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Old 04-22-2011, 10:42 PM   #81
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You callin' me a geek Fae?
Yes, you are big dork.

Come on, you were a pilot and a lawyer. I know you are not dumb nice try.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #82
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Getting to this thread late...

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I work for a large (3000+ personnel) San Antonio R&D not-for-profit that specializes in most anything in Science and Engineering you can think of, including cars. I've been here since soon after I graduated.

I started off doing R&D work for the Military, primarily Air Force aircraft and development of a large Army tactical system. I eventually left that group and moved to a new group in the same company. Now I am working with high-end Space Physicists developing science instruments for NASA Science missions. Basically the scientists come up with crazy science mission ideas, and the Engineers (us) design, build, test, and fly the instruments that do the science.

A lot of the cool stuff NASA 'does' is not done by NASA. It is done by NASA contractors like us. I hope NASA keeps going because I will kill myself if I ever have to leave this job. I love it.
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What I'm thinking about now is enlisting and them submitting my package to return to school after a year or two. Since I already have my AA and what not it would be a lot easier to make it happen. Plus I would have already started my stint in the Army and have full tuition and living.

But I am still not sure yet. I like school but I really need a break and I want to get over seas before we pull out.
Thats what I'm doin, tired of school and I don't know what I want for a career. So why not let do something that'll benifet me for the rest of my life and then Uncle Sam pay the bill for school?

Besides, I want the pink mist
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:16 AM   #84
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BS in Materials Science and Engineering and now I work for Honda R&D America as a Materials Engineer. Specifically I work in all things metals, basically I work as a metallurgist. And I'm not supposed to talk about my job on the interwebz...
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:18 AM   #85
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BS in Business.

I clean Windows for a living. (IT Network Admin.)
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:27 AM   #86
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AAS in Auto, diesel, and Hipo technology

about 3/4 of the way finished with my 2nd AAS in the ADN program to become an RN. Will then move on to the BSN program so I don't rot away as a floor nurse.

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AAS in Automotive Technologies. I'm an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician. I work on cars for a living... LOL
I found it to be a quick way to HATE your hobby. Blood is also far easier to wash off your hands then oil.

"Oil pans to bed pans, and everything in between"

You and Curly need to get into the Nursing program BIGTIME if you plan to stay in this field. UAP's and CNA's don't make squat compared to the RN's and work twice as hard. I thought about the LPN program, but around here, an LPN is used as a tech, and paid the same (aka, a waste of a year).
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BS in Materials Science and Engineering and now I work for Honda R&D America as a Materials Engineer. Specifically I work in all things metals, basically I work as a metallurgist. And I'm not supposed to talk about my job on the interwebz...
Breaking: Honda employs engineers and works with metals.

Now the secret is out.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #88
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I have a BS in Industrial Technology. Worked as a Manufacturing Engineer for 5 years a at smaller company (~300 employees) which manufactured industrial storage devices (carts, workbenches, cabinets, heavy duty racking, etc). I now work as a Process Engineer at Lenox Tools in their auto finishing department (paint, print, pack) Love it there, Newell Rubbermaid really takes care of their employees! Next time you go to buy some tools or some recip blades for your sawsall, remember me and buy some LENOX stuff, lol.
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Did the Army thing for 4 years as a generator mechanic which led me to getting a BA in Microbiology from SIUC after (hence the screen name GeneSplicer) did research in molecular bio for 4 years, left the bench and have been fixing/selling the lab equipment for the past 9 years as a contractor, mostly ultra-low low refrigeration/cryogenic systems. Funny where a degree gets you... and I get paid 3x more doing this than playing with pipettes in a tissue culture hood.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #90
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Getting to this thread late...

Now I am working with high-end Space Physicists developing science instruments for NASA Science missions. Basically the scientists come up with crazy science mission ideas, and the Engineers (us) design, build, test, and fly the instruments that do the science.

A lot of the cool stuff NASA 'does' is not done by NASA. It is done by NASA contractors like us. I hope NASA keeps going because I will kill myself if I ever have to leave this job. I love it.
My "machinist" directs the UAB machince shop where they also build a butt load of cool things for NASA. Lately, cryogenic coolers of some sort...
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:26 AM   #91
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Have my BA and MS in accounting. Also passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam, only a few more months before I become licensed (there's a 2 year experience requirement in CT). I wouldnt mind going for my PhD in a couple years, there's good pay for professors w/ accounting PhD's.

I work at a big 4 accounting firm
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #92
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Working on MEd (Masters in Education in Administration) about another year and 1/2 left

BBA in Management Information Systems.
6th grade math/science teacher (6 years now). Yeah we are underpaid, under respected, overworked (here is a clue if you give a damn you really don't have down time in the summer). But its fun to see a kid smile and learn.
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nd it to be a quick way to HATE your hobby. Blood is also far easier to wash off your hands then oil.
This is why im going to try the mech engineer thing. I don't want to start hating my hobby.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:41 PM   #94
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Hi backatcha

We are few and far between and with the recession and rocketing gold price, there's even fewer still working
Last few months in the UK have been really tough in the trade side of things, government need to give back some more money to the people so they'll spend it.
Too much jewellery has been scrapped for cash, which has earned scrap companies millions, but leaves so few pieces to be repaired which is the bulk of my daily work load. Fingers crossed for after Easter that trade will pick up.

P.s. Heres my website:
http://www.newmans-studio.co.uk
Yeah, the economic issues have killed a big portion of my business over the last 4 years as well, basically eliminating any work that might have been commissioned on a whim. But I'm having the best Spring since '07 so maybe people are breaking out of their money misery a bit. My "bread and butter" is custom wedding bands, and people don't stop getting married (for better or worse), they just spend less to have bands made, so I've had a relative baseline upon which I can mostly rely.

Nice, clean work you do there! And I imagine there's at least a bit of camaraderie/commiseration working in a jewelry center. I'm surrounded by psychologists in my building, but at least I can gripe to someone who'll listen!

Here's my site: www.MatthewDesigns.com
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Yeah, the economic issues have killed a big portion of my business over the last 4 years as well, basically eliminating any work that might have been commissioned on a whim. But I'm having the best Spring since '07 so maybe people are breaking out of their money misery a bit. My "bread and butter" is custom wedding bands, and people don't stop getting married (for better or worse), they just spend less to have bands made, so I've had a relative baseline upon which I can mostly rely.

Nice, clean work you do there! And I imagine there's at least a bit of camaraderie/commiseration working in a jewelry center. I'm surrounded by psychologists in my building, but at least I can gripe to someone who'll listen!

Here's my site: www.MatthewDesigns.com
Man, great work. I've had a design in mind similar to this for my wife. What are the chances of modifying this design with smaller bridges for holding the diamond


Then making more of a bowl around the suspended diamond. Inlay square diamonds in the bowl at the appropriate angle such that the index of refraction i redirects the incident light from directly above the ring into the bottom the the suspended diamond. My idea is out now.

Man, send me a price list of the stuff on your site. Your work is amazing. I'm keeping you in mind for my 10yr anniversary next yr. It's a big one, and diamond earrings have been the plan.
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Lots of ME's here, that's good when I need a job. Hopefully someone will have a connection, right? tehehe.

B.S. in Mech. Engineering here. 10 years after graduating and I'm still the lowest on the totem pole where I work. I do simple design & CAD/drawing work on mostly pushrod V8 drag engine valvetrain components. Small privately owned company means not much room for growth or variety in work, but it's still pretty damn cool. For the past 2.75 years I've been at a 32 hour work week so I try to supplement my income building exhaust manifolds for you fine people.
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This thread confirms to me that miata lovers tend to have a richer cultural and educational background than many other hotrod demographics.

Maybe I am being prejudice.
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Yeah, the economic issues have killed a big portion of my business over the last 4 years as well, basically eliminating any work that might have been commissioned on a whim. But I'm having the best Spring since '07 so maybe people are breaking out of their money misery a bit. My "bread and butter" is custom wedding bands, and people don't stop getting married (for better or worse), they just spend less to have bands made, so I've had a relative baseline upon which I can mostly rely.

Nice, clean work you do there! And I imagine there's at least a bit of camaraderie/commiseration working in a jewelry center. I'm surrounded by psychologists in my building, but at least I can gripe to someone who'll listen!

Here's my site: www.MatthewDesigns.com
Cheers Matt, some really good designs you have and good use of other metals.
Yup, it is nice to have other goldsmiths and trades around me for that vital venting of the spleen. In the UK trade scene, we seem to be the only trade where clients deem it their right to tell us how much to charge for a job. Just so that they still make their 300% profit margin.
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You and Curly need to get into the Nursing program BIGTIME if you plan to stay in this field. UAP's and CNA's don't make squat compared to the RN's and work twice as hard. I thought about the LPN program, but around here, an LPN is used as a tech, and paid the same (aka, a waste of a year).
I'm working on it. Around here it's near impossible to get into an RN program though. 4.0 with 400+ CNA hours get declined by the hundreds every year. My plan is to get some hospital experience (I start tomorrow morning!) for a while and then attend a PN program. With that I'd wouldn't mind working in long term care for a bit, while I work on getting my RN, as the bridge programs are much much easier to get into.

For now I'm satisfied though, I'm one of the few I've talked to who is satisfied with my job yet still have motivation to advance. Thankfully I'm incredibly good at my job, it would be shitty if I weren't. Literally.
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