What do you all do for a living?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by super fish, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Bean Taco

    Bean Taco New Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    I tend bar in Oc Md from May til Nov. Then tend bar in Pr from Dec-May
  2. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    I work as an engineer, and I do have a decent amount of time to surf. The last company I worked for was really demanding, but on some fun swells I just plain walked out of my office early just to go to the beach, and just made the time up the next day. Most guys there did that anyway to run some errands, pick up kids from school, etc., so I figured my case was no different. Just like any job, you can find an office that's located on the beach and you can surf almost everyday. What's hard about that is you will end up falling in love with the convenient situation, and you may pass up better career opportunities because you're afraid that they will take you away from the ocean.

  3. Kuono

    Kuono Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Work as an EMI Engineering Tech.

    (In my garage I'm working on an electromagnetic emitter aka “shark repellant” that will ward off sharks and install on my board - :p) Seriously though, I've always been drawn to the ocean and marine life. Used to scuba dive but it's been a while. Lived inland for about 8 years and almost went crazy but moved back closer to shore and glad I did!
  4. StuckinVA

    StuckinVA Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    PKI Engineer. If I'm lucky I could be considered a weekend warrior but not since my two year old was born.
  5. Cisco the Kid

    Cisco the Kid Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Geographer for Homeland Security and Semi professional Ultimate Frisbee player... though it isn't a job (even though we have sponsors) I probably spend just as much time preparing for Ultimate as I do at my "real job". The geographer job has wacky hours for 10-14 days in a row but then I get a week off to travel, surf, dork around. Can't complain.
  6. mongoloid

    mongoloid Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    I'm expanding the paid search arm of an internet marketing firm in eatontown.

    This place sucks. Anyone need marketing analytics?
  7. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I am a project manager at a petroleum chemical company. I spent the last 5 years working in diesel engine development and applications at 2 different OEM's. I have a mechanical engineering degree and only started surfing after I moved from the coast. I would give my left nut to move back to Charleston, SC or some nice coastal town.
  8. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    8 years?!? i tried living inland for 1 before i lost my ****!! :eek:
  9. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    LOL ! You nailed me...good one, G-Man ! (you're right...already did that one time, ain't lookin' to repeat my dumb behavior!)
  10. marknel83

    marknel83 Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Beer delivery. Keeps me in shape.
  11. pray4wavs

    pray4wavs Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    BS in Geology. Project Manager for an Environmental Consulting firm. I've been w/ the same company for the past 11 yrs.
  12. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    i do pornographic illustrations for adult comic books
  13. ripturbo

    ripturbo Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    ive seen your work. very intriguing. why do you always draw yourself in the background?
  14. ginsumagic

    ginsumagic Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    RN & Pro Snowboard/Ski Patrol (Leader)
  15. Pumpy

    Pumpy New Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Pro Surfer...
  16. whosthat

    whosthat Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Ginsu..........where's home base when you patrol?
  17. somuchsurf

    somuchsurf Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I see that a lot of you are civil engineers, I am 25 and have a Bachelors in Finance and currently work in the insurance industry as an analyst. I am looking to possibly switch careers to the civil/environmental engineering field. It would be great if I could hear from some of you about the field...pros/cons, career paths, job availability, and anything else that would be useful to know. I want to get some more information before I start applying to schools etc. Feel free to PM me anytime. Thanks!
  18. whit

    whit Active Member

    Nov 6, 2010
  19. BP61

    BP61 Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    I am in the finance world too.. I can't stand it.. I have considered going back to school for Comp Sci or Environmental Sciences.. I really don't know how many colleges offer a part time evening program for either of these majors.. I also wonder how the job prospects are in these 2 fields.. All I know is I can't imagine doing what I do now for the next 30 years.. Everyone I work with are dead.. I definitely want to do something I have more passion for..
  20. surf_squan1219

    surf_squan1219 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2010
    i work in advertising. its a decent job but would love something more flexible. anyone need any help getting a job in the field wouldnt mind passing resumes along.