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My job is very interesting, I'm an allround decor/scenery carpenter and working for the dutch television

I'm specialized in interior/furniture building and CNC mill operator, but also MIG welding is no problem for me, the only thing I don't do is painting.....
So you can say that I have to be a sort of "MacGyver", I must be able to sort out all kinds of problems that can happen within minutes before a 'live on air show' (never leave home without WD40 and Gaffa tape!!)

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I'm a fire fighter and I love my job.

I'm still trying to perfect a heat jacket to put over my camera (something like a waterproof case in water)to get some pictures inside training exercises.
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I'm a professional retiree. But I was an electrician for 30 years before that.
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Oiler of the wheels of Justice and one of Her Majesty's loyal servants at Her Law Courts in the Strand.

In another life, I was a maker of machinery and an injector of Plastic.
Its all done in China these days thus the sea change 17yrs ago, even then, writing was well on the wall for volume manufacturing...
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Originally posted by dorian-grey dorian-grey wrote:

Oiler of the wheels of Justice and one of Her Majesty's loyal servants at Her Law Courts in the Strand.

In another life, I was a maker of machinery and an injector of Plastic.
Its all done in China these days thus the sea change 17yrs ago, even then, writing was well on the wall for volume manufacturing...


I'm a bit of a dinosaur. During the day I work on machines made in the 1940's - 1960's (not cnc's at all) but volume, like dorian-grey, but for contrast, and to stay relevant, I repair computers on the side and provide (rudimentary) web services and photography pro bono for some non-profits. So, the machines are quite analog and the rest is digital.
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In another life, I was an IT technical worker that was getting more and more bored by politics entering the technical field, something that generally implied in bad technical decisions which just made a medium problem in the present become a huge problem in the not-so-distant future. At my last job, this trend got up to its zenith; I've got full of it and then quited, and nowadays I'm rather dashed about IT in general.

What's my day job now? House-husband. I'm also thinking about regaining a career on Physics - my original college course - despite my somewhat advanced age for the field (40+ years).

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I'm a bit of a dinosaur. During the day I work on machines made in the 1940's - 1960's (not cnc's at all) but volume, like dorian-grey, but for contrast, and to stay relevant, I repair computers on the side and provide (rudimentary) web services and photography pro bono for some non-profits. So, the machines are quite analog and the rest is digital.[/QUOTE]



'Misty eyed' Bridgport, Hardinge, Herbert, Jones and Shipman, Ward. thems were the days Not that I miss the noise, or the mindless drudgery of hand loading an Injection moulding press with inserts for 8-10 hours a shift, oh no. Makes me laugh to hear my soft handed co-workers moan about being bored in the office
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Originally posted by dorian-grey dorian-grey wrote:


I'm a bit of a dinosaur. During the day I work on machines made in the 1940's - 1960's (not cnc's at all) but volume, like dorian-grey, but for contrast, and to stay relevant, I repair computers on the side and provide (rudimentary) web services and photography pro bono for some non-profits. So, the machines are quite analog and the rest is digital.




'Misty eyed' Bridgport, Hardinge, Herbert, Jones and Shipman, Ward. thems were the days Not that I miss the noise, or the mindless drudgery of hand loading an Injection moulding press with inserts for 8-10 hours a shift, oh no. Makes me laugh to hear my soft handed co-workers moan about being bored in the office [/QUOTE]

I run Acme-Gridley automatics, but 20 years back Conomatics, Bridgeports and such. The art of sharpening a drill by hand is lost on the younger generation I can tell you
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Vincent Sanchez, CRCST II at your service

I work for a major hospital system here in Houston, Tx, in Central Sterile, reprocessing surgical instruments. It's rather interesting work, but i'm well on my way to a computer science & information assurance major, so i can transition into the IT and network admin world.

I also run my department's database, ABACUS, which stores all of our count sheets, or recipes, for our surgical sets.
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The art of sharpening a drill by hand is lost on the younger generation I can tell you

Ah salad days of me youth,dressing end mills in the
optidress T&C grinder.

for a friday afternoon laugh, putting the edges back on the flutes by hand 'cos on a good day we can' etc. Tip: black marker pen on the lands so you can see where you are going
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I translate English > German > English, mostly for companies' websites but also for individuals who need a document translated, or whatever they might need. This job requires lots of research, love for detail, dedication to quality and specialized knowledge in the domains one works inóbesides the obvious linguistic skills. My previous professional life in Germany has well prepared me for this and I am enjoying it tremendously. As most of the client contact is conducted over the Internet, I can work from home, which the wife (and our cats) very much appreciate.
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Originally posted by Pikshures Pikshures wrote:

...provide photography pro bono for some non-profits.


That is a nice idea. I might look into that too.
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MYQ73 said in the previous thread: "I drive this"


Would that be about the size of this?

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Well then, watch out for the big guys!

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