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Offline Electric Miner

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2016, 09:04:57 PM »
Temps at work reached 115 today - outside.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2018, 11:29:03 PM »
Work for an automotive aftermarket parts company..... for almost 40 years, with a 8 year stint owning a store. Now I travel the western USA trying to convince repair shop owners to charge more for what they do..... and actually be able to get a small paycheck some weeks. It's not an easy business to be in these days.
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2018, 02:22:59 AM »
I work in IT-business intelligence doing reporting and building databases. Been with the same company for 40 years and a few days. Started there unloading trucks and just sort of worked my way around and ended up teaching myself this.

They used to own a chain of womenís clothing stores now it owns Brooks Brothers which is the oldest menís clothing retailer in the country founddd in 1818. So along with database design I actually know a fair bit about menís clothing. Funny the things you just sort of drift into in life
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2018, 04:59:24 PM »
I'm retired.  (*3
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2018, 09:40:31 AM »
I'm retired.  (*3

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2018, 10:26:03 AM »
To update mine. They told me it would take five months to process my disability claim. Around here it usually takes a few years and a lawyer and a day in court. I had to jump thru all their hoops but five months to the day I was approved. I must be in worse shape than I thought I was. I know I don't drink and can't pass a field sobriety test.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2018, 11:44:38 AM »
I'm retired.  (*3

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Shhhhhhh, don't tell no one, but I won the world wide lottery for a grand total of $999,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,010.01  :-H
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2018, 12:16:16 PM »
 *6' And you are taking the payments at a hundred dollars a month?!

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
*6' And you are taking the payments at a hundred dollars a month?!

All at once.  :)
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2018, 04:15:27 PM »
I deal dope, fence stolen guns, support Democrats and am a majority stockholder in a local ho house.  When not in church I can most often be found down at the Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse makin fat pockets bein gangsta an shit.           


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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2018, 10:16:58 AM »
I deal dope, fence stolen guns, support Democrats and am a majority stockholder in a local ho house.  When not in church I can most often be found down at the Ninth Circuit Federal Courthouse makin fat pockets bein gangsta an shit.           


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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2018, 11:46:09 AM »

Leland Yee?

Nah, Lee was a rank armature.  I'm more of the School of Willie Brown.  Our former globalist girlfriends come out of nowhere and are suddenly made US Senators.  Such a business!

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2018, 05:24:07 PM »
Shy, huh?
OK, I'll start...
I maintain a Dassault Falcon 2000 for a corporate flight department. Been an A&P/IA for over 3 decades maintaining all kinds of GA aircraft and owned a maintenance business up until a year ago when I left for greener pastures due to the failing economy (Thanks, Obama!)

I have been retired for sometime now but was a fire fighter for 30 years.
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2018, 07:09:13 PM »
Guess it's time for an update...I now maintain TWO Falcon 2000's for the same corporate flight dept.
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2018, 09:44:08 AM »
Loser extraordinare:
Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I had a video store and a route servicing video stores from Virginia to Florida.
In 1993, I began work at the bottom with a company that made a polymer that can be used to grow crops anywhere, even the desert.
Presently the deceased owner's son and I carry on with the remnant of a once thriving business; a small microbial business with a handful of customers. I do the administrative stuff, he mixes the products. Looks like we will never resurrect the polymer operation.
So I am a  bus driver and substitute teacher at the local high school. We will be out of work after Thursday.
Looking to the future now in poor health. I plan to work on getting new customers, mostly hog farmers.
I would like to not have to go back to work with the school system in August, but I will do what I have to do.
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