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Education related
5.24%
Automotive/ Manufacturing
5.62%
Medical Field (Doctor, nurse, surgeon, anything related)
6.37%
Engineering
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Technology sector (Compsci, programmer, etc)
22.47%
Law
7.87%
Government
7.87%
Private Business
7.87%
Unemployed/ Retired
6.74%
Other/ Anything I missed
17.98%
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Roadies: What is your day job?

Old 01-26-15, 09:52 PM
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I could select three of these fields. Automotive/manufacturing, Engineering and Technology.
Director of Operations/Engineering for a microelectronics manufacturer
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My office in my last government job overlooked the river and the bike trail. I'm a cyclist, runner and boater and I had constant envy of everyone outside doing the things I wanted to do.
Reminds me of a time in school. One spring, we were up in studio and looked down with great envy at the grounds maintenance crews tending a planting bed. Such a gorgeous day, and they got to be outside while we were stuck in that stupid building. So a buddy and I interviewed at the grounds maintenance department and got jobs that summer, working half days in the morning, with class in the afternoon. Best job decision I ever made - felt like the luckiest guy in the world.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
My office in my last government job overlooked the river and the bike trail. I'm a cyclist, runner and boater and I had constant envy of everyone outside doing the things I wanted to do.
My job overlooks a river and rail trail. I am fortunate enough to have a locker room with showers here, so I frequently run during lunch.
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Construction engineering, specifically QA/QC manager for our family construction business, detailed to military construction projects as company Quality Control Project Manager. Been at it 27 years now, before, I was a hard sciences instructor, law student, petroleum drilling engineer, engineering student, I am always a Marine.

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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Construction engineering, specifically QA/QC manager for our family construction business, detailed to military construction projects as company Quality Control Project Manager. Been at it 27 years now, before, I was a hard sciences instructor, law student, petroleum drilling engineer, engineering student, I am always a Marine.

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Hey Bill,

As I was reading your post I was thinking you might leave out the fact that you did lace up boots for this fine country. I see you saved it for last
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Interesting how the responses skew versus the general population.

Lawyers are 0.36% of the population; 7.3% of the poll.

Engineers and scientists together make up 5% of the U.S. labor force; Engineers alone make up 22.54% of the poll.

Government workers are spot on at 7% in both the poll , and the labor force.

Computer and Math workers are about 8% of the work force; 21% of the poll.

Obviously the poll has a small sample, and has self reporting bias.

But it does appear that tech workers, engineers and lawyers are over represented on BF, which is not surprising.

What is surprising is all the government employees slacking off at work are not over represented.
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i thought all roadies were dentists who ride to the starbucks and show off their bikes.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Interesting how the responses skew versus the general population.

Lawyers are 0.36% of the population; 7.3% of the poll.

Engineers and scientists together make up 5% of the U.S. labor force; Engineers alone make up 22.54% of the poll.

Government workers are spot on at 7% in both the poll , and the labor force.

Computer and Math workers are about 8% of the work force; 21% of the poll.

Obviously the poll has a small sample, and has self reporting bias.

But it does appear that tech workers, engineers and lawyers are over represented on BF, which is not surprising.

What is surprising is all the government employees slacking off at work are not over represented.
I knew the small sample size of only one website + the bias of people who actually came to register and post in a thread detracts but I expected a lot of "wealthy" professsions since they are the people who have the capital to spend on bikes (and usually you see pretty expensive bikes in threads here) and care to post in a bike forum. Great results though, I didn't expect this many fellow engineers, I thought it would be more law/medical people.
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Originally Posted by Monkey D.Luffy View Post
I knew the small sample size of only one website + the bias of people who actually came to register and post in a thread detracts but I expected a lot of "wealthy" professsions since they are the people who have the capital to spend on bikes (and usually you see pretty expensive bikes in threads here) and care to post in a bike forum. Great results though, I didn't expect this many fellow engineers, I thought it would be more law/medical people.
Law and medicine are well-represented in the groups I'm aware of, but I think banking/finance would be the best represented locally.
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What is surprising is all the government employees slacking off at work are not over represented.
We will award grants and contracts to study how productive government employees are when we spend time on BF. BF also keeps us off porn sites too.

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More interesting question would be...

what would you like to be.

I would like to be a food taster.
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What?! Any of 175 people or so on this earth have these credentials. It's not like I'm entirely unique snowflake or anything.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
More interesting question would be...

what would you like to be.

I would like to be a food taster.
I wouldn't mind studying kinematics. Or law. But not to become either of those things. Just because they seem interesting.
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