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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby ThePerchik » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:14 am

Programmer at jpmorgan.

Really jealous of all you 3 o'clock guys.

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby Eduardo » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:31 am

Here's the result of my own survey while killing time at the beach:

50% - flexible schedule type - computers, military, off-shore, self-employed, ...

10% - executive type. calls the secretary and says cancel my meetings when the wind blows. teleconferencing in the bmw all the way to the beach.

10% - fixed hourly type/shift work - a very frustrated person unless living in an ultra-reliable windy place

30% - gave it all up for kiting - will do anything to be near wind, job is only a means to buy kites

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby Windrider » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:21 am

I'm one of the flexible schedule sorts. I don't take my work vacation a week at a time. I do it more of an afternoon at a time when the wind is blowing and nuthin time-critical at work. 10 days of vacation is about 20 afternoons... that's almost 2 a month!

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby uncle switch » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:47 am

I am a retired dentist turned kiteboarding instructor. I don't make the money I used to make but this job is pure fun!

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby Rbgar » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:47 pm

I'm the only sales & market development for a hi tech composites company and we're sold out for over a year so I kite whenever I want :thumb:

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby cretan_runner » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:01 pm

I'm a math student in the University....
I 'm not kiting right now because we have exams but for the next two months I 'll be one with the water..!!!!


Many math teachers here....Time to organize a summit about the kite-maths relation..!!!!
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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby tripman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:47 pm

Aid worker in an NGO. Been doing this for the last 5-6 years. This time, I'm by the Atlantic Ocean in Liberia. Wind is damn light but I'm the very only one on the water (and in the whole country) and waves are nice and big. And the good thing is that I'm off for 8-10 days every 3 months, so I can reach good spots (Africa, Asia where I'm mostly located). My contract ususally last for 1 year +, and then I'm off for 3-4 months... kiting !!! (SA, Brazil, Marocco, Spain, Caribbean, Australia...).
Liberia is the first time that my workplace is by the Ocean... and it drives me crazy when the wind picks-up and I'm stocked in a meeting. I used to be well away from it (Afghanistan, Laos, Sudan, Chechnya), so I could focus on my job but bored my colleagues with kite videos. This is a @#$% addiction.

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby s29feb » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:24 pm

AdrenalinDriven wrote:I just kite, I dont make money at it, but thats what I do haha
When you grow up you will have to get a job, I don't think pumping other kids kites up copunts either? :bye:

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby nayy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:30 pm

Since a year I'm working in a high school. Teaching chemistry to future engineers (only practical lab work, no ex cathedra theory...)

I'm allowed to work 2 half day a week at home. Plus during exams I can take off during the afternoon, I try to schedule all appointments as much as possible during the morning.
And I've 9 weeks 'official' vacantion every year.

I can kite at least twice as much as before... (worked as lab manager in an analytical lab and at the QA service of a big food company)

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Re: Survey - What do you do for a living?

Postby gonewiththewind » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:20 am

s29feb wrote:When you grow up you will have to get a job...
Don't listen to that crap. When you grow up, you will need to make money, but don't get a real job to do that. Figure out a way to work that earns you the most time off between work sessions. The dollars aren't as important.


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