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    What do you do for a living?

    What industry and department do you work in? Just curious if there are any trends/correlations here between cyclist and jobs...

    I work as a data systems analyst in the electric utilities industry.

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    Residentail construction/remodeling
    All departments Small business owner
    low pay, long hours who could ask for more.

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    I was medically discharged from the Army after 11 years, now a full time student studying Mechanical Engineering, Machine Tool Technology and Welding Technology. Figured I would have decent options after graduation. Hopefully.

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    I'm a chiropractor.
    Self employed so I have to ride a little more cautiously than I'd like at times.

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    I'm a bum, live on the government tit. I like to ride bikes though. So, I try to ride 4-5 times a week. Mountain biking for fun, road riding for the Zen.

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    I am a youth minister
    I get to leave the office and bring students mountain biking and it's all part of the gig!

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    Same thing i did last time one of these threads was made a few weeks ago.

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    I work for a mentoring program in Aurora--actually hoping to get more mentors-especially bike riders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desrcr View Post
    Residentail construction/remodeling
    Nice...

    I do sales to contractors/developers at Build.com (we sell plumbing, lighting, hardware, etc)

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    Haha!! Great question. I'm an electrical engineer working at an astronomical observatory. I take trips every year and travel with a group. We have a, chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, EMT person, food packaging engineer, parks and recs (retired), crane operator, intimate apparel mail order business, sys-admin, astronomer, cop, FBI agents........I know there are more but that's what comes to mind right now.

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    Civil Engineer - Stream and Habitat Restoration and Stormwater Engineering. I ride with a number of Water Resource and Geotechnical Engineers too.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    I enjoy earning top dollars as a professional procrastinator! Then I make suggestions and advise other procrastinators on how to do their job better and while improving their overall efficiency, all in the name of procrastination. Then I go MTB riding...
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    Commercial lender for a large bank. And before anyone says it, there are actually some good banks out there. We didn't get involved in the crap that resulted in the residential crisis, even though people tried to pressure us to do so. I'm damn proud of this place, actually.
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    I think you're going to find a lot of diversity in career and age here which is pretty cool. As for me, I work as a data network engineer in the healthcare industry.

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    I'm an overpaid, lazy, whiny, entitled, white-biased, over compensated, public coffer draining, 3-month-vacation-enjoying, public high school teacher who's constantly begging the taxpayers for more money that's not the least bit necessary.

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    Automotive collision repair, 30 plus years

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    Medical Physicist. I work in the health care industry, cancer treatment to be more specific.

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    I work in the intellectual property business, marketing software to lawyers.

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    sml family owned nurse staffing business by day
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    I work too much and don't get paid enough for it.

    Job 1.) Customer Support for VIO inc. Perhaps some of you have used the POV camera's on your rides?
    Job 2.) Laptop Repair Tech/General Tech for Northern Michigan University
    Job 3.) PC Support Technician at 906 technologies
    Job 4.) School

    over 50 hours a week ftw!

    I like what I do and the people I work with, which is really the only things keeping me there, making a living on $8-$9 an hour isn't easy. Not easy to find work either. It ain't easy, but I could be doing worse, like being un-employed. (but sometimes I hear that pays more than being responsible, lol) Maybe if this ****storm economy works itself out I'll land something that pays more. Time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogeek View Post
    Civil Engineer - Stream and Habitat Restoration and Stormwater Engineering. I ride with a number of Water Resource and Geotechnical Engineers too.
    Wow, you're living the dream.

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    Self employed after 17 years on trading floors. We provide analytic services to institutional investors and securitization outfits. Oh yeah, I also have a small business as professional sports photographer. Not much money there but its something I do love.
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    Primary business - manage a small consulting firm which caters to the homebuilding industry. Also manage a few other small businesses.

    All in the interest of having enough time and making enough money to do the thing that makes me the happiest - mountain biking
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingWanderer View Post
    Medical Physicist. I work in the health care industry, cancer treatment to be more specific.

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    RAD/ONC department? Those linear accelerators are fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    RAD/ONC department? Those linear accelerators are fascinating.
    You got it. I work in the Radiation Oncology departments for a couple of hospitals in central MO. Linear accelerators are very cool machines! I really enjoy getting to work on high-end, high-dollar pieces of equipment.

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    I'm an Emergency Physician. I went to medical school later in life and was a Structural Engineer before that. I was a Marine Infantryman for seven years back in the early eighties.

    My career cost me everything. Marriage, money, savings...but I can afford to get nice bikes so that's the only silver lining.

    I work nights, ride almost every day.

    Other Things About Me:

    1. I am part of the one percent. Screw it. I worked for it. I didn't major in Womyn's Studies.

    2. I'm looking for a girlfriend. I'd like to find one who rides mountain bikes but since there are no female moutain bikers saying "I'd like to find a girl who rides mountain bikes" is like saying "I'd like to meet Bigfoot and ride a unicorn. And please, do not post those oh-so-obvioulsy photo-shopped pictures of women riding mountain bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinerider View Post
    I'm an overpaid, lazy, whiny, entitled, white-biased, over compensated, public coffer draining, 3-month-vacation-enjoying, public high school teacher who's constantly begging the taxpayers for more money that's not the least bit necessary.
    I'd love to be a teacher only because I bet you get to ride a lot in the summer!

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    Documentary filmmaker and "sustainability" consultant. Mucho trabajo, no dinero... But the hours and travel are awesome!

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    Orthopaedic surgeon.... ride fast and take risks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinerider View Post
    I'm an overpaid, lazy, whiny, entitled, white-biased, over compensated, public coffer draining, 3-month-vacation-enjoying, public high school teacher who's constantly begging the taxpayers for more money that's not the least bit necessary.
    I ride with a few like you hahaha

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    Man, I suck... I work for a doctor.

    Too bad is Dr. Pepper

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinsler View Post
    Orthopaedic surgeon.... ride fast and take risks!
    Attorney ... for the times when you realize that riding fast, taking risks, and having to visit this guy as a result wasn't your fault, but rather was the fault of the trail builder, bike mfgr, land owner, etc.

    (just kidding -- I do commercial litigation, not PI work...)

    Incidentially, I'm surprised I'm the first attorney who has chimed in. There are a number of 'us' regularly on RBR.
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