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Post By: bobcats92      Posted: 6/30/2020 8:07:17 AM     Points: 333    
Outside of fishing, what do you guys do for work? How has your day to day job been impacted in today's new world?

Now I know we'll get some smart guys in here who are retired and say fishing is their day job. I assure you I am living vicariously through you staring 25-30yrs of work down the barrel....

I'm a retirement consultant for a firm based here in Denver. I definitely enjoy the time I'm able to escape from the computer. Have been working from home since February. Never thought I'd long to get back into the office so much. It's weird.

What do you guys do during the week to pass the time until the weekend rolls around and we can fish again?

 Reply by: Twilly73      Posted: Jun. 30, 8:11:27 AM     Points: 349    
Warehouse manager over in Gunbarrel. No impact to us since we're in the medical field, and essential employees, so the normal 40+ hours continues.
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: Jun. 30, 9:11:44 AM     Points: 244    
Working from home full time for the last 3 months, hopefull with at least 3 more to go. Doing so has allowed me to fish more do more yard and house work, and play with my kids more. Without sacrificing one thing for another. Other than people getting sick and dying this has been an ideal situation for me. Im sitting at baseball practice at 9am on a tuesday. Id bever have been able to do this and still get in my 8 hours of work today. Im extreamly fortunate that COVID actually benefitted me. I wish it worked out for everyone this way.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jun. 30, 11:34:35 AM     Points: 664    
I work in a steel yard. I sell corrugated roofing, siding, and fencing panels. Also sell any structural metal you may need

We have not missed a day over this mess. Been working 40+ since day one and I thank god for that
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Jun. 30, 1:59:08 PM     Points: 1800    
Good post Bobcat. I'm a Sales Consultant for a janitorial supply company. I feel like the most popular guy on the planet since I sell Purell, Clorox and Disinfectants. I, too, have had to adjust to working from home and conducting zoom meetings most days. Normally, I'm out in the field meeting customers all across the state and always take a fishing rod and the CPW app with me in case an appointment cancels or I wrap up my day and need to unwind before heading home. I find alot of neat places I would've never known about on that app. I call myself an "opportunity fisherman". If I have the opportunity, I fish! I've fished less since Covid-19 since most customers closed or didn't allow people in the office but I try to take one or two days off here and there during the week to get out and fish. I've done well with LMB all year so far! My wife likes to mushroom hunt for porcini mushrooms between now and August so that also cuts into my fishing time, but also fun to get out and do. It's just hood good to get out in the woods and away from all the drama in the world.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: Jun. 30, 5:12:08 PM     Points: 24631    
Just started teaching last semester. Completely changed how I teach. Had to switch to completely online. and this fall we will be doing a hybrid of online and in person learning. Along with teaching, i am a baseball coach and our season was cancelled about 2 hours before our first game. Was walking out of my classroom to drive to the game when I got the text about our season.

Also working at home depot this summer. Hasn't impacted that too much, besides the fact that we are hella busy.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 30, 6:19:15 PM     Points: 37348    
Nice post! I work at company that is all about tape and I am a chief engineer and estimator. I have been doing OT thru all of this. I have designed and quoted lots of PPE related products and it is not slowing down. This week I am taking a break (sort of) and doing a staycation as Im not comfortable with doing a summer cabin like we normally do. We have fished alot and the fishing has been amazing especially for carp. Not going to overcrowded state parks.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jun. 30, 6:46:24 PM     Points: 40    
IT Engineer I love my job and on the weekends I get to enjoy some fishing. Believe it or not since Covid started I have done more over time then ever!
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: Jun. 30, 7:09:03 PM     Points: 515    
Wireless sales manager for one of the big 4. Spent a few months working from home due to COVID, but Iím now back out in the field. Itís nice that I get to make my own schedule and Iím lucky enough that if I want to take a month or two off if it isnít a big deal. Which means I have plenty of time to spend with my son and our never ending growing list of hobbies. However I am getting ready to take an 18+ month LOA here soon, and will probably be moving on to something else when I return
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jun. 30, 9:33:16 PM     Points: 7473    
I help out at a motorcycle repair shop.I can fish early if I plan ahead with the shop.Most days I'm off the water and got the boat put away by 1 PM.That leaves me a half day to run around for the shop,ect,ect. This week I asked for Friday off and will work around that.Not much has changed for me.
 Reply by: Eyefishing      Posted: Jun. 30, 11:24:50 PM     Points: 1106    
I work in a semiconductor, Broadcom in fortcollins, I've been working the whole time.
 Reply by: heryantoch      Posted: Jun. 30, 11:55:53 PM     Points: 1694    
Working for a computer manufacturer, HP in Fort going fishing when I can during weekend.
 Reply by: lil hooker      Posted: Jul. 1, 5:56:52 AM     Points: 719    
Im a chef/kitchen manager at Texas Roadhouse. We have been open at 50% capacity and are extremely busy. The owner also had an outdoor patio built so that adds more room for guests as well. 50+ hours a week. Then my days off I have a honey-do list about 3 miles long. Good times
 Reply by: CHRISMAS      Posted: Jul. 1, 7:19:11 AM     Points: 99    
I am a superintendent for an Electrical construction company. I have been working the whole time as well. The wife was laid off when this started and then hired back as part time with minimal hours. Trying to do more river fishing this summer.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jul. 1, 10:51:03 AM     Points: 62    
Test pilot and rodeo clown
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: Jul. 1, 5:27:39 PM     Points: 6079    
Retired from construction so I can fish almost anytime I want to but trying to find a place that I can get to is almost impossible due to health and the amount of people that are now fishing and the amount of paddle boards on the lakes now. I will say that we are getting things done in the yard that we have talked about doing for some time now. I fish when I can and enjoy any time I'm sitting with a couple poles in the water.
Now for this covid crap to clear up so I can go to Texoma and do some fishing with Marty and fishrangler.
 Reply by: Its all Jake      Posted: Jul. 1, 8:34:51 PM     Points: 170    
Real estate broker living in Fort Collins, business came to a grinding halt when the stay at home order came into play. Since things have loosened up business has picked up dramatically, folks are wanting new surroundings away from the city, been interesting.
I primarily fish in-line spinners on lakes and will take a fly rod out when on a river, been a slow year fishing and hope to pick up momentum going forward!
Nice post.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: Jul. 1, 9:48:05 PM     Points: 399    
Auto collision repair, when everything shut down in March, driving and claims went way down. Scratch and claw for 6-8 weeks, May 8, stay at home lifted, May 9 safer at home in force, lotsa peeps out n about driving. Since distracted driving is truly an epidemic and said peeps just donít pay attention, business is booming and back on track!
 Reply by: BroncFan      Posted: Jul. 1, 11:08:06 PM     Points: 262    
Process mechanical designer specializing in the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Started out busy and then after a month or so dropped off to nothing. In the last couple of weeks i have returned and I am as busy as I've ever been. we have local players participating in the development of a vaccine. I'm lucky enough to play a very minor roll in that process.
 Reply by: Fishycolo      Posted: Jul. 2, 4:50:15 PM     Points: 3    
Heavyline master autotech for local public transportation company.
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Jul. 2, 5:33:33 PM     Points: 1800    
Not a one of us is a piano player in a whorehouse? I'm gonna lose a bet....
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Jul. 2, 10:30:56 PM     Points: 11880    
Iím your 811 guy. I protect gas and electric underground lines. Glorified graffiti artist. Haha. We hasnít skipped a beat. I could use a vacation lol.
 Reply by: tfotrout      Posted: Jul. 2, 11:16:20 PM     Points: 1449    
I work for an airline this has killed us.
 Reply by: MJMCPO      Posted: Jul. 3, 11:09:33 AM     Points: 53    
Iím a Command Master Chief in the Navy at Buckley AFB at the Navy Reserve center we have been limited staff since COVID started and not able to conduct drill weekends. Itís allowed me to compete in a couple bass tournaments at least. Stay safe and healthy out there everyone!

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