Good job marine.
In the US our Marine Corps has an Air Wing. I'm in the Air Wing. I used to do gas turbine work on helicopters now I work on flight equipment ( aircrew safety) on C130s.
But there are plenty of Marines that are attached to ships. But not all of us are.
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this is why american marines are better than italian assault troops: we have only some helicopters and some amphibious vehicles!
... but as g.w. bush said when berlusconi wanted to send our troops to iraq: the italians are good for the catering!
"putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...)
As long as the men and women have the proper spirit that's all that matters. We're the most underfunded, underexposed, and undermanned of all the services in the US yet we seem to get the job done more efficiently than the other services.
Well except for maybe the Coasties (Coast Guard). I think a lot of their boats are still WWII vintage lol but they do a bang up job.
Currently managing procurement activity for a public sector (Local Gov) housing association with c21,000 property port-folio
SO anything from major refurbishment contract procurement through to services, materials, people through to stationery - so very varied!
Also involved with regional procurement consortia too which has a port-folio of c600,000 properties across all its members and frameworks covering a range of landlord related contracts
I develop diagnostic manuals (full time job) and promote the body by Vi 90 day challenge (part time job).
I used to be a Bomb Disposal Engineer, hence my Avatar.
I'm the one stood up behind the bomb, which is a WW2 German 1000kg 'Herman'.
Now I've got a slightly more sensible job on a 'Special Projects' team, trying to keep certain illegal trades in check.
Days off I'm a Senior Observer for the IAM teaching advanced motorcycling
Interesting that you should post your comment on (wait for it): Coast Guard Day!
Actually we retired the oldest of our fleet a couple of years ago - and yes it saw service in WWII. I think the gold hull number is now Korean War vintage - but the overall fleet average age is around 50+ years old.................
hi I am new to this forum and wasn't really expecting to find these kind of topics here.
I have a master degree in finance and speak 4 languages and still cannot find my dreamjob..
Welcome to the forum Alex. So what would be your dream job? And what languages do you speak?
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This is a cool thread which I hadn't noticed it before.
I am a Metal Fabricator/Welder employed by the United States Border Patrol. In the Southeastern corner of the State of Arizona. On the Mexican Border.
My job is to devise, design, construct, build, deploy, and install fabricated specialized equipment to protect our Govts. property such as Surviellance Cameras that watch our border being invaded and dope being smuggled in by a bunch of low life human trafficers and dope smugglers and on occasion we even install some extra fencing and barbed wire to go along with the existing 20ft.tall fencing to keep the United States of America from being invaded by Illegal immigrants on the Mexican Border. Its a tough job but somebody has to do it. I've been at it for 6+ years now. I've been shot at,rocked,had bottles thrown at me while repairing the breaches cut into the fence and once had a guy try to lite me on fire with a bottle of gasoline. He thought it would be funny so it was thrown down into the burrow I was repairing at the base of the fence. These Smugglers are crafty tenacious little assholes and we should be building guard towers that over see the border so those trying to illegally get in. Well in my opinion they should all be shot on site as they are breaking the laws and if they live through that than they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Then put away.. The truth is, probably no one seems to give a shit or realize that they have destroyed this area of the country and the killings go on daily from the Big Cartels. Including the constant killings of our Border Patrol Agents. Another 1 dead announced at work just last friday... We need to do something different and just don't imprison these assholes here because our prison system can't hold all the little bastards now. It's over run as well. So are all of our Medical Hospitals and Health System from these Lowlifes.
I keep doing this Job because it's important, there is only one of me (civilian welder working for DHS) here within 25 miles doing it and our Current re-elected Govt.. is too stupid to see how bad the problem really is. I will die doing it some day and nobody will ever know the difference.. My life is put in danger everyday by our Govt. and it seems sometimes they don't care either.
When I'm not paying my taxes working my ass off, I have some rental properties that I rent out through HUD to a bunch of Lazy Welfare Recipients and collect the rent difference from them personally when they have to pay a few bucks themselves. Which isn't often or more than a few bucks as I said. The rest comes from HUD which stands for "U.S. Housing and Urban Development" They develop nothing but more generations of welfare lowlifes from my point of view as they hold NO accountability to these people when they destroy my houses.
I have my own fabrication shop as well. I only build Drag Race type Musclecars and some custom motorcycles and components.Tube fabrication and tube bending and NHRA/IHRA legal roll cages and complete sheet metal interiors for race cars but only if the price is right.
I am a Federal Aviation Administration licenced Airframe and powerplant tecnician as well. I don't work on airplanes or helicopters. I use that knowledge base and technology for my race car fabrication work, hobbies, Custom Motorcycles and Dirt bike parts.
I also do some custom leather tooling/carving for smaller projects such as holsters, knive sheaths, belts. etc. I used to build Western saddles when I was about the age of 17 then quit when I got about 22 or so. As I didn't ride horses and I also noticed these people just had alot of money but seldom appreciated my good craftsmanship and didn't take care of anything I had built or made for them.
I am the kind of person who never pays to have anything done but maybe some of my yard work.
I now am learning to do a bit of bike seat and car upholstery work as well with another new heavy commercial sewing machine I just bought recently. I also have a large heavy saddle stitcher machine but its for heavy stuff.
Other than that I take my days off and thank the powers that be that I have these skills so I can eat and pay the bills which are many and take care of my Dogs. I have no Kids and am not and never have been Married. Nearly 54 years old. My dirt bike choice is my old vintage Maico's and my 09" BMW G450X. I have a few muscle cars, my favorite is a fully tubbed, 66"Plymouth with a 4130 Chromoly full round tube chassis, with a 14 point rollcage. All the floors and sheet metal are coated with Rhinoliner coating to give it that industrial look and its street legal. The cops and neighbors love it. I also have a few Harley's including a English Bulldog named "Harley". My daily driver is a slightly modified 06' Nissan 350Z
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Hmm... ok. here's a shot of another day in the office! I'm on the right...
Prior to this, I was an electrical tech.. this job is much more interesting. Plus you get to meet a lot of people, you help some, some well, you just can't.
(not all want to meet me... but hey)
What could be better for a job? Work to ride, ride to work!
Nice Bry...my other half is RCMP and thought about doing traffic on a bike but she hates giving out tickets. She is heading into Forensics soon.
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Kinda funny pulling up to make an arrest and the suspect is so into the bikes they almost don't mind being cuffed. Then a car shows up to take them away and suddenly reality turns them back into assholes.
Hi all. I am a Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by trade but was recently made redundant from one of the major airlines in Australia. I now am changing career paths slightly and working on heavy earth moving machines and trucks but the electrical and airconditioning side only. Much better lifestyle. No more shift work. Company van with all my tools in it and only 10mins from home not 1hr and10. Great to be part of this community and read about some interesting things that people do.
I applied for a job as a comedy writer .... but they just laughed at me ...
I'm self unemployed (retired at age 57) and it's the best gig there is. I didn't retire from life, I quit showing up at the same location 5 days a week. Before I retired, I asked a retired friend to explain retirement to me. Bob (78 years young & 65 of those on motorcycles) said, "I was sitting on my front porch the other day, watching people walk by on the side walk. My wife opened the front door and asked if I was going to sit there all day. I replied, 'Only if I feel like it' " That should be in the dictionary as the definition of retirement.
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Not a 2nd childhood, still in the 1st
I work at an insurance company as underwriter, at the department of the "technical insurances".
No, it isn't as boring as it sounds
I have been an evil dog catcher for the last 10 year. Generally known as a Dog Warden or Animal Control Officer.
Catching corgi's, wrestling rottweiller's and grabbing greyhounds.
I bet your bark is worse then your bite.
Wow, reading some of the posts I really feel like my jobs are very dull
I have a back ground in Human Resources and Law, however I do neither now as I just got way too stressed! Back in 2005 I re-trained as a Personal Trainer. I worked in a range of large gyms and also ran my own Personal Training Company and I now manage two small corporate gyms, I also qualified as a Ski Instructor in 2008 however, I just couldn't deal with teaching children for large parts of the day, was so tough! That said with the economy as it is, hours are being cut back and I've had to seek other jobs and I'm heading back into the office......
I'm just about to start work as a Lettings Manager/Negotiator - pay isn't great but it's interesting as I get to meet new people and indulge my love of properties. I have a few properties of my own and enjoy providing nice homes for people.
I think having two totally different jobs makes life a little more interesting for me and enables me to use my brain a little more often. Essentially I like helping people, hence my career choices!
I don't really have career aspirations now, I just want to make sufficient money to enable me to go on holiday and to drive a nice car and ride a nice bike. What more could anyone want, apart from health and happiness of course.....