Here's what I do for a living...what do you do?

windycity

Treasure Quest Sponsor
I have the best job in the world, I sell metal detectors.
I worked a full time and sold detectors from my basement for over 25years, retired from my full time job in 2010 and opened a brick and morter store, only wish I had done it years ago.
I have my family working with me and I have developed many friendships over the years which is what really makes this the best job in the world .
What could be better than being with your family all day and just talking detecting all day long, of course doing it would be better but this is the second best thing.
I have many customers that stop by for a cup of coffee pull up a chair, relax and pull a few books off our rack to browse, can't get any better than that.
If your ever in Chicago, please stop in to say hi.
 
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bdahunter

TQ's Master Pirate
I'm a General Manager for a Commercial Construction Company

My specialty is luxury hotels but I can build anything that's interesting. This is my 31st year in the industry and I'm the third generation of my family that are builders. I studied to be a scientist but one can't avoid what is in one's blood.
I notice that there are a lot of detectorists who are in construction and in law enforcement, must have something in our mindset that attracts us to this great hobby.

Cheers,

BDA:icon_cool
I guess it's time I updated my bio, since I originally posted to this thread back in 2008. I haven't built hotels or anything else since 2010 when the Princess and I decided to leave Bermuda to travel around the world. It's been quite the adventure and even though we've travelled 130,000 plus miles since 2010 we have only managed to visit Antarctica, South America and North America. We just got back from a 5 month trip to Mexico and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - so in answer to the question:
What do you do?
A: Pretty much anything that makes me happy and that's all I plan to keep doing until the end.
 

DigsNW

Well-Known Member
I will update for all. I still work for a place that makes precipitated calcium carbonate that goes into making paper. I am one of three operators, also do maintenace, secretarial duties, am the West Coast regional Safety officer, truck loader and clean up person. Only four of us to run the entire plant so we do it all.
 
004.JPG 005.JPG I've been retired from full time work since 2002 but still work about 15 hours a week at a couple of part time jobs. One of the jobs is for Kellogg and the other is for Pepperidge Farm. Both jobs are basically the same. I go around to different super markets and Walmarts and fill shelves and build displays. The photos are from an area Walmart. The first is a display of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers that I built and the other is what the back room of a Walmart looks like.....a tight squeeze for sure.
 

Rob1960

Well-Known Member
View attachment 91625 View attachment 91626 I've been retired from full time work since 2002 but still work about 15 hours a week at a couple of part time jobs. One of the jobs is for Kellogg and the other is for Pepperidge Farm. Both jobs are basically the same. I go around to different super markets and Walmarts and fill shelves and build displays. The photos are from an area Walmart. The first is a display of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers that I built and the other is what the back room of a Walmart looks like.....a tight squeeze for sure.
Now we know why you always seem to score at the Coinstar machine. You're by them quite often.
 
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