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Old 12-08-2021, 08:10 PM   #1
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I spent most of my career in the army, in which it was cut short due to medical reason! When i got out i went straight to the oil field and did well, but when covid hit i had to find something else! I ended up getting my real estate license and have done really well but dont feel like its my calling!! I loved the military life and have found it difficult to find something that i enjoyed as much as it! With the oilfield picking up i have had some calls to come back but i think its time for me to find a 9-5 job, with 3 kids i dont wanna miss any more of there life being gone. Though maybe hearing what everybody does and if they enjoy it might help decide a new career path!!
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:12 PM   #2
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been a cop for last 13 years..

Go to the fire side. Get on with a big suburb fd and enjoy the next 20 years.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:14 PM   #3
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Been a cop for the last 21 years and the profession has definately changed and not for the good.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:19 PM   #4
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Left halfway though a military career to go to school. Now I’m a ER nurse loving life.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:20 PM   #5
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Just changed over to working for the county. Better benefits and retirement. Need a cdl for county job though
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:22 PM   #6
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:22 PM   #7
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:25 PM   #8
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I have been a landscape and irrigation contractor for 20 years.It’s been very enjoyable especially seeing lots of trees I’ve planted over the years now big and mature.Commercial side of things stay real competitive but I get to use my talent and creativity on custom work.It’s been rewarding but I guess like a lot of others business it’s getting more and more complicated to stay in business and getting people to work is very difficult.Sounds like you have some valuable talent and kudos on keeping things close to home for the family you will be blessed for that.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:27 PM   #9
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P o r n star.

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Old 12-08-2021, 08:39 PM   #10
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Did 20 years in army and now been a AG mechanic for 8 years. I like it moneys ok
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:44 PM   #11
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Before you take a 9 to 5, it often times is not truly 9 to 5. For me, it is 10:30 to 7, one weekend every 4 weeks, managing people which isn't always the best, late nights like tonight... I will probably work until midnight finishing up stuff that I set time aside for earlier today but couldn't finish because more important things came my way.

If you can afford it, try to find something you can manage your own time doing. You will be happier with that is my prediction.

Good luck and I hope what you need is what you end up finding.

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Old 12-08-2021, 08:47 PM   #12
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28 years as a dentist.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:48 PM   #13
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It’s in the screen name. I’ve been doing it for just over 20 years and have done well for staying local and not traveling. But, it has taken a toll on my back and the hunting hobby. Who ever tells you being self employed, you can make you own hours is a liar, don’t listen to them.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:48 PM   #14
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Paramedic for 21 years, now a firefighter. Training Lieutenant for a growing municipal department. Love it!
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:50 PM   #15
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:53 PM   #16
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:55 PM   #17
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Custodial engineer.

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Old 12-08-2021, 08:56 PM   #18
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Iím a operator in a chemical plant . Going on 24 years in operations and before that a few years in Maintenance.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:57 PM   #19
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Teacher/coach, then in the wholesale fireworks business for 10 years, then owning my own Archery shop indoor range for 11, then my own construction/remodeling business and ended up back in teaching for the last 8 of my working career. Now retired and **** happy!
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:59 PM   #20
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:01 PM   #21
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been a cop for last 13 years..

Go to the fire side. Get on with a big suburb fd and enjoy the next 20 years.
Man thatís where I really thought I would excel but canít pass the medical portion! Same for state trooper!!
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:02 PM   #22
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I spent most of my career in the army, in which it was cut short due to medical reason! When i got out i went straight to the oil field and did well, but when covid hit i had to find something else! I ended up getting my real estate license and have done really well but dont feel like its my calling!! I loved the military life and have found it difficult to find something that i enjoyed as much as it! With the oilfield picking up i have had some calls to come back but i think its time for me to find a 9-5 job, with 3 kids i dont wanna miss any more of there life being gone. Though maybe hearing what everybody does and if they enjoy it might help decide a new career path!!
I just lost a guy to the military.
Did 12 yrs, got out, civilian life for almost 4, and shipped out the 17th of last month.
Said he didn't know how to live out here.
3 kids and a wife, one of the best employees I've had.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:04 PM   #23
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Teacher/Coach, I’ll never be rich but at times you actually make a difference in kids lives…. It’s a nice trade.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:04 PM   #24
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I just lost a guy to the military.
Did 12 yrs, got out, civilian life for almost 4, and shipped out the 17th of last month.
Said he didn't know how to live out here.
3 kids and a wife, one of the best employees I've had.
Man that is almost me to a T!!
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:15 PM   #25
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Year 39.5 of coaching. Never gone to work one day in those years. Stayed younger working with 18-22 year olds. Pretty good life.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:17 PM   #26
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O&G engineering and management, 18yrs and 13 US patents ...itís been fun but honestly I hope to one day be an owner/operator of an RV Park.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:20 PM   #27
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:22 PM   #28
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:24 PM   #29
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I studied Wildlife Ecology in college. Thought I wanted to be a game warden. Started teaching elementary school as a long term sub in January of '76 and was just gonna do it till the summer with GW school starting in September. I ended up staying at the same elementary school for 36 years. Never regretted it.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:25 PM   #30
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:27 PM   #31
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I run this church for loggers
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:32 PM   #32
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:32 PM   #33
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Left halfway though a military career to go to school. Now Iím a ER nurse loving life.
I was wondering how in the world you were still almost a nurse. Congrats.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:35 PM   #34
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Any hvac guys?? I have my epa universal that I got right before the military, just never got the hands on experience and have forgotten a lot of it!
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:37 PM   #35
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Investment advisor since 1985. Quite stressful at times knowing people have to a large degree put their financial future in my hands. Very satisfying as well when I see longtime clients retire comfortably at least partially due to my advice and counsel. In my business there are good stretches and very bad stretches but it is rarely boring.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:38 PM   #36
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I studied Wildlife Ecology in college. Thought I wanted to be a game warden. Started teaching elementary school as a long term sub in January of '76 and was just gonna do it till the summer with GW school starting in September. I ended up staying at the same elementary school for 36 years. Never regretted it.
Thatís a cool story!!!!
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:39 PM   #37
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:39 PM   #38
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Texarkana fd has a test in December. Id work Houston or Dallas long term though. Lots of ex military in FD.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:42 PM   #39
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Been in Medical Device Sales for going on 18 years now. First 12yrs were in trauma and pretty demanding with unknown hours a lot of times and on call most all the time. Last 5+ have been on the capital equipment side and much better for the family life and hunting hobby. Was tired of missing my kid’s growing up and family time. Medical has been a good industry. It’s changed a lot, but still has its perks. I’m able to be home and hunt a lot more now
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:45 PM   #40
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Commercial construction superintendent here. I did industrial construction early on, was just a number for a large chemical company for 3 years before going back into construction. Not all projects are fun, but theyíre all different and challenging in their own ways, and itís extremely satisfying to start with an empty, large acreage site and then step back and look at what youíve built when itís complete. The friendships/relationships that Iíve made over the last 20 years are a bonus.


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Old 12-08-2021, 09:46 PM   #41
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Electronics tech. 11 + years > border patrol 20 + years = and now I am recently retired & going to see what The Good Lord has for me next…
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:49 PM   #42
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:55 PM   #43
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:57 PM   #44
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:58 PM   #45
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:00 PM   #46
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Power line work. Money is really good if you live in the big cities, or get in the unions up north, Florida, or California. Going on call and storms will prevent your 9-5, but majority of the time I’m working 8-9 hours a day. If you’re union, you can pretty much choose your jobs; therefore, you can almost choose your hours.
You can’t pay me enough to live in a big city, or travel and be away from my family so I don’t make the REALLY big bucks, but I make good money. Pay varies greatly from state-state, co-ops, municipalities, and contractors, but most journeymen gross $100K. Some parts of the country make $200K-$300K give or take (seen lineman on FB groups posting pay stubs at the end of the year showing their gross earnings). Those numbers are usually union guys chasing storms though.
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:00 PM   #47
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:00 PM   #48
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Any hvac guys?? I have my epa universal that I got right before the military, just never got the hands on experience and have forgotten a lot of it!
About to wrap up my 4th year doing residential HVAC. Been running the family business the last two, and will be the owner in another 1.5.
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:04 PM   #49
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Texarkana fd has a test in December. Id work Houston or Dallas long term though. Lots of ex military in FD.
It was this past Saturday I passed it as well as the fitness test! I can pray but i know the medical review i wont get passed it!
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:06 PM   #50
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I regret not buying a lodge 5 or 6 years ago at fork when i had the chance!!
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