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#143338 - 03/07/02 05:56 PM Re: What pays the bills?
CRAVEN MOOREHEAD Offline
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Registered: 03/09/99
Posts: 460
Loc: TACOMA,WA
did I mention I also frame and mat pictures?...a little side business my dad and I have.....Love to frame those awesome fish pictures.
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#143339 - 03/07/02 06:20 PM Re: What pays the bills?
Osprey Offline
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Registered: 05/09/00
Posts: 956
Loc: Osprey Acres /Olympja
I never imagined some of you guys had real jobs wink wink

Rt NOW what is it you do again?

Rainycity.....so you really don't work huh?

Former PornStar rolleyes

I am the former operations manger of the construction division for the largest service station matinence company on the west coast...other wise know as a glorified baby sitter

But since I have a problem with office politics I've decided to move back in the field and just run projects,I get to fish more this way too laugh

Oh ya I also build a pretty sweet fishing cataraft frame too.......Os

cat frames don't pay the bills yet,but it sure makes for a good excuse to get out.
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#143340 - 03/07/02 06:52 PM Re: What pays the bills?
Phish Offline
Parr

Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 56
Loc: WA
College! I am busting my tail trying to obtain a engineering degree. I also work a mundane job (bill payer and education motivation)to pay for college and as mentioned the dreaded B word.

I am still looking for someone to pay my bills. All reasonable offers will be considered. Cash accepted. :p

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#143341 - 03/08/02 12:31 AM Re: What pays the bills?
fromcuthroattosteelies Offline
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Registered: 09/08/01
Posts: 468
Loc: olympia
I shape the future. 2nd year elementary teacher. That's why 99% of the fish I catch are summer runs.....
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#143342 - 03/08/02 12:49 AM Re: What pays the bills?
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Registered: 01/03/01
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Unemployed software test engineer.
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#143343 - 03/08/02 01:00 AM Re: What pays the bills?
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Registered: 04/23/01
Posts: 301
Loc: Battle Ground, WA
My Parents!!! laugh Ha ha ha, suckers. wink

Oh ya, the car, well... Let's just say that insurance and gas money comes from a boring dead-end summer construction job with minimum wage and terrible hours. frown I need a good job, so that I can actually afford to feed myself for a month. And if I think I'm poor now, I can't imagine college.

Matt
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#143344 - 03/08/02 01:16 AM Re: What pays the bills?
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Registered: 06/19/01
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Bend, WA
Jacob - got a resume? We just finished hiring, but I can keep you on file in case someone gets hit by a truck or our team grows some more smile

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#143345 - 03/08/02 01:23 AM Re: What pays the bills?
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Registered: 12/12/00
Posts: 186
Loc: Auburn, Wa, USA
I work for the same "Major Northwest Aerospace Firm" that several others have referred to. I manage flight simulation projects/labs for the military side. Not good times right now, with lots of layoffs. Been there 16 years and never worked for the Commercial side, but if things get bad enough....
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#143346 - 03/08/02 02:18 AM Re: What pays the bills?
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Fisherdan, didn't the big 'B' lose out on some huge military bid? To McDonald's? (McDonald Douglas that is wink ). Or was it Lockheed? Seems I recall it was Lockheed a while ago. Dang em. ... [Edit: to Sockeye below - oops, how could I forget the McD merger?!?]

Os, I buy/sell, and rent. All on my wife's money laugh . An ok gig I guess. Currently looking to buy a duplex rental near west side Max lite rail - with the interest rates so low - really low! But look for them to come back up soon. Hope Greenspam and crew waits for a couple more weeks, at least! Geeez, I guess the economy is heating up too much, ay? rolleyes rolleyes Here's an idea, with the Dow back up to 10,5 sell quick before the next bomb goes off? mad

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#143347 - 03/08/02 02:39 AM Re: What pays the bills?
matsuflyer Offline
Fry

Registered: 09/06/00
Posts: 35
Loc: soldotna
Airline technician (jet doctor) 14 years. usually found re-engineering/fixing the items on commercial jetliners that were originally engineered by a large nw airplane manufacturing co.and a large third-party overhaul chop-shop . Currently in the engine shop swapping out parts.
Hey cap'n, i'll be your swabbie,net *****, beer-n-bait *****, never seasick, have gasmoney-will-travel, weekdays off forever.
i do trips for travel too!
summers in AK etc...

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#143348 - 03/08/02 02:47 AM Re: What pays the bills?
G-MAN Offline
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Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 403
Loc: BELLINGHAM / EVERSON
Ex-US Marine Corps
Ex-Federal Police Officer
Ex-Local Police Officer
34 jobs later I relized I wasn't very good at being an employee! frown
Now I'm a 5th year General Contractor doing Home Repair; plumbing, electrical, misc repairs and specializing in crawlspace rot and bug damage repairs. No employees, so now I can fish whenever I want! laugh
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#143349 - 03/08/02 02:59 AM Re: What pays the bills?
sockeye Offline
Parr

Registered: 09/13/00
Posts: 52
Loc: Kent,WA U.S.A.
Used to be machinist at the big B (17yrs) now unemployed. RT They could'nt have lost it to McDonlds because McDonlds bought them out a few years ago!!
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#143350 - 03/08/02 07:04 AM Re: What pays the bills?
sinker Offline
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Registered: 03/12/01
Posts: 440
Loc: Puyallup, WA
Went to college for Forestry and somehow along the way got hired as a machinist?

I had to ask them "what's a machinist?" laugh

Now work for a shop making Aerospace parts. Don't work for Boeing, but that's where most of our parts go. Also make alot of Cessna parts too.

Not many jobs out there right now, but it seems like manufacturing has really taken a hit.

Tyler,
If you think school cut's into your fishing time, wait until the real world smacks you around a little.

I work 4-5 10hr days on 2nd shift. Don't see wife or kid during the week, so my weekends are devoted to them. When the weather is warm they love to go along, but not this time of year.

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#143351 - 03/08/02 09:19 AM Re: What pays the bills?
Skywalker Offline
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Registered: 03/10/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Snohomish, WA, USA
A tip of the hat to you, sinker. I studied geology and ended up a process engineer in electronics manufacturing. Those nat. sci. disciplines are great to study, tough to work in. rolleyes

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#143352 - 03/08/02 11:28 AM Re: What pays the bills?
retriever Offline
Smolt

Registered: 09/11/00
Posts: 94
Loc: Renton, Wa
The big military contract Boeing lost was the Joint Strike Fighter to Lockheed (Boeing merged with McDonnel Douglas several years ago) last October. That was a lost opportunity of 3-5000 jobs in Puget Sound. Currently Commercial is in the process of laying off 30% (around 30000 jobs I think). Butt pucker times. I console with those of you that have lost your jobs, there are people with 20+ years going out the door.

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#143353 - 03/08/02 04:51 PM Re: What pays the bills?
sinker Offline
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Registered: 03/12/01
Posts: 440
Loc: Puyallup, WA
There is still work around here that will be associated with the JSF. There's enough aerospace shops that there will be some jobs directly related to it.
It sounded like a really big deal at the time, but if you look at how many years all that money was spread over it didn't amount to much.
Everyone at work is hoping the 767 tanker contract will save the day. I'd guess since the gov't is involved it will be several years before they even start production and who knows how long they will drag it out.

Commercial is where it's at. Unfortunately, that isn't a good biz to be in right now. I think this slowdown was eventually going to take place pretty soon, Sept. 11th just sped it up.

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#143354 - 03/08/02 05:13 PM Re: What pays the bills?
DRIFT BEGINNER Offline
Parr

Registered: 12/14/00
Posts: 47
Loc: longview, wa cowlitz
I work for foss maritime on the puget sound mostly in tacoma as a deckhand/engineer/cook on tugboats.
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#143355 - 03/08/02 07:13 PM Re: What pays the bills?
chumsalmon Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 06/22/01
Posts: 194
Loc: Bellingham
i also have the best job, i work for a small land survey company in nw. wash.. i do everything from the outside field work to the inside drafting of the maps. Great boss, great co-workers, only thing better would be more time off to go fishing! laugh

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#143356 - 03/08/02 09:54 PM Re: What pays the bills?
Loomis Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 249
superintendant for commercial construction company,walk around all day and give orders.
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#143357 - 03/09/02 12:06 AM Re: What pays the bills?
ROCKFISH Offline
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Registered: 12/03/01
Posts: 872
Loc: manchester,Wa
framer but looking to get into an eletrician apprenticeship or start night classes for it in tacoma in april. any electricians looking to hire somebody. can go to school for any classes. Ben
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