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what's the best trade to get into if i want to drive around in a van and work alone?
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meth cook
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wet bandit
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>>2508419
Motivational speaker
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Truck stop prostitute serial killer
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okay forget the van. what's the best trade for an autist who likes to work alone?
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>>2508419
lock smith
mobile knife sharpener
private detective
dog walker
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>>2508419
>hipster
>kidnapper
>youtuber
>serial killer
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>>2508433
seconding locksmith
talked to one one time, nice guy, tried to poach me from my current job so he gave me some details on the work. just didnt seem like my thing though
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>>2508419
>I like driving van but some models make it difficult with the motor under there with little room
plumber
>but I don't want to touch the poo poo or mouse poo poo basement or the mobile home crawlspace
if you were also a pipe fitter you can get work at small towns when they dig up the towns utilities then you work with 2 or 3 of the guys from the streets and maintenance department to replace water mains or poo poo pipem
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>>2508432
sad clown
philosopher
monster hunter
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Heavy duty truck mechanic. Not joking. Get ASE certified and get a 2-ton commercial van. Put up ads on local craigslist/facebook and park at the local truck stop. 90% of your jobs will be replacing brake hoses or tires. The other 10% will be shit like emergency head gasket or transmission swaps. This is a completely viable way to work, as many on-call emergency repair services operate in exactly this manner with or without a consummate fleet of tow trucks/wreckers to deal with accidents/spills.

It is also a horrible way to live but you will have every trucker sucking your cock because it's either you or their next paycheck.
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>>2508432
google street view mapper, pay is shit but they let you be on your own literally all day and nobody ever bothers other than the occasional boomer at the gas station or a corporate email wagie reminding you to keep your phone tethered to your car. google addecco street view. another bonus is you dont use your car or gas, must have good driving record and its only downside is that its a temp gig 3-6 months.

if you still want to drive a van i would get a ford transit connect and deliver packages for contract with other companies, ontrac, dhl etc.
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>>2508419
OTR trucker. People who can remain alone comfortably are ideal. Ask truckerfag etc on /o/ for current details.
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>>2508481
There's money there for sure as my truckmechbros are proof. Both used road service to get capital to start their repair shops which is even better and quite profitable. Operators beat the fuck out of log trucks and timber is booming in the Southeast so they always have work.

Be good with a torch (easy to learn but make the effort to learn how to wash a nut off a bolt without damaging the threads etc by practicing on scrap) and be a good stick and MIG welder and that's more money in your pocket. Get in touch with local welders to sub out what you can't or don't care to do.
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>>2508419
A buddy of mine is a courier for a small courier agency. He mostly delivers parts for medical and industrial machines. Occasionally its paperwork or something weird like an organ for transplant.
The way that the work flow goes is that he asks to be put on the "on-call" list with the agency and when a gig comes in, they call to see if he wants it. He already has it known by them that he doesn't want low paying local gigs. Only the better paying regional ones.

You can drive any type of vehicle as long as it's reliable, but a van or truck will sometimes allow you to carry a larger package and will occasionally get you a premium.

Usually the pay winds up around 1$ a mile oneway, so about $0.50 for each mile actually driven. He said he has to pay for his own fuel.
He often makes $200-250 for a ~400 mile ride. (that would be 400 miles total roundtrip, not 400 miles each way)
Sometimes he takes longer trips for bigger paychecks, but that turns into at least an overnighter so you have to figure that into the balance.

If you like going on weird random camping trips or if you have some major cities in a certain range where you have family or know people that you like to visit, then the lifestyle of this kind of gig can work out pretty well.

You wind up running a shitload of miles onto your vehicle though, so to make ~$50K you wind up putting almost 100K miles on the car.
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>>2508419
Mobile mechanic.
Just be up front and tell customers you are busy so you cannot chat until after work has been completed.

I do it full time @ $40/hr. Better be honest and better know your stuff though.
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>>2508419
>2wd
>big, ugly A/T tires
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Carpet layer. You'll further fit the bill of child molester after doing it for a while. I did it in my 20's and every single one of those guys lived off cigarettes and alcohol, and let disgusting lives.
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>>2508419
HVAC service/repair man
Carpenter home repair/remodeler
Plumber
Electrician residential
Appliance repair/service man
Tupperware salesman
Avon lady
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>>2508486
>OTR trucker.
already been suggested here - >>2508426
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>>2508615
An actual good post.
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>>2508628
HVAC is terrible. You have to interact with customers too much.
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>>2508484
>'hey guys i'm autistic what job should i get'
>recommends a job where literally everyone he encounters will stare at him until he leaves
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>>2508419
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Does food service equipment repair/install fit into this category? I see a local company with a LOT of territory and contracts looking for trainees, but my "mechanical incline" experience is limited to working with wrenches exc. Anyone break into the field by just annoying them into taking you on as trainee?

Also how the fuck do you get into locksmithing? Indeed doesnt list much and the ones they have make it sound like you have to be some spy agency professional to work for them.
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>>2508481
Don't do this if you live in areas that get cold. I watched one of these poor bastards replace a broken tire on a tractor trailer rim in a blizzard outside my house once, took the guy an hour and I'm sure he was pretty happy about his life from all the tools he was throwing
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Buy a few vending machines and put them up in local businesses then drive around and refill them
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>>2508419
Handyman / renovation. Only really need the tools and an llc. And leads/connections of course.
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>>2508419
youtube vlogger
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>>2508722
just wear more clothing? fucking idiots man
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>>2508665
they already do that to me, might as well get paid for it
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>>2508419
>i want to drive around in a van and work alone
Obviously it's Van Driver.
All these other ideas are stupid, and involve doing other jobs and sometimes driving a van to and from a jobsite. But most of the job isn't driving a van.
If you want to drive a van, get a job driving a van.
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>>2508452
>tried to poach me from my current job

you're not that important
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>>2508419
Become a bird watcher
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>>2508500
this sounds like you'd barely pay for your gas nevermind your vehicle/maintenance/insurance
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>>2508854
imagine thinking that getting a low level job offer is a remarkable event
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>>2508452
i didnt mean it in a prideful way. i called them because i locked my keys in my work truck on a job. he was probably just desperate for new hires that were somewhat competent
>inb4 locking keys in work truck at customer's house is considered competent
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>>2509050
meant for
>>2508854
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>>2508633
>>2508665
I'm not actually autistic I'm just an asshole. I can tolerate people in small doses.
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>>2508741
>just wear giant gloves while also needing your fingers in - 25 degree celcius blowing winds duh
Do you know what a blizzard is?
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>>2508426
How much does this pay?
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>>2508419

Blowjob Practicioner
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>>2508419
kidnapping children?
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>>2508500
>$0.50 for each mile actually driven
>IRS standard mileage rate is $0.56 per mile
>literally losing six cents per mile
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>>2508419
Van driver.
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>>2508419
amazon delivery driver
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>>2510336
You can get tax reimbursement for the difference
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>>2508419
Free Candy donor.



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