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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by TheHoppes9Cologne, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. mouthpiece

    mouthpiece Sharpshooter

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    American Airlines has been hiring A&P's, acft cleaners, shop repair persons, etc.
    Something like aacareers dot com or something like that
     
  2. mr ed

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    A little secret most people don't know and took me a long time to figure out.
    Almost all successful shops the owner had outside income.
    I ran my shop 20 years But, I lived at home with my parents and didn't really care about money that much.
    I did it for the love of figuring out what was wrong with the gun and repairing it.
    One day I decided I wanted something more (get married ,have kids etc) so I closed up and moved on.
    This is what I learned.
    I could probably go on and on about other shops owners but basically as I talked to many others
    I found they all had outside incomes.
    Retired or disabled military
    Retired or disabled LE
    Took early retirement
    Sold a business and pursued their dream
    Farmer/rancher doing it in the off times
    Rental properties
    Trust fund baby
    and on and on.
    They are doing it for the pleasure not the money
     
  3. TheHoppes9Cologne

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    Yep, the passion has to be there.... I'm planning on living on homestead of my making... also looking forward to the day I have a mill and lathe to make wacky custom small arms
     
  4. dennishoddy

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    Lots of truth in this post. ^^^^^ Some rural and small town gun shops don't open until 5:00 pm because the owner is working their full time job.
     
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    Aircraft and powerplant make pretty good scratch. So do sheetmetal workers.
     
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    Security center inc's flashing billboard sign on I-44 says now hiring sales associates.
     
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    If you really want a job, go apply for a burglar alarm company installer. All of them I know are screaming for good help.
     
  8. HMCS(FMF)Ret.

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    Try looking at some federal jobs. Just go to USAJOBS.GOV.
     

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