im a glorified secretary now for my wifes business, before i used to work the oil feilds, i actually was a wireliner in the oil feilds used to play with giant pipe bombs to get the damn oil and gas outta the ground pretty cool job till the economy shit the bed now i do what i do and enjoy every slackin minute of it.
Hotshot crew, rappelled out of helicopters, now I supervise a 20 person fire crew for the Forest Circus in Washington State. Wrong profession for a guy that likes to ride motorcycles in the summer time!
I hear ya. I'm a TEAMS Forest Service Archaeologist and pretty much travel for my job 20 days out of the month from June-Nov. riding time has been cut drastically as i live in chilly Minnesota. pays the bills though.
I work in sports broadcasting. My title is EIC, or Eingineer in Charge. I operate a 53' semi trailer that is a TV studio on wheels (do not drive it), and put live sports on TV. Just got done with Jazz whooping the Nuggets ass in the first round of NBA playoffs. It sounds glamorous, but it really isn't. I baby sit a bunch of whiny free lancers and fix all the stuff they break. Long days, always work holidays and weekends, on the road a lot. But it is fun, pays good, and the only thing I would rather do is build cars/bikes for a living.
Weird, I watch the Jazz whoop the Nuggets for a living, business just dried up .......
been an auto technician my whole life. then i got my auto dealers license and opened a small used car dealership of my own just in time for the economy to go to shit. now i work for a screen printing company and fix friends cars/bikes for beer. i also go school full time.
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Body man... I fix all the soccer mom vans/SUV's that try and kill us on a day-to-day basis when we ride... I can do every aspect, but mainly do all the sheet metal straightening, mud work, and frame straightening. it's nice having a full time painter to do all the dull shit.
I used to owner/run a small Custom Shop & had to work nights at a minimum wage job to make ends meet as well . Couldn't keep the doors open so I closed the shop . Shortly after that I broke my ankle in 6 places while solo fishing up an isolated river (makes for a great true story at the bar ) & shortly afterwards my house so sold. Asankles take forever to heal , bikes & cars are in my blood and the trip to BUBs last year made me some very useful contacts I started an Import business . When you have one of those rare times were you actually have money , you actually have the time & space and no one wants to hire a guy with a limp you just have to make work for yourself.