OC Members....Personal Update

fish82 Senior Member
4,402 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 5, 2018 12:48 PM

52

Business Development - Airport/Airline Facilites & Equipment M&O

Married 26 years - 2 daughters, 19 & 21. Both in college at Kenyon/Denison, so yeah...I'm poor. 

2 dogs

mcburg93 permaban to basement
3,193 posts 25 reps Joined Dec 2009
Sun, Jan 7, 2018 8:08 AM

42

Maintenance is my full time job at a factory. I do HVAC/R, Plumbing, and Electrical work on the side. I also started working on household appliances recently and that seems to bring in quite a bit of cash. 

No kids

1 dog 2 cats Chickens two pigs and one steer that will be gone next week for slaughter. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 7, 2018 1:24 PM
posted by mcburg93

42

Maintenance is my full time job at a factory. I do HVAC/R, Plumbing, and Electrical work on the side. I also started working on household appliances recently and that seems to bring in quite a bit of cash. 

No kids

1 dog 2 cats Chickens two pigs and one steer that will be gone next week for slaughter. 

Wish you were in my area....always needing that type of thing around my house it seems

SnotBubbles Master of teh QQ
4,533 posts 49 reps Joined Apr 2011
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 9:28 AM
posted by justincredible

Do what, specifically?

Polls with multiple choice options, etc.?  I haven't played around much.  Life has me super busy.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 9:42 AM
posted by SnotBubbles

Polls with multiple choice options, etc.?  I haven't played around much.  Life has me super busy.

You can do multiple choice now, up to 16 options. I want to add the ability to do tournament style selections, meaning you can only select one option per pair, but that's not an option yet. Basically, you can do it like you have in the past, if you want.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Wed, May 17, 2023 10:00 PM

bump

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 17, 2023 10:16 PM

Thanks for the “bump”. 

I just read the first three pages. Good stuff. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 17, 2023 10:35 PM

Shit I was 34 when this thread was started and now I'm 40. We're all getting so old.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 166 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 17, 2023 10:52 PM

40+ posters participated in this thread

Dang

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 8:55 AM
posted by Automatik

33

Food industry, 7 years

Not married, no kids

Currently with a 24 year old Latina, but too early to title it anything. Very fun!

Wow, feeling old.


38

CPG/Trade Marketing, ~4 years (thank god I got out of food)

Not married, no kids

Same girl, living together.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 86 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 9:12 AM

I never participated unless I missed it. Sorry about that guys.

Who was salto? Didn’t another user create that name?

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 9:28 AM

Since I didn't participate in the first go-round:

44

HR Director for a logistics company after serving 21 years in the Navy

Married for 22 years

1 16-year-old daughter

1 dog

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 9:34 AM
posted by iclfan2

Age - 31

Financial Planning and Analysis manager 

Married 3 years

No kids (until daughter comes in Feb!), a dog, and a cat

Just turned 37

Director of Finance in the hospitality industry 

About to be married for 9 years

2 girls (5 and 3), same dog and cat 


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 9:39 AM
posted by justincredible

Age: 34

Occupation: Applications analyst is my official title, but I architect and build web applications. 

Married 8 years. No kids. Three dogs.

Since we're quoting with updates.

Age: 40

Same Job

Married 14 years (at the end of June). No kids. One dog.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 10:57 AM
posted by jmog

Age-38

Chemical Engineer-15 years

Married-18 years (next week)

3 kids, all boys-16,14,11

At about 6 to all those numbers.


Only 2 things have changed really, I make over 2x the money I did in 2017 and my first grandchild is due in August as my oldest got married last year.


Technically my title is Principle Application Engineer, Chemical Engineer is just my degree.


Sometimes I can’t believe how well my new company has done for me.


I left old one not that long after this post (about a year). 

25% bump when I left. 

5 typical COL increases averaging about 3.5%.

3 raises as my bonus plan changed from 10% to 20% over 3 years.

3 “promotion” raises, in quotes because same actual job, different title/responsibilities (think engineer 1, 2, 3, etc). About to get another one of these in a couple months, just going through the international committee approval.


Even not counting the original 25% as a “raise” that’s still 11 raises in 4.5 years.


I am CERTAIN that frequency will die soon as the bonus plan won’t change unless I get a “real” promotion managing engineers, and the “same job” promotions are basically out (possibly one more).


But it has been good to see my salary double in 4.5 years from old job to current. 



justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 11:11 AM
posted by jmog


I make over 2x the money I did in 2017

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 11:34 AM

Well, I turned 70 and am in my 10th year of retirement…….and still loving it!

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 1:12 PM
posted by justincredible

Yes and no, yes it is. More of in astonishment of the good fortune and how well the new company takes care of people…even if some of our benefits are far worse than industry standard (401k match, insurance costs, etc)



To be fair, I could have been making $10/hour in 2017 so 2x in 2023 isn’t a huge brag.


TedSheckler Emporium Entrepreneur
4,023 posts 48 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 1:23 PM

Age: 47

Job: Machine tool sales (27 years)

Married 22 years

Kids- Step-daughter 31, step-daughter 28, son 18, son 16

2 dogs

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 18, 2023 2:05 PM
posted by jmog

Yes and no, yes it is. More of in astonishment of the good fortune and how well the new company takes care of people…even if some of our benefits are far worse than industry standard (401k match, insurance costs, etc)



To be fair, I could have been making $10/hour in 2017 so 2x in 2023 isn’t a huge brag.


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