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Friday, December 01, 2006

what else do you do?

ok, so i've talked about waiterrant (one of my very favorite blogs) for almost 2 years. it's one of the most interesting, eurdite, compassionate, and hilarious blogs out there. this guy is funny as hell. his latest post has me thinking. his responses to folks asking him "what else do you do?" cracks me up. just two examples, and then i'll get to the point
  • Porn Theater Custodian
  • Furry Wrangler

so the point is, what jobs have you really had that are kind of outside the box? ok, so if you were a submariner, that pretty much trumps any and all crazy jobs, but besides that?

i'll start with one of my least favorite jobs ever.
as a young nuclear trained submariner, my primary job was as an engineering laboratory technician. that's a fancy name for a radiation control tech, and a water chemist. as an ELT, i had to provide coverage for jobs that were either potentially or known radioactive.
one of the sanitary tanks (shit tanks) accepted drains from the nucleonics lab, which were considered potentially contaminated becasue it was where i did chemistry analyses on the primary plant water. so.... any time they had to make a tank entry, guess who had to go along? ever have to chop through 18 inches of matted hair and other "debris"? gag. i was glad as hell i wasn't in A-gang. they had all the shit tanks as their responsibiltiy, and i only had to dive San #3 because my sink drained into it.
so, what's yours?

ps. really, you need to visit waiter rant and read this post. and don't forget to go back and read the rest of his blog. you'll understand why i almost always start my blog reading there first.


Blogger submandave said...

As a former DCA I've been in almost every accessible space in the boat, and let me tell you the spooge tank is much nastier than the shit tank. The residue in the latter is mostly paper and chunkies, but the former includes, liek you noted, hair, stickies, residue of various body fluids, not to mention waste from the galley. The un-processed bioresidue in SAN1, as opposed to the human processed bioresidue in SAN2, is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacterium and nasties. Ugh! I gotta go take a shower just thinking about it.

12/1/06, 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Hop said...

The best job I ever had was when I was going to college at Kutztown University. I lived in Reading,PA and on the way to Kutztown on route 222 was a drive-in located in Maidencreek. It was there that I was the relief projectionist on Sundays and helped park cars on Friday and Saturday nights.

Back then before videoes, the only place you could view adult movies, was in those slimy inner city movie theaters or at the drive-in.

Worse job was shoveling chicken shit out of a chicken house after the chickens were caught and taken to slaughter. We would shovel it into a manure spreadder. Now a days they use a bob cat to do the same thing.

12/3/06, 11:56 AM  
Anonymous hop said...

I forgot, the coolest job was driving a submarine. :-)

12/3/06, 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1]Like wise I was an ELT and diving sanitaries was way up on the list but I could do it without getting sick and throwing up.
2] I was a state criminal investigator and nothing beats a partialy decomposed body and I could barely handle it without getting sick.
3] Lets not forget everone's all time favorite job. Changing the kids diaper. Threw up everytime.

12/4/06, 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 Kids Diapers run in fear of me.


12/5/06, 8:27 AM  

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