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07 Jan 2013 5:08 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Agesilaus Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 8:55 p.m. PST

History Teacher

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 8:55 p.m. PST

Lieutenant,Commander Of Detectives, NYPD Homicide…Retired.

But, I really wanted to be a Pirate.

Prince Alberts Revenge07 Jan 2013 9:02 p.m. PST

Special Agent

SaintGermaine Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 9:08 p.m. PST

Sailor USN ( Naval Veteran )
Systems analyst , Graphics support programmer, Worked on software that displayed data from the SR-71
laid off from Lockheed-Martin
Returned to college to get a culinary degree
cooked for 13 years

Retired and loving it. Planning trip to Australia with my wife.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 9:13 p.m. PST

Criminal defense Attorney

dsfrank07 Jan 2013 9:31 p.m. PST

Enlisted Infantryman then Military Intelligence Officer

ran conventions for Games Workshop then general manager of Agents of Gaming

Now a stock broker for a large discount borkerage firm working and living in Indianapolis

Thinking about another career change to teacher

richardmkii Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 9:41 p.m. PST

I work in a big warehouse and I repair and maintain the conveyors and forklifts (and anything else that breaks).

Timotheous07 Jan 2013 9:46 p.m. PST

Answers phones for an independent broker-dealer (back office). Was at one time a HS Math Teacher, and before that, served in submarines for the USN.

JLA10507 Jan 2013 10:05 p.m. PST

Was a Police Officer, now in Corporate Security. Less hassle, more $$.

JezEger07 Jan 2013 10:13 p.m. PST

Revenue Manager onboard cruise ships. Before that ran casinos for many years, mainly on ships. So, somewhat sadly, not only does my dice rolling border on the pathetic,I can also work out the odds of being so astronmically unlucky very quickly in my head! "Wow my unarmoured peasants armed with rolling pins and beer tankards just routed your Super Heavy Knights with Army Banner, what were the chances of that" >>grits teeth<< "Oh about 538 to 1, but who's counting?".

jdpintex07 Jan 2013 10:14 p.m. PST

Sr. Venture Support Integrator

(ie enviromental due diligence and Non Technical Risk assessor for Oil Exploration Company…also not bp)

Korvessa07 Jan 2013 10:27 p.m. PST

Chief Probation Officer

Arnold1775 Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 10:32 p.m. PST

Attorney, Educator, Historian, Gym Owner, Veteran, and enjoy most being a father:-) Growing up in Newport, RI as a boy, my mother used to take me to get shoes next to a toy soldier shop (it was in the late seventies). Anyways I was transfixed for life – my mother could never afford any of those toy soldiers, but I would run off and stair at those figurines every chance I could. Sadly the store is long gone…

richarDISNEY07 Jan 2013 10:36 p.m. PST

This is a REALLY interesting topic.

Sergeant Paper07 Jan 2013 10:44 p.m. PST

Senior Archaeologist.

Got three degrees in 3 different Liberal Arts fields of study, plus certificates in two others.

Formerly (in no kind of order):
USMC enlisted
USNR enlisted
Defense contractor (not doing anything related to prior service in either branch) in 3 places for 4 different companies
Made and sold reenactor armor for a decade
UPS unloading trucks/loading semis, driver for a very short time (still got my Teamster's card)
Bookstore worker drone
laser assembler and parts tester
Eagle Scout
Small-batch home-brewer

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 10:57 p.m. PST

Fire Protection Property Specialist & Safety Consultant for an Insurance Company.

I also run a terrain business……………..

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 11:19 p.m. PST

Don't work anymore, but volunteer fulltime as treasurer of a foundation, see:

As such, I run two webshops and write and edit publications as well.

nsolomon99 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 11:25 p.m. PST

Trainer/Coach/Mentor to Computer Data Storage Engineers

14th Brooklyn Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 11:26 p.m. PST

In house lawyer.

MAD MIKE Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 11:29 p.m. PST

Until March of 2012 I was an aircraft structures technician working on airliners. Then the company I worked for imploded and ceased operations, throwing 2800 people to the street (Yeah, I'm bitter about it!!). I am now on a career break as I decide what to do with the rest of my work life.

Princeps Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 12:32 a.m. PST

I work for an international military alliance located in Western Europe. Before that, I worked for the USG and in the dim past of university days was a silver/gold cutter and designer for a silversmiths.

idean62 Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 12:37 a.m. PST

District Crown Prosecutor

Billiam Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 12:55 a.m. PST


Slartibartfarst Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 12:55 a.m. PST

Full time god to cats, part time psychiatic nurse…

britishlinescarlet208 Jan 2013 1:05 a.m. PST

Worked in retail for 20 years. Lost most of my eye sight. No one would employ me after that so now am a self employed Polymer Clay Artist.

nickinsomerset08 Jan 2013 2:42 a.m. PST

26 years in the Army, now a consultant,

Tally Ho!

DeltaBravo Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 2:50 a.m. PST

+1 to the lawyer brigade (commercial, not rules…).

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 3:11 a.m. PST

Police officer for 10 years; before that I was a police officer for 16.5 years somewhere else. I like to do something different…..
Had a 5 yr stint in the army reserve in that time.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 3:13 a.m. PST

Printer, for about 30 years now. I spend my days designing cardstock models, and my nights running a printing press, so I'm pretty much all about ink-on-paper, all day, every day.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 3:20 a.m. PST

Admin based retail. Not the most exciting job in the world, but it helps to pay the bills!

Whatisitgood4atwork08 Jan 2013 3:21 a.m. PST

I write ads to sell toothpaste in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Martin Rapier08 Jan 2013 3:24 a.m. PST

IT manager, used to be an Oracle database admin. Oracle financials, SAP, stuff like that.

In the dim and distant past I was a teacher.

Lovejoy08 Jan 2013 3:31 a.m. PST

Sculpt minis, and a bit of writing on the side.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 3:49 a.m. PST

Now unemployed, 18 years as distribution manager, warehouse manager, stock controller, with various evening/weekend work in motorbike industry. I have a very promising interview tomorrow, so tentacles crossed.

So TMP is mostly military/police with a fair slice of medical, teachers,scientists and less IT than I would have presumed with a few guys doing weird and whacky stuff. What a varied pack of loons we are. :)

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 3:56 a.m. PST

Brewery manager, in charge of getting YOU 100,000 cases of beer every 8 hour shift!

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 4:09 a.m. PST

You sir, are THE most important person thus far!

Ivan the Reasonable Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 4:24 a.m. PST

Prison Officer (retired)

Khusrau08 Jan 2013 4:36 a.m. PST

Previously, in no particular order… and this isn't a comprehensive list..

Superannuation adviser
IT Consultant
Peat digger
Night Supervisor in youth care hostel
Infrastructure Manager
2nd Hand Car Salesman
Funds Manager
Help Desk Manager
Roadie for the least successful rock band ever
Social Security Clerk

Now I have the title of Manager, Knowledge and Information Management Services in a Civil Aviation Safety regulator

Marcus Maximus08 Jan 2013 4:47 a.m. PST

Ex- IT Director, now disabled after spinal injury full time Dad at home of two little boys 5 & 7. Just created a new business to get young adults with no or little qualifications, or who have little opportunity to work in a large corporation, trained up in the hard skills of IT and the soft side of IT then seed them into large organisations. It's damn hard creating a business from scratch, looking for that first contract to employ staff and then get them their first big job at a large corp.

Oh and big thank you to all those who are in the armed forces or ex-vets, in the Police, Education, Medical establishments, and for any others who do work for the greater good e.g service sector – retail and hotelier, manufacturing, civil avaition etc.

Dynaman878908 Jan 2013 4:51 a.m. PST

System Analyst / programmer. Jobs over the years.

Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Substance abuse client billing tracking system.

ERP program support specialist. Biggest clients were Campbells soup and Matsushita Electronics Corporation of America, Bristol Myers Squib too.

Cheese Pricing for Land O' Lakes. (out of all of these this was the most complicated, salesmen are bonkers)

Federal Air Marshal inventory tracking system. (slightly after 9/11 when the program expanded, that was fun)

Airport Traffic Flow Management system. Atlanta, DC, Chicago, LAX, LAS, and a few others.

377CSG08 Jan 2013 4:55 a.m. PST

Retired USAF. Last job Child Support Enforcement Agency – Hawaii. Stay at home Dad.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 5:33 a.m. PST

Was in retail management for a long time. Now I drive new cars about!

MrMerkava Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 5:41 a.m. PST

thread needs data analysis soon

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 5:47 a.m. PST

I am retired but I used to make drugs( 35 years).

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian08 Jan 2013 5:49 a.m. PST

Sales Adviser in a DIY store

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 5:51 a.m. PST

Manager for emergency rental dept of heavy equipment (industrial air compressors)

Historicalgamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 6:18 a.m. PST

General Manager of Truck Leasing Co as well as retail truck sales professional.

Historicalgamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 6:19 a.m. PST

….and amateur gynecologist. :)

Timbo W08 Jan 2013 6:25 a.m. PST

Research scientist in environmental toxicology.

Hey we should get a grant consortium together!

RKE Steve08 Jan 2013 6:32 a.m. PST

IT Business Analyst

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