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Old 06-24-2014, 12:22 AM   #91
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:35 AM   #92
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I dropped in and out of college three times over my career. All through high school I worked almost 40 hours a week at a Mobil service station. The owner wanted me to stay on full time, he was going to pay for me to get my smog license and work as his mechanic. I hated working on cars after spending most of my high school years restoring and fixing cars and motorcycles.

So I pursued my technical education in graphic arts. I got a job and worked my way up through the industry in prepress, press and then became an estimator and ultimately a prepress supervisor. I worked for a large company and left after 10 years upon being offered a job in commercial printing sales when it was typical to sell a million a year - this was in the 80's.

After a year in sales, the old company I worked for hired me back as an ops manager - then the fun started. After many years of driving growth initiatives the climate started to change. New executive management and site closures forced the consolidation and outsourcing of many functions.

I was redeployed take on two other core operations - managing a total of 115 employees and $70M in manufacturing volume. This was the turning point in my career. To avoid going down with the ship, I applied for a job at another site that required a Masters degree. Well, I got the job and have been at it ever since. I consolidated four groups into one and leveraged overhead. It was the first time in 38 years I had to layoff people. This isn't my style - but it was expected by the top brass.

The past six years have been tough. I'm engaged in LEAN - taught by the best. However, this comes with high expectations to reduce costs. Therefore my vision has been to support global sites and technical operations with a centralized core group of technical experts and business processes. This took a massive global Kaizen to achieve. I'm in the process of consolidating this right now.

I told my folks six years ago the best process wins...

My best performers are a mix of non-degree and degree individuals - a highly diverse group.

I strongly believe you need this mix to be successful - they balance the organization.

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Old 07-13-2014, 02:00 AM   #93
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Quit school in my senior year of high school. The day I quit I also took the test for my GED. Finished it and passed it in one day. ( You could do that in 1988)_ Stumbled into pipe fitting/welding, found out I had a knack for the math required in pipe fitting and the hand eye coordination for pipe welding. Spent 20+ years welding and fitting pipe and Boiler tubes. Am now disabled but have no regrets as I really enjoyed my work. I took great enjoyment out of doing a good job and leaving a piece of work completely finished and looking like a craftsman worked on it. Trying to teach my kids to take pride in whatever job they do in life and that you give a man a full days work for a days pay. Now I wonder just how to answer when im asked what my level of education is. What counts as education? Guess im just a 12 with a asterisk for the GED.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #94
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PhD in psychology. Just kind of stayed in school because I really liked it, and kept working on research that interested me. It is a cool job, but I regret the time I spent in school for the income I get. Wish I was an instrument-maker, and may switch someday soon.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #95
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BS in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET). The degree plus my time working in an engine rebuild shop landed me a job where I get to make things like this:
that is just cool-looking
roads, where we're going, we don't need roads.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:42 PM   #96
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I'm a lawyer so I have a JD, juris doctor, though it's not a doctorate. It's a professional degree like an MBA, so a hybrid maybe of a masters.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:07 PM   #97
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:23 AM   #98
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I would like to go back and attempt a Masters in Emergency Management though if I ever have the funds. Although obtaining my degree was miserable, it certainly has its advantages regarding leadership training and whatnot.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:44 PM   #100
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I am a 48 year old Computer Science major in my junior year. Close to retiring from the Army and decided to go back to school and enjoy my GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits. Started school fall 2011, 27 years after graduating high school. About a year to go, hopefully it will be worth the sacrafices I've made these four years. I'm just happy I've maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA the whole time, would have been fine just passing.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:57 PM   #101
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Sophomore in general engineering at wvu. I plan on going into petroleum and natural gas engineering once I get the required prerequisite courses taken. I hate college though.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:08 PM   #102
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Sophomore in general engineering at wvu. I plan on going into petroleum and natural gas engineering once I get the required prerequisite courses taken. I hate college though.
IEEE member to be? Excellent field! Once you get past the pre recs you will feel a smidgen of relief! I thought about perusing gulf coast area in petroleum but went with chemical plant on job offer 7 years ago.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:35 PM   #103
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:37 PM   #104
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Ged but plan on going back to school only if I need to
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:42 PM   #105
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School of hard knocks? PHD. That formal stuff? BA in poly sci

(That choice probably explains the PHD in the hard knock department)
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:46 PM   #106
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BS in Business and MBA.

Mostly self-taught in various Computer Science skills.

Also spent 1 year doing my military service, learned to shoot and drink. Mostly drink.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:17 AM   #107
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Business (Paid for by the MGIB).

I started a Master's program, but my experience level at my current position holds more weight than a degree if I decided to move up, so I stopped.

I could have continued anyway, but the study time was seriously restricting my Jeep time!
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #108
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:40 PM   #109
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:38 PM   #110
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I worked in the dealerships as a tech 1974-87 then taught at the same vo-tech/community college I attended 1987-95. I then taught dealership techs at Chrysler's Cincinnati OH Regional Training Center 1995-2000.

I left the auto business behind early 2001 and entered Fire/EMS full-time in early 2001 and will retire from it in approx. 2yrs.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:57 PM   #111
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:36 PM   #112
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:37 AM   #113
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