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

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  1. Strat Jacket

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    Corporate aircraft technician
     
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    Middle school German teacher. I get to play in the pit band every year for the school musical, so it's kinda a little like I get paid to do it.
     
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  3. Jerry J

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    I actually price proposals for companies. Boring maybe, but in DC it's a essential job.

    My other occupation is wrecking my mountain bike. Had a serious crash yesterday here:

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    Mostly retired now. Still handle a little trust and estate management left over from the business I owned for 22 years. It was a tax consulting firm.

    Prior to that, I spent 18 years in corporate finance and lending with two giant corporations living in five different states from one end of the US to the other.

    Gigging has always kept me sane. Still does, I think.
     
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    Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. 23 years as a navigator on the KC-135R refueling jet and as a liaison officer to the Army artillery school teaching air/ground battlefield integration.

    I work now as a project manager and a range control officer on an Air Force tactical bombing range.

    I can honestly say there have been only a handful of days in the past 34 years that I haven't enjoyed my work.
     
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    Not in my current shop.
    The last gig, yeah, and two gigs before that, but I'm currently out of the mainframe world

    IME alot of the troubles with CA-7 just go back to it being configured incorrectly during installation
     
  7. Deathray

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    Ugh! That sucks, hope you’re ok. I broke my collarbone cycling once. Wasn’t a good time.
     
  8. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for your service!
     
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    Retired now, but mostly I worked in bicycle shops as a mechanic and later, manager.
    Bicycle Repair Man in the Golden Age of Bicycles, when Men were iron and bicycles were wooden.

    Mark
     
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    Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
     
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    Engineering Analyst. I read/interpret blueprints (nuts and bolts to whole military helicopter systems) for millennials and genX-Y-Zs who cannot function with large rolls of mylar...even if it is a computer graphic file.

    Retiring in 225 days. Then the real work starts!
     
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    Retired schoolteacher. I do what I want. (Actually subbing today, in my old classroom, matter of fact.)
     
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    I'm retired, but before retiring my last job was my best job that lasted fifteen years. I drove around in a nice new pickup truck, took clients out for fat lunches, played golf, and occasionally between rounds of golf drew up schematics for hydraulic systems and sold the stuff it took to build them. I did that for fifteen years before retiring, my only regret is that I couldn't have that job for my entire working life!
     
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    I was trying to be a surveyor - outside all day, cutting through the woods with a machete, sniffing up historical boundary markers, making large and precise land measurements.

    But now I sit in an office all day and make digital maps.
     
  15. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Oh yeah - that much is apparent. Then to make everyone follow insane rules just because you've always done it that way, and it would be too hard to change now.
     
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    Okay, after putting two and two together I'm gonna just go ahead and unmask you. You're this guy!
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    I'm a photographer. I shoot weddings, but mostly editorial work. I mostly shoot the movie and TV industry, so that includes behind the scenes, interviews, red carpet, etc. I'm back and forth between L.A. and the Bay Area every month so that makes things a little hard. Otherwise, the only thing suffering is my eyesight from spending hours on the computer editing and processing photos.
     
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    Even Bo knows I do diddley
     
  19. Toto'sDad

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    You'll probably need these up in the bay area, and most likely down in L.A. too! I'll leave it to your imagination why you'll need them.

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    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    I am a professional architect. I hold hands with people as they make some of the most difficult financial choices in life as I take their money.
     
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