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What do 4Runner owners do for a living?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by The last breed, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Jan 23, 2023 at 6:58 PM
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    nondescriptive123

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    Tooth mechanic
     
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  2. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:38 AM
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    ^^ aka, the Ivory Hunter
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2023 at 9:26 AM
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  4. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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    Jedi5150

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    For the first 16 years of my career, I recommended the job when people asked me if I liked it. For the last 5 years I couldn't tell them to stay away from it fast enough. Get out while you still can.
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:56 PM
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    RallySauce

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    Supply chain bullshit lol past 4 years have been fun
     
  6. Jan 25, 2023 at 5:25 AM
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    DW_2GT4R

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    Cleaned and greased door lock linkage.
    Cubicle monkey.

    Used to be a useful member of society. It's not my life, it just pays for my life. That is to say, it pays for upgrades. :D
     
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  7. Jan 25, 2023 at 6:36 AM
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    2016SR5P

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    Work for a mutual fund company
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2023 at 6:55 AM
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    I'm a CPA for a hedge fund.
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2023 at 10:49 AM
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    Mango15

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    Sadly none yet..
    I heavily thought about getting out all together, but decided to try a different agency first. If that doesn't do it, I will likely change careers all together. I still enjoy what I do, time just might have to be the factor that changes my mind.
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2023 at 1:49 PM
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    Rupp1

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    I manage maintenance and clean utilities for a biotech startup. We’re growing human blood vessels from scratch. Pretty wild stuff. We’ve actually provided some to hospitals in Ukraine.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2023 at 4:39 PM
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    DoubleCup

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    Process Control Engineer for a pulp/paper manufacturer. I never imagined saying that when I was younger.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2023 at 5:04 PM
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    MeefZah

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    You're the Summit deputy, yeah? I was just south of you working municipal LE up until 12-31 and I was hating life... Got hired at the county in court services, and it's glorious. Still have a commission, but I'll never have to search a nasty house again, pull a OVI at end of watch, or get cold or wet on a call again! Plus weekends and holidays off. This black and heather gray thing is pretty damn good and let's be honest the gold star is a badass badge to carry...
     
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  13. Jan 26, 2023 at 6:45 AM
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    Jedi5150

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    We had two titles for the deputies assigned to court security; "RoD" (Retired on Duty), and "grand theft: paycheck". :D Definitely a glorious assignment. The joke was that during your year in courts, you could "finish the internet".
     
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  14. Jan 26, 2023 at 7:12 AM
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    1 old trucker

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    old retired trucker with a broken back,by the way,I would like to thank the LEs on the above posts for your service
     
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  15. Jan 26, 2023 at 7:31 AM
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    Yeah I always kind of laughed that job off, thinking it wasn't a real cop job.

    But I've humped a patrol car in 2 states, for 5 agencies, over 25 years now. I've been promoted up but I've always been in patrol. I'm just tired of it. I've been tired of it for about the last decade honestly - but tired as I was of it I never really wanted to go to the DB or do anything else within the department.

    I have always enjoyed going to court though and I'm fascinated by the judicial process. After talking to some of those guys I started thinking that maybe that gig wouldn't be too bad. I'm definitely not ROD and I'm still proactive, so that will be an adjustment for me, but I think the overall benefits are better for me and it'll be nice to work normal hours for the first time (consistently) in my entire career.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2023 at 7:46 AM
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    That's sound reasoning. Most folks go kicking and screaming into courts for their first rotation, since they are usually young, and with dreams of glory. But the truth is you can learn a ton in the assignment. You get on a first-name basis with all the judges, ADA's, and defense attorneys, you learn how to write a good report, how to testify, etc. Like anything in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
     
  17. Jan 26, 2023 at 9:06 AM
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    Sadly none yet..
    No doubt the court service deal is a "retire on duty" gig. It is a well earned spot (for most) who did their time. I'm far from that privilege. Some day perhaps!
     
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  18. Jan 26, 2023 at 12:51 PM
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    HuskerRunner

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    I humped a patrol car on Spring Break in 99...luckily just got a stern talking to
     
  19. Jan 26, 2023 at 1:09 PM
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    I wasn't going to comment but I like the idea of following the guy who sexually assaulted a cop car. I guess technically it might have been consensual but the occupants seem to have disagreed. I am a marine engineer in the offshore oil and gas industry. I work on engines that are larger than a 4runner that all have over 100K run hours then go home and drive a fourth gen with 300K miles. I'm a big fan of longevity.

    EDIT: May sound ironic but I would also like to say thanks to all our LEO, Fire, EMS, and Military personnel. This thread is loaded with you guys.
     
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  20. Jan 26, 2023 at 3:14 PM
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    In my past life, 25 years in IT Large Big Iron MVS/OS390/DB2 systems and database for a major airline, then 5 years with IBM.

    In my current life, Senior Pastor of a fairly large 800+ member independent Christian church.

    The rest of my job is trying to not get fired by my awesome wife of 42 years.
     
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  21. Jan 26, 2023 at 3:38 PM
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    RingSteel

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    Electrical supervisor @ 2 unit 1300 meg nuke plant, then Project Scheduler and Project manager......
    Work harder now as retired homesteader but tractor work is more fun then corp. drama...and project schedules and budgets...
     
  22. Jan 26, 2023 at 3:42 PM
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    RingSteel

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    Local 66 here.....and retired....heh....no longer crawl into attics to help family...tell'm dey gots ta hire a lectrishun....
     
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  23. Jan 26, 2023 at 7:21 PM
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    I'm a bean counter for a transportation company, btw.
     
  24. Jan 27, 2023 at 3:54 PM
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    2021 4Runner: King Coilovers King rear shocks Camburg UCA’s Spc rear Trail arms Icon 52700 rear springs Icon panhard bar SCS Ray10’s Rci Sliders Rci Full Skids 2022 Tacoma Offroad: King Coilovers King rear shocks Deaver leaf springs Camburg UCA Scs Gen 5 Bamf front hybrid bumper Rci Full Skids Rci Sliders
    lol, I don’t do sidework. I just quote a ridiculously high price so no one asks anymore.
     
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  25. Jan 27, 2023 at 7:09 PM
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    I was a software engineer for many years, but have always been an outdoorsman. So not a weird combination at all. Now I get to be outdoors as much as I want, as I am retired.
     
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