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fromIndy



Joined: 06 May 2000
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2000 10:08 pm    Post subject: Wind and Work Reply with quote

You get two days off from work and theres no wind.The very next day its windy.Is there anything worse than being stuck at work seeing the trees and flags blow and knowing you cant leave work to sail?
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2000 12:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

Why cant you leave work to sail? I did it some 35 days a year when I was ... shudder ... employed. After all, its **Y O U R** vacation time. And why do you have only two days a week to sail? The suns up >16 hours a day, and theyre only paying you to work 8 of em. MINNY MINNY workerbees get in long sessions before or after work, and many more in choice areas get in a lunch-time sesh as well. Heck, even in NM and Utah, where the sand grains outnumber the water molecules, I got to sail 4-6 days a week in the rare weeks that blew that often, without missing any work.

Mike \m/
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KevinOShea



Joined: 05 Jun 1998
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2000 1:51 pm    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

quit your job from time to time!
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fromIndy



Joined: 06 May 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2000 10:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

Yeah that sounds good, think I will quit my job and start my own business.How many good paying jobs have you walked away from to sail?
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2000 9:15 am    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

One. 12 years ago. And I havent looked back yet. Retired from the Air Force at 45 after 20 years as an engineer, refused to follow the thundering herd into civilian engineering jobs because work intefered to much with my sailing. A measly 6-7 weeks of vacation each year just didnt cut it.

Even while I was in, my windsurfing probably cost me a promotion. My response to that was a big SO WHAT? Sailing was infinitely more important to me than a few more bucks or a grander title.

Wife loves to work. Shes welcome to it, and transferred her career close to the Gorge partly to help me out. My only job the last 12 years? Testing gear for a windsurfing mag, and you can imagine how much THAT paid!

Some things are worth sacrificing for.

Mike \m/
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fromIndy



Joined: 06 May 2000
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2000 11:22 pm    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

Sounds like your living the good life. That magazine would that be windsurfing?
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2000 2:09 pm    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

Not Windsurfing Mag ... Performance Windsurf Report. We did just one thing: tested new gear (and occasionally a site). In da Gorge, in Maui, in Cayman Islands. At mag expense. Then I wrote the results up for the mag.

And I actually got PAID to do this!

Mike \m/
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joeyyyy



Joined: 18 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2000 7:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Wind and Work Reply with quote

do what I do, Be on call. and dont answer the phone when its blowing.
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