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Not specifically where you work, but the kind of work you do.

For example, I am currently in IT. I deal with the infrastructure aspect of networks. But I am going to school for video game art and design.


Now you try.
 

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I race cars professionally, and also instruct at a well known race school. Plus I own a FIAT, and that's a full-time job in itself! (I know, Fix It Again Tony)
 

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I'm a graphic designer at an architecture firm. Before that I was a VW salesman. And before that I was an audio engineer.
 

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DrJones said:
Holy crap.

I'm way out classed here.
Me too. I'm just a lowly peon VW salesman during the day and Web Designer/Graphic artist/Programmer/Marketing director/News director/Exhausted at night. ;D

I have over 20 other sites that I operate. My day job now, gives me access to my sites and sorta pays the bills. I've had a love for Vdubs since I was about 5 yrs old.
My brother had started racing cars and I requisitioned his first trophy. I was hooked on racing. One day at the sale barn(where you buy and sell cattle) my dad told me he knew a famous race car driver that had won Lemans, he introduced me and told this man about how I wanted to be a race car driver. The man bought me a hamburger and afterwards brought me for a ride in his sports car (I can still hear the sound of it shifting through the gears). Everytime I would see the man at the auction, he would buy me a hamburger, he was the nicest guy. This just enhanced my love of cars. When I was still about 5, my dad towed in an old beetle that someone gave him as payment for a calf he sold. Before he made it home the bug died and wouldn't start. He told me, "If you can get it running, you can have it". I played in that bug for the next few years until I was about 8. driving in the Indy 500 in my daydreams and accepting my prize in the winners circle,(my brother's trophy he had won racing). One day, my uncle J.R. came to visit and he helped me get it running. Of course my dad lived up to his promise and brought it to one of our pastures. I drove that beetle all over that pasture until one day a bull thought it was a good looking cow and destroyed it. I was then given the "hoopy" an old purple datsun pickup. Driving a purple datsun even deepened my love for my vw. By the way, the nice man that bought me the hamburgers? Was Carroll Shelby.
 

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I've always liked VWs, but when my girlfriend bought her New Beetle a few months back, I liked everything about it. Except that they're ugly as hell. And there's that whole giant dashboard thing. But beyond that, I thought it was great. So when the New GTIs came out last month I decided to get one. I'd like to do something to it, but as an enlisted man, I can afford little more than the payment and insurance.

Hopefully my schooling will pay off...
 

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Going with the enlisted man theme here, what rank in the Air Force pays enough to be able to put $50,000 of Dinan parts into an M3? :eek: I couldn't believe someone was dumping that kind of cash into a 4 year old Bimmer and my jaw really hit the ole service drive when I saw the Air Force plates on the car. :p
 

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In my short banking career I've seen everything from janitors with $100K in savings to politicians up to their eyes in debt. One thing I can tell you for sure though is that people in the military tend to spend their [relatively high] wages like there's no tomorrow. Maybe they know something we don't.
 

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Whoa, interesting group we've got here.

Me, I'm a 56 year old going on 20 father of 3 that got layed of from Hewlett-Packard after 28 years who had to train the engineer from Singapore that took his place.

Right now I am a college student again training to be a Surgical First Assistant...from what I understand we will not be sending surgery off-shore any time soon. No complaints though, I have been very blessed. :)

Also, from the way I drive my MKV and love it, I guess like FF I must have some latent race car driver desires in there some where :eek:

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clavos said:
Going with the enlisted man theme here, what rank in the Air Force pays enough to be able to put $50,000 of Dinan parts into an M3? :eek: I couldn't believe someone was dumping that kind of cash into a 4 year old Bimmer and my jaw really hit the ole service drive when I saw the Air Force plates on the car. :p
No clue, man. Could have been an officer, though.

I was stuck on gate duty the other day checking ID for folks comig on base in the morning and on several occasions I wa shocked to see Airmen (E1 - E4) driving Lexuses (Lexii?), BMWs, Mercades, etc... These kids must spend like 80% of their paychecks on car and insurance payments...
 

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Thalo said:
In my short banking career I've seen everything from janitors with $100K in savings to politicians up to their eyes in debt. One thing I can tell you for sure though is that people in the military tend to spend their [relatively high] wages like there's no tomorrow. Maybe they know something we don't.
Relatively high? That's pretty funny...
 

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Whoa, interesting group we've got here.

Me, I'm a 56 year old going on 20 father of 3 that got layed of from Hewlett-Packard after 28 years who had to train the engineer from Singapore that took his place.
Ain't that a bitch? I lost my internship at HP when I was 19. I didn't have to train my replacement, though, as my shop was outsourced.

I've still never forgiven Carly...
 

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I just got laid off at HP after 17 years. I landed on my feet though. Carly took a great company and looted and destroyed it. I'll bet her memoirs don't mention that!

Oh, and I LOVE my MKV!!
 

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I'm a carpenter for a ground up construction company. Not real exciting but I did have a really cool job as a laser operator before that. Got to do what ever I wanted as long as the laser was running. Came up with a custom MK1 2 piece motor mount(pulley side) and a nice adj. reverse lock-out plate. Also figured out a fork lift makes repairs underneath the car a snap.
 

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Im a Golf course Tech
I got into the whole golf course thing after working on cars for 5 years or so I did the whole A.S.E. thing and ASA
but Golf courses are where its at let me tell you good pay and free golf could you ask for more?
 
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