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Offline SWEEPER

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2011, 12:21 »
Hello, I have a sweeping business here on the Gold Coast, sweeping - shopping centres, truck depots, hi-rise basement carparks, building sites etc. When I am not doing that I am sweeping the beach with a metal detector :D or riding the sweepersto the shore on my surfboard.(can't believe I wrote that) ::)
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2011, 13:20 »
Neuropsychologist - work with people with brain injuries in rehabilitation. Previously member of the RAAF and private industry in logistics/contract management.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011, 13:56 »
im pretty much a jack of all trades
im a student studying enviromental managment at tafe
i work with my dad building race cars, semi trained mechanic, left the apprentaship 1 and a half years in cause it all got too much, lack of money and all that.
i somtimes help out at a caravan shop, not for a crust but i get to use the shop for my race car =)

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011, 15:21 »
Hey Snoopy,l can't imagine Mars would hand out 500 lolly bags ;D ;D
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2011, 17:48 »
Horticulturist for nearly 30 years - over 20 with the same company, senior management mostly and a stint in HR.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2011, 18:28 »
Was a Mechanical  Engineer designing pumps and pump systems ( 28 years ) then started my own business manufacturing centre fire Target Rifles and accessories  ( 15 years ) handed that over to my son and retired 5 years ago. Still shoot target rifle along with my wife, and when not doing that we both go detecting-- love it.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2011, 19:11 »
I'm a stay at home mum of 3, and I also make crafts and have the occasional stall at markets, trying to sell em :D
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2011, 20:30 »
Retired. I was a qualified Gunsmith and also a Automotive Machinist. Now I fly RC aircraft, I am also a Amateur radio operator, metal detect and play with computers for hobbies.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2011, 21:29 »
I'm a Toolmaker by trade, done estimating drafting, time and motion, production planing, factory supervisor, got fed up with the lot and went back to training apprentices. Also had a small machining business in my shed that i did after hours.     Since retiring with ill health, ( 3 breakdowns from stress ) i took up woodwork and Detecting and haven't looked back. I have made a 16 foot strip plank Cedar canoe. Got 1st and 3rd in the novice section at the Sydney woodshow with my wooden boxes, and now i have taken up carving.  I also make all my detecting tools.  That's me.

   Hey Eucy, my son works for Mars at Berkley Vale,
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2011, 21:43 »
Ok guy's & girls, I'm a Maintenance Fitter with the Ford Motor Co here in Geelong. Do a bit of OH&S as well. Other activities other than being a taxi for the kids is surfing, classic bikes, Army cadets and collecting badges etc.  :)

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2011, 23:19 »
 I've been working in a sheep abattoir for the last twenty years. Before that, I lived in Sydney and was a postman in the CBD. Currently looking at starting up a business in the communications  and power supply sectors that I'll work at building up to a full time situation over the next few years.
 Hey Rocker. Those RC planes can be fun. I've had a few over the years, but haven't been able to get fully into the hobby yet. I should be able to get back into it properly soon. I've got a couple of larger ones but do love the convenience and grace of the park fliers.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2011, 08:29 »
I have been mechanic for nearly 30 years, mainly cars but spent last 10 years working on agriculture machines ( tractors, Hay balers ect). Now a stay at home dad for my 4 boys and loving it.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2011, 11:14 »
Did 12 months of nursing then worked for a couple of years in a childrens'hospital pathology lab.Emigrated from England to Down Under, worked as a filing clerk then for 8 years was a sales rep for a wholesale seedling nursery,then became a kept lady of leisure ( no not one of them lol) now retired & quite long in the tooth!!!
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2011, 10:00 »
Some great posts - keep 'em coming.  

Just goes to show this obsession for digging in the dirt can hit anyone at any stage in their lives  ;).
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2011, 10:22 »
Owner Driver, removal  contractor, packer, Accredited Air Freight packer, Twenty Eight years At Grace Removals, now at Allied Pickfords.
 But now Semi Retired , and work when i want to, when i,m not working you can find me out detecting, which is were i am about to go.........cheers MM
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2011, 11:21 »
Run my own business from home for the last 12 years as a full time reed-maker in the bagpipe field. 90% of what I do is exported.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2011, 11:51 »
Reed maker for bagpipes, Now that does sound interesting. Sodd you would have to be Scottish??

When people put up their Posts and we answer them the logical thing is to say well done mate, but its surprising the Forum names that I thought were fellas turn out to be Shelia's.

So to all those Ladies I have called Mate, I apoligise ;D ;D ;D
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2011, 12:58 »
im a stationhand ,been in heaps of different things over the years though ,a gardener ,shearer,house builder,mechanic,spraypainter ,,cheers jas

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2011, 14:49 »
Hi Smurf,
Yes mate, had my 6th birthday over here so no accent  :o
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2011, 17:54 »
 8) Mining Industry for the past 16 years Fly in / fly out.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2011, 18:49 »
Engineer - rail
Systems Engineering side of it involved with Telecomm's, Signals, wayside systems (overweight detection, flood monitoring, etc), Train Control Systems, Passenger display systems, Fire and emergency systems, etc

Just starting a 12 month contract with AECOM on Tuesday

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2011, 01:52 »
Minecontrol (pitram) Fly in/Fly out.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2011, 17:09 »
Throat irrigation specialist (publican) retired.
full time metal detector

Good one simmo. Just love that description ;D

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2011, 21:56 »
Semi retired carpenter.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2011, 22:29 »
Amazed at the diversity of backgrounds present here on the forums.

I am an agricultural r & d scientist / analytical chemist.
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