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Who are you? What do you do? Where did you learn?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Nofx, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Nofx

    Nofx Junior Member

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    Dear Readers,

    I am 17 years old and a senior and High School. The purpose of this post is to give me some sort of idea what I might want to be/do after I graduate. If you guys could just answer some easy questions that would be awesome.

    Car Driven:
    Previous Cars and Age you drove:
    Avg. High School Grades:
    Where you learned to work on cars:
    Married, Single, Divorced:
    Housing Type/Cost:
    Insurance Cost:
    Car Payment:
    Driving Record:

    I know a lot of these questions might seem silly, but last night I pretty much lost my ability to drive(Got another ticket.....). I woke up this morning and didn't want to go to school. And now I want to drop out and start working. My dad owns his own business, and its a trade business. Its called Paintless Dent Removal. You know those little door dings that cost like 200 dollars or so to take out? We take those out without having to repaint the car for 75-100 dollars, and it takes 30 minutes to an hour. We do hail dents and those types of things. Anyways, Im saying if I did start working it wouldn't be a 5.15 an hour dead end job. I dont think my dad will let me anyways.

    Any advice is welcome...

    Thanks guys.
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Sep 28, 2002
    Retirement Home
    Name: B
    Age: 23
    Location: CT
    Car Driven: 94 del sol, 93 240sx
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 94 z24, bought at 17 yrs old.
    Career: network admin, lokoing for something else
    Schooling: college drop out, tech school grad.
    Avg. High School Grades: ???????
    Where you learned to work on cars: wildbill :)
    Married, Single, Divorced: single, but kinda taken or something....
    Housing Type/Cost: mom and dad :)
    Insurance Cost: 1400/yr on mom/dad's policy for both cars
    Car Payment: paid cash for all my cars expcet half of my first one, which i loaned 4k from bank of dad.
    Driving Record: kinda clean... couple tickets... nothing major

    as for what you want to do....

    i had no idea what i wanted to do either when i was in high school. Hell, i didn't even want to go to college... but basically, it was have the parents pay for college, or i move out. so i went. i'm glad i did. i developed so much as a person at school- not just smarts, but i really turned into an adult up there... the experiences can't be duplicated..... not even by commuting to a local school.

    I say go to school... go in undeclared and see what you like.
  3. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Sep 29, 2002
    The left lane
    Name: Chris
    Age: 26 tomorrow :)
    Location: Colorado, born and raised in New York
    Car: See sig
    Previous cars: 87 Accord hatchback, see sig
    Career: Architect
    Schooling: B.ENVD from University of Colorado
    Avg. High school grade: 93
    Where did you learn to work on cars: lsvtec (Eric), another friend, and lots of experimentation
    Status: Taken, not engaged or anything
    Housing: 1,050 sq ft condo, $935/month mortgage
    Insurance: Just got raised to $1,800/year
    Car payment: $380/month
    Driving record: Clean until a year ago. Two dumb-ass accidents since then. No tickets.

    Don't know how it will help, but hope it does. :D
  4. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    Sep 30, 2002
    yay area, CA
    Name: Mike
    Age: 25
    Location: vacaville CA
    Car Driven: 94 del sol vtec
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 96 civic coupe w/B16 (18-24), 85 cherokee (16-18)
    Career: student/java developer
    Schooling: california state university sacramento
    Avg. High School Grades: c
    Where you learned to work on cars: 2 years of autoshop in highschool, 2 years of autoshop in a comunity college
    Married, Single, Divorced: single
    Housing Type/Cost: rent $300mo.
    Insurance Cost: $110mo.
    Car Payment: none
    Driving Record: no tickets in 2 years
  5. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

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    Jan 15, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Name: Ray
    Age: 23 (just turned 23 on Sept.21)
    Location: Southern California
    Car Driven: 95 Civic coupe and 98 Mustang GT
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 1984 Toyota Tercel and I was like 17
    Career: i work in the Wireless industry
    Schooling: 3 years CIS major dropped out, back in school now for Auto Tech
    Avg. High School Grades: 3.0 avg GPA
    Where you learned to work on cars:
    my dad was a mechanic and I used to help out at a family members shop and i also used my car and friend's cars as guinne pigs.
    Married, Single, Divorced: single
    Housing Type/Cost: live at home but pay rent $500/month
    Insurance Cost: $300/month
    Car Payment: $270/civic and $375/mustang
    Driving Record: several past tickets but it should be cleared off of my record by 2004
  6. SolPWR

    SolPWR Senior Member

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    Nov 14, 2002
    Name:Shawn "Vivo" Viveiros
    Age: 18
    Location: Attleboro, MA
    Car Driven: 94 Del sol si
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: Ford Tbird lx 16, Ford Tbird SC 17
    Career: looking into going into film
    Schooling: high school, prolly starting college in two weeks
    Avg. High School Grades: 80
    Where you learned to work on cars: experimentation, lotsa reading, :worthy: Hondaswap
    Married, Single, Divorced: single <_<
    Housing Type/Cost: live with parents still
    Insurance Cost: $2700 :angry:
    Car Payment: 183/mo
    Driving Record: squeeky clean so far :D
  7. Frankie P.

    Frankie P. Senior Member

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    Sep 7, 2003
    Austin, TX.
    Name: Frankie (obviously)
    Age: 20
    Location: Austin, TX (Just moved from Ontario, CA.)
    Car Driven: '02 SI
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 2001 Civic EX and Jeep Wrangler ('95) 17-18
    Career: Air Conditioning
    Schooling: High School (Looking for Tech Schools)
    Avg. High School Grades: 2.5
    Where you learned to work on cars: Still learning :)
    Married, Single, Divorced: Taken
    Housing Type/Cost: Staying with family, till I find a place (Was renting in CA. 800/mo.)
    Insurance Cost: 150/month
    Car Payment: $0 Paid Cash
    Driving Record: 3 Accidents (I barely hit a guys car, $500 damage for both cars, tried to drift in my EX and totalled it, got rear ended in the SI.) 1 ticket (Running a red light.)
  8. starboy869

    starboy869 Senior Member

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    Dec 31, 2002
    Name: Chris
    Age: 26 (27 in a few months)
    Location: CFB Borden, ON, Canada
    Car Driven: 90 Civic HB sohc ZC 5spd, in the misit of fixing a pay problem at work then I'll be getting either a 2000 Civic SiR 2dr or maybe an 02 Civic HB SiR with the wings west pack.
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 82 toyota (16-19) 88 toyota (for 3 months) 85 Fiero GT (19-24) then the Honda bug bit me
    Career: Vehicle Tech, Army Pte $35K Cdn year Note: Cpl make 43K year
    Schooling: Grade 12, some college
    Avg. High School Grades: 70's
    Where you learned to work on cars: Self and military
    Married, Single, Divorced: taken, but play ( I know bad bad bad)
    Housing Type/Cost: $400 for room and meals
    Insurance Cost: $900 a year
    Car Payment: 0 right now
    Driving Record: Clean now.. I had a Unsafe move from an accident about 6yrs ago
  9. Bns773

    Bns773 Member

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    Nov 24, 2002
    Austin, Tx
    Name: Brandon
    Age: 28
    Location: Austin, TX
    Car: 92 Civic HB
    Previous Cars: 91 Accord, 81 Regal, 86 Mustang
    Career: Claims Processor
    Schooling: Tech School (A+, Net +,MCSE) Still Attending College
    Avg High School Grade: B+,A
    Where did I learn to work on cars: By not having money to get them fixed.
    Getting a book and trying to follow along.
    Married,etc,etc: Married
    Housing: 1800 sq foot house cost $158,000
    Insurance: $1400 a year
    Car Payment: None
    Driving Record: Clear

    Advise: Don't drop out and go to college right after you get out of school. I took
    year off and it turned into 3. This was the biggest mistake i've ever
    made I would be making twice the money I'm making now with my BS.
    (Tech Market sucks here or I would be making even more)
  10. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Sep 29, 2002
    Wallingford, CT
    Name: Dennis
    Age: 26
    Location: Meriden, CT
    Car Driven: 91 Honda CRX, 03 Civic Ex
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 87 Chevy Beretta (20-23) , 85 Subaru GL10 (16-20)
    Career: Mechanical/Elecrtical Engineer
    Schooling: High School , about a year left for my degree
    Avg. High School Grades: A, and have a 3.8 in college
    Where you learned to work on cars: learned by doing, dad, friends, etc....
    Married, Single, Divorced: married
    Housing Type/Cost: 1200sq-ft / $650mo.
    Insurance Cost: $190mo
    Car Payment: $290mo for the 03 civic, 91 paid cash
    Driving Record: Mine 100% clean, Wifes 2 tickets and an accident.

    IMHO: you'll regret dropping out unless you want to work for your fathers company for the rest of your life. you've got what 1.5yrs left of high school. I say finish it. Even with just a high school eduaction it'll be 10 times aeasier to find a job than without it.
  11. La_Pieuvre

    La_Pieuvre Senior Member

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    Sep 29, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Name: Olivier
    Age: 21
    Location: Dallas, TX
    Car Driven: 98 Civic EX
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 89 Maxima SE when 18
    Career: Studying Criminal Justice
    Schooling: Attending Univ. of Texas at Dallas
    Avg. High School Grades: 90
    Where you learned to work on cars: Friends and just snooping around online
    Married, Single, Divorced: Currently have a gilrfriend
    Housing Type/Cost: Mom and Dad
    Insurance Cost: a lot
    Car Payment: None. Car paid off.
    Driving Record: Clean
  12. dvus1

    dvus1 Senior Member

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    Jul 13, 2003
    somewhere in GUAM
    Car Driven: 02 RSX type-S/ 88 Civic HB-B18a1
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 99 galant
    Career: Military
    Schooling: Finished College already
    Avg. High School Grades: Let’s just say Above Average
    Where you learned to work on cars: Dad’s Shop
    Married, Single, Divorced: Married
    Housing Type/Cost: Rental/ Free
    Insurance Cost: $134/ for two cars
    Car Payment: $350
    Driving Record: Clean/ got pulled over for speeding twice driving with the RSX, no points given thou. My driver’s license is off island :D
  13. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

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    Jul 13, 2003
    buck teeth and government checks, PA
    Name: Matt "swanny" Swanson
    Location:Madison, WI
    Car Driven: 95 gsr sedan
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 16- 91 toyota p\u, 17-19 89 toyota p\u 3 inch body lift, 33's, 20-21 98 s-10 3-4 drop bling bling chrome 17's, jet shift kit.
    Career:Auto Body (structural repair) for now
    Schooling: HS, 2 yr associates degree in auto body, Still in college for general studies.
    Avg. High School Grades: 2.7
    Where you learned to work on cars: HS auto shop, lots of dicking around, friends, hondaswap -=]
    Married, Single, Divorced: i have a ball n chain
    Housing Type/Cost: rented house with 3 other guys
    Insurance Cost: im spoiled, mommy n daddy pay it.
    Car Payment:none.
    Driving Record: Horrible, like 3 speeding, 2 failure to stops, failure to register a vehicle, transporting alcohol- this one sucked. i had 7 thirty packs, 3 1.75's of captain and a bottle of jack taken from me. thats like 200 dollars worth of alcohol and a 200 dollar ticket.
  14. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    May 11, 2003
    Boca Raton, FL
    Name: Milan
    Age: 24
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida
    Car Driven: 88 EF hatchy,,FF fuckass soon to be 240 baby.. can't wait
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 88 200sx, 1997 Miata, 1992 hatch, 93 Talon Tsi, 88 Starion,
    Career: College Graduate, Graduate school, mechanic/aftermarket sales at shop
    Schooling: High School, College, and Graduate school right now
    Avg. High School Grades: 3.0 gpa, 3.0 college gpa
    Where you learned to work on cars: Honestly at first the internet back like 6 years ago, searched shit, and just had the balls to work on shit myself
    Married, Single, Divorced: single , 2 long term relationships that turned to shit, no girls for atleast 2 years from now, just don't have the patience, time, hookers will do -- lol
    Housing Type/Cost: Parents, holla
    Insurance Cost: 100 month
    Car Payment: zero
    Driving Record: tons of tickets + great lawyer = clean record B)

    What ever you do don't drop out of school, finish school and don't be a fuckass and drop out, that is a temporary solution to a LIFE LONG PROBLEM. I am not saying that you can't be successful without schooling but the chances are much much greater with an education. Plus then you qualify for better paying occupations.

    I say, finish school, enroll in college and be a server, shit they make 100 cash a night at a decent restaurant, and it's cash money -- no paycheck man. It is a very good job for unqualified people. Also bartending is good.

    good luck and please do yourself a favor and finish school, dropping out doesn't say much about yourself man.
  15. 2 litre EG

    2 litre EG Senior Member

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    Dec 8, 2002
    so cali
    Name: Jason P
    Age: 23
    Location: Southern California
    Car Driven: Currently - 03 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8, 95 Honda Civic CX Hatchback
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 96 Integra LS [1996/age 16], 89 Civic HB [1999/age 19] and last but not least 00 Cadillac Escalade [2001/age 21]
    Career: Studying to be Nurse Practitioner
    Schooling: Going back to school in January
    Avg. High School Grades: b-
    Where you learned to work on cars: Reading and A few friends in the industry
    Married, Single, Divorced: Single and loving it
    Housing Type/Cost: House #1 [Parents], house #2 [Mine/Given to me as gift], apartment [Mine/1700 a month]
    Insurance Cost: on the EVOLUTION 6200 a year
    Car Payment: EVO [721/month], Escalade [546/month]
    Driving Record: 4 speeding tickets, 6 accidents [all my fault], 1 exhibition of speed

    PS: i still own all of the cars... i also agree with a few people on here, you will regret dropping out os HS... it is the basis for everyting and all employers look at those type of things, it also will help determine how much your going to get paid
  16. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    Sep 28, 2002
    Name: Nick N.
    Age: 19
    Location: Panama City Beach, FL
    Car Driven: 93 Honda Del Sol
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 17 -- 1995 Toyota Carolla, 18 -- 1994 Honda Civic
    Career: Recreation/Guest Services at a Resort
    Schooling: Currently in 2nd year of college
    Avg. High School Grades: C's, B's
    Where you learned to work on cars: My 1994 Honda Civic, no one really taught me, more like trial and error.
    Married, Single, Divorced: Single
    Housing Type/Cost: 2500 sq feet on a golf course, 1000/mo (parents)
    Insurance Cost: 156/mo
    Car Payment: 150/mo
    Driving Record: Cl-fuckin'-ean
  17. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

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    buck teeth and government checks, PA
    can you say ballin? wish i could slang the tweeds like you do. :worthy:
  18. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    Jul 4, 2003
    Bristol, Ct.
    Name: Steve J
    Age: 22
    Location: Connecticut
    Car Driven: 1995 Prelude VTEC / 1998 Jeep Wrangler Spizort
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 1985 Prelude Si, 1995 Dodge Neon SPizort, 2000 Honda Civic Si - Supercharged
    Career: Project Manager/Unit System Support - Opening up web design studio shortly
    Schooling: 3+ years Undergraduate work completed, finishing 2004 when I go back
    Avg. High School Grades: 3.35
    Where you learned to work on cars: My garage, I learned myself
    Married, Single, Divorced: single, to be engaged soon
    Housing Type/Cost: live w/parents, had an apt, saving for our house
    Insurance Cost: 1200/yr.
    Car Payment: Nonya bidness
    Driving Record: Will be clean 8/2004
  19. Nofx

    Nofx Junior Member

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    Where do you get the money? Thats insane....

    I've decided to stay in school. My dad came home today and started talking about having to go to Texas after hail because there's just not enough in Minnesota right now, he said I cant go.
  20. Domeskilla

    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Name: B
    Age: 19
    Location: South Arlington, TX
    Car Driven: Nothing right now, wrecked the truck
    Previous Cars and Age you drove: 01 Infinity QX4 (16), 98 Dodge Ram (16), 99 Camaro (17), 96 Maxima SE (17), 97 Eclipse (18), 94 Civic Coupe (18), S10 Xtreme (19), 03 Dodge Ram Quad Cab (19)
    Career: About to start school for welding/autobody, etc. so we can start our business. Then when the IT field picks back up, i'll go back.
    Schooling: Graduated HS, start College in Jan.
    Avg. High School Grades: b's
    Where you learned to work on cars: Just tried it, and learned it.
    Married, Single, Divorced: Sorta taken
    Housing Type/Cost: 3k sq foot house secluded (sp?)/~2g's a month (parents)
    Insurance Cost: $0 right now.. was ~9k a yr
    Car Payment: $0, was 660
    Driving Record: Texas = clean.. oklahoma = clean :D
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