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    What is your day job?

    The workplace wellness poll had me wondering what all of us do for work.

    So I will ask the question. What is your job?

    I'm a Research Chemist for a nutraceutical/pharmaceutical company.

    I have worked here for five of the last seven years. I took two years off to get my teaching certificate and be a dad and homemaker while my wife was on residency.

    So I'm also a certified teacher.

    I worked as a mechanic in my teens and early twenties for my family garage.

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    I used to be a lifeguard part-time during my teenage years, and I still enjoy going to practice in a master's swim club. Later I took science in university, but I ended up as a licensed machinist. I've been with my current employer for just over three years. As a side note, I like working for a small company much more than a big one.
    Hard work pays off eventually, but laziness pays off right now.

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    I'm a PPP. Started out as a kid delivering newspapers, and still at it in an office setting.

    Professional Paper Pusher in case you were wondering.

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    I'm a pest control technician for one of the largest in the nation. Previously involved in EMS. I've been with my current job for just under three years.

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    Genesis 49:17

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    Production Manager, trade book publishing. PT jobs include bike mechanic/sales and beef slaughtering/cutting.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Architecture.
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    Retired Grandpa....................... best job I ever had!

    "Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Retired Grandpa....................... best job I ever had!
    When exactly does one retire from being a Grandpa?

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    aka Phil Jungels Wanderer's Avatar
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    W o r k!

    "Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009


    Specialized Crosstrail Sport - '08
    Nishiki Sport - misappropriated from my youngest son (circa 1984)
    Marin Stinson - misappropriated by my youngest grandson - '01
    "The Beast" - 1990 Schwinn Airdyne (in the basement for winter torture)

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    Educator.

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    Linux System Administrator at a private college in the Bronx, which happens to be called Manhattan College.
    Please put your location in your profile. It makes things so much more interesting.

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    Faculty here (UK):

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    Field: Synthetic Microbiology
    Project 1: A next-generation biological platform for novel antibacterial discovery
    Project 2: Enhancing the efficacy of existing antibacterials in MDR Gram-negative pathogens

    What I wish my day job was:

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    Software engineer at a giant tech company


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    I'm a project engineer for a fire truck manufacturer, been with the company almost 2 years.

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    I'm an auto mechanic. Been here since 1990. We do lots of specialty cars along with regular stuff. My customers are always surprised when they see me ride to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclelove View Post
    I'm an auto mechanic. Been here since 1990. We do lots of specialty cars along with regular stuff. My customers are always surprised when they see me ride to work.
    Here is our website if anyone cares. sportscarguys.com

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    Marketing copywriter. Been at it for 30 years. Different companies. Mainly computer software companies.

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclelove View Post
    Here is our website if anyone cares. sportscarguys.com
    Nice Jensen!
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    Metal fabricating/machine shop/painting.

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    Senior Member bicyclelove's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    Nice Jensen!
    First one I had ever seen! Cool car but rare here in the states. The guy who brought it in owns 2.

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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclelove View Post
    First one I had ever seen! Cool car but rare here in the states. The guy who brought it in owns 2.
    I just spent the winter in southern Germany and my gf's family is doing a frame-up restoration on an Austin Healey.

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    They also have a 928 GT sitting under a tree. I guess that's their version of a beat-up 80s Camaro

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    With a degree in history, and the better part of an art degree, I did exactly what you'd expect - spent most of my adult life working in security. Basically the college job that kept going for a really long time. Went from being a generic security guard to being a mall security director, and then running the security department at a luxury hotel for a number of years. Seen numerous celebrities in unfortunate and awkward situations, met umpteen world leaders, and saved up several lifetimes worth of odd war stories.

    Had to bow out of that to help take care of elderly relatives, and for the time being, I'm working at the Winchester Mystery House. Through that, ended up on MTV and some forthcoming French TV show. At least it enables me to say that I've officially worked in a field related to history for once. Hoping to eventually get back into the hotel business, perhaps in a non-security role this time. Time will tell.

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    PhD in physics, working for a company that makes scientific equipment, kind of a jack-of-all-trades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
    PhD in physics, working for a company that makes scientific equipment, kind of a jack-of-all-trades.
    I also act as a jack of all trades at my company. For RD, QC and QA. My wealth of knowledge and mechanical aptitude has served me well.

    We were taking about ideal careers the other day and the best I could come up with was some sort of handy man/jack of all trades. I really enjoy trouble-shooting in the lab and tinkering to fix things.

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