What does every one do for a living?


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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by pixel288 » Thu May 25, 2017 8:51 pm



Welcome Cyberlon. I take it by that last comment you don't anticipate owning a goldwing with anything more complicated than breaker points any time soon. :D
Happy 'winging!!

Phil



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rockford75
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by rockford75 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Ive done 20yrs construction work from foundation work right on up ive done it all. Now Im 50 I work at post Office.
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by billwells » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:16 pm

I'm retired military, got into buying houses fixing them up, and resale. At one time I also worked with police department.

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

Post by tirebuildersrule » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:24 pm

I've been working for Goodyear tire and rubber as a tirebuilder for the last 8 years. We work 14 out of a 28 day period. I don't think I could work anywhere else because they would want me to show up every day. I've never worked full time and had this much time off, i'm loving it. :D

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:11 pm

tirebuildersrule wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:24 pm
I've been working for Goodyear tire and rubber as a tirebuilder for the last 8 years. We work 14 out of a 28 day period. I don't think I could work anywhere else because they would want me to show up every day. I've never worked full time and had this much time off, i'm loving it. :D
That is even better than being a Fire Fighter..... hope the pension plan is as good as what the Fire Fighters get..... I am on a Fire Dept pension, put in my 20 and out...

Now I am the Master of the Recliner :lol:

If it is warm enough, I go riding, if it isn't and Facebook is for crap, I read a book...

Try to keep the m/c forums well behaved :mrgreen:
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tirebuildersrule
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by tirebuildersrule » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:11 pm
tirebuildersrule wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:24 pm
I've been working for Goodyear tire and rubber as a tirebuilder for the last 8 years. We work 14 out of a 28 day period. I don't think I could work anywhere else because they would want me to show up every day. I've never worked full time and had this much time off, i'm loving it. :D
That is even better than being a Fire Fighter..... hope the pension plan is as good as what the Fire Fighters get..... I am on a Fire Dept pension, put in my 20 and out...

Now I am the Master of the Recliner :lol:

If it is warm enough, I go riding, if it isn't and Facebook is for crap, I read a book...

Try to keep the m/c forums well behaved :mrgreen:
unfortunately for me they stopped the good pension program before I got there :cry:
i've got a cousin, who lives in Norman, her boyfriend is gonna retire from the fire dept. this year ,I think

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Mountain rider » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm

Retired military, 18 years in the wireless cable and broadband internet industry, now turning wrenches as an RV tech. Five more months and I retire for real.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by 823JIM » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:37 pm

I have been retired for a year now. Worked 47 years at the same metal fabricating plant. Started while still in high school (swept floors, cleaned bathrooms) became a welder/fabricator for many years. Was trained to run and program CNC metal cutting laser and did this 11 years. Last 7 years before retirement worked in quality control. Now I ride my bike or my lazyboy.
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Wirelic » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:33 am

I’ve kinda had a dual career. For roughly 20 years I was in construction, half of that time as a general contractor. Built houses and did remodeling and light commercial work. I specialized in building log homes the last 5 years or so of my construction years. Then, due to an injury, I switched to trucking. I drove long haul tractor trailers, eventually owning my own rig. I achieved over 2,000,000 safe miles with no tickets or accidents, earning a certificate for that from Shell Oil Co. Them I opened my own freight brokerage office for about 7 years before retiring to care for my father.

Now, since my father died in 2014, I sell AMSOIL products and fix and maintain motorcycles part time. That about covers it.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by SARGE59 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:53 pm

I'm retired Army (Part time job is getting disability rating up), and currently instruct JROTC in a Fort Worth High School. This will be my last year before I retire from that. Then I'll find another Job (Home Depot) to build up SS points (Still to young to apply)and of course go GOLDWINGING!

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by hondapotamus » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:35 pm

I've done a number of things...

Used my degree in Astrophysics (nothing but physics and math) and Masters in Aeronautical Engineering in the Canadian Defense industry (7 years). (yes I'm a rocket scientist and no what you are talking about is not Rocket Science! :lol: )

I was writing so many programs (simulations mostly), that I went into business for myself as a custom software developer (9 years).

The economy forced me out of that and so the last 20 years I've been doing Internal Audit work testing Information technology controls at a number of different companies (... you asleep yet?).
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Outback » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:02 am

Paramedic. Through and through, very different from our stateside bretheren ( a lot more autonomous with a heap more
Drugs) however, we have the same sort of “frequent flyers” Honda may say that “stupid hurts” I say that stupid keeps me in a job.!:)

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Newfiegeezer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:49 pm

I am a retired high school teacher, as of 2016. I currently spend my time volunteering in my community as a volunteer firefighter, serve as secretary on the fire dept. executive, as fire dept. rep. on our community Occupational Health and Safety Committee, as a board member in my local church and operate a small commercial farm, as well as spend any free time either creating art work or creating woodworking projects. When not involved in the above, I ride! ;)

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by dstaff » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:36 pm

I am a Producer for a local radio station.

I’m 55, and only started riding 4 years ago.
I lost my Dad in a motorcycle accident in ‘99 and my biggest regret is that I never got to ride with him.

My first bike was an 82 Honda CB650C. Moved up to a 80 CB750C a year later. Then went new and bought a CTX700N. Rode that for 2 years, and decided I wanted something more Comfortable, and I missed the vintage bikes. So I picked up an 85 GL1200L last November. And am hoping to have the last of the repairs done tomorrow so I can start riding.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by kane67 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:34 pm

Field Service for Clin Chem analyzers.

I’m 50 and been in the company 28 years ;)

This is my 3rd year with Goldwing.

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

Post by RockportDave » Fri May 04, 2018 8:21 am

I’m a Field Engineer for one of the largest construction company’s in North America. Been with them 14 years. I help the younger generation of FE’s with my knowledge of construction, but they help me with their computer skills and new ideas.
I’m pushing 60 and plan to stay with them till 70, but with all the traveling that could change. I prefer to stay in South Texas which is home.
The wife and I put a lot of miles on Goldwings 20 years ago and plan to put a lot more miles in the near future.
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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by C-dub » Sat May 05, 2018 9:05 pm

Medical Technologist in hospital laboratories for 20ish years now.
I am not and have never been a LEO. My avatar is in honor of my friend, Dallas Police Sargent Michael Smith, who was murdered along with four other officers in Dallas on 7.7.2016.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Soupcat 1920 » Sun May 06, 2018 7:41 pm

Worked in the parts department of a motorcycle shop for ten years after high school from 1981-1991.( we had a saying, never buy a motorcycle with the word suck in the name , Suckzuki , Kawasucki, and Harley Suck Davidson! We were a Honda and Yamaha dealership.lol). Then went to a technical school and have been an electrician for the last twenty-six years.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by wilmo » Wed May 16, 2018 1:24 pm

Now retired. have more time for riding and everything else. Last gig was for a DOD contractor, cybersecurity tech. Now I'm back to being a musician, gardener, and all around slug. 8-)

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by jcsouders5464 » Fri May 18, 2018 7:45 pm

I am a ASE Master Tech with all the ASE's. Cars, Light thru Heavy Truck and School Bus. I would work on anything for a buck or just to get experience. I now work for a Honda auto dealership, due to the fact that it was getting harder to get the info or even some of the special tools needed to do and finish a job on something. From a technicians stand point that is frustrating as all get out if you are a somewhat of a perfectionist when turning wrenches for living. Now I have all the special tools and all the info for working on Hondas and they still make me work on everything that rolls thru the door. (We sell and service 200 used not Honda's a month). So I still get to work on everything and our dealership can get the special tools I need to work on other models due to the size of the company. I ride my Wing every day except snow. Will drive to work if raining but will ride the wing home from work in the rain, as we really do not get that wet unless sitting at a traffic light.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by bentleyss » Sat May 19, 2018 6:58 am

Just retired last month ....Started off as a Silversmith for many years. Still practice it as a hobby now. Worked for last 25 years as a Neo Natal Respiratory Therapist, managing life support systems for premature babies and loved every minute of it. Been riding motorcycle since 1964 and got my first Goldwing, finally, with a sidecar last Memorial Day. Can take all the Grandkids for a ride.

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by NYGL » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:35 am

I was a mechanic for a few years, now Im a glorified dishwasher (firefighter) for the city of New York. Less than 10 to go to make 20 years. ✌🏻

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Re: What does every one do for a living?

Post by Choctaw » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:47 pm

Web programmer for an insurance company. I've come a long way from my roots though. Father and his father come from raising beef and owning slaughter houses here in west Michigan. I have seen and did a lot of stuff to cattle that most people would be horrified at. Not that it was bad. Well it was, but was also sometimes, most times, necessary. And yet I miss those days in a way.



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