What do my fellow gun enthusiasts do for a living?


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April 2, 2008, 09:14 PM
Im interested in learning more about my fellow THRers and what they do Monday through Friday to pay off all those Credit Card bills for all those Gun purchases. :) Im not trying to pry, but it sure would be interesting to learn more of the demographics of the THR community. Feel free to share and join in the fun.

I'll start it out - I work as an engineer for my county's public works department.

God Bless America


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April 2, 2008, 09:18 PM
I farm and ranch . I do pickup spare chang running equipment locally but for a living its farm and ranch now .

April 2, 2008, 09:21 PM
Credit cards=bad juju. But to pay for all my fun,I build new homes. Second generation,my dad started the company 30+ years ago. Never got real big (ten employees total,counting me),but it pays the bills and I like my job!

Daryl Licht
April 2, 2008, 09:21 PM
Piping designer for a local engineering firm. We do mostly pipeline work for a couple of major oil companies.

April 2, 2008, 09:27 PM
Construction and concessions, the food business isnt fun but cleaning out crack houses in Detroit is "fun".

April 2, 2008, 09:29 PM
Director of a vocational training and rehabilitation program.

Deer Hunter
April 2, 2008, 09:30 PM
Full time student on scholarship.

April 2, 2008, 09:30 PM
Manager at a software company. Think Office Space, and I'm Lumberg.

April 2, 2008, 09:30 PM
I'm a Fly Fishing Guide.

Yes, you can all hate me.

April 2, 2008, 09:31 PM
I work in the IT department of a medium size company.

April 2, 2008, 09:31 PM
I work at a large bank's Merchant Services Customer Service call center. I listen to people yell at me and ask me to do the impossible Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm...
Man, I was never cut out for office work, I can't wait till I finally become a Cop :)

Intrepid Dad
April 2, 2008, 09:31 PM
CPA/Consultant who works with finance organizations of multi-national corporations to enhance service delivery and reduce cost.

April 2, 2008, 09:32 PM
Teach young folks to be diesel technicians. (the higher paying job description for mechanic)

April 2, 2008, 09:32 PM
Law Enforcement

April 2, 2008, 09:33 PM
Software Developer.
Lately I find myself implementing application streaming and isolation software.
Bunch of kernel code hacking, as well as user level hooking of Win32 API calls.
Occasionally I dive into the land of .net and C# to do some GUI.

Really great job when it comes to funding my hobby :D

April 2, 2008, 09:34 PM
Casino's..professional gambler (high stakes)...and really good at it too!

April 2, 2008, 09:35 PM
IT operations... i sit around and watch green lights all night, when something turns red i call someone else and make them fix it...

April 2, 2008, 09:36 PM

April 2, 2008, 09:37 PM
I run treatment plans for patients that need radiation therapy (cancer care).
My other job is selling soap.:)

April 2, 2008, 09:40 PM
vet student

April 2, 2008, 09:41 PM
Financial Advisor - I have my own small company and we manage investments and 401k plans. I always carry when the market is down:uhoh:

April 2, 2008, 09:41 PM
IT Architect at a large financial institution. Basically, working to set strategy and future direction.

April 2, 2008, 09:41 PM
Lead Estimator for a national interiors contractor

April 2, 2008, 09:42 PM
I am an assistant branch manager for one of the largest banks in the southeast.

April 2, 2008, 09:43 PM
Sales manager, $80B food business.

April 2, 2008, 09:46 PM
Hen teaser and part time polecat raiser

April 2, 2008, 09:46 PM
I boil water :D

I'm an engineer with an electric utility.

April 2, 2008, 09:47 PM
Emergency Communitions Specialist (Fire) II
Basically, I answer 911 calls for fire and medical, provide first aid and cpr instructions to 911 and I also dispatch, monitor and aid field units on the radio.

In other words, Fire Dispatcher
Local 1365

April 2, 2008, 09:49 PM
Retired from Uncle Sam's canoe club in 1986. Field service tech for Caterpillar dealer. retired again last year.

April 2, 2008, 09:54 PM
social worker, I work with the mentally ill in crisis...

April 2, 2008, 10:01 PM
Software developer, currently up to my eyeballs in building a custom control designer for MS Visual Studio.

April 2, 2008, 10:02 PM

April 2, 2008, 10:02 PM
Metal Fabricator ( weld, machine, cut, if you can draw it, I can build it!) I make stuff for the evil oil companies!!:D:D

Livin in Texas

as for my handle, "I am but one shooter of many"

April 2, 2008, 10:24 PM
Sr. Programmer / Analyst specializing in database development and working over the Interweb. :p

April 2, 2008, 10:26 PM
Senior Manager in a very large aerospace company

April 2, 2008, 10:29 PM
Full time college drone working on becoming an aerospace engineer.

April 2, 2008, 10:29 PM
One-man IT department for a chain of convenient stores and the corporate office thereof.

April 2, 2008, 10:29 PM
Electrical Engineer that writes code all day, mostly with Linux on micros lately

April 2, 2008, 10:33 PM
Gun Sales man And part time Gun Smith :cool:

April 2, 2008, 10:33 PM
Property Manager / Real Estate Broker

April 2, 2008, 10:37 PM
Still in the long process, of inches high of paper work I have to fill. It's on a need to know basis. really..:evil:

JJ Hiryuu
April 2, 2008, 10:37 PM
Former computer repair tech, Deputy Sheriff, and currently serving in the USAF.

April 2, 2008, 10:38 PM
Full time college student.

April 2, 2008, 10:40 PM
Physical Therapist

Kind of Blued
April 2, 2008, 10:44 PM
17 hours at Colorado University studying Jazz "for fun" (being realistic :) ). I do catering for work and am looking to become either an Armorer/Range Master/Officer for a Police Department or a Brewmaster at a micro brewery and open my own some day.

Jazz, Beer, and Guns... Just can't decide which ORDER to put them in! :uhoh:

April 2, 2008, 10:45 PM
Real Estate Investments (buying and selling)

April 2, 2008, 10:47 PM
full time college student working on a communications degree with an emphasis on audio engineering

April 2, 2008, 10:48 PM
Full time product design student

April 2, 2008, 10:49 PM
Former CFO in the hospital side of healthcare, now retired. Currently part time farmer -- growing hay for my friends with cattle!

Black Knight
April 2, 2008, 10:53 PM
Dept of the Army Police Officer, Beretta Armorer. Work 8 - 12 hr nights (normal shift 4PM - 12 AM) six days a week average.

April 2, 2008, 10:53 PM
Quality Assurance analyst and Product Development troubleshooter for...a candy company.

April 2, 2008, 10:58 PM
Well for now I work at the gun counter in a major sporting goods store here in Colorado Springs... but if anyone in the area is looking for a GIS tech or cartographer let me know...

April 2, 2008, 10:59 PM
IT support for Big Brother, Inc.
Hobby Farmer

April 2, 2008, 10:59 PM
Currently full time student and part time IT intern at an insurance company.

Upon graduation start as a Systems Analyst at Caterpillar.

April 2, 2008, 11:01 PM
Retired narcotics investigator.

April 2, 2008, 11:02 PM
I shovel s*#t.

(Zoo keeper) :)

April 2, 2008, 11:05 PM
I own a small ad agency.

April 2, 2008, 11:10 PM
commercial roofing supervisor for high end commercial projects

April 2, 2008, 11:14 PM
I work in electronics manufacturing. I do some electronic technician work, the network administration, program the assembly equipment, and some general handyman stuff.

A lot of what I do is to be quick on the uptake, learning to use new tools and software, so that I can help to establish assembly and test procedures and train the people who will do the regular work.

April 2, 2008, 11:16 PM

April 2, 2008, 11:21 PM
Info. Technology - Application Developer. Basically a Software Engineer.

April 2, 2008, 11:23 PM
Former Semiconductor Process Engineer, now Pharmacy Student :rolleyes:

Eight years of "higher education" can't be wrong, right? :barf:

April 2, 2008, 11:23 PM
Security for a well known Soft Drink. Dabble in computer things as well, building, installation, trouble shooting. Trying to get into the local Town and Highway Department or the County Police in the next 2 or 3 years.

April 2, 2008, 11:25 PM
Full time student for History, then US Army, after that who knows what?

April 2, 2008, 11:28 PM
day++, dollar++;

I write programs that print and mail bills.

April 2, 2008, 11:29 PM
Network Engineer/Consultant

April 2, 2008, 11:32 PM
20 plus years as a heavy equipment mechanic. Heavy trucks mainly but do allot of dirt work also.

Small farmer and serious catfish hunter.

April 2, 2008, 11:33 PM
fish monger and student!

April 2, 2008, 11:34 PM
Design Engineer

April 2, 2008, 11:35 PM
Equipment technician (I setup, install, and repair the equipment used to manufacture the products) of one of the biggest semi-conductor manufacturers (we make memory chips modules for computers, Apples Ipod, etc)

April 2, 2008, 11:36 PM
I have made a decent living over the last 10 years by owning a small IT service company.

April 2, 2008, 11:36 PM
graduating in may and just accepted an offer as a petroleum engineer.

April 2, 2008, 11:38 PM
Design complex DoD weapons systems.

April 2, 2008, 11:40 PM
Sales Manager for an Acura dealer. Not to glorious. Good pay, high stress, but did I mention I get a new car to drive every 5500 miles and they pay for the gas and insurance...

Heavy Metal Hero
April 2, 2008, 11:44 PM
Student/ Publix Produce Clerk.

April 2, 2008, 11:48 PM
Just graduated college/Retail Manager! WOOHOO! :(

April 2, 2008, 11:50 PM
I serve loud-mouth soup.

Winchester 73
April 2, 2008, 11:56 PM
Sheriff, I see you brought your pistol to this retirement banquet. Are you expecting trouble?"

"No, ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I'd have brought my rifle."

Great line,Pants.

April 2, 2008, 11:58 PM
Full-time Musician! :D

April 2, 2008, 11:59 PM
I'm a programmer too, there seem to be a lot of them here. ASP, VB, VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.

April 3, 2008, 12:06 AM
Self - Employed Certifed Public Accountant

April 3, 2008, 12:06 AM
I'm a rehab fabrication tech. I make custom wheelchair seating. Custom drive adaptations, and controls for power wheelchairs. Service and repairs.

April 3, 2008, 12:09 AM
Full time college student; Environmental Conservation major, Geographic Information Systems minor.

Ragnar Danneskjold
April 3, 2008, 12:12 AM
Well, taurusowner is in the Michigan Army National Guard as an MP. I also teach percussion lessons for high school students and teach a high school indoor competitive drumline. I also work at a pizza place and go to school form Criminal Justice.

April 3, 2008, 01:02 AM
Author. V arrow points to sig with my bibliography to date.

Harry Paget Flashman
April 3, 2008, 01:20 AM
- U.S. Navy, 26 years
- Road construction/Asphalt inspector
- Retired now, manage goat herd (takes about ½ hour a day)

April 3, 2008, 01:31 AM
Agriculture Risk Management.

April 3, 2008, 01:32 AM
Retired Electrical Engineer. anthrem thanks for doing what you are doing.

April 3, 2008, 01:39 AM
Law enforcement

(burned out corportate type turned cop, to be more precise)

April 3, 2008, 01:57 AM
Full time student, looking for a summer job for my last summer (hopefully) before I start my career.

April 3, 2008, 02:11 AM
Quality assurance auditor for a large pharmaceutical company.

April 3, 2008, 02:29 AM
Full time college student; Environmental Conservation major, Geographic Information Systems minor.

Wow, that's exactly what I started out as...interesting...then I switched over to criminal justice, and then I'll be getting my masters in Environmental Science...Hopefully I can be a game warden or something like that? Who knows, maybe I'll just join the military after I graduate.

April 3, 2008, 02:36 AM
machinist/full time student transitioning to Medical Assistant

April 3, 2008, 02:49 AM
Working artist.

April 3, 2008, 02:49 AM
Technology Infrastructure. I take developing technologies and create ubiquitous useful products out of them.

My claim to fame is turning the original CD player from a utra high-end Japanese electronics gadget into an everyday use computer component. Also do a lot with keyboard technologies, there is a greater than 30% chance that the keyboard you are using right now (desktop or laptop) integrates something I've added my 'mojo' to.

April 3, 2008, 03:05 AM
Agriculture Risk Management.

Heh, heh... Love it... Been there, done that, and the t-shirt ended up wrapped around something...

April 3, 2008, 03:08 AM
I specialize in prolonging the miserable existence of genetically and/or functionally deficient humans. I'm a Paramedic.

Actually, what I do is sit on my can all day and putz around on the computer while waiting for lunch, dinner, and bedtime, and the rare BEEP BEEP BEEP that tells me there is a 911 EMS call somewhere out there. I work in a rural area and we average 0-3 runs per 24 hour shift.

April 3, 2008, 03:10 AM
College student in LE hiring process.

April 3, 2008, 03:15 AM
Tour guide at the Piper Aviation museum, Former soldier and future college student

April 3, 2008, 03:53 AM
Dispatcher for the shipping department of a Dole cooler

April 3, 2008, 03:57 AM
currently a salesman/forklift/reach truck/order picker operator.

hoping to go back to school soon and become a liscensed plumber.

April 3, 2008, 04:03 AM
Technical Support Technician for a local ISP.

I also handle the dispatching and troubleshooting of telephony based field equipment.

April 3, 2008, 04:07 AM
Former AD army . 1985-1989 Now part timer in UT ANG
Full time with the USPS getting the mail out. I leave shotgun news copies in the break room every ten days.

April 3, 2008, 06:35 AM
i'm still a student for now. When i get out i may pursue jobs like police officer, etc. Something in that field.

Eric F
April 3, 2008, 07:03 AM
Department of Defence Fire Fighter for one base or another, Make beer on the side.

2nd 41
April 3, 2008, 07:05 AM
Dental technician.

April 3, 2008, 07:06 AM
IT Manager for a large property owner's association, part time LEO.

Frightener 88
April 3, 2008, 07:08 AM
Install technician for a company that installs soda fountain machines. We mostly work with Coca Cola equipment, occasionaly Pepsi, and sometimes DOE(dealer owned equipment.)

Ala Dan
April 3, 2008, 07:14 AM
but I work as a part-time firearms sales employee~! :D :D :D

April 3, 2008, 07:38 AM
Teacher; now retired. Will be looking for part time work.

1911 guy
April 3, 2008, 07:41 AM
Machinist. My company specializes in worm and gear drives.

I run only manual machines. In my 30's, I'm the "old fart" at work. Most others are "button pushers". :neener:

April 3, 2008, 07:44 AM
full time college student studying emergency medicine--also an EMT/firefighter, soon to be full time paramedic for my last year of undergrad

April 3, 2008, 07:46 AM
Design complex DoD weapons systems.
Ah! A fellow biker!

DoD (ftp://elektro.cmhnet.org/DoD/FAQ), Member# 8177, KotSFAQ (http://herohog.com/DoD/index.html) :evil:

April 3, 2008, 07:51 AM
Airline Pilot. Surprised there aren't more here.

April 3, 2008, 07:53 AM
Self-employed in the swimming pool business. We remodel houses, landscape, and build, fix, and maintain pools....so I am allowed to carry at work,lol

April 3, 2008, 08:17 AM

Undergoing social rehabilitation= student

April 3, 2008, 08:26 AM
Defense Contractor, we build things that make other things go Kaboom! (No, I Don't work for Glock)

April 3, 2008, 08:28 AM
Database administrator for a very large health insurance company.

April 3, 2008, 08:44 AM
I'm retired from one of the American Car companies. Started my new carreer in a small manufacturing shop owned by my son. :D

April 3, 2008, 08:45 AM
Wow! Lots of tech-heads are into guns. :)

I'm a Software Architect / DBA / Webmaster by day and I also own a software development company.

April 3, 2008, 08:49 AM
I'm a Fly Fishing Guide.


Teacher here.

April 3, 2008, 08:59 AM
Starving Realtor. Wish it was a full time job right now! But, not so much. :cuss:

My best source of income the past two years has been instructing concealed carry classes. And I LOVE it!

April 3, 2008, 09:02 AM
forklift/reach truck/order picker operator.

looking at going to school for LEO cuz regular jobs are boring me.

April 3, 2008, 09:07 AM
Ferrous Metallurgist for a major rolling element bearing manufacturer.

April 3, 2008, 09:15 AM
Represent an engineering co. that saves commercial building owners major tax money by accelerating depreciation (cost segregation).

April 3, 2008, 09:20 AM
I am a forester for the state of Michigan. I spend all my time in the woods alone dreaming of hunting and fishing. I generally see all the big deer, bear, elk, etc... when I am on the clock and cannot shoot at any of it. Naturally....

The Lone Haranguer
April 3, 2008, 09:23 AM
Automotive technician.

April 3, 2008, 09:26 AM
I'm an optometrist in solo practice.

April 3, 2008, 09:31 AM

Represent an engineering co. that saves commercial building owners major tax money by accelerating depreciation (cost segregation).

Does that mean you blow stuff up?

April 3, 2008, 09:34 AM

April 3, 2008, 09:45 AM
Graphic Designer.

April 3, 2008, 09:48 AM
Second story man (because my first one doesn't always work). Computer programmer by training, repressed comedian by nature.

April 3, 2008, 09:57 AM
I am a "Web & Database Systems Developer" for a University. It is a good job, but I get stir crazy being in an office all day.

April 3, 2008, 09:57 AM
I am a Certified Public Accountant employed as a Chief Financial Officer for a small company. The company designs and markets molecules.

We have a number of hunters and gun enthusiasts here. Great place to work.

April 3, 2008, 10:01 AM
I sell guns ;-).

April 3, 2008, 10:07 AM
I'm a.... snowcat & snowmobile mechanic/operator in the winter, heavy equipment mechanic/operator in the summer, and part time college student.

April 3, 2008, 10:18 AM
HVAC Service Technician

April 3, 2008, 10:18 AM
I am a Salvage Specialist at the world's largest source of recycled building materials.



April 3, 2008, 10:30 AM
credit analyst

April 3, 2008, 10:34 AM
Bunch of jobs...

Clinical research coordinator for a phase II drug clinic.

Mall ninja for a Houston security co.


Now I'm an oilfield mudlogger.

Grad. school starts in August, so lets see if I can make the list longer... :)

April 3, 2008, 10:52 AM
I was a high school band director for a couple of years, now I'm a project manager/general supervisor for a telecom. design & engineering firm. Still hoping to be a pilot. Maybe someday!!

Carry Big Stick
April 3, 2008, 11:34 AM
I am a winemaker at a small winery

April 3, 2008, 11:36 AM
Cubicle monkey at a pretty well-known industrial supply company.

April 3, 2008, 11:40 AM
Full-time graduate student in counseling/graduate assitant at college/optical lab tech

April 3, 2008, 11:44 AM
Department manager and millworks specialist for Home Depot

April 3, 2008, 11:54 AM
Federal Fire Captain at a Navy Base.

April 3, 2008, 11:55 AM
Active Duty Air Force- Airborne Beverage Technician in training.
AKA- I'll be a Navigator in 2 months. Most of the time, I'll be making coffee.

April 3, 2008, 12:01 PM
I do failure analysis at a construction equipment/heavy machinery manufacturer.

April 3, 2008, 12:09 PM
SCUM OF THE EARTH :evil: Military Contractor.

Grizzly Adams
April 3, 2008, 12:16 PM
SCUM OF THE EARTH Military Contractor.

Ditto. Computer Security

Gaggin in pa
April 3, 2008, 12:22 PM
I sell semi-trailer body parts.

April 3, 2008, 12:32 PM
Retired telecommunications technician. Now live on my farm and can shoot which ever gun any time I want.

April 3, 2008, 12:35 PM
For the next 7 days: Business Analyst

After that when I start the new position I've accepted: SAP Consultant

April 3, 2008, 12:36 PM
Licensed Aircraft Mechanic, Former Manufactuing Supervisor with a large Construction Equipment Company. Currently between Jobs

Enjoying some range time

The Tourist
April 3, 2008, 12:40 PM
I'm a bum.

I retired a few years ago and simply work on the days that I wish.

I must admit, I had a bit of a problem with that as I watched all of the other employeed "daddies" drive to their jobs early in the morning. Even saying the word "retired" was a hassle.

That was then, this is now. There are untold benefits in shaving only when you want and wearing crappy Harley clothes for comfort. I gave away my ties, fancy shirts and burned the rest.

I'm not on my second latte' of the morning...

April 3, 2008, 12:41 PM
warehouse worker. I'm jealous, all you guy's have awesome jobs.

April 3, 2008, 12:43 PM
Mechinal Engineer

April 3, 2008, 12:46 PM
Been in the Army half my life.

April 3, 2008, 12:54 PM
I lead a three man rapid response team at one of the nation's leading indoor retail establishments.

Someone had to say it.

Actually an organic/polymer chemist by training. But I gave it up to stay home and raise my young kids. Best job in the world.:)

April 3, 2008, 12:55 PM
Retired, I still day trade, did that off and on part time, full time, since I sold the World Gym, in Deerfield Beach FL, have been trading from home, since 1999, bad back, inoperable, keeps me from doing more of the things I enjoy. Also owned and operated Haircutting salon, we had 5 of them with 200 employees, for 23 years called Peters Place, in Forest Hills Great Neck, Roslyn, Cederhurst and Manhatten.

April 3, 2008, 01:04 PM
Data, Light and Dial tone distribution, installation and repair technician.

April 3, 2008, 01:10 PM
Full time paramedic

Part time EMS instructor
Part time electritian

April 3, 2008, 01:17 PM
warehouse manager for a wine and spirits distributor

great perks with this job :)

April 3, 2008, 01:22 PM
Restaurant Owner for past 13 years.

April 3, 2008, 01:28 PM
Working with the companies we own and consulting with them on business/technology solutions

April 3, 2008, 01:55 PM
Corporate scumbag checking in. I own Microlon. We make Gun Juice.

April 3, 2008, 02:01 PM
full-time: Network/Application Penetration Tester

Deer\Elk Skinner
Skin Tanner
amateur gunsmith
business consultant
fishing guide
complainer :neener:

April 3, 2008, 02:05 PM
Run a sheetfed printing press for one of the worlds largest printing companies.

April 3, 2008, 02:22 PM
Safety Engineer/Deputy Safety Manager for an ~ 8,000 person international organization within SAIC and part-time knife pimp.

April 3, 2008, 02:24 PM
I.T. server system admin

Mr. Designer
April 3, 2008, 02:28 PM
As of right now - Printing Estimator / Graphic Designer
Will soon be - Graduate Student / Graphic Designer

April 3, 2008, 02:32 PM
Body shop estimator but trying to become a cop.

April 3, 2008, 02:46 PM
Estimator/Salesman for a 30 person construction co.

April 3, 2008, 02:49 PM

April 3, 2008, 02:51 PM
Currently wok as a Nurse. Spent several years as a Paramedic before getting my nursing liscense.

Sato Ord
April 3, 2008, 03:11 PM
I am partially disabled. I have broken my spine in five places and have seven herniated discs among other old injuries that have caught up with me. My neurologist doesn't understand why I'm not in a wheelchair, and has me on strict orders that I am not to lift anything heavier than a half a gallon of milk. (What universe do these doctors live in anyway?) I should be on disability, but the Social Security folks claim that with my level of education I should be able to do something, and the doctors they sent me to seem to feel that the money would come out of their own pockets and won't certify me as 100% disabled, so I have to fend for myself.

I am a writer (science fiction and sword and sorcery fantasy). I hope that the two novels I have sent to the publisher will be on the stands within the next six months or so. Then, if I can get someone in Hollywierd interested in it I''ll move to Arizona and retire for real, and just ride horses and spend my free time at the range.

I also help my wife build and maintain her acupuncture practice, and I stay home and take care of our son.

I also have a friend who is a lobbyist and political campaign manager (Republican) and I help him whenever he needs it and he throws a few coins my way for that help.

Besides that, I make jewelry as a hobby, and since my wife can only wear so many pieces, I sell some of that on consignment.

Until recently I was also a massage therapist specializing in therapeutic medical massage. My back has just gotten too bad to keep that up.

I've been a soldier (Ranger), a bonded courier, and a mechanic. Now I mostly keep tabs on my boy (an eleven year old redhead), and do what I feel like doing, although I do have to take occasional custom jewelry orders.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, I am filling out an application for employment at my local gun shop. I decided supply-side economics would be appropriate. Since they enable my habit they may as well supply some of the money for it as well.

Landlocked Pirate
April 3, 2008, 03:16 PM
Nuclear power plant electrician (but in my mind, I'm a pirate).

chris in va
April 3, 2008, 03:17 PM
Technically unemployed, although I run a window cleaning business. It just never took off in this town.

April 3, 2008, 03:17 PM
I'm a chemist at a chemical plant.

April 3, 2008, 03:19 PM
I retired two weeks ago. I used to make Kevlar.

Now I want to get a job as a Wal-Mart greeter, or be that annoying old man in sporting goods who doesn't know a shotgun from a tennis racket.

Can I help you sir? 9mm WWB? That would be in the fishing section.

April 3, 2008, 03:19 PM
Stone project manager for daytime, and custom furniture builder for fun in the evenings.

April 3, 2008, 03:25 PM
I'm production manager at a sheltered workshop. We provide work for the developmentally disabled.

Josh Aston
April 3, 2008, 03:43 PM
USAF Security Forces (MP).

Currently restricted to office work though since I got my head cracked last time I was in Iraq.

April 3, 2008, 04:12 PM
Systems Administrator for a brewery.

Bob R
April 3, 2008, 04:13 PM
Retired from the Navy, spent a lot of time as a P3 flight engineer.

Found out flight engineer is the same as mostly unemployed in the civilian sector.

Went to school on the GI Bill and other money to become a nurse.

Have been working vaarious ER's for about 9 years now.

Now in the most rewarding place I have ever worked. I am a ER nurse in the VA taking care of some very sick elderly vets, who all have a story to tell.


April 3, 2008, 04:20 PM
I do several things to keep me busy :D

criminal trial lawyer, martial arts instructor, college professor, food service for a demanding pack of cats and dogs.

April 3, 2008, 04:32 PM
Still a student, but I'll go to Police School in a few months. If that doesn't work out as planned I'll join the Army.

April 3, 2008, 04:44 PM
Professional sea monkey trainer. Haven't had much business lately, so I have to rely on my sugar momma for finances. Just kidding, finally worked my way out of the field and into one of those well compensated but boring desk jobs that come complete with green bar reports, scientific calculators, and a count down to retirement calendar.

April 3, 2008, 04:45 PM
HVAC installer, service tech, estimator, receptionist, fleet mechanic, paper pusher, metal scrapper, electrican, plumber.....well what ever needs to be done that I can make a dollar at

April 3, 2008, 04:51 PM
I'm a Firefighter/EMT, and I farm on my days off.

April 3, 2008, 04:52 PM
-Consultant to DOD/JCS and DHS/USCG on combatting terrorism and security, risk analysis and mission analysis

-Retired Army Special Forces officer

We have quite a mix on THR!

April 3, 2008, 04:55 PM
Preparator at an Atlanta art museum. I install the exhibitions, take care of the permanent collection, etc. Also free lance for other museums and galleries in the metro area.

April 3, 2008, 04:58 PM
System Administrator and student

April 3, 2008, 04:58 PM
High school student...it`s allright, pay stinks though.

April 3, 2008, 05:04 PM
kennel worker and dog groomer.

Mr White
April 3, 2008, 05:07 PM
Systems/Information Security Administrator for a large department at a large University.

But when I go to bed at night and close my eyes, I run a deep sea tournament fishing boat in the Bahamas.

April 3, 2008, 05:11 PM
High Performance Unix/Linux Cluster Architect (and troubleshooter) for a Tier1 Computer Vendor..

Soon-to-be part-time Hobby Farmer..

Other hobbies:
Science Fiction (read/collect a lot, write a little), 1960's Car Restorations, Wooden Boats, 2nd Amendment Stuff (GriN!)

April 3, 2008, 05:16 PM
Consultant to telecommunications companies deploying Fiber to the premises with virtually unlimited broadband, video, video on demand, and of course, voice / dial-tone.

Used to write vertical application software but quit in the early 1990s as I couldn't bring myself to deal with the crap in Windoze.

April 3, 2008, 05:19 PM
Designer for a civil engineering firm. Have also done HVAC and architectural work.

April 3, 2008, 05:43 PM
Professionaly, I'm wrapped around my daughters little fingers.

When I'm not doing that, I'm an IT Manager in my spare time.


April 3, 2008, 05:44 PM
Oil and gas engineer.

If I were better at my job gasoline wouldn't cost so much.

April 3, 2008, 05:46 PM
Nuclear power plant electrician (but in my mind, I'm a pirate).

OMG, You too!!

I'm an electrician at disneyland, altho some nights I do sneak over to PotC and practice saying "Arrrrr".

April 3, 2008, 05:57 PM
Top-shelf UNIX systems administrator, working for a 4-letter .gov agency.

Tully M. Pick
April 3, 2008, 06:31 PM
Network Ninja.

Pat McCoy
April 3, 2008, 06:32 PM
32 years insurance agent, but 11 months until I go hide in the woods and build flintlocks.

April 3, 2008, 06:39 PM
Surveyor\Cartographer currently traveling to different Navy bases around the US.

And yes I brought a copy of my C&R with me :D

April 3, 2008, 06:39 PM
Hospital Pharmacist, former USAF officer.

April 3, 2008, 06:47 PM
Lawyer, but for the good guys. I prosecute evil doers.

April 3, 2008, 06:53 PM
Lean Manufacturing Facilitator at a large orthopedic implant (knees, hips, etc) manufacturer.

April 3, 2008, 07:29 PM
I'm in the Coast Guard

April 3, 2008, 07:43 PM
Children's Librarian in deep South Texas for the last ten years.

Before that: teacher, welder, postal worker, architectural and mechanical drafter, roofer, remodelling contractor, fry cook, security guard, potter, cat choker setter, street sweeper operator, and whatever else it took to feed the bulldog.

April 3, 2008, 08:11 PM
I left a railroad job for a while. Worked in retail while going to school at the same time. Got really tired and pissed at retail. I am about to go back to the railroad for good.

April 3, 2008, 08:15 PM
baker/ fan-man

Henry Bowman
April 3, 2008, 08:19 PM
Intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright and related litigation) attorney.

April 3, 2008, 08:27 PM
i am a production drone at gerber legendary blades

April 3, 2008, 08:27 PM
I write novels, what else? :)

Actually, retired phone company (took the 25 year gold watch and ran). In my "spare" time, CEO of a computer security consulting firm specializing in Unix security audit software.

Or... is that full time and I write in my spare time?

April 3, 2008, 08:28 PM
I run a subsea engineering company in the offshore oil and gas business.

April 3, 2008, 08:30 PM
Hunter, trapper, gatherer--Retired Educator--wife pays the credit card bills.

Sato Ord
April 3, 2008, 08:32 PM
ShunZu, writing is as much of an addiction as shooting is. Careful, you might find yourself getting up in the wee hours of the morning and clacking away at the keyboard while the spouse yells at you to turn of that damn light!

April 3, 2008, 08:37 PM
I own a Real Estate Agency in Northern Maine. Great place to live, retire, or raise a family. Ex produce broker, and Commercial Pilot. Life Is Great!!!

April 3, 2008, 09:01 PM
Diesel Truck Mechanic for a small city in SW Michigan:)

April 3, 2008, 10:00 PM
Correction Officer (RET)

April 3, 2008, 10:00 PM
Tow Truck Driver...formerly a contractor, Manager of a Garage door service co., garage door tech, maintenence dude.

Gun Slinger
April 3, 2008, 10:08 PM
What do my fellow gun enthusiasts do for a living?

Retired in one piece July 2005 at the age of 40 :D from my career as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer.

Now I just relax and, I might add, am very good at it.

The Swede
April 3, 2008, 10:20 PM
Local 150 Operating Engineer. I'm mostly into cranes. Friction and hydraulic rigs.

April 3, 2008, 10:30 PM
Airman Leadership School Instructor, USAF.:D

April 3, 2008, 11:00 PM
Hydrogeologist : I find groundwater for the thirsty people of Las Vegas.

April 3, 2008, 11:06 PM
journeyman produce clerk/assistant produce manager in a grocery store

April 4, 2008, 02:02 AM
Currently in the Navy

Rey B
April 4, 2008, 08:29 AM
Retired Navy, Full time student, Science/Geography/Psychology/History Teacher soon.

April 4, 2008, 09:54 AM
Assembly worker at Volvo Trucks Plant Umeċ.

Graduated as History teacher at college level after my time in the Army, but found no job because of serious cut downs in the Swedish school system.

April 4, 2008, 10:05 AM
Former Marine. Currently on my way to becoming a helicopter flight instructor.

April 4, 2008, 10:20 AM
I mack Drumsticks for a living
I have also raised beef milked dairy cow, picked hen fruit, worked in the woods,worked in sawmills and planer mills, done masonry , fundraising. and wrestled and broken full grown steers and breeding bulls, It is at times like that when a good sixgun comes in handy. Now that I think of it the first real job I had was pounding fence post for ten hours a day with a fifty pound sledge hammer

April 4, 2008, 10:34 AM
County Welfare Examiner.

April 4, 2008, 11:56 AM
I grew up on a farm. Went to college to learn how to do something else but ended up going back. I've been farming for 35 years. I figure when I learn how to do it right it will be time to retire.

April 4, 2008, 12:02 PM
Sato Ord said: ShunZu, writing is as much of an addiction as shooting is. Careful, you might find yourself getting up in the wee hours of the morning and clacking away at the keyboard while the spouse yells at you to turn of that damn light!

Has happened MANY times, especially on this sequel that's nearly finished. Can't pull back that bullet. :) But at least my puppy keeps me company during those wee hours.

April 4, 2008, 12:12 PM
FAA certified aerospace inspector for a 300+ year old 65 billion dollar year French Corporation.

April 4, 2008, 12:14 PM
Got a degree in Managerial Sciences from the University of Arkansas paid for by working at a Motorola 2-Way radio shop. Spent six years working for a music store, fixed all the electronic stuff and built custom guitars. Went to work for the City of Shawnee in Oklahoma in 1982 and retired from there two years ago. I was the commercial radio technician, I installed and maintained all the communications equipment for the City for 24 years.
These days I take care of my in-laws and try to keep the wife well, she teaches 4th grade and is recovering from pneumonia that nearly killed her last December.
Best to all,

L Frame
April 4, 2008, 12:24 PM
Aviation Director but my Mom thinks I play piano in the local Cat House !

April 4, 2008, 12:29 PM
Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer

Educated Hillbilly
April 4, 2008, 12:31 PM
I am a counselor in a Youth Development Center. Sort of like juvenile detention but is a minimum 6 month lock down program that focuses on rehabilitation.

April 4, 2008, 12:35 PM
Legislative analyst for a state law enforcement agency.

.....and aspiring voiceover artist.

April 4, 2008, 12:35 PM
IT Consultant - Husband- Father- wanting more time at the range- :)

April 4, 2008, 12:39 PM
Currently in the army...going thru a medical board right now to see if I can stay or have to get out...after that well who knows

April 4, 2008, 12:54 PM
Full time student. Hopefully double major in econ and criminal justice.

Dr. Peter Venkman
April 4, 2008, 01:02 PM
I sell propane and propane accessories.

April 4, 2008, 01:06 PM
I've worked in wireless telecommunications for one of the major wireless phone providers for the last 8 years. In addition to working full time, I am going to school full time to finish my Bachelor's degree in CIS (computer information systems).

I'm also a husband, father of two boys, and Kentucky freemason.

Oh, and I love to fish. Especially for them whiskered rascals. :)

April 4, 2008, 01:15 PM
Hospital Pharmacist, former USAF officer.

April 4, 2008, 01:32 PM
I'm a psychiatric therapist in an inpatient psych unit in a city hospital in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I have held many jobs from construction to ditch digger for inground sprinkler systems to bar bouncer for six years while putting myself through school. I live in Queens Ny but have started to build a house in Pennsylvania and came upon your board while researching guns. I have a lot of expierience with shotguns but have just picked up a 22lr rifle to learn and shall get a 22lr handgun as soon as my move is complete.

SORRY FOR THE LONG POST. I have been reading the boards for a while but never felt like the right time to jump in.

April 4, 2008, 01:35 PM
Half a**ed student in the process of joining the Army. But I can't ship out until late July/August. :(

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