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  • Tax Man
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 72
    • Minnesota

    My job description is trying to de-cipher the US tax code.


    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      I would have never guessed...

    • ILikePigButts
      ILikePigButts commented
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      There's one for you, 19 for me

    • smokinfatties
      smokinfatties commented
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      Amen! That's what I do. tax director for an oil and gas company.
  • cscheib
    Club Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 47
    • Northville, MI

    IT Systems Engineer/Site Reliability Engineer. Specialize primarily in Linux based solutions, but jack of all trades. I make sure websites and applications work.

    Also, occasionally, a manager of people who do also the above, if a particular employer desires such, and decides to compensate me appropriately.

    Current hobbies involve things that I can eat or drink. BBQ, Coffee roasting, Sous Vide. Technology geek.
    Last edited by cscheib; February 6, 2018, 10:18 PM.


    • Locotech
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2014
      • 395
      • northern Ontario, Canada
      • "Livin' hard was easy, when I was young and bulletproof"

      Retired from rebuildin' old locos...and don't miss crawlin' under em at -30. Now happily retired, hangin out. Click image for larger version

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      • MeatMonster
        Former Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 606
        • Ellon, Aberdeenshire

        IT Manager for an Oil company, my spare time is split between coaching youth rugby, drinking beer and of course BBQ, hope to goodness no one asks me to choose between them!


        • MeatMonster
          MeatMonster commented
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          Right, ignore my first job description, been reading what other folks do and most have so much cooler jobs that I do, so correction, i'm actually a craft beer talent scout, travelling and tasting my way around the world to find the best micro breweries out there - beat that!

        • Steve B
          Steve B commented
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          Do you need a partner? This is the exact job I've been looking for..

        • MeatMonster
          MeatMonster commented
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          Steve B LOL
      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6422
        • Colorado
        • > Weber Genesis EP-330
          > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
          > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
          > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
          > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
          to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
          > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
          > Thermoworks Smoke
          > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
          > Thermoworks Thermapen
          > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
          > Anova sous vide circulator
          > Searzall torch
          > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

        Retired now (if I don’t count the increasingly occasional consulting gig). Like many others, I’ve worn a number of different hats during my professional career … just never was able to take all of them off:
        • Geophysicist – Oil and gas applied research and exploration/exploitation … 34 years total
          • Executive Technical Architect (an odd parallel side track from my geophysicist days) – mostly data and database architecture, design, implementation, and optimization … 20 years
          • Data Scientist (although, at the time we didn’t know that’s what it was eventually going to be called ... another parallel side track)
        • Commercial Pilot – mostly flight/ground instruction with a bit of occasional charter and/or air ambulance work thrown in … 45 years so far … although I’m not really actively flying these days. This was a full time gig until I got into the ATCS and geophysics businesses ... then part time.
        • Air Traffic Controller (ATCS) – Tower initially then Enroute Center radar controller (this hat came off back in 1981 … thanks, FAA and PATCO) … 6 years total
        • USAF NCO – Only 4 years worth but those turned out to be some mighty interesting years (this hat taken off also)
        Hobbies? Too many to count ... and not very active with the vast majority these days:
        • Flying ... especially competition aerobatics (inactive now)
          • These days, I'm content to stick with flight simulation .... and working with a few developers of simulated aircraft
        • Beer brewing (semi active now)
        • BBQ and grilling (of course!)
        • Computers ... building and fiddling with the results until I have to do it all over again
        • Fly fishing and tying (I really need to dust this one off)
        • Photography ((35 mm film) and associated dark room shenanigans)
        • Amateur (ham) radio (long inactive)
        • Woodworking (semi active)
        • Golf ... most definitely a love-hate relationship ... hate at the moment
        • Shooting and reloading (just remembered that I need to find a range somewhere near)
        • ... and probably a few more that I'll kick myself for not listing ...
        Last edited by MBMorgan; February 8, 2018, 11:00 PM.


        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Stay engaged, stay young!

        • Danjohnston949
          Danjohnston949 commented
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          D----d Over Achiever‼️ 👍👍👍👍👍 😉🤗😇🤗😉 👍👍👍👍👍 Dan

        • MBMorgan
          MBMorgan commented
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          You’re too kind, Danjohnston949 ... just rolled with a few decades worth of punches ...
      • icyhawk
        Club Member
        • Aug 2016
        • 23
        • Mesquite Nevada

        Owner/operator of a grocery store in rural Alaska. Between April and October, I fish as often as I can. (which is pretty often where I live). Between October and April, I maintain 3 bowling leagues in our 2 lane "center" at the local Elks club, and travel to amateur tournaments, mostly in Las Vegas and Reno.


        • Mudkat
          Mudkat commented
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          Now that's a good life!
      • Fashely
        Former Member
        • Sep 2017
        • 4
        • Edmond, Ok

        I cook, I make sure my wife gets up to make some money, I smoke some meat, I fish. Sometimes I don't do nothin!


        • Mudkat
          Mudkat commented
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          Now that's a good wife!
      • smokenoob
        Club Member
        • Dec 2017
        • 1090
        • Gulf Breeze, Florida

        Ok, I'll come clean.

        I started out selling lemonade and "hunted" golf balls on the 14th hole of a golf course. Made enough to buy a pair of levis every day worked (just to put the $$$ in perspective, good money!). Then was a caddy. An 18 hole loop carrying 2 bags netted 3 pairs of Levis in one day (great money!). Then learned that I like to take things apart and put them back together. Got a job in High School fixing electronics, got paid $5/hr when minimum wage was $1.60/hr (outstanding money!). Found my self with a EE degree from UF and went to work between the Silicone Mountains. Worked in product development, manufacturing, Customer Support, Sales, Analytical labs, and Marketing (never got bored, just burned out.....)

        Now: Fish, surf, kayak, hike, camp, RC plane & drone pilot, Chief domestic maintance man, and recently: smokenoob.

        and no, I don't have 2000 pairs of Levis!


        • Evolve40
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 3
          • Radcliff, KY
          • Weber Summit 670 - best grill I have ever owned

            Weber Kettle

            iGrill 2


            Drinking: Woodford Reserve Masters Collection Sonoma

          So I am retired from the Army, 26 years of fun! Now a spend my time sitting at a desk as a Federal employee collecting a salary. Once in a great while I do something to earn that salary.

          I spend my off hours cooking BBQ, collecting/drinking Bourbons from around Kentucky and have just started a new vice - cigars!!


          • HawkerXP
            HawkerXP commented
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            26 years! Thank you for your service. Enjoy those cigars.

          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            Thank you for your service sir!

          • Steve R.
            Steve R. commented
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            Evolve40, I had no idea there was another Pit member so close by. I'm just on the south side of E-town.
        • Mark E.
          Former Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 112
          • Nolensville, TN

          Airline Pilot. Bicycle rider. I have 3 bikes . Fixing bikes. Woodworking. Fixing anything that won't work.


          • mayapoppa
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 201
            • San Francisco Bay Area
            • PBC
              Weber 22" Kettle
              Slow N' Sear
              Weber Spirit Gas Grill
              ThermoPop Thermometer
              Maverick Wireless Thermometer

            Recording engineer, formerly independent, making records, now work at a tech-y multimedia company.

            Still playing soccer at 48 years old (goalkeeper... they say we age like wine), still playing guitar in a loud rock band, and spending the rest of my time hanging with my beautiful family, which often includes cooking for them!

            Loving this thread...


            • RickyBobby
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 474
              • Brownsburg, Indiana

              I spent 13 years in the US Army as a helicopter pilot until my back and neck decided they’d had enough. I was fortunate enough to fly the AH-64D (Apache Longbow), OH-58 A/C (Kiowa, basically a bell 206), and the LUH-72 (Lakota, basically an EC-145). I am also an A&P, but now I am an Aviation Security Inspector for DHS. As for hobbies, I’m most passionate about shooting. I love to teach and shoot competitively, although I haven’t done the latter in years. I love archery, being outdoors, anything aviation/space related, working on my Camaro, listening to music and watching movies.


            • Brent Shepherd
              Former Member
              • Feb 2018
              • 2

              I work for the provincial government Ministry of Health - a hobby I have and get a kick out of is putting together little youtube videos on food I have cooked, like this for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QisW1PfEpKk&t=4s


              • Dale Case
                Club Member
                • Oct 2016
                • 162
                • California
                • BGE
                  Cheap rusted out offset smoker (Now RIP)
                  Baby Weber kettle (Beach Baby)
                  Lava rock pile with a metal grate (Pele's Fire)
                  KBQ C-60/SS (Miss Fancy Pants)

                  Maverick ET-732 thermometer

                I am a Directional Driller in the Oil, Gas & Geothermal Industry.

                At home We raise cattle and goats on our ranch, and also fish as much as possible. Love to smoke meat !!


                • phoccer
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 329
                  • Kansas City, MO
                  • Weber Kettle Premium 22 w/SnS & DNG
                    PBC w/PBC custom chimney starter and attachable ash pan
                    Pitmaster IQ 110
                    Maverick ET-732
                    Thermapen MK4
                    Boulevard Wheat(Gotta support the hometown brewery)

                  My official title is Senior Software Engineer. My degrees are in Economics but I discovered in my first job I really liked writing code and had a knack for computers. So after two years in economics I switched to IT. I've developed into a jack of all trades in my department doing coding, system administration, firewall management, and a stint as a department manager over the years. Two years ago I decided I'd had enough of managing and was fortunate to be able to switch back into my current technical role. Took me a while to figure out I simply prefer to do the hands on work myself.




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