What do you do for a living

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  1. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I'm serious. I wouldn't work there if I thought I could find something more convenient where the pay compares. But when I start school, those 4 days off during the week is going to be important.
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  2. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

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    Definatly not working my dream job. Most people follow the path of least resistance. That is most $$$ for least toil. In my case I get along way better with equiptment than the general public, thus I found a job that accomodates my personality. Most people do.

    My dream job would include using the alias Buck Naked, of course I would have to go thru a time portal back to 1970. Naturally I would see disco comming so I would have eliminate Abba, the Bee Gees and John Travolta before that crap could even get started, then I would track down whoever it was doing the funny business with the monkeys in Africa so that Buck Naked could continue working in his dream job. Go Buck Go!
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  3. Michi40

    Michi40 Lost bullet

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    I'm a "sub-manager" of the family company, it was founded by mi grand grand father, business is: Olives groove plantation for olive oil.
    Basicly, my dad retires in two years, so each year I expand my responsabilities, then I will be manager, and pay a loan for the company to my parents.

    If I had to rate my jobs responsability right now it will be a 96% of a manager, but when I started it was like 50% (great times, I was even president of an amateur football team)
    I do the job, he signs the checks.


    Main: Solve problems to keep the working force working. (That is people and machinery) - That will be, manager, mechanich and welder. If something is broken I first try to fix it myself, if not, I find someone who cand or find another one to raplace it. That goes from vehicles, tractors, mechanical instruments that we use to mechanise the recolection of the groove.
    Second: Costs control.
    Third: Keep the companys file, invoices, etc for the accounting.
    Fourth: DO a paralel accounting to compare it to the accounters, probably in 3-4 years will do that myself without the outside accounter.
    Fith: If we sell a trucks content to and oil mill/factory, I go with it to weitgh it in and out, take a sample to analyze, to compare to the factories analysis so they wont cheat on us.

    That means that what I do is fix stuff, welding stuff,compare and buy stuff, provide equipment for the workers for both the work and risks equipment, securelly sell olives to the mills, and scratch my head thinking who to minimazie cost, produce more with less to keep being competitive when energy, fertilisers and other costs go up while oils price goes down. I guess that is very describing.
    If someone asks me, i usually answer Mr. Wolfs prhase:"I fix problems"

    I am not rich, I get a signed check at the end of month of maybe 30% more than my others employees. And you will find me 60% of the time in the workbench with greasy hands. I love welding in winter: Its quite cold out here!
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  4. Michi40

    Michi40 Lost bullet

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    I feel you, I mounted scafolds in germany for a couple of summers, daily about 1500 kilos each person. I thought i would win money, learn german, play football in their summer season and get strong.

    I won some, I learned some, I played some, and I lost about 15 pounds each time, but few strengh was won. You can't think that by lifting 50 kilos 1000 times you will be able to lift 100. YOu only get better at lifting 50 kilos many times while being in a 5th floor scafold. Crappy job, well paid but I worked with many foreigners, so my german did not got too much better that way.

    Your job, Gloat, it's a hard way to earn your pay and a thing to admire.
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  5. rick71

    rick71 Camp Fodder

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    This was an interesting thread. I'm a lawyer and pilot, doing one or the other depending on what day it is.
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  6. titans4life10

    titans4life10 Camp Fodder

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    I dont think many people end up in their dream jobs, just the ones that are right for them....


    If I had my dream job....you guys would see me on the sidelines every sunday w/ a headset on helping Fisher make some calls
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  7. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

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    i guess people with down home jobs are to ashamed to post them here.

    theres way more factory and fast food workers than any other jobs out there. but none here? in TN? i find that hard to believe.

    My dream job is to own my own movie/game store. or start something like Netflix.
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  8. titans4life10

    titans4life10 Camp Fodder

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    Well Im not in TN, Im next to philly....but I worked in the grocery business for 8 years does that count??? Never ashamed of that, but boy do I not miss it.
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  9. titanbuoy

    titanbuoy medium rare ®

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  10. jdog

    jdog I like beer!

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    Well, my job may not be as exciting as some but it has it's moments. I am glad it is Friday and I will only need to go out and ski 6 or 7 runs today and maybe go home early.............. what a drag.:ha:
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