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Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:17 pm

Quality management at the company holding EASA Part 21G license no. 1.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:29 pm

First co. to market cellular in the U.S., hence my handle. Got out in time (sold to an RBOC) and went into voice mail in its infancy. :P
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:32 am

I distribute turbo encabulators and spurving bearings.
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:51 am

Im a pilot training scheduler for a US airline.

That means I tell instructors when to go to work.
When wasn't America great?


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Re: What do you do for work?

Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:10 am

ER757 wrote:
I have no idea what you are talking about :D

Funny thing is, with mergers/buyouts/consolidations etc, I've worked for six companies without ever leaving my desk

Haha trying to fish for which forwarder. lol

6 M&As possibly narrows it down to one of the top 10 forwarders, and a couple in particular. lol

Just joking with you. Not actually asking for the name. At our company we have our euphemisms for the various forwarders we deal with, usually based on their name or a trait about them (e.g. UPS is just Brown).
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:55 am

fr8mech wrote:
Erebus wrote:

What are your thoughts on manufacturers striving to make new generation aircraft more reliable and with lower maintenance requirements?


Air transport category aircraft are immensely complex with a ridiculous level of interaction between system. Interaction that was unheard of when I got into the business.

The routine end of the business is between the manufacturer, the regulator and the operator...and, it’s not going away.

My end of the business (chronic problems) is only going to get more interesting and manpower intensive. Especially since we’re delving into the prognostication of aircraft problems using all kinds of predictive reporting tools.

I see the middle end of the business getting a little slack. As reliability goes up, through design and preventative maintenance, I see line maintenance getting a little lean, but that can’t be helped. The work will pick up on either end.


Isn’t some of this in the air due to current use of large CFRP components? Some have said we don’t actually know what their lifetime reliability and fatigue properties will be.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:16 am

scbriml wrote:
Certified park bench warmer and coffee shop hangabout.


AKA retired.


Same here. Used to help people ..........
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:08 am

Initial lead design and oversight supervisor for Boeing 737 Max program
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:13 am

Grows potatoes and strawberries for own consumption and neighbors. The best job I ever had, even if production maybe only covers 10% of consumption.

Well, it's only my second job.

Spent 46 years and 2 months on all sorts of IT support (punched cards and up) for 100,000+ colleagues who explore new oil fields around the world, off- and on-shore, and retail (aviation-) fuels and lubricants. And do everything in between.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:31 am

Software Engineer. Mainframe Assembler.
Soccer Referee on weekends.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:07 am

einsteinboricua wrote:
Engineer working with a well known aviation giant/defense contractor. Have worn a couple of different hats throughout the years but back to my roots as a software engineer.


Hey.

I thought you went to school in Meteorologistopolis.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:57 am

Instrument Engineer in a highly specialised industry and due to retire in less than three years...... I feel semi-retired now as only work 132 days a year....

Live and work in the UK but plans already in place to retire to a much warmer and sunnier place. .
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:59 am

I sell tyres for a living, although I don't work for a tyre shop.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 am

Project management- I try to keep work going to schedule and that people in the team aren’t blocked by anything. It sounds easy but isn’t. It’s also tricky when part of your extended team are in a radically different time zone, meetings end up at less than ideal times.

I was doing a bit of part time coaching a few bike riders, but I’m just looking after my own fitness these days. No excuses now either having an indoor cycling studio setup I can use whenever I want.

I toyed with the idea of getting into business doing that, but the customer base isn’t near where I am.
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:53 am

I'm a nursing assistant. I am the only one.
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 am

Broadcast engineer in on air operations for an ABC/FOX combo station in Kearney, Nebraska.
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:58 pm

Team Leader at a large Government Department.

Have done a few different jobs there over the years, Debt Collection, Audit, Call Centre scheduling....
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Re: What do you do for work?

Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:03 pm

Told my Mom that I was a Piano Player at a Bordello.
I did not want to disappoint her by telling her I was an Electrical Engineer. :yes:

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Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:07 pm

cjg225 wrote:
ER757 wrote:
I have no idea what you are talking about :D

Funny thing is, with mergers/buyouts/consolidations etc, I've worked for six companies without ever leaving my desk

Haha trying to fish for which forwarder. lol

6 M&As possibly narrows it down to one of the top 10 forwarders, and a couple in particular. lol

Just joking with you. Not actually asking for the name. At our company we have our euphemisms for the various forwarders we deal with, usually based on their name or a trait about them (e.g. UPS is just Brown).

The big smilie in my reply meant that you hit a home run on your guess - pretty sure you know which letters and colors are involved :smile:
 
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Re: What do you do for work?

Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 pm

I'm managing director of an offshore logistics service provider.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Retired/disabled healthcare professional. My shoulders are permanently messed up from lifting heavy patients for 40 years.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:08 pm

Adult day care
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:47 pm

Station Agent in Milan Subway
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:47 pm

Play with my stick


A320 family pilot
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:05 pm

Engineering manager and deputy global account manager at a company that builds food production lines worldwide except North America (although that may happen soon). Chances are if you’ve eaten Lays chips outside North America and South America (only just started there) your potato/chip has touched some of the equipment my company provides. Sit in the back of planes here there and everywhere every week or two.
 
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:06 pm

EstherLouise wrote:
Retired/disabled healthcare professional. My shoulders are permanently messed up from lifting heavy patients for 40 years.


Sadly, I know many people on the same situation.
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:49 am

Airline Dispatcher
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:03 am

I’m a rabbi.
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:13 am

What do I do for work? Take abuse from "reasonable" adults who think $1.49 is too damn much to pay because they drove all this way (5 miles) just to get this one thing and how dare anyone charge that much and can't I do anything because the last time they bought it they paid 75 cents 15 years ago

And people wonder why I put Kahlua in my coffee at 8AM...... ;)
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:16 am

zrs70 wrote:
I’m a rabbi.


I would laugh if I saw you and a priest walking down the street. I would even follow you two around for a while.

Okay, I am reaching.....
You bet I'm pumped!!! I just had a green tea!!!
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:44 am

I was an aircraft dispatcher and before that I was a passenger service agent at MAN
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Dutchy wrote:
caliboy93 wrote:
Time to get to know the A.net community beyond aviation, what do you guys do for work?


and how about yourself?

We're waiting...
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:12 pm

IT professional and occasional entrepreneur.
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:57 pm

I am a dispatcher for a U.S. airline.
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Airstud wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
Engineer working with a well known aviation giant/defense contractor. Have worn a couple of different hats throughout the years but back to my roots as a software engineer.


Hey.

I thought you went to school in Meteorologistopolis.

I did a double major: I needed to pair up meteorology with another STEM field so I chose computer engineering since it was the most beneficial of all the fields (that, and it was the only way to justify going to the campus that offered it in the first place).

I, unfortunately, have never worked as a meteorologist. A summer internship at the Memphis NWS was enough for me to know that I wasn't necessarily going to be working as one. Picture it...Sicily 1922...it's a heatwave season and there's nothing happening over the area except forecasters trying to shade some areas a bit more orange or red. Radar shows no rain for miles and the forecast simply calls for sunny skies...I cannot see myself spending 8hrs/day glued to a monitor where nothing is happening. No such thing as a lunch break either. You bring your lunch and eat it at your desk. HELL to the NO.

Anyway by the time I graduated, NOAA had a hiring freeze so I wasn't gonna be able to land a job anyway. Not only that, but having seen the employees fall victim to the shutdowns and being unpaid...sorry. Not my cup of tea.

I've considered being a TV meteorologist, but you need people skills and I recognize that I lack them. I once asked a STL meteorologist how to get into TV. You need to start at a small market and work your way up. He showed me markets that were hiring (for example, one TV station in Idaho Falls, ID...yeesh). It would be a huge paycut from what I was earning at the time. Now, a small market means that I could make a name for myself quickly but that probably means being invited to schools or organize public events on behalf of the station...meh. Not my calling.
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:37 pm

Im an ops analyst for the largest supplies company in the world
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:05 pm

I get paid to tell companies how to improve their IT dept. Fortunately, I don't have to actually do anything...

(and no, the US3 are not my clients)
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