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Guess I can't call you in for a new edition for my house now can I?

 

JB - it wouldn't be the first time on a forum that I haven't been asked questions, reviewed plans. If something doesn't ring true while works being done,shoot me a pm anytime -

We build a bit differently here in the NorthEast - those cold winters make for houses lasting 200+ years in these parts.

 

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I'm 38. I run a small (very small, meaning, just me!) I.T. Consulting Company and work for other small businesses helping them with pretty much the full range of thier I.T. needs. I do network design and installation, as well as PC sales and repair. I have a pretty good life for the most part, I get to help people like myself (small business owners) for a living, which I find very rewarding, and I have a flexible schedule that allows me to persue my other passion: golf!

 

I have a Communications Degree from the University of Missouri.

 

I helped start and currently sit on the board of our course's Golf Association, which has about 90 members. I am the "Communications Director", which means I keep everyone informed while trying desperately to avoid actually DOING anything! I also do all the tee times for our events and drink alot of beer and crown with the guys while we ****** about everthing! This year I started up a website for our members, you can see it but you can't laugh! Web Design is not my thing, but I enjoy learning how to do it! www.playitdown.net

 

I have a wife (14 years married) and a 9 year old daughter, both of whom have taken up golf in the past few years. Alot of our recreational and social time revolves around golf and our friends from the course. As I said, its not a bad life so far!

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Right now I am a full time student studying Accounting. I was employed for 17 years by a major telecommunications company that decided to ship the jobs to Mexico and China. I was fortunate enough that the Government has picked up the tab for my education. Hopefully all will work out. Golf has definitely filled the void.

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I am 69. At age 30 I started messing with golf clubs as a hobby. Even went to Ken Smtih Golf Club Repair School in the early 70's. It was a hobby for many years as I was making to much money in sales/marketing for several non-business application type computer companies to consider golf clubmaking full time.

 

At age 42 I wanted a change. I cashed in my stock options and bought a small custom golf club shop. Spent 20 years doing that full time while expanding the business size and sales. In 1963 (at age 62), I saw the custon golf business begin to die so I sold the business and retired.

 

Now I sleep late, play golf, drink, eat, repeat.

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Well, just found this post. I'm 28, and a Union Power Plant at one of the largest generating facilities in the US, here in good ole' Cartersville, GA. I've been bidding on other jobs to try and move up/around in the company, and still haven't gotten one (daggum seniority over credentials). I'm about to return to school after not going for 10 years and start working on getting either a mechanical or electrical engineering degree(have to see what schools I could possibly attend around here that will work within my work schedule and that will determine which one I'll be attempting to obtain) with a minor in business administration. I support a family of 4 on a single income, and work on clubs in my spare time. I've got a small side business doing club repair and refinishes, and haven't had any work in several weeks other than standard regrips, etc. Oh, and I've got to be at work for OT in the AM in 6.5 hours, so I'll be getting off of here very soon for the night. (Stupid shift work sucks, 12 hour shifts and work every other weekend. They are killing my golf game).

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Well welcome to the MyGolfSpy Forum and have to say I am jealous of your current job description.

 

I am 69. At age 30 I started messing with golf clubs as a hobby. Even went to Ken Smtih Golf Club Repair School in the early 70's. It was a hobby for many years as I was making to much money in sales/marketing for several non-business application type computer companies to consider golf clubmaking full time.

 

At age 42 I wanted a change. I cashed in my stock options and bought a small custom golf club shop. Spent 20 years doing that full time while expanding the business size and sales. In 1963 (at age 62), I saw the custon golf business begin to die so I sold the business and retired.

 

Now I sleep late, play golf, drink, eat, repeat.

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Guess this is as good a place as any to make my first post. I am 40 and work for the Kentucky Court of Justice as a computer/network technician. My golf game has been virtually non-existent for the past 2 years - having triplets will do that to you. I am here now to find advice and help for my oldest sons golf game.

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Sorry to continue the work talk, but this is something that my wife (a school psychologist) and I talk about all the time. My understanding of the education systems in many European countries is that, based on your skills in various fields, and possibly your preference, you are guided towards training in a particular field. That might be a college/academia, that might be carpentry, might be anything.

 

If we have any European members who could speak to this first hand, I would really like to know more about it.

 

In Australia the school system is less oriented towards university. Trades skills are accommodated for in the last 2 years of high school with options to start your apprenticeship studies to make you more appealing to an employer because you have completed most of the study during school.

 

We have an enormous trade shortage in Australia, hence anyone with those skills is paid very well.

 

As for what I do for a living, I am an electrician by trade and have just finished working as the maintenance engineer on a gold / silver mine in Papua New Guinea. I have taken up a new position as the Maintenance Manager for a National Engineering Asset Hire company in Australia.

 

AJ

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Alright, I'll tell. I work at one of the largest on-course Golf Pro Shops in the US. I have been employed there as a Club Fitter and Sales Manager for the last 7 years. Before that, I was an Assistant Professional at a small 9 hole course for 6 years. I have been working in the Golf Industry full time since 1995. MGS is one of the places that I like to come to to get current information. You would be surprised how many times I would read something about a new product on MGS, and mention it to a sales rep, and they haven't got a clue about it. Speaks volumes to the quality of information that comes from this website.

Eugene? Thought about going there on our way back to Portland from Bandon but we didn't have the time.

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Ok Im 31 and never finished college due to my two sons, but have done pretty well for myself being a restaurant GM.

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Well then.

 

I am a QA Analyst for a digital web marketing agency. Like ski I skipped college but due to the fact my parents owned a pet supplies store business (if ya wanna know anything about pet food etc I'm a wealth of info) and I thought I was just going to inherit it. Boy was I wrong, somebody sold and retired. Anyways stumbled into QA @ 30 through a job at Electronic Arts and here I am today.

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In Australia the school system is less oriented towards university. Trades skills are accommodated for in the last 2 years of high school with options to start your apprenticeship studies to make you more appealing to an employer because you have completed most of the study during school.

 

We have an enormous trade shortage in Australia, hence anyone with those skills is paid very well.

 

As for what I do for a living, I am an electrician by trade and have just finished working as the maintenance engineer on a gold / silver mine in Papua New Guinea. I have taken up a new position as the Maintenance Manager for a National Engineering Asset Hire company in Australia.

 

AJ

 

I disagree about the school system being less oriented toward university here, but I do agree a tradesman earns more than almost any other profession based on study vs wage. I used to earn less than my tradesman after completing a MBBS degree. I had to finish a RACS degree in order to get "over him" hehehe. Only took me twelve years of college lol

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Don't know how I missed this thread and if I didn't do it elsewhere welcome JoBuhdda!

 

I guess my occupation should be pretty obvious from my screen name but just in case I am indeed the senior pastor of a nice sized congregation in St Petersburg, Florida. We have a PreK through 8th grade Day School on our premises, a staff of 24 fulltime and another 28 PT employees including teachers, a youth minister, deaconess and so on and so forth. Oddly I'm the only pastor on the staff although we have two retired ministers who are indespensible in helping me out.

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As I'm reading these threads I find myself "asking what do these people do?" and how old you are too...

 

I'm 32 and I've been a high school Biology teacher for the last 9 years... I teach in the ghetto, and over the years I've had some great students and some terrible students... I've had students that have Super Bowl rings (JoLonn Dunbar - Saints), and students in jail for murder (one for killing a bum, and one for killing his girlfriends 9 month old baby for having an"accident" in the bed), and at least 2 that are dead. (1 in a drive by, 1 was suicide)... plus numerous other stories that I think are funny, but most people are disgusted...

 

Overall I love my job, and although there are some rough kids (maybe 10%), the good kids by far make up for them... Watching them walk across the stage is a great feeling...

 

 

So what do you do?

 

 

As little as possible...:)

 

 

Shambles

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As little as possible...:)

 

 

Shambles

That reminds me of a guy I knew. He moved a long time ago and I haven't been in touch. But he had money from somewhere. I never knew the story. But he didn't have to work. Every time someone asked him where he worked he said he worked for a firm called Seymore & Dolittle (See More & Do Little) :lol: ! That maybe an old joke. I don't know. He's the only one I've heard it from though. It always cracked me up. He had such a dry wit and straight face, most people would just say, "Oh, OK." as if, now they knew. :mellow:

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IT infastructure Architect and bully of CEO's and Boards that don't let me do what I need to make them money.

 

It's certainly an interesting job given the type of clients I help. I'll do everything from migrating companies to new accounting or email packages to all things IT security, routing, video conferencing and high end collaboration to building GIS server farms at a data center. If you want to do something, I can build it.

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IT infastructure Architect and bully of CEO's and Boards that don't let me do what I need to make them money.

 

It's certainly an interesting job given the type of clients I help. I'll do everything from migrating companies to new accounting or email packages to all things IT security, routing, video conferencing and high end collaboration to building GIS server farms at a data center. If you want to do something, I can build it.

Hey Tuna, I've done some GIS work for our small water company, mapping the facilities. I've shot most everything in the field already. I built a database to work from myself and still have quite a bit to do to develop a working map and manage everything. Is this what you're talking about when you say GIS?

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Hey Tuna, I've done some GIS work for our small water company, mapping the facilities. I've shot most everything in the field already. I built a database to work from myself and still have quite a bit to do to develop a working map and manage everything. Is this what you're talking about when you say GIS?

 

That sort of thing, but I make things roll on the backend.

 

Imagine 15 guys working on various mine drawings on 3 contitents. Now imagine them without a high powered fancy machine. Instead they're doing their work from a thin client. While some are working on their own stuff, 3 guys are on a video conference call talking about another drawing and all working on it as they talk adding and subtracting GIS guys to the call as needed.

 

I do the integration of technologies that makes all of that work seemlessly.

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That sort of thing, but I make things roll on the backend.

 

Imagine 15 guys working on various mine drawings on 3 contitents. Now imagine them without a high powered fancy machine. Instead they're doing their work from a thin client. While some are working on their own stuff, 3 guys are on a video conference call talking about another drawing and all working on it as they talk adding and subtracting GIS guys to the call as needed.

 

I do the integration of technologies that makes all of that work seemlessly.

If I get into more complex projects, I'll hit you up for it. We haven't had much success with hiring anyone nearby for that sort of thing. Right now it's all on me on a local machine though. Not collaborating with anyone else on it.

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