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Old 06-10-2004, 05:24 AM
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Dave, I see what you mean...at least you guys found out about him before he did more damage.

Beautiful pics, BTW...although I'm a bit embarassed; I've spent a fair amount of time in MD-80's (as a passenger, sad to say, but when I was younger, I almost always went up to the flight deck to pester the pilots before and after the flight 'cause I was {and still am} so interested in flying) going between San Jose and Los Angeles before I got my driver's license...

Actually, would you mind horribly if I PM'ed you with a few questions? I'm almost done with school, and could use some guidance on where to go from here...

Thanks!

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Old 06-11-2004, 12:13 AM
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I went through school to become a mechanic. I enjoyed working in the field but found it frusrating that there was very little repair as compared to replacement of parts. I went back to college for a couple of years and have worked as a paramedic ever since. I wouldn't change a thing. I tinker with my projects at home and enjoy going to work. I feel very fortunate.
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:55 PM
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Do I love my job? NO!

(I love the perks and the toys, though, so I'll keep it for awhile longer....!)
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:13 PM
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Its a livin

I wish I was better at it... -and I wish it was better to me.

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Old 06-12-2004, 11:38 PM
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I dont mind either, but neither give me that "I really love my job" feeling- not that I expected it. Sounds like you aim for a happy medium and then be glad you have a job.

I'd have no problem inspecting/auditing aircraft parts after I graduate (BS), but they'd better offer me more than $13/hr if they want me to stay.


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Old 06-16-2004, 06:19 AM
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like the company hate my job

can you say repedative unloading boxes out of trailers is not fun. but having full time benies paid by the company at part time is great, "thank you teamsters"
and promation fromwithin is all ways a plus, i know one guy who washed brown
trucks for 20 years before he went to full time "out of choice" i make enough to get buy my avitare pic was taken when i pulled a duble helping a Brown truck driver....hard work but not boring
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Old 06-16-2004, 02:43 PM
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I absolutely love what I do (television). But there are often days like today spent doing not much more than dissolving between a camera and a powerpoint slide for a national webcast at HUD. Those are the days that pay the mortgage.

But there are still enough of the fun days that I'm not considering any change yet. If there were a change, it'd likely be adding other projects like producing videos and such. Luckily, in television, the possibilities are almost limitless!
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Old 06-16-2004, 08:49 PM
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I want to hijack this thread. What would you like to do for a living?

If I had my druthers, I'm not sure I would want to change jobs. I love what I do and get to follow my curiosity an awful lot, which I enjoy and appreciate.

But I am also envious of JJL to a great degree (I've been hoping he'd give us an update on his current research...). He seems to be working on problems that have always puzzled me and I enjoy reading about. I guess what I'd like to do is begin to take a more regional geographical view, one that doesn't stop at political boundaries.

Also, I would like to discover a suitcase of lost, unmarked drug money.

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Old 06-16-2004, 10:32 PM
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like the company hate my job

can you say repedative unloading boxes out of trailers is not fun. but having full time benies paid by the company at part time is great, "thank you teamsters"
and promation fromwithin is all ways a plus, i know one guy who washed brown
trucks for 20 years before he went to full time "out of choice" i make enough to get buy my avitare pic was taken when i pulled a duble helping a Brown truck driver....hard work but not boring

I love MY job. I pack fudge all day long. I pack the fudge in the chute till it's packed in tight, then open the door on the chute and push the loaf of fudge out the chute.

Then BROWN comes and takes my fudge and sends it to all parts of the world. BROWN sure makes my job easier! If it weren't for BROWN I might not even BE a fudge packer!


(the preceeding was heavily based on a recent skit on MADD TV)

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