Thanks, Hal. :-)
You should be pretty busy in these parts. Welcome aboard.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
I'm "in between" jobs, and draining savings. That means I spend a bit of time on the computer chatting with people when they are supposed to be working. Being a slacker's assisnt doesn't pay squat, but it's so internally rewarding!
I rate / evaluate hotels, restaurants, campgrounds and attractions for AAA. "AAA Approved." That's me in North Georgia and portions of East Tennessee (Chattanooga, Cleveland and Manchester included). We're diamonds not stars ! Hahaha ! It's a great gig. I've been at it since March 1993. I've also traveled across most of the USA doing out of territory work. New York, Austin, New Orleans and Colorado (Estes Park, Glenwood Springs, Denver, Boulder and Winter Park) were places that really stand out in my memory. I've had a grate time and mets lots of grate people. Hope to meet some of you one day. Peace.
Working on my own, at home. I fire images onto Bone china, so a lot of clients are car clubs like Bentley and Lotus, and dogs, weddings. I tend to spend hours in front of the computer finding new clients and listening to CDs or Radio 4.
After being laid off and business partner doing a runner I'm left with the debts, but determined to make a go of it (good thing the wife works, so the bills get paid).
Must not grumble things are going really well at the moment. Good docu on Klimts' The Kiss on radio at the moment.
I'm here, not with my mod hat on but with my Rex-Foundation-writer hat on, with a request.
I've noticed over the last few months that a whole bunch of folks here are teachers or otherwise workers-with-youth, and we'd really like your input. Specifically, on the Rex Foundation Blog, which I'm in the process of updating.
As many of you probably know, Rex is big on supporting youth arts programs, especially those that bring arts education to kids in public schools. (See, for example, Little Kids Rock, which does...)
In the course of thinking about such things, we realized that there's sort of an underlying meta question, namely, what is public education supposed to be in the first place? What do we WANT it to be?
So we've launched blog topic to talk about it here. Please come on down and speak up! (You need a google account to post, but in this day and age most of us do. If this is a problem for you, lemme know and I'll try to design around the problem.)
I retired in 2001 after 36 years on British Railways in what used to be the Southern Region way Back
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I work at a company as a parts room attendant. I pull parts for job orders, cut steel stock for the welders and machine shop. I also get track of tooling and inventory of parts in stock. But, since I work nights 10pm-6am, and we only have 9 people on nights, I tend to do other jobs as well.
I have done electrical work, painting, machine shop, welding, maint. work on many nights. So, in all every night I tend to do something different.
The company I work for makes/repairs/services crane brakes, hook blocks, magnets,lifting devices,crane parts,brake parts, for the steel industry. Most of our sales go to steel mills, foundries,recycling plants, scrap yards, railroad yards, ship building yards, steel process plants, and construction usage.
It's not a bad job. Pays good. Decent people to work with. Laid back environment with great health insurance. Yeah, some days are better than others...but it could be a lot worse!
I know that 9/11 is a sad day for all, but being an Iron Worker that day is dreaful, not only the lives lost but the man hours in the construction that were lost also. Peace everyone, and Please don't ever forget what happened that day in 2001.
I work for the National Park Service as a Facilities Management Specialist. So, I work every day in one of this country's most beautiful places. I'm lucky enough to live where I work too. My work commute is about 2 minutes in a car and about 15 on foot. I work for the Facilities Management Division (Maintenance) and I used to work in the field but now work solely on a new database software that tracks our asset information. I loved working in the field and learning how to fix stuff out there with the guys. And I love my geeky computer database job too. I'm pretty stoked. I think the thing that I love most about my job here in the Park is that mostly, the employees are here because they LOVE the park. They are certainly not in it for the money. I worked in the field everyday for about 4 years and I don't think that a day went by where someone in the crew didn't remark about how beautiful it is. Some of these guys are really hard-core, tough folks too. Not the type that you would think would notice the scenery (if you were stereotyping). We'd be out digging some ditch or repairing an underground high voltage line somewhere and we'd be all hot and sweaty (if it was August) or freezing cold (if it was January) and working away and one of these hard-core tough guys would stop, stand up, look around and say, "have you SEEN that waterfall today? C-mon guys, check it out!" and we'd all stand up and look around and then someone else would say, "thank god we're not doing this in Fresno".
I love it here.