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I am an Associate Software Systems Engineer for Liberty Mutual Insurance working on the Claims team. I do desktop support/testing for all of the claims applications that are used out on the field and will also be doing Release Coordinator for our Monthly Releases.

Who's next?
 

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I graduated from college to go into retail management. Yuk. Kicked around the idea of the police academy then decided me carrying a gun on a regular basis was not good for anybody :D .

I currently work as a Response Paramedic (no partner, just me!) for several communities in the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs. the pay is low but no two days are ever the same. I learned the hardway that I am in no way suited for officework, or constant indoor work.

It is rough on the body (and psyche), especially as I get older, but I wouldn't trade it for any other job! Except if maybe Pierce Brosnan was hiring for a new wife, that job I'd take! :hyst:
 

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Nice!!!

I own and operate a commercial credit-reporting firm in Amherst, NY. I can't say much more about it in public, for the sake of client confidentiality. I want to expand into the design and sales of commercial collections software.

I also do IT consulting for two companies, one in Amherst, NY, and one just outside Chicago.

Finally, I've been doing some work on the side with optoelectronics and alternative energy.

I absolutely love what I do.
 

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Canada Department of National Defense, Electrical Mechanical Engineer. aka Vehicle technician. i fix anything and everything that the Canadian military uses for movement, heaters, generators, shop equipment. pretty much anything from a chainsaw to a Leopard Tank. although the tank is a specialty course that i have not received yet. (chainsaw does not have a course HAHA)
 

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I'm a Mobile & Monitor room security officer at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. I basically watch people do stupid stuff in the parking lot or tell people not to do stupid stuff out in the parking lot :horse:
 

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I am an Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Mechanical Systems Engineer with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. I am responsible for 1 safety related system and 3 non-safety related systems. I am responsible for maintaining and answering questions from our present customer. I have also worked on the first Combined License Application to be submitted in over 30 years which was submitted September 2007.

I have been in the nuclear power industry since 1991 and I have gotten to see parts of the country I wouldn't have otherwise.
 

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I'm the national director of claim customer service for a Fortune 100 insurance company. In short, that means I'm in charge of the six Claim reporting centers we have (Buffalo, Richmond, Houston, Jackson, Orlando, Hartford). I have about 500 people who report to me. Love the people, like the travel, hate the boss. It's a living. Scooter, I started my insurance career with the claims dept of Liberty Mutual in 1985, in West Roxbury, Mass. Had inner city Boston as my territory. Talk about no two days ever being alike!

I'm also "Uncle Weed's Custom Clubs - Hot Clubs for Cool People" -custom club work for golfers - although at the moment I only do it for a couple of long term customers. You'd be surprised how many strokes you can take off your golf game without buying expensive clubs - proper grip size, swing-weighting, dampening, sharper grooves, etc.

What would I LIKE to do? I'd like to own my own classic automobile restoration business. Be my own boss. As Nick Nolte said it so well in "Who'll Stop the Rain": "All my life I've been taking sh#t from inferior people - NO MORE!

And remember to vote :bill: in '08!
 

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I am sort of... some what... skilled labour? Well, at least i fall under the labour category. I work for a gas company. I drive around doing the Heating Finishes, Furnace Venting, and Linesets on new houses. Heating Finishes are putting the bath fan motor & grille in, plop the floor registers in, return air grilles on the walls, finish the range pipe for the range hood above the stove, install a thermostat, clean out the furnace and hook up the thermostat wire there so you can use the themostat upstairs, etc. Furnace Venting is fairly new and it is basically hooking up a PVC pipe through the walls and drops to get it to the outside. And that hooks up to the furnace so that the furnace can burn hotter thus needing to vent the enhanced flue gases to the outside where nobody can breath it in and die :p (newer technology). Linesets has to do with running a couple copper tubes with a thermostat wire from the furnace, through the walls, to the outside where the air conditioning unit sits (I don't fully understand it quite yet).

So it's not like anybody can just learn my job that quickly. Some may just not be as neat as should be, able to bend copper without kinking it, or braze copper with an extremely hot torch and a stick or brazing rod.

Skilled Labour. :thumb:

:lol: (in my books at least)
 

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Most of you (except for the newbies) know I'm a teacher. Second grade! :thumb: I love teaching! And I love learning. Pursuing my Master of Education degree to have more career options in education. I'm specializing in Advanced Literacy and will take the state exam after I graduate to become certified as a Reading Specialist.

In the future I'd like to switch from teaching kiddos to adults ... I'd love to teach literacy courses at one of the universities around here. :)
 

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Dasha said:
In the future I'd like to switch from teaching kiddos to adults .
You can teach me anytime!

*Dammit! Can't...Find...Raising....Eyebrows...Smiley!.....*

:lol:

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Oh yeah. I'm a telephone engineer. I work for a company called 'Openreach', which is the engineering arm of what was B.T (British Telecom.)

All day it's going into peoples homes, then out into the 'Poles 'n' Holes' in the street.

Been doing it 11 years now. :doh:

I quite enjoy the job, the beaurocracy is appaling though. :rant:

It'll do until rock stardom comes calling. :lol:
 

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I work at Repco Auto Parts on my weekends and at school through the week.

I don't mind working in auto parts.... although you do get the odd person that expects you to remember the part number of every part on every car going back 40 years :rant:

But I wont be in it much longer. Next year I should be going to University :) hopefully....
 

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Freelance Photographer (own business)
Graphic Designer / Tech (own business)
Commercial Artist for Large Format / Vinyl Graphics Business.
also a teaching degree :doh:
 

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Big Chris said:
You can teach me anytime!
Please teach me how to play the drums! I've always wanted to be able to bang on them and make music instead of noise! :lol:
 

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Well, I'm just a boring housewife and Mom of two wonderful children. Despite what people think, the Mom thing can become quite challenging at times. :lol: Hubby and I decided that I would stay home and raise the kids, and we have been very fortunate that he has a great job and I am able to do this. My kids are about raised now, and I have been asking myself, "Now what do I do?". But ya know, staying home and raising our kids is actually one of the decisions that I will never regret, and if I had to do it all over again, I would make the same decision. I was given a great opportunity to play a very active role in their lives, especially in their younger years, helping out at school and extracurricular activities.

I do have a degree in Business, with a major in Accounting, so I am one of those educated Mom's. :lol:

I am also an income tax preparer, specializing in individual and small business tax returns, rental real estate, investment income, etc. I have been doing this for going on 13 years now. I love my job, my coworkers are like family to me and there are quite a number of my clients that I have grown close to over the years. We are required to take a certain number of classes each year as well as certification tests, so I take care of that requirement in the off season. I started doing taxes beause I was looking for something to do and still be able to take care of my family. The tax code is always changing, so it gives me the challenge that I need. I also love learning and really enjoy the classes.

Last, but not least, I play around on Escape-City !!! :lol: I soo love this place and have become very attached to y'all !! :)
 

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I'm a maintenance manager at one of the largest co-packers for sauces, dips, finishing suaces in the USA. I'm responsible for keeping 4 production lines running at a output of 1.2 million containers of product a day at our plant. I have a staff of 54 mechanics,welders,electricians and two admin. personal that I'm in charge of. Gets crazy as hell sometimes with some long hours and travel to our sister plants. But I love my job and it pays the bills nicely. http://lidestrifoods.com/privlabel.htm
 

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Some of your jobs make me sad about mine :worry: I spend my day in front of a computer as an Information Security Analyst for a debt collection company.

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I'm a Mobile & Monitor room security officer at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. I basically watch people do stupid stuff in the parking lot or tell people not to do stupid stuff out in the parking lot :horse:
So you're the guy that watches when I'm up there with my fraternity :whistle:
 

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They watch your frat so that you don't walk off with jackets stuffed with food from the buffet.

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Dasha said:
Big Chris said:
You can teach me anytime!
Please teach me how to play the drums! I've always wanted to be able to bang on them and make music instead of noise! :lol:
'Seasy really. Tap your right hand against your right thigh continuously, start slow, (you can increase speed later when you're comfortable with the increase in tempo.)

Count (out loud or in your head) 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4..... And repeat.

Now. On the 1 count, tap your right foot. Continue until it feels natural.

Now. In conjunction with the foot tap on the 1 count, tap your left hand against your left thigh on the 3 count. Again repeat until it feels comfortable & natural.

There you have it. The basic beat that's the basis of the majority of songs ever written.

Once you've mastered this exercise, it's easy to transfer it when you get behind a kit.

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I am an Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Mechanical Systems Engineer with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. I am responsible for 1 safety related system and 3 non-safety related systems. I am responsible for maintaining and answering questions from our present customer. I have also worked on the first Combined License Application to be submitted in over 30 years which was submitted September 2007.

I have been in the nuclear power industry since 1991 and I have gotten to see parts of the country I wouldn't have otherwise.
WOW, Cbramsy is "Homer Simpson"!!!!!!! :shades:
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)
 
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