(NFR) What do you do for a living?

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  1. Michigan Guy

    Michigan Guy Formerly Sag24

    I am a Golf Pro in Japan.........wishing I was back fishing with Mike D somwerez' on the OP. And regreting that I got out of the Air Force. :beathead:
    I golf everyday though.
     
  2. Jason Decker

    Jason Decker Active Member

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    I sell homes! You might know my brother in law. Chief Petty Officer Kerry Moran. He is at Bangor on a sub. He likes to fish!
     
  3. troutfanatic

    troutfanatic A day not spent wasted is.....wasted.

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    I am a student in college for the next eleven or so months. I will graduate with a degree in finance and economics.

    I figure on working from home once a week or working four tens so that I can still fish twice a week. At least I hope I will be able to do that.

    Jeez, life is going to suck when I graduate. I have more money but far less time.
     
  4. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Active Member

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    I work for the state and while the pay isn't very good, I have the option to bid into a variety of schedules. I'm happy with my current schedule working 1:30 to 10pm with Sunday and Monday off.
     
  5. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Network manager for a large regional heavy civil construction company. We have offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska with job sites as far south as northern California and as far east as Montana. I get to visit all of these places from time to time and get to fish them when I go. Not a bad gig.
     
  6. Stephen Rice

    Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    I was in the Navy for seven years, I did Jet engine mechanics, antisubmarine warfare and SAR. then I worked for Boeing for a few years in Everett, on the 747-400 project.Then I moved to Penna and went back to school and now I am working for US Bank in the E-commerce department making web pages. If I had it to do over again I would be a farmer or a rancher. I know the work is hard and there is no money, but it would be a lot more rewarding. right now I am planning to open a fish camp when I turn 55, I got eleven years to go, but when I open the place all are invited.
     
  7. Scott Behn

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    Stephen that's too funny...I too was an Aviation Machinists Mate, US Navy...got out after 4 years then went to work for TRAMCO in Everett


    Small world!!!!!!


    :cool:
     
  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I'm a Dirt-bagger. I get no respect. I suppose I could have chosen some other profession with more class and higher pay, but not only do I call the shots, all those women that used to chase me when I worked a respectable job now leave me alone because I have no money, dress like a homeless bum, drive a beater, don't play guitar, won't humor many of their magazine-inspired idiosyncrazies, etc. etc, and now I get to go fishing whenever I choose to tear myself away from the fascinating but often lonesome world of dirt-bagging. :cool:

    Jimbo
     
  9. troutaholic

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    I'm a web application developer currently working on software that makes it easier for lawyers to sue each other- sigh. At least I'll never be outa work. I also teach web development and xml classes 2-4 nights a week. My aspirations are to eventually be able to fish at least 5 days a week after opening a transvestite dance review/club to compete with Michigan Guys and Mingo's all male strip club. Oh, and then to hire Mingo's avatar to be my bodyguard :D
     
  10. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Self employed manufacturer's representative. Handle electric motor brakes - for cranes and other misc. industrial equipment, large water control gates - for hydro plants, engine couplings for marine propulsion & generators. Get to see some interesting places. The rod is always in the back on road trips.
     
  11. Jake Smulkowski

    Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    I am an environmental education specialist. Not sure what that means. But sometimes I get paid to take kids fishing. Once I got paid to take kids backpacking. Mostly I stare at my computer screen until my eyes glaze over and then I come look at this website.
     
  12. Matt Burke

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    I did eight in the Army, from ‘82 to ‘90, working in Pershing missiles (like a Scud, but with a nuke). Reagan destroyed communism and signed the intermediate nuclear arms treaty and there went my job. I was so pissed I never got to kill anyone and got out. Figured I’d better work off some kind of penance for all the evil things I did in Germany so I went to nursing school (hope none of my old Army buddies are reading this, they would think I went gay). Couldn’t really figure out what to do as Boeing doesn’t hire missile crewman and nursing was the only profession that seemed to be consistently in demand and the one section in the help want ads that never shrinks.

    That was over 15 years ago and I have been stamping out fecal impaction in the same nursing home ever since. The golden rule of nursing; what goes in, has to come out. There are many rewards in this career. The least of which, having a 103 year old woman, with no teeth, grab you by the collar, plant a big wet kiss on the lips and then having said 103 Y.O. become incontinent in bed from the excitement of it all. The upside, I work evenings so I can fish Monday through Friday every morning. On the weekends, I get my kids. What a life!
     
  13. ahab

    ahab Rick L.

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    I work for the railroad. We inspect and repair freight cars. I get to work different shifts so that is nice to get to water when other people are working and since alot of our line runs along the major rivers I can access sections that are normally hard to get to by using the gravel roads that run alongside the tracks. I have a key! Other than that it's pretty hard work. Long hours and on call.
     
  14. FISHTOLIVE

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    Am a Med Tech for a local lab. I work two on ,two off, one on, two off and so on. I enjoy what I do even if it is looking at and dealing with bodily fluids. I am able to fish up to fours days a week year round and usually do. :thumb:
     
  15. Capt. Awesome

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    Training Manager for DirecTV.

    I was an installer for 2.5 years and it was no secret that I had two fly-rods in my rig at any one time. It was no accident that I would request routes "out in the sticks" so that I could fish my way back home. After performing thousands of service calls, upgrades and installs for customers all across Oregon and Washington, I have developed relationships with customers that have granted me the privilege of fishing some private waters that I had no idea existed. Whoever said that the best fishing waters are in private hands was correct.
     
  16. Anyfish

    Anyfish Fishing with the kids

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    Ensuring environmental, health and safety compliance.
     
  17. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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  18. Brian James

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    Do you know what boat he's on?
     
  19. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    I'm an xray tech in Boston. Yuck! The fishing stinks out here. There are a few rivers that have some sizeable browns but after June 1st the temps go up and the fish go on vacation. Everyone out here talks about stripper fishing like it is the end all be all of fishing. I yern for the day that I will once again be at home in the wonderful NorthWest. But if I happen to end up in say Argentina or B.C. that would be cool too.

    John :beathead:
     
  20. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I'm retired, list of jobs: navy frogman, navy electrician, non navy worked as a millwright, then I was a commercial fisherman for last 30 years for salmon, herring, capelin, and squid. Daryle
     

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