Who here has worked lately?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by bubs, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    I own an internet based business. I work from home, never miss a swell unless I have family obligations.
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  2. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010

    Yup that’s me.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That’s unique, never thought I’d learn one of youse guys sings opera.
  4. rtftfwd

    rtftfwd Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    I'm in product management for a global telecom based in India...I'm in the home office 95% of the time in NJ about 2 miles from beach. I'm on calls with my Indian colleagues from 7AM to about 11AM M-Th...but once the India team shuts down, I'm on my own, and I regularly block my Outlook schedule for "Board Room" meetings when there's any surf whatsoever. When conditions are good, the mornings can be rough as I'm drooling over the webcams while i'm on conference calls with Mumbai...but the flexibility to get out anytime otherwise is priceless.
  5. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    I guess SI is a bunch of upstanding citizens, not the bunch of the degenerates I thought it was.

    I work in digital marketing in NYC, but work from home a good amount. Able to head down to my family's place in DE for weeks on end, surf before and after work (snuck a few in during lunch) without having to take PTO. I always look at people in the water at 12 pm on a Wednesday wondering what they heck they do, but I guess they wonder the same about me.
  6. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Financial services. 9-5 m-f. I used to have a job with a MUCH more laid back schedule but I left that for more $$$. Ambition can be a bitch sometimes
  7. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    21 years doing intelligence work with CBP/DHS and also as an instructor with FLETC, didn't allow much time for surfing except when I was sent to work in locales like Charleston, D.C. and San Diego. Usually surfed during holidays and vacations, which necessitated travel since I was landlocked.

    Retired at the end of 2014 and moved to the coast. Picked up a part time job doing facilities maintenance at one of the buildings in town. My bosses know I surf, so they let me work how many days or hours i want to work based on the Swell Info forecast. I already have a nice pension and a decent portfolio so any $$$ I earn by turning wrenches is the proverbial icing.

    I rarely miss a swell now. I'm pretty much living the life I dreamed about when I was in my teens/twenties. Obviously I didn't dream very big as a kid lol but I'm happy being able to surf whenever I want and not worry about the bills being paid.
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  8. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Product Marketing for a software company. Boss works out of Canada. As long as I keep the instant message alert green I am good to go.
  9. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Nope--biotechs are hazardous and a sure fire way to lose money--pharmas (MRK, PFE, GSK, etc) are great investments for long term, BUT NOT TO TRADE, as they provide great dividends. However, ATT & Verizon do as well (dividends, that is).
  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I know--it is such a disappointment to find out we are all talking to not-cool people. A bunch of nerds. That shakes the foundation of my belief that you are all morons!!! I am soooo distraught...waaaaahhhhh!!!! All this time invested is a waste!!!!
  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Freelance ad sales/ medical marketing

    I work from home and try to discipline my self to spend four to six hours a day Mon thru Fri on various projects, and I spend a couple hours after dinner Mon thru Thursday on paperwork and admin. Have my own LLC and set my own hours, but don't play hooky unless it's clean and fun. Or if family calls, which happens alot but it's good to be there for them if need be. I usually get to surf on average three or four times a week early Sept thru early June, then some summers do a trip during flat season. Last couple years trying to bank some cash, but it seems it gets spent even if we don't travel, so this summer we are headed to a beach near you....upcoast somewhere.

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas all y'all! I think waves will get here Christmas afternoon. Hope you get some goodies. Ho Ho Ho!
  12. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Loving the realization.... I had a feeling most of the guys on here worked pretty decent jobs considering the amount of posting they do.
  13. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
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  14. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    DoD for 10yrs. 9-5 M-F but can take off for surf. Plan to make a change when son goes to college in 2yrs. I dont surf often enough!
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  15. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    What happened to the Waffle House gig? Too many hot babes chasing you down for child support?
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  16. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    No plans to work after retirement. Had originally planned to stick around for 40 years, but wanted to leave before becoming a grouchy, bitter malcontent.
    I have many, varied interests and wanted to experience and accomplish other things before becoming too old to do so.
    Seeing your folks (including in-laws) age and end up it hospitals, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes before passing, tends to change one's perspective on life and what's important.
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  17. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Nice! Good luck to you! I'm eligible for some kind of pension after 25 years, but since I started doing this when I was 40, I won't have racked up years, like my best friend who's been doing it since he was 18. I'll be 65, almost 66 by then.

    I am fine with doing this work until my 70's, maybe even 80, if I can somehow complete that dream of summering on Oahu! Also assuming I'm in good shape in my 70's, which if I'm not, I probably won't be alive anymore! My body probably would have broken at some point in my 50's, had I continued doing the overhead door job.
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Quite the opposite, imho. You dreamed WELL, big gets people in trouble 99.99% of the time. And nobody really dreams big; both Gates and Jobs didn't either--they fell into big by being the right person for the right time for the right industry---a coalition of contingencies.
    And thanks for the service--we each owe you a beer.
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  19. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2013
    Day trader - do what I want when I want ;)
  20. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    You have been an example to uphold to others; I hope all matters in life go better for you.
    And Merry Christmas--you deserve a great one!!
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