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- Mikey B
- Posts: 477
- Joined: Monday, 09 March 2009, 15:57 PM
- Radio: Cobra 29 WX NW ST
- Name: -B-
- Location: The Pine Tree
Did you just apply for the job and get it? Is it a family biz? Has your family been doing it for generations? Did you always dream of having that job? Or is it a job you took and just stuck with it?
And for the retired group, what did you do and why did you do it?
This does not have to be just about jobs. This can be about your passions in life as well.
Here is my story, if you feel like hearing it.
I come from a family of loggers, generations of loggers to be exact. I practically grew up in the woods, driving skidders and running loaders etc. I always had a passion for it and anything that went with it. My dream as kid was to have my own logging company, complete with trucks and trailers and the works. But, the pulp wood market has gone south and my father and uncle (brothers and co-owners) will be the last generation for a while to be in the wood bussines.
My first real job was at Hannaford Supermarkets, bagging groceries and pushing carts. I then moved on to working on one of the largest dairy farms, in New England, in the milk room. For a time a jumped around a bit, I worked in a snowmobile shop, I sold snowmobile, ATV and motorcycle parts etc.
One weekend about 6 years ago, my old neighbor told me I should go take an oil burner class. He thought I might like it, as I was always tinkering on something. I took the class, got the certificate, and got a job. After working for two other plumbing and heating companies, I finally landed at the company I work for now.
I work for a commercial HVAC/R company. We do heating, A/C, ventalation, refrigeration, energy managment systems, lighting and access controls and preventative maintanence. We also work on process boilers, pumps, air compressors and a ton of other things.
This is not my dream job, but it pays the bills, and I am rather good at it. I am a master oil burner technician, licenced up to 15 gph, and am currently working on getting my 1-6 oils unlimited licence. Everything our company does, I am capable of, and experienced in doing. It is not the best job in the world but it pays well and can be enjoyable.
I am an avid hunter and fisherman. I love all things mechanical and electrical. I love boats as well. I guess I would consider myself as a big time gearhead.
This is just a little bit about me. It would make for a really long post if I keep going
So, now that I've rambled on enough, on a CB forum, about nothing to do with radios, I will stop now. Tell us your story
- 6 PILL USER
- Posts: 65
- Joined: Wednesday, 05 August 2009, 20:19 PM
- Radio: Cobra 29LTD Classic
- Name: Donbanaba
- Home Phone: NOT! As if!
- Referrals: 1
I became a mommy. Once we had our not so little guy (SemiBoy, as he's known here on forum), I knew that being his mother, and raising him properly in a world gone mad, was my calling. Because of my commitment to providing him with the tools for the best future for him, we decided that I would home-school him. So now, 9 years later, I am a proud stay-at-home, home-schooling mother. It doesn't pay much, monetarily, but I will take the hugs and kisses, and time spent with him during his formidable years, any day. Teaching him how to make a solar-oven out of a pizza box, closely studying a newly emerged cicada, looking for petoskey stones in Lake Michigan, etc, may not sound very exciting to most...but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
- Mud-Duck Jr.
- Posts: 4
- Joined: Thursday, 16 September 2010, 23:10 PM
- Radio: browning & cobra
- Name: marcus
- Home Phone: 5172068178
it may sound like a cool job u get to meet baseball players and watch the game, lol,lol
trust me its a job and at this point in my life i hate it. what keeps me coming back is the money and the money only..
- barhopper 1
- 6 PILL USER
- Posts: 53
- Joined: Sunday, 14 November 2010, 15:35 PM
- Radio: RCI-2980/SBE Cons.V
- Antenna: PT-99
- Name: Robert King
- Cell Phone: 507-279-0809
- Location: Austin, Minnesota
- hilltop 439
- Posts: 454
- Joined: Sunday, 07 November 2010, 13:07 PM
- Radio: RCI2980WX/Galaxy98v
- Antenna: I MAX 2000/Maco103c
- Name: JOSHUA
- Location: Maine
I took the better of two evils Lobster fishing. I started fishing when i was 12 years old on the back of my uncles boat banding lobsters,baiting bags,shelling scallops,and seining herring. I did that until i save enough money to buy my own boat the Three Laddies. In the winter months it's dragging for scallops and sea urchin and in the late summer into fall it's lobster time. In the spring and early summer i work part time at a salmon farm. So there it is my job in a nut shell.
- 443 Arizona
- Wordwide & Qualified
- Posts: 667
- Joined: Thursday, 29 April 2010, 13:22 PM
- Radio: madison on 5/8 wave
- Location: phoenix, arizona
i am a machinist, started at an early age and still doing it. i will never quit.
- Posts: 134
- Joined: Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 9:02 AM
- Name: Bob
- Location: Deer Park, TX
During the mid-80s I was an adjunct instructor at one of the local junior colleges and taught Microprocessors to non-degree seeking students. Also, much of the way through, I play guitar in an "old farts country & blues band" so, a tip of the hat to electronics, I am also wanting to get in to repairing/building tube guitar amps.
I think that about covers it!
- Posts: 428
- Joined: Friday, 11 September 2015, 12:13 PM
- Radio: 980SSB/YaesuFT3200DR
- Antenna: Sirio5000/Nagoya77B
- Name: Guy
- Cell Phone: 504-231-8254
- Location: New Orleans,LA
- 295 antenna
- Mod Duck
- Posts: 603
- Joined: Sunday, 23 October 2016, 21:45 PM
- Radio: optima ,cobra 148ex
- Antenna: patriot,brownig
- Name: Charles Reney
- Cell Phone: 760-672-1257
here it is, I was a pressman for the LA times for 38 years ,Teamster local officer for 4 years . The news paper industry is a dying so i needed to find something as a back up in case i lost my job and at my age that is pretty frightening. Well it so happened that my Son inlaw lost his job with Cox cable after 14 yrs and he approached me with an idea .
Since my ,Wife and Daughters ,mother and Father inlaw are in the Realstate business we thought how about home inspections .Well we got Licensed and thanks to family we got jobs and also met alot of realtors .I was traveling from Riverside to San Diego on the weekends because i still worked at the Times. Fortune have it the company split into to parts and the company i actually worked for no longer existed so to speak .So i was able to collect my full retirement .I sold my house and moved to San Diego . This year our business has done quadrupled and shows no sign of stopping.There is alot more to my story but this is the work part antway'
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