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What do you do for a crust?
« on: February 20, 2011, 22:53 »
Another thread on the forum showed that we 'Detectorists' come in a diverse range of ages so I thought it might be interesting to discover a bit more about who makes up this fantastic forum.  Nothing too in-depth but just a couple of lines about what you do for a living (or did do, or are going to do).

To get the ball rolling:

I'm currently working for the Queensland Police Service in a specialist section (but don't hold that against me  ;)).   I also spent 10 years in Hotel Management (Hilton Hotels) and served in the Royal Australian Navy in the Communications/Intelligence fields.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 22:57 »
ive always worked in the electronics/telecommunications industry.
and sambo we wont hold it against you, some coppers are allright, the one that gimme a ticket the other day seemed to have a smile on his face ;D
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 23:00 »
I work with international students and run a small business in the music industry...
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 23:05 »
Refrigeration and auto air service. A grade at pistol club.Always interested in electronics. Rwork
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 23:36 »
Jack of all trades - railways, aicraft maintenance, Royal Australian Navy - Radar Plotter(Gulf War 1991) , Meter reading, fire equipment servicing, B Perf Arts - Stage Managment (ECU), B2B C Level sales, stay at home Dad now.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 00:05 »
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 08:51 »
Crew
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 09:12 »
"sambo we wont hold it against you, some coppers are allright"
Especially Queen Victoria pennies!  ;D
I'm retired after a career of high school teaching and running a small business advisory service.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 09:58 »
I'm a Civil Marriage Celebrant (at least I try to be civil LOL)
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 10:27 »
G'day All , I work for Caterpillar Pty Ltd - Victorian Dealer William Adams Pty Ltd .Earthmoving & Mining machinery , Parts Sales
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 10:32 »
I am 11 years old, this year i'm in year 7, i am the also the leader of my faction and i have a special little badge i wear everyday. i am into archeology, geology,astronomy and mining (like my father ) .
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 10:54 »
Hi all, I have run a moulding machine (big planer) in a sawmill, and worked in a big car wrecking yard in Perth. Back in Qld now and unemployed  :(
More time for detecting but cant afford to go anywhere  :-\
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 18:55 »
I work in the jewellery industry polishing chains. also make a little bit of jewellery at home.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 19:16 »
Work in the safety industry..... breathing apparatus, gas detection and brethalyser units... etc

Service dept.  QLD

cheers p.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 19:31 »
gyprocker,plasterer ,cornicehand

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011, 19:36 »
Lawyer - Willo
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 19:50 »
All,

Environmetal Consultant (Meteorologist).
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 20:38 »
I am a smoke rep, don't smoke but get overpaid for what I do, 25 but looking towards retirement in a few

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2011, 20:56 »
l work for MARS chocolate here in Ballarat packing lollies(M&M's,Maltisers,Snickers,Bounty,Twix,Pods) into bags(and eating some) and also some gardening work and then try and squeeze some detecting,cheers Rod.
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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2011, 21:50 »
so peter s - you were with Immigration?

Eucy-man: Any chance MARS could sponsor this site and give each member a lolly bag?  ;D ;D ;D

Simmo: I had to think about what a Throat Irrigation Specialist is... now I get it. I must be one too  :D

It is amazing to see the diverse groups of people into this hobby. Keep it coming folks!

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2011, 22:37 »
Hi all, Electronic Technician in Radio Communications is my main field, Dont want to ruffle some feathers by saying this...... but currently i am working as a Technical Officer for a global Speed and Camera manufacturer in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Justice......

Please wait.......before you all ask who may be concerned, sorry but i cannot reverse any of your fines you may have....At the end of the day it's a job and its all about trying to save lives, even though it seems otherwise.

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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2011, 23:22 »
An Environmental Officer in the construction industry ... it pays the bills  ;)

CR
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2011, 09:28 »
Wow what a amazing varitey of backgrounds you guys have.

I Work in a Iron ore mine at Iron Duke 60km west of Whyalla SA, I use to Drive Cat 785 Dump trucks but now I teach people how to drive them and all the other machinery we have on site.

Cheers Byron



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Re: What do you do for a crust?
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2011, 10:01 »
Hi Byron , Yep thats the big Yellow boys we sell parts for . Amazing machinery .

Got to love the 992's as well , bloody good fun to drive along with the D11R & T

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