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Posted By: Brad Green


I am curious what each of you do for a living. How do you pay the mortgage? We all collect baseball cards, but we need that paying job to be able to afford to buy these great old cards.

I'll start the thread by saying... I'm an aerospace engineer. Specifically, I use Computational Fluid Dynamics (complex computer programs that solve the equations of fluid mechanics on multiple-processor, high-performance computers) to evaluate the external aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft.

What do you do?

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i'm not nearly that exotic.....i cut pork chops for a living. sometimes i even try to sell the chops i cut.

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I cut down trees and then plant more.

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I'm an attorney.

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Im an employment law attorney.

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Kind of a dieing breed. I resell IBM, HP, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, and other mfg's technology. We cater to small to large businesses and have an extremely efficient process for IT procurement. Soooooo biz has been a little slow for me, with all the crap I do on the board, and if anyone is looking for a real good technology supplier that can save their company some bucks on technology....lmk..We are part of a 1.2B company and have been around a long time........Also, this way I can justify what I do on the board to my management well....sort of.....

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I'm a graphic/web site designer. If anyone needs a site let me know.

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No mortgage yet, but I'm a psychology professor.

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Philosophy Professor. Indian and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history is my specialty.
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I don't have a mortgage either...the US Air Force gives me a house (or a tent) wherever I go. In return, I get to fly their airplanes! I'm actually on a three-year exchange to the Royal Air Force in England at the moment.

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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

I'm retired from AT&T Bell Labs where I was a senior Electronics Engineer
designing Data Comm. Modems & associated interfaces for 27 years.
I also taught Electronics & Radar as a 2nd job.

My wife works at Princeton U. and I keep busy on our homestead (on several
acres) in Pennsylvania. So, I am not really that "retired".

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Posted By: joe

Now Retired, was Data Base Administrator at Ford Motor company.

Now play Golf at least 3 days a week in the summer and collect Detroit players, and no mortgage either. yea!.

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Posted By: Mike Ernst

I'm senior pastor of a 7500-member Lutheran church in Suburban Milwaukee, WI. No problem with keeping busy this week.

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Posted By: Mike Pugeda

Everybody's favorite....a dentist.

Pete Ullman...are you my brother??? Just curious.

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Posted By: Tom Boblitt

Large, Brown-themed Transportation company.......

Plus I own a UPS Store where we do document services MUCH cheaper than Kinkos, laminating, binding, etc and can ship to you STILL MUCH cheaper than Kinkos (okay, someone tried to sell pork chops earlier)....

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Posted By: Bill Kasel

Give me a shout Leon! I'm always looking for more hardware/software resources. I'm a Sr. Account Executive (aka: sales guy) for a technology firm in Madison, WI. I work with businesses to implement voice and data solutions to improve communications. Included with services is any hardware or software (IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix, etc.) required to complete the install.

Bill

My personal collection - http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f176/fkm_bky/

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Biology/Chemistry teacher. I am fortunate enough to be employed by a district that encourages me to re-live my graduate school days (if any of my students publish research they pay my way to various academic conferences). Happy Easter, Passover, etc. to all.

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Posted By: Mike

I left commercial banking 2 years ago, after being in it for 23 years. I then started my own corporation last year. I am currently going through my first tax season. Life is good. I have no home mortgage. paid it off. The only mortgage I have is on some investment property, where the tenants pay the mortgage for me. Is this a great country or what?

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Posted By: peter ullman

thanks for giving it away mike...im a stomatologist as well!

pete in mn

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I am in Minnesota as well. have a great weekend.

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you too mike...i'll be at the dome tonight watching my yanks spank the twins!

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Posted By: barry arnold

I'm a medical ethics prof. teaching medical professionals
and directing a center for health care ethics.
My focus is on end of life issues so spend most of my days
dealing with PEG tubes,MRSA,and Schiavo repercussions.
One perk of being a dinosaur is i haven't had a mortgage in
years.
I have been wondering if i could get a student loan to buy
the more expensive 206's---but luckily, i get oriented to
space and time quickly and realize i'm not a student.

best

barry

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Posted By: Mike

I cheer for the Twins, but I'm a Red Sox fan. And a Philadelphia A's fan. But I guess I won't be attending any more of their games. Besides, Connie ruined the team.

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I work in media research for a radio ratings company.

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LT firefighter/para. Luckily the bride (RN) makes higher wages therefor, I can afford to buy vintage, albeit lower-grade.

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I just reliquished my title as the worlds most overqualified burger flipper yesterday. I will be starting my new job as a forklift operator at Menards next week. I actually have a job with bennies and profit sharing for the first time in almost 20 years. I think I should be scared, lol.

Jay

I like to sit outside, drink beer and yell at people. If I did this at home, I would be arrested. So, I go to baseball games and fit right in.

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I know it sounds fake and funny.....Sales Rep for a major casket manufacturer. Wife is an attorney.

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Posted By: Steve M.

I'm blessed. Still active as a real estate lawyer. Sold my office building couple of years ago. Paid off the mortgage, bought a Jag. Age 62. All the kids through college, no loans, just me and Mrs. M.

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Posted By: Brad Freeman

30 plus years in private practice as an attorney in Illinois.

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For the past 10 years I have been a 1st grade teacher in Southern California.

Joshua

PS It barely pays the mortgage.

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Posted By: sonny

I practice orthodontics when I'm not surfing the net for cards.
Hey Geno, what kind of planes do you fly? I'm almost as addicted to planes as I am vintage cards...I fly a C172.

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Posted By: Andrew Parks

I'm the Dean (Principal) at a Private Middle School. It's a boarding school so I am able to live in campus housing - no mortgage.

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Sonny --

I'm a test pilot, so I get to fly a bunch of stuff. When I was operational Air Force, I flew the C-5 and DC-9. After going to Test Pilot School, I was the chief C-130J test pilot at Edwards, also flying the C-17 and T-38. Nowadays for the Royal Air Force, I fly the C-130J, C-130K, TriStar, Tucano, and BAC1-11 (for Typhoon radar testing). I still jump in other stuff as well - yesterday I went castle spotting in a Gazelle helicopter. It's a great way to pay the bills!

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surprised we haven't run across each other in the last 30+ years.

Steve Murray, Arlington Heights, JMLS 74

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Posted By: Cat

My day job is healthcare consulting primarily in the areas of managed care development/contracting and strategic planning. It's a very small business but it's mine. I am also a public elected official in the itsy bitsiest of elected positions and hence the reason I have never published my real name on the open board. I learned a long time ago that these chat boards may come up on google searches.

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I'm active-duty US Air Force (enlisted) - 21 years and counting.


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Commercial fisherman. 4th generation in this line of work. Also work part time at a offshore tackle store specializing in blue water gear. mortgage come's from fishing and bennies from the retail. House on the water and 2 young children will mean i will have my mortgage well into the future.

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Where do you fish? My grandfather was a commercial fisherman.

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Professional Cow Milker, nothing like starting off the work day at 3:00 AM! Now if I could just convince them to get the internet at the barn I`d really be in business.

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The family fished in the hudson for the yearly shad run. I now run things from down the shore ( Jersey ) that is. And concentrate on crabs and bait.

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Posted By: Bob S

I too was a Philosophy professor (speciallizing in ethics/symbolic logic...btw, ethics is an arcane word no longer in use )) from the mid 70's thru the mid 80's Then I combined Systems engineering with futures trading until I "temporarily" retired in '95 to care for my lovely wife (who was a wonderful jazz pianist) who finally lost her battle with breast cancer in '99.

Then after a several year period of serious depression and isolation, I resumed futures trading until my Lyme put me permanently on the shelf last year. I will live out my days very modestly slowly liquidating my collectibles.

I am probably one of the only board members who wishes they were older than they are (I'm 58). But life is still so very sweet. Nature and its' glorious variety sustains me (after Physics and Philosophy, Meteorology is my favorite hobby..... collecting is, and has been for 30 years my mistress ), and I can live on ~15k/yr. ...yes that's not a typo.

Best to all.

Bob

PS: to lighten up my post a bit more, let me add that, yes, I do realize that it reads more like a post to a support board than a vintage card board...LOL

Additionally, I believe that within this post I have taken over the all time board record for the aggregate use of parentheses, qouotation marks, and elipses.

One last comment...I'm a bit surprised that so far, at least there are no other current or past futures traders, or pro gamblers (same thing, really), for that matter in our group. But many more people will respond to this very interesting post, so I'm nearly certain that a few will show up. And I have managed to add to the record holding status I mentioned above in this last (I promise) paragraph. And I'm not even a juicer...ROFLMAO

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Steve --

What do you do in the AF and where are you stationed? Twenty-one years - very impressive! I hit 16 next month...

Geno

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Posted By: Brad

I just finshed 4 years of Culinary Arts and now working as a Sous Chef.


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Brad --

Do you know Crazy Horse? He was a Sioux Chief.

I couldn't help it...sorry.

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Posted By: Russ Bright

I play video games (test associate) for MS by day, and I collect cards by night.. actually with the internet i do both all day long

and no mortgage, but i'm about to sell a condo in nashville and buy a house in seattle, so i guess i dabble in real estate

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Posted By: craig

i have run my family owned video store for the last 20 years. since i manage it, i get lots of time to search for cards. i am also a musician, drummer. i spend time on the road with 1 band and lend my services to a few other outfits for studio work used in comercials, other bands, etc. i also work as an engeneer/apprentice at a studio for fun.

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I'm an equipment maint technician for Freescale Semiconductor. Still have a mortgage.

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Posted By: Joann

Currently Quality Mgr for a manufacturer in West Michigan. We (Jackson Products) make personal protective equipment for the industrial market - hard hats, welding helmets, goggles, etc. I am responsible for the overall quality system, and also run the test lab where we take product and shoot ball bearings at it, drop heavy weights on it, try to ignite it, etc.

Joann

PS - Bob, I have a Master's Degree in Meteorology from University of Md 1984. I liked Meteo fine, just didn't want to live on the east coast at that time. So from science, to engineering - now in law school. Hard to imagine not working in a factory though. Sterile office environments make me crazy - I like my plant and the machines and hi-los and buzz of activity. So I might not have liked Meteorology anyway. And, lol, maybe the whole law school thing is not that well thought out either. Law office environment? Not unless they put a stamping press in it somewhere!

Edited to say: OMG Geno - Sioux Chief. THAT is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. And .. yes, mortage.

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Geno, I don't get it!

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