So, what do/did you do?

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    bsr8129

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    Have a degree in Chemistry, working now as a Envrionemental Engineer for Panasonic Avionics, making sure all of our products are Green and meet various environmental regualtions.
     
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    Stouty109

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    i was a mechanic for 4 yrs and then did construction/Remodle for 5 yrs and still do on the side also and now i am a manager of a warehouse that sell soundproofing materials http://acousticalsurfaces.com/
     
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    digginponds pondaholic

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    ......digginponds :regular_waving_emot
     
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    linc2010

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    I started a marketing and business development company back in 1993. I have been working on it and growing the company. I am very persistent(slow) LOL!!! Still working on my dream house by the
    ocean( in my mind) and of course I will not give up on my goal of my Asian water garden until I get it just right. It is making me scream at the clouds( rained before I was ready and leaveling the pavers over folded EPDM 45mm LOL) Oh well back to the drawing board....oooommmmm.
     
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    paulm

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    truck driver here 20 plus years must have driven every inch of the emerald isle by now lol
     
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    anubias

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    Currently an un-employed Architect. I was laid off today. Here's to Hope and Change!
     
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    AdamTHFC

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    Artworker, started when it was a craft using pens inks and hard learned skills. Now do it on a Mac, a lot easier but not so satisfying.

    I spend to much time watching football, soccer as you Americans call it.

    Dug and filled my first pond last autumn and put fish in it a few weeks ago after clearing the green water. My 7 year old daughter has loves them and is trying to name all 9 of them.
     
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    Sweet Lew Pond Noob

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    Computer tech for 12 years. Currently a senior technician for a large print and internet ad company.
     
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    char

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    I need 5 posts in order to post links in the thread I'm trying to make so I'll list my occupations separately if that's alright...

    I started out as a freelance photographer but that never really got me much income

    Then I started printing and selling postcards to stores around the state as well as out of state, which made me slightly more money but still wasn't enough to pay the bills

    After that I worked for a local cafe for a few years until they went out of business in early '09 due to the bad economy

    And now I'm a salesman for a printer company. Not the most enthralling job but it pays the bills.
     
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    hammer1320

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    I am a 12 volt technician, fancy word for a car audio installer. Ive been working at the same small business since I was 16, I turn 30 next month. Over the last 3 years business has picked up to the point where its crazy busy, and its weird in this economy, but im not complaining.

    Using fiberglass, 2 part expanding foam, plastic molding, and woodworking on a day to day basis, im now finding myself seeing ponding as a gateway to be creative in a whole other way.

    I dont make much money but ive learned to make due with what I do have and I am able to let my wife stay at home with my now 3 year old son. He is crazy about the pond (or puddle compared to some of you guys) and loves to watch the fish eat, and is my inspireation behind the bigger build.

    So if you have a radio not working, broken remote start, or are planning on getting one, let me know and I will help you all that I can. Pms go to email, email goes to phone so I can answer rather quickly.
     
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    jlcolvin

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    I am a Mechanical Engineer working for DRS Technologies (drs.com). I mostly do some design work (with 3d modeling), testing, and resolving typical issues that come up in the drawings.
     
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    I worked at grocery store for 5 years. worked my way from a "courtesy clerk" (stock boy) to assistant manager. finally got sick of working no less than 48 hours a week and getting crap pay so i applied at Nestle (no we don't make candy or chocolate lol). I work 3rd shift EPSU (Equipment Prep Set-Up) or fancy for sanitation - 10 hour shifts , 9pm - 7:30am , 4 nights a week and been doing it almost 2 years.
     
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    OntarioTodd

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    Service Advisor at a very large Toyota Dealer. Very stressful job at times. That's why I have my pond- it's a great place to chill out after a crazy day.
     
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    Specialist technician for FORD POWERSTROKE DIESEL'S been doing it 7 years now, started out washing truck and have worked my self up to the point where i am almost a senior master tech. i need 3 more years and 2 more classes to become a senior master. I love my job most of the time, sometimes i would rather not be there but that is about normal, i find watching my fish and looking into my pond is very stress relieving. The dealership i work at houses a FORD line a PETERBILT line and a MITSUBISHI line of vehicles and we work on all of them.
     
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    DLWyman

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    I worked for a third party maintenance company that serviced hotel terminals in the late 80's. from there I did book keeping for a craft company, then I ran my own home decorating business, now after 5 kids, I mostly play in the garden and enjoy the grand children.
     
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    angler

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    I trained as a panel beater and am now a vehicle damage estimator and superviser at an accident repair center
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Neurological research, using masters......hated hurting the animals so i quit
    Then Sonographer (ultrasound technologist) for 35 years.... while being a tech, I also was department director, RIS manager (radiology information system) i.e. built set up tested the new computer systems for the department. But my main stay job was tech on call for 4 hospitals. (never slept) but sure made money.

    NOW-------------RETIRED EARLY and loving it.
     
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    Oldhead

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    Hvac. I keep people cold in the summer and warm in the winter. Been doing it for 24 years.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    about 25 years carpet, vinyl, linoleum, ceramic, hardwood, laminate floor, and natural hard surface flooring installer.
     
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