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charlieh
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So what do you (did you) do?
      #1599592 - 07/22/14 12:17 PM (67.232.31.137)

Obviously all of us have an interest in the islands, or at least one island. Without revealing your identity, could you say a little about what you have done job related?

After college I did 10 years as a CPA. I learned real quickly that tax season wasn't a lot of fun - back in those days everything was done on paper without any computer help.

Then I spent 30 years in the sock manufacturing business which ended up being quite interesting - and challenging.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599618 - 07/22/14 02:50 PM (69.133.43.72)

Pretty obvious by my screen name, rural mail carrier for 29+ years. The last 8 years I worked I was on a District committee that oversaw automation implementation and spent a lot of time away from the route and home.

Prior to that I was a pharmacy tech and dabbled in a couple of other things.

Retired for the past 5 years and work part-time for a wholesale distributor of radiators and a/c parts. This job is split between inside phone sales and some delivery.

Currently doing a lot of long weekend travel with my wife and dog that competes in dock jumping. Although this is a hobby, it consumes a lot of time and could qualify as a part-time job.

TTOL moderator for the past 5 years or so also.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599631 - 07/22/14 04:26 PM (173.85.11.243)

I am a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NNP. I began as a nurse in the Neonatal (newborn) Intensive Care Unit or NICU in 1973. I became a NNP in 1989 and continued my career in the same NICU until 2008, for a total of 35 years. Other than working at a residence for special needs kids when I was in high school and nursing school, this is the only job I had. I retired at that time, now I volunteer at the local elementary school as a Foster Grandparent.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: nclauss1]
      #1599641 - 07/22/14 05:15 PM (67.232.31.137)

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I am a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NNP. I began as a nurse in the Neonatal (newborn) Intensive Care Unit or NICU in 1973. I became a NNP in 1989 and continued my career in the same NICU until 2008, for a total of 35 years. Other than working at a residence for special needs kids when I was in high school and nursing school, this is the only job I had. I retired at that time, now I volunteer at the local elementary school as a Foster Grandparent.




Obviously you have dealt with a lot of trauma. Do you think that things have improved much since 1973? My brother-in-law is a pediatrician who did some training at St Jude.

I'm guessing the drugs introduced in the past 40 years have been significant as well as improved electronics.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599648 - 07/22/14 05:59 PM (208.78.53.131)

In order: USN (4 years), retail management (8 years), letter carrier (30 years), PT driver (6 years). I've also, concurrently, been a PT beach bum forever.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599649 - 07/22/14 06:07 PM (216.197.145.115)

Accountant by training, banker by choice. Retired a little over a year ago, now the full-time "go-fer" for our farming operation.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599658 - 07/22/14 07:11 PM (71.65.100.64)

I worked summers in a paper mill to pay most of my college expenses, which, combined with a partial track scholarship, allowed me to graduate from law school with little debt. I continue to practice law in a city of 45,000 after 41 years. I was assistant law director for six years and continue to assist the city in real estate matters. My private practice is sole practitioner, real estate and probate. My wife is retiring from teaching grade school. She worked in department store retailing before that.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Cincinnati_Kid]
      #1599661 - 07/22/14 07:15 PM (67.232.31.137)

The mention of a summer job brings up 2 interesting summers for me. 1965 I worked in the green pea harvest in Dayton, WA for the Jolly Green Giant - 12 hours per day 7 days per week of hard field labor. Dayton is just a little north of Walla Walla.

Summer of 1966 interstate road construction as a day laborer in Wheeling, WV. I was the only guy on the road crew who had not been to prison.

VERY interesting summers for me.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Cincinnati_Kid]
      #1599665 - 07/22/14 07:34 PM (108.117.182.191)

Hey Cincinnati Kida, I knew I liked you! What you do is basically what I do now, after doing a whole lot more 'interesting' stuff in Virginia, like a bunch of criminal and domestic stuff.. Don't care to do that stuff now.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1599685 - 07/22/14 09:23 PM (75.172.36.21)

Owned a mens clothing store till retirement in 2002. Now own and operate an upland bird and waterfowl hunting club in Eastern WA.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Cincinnati_Kid]
      #1599687 - 07/22/14 09:45 PM (67.232.31.137)

Hey Cincy - I had 2 neat experiences in Cincinnati. Had dinner with the 1st American to own a house on St Barts. He used to print a newsletter which was the only way I got news about SBH before the internet. Neat guy.

I met Boomer Esiason in the Bengals locker room, and he had his son, Gunnar, with him. As you may know, Boomer established a charitable foundation for cystic fibrosis, and we donated money to that charity as his son was born with it. I maintained contact with Boomer for a number of years.

One interesting fact about Cincinnati that most folks have no idea about is that the Cincy airport is in Kentucky. Also nice views from the city's hills.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1599688 - 07/22/14 09:47 PM (67.232.31.137)

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Owned a mens clothing store till retirement in 2002. Now own and operate an upland bird and waterfowl hunting club in Eastern WA.




Well you have my sympathies for the clothing store thing. I know there is nothing easy about that business.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599698 - 07/22/14 10:26 PM (173.85.11.243)

Absolutely things have improved with survival rates and much better outcomes. So many things changed in that time frame. Most of the changes are good. I loved my job throughout my career, I know most people can't say that and it was never, ever boring.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: nclauss1]
      #1599704 - 07/22/14 11:01 PM (98.84.137.186)

For 16 years I worked as an electrician for the railroad. Southern RR, then after the merger, Norfolk Southern. For the last 20 years I have worked at the only USA BMW manufacturing Facility where the X3, X4, X5 and X6 are made for the world. I am not involved in making the cars, but work in the Capital Projects Group responsible for managing all BMW related construction in the Americas. Looking to retire in 3 years, 10 months, not that I'm counting or anything.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599707 - 07/22/14 11:44 PM (76.27.250.153)

I am a freight forwarder, about half domestic and half international. Office in Portland Oregon and operations also in Hawaii. Deal in mostly higher priority freight, bigger ticket items.

Packages to the people, making the world a better place one package at a time!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1599715 - 07/23/14 06:57 AM (68.38.198.130)

TV Production became a school activity when I was 14. Been involved in it one way or another since then. Currently in charge of the crew that puts together one of TV's most watched shows. Been at the same company for 32 years now.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599733 - 07/23/14 08:59 AM (107.207.239.28)

Truck Driver Teamster 40+years
1. Delivered Steel & Aluminum Products in NY & New England states.(5 Years)
2. City Driver Albany & Tri City Area NY (11 Years)
3. Car Hauler delivered New Cars all along East Coast & Canada. (21 Years) Retired in 2001
4. School Bus Driver South Colonie Schools Colonie NY (11 1/2 Years) Retired June 2012


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: wildbill069]
      #1599736 - 07/23/14 09:17 AM (71.101.42.138)

So, you retired twice?? What do you do now, you slacker????

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599742 - 07/23/14 09:53 AM (63.165.126.30)

I drove a local delievery truck for about the first ten years of my working life. Then the company went belly-up, and I went to school for a couple of years, while working parttime jobs and keeping my houshold together during those lean times.

After school I became a IT person, and have been for the last 25 years.

Next up... Retierment!!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599754 - 07/23/14 10:25 AM (69.7.50.34)

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The mention of a summer job brings up 2 interesting summers for me. 1965 I worked in the green pea harvest in Dayton, WA for the Jolly Green Giant - 12 hours per day 7 days per week of hard field labor. Dayton is just a little north of Walla Walla.




Ha! I have driven through Dayton a few times. Beautiful country.

Todd does project controls for a pipeline contractor. I am the payroll administrator for an engineered lumber plant. We have worked in some sort of accounting for most of our working lives.

Our dream would be to do catering because we love to cook. It just doesn't support the lifesytle we want...

Todd keeps threatening to cash in his 401k and buy a food truck.....


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: nclauss1]
      #1599798 - 07/23/14 02:36 PM (75.151.242.49)

And my daughter is one of those NICU babies. Very rough start for her, but she was quite the fighter (still very headstrong I'm afraid) Now 16 years later, she has agreed to join us for our annual trip 8/1-8/13. Excited about that!

Before my daughter was born I was the marketing/training director for one of the local banks; however, had to leave that position to care for her. Through a series of challenges throughout this time, we ended up opening our own counseling practice. I always joke that my husband does the counseling, but I do everything else. They must like us around here as we have now been in business since 1998 and have grown from 1 therapist to 5. However, if the need were to arise elsewhere (ahem), I would certainly be willing to relocate!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: luvnthatsxm]
      #1599847 - 07/23/14 08:16 PM (69.254.25.16)

Boat driver in the USCG after HS including a year as a machine gunner on a boat in the Mekong delta (the CG had 26 boats there). Then 26 years as a NY City firefighter, retired a few months before 9/11. With a creative schedule we could work around 87 24 hour shifts a year which left much time for side work which included: house builder, bartender, commercial lobsterman and clam digger, boat delivery crew and then after retirement ran and was chef at a waterfront seasonal restaurant and then delivered art all over the northeast US. Never got rich but you can't put a price on adventures.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: silverfox82]
      #1599850 - 07/23/14 08:34 PM (72.69.150.91)

I worked part time while raising my two children, first retail and then as an Office assistant. We opened a business when my youngest was in high school, it was a Beverage Center. Here in NY you were only allowed to sell beer, water, soda snacks and cigarettes. It was 7 days a week and very long days, we were open for 11 years and had enough. We never were able to attend family functions, we had no life, worked all the holidays. Now I do clerical work for the school system. Much better hours and Summers off. At least I will now have time to spend with my first grand baby due any day.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1599852 - 07/23/14 09:02 PM (67.232.31.137)

Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
So, you retired twice?? What do you do now, you slacker????




Actually Bill made a career out of being Wild.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599853 - 07/23/14 09:13 PM (68.247.4.100)



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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1599856 - 07/23/14 09:34 PM (172.12.113.30)

I worked exclusively as a musician for over a dozen years (a lot of that time on the road). While schooling after that, I worked as a forklift driver, a courier, and kept a small warehouse in order. I went back to music full time after finishing college until my youngest was born, then went to work full time as a blueprint runner while still playing at night. I ended up the safety manager, cost estimator, and workers’ comp manager there until the place folded. 12 years in all. I wrote Happy Bay while training to become a medical coder and now work as a medical coding auditor for an insurance carrier. I am hoping to stay with this profession until I retire and devote more time to writing when that day comes. I still play, but only when the spirit moves me to. Playing covers in bars no longer holds much charm, and our audience’s bedtime comes a lot earlier than it used to...

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: TStelma]
      #1599868 - 07/23/14 10:38 PM (199.120.87.149)

We are grain and livestock producers, cattle, corn, soybeans and hay. We own and operate one farm in particular that is designated a Century Farm, continuously owned and operated by my family for over a hundred years. Additionally, I am a state livestock inspector for the Dept of Ag.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: TStelma]
      #1599869 - 07/23/14 10:44 PM (72.70.130.41)

My wife has been in non-profit administration since our three kids made it through middle school. I taught high school, Graphic Arts and Photography, for 35 years, retiring in 1999. Started my own printing company after that as well as working part-time for a former student doing matting and framing. Also sell my altered Polaroid prints at about a half dozen shops in southeastern PA as well as the Chesapeake Bay area. Find I work more now than when I was teaching, but always find time to travel two months each year. Gonna have to increase the travel time soon I keep telling my wife as long as she can find the time in her schedule. Don't know what I'd do if I totally retired. Enjoy my life the way it is!!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: biglar]
      #1599872 - 07/23/14 10:55 PM (67.232.31.137)

I was hoping that this would turn out to be an interesting thread - and sure enough it is. It really is interesting to learn about what other folks have spent their lives in pursuit of, and there certainly is a lot of variety.

One poster mentioned driving through Dayton, WA that I posted about. I'd like to add an interesting tidbit to the Dayton story. All of us who worked for the Green Giant lived in a compound that was built to be a Japanese Internment Camp during WW2 where Japanese Americans were sent to live during the war. When I was there in 1965 the barbed wire fence was still in place around the compound.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599889 - 07/24/14 07:57 AM (63.66.64.245)

I am an Envirnomental Chemist I work for the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water for Department of Envirnomental Protection in PA. In St Martin the water purfication process is done by reverse osmosis and in one best methods used to produce safe (this does not mean that it tastes good) drinking water.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599916 - 07/24/14 10:22 AM (70.193.6.25)

I was a banker for my entire career. Started out as a teller, and worked my way up through the ranks, retiring as a senior executive responsible for credit administration and regulatory compliance as a small, locally-owned community bank.

Now I'm just happily retired, living in the country after an entire lifetime of city or suburb living.

Edited by GaKaye (07/24/14 10:28 AM)


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: GaKaye]
      #1599923 - 07/24/14 11:10 AM (69.117.152.102)

GaKaye , Me too! 46 years from high school kid slave in the bank to
Exec VP & Chief Lending Officer. Happily retired now! BobD


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1599948 - 07/24/14 01:09 PM (69.124.223.169)

After serving in the U.S. Navy SeaBees I went to work for a little company called UPS hauling tandem trailers up and down the east coast. After 35 years with them and max pension I said "bye bye, nice knowing you" and took my wonderful pension thanks the Teamsters union. Now I make sure my wife has her morning coffee to make it to work on time and then it's whatever happens, happens.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: bonsie]
      #1599978 - 07/24/14 02:39 PM (166.82.73.2)

I learned so much from all my jobs. Interesting to look back on them.

In order:

Burger King - I can still wrap a Whopper (or other burger) in paper, double fold on top, both ends neatly tucked, in under 2.5 seconds. Well before the days of styrofoam "clam-shell" containers. Also before the days of cash registers with pictures of the food items, so I learned to add up a ticket with pencil and paper, very quickly during the lunch rush. (A somewhat more useful life skill than wrapping a hamburger!)

Butch's Standard Station - Where I learned to clean a windshield. A good thing, too, since nowadays you need to do it yourself.

True Value Hardware - There were no big-box home centers so everyone came to the hardware store to get what they needed to fix things. Probably where I learned to be fearless around the house: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, whatever. Of course, just because I am not afraid to tackle it doesn't mean I shouldn't leave some things to the professionals. That kind of lesson takes years to learn.

Oh, yeah...
Medical school, residency and 30 years of practice as an anesthesiologist. I'm starting to get the hang of that but there's always more to learn...


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: seeitall]
      #1599981 - 07/24/14 02:49 PM (67.232.31.137)

seeitall reminds me of 2 jobs I had in Chapel Hill. One was a cashier at Hardees on Franklin St (no longer there). I was good in math, so when a customer ordered something, I could usually tell him/her what they owed before ringing it up on the cash register. Sort of blew some minds doing this.

Worked on the night shift at the UNC Hospital as a short order cook. Learned how to make milk shakes via the machine and how to grill about anything. Also learned the hardest part of the job - cleaning the grill after midnight every night.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600007 - 07/24/14 06:32 PM (24.158.120.160)

I (Robin) am a retired Registered Nurse. I spent the first half of my career in New York as an OB/GYN/Pediatric nurse. After my move to Charlotte, NC, and my subsequent move here to TN, I worked as an RN in the field of child & adolescent mental health. I retired in January 2013 and am enjoying not having to get up on a set schedule anymore.

Hubby (Ed) is a Computational Biologist, specializing in both environmental science and medical research. One of these days, I'll convince him to join the retirement club.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: irish1223]
      #1600010 - 07/24/14 07:07 PM (69.255.96.96)

Oh wow...what an experience...

In High School I earned a ham radio operator's license, studdied some more and, just before turning 16, earned an FCC First Class Commercial Radiotelephone Operator's license and worked my through college as a part time broadcast engineer at radio/TV stations and repaired two-way radios on the side to make more money...

When I graduated from Syracuse I received my EE degree and my commission as a USAF officer from ROTC beginning a 22 year Air Force career working on Apollo at Cape Canaveral, air traffic control and navigation aids at Hanscom AFB near Boston, four years as a mission area planner at Andrews AFB followed by four years working on cruise missiles in Arlington Va. Then a three year "hardship tour" at Hickam AFB in Honolulu, followed by five years at the Pentagon running Electronic Warfare programs before retiring as a Lt.Col.in 1990...

This was followed by private sector jobs at Litton, Northrop Grumman and AAI as an Electronics Engineer and business development guy...

To quote Frank Sinatra... "To think...I did all that...and then again...not in a shy way..."

... I did it MY way!

I have been totally retired for two and a half years now and I am enjoying it tremendously!



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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Bill_S]
      #1600015 - 07/24/14 07:59 PM (71.232.156.212)

I have been a customer service manager in finance, then a compliance admin in finance. I've been laid off three times in the past seven years. Ahem, finance. I've decided that customer service management is where my skills and passion lie, so I'm interviewing for such positions. Hopefully I get such a job and hold it long enough to be able to afford another trip to St. Martin!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: BobD]
      #1600019 - 07/24/14 08:30 PM (70.193.7.157)

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GaKaye , Me too! 46 years from high school kid slave in the bank to
Exec VP & Chief Lending Officer. Happily retired now! BobD




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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: GaKaye]
      #1600039 - 07/24/14 10:46 PM (68.38.198.130)

Bill S... also did my 4 years at Syracuse... Go ORANGE. Majored in TV=Radio... After a couple of years at some other jobs, I wound up at CBS in NYC.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: mscottc]
      #1600063 - 07/25/14 08:54 AM (65.223.219.31)

Graduated from HS June 19 and was standing on the "Yellow Steps" at Parris Island June 23. Left the Corps and became a Union City, NJ Firefighter for 30 years, 7 of which I was an Arson Investigator. Retired after 30 great years and am now the Sr Records and Admissions Officer for a Juvenile Detention Center. Wife wants to know when I am going to finaly retires and I told her if she likes SXM I am not retiring. Been going to our favorite Island for 30 years, own 5 weeks of TS @ The Summit and never trade it

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600181 - 07/26/14 06:57 AM (74.78.139.137)

I'm a retired Juvenile Detective, now working as a Computer Technician. The better half is a retired Probation Officer and is now working for the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Modi]
      #1600199 - 07/26/14 09:23 AM (65.13.175.190)

I was a New Orleans Police Officer for 30 Years, the last 15 years serving in the Tactical/SWAT Unit. After retirement and Katrina (lost my home), relocated closer to Baton Rouge and joined local Sheriff's Office as a Deputy. Worked 5 years there, then moved on after new Sheriff was elected (Politics), joining the S.O. where I now live. Presently serving as a Deputy and working as a Firearms/SWAT Training Officer at our training facility. Been here two years, and HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY (borrowed that from Pharrell Williams).

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/26/14 10:46 AM)


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600214 - 07/26/14 11:02 AM (75.172.50.93)

Happy, Happy, Happy is from Duck Dynasty

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1600215 - 07/26/14 11:10 AM (65.13.175.190)

I put a few extra "Happy's" in there because I am.....

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/26/14 11:13 AM)


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600217 - 07/26/14 11:35 AM (68.62.72.182)

I've been a small town lawyer for 39 years doing mostly Real Estate and Estate Planning. Looking forward to retirement at the end of the year. My first job in High School was working at the local Dairy Queen for 40 cents an hour. During college I worked in a golf club pro shop.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Leagle49]
      #1600219 - 07/26/14 11:49 AM (68.247.4.100)

You and I and Cincinnati Kid should compare notes sometime!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1600227 - 07/26/14 01:45 PM (68.62.72.182)

we should indeed!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Leagle49]
      #1600229 - 07/26/14 02:22 PM (68.247.4.100)

Would love to do that. Send me an email to chill@info-res.com and maybe we can get an email conversation going to compare notes!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600241 - 07/26/14 04:22 PM (67.232.31.137)

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o2bnsxm said:
I was a New Orleans Police Officer for 30 Years, the last 15 years serving in the Tactical/SWAT Unit.




I've always wondered why there is no crime in New Orleans. Now I know the reason.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600274 - 07/26/14 10:02 PM (65.13.175.190)

Thanks Charlieh,
I took as many of them off the street as I could. Left the rest for the "newer cadre" of Officers. Like fighting a forest fire with a Dixie cup. You feel like you are doing some good, but it just doesn't show.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600295 - 07/27/14 07:32 AM (72.70.130.41)

And I thank you for trying. Love it when the streets are safe!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: biglar]
      #1600301 - 07/27/14 08:04 AM (98.156.86.237)

I've worked for my dad all my life. Now at the Belair Beach Club, and hope to be here until I die.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600336 - 07/27/14 12:23 PM (67.232.31.137)

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Like fighting a forest fire with a Dixie cup. You feel like you are doing some good, but it just doesn't show.





It seems impossible to me to imagine what it was like dealing with Mardi Gras for 30 years from a law enforcement point of view. You must have a book of great stories.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600337 - 07/27/14 12:27 PM (65.13.175.190)

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charlieh said:
Quote:


Like fighting a forest fire with a Dixie cup. You feel like you are doing some good, but it just doesn't show.




It seems impossible to me to imagine what it was like dealing with Mardi Gras for 30 years from a law enforcement point of view. You must have a book of great stories.




I will probably write a book about my "on the job" experiences eventually (after the Statute of Limitations runs out ).


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1600339 - 07/27/14 12:47 PM (67.232.31.137)

o2b - my son was a world class jazz drummer (at his age) and went to every major summer jazz camp in the US, including Loyola - New Orleans. My wife and I stayed there for the 2 weeks he was in camp.

He became a very close friend of Jason Marsalis (the youngest of the Marsalis boys) who is also a drummer. While there we got to know Ellis pretty well and heard him perform many times. My son opened up for Wynton one time in New Jersey, and Branford and his wife have joined me for 2 college basketball games and dinners.

The memories of dealing with the Marsalis family brings back many good memories and of course a strong New Orleans tie.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600342 - 07/27/14 01:15 PM (65.13.175.190)

Yes,
The Marsalis family is a cornerstone in New Orleans, along with the Neville's (Aaron and Charmaine). Both are families rich in the Jazz heritage of New Orleans, and active in the Community. I too attended Loyola University (1971 thru 1974), but had no experience with the Music program there. My Major was Criminal Justice.

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/27/14 01:19 PM)


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Leagle49]
      #1600454 - 07/28/14 03:31 PM (99.20.21.114)

I raised three boys and worked part-time which eventually turned into a full-time job as a legal secretary then became a paralegal. I worked for a sole practitioner for over 35 years doing a lot of real estate, estate work and family law. I retired from that position for three years and just went back part-time working again for a sole practitioner doing real estate closings. Besides enjoying being a grandmother Goal is next year to retire next summer and go to Naples Florida to watch the sun rise.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Leagle49]
      #1600466 - 07/28/14 04:25 PM (99.20.21.114)

Started working during the summer in a "service station" at the age of 15. Worked 6 days a week. Subsequently when I turned 18 got a "real job" at the former NY, NH & H Railroad as a car inspector. That was a high paying union job that I worked every summer during college.

Left the railroad and dropped out of college in my senior year at 21 to become a state trooper for the next 24 years. Had a very exciting and rewarding career in many different operational assignments. Served as a road trooper and after 4 years promoted to sergeant. Nearly 4 years later assigned as a supervisor in the narcotics task force and subsequently promoted to lieutenant and placed in charge of that task force. Four years later appointed as the Commanding Officer of a Troop for the next 2 years. Made captain and assigned as the Commandant of the Training Academy for the next 3 years. Later moved into internal affairs for a few years. Promoted to major and served as a District Commanding Officer. Finally retired in 1991 as the head of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, to become municipal police chief of a 26 person department, a position I held for over 19 years.
In 2010 was appointed as the US Marshal for the District of CT, where I continue to serve in a federal capacity. All the years in law enforcement added together, it will be 47 completed this October. Been a very rewarding career that I never could have done without the daily support from my wife Jeanne.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600626 - 07/29/14 04:29 PM (70.123.166.161)

Worked in a supermarket during school, then after college and two years in the Army, managed that supermarket for a year. Then retired from Kraft Foods (sales) after 30 years, then retired again from another major food broker after 11 years. Stayed in the Army Guard for 20 yrs, retired as a LTC. Don't plan on retiring any more because I don't plan on working any more.
Now just keep the house going, fish at the Texas coast, and dream about the next trip to SXM.
Katherine has been a legal assistant for almost 25 years.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: sumbeach]
      #1600629 - 07/29/14 04:42 PM (67.232.31.137)

sumbeach - I have to tell you that I really enjoyed my visit to San Antonia for the 2008 Final 4. My team didn't win, but the stay was a true blast. However I did make the cover of Sports Illustrated with the famous Mario Chalmers shot. I was sitting behind the backboard.

Honestly I don't think that your city gets enough attention based on the fun you can have there.


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600653 - 07/29/14 06:26 PM (67.246.79.204)

Retiring on August 28th as a Curves owner. Can't wait! Prior to that I worked for non-profits in different positions. Started as a PR Director for a humane society; next was in a Catholic nursing home as the Director for Marketing Strategies and finally was the Executive Director for a mental health agency. I finally had it with the non-profits and made the change to a for-profit business.

I'm closing my Curves and retiring August 28th! Oh, did I mention that already! Can't wait!

Hubby retired 3 years ago from a large NYS utility company after 34 years. He was an Electrical Engineer working on power systems. He stayed retired for 2 1/2 weeks and went back to work for a company located in Albany, NY, CG Power. He works from home as a Senior Project Manager. I think he's thinking of retiring again next spring, maybe for good this time!!!


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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1600744 - 07/30/14 12:16 PM (70.123.166.161)

Thanks Charlie - it would be a lot more fun if Orient Beach was only a block away from our house!
Dan.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: Cheryl_Ted]
      #1600751 - 07/30/14 12:28 PM (67.232.31.137)

Isn't it interesting to hear what TTOLers have to say on this topic? I think it is fair to say that we're no strangers to hard work. Guess that is why the island vacation means so much. I know that is true for me - to briefly escape and relax.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1601047 - 08/01/14 12:50 PM (69.113.12.165)

Worked 25 years producing communication products (antennas, filters and everything that makes your cell phone work). Past 13 years have been spent attempting to purchase an assembly and machining business to supply my old employer (major environmental issues to deal with). Should anyone need to have electrical assemblies manufactured or screw machine lathe work, please contact me. I will never be old enough to retire!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: BobandJeana]
      #1601054 - 08/01/14 01:25 PM (199.120.87.149)

You're right Charlie, we work 24/7 on the farm but block out 2 weeks in Jan. to get away.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1601287 - 08/03/14 01:07 PM (71.192.225.206)

I was a preschool teacher for many years. First private then a dream job in a public school. Budget cuts bounced me around after they closed the prek alll the way to 5th grade! Then back to 1st! Loved it, but got bounced out AGAIN! Come to find out after all the years I wasn't on the bottom. Someone else was! I left and have been doing my hubby's bookwork/ebay full time! Love being home! Flexible schedule! Vacations! Skiing! Sleeping in with the boss! Perfect!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: PreK176]
      #1601289 - 08/03/14 01:19 PM (32.216.76.103)

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I left and have been doing my hubby's bookwork/ebay full time! Love being home! Flexible schedule! Vacations! Skiing! Sleeping in with the boss! Perfect!




Being self-employed with DH for so many years, I hear you on that last!!

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1601295 - 08/03/14 02:00 PM (64.201.89.244)

Worked as an administrative assistant for 25 years. The next 15 years as a buyer for a large aluminum corporation purchasing MRO materials. Retired in 2009 and decided just couldn't stay home full time, so work part time at a small corner store as a cashier.

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Re: So what do you (did you) do? [Re: charlieh]
      #1601297 - 08/03/14 02:20 PM (99.111.114.134)

Really enjoying this thread!

Spent my summers working in a local grocery store in Northern Wisconsin.

After grad school at the U of Chicago, I took a job in mental health for a private-not-for-profit. On my first day, I said a prayer, asking to let me just make it for 6 months so I could get out!

Ending up leaving that organization as the CEO after 27 years.

Then started a contract food packaging business with my husband in 2006 which we lost in 2010 after partner failed to live up to his financial commitment.

Darkest days of our lives.

Went on to help a friend start-up and manage a physical therapy clinic.

A little over a year ago I was asked to join Emmi Roth USA, a Swiss-owned company that makes European-style artisan cheeses in the USA. I manage human resources for the state of Wisconsin.

I believe retirement will be delayed for us, but I still dream about spending 3-6 months in SXM someday, God willing!

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