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Following the where do you surf? thread, i thought it might be interesting

to find out what our members do, and/or where they spend their day...

:mellow:

Esprit ownership has led me to meeting people from all walks of life that

i might have otherwise never crossed, i have been to Esprit meets where

Electricians, pilots and Estate agents chat and make friends without knowing

what each other do, the cars bring us together like that, which is kinda cool.

B)

Remember, some owners may not want to say, and i know some that cannot,

so no hounding people. I just thought it might be interesting to see who we are.

:P

I'll go first! I'm an Electrician. And work mainly in historic properties,

here's a photo i got taken yesterday with this thread in mind. Cables

seemed uninteresting, so i thought i'd show you this old range that we

uncovered this week.

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It's in the basement of a five story town house in Oxford city, and would

have been where the housekeeper lived and cooked. There is the remains

of an old dumb waiter (lift for trays) that the servants would have used to

send the cooked food from the basement, up to the maid in the house above

ready to serve. Amazing what gets covered over and forgotten...

Who's next?

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Still got the little architectural practice in Cheshire which has just turned 16 years old...... can't believe my partner and I haven't killed each other yet!! We've been doing some really exciti

Hopefully this is a clue. I work in Composites. 

Cool job @Composite guru! I sold my Elise last week to a chap who works in aerodynamics for a similar outfit! 

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til recently-

-wake up face down in a gutter wearing someone else's clothes. At least the clothes are female.

-Dust myself off. Drive to school.

-Go to work. Spend the first half of work getting dirty as hell, hooking up generator exhausts 20 feet on top of a big rig in 100 degree heat. Spend second half of day locked in tiny little chamber weighing test filters, up to 500 a day. Finish early hopefully, spend rest of day evading bosses.

-go home. Fill sippy cup full of Jack Daniels, cry myself to sleep.

It's more or less the same now, except I'm unemployed. Though soon I'm beginning another job, a tutor for elementary/middle school aged kids. Which means that instead of coming home covered in carbon and diesel fuel, I'll be covered in vomit.

good tradeoff?

slade

"It's called a fire hydrant. Firemen like to stick their hose in it, and eventually squirt water from it."

Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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well this should be an interesting thread....

Im actually a Systems Engineer for Boeing Satellite Development Center. It used to be Hughes Space and Communication until GM bought it in the 90s. They broke it up into what is now Boeing SDC, Raytheon Radar, and Direct TV. They actually made quite a few billion dollars on the purchase and division. Pretty good for not putting much into it. Dont have a pic of my workspace (cubicles arent interesting) or the high bay satellite manufacturing area (not allowed to take cameras in, government programs and such), but I do have one of Thuraya, a satellite built for the United Arab Emirates that they seem to be very happy about. Very exciting job...

Shah

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My Beautiful Car http://www.glcforum.com/ukesprit/forums/in...CODE=12&CID=182

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Im self employed and am involved in the automotive world.

I do freelance vehicle design work mostly for a GM Tier 1 supplier in Oshawa Kerr Industries and a division of Decoma (Autosystems) in Belleville.

The GM stuff is for Police car conversions on the Impala and Tahoe( graphics, interior parts and re-enforcing brackets , push bars and engine oil/ transmission cooling, cages and stuff.

They also do promotional and work truck conversions and some armouring. (I do alot of concept renderings to sell projects)

I help Decoma with concept vehicle lighting renderings and prototype mock ups and styling suggestions (lighting)Did work on Aston Martin Vanquish / DB9 and the DB8, 2004 Chev Impala and some other stuff

The rest of my time is taken up restoring old racing cars and sports cars (for clients and myself) I like to do as much of the work as possible, fabrication, mechanical and body/paint. The more rare and unusual the better!

I also locate, inspect and purchase cars on behalf of clients( what I went to California for)

Today I went to see a Lancia Flamina Super Sport Zagato , which I am going to work on.

I really enjoy my Job(most of the time) :P

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1955 Talbot-Lago Grand Sport no.22 , I painted and did alot of the restoration on this car :mellow:

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I'm a washed up Automotive industry professional has been who lives off my fathers great career and is so sick of the UK automotive industry not recognising my genius that I'm attempting to extracate myself from it.

Currently working for Mercedes I spend much of my time trying to get closer to my ideal job of doing nothing and getting paid huge amounts.....

Currently attanding interviews for Directorships and Corperate Fleet Managers positions I remain hopeful of achieveing my goal of 100% Kimberley domination of the uK motor industry........

You are of course all welcome to attend.

Possibly save your life. Check out this website.
http://everyman-campaign.org/

 

Distributor for 'Every Male' grooming products. (Discounts for any TLF members hairier than I am!)

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By day, I own a computer company. We sell and service equipment from HP, Xerox, Cisco and others. We design and install networks for small and medium businesses.

We are also a full-service Internet service provider the specialized in wireless Internet access.

www.cssla.com

www.triparish.net

By night, I am dad to three lovely daughters ages 7, 5 and 3.

Oh...and sometimes a husband to my wife.

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I help design the world's first fully implantable hearing implant. That means everything under the skin, including the world's first rechargeable implanted battery.

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Travis

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I sell biotech products to doctors and urological surgeons! I didn't invent anything, well there was that one thing but my wife didn't like it.... well anyway, you get the idea. I sell fancy drugs( legally). I also do contract installation of 13BREW rotary engines in FD3S (last gen RX7)for PettitRacing.com, a reknowned rotary engine builder here in the states.

Art

89 White Esprit SE

...a few little upgrades....

93 RX7.....Silverstone

....slightly modded...Muahaha...

New Addition:

1990 300ZX TT......Hmmm

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ooo, something I CAN contribute to (not owning an Esprit yet!! :) )

I am partner in a company selling machinery in to the recycling industry - shredders, waste-to-energy projects, tyre recycling - usually enough for people just to say 'oh' when you tell them and quickly change the subject! :D

Shameless plug for business - Systems4Recycling

New company but making progress now - hopefully will be paying for my first Esprit in the not too distant future!

Cheers

Andy

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Hi.

I am the sales manager for a Honda motorcycle dealership.

My day consists of screaming at salesman for not selling enough bikes.

Evaluating trade-ins and in general taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong in my department.

Riding the bike of my choice whenever I feel like it on the plus side. :D

Duncan

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I design furniture, like this:

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And new stuff:

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Most of it's designed on CAD - Solidworks / AutoCAD. Also do paneled rooms / fireplaces etc.

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that... is some seriously cool furniture. love the desk and bureau. if all bureacracies had those bureaus it would be worthwhile :D

slade

"It's called a fire hydrant. Firemen like to stick their hose in it, and eventually squirt water from it."

Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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Mark - You're clearly very talented and have a good eye :D

Shame these abilities aren't paid as well as they ought ot be in this world :)

"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me."

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What do I do? Well there's a complicated one!

Left university with an honours degree in Computer Systems Engineering so obviously since then have been a professional musician! I was signed to EMI in the mid-late 90's and released an album that went top 10 in Japan! (I so sold my soul to the devil there!)

Since then I did a lot of Techno / dance music and have been doing remixes and production.

At the moment I'm producing my own act (for the first time in ages) and am having an absolute blast doing so.

However that's all now hugely unreliable in the kerching department - you CAN indeed make shedloads but then will see nothing for ages!

So at present I also work for an MP in the House Of Commons as a Parliamentary Assistant :D

"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me."

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Presently - Right Now.

I work for a Supersized American company based in London.

Northrop Grumman (Navigation and Space Sensors Division)

I'm a Field Engineer in charge of Europe and the Middle East.

My company is like a big boys toy shop and we currently have specials going on the following products.

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Submersibles

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RC Spy plane thingys

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1:1 scale Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers (might need an export license for that though)

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Oh - Can't forget the (all round) crowd pleaser - B2 Stealth

Sadly, they don't let me work on these toys. Instead my current program is getting the new Inertial Navigation Unit ready for the A380 Airbus. Three of these guidance systems will be fitted to each A380. They've got the new fibre optic gyros and silicon accelerometers installed. State of the art stuff.

Here's my black box in all its glory

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All has to come to an end though and I've had enough of frequent flyer programs and free newspapers at hotels. I'm about to quit my job and return to Oz to sell boats on the beach (help out the old man with his business). :D

Simon  (94 S4)      My Esprit will be for sale in late 2017

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I design computer games.

Used to work for Bullfrog back in "the day" but they got swallowed up by Electronic Arts and we all left to do our own thing. My particular own thing was to join Lost Toys where I stayed until they went belly up a couple of years back. Now I'm at Kuju Entertainment where most of my day is spent dealing with the mire of beaurocracy and derivative crap that this industry is churning out.

Shame really as it used to be a real blast.

Anyhow, a pocket softography would include:

Powermonger, Populous II, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Gene Wars, Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper II, Battle Engine Aquila

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I design computer games.

Used to work for Bullfrog back in "the day" but they got swallowed up by Electronic Arts and we all left to do our own thing. My particular own thing was to join Lost Toys where I stayed until they went belly up a couple of years back. Now I'm at Kuju Entertainment where most of my day is spent dealing with the mire of beaurocracy and derivative crap that this industry is churning out.

Shame really as it used to be a real blast.

Anyhow, a pocket softography would include:

Powermonger, Populous II, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Gene Wars, Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper II, Battle Engine Aquila

Powermonger was one of my favorite games when it came out on the Amiga back in 89ish!

Travis

Vulcan Grey 89SE

My Lotus Photo and Projects Album

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Syndicate

...on the PC. Brings back those fond memories when blowing up things was fun :D

May: DON'T hit it with a hammer!

Clarkson: Why?

May: Cause it's the tool of a pikey.

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Syndicate rocked and still does, wicked :)

I'm the Operations Director of a recruitment consultancy, finding high level management people for large FMCG companies. I've worked for this company for just over 5 years now. Before this, I spent 8 years working in Casinos in the West End of London, nice and was a Pit Boss when I left :D

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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