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Old 10-24-2011, 10:11 AM
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I'll play.

Retired as Chief with 29 yrs in law enforcement, 48 yrs old. I worked for a few years after that with my twin sons in their company, as the sales director (they invented, patented and marketed a motorcycle security device which is now sold worldwide).
I'm now mostly writing (On the Road with the Chief -stories) and recently started playing trumpet again (played throughout school) and plan on starting or joining a band in the near future.
Old 10-24-2011, 10:30 AM
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In college, i worked for the Space Program......The Parking Space Program, valet at The Two Keys restaurant.After college, i was a double agent, i worked for China............at least that's what they thought.
Old 10-24-2011, 11:25 AM
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Wife-Police Dispatcher/911 Call Taker Winnebago County, IL
Me-Senior Engineer,Taylor Company, Rockton, IL
Old 10-24-2011, 11:35 AM
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Digital transmission systems engineer. That was what seems a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...
Old 10-24-2011, 05:22 PM
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35 years with the City of Cleveland. Held a number of positions. Chief of EMS (14 yrs.), Assistant Safety Director (5 yrs.), Assistant Utilities Director (2 yrs.), Commissioner of Public Power (10 yrs.), Homeland Security Chief Planner/EOC Operations Manager (4 yrs.). Now looking forward to spending quality time at TV...swimming, riding and running!!!

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:04 PM
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Wow! You are all sooooo talented, I was a Computer Specialist with Martin-Marietta Corp., met the ole boy, he said, stay with me girl, and I'll show you the world, Ha!, next stop, Davenport, Iowa (No offense to you Iowa'ns but the ole boy always said if they were going to give the earth an enema, they would start in Davenport) Palmer College of Chiropractic, WE (I felt like it at times) graduated, on to NC to open practice (27 years), worked in office, until the ole boy fired me (He wanted to be boss, can you imagine that!), so I said OK, and took up golf (It's a tough life, but someone has to do it)
Old 10-24-2011, 06:09 PM
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School Teacher,High School and Junior College basketball Coach. High School and Grade School Athletic Director.
Old 10-24-2011, 07:01 PM
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Insurance regulator -- Director, Property & Casualty Division, Department of Insurance, Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Just became a FROG in June and LOVE it here!!!!!
Old 10-24-2011, 07:33 PM
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Still working as a Diabetes Specialist
Old 10-25-2011, 08:26 AM
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I was an independent IT Consultant and systems and software developer, contracted by companies such as: Merrill Lynch, AIG, American Cyanimid, The Reserve Fund, IBM and HBO,
Retired in 2004 after a heart transplant.

My wife currently works for Experience Works as a supervisor of 100+ people in the field. Her company helps train low income seniors, wishing to return to the job market, gain job skills and employment. She was recently appointed to the Workforce Board after Gov. Scott made all prior members resign.

I am now a professional lousy golf player!
Old 10-25-2011, 12:10 PM
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.............spent most of career "pulling fly poop out of black pepper"........or something like that....I think ? ..... Now>>>> "pulling golf balls out of tall grass"......if I can even figure out where they went........................Wife now only schedules events...........like where WE are going on vacation this month......what restaurants would be to OUR liking this week.....what to put on "THE HONEY-DO LIST" ......... now only known only as "THE LIST"....( after all these years she somehow forgets the HONEY part ).........AHHHHHH......life IS good in The Villages.
Old 10-25-2011, 01:03 PM
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Both wife & I were social workers; her with State of Minnesota, me with Morrison County, MN finishing my career as Social Service Supervisor for Adult Services.
Rewarding careers....not a lot of dough..but good bennies and now a steady, defined benefit retirement that will last until our farewell from this good earth.

That which does not destroy you, makes you stronger- Nietzsche
Old 10-25-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by eweissenbach View Post
I served as a high school boys head basketball coach and athletics director for 14 years
2 years in insurance sales
20 years in insurance field management with New York Life
5 years in home office marketing management with Principal Financial Group
Last 2 years working part-time in marketing for a healthcare staffing company owned by two of my children.
Enjoyed them all!
eweissenbach: We might have passed each other on the skywalk?
Old 10-28-2011, 02:16 PM
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Was a systems designer/programmer for 40 years. Designed and wrote programs for the mainframes of yesteryear to the PC's of today. Also did some web site design work.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:34 PM
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Was part of the "Organization Man" and "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" generation so worked for only one company for close to 40 years mainly in the international theatre. I did move about within the corporation especially it began with Time Inc. then became Time Warner and then to AOL Time Warner back to Time Warner. My last involvement was with Time Life Books. If you had bought any magazines, books, videos and music, I may have been involved.
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