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Old 09-04-2007, 02:44 AM   #449
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Wow, this is quite a thread. Gives me an idea or two for what I want to be when I grow up.

I do phone support for Microsoft enterprise server environments for a large computer/technology corp. Large enough to employ lawyers who have a tizzy if I mention its name.
Anyhoo, I remotely resolve problems mainly for other fortune 500 companies.
I work nights from home, so the commute is good, but also explains why my posts are at 2:30 am and tend to ramble into incoherency.

The plus side is Im at home (and awake) when my goes to her part time job as a case manager for the state, to be with our 2 youngsters.
Once the youngest starts going to grade school, I might start looking at getting a daytime job again.

Champagne wishes and Caviar dreams!
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:45 AM   #450
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Coming up on 1000 posts

Thought I'd chime in.

Had a few careers, was Navy diver but now f/t firefighter. Day on, day off, day on, five off. Great schedule if only the wife was on same...

Heather is a buyer for Trojan Tech, manufactures UV systems.

Devon our daughter starts school today...whooohooo first day of school

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Old 09-05-2007, 11:15 AM   #451
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Scooter Crash Tester?


Glad to hear you've got tools in hand and are back at work... Test Pilot doesn't seem completely accurate, unless it applies only to time when airborne in the vicinity of a current or former scooter.. There needs to be a better term than "Scooter Crash Test Dummy" to describe your previous year's work.. Perhaps you could get a set of those cool black and yellow segmented circle patches for your coveralls to show others how it's done...

Teaching sounds fun, though it's hard on the feet and legs if you have to do it standing up all day...

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In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:24 AM   #452
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You mean besides being zookeepers?

oops, I mean parents to 7 kids total. Jeff is IT - Project Managment for a restaurant chain. Jen runs an antique store with her mom.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:45 PM   #453
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Vice President of Sales for Nonprofit Association Insurance Services. Put 30,000 on my Jeep Cherokee this year. Stay in Airstream while on road instead of hotels.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:24 AM   #454
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Ultra deep water drilling Logistics Specialist, don't plan to retire, having to much fun. Live half your life away from home, but now i have two families, one here and the one at home. Look forward to getting the A/S as far from the GOM as i can every chance i get.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:31 AM   #455
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I'm a Mechanical Engineer by training and worked my way from floor sweeper through R&D to senior management over a 20 year period in privately owned manufacturing. Then came last years ownership change...or should I say the invitation to select an alternate career path .
To heck with the brass ring- I'm now deliriously happy at the bottom of the food chain working for the Corps of Engineers helping our Solders around the world!
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:29 AM   #456
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Cool thread ....
I read every one and was sorta hoping you would be at 1000 before I got to the end!
Makes me feel inept all these high flyers and happy settled people

As for us.... We live and breathe Airstreams and love it!

We import, ship, live, rent, restore, convert.... talk about them all day, run a forum and we're well into setting our UK trailer park up....

We hardly get chance to deal with our classic UK caravans

Before the aluminitis struck.....

My business partner qualified as an engineer then amongst other things has built hot rods, living wagons & buses, restored classic vehicles, boats, caravans, trailers........

I worked in the civil service and can't say anymore or I'll have to shoot you all.......

From what I know about what goes on in this forum... I think happy... sociable... helpful.. & attracted to big shiny things must be the common threads!

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This is my 500th post, and now I should be a Rivet Master.. a MUCH coveted title, even if it should be "Rivet Mistress." I thank you all for helping me in MANY cases, and "putting up" with me in others!


What do YOU do for work?

Is there a common thread between us, aside from being attracted to big shiny things??

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Old 09-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #457
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:51 PM   #458
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I'm a newbie....retired police forensic detective for 18 years....unretired a month later and now work as a case detective what we call field investigator for same department in Asheville, NC. I am on my second Airstream which is a 1971 Overlander. I love this list!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:20 PM   #459
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I sell heavy haul trailers for a living. Been with Aspen Custom Trailers for just over 10 years. I took over the retiring fellows territory about 16 months ago. It's a big change from sales support but I'm reallyenjoying it. Now we just need a good hard freeze up here so guys can start moving drilling equipment. I don't own an AS yet but I have been doing lots of research right here. I want to thank everyone who has responded to my questions and a big thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum. What an incredible wealth of knowledge. I'm happy I found all of you.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:38 AM   #460
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Spouse just retired from a long career in banking and we moved to SoOregon. I was a teacher and before the kidlets, worked for a bank on Wall Street. Yuck. We still have a teenager at home so won't be totally footloose for two more years but want to start practicing for our 'galavanting years' ASAP.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:02 PM   #461
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What a neat's been fun reading about the incredibly different careers we, as a group, have. Mine seems so mundane having read all the exciting topics up to this point. I started as a jr. high classroom teacher and realized this wasn't to be my career of choice forever. I changed to sales - selling textbooks to schools. What a difference that made. The only problem with that job was that it took me to school districts across the country. I was never home. I gave it up to take a job selling booth space at Senior Expos across the country. I was responsible for expos in Cincinnati, Huntsville, AL; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Austin, TX; Indianapolis, IN to anme a few - again, travelling around the country with a sales staff in each city. That ended when I was offered a position of advance planning specialist for a funeral home in Ohio - still in sales. Today I am a licensed funeral director specializing in advance planning and Family Care - assisting families after the loss of a loved one in taking care of the business of setteling the estate - taking care of the hundreds of items that need to be tended to after a death that no one even knows about until it happens. It is a job that folks are so appreciative of after meeting with them. My wife is a retired Gifted Coordinator and Professional Development Specialist for a suburban school district that has found a real love working for a museum as the Program Development Coordinator. We have just started getting involved with 'streamin' - having yet to find our own trailer. We've looked long enough to know that it will be an A/S - we just haven't found it yet. We boated for three summers on the Great Lakes - the A/S will be our new boat - we will travel the USA once we retire next April 1st.

Hope to see you all on the road..............
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:59 PM   #462
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Just to go back to the original post of this thread, I find it amazing that the one thing that truly links us all together is our attraction to big shiny objects. Streamers are as diverse as their trailers and I find that comforting.

I'm the GM of a christmas tree/nursery stock farm. I know I see airstreams in christmas tree lots every year, if any of you are selling trees and haven't bought them already send me a PM.

Cheers to you all!

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