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Jobs. How do you make your money?

Eventually everybody (old money, and politicians excluded) has to get a job. Bills have to be paid. Mouths have to be fed. A few lucky folks work for extra spending money. So iblers, what have you done to earn a buck/pound/yen/kina/baht/rupel/rupee/peso? Go all the way back to childhood. Don't leave the crummy jobs out!

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listoman8 years ago
My fish ARE worth the money, the only time I lose money on them is if I suspect they are sick...but that hasent happened in a while and I have just about every fish medicine you cn think of on hand right now...... My dog isnt to expensive...he is a shih tzu...after the shots and getting him neutered...its 60 dollars a years in food (two 30 pound bags of Buffalo Blue Dog Food a year...hes a little dog, I can afford to buy him the best!) and 25 dollars every couple of months to get his hair trimmed. (I use a metal nail file...I want a peddy-paws but my mom thinks its gross...yet she want a ped-egg.....which is more gross to you....a dog nail filer...or having a cheese-grater removing dead skin of your feet?) I would say nobody....I havent gotton a birthday present from anybody but my grandma in the last 4 years....not even a phone call or an email....I get 10 dollar gift cards to best buy and Red Lobster or Big Boy for christmas.....those gifts cost me money usually....name one thing a 14 year old kid would want from best buy that 10 dollars or less including tax.....I already have headphones.
randofo8 years ago
Starting in high school, I spent many years working in the family business. This involved moving things around in a warehouse, packing boxes, loading and unloading shipping containers and various other grunt work (while other family members yelled at me). Work started at 6 every morning (on Saturdays and when school was out) and it was very physically demanding. I was knocked out cold on at least two occasions. On the bright side, there is a certain satisfaction and sense of accomplishment to be found in this sort of manual labor... and I can put on my resume that I am seriously skilled with a forklift. There was also some brief stints in the customer service industry which I don't ever want to think about again. In college I worked in the computer lab/tech. shop at school and had some super-cool side gigs setting up art exhibitions. Also did some freelance art and design things. Now... I work for this glorious website! And I have a secret side project which I will unveil in a few months.
skunkbait (author)  randofo8 years ago
Cool. That side project, hmmm.......Are you getting into professional forklift racing??
Oh yeah! Extreme forklift racing. We will be driving forklifts at high speeds under conditions most forklifts weren't meant to be driven under. Its a teeth rattling good time.
skunkbait (author)  randofo8 years ago
If you'll let me enter my tractor with a front end loader, I can be competitive. But if it's strictly for forklifts, I'd have to restrict my movements to the warehouse and parkinglots.
I work for instructables! Oh, wait...that was in the "future" section of my resume. Nevermind...
skunkbait (author)  Lithium Rain8 years ago
I'm sure RocketSci could help you out with his time machine. Then the future could be now!
skunkbait (author) 8 years ago
We have 20 acres, but only 10 of it is suitable for cows. We have a friend that raises about three calves a year (mostly for fun), with a profit of about $2500. For us, the money is really secondary (or tertiary). It's really about teaching the kids responsibility and business sense.
skunkbait (author) 8 years ago
My wife has Lupus, so I'm pretty much a slave to any job that'll give me good insurance. I've had opportunities to make some real money a few times, but those jobs would force me to buy private coverage. Private coverage would exclude previous conditions (the Lupus). So I'd have to make an unbelievable sum (right away) to make up the difference.
listoman8 years ago
YES! I get the best ones...only a few...at the most 5, I sell the rest...the not-so-good ones would not reproduce the strain they are very well so I send them to fish stores where they will get loving homes (or die :() and keep some little kid happy or some adult content. My mollies didnt get sick...they got eaten by head-and-tail-light tetras.....but ich is a horrible disease and I battles it once....It killed all my fish...so I duped out ALL the water....replaced EVERYTHING and ran the tank for 2 weeks with bleach in the water....put everything outside to air out, washed everything, let it air dry again, and filled the tank with Reverse Osmosis Water....let it run its course...did some fishless cycling (if you ware aware \of the nitrogen cycle...You can cycle the tank by adding ammonia....and continue adding small amounts untill the tank is cycled...) I quarentied all t he fish for 4 weeks in a hospital tank...(Invested in one of those...a 40 dollar 5 gallon tank with a Penn-Plax Bubbler Filter in it) of course, one at a time, before finally letting a fish go into the fresh 30 gallon tank. I know add aqaurium salt with EVERY water change and have a continous low-dose of ich medicine (And I get the name brand stuff...I cant remeber off the top of my head what brand it is...but it isnt cheap) in the tank. I battled ich once...it was the worst thing ever....and I havent...and wil not, battle it again. It is rather nice...getting all the shipping supplies (boxes, bags/containers, air compresser (that was the most expensive....its not really necsesary...but its SO MUCH FUN...especially when compared to just blowing in the bags...im amused easly.........) rubber bands, heat packs etc) is kinda expensive....I havent ever done the math but its probaly close to 4-5 dollars a fish......but it all pays for itself and give me a few extra pennies in my pocket. idk what he means and that thing about being cheap is true! And I havent got any family or friends that deserve my money (Other than my parents, but I expect to die after them)
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