what's your job?

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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    i thought it would be neat to se what everyone else does to support their reefing habit. list a what you company does, a few detail about what you do, salary range etc.
    i work for a natural gas compression company called exterran. we were known as hanover compression until monday. we merged with another company called universal compression to become the largest compressor company worldwide. we rent and service natural gas compressors and production equipment worldwide. basically we are the ones that get the natural gas from the ground to your home or business.
    i'm a field service techinician (greasemonkey) for them. i service and repair engines such as those made by caterpillar. they range from 50 horsepower to 2,000 horsepower. my hours typically start at 8:00 a.m. and end whenever the job is done. even if it's 8:00 am the next day! we are on 24 hour callout 7 days a week 365 days a year. it's a hot, dirty, noisy and demanding job ( i have thought about calling mike rowe a couple times) but it pays decent for this part of the country. entry level pay starts at a base rate of 35,000 a year. and goes to about 75,000 depending on skill and experience. heres a link to the company website. Welcome to Exterran
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I work around 20 hours a week at Terracon Consultants, Inc. Terracon Consulting Engineers and Scientists. It's an engineering consulting firm and I am an Environmental Specialist there. I do Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, radon, asbestos and lead-based paint assessments. I work mainly with cell towers, doing the environmental clearance before they can be built.

    I also work around 20 hours a week at the Environmental Research Lab (ERL) at the University of Arizona. I work with trees there. I'm looking at water use in cottonwoods and willows used for ecological restoration projects. It's not too exciting :(.

    I'm also a full time student, working on my PhD in Soil, Water and Environmental Science.
     
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    Alexander

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    I work for Verizon Wireless, no explanation needed because if you dont know who they are... (as david spade says in tommy boy) you should be hit over the head with a tack hammer because you are a retard!

    I manage Technical Support at a retail location. aka babysit people. Salary paid and work usually 50 hours a week at least so i get the corperate america salary no paid overtime butt ram special without the lube. pay is very good for my age and education level, however is still not enough considering my very expensive hobby of salt water... not to mention my motorcycling, and tattoo hobby and beinga single dad too.
     
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    SSalty Team Liquid Force

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    I am the inventory/shop manager for my dad's Mechanical business (heating/air/plumbing). We have 50 employees and 35 trucks. I am in charge of purchasing well over 500 different parts/products ranging from a copper 90 degree elbow to the massive roof top air conditioning units that are installed on commercial buildings. I am also going to school to someday take over the family business.

    Oh, I almost forgot. I own 20 candy vending machines as a side "gig". Funny as it sounds I make great money doing this.
     
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    Alexander

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    is the vending machine thing hard to keep up on?
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    im a medicine grad..i work part time at PEREA hospital a branch of pavia health...im a medical assistant, i do history charts, primary care, presentation and conferrences to students and personel, etc..im preparing myself for my medical boards on november to have my permanent liscence, they pay me 100 $ a day..
     
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    hibye

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    i do chores and babysit



    still not enogh money for my hobbies
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Well this is where I work.Basically my home away from home being as im here for 70 to 80 and sometimes more hours a week.
    Im supposed to be the shop foreman,but here lately Ive had to do my job which is fab all the duct work,do all the welding,maintain all the outdated shop equipment and help in the field too.With the heat going on,when somebodys AC goes out,they want it fixed yesterday.
    I go on the clock usually around 2 or 3am,and clock out when ever I get a chance.
    The pay sux,the benefits are non existant,but it buys beans.
    Now since Im leaving early today,Its time for me to clack out and go home.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh, and today I started teaching my first class, Introduction to Environmental Science. That's three days a week that I teach that. The class consists mainly of college freshmen and sophomores. I think I did pretty well for someone with no teaching experience, but I was hella nervous! I should start bringing in cake, donuts and cookies every day. That will make my students like me! Punks.
     
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    jermpool NAAO President

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    I am a grounds keeper at a private all girls school Girls Preparatory School . I mostly mow, weedeat, blow leaves, trim shrubs, spray chemicals, and prep athletic fields. It pays ok and has some realy good benefits. I also work security there and drive a bus occasionaly. I'm on salary but when I work over I get paid overtime, but if I miss I get paid the same :D
     
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    ToMatorClown NAAO First Lady Mator

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    I just do security. At a Electolux Warehouse. My job consists of playing in the computer. That is the only time I am on the internet. :D But really I have to log trailer that are coming in and going out. I like the job, just not the hours. Nor does Jermpool. ;)
     
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    ToMatorClown NAAO First Lady Mator

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    I just do security. At a Electolux Warehouse. My job consists of playing in the computer. That is the only time I am on the internet. :D But really I have to log trailer that are coming in and going out. I like the job, just not the hours. Nor does Jermpool. ;)
     
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    ToMatorClown NAAO First Lady Mator

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    Sorry it was a triple post. :D My computer frozen on me. So sorry. ;)
     
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    joeman MorphingSquid

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    I work for a large multi-national consumer goods manufacturer in Modeling & Simulation (Computer Aided Engineering), building structural analysis simualtions for the development of the processes / machinery we use to make our products... My Reef tanks keep me sane (almost) :shock:
     
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    i work for pactiv in machine operator (termo forming) making party wear (cups,plates,lids)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Wow... This forum makes me feel so...white collar!
     
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    Entrepreneur :)
     
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    Pimp:mrgreen:
     
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    Actually I'm a Co-owner/contractor that builds facing for commercial.We have about 50-75 employees,depending on the season.I won't say how much I make but its decent.

    Someday,I gonna own a fishstore that actually cater to the hobbyist.
     
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    hibye

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    reef i love the pimp thing its so




    PIMP
     
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