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What do you do for a living


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    #751 2 years ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    I'm an account manager for a major cheese company. I work with some of the funniest people and I have a view of the green mountains from my desk.

    Did I ever tell you my pizza joke?

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    Nevermind. It's too cheesey.

    #752 2 years ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    I used to spin records. Now I have a much more boring life as a tech founder (with more pinball).

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    #753 2 years ago

    I almost forgot fellow babies....BOOGER

    #754 2 years ago

    I write music, orchestrate music, mix music, master sounds, create sound effects, wrangle speech clips, program interactive audio scripts and fix pinball machines (when necessary), proudly since 1987.....

    #755 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I almost forgot fellow babies....BOOGER

    All right, up against the wall. I've killed a lot of old people in my life.

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

    #756 2 years ago

    I have a consulting firm that works with auto manufacturers to improve customer experience and dealer profitability

    #757 2 years ago
    Quoted from Ns2973:

    I have a consulting firm that works with auto manufacturers to improve customer experience and dealer profitability

    Wait, so you're the reason I get 3 online surveys for 1 damn oil change?

    #758 2 years ago
    Quoted from BillySastard:

    Wait, so you're the reason I get 3 online surveys for 1 damn oil change?

    Always supply a burner acCOuNt for email adresses on anything at the CONsumer level....

    #759 2 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    Serving this amazing country. 8 years down. 12 to go.

    Thank You for your service!!!

    5 months later
    #760 1 year ago

    Ex beer store owner. Almost died, sepsis,stroke, open heart surgery. Couldn't get unemployment because 7 months earlier got out of it and went part time working for a friend, so 7 months screwed me of 18 years of work. Couldn't work, wife had daughter, I stayed home for 5 years as a sick stay at home dad. I have a bachelor's degree with honors, owned a business for years and can't get a job at a book store or coffee shop where 18 year olds work. I think I found a new discrimination fellas. How many stay at home Dad's found it easy to get a job? That's not a man's job right? So after this I wanted to go back to school anyway. I'm in school for Surgical Technology, one year left! I also just got rejected for part-time jobs at BAM books, Burlington coat factory, and Wegmans foods. Apparently I'm not qualified to push carts ladies and gentlemen, what is going on here!

    #761 1 year ago
    Quoted from BillySastard:

    Wait, so you're the reason I get 3 online surveys for 1 damn oil change?

    I'm actually the guy that tries to get rid of those surveys.

    #762 1 year ago

    We have a flooring store in Colorado Springs.

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    #763 1 year ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    Ex beer store owner. Almost died, sepsis,stroke, open heart surgery. Couldn't get unemployment because 7 months earlier got out of it and went part time working for a friend, so 7 months screwed me of 18 years of work. Couldn't work, wife had daughter, I stayed home for 5 years as a sick stay at home dad. I have a bachelor's degree with honors, owned a business for years and can't get a job at a book store or coffee shop where 18 year olds work. I think I found a new discrimination fellas. How many stay at home Dad's found it easy to get a job? That's not a man's job right? So after this I wanted to go back to school anyway. I'm in school for Surgical Technology, one year left! I also just got rejected for part-time jobs at BAM books, Burlington coat factory, and Wegmans foods. Apparently I'm not qualified to push carts ladies and gentlemen, what is going on here!

    What's your degree? I think often that most of the jobs you describe applying to aren't going to take someone with advanced education, because they think that you'll just bolt once you find something in your field. If that's where you want to work, I think you need to make that clear to them. You're also probably better off just filling out an application than submitting a resume in that case.

    If you want to get into your field, consider having a professional service write your resume. Gaps in employment may scare some companies off, but maybe disclose what you were doing on your resume during that time - or take some certificate classes to prove that your experience isn't obsolete.

    Also try going back to your alma mater - often they'll have programs designed to help with placement, or job boards, or should at least be able to point you in the right direction. It's in their best interest to get you into a job so they can call you for money!

    Good luck!

    #764 1 year ago
    Quoted from HD_Fatboy:

    Thank You for your service!!!

    #765 1 year ago
    Quoted from Deaconblooze:

    What's your degree? I think often that most of the jobs you describe applying to aren't going to take someone with advanced education, because they think that you'll just bolt once you find something in your field. If that's where you want to work, I think you need to make that clear to them. You're also probably better off just filling out an application than submitting a resume in that case.
    If you want to get into your field, consider having a professional service write your resume. Gaps in employment may scare some companies off, but maybe disclose what you were doing on your resume during that time - or take some certificate classes to prove that your experience isn't obsolete.
    Also try going back to your alma mater - often they'll have programs designed to help with placement, or job boards, or should at least be able to point you in the right direction. It's in their best interest to get you into a job so they can call you for money!
    Good luck!

    My degree is in Business Admin. I'm only applying for part time positions and nobody wants to interview someone who hasn't worked in 5 years. I've been bringing up two kids basically alone, my wife works 70 hours per week and my nearest family is a sister a solid 4 hour drive from me and my parents who retired in South Carolina, a 15 hour drive away. Honestly, it feels like discrimination because I put my family first these last few years. I've applied for tons of jobs, my resume is sound, I'm in school work towards a medical career with credentials, so it's not that big of a deal, but I don't think I can get an interview at McDonald's right now.

    #766 1 year ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    My degree is in Business Admin. I'm only applying for part time positions and nobody wants to interview someone who hasn't worked in 5 years. I've been bringing up two kids basically alone, my wife works 70 hours per week and my nearest family is a sister a solid 4 hour drive from me and my parents who retired in South Carolina, a 15 hour drive away. Honestly, it feels like discrimination because I put my family first these last few years. I've applied for tons of jobs, my resume is sound, I'm in school work towards a medical career with credentials, so it's not that big of a deal, but I don't think I can get an interview at McDonald's right now.

    Good on you for bouncing back. You figured it out, life throws you those curveballs

    #767 1 year ago

    Retiring at 55. Gonna burn through my reserves then go on welfare.

    #768 1 year ago
    Quoted from smokey_789:

    Retiring at 55. Gonna burn through my reserves then go on welfare.

    GENIUS!!

    Or shoot someone and head into a warm facility with 3 squares and cable tv!

    #769 1 year ago

    Still doing Nothing and very Happy!

    Highly recommend taking the fastest road to Retirement.

    #770 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Still doing Nothing and very Happy!
    Highly recommend taking the fastest road to Retirement.

    Working as fast as I can...but got 13 years left. Inheritance or lottery (if I ever play) will speed it up. Goal is to retire before I’m disabled. MS is an unpredictable bitch...but I’ve been lucky so far.

    #771 1 year ago

    7 years to go...50 can't come quick enough

    #772 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    7 years to go...50 can't come quick enough

    If you only make it to 51, maybe it should come slower.

    LTG : )

    #773 1 year ago

    Help desk / desktop support, insurance company.

    #774 1 year ago

    I work for Beers.

    #775 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Still doing Nothing and very Happy!
    Highly recommend taking the fastest road to Retirement.

    7 weeks to go for me

    #776 1 year ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    7 weeks to go for me

    Congrats!

    Its really amazing to wake up everyday, with no email, problems, bosses, or employees!
    Almost zero stress.......like a permanent vacation!!!

    Once I finish restoring my hurricane home, and clean out the office, I can wake up and go...
    hmmm do I read, nap, or play pinball!

    #777 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Congrats!
    Its really amazing to wake up everyday, with no email, problems, bosses, or employees!
    Almost zero stress.......like a permanent vacation!!!
    Once I finish restoring my hurricane home, and clean out the office, I can wake up and go...
    hmmm do I read, nap, or play pinball!

    That sounds like a dream! I only have around 8,500 days to go until retirement, lol.

    #778 1 year ago

    I can’t wait to retire & do even less than I do now

    #779 1 year ago

    People that have retired give us all hope.
    Less than 2 years and driving on I-95 and 495- DC Beltway twice each day I wander if I will survive long enough.
    Have thought about starting a topic like Traffic should not be like playing pinball.

    #780 1 year ago

    We'll since we're posting what we do for a living. I've got one to post on the flip side.

    We are North Texas' largest Arcade/Pinball Retail Gameroom Store and distributors for
    Stern Pinball, American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Valley/Dynamo, Champion Shuffleboards and Shelti/Gold Standard.
    We have over 100 pinball machines and arcade games on our 5,000 square foot showroom floor.
    We are looking for a full time pinball/arcade technician. Ideal candidate should be well skilled
    in refurbishing/arcade games and pinball machines and be handy with soldering iron, multi-meter
    amongst other tools of the trade. Knowledge about moving, recovering pool tables a BIG PLUS.
    Must be able to assist with lifting heavy games up/down staircases for home deliveries and pick ups.
    In addition to technician and delivery assistance candidate must be willing to work two Saturdays a
    month and assist as one of our sales associates.
    Pay varies by experience.

    If fixing games is your passion and you'd like to turn your hobby into a job/career. Give me a shout.

    Job is located in Mesquite, Texas.

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    #781 1 year ago

    General Manger for the number 2 school transportation company in the USA.

    #782 1 year ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    That sounds like a dream! I only have around 8,500 days to go until retirement, lol.

    Are we talking calendar days or actual work days?

    #783 1 year ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    Are we talking calendar days or actual work days?

    Calendar thankfully!

    #784 1 year ago

    I'm a Bob Cratchit, work at place where the pay is small and the stress is large. Charles Dickens got it right with "The Christmas Carol" but I have no wife or children. Kind of cold in here right now as we need another lump of coal on the fire.

    #785 1 year ago
    Quoted from wdennie:

    General Manger for the number 2 school transportation company in the USA.

    Do you consider First Student your primary competitor?

    #787 1 year ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    Calendar thankfully!

    Shaves about 9 years off the total. Congrats.

    #788 1 year ago

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    #789 1 year ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    Shaves about 9 years off the total. Congrats.

    Yup! Only 24 more years to go...lol.

    #790 1 year ago

    Retired at 55. Work part time for UNC Surplus Property.Restore solid wood furniture. Have a Print Shop specializing in scanning, photo restoration and prints. Antique sales/ service.
    Oh,and I repair EM pinball machines. Hope to take my first customer repair job soon.

    #791 1 year ago

    I got a 7 day taste of retirement last week

    Fort Walton Beach FL

    I think the rule is you must be tan, old & drive a 15 yr old Lexus LS in white that's always meticulously detailed.

    Crawfish etoufee Benedict's, mimosas, folding chairs, pill bottles & condos.

    Sp500 is stupid high & if you're old it's clearly time to spend it before the bears take it. Or the reaper.

    Fuck, that is a good life.

    #792 1 year ago

    HVAC inside sales. I try to help contractors from 4 New England states. I said try, because sometimes it is not easy. Just to let you folks know, Some of the people you are letting into your home to fix your AC or heat, are not all that bright. A typical call can go something like this.

    Contractor "I need to replace a Goodman furnace, but it has to be an exact match of what is in the attic now. Same BTUs, efficiency, and it has to have the same dimensions, or it will not fit. Oh and it needs to have a variable speed ECM motor. Basically I need the same furnace that the customer had before."

    Me "Ok. What is the model of the existing unit?"

    Contractor "I don't know."

    Me

    #793 1 year ago
    Quoted from hassellcastle:

    We'll since we're posting what we do for a living. I've got one to post on the flip side.
    We are North Texas' largest Arcade/Pinball Retail Gameroom Store and distributors for
    Stern Pinball, American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Valley/Dynamo, Champion Shuffleboards and Shelti/Gold Standard.
    We have over 100 pinball machines and arcade games on our 5,000 square foot showroom floor.
    We are looking for a full time pinball/arcade technician. Ideal candidate should be well skilled
    in refurbishing/arcade games and pinball machines and be handy with soldering iron, multi-meter
    amongst other tools of the trade. Knowledge about moving, recovering pool tables a BIG PLUS.
    Must be able to assist with lifting heavy games up/down staircases for home deliveries and pick ups.
    In addition to technician and delivery assistance candidate must be willing to work two Saturdays a
    month and assist as one of our sales associates.
    Pay varies by experience.
    If fixing games is your passion and you'd like to turn your hobby into a job/career. Give me a shout.
    Job is located in Mesquite, Texas.

    Dosen't sound like FUN. That's a big laundry list of skill sets plus back breaking labor and weekends.

    #794 1 year ago

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    #795 1 year ago

    I work in a maximum security prison. Boring at times and extremely hectic at times.

    14 birthdays until retirement

    #796 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I work in a maximum security prison. Boring at times and extremely hectic at times.
    14 birthdays until retirement

    Sheesh I bet the boring times are the best times....

    #797 1 year ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Sheesh I bet the boring times are the best times....

    Boring is good.

    #798 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I work in a maximum security prison. Boring at times and extremely hectic at times.
    14 birthdays until retirement

    I couldn't imagine having to watch my back all the time. Are the inmates on lockdown most of the time or are they out of their cells?

    #799 1 year ago

    Was an Electrical engineer for the last 21 years.
    Just stopped working 8 months ago. Just diognosed with Multiple Scrolsis. At 43. So now i guess officially retired.
    On Canadian disability pension.

    Just gonna enjoy things now. And play more pinball.

    #800 1 year ago

    I buy companies. Break them up into smaller more profitable entities and then sell them.

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