What does every one do for a living?


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Alan_Hepburn
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:50 pm



WA9FWT wrote: I bet you like that side car.What goes in the side car, the dog or the wife ? :roll:
Absolutely LOVE the sidecar! It allows the wife to ride with me - she has an artificial knee, and lower back problems that made it impossible for her to climb on the back of a bike. With the sidecar she enjoys the ride without having to look at the back of my head, and can relax in complete comfort!


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roadwanderer2
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:05 pm

i would get one, but they are too expensive.

stuart.

Geofd
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Geofd » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:44 pm

I'm a plumber at northeastern university in Boston and have a small plumbing biz after work

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dbbrickwood6404
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by dbbrickwood6404 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm 52 retired disabled Afghanistan war vet army. Retired mechanic mechanical engineer from south Carolina live in socal now

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James B
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by James B » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:01 pm

I'm a Rigger for Boeing on the aerospace side. Work with pretty much everything involved in building Satellites. I even get to go out of town for launch support. Its fun.

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WA9FWT
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by WA9FWT » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:30 pm

Thats what work should be " Fun "

WA9FWT

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Paulcf » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:37 pm

Just came across this curious posting!

I've been in the Information Technology industry for 35 years. I retired and then got 3 jobs to keep busy living. Retiring is just a made up word. If you truly retire, you will die, plain and simple. We humans are made to move and think! I now own my own multimillion dollar company as a general contractor for high energy efficient buildings (residential & commercial) as well I still do contract work for IT and I also work for Canada Post (our postal system) so I get paid to exercise vs. the other way around.

In earlier years I worked as a security guard, liquor store clerk (old fashioned store where men came in and asked for what they wanted at a counter, NO self serve then), slaughterhouse and many other weird jobs.

As Andy Dufresne said in "The Shawshank Redemption", "....get busy living or get busy dying"....ain't that the truth and I know what I pick.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by rick457 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:17 pm

I'm retired roughneck, worked for Penrod and
Transworld. While at home I worked in a cabinet shop for 20 years. After retiring in 95
I did some mechanics in a local Garage, did some work under a master plumber. Now I take care of maintenance at the church I'm
a member of and help whomever needs help
And now that my goldwing is fixed I'm riding as much as possible. Hallelujah!!

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by WA9FWT » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:45 pm

rick457 wrote:I'm retired roughneck, worked for Penrod and
Transworld. While at home I worked in a cabinet shop for 20 years. After retiring in 95
I did some mechanics in a local Garage, did some work under a master plumber. Now I take care of maintenance at the church I'm
a member of and help whomever needs help
And now that my goldwing is fixed I'm riding as much as possible. Hallelujah!!
Sounds like life has been good to you. :D
WA9FWT Phil

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truckerpee01
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by truckerpee01 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:55 am

I'm a United States Army veteran and I work at a axle plant I am a spindle welder I love my 1983 Goldwing I almost traded in and bought a Harley and figured that would be a mistake glad I did not.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by WA9FWT » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:04 pm

truckerpee01 wrote:I'm a United States Army veteran and I work at a axle plant I am a spindle welder I love my 1983 Goldwing I almost traded in and bought a Harley and figured that would be a mistake glad I did not.
Welcome too the best site ever for cycles.
I guess Harleys are ok, if you want to make noise and vibrate down the road. Lot of other things too,but will stop here because i also have a
Harley in the garage. :)
Have fun !


WA9FWT Phil

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Russ Levy
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Russ Levy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:28 pm

Retired, after serving with the NZ Army for 20 years, then a further 20 years as a civilian working for the NZ Army. Ride as much as I can, during the summer down under. Pics of the two Wings I've owned taken outside the Workingmen's Club in my Town in my Car Park. Photo without my name was taken after they re-sealed the road after my name had been there for ten years,





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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by m2102 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:35 am

used to be a manager in a bigbox store and have since retired 2 years ago.

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WA9FWT
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by WA9FWT » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:15 pm

Nice looking bike,and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

WA9FWT

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by GL1500Foster » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:21 am

I've done a bit of everything, but I get by as a contractor these days - carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tiling, whatever. Definitely no shortage of work, because it seems not many people wanting to go into the trades these days. I love electrical work, and would do that all day (it's relatively clean) while plumbing is definitely not my favorite. At least electricity doesn't leak...

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by pixel288 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:47 pm

Not at the lower voltages at any rate.... :lol:

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peltonjohn
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by peltonjohn » Thu May 04, 2017 10:17 pm

From 1990-96, I was a nuclear plant operator in the Navy. From there, I worked in steel mills and power plants. I've now attained what is called a NERC certification and operate not a power plant, but a section of the power grid. It's an interesting job that I wish I'd found out about 20 years ago. I bought my first bike (1990 Suzuki Savage 650) from a Navy buddy after basic training, learned how to ride it in the base parking lot in Florida, then took it on a 1,000 mile road trip to Missouri to test for and get my license. Eventually, I sold it to pay some bills. Around 2004 I picked up a Yamaha V-Star 600 and reacquainted myself with motorcycling. Eventually I sold that bike to pay bills. I've just recently acquired a 1984 GLA 1200. So far, I've spent a grand total of $3,350 on buying three motorcycles. I'm new with the Gold Wing, and it's a lot different from the 600 class. Dang, it's heavy. But I don't think I'll outgrow it.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by someone548 » Fri May 05, 2017 12:42 am

25 here. I work with a large wrecking yard selling new and used car parts on Amazon and eBay.

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MiWinger51
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by MiWinger51 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:29 am

I worked as a Tool and Die Maker for General Motors for 34 yrs. I retired from that in 2006. Before retiring, I started my own machine shop where I do custom machining for tool and die shops. I run a wire edm machine It is a CNC machine. It is a one man shop. I do it all, program, set up, and run the machine. In my spare time I ride as much as possible.
Live to Ride---Ride to Live
Al

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Corkster52 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 am

I am a recently retired maintenance planner at an oil refinery. I have been a welder, a shipfitter, a maintenance mechanic, a maintenance supervisor and planner since 1971.

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coolrogue1
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by coolrogue1 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:06 am

I was retired 4 years ago by medical issues and currently am on Disability/SS. I worked as an A/V Technician/Installer for the last 20 years specializing in corporate and educational systems. I am 64 years young and have been riding since age 16 when I bought my first bike a Yamaha 300cc 2stroke twin, that was traded on a Kawasaki 500cc 2 stroke triple (Mach III) I have also have owned a Honda 550 supersport and a Kawasaki 1000 fully dressed. I was out of the motorcycle arena for a few years, and just recently purchased my 85 GL1200 Interstate.
Sam

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by billwells » Wed May 24, 2017 9:02 am

Retired military plus disabled vet.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by minimac » Thu May 25, 2017 8:39 am

I forgot if I answered this. If I did, I'm sorry- I'm old! By trade, I was a nomadic union pipefitter. I was fortunate enough to pick up some specialized skills and for years worked as an instrument tech and orbital welder, and in the nuclear industry. When the nukes would shut down, I was one of the guys that crawled under the reactor(BWR) and tested, calibrated and repaired/replaced the various controls to ensure proper operation. I retired early, as my pension was maxed out, but continued to work an occasional-maybe three a year- shutdown doing control work/calibrations on valves, for a few years. I also got into motorscooter touring so sometimes it's a tough decision whether to take the Goldwing or one of the scooters.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by AZGOLD » Thu May 25, 2017 3:00 pm

It's always interesting to see the many different hats worn by Goldwing riders.

I'm the head of the Blood Bank at a level IV Trauma Center ... so keep that rubber side down! :)

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by cyberlon » Thu May 25, 2017 8:28 pm

Have you ever had issues with your computer or a program on your computer and called their tech support line? If you have within the last 20 years, and you got someone who did not have an accent from India, it could have been me. I've done all kinds of support over the years; phone, fax, email, remote, and on-site. I can tear a PC or laptop into tiny pieces, then re-assemble it properly (unless the owner took it apart first). I've worked on hardware that is still functioning in orbit of Earth, soldered connections that require a microscope to see. I've had the pleasure of instructing people in the correct manner devices and software are to be used as well as chastising CEO's for improper use of company property. I consider myself semi-retired at age 42, so "No, I will not fix your computer" is a standard response these days.



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