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Old 9 Oct 2012
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Yeah, but Ted, I think he is in North America judging by the terminology; you may want to look into the transferability of your course credentials if you are aiming to work there. Also consider studying there, as it will make a visa much easier to get.

I may be able to get you a welding gig in Vancouver if you would be interested in that - was recently talking to a guy who said he could not get decent welders for love nor money - which opens it up to overseas people. Pay was pretty reasonable too. PM me when you get your quals if you are interested.

The U.S doesn't really interest me.

Canada does.... But I'm a couple of years off being a good welder.

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There are so many people from overseas in Alberta right now working, they can't get the man power for theses jobs. You can make decent money just being a labourer for the time being. Lots of camp jobs too if thats what your into, they pay for your lodging, food, you hop on a bus to go to work. You can literally save 100 % of your earnings. Downside to camps tho it can seem like a jail after a while. After 21 or 30 days working straight, that week off seems like 2 days and its back to work for another long haul. All you have to remember is its not forever lol.

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sorry jumping in a bit late to this thread

i've actually thoroughly enjoyed my job untill recently (apart from one short episode in '96 when it all went to shyte due to a management change...) but this last year life has dealt us some heavy blows which have somewhat changed my priorities & the company directors have shown themselves to be somewhat lacking in compassion or understanding & after years of "flexibility" on my part have been singlarly inflexable in return, so screw 'em, i want out asap & am now actively looking & have told them so.
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Why I like my job....

As described in a previous post to this thread, I proclaimed that "I am a happy man" and in context this could be understood in terms of my "job" as beach comer with the advantage of a very advanced metal detector.

As I continue to read this thread I have become more and more impressed, not only with the earnestness of each contribution, but with the levels of intelligence and abilities demonstrated, that absence of this thread I would not have imagined. I admit, this is my lack of perception. And, of course, ignoring any geo-political preferences, that in themselves are not representative of the true wit and wisdom of the authors.

My point is this, I owe more than just "I am a happy man" to this thread. After several days and nights analysis I have come away with this understanding of why.

One would have to read Zecharia Sitchin's descriptions of the
Annunaki of 450,000 years ago and how homo erectus became homo sapiens, for the purpose of providing labor for gold mining operations to understand my point of view.

After applying much of my attention since my last post answering the question of why I am happy with my "job" of beach coming, I have come to the conclusion that it is in line with an ancient goal with which I was tasked by space travelers called the Annunaki.

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As described in a previous post to this thread, I proclaimed that "I am a happy man" and in context this could be understood in terms of my "job" as beach comer with the advantage of a very advanced metal detector.

As I continue to read this thread I have become more and more impressed, not only with the earnestness of each contribution, but with the levels of intelligence and abilities demonstrated, that absence of this thread I would not have imagined. I admit, this is my lack of perception. And, of course, ignoring any geo-political preferences, that in themselves are not representative of the true wit and wisdom of the authors.

My point is this, I owe more than just "I am a happy man" to this thread. After several days and nights analysis I have come away with this understanding of why.

One would have to read Zecharia Sitchin's descriptions of the
Annunaki of 450,000 years ago and how homo erectus became homo sapiens, for the purpose of providing labor for gold mining operations to understand my point of view.

After applying much of my attention since my last post answering the question of why I am happy with my "job" of beach coming, I have come to the conclusion that it is in line with an ancient goal with which I was tasked by space travelers called the Annunaki.

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Xfiltrate I just re-read this 4 times. I have no idea what your talking about LOL. Sometimes when I read your posts I'm not quite sure if your just taking the piss, indulging in mind altering substances or your one crazy beach combing loon. But as always looking forward to your next mind altering take on the deep questions of life. BTW beach combing in Spain sounds like a pretty fine way to make a living. The Annunaki would be mighty proud. Enjoy!
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Thanks realmc26

My best answer to your multiple choice quiz - all of the above.


For my particular post in question you really have to read Zecharia Sitchin's books for a reasonable understanding of what I tried to explain in a few words.

And thanks for the spelling correction I guess it is "beach comber" and not "beach comer" although parts of my original post this thread might make an argument for my spelling.

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Anunnaki, "those who Anu sent from heaven to earth" or "those who from heaven to earth came" may well have been the biblical nephilim. Sumerian creation story, Sumer is now called Iraq. Not sure what its got to do with this thread but I'm loving it. I did not enjoy my job when I was doing it,so I quit and went traveling, but I'll have to qualify that by saying my kids are all grown up and previously I did the 9 to 5 grind (had two jobs) for a lifetime, looking back I'm not sure a lifetime of mind numbing toil was the right thing to do and i do feel I've missed out, on the other hand I've got a great family, but I can't help think that I wished I'd had the balls to have long term traveled with the kids when they were younger.
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The Sun Also Rises

Sitting at my desk, looking out at the sea that touches the north coast of Spain, and listening again to Hemingway (thanks to YouTube audio books.) I am in awe of martyboy's last post.

I have no children, I kept pretty good track and would know if I did. At least I am sure I have had no children with the 2 women I have married. Each of my three brothers and one sister have two - a boy and a girl and one wife or husband. They are much younger and were , 3 of them born in exotic locals - to young to learn any second languages...

I have chosen long term traveling. Probably because long term traveling choose me as a child. I am the outcast uncle who grew up watching Japanese TV that consisted of Kabuki theater and Sumo wrestling with a smattering of very early U S sitcoms dubbed in Japanese and watching no T V in Turkey where I graduated high school. The long term traveling bit is not overrated, it is just not understood from the point of view of the offspring.

When I finally returned to my country, I believed that my classmates at university in the States, were speaking some form of code when spending hours discussing the metal covers of the wheels of their automobiles - "hubcaps" I believe, and the number of barrels their precious carburetors had (I admit I did once own a Volvo 122s with SU carbs, probably as a result of early childhood exclusions from conversation) I became so very let down - when I discovered ...no this was not code for some greater philosophy that I had yet to learn, but was indeed the asphalt rubber metal driven world that these "local" boys had inherited and had been created upon.

Happily, long term traveling gives a kid one great advantage - adaptability so soon , very soon, after handily winning a fight with one of the local boys who ridiculed my style of dress, I wore the only cloths available to me in Turkey, (after he shoved me hard, I broke his arm by grabbing it and breaking it upon my upthrust knee, a move I learned in karate class in Japan) I quickly became a guru of sorts of pistons, rings and 4 speed transmissions and most everything else related. Intelligence just because it is directed elsewhere, is still intelligence.

As for the Annunaki and the meaning of my previous posts. The Annunaki, according to Sitchin, genetically created Homo Sapien to mine the planet earth for gold, necessary to the Annunaki for reasons I will not go into here. The point being, I, in my current profession on the northern coast of Spain, as beach comber with a metal detector, and a finder of treasure the greatest of which would be gold in one form or another am living the destiny for which I was created according to Sitchin. Perhaps this explains my posts to realmc26, to whom I need to disclose, that the only mind altering drug I admit to is the good wine I am drinking now.

martyboy, perhaps any insights regarding the effect of long term travel on your offspring could have been and the meaning of Sitchin's work related to my current profession of beach comber have been worth the read for you.

Your post was very interesting to me.

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I'm retired and I love it, work on my bikes, work on my boats, go surfing, go to a movie, go for a ride, what's not to like.
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Origins of the employment of men and women

If anyone is interested in learning more about the research/books of Zecharia Sitchin, the Anunnaki and how my earlier posts this thread relate to employment of human beings, there will be a radio show on this evening: ANCIENT GENETIC TINKERING

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I came to my brothers wedding in denmark 11 years ago. At the time I was working in private banking for Barclays bank in the uk.

All my days were spent in suits and dealing with clients. Long hours and lots of travelling.

At my brothers wedding I got sat next to my brothers production manager and we got happily p"""ed together.

The following day he reminded me that I "swore on my life" that I would move to Denmark and work for them. 6 months later I had sold my house in the UK and moved over to Denmark. I have been here 10 years now.

I make sails for yachts and am in short/jeans and t shirts every day. Have a lovely danish girlfriend, a little cottage in the country, close to lovely beaches. I love it here. I wish i had come 30 years ago.

I operate a laser cutter, which cuts the sail panels. I was in my 40s when I moved here with very little money, didn`t know the language and had no idea of sailmaking. You are never too old to learn new tricks.

The big bonus is that my girlfriend loves motorbike travel.

If the chance comes your way, take it.

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I came to my brothers wedding in denmark 11 years ago. At the time I was working in private banking for Barclays bank in the uk.

All my days were spent in suits and dealing with clients. Long hours and lots of travelling.

At my brothers wedding I got sat next to my brothers production manager and we got happily p"""ed together.

The following day he reminded me that I "swore on my life" that I would move to Denmark and work for them. 6 months later I had sold my house in the UK and moved over to Denmark. I have been here 10 years now.

I make sails for yachts and am in short/jeans and t shirts every day. Have a lovely danish girlfriend, a little cottage in the country, close to lovely beaches. I love it here. I wish i had come 30 years ago.

I operate a laser cutter, which cuts the sail panels. I was in my 40s when I moved here with very little money, didn`t know the language and had no idea of sailmaking. You are never too old to learn new tricks.

The big bonus is that my girlfriend loves motorbike travel.

If the chance comes your way, take it.

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Brilliant Steve.. Good for you mate.

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do you like your job

yes , I teach medical students in the gambia after deciding with my wife to go around the world on our bikes and make it a lifestyle !!!!!!!!!!!have had varied jobs in the uk from stacking shelves , scaffolding , prison officer , prison service manager , education trust manager , best thing I did was to follow my and my wifes dream and have an adventure . I love my job as I make everyday different and love learning .
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If the chance comes your way, take it.
Sums it all up nicely

Someone else mentioned 'having the balls' - I like my job and glad I had the balls to take it up 10 years ago but I so wish I still had balls and took up the travelling mantle with my teenage kids.
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hooray i quit my job, 30 days more to go to fullfill agreement until they find somebody else and moving to thailand, hell yeah
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