So, what do y'all do for a living?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tama, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    So, what is it that you do?

    Me? I'm a project Manager at a sheetmetal shop.
    We hand-build anything from small trays for laboratories to huge vessels and cyclones for dust collection in industry.
    Here is a pic. This was built from flat sheet & structural iron....all made from scratch so to speak:


    Show your pics or whatever.
    Cheers, Dave
  2. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    One more:
    My crew of 3 built this in about 3 or 4 weeks if I remember correctly.
    The beautiful aluminum work was done by my friend Arturro from Mexico.

  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    my dad worked 32 years at a steel castings plant - they had enormous dust collectors.. you just brought back some memories. :)
  4. I gets me some schoolin'
  5. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    Great, glad to bring back good memories.
    I was a Quality Assurance Manager in a cast-iron foundry in the early 80's. Tough job casting metal, but good experience.

    My Dad is no longer with us, but he too was a Foundryman for many years.
    Small world.
    Regards, Dave
  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    you mentioned in another thread you lived in SA off Zarzamora in 82'... ever hear of KO Steel Castings?
  7. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    No, I worked for Consolidated foundry from 80-82. We cast from Halliburton & National oil pumps.

    I loved S.A., but had to leave during the oil bust. Couldn't find work in my chosen field.

    But S.A. is such a beautiful city with so much to do. Henry Cisneros was our Mayor and a damn fine person.

    Texas is such a proud state and rightfully so. I had a blast there when I was young. Used to ride my Harley to Canyon Lake and check out the girls. Brackenridge park and another park on the west side was the place to hang out back then....I forgot the name.
  8. Working cashier at wally-world, trying to figure out what I want to go back to school for since my chosen career got outsourced and cheapened to the point that job offers pay less than my walmart pay (pc technician).

    Still looking for something fun and worthwhile that I could tolerate doing for the rest of my life... since I'll never be able to retire.
  9. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I save people money by helping them with their insurance needs :)
  10. bwv1013


    Mar 20, 2008
    southern cal
    i teach and play music.
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    This thread comes up ever 6-8 months, and I never get tired of responding.

    I play bass for the Federal Government.


  12. I'm finishing my last year at school. But, I recently got a job at Billy Hyde Music Store, bassically all the good things about GC, without the bad customer service and dodgy gear.
    Don't start for another week or so. Im pretty happy considering I have secured a job for when I leave school.
  13. Currently unemployed. Graduated university, took a year off of school to work. Ended up getting a job as a screening officer at the airport. Worst job ever. Only thing that kept me going was my triumphant return to the world of academia. Which is still a month and a half away, I'm getting a bit antsy with not much to do. At least I've been practicing lots lately.
  14. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    United States Marine

  15. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008



    I own a motorcycle dealership.
    Stressfull actually.

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    As an example, next to my office the complete European inventory of Fender is located.Always nice to walk in the Quality Inspection area on friday afternoon..
  18. Noy


    Sep 9, 2008
    I'm accountant for BDO Novus; Part of the BDO Global group
  19. Steveaux

    Steveaux Safe-Guardian of the Stoopid Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Sr. Engineering Technician for R&D.
  20. I'm in the Last Man Standing Competition.

    Doing Engineering work for the domestic auto industry here in beautiful Detroit, Michigan.

    It used to be a great gig ..........