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Old 30-03-2012, 08:23   #106
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Short answer: Sportsman and investor (mostly real estate) .

Somewhat longer answer: Miner,Cook,Construction,Demolition,Newsboy,Math and Science teacher(3 years) ,Ski Instructor( 1 year) ,IBM (3 days!) ,Bartender,Boat deliveries,and so many dirty jobs I'd like to forget. Learned a lot from each, but only Real Estate and Parenting (3 daughters) provided serious financial and spiritual rewards.
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Old 30-03-2012, 08:38   #107
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I thought the question was what do you do for a living (now on the boat.) and not list a resume of job titles, but I went back and re-read it again... list jobs prior... I see... well...

I have to say it's classified. I could tell you but I'd have to kill you.
Have a brother like that. Even now after being retired for 10 years, all he can say is "I worked on the guidance system for the shuttles".
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Old 30-03-2012, 08:48   #108
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Commercial lobster fisherman..
Just curious do you still enjoy a nice steamed lobster (like I do) or have you had your full of them by the time you get back the dock?
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Old 30-03-2012, 09:06   #109
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Single Dad of 2 grrlies, Kindergarden teacher, helicopter pilot, tool design engineer, construction company owner.

1.5 years into a 3 year refit, 1 year to semi retirement and part time cruising the Salish Sea.

Being a Dad was the bestest part, didn't really think of it as a job though. Labor of love and all that. They're still my best friends.
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Old 30-03-2012, 10:29   #110
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I sell brass seacocks and tin paint for wiring :-)
Where can I get some of that tin paint? Does it come in yellow for negative?
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Old 30-03-2012, 11:07   #111
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I was a paying passenger on a container ship back in the mid ninties. Really enjoyed the experience. Seemed like a nice way to make a living and be on the water. Did you have a favorite port while you were on the ships?
Now that crewing is down to 24, there are many vacant staterooms and entire levels of the superstructure with no crew or PAX.

Favorite port during break bulk sailing would be Easter Island.
Favorite port doing the North Sea on drilling rigs, Amsterdam.
During container sailing, Kobe, Japan and Pattaya, Thailand, probably because I had a girl friend in those two, lol.
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Old 30-03-2012, 11:30   #112
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1st career: 20 years on 5 nuclear subs [SEAWOLF (575), PUFFER, SCULPIN, DRUM, GURNARD] + a few years shore duty

2nd career: 15 years at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in WA State as ops manager then tech writer for Lessons Learned/Operating Experience

Now: Captain, dish washer, engineer, lookout, navigator, deck scrubber/buffer/waxer, rigger, dinghy coxwain, bottom cleaner, plumber, bilge boat cleaner, radioman, engine mechanic, scribe, . . . need I go on?
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Old 30-03-2012, 11:53   #113
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Tend to use ultrasonic testing on sheep and pigs. In cattle, though, manual palpitation of the uterus by way of the rectum (hence the long rubber gloves) can give extremely accurate results as early as five weeks. It is a bit on the dangerous side unless you have the subject restrained in a squeeze chute (cattle crush). Ultrasound pregnancy tests are becoming more affordable and common now that testing equipment has gotten smaller and more portable.
I got introduced to palpitation on a friend's rather large (9000 head) ranch at weaning time. If you know what cowboys are like, they tend to have a rather straight forward and dry sense of humor, and me being the "city guy", needed to challenge me to joining in with the festivities.

Not being one to back down, I got instructed, donned said glove, and tried to be gentle. Said cowboys shut up after I had done about 50, and stopped checking my analysis after about 10, only double checking the ones I though were cull cattle.

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Old 30-03-2012, 12:56   #114
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Skitechnician - cab driver - sail designer/seller/producer - professional sailor - professional sailing coach - music producer - OEM account manager - furniture producer/seller - writer - dolphin boat captain

then realised that Im really a black hole, and perfectly capable of attracting everything I need. So working towards that..
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I walk with my eyes open. That is the largest part of my day. My upper management team wants me to talk more and file more papers faster. I don't work for the postal service.I am a Facilities manager, engineer and shipwright.
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At present I drive Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) in the offshore oil business. Past president of a residential development company in Toronto. Old oilfield commercial diver.
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At present I drive Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) in the offshore oil business. Past president of a residential development company in Toronto. Old oilfield commercial diver.
Do any of your ROV driving aboard Noble Drilling rigs?
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Just curious do you still enjoy a nice steamed lobster (like I do) or have you had your full of them by the time you get back the dock?
Still enjoy them very much...creamed lobster is my favorite. Everyone should start eating more lobster, it will add ten ....no 15 years to your life.
Might help the prices go up too, I have a boat project and kids to feed.
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Deckofficer...As a rule I avoid drilling rigs like the plague. Too many rules and regulations. Makes me crazy, so my ROV driving time is spent on boats or barges.
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