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    I am an Infantry Officer in the US Army, currently assigned as a Battalion Executive Officer. Other than the occasional forced vacation; we get 30 days of leave a year, and as long as we aren't deployed you can get some decent hunting done.

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    I work in the oil field and work a 2 on 1 off schedule plus 2 weeks vacation a year. I have never had an easier job physically or mentally. If you want to make good money with a decent amount of time off I would suggest the oil field.

    Cons are you work long hours when you are working and its not a great family life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    Hows the cardio? Or is it a myth about what them msha folks say about coal miners?
    What's the myth???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcaves View Post
    What's the myth???
    The black lung.
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    It's not a myth for underground. I work in an office at a surface mine so it's not bad.

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    I am a few months from retiring from the Military, been good but really glad it's over.

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    +1 on Operating Engineers, I work in a rock quarry/ asphalt plant. I run a crushing plant, mechanic and weld. Usually not much time off during sept. or oct. but starting about nov. my schedule opens up. I just wish September wasn't so busy.

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    I work in the Teamsters Convention Trade Show Industry. Here in Vegas it's a very big industry. Usually I work in the freight dept. Either I'm in a semi or operating a forklift. Pay is good. Politics in it are really less than desirable. But, that's with most jobs. Although I'm college educated, I don't think I would ever take a non-union job. But, that's me and my opinion. I also have my own Trucking-Hotshot business which pays GREAT depending on load or contract.
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    I work in commodity trading for a large energy company. If you go the big company office route, typically you start off with 2 weeks vacation, after 5 years you get 3 weeks, after 10 years you get 4 weeks. I take most of my vacation during hunting season and usually get 3 to 4 weeklong trips out west in. I trade power, and the power markets are very seasonal. Lots of volatitlity in the summer and the winter, the shoulder months (spring/fall) things are much more calm and its easier to take time off.
    I really enjoy trading, if you are good at it and work for a proprietary shop your income and time off are both unlimited.

    My only real complaint is that in the financial side, unless you run your own company, you are pretty much stuck in a big city. In energy that is Houston, Chicago or NYC. That and most of the financial world runs on east coast time, so even if you have your own set up in Denver or some other western city, you still better be up at 4 am daily to keep pace with everyone on the east coast.

    Being a lineman, you are going to be working storms a lot. Spring is tornado season, hurricane season is August/Sep/Oct, so very good likelihood you will be working around the clock in the gulf or on the coast somewhere during most hunting seasons. We have a lineman on our duck lease, he gets excited every year about hunting season, then gets slammed and hardly gets to go once some storms hit. He does make enough overtime that he goes sea duck hunting in Alaska to make it up for himself.
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