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  1. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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  2. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever stung by a dead bee?" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Man that sucks goats..large. Good luck with the job hunt!:thumb:
     
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  3. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    That must be a bit of a nightmare.
     
  4. stratcpo

    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

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    Totally Retired. ENJOY!!!
     
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  5. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I wander the Earth.

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  6. SILENCER

    SILENCER Strat-Talker

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    VFX for TV and film
     
  7. dbolt

    dbolt Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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  8. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

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    You asked for it my friend! I've never really thought about it, but by most' standards I've been pretty unfocused in my work life. Everyone in my family plays an instrument and I was in a family band at about age 9 playing clarinet very badly. At about 14 I graduated to guitar after my brother joined the USAF and left me his Harmony Sovereign . I grew up in logging camps working with my dad and brothers from the time I was 5. I learned to drive all manner of heavy equipment. At 17 I went to school for a degree in political science and philosophy and took s job working in a cannery and later one in a county hospital. Somewhere along the way I met a mad Hungarian guitar and fiddle maker named Szabo who managed to impart a small portion of his encyclopedic knowledge to a young hippie guitarist in exchange for some work on his old Austin sedan. His often sarcastic and always pertinent witticisms still echo in my head when I'm working on a guitar. I worked steady with my blues band and got hired by a piano/organ company to promote their line of guitars and amps in a "show band" that made appearances all over the Mid West. I went to LA in 1974 and played in a dozen or so failed projects but met some great players. I was also working for a diesel engine reconditioning plant. In 1976 I had been working with the jazz-rock band Spaisun and at a speaker manufacturing plant when I met my future missus and ultimately went into a consignment music store where I was the guitar repairman and customer service expert. In 1983 my missus was hired to teach at a university in Texas, so I sold my share of the store and went to to Texas and bought a pecan farm. When my missus decided she couldn't stand Texas anymore, I found a job with the City of Sacramento's rose garden and we moved back to Cali, where I continued to work for the city in a number of different capacities while still playing music with a number of folks, most notably Ron de Santis (Ronnie D and his Saints) The Def Vegetable Booze Bland with Patalon and Lare Crawley, The Platinum Cowboys and my jazz trio, Les Beats. I have been a census supervisor (1980) a parking lot attendant (I met Mickey Dolenz and Davey Jones at that one. Also met Helen Reddy on the same gig) and a steak house manager. I have always striven for excellence and never accepted less than 100% commitment from myself whether flipping steaks or playing music and I have always tried to smile and be pleasant especially when dealing with difficult people. These days I can be a little bit choosy about when and where I play and none of it is work. I hope to have a few more years of learning the art of guitar.
     
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  9. DJPsychic

    DJPsychic Strat-Talker

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    I do shipping and delivery for my families machine shop here in Detroit. Before that I was a cheese & charcuterie expert at local food markets.. Yes, I was (am) a cheese expert :cool:
     
  10. DiamondsNRust

    DiamondsNRust Strat-Talker

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    I’m a heavy equipment operator, I run excavators, dozers, rollers, skid steers and do industrial plumbing for a federally backed municipal. I also run cameras in sewer lines to do main line and lateral inspections. I’ve been in construction my whole life, started flipping houses when I was 18. When the housing market crashed, I did roofing/siding/soffit/fascia for a short while till I moved back home to West Virginia. [​IMG]


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  11. btp25

    btp25 Strat-Talk Member

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    I am a middle school band director. I got my undergrad and masters in music education. Started my musical journey on the trumpet and was good enough to get a scholarship to a music conservatory. I picked up guitar in college and have loved it ever since. Trumpet has always felt more like a job than a passion, but guitar is pure love.
     
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  12. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I work for Universal Exports.

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  13. MartinoTJ

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    My official job title is scientist.
     
  14. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Which aspect? If I were better at math I mighta been.



    In a previous life.
     
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    Gyno,,, just try and relax,,,
     
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    Nurse who’s on temporary disability due to knee replacement surgery 15 days ago.
     
  17. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Me too.
     
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  18. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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  19. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Walk into a bank and hypnotize them into giving you your retirement.
     
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  20. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I sort the wheat from the chaff.
     
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