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Do You Enjoy What You Do For A Living?  
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
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What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it? Any passions that you want to consider down the road of life?

Dream Job?

I am a full time student double majoring in Business Admin/Poli Sci at TxState University. I work p/t at AUS, for FX. I load the DC10, MD10, A300, 727 and occassionaly other FX a/c that make runs into the airport for cargo.

I love what I do for a living and hope to spin it off into a career in aviation!

Still highly considering military as career also...


Took this pic of my baby. Hope to get some better ones and get them approved by airliner photo screeners and in the database!

Regards to all!

[Edited 2005-12-10 02:10:18]

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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Lets see... I work at Bestbuy in the ATX as the Idea Box Guy/Media.



Sure I enjoy what I do... The University of Texas and Texas State University send in some mighty fine ladies to look at daily that and 17$/hr not bad.


Go Horns! Hook'em!



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Immensely. Great Job. Great People to work with. Both my career in the Army and this "retirement" job have been extremely rewarding. Looking back I don't think I'd change much - if anything - I did . . . and looking forward, well I think I'll be satisfied with what I've done for 29+ years.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2247 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
well I think I'll be satisfied with what I've done for 29+ years.

and the halibut rejoice  Big grin

I will agree that I am very pleased in my current career field. It took some doing and some discovery in other areas, but I'm very pleased with aviation and have an immense love for it......otherwise I would give a rat's ass about you people on here.  Big grin

As far as your goals, go for them. I have my opinions on what route would be easier for a good career in aviation, but to be perfectly honest, whatever you do will give you the love of the skies.......regardless of what path you choose to get there. Study hard and ask questions........a good pilot is one that is forever learning to perfect his/her skills. You'll do fine in whatever you do.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2232 times:

I sure do.
Working in Mx is challenging.
Although some times working 5 nights a week is tiring especially if one has a cold or not too well or not rested well after the previous night.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

I fly about and talk to people, sometimes they feed me and sometimes I don't have to pay for the beers.

I get to drive about a lot and have plenty of time to go fishing.

If I wasn't doing this I would like to be a writer and write travel books but also I think writing short, dirty, stories might be a good sideline too.

I might like to be an actor as I am basically a bit of a thespian on the quiet, being immensely rich wouldn't bother me too much but it might please Mrs Jafa, who probably still wouldn't ever leave NZ but she would undoubtedly have more shoes.

If you are starting out on your career path my advice to you would be to not consider that your choices now have to be final, 40 is a long way off, there is still plenty of time to change course but whatever you do, start sticking a few $$$'s away in a pension plan as soon as you start earning and before you get used to spending it.

Jafa39


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Im in Customer Support for a Major Airline (you all know what it is, if ya dont, ask)

Best job i have ever had. Hours are good (if u call 0730 good lol) People i work with are great. The supervisors are great. Love my job

(Bit sad really) lol


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
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Quoting Trekster (Reply 6):
for a Major Airline (you all know what it is, if ya dont, ask)

Sorry, noob here, which airline you working for? BA? VS?

Thanks!


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

I love my current job, but it took nearly 20 years of various forms of misery (not all!) to get here. I provide technical support to EPA for national drinking water regulations, and dabble in various superfund sites around the country and hazardous materials releases in Massachusetts. I've also been appointed to assume much of the Quality Assurance Quality Control (QA/QC) functions of our Chairman of the Board (who also happens to be our QA/QC Officer). This should give me the opportunity to fly around the country a bit more to train and audit our staff and those of our sub-contractors.

User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

It's better than a root canal, I suppose.

User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Hmm, let me see.....

Free food, housing, SCHOOL, get to work with aircraft, and I get paid. Life sucks. Big grin


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 10):
Free food, housing, SCHOOL, get to work with aircraft, and I get paid. Life sucks.

I feel your pain  Wink


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Yes I enjoy my line of work. I pick and choose when I work and dictate how much I get paid! Worst part is having to deal with other clueless driver's and drive along motorways at 10mph  Sad.

Could be worse, I could work in a office  Sad  Sad  Sad.

RK


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11576 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

I enjoy my job except the pay. I deliver pizzas on Portland's West side. It was challenging at first since I was not familiar with the Sylvan, Multnomah/Vermont, Burlingame and Tryon areas, but now it is so freakin' easy! I get to check out some of the most expensive homes and hotels in the Northwest and meet some real charicters. No nudie stories yet, although I have delivered to one strip club and two lingere modeling stores. Not that it really did anything for me. I just wish I could be paid more per hour.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

I hate my job...and this is the 36th year of it (teaching middle school). I've tolerated it because the time off is exceptional. But enough is enough, and this is my final year.

No real retirement plans other than service work for my church and hanging out at the airport with my camera.



II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

I'm a live sound engineer and bass player, and having just finished a 23 hour working day I'm inclined to say I don't enjoy it, but that isn't really the case. The hours are ridiculously long sometimes, travelling as much as we do can be difficult, the job itself can be extremely stressful and non-forgiving, and it can involve not having a life for months on end.

That said, I've worked with some indescribably great musicians, travelled to some awesome places, met some wonderful people and been given a view of life many people can only dream about. It has its bad points, and I occasionally spend the odd hour whinging about them, but I wouldn't swap it for anything else.

Paul



Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

I'm currently doing data validation for UFindUs.com, a new direcotry service for the UK, similar to Yell. The job itself if boring, and has crap pay, but it is a stop gap until uni, so I can deal with that.

The actual days are OK, as I have a good laugh with my colleagues, and a PC with internet access. Could be worse!



No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 8):
I provide technical support to EPA for national drinking water regulations,

Damnit........knew I shouldn't have pissed in that river.  Big grin



Crye me a river
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 17):
Damnit........knew I shouldn't have pissed in that river.

Don't worry, we'll find your urea and mail it back to you.  Wink


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 18):
Don't worry, we'll find your urea and mail it back to you.

 eyepopping 

Just don't mail back the 'other' gift I placed in the river.  Big grin



Crye me a river
User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2054 times:

I enjoy what I do...all five different things. I do complain that sometimes the jobs suck because the work is intermittent for each and every one of them. One month all five can call and need you every day and put a good (for example) $100 in your pocket. Then the next month, someone might call once which gives you $5.

It's like being in a sales job and living on comission, except I'm not in sales. So what I tend to do is take the first couple of months of what I make and stash it away and budget it out for the rest of the year. Yes, even I, with my admittedly overboard spending sprees from time to time, do have a budget. Makes you more honest and it's nice to have money in the bank for a rainy day when your car happens to need new tires or whatever else might happen.



Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineSkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2051 times:

I love what i do to a point.....i love dealing with customers at the same time as i hate alot of them for the kindergarten shit they pull. I love delivering around the city for the freedom it gives me and i love being kept busy whilst being allowed to make decisions on my own. Yet i hate the ever too present 'what are you up to' or ' this and that needs doing'. It totally undermines what i'm doing by the other ppl needing to exert their fragile authority. I know what i'm doing, i know what needs doing and to be honest my name isn't above the door, but i know alot more than the ppl that should! But i choose to stay in this job so i can't or shouldn't complain, but i feel like i'm undervalued/underappreciated. One day i'll hand in my notcie and leave and that'll be that...till then i just smile and nod and the 9 hours go by!

Cheers



In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2034 times:


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I enjoy my job as a ramper at United Airlines, but could definitely benefit from higher pay and more frequent upgrades (22 an hour!). Lots of times there is inclement weather, short and heavy turns, but I wouldn't trade this job in for a desk job under the gunpoint.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
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Quoting An-225 (Reply 22):
22 an hour!).

Alexander,

Is that what you think your worth an hour?  Smile

I could use more than what I make also as a ramper/loader!

Regards!


User currently offlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

My current job is as a hydraulics maintainer in the USAF. I like what I do, but don't "love" it. I do love being around airplanes, I truly enjoy the aviation world.

Dream job? To transition from maintenance and become a commercial airline pilot, that's what I hope to do.


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