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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:21 pm

I'm a circulation sales manager for a local newspaper. And yes, it's every bit as thrilling as it sounds.


But then, I'm working in a time and place where lots of folks who wish they were can't find work, so I do my best not to complain!
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LIPIPE

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Location : Setauket,Long Island and upstate Granville, New York
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:39 pm

Reply to the prior posts here. First retirement pay is great. When you are three score plus in age, your family obligation usually shrinks. Hopefully you have some savings, 401K money, pension money, social security money, and paid off home mortgages. Years ago the big expenses were your kid's college tuition. Now your big expense is your next pipe. Hopefully you enjoy good health and have good health insurance.

Like my friend Airborne it took a bit of work to get three kids raised homes and cars and tuition bills paid. Let's see...

I was administrator of a 800 kid co-op summer day camp while a full time college student. This job was full time year round.
Then I graduated with a BBA and immediately completed an MBA in Health Care Administration. The next 10 years was spent as a Hospital Administrator. Married, house, first son and two cars later I was Director of the Earth and Space Science Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook full time for several years during which time son #2 arrived. Next fulll time job, Director of Administrative Services for the William Floyd Union Free School District on Long Island. Then full time Director of the Community Residence Progam for United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk County here on Long Island. Then I self incorporated as M.J. Tannen Associates Inc., and for about 25 years during which time son #3 arrived, I ran a slew of large and small medical practices in every specialty primarily women's health....including radiology, spine surgery, and reproductive endocrinology. This was all full time work, however, in addition on a part time basis during these 25 years I held second jobs evenings and weekends. For twelve years I was the director of the Long Island Branch Campus of the New School University in New York. I ran an evening graduate program in Health Care Administration and taught 3 classes each academic year. To keep sane, I "shot some breeze" with men serving as a county auxiliary police officer one evening each week. Yep, that was me in uniform armed, in the radio car responding throughout the police district and serving with the Suffolk County Highway Patrol on the Long Island Expressway. The Highway leathers and high boots made me a real scary looking cop for sure. Many good pipes and some fine cigars were enjoyed and passed among our group of guys before our radios heated up each night. The training and equipment I became proficient with enabled side jobs as armed security officer, armed ATM repair agent, armed intrusion alarm response agent, armored carrier and vault agent. I drove an ambulette and I worked one christmas as an armed store security agent for Toys R Us.

If you ever saw the show "In Living Color" on TV years ago you might remember the skit and the refrain " Hey man, get a job"...well I had them all. I finished my career last July 5th with the Internal Revenue Service. I was one of many guys who told people they owe our Uncle Sam some bucks. Now I'm retired and happier about it than a yard full of pigs in shit. Retirement rocks but it is a trip on a rocky road to arrive at.
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Simple Man



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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:06 pm

LIPIPE wrote:
Hopefully you enjoy good health and have good health insurance.

Not so much and yes, I do... it is what it is and it could be worse. Wink
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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:23 pm

I brew beer for a living. 23+ years now.

Still love it as much as ever.

'nuff said!



Cheers,

RR
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szyzk

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Age : 37
Location : Warren, PA
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:40 pm

idbowman wrote:
I'm a circulation sales manager for a local newspaper. And yes, it's every bit as thrilling as it sounds.

Hey! My previous job was as a circ SM! It sucked the life right out of me for five years until I couldn't take it anymore!

I currently work at a tobacconist, no complaints there. Before my stint at the newspaper I worked for five years as a printer at a company that makes mugs for theme parks (Disney, Six Flags), various businesses and sports teams. And before that I was an assistant manager at a Pizza Hut.

Not very exciting!
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stulowitz

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Location : Reykjavík, Iceland
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:03 am

Brewdude wrote:
I brew beer for a living. 23+ years now.

Still love it as much as ever.

'nuff said!

RR

Hey brewdude! I also brew beer for a living and love it as well. Only been a pro for four years, but have been brewing for over a decade

Cheers!
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:34 am

szyzk wrote:
idbowman wrote:
I'm a circulation sales manager for a local newspaper. And yes, it's every bit as thrilling as it sounds.

Hey! My previous job was as a circ SM! It sucked the life right out of me for five years until I couldn't take it anymore!

I currently work at a tobacconist, no complaints there. Before my stint at the newspaper I worked for five years as a printer at a company that makes mugs for theme parks (Disney, Six Flags), various businesses and sports teams. And before that I was an assistant manager at a Pizza Hut.

Not very exciting!


Yeah...circ has a way of doing that to you. I'm just over four years in and am champing at the bit to get this degree I'm working on so I can move along. I think most of us probably have a fantasy of working at a tobacconist...you are a lucky, lucky man!
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szyzk

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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:25 pm

idbowman wrote:
Yeah...circ has a way of doing that to you. I'm just over four years in and am champing at the bit to get this degree I'm working on so I can move along. I think most of us probably have a fantasy of working at a tobacconist...you are a lucky, lucky man!

I worked for one of your competitors (the Ogden Nutting Group) and while I had no qualms about carrying more than my share of the responsibility - in fact, I take pride in being that way - they continued to be entirely too wasteful with their money while also giving me the work from additional positions that were being cut and keeping my wages (I was salaried) anchored. I left after 5 years making the same as I did when I started, but bringing less home because my hours worked were expanded and I was spending more and more on gasoline and vehicle maintenance than when I started.

I took a good, long look at the 16 hour days I was working, for months at a time, and decided that I couldn't continue to feed that machine any longer. I really missed dealing with some of the wonderful customers and trying to expand the newspaper, which was something I believed greatly benefited a smaller community like ours, but the good did not outweigh the bad.

So, yes, now I'm in fantasyland at a tobacconist, and I couldn't be less stressed out or any happier.
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Age : 42
Location : Medford, NJ
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:13 am

I'm in Honda car sales, mostly new but also used occasionally.

Even if you don't live near me, and you're considering the purchase of a Honda, I'm happy to answer any questions I can, just PM me.

Of course if you do happen to live in southern /central New Jersey or in the Philly area and are considering the purchase of a new Honda, look me up. I'm over at Burns in Marlton. Very Happy
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dshpipes

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Age : 33
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:59 pm

I think I posted once before in this thread, but jobs change, as we all know. Liking Airborne's list strategy, I think I'll just give you all the run down in order.

1. Usher at a Movie Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA
2. Student Worker at the Louisiana Dept of Education
3. Assessed properties for the placement of Trailers in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. There's a great story on how I lost this high paying job, but I'll save that for another day.
4. Waiter at Bennigan's in Baton Rouge
5. Waiter at Casino Rouge (now Hollywood Casino) in Baton Rouge
6. Sound Tech Intern at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY
7. Sound Design Fellow for the Lab Company at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY
8. Assistant Audio Engineer at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY
9. Sound Designer at Cortland Repertory Theatre in Cortland, NY
10. Freelance Sound Designer in Pittsburgh, PA
11. Tobacconist at Puffs 'n' Stuff in Pittsburgh, PA
12. Salesman for Verizon Wireless Mobile Generation (MG is the Authorized Retailer) in Chicago, IL

Wow. Now that I see the list, that's a pretty good number of jobs for a guy under the age of thirty. 3 through 12 are all between the ages of 22 and 27.
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:14 pm

stulowitz wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
I brew beer for a living. 23+ years now.

Still love it as much as ever.

'nuff said!

RR

Hey brewdude! I also brew beer for a living and love it as well. Only been a pro for four years, but have been brewing for over a decade

Cheers!

Hey stulowitz - kudos to you my brother. I hear the anti-alcohol nazis are strong in your country. Keep on keeping on, damn the torpedos, and full speed ahead!



Cheers,

RR
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JASmith

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Age : 42
Location : Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Registration date : 2012-01-26

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:45 pm

I work in the printing industry, on press.
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:44 am

What do you print?
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JASmith

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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:28 pm

idbowman wrote:
What do you print?
Mainly catalogues.
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Location : pennsylvania
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:36 pm

Bricklayer.
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Ossian

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Age : 28
Location : Stockholm
Registration date : 2011-06-01

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:59 pm

Student, but almost finished, geology. The profession of whiskydrinkers and pipesmokers! Suits me just fine... Very Happy
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the macdonald

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Location : Windsor CT
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:48 pm

I recruit financial planners for a major mutual company's general agency in West Hartford, CT.

It is a new position for me, I was in the same business for a recruiting agency, now I'm "in-house." I am down right gitty about it. Part of my job is to cruise the local, swank downtown area and "press the flesh" spotting talent. So in a nutshell, my job is to hang out and make new friends, have lunch, and look good doing it.
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Age : 34
Location : West Chicagoland
Registration date : 2012-02-07

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:27 pm

I am a Waiter in Chicago, IL. I wear a tuxedo to work everyday, and I get to meat Bulls, Bears, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks, and all sorts of famous people... and then bring them their food. The coolest person to ever come into my place was Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. I love food and wine, I have been working in restaurants since I was 16, and have worked a shift in every single position in a restaurant.

I went to the College of Charleston for Historic Preservation and Community Planning, and even with a degree, I don't want a "real" job. My wife wishes I worked 8-5 m-f, but I am really good at what I do, and I make more money than most of the jerks that I graduated with and they went on to get advance degrees or spent their college careers "networking" instead of "drinking my face off and hooking up with hot chicks."

Not everyone will need a lawyer, hopefully you don't need a doctor, the police, or a fireman, but everybody needs to eat. Let me know if you want a reservation, we might be able to fit you in.
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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:00 pm

jefe1037 wrote:

I went to the College of Charleston for Historic Preservation and Community Planning,
Having taught at the CoC many years ago when I was first starting out (1987-89), I am glad to see a grad doing what he likes and making a living at it!
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tech2576

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Age : 60
Location : North end of GA
Registration date : 2012-01-19

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:52 pm

Just a lowly ol' auto tech here.
Do just about everything but my major is automatic transmision repair.
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Location : Greater Boston
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:56 am

Have done a lot of things, from lawn care, redwood deck refinishing and a comic shop to several printing and design jobs. Printing and design has been the bulk of my professional career. I have worked in the traditional printing environment of a newspaper (pagination, prepress, tech support and related), a small poster company (design, customer service and related) a small in-house university printshop (prepress, design, press support and tech support).

Since I was laid off two years ago I have returned full time to college, am a freelance graphic designer and artist, research assistant to the philosophy dept., and, of course, tech support. Thankfully I can focus on my favorite type of tech support these days: Apple technology, rarely do I have to fix the printer connection for someones PC. Instead I teach people how to use their technology to the fullest and help them with problems and issues.

To sum up: Life long student and lover of learning. Cool
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Age : 44
Location : Haifa
Registration date : 2012-02-19

PostSubject: Subject: Re: What do you do for a living    Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:00 pm


I work as Export/Back Office for european sales with an outdoor gear company
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Registration date : 2009-04-14

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:32 pm

I spent twenty-two years in two US Armed Forces (Army and Navy), retired in 1994; worked as an armed security officer for 14 months, but got tired of watching recommendations I made disappear into a black hole somewhere and having to put up with young people who thought work was something they could do, or not do, as they pleased. Started my own business conducting pre-employment background investigations for local businesses in 1996. In April, 2012, I'll have been at it 16 years, now. It's not the most exciting job in the world (I got all that out of my system in the military), but it keeps body and soul together; my wife and I will have put two kids through college when our son graduates this May.
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Age : 24
Location : Ludington, MI
Registration date : 2012-02-23

PostSubject: Re: What do you do for a living   Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:33 pm

I am 18 years old, and a chef at the near by hospital, Memorial Medical Center. cheers
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PostSubject: College of Charleston   Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:33 am

I just read that Jefe1037 and DrT999 graduated and taught at the College of Charleston, respectively. What a small world. I graduated from The College, as did my wife, whom I met there. We lived in Charleston for 8 years. Don't live there any more, but bought a townhouse in Mt. Pleasant and get back every chance we get. I was there from 1989 to 1998.
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