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I thought it might be interesting to see what we all do for a living.

 

I teach college English - composition and creative nonfiction.

 

I drove tractor trailers for 20 years before going back to school. :shift:

 

"Breaker 1-9 - we got a bear on the Eastbound side at mile marker 252. Copy?"

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I thought it might be interesting to see what we all do for a living.

 

I teach college English - composition and creative nonfiction.

 

I drove tractor trailers for 20 years before going back to school. :shift:

 

"Breaker 1-9 - we got a bear on the Eastbound side at mile marker 252. Copy?"

 

 

I make my bread with 10 cups of flour; 3 tbsps of dry yeast; warm water; eggs; sugar - mix and place in 350 deg oven.......that's how I make my bread.

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I thought it might be interesting to see what we all do for a living.

 

I teach college English - composition and creative nonfiction.

 

I drove tractor trailers for 20 years before going back to school. :shift:

 

"Breaker 1-9 - we got a bear on the Eastbound side at mile marker 252. Copy?"

 

Are you certain it's nonfiction? :poke:

 

But seriously...I work in corporate finance.

 

Auto mechanic for 7 years

Diesel journeyman in R&E for 7 years

Purchasing agent for 1 year (I obviously didn't like that job)

Finance for 10 years now

 

Dave

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I thought it might be interesting to see what we all do for a living.

 

I teach college English - composition and creative nonfiction.

 

I drove tractor trailers for 20 years before going back to school. :shift:

 

"Breaker 1-9 - we got a bear on the Eastbound side at mile marker 252. Copy?"

 

 

 

I'll give you a halfway serious answer that almost related to the web site....

 

I am and instrument and controls engineer for a large engineering consulting firm. Offshore Oil and Gas production. 20 years exp.

 

Gotta have plenty of gas for my Shelby when it arrives. There will be no shortage.... :shift:

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I grew up in Wyoming when they let 14 year olds work in the oilfields during the summer. My experiences include roustabout, roughneck, heavy equipment operater, welder's helper, mechanic's helper, hooker (hooking chokers on a hi-line log skidding operation), 5 summers driving freight delivery trucks, 9 years as a public school band director and the last 10 years as a middle school principal.

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I thought it might be interesting to see what we all do for a living.

 

I teach college English - composition and creative nonfiction.

 

I drove tractor trailers for 20 years before going back to school. :shift:

 

"Breaker 1-9 - we got a bear on the Eastbound side at mile marker 252. Copy?"

 

 

I sell Shelby`s at $ 5,000 under m.sr.p for a Liven

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Roughneck to principal?

 

Amazing. You go, boy! Have you written your story yet?

 

Hit man - pirate - silly boys. :hysterical:

 

 

 

 

No written story yet. Looking for a ghost writer.... maybe an English professor near D.C.? :shrug:

 

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Okay so today we went from 'baking bread' to sending private messages ( PM's). Is there a secret bread recipe you are hiding from us? I thought this was a GT500 site? :hysterical: What were we talking about again?

 

 

 

The only secret is.....LOVE man! Love is what makes the bread good!! :happy feet:

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Out of control - out of control - you guys are out - of - control.

 

gchaser - you've got to be very - very careful how you word things around here...

 

I can see this PM thing will linger around for a while...sigh. :banghead:

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AAARRRGGGHH!!! I've got your rising loaf right here matie!

 

 

Avast rising there. And watch who you call matie or I'll have you keelhauled before I cut out your tongue and feed you to the fishes. Since this is your first offense, you will suffer but a dozen lashes with the cat, and I will stop your grog only for a week. Arrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh!!!

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Do you SEE? Do you really see?

 

All I did was say how do you make your bread.

 

Then this bunch of...stressed out car guys takes that and off we go....

 

Amazing. :fan:

 

Truth is - you all are much funnier than those jocks that sit around and shoot the bull on that TV show. :hysterical:

 

Now - back on track.

 

How long should I keep it in the oven?

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Y'all must have leaks in your NOS systems.... :hysterical:

 

gchaser - If I can write it - so can you.

http://www.beaufortccc.edu/news/PDF/Bryans...storhetoric.pdf

 

 

Thanks for sharing your story Bryan. It sounds like you are a fine person and an inspiration to your students. I had a few amazing teachers and professors when I was still in school (11 full-time years after high school - it takes a long time to become a pirate these days :hysterical: ), although they were few and far between. Educators such as yourself have the ability to ignite a passion for learning that often doesn't die down after the semester is over - keep up the strong work!

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I thought it might be interesting to see what we all do for a living.

 

I teach college English - composition and creative nonfiction.

 

I drove tractor trailers for 20 years before going back to school. :shift:

 

"Breaker 1-9 - we got a bear on the Eastbound side at mile marker 252. Copy?"

 

 

I work with unwed mothers...I help them get their start...

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I grew up in Wyoming when they let 14 year olds work in the oilfields during the summer. My experiences include roustabout, roughneck, heavy equipment operater, welder's helper, mechanic's helper, hooker (hooking chokers on a hi-line log skidding operation), 5 summers driving freight delivery trucks, 9 years as a public school band director and the last 10 years as a middle school principal.

 

 

gchaser,

Where in Wyoming?

 

 

I grew up in Casper,

I've been a uranium exploration logging Tech (in Africa),

A self employed logging contractor ("faller") (Bighorn Mtns, Wy),

air quality tech,

and now, like Rufdraft, a professor (and Chair of Humanities) at a Communtiy College in Colorado.

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How cool is this?

 

These forums connect us with so many interesting people.

 

Time well spent.

 

And - if I was teaching sociology, I'd be very interested in how many of us have taken new directions for one reason or another. The global economy is going to force many more of us into career changes.

 

Jolly - thanks, man. I appreciate the kind words. I love what I do. And I'm not doing it for the money. I can't imagine doing anything else but teaching.

 

If Flat Rock can get the line moving along, I'll be teaching at stop lights real soon! :hysterical:

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mechanic to finance?

 

Now There's a story!

 

Where did you go to school?

 

(and You - I got your payback right here...swingin!)

 

Yes, it's quite a story going from mechanic to finance...too long to tell here in the forum.

 

I studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati for 2 years, then dropped out to become a mechanic (don't ask), then went back later when I had matured and got my B.S. M.E.T (Mechanical Engineering Technology) from Purdue, then got my MBA in Finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

 

Dave

 

I grew up in Wyoming when they let 14 year olds work in the oilfields during the summer. My experiences include roustabout, roughneck, heavy equipment operater, welder's helper, mechanic's helper, hooker (hooking chokers on a hi-line log skidding operation), 5 summers driving freight delivery trucks, 9 years as a public school band director and the last 10 years as a middle school principal.

 

Wow, this is interesting. I'm a "city boy", so I have no idea what a roustabout or roughneck is. I thought a roughneck was a brand of trash can for taking out to the curb.

 

Can you please enlighten me? Also, what is a "choker"? I know what log skidding is...but what is "hi-line" log skidding?

 

Wow...I have so much to learn. All this talk of cowboy-type work reminds me of the movie city slickers with Jack Palance..where he says "Son, I sh*t bigger than you".

 

Yikes!

 

Dave

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