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Ives
10-10-2004, 03:21 PM
Just wondering what kind of diversity there is in pool players on this board. What does everyone here do for a living ??

Me, my official title is shop foreman for a univ grounds dept. I maintain all the equipment used by the grounds crews here. This includes all the athletic fields, golf course, and green house. Short version, im a lawn mower mechanic
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Fair_Play
10-10-2004, 05:17 PM
U.S. Army Guard (Active Duty) Platoon Sergeant

All the Best,

Fair Play

dg-in-centralpa
10-10-2004, 05:35 PM
I have a real estate broker license.

DG - licensed in PA

pooltchr
10-10-2004, 05:48 PM
I work in sales for Sterling Wholesale Billiard Supplies.
When I'm not doing that, I am a BCA recognized billiard instructor, so I teach quite a bit.
When I'm not doing that, I am the tournament director for the Fury Amateur 9-ball tours in the Carolinas and Georgia.
When I'm not doing that, sometimes I even find time to play some pool. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Steve

highsea
10-10-2004, 06:25 PM
Yacht Captain and fishing bum.

Ex Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer and Network Engineer.

9 Ball Girl
10-10-2004, 06:29 PM
IT Specialist for the Feds.

landshark77
10-10-2004, 07:09 PM
Well I get paid for being a Social Worker, but I am a slacker by trade.
And a junkie...an internet junkie! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

crawdaddio
10-10-2004, 08:27 PM
One of the oldest professions there are--locksmith.

And yes, I can break into whatever I want. (First question out of everyone's mouth upon hearing what I do.)

Peace
~DC

Karatemom
10-10-2004, 08:49 PM
You mean besides a mom and a wife?

A branch secretary. Unfortunately for my pool game though, I can't give up my day job.

Heide

woody_968
10-10-2004, 11:07 PM
Floor Covering Consultant.

errr, I guess Im a carpet salesman /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Singlemalt
10-11-2004, 03:51 AM
"...a master of the custodial arts... or a janitor if you want to be a dick about it.. "

ok, seriously...

Security Engineer for state gov. agencies and law enforcement

Wally_in_Cincy
10-11-2004, 05:41 AM
Just like my hero John Heinz Kerry, I am a gigolo.

...and I do AutoCAD drafting (architectural) on the side.

hondo
10-11-2004, 05:52 AM
High school English and theater teacher.

eg8r
10-11-2004, 06:43 AM
I am a software engineer.

eg8r

Deeman2
10-11-2004, 06:57 AM
Mechanical Engineer by education, Engineering Manager by occupation, Republican Apologist by choice.

pooljunkie73
10-11-2004, 01:41 PM
Student in network/security administration.

Kent Mc.

Fasteddy7
10-11-2004, 01:54 PM
lead data center operator. (you think i need more words in my title??) I monitor programs and run backups basicaly a half-a$$ed programmer

Deeman2
10-11-2004, 01:58 PM
So, nobody here, except Crawdaddio, has a real job, Right?

Deeman

SpiderMan
10-11-2004, 03:04 PM
Microwave/RF engineer. We design and fabricate high-frequency integrated circuits on GaAs.

SpiderMan

Steve - Detroit
10-11-2004, 03:20 PM
Mechanical Engineer by education but the job is in a project/business development group, in the energy industry.

Sure wish I had HighSeas job. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

UWPoolGod
10-11-2004, 03:25 PM
I am an Estimator for a large industrial painting company. I drive around and look at stuff all day...I guess I look at plans too.

Ross
10-11-2004, 03:45 PM
Statistical Research Analyst under contract with National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

Former occupations: Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Duke, Clinical Psychologist in private practice, and Clinical Director of treatment facility for highly aggressive adolescent boys. In my younger days: stereo salesman, oil field roustabout, pipeline laborer, burger flipper, and tractor driver.

Desired occupations: rock star, film director. the only thing that held me back was lack of talent...

landshark77
10-11-2004, 03:50 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr>
Desired occupations: rock star, film director. the only thing that held me back was lack of talent... <hr /></blockquote>

OMG! Me too. /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I KNOW I could be the singer in a hit band, but God blessed me with a terriable voice. I still like to share it though. LOL.

Cueless Joey
10-11-2004, 03:55 PM
Tech Specialist for the county ed.
Cuemaking hobbyist as well.
Joey's Q's (http://azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/attachment.php?attachmentid=3047&amp;stc=1)

Barbara
10-11-2004, 04:19 PM
Geez Ross, and here I thought you were a Poll Census Taker kind of person!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I'm just an Applications Programmer under contract for LM under the NESS program.

Or whatever we're re-naming the acronyms nowadays.

Barbara~~~prevents Irani Airbuses from getting shot down...

Wally_in_Cincy
10-12-2004, 05:38 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman2:</font><hr> So, nobody here, except Crawdaddio, has a real job, Right?

Deeman <hr /></blockquote>

Sometimes I wish I was back doing some type of physical labor. It seems over the years as my ass-sitting time has increased my girth has increased proportionately.

Wally &lt;~~ careful what he wishes for /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
10-12-2004, 05:40 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr>
...Clinical Director of treatment facility for highly aggressive adolescent boys....

<hr /></blockquote>

You need to meet my lousy nephew. He's not too bad though, he did not commit his first felony until he was 17 /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Wally &lt;~~ dislikes punks

Cueless Joey
10-12-2004, 08:10 AM
I have a real job. Sometimes I lift computers and sometimes I splice CAT 5 cables. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Joey~ Used to sell and hated it~

bomber
10-12-2004, 09:37 AM
history teacher/baseball coach

i love my kids

crawdaddio
10-12-2004, 09:39 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> I have a real job. Sometimes I lift computers and sometimes I splice CAT 5 cables. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Joey~ Used to sell and hated it~ <hr /></blockquote>

Try delivering an 800lb safe to a third floor office......now that's fun./ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Or figuring out how to open it after they lose the combination. Lots of drilling and broken bits on hardplate......Just another day in paradise.......

~DC

SteveEllis
10-12-2004, 09:49 AM
A computer programmer, but I have to call myself a "software engineer" or I can't get work. However, as soon as I win a big lottery, I'm a bum and lovin' it. ;-)
Steve. (aka. Catscradle)

Ross
10-12-2004, 10:21 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr>
...Clinical Director of treatment facility for highly aggressive adolescent boys....

<hr /></blockquote>

You need to meet my lousy nephew. He's not too bad though, he did not commit his first felony until he was 17 /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Wally &lt;~~ dislikes punks <hr /></blockquote>

Hell, then he is an angel compared to the kids I worked with. We could have used him as a role model. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

One of our kids had been put in a nice group home - he burned it down. At age 13. One of our kids had shot and killed his brother because his brother was going to tell on him to his mom. He was 12, his brother was 11. Some weren't quite that bad, but we were a locked, end-of-the-line facility in NC so they were a very rough group. Thank goodness we had a lot of very large, trained staff.

landshark77
10-12-2004, 10:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote crawdaddio:</font><hr>
Try delivering an 800lb safe to a third floor office......now that's fun./ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Or figuring out how to open it after they lose the combination. Lots of drilling and broken bits on hardplate......Just another day in paradise.......

~DC <hr /></blockquote>

Uh, I "live" at this bank....my safe is there...uh, I can't remember the combo...my money is in it...could you help me out? /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

moblsv
10-12-2004, 02:45 PM
Following the Ross template...

Mechanical Engineer by education, Software Engineer by trade

Former occupations: Forklift Operator, Truck Loader, Ditch Digger, Landscaper and much more

Desired occupations: Wakeboarder, Baseball Player, Stunt Man. Of course the only thing that held me back was lack of talent as well.

My next occupation: Undecided

Steve - Detroit
10-12-2004, 03:05 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>You need to meet my lousy nephew. He's not too bad though, he did not commit his first felony until he was 17 /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

That doesn't sound so bad, Wally. Up here in Detroit the 17 year old JD's are already teaching their kids how to commit felonies.

Barry
10-12-2004, 05:09 PM
I cut wood, and they even pay me for it. Life is good!

I used to be a Design engineer for a robotics co. Acid reflux and ulcer included. I cut up all of my neckties so I can't go back!

Rich R.
10-13-2004, 03:39 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barry:</font><hr> I cut wood, and they even pay me for it. Life is good!<hr /></blockquote>
<font color="red">That is an understatement. </font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barry:</font><hr>I used to be a Design engineer for a robotics co. Acid reflux and ulcer included. I cut up all of my neckties so I can't go back! <hr /></blockquote> <font color="red"> Good move.</font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rich R.
10-13-2004, 03:44 AM
I work for the Feds. If I told you what I do, I would have to kill you. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
However, my cover is being a Social Insurance Specialist - Claims Technical Examiner, for SSA. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Voodoo Daddy
10-13-2004, 05:00 AM
[b]I am one of four Harbor Master's at the Port of Miami...the Cruise Capital of the World. Past jobs include mechanic, VIP Protection Specialist, Skip Tracer/Bounty Hunter and pool room bum!!

Voodoo~~~aspires to work for myself again someday[b]

Wally_in_Cincy
10-13-2004, 05:44 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Steve - Detroit:</font><hr> Up here in Detroit the 17 year old JD's are already teaching their kids how to commit felonies. <hr /></blockquote>

The following is a true statement.

I have only met 2 people from Detroit that I can remember. One guy I worked with in Florida showed me his scar from a gunshot wound.

The other guy worked for me in Ohio. He showed me his scars where some crazy guy at a bus stop just walked over and started slashing him with a straight razor for no apparent reason.

I think I'll stay in Hamiltucky for now /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Barbara
10-13-2004, 06:12 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barry:</font><hr> I cut wood, and they even pay me for it. Life is good!
<hr /></blockquote>

Yeah, you just keep your fingers and toes away from the sharp objects there, Buddy! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Barbara

Ives
10-13-2004, 06:57 AM
Thanks for all the responses people, its been interesting to see the kind of variety there is on this board !!

Just for kicks what would everyone consider to be the worst job they ever had, for me it would have to be selling snow cones out of the back of a truck, the money wasn't bad ( 25 % of everything sold ), but it was the most boring thing i have ever done to make a buck. It drove me /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
10-13-2004, 07:13 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ives:</font><hr> Thanks for all the responses people, its been interesting to see the kind of variety there is on this board !!

Just for kicks what would everyone consider to be the worst job they ever had, for me it would have to be selling snow cones out of the back of a truck, the money wasn't bad ( 25 % of everything sold ), but it was the most boring thing i have ever done to make a buck. It drove me /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Not to mention hearing that music OVER AND OVER AND OVER !!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Worst job? Probably running a big freakin' dishwasher and scrubbing pots at a Holiday Inn when I was 16 and my boss was an absolute prick /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

nAz
10-13-2004, 07:17 AM
I'm a working slacker.

highsea
10-13-2004, 07:43 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ives:</font><hr>Just for kicks what would everyone consider to be the worst job they ever had...<hr /></blockquote>Worst job. Dragging Christmas trees. Trudging through waist-deep snow with two Christmas trees in each hand, 1/2 mile or so to the road, then stack them in a truck for hauling. Then hike back in, grab 4 more, and hike back out. Soaking wet in full raingear for sh*t wage ($.10/tree) for 10 hours a day.

Favorite job (not counting my current one), picking mushrooms (chanterelles, matusakis). Into the woods at 6:00 in the morning, 5 gallon bucket in each hand. Hiking around the Olympic Mountains, slowly filling the buckets, just me and the woods. Done by noon, sell my mushrooms at the bottom of the mountain, cash money and tax free. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SpiderMan
10-13-2004, 07:49 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Steve - Detroit:</font><hr> Up here in Detroit the 17 year old JD's are already teaching their kids how to commit felonies. <hr /></blockquote>

The following is a true statement.

I have only met 2 people from Detroit that I can remember. One guy I worked with in Florida showed me his scar from a gunshot wound.

The other guy worked for me in Ohio. He showed me his scars where some crazy guy at a bus stop just walked over and started slashing him with a straight razor for no apparent reason.

I think I'll stay in Hamiltucky for now /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>

And if the lawyers and engineers are that crazy, imagine what the winos are probably like!

SpiderMan

Chopstick
10-13-2004, 11:44 AM
I am not sure what they are calling me now. I saw somthing a about Software Scientist. Usually I just say I am a Systems Engineer.

Basically I am the grumpy old compter guy they keep in the back room and call out when things get really screwed up.

Mr Ingrate
10-13-2004, 11:55 AM
Retired software developer. Recreational pool player. Not necessarily in that order.

Deeman2
10-13-2004, 01:06 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr> And if the lawyers and engineers are that crazy, imagine what the winos are probably like!

SpiderMan <hr /></blockquote>

Spiderman,

You have unfairly offended many winos with that statement. I take offense.

Deeman
Uh,oh, my daughter is a lawyer and I'm an engineer.

CarolNYC
10-13-2004, 02:32 PM
[ QUOTE ]
am one of four Harbor Master's at the Port of Miami <hr /></blockquote>

Wait! Umm, you forgot travel guide,restaraunt connoisseur,pool mentor and most importantly,FRIEND! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Carol

CarolNYC
10-13-2004, 02:33 PM
[ QUOTE ]
If I told you what I do, I would have to kill you <hr /></blockquote>

LMAO!

Carol

dg-in-centralpa
10-13-2004, 02:54 PM
Worst job was when I was 14, I worked at a car wash. Great in the summer for getting a tan and seeing lots of hot women, but a bitch in the winter when the temp is zero, with 20 mph winds and someone wants me to wash their car. $1.65 an hour just didn't cut it in the winter. Later, I had the $hit detail while working for a plumber. One summer in August the temp was in the 90's and humid. I had to empty a 500 gallon septic tank because the lid fell in as well as ground. The pooper scooper truck couldn't empty it because the ground would mess up the machinery. So me being low man on the totem pole, had to do it by hand. God the smell was horrible.

DG - won't do that again

CarolNYC
10-14-2004, 02:27 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Worst job was when I was 14, I worked at a car wash <hr /></blockquote>

Me too,Duane!Like you said, the summers were great, but the winters were brutal and then you get the person who doesnt even give you a tip-shame on them!The guys, where I wash my car ,love me-I treat them very good! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Worst job-I was in my second year of College, got a job in a "research" laboratory-well, I had to take a rat, inject it with a numbing solution,cut the skin away from his head to expose the brain and then stimulate the brain with some kind of probe,while he was alive!
Yep, that was all one day and a bag full of vomit!
Carol~shoulda probed the scientists brain!!!!!

dg-in-centralpa
10-14-2004, 01:26 PM
The carwash I worked at was great. We had every hot rod in town there on the weekends. It was a new car show every week. You're right about the winters, I hated it so much but it was a job. Worse than the cold, was that my parents owned the carwash and dad expected more out of me than any other employee. I swore I'd never work for him again. Now 30 years later, he owns the real estate office I work for. Go figure...

DG - didn't learn the first time

Ross
10-14-2004, 02:49 PM
Worst job, or task, really - I was 19 and working at a grain elevator in the summer during harvest. For a couple of months it was 7 days a week, 14 hours a day unless it rained.
Anyway, the first day of work the boss pointed to a deep pit in the ground. Apparently grain (sorgham) had sat in it over the winter. Grain and water. Grain and water and......maggots! About 50/50 maggots vs. grain. The smell was godawful. Boss gave us a wheelbarrow and a couple of shovels and told me and my friend to empty the pit. We would take turns, hold our nose, and rush into the pit which was filled up to mid thigh and shovel as much as we could into the wheelbarrow while holding our breath and then pull out. Gagging all the way. Just lovely...

Fortunately that only took a day. Otherwise I would have never shown up for the second day of work.

Steve - Detroit
10-14-2004, 05:34 PM
<hr /></blockquote>

I have only met 2 people from Detroit that I can remember. One guy I worked with in Florida showed me his scar from a gunshot wound.

<hr /></blockquote>

Actually you met a pretty rare individual. As they say in the city,
"We don't lead the country in homicides because we shoot more people, we're just better shots." /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Keith Talent
10-14-2004, 07:57 PM
Hysteria provoker for a major metropolitan tabloid ...

Best job: NYC cabbie for the first 6 mos.
Worst job: NYC cabbie for the last 6 mos., 7 yrs. later. By then I was GLAD to get a fare to Queens!