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10-29-10, 08:18 PM #61
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10-29-10, 08:53 PM #64
Do gooders don't like it, but it saves Marine lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-29-10, 08:58 PM #65
10-29-10, 09:07 PM #66
Got all wrapped up in PIGS - - didn't say what I've been doing.
Took my early/ancient electronics training from the Corps and parlayed it into an outstanding career with HAL. Twas an easy transition from vacuum tubes and sign waves to transistors and square waves. Spent all but three of my years in management. Total time was 28 years 10 months. Moved all over the USA chasing that dream. Wow, what a ride. Good news is I didn't have the same job for those years. Changed functions approx each 2 years. Last assignment was managing Management Development. Even did some consulting on the side. It finally happened - - burn out. I retired at 51.5 years of age and have never looked back. Each month when my check hits the bank, we are even.
After I moved to NW TN, I told my accountant to declare me out of business. I had been running thru airports and living out of a suitcase for too many years. I still enjoy the occasional class work helping out at the local college, but still find it difficult dealing with folks that really don't want to be there.
"You ask what time it is and I've told you how a clock works." LMAO
10-29-10, 11:39 PM #67
10-29-10, 11:52 PM #68
11-05-10, 09:55 AM #69
Went in as a welder (MOS 1316), surprised myself by using my G.I. Bill to get my Bachelor's of Science in Physics back in 1996, then used 2 Computer Elective courses from college to land my first programming job. Today, I am a Senior Software Developer. Who would have thought?
11-05-10, 10:04 AM #70
11-05-10, 02:15 PM #71
"Animal labs" are not uncommon in the military. When I was a paramedic (mid-1980s), I was invited to participate in a "goat lab" sponsored by the AF pararescue unit at my old Air Guard base. They were specifically going to train in tracheotomies and cricothyrotomies. Evidently goat tracheas are anatomically very similar to human tracheas.
The goats would be anesthetized by a veterinarian first, and humanely put to sleep afterward.
Unfortunately, I could not adjust my police work schedule to attend the lab. I was bummed.
11-05-10, 02:31 PM #72
...and don't forget the documentary "Men Who Stare At Goats"
11-11-10, 12:32 AM #73
Work at an oil refinery here in Utah luckily. Very hard to get a good paying job after being an 0811 artillery cannoneer as the "opportunities" for firing cannons in the civilian world are very limited LOL. SEMPER FI MARINES!!!!!!
11-11-10, 12:42 AM #74
11-11-10, 01:55 AM #75
Met my wife while at Lejeune. Came back to eastern N.C when I left Oki and we married. Been in this area ever since.
Been married 13 years, separated and reconciled with two curtain climbers.
When I got out I tried turning wrenches for a bit. Decided the pay sucked and the tools cost a fortune. Tried car sales. Did very well, but couldn't stand selling people what I knew they really couldn't afford. A friend suggested insurance, so I decided what the heck. That lasted a year and I decided that I really didn't like it so I became a truck driver.
Truth be told, our marriage was so bad I just wanted away from the woman. The job actually saved the marriage. After several years of long haul I landed a job with an international company that has a terminal near home that allows me to be home just about every day, or night. Been here 4 1/2 years. The move has been great for the family having dad around. It has also allowed me to get 2 1/2 years of ministry school in and serve in multiple areas in our church.
If it wasn't for the Corps, I never would of gotten out of western PA.
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