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liquidforce21i 07-09-2009 5:20 AM

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

skibum69 07-09-2009 5:54 AM

You should more than easily be able to afford most of the boats being a Chiropractor, given you have your own practice.

bchesley 07-09-2009 5:56 AM

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.

loudontn 07-09-2009 6:05 AM

I'm a law student at night and I work at XTP during the day.

pri3st 07-09-2009 6:25 AM

Geothermal power plant operator

bouska 07-09-2009 6:49 AM

Programmer for a company that makes plastics for the marine industry. Sadly we're not doing that well these days.

bird_dog0347 07-09-2009 6:54 AM

Network engineer...

h2oproaccessories 07-09-2009 7:26 AM

Wakeboard Tower Speaker Manufacture/Automated Horticulture Equipment for the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry

akdoc 07-09-2009 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.

liquidforce21i 07-09-2009 7:35 AM

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

helinut 07-09-2009 7:50 AM

Fiber optic network engineer. Job is boring some times, but pretty easy.

wakereviews 07-09-2009 7:53 AM

i run a website...

fingerstick 07-09-2009 7:55 AM

I am a high voltage lineman.

hatepain 07-09-2009 8:00 AM

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.

lilsumo 07-09-2009 8:01 AM

I'm a Control Rod Drive technician in Nuclear Power plants/ Own my own small machine shop that I do small work in.

05mobiuslsv 07-09-2009 8:06 AM

Oil company.

lion90 07-09-2009 8:11 AM

Software Engineering Director in the Internet Security Division of a small company called IBM.

kirk 07-09-2009 8:17 AM

Small business owner. <BR> Older boat, Not an amazing new one....but... IT'S PAID FOR!}

tgoin 07-09-2009 8:17 AM

Software Development Engineer - technical lead on a team for a small company called HP.

dudeman 07-09-2009 8:20 AM

Network Engineer for a medical university.

chaser 07-09-2009 8:21 AM

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. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR>...and I work in the health care field. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by chaser on July 09, 2009) <BR> <BR>(Message edited by chaser on July 09, 2009)

2006maliblue 07-09-2009 8:23 AM

I wash cars for a living! <BR> <BR>I also own a garage door company that hasn't made any money in two years! <BR> <BR>I swear it's true! <BR> <BR>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

rugdr 07-09-2009 8:29 AM

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!

ryand121 07-09-2009 8:30 AM

Oilfield Fracturing Supervisor. aka Deep hole stimulation expert...<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

acurtis_ttu 07-09-2009 8:43 AM

commercial rep - oil and gas

akdoc 07-09-2009 8:45 AM

Mike, I graduated from Logan College in St. Louis December of 2005.

03suprassv 07-09-2009 8:51 AM

Control room operator for electric authority.

leaks 07-09-2009 8:53 AM

Kevin (Pri3st) , Do you work at the Geysers?

elc 07-09-2009 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.

rbeckei 07-09-2009 8:58 AM

Production manager and inspector for aircraft accessory company

tj_in_kc 07-09-2009 8:59 AM

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...

pri3st 07-09-2009 8:59 AM

<b>"Kevin (Pri3st) , Do you work at the Geysers?"</b> <BR>I do.

trevorg7 07-09-2009 8:59 AM

Financial Operations

rio_sanger 07-09-2009 9:07 AM

General contractor/carpenter, self employed for 35 years. <BR> <BR>Wife was court reporter for 17 years, (also self employed) <BR> <BR>We bought a retail florist shop a couple years ago, which she runs to help put the boys through college.

fastrd400 07-09-2009 9:16 AM

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.

cptsupra 07-09-2009 9:21 AM

CPT, US Army

johnny_jr 07-09-2009 9:28 AM

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.... <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

jperkinsttu 07-09-2009 9:30 AM

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.

mendo247 07-09-2009 9:33 AM

I look at/fix wrecked cars.. Not very exciting but I like it.

ironj32 07-09-2009 9:46 AM

Business Technology at a big bank.

alindquist 07-09-2009 9:52 AM

Aluimun railing/fencing contractor, business is slow right now so do me a favor and buy more railings!!! Boat payment is due soon... <BR><a href="http://www.coastalrailingandfence.com" target="_blank">www.coastalrailingandfence.com</a>

hawaiianstiln 07-09-2009 9:59 AM

Network Security Engineer / Information Security for General Dynamics. Keep the hackers out or sometimes I might let them in if I want to play! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Hey Dave (lion90), so you work for IBM/ISS?? <BR> <BR>I hope Mike isn't social engineering all of us for his identity theft plan! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

wazzy 07-09-2009 10:04 AM

Manufacturing Engineer doing Tool Design in the Thermoforming (plastics) industry

madriding1 07-09-2009 10:11 AM

Switch Engineer Comcast

pdub 07-09-2009 10:34 AM

Custom Home Builder. General Contractor

polarbill 07-09-2009 10:40 AM

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. <BR> <BR>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.

downfortheride 07-09-2009 10:43 AM

Martgage (maybe that's why I don't have a boat!)

nelson 07-09-2009 10:50 AM

Freight Broker

loudsubz 07-09-2009 10:55 AM

I do home automation and low voltage devices like cctv, alarms, access control etc.

sidetracked3 07-09-2009 10:59 AM

I work for AT&amp;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. :-)

shredhead 07-09-2009 11:18 AM


jonblarc7 07-09-2009 11:29 AM

Furniture Designer, The industry is not doing good at all right now. Which is the reason I had to sell by boat this summer<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/angry.gif" border=0>

ldr 07-09-2009 11:31 AM

Industrial Engineer <BR> <BR>No new boat for me just an old one thats paid for.

bill_airjunky 07-09-2009 11:32 AM

Network Admin at Sysco. Wife is a Software Tester for a local credit union.

sidetracked3 07-09-2009 11:35 AM

I prefer boy toy. She is 4 years older than me.;-)

codykauz 07-09-2009 11:38 AM

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.

xaggie 07-09-2009 11:41 AM

I sell you the over priced boats that ruined your Credit in the first place. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

trentj6930 07-09-2009 11:52 AM

Automation Specialist/Co-ordinator for an oil and gas Company, my wife is a floor manager at a Credit Union. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by trentj6930 on July 09, 2009)

leaks 07-09-2009 12:08 PM

Kevin; Sent you a P.M.

kystyle 07-09-2009 12:10 PM

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.

gotsumgas 07-09-2009 12:11 PM

Natural Gas Trader

srh00z 07-09-2009 12:11 PM

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.

onthewatermo 07-09-2009 12:37 PM

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.

wakedv 07-09-2009 12:42 PM

Electrical Consultant in Oil&amp;Gas, wife is a speech and language therapist.

fman 07-09-2009 12:57 PM

Firefighter/Engineer - 8 years

meathead65 07-09-2009 1:00 PM

Former Corp. GM for a large marine dealer chain in CA and NV owned by the Spawn of Satan and his brother. <BR> <BR>Currently owner of a small to medium sized marine service, repair, and rigging shop in Sacramento, CA.

ksilva 07-09-2009 1:17 PM

Police Dispatcher (PT), Attending Police Academy (PT) and paint houses with family buss. (PT) <BR> <BR>I don't know what I want to do, I just want to retire and spend my days on the LAKE...lol

tpyle 07-09-2009 1:31 PM

On-highway engine rep for the largest Cat dealer in the nation.

wayniac 07-09-2009 1:36 PM

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<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> going to chiropractic, TCC in Houston, hence the move there next week!

brett564 07-09-2009 1:48 PM

Police Officer 8 years.

tracktor 07-09-2009 2:22 PM

Mortgage Banker -- been to busy to use my boat as much as I'd like this year, though....

snowfire 07-09-2009 2:28 PM

Lieutenant/Paramedic with fire department, 15 years. Motor sports safety, 10 years.

jfisher03 07-09-2009 2:41 PM

firefighter/paramedic. work 24 hours then got 48 hours to wakeboard!

tomfish 07-09-2009 2:45 PM

financial advisor

bbeach 07-09-2009 2:59 PM

Senior Web Designer for an Outdoor Retailer

duffymahoney 07-09-2009 3:02 PM

Brewery Owner

h2oproaccessories 07-09-2009 3:06 PM

Duffy... <BR> <BR>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.

duffymahoney 07-09-2009 3:16 PM

Ha, yeah there are a lot of hurdles to get over in some states. Just do what dogfish did and open one anyways<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

hatepain 07-09-2009 3:58 PM

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?

1boarder_kevin 07-09-2009 4:15 PM

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. <BR> <BR>If anyone makes a lot of money without stress and long hours I would like to know

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