"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-02-2008, 03:48 PM   #31
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by LT72884 View Post
what is your job?
Smile nicely, LT. Larry is a dentist.
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 03:49 PM   #32
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Maybe I should have become a dentist because some of my favorite hobbies happen to be:

Kayaking, Mountain Biking, photography, cooking, travel, time with the family, gardening...
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 04:41 PM   #33
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,381
I love my job. I always said the day I wake up and don't want to go is the day I change jobs. I've worked for the same bank for.....well, more years than some of you have been alive. I've been in my current position for 10 years, so, I can do it blindfolded, but every day brings something new. This December , (243 sleeps, but who's counting), I'll retire. Then US Immigration willing, I'll be working in a kitchen sometime next year.
__________________
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
Loprraine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 04:45 PM   #34
Head Chef
 
LT72884's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UTAH, BABY
Posts: 1,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie E View Post
Smile nicely, LT. Larry is a dentist.
are you serious, thats cool. i have not had a check up for over 8 years. i really need to go get one. i brush all the time.
__________________
*A substitute for human interaction* - I really need to find a girl whos name doesnt end with .JPG
http://grillofmydreams.bluedisk.org
LT72884 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 05:16 PM   #35
Sous Chef
 
buzzard767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Naples, FL & Wausau, WI
Posts: 608
I never considered my job "a job". I have done it since my 12th birthday and have never ever considered doing anything else. Work wasn't work, it was pleasure. I'm retired now but you can see my here to understand. I saw the best of times before financial pressures ruined the industry.

Buzz
__________________
buzzard767 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 05:25 PM   #36
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,386
Can we assume from the video that you were a pilot for American Airlines?
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #37
Sous Chef
 
buzzard767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Naples, FL & Wausau, WI
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Can we assume from the video that you were a pilot for American Airlines?
31 years with the last 11 on the 767 flying O'Hare - Europe and Hawaii. Edit: and the Carribbean. How could I EVER forget my 150 36 hour layovers in Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles????

My wife was a 35 year flight attendant. That's a lot of time to give to one company but it was the best. My how times have sadly changed....

Buzz
__________________
buzzard767 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 05:35 PM   #38
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,386
Sounds like you've earned your retirement while enjoying yourself.

Times have changed a great deal for the airline industry. American appears to be one of the healthier airlines. It seems like there is a bankruptcy or merger every time you turn around.

I'd guess flying was more enjoyable in the earlier part of your career.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #39
Sous Chef
 
buzzard767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Naples, FL & Wausau, WI
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Sounds like you've earned your retirement while enjoying yourself.
To the hilt. I "graduated" five years ago and they're still tossing my name around. LOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I'd guess flying was more enjoyable in the earlier part of your career.
I was lucky in my timing. The last three years I was the #1 seniority 767 captain in the entire company (13,000 pilots). As the saying goes, crap rolls down hill but I was on top and was hardly touched.

I never had a "bad day" - Marine Corps fighter pilot jargon for "the day you die". Yup, I was one of those too. I'm the guy who won the war in Viet Nam.
__________________
buzzard767 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 05:50 PM   #40
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by buzzard767 View Post
...The last three years I was the #1 seniority 767 captain in the entire company (13,000 pilots)...

That explains the Hawaii run...
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.