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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Old July 24th, 2007, 08:07 PM
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We should talk with Chris and see about adding a job posting section... What company could not use a few good D-90 Drivers.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 08:12 PM
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Paul you looking for workers

I was a subcontractor in the UK building bridges, heres a link to one i built
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Forton_Bridge.jpg

i subcontracted all the formwork, reinforcement and concreting


now i'm a lazy b@#$%#$
6am one morning i didn't want to drive all the way around and we had like a 30ft gap between causeways we built. tide was just turning and only took about an hour to get like 20ft deep and i got stuck. just managed to winch out in time. took a pic while hooking up winch and didn't have time to take anymore, water was up to my neck by the time i got out
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Old July 24th, 2007, 08:13 PM
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Graphic designer, working for myself: Flash web design, publications, logos, etc. I love trading my services to people in the LR community so I can stock the Defender. Keep me in mind if you need something and like to pay in rover parts.... lol

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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:05 PM
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I play with playdough, finger paint, go to the zoo, hang out at playgrounds.. Been a stay at home dad for the last 4-1/2 years. Before my current gig, I was a "principal data network engineer" doing customer configs (x.25, SNA, Frame Relay, ATM, and Fiber) for Cable and Wireless USA until they decided to just do every thing from the parent company over in the UK.. I didn't want to move so, like almost every one else that's worked in Telecomm, I got laid off..
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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:08 PM
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I have a pretty sweet gig right now: teacher from Sep-May and I am driving H1 hummers for a tour company during the summer.

I recently proposed to my girlfriend (she said yes ) not sure what the future holds for me professionally but right now I am living the dream
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Old July 24th, 2007, 10:23 PM
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Old July 25th, 2007, 12:18 AM
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I Got lucky thanks to the tech boom of the late 90's early 00's. Got out and sold before everything came crashing down.

Special thanks to T.G. for laying me off during the reorginization. The timing could not have been better. Hope all those shares of Lucent are treating you well these days
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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Im in sales with my dads company selling office equipment and document management solutions working my way up to management and ultimately running the company when he retires.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:30 AM
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It's a little like being the playground monitor at a grade school. The kids are a bit bigger and the sandbox toys are kick ass.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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I have three hats ...

Well I am a trained mechanic with pilot license so :

Corporate Jet Pilot ( Capt. Hawker 700 ) about 8 days a month,

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Old July 25th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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I'm an oil exploration geologist (searching for the tough-to-find kind, not the stuff I find easily under my Land Rovers). Started my professional career in Denver and the Rockies, but was forced to switch my area of expertise to the Illinois Basin when the industry collapsed back in the late 1980s.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 07:51 PM
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Special thanks to T.G. for laying me off during the reorginization. The timing could not have been better. Hope all those shares of Lucent are treating you well these days
Well, let's see how he's being treated....

If TG purchased a round lot of 100 shares of Lucent on Sept 24, 1999 he'd have paid about $64.25 per share, depending on what time of the day the trade executed. Assume about $95 for commission and handling puts total cost of the investment around $6,518.

Lucent spun off a random selection of businesses as "Avaya" in Sept 2000. Then, in June 2002, Lucent's microelectronics business was spun off as "Agere Systems" in a bizarre structure involving two different classes of stock designed to make the spin-off tax free to Lucent shareholders.

He now owns 100 shs Lucent, 8 shares Avaya, 1 share of Agere A and 26 Agere B. Total market value of the four on December 31, 2002 was $183.44. His original original $6500 investment has declined 97% at this point.

On November 11, 2006 Lucent was purchased by French competitor Alcatel in an all stock deal at a ratio of 1 Lucent share to .1952 Alcatel/Lucent American Depository Shares. This gives him 19 shares Alcatel and cash in lieu of $6.90.


Moral of story: He's not doing well, I'd suspect. If he has a boat load of out-of the money Lucent options approaching expiration, then TG is really not happy....? Yours is a nice success story, Mark. Kudos...
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:08 PM
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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Recent (May) graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I've been working at a small biotech company since May as a chemist in the Discovery Chemistry Department.

Still trying to decide what I want to do when I grow up.... I'm thinking about chemistry grad school but that still doesn't really narrow it down too much.

I actually had a really sweet gig during the summer for a couple summers now. I used to work at a Boy Scout Summer Camp in the Mountains of North Carolina where I ran an off-roading program. I used the camp's 8,200 back country acres to teach scouts about off-roading, rovers, and basic auto mechanics.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:39 PM
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Full Time Law Student and part time law clerk/man servant.... I'd complain about 7 years of upper education if my lady friend weren't in med school with about 63 more years to go. I do find it interesting how lots of people seem to have highly skilled professions with very technical backgrounds; seems ironic when you look at how basic and unsophisticated a D90 is. Maybe its the fact everyone seems to like creating things (designers, builders, etc) and the hands on aspect is the turn on.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:17 PM
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:31 AM
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Moral of story: He's not doing well, I'd suspect. If he has a boat load of out-of the money Lucent options approaching expiration, then TG is really not happy....? Yours is a nice success story, Mark. Kudos...
I just got lucky. I know a lot of good people who were still insiders and couldn't sell. They got to watch lucent go from around $75 a share to $.75 and they couldn't get out.

In the end there was a lot of luck involved. If I had still been with the company I would have been as screwed as the rest.

Oh, by the way, to the best of my knowledge T.G. is still a little bitter to this day.

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Old July 26th, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Have not seen a stock broker in the lot yet, so I will offer this thought...

Every stock I have ever owned has gone in the toilet. I see the whole thing as a wealth redistribution system that rewards institutional investors at the expense of the average joe.

I have the kiss of death for stocks, if you want I will tell you what I like and you can short it if you agree to cut me in on a percentage. Once I buy it, it's straight to the basement.
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