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If you don't want to answer, that is fine - I can understand not wanting to disclose with some of the wackos around here, but I was just wondering if anyone wanted to share their occupation...

I remember a few I think (DD I think owns a restaurant and Chef is, well...)

I have been in management for nearly 15 years. I ran bars and restaurants as well as a travel center on the NYS Thruway. I spent the most time at the travel plaza (6 years) and before that spent 5 years as GM for Applebee's in Western NY.

I decided about a year ago to get out of food and bev and try my business & people management skills in another area and pretty much took the first job offer that matched my salary requirement after I posted my resume online. I now run a wholesale tire distribution company. 8-5 M-F - sure as heck beats the F&B industry as far as hours go. It's taking a while to learn about tires but I love it.

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I'm a farrier. Can't imagine doing anything else. For the most part, I love my job. I could do without some of the people though...

I have a friend up in the Pocono's with a small 45 acre farm with a few horses. One of her best friends is her farrier for her horses, her friend just loves her job. Doesn't make a shitload of money, but that's more by her choice than anything else.

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If you don't want to answer, that is fine - I can understand not wanting to disclose with some of the wackos around here, but I was just wondering if anyone wanted to share their occupation...

I remember a few I think (DD I think owns a restaurant and Chef is, well...)

I have been in management for nearly 15 years. I ran bars and restaurants as well as a travel center on the NYS Thruway. I spent the most time at the travel plaza (6 years) and before that spent 5 years as GM for Applebee's in Western NY.

I decided about a year ago to get out of food and bev and try my business & people management skills in another area and pretty much took the first job offer that matched my salary requirement after I posted my resume online. I now run a wholesale tire distribution company. 8-5 M-F - sure as heck beats the F&B industry as far as hours go. It's taking a while to learn about tires but I love it.

I answered, but deleted it just for the reason highlighted above.wink.png

Suffice it to say, I'm now retired, but took on a part time sales job to help pay for my Bucs season tickets.

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I have a friend up in the Pocono's with a small 45 acre farm with a few horses. One of her best friends is her farrier for her horses, her friend just loves her job. Doesn't make a shitload of money, but that's more by her choice than anything else.

You end up growing a pretty strong relationship with most of your good clients. But they're trusting their horses well being with you, and plenty of horse people look at their horses like their kids, so it's not really surprising. Lot of guys say we should get paid to shoe and to be a therapist lol.

In a highly horse populated area, you can pretty much make as much money as you want, if you do good work. New Orleans is actually a great place for a farrier, because of the track and Mardi Gras and the amount of horse within an hour of the city. I'm not rich by any means, and hope to grow my business a lot more in the coming years, but I'm 24 with a kid and pay my bills on time and basically do what I want. In this economy, that's fairly rare.

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You end up growing a pretty strong relationship with most of your good clients. But they're trusting their horses well being with you, and plenty of horse people look at their horses like their kids, so it's not really surprising. Lot of guys say we should get paid to shoe and to be a therapist lol.

In a highly horse populated area, you can pretty much make as much money as you want, if you do good work. New Orleans is actually a great place for a farrier, because of the track and Mardi Gras and the amount of horse within an hour of the city. I'm not rich by any means, and hope to grow my business a lot more in the coming years, but I'm 24 with a kid and pay my bills on time and basically do what I want. In this economy, that's fairly rare.

I do know it's a very interesting job, and that if you're good at it, and take care of your clients, and have that ability to bond with a 1200 pound horse in an area with a large equine population I would imagine you could do very well.

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Didn't you call out WFW last year about our SB appearance being 25 years instead of the 15 years like WFW said? Yeah you were embarrassed but WFW didn't even acknowledge your mistake as (average) people make them. But this is why WFW sig puts him about the rest...now walk away while you still have a chance...just sayin'

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Didn't you call out WFW last year about our SB appearance being 25 years instead of the 15 years like WFW said? Yeah you were embarrassed but WFW didn't even acknowledge your mistake as (average) people make them. But this is why WFW sig puts him about the rest...now walk away while you still have a chance...just sayin'

Wow, you really ARE keeping score on this board. Holy crap dude you REALLY need a life #rememberseveryonesmistakesbuthisown. I didn't know your condition was so bad. I actually feel very sorry for you now...sad.png

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You know, my mother told me I ought to be a farmer.

Since the day I was born, I should have been a farmer. I love chickens, pigs, ducks - I'm kind of fond of nanny goats I am.

My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.

You're better than anyone I ever had. And you're the best goddam*ed hitter I ever saw. Suit up.

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You know, my mother told me I ought to be a farmer.

Since the day I was born, I should have been a farmer. I love chickens, pigs, ducks - I'm kind of fond of nanny goats I am.

My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.

You're better than anyone I ever had. And you're the best goddam*ed hitter I ever saw. Suit up.

Why do I have this image of you in my head that looks a lot like this?:

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I made the transition last fall and it's been amazing. I was terrified because I've always been a "the world ends if I don't work" kind of guy, but I made some good investments and earned a good enough living (not to brag) to step away and work on other things. Family first and other ventures you guys don't need to know about. Nothing illegal

I have four kids, and while I love them dearly, I would suggest you guys go hug your wives and mom's because it's a tad stressful

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