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What an amazing spread of occupations, here is another:

I am Managing Director of my own commercial property consultants specialising in licensed and leisure properties in Yorkshire and the North East.

 

Regards.........Drewe

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So by my reckoning we have the following here (with apologies as Ive used a bit of licence on some of the categories):

 

Engineering/ mechanics 21

Driving/ logistics 8

Architects 1

Park/ estate management 3

IT 4

Nursery super 1

Construction/ maintenance 8

Designer 2

Project management 1

Nursing 1

Printing 1

Banking/ insurance / office work/ finance 4

Music biz 3

Outdoor instruction 1

Shot blasting 1

Probation 1

Glasswork 1

Logging 1

Retired 1

Serving soldier 1

 

There were 11 of the above list who admitted to being ex members of the armed forces in some shape or form...

 

Cheers

Timbo

 

now you done that you will have to update it, every sunday now :D

 

So no police, strippers, gigalos or cooks yet. A very good cross section so far though

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So no police, strippers, gigalos or cooks yet. A very good cross section so far though

We have quite a few police officers & firefighters here ..

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now you done that you will have to update it, every sunday now :D

 

So no police, strippers, gigalos or cooks yet. A very good cross section so far though

 

Easy enough Mike, Ill do a spreadsheet!! :D

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So no police, strippers, gigalos or cooks yet.

 

I wouldn't mind being a Gigolo to beautiful women....but then I wake up and realise it ain't gonna happen..:embarrassed:

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I wouldn't mind being a Gigolo to beautiful women....but then I wake up and realise it ain't gonna happen..:embarrassed:

 

Maybe we'll mark you down as a Trainee :)

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Hi,

 

I completed a 4 year apprenticeship for British Rail, then spent a number of years repairing and maintaining diesel and electric locomotives. During which time I began a member of the 'accident and derailment' team. The biggest accident of note that I attended was the one at Staples Corner in October 1988. See picture below: - (I always like threads with pics!) I am the one in the orange jacket and white hat trying to climb up the embankment...

 

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I then worked for BRS (for those not old enough - British Road Services) fixing trucks.

 

I now do heavy recovery - every job has it's perks... This was on the M1 s/b to the M25 slip road. As my family say, I have a part time job and a full time hobby, if you put it to hours actually doing something!

 

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Mark

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I am Engineering manager at RMS Locotec, I was also until recently Fleet Engineer for West Coast Railway Co.

We still have a couple of Class 31s (as in the picture above) and a few class 56s.

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Im a civil engineer specialising in highways / drainage design & working for national and local government.

Also experienced in designing schemes for housing and retail developments but more recently have been involved with the design of two new London Rail stations on the Crossrail Project.

If you want someone to tell you why local highway managers don’t like 'tanks' on the highway. Im your man.

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Staples Corner brings back memories as we had a Pye Telecommunications workshop and stores there.

 

The Accident was prior to me being at that depot.

 

 

 

 

regards

 

 

Nick

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Five years in the Life Guards and the last 24 yrs as a Mechanical Engineer on all sorts of gear from rolling mills to robots. I am presently working for a small company refurbishing power presses from 5 to 1000 tons.

Been lurking on here for a long time but not a frequent poster. I have always been interested in any thing with tracks on.

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poor spelling

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Retired some years ago after a lifetime spent in a mixture of Agriculture, Haulage and the Motor Trade. Been AWOL for the last six weeks due to illness but normally spend my time helping out on my son's farm or in his Agricultural Contracting or Plant businesses and any time left help a mate in his garage.

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Hi,

 

I completed a 4 year apprenticeship for British Rail, then spent a number of years repairing and maintaining diesel and electric locomotives. During which time I began a member of the 'accident and derailment' team. The biggest accident of note that I attended was the one at Staples Corner in October 1988. See picture below: - (I always like threads with pics!) I am the one in the orange jacket and white hat trying to climb up the embankment...

 

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Mark

 

Was that not vandalism rather than an accident, I seem to remember some hooligans released the brakes and the locos ran down a slope?

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hi i have been in the timber, logging {hard wood down here} in aussie ,most of my life plant operator had other jobs ... done a trade in mechical engineering ,welder on fishing boats,had my own bisness earth moving had couple trucks and dozer and restoring ww2 trucks in my spare time :cool2::cool2:

Very bussy man :)

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I get to drive fire trucks for a living. Important work, getting the crew safely to the incident and then supplying them with the tools they need to get the job done.

 

In my spare time I am the President for Military Veterans Museum and Education Center.

 

I used to work for National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI, USA as a restoration specialist/locomotive engineer.

 

~Robert

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As the author of this thread I just wanted to thank everyone for contributing so much.

 

I have found reading the posts very interesting.

 

Not surprised by the number of ex-service people.

 

But equally amazed by the interesting lives some of you have lead.

 

Please keep sharing. This is fascinating stuff!

 

:D:wow:

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One of my most weirdest jobs was when I was a pigman, I used to collect boar semen. It was actually really rather interesting :-D I would bore people to death with all the facts and figures of boar semen, temperature it should be kept at, the direction it should be swimming, the volume etc etc :blush:

 

- no jokes OK!

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One of my most weirdest jobs was when I was a pigman, I used to collect boar semen. It was actually really rather interesting :-D I would bore people to death with all the facts and figures of boar semen, temperature it should be kept at, the direction it should be swimming, the volume etc etc :blush:

 

- no jokes OK!

 

 

People forget that every job has a place in life. Nomatter how abstract.

 

We are all part of life's rich Tapesytry ;)

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One of my most weirdest jobs was when I was a pigman, I used to collect boar semen. It was actually really rather interesting :-D I would bore people to death with all the facts and figures of boar semen, temperature it should be kept at, the direction it should be swimming, the volume etc etc :blush:

 

- no jokes OK!

 

now would we oh great and fearless leader!!! ;)

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One of my most weirdest jobs was when I was a pigman, I used to collect boar semen. It was actually really rather interesting :-D I would bore people to death with all the facts and figures of boar semen, temperature it should be kept at, the direction it should be swimming, the volume etc etc :blush:

 

- no jokes OK!

 

Cum on Jack, pull the other one.......

 

Just the one joke, no more, I promise!

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I hope you are ready for this since leaving school in 1965 Ihave had one or two jobs some long and some sort starting with beaning a / porter at a motorway services station /porter glass works / butcher/ chef / army infantry / tyre fitter / Forman industrial land scape gardener / NCB pit underground haulage / motor mechanic / dump truck driver / bus driver / small road sweeper driver local council. I have also been involved with kit cars and classics and one off custom cars like this one most of my life I am now retired but I like to keep my hand in has with my latest car that i am building . cheers Bill:nut::nut:

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One of my most weirdest jobs was when I was a pigman, I used to collect boar semen. It was actually really rather interesting :-D I would bore people to death with all the facts and figures of boar semen, temperature it should be kept at, the direction it should be swimming, the volume etc etc :blush:

 

- no jokes OK!

 

No yokes?

AH come on, that's just BOARing...:-D

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After leaving school in 1969 I had a summer holiday job with a large company in Cricklewood installing fruit machines and upmarket juke boxes. One job was at Windsor Castle fitting the sound system for a yearly bash that HM used to lay on for the children; while running some speaker cables I swore at a pair of Corgis that were trying to shred my shirt. I turned round and there was HM herself who found the incident quite amusing and found time for a quick chat!

 

Joined Ford on a student course and gained an HNC in engineering then worked in Special Vehicle Ops at the Langley truck plant (an ex wartime Hurricane factory) on Transit, D and H series trucks. Left Ford in 1976 when a very generous voluntary redundancy package coincided with getting married and buying a house.

 

Started my own company in 1979 supplying and fitting car audio and electrical accessories which gave me a good living until the internet, discounting and credit card fraud killed the game in the early 2000s. Still do the odd installation and some repairs but work most evenings as an articulate person for a green striped supermarket chain.

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