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#41 OFFLINE   Muley



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Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:57 PM

Retired last year after 40 years in the land surveying profession in northern California. The wife hopes to retire next year and then look out world, here we come
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#42 OFFLINE   Michael


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Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:02 AM

purchasing manager for the european subsidary of a American company (market leader in their business) where I take care of suppliers based in eastern europe; it´s a lot of traveling but i like it



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#43 OFFLINE   roadranger



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Posted 19 April 2005 - 12:29 PM

Chief Engineer for 2 FM and 1 AM Broadcast Radio Stations.
Basically keep 'em on the air, and take care of all the office IT stuff.
10 more years left to go till retirement - can't wait!
Although I do get 3 weeks vacation a year now - but Management can't seem to let me get away for that much time in a row....
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#44 OFFLINE   Horseplay



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Posted 24 April 2005 - 03:25 PM

Bus driver, Horse trainer, riding instructor, but now I do electronic subcontracting where I make wiring harnesses, and short run prototype work. Have a product about to hit the market! We shall see......

Husband is a electronic Engineer, and is employed by Tapeswitch as as outside sales engineer. They have a interesting product line. Safety protection equipment like light curtains, mat, and bumper systems for industry.
He is also a pro photographer. KVCPhotography.com Website is new.

We are planning on full timing in the future..since he travels for sales with Tapeswitch, and gives seminars in Digital Photography, and I can make product. We like to shoot together, and did a TC trip to the Orlando wetlands where he gave demos. My girls are growin quickly, college bound, so selling off horses....to scale down. Our house is for sale!!

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:25 PM

I found this old topic which was kind of interesting. Not many of the original posters are still around, so decided it was time to re-activate the topic. I am a Realtor and sell mainly student housing to a group of investors. Not the best line of work at the present time, but I plan on retiring in less than 2 yers and driving to Alaska in my new TC to celebrate getting social security.
I have been a tent camper since my Boy Scout days long, long, ago. Now I need to get up off of the cold ground to get a good nights rest, a truck camper seems to be the best choice. I am here to learn as much as I can.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:41 PM

I thought I had replied to this thread, but maybe I didn't.

I work as a lowly retail clerk in a grocery store. I got into the Internet Economy with all the webpage hoopla just intime for the stock market to collapse. Since my training was entirely in web development and some network hardware and database, it has made it fairly difficult to find work. When I got into the whole line of study in college, big companies like Intel were giving people lucrative job offers before they even finished their senior year.

Follow me as I full-time the Redneck Way at The Journey of the Redneck Express


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#47 OFFLINE   Dave Z

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 04:21 AM

Moved from Wisconsin to NYC 27 years ago and have been doing commercial advertising photography since.

My wife & I have since moved to Taos, NM. I now do mostly landscape photography for magazines, galleries & myself.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:02 AM

I design and install fire sprinkler systems. My partner and I have a small company that employee's 7 people at this time. We have down sized by about half due to the housing market. We mostly specialize in residential multi family homes and condo's. I am also a licensed building contractor and sometimes dabble in real estate.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:08 AM

I work in the logging industry, have been doing that for 32 years. I retire in May of 2008. I'll be camping and Jeep'n and what ever I want from retirement date on. :109:Posted Image
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:48 AM

I build campers, lots of em. Have been doing it for 43 years. Can't afford to retire. Some days are great. Sometimes life hands you lemons. When that happens I give them to Rex, he makes lemonade, I pee in it and and continue to have a great day.


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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:00 AM

I'm a pensioned off Canadian Forces Flight Engineer. I see it this way, "Every day is an adventure, every pension cheque a fortune, especially, down here in VEGAS!!! One adventure we are about to take in will be on Sunday night at Ceasars Palace Colesium. Celine Dion will be performing one of her last shows here. She is finished here as of Dec 15th and we just couldn't travel all the way down here without seein her!!! Can't wait..............................Steve... :109:

PS: Ya gotta love double deck blackjack!!!!!! :sterb003:

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:01 AM

I've been in the marine industry for almost 25 years and currently work for a major boatbuilder as a Program Manager on product development programs.

Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien




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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:17 AM

Retired computing professional.

Started in computers in 1960 in the Air Force, then they took up whole buildings. First computer was an IBM 704 vacuum tube computer.

Ended my computer career (retired) 1999 at the Boeing Company in Renton Washington, after 30 years.

Currently help senior citizens with computer problems where I live.

Over my amost 50 years in the business, I have worked in and seen it all, it is a fantastic field.
Family health problem, necessitated us to give up our TC and Truck and purchase a 2006 Pleasureway Plateau Class B, 22 foot motorhome, on a Dodge Sprinter with 2.7 diesel engine, fully self contained with Onan gen.

Formerly We had an 01 Ford F250 SuperCab, V10, and 2004 Lance 1010 Camper.

Jerry & Roberta, and Dog Bandit

We will always be TC'ers at heart. Our first TC was a 1964 Siesta Cabover Camper on a 1964 Ford 3/4 Ton Truck.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:59 AM

I am what you might consider a "day trader" although I try to keep it simple and just mini-nip for a 1/8 or 1/4 pt. It has worked out quite well. God bless lap top computers and the internet.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:29 AM

I rely on everyone else contributing to social security fund so I can stay retired.
I used to design printed circuit boards and the enclosures they are housed in.
These days camping and traveling.


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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:46 AM

Like the board name states, I'm a tankeryanker. I yank a 11,600 gallon tank up & down the interstate from pipeline to stations haulin your high priced fuel. 32 years of driving truck & 25 yrs of it haulin gas & 6 yrs, 6 months, 9 days, 14 min left until retirement. But whos counting.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

25 plus years in Law Enforcement,,,,,I'm trying to retire but they won't let me........won't be long though and I'll be "on the road again".............TD :wub:

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:28 PM

30 years LEO, now I am an investigator for a S.O. all types of crimes. I have 168 days till I start a new life. Then it will be a mega fly fishing sabbatical to the west or where ever I want to go.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 04:46 PM

I get paid to go camping between projects, because the camping is needed for the business of reenergizing for the next project of banging on peoples homes. Sometimes I get the wonderful task of being a marriage counselor. 27 yrs now.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:14 PM

I don’t make money, I just spend it. I was a commercial photographer in the advertising arena. I am retired from that since about 1995. I did a few small assignments up to 2001 which was the last year I did work for money. I guess that comes to 42 years total. From 1979 to 1995 I was also a professional firearms trainer with four different schools. My failing eyesight and arthritis stopped that avocation.
It has been a hell of a good run.
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