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fatcat123

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Re: what do we do in real life.
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2011, 08:42:49 AM »

This threads turned out to be pretty good, really interesting finding out what people do.  :-))
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« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2011, 09:51:58 AM »

Sometimes it is good to ask the question, most people are happy that you are interested in them as a person ( not all about yourself ) & in what they do in everyday life, I know I am, & most people are flattered that you asked . Again THANK you all for the honest replies. Mick B.
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« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2011, 12:29:30 PM »

I agree this has been really interesting so heres my bit , left school at 15 to take up a cabinetmaking apprenticeship in Western Australia making kitchens and doing shopfitting , at the end of my four years I moved to Tasmania (looked good on the travel programs) and worked for a small family run joinery shop making everything from fine furniture to fitting out commercial fishing vessels, unfortunately at age 25 I injured my back fitting out a local bank ,L5 s1 discetomy , that same small family business I had worked for instantly did not want to know me.
After a couple more years with my wife's support we opened a hobbyshop as it was easyer on the back but after 6 years trading we lost the passion for it so we closed up and I am currently unemployed.
On the bright side I have a lot of boat building time on my hands.

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« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2011, 08:54:41 AM »

To our moderators, I think it would be nice if new members could if they so choose when they join leave a profile of what they do in real life. As you can see most have no trouble answering the question. Mick B.
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« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2011, 09:59:18 AM »

How  / where have you done that Mick?
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« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2011, 10:13:19 AM »

Tried to enlist in the Merchant Navy at 16 as Deck Cadet on tankers (in the '70's), but they laid them all up and there was no position available, so applied to the RAF as officer / pilot. Passed the selection but was only offered navigator. Told them I didnt want to sit in the back - I wanted to drive!!! Didnt join up  (stupid!!!!).

Joined Taylor Woodrow as apprentice Architectural Technician in 1980 and have progressed through various companies in the same role since then.

This recession (and the last in the 1990's) has just about killed any enthusiasm I had for architecture, so my wife and I are starting up Linkspan Models - developing and selling 1:96 scale r/c ferries.

Let's see how that goes..........................
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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2011, 10:16:39 AM »

...... >>:-(...I think here on Mayhem.......this subject.......should be maintained as an optional  >>:-( attribute

some may have a hidden criminal history [employment] that is not for publication
some may have a governmental history [employment] that is not for publication
some may be proud of their work...but not necessarily want to share or brag about it
some may be embarrassed with their work role.........the list could go on & on...... :D

I would be the first to admit that I belong a quasi combination of some of the above.............. O0 .........Derek

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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2011, 10:43:00 AM »

Excellent commentary, also some may have signed confidentiality agreements.


For example finance, security. O0 O0
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« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2011, 11:22:01 AM »

...... >>:-(...I think here on Mayhem.......this subject.......should be maintained as an optional  >>:-( attribute

some may have a hidden criminal history [employment] that is not for publication
some may have a governmental history [employment] that is not for publication
some may be proud of their work...but not necessarily want to share or brag about it
some may be embarrassed with their work role.........the list could go on & on...... :D

I would be the first to admit that I belong a quasi combination of some of the above.............. O0 .........Derek


I suppose if you told us what you did for a living, we'd have to shoot you ?


Yes that is what I meant. :-))
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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2011, 12:27:11 PM »

We`ve bin expecting you Meester Bond 8)
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« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2011, 01:08:22 PM »

It's James, just call me James Pond %% %% {-) {-)
Loose lips sink ships O0 O0
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« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2011, 01:47:36 PM »

I don't have a real life - I make electronic gizmos for model boats.  :((
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« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2011, 02:56:59 PM »

Excellent commentary, also some may have signed confidentiality agreements.


For example finance, security. O0 O0

Yes I did, its some years ago since I left the place, I wonder if you are tied to it for life... :D
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« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2011, 04:10:47 PM »

...... >>:-(...I think here on Mayhem.......this subject.......should be maintained as an optional  >>:-( attribute

some may have a hidden criminal history [employment] that is not for publication
some may have a governmental history [employment] that is not for publication
some may be proud of their work...but not necessarily want to share or brag about it
some may be embarrassed with their work role.........the list could go on & on...... :D

I would be the first to admit that I belong a quasi combination of some of the above.............. O0 .........Derek


So What did you do to get sent to Australia  %%

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« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2011, 05:44:18 PM »

did loads of jobs as a student, - completed my degree, then went into  commercial modelmaking, - rapid prototyping, and also film and TV props, did osme setbuilding at pinewood, worked on iseveral TV shows  prop making ( londons burning , inspector morse)- also did setbuilding on a batman film and also memphis belle,

 my models seem to go up in smoke really well !!!!! O0

 then got into themeparks and never looked back,  now done 19 years sticking little palstic bricks together- but also working with  plc controls, animation,  dmx controllers, fibre optics,  pneumatics , fabricating stainless steel armatures and mechanisms and similar stuff-
love it....could not imagine doing anything else now....
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« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2011, 08:22:06 PM »

HS93, Derek must have some Irish connections, thats where the British sent all the Irish rebels & trouble makers, LOL. Mick B. ( yes I escaped )
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« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2011, 08:35:11 PM »

Zaphod, I don't understand what it is you are asking, could you clarify the question please, If you want to know what I have done in life (that is printable) it is already on this thread, hope that helps. Mick B.
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« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2011, 08:42:25 PM »

 %)....yes direct decedent from the First Fleet [of Irish prisoners & rebel rousers] to the shores of OZ  O0

one was an Irish wig maker in London...& was caught with stolen hanfs [hanks] of pig hair.....she was  :police: sentenced to OZ
the other was just an Irish trouble maker...he was also  :police: sentenced to OZ

He never looked back & within ten years was a freeman....married the wig maker & finally was made a Police officer with a small land grant near western Sydney..... {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2011, 08:57:16 PM »

Hi Derek, I always knew you had to be a crook to become a police officer, you just confirmed it. LOL. Seriously though there is a very strong Irish presence here in Canada as well as Australia, we sure get around. Mick B.
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« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2011, 09:56:37 PM »

I'm a skipper on a small Nav Aids Tender, doing work for Trinity house. Have skippered tugs, fishing vessels, tankers and also Windfarm tenders, if it floats I'll work it.
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« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2011, 09:08:03 PM »

 High tech hillbillie : lead technician installing Cell phone systems in factories hospitals etc. till the 3 heart attack.
            Long haul truck driver, Truck trailer mech, 120,000 lbs Wrecker operator, Sheet metal worker/welder.
YEP if its broke they think I should fix it, even if I wasn't the one that broke it.
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« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2011, 10:32:59 PM »

Mick b might like this, i spend a lot of my working day making these bits and pieces -- http://www.vintagebentleyparts.co.uk/acatalog/index.html
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« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2011, 11:07:35 PM »

Mick b might like this, i spend a lot of my working day making these bits and pieces -- http://www.vintagebentleyparts.co.uk/acatalog/index.html

Can you make me one of these


Job wise I work for a local Internet and telephone Supplier.  Curent project is TV via internet
Also Do vintage car and tractor restoration with my father in law
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« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2011, 11:49:32 PM »

 Essex2visuvesi   {:-{

1. What is the mesh guard protecting above the 72 on the number plate?
2. is that a Roots supercharger in front of the radiator...or is it a FWD mounted split case gearbox for a four wheel drive?
 
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« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2011, 12:43:23 AM »

Waiting on my official papers for 4th Class stationary engineer and going back to college to become a 3rd. 
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