What do YOU do!

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New Member
Ok... Well, I am starting a New career tomorrow!

I was in Real Estate as a Property Manager for 2 years & now I am starting at NRMA as a Claims Consultant!

Tell us what YOU do...

What is YOUR occupation!

:D
 

Quozie

4x4 Earth Contributer
Hey guys,
I've got a few roles, paid work is 4 days a week Property and Client support for Community housing, 2 nights a week night fill (good to get paid to do a 5 hour work out each shift). Voluntary role, President of a Christian Community Radio station and also for a 4x4 club (see link below). So I keep busy with that as well as a fulltime dad to six billyLidz (3boys, 3 girls) +carer
 

Gunna

Well-Known Member
I work in a open cut coal mine I drive a 2000 tonne machine called a Bucketwheel excavator digs about 2000 tonne of coal per hour on average it's about 60 meters long 30 meters high check out the attachment of one that is simular to what we have. there are 5 of these in our particular mine all varying in size type but at the end of the day they all do the same thing
I work 12 hour shifts (2 day and 2 nights) then 6 days off plenty of time to pursue the finer things in life:D
 

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Grumpy

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I work in a open cut coal mine I drive a 2000 tonne machine called a Bucketwheel excavator digs about 200 tonne of coal per hour on average it's about 60 meters long 30 meters high check out the attachment of one that is simular to what we have. there are 5 of these in our particular mine all varying in size type but at the end of the day they all do the same thing
I work 12 hour shifts (2 day and 2 nights) then 6 days off plenty of time to pursue the finer things in life:D

Gunna the machine digs approximatly 2000 tonnes an hour not 200. CHEERS

I'am in the same trade as Gunna but at the other end< I operate a stacker which receives the rubbish soils: eg clays, sands and other material so as the coal can be exposed. they classify this area as the overburden dump, also operate D8 dozers and when required drive a Dredger too.
 
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BUSHNUT

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The picture is of my practice . Somerville was a quiet little country town when I openned Somerville Optical, it's population has shot up to 16.500 now and parts of it are quite suburbanised in parts.

I am what they call an Optical Dispenser - everyone asks 'what's that?' in some states it's a Spectacle Maker or an Dispensing Optician .

Have been in the profession since leaving school in 1966 5 years as an Optical mechanic apprentice and then 2 years at night to obtain my dispensership, have been in both the wholesale side of the industry ( lens grinding or surfacing ) as well as the retail side which involves dealing with the public advising on types of lenses and of course what makes a silk purse out of a sow's ear- advice on frame styles .

Left the industry vowing never to return when I was 26, obtained my articulated licence and drove dog trailer units for about six years, heavy lumping with a bad back forced me back into what was physically easier so here I am . Along way and far removed from a kid raised on a dairy farm in the Buckland and Kiewa Valleys - That is an entirely another long tale which you have to get me plastered to relate .
 

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bt50boy

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im a plumber, almost finished my time.
i have been a lifeguard and a long liner ( the movie perfect storm for an idea)
last job i was a designer/ buyer for a surf/skate retailer. i use to design and develop surf and skate hardwear. import product and see how it sells.

A big sorry to the guys who have kids between 8-20 cause i am sure i took a lot of your money in those stores.

paulie
 

lordy

Member
maintenance manager for saint Vincent De Paul Society based in Brisbane. Also do all the shop fitting for any new shop we open have travelled as far as Cairns and inland to Charliville
and back through Roma Chinchilla ect keeps me busy and i enjoy the work or i would have retired last christmas.
picture of our new shop at roma

Geoff
 

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Grumpy

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That's strange Bushnut I had visions of u being a builder or plumber with a ute like that, well blow me down I didn't think I could be that wrong. CHEERS
 

Sharky

New Member
I left my job as a mechanic 8 yrs ago, to become a ceiling fixer.......less hrs, much more $$ & I go to a different place every day, do a different house every day, work for myself & don't need to explain mechanical mysteries to ignorant customers. Oh, & white powder washes off much easier than grease. Then there are the tax deduction benefits. However I don't regret it. The $$ we save by doing my own auto work is massive...plus I loved it at the time.
 

Gunna

Well-Known Member
Hi Bushnut
It does have a laser but not for the reasons you may think, the laser onboard is used to dig a flat formation for the dredger to travel on or to ramp down or up .
The dredger does have minimal auto function as in slew and travel step advance but most of the driving is still done manually
 

Fox Shooter

New Member
Electrician special class by trade and now a DFO ( Dumb F#@& Operator ) at the Shell Refinery in Geelong. Better $$ and hours.
 
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