What do you do for a living??

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What do you do for a living??

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I couldnt help but wonder what everyone does for a living. It seems like some of go out every other day and I get envious of whatever job it is you have. lol. If youre retired, props to you. Can't wait for my day :oplz:

Im currently a grade checker for a construction company moving dirt mon-fri. The career goal is to hopefully become an air traffic controller. Its a long process but im on my way.

So what do you do?
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I would like to say, in answer to the thread title "As little as possible" but I've found I lose the respect of the ambitious working stiffs if I say that...
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It is about prioritizing... I've known some world class athletes, performing at the top of the sport, who had to work full time. One simply got off work, went to bed... and then got up at 2am to log six hours on his bike... daily. Put in real rides on the weekend.

I find not working necessary for a higher level of performance, but it is more about holding focus than the physical demand. I'm "working 9 hour days right now (6am-3pm) and the hiking is way off simply because my mind is on the project work. Once this project is completed, I'll slip back into retirement... and long daily hikes!
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I make sure the technology works for ASU's Residential Life department... Or I make my student workers do it :D
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I torture - erm - teach students and research fossils.
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azpride wrote:Or I make my student workers do it :D
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Medical Gas Inspector/ Bio-hazard Safety Technician. My territory runs from Midland, Tx to Guam/Saipan.


In other words, I do a lot of nothing in airports :? :?
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Sounds fun.
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base871 wrote: I do a lot of nothing in airports
So you get paid to do a whole lot of nothing? ;)

Hopefully you get paid well for the time you ARE doing something.
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So ... who does the same thing today they did when this post first appeared five years ago!? :-k
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@chumley
chumley wrote:who does the same thing today they did when this post first appeared five years ago!?
not me -- I was working 5 years ago, but I have taken early retirement since then...I have much more time for recreational pursuits these days!
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I don't
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@chumley
I sure don't. Well, "as little as possible" still applies, but I work hard in the summers. I was a river shuttle bus driver to Lees Ferry and Diamond Creek this past season. Diamond Creek is a hard day of driving in a 20-year-old-school bus, especially when you get stuck and have to unload the bus, all the gear and coolers, and dig it out! Well, it happened to me only once, but also happened to my coworker at least once. But the job is also very fun a lot of the time. I met many wonderful people.

Probably will go back to AzRA next season, but I may switch it up again, and go drive the bus at Denali in the summer.
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I am a nurse, 3 12 hour shifts a week. That leaves 4 for hiking, or random adult stuff if really really necessary. That was not my plan in the beginning but it has worked out. I like knowing what people do. I can always learn how people deal with work life and coworkers.
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@chumley
Happy to say not me either! Kind of fun to look back on that and read "I always wanted to be a Park Ranger" ... never thought at that point that I would finally achieve my dream job a couple years later! :y: :D
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Well I don’t work but my younger wife does. So I mostly think about where am I going to take Rowdy hiking today.
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I actually joined HAZ right before landing my current position in 2011. I had a lot of extra time then to re-ignite my passion for the outdoors. Too many years went by working 6 days a week climbing the corporate ladder.
I manage a team of folks that service just about every claw machine in AZ, NM, and Vegas. Get to play with Toys every day. And a lot more hiking!
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I have been retired electrical engineer for the last 7 years, so I do a lot of nothing around the house. Try to get as much hiking in as possible but the lot of nothing takes a lot of time.
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ALMAL wrote:I manage a team of folks that service just about every claw machine
you owe me exactly $1397.29 and at least a damn stuffed tiger. sheesh!
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I have the best hiking job. I am a nurse, work 3 12 hour shifts a week. That leaves 4 days for hiking and if it really really necessary some time for doing the adult stuff I have to do, but only if I cannot postpone it.
I like talking to people about their jobs, I think it is interesting how people interact (or not) with each other at work . I also grew up wanting to be a ranger, always wanted to be the one spending months up on the fire towers. Not sure they could have supplied me with enough wine though. That job disappeared decades ago.
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@te_wa Tigers are hard to come by, maybe a squirrel.
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