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BW86

Lifer
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IT - support medical billing/dr offices
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25 minute commute
Wake up at 8
 

Sho'Nuff

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Boston must be big for patent attorneys. A woman I dated a lifetime ago works as a patent attorney and lives in Boston. She makes serious bank.

Its huge. There are 2500+ patent attorneys within a 20 mile radius of Boston.
 

Sho'Nuff

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Aren't you in the Boston area? A buddy I graduated (undergrad) with continued on with law and just landed a gig at a firm there (Lando & Anastasi). He's also patent, with his undergrad in EE.

I'm in NH. Used to live outside Boston. I know many folks at Lando. Nice place to work.
 

mztykal

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Retail management...I manage sales for a district...usual commute time is 30 minutes but I have a store that's 2 hours away (time not distance due to traffic) and I fly to the rest of the stores on a weekly basis. Most of the time it's Monday - Friday from 7a - 4p and some weekends and alway responding to emails/texts/calls. Salary is pretty decent. Enough to support my wife and child and a bad car habit...
 

Imp

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I am the safety guy for a manufacturing company. I work from 7:30 to 4:00. 30 minute commute.

I am the PITA that tells you that your not to step on the top step of the ladder.

Could have used you at my last job... Genius decided to run his own toaster at his desk, never cleaned it out, stunk up the entire floor for an hour everyday when he used it -- I went to scope it out after work one day, it was charred black inside full of crap.

Some other genius suspended his Isobar (heavy, metal-cased surge protector) in mid-air. What was holding it up? The computer cords plugged into it because the cords weren't long enough.
 

DaTT

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I am addicted to gaming and sell my body to old women on the weekends so I can constantly upgrade my video card.

Ahhhh, that's a classic. I remember that thread.
 

CountZero

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EE doing VLSI work.

Hours are variable but tend to do 9:30-5:30 on most normal days. Commute is only 6 miles but it takes anywhere from 15 - 45 minutes depending on when I leave and luck.

Pay is pretty good (enough to rent a 2 bedroom in San Jose on one salary) and benefits great.
 

WiseUp216

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Materials manager for a Tier 1&2 automotive supplier. It's OK.

I find metal stamping somewhat tedious and boring compared to the manufacturing I've been involved with in the past. We do a sizable amount of work for a well known firearms manufacturer and that is probably the most interesting side of what I do.

7AM-5PM, M-F, 5 minute commute. Lots of flexibility when I need it.

I do well for my age/education, especially living in a cheap area (northeast Ohio).

My skill set is much better suited for ERP implementations and things like that, but the right opportunity hasn't presented itself yet. I'm getting a lot of good experience here so I'm not in any rush to leave.
 

Svnla

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Materials manager for a Tier 1&2 automotive supplier. It's OK.

JCI? Lear? Bosh? Continental? Denso? Magna? :D

<<-------- used to be in the manufacturing/automotive industry. JIT MRP, ISO/QS9000, Six Sigma, etc. systems...ahhhh, good time/bad time. Benefits were awesome then (free college, free health care, free a lot of things).
 
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boomhower

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What is your job? What do you do? What time you start and finish? Commute time? What time do you wake up for work?
Pay rate? :cool:
I know it's none of my business. If you feel uncomfortable then don't answer :)

Cop. Protect and serve, adjustable depending on public perception. 7-7 rotation of days and night ever two weeks. My body doesn't know what time of day it is. $ ~36k to fight drunks and crackheaeds while being called a jack boot thug and hoping to just go home to my family and not get killed by the end of my shift.
 

master_shake_

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car fixer guy.

8-530 5 days a week and 9-?? on saturday.

and apparently make more than a cop??

commute is 7 minutes to work and 8 minutes home.
 

brianmanahan

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I teach for a living.

Fortunately, I chose when I work, where I work, with whom I work with, for how long I work, and if I work. So all those vary depending on my mood and time of the year.

Generally I commute 30 minutes each way, but these days, I switch to meetings over the phone.

I'm in the 1% in terms of annual income.

huh, i always thought you did financial work of some sort. never knew a teacher who could afford spending 10$k per week on pistols :awe:
 

4eigner

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Material Handler for a building materials distribution company. I have a forklift and chainsaw, and get to work outside. Have the night shift which is 3pm-1am M-F. Commute varies from 20-30 minutes.
 

biostud

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Still work as a teacher in mathematics, political science and biology and vice principal at a private school for 7-10th graders.
 

highland145

Lifer
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Cop. Protect and serve, adjustable depending on public perception. 7-7 rotation of days and night ever two weeks. My body doesn't know what time of day it is. $ ~36k to fight drunks and crackheaeds while being called a jack boot thug and hoping to just go home to my family and not get killed by the end of my shift.
I assume you aren't the PR guy for your department....


Thanks to the men in blue.
 

stormkroe

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you must have fine motor control to etch 20 nanometers with your own hands

You obviously don't know much about being a hipster. Vinyl has the best sound quality, and EVERYONE knows that computers run best on 125,250nm gates, they're making a comeback.
 

holden j caufield

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Cop. Protect and serve, adjustable depending on public perception. 7-7 rotation of days and night ever two weeks. My body doesn't know what time of day it is. $ ~36k to fight drunks and crackheaeds while being called a jack boot thug and hoping to just go home to my family and not get killed by the end of my shift.

wow area is that? It seems very lowly paid for that type of work.
 

boomhower

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wow area is that? It seems very lowly paid for that type of work.


North Carolina. Pretty average in the south. Our sheriffs department starts at $28k. State Troopers start in the upper $30s. It isn't like the northern and western states where $50k+ is normal. Only thing is a good pension at the end.
 

olds

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Cop. Protect and serve, adjustable depending on public perception. 7-7 rotation of days and night ever two weeks. My body doesn't know what time of day it is. $ ~36k to fight drunks and crackheaeds while being called a jack boot thug and hoping to just go home to my family and not get killed by the end of my shift.
My step-son is a CHP officer. His base pay is a little over 100k and he had over half that in OT last year.
 

Svnla

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North Carolina. Pretty average in the south. Our sheriffs department starts at $28k. State Troopers start in the upper $30s. It isn't like the northern and western states where $50k+ is normal. Only thing is a good pension at the end.

Wow, that's low.

Friends in Frisco, Texas (north of Dallas) say cops are making at least $55K plus extra pay if you can speak another language, advance degree, cert, etc.

The big catch is you have to have a college degree just to apply, regardless of major.

http://www.friscotexas.gov/departments/police/Pages/SalaryandBenefits.aspx
 
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boomhower

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Wow, that's low.



Friends in Frisco, Texas (north of Dallas) say cops are making at least $55K plus extra pay if you can speak another language, advance degree, etc.



The big catch is you have to have a college degree, regardless of major.



http://www.friscotexas.gov/departments/police/Pages/SalaryandBenefits.aspx


Wonder what the cost of living is like, probably comparable to here with the exception of housing. Housing is dirt cheap where I am because no one wants to live here. That's darn good money. Out chief only makes about $15k more than that.
 

Retro Rob

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I used to wonder in threads like these if people will tell what their REAL job is...no one here admits to being a dishwasher, or cashier at Burger King. :p

Me, 5 years doing good ol' Desktop support, 4 years fixing ATM's and driving around all day from bank to bank.

My office is my work vehicle now, and being a dedicated field guy is fun.

I spent time doing white collar, desktop support stuff. I enjoy being out much, MUCH more in the field.
 

Svnla

Lifer
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Wonder what the cost of living is like, probably comparable to here with the exception of housing. Housing is dirt cheap where I am because no one wants to live here. That's darn good money. Out chief only makes about $15k more than that.

A bit higher than Dallas, cost of living speaking but not as high as CA or NY area. I do not know where you are exactly so I can't tell the comparison.

Speaking of Dallas, you can start out at over $44.8K and I am very sure they do not require a college degree.

https://dallascityhall.com/departme...s/pdf/CompClass_PolicePaySchedule_AttachB.pdf


Forth Worth, $38K to train, $52K (plus extra pay as Frisco) if you make the roster = http://www.fortworthpd.com/recruiting/salary-benefits.aspx
 
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