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Thread: Dad's Job - Inspired by Hobbes

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    My Dad was a Joiner, to those who don't know what that is, think Carpenter. To those who don't know what that is, you're an idiot, get help.

    He was old school so did the full 5 year apprenticeship thing. So he could work in the shop building things, shopfit, work on building sites pretty much anything you would require.

    I had the pleasure of working on building sites with him in my own callow youth.

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    My step dad is a master carpenter

    He has quite a good little one man business and is always busy.

    My 'real' dad ( and I use the term loosely) was a pit boss in the casino my mum worked in.

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    My Dad trained as a Welder in the local Steel Works. An apprenticeship, probably much like JP's Dad but in a different field - however he is not a Welder anymore and gave up the raucous Steel Worker's life at a young age.

    His job now is something entirely different, which leads me to my point.

    This thread was poorly thought out, Dad's job implies what he does now, wheras I'm sure hobbes (the inspiration behind the thread) was implying that his Dad was a Doctor when hobbes was a child.

    Call me Mr. Pedantic if you must, but this needs urgent clarification
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    My dad works in a factory.

    He's really good at what he does, apparently, as he got sent overseas to help them start a factory over there, but he mosty runs a machine that makes thick steel-wire slightly less thick. I think He's also part of a group of workers trained to be able to run a bunch of machines and vehicles so production doesn't stop if a specialist is missing, he gets extra pay for that.

    He also imports and sells motorcycles, and fixes cars (the latter he rarely charges people for). And he does carpentry and builds stuff at the country place in his spare time, like.

    I reckon he's got a problem with relaxing

    (My mum is a ~kindergarten teacher and a politician, so they're probably a good match, in a warped sort of way.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    My Dad trained as a Welder in the local Steel Works. An apprenticeship, probably much like JP's Dad but in a different field - however he is not a Welder anymore and gave up the raucous Steel Worker's life at a young age.

    His job now is something entirely different, which leads me to my point.

    This thread was poorly thought out, Dad's job implies what he does now, wheras I'm sure hobbes (the inspiration behind the thread) was implying that his Dad was a Doctor when hobbes was a child.

    Call me Mr. Pedantic if you must, but this needs urgent clarification
    Believe it or not I thought of just such confusion / classification.

    Then I thought, no, let people make of it what they will. They may decide to list jobs, or say what dad does now, or what he thinks of himself as. Time-served welk breeder, currently between appointments, that sort of thing.

    So let us not clarify anything .... oops.

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    my dad is a driving instructor in cars and lorries (artic's, mainly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    My Dad trained as a Welder in the local Steel Works. An apprenticeship, probably much like JP's Dad but in a different field - however he is not a Welder anymore and gave up the raucous Steel Worker's life at a young age.

    His job now is something entirely different, which leads me to my point.

    This thread was poorly thought out, Dad's job implies what he does now, wheras I'm sure hobbes (the inspiration behind the thread) was implying that his Dad was a Doctor when hobbes was a child.

    Call me Mr. Pedantic if you must, but this needs urgent clarification
    Believe it or not I thought of just such confusion / classification.

    Then I thought, no, let people make of it what they will. They may decide to list jobs, or say what dad does now, or what he thinks of himself as. Time-served welk breeder, currently between appointments, that sort of thing.

    So let us not clarify anything .... oops.
    So, deliberate obfuscation eh. I suppose it can be used as a tool for the less precise among us.

    Not everyone went thro' Lloyds TSB customer service training
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    I prefer "amongst", but that's just a personal thing.

    Among looks like a mong,

    This is a mong



    You didn't think it thro' again.

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    You still prefer amongst when it's followed with us. Again I must point to your flagrant disregard for those who have trouble pronouncing the letter 's'. I can only conclude that you are a teaser and a tantaliser of men.

    Maybe I shall suggest to the authorities here that you are placed on moderation for a while - the delay between posts being approved will give you a chance to cool your heels and think the content thro', somewhat.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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