|Im kind of curious to see what everyone on here does for a living to be able to afford some of these amazing boats...specifically anyone in the medical field? (i.e. doctors, chiropractors, pts) bc im in chiro school right now and after paying I finish paying off massive student loans it would be a little nice to know I might be able to afford a new boat someday haha|
|You should more than easily be able to afford most of the boats being a Chiropractor, given you have your own practice.|
|I am in Real Estate. Big gains but also big losses. I am fortunate to have sold all of my investments in early 08 and cashed out. I am just coasting right now. With everything paid for I can do that. I am just planning a strategy for the next upswing.|
|I'm a law student at night and I work at XTP during the day.|
|Geothermal power plant operator|
|Programmer for a company that makes plastics for the marine industry. Sadly we're not doing that well these days.|
|Wakeboard Tower Speaker Manufacture/Automated Horticulture Equipment for the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry|
|By KJ (akdoc) on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 7:31 am:
|I am a chiropractor! I have my own practice with 1 massage therapist in my clinic. Get ready for some tough times when you get out, but keep plugging away and it gets much better.|
|KJ where did you go to school?? im in new york chiropractic, its nice to know there is a chiropractor on here owning a sick looking boat|
|Fiber optic network engineer. Job is boring some times, but pretty easy.|
|i run a website...|
|I am a high voltage lineman.|
|I'm an off shore investment banker specializing in the Chinese and Malaysian markets. Just kidding I'm in the porn industry. For real though I sell cars for a Ford dealer and the wife is a Real Estate agent and a damn good one thank God.|
|I'm a Control Rod Drive technician in Nuclear Power plants/ Own my own small machine shop that I do small work in.|
|Software Engineering Director in the Internet Security Division of a small company called IBM.|
|Small business owner. |
Older boat, Not an amazing new one....but... IT'S PAID FOR!}
|Software Development Engineer - technical lead on a team for a small company called HP.|
|Network Engineer for a medical university.|
|I'm an importer/exporter for Vandelay industries. We import and export fine latex goods. I also had a short run with Kramerica Industries, you know, the company responsible for the ketchup and mustard in the same bottle deal and the oil tanker bladder system. |
...and I work in the health care field.
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|I wash cars for a living! |
I also own a garage door company that hasn't made any money in two years!
I swear it's true!
But i bought and paid my boat off when I had my brokerage firm. This economy sucks! Bye bye house but i kept the boat. Are my priority's wrong? lol
|My father and I own our own floor covering business. I also detail cars, boats, and whatever else I can find, on the side. I also work with a guy cleaning carpet and stripping and waxing floors when I can. I also do odd and end jobs to make extra cash when I can. Whatever it takes!|
|Oilfield Fracturing Supervisor. aka Deep hole stimulation expert...|
|commercial rep - oil and gas|
|By KJ (akdoc) on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 8:45 am:
|Mike, I graduated from Logan College in St. Louis December of 2005.|
|Control room operator for electric authority.|
|Kevin (Pri3st) , Do you work at the Geysers?|
|By ed (elc) on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 8:57 am:
|I am tech marketing consultant for companies like cisco and microsoft - my wife runs pharmacy ops in california for a large HMO.|
|Production manager and inspector for aircraft accessory company|
|Software Engineering - company is not as small as IBM or HP, but you've heard of it. You have received one of our products before on your birthday. If your lucky it came with a $5 bill inside. ha-ha...|
|"Kevin (Pri3st) , Do you work at the Geysers?" |
|General contractor/carpenter, self employed for 35 years. |
Wife was court reporter for 17 years, (also self employed)
We bought a retail florist shop a couple years ago, which she runs to help put the boys through college.
|I work as an independent contractor serving process for the courts. Business is great right now with the economy like it is, but sad to see others suffering so much. Wife works for a bank. My boat isn't new at all, but is set up and paid for.|
|CPT, US Army|
|I have a partnership business in the Marine industry, as things have been slow I have starting consulting in Materials/Supply Chain Strategy for a medium size firm in the Bay Area. My wife is a Financial Analyst for Kiaser Corporate, technically she was the one that paid for the boat.... |
|Construction Superintendent for a General Contractor. Boat isn't new and isn't completely paid for but where there's a will there's a way.|
|I look at/fix wrecked cars.. Not very exciting but I like it.|
|Business Technology at a big bank.|
|Aluimun railing/fencing contractor, business is slow right now so do me a favor and buy more railings!!! Boat payment is due soon... |
|Network Security Engineer / Information Security for General Dynamics. Keep the hackers out or sometimes I might let them in if I want to play! |
Hey Dave (lion90), so you work for IBM/ISS??
I hope Mike isn't social engineering all of us for his identity theft plan!
|Manufacturing Engineer doing Tool Design in the Thermoforming (plastics) industry|
|Switch Engineer Comcast|
|Custom Home Builder. General Contractor|
|I work for my families business. I am the third generation of our family to work there. We are a warehouse distributor for Heavy-Duty, Industrial and Marine 12V charging/starting systems. Our area of expertise is Alternators, starters, batteries and ignition. We also carry a few of the OEM gauge/sender brands, wix filters, wiper blades and a few other products. We actually carry a lot of the senders, pressure/temp switches, filters, alternators and starters that are on almost all wake boats. |
I actually don't even have a boat of my own right now. I just use my dad's 83 MC or his 42 Ocean Alexander. I really like not having a 300-500 dollar a month payment.
|Martgage (maybe that's why I don't have a boat!)|
|I do home automation and low voltage devices like cctv, alarms, access control etc.|
|I work for AT&T. Electronic Tech that stays on a computer all day. My wife is a dentist and has her own practice. But she does not share her money with me. Which is why we actually have money in savings. And why I do not have a 50,000 dollar boat. :-)|
|Furniture Designer, The industry is not doing good at all right now. Which is the reason I had to sell by boat this summer|
|Industrial Engineer |
No new boat for me just an old one thats paid for.
|Network Admin at Sysco. Wife is a Software Tester for a local credit union.|
|I prefer boy toy. She is 4 years older than me.;-)|
|Paramedic Specialist. boat isn't paid for yet but luckily there are lots of sick people keeping overtime plentiful. I used to be a design engineer when i first bought my boat, but sitting at a desk 50 hours a week wasn't doing it for me.|
|I sell you the over priced boats that ruined your Credit in the first place. |
|Automation Specialist/Co-ordinator for an oil and gas Company, my wife is a floor manager at a Credit Union. |
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|Kevin; Sent you a P.M.|
|Structural Engineer, getting my PE this winter. Buying a boat now. Extending loan for long period of time and getting hurt on interest, but it's worth it.|
|Natural Gas Trader|
|I am a Medical Resident, so I understand the student loans. I worked pretty hard during my undergrad years before med school and saved money. I chose to buy a boat that I could wait and pay cash for, but it is exactly what I want.|
|Attorney in private practice but currently making a monthly student loan payment the size of a big boat payment. Luckily the partners at this firm also make the most of Lake living as one has an MC X-15 and the other just went to the Malibu dealership today.|
|Electrical Consultant in Oil&Gas, wife is a speech and language therapist.|
|Firefighter/Engineer - 8 years|
|Former Corp. GM for a large marine dealer chain in CA and NV owned by the Spawn of Satan and his brother. |
Currently owner of a small to medium sized marine service, repair, and rigging shop in Sacramento, CA.
|Police Dispatcher (PT), Attending Police Academy (PT) and paint houses with family buss. (PT) |
I don't know what I want to do, I just want to retire and spend my days on the LAKE...lol
|On-highway engine rep for the largest Cat dealer in the nation.|
|Science teacher and coach HS (Chem, Bios, Phy Sci, and soccer!!) Wife does the same but with the little ones, starting school again, no research this time going to chiropractic, TCC in Houston, hence the move there next week!|
|Police Officer 8 years.|
|Mortgage Banker -- been to busy to use my boat as much as I'd like this year, though....|
|Lieutenant/Paramedic with fire department, 15 years. Motor sports safety, 10 years.|
|firefighter/paramedic. work 24 hours then got 48 hours to wakeboard!|
|Senior Web Designer for an Outdoor Retailer|
My father envy's you! We make beer from time to time... about 60 or so gallons at a time. It's a lot of work when your working with 30 gallon drums and filling the bottles. He has always wanted to open up a brew pub. Alabama laws are jacked up about that stuff though.
|Ha, yeah there are a lot of hurdles to get over in some states. Just do what dogfish did and open one anyways|
|I'd love to get a growler of your favorite beer that you make. To bad I'll not be in Sandpoint, ID any time soon. Whats the % by Vol?|
|Process Engineer/Area Manager for a paper company south of myrtle beach, sc. I manage a machine that makes paper for envelopes, stickers, and bag. Good pay but long hours and stress. |
If anyone makes a lot of money without stress and long hours I would like to know
|Employee Benefits Broker / Medical Insurance |
|Hanging out and watching over 75 dogs every day. http://www.the-big-backyard.com|
|I own a factory that make Miniature Model Factories|
|By ed (elc) on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 4:45 pm:
|"If anyone makes a lot of money without stress and long hours I would like to know" |
1boarder - marry someone who makes a lot more then you, then do something you want. My wife enjoys the boat and wake boarding - she "sponsors" most of our trips, boards etc.
|I work for a public accounting firm, weighing my options.|
|I have the perfect job: |
Come in late, leave early. Company Lambo and sexy assistant included.225k annually, 2 months paid vaca. Responsibilities include drinking coffee and staring thoughtfully out the window.
I'm a nurse
|I run a custom car shop that builds stainless parts, chassis for streetrods and bodydrops.We also manufacture airride control arms and crossmembers. |
Terrible job by the way.Dirty and ruff with metal fragments shortening your life span everyday.
|freelance video editor/post production supervisor|
|Geographic Information Systems Analyst|
|Real estate we own residential buildings and we rent the appartment monthly.|
|Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician.|
|North Slope Oilfield Electrician, Wife works for engineering firm in the lighting design dept.|
|Fedex Contracter in wyoming Wife is Vet tech |
Boat is new but almost paid for
|student and also work full time at Cavenders boot city web center|
|Financial Services...small ticket leasing to be more specific.|
|HVAC tech, currently specializing programming BAC/EMS systems for buildings|
|Stressed out remodel contractor but somewhat busy.|
|Primary- Telecom sales & marketing. Secondary- Have my hands in a few other things that don't make alot of $ but are much more fun than telecom sales & marketing. |
Wife is a 3rd grade teacher and makes good money for being a teacher (IMO)...she EARNS every last penny of that good money though...bless her heart (and all the other school teachers out there)!}
|I'm a High School teacher and my wife is a dietitian. |
I had to get a second job teaching for a online school to pay for my toys. Boats and snowmobiles are expensive habits.
|I'm a middle school SS teacher and high school football coach and my wife is a dental hygentist (basically my sugar momma).|
|"If anyone makes a lot of money without stress and long hours I would like to know" |
What's alot of money? I get half day fridays and have very little stress in my job. I don't make $250k/year, but I do well enough.
IMO, the company you work for has alot to do with your stress level.
Also , the amout of $$ you deal with. I'm in a postion to were I don't really waste my time on agreements less than $5MM. The downside is my job distorts my view of money. At work, $50-100k is not that much money.
|Run front end aspect of huge web site for huge company, and manage a bunch of developers.|
|Financial Analyst for a very large real estate firm.|
|I work at a family business called Abernathy Company.. (www.abernathycompany.com) we manufacture chemicals(any type of degreaser,detergant, soap, u name it) we also sell janitorial supplies and have a wholesale company in dallas called "ABCO wholesale" which sells wholesale janitorial supplies.. we also own a few resturaunts which we rent out and do ALOT of warehouseing for I.P paper and cooper tires.. and we have a contracting crew that goes and cleans paper mills... got our hands in all kinds of diffrent stuff..|
|Work for Cisco.|
|Software Architect\Developer for largest offshore rig company. Built and maintain the drilling operations software for the rigs. (Love my gig, but cant seem to get off this stupid message board!) |
FYI - '01 supra DD, sacked to its ears. Not the most ballin boat for damn sure. BUT I LOVE IT, and dont need anything more!
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|I sell Storage Area Networks|
|Josharre2000 - Cisco? In AR? Nice. |
|technical systems installer. i do concerts and stuff too.|
|custom home builder - framing contractor and woodlandbeam.com|
|I work at a Ford Dealership |
|federal bikini inspector|
|By AP (adam) on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:18 am:
|I do Marketing and PR officially, |
but also do side jobs in networking, landscaping, graphic design, web design, web development, flash development, and anything else I can do to make a couple extra dollars to survive..
I don't own a boat... nor have I ever.. but I love everything about boating and wake-boarding. So, i just sit on the sidelines and watch till my day comes.. haha
I too had to let my first home go (i got it at age 22, and am now 25) so I have no chance of getting approved for a boat loan *sigh*
|Towing manager for a AAA contract station.|
|I have a succesful street pharmaceutical business |
|Chartered Accountant... basically the same as CPA for you guys down there...|
|Trevor Gleadhill (trevorg7) why do you find it so hard to believe that someone would work for Cisco in Arkansas? |
not everything happens in california ya know.
there is a "small" company right outside Rogers Arkansas that takes in more money per year than every other company on this thread combined!
|Electrician and occasional Bouncer/Security|
|Contrary to popular belief Arkansas is one of the most beautiful states! Not alot of place can hold a candle to Arkansas in the fall - Fayettville - Bentonville area = BEAUTIFUL! Even further south in the Ouchita Mtns is quite nice!|
|there is a "small" company right outside Rogers Arkansas that takes in more money per year than every other company on this thread combined! |
Yea and sends 80% of it to China...
F Wally World, regardless of where they are.
|Cooling Tower Construction |
& YES we do work at the Gesyers year roung Kevin
|"My father envy's you! We make beer from time to time... about 60 or so gallons at a time." |
60 gallons?? How does that work?
Financial analyst for me.
|Project Management/Design for large Utility Company. Gotta love working for a utility in a down economy...not a brand new boat but it is all paid for.|
|I LOVE ARKANSAS!! KState|
|TJ - Relax pal. |
I too work for Cisco and was wondering what divisions are located in AR or if he works remote. Cisco is a global company therefore I am never surprised by where people work.
Clearly I don't find it hard to believe.
I would recommend, TJ, that you can focus on things you can control or influence and not worry about reading tone into others posts.
|Local Govt. Administrator|
|General Manager for a Regional restaurant chain |
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|college student. part-time job at best buy. getting real estate license. no boat......yet!|
|my wife and i own a medical imaging practice in socal...|
|I own two businesses. The first is my Electrical Company and the Second is my Solar Company|
|15 years Infantry (Army) |
last 2 Recruiting for National Guard, 3 years to retire.
but get paid in peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches.
We are hiring!
|Manzo thats funny, but I do like PB&J with a nice cold glass of milk|
|Water Resources Engineer|
|California Dept. of Corrections , SGT. |
|^^^^^ that was supposed to say F#ck Arnold|
|I work at a Uranium Enrichment Facility |
Also part owner of a small car audio and accessory shop.
|heat treat steel for automotive companys|
|Medical Device Sales|
|civil engineer/project manager for construction inspection|
|[quote]Pharmaceutical Sales[/quote] |
I would guess you could say that is what I do.
|I have a Sugar MaMa!|
|Any of you guys in San Diego area hiring? Or work for a company that's hiring? Doing an internship in pharmaceutical sales and its getting done in August. Looking for full time employment and I feel I have a pretty good resume. Let me know. Thanks |
|Tried being a gigolo. Never made a dime. Go figure. |
Alcohol tester for many years now and doing quite well at it. Does not pay anything though.
Retired cop (medical retirement after 17 years). Still pays me pretty well.
Run my own mobile detailing company. Work is really slow but OK with me. Hard work, and I'm old
Done security management off and on over the past few years too.
Future lotto winner (fingers crossed)
Not sure what I want to do when I grow up.
|I am a Ship Captain, drive ferry boats at the moment as well as run a family owned shipyard. In the past have worked on tugs as well as yachts and megayachts, lets just say I like being on the water.|
|I make a bunch of money and I don't have to work that hard, life is great|
|Main Job is Correctional Officer at a small Co. Jail, Second Job is RV internet Sales for See Grins RV in San Martin, Ca. and My wife and I own several rental properties in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Yes Idaho and it is beautiful there. The rental properties is more of a tax write off then an income...they suck $$ more that make money, but in the long run they will help with retirement.|
|State employee, student and I mow lawns|
|I'm a Home Loan Officer for a big bank.|
|By AP (adam) on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 9:58 am:
|Can you analyze my intelligence? |
I have to say I love the people that say they have an old boat('05-'06)
|Nick, let me give you some advice. Pharma sales is way overated get into med device instead.|
|Heath, what kind of medical devices? |
I'm in medical devices as well
|Forensic chemist wife is a forensic DNA analyst |
both are growth industries!
We are both close to retirement...counting the days.
|Owner of an industrial conveyor belt company. 8 - 4 during the week but take off when I want. Usually Thursdays and Fridays during the summer.|
|Adam, I work for Stryker and sell equipment to neuro and spine docs in the OR. What about you?|
|Heath, Cool, very interesting stuff. St Jude Medical - Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Haven't made it to sales yet but will be there down the road. Great job, I love it|
|Drunk'n Kicker.... |
Director of Construciton for national retail chain.
|Anyone know of medical sales openings in TX, the gf is looking for a job and figured I'd ask fellow WW'ers|
|Jarrod, i'm checking on something... I sent an email to someone who may be able to help. PM me in a day or so if you haven't heard back. I don't think I'll forget, but kinda busy...|
|Engineer for a medical device company. Wife is the same. Rockin' the '02 Malibu.|
|current student, work for my fathers tree service. extremely fortunate 28 year old of his parents.|
|currently a student, work for a playground company installing pretty much anything that has to do with playgrounds.|
|Drilling fluids engineer on a drilling rig. IMO perfect job. I work week on week off 12 hours a day 25 min from the house and 10 min from the lake. Pay is decent, boat is paid off. My biggest problem is finding people to go to the lake during the week.|
|Sometimes my workplace is a real zoo... |
ps... we have an opening!
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|^^ wow... thats a crappy job.|
|I own a civil engineering firm and my wife is a chiropractor. We own our boat but it is 23 years old, it is actually time to upgrade.|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician|
|Medical device rep as well.|
|Windows server administrator|
|Jasons in the military...thank you for your service to our country...also to those in the peace officer / firefighting / ems / public service fields. |
As for me...Program Manager (mech. engineering background) for an automotive supplier company.
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|Education, love my summers off!|
|Rocket scientist. If you don't believe me, check my profile. |
By the boat I drive, you can tell we don't get paid much, at least for a single income family with three kids anyway.
|jet engine design|
|Hey David, what are you, some kind of Rocket Scientist MAN? |
IT weenie by day, Web Site design/affiliate marketer by night here.
|I'm a stay home dad. My wife owns a very successful Dental practice.|
|^ The winner!|
|Buy and lease airplanes to the U.S. Government! Let's face it, if they don't have the money they will da** sure borrow it!!!|
|Asphalt Emulsion Tech.|
|Adam (blindmnkee3) |
Do you know Paul Bell? I work closely with him, great guy. He's our St Jude's rep here in IL.
|bein a kid |
|Senior Financial Analyst in the telcom field and wife is a hairstylist.|
|I jump in front of moving cars and sue the drivers |
j/k..... I solicit my erotic services on craigslist.
|Work for a major, California based, IT Security company..........in the Dubai office. The missus is air crew for Emirates.|
|Jedi whats the scene like in the UAE? |
i'm pretty sure there is some dude with an epic @ the palms island. He's been on here a few times.
|An Epic on the Palm? First I've heard of it! But wouldn't be surprised, maybe a private import. Plenty of wakeboats around though, MC, Nautiques and the occasional Moomba or Supra. However not much of a community or "scene" that I can see. If there is, I'd like to find it!|
|Procurement Engineer/Obsolescence Program Owner at a Nuclear Power Plant |
Translation: I find replacements for equipment that no one makes anymore......
no boat yet.... but got student loan payments that rival a boat payment.
|autobody technician. bondo monkey|
|Law Clerk for now.... 1 test to go |
Another vote for NW AR in the fall. haha
|Trevor--No offense taken on the AR thing. Good to see a fellow Ciscolian on this board.|
|I sell worm farms, business is picking up. Found a good market to sell to in the fishermen we piss off with our rollers. They seem to tolerate us more now that they can breed their own bait.|
|"I've Got Worms!... We're gonna specialize in selling worm farms"|
|Chance-You got that right, its hard to beat Beaver Lake around late september. Good luck on the test. |
|landscape and design|
|Manager Wal*Mart Logistics|
|I'm a Broadcast Technician. I basically fix all the cameramen and boom operators break for tv stations and set up there new sets etc. |
Looking at med school though. Or something different.