What funds your hobbies?

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  1. Leno

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    As above,

    Been considering a career change for a while now, not really sure what i want to go into though..

    What do you all do to fund your drift cars?
     
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    Fixing aeroplanes/making racing cars.

    Or more accurately paying other people to do it for me :D
     
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    Design Engineer, designing exhaust flex's, EGR components and turbo lines for OEM's such as JLR, Ford, McLaren etc

    Doesn't fund anywhere near enough though!!
     
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    I would love to do something car orientated, unfortunately though nothing I am able to do without extensive training pays particularly well! There's also the worry that id get 'fed up' with cars and be reluctant to work on my own.

    To add; I don't have an issue with the retraining, however if rather not spend time/money retraining only to discover it's not the field I want to be working in..
     
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    Well what qualifications have you got to fall back on then??
     
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    Currently a qualified maintenance man, with nvq's an shit. Haha.. There will always be work for me in that area I should imagine but it's my first real job, so Id like to see what else is out there!
     
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    Electrician based, or nuclear engineer?
     
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    Retail and it makes me hate my life.
    I'm going back to college one day a week soon though to train as a welder, I've got fuck all qualification and plus of you do decide to learn a different trade atleast you'll have more options should you ever get bored
     
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  20. -sideslide-

    -sideslide- "ent it"

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    If your still in your 20s get in to stocks and shares on one of the companies placements(You don't need a degree just show that your willing to slave away and that you can fit in.

    Its hard and very long work but it can really pay off 2 of friends did it 4 or 5 years ago both doing very good and hopping to retire before 40 :D
     

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