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OK, I have looked across all of the off-topic threads and can't find any such entry regarding what members on here do for a living outside of pdn. 

 

I'm a tube (underground) train driver for TFL (London) 

 

 

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I have been many things, fruit & veg department & then butcher department in a supermarket, house painter, fishing trawler worker, fish & chip shopworker, home care worker, teacher including in a high security men's prison, manager, office worker, produce packer, mango grower, farmer & grazier, real estate sales, Avon lady, disability support worker & currently again in that role along with project manager training people to work in disability & aged care. 

 

The job that I love most is teaching...and of course the disability support work which includes teaching :D

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I am a computer programmer.  I have been professionally programming computers since 1982.

 

I have a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Database Administration.

 

I have also owned several businesses along the way. 

  • I was a partner in a scrap yard where I learned A LOT about recycling scrap metal, car parts, and car batteries.
  • I was a partner in a tutoring company where I tutored kids in Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Calculus.

 

I also spent 12 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves where I learned a lot about how to look busy.

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Wow @barbieq25 that's quite a resume! I'm impressed. 🤩

 

During high school I worked as a nurse's aide in the infirmary section of our local nursing home and took drafting classes.  After graduation I was hired by a major engineering firm in the Chemical Plants Division. Drafted for quite awhile, then switched over to HVAC insulation, which I am currently an estimator and project manger for my company.

I have been in the construction business, in some form or other, for 44 years.  HVAC insulation for the last 22 years.  It was a hard, hard road being a female but I endured.

And my prize?  I'll be retiring soon!!  I cannot wait!  😆

 

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Currently, I am a Senior Technical Writer/Quality Assurance Engineer* for a large company that manufactures parts for aerospace, military, and medical markets.

 

* When the transitional plan are finalized between my supers, I will be a full time Q.A.E. in the not-too-distant future.

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I spent 15 years in the French navy, then 5 years as a tugboat second mate on the Kiel canal, I'm now a cruise ferry captain on sailings from Germany to Norway.

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27 minutes ago, mottoman said:

I spent 15 years in the French navy, then 5 years as a tugboat second mate on the Kiel canal, I'm now a cruise ferry captain on sailings from Germany to Norway.

Oh wow, that must be a very pretty part of the country to see. I have an affinity with boats...I want to see Norway.

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2 hours ago, barbieq25 said:

Oh wow, that must be a very pretty part of the country to see. I have an affinity with boats...I want to see Norway.

Absolutely.

Sunrise in Oslo sound is an amazing sight that I never tire of. 

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42 minutes ago, sashwilko said:

Should have studied harder.

 

Everyone's path is different. Life is not a competition, it is a journey.

 

When I need my hair done, I go to a professional (someone like yourself), I don't try to do it myself. I'd just make a mess of it.

 

That said, if you want to compete with someone... compete with yourself!

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55 minutes ago, sashwilko said:

I'm just a hairdresser and beautician.

 

I could not have gone through life without a hairdresser - I have loved them all and will always remember them as being someone special in my life 🥰

But, I have been cutting my husband's hair for nearly 46 years now 😬

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I used to be a Mural artist, worked with David Vaughan in the 70s.

He painted John Lennon's Rolls in the 60s.

Ended up as painter and decorator.

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1 hour ago, sashwilko said:

I'm just a hairdresser and beautician.

 

41 minutes ago, BoltBait said:

When I need my hair done, I go to a professional (someone like yourself),...

In life, all professions are important. We can't do without each other, we need each other.

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Although, I've never worked at it, I am a computer technician.

Did a course a few years back.

Passed with distinction. At my age getting offered minimum wage was joke.🙃

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In my younger days, I worked as a window and door fitter on caravans and portable office cabins before being a delivery driver for the Royal mail postal service. 
In my mid 20's I became a session musician / keyboard technician and live mix sound engineer, although semi-retired, I still hope to be back out there playing live again once this pandemic and life restictions get more relaxed. 

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1 hour ago, ReMake said:

In life, all professions are important. We can't do without each other, we need each other.

 

Very well said ReMake!  We all have dependencies on one another. 😊    Now, if we could only get along... (world view)  

 

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2 hours ago, sashwilko said:

So many talented people on here. 

I'm just a hairdresser and beautician. Should have studied harder. 🤔

 

Without hairdressers and beauticians life is not that good. Remember the Zoom meetings without video? Of all the services I missed the most, the hairdresser was top of the list. Second was the nail salon. Hairdressing is a tough gig sometimes too. 

 

@sashwilkoyou are not just a hairdresser. 😀

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I am a senior lecturer at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. I teach such subjects as Computer Graphics Algorithms, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Systems and Networks.

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7 minutes ago, pavlik1307 said:

I am a senior lecturer at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics.

I graduated from this university in 1982 (then still an institute).

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At that time, at the Faculty of Design and Technology of Radio-electronic Equipment. Wife - in 1983, Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering.

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6 hours ago, sashwilko said:

So many talented people on here. 

I'm just a hairdresser and beautician. Should have studied harder. 🤔

 

Just? Don't sell yourself short Sasha. You're not "just" anything. Occupations and qualifications don't define who you are. That comes from within: how you feel, engage with others, outlook on life, etc..., that's the important stuff right there. 💖

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