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Old 12-29-2011, 08:08 AM   #11
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I'm a Tool and Die Maker, started my apprenticeship when I was 18 fresh out of high school at a build shop in St. Thomas, worked there for 7 yrs., then went to a die build shop for 2 yrs, it went bankrupt, and then floundered around at a couple of build shops until getting a good job at a stamping facility in Woodstock Ontario , been there 10 yrs now.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:27 AM   #12
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Municipal Employee in Parks and Recreation field with degree in Horticulture
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:36 AM   #13
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Interesting careers represented here.

My education is in electronic engineering but with my work experience, software was always the issue. Project pressures resulted in me rolling up my sleeves in the debugger and I found I had a knack for this sort of thing. I never looked back and today I'm an Enterprise Architect for a major bank. I get all the large, at-risk projects and still wind up 'down in the bowels of the beast' more often than not. The job is stressful as time is definitely money (burn rates on some systems is measured in 6 figures per hour) but always different and interesting and I get to meet many interesting people and work on very complex systems while gaining an understanding of how our financial systems really work....

All in, a very rewarding career. Unfortunately it does cut in to building and flying time (especially since the financial crisis and all the new regulatory requirements).
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:44 AM   #14
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Got my BSc from Waterloo, never did anything with it, worked for Wilderness outfitter thru highschool and university, then got in to computers and now I am a CNC Programmer for vertical milling machine and EDM Wire.

I agree with an earlier comment from the toolmaker, automotive industry is terrible.

I am 41 and I still can't decide what I am going to be when I grow up!
If only my budget could keep up with my wish list!
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:12 AM   #15
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Im currently a proffesional at spending money at hobby shops.....
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:42 AM   #16
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Been in the logging industry all my life, one way or another, currently own my own picker truck going on 12 years now.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #17
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Im currently a proffesional at spending money at hobby shops.....
lol, that's just my part time job...
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:31 PM   #18
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I'm just about to have a small career transition.
Ive been a full time stay at home dad working part time as a registered Nurse at a long term care facility in the rehab and long term care unit. In the new year I'll be starting full time DAYS (12 years part time nights up until know) on the locked unit as charge nurse looking after the cognitivley impaired.(alzheimers and dementia). I absolutley love my job and wouldnt trade it for the world. Some of my residents were born before cars and know have to use debit cards. We will never see that amount of change in our lifetime.

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Old 12-29-2011, 03:14 PM   #19
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your job sounds alot more rewarding then my porn star gig (AME)
I'm fortunite to still have 2 grandparents, and the stories they tell about the changes, my grandfather use to deliver bricks of ice for peoples ice boxes. the amazing thing to me is they have e-readers and a better computer then me.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:33 PM   #20
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33 years as a Millwright, worked both in forestry and the last 20 years in mining. Hope to pull the plug this coming year and venture out into a new field, not sure what yet.
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