What is your career? What do you do?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by XtremeAaron, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Well after I got out of high school, I enlisted in The Marine Corps Delayed Entry until I tore ligaments in my ankle after rolling it going up and down "Mt. Suribachi" which was a big dirt mound about 150 feet up. Then I went back to crawfishing in the spillway which I started doing as soon as I could drive until I realized that I'm losing money rather than making money. So now I'm wating to take a test to get in the nuke plant where my dad was for 23 years doing preventative maintenance.

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    Oh and I've been wanting to become a Police Officer either part time or full. 4 cousins are Police Officers and my cousin is married to the chief.
  2. Untouchable

    Untouchable New Member

    I'm an EMT and currently in Paramedic school...but I'm injured and on light duty, so I get to sit in an office until my wounds heal. It drives me nuts because I'd rather be out in the field, but it'll come back in just a couple of more weeks. Wouldn't trade my job for anything...It's a great industry to be in, but you have to be what my partner calls, "a special breed of crazy" to do it hahaha.
  3. ChevyHD

    ChevyHD New Member

    I have helped work on our farm ever since I could walk. Obviously I did more and more as I got older. Two years ago I picked up a job with a construction/dirt crew during the slow months of farming. This year I'm at college and am a Lab analyst for Monsanto and I go back home on weekends to farm still. My major is Ag studies with a minor in Precision Ag (Farming with GPS). Absolutely love it.
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  4. halfpint33

    halfpint33 New Member

    I print business forms for now.Started there 20 yrs ago at the age of 23.At our high point we had over 400 employees.Down to 130 now.Alot of weeks I dont even get in 40 hours but the pay is good and I have no college education to fall back on.I'll stay there until they close the doors.And like Chevy HD I too help on the family farm.
  5. 747

    747 New Member

    I got a BA in Communication and an MA in Human Behavior. After college I did an internship with a small graphic design company, I had some interest in that field. But I found it wasnt the right place for me. It can be an exciting and energetic environment for the right person though. I am now trying to get in the military, preferably as an officer. Id probably get out after a few years and get into law enforcement.
  6. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    I'm an elevator service technician with Otis Elevator Co. For the last 25 years. I started in the trade in 1987 in Rochester,NY and transferred to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1994. Worked for a Heating,Plumbing & Electrical contractor from 85-87. Served in US Army from 83-85
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  7. GMCErica

    GMCErica New Member

    I am a Law Enforcement Officer in British Columbia, Canada. It is an exciting career, but can be dangerous sometimes.. Adrenaline rush! Been an Officer in different sectors of the law enforcement community from a criminal investigator, to a park warden to special constable dealing with drugs now to Officer for 10 years now. Been a decade of stories, experiences, and excitement. I will continue to pursue my career in this field until I feel the need to leave. But for right now, I am lovin' every moment, and I get to wear a cool uniform too.
  8. chew246214

    chew246214 New Member

    Police and EMS...... also in school for nursing right now... 2 careers aren't enough....
  9. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member

    I've been down to Waterford 3 a couple of times. Had a couple of interviews across the street at Dow. Now I'm an Operator at Marathon down in Garyville.
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  10. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Currently spend approximately 40 hours a week volunteering at the local food bank. It keeps me busy until my next employer comes along and decides he wants someone who will grow his business. Had some interviews over the past couple of years but the majority say I have too much experience. Cop out? Yup it is but they can't say you are too old. That would violate age discrimination laws.
  11. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    After high school I joined Uncle Sams Misguided Children (USMC). MOS 6075 Crygenics tech. Got out after 5yrs. I have been working for the current company for 11 years. I work in an Air Seperation plant. Went to the Police academy while I lived in PA. I am currently going to school for Mechanincal Engineering. While working a full time job.
  12. Mzarb28

    Mzarb28 New Member

    Newbie to this site, love it, so much knowledge and tips!! I'm a fulltime Fire Fighter for the City of New Bedford, best job in the world!!
  13. marko54

    marko54 New Member

    I have 27 years invested driving Semi-trucks and the last 16 years with this present LTL carrier. Decent, money, get to meet some good folks on my delivery area and i'm usually home by 5pm .Shot this today while delivering some HVAC Duct work and equipment to a new Volkswagon dealership soon to open. Notice the lack of snow in wisconsin,i'm loving it! This time last year we had several Feet of snow on the ground.

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  14. grape2

    grape2 New Member

    Retired Navy 22yrs, retired auto parts/service manage 17 years(GM and Chrysler both closed in the bailout). Now work part time IT tech for a doctor that has 5 clinics, business office, and two convience stores. Also, take care of 4 pharmacies, machine shop, two flower shops, an account and help a friend in his computer repair business one day a week. The IT work I'm on call 9am to 2pm 5 days a week. Made my first call in two weeks Wednesday and today. On salary, so I still get paid whether I'm working or just waiting for a call.
  15. I'm 24 and have been working for a family owned contracting business for 7 years. We mostly do windows, siding, and doors, but will also do some roofing, decking, and other jobs. We work right through the Winter outdoors 5 days a week, the work can be tough at time, but it is rewarding seeing how happy people are when the job is done. We take a lot of pride in what we do, especially our trim work.

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    Our old website that I made- http://northstarwindow.weebly.com/index.html

    Our new website that Yellowbook made- http://northstarwindow-siding.com/index.htm
  16. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Marathon?! We've probably seen each other then or have seen each others trucks. My dad is at Cargill now as a contractor for Allied Reliability. We eat at Buddy B's every so often and I pass that way. I was actually thinking about going to Marathon and that is still an open possibility.
  17. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member

    I tell you man, I love Marathon. It's a great place to be.
  18. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Yeah sounds like a great group of guys work there from what I hear. My cousin in on an internship there he just graduated from LSU.
  19. dipstick

    dipstick New Member

    I own a small business . Licensed electrician... carpenter..plumber. Build houses to additions ..ect.
    But always love mechanics..auto body ect. Just like going to quite a few forums .. helping all i can.
    I learn a lot also.. then pass it on. My signature is gitter done and have fun.
    Well that is all i have to say about that.
  20. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member

    I just finished my internship in Dec. I had one from the technical school that is down the street from Marathon.

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