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

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  1. Deathray

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    Paralegal. 30 years. I don't like the stress, but can't walk away from the semi-decent pay, health benefits (I pay nothing for my health insurance), and 5 weeks vacation.

    I envy anyone who likes their job.
     
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    I think it makes sense really that there's lots of IT folk here, because we can all look like we're busy all day, when we're in fact just goofing off here
     
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    It truly was a pleasure, thanks!
     
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    Firefighter, but for the last year I've been a breathing apparatus trainer for my brigade..I get to drive this thing (house fire simulator) all over the state IMG_20190429_174843.jpg
     
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    I've been retired for two months after 40 years of IT. Started out coding Assembly language programs on punch cards before all those sissy icons and mice came along. Have worn all the IT hats over the years - programmer, network engineer, systems manager, and for the last 20 years, database administrator.
     
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    Sometimes I wish I still did. :oops:
     
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    I’ll be retiering from 30 years of high school teaching on june the 30th.
     
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    He'll need the waders to tip toe through the dropping of the "village people!" :D
     
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    Duplicate post.
     
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  13. PeterUK

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    I’m responsible for the commercial aspects of the global system that tracks, finds & repatriates all the mishandled bags (mishandled means lost, damaged or delayed to you) for airline passengers.

    If you’ve flown and had a bag delayed or ‘lost’ it’s probably been through my system.

    Since I took on the role in 2016 the 28-year old system has seen significant growth (in excess of 4.27bn people flew in 2018) and the mishandled bag rate has dropped by by 47% since 2007. It’s still $2.3bn problem around the world but we seeing huge improvements for passengers. Innovation (cliché I know) has been the key.

    (Jeez, that sounds liken a sales pitch).

    This has been a complete career change for me and I’ve only been doing this since 2007 but there’s only 5 other people I know in the world that could do my job. It’s very niche but great fun. I’ve visited 13 countries this year so far and I will run out of days this year to achieve my targets.

    I’ve never worked so hard in my life (I’m 58 years old) but I’ve never enjoyed my working life as much as I enjoy this job.

    If I can get another 7-years out of it I will have traveled the globe and been to every continent.

    Life is good!

    :) Peter

    PS. Please don’t be offended if you have a bag missing and ask me to see if I can find it - and I decline. I get asked several times a week and I always say ‘Speak to your airline’.
     
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    When I was a teenager in the late sixties, music and photography were intense passions and hobbies for me.

    During the seventies, while in my twenties, I was a college student by morning, a guitar instructor (earning part of my living) in the afternoons, and a commercial photographer on the weekends (the other part of earning my living).

    When I was around thirty, I had graduated with a couple of degrees (English & Bus Adm.) and realized that the life of a professional musician was not one that I wanted - I put full time energies into my commercial photography work for the next few years.

    Then, I decided to put my business degree to work and went into corporate work for about seven years. At which point, I had had enough of the corporate climate and left that to re-start my commercial photography business - which I thrived at for the next couple of decades.

    I retired when I was 62 and have returned to my passion for music ever since. These days most of each day I spend engaged in writing/composing/practicing music or fiddling around customizing my guitars. I still engage in some photography, of course, but just for fun.

    I always made it a point to follow my passions, and fortunately have fully enjoyed the ride, all along. Life is good!
     
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    You are Donald Trump and I claim my $10.00.
     
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    nah I spell too good.

    thread closed in 3....2....1....
     
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    I am a trainer. I train my colleagues all over Europe since I speak several languages.
    I teach ceilings.
     
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    Licenced aircraft engineer. Can't wait until I retire in 657 days. Haven't enjoyed the job since I stopped working on DC3s and DC6s. :(
     
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    Wow! How many people are lucky enough to be able to say that? Thank you for your service and praise that you retired safe and sane.
     
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    Currently play Rhythm guitar for Iron Maiden (not really....)
     
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