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Just curious, what do you do for a living?


By jimjim66

8 years ago



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    #251 7 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    Hwawonyu said:

    I sell New Homes... great time to be in that business : o
    No kidding, escrow is dead but the state of Ca. hasn't gotten the memo.
    D.O.C. just hit us up for another 28 hundred, I am about ready to hand them their charter and lay everyone off and close the doors.
    The state, county and Blue Cross need all the profit now so it is pointless to go on.
    Looking at closing at the end of our fiscal year in Oct.

    Hey trace...go here. My best friend has a company that helps businesses. www.CorporateTurnaround.com
    check it out and then contact me and I'll hook you up.---Ted

    #252 7 years ago

    My wife and I are both school teachers.

    High School for me (Government/Civics and Computers).

    1st grade for her.

    Pete
    --
    Here's my Arcade: http://i.imgur.com/cyCng.jpg

    #253 7 years ago
    Quoted from TG:

    I am a real-time energy scheduler/trader for a municipal electric utility. 12 hour shifts, nights/days, weekends, holidays. Odd, long hours, but allows for more days off which is nice.
    Todd

    Nice collection you got there Todd

    #254 7 years ago

    Jesus! If a couple of school teachers can afford all those pins, I don't feel so bad about teacher's salary anymore.

    #255 7 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    pmWolf said:Here's my Arcade: http://i.imgur.com/cyCng.jpg
    Jesus! If a couple of school teachers can afford all those pins, I don't feel so bad about teacher's salary anymore.

    +2 damn, thats a nice collection!

    #256 7 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Jesus! If a couple of school teachers can afford all those pins, I don't feel so bad about teacher's salary anymore.

    No kids, and I've never spent more than $1500 on a car in my life. (Currently, I'm driving a 94 Dodge Shadow that I've had since before I was in college).

    Also, it's not like I went out and bought all of those pins last month. (*plop!* "Here's the cash! I'll take 50 of your nicest pins...just load them up!")

    You are looking at an insane amount of work that has taken well over a decade. (Buying non working stuff, learning to fix things, scrimping and saving and working hard to sell stuff so that I could afford something else to fix up and sell....etc etc etc).

    It just shows that even if you make crappy wages, you can accomplish great things if you are smart with your money!

    In any case, I'm very proud of my collection. I feel it is a reflection of hard work and determination!

    Pete
    --
    Here's my Arcade: http://i.imgur.com/cyCng.jpg

    #257 7 years ago
    Quoted from pmWolf:

    toyotaboy said:Jesus! If a couple of school teachers can afford all those pins, I don't feel so bad about teacher's salary anymore.
    No kids, and I've never spent more than $1500 on a car in my life. (Currently, I'm driving a 94 Dodge Shadow that I've had since before I was in college).
    Also, it's not like I went out and bought all of those pins last month. (*plop!* "Here's the cash! I'll take 50 of your nicest pins...just load them up!")
    You are looking at an insane amount of work that has taken well over a decade. (Buying non working stuff, learning to fix things, scrimping and saving and working hard to sell stuff so that I could afford something else to fix up and sell....etc etc etc).
    It just shows that even if you make crappy wages, you can accomplish great things if you are smart with your money!
    In any case, I'm very proud of my collection. I feel it is a reflection of hard work and determination!
    Pete
    --
    Here's my Arcade: http://i.imgur.com/cyCng.jpg

    Nice basement. That's my goa, to have an arcade like that one day. Do you ever have field trips at your house?

    #258 7 years ago
    Quoted from the_pin_family:

    Nice basement. That's my goa, to have an arcade like that one day. Do you ever have field trips at your house?

    The kids I teach have no idea that I do any of this....and that's the way I like to keep it. =)

    For you, however...you are welcome to visit any time you are in the area!

    Pete
    --
    Here's my Arcade: http://i.imgur.com/cyCng.jpg

    #259 7 years ago

    Some cool jobs on this thread! very interesting

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    Hmmmm maybe there will be some pinball like games in the new Sly?

    #260 7 years ago

    I've had a few friends that are teachers throughout my life and from my experience there have been two types. There's the children are our future and there minds are like sponges that need nourishment and love type. Then there's the(this would be me) when I walk out of these doors I hope to god I don't see another one of these snot nose little bastards till morning they are all evel little creatures that pay the bills type.

    I love my kids but that's as far as my love for kids go.

    #261 7 years ago

    Linux Sysadmin. It's nice to have a hobby that is still technology but more physical than typing commands.

    #262 7 years ago
    Quoted from pmWolf:

    You are looking at an insane amount of work that has taken well over a decade. (Buying non working stuff, learning to fix things, scrimping and saving and working hard to sell stuff so that I could afford something else to fix up and sell....etc etc etc).

    Good on you, you deserve it then. I only wished I had gotten in the hobby earlier, I could have learned earlier and fixed stuff up too. Now it seems like a pin is either shopped and too expensive, or so beyond repair it's not worth fixing.

    #263 7 years ago
    Quoted from pmWolf:

    t just shows that even if you make crappy wages, you can accomplish great things if you are smart with your money!

    In any case, I'm very proud of my collection. I feel it is a reflection of hard work and determination!

    Pete

    It's truly one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!

    #264 7 years ago
    Quoted from pmWolf:

    The kids I teach have no idea that I do any of this....and that's the way I like to keep it. =)

    Same story. My wife and I do not have any kids, bought my pins at yesterday prices, no way to get them on a teacher's salary today.

    Kids at school don't have any idea that I have a collection of pins. One day when we had move rooms for a track rotation, I was wearing a pinball tee shirt that had the martian from AFM, I got a dozen questions from the kids as to what my shirt was about. When I do tell some of them about my hobby, I just get a weird look.

    #265 7 years ago

    Sales manager for a bicyle shop

    #266 7 years ago

    I'm a mechanical engineer at Kohler. Spent many years in cast iron, being at least partially responsible for nearly every cast iron kitchen sink released for 8 years or so, either from a tooling design or project management (or both) standpoint. Recently transfered to faucet-land where I analyze failures. It was a good change, but I am starting to realize cast iron may be in my blood...

    #267 7 years ago

    powerline servicer repair/build power lines for electric company . do some pin mods on side. IM figures,my own totan sword topper,getaway ferrari and police car

    #268 7 years ago

    Emergency Team Manager-- Fire and water insurance restoration company Hopefully noone ever needs our services but were here in PA if you do...

    www.compleatrestorations.com

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    #269 7 years ago

    I'm in IT - Senior Sytems Manager at United Airlines (formally Continental Airlines). I used to manage our Hyperion financial planning and reporting applications (HFM, Planning, Essbase, etc). Since the merger, I'm now over General Ledger Systems.

    #270 7 years ago

    I could tell you... but then I'd have to kill you...
    I repair and maintain power generation equipment... not necessarily in that order...
    I'm the guy who keeps the lights on so we can play pinball in a blackout...
    your welcome.

    #271 7 years ago

    College Professor (Marketing)

    #272 7 years ago

    Male escort

    No actually I am a body shop manager and also run several Ebay and Amazon accounts. Also a half owner in a company that installs keyless entry and telematic systems for UPS in the pacific northwest.

    #273 7 years ago

    Self employed. Brick and mortar retail stores, sell mostly tools and fasteners. Also service and deliver to apartment jobs.

    #274 7 years ago

    CPA

    #275 7 years ago

    I own and work at a custom tattoo shop

    #276 7 years ago
    Quoted from pmWolf:

    My wife and I are both school teachers.
    High School for me (Government/Civics and Computers).
    1st grade for her.
    Pete
    --
    Here's my Arcade: http://i.imgur.com/cyCng.jpg

    HOLY.......

    4 months later
    #277 7 years ago

    A little late, but I'll still chime in. I'm currently a mechanical/robotics engineering student with a CAD job at the moment. I also run an online jewelry business that pays for most of my collection at the moment.

    #278 7 years ago

    I put the UL stickers on lamps in a factory in Bangladesh.

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