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  1. #31

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    Never had the gumption to go into business for myself, just talk about it occassionally when the powers that be get on my nerves too much. I think I would like just cutting yards (I have high aspirations don't I ?) but you still have to talk to people occassionally, and ask that they pay you timely. Sheesh, I just can't win.

    I do admire the ones who take that giant step and give being self employed a go. It takes a lot of nerve, and some tranqulizers, antiacid and anything else appropriate to survive.

  2. #32
    mridenour Guest

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    I work for the local electric cooperative in the engineering department.

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  4. #33
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    With eggs , hash browns , rye toast and coffee! Seriously was a retail supermarket supervisor, specialty food broker and fishing guide. Retired now and wouldn't have it any other way!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

  5. #34

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    After working for someone else for 25 years I put my house on the line borrowed some money I opened a plumbing and drain cleaning business in 2002. I have seven trucks on the road now and my debt has been paid off. The best part is my boss buys me lunch everyday and on a good day I can run the show from my skiff with a note pad and an iPhone. It has its peaks and valleys but I am glad I did it.
    I don't always fly fish but when I do I prefer salt water. Stay salty my freinds

  6. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Broomfield, CO

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    Im a software engineer for a company in Boulder, CO.

    Our Awards | Rally Software

  7. #36

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    Carbon Fiber Layup Tech, and Guide for Mrs Fysh(I row the boat while she fishes).
    Spent 20 years making 'Huggies', 5 years in landscape maint/snow removal....I sure like my job now a lot more than the others.

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  9. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, OH

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    I don't...wife does while I stay at home with a 4 and 3 yr. old.

    Only for another few years though as I am a post-bac working on my Geographic Info Systems & Geology degrees.

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  11. #38

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    Quote Originally Posted by enolaeagle View Post
    Do it!!! When I started my company it was the scariest time of my life. It was such a great feeling but obviously taking the risk of failure. I'm pretty hardnosed though so I've hung in there strong for 5 years now. This year has been the best so far being that I'm booked solid to November at this point. There's a lot of ups and downs but I've learned to take things in stride and stay calm (that's where fishing helps too)
    Thanks for the encouragement. I just launched a small online shop yesterday. I will take it slow and reinvest what I make into new product. I'll take on risk through a couple different phases instead of going all in at once. I hope to have a brick and mortar sometime next year or 2015.
    Read my fishing blog

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  13. #39
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    Electrician by trade. Consruction wore my @$$ out, now working Facilities Maintenance for DIRECTV. Best dam job I've ever had.

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  15. #40
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Northwest Territories

    Default Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

    Lawyer. Hopefully soon retired so I can fish more.

    The great Tom McGuane, when asked about the proliferation of fishing guides in his home state of Montana, said "A fly fisherman ought to have an honest job."


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