What do you lot do part deux

 We had this before but thought it time to revisit as so many new members. 

Good to know what everyone does for a crust.

Me as most of you know have a small steel fab shop.

Mostly oil and gas , some structural and a lot of maintenace work for Coles etc.

Love it apart from the tax man. 

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 Just replied on your other

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:17

 Just replied on your other thread Andy. I work for a residential property developer. Love the work and the people but not the boss 

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I work for myself

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:29

 Retired

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 I gave up cabinet

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:30

 I gave up cabinet installing, now do general building maintenance part time. Been part time stay at home dad the last 5 years.

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 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

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 do whatever they pay me

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:33

 do whatever they pay me for 

marine engineer  is my degree, got master 3 

got my own specialist underwater demolition business company

also sell  guns and ammo- legally  ;p

 

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Retired

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:50

Was skippering a demersal shark netting boat around the Capes area when I retired before that out of Hedland longlining for shark till just before they shut the fishery down, many years in mineral sands as a supervisor, control room op and general op, truck driver , mechanic slaughterman, you name it so now happily retired

 

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 Make peoples dreams come

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:07

 Make peoples dreams come true . . . . . Used to work for a builder in Exmouth building new houses . Now self employed chippy doing renos and owner build new houses 

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 I've gone back to the

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:53

 I've gone back to the exploration drilling game Andy, and I'm glad that I did. The HME undercarriage game stopped being enjoyable during covid as it was all WFH and office work during that time.

 

 

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 Ha ha you need to kepp the

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:13

 Ha ha you need to kepp the mind occupied mate, I could never be an orifice johnny. 

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 Brickie/ owner build

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:57

 Brickie/ owner build

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I’m the luckiest man alive.

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:57

Bit of a role reversal at our place. My wife's the one with the brains and she's the breadwinner, she works away and I get her for two weekends and a full week every month. I've been playing the house bitch for the last five years and it's better than good....(:

I've got the daily house routine down to about half an hours worth of work ( mainly cleaning the pool) then I'm a free man. No kids, just a 14 year old dog to keep happy. Currently getting the big duck ready for summer in FNQ.
 

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My company is owned by the

Wed, 2022-08-17 14:00

My company is owned by the people of Western Australia and we are the largest electricity generator in the state. I make sure contractors and our people are all getting on nicely.

 

Prior to that -

18 months in Marine Chandlery at ACM in Fremantle

Couple of years as a draftsman > Sales / project management for grating and handrail projects > HSE rep > Purchasing for a mob in Belmont

7 years of Procurement and Logistics coordination for Maersk Drilling operations 

1.5 years of procurement and logistics for an international mob running an FPSO for Woodside

6 months as a procurement specialist with Quadrant looking after a FPSO.

6 months off work in that time when O&G shat the bed. Redundancy payout is great until you cant get a job....

 

 

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Supply base

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:59

 2ic for the Dampier Supply Base, mostly oil and gas prod/drilling but now starting to expand into mining imports.

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 Covered a bit of ground so

Tue, 2022-08-16 20:48

 Covered a bit of ground so to speak, going backwards through the years

  • 5 yrs harbour towage, chief engineer. Pushing iron ore on the NW coast
  • 13 yrs Oil and Gas Chief Engineer, all around Aus
  • 6 yrs long lining for swords, tuna and shark all around WA. Winter in the Southern Ocean, summer up north.
  • 7 yrs doing everything from cray decky, skippering whaleshark and manta tours, drop lining Coral Bay
  • A few years in mining, Geraldton Boat Builders, bumming around overseas etc

Fitter Machinist by Trade.

Pumped out 5 kids aged 15-22 now.

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The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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 Gday fellas yes a

Mon, 2022-08-15 20:49

 Gday fellas yes a newby.
apprentice desiel mechanic in coal mine at 17,couples years at yarrie,Goldsworthy/shaygap  iron ore at 22.Last 20 years in logging industry down south and hopefully only 20 years of work left                                                                                                                           

 

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Same thing as last time 

Mon, 2022-08-15 21:08

Same thing as last time 

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Mmmm

Mon, 2022-08-15 21:55

Left school ( achievement) 15 years old . Macca’s , fibreglass Ute canopy’s , grano ,Apprentice boiler welder ( building prawn trailers) 1987 quit apprenticeship. started at alcoa. Still here 35 years later . Good pay/ great views of cockburn sound . Good roster . Pretty happy with job .

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Howdy Neighbour.It is a damn

Tue, 2022-08-16 12:06

Howdy Neighbour.

It is a damn good view most of the time. We got salt water on the windows a fortnight ago. 

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Pro bill payer..

Tue, 2022-08-16 00:22

 Yeah left school at 15 , then  12 years a boily for railways , and others then mining.

 Then 12 years at diamond mine , graders , dozers and loaders/ face  shovels.

 Now 15 years at gold mine as well being a single dad to 2 girls for 10 years.... yeah that last one is probally the hardest but most rewarding.....

  I was feeling a bit lost and burnt out workwise a year or so ago but turned the corner by decieding reguardless of finances to semi retire at 60 ( 57 now)

  Get busy living or get busy dying ....... I got aussie travel planned and am going to make my retirement meaningfull to me , not just a life phase with no plan..

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As most on here know....retired National Insurance Claims Manage

Tue, 2022-08-16 03:36

 Not much I haven't handled and more than prepared to assist any Wrecky if they encounter insurance issues

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Woodside , Shutdown planning

Tue, 2022-08-16 08:08

Woodside , Shutdown planning and execution for offshore assets. My passion is timber lure making, gives me a break from the high pressure environment of offshore execution.
Been very lucky to sell lures all over the world the last couple of years and met and a lot of really cool people who live out their dreams.

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You need

Wed, 2022-08-17 19:06

 You need a shutdown supervisor? Haha iron ore is to far from the ocean

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Cabinet Maker

Tue, 2022-08-16 09:39

3rd generation cabinet maker. Family company been going since 1944. Left school and 16 and been here 28 years. Surrounded by amazing people - love coming to work. Got 3 boys myself who'll hopefully carry it on 

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 Funny you say that, I tell

Tue, 2022-08-16 15:48

 Funny you say that, I tell my boy he can be anything he wants to be as long as it's not a cabinet maker haha

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Ha ha

Thu, 2022-08-18 08:54

Yeah I can see how you could get to that position. Pretty lucky here, we get to do all the weird and out there stuff - lots of one off high end bespoke joinery. Including solid timber which is what I love doing the most. Still using my pops old buzzer / thicknesser etc in that area - bullet proof! I'd hate to just be doing kitchens / bathrooms thats for sure! We also put one apprentice on every year and watching them progress is pretty rewarding - if they make it! we run about a 50% ratio who have the right attitude and get past a year 

 

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Mortgage and Finance broker

Tue, 2022-08-16 11:03

 

Residential / Commercial/ Assett/ Consumer Loans   Providing options.

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Safety Manager

Tue, 2022-08-16 13:26

 Hate it but it pays the bills. Company I'm with now makes it easier. Good people. 

 

After 20 years of it I could with with a change but getting on the same money isn't easy.

Unfortunately as I get older people seem to find new and interesting ways to do dumb shit. 

 

Hoping to semi retire to short term project roles in the next 5-10 years. 

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 Lol, I've just renewed my

Tue, 2022-08-16 13:46

 Lol, I've just renewed my contract with my main client. Now requiring a OHSE policy, downloaded the subby pack from the Dept of consumer and employement protection website and submitted that. What a headF^k, like you say they need to mitigate for all the clowns. 

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So True

Tue, 2022-08-16 14:30

 After 20 years working for some big companies, including writing very safisticated safety systems I can tell you the best thing you go do is not hire idiots.

And if you accidently do, get rid of them.

Unfair dismissal is alway cheaper than workers comp!

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We had a bloke called Dallas

Wed, 2022-08-17 13:56

We had a bloke called Dallas Adams on site yesterday. Lost his father and brother in seperate industrial accidents. Confronting presentation with lots of big burley folks with tears running down their face....myself included

www.whysafetymatters.com.au

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Tough Day

Thu, 2022-08-18 07:21

 I've used speakers like that before.

A former tree climber now in a wheel chair and a truckie now missing his leg from a forklift.

They work well with younger workforces.

Some of us were lucky enough to work around our Fathers/Uncles growing up as kids.

Didn't feel lucky at the time from the constant critersism but you learned how to work.

Guess that's why I'm lucky enough to become a grumpy old man 

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 Stats and reports only mean

Thu, 2022-08-18 07:54

 Stats and reports only mean so much until you see the result from a lapse or breach....

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 Still the same. Service

Tue, 2022-08-16 18:57

 Still the same. Service Supervisor/ Technical Lead for a mining and oil & gas contractor. Sparky background and still spend a fair bit of time on the tools. 

Last 13 years or so in the Pilbara but just relocated back to Perth for kids schooling and wife's work relocation. 
Would love a bit more time off but massive labour shortage is keeping my under the pump lately. 

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Retired but

Wed, 2022-08-17 07:03

 

Retired but not always enjoying it, I must say I miss working after having been in Underground Mining for 45 Years,

Have done some travel but for me there is no place like home WA.

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 Skull

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Im a veterinarian, for abut

Wed, 2022-08-17 09:52

Im a veterinarian, for abut 20 years now. initially worked in the country doing mixed animal practice, but the after hours and horse owners were a nightmare ;) now city based doing companion animals. still get the occasioanl exotic pet to keep us on our toes.

other than that 2 kids under 4, fish when i can to keep me sane! unfortunately my trade doesnt lend much mechanical knowledge, so boat ownership has been a great learning experience!

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Was Daniel Kerr one of your

Wed, 2022-08-17 11:40

Was Daniel Kerr one of your patients?

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hahaha !

Wed, 2022-08-17 12:54

hahaha !

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 I know his manager well and

Wed, 2022-08-17 13:01

 I know his manager well and he always tried to tell me he was a misunderstood rogue. Turns out he was very wrong!

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 Just like the vet in Better

Wed, 2022-08-17 15:19

 Just like the vet in Better Call Saul lol

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 Haven't made it to there yet

Wed, 2022-08-17 15:27

 Haven't made it to there yet Andy. Halfway through Breaking Bad and loving it!

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 Just recently binged

Wed, 2022-08-17 18:44

 Just recently binged breaking Bad and have literally just finished Saul. Mate they are as good as each other.

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 Yeah that's what I've heard

Thu, 2022-08-18 10:20

 Yeah that's what I've heard Andy. The advice was to watch BB first even though Saul is a prequel.

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 Yes absolutely as it ties in

Thu, 2022-08-18 21:53

 Yes absolutely as it ties in with BB. 

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 Wife's gone to Broome for a

Fri, 2022-08-19 11:11

 Wife's gone to Broome for a girls pissup so I'll be bingeing Andy!

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 Still doing oil & gas

Wed, 2022-08-17 14:56

 Still doing oil & gas wireline but for a smaller company 3/3 roster which is great. 

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 Which company mate?

Wed, 2022-08-17 15:18

 Which company mate?

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 Was working for Schlumberger

Wed, 2022-08-17 21:15

 Was working for Schlumberger (*spits on ground) but now working for mpc kinetic which are a decent mob to work for 

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 Lol did some work for them

Wed, 2022-08-17 21:45

 Lol did some work for them years ago modifying baskets, mainly Halliburton now and Tek Ocean. Recently told Expro group to find someone else as they just don't pay. 

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started of at HJ's for 2

Wed, 2022-08-17 16:56

started of at HJ's for 2 years after school wouldnt take me back.

then did a fibreglass traineeship building pools and boats for 3-4 years

wild flower picking for a year

labourer to  project/contracts manager in the civil construction industry for 16 years doing underground service installation and culvert installations at wheatstone and various minesites.

got into business with best mate doing underground service installation in Port Hedland. that ended after 4 years due to bad habits. (tip for others dont going into business with mates and if you do make sure you have a rock solid agreement drawn up by a professional.)

started up my own business doing the same thing and working on Rio Rail. I have been been going now for 7 years and just using subbies with ABN now. Worked from Fitzroy crossing to Eucla to the Great Victorian Desert. 

 

 

 

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Health and safety coordinator

Wed, 2022-08-17 18:22

 Though sort of semi retired since last Nov and gold prospecting the rest of the time atm 

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Shoutdown

Wed, 2022-08-17 19:09

 I am a shutdown supervisor in the Pilbara sandpits challenging new role but loving it after doing on the tools maintenance for 8 years the 8n6 roster is a bonus.

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Geo DBA

Mon, 2022-08-22 08:53

 Geology Database Admin. Have been working mainly in gold for the last 25 odd years. Had a short stint in copper about ten years ago and having another go now.