I'm a railroad conductor. I don't mind the job, it's kinda fun actually. The scenery changes, the money's good, and they let me play with large equipment heh heh. And we almost never see a boss unless something goes wrong, so it's nice not being micromanaged all the time like at a normal job. Getting stuck in a metal box with an engineer you can't stand is never fun though, since we can be worked for up to 12 hours and sometimes we stay on the train for hours after that waiting for a ride. But I get along with about 98% of the engineers out here, which is nice. The biggest downside is the schedule - or rather the lack of one. You're on call 24/7 until the day you retire, which sucks. Nobody wants to be 59 years old answering the phone to go to work at 11 pm. But, que sera sera, it comes with the territory I guess. I have a lot of free time to ride, since I end up working for 2 days or so every other day, and I usually end up working nights anyway so I can generally squeeze in horsey time at least 4 days out of every week.