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Hi all. I'm 59, an Archery Tech by day and Musician by night. Married 21 years with a wonderful wife and an amazing Daughter away at College. I enjoy Fishing as much as possible and swing a pretty mean Metal Detector. I am also a Michigan Hunter Education Instructor. That's about it, pretty boring really LOL.
 
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I am a 56 year old A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) mechanic for a major airline here in Tulsa for 22 years. I have worked as an avionics tech for 10 years with a stint at DFW airport Line Maintenance for 4 years 8 months. Returned to Tulsa Maintenance Base as a General mechanic. Worked on MD-80, 737, 757 767, and 777. Currently working on 757 systems including engine and wing systems. I have a small engine repair job on the side repairing lawn mowers, string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws etc... Been married for 25 years to my wonderful wife and have one 20 year old son who is currently going to Tech school. I enjoy the outdoors, which includes hunting and fishing.
 
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I am a 56 year old A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) mechanic for a major airline here in Tulsa for 22 years. I have worked as an avionics tech for 10 years with a stint at DFW airport Line Maintenance for 4 years 8 months. Returned to Tulsa Maintenance Base as a General mechanic. Worked on MD-80, 737, 757 767, and 777. Currently working on 757 systems including engine and wing systems. I have a small engine repair job on the side repairing lawn mowers, string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws etc... Been married for 25 years to my wonderful wife and have one 20 year old son who is currently going to Tech school. I enjoy the outdoors, which includes hunting and fishing.
I thought my job was cool!
 
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I myself am an explosives handler. I know it sounds like BS but that's really what I get to do. I'm a Wireline-Perforation operator in the oil and gas industry and am gone for weeks on end. On my days off I enjoy my recliner and a nice med or full body stick. As I type this I'm drawing on a nice Surrogates Animal Crackers, lounging by the hotel pool in Bossier City, La. The Haynesville has its perks lol
 
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I am a Process Control Console Operator in a refinery that refines crude oil into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other things.

When I'm not at work I'm a father of 4, a guitarist, a Bible study teacher, a volunteer at the local food bank, a smoker of meats, and a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none.

when injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty
 
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I’ve done many things over the years from wine business and finance, real estate and private investing. I broke my back 10 years ago or so from a car hitting me on a motorcycle (twice actually) spent 8 years in bed. Quite literally. Have a family now and decided to stay home as my son has some serious health issues and just diagnosed with autism as well last week.


Lol. It sounds horribly depressing and much of it was and is, but so happy with my awesome family. Dying to get out into work again and start a new business. Hopefully in the next year.

Hobbies are hiking, camping, reef tanks, reading, writing. In the past, if it was fun I did it a lot. Snowboarding, martial arts instruction, windsurfing, diving, hang gliding, all things exciting. But right now my life is quite the opposite. At home all day for my kid and trying to keep busy. Now he’s in school and new medications, hoping to start something soon. Got a nice, tall, intelligent and gorgeous blonde wifey with a medical license paying the bills at the moment. So ... can’t complain on that front. She’s amazing. But I do feel like I’m in a prison not working, not having that satisfaction of accomplishment. I can work hard all day but it’s not the same as a career... but I’m sure I’ll rebuild and get things going again soon. :)

Re. an earlier psot.. The worst thing one can do is compare themselves to others too much. Lead your own path. It’s tough not to, but it generally isn’t helpful.

As far as what’s next? I’m not sure. I’ve worked for myself since I was 24 and 40 now. I’m decent at having my own business. Just need to pick a direction and go. Trying to find something I can run from home for now. I’ll find it .... hope it’s sooner than later. :)


I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time. - Twain
 
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First I fixed things that other people broke. Then I supervised people who built other things. Then I convinced people not to break themselves. Then I got paid to break things (while I convinced other people they don't break). Now I sell things.

I started my professional career as an A&P mechanic for Pratt & Whitney's overhaul center in Georgia. I was a turbine mechanic and borescope inspector for a while.

Then I started with my current company (we make automotive shop equipment... brake testers, dynamometers, lifts) supervising the assembly line. When I finished a few extra college courses on Industrial Health and Safety, I found myself in the roll of EH&S Director. After my company decided that they no longer needed someone to look after the EHS program full-time, I found myself in the roll of running the marketing and product development departments, where I spent a couple of years finding ways to intentionally misuse equipment and break something.

Now I still look after product development, but I'm also taking over sales for all of the US and Canadian market beginning January 1st.

In my time away from work, I shoot competitively, fix my old cars (I have a thing for junk cars... I can't explain it), ride motorcycles, do motorcycle custom work for a little extra cigar and ammo money, do wood work, and I like to travel.
 
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First I fixed things that other people broke. Then I supervised people who built other things. Then I convinced people not to break themselves. Then I got paid to break things (while I convinced other people they don't break). Now I sell things.

I started my professional career as an A&P mechanic for Pratt & Whitney's overhaul center in Georgia. I was a turbine mechanic and borescope inspector for a while.

Then I started with my current company (we make automotive shop equipment... brake testers, dynamometers, lifts) supervising the assembly line. When I finished a few extra college courses on Industrial Health and Safety, I found myself in the roll of EH&S Director. After my company decided that they no longer needed someone to look after the EHS program full-time, I found myself in the roll of running the marketing and product development departments, where I spent a couple of years finding ways to intentionally misuse equipment and break something.

Now I still look after product development, but I'm also taking over sales for all of the US and Canadian market beginning January 1st.

In my time away from work, I shoot competitively, fix my old cars (I have a thing for junk cars... I can't explain it), ride motorcycles, do motorcycle custom work for a little extra cigar and ammo money, do wood work, and I like to travel.
I was expecting you to sell propane and propane accessories...taste the meat not the heat
 
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I was expecting you to sell propane and propane accessories...taste the meat not the heat
[Hank Character]2012 was a rough year for the Texas Propane Association. I briefly worked at Dale’s Dead Bugs, but eventually found my way back to Jeans West before Mr. Strickland was able to hire me back on.

Of course, I feel like he could have waited a little longer to hire a secretary and brought me back a month earlier, but a working man doesn’t complain when he has a job in the Texas Propane industry... I tell ya what. [/Hank Character]


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[Hank Character]2012 was a rough year for the Texas Propane Association. I briefly worked at Dale’s Dead Bugs, but eventually found my way back to Jeans West before Mr. Strickland was able to hire me back on.

Of course, I feel like he could have waited a little longer to hire a secretary and brought me back a month earlier, but a working man doesn’t complain when he has a job in the Texas Propane industry... I tell ya what. [/Hank Character]

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Thanks for that
 
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Primary School Teacher (Foundation - 5-6 year olds) here in KL, Malaysia.

Wine, reading, gym and hiking.

Love sport, tragic supporter of-

Collingwood (AFL)
Knights (NRL)
Seahawks (NFL)
Celtics (NBA)
 
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