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Rascal
19th February 2008, 21:19
Just curious how many on the forum are actively working a job, retired, or currently temporarily not working for one reason or the other. I'm not nosey, just retired and have a lot of idle time here. :shhhh

grindbastard
19th February 2008, 21:20
Working full-time. Plus wife, kids, and pets.:geek

Danny3nose
19th February 2008, 21:22
Full time job... part time college student. Life's good.

Haggisman14
19th February 2008, 21:23
Work a full time gig doing graphic/web design stuff. Also trrying to do as much freelance work as possible to bring in extra cash to work on the bike...i mean save up for a house ;-)

Marc

SportyJoe
19th February 2008, 21:29
Work full time as a Web Designer/Graphic Designer, do Freelance on the side to earn extra cash for the bike...didnt I just read this somewhere else!!:banana

mid30
19th February 2008, 21:30
work fulltime as a pc tech and also do freelance work on the side to just make ends meet.

shotgun46
19th February 2008, 21:32
I worked at a Place called Lescoa then they sold out to Meridian so after 32 years I went looking for work I now work for a place called Tech Group been there 2 years I have been looking to move south and looking for work down that a way

Haggisman14
19th February 2008, 21:36
SportyJoe - did i post that somewhere else? or do you do the same thing? If so...sweet deal!

ambulldogg
19th February 2008, 21:45
three part time jobs and full time school. do to a lay off here in WONDERFUL MICHIGAN! FU#$%@&&#!!!

wandrur
19th February 2008, 21:47
Work full-time in a university library and am currently taking the equivalent of a time-and-a-half grad student course load for another Master's degree (potentially working toward a PhD...provided I get my paperwork in and they say yes :)).

shotgun46
19th February 2008, 21:48
three part time jobs and full time school. do to a lay off here in WONDERFUL MICHIGAN! FU#$%@&&#!!!


we are running out of jobs ! Thanks Grandholme or grandhole what ever here name is ! BG !

SportyJoe
19th February 2008, 21:50
SportyJoe - did i post that somewhere else? or do you do the same thing? If so...sweet deal!

Looks like we do the same thing!..

racerwill
19th February 2008, 21:51
I work 45-50 hours per week as a service manager/teacher/mentor/ master tech.......Ive worked for the same company for the last 14 yrs and plan to semi-retire from here in another 10-15 yrs......

teaching/ mentoring the young mechanics is so spiritually rewarding that I will continue it as long as I can walk into the bays.....

that's my "Willosophy"

Ww

scott494
19th February 2008, 21:52
Military way past a full time...

jharback
19th February 2008, 21:52
I'm a US Military retiree living and enjoying life in Italy.

srrice40
19th February 2008, 21:58
Currently in between gigs, I am an Application consultant, I do programming, design develpment from Mainframe to pc work. I know about 22 different programming languages. Working on my bike right now :)

Haggisman14
19th February 2008, 21:58
Looks like we do the same thing!..

Nice. Do you have a preference for one or the other. I love working on graphics and logos, but it seems i'm starting to do more and more work on websites....especially w/all that wonderful CSS. Talk about a bitch to learn! Good thing is once you learn it...it starts to become second nature!

Marc

Blacktooth Grin
19th February 2008, 22:06
Work full time as a manufacturing engineer for an air filtration company.

Davemandu
19th February 2008, 22:18
In case anyone gives a flying rats ass on a rolling donut, I work full time as a truck driver. I drive a tractor trailer on a local haul route. In case anyone doesn't give a flying rats ass, please ignore this message.
http://a759.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/93/l_78dc808be914aeefc2bd83995b3ff87e.jpg

ScreamingEag1e
19th February 2008, 22:19
Retired from the Army

Work a full time job (40 hrs wk)

Work 3 part time jobs (teaching college)

and

am a Doctoral candidate.

SportyJoe
19th February 2008, 22:23
Nice. Do you have a preference for one or the other. I love working on graphics and logos, but it seems i'm starting to do more and more work on websites....especially w/all that wonderful CSS. Talk about a bitch to learn! Good thing is once you learn it...it starts to become second nature!

Marc

Im a Graphic Designer by trade... but have been building websites for the past 5 years, the money was better than Print work for me, but due to too many corporate take overs in this indusrty (just went through another one)(things get kinda scarey) Im considering becoming a Production Artist... I hear its more stable.

nkyratdog
19th February 2008, 22:32
Im retired Navy, been in and out of aviation since I was 18. Working as an cabinet and finish on high-end biz-jet in Cincinnati.

DRAWTOOL
19th February 2008, 22:54
I am self employed, I work 24hrs. a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a goddam year.:dammit

LuxBlue
19th February 2008, 23:33
Full time electronic engineering technician for a hydro electric dam on the Susquehana River in central PA. Been doing that since 1984!

the cowboy way
19th February 2008, 23:34
unemployed , seeking employment

Foneman
19th February 2008, 23:46
Retired from Qwest Communications after 40 years in the business. They waved a whole bunch of money in my face to retire so the young guys could stay.

Woody01
20th February 2008, 00:09
Working towards my second retirement.

64physhy
20th February 2008, 00:12
Full Time Marine F/A-18 Mechanic. 2 years from retiring so I can start working on a second retirement. Anyone need jet mech in 2 years?

snowman
20th February 2008, 00:13
Just curious how many on the forum are actively working a job, retired, or currently temporarily not working for one reason or the other. I'm not nosey, just retired and have a lot of idle time here. :shhhh


That makes you nosey.......:roflblack:roflblack:roflblack

Rascal
20th February 2008, 00:40
That makes you nosey.......:roflblack:roflblack:roflblack

You're right, oh well....shit happens. I need a life...:shhhh

milmat1
20th February 2008, 01:02
Working on my second Million $$

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jacob1
20th February 2008, 01:28
I work more than full time running a 23,000 acre cattle ranch in Wyoming...Great job being a cowboy,Its preaty much just me and my wife.OH and the cows and horses of course.

tomheck2112
20th February 2008, 01:34
work 40 plus doing plumbing and heating work, heating season here and that's what I love to do.

langner91
20th February 2008, 01:53
I work a normal, boring job. I hate going in there every day.

But, I am "this close" to having another one.

My wife likes to stay busy so she has three jobs. She is always working it seems. I used to think it was me.

Brad
20th February 2008, 01:55
Regular job and back in school at night. Not sure why I'm back there, but it sure is different 24 years later.

Gone
20th February 2008, 01:58
I'm retired several times over but the way my wife and daughter spend money I may have to prostitute myself out for gainful something or other to make some money. Wonder if someone will pay me to travel on my sportie, take pictures, eat, drink and visit. etc.:tour :smoke :laugh

Dlish
20th February 2008, 02:00
I talk about mutual funds, pensions, stocks, bonds, and retirement all day long...i just I had enough of them to retire myself.

Rebil79
20th February 2008, 02:05
In btwn right now. Should be getting a call time to start a new full time job. Been hired just waiting for the call to start.
Work a part time job, plus on my own right now.


Rebil

gmhsc
20th February 2008, 02:05
If you find someone willing to pay for the sportie job see if they have two openings. I will quit this marina managers job in a freeking heartbeat:banana:smoke

I'm retired several times over but the way my wife and daughter spend money I may have to prostitute myself out for gainful something or other to make some money. Wonder if someone will pay me to travel on my sportie, take pictures, eat, drink and visit. etc.:tour :smoke :laugh

oldgrouch
20th February 2008, 02:33
Retired Machinist from Navy KingsBay Sub Base. I enjoy spending yall's tax money.

ken c
20th February 2008, 02:39
Retired tool room machinist now busy building traditional Pontiac drag race motors.
KEN
07 883xl
sundowner seat
python slip ons
hurricane flow ac
forward controls
efi management?? still thinking (it's still cold in ohio)

64physhy
20th February 2008, 02:42
I work more than full time running a 23,000 acre cattle ranch in Wyoming...Great job being a cowboy,Its preaty much just me and my wife.OH and the cows and horses of course.

I was born in Riverton. Lived there, Gillette, Linch, and Buffalo. My Mom's Uncle has a ranch near Douglas. I've thought about moving back that way when I retire from the USMC.

jacob1
20th February 2008, 02:49
Its ok as long as you can put up with the wind.

sportsterfreak05
20th February 2008, 03:00
at 19 I climbed the corp ladder Spent 9 years in Aerospace work, Put up 28 Leo's (low earth orbiting sat's) in space for Orbital Science Corp. until 1999. Started communications in Jan 2000 building DC power plants nationwide for Marconi Communications till 2002 when tech bubble burst. Followed trend, started general contracting business in 2003 built 300 new homes and garages in E.TN. Real Estate dyeing quickly new construction down 30%. Now at 37 trying to get prepared for next trend in economy.

My motto: Work hard, live every day like it's your last, it just may be.

tensejed
20th February 2008, 03:01
32 years as self employed
Builder/remodeler/carpenter
6 surguries in 3 years
life is good!!!
currenttly not working however contractors are calling daily.
i need to raise my hourly rate!!!

64physhy
20th February 2008, 03:02
Its ok as long as you can put up with the wind.

Yeah, they used to call Riverton "Little Chicago" because of the wind. I'm sure they still do.

Gone
20th February 2008, 04:59
I said "work at a regular job", although there's not much "regular" about it.
I work all over the world commisioning new aluminum and zinc foundries. I'm usually only home 1 week in 5.

myndset
20th February 2008, 05:46
Retired twice,working full time now. If I stop I might RUST...

rjg883c
20th February 2008, 06:37
Back in 2001 my job went away. That happens when you work with computer software. It is a field that changes every few years, if not sooner. Anyway, at about the same time my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer.

For several years I spent several days a week taking her to doctor appointments and therapy. By the time I reached a point that would allow me time to return to work, my computer skills were no longer in demand. So rather then return to school and update my skills, I have retired instead.

Ron

CosmicCharlie
20th February 2008, 06:44
Self employed web developer. I'm usually booked out about 6 months. Been doing web stuff for almost 12 years...

Dlish
20th February 2008, 17:52
wow there are a ton of web developers and tech people here...say i wanted to make a website, nothing too serious just a page in jest akin in mullets galore, how much we talkin???

badiron74
20th February 2008, 17:54
I replied nunya bus. But I am actually a full time worker with another part time job. Sucks a$$ but we gotta do what we gotta do.

CT1200
20th February 2008, 17:55
I work Full Time at one job and am a part time PITA for the rest of the day... ;-)
I remember the job/school or job/job days, and I do not miss them one bit.
Up at 5am, don't pass out till midnight or later, and its all go all day.
So when I say pass out I mean PASS OUT.
Just to get up and do it again, 365 days a year...
My past roommates have several pics of me sleeping in various rooms of the house still wearing my work clothes.

I guess I should mention that I am an ITer as well.
Currently a desktop tech.
Have done much more but am enjoying the simple life now... ;-)

stephenw
20th February 2008, 18:01
I mind my kids and have gone back studying. No work for now.

jrossty
20th February 2008, 18:49
Work part-time as an I.T. network/software/hardware/help desk administrator, or whatever the need requires I suppose. Started consulting for my local public library, maybe I'll meet some librarian-type women... :D

snowman
20th February 2008, 18:55
You're right, oh well....shit happens. I need a life...:shhhh

You need to be riding, bro....:banana:banana:banana

It's 21 degrees out today in SE Michigan...:wonderlan :wonderlan :wonderlan

frankm942
20th February 2008, 19:10
Full time systems admin, not to mention a single father, base ball coach, little league board member and die hard fly fisherman and hunter, but riding helps me keep my sanity (if I have any left), and you know what I wouldn’t change a thing although being a mechanic is starting to look very good at this point.

bluesporty1200
20th February 2008, 19:49
Full time job, Also a full time system admin, Full time student, but i get to work from home so I guess that doesn't count.

Rock Bottom
21st February 2008, 00:27
I sold my business a bit over a year ago. Agreed to work for new owner for 2 years part-time.
He is going broke fast! And ya wonder why I sold it...LOL
Fired me this morning.
So...from Semi-retired to Retired in seconds flat.
Think I might try this for a bit, or till I can't stand it anyway

Krypto
21st February 2008, 02:41
own an electrical service and construction outfit here in east central Florida 16 yrs. My best for all those in contracting out there right now. I know its gettin tough out there.

Mohntonite
21st February 2008, 04:19
Laid off every winter from mid december till end of march. Paving and winter dont mix. Frozen ground and asphalt isnt workable. I shoulda been a school bus driver and get laid off in the summer.

rjg883c
21st February 2008, 05:17
say i wanted to make a website

Your profile doesn't indicate if you have any computer experience. But regardless, I would say do it yourself.

Go to a bookstore, college or other, and look in the computer section. I bought a book a few years ago about teaching yourself HMTL. That stands for Hypertext Markup Language and is the code that allows you to make a webpage.

Just don't be intimidated. It is not that difficult, especially since you indicate your desire is not for a real intricate webpage.

Now for a little off the subject preaching: Never close your mind to learning new things. Especially since we all ride motorcycles, there is always a chance for something to happen that mandates a need to find a new vocation.

Ron

havi0412c
21st February 2008, 14:46
I was in the service as a gas turbine mechanic in the Navy. I have since came to a realization that people aren't meant to live out to sea, and began going to college to eventually get a BA in Mechanical Engineering, and an Assoc. of science.

Twisted Nightster
21st February 2008, 14:47
Work as a Navigation / Positioning Specialist in the Gulf of Mexico. I move Huge ass Oil Rigs in position to drill for oil/gas. Work 14 days on 7 days off schedule. Been out here for 4 years and love it.

Jilli883C
21st February 2008, 15:08
Well there are certainly heaps of interesting jobs out there, mine will probably seem boring but I love it!
I manage a Disadvantaged Youth Program for young people 12 to 18yrs (enrolled in High school) who are at risk of dropping out of school. Most of these kids have drug & alcohol addictions/abuse, family problems, generational welfare dependency, low self esteem, many have attempted suicide and/or are self harming, etc etc, as you can imagine many and varied issues from mild to very complex. So yeh, I manage 8 youth workers who are based in the local High Schools.
I also used to be a family case worker and Youth worker (moved my way up the ladder a little). Still very passionate about my job and supporting young people.

linkin5
21st February 2008, 15:27
I'ma single parent who works full time running a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

SportyJoe
21st February 2008, 19:12
I work more than full time running a 23,000 acre cattle ranch in Wyoming...Great job being a cowboy,Its preaty much just me and my wife.OH and the cows and horses of course.

I was born in Riverton. Lived there, Gillette, Linch, and Buffalo. My Mom's Uncle has a ranch near Douglas. I've thought about moving back that way when I retire from the USMC.

Good to see some other fellow Wyomingites here.. I grew up In Cheyenne, moved to Texas with my folks at 12... beeen here ever since... so How do you ride in all that snow????

jacob1
21st February 2008, 20:05
Riding season isnt very long.

Rascal
21st February 2008, 20:11
Well there are certainly heaps of interesting jobs out there, mine will probably seem boring but I love it!
I manage a Disadvantaged Youth Program for young people 12 to 18yrs (enrolled in High school) who are at risk of dropping out of school. Most of these kids have drug & alcohol addictions/abuse, family problems, generational welfare dependency, low self esteem, many have attempted suicide and/or are self harming, etc etc, as you can imagine many and varied issues from mild to very complex. So yeh, I manage 8 youth workers who are based in the local High Schools.
I also used to be a family case worker and Youth worker (moved my way up the ladder a little). Still very passionate about my job and supporting young people.

The best thing about a job is having one that you actually enjoy as you said. The plus side of it all is that you are helping others as well. Grats to you for that!

Just_Todd
22nd February 2008, 04:43
I work about 60-70 hours per week...that has been going on for the last 10 months.

I'm ready for a vacation!

csa89xl
22nd February 2008, 06:14
Full time farmer. Life sucks. Too damn cold here.

Malicious44
22nd February 2008, 06:22
hospice care. i drink, i cope. end.

Geekster
22nd February 2008, 06:38
I'm running my own design and advertisement agency in downtown Zurich. Life's great. :smoke

Jilli883C
25th February 2008, 11:18
The best thing about a job is having one that you actually enjoy as you said. The plus side of it all is that you are helping others as well. Grats to you for that!

EXACTLY!! I get a lot of job satisfaction, especially when I see someones life taking a turn for the better. I never take credit for what people do with their lives but I like to think I have a little something to do with it, sometimes. Actually, most people I work with truly amaze me. Young people can go through some really horrible situations and have this amazing resilience to cope and often with just a little bit of support (even just having someone to believe in them) they can do miracles in their own lives.

OutlawTexan67
25th February 2008, 11:34
18 years full time as a tool and die maker/Foreman in a small Machine shop.

stealthammer
25th February 2008, 12:46
'Semi-retired' due to lack of responsibilities and abundance of energy, but working fulltime as a SysAdmin. I like solving problem and found an ideal role in a complex production environment. One of these days I look forward to working as a stock clerk at Trader Joe's though....

onerigidrider
25th February 2008, 13:50
Working.
I run a 76 bed Residential (live in) Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation center that gets funded through 4 thrift stores in the area that we staff and supply and I have to run it all and make sure we stay afloat to get these guys the help they need. They start by living eating and working with us for a 40 hour week and then go through small group learning classes and workshops and support groups. The program takes about 9 months to complete and it is great to watch those who do, make the changes to get where they need to be.:clap

milmat1
26th February 2008, 01:51
I recently was offered a new job with a new company, And I did accept the offer. It has less stress and more money, I hope I can adjust to the lower stress. I am pretty used to being under a lot of stress....
So right now I am taking two weeks off between jobs and trying to get soma much needed rest !

Will be back to work in two weeks at the new company......:clap:clap



More Money = More Harley Parts !!

jarhead
26th February 2008, 01:56
I love working for Uncle Sam...

He lets me know just who I am!

A member of Uncle Sam's Motorcycle Club, 14 years and counting.

gypsysailor
26th February 2008, 04:26
Just a grunt job, low pay but at least the hours are long. I eat regular, life is good.

XL883L
26th February 2008, 18:31
Sprinklerfitting hasnt been too good to me this year... its feb and ive already worked and been laid off from 3 different employers.

csa89xl
27th February 2008, 05:31
No such thing as a part time farmer.

2008nightster
27th February 2008, 05:46
I work one fulltime job (60+hrs/wk) and one part time (about 20 hrs/wk)

Tha_Goblin
27th February 2008, 12:34
Full time job, wife and baby boy.

sailorrick88
27th February 2008, 20:08
Unemployed at the moment.
In December I completed my 21.5 years of Military Service:banana then in mid January started truck driving school, now getting ready to become a OTR trucker for a year or so then come home to do local driving :D

Skinner
27th February 2008, 20:33
Own my own business. Busy as I want to be.

Skinner

Billsxl1200c
29th February 2008, 00:46
About 10 years ago I left a corp. job that the only thing I liked about it was the pay. I took a lower paying job as a teacher with a bonus of summers off. When I look back at it all, my worst day teaching is better than my best day in corp. America. And I get summers off to go riding too! :banana

bsporty
1st March 2008, 03:12
overstressed and under paid at my full time job

Confused89
1st March 2008, 03:31
I started a full time job last june. Worked there ever since. Mechanic/ truck driver/ what ever else they need. Went to a 4 year college for all of that. Sometimes it is a pain in the rear and then I get to drive a truck cross country just to deliver it to the customer. It helps break things up a little. I get to mess with things that will show up in a few years in trucks, can't really read a book to learn how it operates and I have learned that reading a book published on all of the new diesel technology even if it is hot off the press is already outdated material to me.

alsipd
1st March 2008, 13:49
When Bsporty was writing about wanting to move to North Carolina I got inspired. I bought a house in Statesville NC. I will be leaving my high paid, high stress corporate job and like Billsxl1200c I am looking to get back into teaching, well adult training to be exact; but I do not have a job lined up yet. I am trying to get a job with NASCAR Tech Institute as a trainer of electronic systems.
The good thing about the corp job is that I managed to save enough to last for about 6 months of unemployment. So, off I go to live Brandi's dream. Thanks for helping me get my mind right!!!

bsporty
1st March 2008, 14:31
When Bsporty was writing about wanting to move to North Carolina I got inspired. I bought a house in Statesville NC. I will be leaving my high paid, high stress corporate job and like Billsxl1200c I am looking to get back into teaching, well adult training to be exact; but I do not have a job lined up yet. I am trying to get a job with NASCAR Tech Institute as a trainer of electronic systems.
The good thing about the corp job is that I managed to save enough to last for about 6 months of unemployment. So, off I go to live Brandi's dream. Thanks for helping me get my mind right!!!

I HATE YOU!!!!!
Just kiddin!Congrats on your decision!!Does this mean I can come down and visit?:o:D

alsipd
1st March 2008, 16:21
Sorry, I was out shoveling this %^&* snow.

Bsporty, You can visit, but only if you like to hang with NASCAR drivers, crew etc. One of our friends is a fabricator for a NASCAR team and his wife works for Toyota racing. And I live just down the street from Ryan Newman, so I am told. I guess I will find out when I get there in a few weeks.

Besides I need a riding partner for the Blue Ridge Parkway!

I decided that if I do not do it now, I will never be able to make a change like this. So I up and quit that 6 figure salary and am moving down to what I hope will be a much more personally fulfilling lifestyle. Besides, I love to teach and that is how I want to go out!

AB,Frank
1st March 2008, 17:14
I'm retired from the military,now i'm working full time on heavy equipment(operator).Building roads,I see a lot of great looking rides going by while I'm working away,make's me sick too be stuck working sometimes....

DEEP DIVER
1st March 2008, 17:34
Am working full time for over 30 years servicing and repairing fork lift trucks from 1 ton lift to 56 ton container top lifters all over the uk in docks/warehouses to power stations.
Only have 10 years to go and then i can ride my bike every day?


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