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richardsoncd
10-17-2005, 03:12 PM
After 3 hard, gruling years in the real world :cry: , I have done everything I need, bought a Silverado, a Master Craft, and two good dogs....I think it is time to leave the stress of the real world behind to find a fun job that will pay for gas, and the occasional new binding.....any suggestions? To sweeten the deal, I will buy the guy who suggests the best job that I take a case of the beer of his/her choice. :toast:

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:13 PM
get married:confused:


yeah, you think you got it all nowhttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/pointlaugh.gif

top that!

just pm me for the address

richardsoncd
10-17-2005, 03:20 PM
I am definelty creeping up on the marriage, after 4 years of dating, it is probably time to pull the trigger, but as for the laid back, fun, easy going, outdoorsy job.......that is another story

east tx skier
10-17-2005, 03:23 PM
Milk wins. But I'll up the ante. Have kids. Bye bye fun job. But you do already have your boat. That's a good thing.

richardsoncd
10-17-2005, 03:27 PM
I think you fellas are missing the point.....fun job suggestions, when it's time for kids, I will return to the grind. Let's focus on the word suggestion....I'm not saying I have it all, or even I have it made, just want to have a few more years of fun before the slow horrible down slide to retirement. ;)

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:29 PM
Milk wins. But I'll up the ante. Have kids. Bye bye fun job. But you do already have your boat. That's a good thing.

unless your boatless...

oops, shouldn't have said that, bad milkman!



but, I tell ya what....those pontoon boats on ebay look mildly sharp!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/06-DOLPHIN-WAVE-22-EVOLUTION-PONTOON-Deck-BOAT-115HP_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63684QQitemZ45821 50050

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:30 PM
I think you fellas are missing the point.....fun job suggestions, when it's time for kids, I will return to the grind. Let's focus on the word suggestion....I'm not saying I have it all, or even I have it made, just want to have a few more years of fun before the slow horrible down slide to retirement. ;)

ah, I'm just messin' with ya....
something that stood out in your opening post was that there was no indication of a wife... or family

bcampbe7
10-17-2005, 03:38 PM
I think being ski patrol at Vail (any ski resort really) would be a great job. Get to snowboard all day, everyday and get paid for it.

T Scott
10-17-2005, 03:41 PM
Work at a boat dealership. You would likely be outside often doing demo rides and you could sell a product that you believe in, and most of all, you could have fun.

A cool job to me is doing something you love. What are your hobbies and interests? Usually when you do something you are passionate about, you will do it exceedingly well. Good luck!

richardsoncd
10-17-2005, 03:42 PM
ah, I'm just messin' with ya....
something that stood out in your opening post was that there was no indication of a wife... or family
Oh yeah...no worry's Milk.

-Ski patrol, that's not a bad one...

Footin
10-17-2005, 03:46 PM
Porn Star or Beer taster.

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:48 PM
hmmmm....that got me to thinkin'....

life guard, nudist colony


oh wait, there's old guys there toohttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/poundon.gif

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:49 PM
Porn Star or Beer taster.


beats a fluffer anyday:rolleyes:





:uglyhamme

east tx skier
10-17-2005, 04:04 PM
Ski resort was my stand by had I not been accepted to law school. Alas, I was accepted to law school. Most resorts will guarantee x number of ski days per week and have dormitories for their employees. Season pass is sometimes included.

richardsoncd
10-17-2005, 04:05 PM
Work at a boat dealership. You would likely be outside often doing demo rides and you could sell a product that you believe in, and most of all, you could have fun.

A cool job to me is doing something you love. What are your hobbies and interests? Usually when you do something you are passionate about, you will do it exceedingly well. Good luck!

Yeah, I've been thinking about that...probably something outdoors, maybe teaching or instructing...not sitting behind a desk getting fat and stressed

sizzler
10-17-2005, 04:14 PM
afetr a weekend watching demos at our local dealership..this would be the job for me...

Leroy
10-17-2005, 04:20 PM
I seriously almost quit to be lift operator during my first year out of college.

Near as I can tell these people mowing yards do pretty good. Around here ~$50 per yard takes 1 hour or less. Would be pretty easy to have 20 yards a week, and have a lot of free time. Plus the money is cash.

There are a couple of guys around here that go to kids sporting events, take pictures and post on the internet for you to buy. We just bought 10 pictures for $100. Get a nice camera with super long range, and internet connection.

Don't flame me on this one, just saying what I see. Any labor intensive job where you can hire Mexican's. Recently had house painted, point guy was American, entire crew Mexican, had landscaping done, point guy American, entire crew Mexican. Pretty sure they collect $13-$15 and pay out $7-10 or less. For five guys every day you get 5X$7X8 or $280 per day.

Ticket scapler.

Ebay seller.

AirJunky
10-17-2005, 04:28 PM
Years ago I ran a ski lift for a couple of seasons. There are definitely good places & bad places to do this though. The last year was definitely more of a job. The first year was all fun.

Also worked for a cruise co. Those people have a great time & see the world.

What about ski instructor at Club Med? I have a buddy who did that down in Mexico for 2 yrs. and loved it. Taught wakeboard, skiing & foiling.

ski_king
10-17-2005, 04:43 PM
After 3 hard, gruling years in the real world :cry: , I have done everything I need, bought a Silverado, a Master Craft, and two good dogs....I think it is time to leave the stress of the real world behind to find a fun job that will pay for gas, and the occasional new binding.....any suggestions? To sweeten the deal, I will buy the guy who suggests the best job that I take a case of the beer of his/her choice. :toast:
I hate to break this to you, but even as realaible as MasterCrafts are, there will be a day when you will need to replace your 79 MasterCraft. Since your truck is a Silverado, it will be probobly need to be relaced even sooner. The dogs will need trips to the vet, food and they have a life span of 10 to 15 years.
You are now 27 and it would be nice to kick back with a fun job, but you need to keep the $$ coming in.

All that being said, I always thought the job of sizer or fitter at Victoria's Secret or Frederick's of Hollywood would be nice.

east tx skier
10-17-2005, 05:00 PM
Ladies' bicycle seat.

6ballsisall
10-17-2005, 05:04 PM
Can you get paid for being a lesbian trapped in a mans body? :moon:

east tx skier
10-17-2005, 05:05 PM
Yeah, but it's all in $1 bills.

sassydog
10-17-2005, 05:07 PM
Forget the whole marraige idea, it's over rated anyhow. cause then you can say goodbye to your freedom and beer money. who needs that!? sure pornstar or test pilot would be pretty badass, but lets be realistic, if you had any of those honestly lined up, you wouldn't have put out this thread. do something that involves little work for a ton of money, like investing. get into stocks or buy some undeveloped land, or even a small house and rent it out. or you can do as i do, and just get any old job that has good insurance, hang out at the bars and pick up middleaged women to be yoru sugar momma! you'd be surprised how devorced chicks are looking for a hot young stud with energy. i'm sure she'd even pay for gas for your boat!.

6ballsisall
10-17-2005, 05:12 PM
In all seriousness though. I know you said you've done the corporate gig and the stress etc....... Why not take what you've learned and starting some for yourself? Maybe not the biz you where in prior but take the business knowledge you learned and go get em! There are tons of grants for small businesses out there these days. You've heard it on here already but at your age, now would be the wrong time to be slowin' things down. Its so much easier at your age to build your nest egg now than it is starting later in life. If you start building that "egg" now you can coast a little easier down the road when everyone else who didnt take "dads advice" is frantically trying to gitr'done :wavey:

lakes Rick
10-17-2005, 05:16 PM
In all seriousness though. I know you said you've done the corporate gig and the stress etc....... Why not take what you've learned and starting some for yourself? Maybe not the biz you where in prior but take the business knowledge you learned and go get em! There are tons of grants for small businesses out there these days. You've heard it on here already but at your age, now would be the wrong time to be slowin' things down. Its so much easier at your age to build your nest egg now than it is starting later in life. If you start building that "egg" now you can coast a little easier down the road when everyone else who didnt take "dads advice" is frantically trying to gitr'done :wavey:


Much better advice right here than getting married......

6ballsisall
10-17-2005, 05:20 PM
Much better advice right here than getting married......

Rick someday I hope we meet. You crack me up my friend :cool:

east tx skier
10-17-2005, 05:23 PM
In my experience, all the jobs that sounded fun turned out to be jobs just like the rest. Find something to do that you enjoy and that pays extremely well, but with good hours and low stress. Sure, it could be easy, but that can get boring after a while.

... and marriage doesn't necessarily cause you to say goodbye to beer money (said the guy whose wife drove him to the beer store to pick up a fresh keg on Friday).

lakes Rick
10-17-2005, 05:25 PM
Rick someday I hope we meet. You crack me up my friend :cool:

Thanks Jrandol, but the truth is the truth...

AND pulling the plug because its been " 4 years of dating" is NOT the reason to get married...

AGAIN, these are just my opinions....... but there DAMN good ones.

east tx skier
10-17-2005, 05:31 PM
AND pulling the plug because its been " 4 years of dating" is NOT the reason to get married....

No lie there.

stevo137
10-17-2005, 05:40 PM
Rick,
Great to see ya' man!
Well might as well put my :twocents: in.
As I mentioned in Jeff's what keeps you at your job thread, I have been fortunate to find a great job.
I will also add that it took many years of pounding the pavement and challenges at times that seemed endless. (14 years to be exact).
Anyway, as another mentioned here, find what you enjoy and go after it...
As far as marriage is concerned, almost 20 years here and no regrets...

richardsoncd
10-17-2005, 05:56 PM
Don't worry fellas, marriage is in the works. Great girl, soon to be a child psycholgist. Probably going to ask this year (was planning last year, but bought a boat with the money). She supports this cool job "beginning of life crisis"...kinda her idea.

PendO
10-17-2005, 06:23 PM
After 3 hard, gruling years in the real world :cry: , I have done everything I need, bought a Silverado, a Master Craft, and two good dogs....I think it is time to leave the stress of the real world behind to find a fun job that will pay for gas, and the occasional new binding.....any suggestions? To sweeten the deal, I will buy the guy who suggests the best job that I take a case of the beer of his/her choice. :toast:

Stress Free = not working for yourself ... IMO

Fun Job = work around hotties and people who are enjoying themselves

I'd say you need a bartending job at a local hot spot!

(I had friends who tended bar before they got married, and my wife did it through law school and really liked it-we were not dating then, otherwise I would have been a real jealous person:))

Tom023
10-17-2005, 07:34 PM
I can tell you one job I would/could not do is air traffic controller. This afternoon I had a meeting with the FAA and got to go into their TRACON center at Bush Intercontinental airport (the place that is as dark as a cave with all the controllers sitting at their monitors directing air traffic). Talk about having to think quickly, talk and chew gum all at the same time! I have a better appreciation for what those guys have to do with no mistakes.

PendO
10-17-2005, 08:27 PM
I can tell you one job I would/could not do is air traffic controller. This afternoon I had a meeting with the FAA and got to go into their TRACON center at Bush Intercontinental airport (the place that is as dark as a cave with all the controllers sitting at their monitors directing air traffic). Talk about having to think quickly, talk and chew gum all at the same time! I have a better appreciation for what those guys have to do with no mistakes.

no wonder they "off" themselves ... (so I have heard, but my brother in law is a dentist and he gets a bad time due to his profession's alleged rate as well - not sure if any of it as true, I would have thought gyno' would be more disturbing ... it's not like you are looking at "healthy" women ... okay, too far off topic

PointTaken
10-17-2005, 08:29 PM
...I would have thought gyno' would be more disturbing ... it's not like you are looking at "healthy" women ... okay, too far off topic
Yikes! At least wait till we start drinking for that one to come up :D

milkmania
10-17-2005, 08:51 PM
(the place that is as dark as a cave with all the controllers sitting at their monitors directing air traffic)

if you'd have had a flashlight....
you coulda probably seen someone in a corner, curled up in a fetal position making odd noises.

milkmania
10-17-2005, 08:53 PM
Yikes! At least wait till we start drinking for that one to come up :D

that's age for ya......
most teenagers want to be gynos....

older guys don't want anything to do with it...
the gyno part:rolleyes:

RickDV
10-17-2005, 09:36 PM
I know someone who works for The Nature Conservancy as a Burn Boss. He gets to run controlled fires for land management purposes. He spends his days outdoors playing with fire (a plus for any pyro-at-heart) and his evenings and weekends are open to do whatever he wants. Other jobs like bartender are gonna take up your nights and weekends leaving no time for skiing.

parks_jr_55
10-17-2005, 09:49 PM
Ski instructor in florida or somewhere

or for the talented....pro skiier (no need for $$ for a boat or bindings if you are good enough they are given to you)

Double Overhead
10-17-2005, 11:01 PM
I just talked to a guy who installs fake putting greens at houses. He makes a ton of cash and has some mexican laborers doing the work. That seems pretty low risk liability wise. You could run the company from your boat.

whitedog
10-17-2005, 11:09 PM
How 'bout dog trainer (hunting dogs). Set your own hours, play with guns, good income almost no women to bieatch at you and no matter how bad you screw up the dogs keep comming back for more fun and games. Get to hunt and chagre for the privelage, called guideing. Leaves choicest times to ski and party open to opertunity.

NeilM
10-17-2005, 11:53 PM
Met a guy who was an Avalanche inspector / technician. Works all winter blowing up potential avalanches with a cannon:woohoo: , gets the whole summer off (so he runs a parasailing business at a lake off the back of his Nautique).

He hires a few local bikini-clad helpers :banana: (ended up marrying one of them) to help people in/out of the parasail and get airborne, a retrieval guy & gal in a zodiac, and, best of all, he gets to write off his boat payments!:worthy:

X-45
10-18-2005, 06:40 AM
Just get a camera and go stand buy some place cool, bad, neat, what ever and snap pictures. You might even get some pictures for the swimsuit thread.

http://www.killboy.com/

:toast:

BriEOD
10-18-2005, 06:52 AM
Thanks Jrandol, but the truth is the truth...

AGAIN, these are just my opinions....... but there DAMN good ones.
Rick you kill me!!
:purplaugh

tex
10-18-2005, 08:21 AM
Get a job show skiing. You will get in a few extra sets!

6ballsisall
10-18-2005, 11:21 PM
I just talked to a guy who installs fake putting greens at houses. He makes a ton of cash and has some mexican laborers doing the work. That seems pretty low risk liability wise. You could run the company from your boat.


I too know of a similar company. The guy makes an absolute fortune and also hires "Manuel labor" (correct spelling there) to do the job. He also does small ponds and the likes. Low overhead business and profits are very good

richardsoncd
10-20-2005, 05:21 PM
how about an easy job that pays a ton of money....

PendO
10-20-2005, 09:03 PM
how about an easy job that pays a ton of money....

I thought you just wanted to make enough to maintain your skiing habits?

bigmac
10-20-2005, 09:17 PM
He hires a few local bikini-clad helpers (ended up marrying one of them) to help people in/out of the parasail and get airborne, a retrieval guy & gal in a zodiac, and, best of all, he gets to write off his boat payments!


Hmmm..I'm not sure I'd want to go parasailing with someone that plans on retrieving me with a zodiac...

richardsoncd
10-25-2005, 05:08 PM
O.K. fellas, here goes: I am meeting with a site director of a summer camp that has multiple locations in the southeast that has a growing watersports program. He is thinking about giving me the job of heading up the watersports program in regards to the purchasing of boats and equipment, training the summer counselors on teaching techniques and driving techniques, as well as the program development and marketing. Hopefully this will workout and it will also give me time to work on starting my own firm in my current industry in my off time. Wish me luck...the meeting is Friday. :D

Leroy
10-25-2005, 05:14 PM
Good Luck then! Sounds pretty neat!

east tx skier
10-25-2005, 05:15 PM
Good luck. Saw a guy interview for a job at a ski school once. My impression was that even if he didn't get the job, the interview, which involved him skiing some sets, seemed like fun.

richardsoncd
10-25-2005, 05:19 PM
Good luck. Saw a guy interview for a job at a ski school once. My impression was that even if he didn't get the job, the interview, which involved him skiing some sets, seemed like fun.
I was an instructor for the camp in the summers while in college, so I don't think there will be any skiing, but we'll keep our fingers crossed!!!