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Thought we could get to know each other a bit.

I am a R&D CNC machinist, in the medical device/surgical implant field.

Edit, while I still have a chance! :
I've been doing this for 30 years. 25 years at my present company.


Thought we could get to know each other a bit.

I am a R&D CNC machinist, in the medical device/surgical implant field.

Edit, while I still have a chance! :
I've been doing this for 30 years. 25 years at my present company.
 
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structural engineering, unlicensed.. I work for the licensed guys.. we shall see how much longer.. its really been slowing down the past few weeks :eek:

then again, I have been contemplating a career change I have been doing this for 8 years now, an


structural engineering, unlicensed.. I work for the licensed guys.. we shall see how much longer.. its really been slowing down the past few weeks :eek:

then again, I have been contemplating a career change I have been doing this for 8 years now, and I am maxed out on what I could do unless I got licensed myself, and to do that I need to go back to college. If I go back to college I dont think I would want to take classes in what I am doing now.. The only issue with a career change is finding something with equal pay, not the I make alot by any means but it seems that unless you want to make less than $15/hr your not going to find a job..

I thought I would love a desk job... Growing up all I ever wanted was a desk job because that what my dad had.. Now after having a desk job for 8 years all I want is a hands on job, to get out and do something..

Just think about it.. I have sat this same computer in this same chair at the same desk for almost 17,000 hours!!!!
 
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[QUOTE="cbzdel, post: 1964"]
Just think about it.. I have sat this same computer in this same chair at the same desk for almost 17,000 hours!!!![/quote]
I've never even owned a computer... :D

Sounds like a cool job though. :thumbs up:


Just think about it.. I have sat this same computer in this same chair at the same desk for almost 17,000 hours!!!!
I've never even owned a computer... :D

Sounds like a cool job though. :thumbs up:
 
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Security and protection services. Looking to use my skills overseas as a contractor. But gotta wait for good openings and quality employers.

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Security and protection services. Looking to use my skills overseas as a contractor. But gotta wait for good openings and quality employers.

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[QUOTE="cbzdel, post: 1964"]structural engineering, unlicensed.. I work for the licensed guys.. we shall see how much longer.. its really been slowing down the past few weeks :eek:

then again, I have been contemplating a career change I have been doing this


structural engineering, unlicensed.. I work for the licensed guys.. we shall see how much longer.. its really been slowing down the past few weeks :eek:

then again, I have been contemplating a career change I have been doing this for 8 years now, and I am maxed out on what I could do unless I got licensed myself, and to do that I need to go back to college. If I go back to college I dont think I would want to take classes in what I am doing now.. The only issue with a career change is finding something with equal pay, not the I make alot by any means but it seems that unless you want to make less than $15/hr your not going to find a job..

I thought I would love a desk job... Growing up all I ever wanted was a desk job because that what my dad had.. Now after having a desk job for 8 years all I want is a hands on job, to get out and do something..

Just think about it.. I have sat this same computer in this same chair at the same desk for almost 17,000 hours!!!!
Go to MMI or something similar to become a motorcycle mechanic. Then in a few years open your own shop. The freedom of being successfully self-employed is amazing.
 
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I'm a senior mortgage banker and an Army officer (now reserve component)

I'm a senior mortgage banker and an Army officer (now reserve component)
 
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[QUOTE="Mike, post: 1988"]Go to MMI or something similar to become a motorcycle mechanic. Then in a few years open your own shop. The freedom of being successfully self-employed is amazing.[/quote]


I would love to do something like that.. the problem would


Go to MMI or something similar to become a motorcycle mechanic. Then in a few years open your own shop. The freedom of being successfully self-employed is amazing.

I would love to do something like that.. the problem would be fiances how to pay my mortgage while being a full time student.. my wife and i both already work and we could not make it on one income.. Growing up with my dad as a big-wig office type I expected that what you should shoot for in life.. In high school I wanted to be a mechanic, and I thought to myself, how would my dad feel if this is what I wanted to do with myself.. How could I ever have children and have them respect their father who is a low life mechanic.. (i mean no offense finish reading haha)

Well I was young and stupid.. My dad could of cared less what I wanted to be he just wanted me to be happy just like any other father would want for his son... I went with what I would be good at rather than what I wanted to do.. so now I am good at my job, I just dont really enjoy it..
 
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Mechanical Engineer for apple.


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Mechanical Engineer for apple.


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Acoustical engineer, Estimator, and I own my own auto cad business

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Acoustical engineer, Estimator, and I own my own auto cad business

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What do you do for a living?

What is your chosen profession?

I managed a small body shop for 5 years and now am a service writer at a large collision repair center.
 

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My wife and I both work for a company that does (don't laugh) scrapbooking. Think collages or cutting paper with cricuts and making them into designs. Mostly moms with young kids who do the craft, my wife is a crafter as well. She is far more creative than me, but being in Utah, that's one of the main things we export here. Salt, and scrapbooking supplies. Seriously, google it :)

She does social media and a lot of the creative aspects, and I do some of the more sales-y type things, talking to our suppliers, and so on.

I know, exciting, right? :)
 

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My wife and I both work for a company that does (don't laugh) scrapbooking. Think collages or cutting paper with cricuts and making them into designs. Mostly moms with young kids who do the craft, my wife is a crafter as well. She is far more creative than me, but being in Utah, that's one of the main things we export here. Salt, and scrapbooking supplies. Seriously, google it :)

She does social media and a lot of the creative aspects, and I do some of the more sales-y type things, talking to our suppliers, and so on.

I know, exciting, right? :)
Do you know what? - that sounds brilliant! The main thing is that you obviously enjoy what you do and if you are both making a living then you must be good at what you do..
 

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Do you know what? - that sounds brilliant! The main thing is that you obviously enjoy what you do and if you are both making a living then you must be good at what you do..
I'd say with confidence that SHE enjoys what she does.. I go along for the ride.
 

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My wife and I both work for a company that does (don't laugh) scrapbooking. Think collages or cutting paper with cricuts and making them into designs. Mostly moms with young kids who do the craft, my wife is a crafter as well. She is far more creative than me, but being in Utah, that's one of the main things we export here. Salt, and scrapbooking supplies. Seriously, google it :)

She does social media and a lot of the creative aspects, and I do some of the more sales-y type things, talking to our suppliers, and so on.

I know, exciting, right? :)
My wife has a scrapbooking room in our house. My mother use to run scrapbooking retreats. I understand
 

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My wife has a scrapbooking room in our house. My mother use to run scrapbooking retreats. I understand
You'd be surprised what the markup is on that stuff. You don't want to know, actually. It'll probably make you mad :)
 

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You'd be surprised what the markup is on that stuff. You don't want to know, actually. It'll probably make you mad :)
I could only imagine. Luckily my wife is really cheap when it comes to buying stuff. Discount and clearance. My sister was huge into scrapbooking and when she died my wife got ALL her stuff. Ridiculous amounts!


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I could only imagine. Luckily my wife is really cheap when it comes to buying stuff. Discount and clearance. My sister was huge into scrapbooking and when she died my wife got ALL her stuff. Ridiculous amounts!


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Damn. Well, I'm glad you're supporting my wife's industry. :)

At least you get nice birthday cards and other cool crafty things. Right?
 
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