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Old 12-04-2007, 08:42 PM   #491
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I do work for a living, but this forum is becoming a major distraction.

I work for a Community College district in Southern California. I represent the District as an "owner's rep" for major construction projects. Basically, I build schools for a growing and deserving student population. I'm definitely not getting rich, but it is rewarding.

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Old 12-04-2007, 09:08 PM   #492
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Wow, where to start, where to start.
I'm a Landscape Architect (parks, hotels schools shopping centers etc), after being a commercial beekeeper, after being a Registered Rep. Series 7 sort., after being an Agricultural Biologist after being a farm laborer, after a stint in the Army. Took about 40 years. My wife is a CNC programer, I guess I'm a bit A.D.D..

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Old 12-04-2007, 10:16 PM   #493
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I've posted before, but change is on the horizon..
I currently work for a small-ish town Fire Dept. As such, we have to wear several hats. I'm an Engineer (Engine operator), Paramedic, Fire investigator/Peace Officer. I'm also on a Technical Rescue team.
Lots of fun and interesting stuff, but the grind of the medical calls takes a toll after 30 years.
I don't expect that I'll truly retire any time soon, but I most likely will retire from the FD in a year or two. I'm working toward a new "career" in finish carpentry, trying to get as much experience as possible and trying as many new things as I can. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:36 PM   #494
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I'm a Hair artist. My wife does Skin care. We own our own salon.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:42 PM   #495
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Hi 1Bombshell,
Not to hijack, but perhaps your wife would like to join us at the Western Region Women's Rally at Casitas in March? Awfully close to home, and would be fun for at least a visit. We promise not to ask for facials.
Check out the thread.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:48 PM   #496
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Lake Casitas? I'll let her know. Although, she wont tow the trailer, herself!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:52 PM   #497
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That's ok. Not a requirement.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:09 AM   #498
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Leed-ap Rcdd

Although I actually retired from fulltime work back in 2005, since my wife still has 6 more years to go before she can retire I continue to do consulting work parttime as a "LEED-AP RCDD". I realize that everyone is already fully aware of what a LEED-AP RCDD does, but bear me out anyway while I clarify it a little.

The RCDD portion stands for "Registered Communications Distribution Designer" which is a designation from the Building Industry Consulting Services International - BICSI | advancing information transport systems and basically it means that I design the cabling layout for the computer and phone cabling in office buildings. This includes the communications/computer rooms and all the cabling behind the faceplates in the walls etc.

The LEED-AP portion is a designation from the US Green Building Council - and it is basically saying that the intent is to make sure the building design is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. A building that is designed in accordance with various standards can achieve LEED certification as a "Green Building". Note that in a modern office building, 50% of the energy used is used for Information Technology systems - computers, phones, servers, etc etc. There are lots of ways to be smart about energy in a new building and it can really pay off.

At any rate, in my spare time from everything else I am also restoring a '72 Volkswagen Beetle in my garage -- a work in progress... :-)
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:51 AM   #499
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Get out the big pot!!

Originally Posted by SRW
16000 meals in 24 hrs.

How is that possible? What was the menue? Hot foods?
full hot breakfast morning 1 for 5000. Stuffed chicken breast with rice pilaf, green beans salad rolls and dessert for 6,000. Full hot breakfast morning 2. Table service on disposable for breakfast, table service on china for dinner.
250 waiters 60 dish up staff.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:20 AM   #500
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I am a world traveler and international play boy(But after doing it for 54 years it not what it use to be)traveling the world doing maintenance on large aircraft.
Now cutting back to spend more time with wife and Airstream.
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AKA : TUMBLEWEED. Just an old buzzard with a itch to yonder.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:32 AM   #501
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Hello there, I'm self employeed as a property and landscape maintainer and my wife is a school bus driver.

I don't think you'll find a common demoninator amongst Airstream owners as far as employment goes because the common thread we all share deals with what we like to do away from working. Oftentimes what we like to do with our time off has nothing to do with what we do for a living. The only thing in common wioth my work and recreation activities is that it's all done outdoors.
Courtesy parking-- water, elect. and wi-fi.
To those who are about to Stream-I salute you!
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:02 PM   #502
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I retired on July 31, 2006 after 50 years and 2 days working for Macy's. It was my first job. It began after my attempt to join the Air Force but was rejected (4F in my physical.. hard of hearing). I had just graduated from high school so after failing the military I enrolled in the local JR college and went looking for a job. Macy's had an opening on their display staff. During the 50 years I've created and directed displays in several stores in Calif. and Nevada. When our kids were begining their teenage years I was in senior management and was a regional manager which took me away from home more than I wanted. I then with the encouragement of Macy's created a Regional Visual Merchandising Production facility. The last 20 and most happy 20 years was spent designing, building and installing merchandise shops, props and displays. I discovered and developed my finish carpentry skills during this time and had a ball. I probably would still be working but for several arthritis related major surgeries and then my wonderfull wife suffered a stroke to which I needed to be with her 24/7. We bought our Trade Wind after her stroke and that has been the best therapy we both could have asked for!
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #503
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I was a meat cutter, a dairy farmer, a tech in the Air Force (all of you aerospace guys, I worked sensors on the SR-71), a defense contractor, a gigalo (fun but no 401k), a telecom worker, now in training as a dog handler. I also own a small business in Brazil where I'll retire.
I'm a true bum, working less and living longer.

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Old 01-09-2008, 02:22 PM   #504
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