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So what is it everybody does? I think it will be interesting to see what kind of jobs we all have. Some of you are Maine Guides but work elsewhere during off season. So if you feel comfortable let us know what you do for a living and if you have a work website feel free to leave a link in this forum to it.
 

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I count beans. I am a CPA, I own a small accounting firm in Western Maine. This is a busy time of year, but it is nice to have a break from it everyonce in a while.
 

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I write a bit of outdoor stuff, some fishing some for prospecting.

I play around with retail - mostly sporting goods and lately RC stuff. I have been in retail off and on since high school.

I was a carpenter from 1982 till the late 90's and still do a little building now and then.

Since 1990 I have guided every chance I get, from Stripe Bass to Smallmouth, a little deer, bear, turkey & duck hunting. I had a hand in guiding a (single) Moose hunt and won't do it again soon!

Whatever I do, if it stops being fun, I find something else to do!
 

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I am a full time Stay at Home Dad and I also work out of my home when I can.
 

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I did that for quite a few years myself, Steve! Guiding around weekends and sitters when I could. It really makes you appreciate what SOME women do.
 

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I hated it at first. I am beginning to really enjoy it. Biggest problem is not being able to get out much. I spend a lot of time inside, especially during the winter. I am an outdoors person so it is hard for me some days to stare at the walls. :roll:
 

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I'm in my 15th year in the preasure sensitive films industry, and I just sent my application in today to go back to school. :shock:
What a thing for a man my age to have to do. :roll:
 

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Hey that's great! :D

What is it you are going back to school for? It is never too late to ever go back to school.
 
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Let's see............ I guide flyfishing and hunting, started in '83 in WV guiding spring break and summers. I make bamboo flyrods and do some restoration and repair. I work part-time in outdoor retail, like MadJack, been doing that since I got out of the military in '93. We have a 3yo and a 2yo, and before we moved up here, I was the stay at home dad, with a playpen and crib in the workshop.

Like a good friend of mine likes to say "If you don't have a great education, marry one." His wife just finished her PhD in Pharmacology. I'm lucky to have a wife who brings home the real bacon, so we can have all the little extras, like food, shelter, and clothing :lol:

I guess my title would be professional woods bum.
 

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Remington said:
Hey that's great! :D

What is it you are going back to school for? It is never too late to ever go back to school.
I'm going after a criminal justice degree. 8)
 

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professional woods bum
I like the sound of that for some reason... :D

I'm going after a criminal justice degree. 8)
Cool... where you going to take classes?
 

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where you going to take classes?
I'm not sure yet, I'm just getting the apps out now.
 

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A ProWoodsBum shirt :D

I like it
 

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I stay at home with my little one 2-3 days a week. I'm working on getting Maine Vue Optics off the ground going on the road 2-3 days a week, and spend a lot of time on the computer organizing, generating leads, and whatever else needs to be done. Plus I cook at a steakhouse part-time to help pay the bills until MVO becomes not just a full-time job, but a full-time paying job. Luckily with all that going on my wife understands that I need to get out one day a week this time of year to ice fish. In November I am completely MIA, out of cell phone range, and deep in the woods in Northern Maine.
 

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Do you like staying home with the little one? I have 4 I stay home with. Well, if school is going on I get 3 at home...

Tough for me to go and do hunting when I am stuck here with 3 little brats... ahem... I mean wonderful children!
 

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I stay at home with my little one 2-3 days a week. I'm working on getting Maine Vue Optics off the ground going on the road 2-3 days a week, and spend a lot of time on the computer organizing, generating leads, and whatever else needs to be done. Plus I cook at a steakhouse part-time to help pay the bills until MVO becomes not just a full-time job, but a full-time paying job. Luckily with all that going on my wife understands that I need to get out one day a week this time of year to ice fish. In November I am completely MIA, out of cell phone range, and deep in the woods in Northern Maine.
I just love free enterprise and capitalism! Where else can you do this and call your boss bad names at the same time.
 

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Getting back to what we do, man, this is it. This is my life. I sit here at the computer and create and network and write and network and create and write.
In all honesty, I spend on average 12 hours each day banging this dang keyboard. I figure if I bang hard enough, some money will come out of it.

When I'm not doing this, I dabble in photography and I go bang on another kind of keyboard. One that makes music and I play a little guitar.

If you want to know how badly I suck at it, you can visit another web site I own and there are some of my tunes in mp3 you can listen to.
http://www.kenton6.com/musicdownloads.htm

Just throw money, just throw money!

Oh, hey, JACK! I don't play golf either.......................................anymore!
 

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Oh, hey, JACK! I don't play golf either.......................................anymore!
Yea and for a good reason... You always sent me into the thickets to look for your damn golfballs... Could have done me a favor and used the orange ones but noooooo... had to be them hard to see white ones.
 
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