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Old 01-28-2006, 02:07 PM   #21
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I would have thought is was when the poachers beat the crap out of you.
Well, they're more verbal @$$beatings than anything. Luckily, I don't have any problems taking and @$$chewing that I don't deserve. It just rolls right off.

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Old 01-28-2006, 02:09 PM   #22
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I work in the finance department at an Indian casino. Purchasing is my primary function, but it really only takes up about 30% of my time. The rest is spent on miscellaneous crap for the boss - financial reports, promotion analysis, asset management, contract review, and (like state wildlife agencies) lots and lots and lots of paperwork. Gaming is probably one of the most highly regulated industries in the country due to the huge potential for fraud so there's pretty much always a constant stream of paperwork to be done. Real stimulating work, let me tell ya.

The funny thing with my paperwork is that nearly every single thing I recieve is either stamped "URGENT" or "PRIORITY". When someone comes looking for something from me a week later, expecting it to be done, I just show them where the "URGENT/PRIORITY" pile is and tell them they're about halfway from the top.

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Old 01-28-2006, 05:09 PM   #23
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i graduated as a mechanical engineer in 2000. worked for a semiconductor company for 3 years (survived 4 layoffs then the place shut down on the fifth).

went back to school to get pre-requisites for a masters of science program in physical therapy, took a chance on only applying to one school, and got accepted. about a year into the program, have about one more to go.

the money definitely won't be the same, but i enjoy this much more-- get to interact with people who need help, and at the end of the day i know i've done something positive.

i told my father who couldn't understand, that know matter who you work for, you're there to make them money. as a PT i'll make money for whoever i work for, but i'll also be helping people in the process

plus my wife and sister are in health care, and my 1 y/o son will require some surgery that will necessitate PT, so like they say, everything happens for a reason!



sounds like a lot of people on this board are more interested in quality of life than making a bunch of $$$.

i like that.

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Old 01-28-2006, 05:24 PM   #24
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plus my wife and sister are in health care, and my 1 y/o son will require some surgery that will necessitate PT, so like they say, everything happens for a reason!
yes it does brother! the hard part is having the patience to realize it.

good luck with your little boy's surgery.
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:30 PM   #25
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I graduated with a very marketable degree in English. I have bounced from publishing house to publishing house and am now with one publishing some really nasty dental materials. I'm ready for a new industry. I'm saving for a wedding, but am really thinking of quitting and hiking 'til spring comes (or look for another job and brew every day). I have submitted my writings, but no one really wants to publish dark literature (or should I say mine). I volunteer as an EMT as well.

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Old 01-28-2006, 08:07 PM   #26
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I'm a second year law student. I clerk about 20 hours a week in a local law firm as well.

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Old 01-28-2006, 08:22 PM   #27
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I've been a weatherman in the USAF for about 12 years. I'm over the hump, so I'll be retiring in 8 years. I'll be 38.

Of course my pension won't be enough for me and my family. I don't know what I'm going to do when I grow up, though.

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Old 01-29-2006, 09:31 AM   #28
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Man, I think I've done enough work. Five years in traffic control. When times are good, you get to sleep in a brand new truck for 6 hours a day and get paid for 9. I had a crew of twelve and had a beautiful woman as a laborer. When times are bad, you might find yourself driving to the middle of nowhere to stand on the road for a half-hour with a "stop/slow" sign in your hand to give breaks.

Needless to say, the guys who want to stand in the road with a "stop/slow" sign make 8 bucks an hour, and for most of them, that's all they're worth. I made $15 an hour, with extensive knowledge and certification. It's a slap in the face to have to do that, and the reason I got out of the business. It's personally degrading.

My best friend got me hooked up with a trucking company. I ran a truck locally, delivering Toyota parts to local dealerships. Airbrakes, lift gate, all the goodies, 1 lb below CDL liscense. I hired my brother on as a laborer, payed him $350 a week, took $500 myself. The two of us cut the route down to 30 hours a week. Now that's salary!

I quit because I wanted more, and started going to college full time. Right now, I am enjoying it, immensely. I haven't decided what I want to do, so I'm taking the basic core classes to get them out of the way. I'm about to go back to work for the same company, delivering the "short route" for John Deere and Sterling Toyota freight. Hopefully, this should only take up about 3-4 hours a day. It's about 300+ (not sure yet) a week, so it'll cover the bills plus give me spending cash. It's only been a month, but it feels really strange not making money.

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Old 01-29-2006, 10:27 AM   #29
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I've been an Air Force meteorologist for 14 years, and I'm already counting the days to retirement. I'm really tired of working rotating shift work and putting up with the BS. Langley hasn't been so bad but 14 years of it has taken its toll.

I'm taking a break from it right now, but I've been trying to knock out some classes so I can prepare for life post-Air Force. The goal right now is to become a mechanic--it is something I've always wanted to do. Mainly I want a job where I don't have to cut my hair and I can say F this if I don't like what is going on.
5 years to go but I'll have a pretty nice retirement check staring at me for the rest of my life. Not too shabby at 37 years old.

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Right now I am a onsite Engineer for a semiconductor tool manufacturer. I love my work for I get to troubleshoot mechanics, robotics, hydrolics, plasmas and all sorts of other stuff. The hardest part of my job is dealing with my customers. Right now I am supporting Intel's new fabs in Arizona. The stress can be high but then again I only work 2 weeks out of a month Plenty of time for brewing

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