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What do you do for a living

By gregfilek

3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    Just wondering what everybody does for a living.

    #2 3 years ago

    Fix pinball and arcade machines! Due to medical reasons I can't hold a job right now so I decided to extend my hobby into a job and work on my own time when I'm feeling good to make a living. Since I still live at home (I'm 18), it pays for my expenses and also funds the hobby.

    #3 3 years ago

    I work at a cancer residence. It doesn't pay well but it's really fulfilling.

    #4 3 years ago

    Electrical engineering contract work. Mostly industrial. Some consumer. No pinball stuff... yet.


    #5 3 years ago

    Account Manager for a large multinational Company in Australia. Long hours, travel a lot. Love the pinnies

    #6 3 years ago

    I was in corporate accounting for awhile, passed the CPA exam, then decided it was sucking the life out of me. Think the movie "Office Space". Now I work on the docks in the best Union in the country....and make more money too. No chasing that carrot.

    Live better, work union.

    #7 3 years ago

    IT professional, Oracle DBA.

    #8 3 years ago

    Panel beater from 15-23 then had a motorbike accident that put me in bed for 18 months. Hit publishing for the past 14 years. Now retired at 38 with no mortgage, no bills, enjoying pins, bikes and the little lady

    #9 3 years ago

    I'm in coin op. All I've even known. All I'll ever do.

    LTG : )

    #10 3 years ago

    I work for and have only worked for the New Mexico Gas Company in Albuquerque as a Gas Measurement system administrator and have been there 36 yrs, four more to go being retiring. Pay is really good with full benefits and yearly profit sharing of which I have used to buy several pristine pins with each year of which have now filled up my game room. Father of Trevor the Mad Modder who keeps Just3dMods.com stocked and which I freely help at as well.

    #11 3 years ago

    IT - for the last 40 years changing hats as the need arises.
    Programming, DBA (Mainframe for 20 years), Data Architect/Solution Architect, Data Scientist
    Data is cool!
    Pinball last 9 years

    #12 3 years ago

    Serving this amazing country. 8 years down. 12 to go.

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    #13 3 years ago

    Sit on my can and have existential crises everyday.

    #14 3 years ago

    Director of Marketing

    I like it. It's good. Marketing is a constantly evolving challenge.

    #15 3 years ago

    I own a plumbing company. Started it a year ago. Have 4 employees. I've been in the trade for 12 years now. I'm 27. Ecoworksplumbing.com

    #16 3 years ago

    I own a retail hobbystore and sell things likes trains, models, science kits, rockets, airsoft and radio control cars, boats, planes and drones

    #17 3 years ago

    Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist. And no, I do not glow in the dark

    #18 3 years ago

    I work in management for a bank. I DO glow in the dark.

    #19 3 years ago

    Watchmaker. I operate a luxury watch repair service center in San Jose, CA. We service luxury watches from all over the USA.
    Pins & Watches go hand in hand!
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    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

    Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist. And no, I do not glow in the dark


    #21 3 years ago

    Professional licensed mechanical engineer and retired US Army Corps of Engineers officer.

    Currently, engineer technician contractor and construction manager for Department of Defense, so I can enjoy life, including pinball.
    Senior engineer management positions absorb the life out of you over time, and you are 100% on call, all the time, including weekends.

    Less income, but better hours, reduced stress, and no more combat deployments.
    The money simply is not worth it, nor the risk.

    Yes, you can find me on LinkedIn.


    #22 3 years ago

    Haha pinside LinkedIn

    #23 3 years ago

    Casino industry over 10 years. Surveillance, Human Resources, and now Table Games manager with just over 100 employees and 17 supervisors working for me. high stress but the pay is decent, lots of holidays and good benefits. Dreaming Pinball when I need a break keeps me sane

    #24 3 years ago

    I'm a skilled trades mechanic at the John Deere foundry.

    #25 3 years ago

    I'm an overpaid liability that complains, gossips & always passes the buck

    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    I'm an overpaid liability that complains, gossips & always passes the buck

    I wanna change my title to this! +2 points

    #27 3 years ago

    Automotive technician. Worked in dealerships for years. Finally got sick of seeing people get hosed. Started my own little one man show out of my home shop just over a year ago. Been doing fairly well.

    #28 3 years ago

    Plumber....and a good one.

    #29 3 years ago

    I'm a software engineer currently focusing on back end API's and web based business applications such as project management, payroll, accounting, and medical records. Oh, and also a full time student. I hope to move to game development eventually.

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from RichieWrench:

    Plumber....and a good one.

    I call myself a good plumber... there truly are only a few of us.

    #32 3 years ago

    Own a real estate technology company ( graphicaldata.com ) and a small pinball company ( fastpinball.com )

    FAST Pinball

    #33 3 years ago

    No secret what I do. 14 years now. Selling the San Francisco Bay Area - primarily the East Bay Area. Still gifting pins to pinball guys.

    Real Estate is a funny business. Many get into it. Few last. Even fewer do it really well. I've always felt the entry barrier should be much higher.

    #34 3 years ago

    Concrete sales by day, mediocre pinball player by night.

    #35 3 years ago

    Most recently, Captain/Helicopter Pilot, currently going back to LE

    In the past:
    USAF (E-6)
    Police Officer

    #36 3 years ago

    Airbrush Illustrator/GD by day. Quality tech lead by night for a large automotive supplier.

    #37 3 years ago

    I cut lawns, trees and weeds for 7 months out of the year and also work from home alot buying and selling collectables. I get alot of stuff from buying storage lockers and garage sales.

    #38 3 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    overpaid liability that complains, gossips & always passes the buck

    You must have a large business card. To have that Job Title, printed on it.

    #39 3 years ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    You must have a large business card. To have that Job Title, printed on it.


    Business cards are in direct conflict with my work avoidance strategy.

    #40 3 years ago

    I am the owner of a furniture manufacturing business in Anaheim. Primarily high end custom made residential furniture.

    #41 3 years ago

    I am a manager at whole foods pairing craft beer and fine wine with the best damn cheeses you'll ever try. Hella!

    #42 3 years ago
    Quoted from crosbyjack:

    I am a manager at whole foods pairing craft beer and fine wine with the best damn cheeses you'll ever try. Hella!

    Dam we love some awesome cheese.... may have make a stop there when we are down that way next....

    #43 3 years ago

    <===== me

    #44 3 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    Serving this amazing country. 8 years down. 12 to go.

    Thank you for your service!

    #45 3 years ago

    I work for the largest amusement vending company in N. America as a service mng....... Coin op for the last decade.

    #46 3 years ago

    Subcontractor with a 14 pallet tray truck.Been in the game 25+ years straight.

    #47 3 years ago

    Broadcast/studio engineer for main TV networks in the uk. Been doing this for 32 years, but the studios I work for will close in a year, when I'll have to find something else. Hopefully something pinball related, I was thinking of becomming a pinball field service engineer, but I think that would be hard to make a living from in the uk!

    #48 3 years ago

    Better left unsaid, but you have all seen me at sometime, I am global

    #49 3 years ago

    I write software for various federal defense, security and intelligence agencies.

    #50 3 years ago

    Industrial maintenance mechanic for the Textron company. I see more golf carts in a day than I choose to see.

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