Just Curious

Just Curious

This is a discussion on Just Curious within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I have noticed that many of you guys have many many posts in a single day. How many of you are retired/semi-retired/work from home? :1saufen: ...

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    Question Just Curious

    I have noticed that many of you guys have many many posts in a single day. How many of you are retired/semi-retired/work from home? :1saufen: I try my best to get on here once every few days, but I work about 60 hours a week. Not trying to be rude, just wondering because I'm jealous!
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    Good Valid Question

    I "work" either out on my house or one house away from my own.
    I can jump on and off usually all day.
    I (obviously) don't have any "set" hours that I need to work & I don't have anybody looking over my shoulder or...in fact anybody that even cares about what I do...or don't do.
    My wife sometimes wishes that I would do more grunt work around home though.

    I usually do my restoration work very late at night and on into the "wee" hours.
    It's easy work for me so...it all "usually" goes smooth & very fast - even though it's fairly complicated work. I've been doing it for a long time.

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    In addition

    How many of you are employed in some way in the firearms industry? Not carrying, but restoring, selling, accessories, writing, pictures etc.
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    About every other week I am home. When I'm home I work from home so I'm on and off the forums all day. My work is deadline oriented so I don't have a set schedule other than to make the deadline. When I travel I can only visit the forum in the morning or evening. It also depends on the client as to how much time I have for leisure.

    This schedule flexibility allows me to work part time at a gun store, teach concealed carry classes and until July I was president of the local rod and gun club.

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    When you are in front of a computer part of the day, and its connected to the net it's just a couple clicks to check and answer things. So I tend to check during lunch, and from the lap top while sitting in fron of the TV at night.
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    I just dont have a life. :)
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    Chris - I (yes me - of keyboard diahorrea ) - call myself ''semi-retired'' - in fact I do have to work but that is somewhat according to when the work needs done.

    I do therefore have time to spare compared with many, but more important - almost all my average days are spent in front of a puter anyways - as that is work as well as play. That means as emails drop in I am in touch with threads etc and can easily flit from place to place keeping track.

    I am fortunate in that respect - tho planning surgery soon to excise the firewire cable link between puter and my head
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    CJ, I am retired so to speak. During my working days they were long and most every day of the week. I developed high speed communications software for various customer applications. This meant having PC test beds and testing equipment. I stopped development in the late 1990's and mostly went shooting everyday, liked that part. Now I am not to active and get on internet most every day.
    We have a telephone change coming up and I hope the dsl don't get messed up.
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    I work in a weird pattern. I'm constantly working even when I'm at home. I don't know how to describe it. My time off, if it's not 3 days or longer, and my time on all run together.

    I'll be up at 5 am working until 8 am, teach a class, take a 2 hour break during conference period, teach two more classes, work another hour, go home, eat/nap/BS on the internet, work some more, sleep, wake up, go to the range, eat lunch, go work for 4 hours, go home, shower, go to the movies, go home, work for 30 minutes, sleep...

    There's a reason I'm salaried. If I worked hourly my employer couldn't afford to pay me. But man I'd be rich.

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    I'm like Euc. Travel a coupla days/week, but I carry a laptop and have to check my corporate E-Mail at lunch time, so it's usually off to Hooter's or someplace equally distracting.
    This forum is kinda knee-jerk for me as I have found a good group of people here.
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    I'm just a bum.
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    not realy, i am just tring to get to the senior member status, and if I gotta be a post whore to do it then so be it

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    I work a regular 40+ hour week. I check in after work and usually stay on late. Lately though, longer hours are causing me to have a much narrower window to be on.
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    I work an afternoon shift (3 to 11 P.M.). so I'm on the computer at home in the morning and after work at night. I also have access to the internet on my work computer, and am able to check Combat Carry and various other sites (monitoring boilers is around 95% boredom and 5% "OH S#!T").
    Also, I only watch about 3 hours of TV each week....been living in this apartment for going on 4 years and still haven't got cable hooked up to my TV
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    I'm retired and now have a real life. Lots of time, no money to speak of, always working around the farm just short of a heart attack then sit around for hours.

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    Up until alst night I was working mid shift on the flightline. And once we finished our work we would just sit around and wait for Pro Super to give the A/C forms a final llok before we were done. Left us with a good hour or two to just fool around. Since you can access CombatCarry on a gov't computer (for now at least) I was making it my habit to spend some time every evening looking around.

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