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YankeeTarheel wrote:
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ok, i see where this is going. would a part-time conductor be a semi-conductor?
Then there was the murderous trainman who couldn't be electrocuted because...he was a bad conductor....
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Well...I’m technically a Radiologic Technologist which is a fancy way of saying x-ray tech. I lost my job in early November over BS but thought I’d find work pretty quickly...however, I’m currently delivering pizzas for Papa Johns. So glad I went back to school! (I am actually)


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Well...I’m technically a Radiologic Technologist which is a fancy way of saying x-ray tech. I lost my job in early November over BS but thought I’d find work pretty quickly...however, I’m currently delivering pizzas for Papa Johns. So glad I went back to school! (I am actually)


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Well...I’m technically a Radiologic Technologist which is a fancy way of saying x-ray tech. I lost my job in early November over BS but thought I’d find work pretty quickly...however, I’m currently delivering pizzas for Papa Johns. So glad I went back to school! (I am actually)


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I hope so...I worked hard and my family sacrificed a lot for me to go back to school. I appreciate your support, and you be safe as well!


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that may be because we're open to things.

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Mobile X-ray technologist, state of Indiana and the ARRT see me fit to splash ionizing radiation around in hopes of producing diagnostic images of people’s insides. Wasn’t my first choice of careers. Both my folks were in medical positions too. After growing up and listening to their gripes and moans about hospital politics and intradepartmental drama, I thought medical would be my last choice. Ooops.

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Hoping some day I might be able to get certified as a CT tech and do some X-ray archaeology. 3D reconstructions of textiles, mummies and other artifacts that would otherwise need to be destroyed in the process. We’ll see, I’m paying my student loans off at break neck speed so I can get back to living. Got my life on hold at the moment, not really interested in racking up more loan debt, but I sure do miss academia.
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sometimes we can steer it a little but life takes us where it will.

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lurker wrote:
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sometimes we can steer it a little but life takes us where it will.
Well said, sir!
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Aerospace Research Technician. Work is mainly for NASA, Air Force and DARPA. Like Marlene, a little bit machinist, designer, field engineer and test engineer. Previously have been an Army Medic, Bartender, Auto Mechanic, Car Salesman ( worst job ever), Long Haul Trucker, Central Office Installer, Cellular Field Engineer and House Flipper.
I absolutely loved my turn as a car salesman but it was for a small single family owned dealership and all we had to sell were Alfas, Renaults, Lotus, SAAB, Volvo and a few Maserati.
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Myat wrote:
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First career was in academia. Got myself a degree in anthropology. Spent 7 years working for a cultural resource management firm associated with Indiana university. That was the life. Honest hard work, being a pit monkey, shoveling dirt, making big holes and being the first to touch trash from humans long gone. The science was spectacular, the art was creative, the purpose was noble. We woke at dawn, worked the site till 6, cooked mass amounts of food, drank till midnight and did it again the next day... for months at a time. Glory days.
My job, though I’m in the private sector now. I’m sure we have mutual acquaintances.

Not as much fun as it used to be either. Both because it is much more a business than it used to be and because I’m too senior to play in the dirt. Still beats working for a living though.

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Sig, I hated that how much money I made depended on how badly I screwed my customers. I sold Pontiac, GMC, Mitsubishi and of course, the real money maker, used. I never felt good about a big commission sale. Also, you’re never off work. Every single person you meet is a potential customer.
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Sig, I hated that how much money I made depended on how badly I screwed my customers. I sold Pontiac, GMC, Mitsubishi and of course, the real money maker, used. I never felt good about a big commission sale. Also, you’re never off work. Every single person you meet is a potential customer.
Well we were also a little different there since I was on a salary rather than commissions. And the owner actually supported our efforts to actually find what was good for both the firm and the customer. But I imagine we could swap so down right interesting used car tales.
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Lotta computery geeks on this board. I thought this was a gun forum fer us rednecks!
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Lotta computery geeks on this board. I thought this was a gun forum fer us rednecks!
lots of us have a technical bent, and computers, trucks and guns all scratch that itch. just because we're literate doesn't mean we can't aspire to be hillbilly redneck yokels on the side.

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lurker wrote:
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Lotta computery geeks on this board. I thought this was a gun forum fer us rednecks!
lots of us have a technical bent, and computers, trucks and guns all scratch that itch. just because we're literate doesn't mean we can't aspire to be hillbilly redneck yokels on the side.
I did my time as a redneck...building houses in North Carolina summers, in triple digit heat...and triple digit humidity. Tan lines lasted all winter, and just my luck, NC had some of their harshest winters the years I lived there. Oh! The "fun" of being young and broke!
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:02 pm
lurker wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:54 pm
K9s wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Lotta computery geeks on this board. I thought this was a gun forum fer us rednecks!
lots of us have a technical bent, and computers, trucks and guns all scratch that itch. just because we're literate doesn't mean we can't aspire to be hillbilly redneck yokels on the side.
I did my time as a redneck...building houses in North Carolina summers, in triple digit heat...and triple digit humidity. Tan lines lasted all winter, and just my luck, NC had some of their harshest winters the years I lived there. Oh! The "fun" of being young and broke!
I was just kidding around.
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Another IT geek here. Been essentially on the service desk side of things forever.

Last gig provided me the opportunity to build out an IT team and the infrastructure for what was essentially a fintech start up in San Francisco. That was a blast for nearly 2.5 years until last August after they lost an investor and laid of 25 of us. Just last week they let go of another 90 people including the remainder of my team. :shock:

New gig is for a family owned property management/development company and isn't quite as interesting or exciting as the last one. Its as if technology snuck up and surprised them one day. One example of the craziness I'm finding here: I have this one landscape guy in a forgotten realm who's access to the internet is provided by a mifi type hotspot that costs us $75/month. After looking into it I find he's been using it since Feb 2012. All because it was decided to be too costly to run a cable... :blink:

I find a lot of IT people I've worked with have been gun enthusiasts.
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