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1) US Coast Guard, Yeoman First Class (E-6), and I retired after a very nice career.  To be honest (all veterans would understand), I got a little tired of trying and trying and trying to make Chief (E-7), so as the saying goes, I threw in the towel and retired anyway.

2) Unix systems administrator and then a database administrator.

I don't want to say anything wrong, but as you have all heard the horror stories of I.T. guys from back in the day...  I too fell victim to the widespread "I.T. downsizing / job went overseas" scenario.  I tried and tried to get back into I.T. and was viewed as too old, too outdated, a dinosaur, etc... 

3) Which leads me to my present job:  I thumbed my nose at the I.T. industry, took a complete 180° turn, and got my CDL class B.  I went to the county public schools, and became a school bus driver.  It's a steady job and the hours are great.  It's not for everyone - having to put up with 62 rambunctious elementary school kids on a bus - but it's a job and the benefits package makes it worth it.  The pay is not great, and is a SERIOUS financial difference, coming from the I.T. industry, as you could imagine!  But with a little juggling, refi the house, pay this off, pay that off, etc... we're doing okay...


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Wow, a lot of IT guys............cough nerds cough..........just kidding, don't hurt me. I'm a college student, majoring in sororities if you catch my drift.

I'm a software/web consultant. I like looking through the server logs mid-day to see who's browsing the main site (we don't keep statistics on forum usage). It's always a bunch of people using thei

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Butchammon, read your post and had to smile. I got out of the army and went into it. Like you I ended up being to old and got my class a cdl and have been trucking for 15 years. Nice to have a fellow vet and golf nut welcome to the obsession 

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13 minutes ago, SmiterofPv1x said:

I hesitate to post this... but I'm a drug dealer..... the legal type though...

I run a pharmacy/drug store. :) 

Where are you located in Ohio?

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11 hours ago, SmiterofPv1x said:

Reside in Ontario, work in Ashland. 

Nice, theres a decent group of us here in the central ohio/dayton area. We will probably do a meetup/outing one weekend this summer which you are more than welcome to attend!

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Doc Gooden. Daryl Strawberry. Boo!

break out the KKKKKKKluber and some Miller time! My middle son was the honorary bat boy last FRIDAY at the indians game. Too cool to even think of. I'll attach a pic or two and if I can figure it out you'll get to see him on a video on the scoreboard. Frankie is every bit as much of star as he should be, he took the time to autograph a little kids ball who then fell on the ground due to it. Next up he actually signed a glove for a kid wearing the opposing teams jersey. Great man, future superstar. Awesome. (Pre submit edit, video won't load but if you want to see it PM me for an email address to send to, it was big for us but not a huge event for the humanoid species, lol!). The kid in the white jersey is Colin. He swings 93 tops but has a sweet draw and rarely makes bad contact. I thought he had at least 2 years before he'd challenge me but he beat me like a drum on The Old Course recently. His day arrived, early. My only golf goal is for him to not beat me (again!) for 2 more years. He earned it with 3w's that were more accurate than my 9i's. That was a round to see. He'd hit a 400 yard par four, hit driver 210, hit 3w 190 and have 20ft for bird. He'd have wiped my sorry sack of bones off the floor had he just made a few putts. 



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