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What do you do for work?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ForeRunner, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Sep 9, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    at least you have a plan
     
  2. Sep 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    The Traveler

    The Traveler REBELTACO

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  3. Sep 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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    Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Satoshi with FJ badge, factory cruise, factory intermittent wipers, Redline Tuning hood-lift struts, Hellwig Swaybar, Rosen DVD-Nav
    Fixed that for you ;)
     
  4. Sep 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Too much shit to list.... See "My Build" page
  5. Oct 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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    MiniBike

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    I do nothing - by choice.

    I now feel much less outraged by my government's frivolous spending!
     
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  6. Nov 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    B.P.

    B.P. Active Member

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    Local 16 Sheet metal Worker, Currently a second year apprentice
     
  7. Nov 5, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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    Joe D

    Joe D Well-Known Member

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    Really? Can't tell....

    So I gotta ask, are you retired? How do you support yourself?
     
  8. Nov 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    JKU3000

    JKU3000 Well-Known Member

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    5%Tint, sub, painted wheels, tinted tail lights, grillcraft grill, tinted blinkers, roof rack, bull bar with kc lights.
    I work in a petstore, it blows but only way to get by school and mod the truck
     
  9. Nov 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    Joe D

    Joe D Well-Known Member

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    Good for you man. I'm sick of these cats that think it's ok to not work (not those who don't have a choice) but, those who choose not to work. IMO, they should be embarrased.

    And you know, if work didn't suck we wouldn't be paid to do it...
     
  10. Nov 8, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    JKU3000

    JKU3000 Well-Known Member

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    And you know, if work didn't suck we wouldn't be paid to do it...[/QUOTE]

    Yea, im allergic to all the animals lol but payday makes up for it :D
     
  11. Nov 9, 2013 at 4:25 AM
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    MacDougl

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    Being in Kansas and in the Wichita area, I work aircraft. As for what I do, that depends on the day of the week. :) official title is electrical engineer, but I also certify systems, work with the FAA, troubleshoot planes, some design, certification and compliance report writing, and also a DER.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    BDN

    BDN "old Brett", Tour Guide

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    Self employed, commercial door repair, locksmith. Pays the bills.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    I love my job :notsure:

    That said I had some terrible jobs while I was in school.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Joe D

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    Would you still go to work if they didn't pay you?

    I love my job too mostly because it's the easiest exchange for food, clothing and shelter I can find. But, if not for them helping me supply my needs, I would be outta there....
     
  15. Nov 9, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    Rich91710

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    I took a $20k pay cut to take my job.




    Okay... technically, I had been unemployed for 7 months so it was an $80k cut followed by a $60k raise......
     
  16. Nov 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Too much shit to list.... See "My Build" page
    Yes and no... I love my job and it pays me well. But that comes at a heavy price as noted in my PTSD Thread linked in my sig. For 20 years I have been a Paramedic, Haz-Mat Tech (Chemistry, Rail Car Specialist, Etc...), High Angle Rope Rescue Tech, Swift Water Tech, and I'm in the middle of Structural Collapse / Confined Space Refresher Class at the moment. I don't receive any extra pay for any of these specialty positions so the guy that is doing the bare minimum on the job gets the same amount of pay that I do. But that said, I didn't join the Fire Dept. to just sit on my ass and get a free T-Shirt like some others. I joined to help others and that is what I enjoy doing. It is a different job every day that I show up to work and that in itself makes it worth showing up.

    Would I do it for free? No. But in a sense I am doing some of it for just that.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Honestly yes. I drive cars for a living (among other less fun things like project management and data processing). I learn a lot every day and enjoy most days.

    Edit: you get the idea, its not like I'd become a hobo just to do my job lol. I'd obviously leave if they stopped paying me.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    CelsisTaco

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    K&N intake, 3 inch, Kenwood head unit, Kickers and JL 8 inch sub, Firestone Destination A/T, manual lockout hubs, manual windows, 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers, Tinted windows, Rear 5125 Bilistien shocks, Jungle Fender Flares!
    I work at my cousins automotive shop on mainly lifted trucks and older cars/trucks.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    Joe D

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    That's great I'm happy for you guys. I think I will always be doing something myself. That being said, if I were to have enough money drop into my lap that I was no longer concerned about supporting my needs until well past my expiration date my fat ass would be out. I'd be fishing off shore and doing some other stuff I enjoy like spending that 40 hours a week with my loved ones.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    Flowingmetal

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    I'm a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. I spent 7 years working on Heavy trucks and am currently working on Forklifts/Material handling equipment. I can't complain, the pay is above average and there is always work available.
     
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