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  • Education related

    9 4.41%
  • Automotive/ Manufacturing

    14 6.86%
  • Medical Field (Doctor, nurse, surgeon, anything related)

    17 8.33%
  • Engineering

    43 21.08%
  • Technology sector (Compsci, programmer, etc)

    41 20.10%
  • Law

    13 6.37%
  • Government

    15 7.35%
  • Private Business

    15 7.35%
  • Unemployed/ Retired

    15 7.35%
  • Other/ Anything I missed

    36 17.65%
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    Roadies: What is your day job?

    I think there was a thread about this somewhere else (Maybe in C&V?) but I was always curious on what occupations road biking guys/gals (or at least on here) are in. Somewhat of a small sample size, but registering to a website about bikes probably means you are somewhat interested in bikes.

    In my town at least, you can tell the big honchos on their 15 grand bike is probably not working at Taco Bell. Of course you can buy a road bike very cheaply all the way to the more luxurious/ high performance bikes but I guess this is just a thread to maybe discuss what your occupation is and perhaps see what others do? (If anyone is curious about that). It's probably a misconception that a lot of the guys on the $2000+ bikes are some hedgefund currency exchange trading moguls but (I've seen Pinarellos on the back of a 1990's Camry). It'd be neat because one can see bikes as a high end hobby or just a way to get around for free.


    So what is your job (s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey D.Luffy View Post
    I think there was a thread about this somewhere else (Maybe in C&V?) but I was always curious on what occupations road biking guys/gals (or at least on here) are in. Somewhat of a small sample size, but registering to a website about bikes probably means you are somewhat interested in bikes.

    In my town at least, you can tell the big honchos on their 15 grand bike is probably not working at Taco Bell. Of course you can buy a road bike very cheaply all the way to the more luxurious/ high performance bikes but I guess this is just a thread to maybe discuss what your occupation is and perhaps see what others do? (If anyone is curious about that). It's probably a misconception that a lot of the guys on the $2000+ bikes are some hedgefund currency exchange trading moguls but (I've seen Pinarellos on the back of a 1990's Camry). It'd be neat because one can see bikes as a high end hobby or just a way to get around for free.


    So what is your job (s)?
    I'm a tv writer, published novelist and sometime crime beat newspaper reporter.

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    Technician. I work on restaurant kitchen appliances.

    Nothing really fits, in your poll.

    Up until somewhat recently I worked in bicycle shops.

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    I do some kind of computer database stuff.
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    I'm a PhD student studying electrical engineering.

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    Executive leadership at a bank.

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    I could answer two. I'm retired federal government (easy to do after 30 years) and now do consulting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2.8NJ View Post
    Executive leadership at a bank.
    So a Teller?

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    There was this thread from 2005 that lasted a few years:
    What's your real job?

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    Commercial kitchen surgeon. Nominally a refrigeration/hvac service engineer, propane and natural gas technician, I service anything on top of or inside commercial and institutional kitchens, as well as design, manage, execute and commission commercial kitchen installations including ancillary exhaust, make-up air, fire suppression components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
    There was this thread from 2005 that lasted a few years:
    What's your real job?
    I remember that thread but can't remember if I posted in it.

    Medical, specifically internist.
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    Adjunct professor. Recently finished my Ph.D. and am now looking into careers with the government, research institutes, etc as I'd like to be involved in real world politics and make a difference.
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    Compliance officer, juvenile probate court working with teen drug addicts. This after pastoring churches for 28yrs.
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    Can I select more than one?

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    Music mastering engineer.

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    CNC machinist.

    Really comes in handy with expensive hobbies and things breaking. I just make new stuff myself.

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    Where is the student option?
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    Musician (and when I'm employed at a school [not at the moment], a music educator)

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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    I remember that thread but can't remember if I posted in it.

    Medical, specifically internist.
    Aren't all doctors internists, except for dermatologists ?
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    Land Acquisition, Entitlement, and Development Manager for a Multi-Family Construction Company in the Southeast.

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    I write software for casinos across the country. It's easy, it pays real well and I work from home frequently, which means it's often easy to sneak out for a 60 - 90 minute ride on a work day. The bosses really only care that the work gets done by deadline.

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    Physical Therapy and things

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    I teach mathematics at a major American university that is located coincidentally in the city where I live. Among my other jobs, I've been a professional musician, a CPU architect, a computer programmer and a guitar builder.

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