Here's what I do for a living...what do you do?

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Just an old broken down cop

Did 38 years as a Indiana State Trooper. 18 years of that was as a detective sgt. with one year undercover. Retired in 1999 and have been a privare investigator ever since. I also own a FTD flower shop and I have no clue how to make a flower arrangement or tie a bow. I am just in charge of delivery, waste baskets and the computer. Oh, I forgot I have some storage units behind the flower shop. My wife does that too. Look, I don't want to get to busy or I would not have time to detect. Yes, all this is really more that you want to know.
 

rip

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#3
Jack of all trades !

I work most of the year for a tent rental co.putting up tents.Good healthy outdoor work and i have come across many a good detectin site while doing it ! I should be detecting a site this summer in Cooperstown NY at the site of a large estate were i set up alot of tents.That is if my VERY good buddy "Danback" will get on it for us !:wink: But i'll save that story for later.:smile: The rest of the year i hybernate ! :grin:
 

JoAnne

Active Member
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I am an administrative assistant at the state teachers union. (Fancy title no money) Basically I am a secretary. Been there 37 years and counting. Not sure if I will make 40 or not cuz the thrill of md is calling me. I also had a part time business called JoAnne's Touch of Glass. I did stained glass. Got so busy with it that it wasn't fun any more so I disolved the business. Looking forward to retirement. JoAnne:grin:
 

rip

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I am an administrative assistant at the state teachers union. (Fancy title no money) Basically I am a secretary. Been there 37 years and counting. Not sure if I will make 40 or not cuz the thrill of md is calling me. I also had a part time business called JoAnne's Touch of Glass. I did stained glass. Got so busy with it that it wasn't fun any more so I disolved the business. Looking forward to retirement. JoAnne:grin:
:cool: Well were's the pictures of the stained glass !:grin:
 
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dave

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dave in iowa

I play music for a living , bluegrass is my favorite, i play guitar , mandolin, harmonica and sing and write my own songs , i play out 4 to 5 nights a week, same band now for 35 years , the mississippi band out of dubuque iowa . Wyatt, i play with a very good banjo player , he plays all the instruments , also a great steel guitar player . I just finished my 3rd cd last year and have another one in the works , all original music , ask pappy and boobien how the musivc is , they have my latest cd . We play all kinds of music , too keep working :smile:
 

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Wyatt Earp

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That's a mighty tough living, Dave. Send me a PM and an address....and let me know how to buy some of your music. I always have the CD player spinnin' in the shop.

Ask your banjo pickin' buddy if he ever heard of Wyatt Fawley.

Wyatt
 
#8
My job's not as exciting. I am a low voltage engineer. Fire alarms, nurse call and intercoms in schools and hospitals. I design the systems and others install them.

As Bugs Bunny says "AHH, It's a livin'"
 

Wyatt Earp

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The banjo building gig loses its luster after 100 or so necks....and that was about 1400 necks ago. I've been doing this for 15 years professionally, and some of my customers think of me as a low voltage system.....slow. I hand cut every inlay though, so it does take me longer than the average bear. Plus I'm always backlogged with orders, so while everybody would like to be first in line...ony one person can be.

Wyatt
 
#10
Hi everybody, I'm new to md'ing and this site. I run heavy equipment for a living here in southwestern oregon. Before that I fell timber and before that I put in about 15 years as a commercial fisherman. I guess I have always liked a little danger/excitement in my work. There seems to be a lot of nice people here so hello again.
 
#11
What do I want to be when I grow up?

Served 20 years with a small city police department, retired in 1999. For the past seven years I have worked as a sales rep for a major domestic sheet steel company.

Trying to figure out a way to make a living out of treasure hunting. Found 18 cents this weekend :banghead: .
 
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boobieinPa

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Wyatt this is a great idea for a thread, it lets us all know more about the interests that our T.Q. family has.

As for myself I was a licensed investment counselor for a few years with my office in downtown Pittsburgh Pa.
I also was the V.P. of a international consulting and trading firm with contracts in the USA and overseas.

But I didn't really like wearing a suit all day so I left those rat-races and finally retired as a construction welder and supervisor.
I worked in that field from Canada to Bermuda on various construction sites. Which ran the gauntlet from nuclear plants to the rebuilding of the infrastructure for the World Trade center.

The most exciting part of my life
(other than raising my family)
was when I was building various fully jet powered racing machines.
I have included some pictures for viewing.
 

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PABill

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I work for an telephone company in PA as an engineer. I have been with the company for 25 years. Our territory stretches about 300 square miles so I have the opportunity to check out alot of great MD sites within that area. I have alot of years to go before retirement but hope to make it there healthy so I can spend alot more time MDing.

:smile: :smile:​
 
#14
I'm a Construction Co-ordinator and Maintenance supervisor for a large supermarket chain in N.J. and Pa. I just hit 25 years last week.
 
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Served 20 years with a small city police department, retired in 1999. For the past seven years I have worked as a sales rep for a major domestic sheet steel company.

Trying to figure out a way to make a living out of treasure hunting. Found 18 cents this weekend :banghead: .
ROTF!:bthumb:

Shouldn't be long now!
 
#16
Vocational Rehabilitation counselor...Like working with the kids, been doing it for 25 years and have about 6 more to go.

I owned a Vega tubaphone banjo with a Wyatt Fawley neck..most comfortable neck I ever played..Wyatt makes the best necks I have seen. Now I am playing one that I bult the neck for, not as nice as Wyatt's but I felt the need to build one. Repair a few fiddles and acoustic guitars for a local shop from time to time, and also a part time old time musician...play guitar, upright bass mainly...some banjo and a little mandolin.
 
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cchughs

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#17
I work in the IT department for a sugar company as a Systems Administrator. (I work on computers and networks) We have facilities in 4 states, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. I travel a bit to these areas. I will have worked for the same company for 35 years in June. Needless to say 35 years ago there was not a big need for computer jockeys, I started out in Engineering and maintenance. The rest is history as they say.
:wavey:​
 
#18
Self-employed Now!

I spent 22 years with Tyson Foods, Inc but the last 5 years I have owned and operated a convenience store/deli/sandwich shop called FLEMZ Market & Deli in Columbia, NC. Gives me a lot more free time to go detecting or kayaking than the old corporate routine did.
 
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I work as a software engineer. I have been in Information Technology (IT) for about 15 years.

Prior to that I was in the U.S. Air Force and I worked as a Jet Fighter mechanic. When I got out I obtained my FAA Jet Mechanics license and worked on DC8's for about 8 years.

Today I work in IT for an Insurance company in Michigan. I am working on a new web site for, what else, insurance purposes.

If you ever want to search the web and you are tired of using Google or Yahoo! give my search engine a try. I wrote this about 4 years but I have yet to turn in to a Google.

SURFThru.com Internet Search, FREE Email, Driving Directions, Satellite Photos, Low Priced Books
 
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Chuck@TreasureHut

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Well You All Know.....

.....that I own and operate Treasure Hut. I started the company back in 1978, with two retail locations in the Denver area at that time.

At the same time, and founded back in 1978 as well, I owned and operated a Manufacturer's Rep. Marketing Firm, called Intermountain Marketing, in the Security Electronics Industry. As a manufactuer's rep., we represented 21 different manufacturers, with the exclusive right to sell their products within an 11 state territory.

As an Electronics Engineer, and a Marketing Major in college, it all fit very well. I primarily designed large CCTV Systems, Access Control Systems, and Fiber Optic Transmission Systems specifying my products in the RFQ's. The two largest systems that I have done are Denver International Airport, and the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.

Before that, I was a USAF Fighter Pilot, flying the F105 Thunder Chief in VietNam and stateside after the war.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with my bachelors Degrees, and received my Master's at the University of Colorado, and Denver University.
 
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