What Line Of Work Are You In

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  1. aaronraby1

    aaronraby1 AH Enthusiast

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    I work for maxim crane out of the signal hill, California branch. im a crane operator. not the kind you see in harbors, but the ones you see going down the highway. we move them, build them up, lift stuff up, set it down, and then break the cranes down and on to the next job. in southern California, I built the Bass Pro shop and the citizens business bank arena. multiple schools in the LA county and a ton of other stuff involving cranes. I wasn't there during the lift (I was in Canada hunting bears) but I put the crane together that lifted off the space shuttle that came into LAX. been doing this for almost ten years now. right out of high school.
     
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  2. ActionBob

    ActionBob AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Wow Aaron, Interesting job! Too bad you missed the shuttle set up. Did you at least get a bear and post the bear hunt pics?

    From what I understand that is a job with substantial responsibility and knowledge of your machine and operations. Never ran one but hired a few smaller ones. And got to visit with an operator who sets train derailments back on the tracks, amongst other things. Very particular fellow.
     
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  3. Spooksar

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    Used to be a Millwright, now retired. Could say I'm a fresh air inspector now.
     

  4. Limcroma Safaris

    Limcroma Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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    The diversity of careers and lifestyles is very interesting & cool!

    I grew up in the sportfishing industry, and ran charter sportfishing boats in South Florida for 16 years before beginning a second career as a firefighter/paramedic. I have 7 years until I can retire and goof off full time.... I still free-lance for fishing tournaments, and guide a handful of clients in the backcountry of the Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys, and Biscayne Bay. For fun and out of my passion for hunting, I consult for Hannes and the Limcroma family.

    Hannes is a 3rd generation PH and a 1st generation outfitter. He has been hunting since he could walk and guiding since he could drive. You will never meet a more passionate or sincere individual in the outfitting business.
     
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  5. mrrick

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    USA, Iran, Morocco, Siberia, Afghanistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.
    Defense contractor in the Middle East.
     
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  6. brushmore

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    I am a software engineer for a big software company.

    This is a real interesting thread. I always assumed hunting in Africa was just something for rich guys. It's nice to see that's not the case.
     
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  7. Royal27

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    I've got to go back and read this entire thread. What I've read is very interesting.

    I work in supply chain for a major telecommunications company. Don't ask me how I eneed up in supply chain because I'm not really sure. LOL I started my career in sales, moved to operations, and somehow decided that I like moving widgets around.
     
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  8. JTEX

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    Well I play piano in a house of ill repute.......................... at least that's what I tell Mom! So at least she "thinks" i do something honest for a living....

    Actually I'm a Commercial/Industrial Electrical Contractor. Mostly design build in the Houston, Texas area. Been in business since 1994 and an Electrician since 1983......................... I'm getting tired...........
     
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  9. Sika98k

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    Thirty years in the courier industry. Now work,very happily, as a gamekeeper on an estate in Wicklow,Ireland rearing a couple of thousand pheasants for our winter shooting.
    Shooting guide for mainly Scandinavians shooting pigeons in the summer.
     
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  10. RickP

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    software engineering............
     
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  11. Bullthrower338

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    Gulf Coast Construction Manager for a Houston based Oil and Gas Company. I over see the daily operations of the Storage Tank construction division of the down here.
    Gave Uncle Sam three good years and built oil tanks and water towers since.
     
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  12. huntermn15

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    I've been in public safety for the last 12.5 years. Ex regular Army 19-D Cav Scout.
     
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  13. Bruinmaster

    Bruinmaster AH Senior Member

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    Career Law enforcement, (Deputy Sheriff/Rank of Major) 25 years and still going. Also have owned and operated a restaurant/ sports pub for over 10+ years. I sold the restaurant/pub a few years ago...Way to dangerous! I will stick with law enforcement.:D
     
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  14. Weebs

    Weebs AH Member

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    I've been in sales since I got out of the Navy in 1992. I have worked in a few different industries and I recently gave notice at my current firm (IT research company) in order to take a job with a software company.

    It pays the bills.
     
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  15. Bullthrower338

    Bullthrower338 AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    I agree, owned 4 bars at one time, never again will I be in the bar business! Good money but way to many idiots!
     
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  16. no1waterdog

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    New zealandand argentina,Canada,Tanzania eastern cape SA.Zimbabwa 14 states in the U.S.and soon in Mozambique
    I have been a Washington State Winemaker for the last 40 years,Only the best red wines. John
     
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  17. Rob404

    Rob404 AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I ran the Kitchen In a Sports Bar for a year that was enough for me,,Our saying was (If the Booze don't kill you the customers will)
     
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  18. Goon

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    After leaving school I worked my way up the farming ladder for a few years before joining the army as a firefighter. Then when I left that I went back to farming and now run a farm in north island nz. Currently completing my NZPHGA(nz professional hunting guides ass.) ticket and will hopefully move into some ph work around the place
     
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  19. matt85

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    currently im an assembly electrician for Boeing. not exactly my dream job but it pays the bills and allows me to enjoy myself when I get time off.

    -matt
     
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  20. vthunter52

    vthunter52 New Member

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    Retired Consulting wildlife biologist.....worked with private landowners and hunting clubs in the management of their properties for their sustained goals, mostly the enhancment of habitat whitetail deer and upland birds.....Gary
     
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