Just wondering what everybody does for a living.
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.
Electrical engineering contract work. Mostly industrial. Some consumer. No pinball stuff... yet.
Account Manager for a large multinational Company in Australia. Long hours, travel a lot. Love the pinnies
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.
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
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.
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
Director of Marketing
I like it. It's good. Marketing is a constantly evolving challenge.
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
I own a retail hobbystore and sell things likes trains, models, science kits, rockets, airsoft and radio control cars, boats, planes and drones
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!
Discounts on watch repairs for all Pinside members!!
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.
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
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.
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.
Own a real estate technology company ( graphicaldata.com ) and a small pinball company ( fastpinball.com )
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.
Most recently, Captain/Helicopter Pilot, currently going back to LE
In the past:
Airbrush Illustrator/GD by day. Quality tech lead by night for a large automotive supplier.
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.
I am the owner of a furniture manufacturing business in Anaheim. Primarily high end custom made residential furniture.
I am a manager at whole foods pairing craft beer and fine wine with the best damn cheeses you'll ever try. Hella!
I work for the largest amusement vending company in N. America as a service mng....... Coin op for the last decade.
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!
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