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Old 29-03-2012, 14:00   #1
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What Do You Do for a Living?

Out of all curiosity, I was always under the impression sailing the world was for retired millionaires. I'm sure we have lots of those here. But I would love to know what your occupation was prior!

What do you/did you do for a living?
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Old 29-03-2012, 14:11   #2
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Minded my own business.
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Old 29-03-2012, 14:11   #3
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Welcome to CruisersForum, xoxxx
I am not retired yet. I don't even know if I will reach retirement age alive, since it seems to go up by one year every year. But I'm sure I will not be a retired millionaire...

Until then, I'm a hydrodynamics engineer, as my profile says.

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Re: What do you do for a living?

I do corporate PR, marketing and communications.

I was originally a newspaper reporter, but I quickly found out you can't work for a newspaper and afford a boat.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

was a welder for years working high steel, became a welding inspector , still forking hi steel.. few years ago when the market dropped, we sold everything and went cruising..
Came back to see the kids and opened a canvas shop and sail loft.. just brought my son into the business, In two years we'll have the retro-fit don on the boat and my son will be taking over the business and paying us a monthly fee..
Along with that, we have a couple rentals.. and Social Security which will start in a couple..
looking forward to going out again..
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Old 29-03-2012, 14:23   #6
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Retired Navy, currently a math teacher--come on May 23rd
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Old 29-03-2012, 14:29   #7
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Minded my own business.
Sounds relaxing..
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Welcome to CruisersForum, xoxxx
I am not retired yet. I don't even know if I will reach retirement age alive, since it seems to go up by one year every year. But I'm sure I will not be a retired millionaire...

Until then, I'm a hydrodynamics engineer, as my profile says.

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I do corporate PR, marketing and communications.

I was originally a newspaper reporter, but I quickly found out you can't work for a newspaper and afford a boat.
I learned to never get into an argument with a company that buys ink by the gallon.. Haha..


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Retired Navy, currently a math teacher--come on May 23rd
Awesome! summer semester im assuming since you start in may?
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Old 29-03-2012, 14:32   #8
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Cowboy, combat soldier, Vietnam Vet looking for work, sailor,underground miner, sailor, boat builder,sailor, commercial diver, commercial fisherman, disabled Vet, Service Officer, cowboy, sailor, retired still sailing - never a dull moment!
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Re: What do you do for a living?

I was a billionaire wanna be... then I retired to just being a millionaire sailor.... can someone help me decide on the Oyster 65 or the Nordhaven 69?
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Work for a big corporation fixing process problems, and there is no shortage.
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Awesome! summer semester im assuming since you start in may?

Start of my summer break, 3 months off.....off to east coast to do some sailing and scout out some cruising boats, as I may just stay and retire, either way, at most one more school year and I'm outta here.
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Laborer, painter, log-splitter, barbed-wire fence builder, soda jerk, payroll clerk, etcetera.
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Welcome xoxxx,

You know, I belong to about 20 forums covering topics of flying, sailing, hot rods, family care giving, well the list goes on. Some of the high rollers you think might be on this forum, you will find a few on the flying forums (except homebuilt, experimental) and the GT-40 car forum. Here I would guess most of us have just simply made the required adjustments to cruise, and most, on not much of a budget.

As to myself, retired Merchant Marine and currently taking care of my 92 year old dad before I return to cruising on my schedule and choice of destination rather than that of a shipping company.
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