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how many of your jobs are not car related???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopt55bc, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Saubo Nasty
    Joined: Mar 6, 2007
    Posts: 84

    Saubo Nasty
    Member
    from Fresno

    I am a Delivery Service Manager at ABC Supply Co. Inc. for these:

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    We load your roof. (Roofing, Windows, Gutters, and other home exteriors)
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  2. I was an electrician's helper then electrician during HS & college

    I then spent 20+ years in Information Technology, specializing in data centers with a two-year break to be a professional firefighter / fire instructor at Naval Air Station - Glenview (IL)

    I am currently the Project Manager for Facilities and Construction for a medium-sized hospital.

    Working with cars for a living is still a job I would like to do, given the right circumstances.
     
  3. mainly build furniture and do upholstery for a pontoon boat manufacturer, although it's one of those small family-owned places where one is expected to be able to cover other depts when needed.now you know why my stude has folding bass seats in it.
     
  4. easyrider47
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 598

    easyrider47
    Member

    Retired locomotive engineer here. ( I pulled trains, hahahaha)
     
  5. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917

    RichG
    Member

    It depends on where you work, really. Pretty much a way of saying industrial mechanic/fabricator/designer/all-around-go-to-guy. My father-in-law was a millwright, and I count quite a few among my friends. Good people to be friends with, they usually can fix/build just about anything.:D
     
  6. charkol
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
    Posts: 100

    charkol
    Member

    production welder for cat and john deere right now ..... but I make it car related bike related ha ha suckers
     
  7. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    povertyflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    I'm a medical oxygen man. But I want to be a river boat captain like Kenny. He's my idol.
     
  8. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,865

    Truckedup
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  9. I bet you scrub the hell out of your hands before going to work!!:eek::D
     
  10. ian
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 782

    ian
    Member

    Im a Respiratory Care Practioner.

    ...and yes! i scrubs my hands for what seems like hours on end before coming to work. haha.
     
  11. snelson57
    Joined: Jun 3, 2008
    Posts: 543

    snelson57
    Member

    Mechanical Engineer. I work as a manufacturers representative (territory sales) for a about 10 companies that make components that go into large trucks, lawn and garden, powergen, const and ag equipment, etc.
     
  12. Caddyq
    Joined: Jul 15, 2006
    Posts: 31

    Caddyq
    Member

    Natural Gas Power plant opperator. The best part : 55 acres and free vehicle storage!
     
  13. MissPrint
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 760

    MissPrint
    Member

    English Teacher and Free Lance Writer . . .bartending/waitressing on side to help pay the bills and for my car obsessions. . .;)
     
  14. MCM
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 162

    MCM
    Member

    I used to do that too, totally jacked up my knees from pulling those tanks up and down stairs all the time. Worker's Comp made them put me through vocational rehabilitation, and they ended up paying for me to go to graphic design school. At the time, I thought it was pretty much the worst thing that ever happened to me, but in the end it all worked out great and now I'm having a good time doing something I really enjoy for a living...
     
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  15. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,087

    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    Industrial/commercial construction inspector. Making sure that sub contractors are abiding by their submittals in quality, product and constructing and fabricating per approved contract documents.
     
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  16. h0twired
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 133

    h0twired
    Member
    from Winnipeg

    I work in IT.

    Specializing in Network Security. Keeping the Chinese from hacking into our networks one day at a time.
     
  17. I Drive a Cement Mixer ,and when its slow in the winter I play in my garage.
     
  18. luckys8ba
    Joined: Oct 16, 2005
    Posts: 484

    luckys8ba
    Member

    Union heli arc welder
     
  19. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,282

    model.A.keith
    Member

    Project Manager - Designing Communications Installations for the Uk MoD (DoD) supporting our Troops and proud of it.
     
  20. WelderSeries
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 762

    WelderSeries
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    I've been in the hot rod parts business from the womb.

    sorry, I guess that's not not car related. I also raise children.
     
  21. FCCOOL
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 276

    FCCOOL
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    never thought of getting out of the automotive industry, i was thinking the other day, for the last 10 years ive spent nearly all my time awake on the net, in the shower, leaning over a car or driving a car, maybe 20 hours of that time has been spent watching tv and another 20 hours watching live bands.
     
  22. i'm a master mechanic for heavy and lite duty trucks,,,work at a TA truck stop...shop lead, overlap the day and afternoon shift...great hours....commision shop, some days suck, some days i make an obscene amount of money...like in this sub-zero temps...but these are also the worst times to be working on them..shop doors are always going up and down, so it iss always cold...that and it's like huggin an iceburg when they come in, them mothers are colder then the air temp ...it's close 1.8 miles one way, i don't have to be there till 10 am, can stay and work past 6 pm as long as i want...summer it's great, when it's hot i spend my days making tons on the ac jobs...did i forget to mention, i generally pass all the dumb shit work to the younger guys, then go make sure they got it right..its great!!!!:cool::cool:...i'm also a cetified mercruiser wrench, and here by lake erie i have tons of side work if i want it........
     
  23. tbill
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 303

    tbill
    Member
    from central ny

    sorry, car related, been a wrench for GM dealers for 22 years [15 as an ASE master tech]. upside, my tool bill is down to $350!!
     
  24. swazzie
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 940

    swazzie
    Member

    I used to be a chef and woke up one day and bam ! I'm still a chef . so I get work when everyone else plays . Miss alot of car shows , meets and other special events in my life but hey I'm lucky enough to have a job I love . I know alot you fellas are doin shit you don't want to be doin and I truly feel for ya . Count my blessings . When I'm not making other people happy , I still get to be the deviant hotrod fag I've always been . If my customers only knew.LOL . um o.k. I talk too much ....swaZZie
     
  25. bubba69
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 49

    bubba69
    Member

    My job helps my car building but has nothing to do with cars. I am a machine shop supervisor of a manufacturing company. The job has its perks like having my machinists make all my brackets and stuff.
     
  26. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875

    havi
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    I can relate to that, lol. Someday he might return the favor, lol.
     
  27. i build fences, do some blacksmithing, and i work on guns.
     
  28. SS350Sport
    Joined: Dec 6, 2008
    Posts: 71

    SS350Sport
    Member
    from Utah

    Business Systems Analyst (BSA) I support an Electrical SCADA system for PacifiCorp, a large western power utility.
     
  29. Abomination
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 6,701

    Abomination
    Member

    Dude, even after the apocalypse you'll have job security! :D

    ~Jason

     
  30. First job out of the Army was as a computer programmer. Hated it and everyone since has been in the performance automotive aftermarket. Been happy as a pig in shit.
     

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