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Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:44 pm
by Darin McGrew
having_wandered wrote:I push little plastic keys and click mouse buttons all day long. I also talk on the phone a lot...often to a computer on the other end. Somehow I get paid for that.
LOL! That sounds familiar. Except for the talking-on-the-phone part. We tend to use IM (except for conference calls). But lots of key tapping and mouse clicking...

Welcome to Derby Talk!

Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:14 am
by thecapotc
By work hours I'm a Process/Manufacturing Engineer for an electronics manufacturer. We go back and forth between being a psuedo-OEM (government work) and contract manufacturer.

At home I have a wife, four kids, a dog, a cat, and a house in constant repair.
Our two boys are in AWANA, one is almost 7 and the other almost 4. Our oldest girl just turned 2 and her sister is nearly 5 months.

And for some reason I'm threatening my wife's sanity by looking for a local cub scout pack for my boys.


Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:35 pm
by ZebsRacing
Hey all,

I am a Mechanical Engineering Assistant at day working in a shop with with my brain and hands.

By night im superdad. Although.. the wife thinks my newfound obsession (PWD Racing) is indeed already bugging her!

Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:58 am
by Speedster
I work a lot with wood, plastic and steel. My job often requires I work late into the night. The stress sometimes becomes unbearable. January, February and March are always my busiest months. The warm summer months in Ohio are spent with a lot more track time in the testing lab. Yep. I'm RETIRED !!!

Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:30 pm
by ZebsRacing
Sounds like a hard knocks life, 35 ft track and I will have my own little paradise. Maybe I will get a three laner so we can replace our packs old track with something a little mainstream. I promised my wife I wouldnt make PWD my mistress, but I have an itch.

Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:22 pm
by davet
Patrol officer in large city. Secondary jobs on the department are Pursuit and Non-Emergency driving instructor, Field Training Officer and FTO Instructor. I wasn't as successful as BlackLotus on 1st page is. That was a, now hilarious, disaster 26 yrs ago :idk: .

20 yrs ago I bought an old 1956 CJ-5 that my dad and I rebuilt and modified for offroad and street duty. I would be driving that in any free time I had if I could. Seems like all of life's stresses go away when I'm chugging that thing down the road or through a rough trail.

Once I found this site, MOFAST gave me some excellent info that helped us get faster (1st place NorthernStar Council last year). Still using the same spray you turned us onto for our axles MOFAST. :bigups: I think a touch of undiagnosed OCD kicked in related to these darn wooden cars.

My kids are still young and taking up a bunch of my time.

Awesome thread!

Re: What is your “real job”?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:54 am
by kcarchitect
Holy Dead Thread Resurrection! I'm an architect, and my kids are probably the only ones that get to have dad layout an AutoCAD template (following their directions for design) for them to print and cut their cars out from. We model the car in 3D so we can adjust the shapes, contours, etc. in the computer first and it helps him visualize what we are trying to make the block of wood look like. After we print the templates we glue them to the block of wood, then cut close to the lines with the bandsaw. All the fine tuning is done on the belt sander and dremel.