Thursday, March 3, 2011

Moonlighting



Some of you may or may not know I own a small machine shop where I work on the side at night. I also do some computer drafting and design occasionally. I seem to have had some type of side work most of my life. I read one time "If you cant make ends meet and are only working 40 hours a week then you aint using all the options available to you". While I dont have to, I do enjoy the challenges.

Monday night one of my clients called and asked for some help with his Solidworks drawings so I stopped in on the way home to see what he needed. He said he needed to get these drawings out to another shop in case he had to ship out later in the week. Oh ok, no prob. I worked his issues out and then asked where he was going.

What?? Really???

Seems he has a side job too. He was going to a foreign country as part of an extraction team. Now I have known this guy for 15 yrs or so. I worked with him at a prior job before he left to start this business. I would have NEVER, EVER guessed he would be a part of something like this. I think it is pretty cool. If nothing else it takes guts.

My question to you: Whats the oddest/wildest job that you or someone you know does?

9 comments:

bunny said...

some people think I'm insane to work with middle school kids and that I organize home on the side...but I love it.

I have a girlfriend who used to be a Flamenco dancer and worked in Spain for a whole summer.
Another friend who used to be clown and entertain at parties.
And my husbands Grandfather was a beekeeper in Germany before he came to the USA.

bunny

Not So Simply Single said...

HOW DO you do a reply thingy on your comments....you don't have it do you?

J.J. in L.A. said...

I worked for an escort service for 2 months...a funeral escort service.

Simply Suthern said...

Lisa,

I dont know how that works. All I know is your notes come to my email but I cant reply because your email address is (noreply-comment@blogger.com)

Somebody else know how to fix this?

My Aimless Infatuation said...

For many years I was a sexer......I sorted out the male and female baby chicks.

Not So Simply Single said...

Oh, I don't have my email on this blog, thats why....sorry.

Karen said...

No, my family/friends work "normal" jobs (HAHAHAHAHA).

What is "normal"?

Sandra said...

I have nothing witty or funny to say! All very boring and plain. Well, I'm a nurse so I wipe a lot of poopy butts...does that count? I don't think that's odd though, i think it sucks. I would rather be doing computer drafting and design...only I don't know how to...

Donna said...

Black jack dealer...family business..not strange in my family, but after 3 years I ran screaming into the dark Nevada night to get out of it. What is an Extraction team?