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Worked in feature film for the last 6 years,  moved to the Bay Area and started working with the Santa Clara County Fire Department a little over a year ago. Any firefighters on this site?
i tried to become one, went though Chabot collage academy and a lot of oral boards and never got picked up would still like to try more, other wise i have done it all construction, heavy mechanic, machinist now, also the best job was at a golf course :smt044
LMUdave let me know if you have an in i will bring pie and ice cream  :smt003
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Owner/Operator of  a cut flower greenhouse operation, mostly roses and gardenias.  It gives me the chance to wear many hats which is cool.  The good news is I am the last guy to be laid off.  The bad news is often I pay for the privilege of working.
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For the last few years, I've worked as a marketing writer/editor at an analog IC company. I develop PRs, print ads, white papers, engineering articles, web content, brochures, et cetera, ad nauseum. I also do freelance work sometimes, though my day job keeps me busy enough.

Prior to this job, I spent several years as a PhD candidate in English and, briefly, history, before becoming disillusioned with the academic job market (and salary scales!).  :smt011


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B2B sales for a major office supplies company (and yes, The Office is a very accurate portrayal of what I do every day).

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Auto re-construction technician. Heavy collision repair and frame/suspension specialist. All aspects of the industry. Started sanding cars at Spraycraft in SF in 1971. 2 bucks an hour. With a bar next door that served me when I was 17. Heaven man!
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Work as a software developer for the past 10 years. Mostly database developement creating reporting systems for all of our clients. Always a number cruncher , always wishing I was fishing..
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Currently unemployed....but will be heading to Ketchikan, Alaska in April 2010 and will be working here....

www.ketchikankayakco.com

Well now the tables are turned:  I want your job! :smt044

My job, I just found out, will be the official NCKA "man in MLPA hell."  For the next year.  I've been listed as the NCKA regional stakeholder (last nite).  If God is reading this:  Big Dude, this is my community service for the rest of my life, alright?


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Senior lab supervisor.  I make sure that six scientists and about 30 research associates are following protocols and guidelines.  All this for developing small molecule drugs for cancer,  liver disease, metabolism and inflammatory disease.
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Worked in feature film for the last 6 years,  moved to the Bay Area and started working with the Santa Clara County Fire Department a little over a year ago. Any firefighters on this site?

Not Yet but still working on the Dream just got my medic a while back so we will see what doors that opens.


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Worked in feature film for the last 6 years,  moved to the Bay Area and started working with the Santa Clara County Fire Department a little over a year ago. Any firefighters on this site?
i tried to become one, went though Chabot collage academy and a lot of oral boards and never got picked up would still like to try more, other wise i have done it all construction, heavy mechanic, machinist now, also the best job was at a golf course :smt044
LMUdave let me know if you have an in i will bring pie and ice cream  :smt003


Stormscambler, check out USAJOBS, there are always FF positons on there, either with Golden Gate Natl Park (temp positon), Fort Ord, Camp Parks, National Forest, Moffet, National Parks.  If you aren't an EMT or Paramedic it is harder to get picked up.  I highly recommend getting Nationally Registered as at least an EMT, the Feds look at that hard.  Hope that helps, check the site often as jobs rotate weekly.
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Squidder K

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I have several hats which why I lurk instead of fishing.  1.  I recenlty left one company to work at the VA.  I work in the Rural Health Program so me and my big truck get out there to remote areas in the Palo Alto VA area.  I love it, being a Vet It is great to get out there and help fellow Vets of all generations.

2. National Guard Warrant Officer,  the we can give you as much aggrevation one weekend a month and two weeks a year as a regular job can....did I say that? GF wants me to retire after my next promotion.  Like some of the rest of you mentally I still think I am 21, physically after a couple of weeks in the field (no fishing involved), I feel like I am a WWII Vet.

3. Grad Student, I am on my last class and I will have a Masters in Emergency Management.  One time I was asked what do you do with a degree like that...It took me a moment and I told them if the alert siren goes out, I will be the calm but firm voice telling you to get your butt under the desk when the big one happens...lol

In what little spare time I have, I am building a motorcycle, restoring a meat slicer, looking for deals at Goodwill and thrift shops where ever I can find them, grilling/smoking/BBQ any piece of meat foolish enough to be around when I am firing up the Weber. Lastly I long for the day when I can go up to where Mooch is heading to and land some of those mythical Alaskan fish!
Kevin Storm
"A bad day fishing, still beats a good day of work!"
Hobie Quest
Necky Kyook
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Patriots Fan since 1967
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Im in life insurance and financial planning.   A few years ago I had enough spare time to start a small landscape business, mainly to get my butt out of the office.  (and its the landscaping thats been keeping me off the yak the past month or two..  :smt013)     Prior to that I had an IT startup for 10 years that was mostly involved in broadband communication hookups (DSL, cable and etc) which got very large and then ended up imploding with the rest of the dot industry.   Before that I was the landscape maint supervisor at Cheateau St. Jean winery in Kenwood for 18 years.