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Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

Hi guys, I've been driving for my team for 2 years at this point. It is hands down the most fun/stressful/infuriating thing that I've ever done. Is there any job like it? Or should I just enjoy the next two years to the fullest?
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

Sometimes at work I fantasize about being a giant bulldozer operator.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

Nice!
You know it's bad when you start dreaming of the few seconds between autonomous and tele-op.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

Forklift driver? The combination of operating heavy machinery, communication, task completion, etc. seems right up that alley.

There's this dude outside the window to my office that gets to plow the snow out of a driveway in a Bobcat. He always looks like he's having a ton of fun, and without the stress of plowing on a street other people are busy using. I sometimes wish I had that job, depending on how badly the day is going.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

What about UAV pilot or bomb defusing robot operator? I don't know how to go about doing that, but the military is probably a good place to start.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

Hmm, I do like the cold.
Bomb robot seems interesting, though (hopefully) sporadic employment.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

How about just a regular old airline pilot? It's stressful like an FRC match, but instead of dropping 10 ranks if you mess up, you drop 30000 feet.
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So true
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

And it pays a lot better than bring a bulldozer driver
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

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And it pays a lot better than bring a bulldozer driver
Mining Dump Truck Drivers make 6 figures.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

If only dump trucks had joysticks.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

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If only dump trucks had joysticks.
Airbus planes do:

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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

I have a unique perspective and a bit of an odd answer here but having been both a drive coach and in business and sales I think they have quite a few similarities. Both are high pressure situations that require intense practice and communication skills.
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Re: Driving an FRC robot. Any job like it?

I think forklift driver is closer than airline pilot. The latter is more a monitor of things than actually operating something.
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