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Postby Tabare777 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:40 pm

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I'm an estimator and internal sales in the doors and windows industry, I also have a internet profit share business and play and teach music. Hoping to retire from the internal sales and estimating and just do music :twisted:
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Postby ultraVpilot » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:34 pm

Apache pilot turned EMS pilot and still can't afford a Kiesel.
So now I just play my hoard of classic Carvins and gather cheap old quirky pedals. :)

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Postby Mufasa » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:45 am

I just accepted an offer from United Health Group as an IT Delivery Manager and start on August 29th. I was with Blue Cross for 4+ years, but got laid off at the end of March as they are disbanding their IT department.

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Postby Don » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:55 am

as usual, I'm a little late to the party!

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Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:00 am

ultraVpilot wrote:Apache pilot turned EMS pilot and still can't afford a Kiesel.
So now I just play my hoard of classic Carvins and gather cheap old quirky pedals. :)


DAYUM!! If I was a kid all over again (and could also foresee the death of rock and roll in the 2000's), I swear I would be a pilot in the military. Get out. Get a job flying for one of the majors, pref flying a Boeing 77 line or 78 line. No superjumbos like an a380 or 747-8i for me, though. 737's and 717's look fun as all get out to fly too.

Couldn't you cross over into civilian / commercial aviation?
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Postby MGE320 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:29 am

Doctor Turn wrote:
DAYUM!! If I was a kid all over again (and could also foresee the death of rock and roll in the 2000's), I swear I would be a pilot in the military. Get out. Get a job flying for one of the majors, pref flying a Boeing 77 line or 78 line. No superjumbos like an a380 or 747-8i for me, though. 737's and 717's look fun as all get out to fly too.

Couldn't you cross over into civilian / commercial aviation?


While not putting words in his mouth...

Without a fixed wing ATP and at least some fixed wing experience, it would be tough (read "not possible"). But, the times they are a changin' as fewer people are getting in as a career...so who knows?

And, as someone who is retired from that game (and with a wife that is working on it...she likely won't go back from her current Leave Of Absence), it is a REALLY crappy job/career. Horrible in every way, with the one exception of possibly the actual flying of the aircraft, which is such a minuscule part of it all. The lifestyle sucks. There is no other way to put it. And it's only going to get worse for reasons I won't go into here.

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Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:04 am

Well, if you were a number one or number two on a major airline, then I can't argue with your opinion about your experience. One man's experience is as valid as that of anyone else's.

I'll say: I know the life of a guy who went to flight school and pays his dues for years on low pay flying for the regionals--that's a rough life, with the crash pads that they all share with tons of bunk beds and ramen noodles for food. That's a tough route.

BUT if you come out of the service as a decorated flyboy (common career path for countless happy captains) and fly for AA, UNited, Delta, or any of the guys overseas flying for Emirates, Qantas, British Air, Air France, etc.. these men are extremely happy and wouldn't trade their lives for anything else in the world.

Even Denny Fitch, who flew the UA232 ill fated crash into Sioux City Iowa, after that disastrous accident and his awful injuries, strained and beat the odds to get back into the cockpit, he wanted it so bad.
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Postby MGE320 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:13 am

Doctor Turn wrote:
BUT if you come out of the service as a decorated flyboy (common career path for countless happy captains) and fly for AA, UNited, Delta, or any of the guys overseas flying for Emirates, Qantas, British Air, Air France, etc.. these men are extremely happy and wouldn't trade their lives for anything else in the world.

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Ah...so since you (evidently) believe that the "decorated flyboys" (a "common career path" in the 60s and 70s, but quite uncommon today...look up the percentages if you're so inclined) who fly for AA, United, Delta (et al) don't start at the absolute bottom of the seniority list and therefore the absolute bottom of the pay scale and bidding process, and never have to commute or sleep in crash pads and were instant "happy Captains", then I don't have much else to explain to you. I could point you in the direction of the former Navy Blue Angel who was in my new hire class at Alaska Airlines and was 3 numbers junior to me, but you probably wouldn't believe him, either.

I'd also be willing to bet my Skylark that I know FAR more current and former major airline pilots than you do and know the level of their satisfaction/dissatisfaction with their careers. Most stay because they have no other option. They CAN'T quit, can't retire, can't move on (or they start at the bottom of whatever seniority list they move to), so they stick it out and count the days until retirement, hoping they actually make it and don't medical out or find themselves facing one of the myriad other ways of forced early "retirement". Age 60? No-brainer. Stick it out. Age 45? Not quite so easy. Which is where my wife finds herself. Go back to a gov't job vs. another 20 years as an airline pilot. Age 25? Find a better career in which to invest your years and $100k+ in.

And VERY few make it to "number one or number two" at a major airline in their entire career. VERY few. But, it's a nice fantasy.

One final note. If this career were so great, why are the airlines, at EVERY level, beating the bushes for qualified applicants? And what level of applicant are you going to find yourself babysitting over the next decade? And THEN what level of Captain is going to be doing the babysitting? It's a very different world for the guys reaching retirement age now vs the guys just starting out. Unrecognizable, actually. The smart ones are becoming physicians, etc...and not airline pilots.

Right. Extremely happy and wouldn't trade their lives for anything else in the world. Again, enjoy that fantasy that you've created, knowing it will never be your azz in the seat. Pretty easy to do from the sidelines.

Carry on. :wink:

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Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:25 am

You're one pilot I know. I know two current pilots, one on United who flies coast to coast, and one who jumps around, and they love their lives--excuse me while I negate their opinions because a bitter man wants to speak for everyone. I read journals and have followed aviation for decades and have read and heard from pilots with all variety of opinions and career paths.

That's such an acid, know it all response, there's no percentage in talking to you. You're in That PLace again. Please don't PM me any more, regardless what equipment you buy.
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Postby Doctorshred » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:46 am

Clinical psychologist with specialty in pediatric neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessment, by day.

By night I perform at sold-out bedrooms or living rooms. And by sold out I mean my wife and kid, or my reflection in the mirror.

Music is a great release after spending a whole day with sick kids.

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Postby Jbird » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:20 pm

Jobs, plural?

I'm supposed to have more than one? No wonder I can't afford a new HH2 yet :P

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:42 pm

Doctorshred wrote:Clinical psychologist with specialty in pediatric neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessment, by day.

By night I perform at sold-out bedrooms or living rooms. And by sold out I mean my wife and kid, or my reflection in the mirror.

Music is a great release after spending a whole day with sick kids.


"Developmental Neuropsychology" by Spreen and Risser - a great read, eh?
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Postby Doctorshred » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:53 pm

gumbynotpokey wrote:
Doctorshred wrote:Clinical psychologist with specialty in pediatric neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessment, by day.

By night I perform at sold-out bedrooms or living rooms. And by sold out I mean my wife and kid, or my reflection in the mirror.

Music is a great release after spending a whole day with sick kids.


"Developmental Neuropsychology" by Spreen and Risser - a great read, eh?
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Postby GuitFiddle » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:57 pm

Technical Lead/Software Architect for one of the 'big three' consumer reporting agencies, working in the background screening side of the business. Upper management is not for me, I don't have the tolerance for politics in the face of business deliverables. Been doing this for 22 years now, but starting to get sick of it. Five or 6 years from now I plan to take a very early retirement or semi-retirement.

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Postby ultraVpilot » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:57 pm

Well, I did get out and go civil...hence the EMS pilot. Not sure how such a back and forth got triggered about airlines but I don't play that game.

I get up in the morning and drive 7 minutes to my base where I do about an hour of paperwork, weather check, preflight and crew briefing. Then its eBay, the Gear Page, and craigslist reading about gear, looking for used gear to buy, and then playing my Jaguar HH Special thru a Vox amplug. I've completed half of my restoration tasks on my 69 Barracuda while on the clock, am refinishing and customizing an old DC135, and converted a vintage Zenith tube radio into a guitar amp. I might be interrupted once or twice each day to go transport someone who wasn't looking out for themselves very well along with a few phone calls with the wife where we make our dinner plans and tell stories to each other. She sometimes drives down with a nice hot french-press coffee and brings our samoyed, "Coda" and we chat while he ferrets-out lizards and cottontails from around the helipad. Later on I brief my relief and head home for dinner, an hour of something on the DVR, maybe beat on an Ultra V to some Iron Maiden or the Cult before showering and off to bed.

I'm pretty happy. And nobody calls me, "captain".

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Postby Randy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:14 am

Retired USAF MSgt, returned to college on the GI-Bill and just completed my masters. One week ago today I applied for a position with the WA. Department of Licensing, as a "Employee Development Program Specialist." Which entails creating lesson plans, and teaching-- something that I quite enjoy ;)

Several years before retiring, my wife & I devised a plan to retire debt free. With a lot of discipline we did, and were able to put some money in the bank. That move gave me the freedom to be a full time college student, and for both of us to look for work that we enjoy, rather than simply J.O.B.S.

Also, I don't have expensive hobbies like golf, boating, drinking, etc. so my disposable income is occasionally spent on musical items, but mostly books (mainly military/espionage/autobiographies), and movies & dinner with my wife.

None of which would have been possible without a lot of planning before I retired, and the fact that we don't buy anything unless we have money in the bank; we use credit cards to keep our rating up, but rarely ever carry a balance.

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Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:01 am

I'm in "IT." This generically would be computer-related things. Primarily, I deliver and install computer hardware, with very little troubleshooting at the current job. Prior to that, I was a technician manager and access admin (active directory, LDAP, proprietary mainframe accounts), usually for larger financial institutions (banks and investment companies). I'm heavily considering leaving IT, because the pay, generally speaking, is abysmal given the workload, directionless methodology, and being over-lorded by people who have zero idea what computers actually can do, or what it takes to make infrastructure properly function.

I have a 2nd job as a consultant for small business IT needs. It doesn't net much, though, because automation is a great tool, so kind of counter-productive.

On the side, I have my own one-man show of repairing/modifying computers, cars, various electronics, guitars, and amps. I stay busy for the most part. I also help out at my church, playing guitar for them, and helping with the multimedia dept. and computer troubles. I much prefer the side work to the daily grind.

EDIT: I was made aware late yesterday that now I get to assume two other, additional roles, on top of my own...effective immediately, with no training, and no additional compensation. Isn't life grand?
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Postby Ghostking679 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:55 pm

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Postby Mike Jones » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:12 am

Well there has been a small re-shuffling here, I'm back to doing the graphics & art here at Kiesel as well as sales.

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Mike Jones wrote:Well there has been a small re-shuffling here, I'm back to doing the graphics & art here at Kiesel as well as sales.


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