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Old September 14th 2003, 11:29
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What are yalls day jobs??

I'm 33,3 acvws,1 xwife,1 fiancee,4 kids.I have been doing concrete work for the past 12to13 years.I really hat my job and was wondering if i'm the only one that cant deal well with their choice of jobs.I want to know what yall do to put food on the table and support your acvw addiction.I babysit grown adults all day and the next morning have to retrain them the same thing they did the day before(they get 8or9 hundred a week).Some of you awswered this post in other forums but feel free to answer again for those who don't frequent the other forums....Donald
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Old September 14th 2003, 11:41
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I work for a company making bulk animal feed lorries and trailers, which involves loads of welding, fabrication and machine work. so this job is perfect for me as i can do all of my own welding wether it be steel, ally or stainless. plus i have access to loads of materials and equipment. if you want to see who i work for look at this address. www.priden.co.uk
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Old September 14th 2003, 11:54
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Gutters,cool job.I have been fabricating parts,modifing parts for years.My x wife has my garage so my welder,lathe,bodywork tools(went to college for paint and body work),and my 57dragvw,46willys Jeep (mud racer)are at my dads shop.It's a couple of hours away but it works out because he has a couple of lathes,2 milling machines,and any thing one might need when fabricating or modifing parts.He builds racing Harley for the measured mile(kind of like Bonniville)top speed over a measured mile.Here is a link to some pics of just some of my toys and a link to dads(Neon Don) Harley racing site too.....Donald..

http://photo.starblvd.net/57DragVW?st=album&pg=0

http://www.snartracing.com/
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Old September 14th 2003, 20:09
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Old September 15th 2003, 00:19
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I'm one of the older in the crowd, almost 48. I've spent the past 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Spent most of my time fixing ships/boats, anything with more than one moving part was my responsibility, gas engines, diesel engines (big and small), gas turbines, pumps, a/c, boilers, gear boxes. One of my guys once said, "he can fix anything but a broken heart"! Now I fix "People Problems", machinery is easier.... I picked up a few other skills over the years like: bodywork/painting, wiring, welding (gas, mig, tig, stick), basic lathe work and probably a few others I can't remember right now (that age thing...).

2 more years until I retire and need a "real job". It has been a hell of a ride though.

The original post asked if others can't deal well with their chosen profession... For the most part mine has been ok, I've had to work with and for jerks a few times but in my job either I move on or they do so it doesn't last too long. There is a down side to that, my kids don't really have roots, my wife resents not having a career and I missed a lot of my girls growing up time (ships don't sit at the pier much). The upside is: my kids are more mature than their peer group because of the wide variety of things they have seen and done (more than a lot of adults) and they are still young.

It is rare for someone to find a job they love and pays well enough to support a family.... there are a lucky few out there, the rest of us must make some compromises....

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I'm 30, girl friend work's in a bank, no kid's, I work as a process engineer for PETROVAL Ldt, specialised in rafenery, shutdown and turn arounds, work world wide... i'll meet all of you on day ;-) , hobby's: vw 's with FLat 4 engines and bmw M3, track racing, vidéo games, and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :-D

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36. married for 13 years, two kids. i am an IT architect for a very large company. have to say i love it. they are pushing me back into management though and we will have to see whether i can still say i love it in a while. i have found that more times than not, my happiness in a job is a driect reflection of my immediate supervisors. if they suck, the job usually does too. and visa versa. i was a retail manager for many years before getting back to computers. at least computers only do what you tell them to.
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