Early 60’s white male here. Born in the deep South, I type with good spelling and grammar, but talk like an extra from the show Hee Haw.
Approaching retirement after a long and varied career, a great deal of which was as an economic refugee from layoffs and the like. Worked (in no particular order) as an auto-mechanic, bus driver, truck driver, crane driver, ferry pilot, flight instructor, pipeliner, deckhand, EMT/ambulance driver, rescue boat driver (for boat races), cook, busboy, waiter, dishwasher, airport line crew/refueler and groundskeeper. Somewhere along the way I got a few degrees with the words “engineering” and “software” printed on them, and ended up coding flight controls, environmental controls, navigation, simulators, and am now writing software for autonomous air vehicles.
In about a year, I’ll hang it up after 44 years in the workforce and spend a little more time camping and fishing.