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What do you do for work?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 4x4Runner, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Aug 27, 2021 at 5:22 PM
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    MikeTaco

    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    I’m a mailman, the underdogs of the federal government or as people call me on the street, the real Santa Claus lol :santa::santa2::oldglory:
     
  2. Aug 27, 2021 at 5:26 PM
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    FlyingWolfe

    FlyingWolfe Wolfie

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    My pops just retired today after 39 years as a rural carrier. Woot!
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    oldsoldier181

    oldsoldier181 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 911 dispatcher in a small suburban town right outside Boston.
    Not a bad gig, almost unlimited overtime-I usually hit my base salary pay by mid July...and the rest of the year is bonus money. Although, I am starting to slow down with taking the OT....
     
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  4. Aug 28, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    dklehman

    dklehman Well-Known Member

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    911 dispatcher is a tough gig. They have a standing hire notification where I live the highest turnover of any job in the city.
     
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  5. Aug 28, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    oldsoldier181

    oldsoldier181 Well-Known Member

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    I vhave never known a department to be fully staffed for any amount of time. I have been here for 8 years-in that time, in total, we were fully staffed for approximately 1.5 years. Not all at once though. Tough gig. People dont realize the trauma and verbal abuse we deal with every day. Its hard on the soul. Fortunately, that left me years ago...
     
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  6. Aug 28, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    ndoldman59

    ndoldman59 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a jack-of all trades, mostly because I was to broke to hire someone, however I have been working in the wholesale building trades 38 yrs and 6 yrs in light auto repair.
     
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  7. Aug 28, 2021 at 9:57 PM
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    NMBruce

    NMBruce Well-Known Member

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    2020 Quicksand TRD OR, sold = 2006 GX470 (past 85, 2-1987 pickups,90, 92, 96 pickup, 2000 xtracab, 2002 double cab)
    Ironman Foamcell 3" lift, ARB dual compressor, GoPro mount, BadElf mount, Drive grab handle, RCI skids, Victory sliders, half rack, TuffStuff Alpha ll RTT, Dometic 75 Fridge, extra USB & Outlets
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  8. Aug 28, 2021 at 10:01 PM
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    Kolter45

    Kolter45 Well-Known Member

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    Toytec Boss Leer/Rhino Rack TRD Wheels/Falkens
    Figure I'd throw it up. I teach severe needs kids @ a major school district - my 10th year. Crushing it every day~
    :broccoli::dancingbacon::bananadance:
     
  9. Aug 28, 2021 at 10:28 PM
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    dklehman

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    I think his point was you misspelled it duck trolling retriever not tolling. I knew what you meant my brother in law has a working toller and it is amazing to watch him work, it blows my mind every time it is successful.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2021 at 6:42 AM
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    fmb

    fmb Been here a while

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  11. Aug 29, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    ortho

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    I’m an environmental consultant as well- typically do environmental review and permitting for utility projects. I’m based in my home in Wisconsin (not much field work for me!), work remote for a small Minnesota firm.
     
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  12. Aug 29, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    Taco-Obsessed

    Taco-Obsessed Wildlife Peeping Tom

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    Right on. I use to be a consultant and worked on a lot of transportation and utility projects with endangered species or other biological resources like wetlands/other waters. I was mostly in the field back then or at contractor/client trailers for meetings. I switched to the client side and now work for a water district. Grass is so much greener. Not in the field as much anymore. A lot of my time is spent on permit acquisitions, agency communications, contract specifications, permit/contract oversight, and so on. Right now I'm living and breathing a FESA Section 7 consultation with both USFWS and NMFS.
    However, I also manage some of our mitigation properties (conservation easements to mitigate impacts from large projects/programs) and have some stewarship projects (wildlife corridor enhancements, restoration, etc) which I really like.


    Maybe we should start a seperate thread with @NikonBiologist and @hogfan1978? There may be others that work in our field as well.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    Babybluetaco

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    Extruder operator for the worlds largest Plastic pvc pipe and fitting producer.

    27 years old. Been there 7 years.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2021 at 3:47 PM
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    NikonBiologist

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    Yep! I did work for the state briefly, but the pay in the private industry was too good to pass up.
     
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  15. Aug 29, 2021 at 3:53 PM
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    NikonBiologist

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    I’m game if someone wants to start the thread.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    truchador

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    Lol I have a degree in wildlife biology but I wound up teaching construction trades to at-risk youth

    I’d watch this thread tho

    you’re a fish guy right @BabyTaco ?
     
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  17. Aug 29, 2021 at 6:21 PM
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    NMBruce

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    Ironman Foamcell 3" lift, ARB dual compressor, GoPro mount, BadElf mount, Drive grab handle, RCI skids, Victory sliders, half rack, TuffStuff Alpha ll RTT, Dometic 75 Fridge, extra USB & Outlets
    sorry for the misspelling, it would of been easy for you to say, did you mean "tolling" or trolling
     
  18. Aug 31, 2021 at 7:57 PM
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    safetypro85

    safetypro85 T1 Tiny the Taco.

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    Just Getting Started...

    I hear that, I spend way too much time on the west coast. Every damn time if go from Sacramento to LA, I get stuck on I-5 shutdown by Pyramid lake... last month's shutdown ended up with me driving my rental Taco through and over the mountains on two track fire roads and less. I still haven't told my Taco (cement) I cheated on it with a ginger Taco.
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    MikeTaco

    MikeTaco Let's do this!!

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    congrats to your Pops my friend!!
     
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  20. Sep 23, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    HAVOC

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    Just started working for a company that inspects/overhauls industrial gearboxes in many different industries, one of them is plastic extrusion. I've been there two months.
     
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