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Funding your Trophy...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SharkyUK, Mar 9, 2017.

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  1. SharkyUK

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    We've had a thread about Trophy mileage, and we've had a thread that resulted in some interesting results when enquiring about owners' ages.

    So... I thought I'd just put it out there and ask what folks do day-to-day to fund their Trophy addiction. Judging by the results from the owners' ages discussion I expect a few may be retired :tongueout:

    I'm a geek unfortunately; but I can also act perfectly respectably in social engagements when I have to :tongueout:

    I've been a computer programmer for a long, long time and specialised in the development of 3D graphics technology / software for the games industry. I then took this knowledge and moved into the defence industry where I continued to work on R&D, simulations and visualisation systems. I made the decision to go self-employed a little over a year ago and now I run my own business (still working as a computer programmer / software engineer). Rock and roll.
     
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    Royal Navy Marine Engineer for 13 years and then 10 years as Chief Engineer on various superyachts. Now shore based superyacht build, support and management. Been an interesting and largely unplanned career path.

    Love spannering on the Clio and my Lotus, half the fun for me is tinkering with & maintaining the cars.
     
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    I worked for a Renault main dealer for just over 7 years and now work for a large nationwide tow bar and trailer company.

    I also have my own business called Grease Monkey Automotive which deals with everything on wheels basically. We have been labelled as Renault Specialist and have customers coming in from over 100 miles away already and we hope to keep expanding that distance with an ever growing reputation. Me and my business partner are currently building a 3,500 square foot garage ourselves which will be the base of operations for all the work carried out and the main building where all parts are supplied from. We supply aftermarket parts all across the UK as we are dealers for all sorts of aftermarket parts manufacturers from AirRex to Powerflex and from KW Suspension to Pipercross.

    As soon as the building work is complete we plan on leaving our day jobs and doing the monkey work full time. Rome wasnt built in a day and all that.

    Would be appreciated if you guys would follow my page on Facebook too

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    I'm a Wind Turbine Technician. I work on an offshore wind farm carrying out annual service work and fault finding. I've been doing it for 6 years now. It pays rather well and due to weather conditions and my shift pattern I'm virtually semi retired.

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    I wish I was retired.
     
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    CAD Technician/Lighting Designer for an M&E building services company by day. By night and weekends I run my own business, Caps N'Cuffs where I make Lego dustcaps and Lego Minifigure Frames, basically a hobby thats gotten out of control and Im now contemplating dropping my full time job to 4 days to spend more time on my business.
     
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    Workshop manager at Birds Garage BMW specialist. Former BMW Tech.
     
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    There's always one !!
     
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    Eight years as a Senior Graphic Designer / Prepress Operator, both digitally and lithographically.
     
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    Time served Gravure Printer but for the past 6 years I've been operating a Web Flexographic machine producing Whisky Cartons.
     
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    You guys need to watch this and it might make you rethink your options:
    no renaults but good little video.
     
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    Poundland? :tearsofjoy:

    Have been in the insurance world (Motor) ever since I left school and have now moved into a rental / hire industry looking after a 31,000 fleet, in particular damage.
     
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    Slightly better quality product, lower class customers.
     
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    In a Quantity Surveyor by profession and a Partner of a large Property Consultancy firm. Our core services include Project Management, Quantity and Building Surveying as well as Design and Engineering for Building and Infrastructure Projects. My main role is to lead teams of Cost and Commercial Managers on large Construction Projects.
     
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    Doctor, of the medical variety. Currently intentionally unemployed between training positions...
    I'll have to go back to work when the Trophy eats all my savings.
     
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