Very interesting thread!
Just discovered this site recently, hard to believe with all my web surfing I never stumbled across it earlier (then again, it's not in the category I was surfing...if ya know what I mean!)
Started reading the first 20 pages till I realized how many there were...holy cow! (Sure are a lot of Law Enforcement folks!)
i was an offset stripper (printing field) then when computers came along did all that prepress Mac stuff, particularly digital photography and Photoshop retouching. All during 25+ years. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 14 yrs ago, MS decided I should "retire" 6 yrs. ago.
Very happy to have found this site!
Utility Tech at the soon to be closed Portland Generating Station. Push coal in Bulldozer, operate locomotive to unload coal etc.. At 46, no idea where I am going from here. May pack up and head south after my son graduates high school in June. Did 14 years at AT&T before this job, so this is second time the carpets been pulled from under me.