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    ctshooter
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    EE by education, IT guy in real life for the past 21 years. 

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    skie
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    my main occupation is gas and diesel mechanic,been twisting wrenches since I was 16.  for the last 9 years I've been a jack of all trades for a local landscapeing company,the last 3 mainly operating their f650 dump truck moveing machinery and supplys.   in the winter I operate a salt spreader for them.

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    Bigragu
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    intenseaty22

    OK, I guess I must come clean now, @bigragu called it right. Dream 😂

    I have been a Respiratory Therapist for over 25 years. 22 of which I have specialized in the Neonatal ICU. I currently work as a Transport Therapist, picking up critically ill babies throughout the Metro Atlanta area and bringing to our hospital for treatment. 

     

    Its ok ok for coming clean, man. You can still live the dream, within your dream job. As your putting around in the sky saving lives, just sing to yourself “I’m just a gigolo, everywhere I go……”

     

    Bless you for what you do, brother.

     

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    Bigragu
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     I worked as a railroad signal repairman for 42 years. I also served my union local, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen for 25 years as a recording and financial Secretary. I was very fortunate to have had one of the best jobs I could have had.

    The railroad union merged in with the sheet metal workers international union. We used to be known as SMWIA, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, now we are SMART- Sheet Metal Air Railroad Transportation. 

    When that happened a few years ago, the agents would pass free T- Shirts to the apprentices in class, in high visibility yellow color, with huge letters of SMART in the front, and it’s meaning in the back. 

    I asked the students if they were gonna wear those shirts in public, like out at the mall, restaurants, etc, and they all proudly said yes!

    I asked them to promise me something if they wore that shirt, and that was not to get in a gaze, staring into space with their mouths wide open, while wearing that shirt, in public.

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    Bigragu
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    "The railroad union merged in with the sheet metal workers international union. We used to be known as SMWIA, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, now we are SMART- Sheet Metal Air Railroad Transportation. "

     

    We had a couple of mergers. I recall the Sheet Metal Workers, we also merged with Chicago bus drivers briefly.

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    mercado
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    I do Custom frames for art galleries since 1992.

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    plinker
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    Hermey on Rudolph the red nosed reindeer was a toy maker that wished he were a Dentist. I’m a Dentist that would love to be a toy maker. I’ve been working on it. It just doesn’t pay the bills yet 😁

    Even the candy bar is a wooden car just has the tires off, each one a solid block off wood carved, nothing added. Puzzles all over the place. 

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    intenseaty22
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    That’s amazing work @plinker . My wife was Wowing when I showed her. She was “tricked” by the candy bar, as was I, & loved the Ark in particular. 

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    plinker
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    Thanks intenseaty22, if you’ll notice the weight listed on the candy bar is 5oz. That’s the maximum weight allowed for the speed division. As you can tell I didn’t go for speed much, just best in show. There are several state winners there. The ark puzzle is a favorite and a challenge to assemble without a picture. 

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    rangur1
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    carpenter for 20+ years , sonogram tech for last 9 years.

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    Chuck-in-Ohio
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     Railroad here as well. Transport Workers Union Local 2019 for the past 22 years.

    Have worked the Roundhouse, wreck derrick, block truck, yard air, expedite track and rip track.

    Currently work yard air as a lowly, rock pounding car knocker.

     

    Started out in the TWU local 2005 in Dayton Ohio, and went south to Cincinnati when they closed the GM plant in Moraine. 

    65 mile commute on I75 down and back every day, the highlight of my day….NOT!

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    uglymike
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    Retired Meat & Poultry Inspector for the US Dept. of Agriculture. Spent decades working on kill floors in cattle slaughterhouses. 

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    Bob-in-WV
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    Had my high school job for 34 years except for a 3 year stint in the Navy.  I worked at a grocery store as a head meatcutter and assistant store manager.  Living the dream, LOL.

    Bob in WV

     

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    Trunion
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    My sister lived in Williamstown for a spell, across the river from Marietta  OH… beautiful part of the country

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    likkitysplyt
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    Yep, loved this job for a long, long time … but the time came to let those wheels take a rest. Retired in 2015. Now I think I love this more than I loved that … so much more time to live my own life. Wake up when I want, sleep when I want, exercise, vacation, spread the Gospel, mentor, play with the kids, love the wife, keep the doctors wealthy, go hunting, target practice with my Edgun R5M, Wildcat, Impact, Uragan, Cricket, Vulcan2 Tactic and 2 Marauders. God is good, Life is good, Retirement is good, Everything is paid for … everyday is a new blessing and I am soooooooo grateful that I have been spared from too many things to even mention.

    Shalom

    John

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    JamesD.
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    I’m a proud full time Mom & Daddy. Housekeeper, child care, teaching, wash, clothes, general cleaning (dam non shedding dog, yeah right) and cooking.

    Winter it’s teaching, plow/shovel/ keep the fire lit.

    Summer it’s teaching, mow grass, cut & stack wood for winter.

     If I had to travel to shoot I wouldn’t be shooting at all

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    imzratt321
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    Medically Retired Senior Deputy Sheriff / Detective. Paralyzed on the right side

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    Gettsgunner
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    Caretaker/Farm manager.  I live on a small farm in central Maryland. 4 horses, 7 dogs.Care for them and property.  Can hunt here and fish in neighbors pond, so feel I am very blessed . Originally from West Virginia where I grew up there on a dairy farm. Ron 

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    hunt439
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    Missile flight test engineer, machinist, welder. Yep rocket scientist. Shoot missiles for a living. Its the best skeet shoot ever. Partner shoots a missile at me and I shoot it down.

    Mike

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