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Old 07-23-2011, 01:26 PM
levisdad levisdad is online now
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Default What's your profession?

I always find it interesting what people do for a living.

Since 1971 I've been a diesel mechanic on over the road trucks and some construction vehicles. I do it purdy much bumper to bumper. It's allot of physical grunt work, but it pays the bills and for this gun fetish thing I have.

So, what kind of work do you do?
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:58 PM
MTC29 MTC29 is online now
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Firearms dealer. I started working at a gun shop back in 1977 then opened my own shop in 1985 with a good friend (who worked in the same shop with me) as a partner. In 2005 we felt that we should quit while we were way ahead, close the shop and retire. I still hold an 01 FFL and sell some guns but this is mostly because I have never done anything else (or would ever want to)!
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:14 PM
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I retired from BellSouth/AT&T in 2007 as a manager with 35 years service. Back in the 70s and 80s I also had a part-time gun sales business. Now it's just a C&R for collecting.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:20 PM
Craftsman Craftsman is offline
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I'm a master cabinetmaker, and qualified expert witness, for cabinetry/millwork manufacture & installation standards. Began career in 1983, started own company in 1991. Main service, coastal/oceanfront residences, from North Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Have always loved working with wood. It's why I so highly prize, original USGI stocks!
Old-growth American black walnut, and U.S. made steel, "trumps", plastic & aluminum, big-time!
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:27 PM
84bravo 84bravo is offline
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My screen name was my MOS. Photographer. Still lucky enough to have the same job today.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:28 PM
la Fiere la Fiere is online now
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I have worked in the construction industry since the mid-1980's and for the past ten years have owned a small construction management consulting firm. We do commercial / industrial projects in the San Francisco bay area.

As a teen my best friend's father drove a Peterbuilt transfer (a type of dirt-hauler) as an owner-operator. Every Saturday my friend and I would go with his dad down to the yard to repair and maintain the truck. There was a group of maybe half a dozen owner-operators who shared the yard with him and they would all drive during the week and do maintenance and repairs on Saturday. I am grateful to have had that opportunity - those truckers personified the "American spirit". They were independent, resourceful, and tough; yet always seemed to have the time to help each other out and share a funny story. I learned a tremendous amount from them.

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Old 07-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Moe77 Moe77 is offline
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I work in IT as a computer tech, when someone messes up their computer at work I come in and fix it. Been doing this since 2000.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:41 PM
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:51 PM
garandsrgr8 garandsrgr8 is offline
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Retired military officer, and now part time computer network consultant.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:52 PM
Roadkingtrax Roadkingtrax is offline
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For the last six years I had been a AH-64 Apache Mechanic for the Boeing Company.

I've been going to college since I got out of the Air Force (F-16/A-10 Armament Systems Mechanic) and finished my first degree in 2008.

About 6 months ago I got a rotation in the Engineering Dept, and recently recieved an offer for a full time position as a manufacturing engineer on the Apache assembly line.

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