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  1. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by johhnyutah View Post
    I'm a biologist and work as a Riverkeeper for a small non-profit. A Riverkeeper is a voice for a given waterbody, part scientist, part investigator, full-time advocate for clean water. At least one day a week I work on a boat conducting water quality monitoring. I enjoy having a job with the sole focus "to leave the campsite cleaner than we found it." It's about 1.5 hours to Assateague, which is where I ride 90% of the time. Close enough that I can motivate for dawn patrol and get in to work by 11.
    I was involved with the Delaware Nature Society and their stream watch program while growing up. Are you affiliated with the river keepers NPO? I have received information from them in the past. As for the daily grind; I currently work within the medical industry.

  2. #112
    studying mechanical engineering at University of South Carolina. Finishing up my last day of an internship as a programs manager with GE Aviation up in Baltimore, MD. The plant manufactures Thrust Reversers for several types of jet airplanes. I manage an in house bonding process making carbon fiber parts. Going back for my third year of school this fall, aiming to get an internship position at GE Aviation Jet Engine Plant in Wilmington NC and hoping to live on Wrightsville. Stoked because I've never lived on the beach before. Awesome part about GE is they give a $600/month housing stipend as an intern on top of their very high pay

    hoping to stay with the GE after graduation and work my way up so I can choose where I work. GE has locations in 150 countries throughout the world so hopefully i get to do some traveling!

  3. #113
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    in a related story.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ziptiespec View Post
    IT jack of all trades. I've done web design, web application dev, server admin, even NOC construction. My resume reads like gobbeldygook to most people: UNIX, Linux, SQL, PHP, ASP, ColdFusion...
    i'd be interested to see some of your webwork...i need some revamping of my websites and my limited html has left me stranded in the 90's....
    Currently I work for a company that does for-profit online higher education. I take care of their learning management system (Blackboard) and it's related systems. I like the job: pay is great, benefits too. Most of the systems I work with are Linux, which I prefer to deal with over Windows.
    i am a college professor and part-time musician (paid gig 3-5 times month), and since i teach some distance ed (blackboard...sigh) i have more flexible time, especially fridays and during winter (dec-feb) and summer (late jun-late aug) for travel and general beach access. i have taught classes from ecuador, england, costa rica and hawaii, along with several continental states.
    The drive (2 hours, one way)... is killing me but I'm hoping my one-day-a-week work-from-home situation increases to be two or three days. I'm only an hour and 15 from the beach and would love to be closer.
    in winter on a weekday with a partner to sit in for HOV lane, i can get to beach in 50 minutes... in summer (esp weekend, which i rarely do) or alone it is 2 hours each way. (work is 17 minutes, as i don't go in until 11 am and l miss traffic).

  4. #114
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    life's been good

    Quote Originally Posted by HaoleNJ View Post
    When I was in school (not that long ago) my main objective was to spend as much time near the beach. I Went to school near the beach, and lifeguarded in the summer. Than my buddy told me, and kind of opened my eyes, when he was working his ass off in school becoming an engineer, that even though you may miss some swells here and there because of school, in the long range you will have more liberty to surf. You dont want to bum it through your 20's and end up with a ****ty job making minimum wage with a family to support when your 35. Wouldnt you rather be taking awesome surf trips around the world and be able to afford a house near the beach.

    Moral of the story is, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. But you also have to be able to know where your heart is, and for me I havent lost that despite not being at the beach everyday anymore.

    PS when you are making 250K and have 6 weeks of pair leave its not a bad life either.
    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    This guy is worth listening to, you college pukes.
    i always hated getting up early unless it was beach or sex...or both: still do. anyway, i busted my ass in my late teens and early 20s working graveyard shifts at restaurants and banks and day school while my friends worked day jobs for big bucks and drank the evenings away. my college friends bucking for cpa and engineering degrees told me i'd eventually have to get up early to go to work. now i have my freedom and a well paying job. i got a masters degree and became a college professor. i work 4 days a week 1130-330 and the rest is on my schedule. i can teach from anywhere i can get a data stream and i only get up early to go to the beach. if you are young, work hard now or work the rest of your life. find what you like to do and the payoff is even better if you can do it every day. the adage that a man who likes his job never works a day is mostly true....

  5. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by spongedude View Post
    the adage that a man who likes his job never works a day is mostly true....
    I couldn't agree more..... not only do you feel like you are not working when you are, alteast for me, the days also flyyyyy by

  6. I am actually a sushi chef, i trained all last summer and thats what I have been doing this summer

  7. #117
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    Quote Originally Posted by headychaps View Post
    studying mechanical engineering at University of South Carolina. Finishing up my last day of an internship as a programs manager with GE Aviation up in Baltimore, MD. The plant manufactures Thrust Reversers for several types of jet airplanes. I manage an in house bonding process making carbon fiber parts. Going back for my third year of school this fall, aiming to get an internship position at GE Aviation Jet Engine Plant in Wilmington NC and hoping to live on Wrightsville. Stoked because I've never lived on the beach before. Awesome part about GE is they give a $600/month housing stipend as an intern on top of their very high pay

    hoping to stay with the GE after graduation and work my way up so I can choose where I work. GE has locations in 150 countries throughout the world so hopefully i get to do some traveling!
    good old GE my dad works at the GE plant in wilmington but in the nuclear department. hes the guy in charge of the nuclear reactors while theyre being built and before theyre filled with the nuclear. and the reactors that exploded in japan my dad has had his hands on all of this basically.

  8. #118
    School for Nursing. 3X12 days on, 4 days to surf! Plus high demand in cool areas such as VA/SC, HI, or (fingers crossed) Australia. No one here happens to know if Drexel has a surf club/team like Maryland?

  9. #119
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    i work at greenlight surf supply, couldn't as for a better career opportunity

  10. #120
    Store Manager for Eastern Mountain Sports. Not a bad gig.