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What do you do for work and do you enjoy it?

I work on a thoroughbred stud and enjoy my work, even though the hours can be antisocial - it's currently 2:20am and I've just finished work!
Edit: started at 6am yesterday!
 

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Hey everyone I'm not dead just busy.

I work in my welding, fabrication and.machining shop. Also I do at work on the side

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I don't work...well..not work work ?..lol. disabled from a motorcycle wreck. I just wrench on atvs, small motors, motorcycles. and anything that grabs my attention :).
 

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Appliance repair tech. Work for my familys business. Been doing it since i was 14. And I couldnt ask for a better job. Lots of long hours. But every day is different and i just like taking stuff apart and figuring out how it works.
 

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I own a semi truck and haul when i can other then that I'm bout like shade, messed up back, i tinker all the time from semi trucks small engines to home owners upkeep\projects and cooking (not married) (girl friend) and any type of machine grabs my attention, used turn wrenches at a bike shop and i do miss it..........
 

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Retired heavy equipment operator ..... west coast logging industry. Forty three years.
Still get requests to come back ..... just for a day or two. We all know how that goes ......
Hunt, prospect, street motorcycle, and quad. Live just minutes from thousands of miles of logging road in the mountains of Vancouver Island.
Hard to keep the smile off of my mug !!
Happy trails ....
 

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Remodeling contractor

I do a little of just about everything, when the weather is great and I'm outside or crappy and I'm inside and turning something ugly into something nice that makes the customer happy. I think it would be great to not have to worry about finances then I could do stuff for people for free. I like it. New stuff is fun too, not having to tear out is a plus. Like to make furniture as well. Made this bed, my wife wanted the basement finished out so I made all the trim, sheeted my doors put in the faux beams, finished out 1300 sq ft for about $5500 in materials. It's our favorite part of the house especially in the winter. Made the cabinets for the kitchenette out of the extra flooring. Would like to say it was fun but......working a 10 day doing construction and coming home and putting in another 8-9 hours got a bit monotonous at times.
 

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I work at maintaining an amateur status. :)

I'm done with working in a career job again. Been there and tried too many. Many of them were unintentional, gaining legs recklessly from an unknown skill, a project, a hobby, or an idea. I got lucky more than a few times gambling with chance and some very long odds, cause there was never a conscious plan made to follow or execute.

I had fun with most of them too, somehow. None ever held my interest beyond "the new is beginning to wear off" stage though. Except for one, but methanol isn't anymore stable long term than I am! Those challenges I craved and fed on daily eventually became stinky and stale like the others had, as I aged.

I still flip wrenches out of habit I guess. I didn't smile much when I was doing it for a living, but when it ceased to be serious business anymore, it became fun again.

Nowadays I'm into personal independence and self reliance. Being an amateur provides plenty of cover (and excuses) for pursuing that. :)
 

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I have been a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union since 1976 , I went the mechanical route , but along the way I did learn to run every piece of equipment , my Dad was an Crane Operator and told me " if you can't operate it , then how can you fix it " , went thru a 4 year apprenticeship training program working on heavy equipment , and a few welding courses , I do mobile repairs on any type of construction equipment , hydraulics is my favorite ---- I was into 4x4 trucks , and switched to ATV's , so much cheaper and easier to deal with
 

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I see we have a very large group of talented members here !. one I know of ( cman ) has helped me out a lot when I was building my shop, he instructed me on how to correctly wire my breaker box. this is what I love about the members here, some my not know chit about atvs ?, but they have a wealth of info on other stuff that some of us don't know anything about ?, and I praise everyone of you for this ! :).
 

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I'm a software developer, more precisely I make programs in AutoCAD to help engineers do their work more efficiently. Well versed in everything that is computers so if any of you guys have questions related to that I'll be able to answer better than ATV questions haha.

As for hobbies, I own a wood lot and love to cut wood. I used to work out and be at the gym 6 days out of the week. Now I spend those 6 days in the woods! Found a new appreciation for 4 wheelers and love working on my TRX300. If it wasn't for my finances I'd love tearing it apart and building it back up like @retro is doing to his 350!
 

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Project manager for a structured cabling company, AKA Desk Jockey...

Can't say I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of it, but the money, hours, and benefits are great, plus have the opportunity to work OT pretty much as often as I want.

Leaves me with a few hours a day and weekends to play, so I can't complain.
 

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well I am semi retired, not by choice, but rather how the cards fell
from both lots of health issue's and well, my main job decided to up and leave the USA while I was out on a medical leave out on a work related injury! after 23 yrs on the job there, as a printer!!
which ended up screwing me pretty good! lost more things than I care to mention!

then, I also lost a farm I was in a rent to own deal, after almost 20 yrs, which also took its toll on me in a NOT so good way! a 2+ yr law suit which I ended up not coming out as well as I hoped, not even close LOl!

but I have done a lot of things over the yrs, as I suffer from sleep issue's(I don't sleep much, (staying awake for 2-3 days at a time was the norm for me most of my life) so I always figured if I couldn;t sleep might as well make money doing something LOL
ran a gun shop for 10+ yrs,(class 3 dealer as well) did firearm training on a lot of levels, had an explosive lic for a while, Think BIG Booms here , HAHA!
did a lot of projects with the state off and on worked with wildlife for a while, ran some heavy equipment off and on for 25 yrs or so, doing odd jobs with friends that had business's in that !
worked in coal mines for a while, some time at Road Way trucking, , I guess I could say I worked at racing things for yrs too,(motorcycles, boats snowmobiles, jet skis, and monster trucks) but I never made any money there, but at times sure felt like a job,
or a bad habit that always needed something that costs more and more every time HAHA!
I am sure there are more things I am leaving out,I was always busy doing something , started working when I was about 10 yrs old!
as I was never a spoiled like kid, everything I got I had to BUY< and took working to make money, so>
I liked toys, so I Worked as much as I could, LOL


Now I spend time doing projects IF I feel like it, come and go as I please, but on a much lower limited budget, too many health issue's prevent me from having a real job any more, wish it didn;t, but is what it is!

I think of all the jobs I have done, I enjoyed PARTS of all of them., but never one job I can say I loved!, they all had good sides and BAD sides to them IMO!
have to be pretty lucky to have a JOB you truly LOVE and pays the bills and allows you a quality life, or that's my view from all I have done!
 

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I see we have a very large group of talented members here !. one I know of ( cman ) has helped me out a lot when I was building my shop, he instructed me on how to correctly wire my breaker box. this is what I love about the members here, some my not know chit about atvs ?, but they have a wealth of info on other stuff that some of us don't know anything about ?, and I praise everyone of you for this ! :).
I agree, We can't all know everything, this is what makes us unique, it's great to see what everybody does actually. Some clever guys on here, awesome community:)
 

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Just to add, prior to my current career in thoroughbred breeding I used to make tarpaulins, boat hoods, canopies, circus/carnival covers etc with my Dad. Before then I spent some time spannering, didn't enjoy working on my own toys as much at that point though. Tried my hand at production welding but standing at a bench for 7 hours a day welding the same thing for a month got the better of me! It fried my mind, the word boring became an understatement!
Some of you have quite specialist jobs, heavy plant engineer, AutoCad specialist and so on, it's great to see. Keep up the good work guys, it's us and our trades keeping our countries going strong. (Thumbs up)
 

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As a teenager I roofed houses for a while. Worked at a grocery store when I turned 16. I did that until age 22. Worked offshore in 82 and 83 doing oil exploration in the Gulf or Mexico, usually off the Louisiana coast. I was the cook on that same jackup barge for about 8 months. Learned alot about people there. Beautiful sunsets on the water. I saw 3 water spouts from 2 different storms at the same time. I learned Mississippi folks dont like sugar in their corn bread. LOL. Coon asses will fight at the drop of a hat but they can sure cook. Opened an outdoor equipment repair shop when the oilfield got bad in 83. Been doing that now for 34 years. Always loved dirtbikes. Got into 4 wheelers so my daughters could have more things to play with. I like my 4 wheeler more as I get older (lol) but my 1st love is still 2 wheels.
 

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cool how everybody is from different fields and all have the same passion for atv's and the outdoors ---------- I didn't answer before about liking my job before , I love it , I get to go to projects all over the place , some in places that I would have never seen if not for my job , meet some really coo people ----------- my first real job was with my Uncle who own a major insurance company that was a Lloyds of London company , he was big time and use to do a lot of one day insurance policies for big events and big time people for big bucks , a lot of aviation and ship related things , I was set for a good life time job , he liked me and I really respected him for all he did for me , I lasted 3 months , wearing a coat and tie in an office was not me , I wanted to wear blue jeans and be outside , my Grandfather use to have a lot of sayings and one that always stuck was " if you are not happy at work then it is hard to be happy at home " , when I think about if I would have stuck with insurance I would be driving a Lamborghini and living in a 5 mil house , it really doesn't bother me cause I am happy with where I have been and what I have done
 

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I started out as a Plumber. Got my ticket in 2003. Now I'm working as a Pipefitter. Got my ticket in 2007. Working Maintenance at Long Lake for Nexen. It's a SAGD Facility. ( Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage ) Pull Bitumen from the ground, which is sent via pipeline to refineries to make gas ect. I like what I do. Only work 6 months of the year & good $$ so no complaints!!
 
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