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posted on May, 25 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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US Navy stationed on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in Newport News Shipyard, VA. I work in the Reactor Proplusion department. Right now the entire ship is getting refitted for new reactors cores and other crap increase the life of the ship another 25 years. I hate my job btw...as of now i got 72 days left




posted on May, 25 2006 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by think2much
Hmmm...I think you can tell alot about someone from their job/ education, but then again...sometimes not.
So I understand when people seem defensive or give disclaimers or qualify their job in some way so as not to be seen stereotypically, because not all stereotypes fit!

Just like in contrast, some people simply use their job or title to try to seem more important or interesting or intelligent than in they could possibly ever be!

If anythinhg, my username here defines me best. But should be longer to say "writes2much" as well, huh?

I'm not defensive or ashamed of anything I am or have done, as many would assume by all I write here like some disclaimer but I'm just trying to make a point as I do understand when others seem "defensive" to others just because they don't want to be stereotyped by their occupation...like when people think all guys who have anything to do with computers are nerdy dorks, you know...when in reality only MOST of them are.


Anyway, what I do, have done, or am, doesn't define me... exclusively....and certainly not by the definitions or preconceived notions usually perpetuated, yk?

For example, right now I'm a DAV/HW+M3 (how is that for an ambiguous/cryptic acronym title and combo?!)

Spell it out? Well...OK, DAV=Disabled American Veteran

So right now I am apparently "disabled" and a Vet-what images and preconceived notions does that conjur? Most people first think me as scruffy, unshaven man in his 50's... and in a wheelchair...um no...see below


Likewise, I am a HW+M3 which ="Housewife and Mother of 3"...any more preconceived notions there? Usually...either nazi sports/soccer mom or overweight, poorly groomed welfare collecting woman yelling at her kids :::shiver::::

And then just usually all the preconceived notions of either of those do not likely mesh to form a pretty picture either! Hmmm lets see...lets combine them to make me a wheelchair bound woman with scruffy unshaven legs wearing a camo bandana, with tatooes on her arm and yelling like a drill sergeant at her kids then? Bahaha! So not. :shk: I'd post a pic of me and my kids but my husband would deficate mortar! :::Hi Honey!:::


So anyway, I do understand where people have the perspective that what you do is not necessary who you are. Like I am not the vet people first picture..but often when people who know me now think of me (or a woman) in the military often they think of someone is dress blues doing an office job too-nope not that either.

My military service included a 7 month deployment for Desert Storm. I'm in my 30's not my 50's. I did not have a nice administrative job, nor was I a masculine "I can do anything a man can do...and better" fem, or the "d" word which I wont use that derogatorily is used for homosexual women that dress, act, and look like men, yk?

Active duty I was...well probably shouldn't get too specific...but I worked flightline avionics/electronics maintenance on a specific system on a specific aircraft. 5 level

In the guard I worked fuels and cryogenics. 5 level

I also did a short stint as a cargo specialist in the reserves and guard too. 3 level


thanks think2much...that is exactly the point I made just after your post but I hadnt got to reading yours. What an exciting life you have led up to now. I think you could write a book about changing hats and challenging stereotypes. Really was impressed with your contribution. I dont like to say, generally what I do as most people then form an opinion of me. Its the stereotypical BS that annoys me. For example, when I am at work, I wear a suit, very rarely show any skin. One day, I was wearing a light coloured blouse and had my hair up, well you could see my tattoo through the shirt. (I have one on my shoulder) OMG ... the surprise of my co workers was amazing. Like wow... pffft It is so pathetic. & then they go off and imagine ...
anyway..thanks for your post. I really think you could write a book about your experiences!!!

cheers



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 10:11 PM
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I ride a Harley and chase women....its a tough job, but someone has to do it



posted on May, 25 2006 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by Amuk
I ride a Harley and chase women....its a tough job, but someone has to do it


Will someone give this man a way above, or whatever the moderator version of one is.

Amuk, If only for the sentiment,

Way Above!



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by mecheng
I'm a mechanical engineer.


Originally posted by CarlosG
I'm also a Mechanical Engineer


I am a Project Manager for a construction company. I make money from mistakes the owner makes giving you information!



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 10:34 AM
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I'm an EM (electro-mechanical) engineer, working in the defense industry.


As an aside (just to show an example of how people aren't exactly what you expect from their professions), back in the late 1980s I was in an all female heavy metal band, signed to Geffen Records.



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by Jadette...back in the late 1980s I was in an all female heavy metal band, signed to Geffen Records.




Vixen?



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
T2M, I play with lots of women in various bands. Not only are they fine musicians; they bring a harder edge [when called for] to the music seldom heard
when just guys play. If you want to play; start now!


Thanks for the support man, but its a no-go situation for me. I'm in my 30's now, and have a family, and never learned to play anything, though I screw around on an acoustic guitar I got last year...I'd love to learn just enough to find some people to jam with just for fun, and I love jam bands, especailly with a bluegrass feel...but my husband would never allow it, let alone support it.

I'd love to play, but it will never be...now had a been born a guy...then everything would be different-nothing would have ever stopped me from being a musician, I'd I'd have been playing for half my life by now.

Damn...don't even get me started...it kind of depresses me! :shk: Now I envy the women you play with for having what I never did/will!



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by DrBones666
Whaaa is right, if you want to play something, get started now, the earlier the better, I started piano when I was 7, and to be honest didn't really like practising that much when I was a kid, now I'm 21, play 6 instruments, and couldn't imagine my life without it!


Yeah well, too bad you guys weren't around when I was 9/10 or 15/16...it's too late for me now, but thanks anyway.



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by skippytjc

Originally posted by Jadette...back in the late 1980s I was in an all female heavy metal band, signed to Geffen Records.


Vixen?


VIXEN!!!
Who cares what they sounded like?. They were beyond hot.



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by NJE777
thanks think2much...that is exactly the point I made just after your post but I hadnt got to reading yours. What an exciting life you have led up to now. I think you could write a book about changing hats and challenging stereotypes. (snip) Really was impressed with your contribution. I really think you could write a book about your experiences!!!


Well, I am writing a book, influenced by, or loosely based on real facts and characters in my life, but it will be "fiction" of course to protect those that...um...may need to feel protected.


But I don't know how beneficial it will be in challenging stereotypes...it will in many instances, but will perpetuate a few as well I am afraid, as there are certain aspects about myself that are quite steoetypical...just like I was saying if there is one thing I am it's one of *those* people that seek challenges in life, but get bored easily...or by other definition, are afraid of failure perhaps so once something is mastered they must move on to find something new to master...so as not to screw up what they perfected already!


Bu anyway, thanks for the support as I do endeavor to be a writer.


AndI hear you on all the shock and surprise with people seeing your tattoo...like no one has had more than one interest or played more than one role in their life? Get over it people! Huh?



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by Amuk
I ride a Harley and chase women....its a tough job, but someone has to do it


Yeah, you've got it rough hey Amuk?

Damn, I'd have to envy you there too...if I were a man of course!

If I was born a man and wasn't a musician, I'd then be a biker and chase women...ideally I think I'd be a bike riding musician who chased women and were chased by them! AH yeah, that would be perfection.

...if I wasn't gay and could get into women that is!
But I am assuming if I was born a guy I'd be into women.



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 03:26 PM
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I am a carman(train inspector) for a company called pregress rail services. a newly aquired subsidiary of Caterpillar and the largest company of its kind



posted on May, 26 2006 @ 05:36 PM
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Because it would have been neat to merely type a short cryptic note:







I guess you could say I work in sanitation.

I remove the garbage.






posted on May, 27 2006 @ 06:17 PM
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I'm a freelance web designer and I'm also one of two guitarists in a death metal/hardcore band, Destroy the Last.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 08:14 PM
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I am now a State Law Enforcement Investigator and Instructor. I currently investigate major crimes that happen on SC State Property. I teach Firearms and SWAT tactics and police sniper techniques. I am also a computer forensics specialist for my department and several other nearby departments.

I'm also retired once from up north, moved here took the position I have now.

I did 5 years in the Marines in a sta plt, after college.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 09:03 PM
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It's not my career because im only 15 but more like a summer job. I work on a dairy farm milking cows. It is not too bad of a job just horrible hours (like 3 in the morning) and I also get covered in cow crap. It takes at least two showers to get the smell out,



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 09:41 PM
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I am a landscaper (business is not booming in New Orleans) :bnghd:

I grew up in the business, and now it has become a full time occupation. I love it, and I get to create my own hours pretty much. Since it's so slow, I get the benefit of hitting wifi zones in my car with my laptop to come on here.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 10:07 PM
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Well I currently work as a Behavioral technician which is big speak for underpayed over worked Babysitter. I work with the Mentally Disabled....meaning those who society deems "Crazy/Unstable". Love the job but it defintally takes it out of me.

Im thinking about finishing up my degree and then going to Game School....but as of right now I am in the Mental Health Profession.

El senor pom pom the master of your disaster



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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This is the 3rd time I tried posting in this topic, something about page 3 didn't like Firefox.
I used to do industrial maintenance. Wiring, machine installation, PLC programming, etc.
Now I have a little store and sell beer and wine making supplies and teach people how to make their own hooch.



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