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Old 07-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #41
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Don't count the Tech field as a gold rush. I've been in this field for 10 years. I started making and had to work my way up to making decent money. My career could have advanced faster by spending some of my spare time studying and getting some certifications, but I made the choice that I wanted more spare time.

However even if you fast track it, there are a metric ton of other people in the IT industry looking for jobs, so to start, you will make for money while getting treated like for the first few years. Eventually after you have put in your time, and learned a bit of the stuff they can't teach in books, you can shoot for some opportunities to work at a good place.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #42
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I think i may go back to the idea of being a ordinary seaman (deck hand) on board a ship hopfully a tug then work my way up to officer .Work months staight but also get months off
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by 650ninja View Post
I think i may go back to the idea of being a ordinary seaman (deck hand) on board a ship hopfully a tug then work my way up to officer .Work months staight but also get months off
Great, that sounds like a promising career better than the motorcycle world. .
I for one rather make money and ride the bike. Pay someone else to fix it
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:35 AM   #44
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I speak for a bunch of us when I say I've asked myself the same question. My .02 is to look into something related, but sideline - for example, aftermarket companies.

Personally I'm pretty fond of the cosmetic end of things. Back when I was busting my for 90+ hrs/week I got real close to having enough extra to invest in all-things carbon fiber. I woulda bought a big- roll of cloth, resin, hardener, plaster, mold-release gel etc and practiced making some solo cowls or even fairings. Probably would have thrown the first half dozen in the garbage too. Still, get good with something like that and you can make some dough under the table.

I dunno, maybe just a pipe dream, and even in the best case scenario it would be just a hobby with minimal profit/returns - and would cost a grand or two before any money could be made, not to mention a long time.

I also like lights... no, I LOVE lights. I've noticed that if you shop online for light items all you get is one picture, and a crapshoot as to which made-in-china POS is more likely to actually work. This is headlights, taillights, turn signals, accent lighting, "driving" lamps (foglights) etc.

I haven't a clue as to what it would take to build a website that does top-notch reviews for all these things, nor how many millions of bucks it would take to build/buy a distribution warehouse complete with a "testing" area, professional installation mechanics, and whatnot. So, again, pipe dream - but a darn good one.

Anyway, would you be willing to take a mediocre job with a company in a related field? I'd love to get my hands on a job where I could learn the type of fabrication techniques related to carbon fiber or fiberglass, or any kind of lighting (esp. LED) so I could learn about the amps, volts, ohms, installation and all that (yes, that would be the huge-normous field of electrical engineering, I realize that).
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Geez thanks for being a . Not long. I know u will find this funny cuz ur a but i just wrecked it cuz of a wonderful pick truck driver. It not to bad luckly.
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