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  1. samgrin

    samgrin Member For 2 Years

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    I'm a final year student and work in mechanical engineering field right now. I just started working on my mechanical engineering assignment and hope I'll finish it in the near future. I'm gonna get a degree this year.
     
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  2. gopher_byrd

    gopher_byrd Cranky Old Fart VU Donator Gold Contributor ECF Refugee Member For 5 Years

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    I'm a RF Field Engineer working on Smart Grid technology for utilities. Our company makes AMI (remote read) electric, gas, and water meters as well as the network gear for those to work. Part of that is Distribution Automation for remotely controlling the utility's electric distribution network and power sensing. We also make remote controlled street light controllers. My job is to find suitable poles for the network gear and then make everything work.
     
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  3. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Hell I thought you were a pilot. Lol
     
  4. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    He is an electron pilot.
     
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  5. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    I dropped out of the regular rat race and moved from Alaska to Hawaii to channel my inner hippie and become an offgrid organic permaculture farmer :giggle:

    With the current global crisis, it was possibly the wisest decision I ever made
     
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  6. gopher_byrd

    gopher_byrd Cranky Old Fart VU Donator Gold Contributor ECF Refugee Member For 5 Years

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    I fly a lot but not that much...:giggle:
     
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    Jinx'd Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    i thought he was a greens keeper . :D
     
  8. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Lol.
     
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  9. DonBaldy

    DonBaldy Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I used to be a stagehand, but now I'm out of work with the entertainment industry shut down and looking for work.
     
  10. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Hang in there Don, lots in the same boat and will be many more too.
    My state started easy sign up no wait period for unemployment due to virus and immediate Medicaid eligibility as well.
    Hopefully more will follow our example.
     
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  11. shawn.hoefer

    shawn.hoefer Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I'm an artisan broom maker, and sometimes calligrapher. No, really... Just search shawnhoefer2 on Instagram... or visit havencroftfarm on Etsy. We also raise sheep and goats and chickens (the Wife is a fiber artist, we make our own cheese, and, y'know... eggs...), and we have a garden. We have 5 acres, so it's not a big operation, but it keeps us busy - even now. However, the bulk of MY income is from tourist traffic to our tiny town, and there ain't none of that happening, now, so, apparently, I am also a vape vendor LOL. I've listed a bunch, and have about 4x that amount to clean, test, photograph, and list in the next couple days.
     
  12. Ms. Trixy

    Ms. Trixy Took The Road Less Traveled...got lost. VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    I am a Realtor of 27 years.
     
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  13. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Those are really nice looking brooms.
     
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    Drake m Member For 2 Years

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    Beef farmer 12 years. Sold out got my check. went to school for diesel mechanic been a welder and truck mechanic going on 3 years now.
     
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    I went to school to go into marketing, and then became a pilot. I flew corporate for 6 years, had kids, and couldn't stand being away from home, so went back to school, and now I'm a teacher. Been doing that for a few years now, and am loving being home every night with my wife and kids.
     
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  16. muzz

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    Construction Manager- Telecom.
    Work mostly on T-Mobiles Network.
    Pretty sure I'm going to be very busy soon with the Sprint merger.

    It's a job.
     
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    joeyboy Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I work in a hospital laboratory but since I have 12 indoor cats and six outdoor cats, that live at the house (they were ferals or released), I feel like my real job is buying cat food and scooping out litter boxes.
     
  18. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I worked many years on the Inside Plant telops stuff that you cable and fiber connects.
    Spliced fiber for a while too.
    Fusion splices.
    worked for a while with ATT Transoceanic. Undersea fiber cables.
     
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    gopher_byrd Cranky Old Fart VU Donator Gold Contributor ECF Refugee Member For 5 Years

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    In a previous life I spent a lot of time in CO's. D4, DLC, DACS, and remote test equipment for analog through DS3 and fiber OTDR.
     
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    I work as a manager at a logistics company, but now I'm on maternity leave. And I'm thinking about changing my occupation. Maybe it will be web design.
     
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  21. muzz

    muzz Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    About 15 yrs ago I told the owner that he should send me to school for splicing fiber... told him there would be BIG $ in it....
    He never did.
    Missed Opportunity!
     
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  22. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I was the US/Western hemisphere expert for a Japanese owned Fiber Optics company for a few years.
    Traveled my butt off. Was never so glad to leave said company. company was managed by sales people and I was technical.
    Ohh the lies that some will tell to get a sale and then I am left with the mess.
    I do not care if they told you it would do .... It will not do that.
    Tachnical support and customer training was my gig.
    I also developed new way to splice fibers of differing cladding and core diameters..
    worked with some weapons makers during my time there as well as working a bit in the FBI headquarters.
     
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  23. WotofoOfficial

    WotofoOfficial VU Vendor VU Vendor Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Sponsor

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    I guess is Vape-related.:D
     
  24. VapeFineTaste

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    Part time bycicle shop owner, part time copywriter. Sounds weird, but its true Lol.
     
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  25. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I used to love hanging at the bike shops when I was a kid. Haro, Diamondback, gt vertigo. My favorite was the old school Hutch racing series made from aluminum I'm guessing. Was light as hell.

    Almost this same one now sold for almost 2 grand. Dang man. [​IMG]
     
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  26. nadalama

    nadalama Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    You must have come up through the same time my son did. He loved BMX bikes, and I spent a ton of money on bike stuff!
     
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  27. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    As a kid you don't realize expenses. At least I didn't. But most of the ones I had seem to be 2-3 hundred. Except for the racing bike. I sold my soul for that one.

    Not really but traded a first edition "Thing"(rock guy from avengers. I think) comic book for it in 91 or so. What a dummy. I'm sure it's worth a bunch now almost 30 years later. Was mint condition when I had it
     
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  28. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    Ah, that explains the compliment. *chuckles* Like I said, I piddle with writing. I piddle with a lot though. *grins* Piddle with some computer programming, farming, timbering, just a bit of a lot of irons in many fires. Keeps me a happy Jack O' All trades. :)
     
  29. Don29palms

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    I am a Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic for the USMC. Atleast I will be for another couple of months until I retire.
     
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  30. Carambrda

    Carambrda Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    And Master O' None? :oops:
     
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  31. Michael H.

    Michael H. Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Porn star.

    But when i wake up i find myself manufacturing many different formulas of foam blocks for various use..(bedding, medical, pillows, carpet underlayment, molded seat foams for tracker boats and grasshopper mowers, headliners...Any use for open cell, closed cell and various formulas of memory foam.
     
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  32. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    Eh, oh well. Used to be a time when being a jack of all was a good thing to be. :)
     
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  33. DonBaldy

    DonBaldy Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Wow! Those names bring back memories.
     
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  34. Michael H.

    Michael H. Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I had an early 80s MCS Spyder.(nickle plated frame)..Hopped it up with all Suntour blue anodized wheels, goose neck, handle bars, brake levers, seat post,blue cable,crank, pedals...#69 front plate....If my sisten hadnt have thrown it away when i moved away id still have it.

    And lets not forget Mongoose and Schwinn were even quality bikes back then..not the walmart china crap they are now.
     
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