What was your last non-work related project?

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Director in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
Building the ubiquitous treehouse for my children has required of American dads :-)
CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Assembling IKEA furniture 🛠️🪛
Director - IT Infrastructure - Databases and eBusiness Specializing in Information Technology in Retail, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Building kitchen shelves for Soup kitchen, part of Eagle scouts project for my son,
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Built a concrete pad for air conditioner
Dug up sewer clean out pipe to move it for a garage pad
Cut down 5 trees to clear a lot

All in Tennessee August heat
We’ll see what September brings….
VP of IT in Media, 10,001+ employees
Builds a new office
GVP in Software, 10,001+ employees
Was attempting to build an electric guitar starting with a hollowed out body of a Fender, but it's still very much a hollowed out body at this point. It's SO much harder to do than originally anticipated.

I know  has been busy building a house.
CIO in Consumer Goods, 11 - 50 employees
Debris in Costa Rica, diving with friends and trying to get underwater surface clean
Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Purchasing an old caravan as a do-up.
CISO in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
Content creation for my YouTube and Podcast. It's true the content was related to cyber security and digital transformation subject I do at work but technically not work-related. I am just a nerd and love what I do.
CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
A Sustainability Project :). My neighbor renovated their large kitchen to sell the home adding new quartz counters, high end cabinetry ..the works. Barely 3 months later the new owner chose to rip out the renovation. Before it ended up in the dumpster, the almost brand new cabinetry is now being repurposed (and refinished) throughout my home installed as built-ins for walk in closests, a large stand-alone beverage center, a basement kitchenette etc. As for the 50 feet of quartz counters they are being re-cut for use as bathroom vanities, beverage center ..you name it. From the cabinet boxes to the handles we're using as much of it as we need/want and donating the rest to habitat for humanity and keeping it out of the landfill.

It might seem strange to do this but tonnes of these materials end up in the garbage or landfills every year. It's less work to take a sledge hammer to it then remove it carefully. It's sad to think of the waste.

If this is of interest you might check out companies like Renovation Angel a pioneer and leader in this field of recycling high end luxury kitchens, builder overstock, display centers.

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Ability to spend time with family3%

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