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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by R L Williams » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:55 pm

Kinda been there and done that, (like WhiteBear) raised on a farm, (live on 50 acres now, pines) handy man, sales at a furniture store, concrete work, mowing, repair at State road dept, lock and gun work, eleven years, engineering photo, tracking missiles at cape canaveral, (laid off) airport handy man, (got single engine ticket), insurance sales, electric motor rewinding, auto parts counter person, auto ac work, 9 years, factory rep for Trico wiper blades, (laid off) installed kitchen and bath cabinets, two years, built sales route for Atlantic Aviation supply, (lycoming, clankinetel dealer), (laid off), chief mechanic, 9 years, Shands Hospital, patient services, medical retirement.
Had to change professions several times due to economy slow downs and health reasons, so I have a lot of sympathy for those hurting now out there, at least then there was something else to go into, now everything is down.

I guess I'm a jack of all trades and master of a few.
I got in a lot of airboating during these times tho.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by KNUCKLEBUSTER » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:20 am

Last 20 some years I been fixing repairables (Crashed cars), and selling them. Last year I hung it up and retired, so now I am on a fixed income and of course living in untold luxury :lol: :lol: :lol:
I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by FrogNutz » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:53 am

Military Contractor / Logistics Coordinator in Movement Control Team.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by C1gator » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:25 am

I work for the department of justice, I have a cabinet shop inside a federal prison....It gets real interesting. On the weekends I have a little guide business, chasing reds in the gulf coast in an airboat.....

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Post by HuntingBigun » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:06 am

Own Helicopter & Jet maintenance company Lakeland that supports my real job as professional hunter & sportsman, been a mechanic since I could hold a wrench, raced anything that floats, rolls on wheels, fly a oil dripping cont Cessna when I want to scare myself, Looking to move up to a full time Jack Daniels tester :D :D
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by tdarr » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:54 am

I am a facilities engineer, former transmission rebuilder in palm beach county. Tom

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by green boat 5 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:45 am

I have been a mechanic since my dad started me at 12 yrs. old (51 now). A&P mech., certified nuclear welder and jack of all trades.

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Post by cntry141iq » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:50 am

You mean you gotta pay em ... oh crap I thought it was fan mail :D

I am a Licensed Land Surveyor, Mortgage Broker, Real Estate agent, and play with airboats. All my jobs are in great demand during this wonderful economy. I remain eternally optomistic that things will get better soon. I once was accused of being a frog assasin but that was later thrown out of court due to lack of evidence ... somebody ate the legs :D
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by Bubba » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:56 am

Play with dirt, or atleast I use to.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by poobought » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:19 am

Waste water treatment plant operator.If it gets bad enough I get laid off then we will all be in really deep sh???t.

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by cto0808 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:40 am

I run a pain management clinic and part time contractor for now anyways...

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by BCConviber » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:43 am

Part owner of an Industrial Distribution company.. Conveyor belt, idlers.. basically anything on an conveyor system besides the structural steel. We also sell v-belts, industrial hose, gasket materials, hydraulics, etc.

Any of you guys need new rubber for your full tracks, hit me up and I will take care of you.

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by crowhater » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:21 am

I am in the oil business, I sell everything from tools, safty, to complete oil rigs. When I say I sell everything I mean everything, I have sold airplane tires, coffee machines, work gloves, etc. We are factory direct with thousands of companies and because I do international sales I get price levels that domestic companies only dream of.
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Post by CULTURED REDNECK » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:24 am

STRUCTURAL STEEL HAS BEEN VERY VERY GOOD TO ME....

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by countrystunter » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:58 am

military contractor when i can find a contract.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by emptypockets » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:17 pm

RETIRED FROM FLA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS,CURRENTLY OWN A A LAWN AND LANDSCAPING BUSINESS IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,IN THE TRUCKING BUSINESS ALSO WHERE THE ONLY PERSONS MAKING ANY MONEY ARE THE DRIVERS,AT LEAST I'M CREATING A JOB FOR SOMEONE ELSE :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by Muddyduck » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:33 pm

Sniper, 31 years with DL, you don't happen to know Joe Turner do you?
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by Dough Slayer » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:39 pm

I am a operations stupervisor for a statewide construction material company during the week, I am a country music superstar when I take showers, and a commercial drunkard :drunken: when in the keys or on my airboat!!!!! Bills? What are those?????? :D
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Post by CaneFan » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:40 pm

J-bub wrote:HEY CANE I DRILLED SOME PILLINGS ON A JOB FOR B&V I JUST CANT REMBER WHERE..... BERKEL&CO FOUNDATIONS KS ALSO.COOL
Pillings, sounds like an FP&L substation job. Could have been a water treatment plant too I suppose. B&V has Power Delivery, Water, Telecommunications, and Federal divisions.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by dynaairglide » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:49 pm

Inside Journeyman Wireman, 37 years IBEW Local 915, Tampa

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by fishingbish » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:36 pm

on my knees for 30 year ,comercial floor installer from weight room to gym floors.
getting pay the same for 30 year. i must have been rich back then.
rebuild outboards and boatwork on the side at home for extra money.
with IKE taking my home and obama with all his changes i need a third job


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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by ghenry » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:46 am

Family medicine physician, but my side job as a male jigilo pays better.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by chasencows » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:16 am

:wink: Im a pilot escort "mostly mega moves" :wink: I just brought a 19 axle trailer up to dansville New York its freezing up here cant beleive people live here on purpose !!!! Works gettin skinny out here

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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by Jimmy Rickards » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:01 am

I am a heavy equipment operator and dump truck and semi driver for a water control district for the last 5 years. I have been working construction pipe work ect. since I felt I was smart enough and retired from high school early. About 20 years.
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Re: What pays your bills?

Post by WOOD » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:51 am

RETIRED SENIOR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR -- POWER PLANTS. RESPONSIBILTY WAS TO PLAN MAJOR OUTAGES. OFFICIATED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FOR 33 YEARS.

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