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Old 02-02-2007, 09:16 AM
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Fun thread

I teach high school health and physical education. I know that the pay isn't all that great, but I totally look forward to going to work everyday which is worth a lot to me.

My wife and I have been going to car shows for years and when we finally got to a place in our lives that we could have a car that WE get to take to the shows and gatherings, we just had to buy our sl. The best part is that with six kids (only three still living at home) the car only has two seats.

This is a great site, I have enjoyed reading about what everyone does for a living.
Tim "Furndog"
1977 450sl How Cool!
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:29 AM
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My car pictured is a 98 SL500
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:45 AM
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As little as possible, lately.

Actually looking for another sales job these days.
" The market, like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. But, unlike the Lord, the market does not forgive those who know not what they do."- Warren Buffett

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1998 Lincoln Continental - Sold
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The Dee8gonator 1987 560SEC 196,000 miles - Sold
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:30 AM
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Ken - three and half years later and people are still responding to your question. I might as well join in. I've been in the cogeneration power industry since Dec 1984 when it was an emerging business in the US. I outlasted most of the people senior to me over the years, and now I'm the executive director of the business. Great industry to have been associated with over the years!

I got my parents '73 450SL after my dad passed away last year. I hounded them in '73 to get a silver 450 and they did - couldn't afford it, but they bought it anyway. Great parents! So now its mine. I've always loved the looks of the '73 450 - no 5mph bumpers. I guess that came about as I loved the look of my '68 TR4A IRS - short and squatty. I've been restoring the car for over a year. It should be done by summer 2007!
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:59 AM
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Currently I'm working as an Emergency Medicine Physician and Associate Professor. In a previous life I did race cars for a living, but a nasty crash at 140 mph and a short coma made me reconsider my career choices !
1998 SL 500 Sport (Samantha)
2005 E 55 AMG (Dr. Jekyl)
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:57 PM
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My mom is a lottery winner and she drives a freaking PT Cruiser! I'm a photographer...
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:00 AM
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27 years in the computer industry

I have my own software company, where we develop advanced Computer Telephony Integrated (CTI) solution. I have worked with Customer Relationship Management solutions for years and been holding management positions in the legendary Digital Equipment Corp. in the past, for 17 years. A total of 27 years in the IT industry.

Donít know if the is a market for CTI software in US yet, mostly see the growth in Europe at the moment.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by kknudson View Post
Stock trader is what I'm heading to (STRESS, you want STRESS), and doing some programming for traders.
If you mean you will do this on your own, it scares me when I see people say that. 20 years ago, I was on the bond trading desk at a Wall St. firm. I believe civilians CANNOT compete over the longer term with traders at the firms who sit in front of the screens doing nothing else for hours.

You can get lucky, sometimes, but otherwise you are just there to feed cash into the system.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:55 PM
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decided i had to join in. Started as a marine engineer and moved to biology after a bad accident. now have PhD in biochemistry and molecular genetics and work for a large multi national as a gene jockey

underneath it all I'm still a frustrated mechanic

61 Austin mini
67 Lotus 7
74 450sl
76 Cadillac 8.2l (501 ci)

some new cars

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djet 74 450sl
cis 76 450sl

the best view is always from the point of no return
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:44 PM
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Plant Manager in the Automotive Sector. Faced paced just like my 1987 560 sl
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:38 AM
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just finished highschool going to tech school in september, currently driving an '02 CLK320 stock given to me as a grad present and my baby a '92 SL500 tuned and modded by brabus with full a/v and it's getting twin superchargers in a couple of months, sooooo stupidly fast.... i love it
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:52 AM
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Sales, never had a steady paycheck in my adult life. I started out in print advertising. Since 1998 I have been in the Merchant Account Industry. Every time you use your credit card at one of my accounts I make a few pennies.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:25 AM
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work in Finance for a bank

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Old 04-16-2007, 08:15 PM
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I own 2 different software development companies. One small business and one small disadvantaged business. I also build houses.. abount 5 a year. Thirdly, I am a realtor although I dont but alot of effort into it and last but not least I play golf about 3 times a week where I make most of my money..LOL!!!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:30 PM
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I am the Boeing 777 final body join Factory Manufacturing Engineer. I sit under the Right wing and fix all the assembly plan errors and improvements for the guys and gals building the A/P. I have worked on every major aviation program in existance since the start of the 767 except for the B2 and the F35. I even got a little bit of the shuttle and the LCAC.
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