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barthautala
07-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Along the lines of where are from? Blah blah blah.....

I used to be a professional student from 1999 to 2005....

Then I switched and became a mechanical engineer for this company. (http://www.interfaceinnovations.com)

klcarroll
07-27-2007, 11:19 AM
I work for the National Weather Service/FAA in the O'Hare weather office, and I am part-time faculty at the College of DuPage, where I support the "in the field" portion of their Meteorology Curriculum.

Five times a year, I help in hauling groups of undergrad Meteorology students out into the field for ten days, in search of severe weather.

This is me, as the students know me;

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/DCP_1562.jpg


......And yes, .....we do "catch" interesting stuff on a regular basis! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/448.jpg

lane2512
07-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to work I go!
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s300/lane2512/dme.jpg

Seriously.....wife and I own a small flower shop. Ex-military....Ex-glass worker....Now Gopherhusband.

RogerDodger1946
07-27-2007, 11:28 AM
I used to be a Shop Teacher, until 'they' decided that all the kiddies were going to college, so Shop classes weren't needed.

Now, I'm semi-retired, being that my last job got 'outsourced' to India. I do 'Wet-Plate' photography at Civil War Events (c1861-1865 technology) now as a 'business'.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/RogerDodger1946/ChuckCart.jpg

I live near Portland, Oregon.

barthautala
07-27-2007, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by klcarroll:
I work for the National Weather Service/FAA in the O'Hare weather office, and I am part-time faculty at the College of DuPage, where I support the "in the field" portion of their Meteorology Curriculum.

Five times a year, I help in hauling groups of undergrad Meteorology students out into the field for ten days, in search of severe weather.

This is me, as the students know me

Ive read about your severe weather search and may have even seen you on TV. Im suprised that the Moms of America who hate anything their kids get exposed to that doesnt include flowers, chia pets, or beenie babies hasnt tried to stop you yet. After all they got a cool corvette commecial taken off the air.

klcarroll
07-27-2007, 11:44 AM
Well, .....I guess our "track record" helps us there: ....The College has been supporting this program for 16 years, and we haven't lost a student yet!

(...although I have been tempted a couple of times!)

*

wh1skea
07-27-2007, 12:04 PM
I was a mig welder....until a little work accident involving a golf cart and me falling off. After 2 weeks in a brace, surgery to put a screw in my scaphoid (a wrist bone), 2 months in a cast, and another month in the brace, I managed to get myself out of the plant and into an office with inventory control. Funny how quick the office will snatch you up when you mention you that you can type (with one hand, mind you).

Knight165
07-27-2007, 12:11 PM
klcarrol

Fantastic picture of the tornado in the background with the headstones in the foreground....AND the workers digging a new grave of to the left.
I wonder if those guys hot-footed it out of there or if they are so used to seeing them they just finished up their work?

M.K.
Knight165

Knight165
07-27-2007, 12:20 PM
and for the topic....

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/queens/logos/e317.jpg

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/queens/e317/FDNYE317FH.jpg

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/queens/e317/FDNYL165-2.jpg


I think there is another guy who posts here who is also F.D.N.Y., but I'm not sure.

Anyway, I'm in my 14th year of service and it's STILL the Greatest Job on Earth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

M.K.
Knight165

catlegwest
07-27-2007, 12:24 PM
Flash developer, eight years. Started with making games, now do all sorts of stuff including appliance control panel simulations, interactive multimedia presentations and yes, the occasional banner ad. Used to fuel airplanes, be a record store clerk, fix copiers, tech support.

catlegwest
07-27-2007, 12:27 PM
RogerDodger1946 - That is really cool! I just last weekend saw a George Eastman photography collection exhibit which also had many antique camera set ups on display.

Flamewagon
07-27-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm a Book Binder, have been for the past 19 years, all hand bound thesis, journals, leather restoration stuff.

FDNYFAN
07-27-2007, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Knight165:
and for the topic....

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/queens/logos/e317.jpg

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/queens/e317/FDNYE317FH.jpg

http://www.fdnytrucks.com/images/queens/e317/FDNYL165-2.jpg


I think there is another guy who posts here who is also F.D.N.Y., but I'm not sure.

Anyway, I'm in my 14th year of service and it's STILL the Greatest Job on Earth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

M.K.
Knight165

I think you mean me,Knight165.
I'am not FDNY but I'am a huge fan of the FDNY.
I have a couple of die cast models of engines and ladders,which include the now famous engine 10 and ladder 10 and a super pumper system set from Code 3 Collectibles.
I would love to stay in touch with you if you don't mind.

tambor198
07-27-2007, 01:46 PM
I work for a wastewater treatment plant in Wheaton, Illinois. Have been at it for 34 years.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif and before someone make the inevitable comment, yes I do, but it does pay the bills most of the time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

robjim69
07-27-2007, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by tambor198:
I work for a wastewater treatment plant in Wheaton, Illinois. Have been at it for 34 years.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif and before someone make the inevitable comment, yes I do, but it does pay the bills most of the time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

tambor, I'm with you! I sell toilet paper(wholesale paper business).....as long as people are eating.....

kikn79
07-27-2007, 02:06 PM
I'm a LAN Administrator for a company in the Midwest. I've worked here for 6 months and before that I was doing the same job somewhere else for less pay and more hours.

I have tried my hand at programming, but I just don't have the patience required. Must be the ADD kicking in....

Chuck

andy3536
07-27-2007, 02:06 PM
Electronics service engineer.
Up untill recently marine communications installations and servicing.
Now....Printers. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

lane2512
07-27-2007, 02:11 PM
tambor.....

how do you think I feel?....'flower shop' and all......I've heard them all. I guess the NRA sticker on the back of the truck helps though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

1.JaVA_Hornet
07-27-2007, 02:33 PM
I do work for the german shipping company
Hapag Lloyd at the container-terminal
at Rotterdam/ The Netherlands.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/hornetsting/img_Hannover_Express-1.jpg

SF_Whisky1968
07-27-2007, 02:37 PM
I am a heavy equipment mechanic and operator. If it has wheels or a track, i have been in the drivers seat.

Whiskey

Raptor22ADF
07-27-2007, 02:46 PM
Once worked for a guy for three weeks cleaning up badly written Apple IIe programs, and putting them under a selector program so they'd run without crashing the disk. No hard drives in those days, just 5.25" floppies. He had to let me go when he needed a quintuple bypass. Just like that: working on a Friday and he in hospital the next. No explanation for weeks.

Odd jobs with computers, some political stuff, and then I took up freelance writing and screenplay developement.

Am I famous yet?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

konick2007
07-27-2007, 03:05 PM
Retired. Captain, State Correctional Institution Camp Hill, Pa.

lane2512
07-27-2007, 03:28 PM
konick2007......

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
What robbery? Someone got robbed?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Hat's off to you sir.......I am from a family of cops so I appreciate what it must have taken to go to work everyday. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Goosen83
07-27-2007, 03:35 PM
I have worked at 2 different gas stations, been in the air force (conscription, but I loved it nonetheless), worked a gas station again untill I got bored with it and started studying computer science. I have been working primarily with C# but also been working a little with various databases, xml and java. I am set to graduate in november and I can't wait to get away from school again. I have also had various temporary jobs while the school was summer closed, at a gum factory and presently at a company that sells plumbing, I don't particularly like it but it pays the bills ;-).

Knight165
07-27-2007, 03:37 PM
Sure thing rafe...

I saw your "TenHouse" pics in another thread...

M.K.
Knight165

tambor198
07-27-2007, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by lane2512:
tambor.....

how do you think I feel?....'flower shop' and all......I've heard them all. I guess the NRA sticker on the back of the truck helps though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



Somebody told me along time ago that "we have a direct line to every @^%hole in Wheaton". I still believe it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

lane2512
07-27-2007, 05:18 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

captaindogman
07-27-2007, 05:20 PM
I'm a computer programmer. I don't get to work on cool games like this though, I do accounting type systems.

Wasatch.
07-27-2007, 05:36 PM
I was an engineer in the Air Force for 5 active and 2 reserve. Been a cubicle dweller for the last 7 years (ive lost count, every days the same.). I've been thinking really hard lately about a career change to long haul trucking. I figure If im going to sit on my *** for a living, i may as well be staring out of a windshield going somewhere instead of these cubicle walls going nowhere. Probably get paid better too.

TalladegaHack
07-27-2007, 05:38 PM
Federal Correctional Officer

"The Law Behind The Wall"

Frumpkis
07-27-2007, 06:00 PM
Advertising photographer, graphic designer, web developer, now retired.

I spent most of my life in pro photography, back in the chemical era when you could actually make a living at it... before imaging and publishing became an instantly reproducible non-commodity.

jxyn
07-27-2007, 07:50 PM
Applications software testing, been doing this for 20 + years or so. Should have become a shrubist.

krazyfrenchman
07-27-2007, 09:02 PM
Gosh! Is it me or just a few people or under 30 years old, including myself?

I read other members writing: retired, etc., while it is surprising to see that many...

tambor198
07-27-2007, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by krazyfrenchman:
Gosh! Is it me or just a few people or under 30 years old, including myself?

I read other members writing: retired, etc., while it is surprising to see that many...


LOL, krazyfrenchman, we're not getting old, we're just getting better. sometimes !!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

dgrayson
07-27-2007, 09:53 PM
Florida HVAC Manager and air conditioning technical service advisor for United Refrigeration Inc. .uri.com (http://uri.com)
Just finished playing in my birth year, 1943.

Cannon_FodderX2
07-28-2007, 01:03 AM
Work for an albertsons gas staion, I have a Associate of Applied Science Degree in Network Administration and i am looking for my first full time career starting job. I am under 30, will be 22 next month.

FDNYFAN
07-28-2007, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Knight165:
Sure thing rafe...

I saw your "TenHouse" pics in another thread...

M.K.
Knight165

Unfortunaly I'am affraid of hights so working with any fire department is a problem.
I found it out when I was a kid and the house near me did an open house day.
The had the ladder truck out and up and if you had the guts you where allowed to climb it,I went all the way to the top but when I got there I got scared and a firefighter had to come get me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

wm4668
07-28-2007, 04:15 AM
Career History

1. 18 months in Ministry of Defence in Naval Security then Aircraft Statistics

2. 12 years RAF service, various clerical duties and locations

3. 6 months in the world of low finance with a loans and debt collecting company - saw some very interesting examples of human nature there, I assure you!

4. 18 years (almost to the day) with BT on Customer Service and Sales, now selling our excellent range of Broadband and Telephony to the grateful British Public.

A whole 2 weeks unemployed in 32 working years (and those were voluntary - I chose to resign from the MOD 12 days before my attestation date for the RAF, just to get 2 weeks break!).

VikingGrandad
07-28-2007, 04:16 AM
My career history to date:

1. Processing and packaging slaughtered chickens
2. Labourer on a country estate (vineyards and golf courses)
3. Design student
4. CAD designer/draughtsman (brewery engineering)
5. Freelance website/graphic designer
6. Now I'm a design director (team leader/consultant/copywriter/designer/HTML coder) with a small web design and marketing agency

Next...??? I'd like to do something that helps people in ways other than making money!

lester_pali1950
07-28-2007, 04:30 AM
hi capt nemo here... i have been a machine draftsman for 36 years and love it i do my drafting on auto cad but ihave used other main frame systems. i was a cad manager for emhart glass using a digital 750 with a applicon graphics system. in recent years because manufacturing has left conn. i have been laid off several times in those times i ahve been a jet parts inspector, wood working shop helper, and ran a hot stamp printing press for two years..... i also work part time at sears hardware as a tool specialist.. that is my fun job as i like to be around people and help them solve thier problems.. capt nemo out....

U-853
07-28-2007, 07:13 AM
Plymouth Fire Local 1768 (http://www.plymouthfirelocal1768.com)
Professional Firefighter / EMT

Plymouth County Technical Rescue / Dive Team

Deepbluewolf
07-28-2007, 07:45 AM
Hmmmm...lets see...
I am a Lieutenant-Colonel Ret. from the Portuguese Airforce, 42, live in Germany close to Osnabruck and cannot talk much about my present job, but it envolves test flying of "new" advancemments for 4th generation fighter planes.
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/deepseacaptain/kamikaze453.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8040/f16am2zportugalww9.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/deepseacaptain/kamikaze123.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/deepseacaptain/kamikaze267.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/deepseacaptain/kamikaze243.jpg

I also hold a degree in Management from Uviversidade Catolica Portuguesa, and i co-own 2 companies in Portugal with my brother. (al tho i've yet to see any money http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif)

krazyfrenchman
07-28-2007, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Deepbluewolf:
Hmmmm...lets see...
I am a Lieutenant-Colonel Ret. from the Portuguese Airforce, 42, live in Germany close to Osnabruck and cannot talk much about my present job, but it envolves test flying of "new" advancemments for 4th generation fighter planes.

Obrigado para a vossa descrição...

Let me see, although you can't speak about it, it must be the "advanced Euro-fighter" project that nobody knows about... Nice kind of retirement by the way... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Realjambo
07-28-2007, 10:45 AM
Studied journalism, intending to be, er, a journalist. I worked for Vogue magazine in London for a short while (I was the ONLY male writer there!) but somehow fell into sales.

Have been an Account Manager or Key Account Manager pretty much all my working life since, including having the dubious pleasure of being responsible for the like of Harrods and Fortnum & Mason for Sheaffer Fine Writing Instruments.

I still enjoy creative writing and journalism, as some of the you will know, and seem to get published with alarming regularity in a couple of PC magazines I subscribe to, which is nice!

konick2007
07-28-2007, 11:21 AM
lane2512 THANKS lane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
konick2007......

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What robbery? Someone got robbed?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Hat's off to you sir.......I am from a family of cops so I appreciate what it must have taken to go to work everyday. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif[/QUOTE]

Goose_Green
07-28-2007, 11:54 AM
What varied fields of work we have here.

Currently I'm a LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) Driver, I drive artics. I work for DHL/Exel Supply Chain on the Marks & Spencer's contract based in Swindon, UK. I really love the job too, I get to do some varied work which stops the boredom factor.

Before transferring to the M&S contract, I also drove lorries on another Exel contract at the BMW Swindon plant delivering pressed steel components for the Mini, Land Rover, Range Rover and Freelander vehicles.

Again at the BMW plant, I used to be Fork Lift Truck operator/teamleader before I got my lorry license and before that I used to work for company who made micro light aircraft called Pegasus Aviation.

Of course my second profession for the last 9 years was in the UK reserve forces (TA) as some of you may already know. I have been lucky to visit some interesting countries in that time toohttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

gsc67
07-28-2007, 12:04 PM
I am an author of fictional horror... I have written four books and twenty-three short stories. My last novel was The Right Side Of Midnight and was a well reviewed work for me. I also am in partnership with a few racehorses in Kentucky.

Swampy1961
07-28-2007, 12:11 PM
It is nice to be in such illustrious company. For my sins I manage complaints for the local Social Care services and Primary Care Trust - that's Social Workers, Doctors and Dentists.
No wonder I want to destroy things... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

gutterrat13
07-28-2007, 12:32 PM
I'm an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (helicopter mechanic) up in British Columbia, Canada. It's a great job, too bad it cuts in on my submarine skippering though. I'm also in the <30 group (22).

Deepbluewolf
07-28-2007, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by krazyfrenchman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Deepbluewolf:
Hmmmm...lets see...
I am a Lieutenant-Colonel Ret. from the Portuguese Airforce, 42, live in Germany close to Osnabruck and cannot talk much about my present job, but it envolves test flying of "new" advancemments for 4th generation fighter planes.

Obrigado para a vossa descrição...

Let me see, although you can't speak about it, it must be the "advanced Euro-fighter" project that nobody knows about... Nice kind of retirement by the way... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hmmmm...maybe...who knows http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

GatorGuy88
07-28-2007, 12:48 PM
Full time student at the best school the world has to offer, in the city which was just recently ranked the #1 city in America to live in (Gainesville), the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!!! GO GATORS!!! I'll be majoring in history, although when I graduate I'll be joining the Marines for a few years. After that all I want to do is teach high school history. I had such a great experience in my senior year of history in high school that I finally decided that was my calling.

Raptor22ADF
07-28-2007, 02:53 PM
... I also am in partnership with a few racehorses in Kentucky.

Wow!

Never knew horses in Kentucky could form companies with people -- they only allow giant rabbits in Wisconsin to do so:

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x274/Raptor22ADF/rabbit-harvey.jpg

Celeon999
07-28-2007, 03:05 PM
OF COURSE , Deepbluewolf cannot talk about prototype projects related to "Fall Biber" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


Celeon can only present you this declassified photo of Deepbluewolf entering our next generation Stealth Fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2998/tarnkappenflugzeuggl0.jpg

VikingGrandad
07-28-2007, 03:07 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Goose_Green
07-28-2007, 03:11 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

That old chestnut....this picture always seems to re-appear...nice one Celeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

urban_cohort
07-28-2007, 03:13 PM
How's that for variety?

PhD in Geology: had research jobs in Germany, Switzerland, Illinois, Missouri and now Texas. Soon starting my new job as a college professor in the Houston area. I still remember playing Aces of the Deep and Silent Service 2 in grad school and the original Silent Service, Strike Fleet and Red Storm Rising on the C128 in highschool.

Now I can go back to lurking...

VikingGrandad
07-28-2007, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by urban_cohort:
Now I can go back to lurking...

No need to lurk... Don't be shy! All Kaleuns and Skippers are welcome to join in! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

gsc67
07-28-2007, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Raptor22ADF:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">... I also am in partnership with a few racehorses in Kentucky.

Wow!

Never knew horses in Kentucky could form companies with people -- they only allow giant rabbits in Wisconsin to do so:

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x274/Raptor22ADF/rabbit-harvey.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cute Raptor ! Very cute ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

csouth111
07-28-2007, 03:59 PM
I do voice-over work for radio and TV. Mostly commercials. Its nothing that resembles real work...and it pays great. Gotta love it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Heinrich505
07-28-2007, 05:11 PM
Quite an amazing variety of careers. I've been in law enforcement all my life. For the past 30 years I've been a local PD officer, State Trooper, and now a federal agent. Got a few more years left, and maybe another academy just to see if I can keep up with the young guys. I'd say it is the greatest job, but those fire fighters would disagree. I tip my hat to those guys. We run towards the sound of gunfire, but they run into burning buildings.

Heinrich505

TalladegaHack
07-28-2007, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Deepbluewolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by krazyfrenchman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Deepbluewolf:
Hmmmm...lets see...
I am a Lieutenant-Colonel Ret. from the Portuguese Airforce, 42, live in Germany close to Osnabruck and cannot talk much about my present job, but it envolves test flying of "new" advancemments for 4th generation fighter planes.

Obrigado para a vossa descrição...

Let me see, although you can't speak about it, it must be the "advanced Euro-fighter" project that nobody knows about... Nice kind of retirement by the way... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hmmmm...maybe...who knows http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've been to Portugal before! I was a Sailor in the US Navy for six years and have been to Porto once and Lisbon twice. Was even able to smoke in the shopping malls there! Awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Longboarder7
07-29-2007, 03:26 AM
I am an electromechanical designer for these guys:

www.sinclair-intl.com (http://www.sinclair-intl.com)

Sorry guys, I am partly responsible for those annoying little labels which get attached to fruit http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Also a Cisco (CCNA) qualified network engineer.

Deepbluewolf
07-29-2007, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
OF COURSE , Deepbluewolf cannot talk about prototype projects related to "Fall Biber" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


Celeon can only present you this declassified photo of Deepbluewolf entering our next generation Stealth Fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2998/tarnkappenflugzeuggl0.jpg


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Now you know how i broke my arm...the plane was not there and i thought it was http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Deepbluewolf
07-29-2007, 05:37 AM
've been to Portugal before! I was a Sailor in the US Navy for six years and have been to Porto once and Lisbon twice. Was even able to smoke in the shopping malls there! Awesome!

hehehe cool huh? they wanna ban smoking there now too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

i guess it's time i give it up...
Porto is very beutiful, did you go to the wine caves?

RogerDodger1946
07-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by catlegwest:
RogerDodger1946 - That is really cool! I just last weekend saw a George Eastman photography collection exhibit which also had many antique camera set ups on display.

Thanx for the compliment. The technique I use predates Eastman by about 20 years at least. He became famous for developing Dry-Plate technology using nitrocellulous 'film'. My photo is done on tin (actually aluminum) using collodian as a base. The whole process has to be done in the field within about 10 minutes time, while the plate is damp or 'wet', before the collodian drys and becomes impervious to the developer. I even mix all my own chemicals from scratch. Call it a 'Challenge'.

TalladegaHack
07-29-2007, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by Deepbluewolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">'ve been to Portugal before! I was a Sailor in the US Navy for six years and have been to Porto once and Lisbon twice. Was even able to smoke in the shopping malls there! Awesome!

hehehe cool huh? they wanna ban smoking there now too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

i guess it's time i give it up...
Porto is very beutiful, did you go to the wine caves? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I was only in Porto for 4 days before we departed and set sail for the island of Madeira. This was back in April-Feb '00. I was too drunk to remember much of what I did in Porto though. I'm pretty sure I was in a strip club or two and drunk on good ol European liquor most of the time! I do remember a large shopping mall and being able to smoke in there. I was on an all male ship (FFG-47), so strip clubs and ******s are a God send after spending 30+ days out to sea on a 450ft. long ship with a bunch of hormone crazed animals looking for release!

Knight165
07-29-2007, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Heinrich505:
Quite an amazing variety of careers. I've been in law enforcement all my life. For the past 30 years I've been a local PD officer, State Trooper, and now a federal agent. Got a few more years left, and maybe another academy just to see if I can keep up with the young guys. I'd say it is the greatest job, but those fire fighters would disagree. I tip my hat to those guys. We run towards the sound of gunfire, but they run into burning buildings.

Heinrich505

Haha....yeah I say I have the Greatest job On Earth..but I'm partial!! If you love your job..it's the greatest...and we all love our job http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I too was in law enforcement for a few years before the FDNY(I was in the NYPD...alot of guys go onto that job first, since it's much easier to get on...put in some time and then wait to get called for the F.D.) so I know the job, how difficult and stressful it can be and I have the utmost respect for members of the law enforcement community.
Heck I respect anyone who gets up everyday and goes to work to provide for their families.

DeepBlue.....your job looks FANTASTIC!...and your helper looks fantastic too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

M.K.
Knight165

bf2player2006
07-29-2007, 10:21 PM
My job, well...

Pilot LittleBirds AKA MH-6's

Transporting troops from base to the action!


<sub>In ArmA of course</sub>

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I always get shot down by those Shilkas ZSU in Corazol... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Even those Strela launchers... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Damn! One time they hit my gas tank and it leaked, was dry in less than 2 minutes... had to eject and parachute down... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Even the MH-6 doesn't stand a chance against an AK-47... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

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ubernissen
07-30-2007, 02:04 AM
I have my own IT company and just got my foot inside on more.
Been in almost everything involving IT for the last 13 years.

And it's only due to the summer, that I've had time to play so much SH4. Not that it has been less worrying.

But nice to see, that I'am not the only one in 30+ years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

mariuszj1939
07-30-2007, 02:30 AM
Shipping !

I'm all the time involved in shipping business between Poland and Finland (port operation, shipping, marketing, sales etc).
Started 15 years ago just after graduation of Marine Academy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

HMFIC57
07-30-2007, 12:15 PM
I have been a BAL programmer on IBM mainframe hardware since 1978.

ottoramsaig1959
07-30-2007, 12:20 PM
M1A2 SEP Tank Platoon SGT.

joejccva
07-30-2007, 12:41 PM
I currently am a Telecom Systems Engineer for the State of Virginia. I handle all the state agencies IT and Telecom needs in Richmond.

I served in the Air Force for 6 years as a Senior EOD Specialist at Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I wanted to be on the DC Metro Bomb Squad, but things didn't pan out and got into computers. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Been pretty happy and content doing server and telecom work.

taseal
07-30-2007, 01:51 PM
I fly planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Can't say whom I work for though

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8618/67056813tc0.jpg

lane2512
07-30-2007, 02:01 PM
ottoramsaig1959......

You share something in common with my son..........

GO CAV!

wh1skea
07-30-2007, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
My career history to date:

1. Processing and packaging slaughtered chickens
2. Labourer on a country estate (vineyards and golf courses)
3. Design student
4. CAD designer/draughtsman (brewery engineering)
5. Freelance website/graphic designer
6. Now I'm a design director (team leader/consultant/copywriter/designer/HTML coder) with a small web design and marketing agency

Next...??? I'd like to do something that helps people in ways other than making money!
I guess VG and myself have something in common. My first job was in the shipping department of a ConAgra poultry plant (before they were bought out by Pilgrim's Pride). That job lasted a whole 10 months.

Me300
07-31-2007, 12:59 AM
I graduated high school at the end of May 2005 and then enlisted in the US Army about 3 weeks later. I'm 20 now and I just got my promotion to Specialist back in June. Currently set to graduate the Korean Basic Course at DLI at the end of August, and then it's off to Korea for me.

K_Freddie
07-31-2007, 05:11 PM
Me.. oh yes.. Ye great olde ME
Call me MR. 'KNOW IT ALL'... there is nothing I cannot make, fix.. electronically
if it doesn't exist, I can make it.. ($$)
If I cannot fixit, it's in the rubbish bin.
Been there done it all..flying, sailing, surfing... etc etc.
My.. I have been a busy boy.

Anyway, in the process of moving to the UK within 6-12 months.
Anybody know of any good schools for 15yr, 11yr old kids, most likely
south of London.

Have a few contacts for job opportunities, but more are welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Knight165
07-31-2007, 07:02 PM
It's been said before...but the varied and interesting jobs that guys on here do is very impressive.
I find this very interesting and if you have any pics and stories(that you can share...some of you secret agent guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif ).....I would love reading them.

Rafe....this one's for you...it was taken for a safety chief(who told me if I turned in my helmet, I probably wouldn't get it back after the investigation...and we fireman are partial to our helmets) who needed a pic of it for his report.....
It was a truly nasty fire in which a three story townhouse collapsed while we were in there(luckily only in the rear at first.....we were in the front...but it blew everything out the front door and windows...right at us http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif) I pride myself at staying in until the very end(and it almost was!...that fire kicked our butts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif)...but I was very relieved to hear the other guys say they thought we should bail out....and it's a good thing we did....about two minutes later the whole thing gave way.....
I got a month off....too bad it was a month in the Burn Centerhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif..
Note...those eyeshields start melting at about 1000 degrees F.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/Knight165/helmetafter.jpg



The reason we were pushing so hard was some neighbors in the street said that the owner was inside.....luckily(and usually the case in regards to reports from civilians) she had run out the back door and everyone had made it out...

M.K.
Knight165

bf2player2006
07-31-2007, 07:09 PM
nice story there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

gsc67
07-31-2007, 07:42 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by taseal:
I fly planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Can't say whom I work for though

Hey taseal... Is that the second seat of a Embraer 175 ?

lane2512
07-31-2007, 08:28 PM
Just say'n.........beers on me
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s300/lane2512/fireman.jpg

Knight165
07-31-2007, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by lane2512:
Just say'n.........beers on me
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s300/lane2512/fireman.jpg

Okay...but the second round is on me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Something tells me I'd enjoy the conversation very much.
Maybe we can get a few fellas from abroad(heck from everywhere...we have quite an impressive list here)and show the U.N. how it should REALLY be done.

M.K.
Knight165

kaliber857
08-01-2007, 03:58 AM
Retired physicist (Ph.D in Planetary Sciences), also ex-Detective Sergeant in local police force intelligence bureau (UK).

pmh273
08-01-2007, 04:49 AM
Hello all,

I work in sales, selling fluorescent x-ray screens for use in security & medical scanning equipment. Oh, and neutron detecting glass some of which is floating about in space somewhere.

FDNYFAN
08-01-2007, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Knight165:
It's been said before...but the varied and interesting jobs that guys on here do is very impressive.
I find this very interesting and if you have any pics and stories(that you can share...some of you secret agent guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif ).....I would love reading them.

Rafe....this one's for you...it was taken for a safety chief(who told me if I turned in my helmet, I probably wouldn't get it back after the investigation...and we fireman are partial to our helmets) who needed a pic of it for his report.....
It was a truly nasty fire in which a three story townhouse collapsed while we were in there(luckily only in the rear at first.....we were in the front...but it blew everything out the front door and windows...right at us http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif) I pride myself at staying in until the very end(and it almost was!...that fire kicked our butts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif)...but I was very relieved to hear the other guys say they thought we should bail out....and it's a good thing we did....about two minutes later the whole thing gave way.....
I got a month off....too bad it was a month in the Burn Centerhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif..
Note...those eyeshields start melting at about 1000 degrees F.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/Knight165/helmetafter.jpg



The reason we were pushing so hard was some neighbors in the street said that the owner was inside.....luckily(and usually the case in regards to reports from civilians) she had run out the back door and everyone had made it out...

M.K.
Knight165

Still I think you Firefighter guys are great. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Running into buildings with the danger of getting wounded or even get killed for somebody who is there.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
If I wasn't affraid of heights and have a back problem I think I was a firefighter myself. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif
Glad that everybody got out.
Sorry about the helmet I know that they are almost holy to you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
Saw it in Firehouse USA on Discovery when they ran over a helmet with the Engine,sjee what was that guy pissed off.
I hope we can stay in touch like this.
I hope your burns healed good?

OpiesEye
08-01-2007, 10:58 AM
1. Sales Associate - Toys and Garden
2. U.S. Air Force - A.S.M. (Side Job Security for a AAA Baseball Team)
3. Security Bike Officer for a Casino
4. Gaming Surveillance for a Casino
5. Limo Driver / Cremationist
6. Sheriff's Deputy / Corrections
7. Gaming Surveillance for the same Casino

GHinSF
08-01-2007, 12:03 PM
In the service end of the computer industry for 26 years. Spent 15 years as Field Engineer for a private company. Loved it (most of the time). Spent the last 11 years doing network admin for the local city government. Miss the days of going to service calls, but don't miss being on call all the time.

ottoramsaig1959
08-02-2007, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by lane2512:
ottoramsaig1959......

You share something in common with my son..........

GO CAV! CAV once now in an Armor Battalion. Trust me your son is a hard working soldier, not for the faint hearted.

Me300
08-02-2007, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by ottoramsaig1959:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lane2512:
ottoramsaig1959......

You share something in common with my son..........

GO CAV! CAV once now in an Armor Battalion. Trust me your son is a hard working soldier, not for the faint hearted. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Harder working than me, that's for sure.

Navelintel
08-04-2007, 06:15 PM
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8974/passionpuddlel2gu4.jpg Passion Puddle, Cook College, Rutgers University

I am a landscape architect for the National Capital Region (NCR), National Park Service - Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. which administers 65,000 acres of public land in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (including 14 national park units and the White House). In addition to providing landscape architectural services, I am also the regional sign and trail coordinator. For those of you who are interested, you can take a virtual tour of NCR by logging onto www.nps.gov/ncro/ManualTour/Tour1.htm (http://www.nps.gov/ncro/ManualTour/Tour1.htm)

Enjoy!

Proud alumni,
Rutgers University (class of '76)
Home of the <span class="ev_code_RED">Scarlet Knights!</span>

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Backdraft57
08-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Firefighter 27 years. Actually our Operations Chief now.
Knight, peace to you and FDNY. Each of our stations has pictures of all 343. We will never forget what happened to FDNY and we wept the day it happened.

Knight165
08-05-2007, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Backdraft57:
Firefighter 27 years. Actually our Operations Chief now.
Knight, peace to you and FDNY. Each of our stations has pictures of all 343. We will never forget what happened to FDNY and we wept the day it happened.

Chief of Operations......that sir is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations on a heck of a career http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif...and by that I mean the 27 years as well...that in itself is no easy feat in this profession anymore(just think....how many guys used to regularly do 30 even 40 years of service and STILL not want to retire!)
Thank you BackDraft....we got so much support from all the departments...everywhere...that it was overwhelming. We appreciated every bit of it too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Good luck and for Christ's sake...go enjoy some retirement with the Mrs.!

M.K.
Knight165

TigerShark808
08-05-2007, 04:35 PM
I work at the public library..I dont even have a computer ..I access this page thru the public library and actually have never played the game. I only found this sight because someone left a web page up one night and so I logged on. Anyways I need to get back to work..must sweep floor and spy on the four-eyed librarian who I believe has a crush on me. She is always asking me for favors. Last night she asked me to take out the garbage and she didnt have to. She could have done it herself.. Ill keep you updated.

FDNYFAN
08-05-2007, 04:45 PM
I was working in a gameshop but now I'am working in a factory on the production line,temporaly.
I can only dream of being a firefighter like Knight165 and Backdraft57.

K_Freddie
08-06-2007, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by TigerShark808:
She is always asking me for favors. Last night she asked me to take out the garbage and she didnt have to. She could have done it herself..

Working late at the office tonight... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Originally posted by TigerShark808:
Ill keep you updated.
Rather not. Keep those details to yourself.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

bz2uh
08-06-2007, 03:12 AM
I'm the leader of the Design & Technology department at a Technology College, currently catching up on all the great jobs like painting the windows, hallway, bathroom, living room...

Gh3ngis
08-06-2007, 12:23 PM
Police K9 - Handler with this little (or not so little) beauty.

http://i19.tinypic.com/4kvuo1g.jpg


Want to move to the States in the same profession.

oFZo
08-06-2007, 02:53 PM
I work for the Dutch company that raised a certain Russian sub http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. (I'm involved in way smaller projects though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)

Frankenstein000
08-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Film industry technician for the last 16 years or so.

Messervy
08-07-2007, 05:18 AM
Originally posted by Gh3ngis:
Police K9 - Handler with this little (or not so little) beauty.

http://i19.tinypic.com/4kvuo1g.jpg

Nice!

I had a simmilar one. Died two years ago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/31.jpg

Gh3ngis
08-07-2007, 05:48 AM
Sorry to hear that Messervy, looks a good looking lad!

I've had 2 die this year, one in March, and the other 3 weeks ago. Always sad when a friend dies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Gh3ngis

Jediteo
08-07-2007, 07:08 AM
I'm 18 living in Sweden, i'll be studying History at university in England this fall

Goosen83
08-07-2007, 10:12 AM
@Gh3ngis and Messervy:

That's the right kind of dog. Have had three so far. The first two were *****es and were actually my mom and dad's but the third (the one I have now) is a male and a longhaired one at that. The loss of the first was hard, the second was harder even though I hadn't attached myself to it untill the later years. Harley, who is the one I have now will probably be even worse. He has almost the same effect as a puppy even though he is a 7 year grown up dog by now. I'm guessing it is his curly/fluffy look :-)

fizilbert
08-10-2007, 04:33 PM
Paramedic, currently working in an ER. I was a firefighter for about 6 years but had to give that up after suffering a serious broken ankle on the job.

ladduran
08-10-2007, 04:49 PM
im is sales (tooling) cant say much more because i work with gov mfg (defence) . lets just say i work with people like northrop , newport & boeing .

numpty011964
08-10-2007, 06:46 PM
I am a Clinical Nurse, currently working in the community, mental health. Previous to that, I spent nearly 13 years in the Defence.

Cheers

Klargplutte
08-11-2007, 03:05 AM
I driving a forwarder in the big black forests of north Sweden , just like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLKBoHLe2A not me in this film though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Krakkers
08-11-2007, 03:41 AM
Hey there,

During the day I work in Local Government managing their Geographical Information Systems in the UK.

And at night I am A semi-professional Musician (Which just means that there isn't quite as much Rock n roll Excess as I have to be up for work in the morning http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

DRAGONFIRE-AWG-
08-11-2007, 03:44 AM
Well I am Truck driver of 23yrs and have recentlty moved into the dispatch office handling 40 drivers on a dedicated fleet. truth be told I kinda miss the road at times, but this can be a chalenge at times keeping the trucks rolling and on time.

Grymmjakk
08-11-2007, 07:25 AM
Jack Of All Trades and master of none for a courier company for the last 20+ years. have worked in dispatch,customer service ,the warehouse and on the road. Currently in the office http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

vietvettwo
08-11-2007, 09:01 PM
Respiratory Therapist (we're the folks who stick a tube in your windpipe and hook you up to a ventilator). Also have been a volunteer firefighter in Upstate New York for the past 15 years.

holtzbr
08-11-2007, 09:34 PM
Finance manager at a large health care organization in Cleveland, Ohio.

Liddabit
08-11-2007, 11:25 PM
I'm a full time mom now! Used to own and run a small gym in Scotland before getting married and moved to US though.

catlegwest
08-11-2007, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Liddabit:
I'm a full time mom now! Used to own and run a small gym in Scotland before getting married and moved to US though.
Tip of the hat to you, m'lady. I can't even get my girlfriend to play Wii with me, much less a war-sim.

JAR_III
08-12-2007, 12:18 AM
Im a Spartan Warrior.... oooohah!