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Old 01-02-2011, 10:55 PM
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So what do you all do to pay the bills. I am a Crane Technician for Nucor Steel in Memphis, I get to hang out 100ft in the air in some nasty 160deg meltshop. But it pays good and its secure.

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Locomotive engineer; the post office ain't got anything on a railroad...we invented the phrase..."nor rain, snow, or sleet keeps us from our duties". And we do it 24/7....regardless if it's a holiday or not.
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Locomotive engineer; the post office ain't got anything on a railroad...we invented the phrase..."nor rain, snow, or sleet keeps us from our duties". And we do it 24/7....regardless if it's a holiday or not.
so your saying that your trainset is bigger than mine

We are located at the southend of the CN yard here in memphis. We have a loco that is on site here, my Brother in Law use to run it. Man those cars will creep up on ya in our yards. I guess they are called "silent Killers"?
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so your saying that your trainset is bigger than mine
Well, I don't know about that, but with several of the trains we run reaching 7600 feet long...there's a good chance on that.
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Man those cars will creep up on ya in our yards. I guess they are called "silent Killers"?
That's why you don't walk on railroad tracks (trespassing). Wait until there's snow on the ground...they get really quite then.
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Almost ashamed to admit this. I've worked as a service tech at GM dealerships for over 20 years.
Nah, just proves that there's a solid paycheck repairing "Chubby's" & "Gimmies"; I'm sure there's some Bowtie Guy that's worked 20 years for a Ford dealership that says the same thing.
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Nothing wrong with choosing a profession with job security. There will always be broke chebbies.

I'm a PC repair guy, a geek of all trades really...
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Nothing wrong with choosing a profession with job security. There will always be broke chebbies.

I'm a PC repair guy, a geek of all trades really...

Don't kid yourself, I pass by the local Ford dealership on the way to work everyday and there's cars waiting to be worked on there, too.

Actually, I was working at a tire store in SoCal back in the day and I had just gotten my ASE Master certification for the first time. My wife mentioned it in conversation with someone in the line at the supermarket who happened to be the shop foreman at the local Chevy dealer. He told her to have me apply, I did, and here I am 20+ years later.
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