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What do you do for a living?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Mopar mad man, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Mopar mad man

    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    I have owned and operated my own lawn care business for 10 years. It started out at a way for my daughter and I to spend some time together and for her to learn you make money it's not just handed to you. 10 years later my daughter being 18 now does not work with me very much. My 12 year old son wants to help out this summer.

    What started as a fun thing to do on the weekend has become a full time occupation with 2 full time and 2 part time employees (not including myself), "J" (Jenna) and I started with 5 accounts and today the company has over 100 accounts and we gain a few each year. I choose to call the company FATHER & DAUGHTER LAWN CARE.
     
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  2. garrett1127

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    That's pretty neat...myself I am a mechanical engineer....getting damn sick of it after 38 years...time to retire.
     
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  3. Bergie

    Bergie Well-Known Member

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    I am a Pipefitter at a local mill here in the Northwoods of Maine ,Ive worked at the mill for 27 years Now,
    I have four grown children all out of the house.
    I have a number of hobbies, one kind of turned into a business,On my time off I have been building for years and here are acouple of pictures of some of my best work.
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    I built this house for one of my co workers, and I have to say it came out very well.
     
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  4. Pokebladerz

    Pokebladerz Hot Pass Member

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    I don't have a job quite yet (Still technicality in high school) but I plan on getting into graphic design, preferably video game design with Nintendo of America, Square Enix, or some other family friendly game company. I want to make the type of game that everyone can enjoy, something really polished and fun, that type of thing.
     
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    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    Bergie, I am not a big fan of the rustic /cabin look but you did a damn nice job on that.
     
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    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    Good luck stay focused
     
  8. The Iceman

    The Iceman Co-Owner

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    I worked for General Motors for over 30 years in PC&L. Now retired.
    I am now trading in the stock market.
     
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    bungi43 Well-Known Member

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    I'm an Insurance Agent. Although I may be leaving the agency side and going back to the company side as a Territory Manager in the next month or so. I was supposed to buy out the place I'm working, but that may not happen now.
     
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    bungi43 Well-Known Member

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    Bergie I would love for you to come to Indiana and do that to my house. I want a log cabin so bad. My dream is to retire to TN, get a cabin in the woods and just relax away.
     
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  11. jopajoe

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    I sell parts at a GMC/Buick Dealership
     
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    2.jpg I'm a retired machinist. But, I've played guitar in many bands as far back as I can remember!....have a gig tonight for the WV National Guard Association.
     
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  13. Tom Barber

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    I inherited a bunch of money from a rich uncle and started playing the Georgia Lottery. I have hit 5 of 6 numbers on numerous occasions but mu best win was when I won $1000 a week for life. I now live in a house on a golf course so I can play every day. I have a 38 year old woman who loves me and we have a great time together. I drive a Corvette or a Caddy as my daily driver.

    DZZZZT... Tom wakes from a long slumber and realizes he has been dreaming...

    Actually, I live on my 30 year military retirement and Social Security... nice to dream though.
     
  14. Mopar mad man

    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    I'm from Richmond Indiana it's on I70 at the Indiana Ohio border. Where is it you live?
     
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    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    30 yrs...Thanks for your service.
     
  16. Bergie

    Bergie Well-Known Member

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    I live in the northeast woods of Maine
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    The blue dot shows. I am 100 miles northeast of Bangor and 17 miles west of Canada
     
  17. bungi43

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    That's hilarious. While I currently reside in Francesville, I grew up in Cambridge City and went to Lincoln High School. I spent a lot of time in Richmond growing up. As a matter of fact, the few times I need a chiropractor I still drive over to Richmond to see the guy I saw back in the day. I lived about 4 blocks south of US 40 in Cambridge City.

    It really is a small small world. Good old Wayne County, Indiana.
     
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  18. NascarGuy42

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    Since I'm only 15, I mow lawns, but I do plan on getting my first real job this summer at our local Burger Shack.
     
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    Mopar mad man Well-Known Member

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    Seriously consider the lawn care trade. The money is much better than a burger joint.
     
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  20. Bergie

    Bergie Well-Known Member

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    I agree, work for yourself ,work hard be fair and honest, polite and remember the customer is always right.
    before you know it money will be flowing.
     
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