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Posted: 8/15/2005 2:13:11 PM EDT
Just worked about 6 hours today with the restaurant chef to set up a catering job (make 150 sandwiches, 8 cookie platters, etc) and take it back down after it was completed. Made $135 as a result.

$20 an hour give or take is a hell of a lot more than the $8.50 an hour I'm used to!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:15:09 PM EDT
$12 an hour directing traffic.. was easy besides a few old ladys trying to run me over
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:15:20 PM EDT
Cutting 3 acres on a riding mower,$ 170 and about 2 hours.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:15:44 PM EDT
Doing a commercial for Wal*Mart


5 minutes work = $50.

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:16:19 PM EDT
doing a little dance, shimmy, and no clothes.....easiest $$ I got from hard up women.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:16:26 PM EDT
Any day that I fill in at my friends gunshop. $80/day usually store credit.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:16:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Doing a commercial for Wal*Mart


5 minutes work = $50.

Sgat1r5



Wow, I'd say ya have everyone else beat
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:17:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 2:17:55 PM EDT by Blazin413]
$15/hr to sit on my ass all day and surf the internet. I also take the occasional complaint. In about 2 weeks, it will bump up to $20+/hr
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:18:02 PM EDT
Flying for 3 hours in a Blackhawk helicopter.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:18:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 2:24:52 PM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:18:29 PM EDT
10 minutes at a $20.00 "Let it Ride" table. Pulled 4 of a kind and left with 3 grand.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:18:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 2:19:06 PM EDT by Skammy]

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Doing a commercial for Wal*Mart


5 minutes work = $50.

Sgat1r5



Wow, I'd say ya have everyone else beat



Oh that reminds me I got $50 bucks to let some studio borrow my science project for a scene
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:20:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i get paid to be "available" for service calls. <4-5 a week on bad week> 26.00hr not counting OT and benifits.



I'll do your job for you for $18 an hour. You can pocket the extra $8
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:21:14 PM EDT
Working for a bankrupted dot-com. Four weeks until I found a new gig.

$250 a day to show up around 9, go to lunch at 11:30, come back around 3, leave at 5. Seriously easy money.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:22:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Doing a commercial for Wal*Mart


5 minutes work = $50.

Sgat1r5



Wow, I'd say ya have everyone else beat



And I'm not even chinease.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:23:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Doing a commercial for Wal*Mart


5 minutes work = $50.

Sgat1r5



Wow, I'd say ya have everyone else beat



And I'm not even chinease.



are you Jewish?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:27:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:28:11 PM EDT


In college.

Market research.

Got to eat two different cheeseburgers and sit around for an hour talking about which one was best and why.

$100.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:28:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:30:08 PM EDT
i got 300 bucks, gas, truck, and all ammo paid to go shoot yotes for 3 days on a ranch. getting money to do what id normaly ask to do for free was awsome.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:34:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:34:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
About $ 17k for about a day and a half worth of work



I never knew being Site Staff paid so much

But seriously, how'd you make that?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:35:38 PM EDT
I worked at a Radio Shack for a little bit when I was 17. I was negative in my checking account, and I didn't have enough gas to even drive home. I asked my manager for a few bucks and he was just as broke as I was.

I was about to clse the store, and a guy walks in wanting to buy a TV amplifier. I asked him if his antenna, feedline, etc was in good shape and he said "Ya, expect that there's a birds nest up on the antenna, and one of the elements is bent. I told him he needed to fix the antenna, not put a bandaid on the problem. He agreed but was unwilling to climb his 80' tower to do it. I said I'd do it right now if he filled my tank for me.

He filled my tank, and we drove out to his place. I climbed the tower at night, while it was raining. I tied a broom handle to my belt and climbed all 80', with no harness. I knocked the bird's nest out with the broom handle, then used it to whack the element repeatedly until it was straight. I climbed back down, he handed me another $20 bill and said "Son, you're fucking crazy."

Easiest money I ever made, if you ask me.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:39:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 2:40:04 PM EDT by HKS]
I applied for a security job. Said they would put me on "call" and if they needed me they would call me. They paid me for the time I was on "call" and never needed me. So I did nothing and still got paid, besides being accesible by phone at all times.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:40:45 PM EDT
US Coast Guard, when I left active (E-5) I was taking home a little over $3000 a month with all my allowances working 35 hour weeks. I was in a land based support rating so it was typically a Monday-Friday gig the last 4 out of 6 years I was in. 90% of the time I was on the computer doing inventory or ordering supplies, every now and then go out to the boats and fix a broken radar or radio. I felt I was way overpaid for what I actually did, throw in the couple of grand in free tuition I used every year, free medical and dental and the fact that half of my paycheck was tax free and it was a decent deal. Now I get to go back one weekend a month and make $250. The station and cutter guys are way underpaid by comparison for the amount of work they have to do though.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:42:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:47:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thinman:
10 minutes at a $20.00 "Let it Ride" table. Pulled 4 of a kind and left with 3 grand.



I have been to a casino twice.
Actually did some fairly serious gambling once.

That is a cool game.
Kinda brainless, but fun.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:48:21 PM EDT
USAF, E-4 pay, and on leave for a whole month...
Leave = Paid (not much) Vacation
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:50:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
USAF, E-4 pay, and on leave for a whole month...
Leave = Paid (not much) Vacation



I'm finishing up my terminal leave now, had 57 days on the books, made about $6,000 for my vacation time plus getting another $1500 just for switching from active to the reserves when terminal ends.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:50:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:59:24 PM EDT
$53 on Saturday for doing absolutely nothing.

My mom sold a bunch of clothes of mine at a garage sale, and she went back on her word when she said she'd let me sort through them first. She felt bad and gave me part of the earnings.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:06:13 PM EDT
Doing pressure test on fire sprinkler systems.

#1 show up look at guage with fire marshall & note time .
#2 go back to truck and fall asleep or drive around(mostly sleeping)
#3 Few hours later go back in look at guage then go home .

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:13:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 3:13:56 PM EDT by 1IV]
I make artwork .... I swear it is almost robery, but I am the only one who can make this stuff.



Sold this for $3,500 lets just say that is about 100$ per hour, and they thought it was a bargain.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:30:31 PM EDT
Last September I made about $450 for a 45 minute lecture on manipulative medicine.

This year I'm scheduled for two lectures. JOE
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:37:12 PM EDT
Pretty much every check I get. Last one was $6,200 for making a phone call and mailing a package. I guess it took around an hour total. If you count depositing the check it might have been an hour and a half.

The kicker is, I'm a lazy sonofabitch and probably won't even attempt to work again for a week or two.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:38:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blazin413:
$15/hr to sit on my ass all day and surf the internet. I also take the occasional complaint. In about 2 weeks, it will bump up to $20+/hr



Where do I apply?

Seriously!


Thanks
Travis
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:03:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:16:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:19:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:
I make artwork .... I swear it is almost robery, but I am the only one who can make this stuff.

img110.imageshack.us/img110/954/bighorsefrontyardside7ph.jpg

Sold this for $3,500 lets just say that is about 100$ per hour, and they thought it was a bargain.



That is absolutely fabulous.
Looks like a bargain to me too.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:24:13 PM EDT
After I got laid off by a bigh company that sells film in yellow boxes, I had so much seniority that I got 50 weeks severance pay. That was almost seven years ago. After 9 months, I got a job with a Canadian based company. A few months ago, the company that sells film in yellow boxes purchased the company I have worked for for the last 6 years. At the time of the sale, my stock options with my new company were exercised and I made a quick $9,700, (before taxes).

For the first 11 weeks with the Canadian company, I received a paycheck for two weeks pay each week until my severance package worked out.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:28:35 PM EDT
I have you all beat!

I just found out that I am going to earn a fat
fee for helping some King in Zaire. I head down
to the bank in the morning to complete the
transaction!

Thank heavens for the Interweb!

Eat it suckers!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:29:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Doing a commercial for Wal*Mart


5 minutes work = $50.

Sgat1r5



You aren't the bouncing smiley, are you?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:31:53 PM EDT
Just about everyday......

I get paid time & one half for callouts with a 2hr minimum if I can fix a problem from home. Double time if I have to leave home.

I have taken a call, dialed into a telco switch from home, fixed a problem (called "type it to death") & was done in less than 3 minutes WHILE ON VACATION. I was already getting 8hrs pay so that's about $275 for 3 minutes "work" , that sorta works out to $5500/hr for very short periods

Callout time buys my toys
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:39:03 PM EDT
same deal-catering. 2.5 days $1200. Course i was producing 400-600 meals each meal period...but it ain't no thang ;)
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:40:40 PM EDT
I got a call from a friend looking for a fill in bass player for his band, they were playing a Bar Mizvah. He sent me a set list and I said deal, 2 and a half hours of playing, sounds like fun. I figure there would be 40 to 50 kids there, plus a bunch of parents.

Wrong.

I show up at this hotel/conference center, and I told the doorman what I was doing and he went and got 3 bellhops to take all my equipment inside (and park my truck).

They take my stuff through the back of the stage and I take out my cell phone to call my friend and tell him I am in the lobby, he runs out and we walk around to the "dressing room". I had carried my bass in I took it out to tune it.

I wasn't planning on getting paid. I figured he'd throw me some gas money.

Well. I walked out onto the stage where my gear was all set up and plugged into the PA, and I see, 400+ people looking up at me.

I started to adjust my settings and my friend comes over and tells me, "Hey, you get free food and drinks, and $200, plus tips." I said okay, cool.

Well at the end of the night the band got over $4000 in tips. I also ate a filet mignon (I think they fed us different from what the guests ate) and drank a few glasses of really good wine.

So I took home $1200+, plus a full stomach.

$480 an hour for something I would do for free?

I told my friend to put me at the top of any lists for fill in gigs he has in the future.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:59:57 PM EDT
Night guard for a substance abuse halfway house. I had to take curfew roll and make bedchecks once an hour or so, then hand out medications at the start of my shift and at the end. That was it.

The rest of the time, I watched cable tv, ate free junk food and drank coffee. Also did my homework. It was beyond easy, too bad it only paid $6 an hour.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:08:14 PM EDT
I bought a business for 52k cash. Worked on it for 3 weeks straight. Sold it for 208k one month after purchase.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:12:40 PM EDT
My uncle Sam gives me money every week for doing nothing.



Err.... the DU is which way?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:28:09 PM EDT
Easiest one was $15 an hour to stare at a pool of water while I was a student.
I was employed by a company that makes beer and other beverages from spring water.
They had a camera watching the spring bubbling away, but it got hit by a falling tree.
Since they were worried about a nut case poisoning the water or something they had me keep a watch over it until they got a new camera set up.
It was a lovely job while it lasted, being paid to camp in a nice forest and get food and beerdelivered to me 3 times a day.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:40:11 PM EDT
Back in my cowpoke days...........

Trading cattle was easy, made $2300 in about 5 minutes. Just gotta buy low! Oh....and having them sold before you cut your check is the key part!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:49:55 PM EDT
working at Staples as a "computer tech"
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