What do you do for Work?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by The Fenwick, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Jerez

    Jerez LED swap hombre

    Going to school for a electrical engineering degree and work for my dads commercial door company...mostly consists of automatic sliding doors installation/repair/service etc. from airports, malls and small mom and pop stores

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  3. Nathan

    Nathan Administrator Staff Member

    That's really cool. Do you have to travel a lot for that job or is there enough local work to keep you busy?
     
  4. Jerez

    Jerez LED swap hombre

    About 85% is in a 200 mile radius from my home the other 15% can reach all the way up to Northern California and California is big :eek: lol

    Gone out to Texas 3 times for some jobs, also Arizona
     
  5. OP
    The Fenwick

    The Fenwick Hilbilly

    Jolly, jolly, jolly. Lost my job night before last. Long story short, my boss's wife hates my family (She thinks he "did things" with my little sister.) and said she would take the kids if he didn't sever ties with all of us, so I'm out of a job. I don't blame my boss though, because his wife's got the connections to make sure he never sees his kids again, and I know how important his kids are to him.
    So I'm looking for a new job. Still got my newspaper route and scrap metal, but that's not enough. Thinking about joining the service. I'm going to talk to a Coast Guard recruiter soon.
     
  6. ae111black

    ae111black Moderator Moderator

    Wow sad to hear that dude! Keep your head up..... Coast Guard is a great career! I have a friend in San Diego that's been with them for years.
     
  7. OP
    The Fenwick

    The Fenwick Hilbilly

    It sucks, but I'll get through it. I have to, you know? I'm just worried about during the time being, how is my family going to cope? My meager income was what paid most of the bills- Mom's sick, so she can't work, and my dad is already worked to the bone with his two jobs. Might end up losing power and internet and all of that, again. We've gone three months without power before, so it's not like it would be new. But if I disappear off the internet for a while, y'all know why.
    I know someone in the CG as well, and he loves it. He's actually stationed at Scott AFB in Illinois. That would probably be the hardest thing for me, is being so far from my family. But it's looking like all I've got- I don't have the money for school, and I'm not great shakes at any trades, so the military looks like the best option.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013
  8. byrd

    byrd Moderator Moderator

    Grill Master 35 yrs experience. To the meat cutter I grill those steaks you were talking about.
     
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  9. Konaborne

    Konaborne Well-Known Member

    I've met soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that hate their jobs... but never a coastie ahaha

    Good luck in what you choose to do
     
  10. OP
    The Fenwick

    The Fenwick Hilbilly

    Much thanks, man. Come to think of it, all the Coasties I know love their jobs, too. I have a meeting with the local CG recruiter on Wednesday, so we'll see how that goes.
     
  11. Tacoma fan

    Tacoma fan Well-Known Member

    sure thing :thumbsup:
     
  12. RMAN808

    RMAN808 Senior Member

    Currently a student so no source of income at the moment... But after graduation in about a month I will have one :D
     
  13. Nathan

    Nathan Administrator Staff Member

    What are you studying? What do you want to do when you grow up? :laughing:
     
  14. RMAN808

    RMAN808 Senior Member

    Originally wanted to get into Athletic Training, but switched over to Physical Education major and minoring in Health Promotion and Coaching Sports.

    The next plan is to become a certified Physical Therapist Assistant and work my way into the field there :thumbsup:
     
  15. ST3VE

    ST3VE Authorized User

    I work for a company called Victory Steel. I am in charge of the entire shipping and receiving of all of the steel, the trucking schedule, optimizing the cuts of the steel so there is not much scrap or remenants. Then I decide who in the shop gets the steel to cut. It is a very high paced/ controlled stress job. I am currently in charge of about 4 million ton of steel.
     
  16. EricTheRed

    EricTheRed Pantless...

    I'm a photographer. Been shooting everything from commercial through to weddings for the last six years or so. I also do photo retouching for a locally based adult website. It pays the bills! :laughing:
     
  17. MGMTacoLover

    MGMTacoLover Well-Known Member

    Gold dredger this summer student and looking for a real job
     
  18. Studio photographer for clothing retailer, Wet Seal Inc. but still do freelance on weekends.

    Also shoot the local desert races like MORE and HDRA.
     
  19. mcmoyer

    mcmoyer New Member

    Joining the Navy was one of the best things I ever did. Good luck!!
     
  20. Dewight

    Dewight Well-Known Member

    Cut grass lol a lot of grass pay well for a ok job
     
  21. DEZERTDUCK

    DEZERTDUCK Owner Engage Off Road

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