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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2015, 10:12:38 AM »
I was an A&P mechanic for 21 years and also an Aerial Application Specialist (crop duster) for just as long.   When my partner retired we sold the entire business.

Mike;
Where did you work and what did you work on?
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2015, 12:16:08 PM »
I was an A&P mechanic for 21 years and also an Aerial Application Specialist (crop duster) for just as long.   When my partner retired we sold the entire business.

Mike;
Where did you work and what did you work on?
As you might have guessed from my earlier post I worked for myself.   I was a crop duster working for the company I was partnered up with another guy in.   I was the only one with an A&P so maintenance was my responsibility.   I had a friend who took care of our I/A work when I need inspections and things signed off.
I worked on all kinds of general aviation aircraft but mostly on the spray planes and helicopter we operated.  We had a couple turboprop sprayers with Lycombing engines and numerous other spray planes with radial engines.  Pratt & Whitney R985 and 1340s mostly.   By the time we sold the business I was so tired of both flying the planes and working on them too that I have not even been inside an aircraft of any kind  since we quit.   We sold out in 1999.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2015, 12:22:15 PM »
As you might have guessed from my earlier post I worked for myself.

Kinda figured that, lol! Your boss might have been an a@#&*#! but at least you knew how to handle him.... L@J
I walked away from my business a year and a half ago because one of my partners (the controlling one) was making bad decisions that were driving away life-long customers and ruining my reputation with them in the process. And he was driving us into the poorhouse at the same time. Best decision I ever made. My other partner left a month later for the same reasons....
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2015, 12:42:19 PM »
Glad you could stick with it in the aviation business.   I had a gut full and walked away.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2015, 12:56:42 PM »
Glad you could stick with it in the aviation business.   I had a gut full and walked away.
Well, me too...but unfortunately I decided to stick it out.
Almost cost me my home.
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2015, 01:41:00 PM »
I'm a freelance writer and the manager, live-human-on-phone, peon and head bottle washer of Old South Firearms.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2015, 08:28:25 AM »
I'm a freelance writer and the manager, live-human-on-phone, peon and head bottle washer of Old South Firearms.
Do you have a website?
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2015, 11:18:44 AM »
I'm a freelance writer and the manager, live-human-on-phone, peon and head bottle washer of Old South Firearms.
Do you have a website?

Thanks for asking:

Oldsouthfirearms.com

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2015, 08:12:02 AM »
I have the best job in the world.  I am a Legend In My Own Mind.  Doesn't pay well but I'm impressed.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2015, 08:37:57 AM »
I have the best job in the world.  I am a Legend In My Own Mind.  Doesn't pay well but I'm impressed.
Better you than some other innocent....... ;)
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2015, 06:59:18 PM »
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was retired for 5 years until 2008 and lost almost all my retirement over nite in november like many others so had to open shop again.

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2015, 08:08:48 PM »
I can relate.  My retirement fund disappeared after the market crash post 9/11. 

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2015, 08:45:48 PM »
I can relate.  My retirement fund disappeared after the market crash post 9/11.

Mine too.
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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2015, 10:05:04 PM »
Being retired!

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Re: How do you earn a living?
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2015, 07:01:23 AM »
Now unemployed. Trying to get my disability going.