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Senior Claims Adjuster for an automotive services provider; maintaining ASE Master Technician certification.

 

Prior lives include:

* Automotive technician for GM and Volvo dealerships.

* Sales/Marketing of automotive restoration parts and accessories.

* Co-owner of a towing and recovery company.

* Involuntary vehicle recovery for financial institutions and independent automotive retailers.

 

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I'm a trainer for the Constituent Response department at Focus on the Family (which explains some of my political views) :-)

 

The diversity of folks that participate on this board is amazing!

 

Pam

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I've waited for a few days, not really wanting to respond to this thread, but what the "HAY." For a living? I'm currently unemployed and a fulltime student. I had been with a company for over 21 years making circuit boards, but they decided to move the plant to China, and I didn't want to go. Looking for my next big gig.

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Senior Field Service Engineer for Olympus America (17+ yrs) providing emergency service and onsite training for automated blood chemistry analyzers and automated blood typing equipment in hospitals, blood banks and reference laboratories througout the midwest.

 

Scout as much as I can and owe much, much to my wife and will make up for it all.

 

Scout as a boy (Eagle) and ASM (past) CM (current. Served with the 101 Airborne, Mo. and Co. National Guard. Medic with the first two and artillery plotter (Long Toms) with the second.

 

Both boys are Eagle Scouts and Runners in the Tribe of Mic-O-say.

 

yis

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Computer Programmer/Analsyst for the great state of Arkansas (26 years). I am an Eagle Scout, Vigil OA, and have spent 2 years as an ASM and 24 as SM.

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I am the Maintenance Supervisor for a manufacturing company.

Our main product is a radiation treetment machine for cancer patients.

We supply from 28-32 machines per month to hospitals all over the world.

Other products are light rail train parts, electrical cabinets, prison door locks,

missile parts etc. Everything from thin sheet metal to heavy steel plate.

In 1989 when I started there were 9 employees now 80+

 

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Wow can't believe I'm the only one thus far. I'm a male registered nurse. Previously of the ER type for 5 years, but having developed osteoarthitis from a Navy injury in 1981 and reinjuring it in the ER in 1999 my Ortho doc told me I had to quit bedside nursing so I found a desk job as a nursing administrator for a federally funded research center. Also provides me more time for Scouting as I have weekends and holidays off.

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I got a civil engineering degree back in the early eighties. Recession forced me out of that line o work. Then I went to work for a major airline where I stayed for 20 years until a guy ran a red light and tore up my truck and my lower back. Midlife career change, received my Life and Health insurance licence and am now selling supplemental insurance. Do you like our duck commercials? Before al of that, I started at age thirteen in a grocery store, worked construction, auto shop at Sears. The most fun has been in volunteer work. President, Lt Governor, Governor for Optimist International, CM, DL, ASM in Scouting, and President of local chapter of National Association of United Methodist Scouters. Two trips to Haiti for missions.

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Starting in my teenage years I've work as a paperboy, asphalt worker carpenter, roofer, concrete worker, and drove a potato chip truck (just like KoreaScouter).

 

Now I am a Systems Programmer/Architect for a major HMO designing and writting computer applications for the medical field.

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Indeed, this is interesting! I am a research scientist for the U.S. Army (no lie) and if I tell you more...well, you know. (just kidding I wouldn't do that) But in my spare time I also teach at a local university and quite a while back I was full time faculty. In the distant past I worked for industry...sweating long Southern days in the hot sun fabricating rebars for prestressed concrete structures.

ASM7, I very much sympathize with you. A few years ago, a drunk driver crossed the center line and nearly killed my entire family while on their way to school first thing in the morning. We (they) are still trying to recover fully.

TwoCubDad, good one.

mschwartz, I took both courses in two back-to-back summer sessions. Brutal! Because of that experience I take great pleasure in abusing my scouts by singing to them...shamelessly. Don't ask me what the connection is, I don't know.

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I'm the chief cook, bottle washer, stain-remover, financial officer, sibling mediator, gardener, diaper changer, mender, mom taxi, school volunteer, and in my spare time a Scouter. According to my husband, that makes me the boss . . . or in Big Fat Greek Wedding terms, the "neck."

 

In my past life I was a certified legal assistant & professional legal secretary. 10 Years working with attorneys is good training for parenthood & Cub Scouts.

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I'm saluting all of you, but you can't see it. If you can, I'd better turn off my web-cam!

 

Keep 'em coming. People seem to like it.

 

DS

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Sales and estimating manager for a landscape company the first forty-five hours each week. The next twenty-five hours (most evenings) I am Nursery specialist, stocker, sweeper, loader, and anything else for Lowes. I hold a degree in ornamental Horticulture out of Chicago and have served as a greenhouse grower & operations manager for the past twenty-eight years. Still find time to be Scoutmaster each week, go camping once a month with the boys, serve as Camp-O-Ree chairman for the district, keep the grass mowed at home, the pool clean and the flowers planted.

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Hello to all who are new. To those who remember me, long time, no see Long. Fatherhood is great.

 

Internet developer. Particularly a User Interface developer/designer and usability expert. Before that I was a master screenprinter (that's t-shirts y'all) and was part owner/manager of a few screenprinting shops. Got a fine art degree in painting/drawing.

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