Not a professional musician? What do you do for a living?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Deathray, May 20, 2019.

  1. sardinista

    sardinista TDPRI Member

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    So many retirees here! I feel very lucky to have come to Telecasters relatively early in life (late 30s). Enjoy your newfound free time, fellow guitar lovers. :)
     
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  2. Toto'sDad

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    My Tele sits right there by my DRRI both of which take turns laughing at me. When they team up and both of them laugh at me together, it's well, it's....
     
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    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    This is the rare time of year when the creek run off is occurring and I have unlimited electricity from my hydroplant to run my 6L6 1x12. My neighbors are too far away to complain and with the wife out of town, this seems to happen at 2:00 AM. Mmmm yea, I seem to unusually like more of the compressor tonight.:p

    Yup, life is good.:)
     
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    chet again Tele-Meister

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    "Not a professional musician? What do you do for a living?"

    Not a thing...I'm retired, son.
     
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  5. bluebirdrad

    bluebirdrad Tele-Meister

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    Medical Doctor since 1984. Been playing out since a teenager about 1967 and now manage about 4 - 6 gigs a month during the season. I would like to retire and go back to school and study music. This is a little embarrassing because sometimes I post like I know what I'm talking about and now you know I'm an impostor!
     
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  6. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Tele-Holic

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    Acupuncturist for the last 10 years. And international jewel thief on my days off.
     
  7. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Holic

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    My law degree served me quite well for 30 years. Then, I retired.
     
  8. Bendyha

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    I remember she had a huge bum.
     
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  9. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    I haven’t done a decent/honest job even for a single day in my life. Straight from high school to our corporation; 24th year in a row starting. It hasn’t been that bad all these years. The most fun times were when I was dealing with these thingies: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_(ATGM) Actually, I had this feeling for a couple of decades that I’m doing something that’s meaningful and has a just cause. Nowadays, nah.

    Last 4-5 years I’ve been thinking about re-education or doing something radical with my life. Maybe I’ll just let my once so beautiful, long hippie hair grow back (not sure how that one would go) and just play guitar in the corner of the street and mooch money for beer.
     
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    brucerbc TDPRI Member

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    Fisheries biologist. Going on 24 years. No, my parents didn't know what that was either.

    Hacking at guitar for 6 years. Still haven't learned Smoke on the Water.
     
  11. ROADMAN

    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

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    since I retired I've never worked so hard..the wife is a job jar filler extraordinaire...if asked I say I'm a lifeguard in a car wash
     
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  12. DonM

    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Retired. Was a Pharmacist originally and worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, among other places, then went back to school and got an MBA and was CEO/Director of three Veterans Hospitals. A very rewarding job where no two days were ever the same, and I never minded getting up and going to work.
     
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  13. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I’m a 4th generation river rat. Chief Engineer on a towing vessel. My dad and grandfather were pilots/captains. Gramps ended up commercial fishing and running a fish market most of the time though. Great grandfather did the same. Our main schedule is a month on, a month off, so it beats a real job!
    My dad asked me if I knew what the bad part of retirement was. Of course my reply was no, what? He said “Hell if I know, that’s why I’m asking you!”
     
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    esseff Tele-Holic

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    You are from Helsinki, yes?
     
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    dmitri Tele-Meister

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    I'm a professor in Humanities... but only a lowly adjunct. I mostly teach history, but somehow I got into teaching composition and rhetoric too. So I keep busy, usually.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    I work for the houston toyota center and the houston rockets. before I RETIRE we gotta beat Golden State!!! I'm not going anywhere till I get my ring. thank you

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    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Retired US Military. Intelligence. One would never know these days.
     
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    I’m an occupational therapist that specializes in upper extremity rehab (certified hand therapist). I’ve worked in a pediatric trauma center for the last 5 years , but before that I worked in an all-ages trauma center in NYC for about 20 years.
     
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    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I worked for 36 years as a chemist in research in big pharma, more specifically, trying to “make” new drugs for the benefit of mankind and shareholders.
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    I can run circles around Walter White
     
  20. Silent Otto

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    Thanks for YOUR service!
     
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