Dream Job

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by burk48237, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    As many of you know besides my passion the bass, I am passionate about fly fishing. Anyway, I have just accepted a job as a sales rep for a major fly fishing company. These jobs are very rare, my guess is their are about 5 people in the state of MI. who make a living in this business on the road! I was in wholesale outdoor sporting goods for several years so I had a ton of background. In a way and I know no job is "easy" except selling fish (Thor :D ), but between samples and dealing with my customers, many of whom are fishing guides, I'm sure it will have it's moments. The income will be a slight increase from my present job but I won't be setting up a "Demo Amp super warehouse" like Tom Bowlus anytime soon. Also it will include some travel, because I'll be covering MI, OH, IN, KY. and TN. That's cool, I like to see the country and I know Cheezewhiz so I can drive as fast as I want in Ohio! :p I may be PM'ing some of you if I'm ever in your areas to catch a gig, but it will mostly be a weekday deal. Anyway, Wish me luck and Praise God! One quick shot of me and the "only friend that ever listens".[​IMG][/IMG]
  2. Congrats, and good luck, Burke... I hope this won't interfere with your duties here on TB... :D

    I'm still waiting on my dream job. Pamela Andersons saline technician. That would be the guy that checks the dipstick and tops off the saline levels on her "assets" before she goes out for a photo shoot.

    You want to make sure you've got symmetry and the correct jiggle and lift coefficients.

  3. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam


    Life on the road. Make the first stop at Cheezie's place and
    get plenty of 'Get out of Jail' cards.

    You may need to get those blackout things to put on your
    teeth for those E. TN calls, Johnson City, Chattanooga and
    whatnot. ;)

    Who will be taking over your sweeping job in the Lounge?
  4. Burk, congrats, getting a dream job is a marvelous thing...I'm a lucky bastid like you as well, I get to sit around all day looking at basses being built! Enjoy it!!! :D
  5. Hey man, that's great! Actually liking your job is a bonus that I don't think a whole lot of people enjoy. Hope it goes well.
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Congratulations, Burk! If you ever get to upstate New York, I suggest trying out the Batten Kill. I understand northern California has great fly fishing; I know some guys who go to up around Mt. Shasta once or twice a year.
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    very cool. :cool:
  8. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Congrats, Burk. Now you just need to find the nymphomaniac coke connection with a Ferrari dealership* and you'll be set.

    * Yes, I stole that from George Carlin. Sue me. :D
  9. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    Congrats on the new job. Do you need to use really teeny tiny hooks when you go fishing for flys ? :smug:
  10. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I'm also glad that you could overcome the pagan roots of fly fishing and enjoy the sport for what it has become.
  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Awesome, Steve!
  12. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Congrats, Steve.
  13. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Congrats Steve!
  14. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    That's quite a danged fish. I've been thinking about getting my fly-gear back into shape, and now I have someone to call!
  15. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    brad cook
  16. Congrats, Burk!

    To echo what Dave Siff said, having a job you really like is a blessing in itself. :cool:

    I'm mostly a salt-water man; I really should round up some of my friends for some long weekend upstate New York fresh-water sojourns.

    Mike :)
  17. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I have an idea I want to pitch to Michael Flatley, for a stage musical where the main actors are a bunch of fly fishermen wearing waders … it's called Riverpants. :bag:

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Congrats , all the best with it ! :)
  19. Big congrats!

    Not everyone finds a job they enjoy.