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2jakes

I'll Lock Up
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Alamo Heights ☀️ Texas
I work three 12 hour graveyard shifts a week, Sunday PM through Wednesday AM (the good news is once that's over, I have the rest of the week to do with as I choose. And hey!- as I type this I just noticed my work week is half over:cool:)

I work in "Computer Operations", which is about impossible to explain to someone who's not done the work.

Going to computer cameras & editing system after years with the
old betamax camcorders and editing was a sheer nightmare.

Especially when the stories had to be ready for the 5 PM live news.

An expert came in for just one week to give us a crash course.
That wasn’t enough time. The newscast was a disaster.
Somehow I managed to learn the language of “computers”.

The fact I was not fired according to my news director
was because I persevered while others gave up.
She also liked that I always came back with good video &
sound bites.

The fact that I had the habit of requiring food daily and a place
to sleep might have had something to do with my motivation! :)
 

2jakes

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Alamo Heights ☀️ Texas
I’m doing a “one on one” interview with Secretary Of Housing,
Henry Cisneros during the Clinton administration.

This was at a Thanksgiving feast for seniors citizens.

I tried to be funny by asking my first question with:
"Mr. Cisneros...do you prefer dark or light meat?”

Soon as I said it, I knew I bombed.:(
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He just gave me a blank stare and did not respond! :D
 

Harp

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Chicago, IL US
Now I'm a journalist (well, I'm still a lawyer, I just quit practicing) but still not all that well dressed!

Sartorial issues pale beside the greatness of the Law as Holmes would have phrased it.;)
Have read the revised executive order to be heard by the Court, writ within privilege and fully compliant-an interesting test for the Roberts Court.
 

splintercellsz

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Somewhere in Time
Recently seperated from the Army, I'm seeking work, but doing it slowly. Taking a much needed break and viewing life from a much newer perspective. I'll probably be going to school once I figure what I wush to pursue. On the hobby side, I work on performance vehicles and take photos

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EngProf

Practically Family
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Recently seperated from the Army, I'm seeking work, but doing it slowly. Taking a much needed break and viewing life from a much newer perspective. I'll probably be going to school once I figure what I wush to pursue. On the hobby side, I work on performance vehicles and take photos

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If you work on performance vehicles for fun, you might want to consider mechanical engineering. You can work on performance vehicles and get paid for it. I went to engineering school partly for that reason myself. However, after graduation I went a slightly different route and kept the high-performance cars as a hobby and worked for NASA as a paying career.
MANY other engineering opportunities also exist.

(I'll also say, "Hello neighbor", since you are just down the road at Ft. Campbell.)
 

splintercellsz

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Somewhere in Time
There was a splendid restaurant in the Hopkinsville area as I recall, The Stables. Many moons ago.

Airborne!;)
When we go back to TN to visit the wifes family I will have to keep it in mind. Hopkinsville historic area is beautiful, as are the surrounding areas. Definitely miss it

Airborne

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CSG

Familiar Face
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Location
Idaho
I did a few things in life, even a turn as a cop in San Francisco in the 1970's, but I retired as a financial adviser some years back.
 

Crocodiles

New in Town
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I was making websites and running a youtube channel for a while. Nowadays I work as a system administrator. I stream some old games sometimes, my pc can't run the newer ones though, but my viewers are okay with that. The last thing I was streaming was Garry's Mod, that's the one my audience enjoys the most. Actually, you could get it here https://garrysmodsandbox.com/download and play with me.
 

fireman

One of the Regulars
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Location
michigan
For a living?....as little as possible. I may get retired soon due to injury. I will then become a man of leisure.
 

scotrace

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Small Town Ohio, USA
I'd love to her the prison stories. Must be a lot of them since there are 2,298,300 people incarcerated in the USA, the largest number, by hard figure and by percentage of the population, on earth. The US has 4% of the earth's population, 22% of its prisoners. More than China, Russia, or North Korea.
 
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