A REAL what's your job thread.

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That thread by Jay G actually had a good concept, unfortuneatly it went...a little bad.

So I dcided to start a real thread about who does what.


I am a Customer care consultant at AOL, you wanna cancel? Gotta go through me. :laughing:

The money's pretty good the job is slowly eating my soul away though...

So what do yall do?

posted by  Zalight

I work at a gas station. It's full service and has a 2-bay shop. So I pump gas Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and Mondays and Fridays Im there fixing cars, doin oil changes, brakes, tires, etc.

(Speaking of which, today I did 4 oil changes (With grease jobs) and replaced a fuel pump, and fuel filter in a 96 Impala SS. ****ing plastic gas tanks...brrr

posted by  Satty101

i mow lawns. it's good money but i hate it considering it takes up 3/4 of my week. oh well, at least it helps pay for gas and the new tyres i need for my r6. lol. :laughing:

posted by  enzo#2

im an EE(in training) at GE

posted by  importluva

I'm a Mobile Security patrolman (or Rent-A-Cop, as my user CP states).....and contrary to popular belief (For example, Satty's belief lol) we dont actually sit around in layby's all day/night, eating Doughnuts....McDonalds is much more fulfilling :hi:

What we actually do is patrol sites that are on our books and carry out lock-ups/Unlocks of premises. If I had my way though, we'd have a break-in every night....I imagine the paperwork would get a bit tedious after a while, though lol :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

kitchen hand in a small string of privately owned restaurants

posted by  ahoo

Im the head technician at a new BMW dealership :mrgreen: I get to work on them, drive them, tell people what to do....its great fun. Good money too! Around $300 a week.

posted by  FordFromHell351

I am a mechanic in Florida and own my own shop. Still paying the damn thing off :banghead: A very good job for a 21 year old like myself :laughing:

posted by  99integra

I wanted to have my own Garage...was gonna go into partnership with a mate...never happened though, still might I guess :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

I really like being my own boss. You should move to the U.S and come work here :laughing:

posted by  99integra

My friend has his own garage. He has a shitload of "toys" too :laughing: Of course when he gets married she'll probably make him sell them all :banghead: ALWAYS try to find a girl who loves cars as much as you do :laughing:

posted by  FordFromHell351

Ok, I'll fly out next week.....did you knoe that the 'chicks' over there love the Brits.... :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

I'm a Medical Admin for a bunch of Doctors at a Disability Insurance Company :laughing:. Yeah. :smoke:

posted by  97Talonchik

I'm still at high school (last year woho :mrgreen: ), I'm currently looking for a part time job because i'm buying my first car soon and I need money to pay for it (petrol etc.). :mrgreen:

posted by  GreekWarrior

So you're saying find a Kristi a.k.a. Talon :laughing:

I already have one that loves cars and everything about em :wink2:

posted by  99integra

:laughing: Not all chicks cool like me though....glad you found one, we're few and far between.

posted by  97Talonchik

You're telling me :roll: :laughing: She looks kinda like you so that tells me I got a hot one :smoke:

posted by  99integra

Why the hell do you come to these forums, just to rag on people :ticking:

posted by  99integra

duh, and not even well...

posted by  dodger65

Even the "back seat"? :laughing: lol Yeah man, like Talon.

posted by  FordFromHell351

Go **** yourself :evil:

posted by  99integra

Shut the **** up. Just because people dont have a job in investment banking and make a shitload of money like you supposedly do, dosent mean they arent just a accomplished or any worse than you.

posted by  FordFromHell351

do you not perform a service? oh yeah, you live in SF, so you "service" other men...

posted by  dodger65

Yeah, well once I go to work for Porsche or BMW, Ill be making more money than you could even imagine. Ill be designing the engines in those cars you love so much, assbag.

posted by  FordFromHell351

Thats just if its a bad day, say, 2-5 cars in a day. Usually we get in somewhere around 7-10. Then its somewhere around $700-1000

posted by  FordFromHell351

Tech. Institute **** bag, UTI.

posted by  FordFromHell351

UTI. Ive had offers. Ive already completed my apprenticeships, Ive become head technician at a new Ford dealership, Porsche dealership, and currently am at a BMW dealership. Once I complete 2 more months at the BMW dealership, I have a choice to go work at Porsche, BMW, or Ford HQ. Just so you know, I will be choosing to go to Porsche. Their keeping a desk open for me in the engine design department.

posted by  FordFromHell351

Good for you Ford :thumbs:

posted by  99integra

obviously there's a good part of the thread missing. Guess why...


:guns: Jay-G

posted by  Satty101

^^ I don't appreciate that. I lived in SF for many years, its not like that.

posted by  importluva

So Ive noticed :laughing: I havent had a girlfriend in 1 year. They all seem to like to bitch.

posted by  FordFromHell351

A year?!?! Holy shit, and I though 5 months was a long time. lol...


Oh, and Ford, could you shrink your sig a bit??

posted by  Satty101

nothing personal... i couldn't pass up a cheap shot in a free battle. it may or may not be true, but if it jerks homophobe jay's chain, i'll take it...

posted by  dodger65

lol i found my last one cheating on me haha, pretty funny really. 1st of all the guy was my best friend and 2nd i was just about to dump her when i found out :orglaugh:

posted by  ahoo

now ya gotta rail her best friend :rock: .... worked for me! :thumbs:

posted by  dodger65

her best friend is wierd...

posted by  ahoo

does she have a cute sister or co-worker? (that one's good, b/c maybe she'll quit her job)

posted by  dodger65

i dont know where she works. anyway i dont really care

posted by  ahoo

ok. well if you need any revenge inspiration, you let me know, ok? :thumbs:

posted by  dodger65

yeah it went bad again dude. i was a carpenter for nine years, and a shadetree mechanic when i had to be. now im a full time audio technichian, running big concerts you all pay to go see.
www.loudandclear.com

posted by  soundguy

and you've got free tickets for all your buddies on CF, right? :laughing: :wink2:

posted by  dodger65

sure do. but just for my buddies. :smoke:

posted by  soundguy

they're

posted by  soundguy

Yes, they're. Just a typo. I actually have both. Along with the courses I took at UTI I also took a course in engine design in highschool, and at UTI. I wont be working at a dealership any longer, I will going to their HQ to work. Hmmmm....I wonder how much money this will bring? Saaaayyyyy....$10-20,000 a week? Next time you criticize people about what they do for a living, learn about their educational backgrounds first, asshole! :fu:

posted by  FordFromHell351

Well, Zalight, we both have similar jobs.

I am a Customer Service Representative for Cingular Wireless, but I deal with Former ATTWS subscribers(original employer).

You want credit, have fun getting any from me :laughing:

And yes, the job slowly eats your soul away :ohcrap:

posted by  dodgerforlife

Damn, am i like the only person who doesnt have a job yet? I really want one since its the summer and everything costs money, especially with a truck that needs work and a gf you gotta do things with.

posted by  car_crazy89

You're still young so you don't need a hard job, wait so am I :laughing:

posted by  99integra

Haha well i dont want a hard job, just something a couple days a week. I like working with my uncle for a while, free food and $40 for maybe 5 hours of work. Thinking about trying Home Depot lol, just too lazy to bike there yet.

posted by  car_crazy89

Hm. Tech title of my job:
"Independent Armorer and Distribution Agent"
Translation: make chainmaille jewelry and armor.
And NO, I'm not talkin about making jewelry out of junk mail. :doh:
Also getting into realestate.
Wallet chains and houses, fancy that. :screwy:
So...what's with the flame fest going on???
Dude, people are a$$holes. Ignore them!
Flip a happy :fu: and go back to being happy.
Have a beer or ten, relax! :banana:

posted by  Freak Brain

just mow lawns. it's good money. kinda down a bit on the fun side though. :ohcrap:

posted by  enzo#2

If i had a riding lawnmower i'd friggen do it for free (well, almost), that'd be sweet.

posted by  car_crazy89

Computer tech
Target employee


Had my boss cut me instead of a friend who depended on the money to live, for the computer tech job, if you're wondering why I left my 10 dollar.gour job for a 7.35 one.....

posted by  Godlaus

Target? That sucks dude I feel for you, I worked at walgreens for about a month and I am now ready to light the place on fire with the flaming fetus's of those in charge of that hellish corporation.

posted by  Zalight

My employment ventures have long been a wasteland. First, I worked for four days at McDonald's until a co-worker put a girl's burger patty on the floor because she disliked the customer. After that, I worked 8 months at Dairy Queen, where I gained 35 lbs in the first four months, bringing my weight up to 253 lbs at a height of 6' 1". In the last four months I lost 50 lbs, and have continued to lose weight until now at a weight of 185lbs. (If you're wondering why I included all that, just wait.)
Then, a month ago I got a job at Target and walked out on my 8th day because my bastard managers didn't care about my fear of heights and having to work in the back room. And I told them that I was going to quit if they didn't move me, but they didn't believe me. So I walked out. And I guess they figured out that I was exercising my right to the open door policy because they haven't called.
In all honesty, I probably would have stayed just because I need the money VERY badly, but I was motivated by the fact that starting August 1st, I am gainfully employed as a Spinning instructor at Louisville Athletic Club at $25 an hour. Of course, I only will be working 2 hours a week, and I will have over $1000 in certification costs in about 2 months, so I may need another job. But, needless to say, I have the dream job. I get payed to sweat.

posted by  Patrick

Damn dude thats like a whole life line :laughing:

posted by  99integra

The one thing that I've realized from my venture into target, is that the bad managerial positions is pretty much expected. They pay the managers around 25-30k a year. That leaves out any GOOD managers, and brings in the crappy ones that are looking for experience, or those that have been fired from their previous jobs. They will be A-holes, but fortunately, they're stupid enough that I can manipulate them (seriously). Sorry to hear how they wouldn't follow your backroom height fear. What was their excuse for keeping you back there? "Get over it"?

And my other problem with target. They make us sell a credit card called a 'red card'. It's your basic credit card, except with an APR of over 20%. The more we sell, the better our chances of getting a raise, so more of the stupid kids sell them on the point that you get a 10% discount ONCE a year. They don't realize that this is how people get into debt and can't get out of it, they're selling cards that end people's lives, and I can't sell something so unethical. I just can't. When the store manager pulled me in, she told me that it didn't look good on my profile, and I told her to stuff it. The store managers still doesn't like me (but luckily, she was fired a while ago).

Still, other than the executives and the red cards, it's a pretty cool place for me to work. The store is owned by kids that go to my school, or the nearest one, so we get to hang out for a while.

Hopefully, I'll be getting another computer tech job, but most places are full seeing as how the summer's already here.

BTW - what exactly is a spinning instructor?

posted by  Godlaus

They teach you how to spin in circles, make yourself dizzy, and puke all over everyone. :mrgreen:


but seriously, you know those bike lookin things that have 1 wheel (Front) drivin by a chain that stays in 1 spot so it seems like you're riding a bike in your own home/gym? He instructs people how to do that (Workout plans and stuff.) Atleast that is my guess...

posted by  Satty101

You'd be right. Spinning is just the copyrighted name of the leading indoor cycling program in America. At Louisville Athletic Club, you have to be "Spinning" certified. Go to www.spinning.com and find out what it's all about.

Also, you wouldn't believe how many people think that Spinning is actually an exercise class where you just spin in a circle. I had one girl at Dairy Queen carry on the following conversation with me,
"So, you do what in Spinning? Like, spin in a circle?"
"Yeah, that's what we do."
"Well, that'd be a good workout, I guess..."
"Well, we spin in one direction for thirty minutes, and then in the other direction for thirty."
"Don't you get dizzy?"
"The first time, but after that, it's not too bad. You wanna come?"
"No thanks. I get dizzy."
And then I proceeded to tell her what Spinning really is. :doh:
http://media.godashboard.com/spinning/(Copy)Spinner_Elite.jpg
That's a Spinning bike. Spinning, essentially, is the safest way to be a cyclist without riding on the roads. The idea is ingenious, really. All the benefits and fun, but no dogs, cars & traffic, or asshole drivers. And, it's much safer. The way you lead a spinning class is by instructing people through a "profile", or an hour-long workout set to music in which you use tempo and song style to dictate speed and resistance. Instructors guide you through the workout, moving you from position to position (of the five Spinning key positions) in order to work different muscle groups and according to resistance levels. They tell you when to increase/decrease resistance and add speed. As well, instructors provide visualization techniques to keep participants focused as well as tips for maintaining/improving form and maximizing their workout. Spinning claims that a 40 minute Spinning workout yields an average of a 500 calorie burn, but in 60 minutes, I average about 900. It's one of the best cardiovascular workouts ever.

posted by  Patrick

ROFL. People are funny...

posted by  Satty101

you know what? i bought a riding mower and paid it off in a little over two weeks of mowing. then again i have about 15 yards to do a week and they're all worth an average of $30 each. do the math. i make approximatly $500 a week, take that times 4 (as in 4 weeks in a month) and i make $2000 dollars a month, and then take that times how ever many months i mow which is usually 5, and i make $10,000 a year. man, if i save up for a couple of years, and get a job during the rest of the year, i could get a really nice car. hey, maybe i should stop complaining about mowing, it could finally get me the gti i've always wanted. :clap: :mrgreen: :drool: :banana:

posted by  enzo#2

Haha sounds like a good deal. Never thought you could make anything close to that much mowing lawns.

posted by  car_crazy89

Oh that sucks.

posted by  Freak Brain

you know, lawnmowing is a lot more fun when you have a lawnmower racer! :laughing:

posted by  Pinstriper38

heehee. you can! you just have to get a bunch of huge yards and get a rider and you'll be set.

posted by  enzo#2

Since I'm only 15 and all jobs are too far to walk to or bike to, I work at the pool helping kids learn to swim. Get paid $6 an hour which means I make $72 a week. It's extremely sad... :banghead:

posted by  moostang104314

DO NOT QUOTE HIM, Bav and Satty will delete his posts as I suggested earlier.

posted by  Godlaus

only the ones that reflect badly :wink2:

this one contributes so it stays

posted by  Satty101

are you implying that godlaus is a nice guy?!?!? :wink2:

posted by  dodger65

How so? You know that he's trying to start a fight, by trying to make himself appear as a supremicist. He's trying to pick a fight.

posted by  Godlaus

maybe you should take it at face value and move on...
or were you trying to be a dick, jay-g?

...I thought it was a nice gesture on your part, godlaus...

posted by  dodger65

I wasn't trying to be mean anywhere.......

This forum is going to hell.

posted by  Godlaus

i didn't think you were. i was actually asking jay-g to own up to being a dick if that was his intent w/ the comment:



and i think this forum is on its way back from hell, it's just kind of a long ride...

posted by  dodger65

Hey folks im a signal support systems specialist in the US ARMY. I get out in Dec. of 2005. Im going to school to get into auto body repair and customization. I know how to do everything already but I need that peice of paper to say I can before I can get a loan to open my own custom auto shop. I am going to call it Firehouse Customs. So if you have any auto body problems feel free to ask.

posted by  frizzal

You shouldn't need a piece of paper to get the loan. I didn't when I opened up my own custom autobody shop way back in the day. What you do need is a thoughtful and relevant business plan.

Remember, the custom car business, unlike the insurance repair business, is full of people that want "buddy deals." They want all sorts of wild stuff, but are either not willing to pay for it, or are more than willing to bitch about every tiny imperfection even on a job that you gave them a HUGE discount on. And if you try to charge what a job's worth, they always "know" some friend or cousin that can do bodywork in their back yard for beer money.

In order to do good work, immerse yourself in automotive customizing history, study the past masters, and develop a style unique to yourself, but be able to mimic any popular style of the past or present to take advantage of trends. ANYONE can learn how to work with the materials, but quality custom work aslo takes an eye for proportion that is only developed by studying what has already worked on cars considered classic customs.

Oh, and getting good employees in the bosyshop buiness is exceedingly hard. It's seriously hard to get quality workers in a business with such low wages for what is really a craftsman's job. And so many who ARE talented at that level are notoriously unreliable.

posted by  ChrisV

Damn chrisV, Do you know everything? Because seriously, I haven't seen a question asked in quite some time that you couldn't answer with personal experience.

posted by  Zalight

That's because no one asks me about quantum physics, basket weaving, dressmaking, or things like that. Things that I don't know much, if anything, about. As long as the discussion on this car forum is cars and car related business, it's a pretty good bet that I have personal experience with a facet of it. Move away from there, to things like boating rules or paramedic training, and I simply won't answer, as I don't have a horse in those races.

posted by  ChrisV

Yeah, so anyway, I've got this basket that needs weaving. I was wondering if you tie off the twine with a taut line hitch or a sheet bend?

posted by  windsonian

A phoenix tail knot would work well with twine. :laughing:

posted by  97Talonchik

Wouldn't use either one for a basket. BAsket weaving and knot tying (especially a taut line hitch, that's used for everything from boat tyoffs to tent tie downs, which is what I use it for when camping with the Scouts) are not exactly the same thing... One's weaving, the other is work.

:wink2:

(yes, I'm an Eagle Scout and a volunteer scout leader for my stepson's scout troop)

posted by  ChrisV

:clap: Touche :thumbs:

posted by  TurboLag

I'm a student, yet I'm postponing (sp?) college this year because of music and cars. I'm a drummer in 2 bands (hopefully one can begin playing out for $$$$!) and also I'm a mechanic-in-training at a local shop. Should be going for my first ASE certification in Engine Repair, then Engine Performance. If my musical career falls through, I've got my ASE cert. to use, and if I decide that a mechanic's life doesn't interest me, off to college.




:banghead: DAMN, I JUST CAN'T DECIDE! :guns:

posted by  try2playJAY

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