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    Senior Member Nachoman's Avatar
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    The Best Job You Ever Had?

    Door to door sales?
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    Doctor?
    Lawyer?
    Gardner?
    My dad says his favorite job was when he was a bell hop on a train back in Minnesota. He's a retired college professor.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Being in a country/rock band playing little ***** tonks in NM, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    riding once again jschen's Avatar
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    From my limited experience, I must say getting paid to check e-mail is pretty cool. 6.5 years later, it still doesn't get old.

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    Gardner?
    You mean our forum janitor? Or a gardener?
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    Interning for the Technology Department of my school.

    I get a ID Card like the teachers, a NYS teachers pension plan, and an "advanced" minumum wage of $7.15/hour!

    Pwnage!
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Senior Member Nachoman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    I managed a boat rental company. Was heading out of town to work at the lake when everyone else was heading into town to work. Wore shorts, tank top and sandals to work. Jet skied in my free time. Learned to sail. Made tons of friends, many of whom where bartenders, so I never paid for drinks during that time. Maintained the boats in the winter, so it was year round employment. Just did not pay quite enough or I would still be there.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Lifeguard back in college.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman
    Hi. Come here often?
    I come here all the time.

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    MegadetH is the best ever! Deal with it...or not? HHMmm. Did I spell that right? I might look it up. Rambling here...this might be a good time to end...lets see..good, good ill end it here. Now I gotta hit "Save Signature" or this wont work like I had planned. To many options. This screens to bright although i do like the pale grey background. Easy on the eyes, I suppose thats a good thing

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Trainer for a large trucking company. Paid $95K a year and all I had to do was climb in a truck with a totally inexperienced driver and keep him from killing us!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Tom (ex)Builder twahl's Avatar
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    Working on F-15 weapons systems was cool, and I got to see some fairly ****ty places. Oddly enough perhaps the most fun job I ever had was working at a gas station in high school. Was a regular old station with both self and full service, with older pumps that had to be reset by key after each transaction. Got to meet a lot of very different people every day, and got to flirt, a lot.
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    My job. Out of an average 20 day work day month, I work 15, and even then, not full days. Still manage to support my family, and my kids expensive MTB habits (or, maybe addictions), but, that said, I did do the 9-5 corporate thing until they drove me nuts!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    You know you want to. Eatadonut's Avatar
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    When I was 16, I made $20/hr working the 9-5 + $6/hr to play with the equipment at home teaching teachers from small towns in texas to use laptops and palm pilots. Oh yeah, and the teachers brought me cookies.
    Weather today: Hot. Humid. Potholes.

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    Being the 2nd shift manager of a big retail hobby chain store. I was good at it, I got everything at cost plus 10% and it was a super fun job. The owner treated me great...too bad there wasn't enough money in it to make a living. Working in a bike shop would be the same way I think.
    Just Do It..

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    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
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    My best job ever, huh? I guess it was when I . . . no, that job kind of sucked. Then I guess it must have been when I worked as a . . . no, that job sucked, too.

    Can I get back to you on that one?
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

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    I think mine would have to have been as a substitute computer teacher for 6-8 year-old kids at the summer program of an international school in Hong Kong. It was fun, the kids were great, and I was getting paid US$60 an hour! It was even better for me because the Canadian dollar was doing particularly badly at the time. Unfortunately, I only worked half-days, and only for three weeks...

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    Interesting how the best jobs so far are the ones paid the most at.

    I loved teaching college classes - got paid next to nothing but I absolutely LOVE teaching. I'll teach again after this stupid paper is done...

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    Being a father. Long hours, great job satisfaction.

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    I worked full time at a horse farm. It was pretty low paying, but I loved being around the horses. I also felt that I got paid to exercise. I was in pretty good shape: lifting hay bales, lugging water buckets, leading horses all over the place, mucking out stalls. This farm had a few baby horses every year and I enjoyed working with them. I got to train some of them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Air
    Interesting how the best jobs so far are the ones paid the most at.

    I loved teaching college classes - got paid next to nothing but I absolutely LOVE teaching. I'll teach again after this stupid paper is done...
    My teaching job was fun -- the money was icing on the cake. Lots and lots of icing...

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    Doing it now.
    I teach 7th through 12th grade at a little private school.
    I have taught in the Navy, been a firefighter (second best job) EMT, Vallet, ride operator at a N.J. resort. on and on.........................
    One more. I was a rescue swimmer in Guam, got to swim every day as part of my job..
    Steven

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    Fork lift operator and car loader at Lowe's in the Garden center during the summer in Florida...you wouldn't think it is such a great job...but despite the heat, heavy lifting, and low pay...there are benefits galore...women love the garden center...and all day long i got to look at beautiful women...also it was a mental break from my normal college routine of Biomedical Engineering (read...lots of math and hard stuff)...i got to turn my brain completely off as long as i didn't run over anyone with a forklift

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    I was a TA for a summer program--day camp sort of thing-- for kids with autism. It was the most fun ever, as all we did was take them on field trips, interact with them, and make sure they were safe. The amazing thing was seeing all the different disorders that got lumped into the category "autism". The only kids that were anything alike were siblings... and even then not so much. I found that I was especially drawn to the nonverbal kids. A lot of the time it seemed like they were completely disconnected from everything, but now and then there'd be something huge to let you know that they might be experiencing life in their own way, but they had a lot going on inside.
    I miss those kids.
    Under so much stress I'm about to lithify!

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