What does every one do for a living?


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

Post by Jacked » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:00 am



I grew up twisting wrenches in a dirty old shop because thats what my father did. We worked on anything that had wheels and I hated every minute of it but it did pay the bills. I finally (at 40) decided to go back to school and now hold the title of a "Biomedical Engineer". It sounds great but I'm still just a glorified mechanic, I work on medical equipment for a large health system here in Georgia.
If it plugs in and is used on or for the care of a patient, it comes through our department. The best part is that everything is clean, no nasty dirty grease, I get to work in pajamas (scrubs) every day and now I have time to ride with friends.



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

Post by GaryRatliff » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:25 am

I'm in my 38th year of ministry and have been pastoring a church for over 30 years. That may explain why I need to RIDEEEEE every time I get a chance, lol.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Soupcat 1920 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:37 am

Hats off to you and your profession. Leading a congregation must be extremely trying at times. A friend recently pointed out to me his philosophy when the pressures of life mount. He simply stated he is “ too blessed to be stressed.”. Something I hope to remember and adopt. Meanwhile, life’s a ride so enjoy it to the best of your ability.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by GaryRatliff » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:53 pm

Thank you Soupcat. "To blessed to be stressed" was also one of my late father's "sayings." Riding is a great opportunity for me to clear my mind :).

Gary

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by truckerpee01 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:37 am

I'm a US Army veteran right out of high school join the military I've done everything from truck driving to armed security to Manufacturing to die casting and now a waste management specialist I'm a recycler on a residential route yeehaw but I do love it customers are great for some reason the kids love the small kids garbage trucks. I have a 1983 Honda GL 1100 brought it several years ago in excellent condition and trying to keep it that way didn't ride much last year had a back procedure done with getting a neurostimulator implant in my back road in a couple times before the snow hit this year around the block just to test my back out stuff felt good can't wait until riding season starts.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Andy27012 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:10 am

I Started out as an elementary school teacher, did that for three years before I decided it wasn’t for me. Got a job keeping the books for a small pest control company for several years before my health declined forcing me to quit. I now work for a big box pet store part time. While I miss the quiet days in the office my body just won’t tolerate 40 hours at work and 15 at dialysis. Riding has literally been a lifesaver for me as it keeps me sane, active and makes day trips much more enjoyable and The Goldwing has kept me riding. The vtx1300 and Yamaha stratoliner were great around town but I always felt ready to get off halfway through longer trips. I tried aftermarket seats, ape hangers, highway pegs etc. on other bikes but for me nothing compares to the wing.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Straydogg » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:36 pm

I'm retired. I don't do anything "for a living". Now I'm just living. :-)
:D

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:23 am

Just saw this thread pop up and realized I've never posted on it. :lol:

I've spent my career in the electronics field since '78, mostly in research-development and IT with a 5 year hiatus as a Tavern owner. In my current position I get to "Break" things, for the last 22 years I'm working for a major worldwide "Buildings Automation" company (HVAC / Fire / Security / Video). I'm now Senior Analyst in the "Signal Qualification" Lab, evaluating new alarm receiving and transmitting equipment or firmware to confirm it conforms to company standards before it is released into production for our monitoring centers or for installation in customer locations in the field.

If I am successful in "Breaking" it, I work directly with the equipment manufacturer's engineering depts to make mods or corrections to firmware or hardware until it passes all our tests. I'm planning another 8 years before retirement - Age 61 now.

I've also done all my own wrenching, doing all my own maintenance and repairs ever since iv'e owned a vehicle to to maintenance and repairs on. So with 44 years experience in that area, I'm a pretty good "shade tree" mechanic.

I've never been without at least one motorcycle since 1980, started out on a '72 CL-350 and I owned a '78 Suzuki GS-550 for 20 years until I got a $100 fixer-upper GL1000 in 2002. In '05 added a GL1100 fixer-upper that had been unloved and sat for 15 years and sold the Suzuki, then sold the GL1000 in '06. Two years ago added the 1500 to the stable.
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Mountain rider » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 am

Probably a good time to update. I retired in March, so I now work at holding this chair down (in the event gravity should fail, wouldn't want it to float away), also included in my work schedule is seeing how much I can increase my waistline. On that count, I can tell you I am quite successful, having to consider a change in pant size. I ride Black Beauty whenever the weather permits, and have been doing some photography classes. It's tuff, but someone's got to do it. :D
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by bigsteveswing » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Been a welder for 20ish years in various shops. Now a welding instructor at a small trade school, been here for almost 7 yrs.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by C-dub » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 pm

Mountain rider wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 am
Probably a good time to update. I retired in March, so I now work at holding this chair down (in the event gravity should fail, wouldn't want it to float away), also included in my work schedule is seeing how much I can increase my waistline. :D
I hate to break it to you, but if gravity fails even your increasing waist line won't be able to hold that chair down. ;)

Better bolt it to the floor and get yourself a seat belt. Just in case.
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:39 am

C-dub wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:51 pm
Mountain rider wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 am
Probably a good time to update. I retired in March, so I now work at holding this chair down (in the event gravity should fail, wouldn't want it to float away), also included in my work schedule is seeing how much I can increase my waistline. :D
I hate to break it to you, but if gravity fails even your increasing waist line won't be able to hold that chair down. ;)

Better bolt it to the floor and get yourself a seat belt. Just in case.


ROFL, thats funny right there. As of Sunday, I officially become a senior citizen. Hitting the big 65.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by driver1770 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:49 pm

retired truck driver now I work part time delivering meds to nursing centers

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by 754 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Started out pulling wrenches on over the road heavy trucks (including fire trucks and ambulances), did that for 12 years. Then decided on career number 2, been a full time paid firefighter/paramedic for 5 and a half years now.


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