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Old 30-03-2012, 16:43   #136
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Re: What Do You Do for a Living?

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Am I the only Anesthesiologist here???
Oh boy, so many one liners here but I will let DOJ run with this one

As for me - single Dad, pay is lousy, hours long, have no training, "staff / customers" can be difficult but wouldn't swap it for quids and you get to do all the "Mom stuff" as a bonus.

Other than that, been in comms of one sort or another for ever; mechanical switching and open wire through to radio, satellite, fiber in government, private, commercial (aviation & off-shore oil/gas). Short stint as a pig farmer!

Also busy as a poser & tosser poster on CF.

Did I mention project boat enthusiast and past cruiser and wannbe future cruiser (whenever I get dumped from being a single Dad).
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Old 30-03-2012, 16:49   #137
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Am I the only Anesthesiologist here???
Hey Dr. newt, I didn't know you are a gas passer. Learn something new every day. You are the earthiest MD I know, and BTW, as the medical profession goes, that is a compliment.
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:01   #138
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Re: What Do You Do for a Living?

Started out as a farmhand, then joined the Air Force. Became an insurance claims adjuster, Warehouse controller, steel mill worker, door to door sales, Construction Cost Accountant, rode Hunters and Jumpers fox hunting, worked as a farrier for two years, drove tractor trailers, flight instructor, charter pilot and finally flew a Lear Jet for ten years. Never could really decide what it was that I was meant to be so I finally just hung it up and became a retard....er retired gentleman of leisure. Note that I use the term "gentleman" loosely!
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I used to be an Anesthesiologist, but the only person I ever anesthetized was me.
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:06   #140
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Wow, how can I even write a response worth reading in this thread...

...ok instead of the truth I will write everything I wished I was or have ever been called while working...

Rapscallion, roustabout, rogue (lovable and otherwise), scoundrel, rascal, reprobate, ne'er-do-well, cad, scallywag, scamp, degenerate, troublemaker, sinner, wrongdoer, no-good, good-for-nothing, layabout, waster, idler, slacker, shirker, lazybones, rake, gentleman (god forbid), mischief-maker, imp, urchin, debased, decadent, immoral, debauched, corrupt, perverted, wicked, firebrand, rabble rouser, lounger, slaker, slounger, idler, skiver, loafer, squanderer, meddler and my favourite – instigator

…I exaggerate…

I haven’t worked at half of these jobs or been called half these names, but hey I have 50 or 60 good years left – maybe I can earn the rest???

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Old 30-03-2012, 17:15   #141
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Re: What Do You Do for a Living?

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I thought we had someone a few pages back that said they were a bartender, or had been one. Does that count?
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:28   #142
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I write...and occasionally I attend meetings and bust balls.
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:34   #143
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brick stacking for my dad from 10 till 17
apprentice hvac mechanic.
hvac contractor
bar owner - bar tender - security - dj.
boat owner - happiest day of my life.
boat seller - happiest day of my life.
Software engineering student.
Software Engineer.
Boat owner - happiest day of my life.
presently homeless and unemployed...
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:38   #144
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s pointed out by another post about anchors numbers of hulls and size issues I'm a lumberjack as well as the other qualities. I sing as well and quote good on violin.
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I thought we had someone a few pages back that said they were a bartender, or had been one. Does that count?
I believe about 1/2 dozen (myself included) listed bartender as a past profession. It would count depending on quantity served, short of being a Conrad Murray dose, then it crosses a line.
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Old 30-03-2012, 18:10   #146
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I am a retired civil servant. I teach English part time here in Quebec City and am presently working on finding regular translation (French to English ) jobs to support my winters while on my boat in the Keys, Bahamas and Cuba.

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Old 30-03-2012, 18:18   #147
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Re: What Do You Do for a Living?

Not a complete list, but all I could think of.
  • Sweep out country store (I was in 5th grade and did this on the walk home each day. Got a quarter. Spent it on candy)
  • Cut grass
  • bus tables at a family restaurant ($1/hour plus milk shakes)
  • Work at grandfather's moving company (several summers)
  • mushroom farm
  • Wash dishes at steak house
  • Hamburger joint
  • Magazine rack inspector for National Enquirer. Very strange to get a paycheck from them while I was in high school.
  • Pizza joint
  • Camera sales
  • Medical photographer at UGA Vet school
  • EDIT: I just had to add this one. Worked weekends at a Dupont plant. The only thing done at that plant was to take yarn from little spools and put it on big spools.
  • Odd jobs - lots of house painting
  • Automotive type painting - fork lifts, etc.
  • Commercial waterproofing (among other things, worked on the train tunnel under the Atlanta airport)
  • Installed 24 hour photo booths in parking lots in Houston. In the summer.
  • Chemical application for lawn maintenance company. Also did small engine maintenance.
  • Odd jobs - among others: peanut inspector at a Superman peanut butter plant (stare at a conveyor belt and pick out most of the rocks and sticks we saw go by. Whatever we missed got crushed to smithereens and was never noticed....)
  • Truck driver - household moving companies -several
  • Computer sales
  • Computer data entry for a household moving company. They called me their "Computer Guy". But all I did really was keypunch, book moves, do billing, run payroll, etc.
  • Ran sound for a local cover band - $20/weekend plus free beer.
  • IBM midrange programming, S34, S36, AS/400, and a little *nix - 26 years - for the last 16 I've been doing infrastructure systems design and coding for a 9 billion dollar company.

Basically, for the 10 years after high school, I bounced from one thing to another. Sometimes starving. Sometimes falling back on truck driving. Managed to get married and go to college for a while, get divorced, and finally get into a career in computers.

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Here is a picture of me at work. For some reason, my wife won't let my son come to our annual "bring your kid to work day." Go figure...



But seriously, I manage an artisan coffee roastery. In essence, a professional coffee snob.
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Am I the only Anesthesiologist here???
Ex brother in law was an anesthesiologist. I asked him why he went to med school forever and not become the surgeon.

"I knock em out and wake em up. I dont gotta talk to the patient and heaven forbid I dont gotta talk to the family..."

Sounds legit...
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