What do you all do for a living?

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

  1. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    sounds like he's 2hrs from his job & 75min. from the beach...(sarcastic comment about reading comprehension here).
  2. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    thats what i thought but figured 2 hours was a pretty long commute

  3. ziptiespec

    ziptiespec Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Sorry for the confusion, it wasn't worded in the best manner. Chalk that up to multi-tasking, heh.

    I have a 2-hour commute to work, one way. Yes, in a year that equals a solid month in a car:

    4 hours a day X 4 days a week X 49 weeks = 784 hours / 24 = 32.6

    And yeah, only 75 minutes from the ocean, 60 if I want to settle for Fenwick.
  4. Kuono

    Kuono Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Well, I made it too the beaches a couple times a year. Enough to keep me sane I guess.
    I was near some nice lakes, shouldv'e bought a SUP !
  5. Darealm

    Darealm Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    i work in the IT dept at a large healthcare company doing project management type stuff...have enough vacation days that i can hit most of the good swells but i work too far from the beach to do many after/before work sessions late fall through early spring...fortunately my mgr is ok with me shifting my hours around when good swells come in as long as i get my work done
  6. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    you wouldn't happen to work for DAU do you? Yes, my commute is ROUGH. I can make it in 2 hours which is better than 2.5 but in this economy it beats unemployment! Can't complain to have a job these days that I like, it's secure and pays pretty well! I actually stay down in MD two to three nights per week to help control costs of commuting and wear and tear on the car.
  7. callmedaddy

    callmedaddy Active Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    I ride my beach cruiser to work on nice days. ~4 miles each way
  8. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    Is your name Mark or Jay perhaps? I know a couple guys that do this. As for me, it's all about Real Estate..... residential & commercial, sales & investments too. I just schedule appointments around waves and work on nights and/or weekends to take off during the day or during the week.
  9. johhnyutah

    johhnyutah Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    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.
  10. ziptiespec

    ziptiespec Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    No I don't work for DAU, not even sure what that is. You're right, almost any job is better than no job. I just hate my work/life balance right now. I've thought about staying closer to work during the week but it only solves part of the problem. I'd still be away from my house and all the things that need my time there.
  11. andrewk529

    andrewk529 Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    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.
  12. headychaps

    headychaps Member

    May 25, 2011
    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 :D

    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!
  13. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    in a related story.....

    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....
    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.
    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).
  14. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    life's been good

    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....
  15. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    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
  16. jdreynolds44

    jdreynolds44 Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    I am actually a sushi chef, i trained all last summer and thats what I have been doing this summer
  17. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    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.
  18. superfluous

    superfluous New Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    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?
  19. a2tall

    a2tall Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    i work at greenlight surf supply, couldn't as for a better career opportunity
  20. CBLACK

    CBLACK Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    Store Manager for Eastern Mountain Sports. Not a bad gig.