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Old 04-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #91
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I think the husband retired about 3 1/2 yrs ago when the economy fell apart. Lost his job and has not been able to find a good one since then. (Or perfers not to).
I am a housewife, taxi driver, personal shopper, teacher,....I could go on as being a wife has many name tags. In reality though I am a new grad nurse in her first year as an LPN.

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:19 AM   #92
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Working for the State of California.....for a little while longer anyways!!

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:11 AM   #93
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #94
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I am an Operator Engineer for American Express at their main data center for now. Have been here for 9 years. I am starting on a 71 Camaro and I like to go hunting when I can.....or when I get a tag.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #95
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DW worked in a factory for 25 years, then retired. Stayed at home for 12 years till she got bored. Now she works in the funeral industry. Kind of weird, but she loves it. Of course it cramps our camping plans from time to time, but we have learned to adapt. We try to get out every other weekend, if she does not have a funeral.
Now that's what I call job security, working in the funeral industry.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:48 AM   #96
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Now that's what I call job security, working in the funeral industry.
Yes, people are just dying to give you their business...

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #97
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Out of college, I started with a company called Westinghouse making X-ray machines.

After that I spent 30 years with a very large company in the world of warehousing and physical distribution (logistics to some).

I retired 11 days before 9/11 and was actually with my son in a Cessna 182 over Western MD (near Camp David) when the towers fell.

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #98
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I tell everyone I'm an IT professional. It's a whole lot simpler but it also means anyone I meet wants me to fix their computer for free....
I hear ya!

I'm a software consultant and specialize in building web applications to simplify and add efficiency to internal corporate processes. I work from home, so I have the ability to work from anywhere with internet access, but the DW won't let me pull the camper to a campground in the middle of nowhere by myself and leave her with the 3 kids (3, 6, and 8 years old).

I actually have an engineering degree, but chose computers over engineering and haven't regretted it one bit!

DW works in the payroll dept for the state.

~20 more years until retirement for us (if all goes well). At that time, I would love to partially retire and travel the country working a couple days a week to help pay for our journeys.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #99
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Left school and went into pig and arable farming in the UK. In 1974 I started driving a bus for London Transport, and over the next thirty years I moved to tour buses which took me all over Europe. Lots of happy passengers in that time. In 2004 I moved to the US to become the DH to my DW, and started driving all over again - this time school buses. Five years ago the school asked me to work 'inside' as a teacher aide, so now I work with Special Ed kids, still drive a bus when needed, and from this year I'll be responsible for training new bus drivers to our school district. I have three years to go until retirement.
The DW is a fifth grade teacher at the same school, and she will also retire in three years - good timing.
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