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  • DannyODannyO Member Posts: 1
    Master Automotive Technician-20 years and counting

    other jobs include
    Automotive Instructor @ Nascar Technical Institute
    Luggage Thrower at Airport. I mean "Baggage Handler"
    Saute Chef
    Pizza Cook
    Dish Washer
    Jobs the Govt does not know about until now: I mowed my neighbors law when I was 10 thru 12 years old and was paid $5 each time. So thats like $75 I never claimed as income.
  • oliver_municholiver_munich Member Posts: 6
    media / graphic designer for screen and print.
  • SutterCaneSutterCane Member Posts: 21
    I'm a college student right now, so my recent Lego obsession didn't exactly hit at the right time. I was also in the Marines for years, and have done jobs all over the spectrum such as retail, cooking at a restaurant, delivering building supplies to construction sites, working at Disney World (would be nice to still work there since I could get some discounts at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney).

    But yeah, I'm a poor college student at the moment so the last thing I should be spending money on is Lego but alas, why fight it? haha :)
  • dodianododiano Member Posts: 72
    Airline Pilot! For a Central American based Company I fly the Embraer E-190!

  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    I co run the family business with my wife, we gives me plenty of free time to work on my blog, although my spare time has been taken up of late as I am currently building a website for the business.

    Been self employed for 2 years now before that been manager of various retail and food outlets as well as serving in the Royal Navy.
  • dlawdlaw Member Posts: 11
    I am a Mechanical Engineer. The company I work for specializes in Linear Synchronous Motor technology. We have material handling linear motors, aircraft elevator that uses electromagnets instead of a traditional pulley system and a fully functional Maglev train system. If you're bored and want to see some interesting videos go to
  • HuskerDontHuskerDont Member Posts: 32
    I work on the ramp for a large regional airline at ORD (O'Hare International Airport in Chicago for those unfamiliar with IATA city codes).
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,141
    im a historian and part time MA student
  • ChipmunkianChipmunkian Member Posts: 7
    I run a department testing drinking water for pesticides, herbicides, and disinfection by-products.
  • randy700randy700 Member Posts: 3
    engineer by profession working as a maintenance service provider consultant for clean room climate control solutions for food, textiles and pharmaceutical companies in manila, philippines. recently retired -- full time lego city mayor.
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat Member Posts: 433
    I had been in food retail for 15 years, the last four working for one of the big oil giants in accounting. A little fish in a big pond.
    A single father of a 12 year old son - sometimes going to work is like a little vacation :)
    Caretaker for 24 appartments to be able to afford the rent for a place large enough for all our LEGO :-D
  • SoupdragonSoupdragon Member Posts: 1
    I fly attack helicopters.
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    ^Now that's a great job! A Warrior...
  • MrBerreMrBerre Member Posts: 246
    I'm a consultant .NET developer: for the past couple of years I've been developing CRM-applications at the European HQ of one of the world's biggest consumer electronics manufacturers.
  • WillhornerWillhorner Member Posts: 36
    edited September 2011
    Im middle management at Dell. Exciting huh? It funds my lego habit though. I have many cases of job envy from this thread :)
  • WillhornerWillhorner Member Posts: 36
    edited September 2011
  • eackermanneackermann Member Posts: 3
    Time to revive an old thread I guess. I am currently a PhD student in Applied Mathematics, with a background in Electronic and Computer Engineering. My main LEGO interests are (i) highly detailed sculptures and (ii) Technic, primarily pneumatics and mechanical assemblies (not so much of a Mindstorms fan).
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    Educator -

    And now after looking at all the postings, I understand why my colleagues look at me with weird expressions when I speak of my LEGO hobby. It seems that there are a small number of educators that indulge in LEGO. However, I teach Welding, Pre-engineering, Fabrication and Manufacturing, Physics Tech, and Architecture Design - so I may be on a different wavelength than my colleagues that teach the 'basics' or general education courses.

    I also coach soccer, wrestling, and First Robotics. I am also a certified electrician and work in construction during my 'off' months (there is no such thing for my family business anymore - we are always busy).

    My 'family' time is typically working and playing with LEGO... and my wife (accountant) is my chief organizer of materials. My boys are my destruction squad. I just build stuff.
  • harpuammharpuamm Member Posts: 2
    Computer Programmer, specifically using GIS (geographic information systems)
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 321
    Ha. We are a "nerdy" bunch. Please, no offense nasty posts in response necessary! I am, perhaps, the worst of actuary...sigh
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 Member Posts: 1,431
    IT guy at a hospital.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    Student and i also run a bricklink shop
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    I do IT desktop support in the city of london for a company called Willis, the same Willis who renamed the sears tower in chicago (which I bought in lego of course).
  • nodnarb162nodnarb162 Member Posts: 58
    Well, Im not an adult with a real job :P (I'm almost 17) so in the meantime I do a babysitting gigs from time to time. My family just moved to Canada from the States, and my father is Canadian so i am technically a citizen, but I have to a proof of citizenship Before I can get an actual job. and getting that is still in the Proccess, but once its all settled I hope to score a job at the TRU they are going to open here in the next year or so. then I will buy all their LEGO MWAHAHAHA!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    @bellybutton290: is that Willis, the (re)insurance company? I have a friend who works for them, he moved to an office overseas last year. He has the Lego Willis tower too I believe :)
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    Currently a business man. Was a US Army solider for 2 years.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    Former chemist and now BD & Sales for a global Biotech company. Specializing in manufacture of Active Pharma Ingredients (the magic in medicine) for use in clinical trials to cure cancer, HIV, diabetes, etc. Basically the equivalent of building custom lego MOCs on a molecular scale using chemicals.
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    @lostintranslation yes Willis the insurance and reinsurance company we are based next to lloyds in london lime street. Glad to hear I wasn't the only Willis employee to buy the lego version of sears/Willis tower. I would ask who you knew there but i'm not sure I should on here. The model tower is ok but expensive, I felt duty bound to buy it.
  • MisterBiscuitsMisterBiscuits Member Posts: 3
    I'm a Government statistician in charge of producing the Secondary School Performance Tables
  • tdhbrtdhbr Member Posts: 188
    Former architect, current stay-at-home dad (by choice), living 3 miles from both a Lego Store and TRU. Much self-restraint required ....
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 502
    edited December 2011
    English Composition and Rhetoric professor at Florida International University... with a focus on New Media communications and Writing Center theory and practice - and a previous career history in plant science research (field corn!). I'm also a creative writer who swoons women with my lego collection. Ok, did I mention I focus on fiction writing ;)
  • dino_girldino_girl Member Posts: 107
    Computer Programmer, specifically using GIS (geographic information systems)

    Some body else who knows what GIS is! Lol

    I have a degree in GIS, remote sensing and geology but I'm a mum to lego mad 11yrs girl and work part time for Asda at the moment
  • streekerstreeker Member Posts: 299
    I wish I knew.
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    IT Business Consultant by day and avid Lego collector by night :)
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    I co run the family business
    What is the business?
  • Pacific493Pacific493 Member Posts: 379
    Lawyer (commercial litigator) or as my wife likes to say, I get paid to be a d***.
  • legomaniaclegomaniac Member Posts: 12
    Domestic God.
  • mr_bennmr_benn Member Posts: 952
    I'm a scientific advisor specialising in Respiratory Medicine. Sounds flashy but nobody really knows what I actually do!
  • OnionButterOnionButter Member Posts: 15
    Senior Systems Engineer (Linux) with a focus on MySQL, security, and compliance (PCI and HIPAA mainly). Working on adding Oracle to my quiver of specialties.

    - Chris
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    @mr_benn: nano or nebulizer delivery? Small-molecule expert by chance?
  • mr_bennmr_benn Member Posts: 952
    edited December 2011
    @BrickDancer neither really, primarily medication delivered by hand-held inhaler devices - depends on what you mean by 'small' (if we're comparing it to inhaled proteins and antibodies, then yes, small!)
  • ChompersChompers Member Posts: 658
    I'm a househusband and look after our 2 kids. Before this very difficult and stressful job i was in the motor trade for over 15 years
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John Member Posts: 2,405
    edited December 2011
    I am an electrical engineer who performs R&D in the field of power systems. It has its moments, I guess. Someday I would like to design and build a lego city complete with LV power lines, working stop lights, and a tram.

    P.S. I don't envy @Chompers above as I can assure you that his job is 100 times harder than mine on a good day.
  • andystarandystar Member Posts: 275
    ^ Also an Electrical Engineer, analog circuit design.
  • proraptorproraptor Member Posts: 13
    claims specialist in workers compensation
  • starfire2starfire2 Member Posts: 1,335
    Stay at home mom/ housekeeper/ circus ringmaster/ therapist/ boo boo fixer/ pet cleaner upper/ dishwasher/ cook, etc. etc. etc.
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    starfire2: me too :O)
  • evilempire22evilempire22 Member Posts: 31
    Native San Diegan, living in MN, degree in Forestry and Law Enforcement, loving the new ranger city police sets! Currently working a desk job for a local parks agency.

    Husband also posts under this moniker. He's a senior software programmer for a company that writes software for major electrical companies to run their grids. He's the one that got me hooked on LEGO and now we're a nerdy lego-collecting married couple.
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    I also should add since my hubby helps with shipping....that he works for John Deere. It is fun seeing the variety of people on this board.
  • 2011Legomaniac2011Legomaniac Member Posts: 32
    I live in the bay area, and own a local donut shop. =)
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