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Posted on What was your profession and if you could start over would you do it again?

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 11:48 PM

If the number of people I have known who live for the day they can retire, there is your answer.

I grew up on a small dairy farm. I knew there had to be an easier way to make a living than working 8 hours on Sunday and 14 to 16 on the 6 work days. I graduated high school with an appointment to the Air Force Academy, alternate to Annapolis and an offer to take the appointment to Merchant Marine Academy. I couldn’t pass the last physical for the Academy because of my eye prescription. I had no interest in Merchant Marine. I started college with an academic scholarship. My first math professor had a PhD on the end of his EE. He said he was teaching because there weren’t many good jobs that paid very well for engineers. He advised me to get in the trade and I did.

Assuming I would never be one of the 125 that make the PGA “Green Card Cut”, I have no regrets. If I regret anything, it is that it is coming to an end. I enjoyed the work and the reputation of being the “only guy in the world” (customer quote) that could do the job ;-) BTW, that customer also said he didn’t want to be screwed on the price ;-)) ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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