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Certified project manager and director of communications for a big IT company. Thankfully took a very early retirement offer 4 years ago during one of the many “right sizings” (aka mass layoff)
 

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kallililly1973 said:
I've been a mechanic for 30 years. Aches and pains are an understatement. Gotta keep those cars safe and on the road. Especially the extremely patient customers that need their car yesterday :rage:
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I've been a mechanic for 30 years. Aches and pains are an understatement. Gotta keep those cars safe and on the road. Especially the extremely patient customers that need their car yesterday :rage:
Elkwatcher said:
I've waited a whole year for my roofer... roofers... very popular and in demand and worth waiting for. :happy:
Ya know, when I was in my 20s I thought manual labor was the pits. My father was a car salesman and I don’t ever recall seeing him with a hammer or screwdriver. He didn’t even mow the lawn - my grandfather did!! Now that I’m older and wiser, I’d kill for a man who can do things with his hands - car mechanic, plumber, electrician, roofer, etc. you’re in a really good place if you know people in those jobs who are honest and trustworthy.
 

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I work at a small-business dog kennel over school breaks. It's pretty loud and smelly, but it's been much better than the summer job I had at a restaurant. I can wear comfortable tennis shoes and I stay busy, which doesn't sound crazy but it actually makes a huge difference. Plus while dogs bark and relieve themselves everywhere, they won't creep on you like some sleazy men tend to do on teenage bread bakers.

The boss, who owns and runs the whole operation, has a temper and takes her job very seriously. For good reason... dogs can get killed from carelessness. So, that can result in people getting yelled at over mistakes, and a lot of new employees either ghost their shift or get fired for arguing/denying their fault. I deal with it 'cause it's justified more often than not. Pay's also decent, some regular customers sometimes give us cookies and other gifts, and the boss will use extra money after bill payments to treat everyone to dinner every so often.
 

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lisa99 said:
...a man who can do things with his hands - car mechanic, plumber, electrician, roofer, etc. you’re in a really good place if you know people in those jobs who are honest and trustworthy.
Yep. I have a good friend who owns a small plumbing company. He jokingly tells people that he used to be a doctor but it didn't pay enough.
 

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Basil said:
That’s cool. My sister did her Masters in History thesis on the history of the Scottish bagpipes. And yes she does play. She also plays the Celtic harp.
That topic was my very first talk after I started. I don't play scottish bagpipes though. Just continental versions.
 

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Interesting mix of people.

I work in business consulting. HR background but focusing in assisting companies manage issues with their staff, specialise in the disability sector and with employers managing mental health injuries/illnesses.

Ideal job would be owning a nice little tapas bar where I can play music and eat Jamon all day :)
 

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Basil said:
I’m also a Med tech. Only have my MLT but I have a BA in another subject but it qualified for a promotion to Med Tech II. I’m a generalist and do chemistry. Hematology, and coagulation testing.
@Dart What area do you work in?
And I only train my own horses. Usually OTTBs. :D
I am trying to become a medical lab scientist, I just need to get accepted to one of the hospital programs for one-year training and take my certification test to be one. currently pursuing my MLS Bachelor of Science degree
 

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I'm a manufacturing jeweller. Been doing it for 18 years. Pretty fun job if you can handle it.
 

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Leilio said:
I am trying to become a medical lab scientist, I just need to get accepted to one of the hospital programs for one-year training and take my certification test to be one. currently pursuing my MLS Bachelor of Science degree
Good luck to you. It’s definitely a field with plenty of jobs available.
I did my MLT when I was 48. So I’ve been certified for only 3 1/2 years. I worked in two clinical genetic testing labs and research labs for 27 years before going back to school. And I now work in a hospital that treats MLTs and MLSs the same. We make the same salary and do the same job. I mostly love my job. Stress comes from having to come in to my shift (second) and clean up what was not done earlier. :banghead:
 

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Basil said:
I’m also a Med tech. Only have my MLT but I have a BA in another subject but it qualified for a promotion to Med Tech II. I’m a generalist and do chemistry. Hematology, and coagulation testing.
@Dart What area do you work in?
And I only train my own horses. Usually OTTBs. :D
That's awesome! I only train my horses as well because I need to keep my amateur card for showing Appaloosas.

That's awesome to find a fellow lab tech on here! I'm in a town of 600 and am the only full-time tech (only other person is my boss who works 2x a week) so I essentially keep everything running. We have a chemistry analyzer, urinalysis, serology, CBC analyzer, A1c analyzer, iStat for BMP's after hours and PT/INR's, and a Triage analyzer for cardiac panels, Ddimers and BNP's. I do little to no work daily...10-12 patients makes for a 'busy' day. :) Some days I have 1-2 patients. Makes for a lot of time to learn about fish :D
 

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JROD84 said:
It is true, you may end up doing something different. I started college at 16 years old and was majoring in computer engineering and ended up working in military/law enforcement. 9/11 happened and my life path took a different path. Just keep reaching for the stars and never give up. Best of luck in all your life endeavors.
I think what you’re doing is totally awesome, and an amazing opportunity for hands on experience with horses. When I was 23, I interviewed for a horse breeder as a bookkeeper, and one of the perks was to be able to ride. He also raised springer spaniels and part of the job was to socialize the puppies. He hired someone else who had more horse experience, but then fired her because she spent too much time riding. I took another job. Then he called me and asked me if I was still interested, but I declined because I felt I owed something to the job I just started. Dumbest thing I ever did was turning down that job - and I no longer work for the doctor I felt loyal to. He turned out to be a dirty old man. Of course, back in the 70s, nobody cared about sexual harassment the way they do today.
 

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im a Hardware programmer,right now im working at LG and i repair dead phones,usually Faulty EMMCs :)
 

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DeborahJeanne said:
Ya know, when I was in my 20s I thought manual labor was the pits. My father was a car salesman and I don’t ever recall seeing him with a hammer or screwdriver. He didn’t even mow the lawn - my grandfather did!! Now that I’m older and wiser, I’d kill for a man who can do things with his hands - car mechanic, plumber, electrician, roofer, etc. you’re in a really good place if you know people in those jobs who are honest and trustworthy.
I love my hands on job, and I think it is a shame how little respect some people have for the "trades". Or they don't understand how gratifying, challenging and rewarding these jobs can be. Not to mention how much money you can save on car repairs, home repairs/remodeling etc when you know how to do things like that. :)
 

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I do billing and project administration for a demolition and abatement contractor. I've been working in one aspect or another of construction/contracting for a little over 20 years now. Wow... it almost sounds like a career rather than me stumbling and tripping from one company to the next because it sounded like something I sort of already knew how to do. I guess for a lot of us that is how the career happens lol.
 
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