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01-16-2010 07:34 AM
csamn2007 Well there goes the life of crime. I hope you like your new job.
01-14-2010 08:25 PM
multisonic I just bought the appropiate gear for next week. Carhartt stuff is expensive! I'll be the worm until it warms up at least= a LOT of pressure washing, so an extra 150 bucks for the outfit you see on that guy on the Gordons fish sticks box.
01-14-2010 07:22 PM
RedWrangler Good Luck Oilman!!
01-13-2010 07:12 PM
multisonic Thanks, but it's already filled out. Everything stays the same really. All my money goes to providing for my only real love- Sally. My '98 TJ. Ha ha ha
01-13-2010 06:56 PM
stevens243 Well, since that is a relatively dangerous occupation, be careful!

Oh, and I'll PM you the info you need for the next of kin blocks on your hiring forms.
01-13-2010 06:54 PM
multisonic Well I broke down and made the 600 mile round trip today to Williston and got a job on an oil rig. I had to wait in line and sit through about 20 people being told to "go away, we dont need anyone" and my turn came up and viola! They DO need someone. ha ha- 20 bucks an hour to start = LAME. But I found a house I really want. So in an unknown number of 84 hour work weeks I will own and soonafter pay off said house. Then I intend to switch my plan of financial attack to doing whatever makes me happy. So thats my story for now. Stay tuned for the next installment of "What the hell am I doing with my life?" ha ha.
01-12-2010 11:31 PM
Joe Dirt I've got a feeling you don't want to hear this, but here it goes. Use your GI Bill and GO BACK TO SCHOOL. I got my BA when I was 38. After many years of working hard I learned a simple truth. A college degree is a method of the 1% setting themselves apart from the other 99% of people. The lack of the degree keeps you out of jobs you could do, but can't even apply because you don't have the degree. You can beat your head against the wall all your life screeming "let me in!" or you can shut up, earn yours and walk through the front door. I know college is not exactly "fun", but it isn't bad and it's better to do it now than figure all this out in 20 years. While you're there you might even find your dream career. Who knows, you might be the future engineer that finally builds a Jeep that doesn't leak and runs on water.
01-12-2010 04:30 PM
little1989jeep i like the fly shop/saloon/small engine repair/craft shop idea
01-12-2010 11:02 AM
chucky cheese If you are mech. inclined get a job as an electrician,plumber,a/c heating tech learn all you can on the job. be personable with the customers. when you learn enough start doing side work. You,ll make a days pay in 1 hour. when the time comes the customers come with you. look around. every building, house, business uses all of the trades above. If you show up on time, do your job right and warranty your work you will never lack work customers or money and work your own hours and not for the man!
01-12-2010 10:37 AM
RedWrangler Dealing with the various DOTs can be a bitch for long haul truckers. Around here it seems like every local enforcement unit has a special "Motor Carriers Enforcement Unit." Their sole function is to hassle the drivers at every opportunity. Granted, some of the rigs you see on the highway, especially the garbage scows and large dumpers, appear to be quite unsafe.
01-12-2010 09:48 AM
multisonic I like the trucker idea actually. Perhaps I'll do some CDL research today...
01-12-2010 09:27 AM
s3nt3nc3d I haven't read all of this so this may have been suggested...but have you considered a job working for a city streets department or county job? Not the best work...but with your military experience and maintenance experience, you would probably be a top candidate in the interviews.

The guy I went to school with for HVAC ended up getting a job with the city... lucky bastard. Everyone said, "You gotta know somebody if you want a job there! You're never gonna get in!"

He applied anyway and his military experience (Army, one 18 month tour in Afghanistan) got him right in. From what I hear, he's enjoying it a lot...started out doing random bitch work, but now he's driving a dump truck for em...and the benefits of a local government job are pretty nice.

Or go get a job being a long haul trucker. You'll get to see the country and maybe find your next random place of residence while driving. lol
01-12-2010 09:17 AM
multisonic Two words: double post. Ha! Gotcha.
I heard pimpin' ain't easy and trickin' is even worse...
01-12-2010 08:57 AM
jgano23 one word......prostitution
01-11-2010 10:47 PM
stevens243
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Originally Posted by multisonic View Post
Nice steve. Southern Montana is actually a lot different and a LOT better than northern NORTH Dakota. In Minot they don't take people off the flight line til it's -60. In Montana, I don't work. Ha ha. Also theres no sales tax in Montana, which I kinda like. One bummer is that my ND drivers license was a really good picture. However, my Montana one was right after I bought prescription/transition Oakley Fives which look cool outdoors when they are tinted, but really homosexual indoors like when a guy gets his drivers license picture taken. I found out after I did this that Bob Burnquist rocks these all the time. weird..... heres a few pics of my glasses both ways. You tell me.
Also ignore the large canvas print of my face. My girlfriend got me that for Christmas because I am "full of myself" and because I have wanted it for like 5 years.
Man, I gotta tell you that you are 100% correct.

Those BCD's are truly effective indoors (not sayin' that the are "all that" out in the sun in any way).

Oh, and I TRIED really hard to ignore the poster of yourself. Just couldn't do it tho.

Hey, nice sweater!

Thanks for letting me have fun today! I enjoyed it!!
01-11-2010 07:35 PM
Geoff@Bestop
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Also ignore the large canvas print of my face.
"Hello! I'm posting a gigantic picture of myself. Please ignore it."

Hahhhahhaaa. Yeah right. Ignore it...

Attachment 14491

Actually, i think it's a pretty cool shot. But still, couldn't resist.
01-11-2010 07:11 PM
JIMBOX Well, if thats your plan


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It defenitely was! Last week - because it was clean.

Thanks for all of the hilarious and helpful encouragement. I am thinking that possibly a mixture of many of these ideas will come together to form a mega-tron of employment, or something like that. I suppose the first step is to go find a house this weekend if we can. We have been working with a realtor in the area and have about 3 top picks. So we will first see what comes of that.

Also if my rig friend isn't already blotto I'm going to gather more oil rig employment information from him tonight. Although I think I would prefer to work for less, and have more fun. But at the same rate I hate not owning things 100% and would be willing to do most anything to knock out this next house in as little time as possible.... Blah I'm like a broken record over here!
New oil rigs aren't as plentiful as Geothermal rigs, they're heavy in Nevada and Colorado-what the hey !!

Good luck

JIMBO
01-11-2010 06:20 PM
multisonic
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Sonic, is that your favorite sweatshirt?
It defenitely was! Last week - because it was clean.

Thanks for all of the hilarious and helpful encouragement. I am thinking that possibly a mixture of many of these ideas will come together to form a mega-tron of employment, or something like that. I suppose the first step is to go find a house this weekend if we can. We have been working with a realtor in the area and have about 3 top picks. So we will first see what comes of that.

Also if my rig friend isn't already blotto I'm going to gather more oil rig employment information from him tonight. Although I think I would prefer to work for less, and have more fun. But at the same rate I hate not owning things 100% and would be willing to do most anything to knock out this next house in as little time as possible.... Blah I'm like a broken record over here!
01-11-2010 05:42 PM
Geoff@Bestop God knows I'm not the one to offer career advice. But a suggestion while you're searching: try volunteering somewhere for something. Meals-on-wheels delivery in the snow. Wounded Warrior Project. Lots of great causes. It'll make you feel like a better human being.

Oh, and Drug Mule. Just a thought.
01-11-2010 05:33 PM
JDsDream If you like Montana and you want to stay there, be your own boss, and have lots of free time, open a bait shop/saloon. Fly fishermen spend lots of money in Montana and it is pretty seasonal. You could even set up a small engine repair shop out back. They host quite a few festivals where you could sell your other stuff as well. Just a thought
01-11-2010 05:29 PM
Schmo There's a guy in Nigeria that emailed me . . . he will give you an excellent return rate . . . on your 10K, you'll be set for a while!!!


I work for the man . . . have all my life and actually just had my 18 year anniversary with the company I'm at (I've actually worked with 4 companies but they've all been aquired by the company). It sucks, but then again, I can't complain . . . pays for the toys and I've got weekends & holidays off, paid vacation, etc to enjoy them. Too many business owners I've known over the years have trouble breaking away and having time off to enjoy life outside of work, so unless I found something that I truly loved to do, I wouldn't want to have my own business.
01-11-2010 05:22 PM
02 Apex Lot's of good ideas, I see. I kind of liked the graduating to a serial killer scenario; very low overhead. However, I'm not much for crime. If I were you, I would take that ten grand and drink heavily!! Who knows, you might have an alcohol-induced epiphany. It happens.

Seriously, these are hard times for lots of folks looking for work, nevermind a career. Hope you can come to a fruitful decision and get going in a positive direction. If nothing else, I've heard pimping pays huge dividends with lots of fringe bennies (I hope I don't get in trouble for that one).

Best of luck, MS.
01-11-2010 05:01 PM
RedWrangler
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Red excellent and hilarious advice respectively. I have read 3 books on the AT thru hike and it'll cost me about 3k for the run of it. Not sure if the timing is right.
You should also check the WCT for a thru-hike.
01-11-2010 05:00 PM
RedWrangler Sonic, is that your favorite sweatshirt?
01-11-2010 04:57 PM
multisonic Nice steve. Southern Montana is actually a lot different and a LOT better than northern NORTH Dakota. In Minot they don't take people off the flight line til it's -60. In Montana, I don't work. Ha ha. Also theres no sales tax in Montana, which I kinda like. One bummer is that my ND drivers license was a really good picture. However, my Montana one was right after I bought prescription/transition Oakley Fives which look cool outdoors when they are tinted, but really homosexual indoors like when a guy gets his drivers license picture taken. I found out after I did this that Bob Burnquist rocks these all the time. weird..... heres a few pics of my glasses both ways. You tell me.
Also ignore the large canvas print of my face. My girlfriend got me that for Christmas because I am "full of myself" and because I have wanted it for like 5 years.
01-11-2010 04:31 PM
stevens243
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Originally Posted by multisonic View Post
well i hated living in north dakota with a passion so i sold my house and the dealership (without much profit this time) and am now staying in montana. wait, you "hated" south dakota so you moved to montana? C'mon man. That's like hatin' south philly and moving to new jersey

some ideas:
-go back to the rigs (they dont pay as well these days) like 30/hr
pros: Money. Fast. this works. Do it.
cons: The work sucks. I could be killed (its dangerous) well, it's only dangerous to you, so i still recommend it. :d

-erect steel buildings for my friends company
pros: Travel most of the country and some of the world-free
cons: Home once a month, not the best pay: 15/hr

-take what little cash i have and hike the entirety of the appalachian trail
pros: Way fun adventure. When else in my life will i be able to do this?
Cons: I'll be broke at the end and right back essentially where i am now. by "hiking" the appalachian trail, you don't mean that you are heading to south america to visit your girlfriend do you? If so, i hear south carolina needs a new govenor

---what do you all think about those few ideas? see above
---what other ideas or career changes can you suggest?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions even if they are sarcastic and all they do is bring a smile to my face. I'm just at a loss for ideas on life really. Anyone else ever been there?
:d
01-11-2010 04:02 PM
David Lucas
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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo View Post
have you considered a life of crime? that seems to pay well from what i hear.
Run for congress, it's the same thing and you won't go to jail.
01-11-2010 02:39 PM
RatherBNarizona a traveling Jeep mechanic

but seriously, do what makes you happy.
01-11-2010 02:38 PM
multisonic
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Um, hello...
Yeah. we're going to look at a few houses around Rapid City in the next few days. I'm REALLY good at gardening (particularly aeroponics) and if we could refine our glassblowing skill and nurture the gardening hobby I am sure we could happily live for our own means. Ha ha. I guess we will see how that pans out.

Also we were considering combining the glassblowing with a small business making and selling hematite magnetic jewelry. You know, those creeps you see in the mall peddling their wares. The profit margins are outstanding. Cost on a single piece is about 2.50 and sells quite easily for 35.00 or more. Dont ask how I know this. Over the last 7 months I have done thorough research and business models on everything from a coin op car wash and laundromat combo to a grocery store. Ugh.
01-11-2010 02:28 PM
jcf Walmart greeter, thats the go & you can transfer all over if needed
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