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Posted by: Terry in PA
Date: January 22, 2012 10:34PM

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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: kbutler
Date: January 26, 2012 08:54AM
Hospital CEO for 12 years
Emergency Department Director and Educator for 20 years prior
Licensed Paramedic for 32 years.

Treasure hunting serves as my stress reliever. Wish I had found this hobby years ago!

Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: txtrooper
Date: January 26, 2012 09:27AM
Name says it all...for eight years now. Been in some type of Criminal Justice field since 1991. But for the past three months I have been a DAD to my three month old baby boy.

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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: C E Stricklin
Date: January 31, 2012 09:13AM
Grew up finding Indian arrowheads, pottery and trade beads on the family farm in North Alabama.
Attended Auburn University with main studies in Civil Engineering and some in History / Archeology.
Worked for nine years in the Civil Engineering Department of a very old city, established in 1733, where I was involved in many construction projects involving excavations in some of the oldest parts of the city. Some of the more memorable ones were: The installation of a water main through the parade grounds of a War of 1812 Fort which was also used during the early part of the Civil War. Laying a sewer main 18' deep through a turn of the century city dump which unearthed thousands of old bottles. The renovation of a large park in the historic part of the city where Gen. Sherman reviewed his troops during the Civil War.
Retired after thirty years working for a Railroad, twenty eight of which were spent involved in Labor Relations as a Labor Representative. During this time I traveled extensively, affording me the opportunity to Metal Detect in all of the Eastern States, a few Midwestern and Western States, and three Canadian Provinces.
After three years of retirement I went back to work in the Newspaper Industry. At present, I am the District Circulation Manager of Daily Newspaper which serves nine rural Counties. These Counties were settled during Colonial Times and my position gives me personal contact with many of the land owners making it easy to secure permission to Metal Detect old home sites.
I began Metal Detecting in 1962 with an Army Surplus mine detector, progressed up to BFO detectors (two of which I built myself), moved up to TR, VLF and PI detectors as technology advanced. I have owned and used detectors by almost all of the major manufacturers. I realize how very fortunate I am to have had Metal Detecting experiences that most in this great hobby can only imagine or dream about. Searching old urban parks that had never before seen a Metal Detector where less than 25 Silver Coins was considered a bad day, Revolutionary and Civil War sites that were undisturbed since the soldiers left, where you could still clearly see the tent mounds, fire pits, gun rings, trenches and breastworks. Other than 18" or larger diameter trees growing out of them they were exactly as they were when used during the war. These were Metal Detecting opportunities that are virtually non existent today. While the quantity and for the most part the quality of finds while Metal Detecting have greatly diminished, the great people you meet, history you learn and pure enjoyment of being outdoors doing what you like have not changed. Also the thrill of anticipation as you search and the pure adrenalin rush every time you hear the sound of a good signal is the same as always.
I apologize for the length of this post but in order to convey my experiences I did not want to make it too brief. A personal opinion: There are no truly bad detectors, only inexperienced operators who do not know and fully understand their equipment. Likewise the best detector is one that you use, learn and become proficient with, not one that sits idle and unused.
Happy Hunting
CE

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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: BigCatDaddy
Date: January 31, 2012 09:15AM
Full time freakishly tall miscreant heathen!! At least that's what one of my old huntin' buddies calls me. But to bring home a paycheck, I'm a land surveying office manager specializing in oilfield related surveying. And no, I can't give you an oil well!!! I used a lot of different methods to locate monuments, pipelines and well casings in my 30 years in the field, so detectin' was a natural hobby choice. I wish I had picked up the hobby earlier as we used to go out on some ranches with old home places on them.....spilled milk.

Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: blade310
Date: January 31, 2012 06:09PM
My first job was for a painting company. We painted factory's and towers along the Ohio river in south east Ohio. I did upholstery work in southern Ohio. I did floor maintenance in Kentucky and Ohio. I was head custodian for a company in central Ohio. I worked for a hospital in Missouri for awhile. Was a scratch baker in West Virginia. I cleaned salmon at a packaging facility in Washington state. I worked on a turkey farm in Missouri. I signed on to a tug boat in Washington state as a cook for a 6 man crew, we hauled construction equipment etc up into Alaska. While I was head custodian here in central Ohio I also had a Knife shop at the local flea market. I was doing so well on the weekends at the flea market that I gave up my custodial job and started flea marketing full time. I found flea markets around that were open on wed. Thur. so on those days I loaded my truck up set up out of town and on Fri. sat. sun. I ran my shop at the local flea market. I was doing great and was about to go into wholesaling when "911" hit. the bottom fell out of the flea marketing business . I kept my shop going but had to get another job. I realized that it was about time to settle down and get something permanent finally ended up going to work at a factory. ten years later and I'm' still there. no longer have my shop at the flea market. was tired of working every weekend. all the jobs that I just named were ones that I spent a little bit of time at. in between all those jobs I had little short jobs just to make a buck or two. cleaning banks, short order cook, wood chopper, shoveling out dairy barns etc. I could tell some tales of my travels and what I have seen and done and made some great memories,but I was so involved in living and not considering the future that I didn't bother saving for the future. don't get me wrong I wouldn't trade any of my adventures for anything in the world,but I should have been saving and putting money back all these years. Oh yea I almost forgot I did ten years in the Navy and left with an honorable discharge. I should have stayed in for another ten years and retired but after ten years I was ready to try something new. I bought my first detector in July of 2010 (Ace250). when I was sixteen years old I watched a man with a metal detector at the fairgrounds in my little home town. I watched him dig a quarter out of the ground and I knew one day I would be doing that. just took me awhile to get around to it. Besides metal detecting,one of my greatest pleasures is getting on the forums and reading and seeing pictures of all the finds that all of you are posting. Thank you all for that and Best of luck to each and everyone.



Luck in the hunt to all! . Blade310
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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: Thound
Date: February 03, 2012 05:27PM
Ex US Navy.Currently with Texas Parks and Wildlife as the ships electrician on board the Battleship TEXAS in La Porte TX>

Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: jazzman58
Date: February 04, 2012 11:23PM
I run a metal cutting laser for a company that makes road imporvement equipment,

Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: idahomerv60
Date: February 07, 2012 05:08PM
Hi I've been making dentures in my dental lab for 26 years!!! Been detecting since 1986 using garretts and never looked backed!!! I love this hobby! Heck I even named my youngest son Garrett!!!!

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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: PharmSearcher
Date: February 12, 2012 12:22AM
I am a Pharmacist and have been one for 15 years. I graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1995. I was a pharmacy manager for Walmart pharmacy in Bonham TX after graduation till 1999. After that I became a pharmacy manager for Brookshire Grocery Company at the McKinney TX store. I did that for seven years and had all the management I could stand so I passed the baton on so someone else. Since then I have been just a "lowly" pharmacist and float between two stores which I absolutely love. I have definitely found my niche. One cool side note. One of the stores I work at is in Emory, TX. And one day a customer came in and he was wearing a Garrett Metal Detectors ball cap. So after I got done filling his prescription, I got a chance to talk to him. I asked him about his hat and if he liked to metal detect. He kinda smiled and said "yeah I sure do when I get the time to." I asked him if he hunts with a Garrett and he said "yeah I'm kinda partial to them since I work for Garrett." He told me that he has worked for Garrett for 26 years. He is the chief consumer manager for Garrett and is the guy responsible for the excellent customer service and fast turn around of all the repairs coming in and out each week.

I am also married to my wonderful wife of 15 years and have three children ages 15, 12, and 9, (two girls and one boy). My son has really gotten into detecting with me in the last six months which I love! He's gotten pretty serious about it and is saving up for a new AT Pro like his old man. For being 12 years old, he has really excelled over the past couple of months and has found a class ring that he got to give back to the owner. My company has done a story on me and my son and our hobby that turned out really cool and I will post it on here soon. It's really impressive.

I really appreciate you guys on here and have learned a lot on this forum. And John, you have done a wonderful job taking over as the moderator. If you ever are in the North Dallas area Id love to take you out on a hunt and feed you some good Tex Mex!



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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: Johnny Cache
Date: February 19, 2012 07:07PM
I have been a taper for 15 years. I started my own drywall and taping company in 2007. We are a small company, but do a lot of large and high-end jobs. The long days of doing construction, raising a 3 yr old, and metal detecting every chance I get definitely keep me in shape!!!




Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: John LA
Date: February 20, 2012 05:42PM
Presently retired.
4 years USAF electronics countermeasures repairman.
35 years Electric Utility working in communications and protective relaying.
7 years driving shuttle buses in Grand Canyon National Park.
Metal detecting from 1962 to 1980 and again from 2002 till present.
Hunting now limited due to bad back.

Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: Tehachapi
Date: February 22, 2012 09:50PM
Air quality inspector for the last 13 years for our county. 15 years as an animal control officer with our county before that. A hitch in the Airforce before that. A full time preacher for our congregation during all my secular work.

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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: william1
Date: February 29, 2012 07:03AM
Im a retired 76yr old . went to college to become a physical education teacher , found out I liked to play the game but didnt have the patience with the little ones. Became a registered nurse did private duty and worked in a psych. unit wasnt my cup of tea. went back to college became a registered physical therapist that I liked! Had my own practice about 60 miles from NYC. Love metal detecting green with envy when I see what you pros pull up. I stink at it But I love a challenge. Married to a very kind and patient person we have 2 sons USArmy , Chef. Can still get around with the best of them .

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Re: There's Lots Of Brilliant :nerd: Talent On This Garrett Metal Detecting Forum. ."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????" :ninja:
Posted by: OldCrusty
Date: February 29, 2012 12:02PM
Retired but put in 32 years in the Canadian Forces in telecommunications then another 14 years as a police dispatcher with the Military Police. Currently waiting for winter to be over but right now looking out the window is like looking into a snow globe. Driving to Florida next week so hopefully some warmer weather...



Kris (OldCrusty)

Carrying Place, ON
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