. 4:30AM. Useing Head Lights and Tail Lights the head lights create shadows and make it really hard to see objects and holes in the road. So much for that I was Medivacted from here to Portland Or. and underwent 12 1/2 hours of Brain Surgery. I now am on Social Security Disability and have an inopperiable clot deep in my Brain :shades:
Ditto Dasha & Colleen
--thank God those Doctors saved you. What would we do without your wisdom and humor! Sounds like you did a lot in life and even an major accident hasn't held you back. Seems like it only made you better.
It made me sad when I read what he wrote about feeling small. And he never even mentioned the work that he does at the hospital. And like you said, Estelle, this site would not be the same without his wisdom and humor. Seeing JJ online always puts a smile on my face. He is one of the best and I feel very blessed to know him. I'll stop there. Don't wanna get too deep. :)
 

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Colleen said:
Estelle2 said:
JIMMYJOHN said:
I feel very Small as compared to the rest of you fine folks. I worked 28 years selling retail Major Appliances. Before that 10 years with K Mart as Major Appliance manager. As i past time I did long distance running. I have run 6 Marathons and have done 18 triathalons. In Sept. 2001 life as I knew it came crashing down. I had a Wreck on my Road Bike while doing an early morning ride with some other guys. 4:30AM. Useing Head Lights and Tail Lights the head lights create shadows and make it really hard to see objects and holes in the road. So much for that I was Medivacted from here to Portland Or. and underwent 12 1/2 hours of Brain Surgery. I now am on Social Security Disability and have an inopperiable clot deep in my Brain :shades:
Ditto Dasha & Colleen
--thank God those Doctors saved you. What would we do without your wisdom and humor! Sounds like you did a lot in life and even an major accident hasn't held you back. Seems like it only made you better.
It made me sad when I read what he wrote about feeling small. And he never even mentioned the work that he does at the hospital. And like you said, Estelle, this site would not be the same without his wisdom and humor. Seeing JJ online always puts a smile on my face. He is one of the best and I feel very blessed to know him. I'll stop there. Don't wanna get too deep. :)
Totally agree with Estelle & Colleen!! We love you, JJ!!! :heart:
 

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I make dreams come true everyday. :lol: :lol:

Not really. I am employed by the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force specifically. Active Duty member. I work at Jackson State University, as an ROTC detachment Cadre. What is that, you ask. I actually work in a support role for the detachment. I support 2 Lieutenant Colnels, a Captain, and a Master Sergeant. Not to mention the 40 ROTC cadets we have. That enough about that though.

I'm actually a Knowledge Operations Manager, that some how got stuck where I am at. As a KOM I am responsible for making sure that the members of the AF keep and maintain records, that are generated, according to standards. I also serve as a Tier 1 Help Desk for computers problems.

That the short and skinny. I've been in the AF for 5 years now. Its had its ups and downs.
 

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Graduated NJIT in 91 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. When I graduated there was a recession and no jobs in the field so I went to work for a roofing insulation company designing sloped (tapered) roofing insulation systems. The assistant manager there left and took me with her to a building supply company where I basically did the same thing. This job was closer to home but they worked my arse off for crap pay. I left there to work for a contractor that had me do their designs and drawings while a local architect checked the drawings and sealed them. I was there for about 8 years. Along the way, I was offered some freelance work from a small architectural firm. A good friend from my college days worked there full time so I took it. I worked the 2 jobs for about 2 years before it caught up with me so I stopped freelancing. I liked where I was but I could tell the owners were running the place into the ground. The architectural firm offered me a full time job so I took it. The design/build firm failed less than a year later so I know I made the right decision.

I've been at the architectural firm for almost 9 years now. Hard to believe it's been that long. I do a little bit of everything... design, construction drawings, project management, office management, IT, janitorial work. Basically whatever needs to be done.
 

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My official title is ATSS, or Air Transportation Systems Specialist. Commonly known elsewhere as an Electronics Technican. Then again, I work for the Government, and we are special. :blush:

Education? Sheesh! I get a degree every time I change careers...

I started off with an Associates of Arts in Pre-Law, moved to a Bachelors of Arts in Government, B.A. in Marketing, A.A. in Electronics. I was also a Certified Operating Room Scrub Nurse, but that's a War story from my stint in the Army. GPAs are expendible items that I have long since forgotten, or maybe misplaced would be a better term. I think everything was over 3.0 except the A.A of Pre-Law. That was maybe a 2.7 :shrug: .

Career wise...I've had the following job titles: Infantryman, Officer Candidate, O.R. Nurse, Job Interviewer, Job Core Recruiter, Logistics Specialist (It's that Government thing again), Contracting Officer, Landscape architect, and now an ATSS. :cigar: I left some of them out, as I took jobs that looked like fun and interesting work, but bailed when I realized how truly dreary and underpaid they were. :bill:
 
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