- Jan 31, 2005
We must have the same job. But I had 3 back to back calls today so that sucked.Couldn't agree with this more. I have been hit up for side work many times. My response. Hey, if you want to come over and drink beers.... and bring your own metal. If you are responsible/respectful/cool....I will let you use my tools and even help and teach you some shit.
I know better then to take my hobby and turn it into a job. Because to me, once I am FORCED to do something, it's no longer fun for me. A hobby is a hobby and a job is a job. Some people can blur those lines.. but for me, no way. Not to mention... fab is hot, dirty, and hard ass work. And not the healthiest either.
Sitting here at my desk getting paid well and wasting company time in AC is a pretty sweet gig. I can't imagine having to fab right now. All I need to do today is cut and paste some shit into some quotes and hit the send button on an email. Maybe have to make a couple phone calls too. Oh man, tough day. LOL
I see the same with racing also. A lot of friends went into racing and they cant really go to the dez and enjoy it. Now they are either working on the race truck, or the race truck is prepped and ready so they cant take it out or... Last time I saw my buddy out in the dez he was testing and he commented about 3 times how he wanted to get a little beater Toyota to go have fun in. Meanwhile I am drooling over his race truck driving my little off road 4runner.
I would not mind doing 1 or 2 but no interest in being competitive and making a real go at racing.