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start new job on the 22nd

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:36 AM

I wish you luck in your job change.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:16 AM

Good Luck with the new job. Enjoy the new benefits. When you've been there a little while find out what educational benefits are available. Most states have workshops for road crews on many work related topics. There is usually a certificate that is earned after about 8 day long workshops. If you can, go for it. Many places require the certificates for promotions and pay raises. All roadcrew members should have the certs to better protect the town from lawsuits when there are accidents. I was a town engineer for ten years.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:04 AM

Reminds me of a song,

"Take this job and shove it......"

This reads like a win-win situation, good luck to you.

 

 

Dick


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:41 AM

Job transitions are not fun... but usually worth it.

 

Good luck to you!!


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:09 AM

Good luck! I once gave up $.50 a hour to drive 25 miles less one way. I never regreted it.

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Sounds like a good move to me.  Good luck.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:45 AM

It sounds like you have a good opportunity now.  Congratulations.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:02 PM

From the sounds of it, does the new position translate into a shorter commute to work? That's getting to be a big deal nowadays.

 

No, but neither one is far from home.  About 15 minutes away for both of them.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Sounds like a great move for you. Hope it's all as advertised.

Do you happen to know any of the previous people who did the job?

Yes, I know the last 4 people that had the job before me.  All of them have been employed there since I put the application in in 2005.  Three of them left because they complained they werent getting paid enough for the job.  The 4th who is the one that has just left is still in his early 20's and he has always wanted to go and work on a harvest crew out west during the summer.  He decided to do it now while he's still young and has the oppurtunity.  The problem in all of their instances was that none of them had their CDL licenses and they had to be trained and take the tests on the job.  The township is fed up with doing that and they knew I allready had my Class A CDL.  As a result I am starting out with considerably higher pay off the bat than the others made when they left.  I have a guaranteed 5% increase after 90 days and then raises are determined every year at the reassessment meeting and are also dependant on the budget for the year. 

 

The township I will be working for also shares work with the 2 neighboring townships and they all together own a belt loader for cleaning ditches in the summer and the 3 work together as one big labor force on some jobs throughout the year.  I know all of the guys on the other 2 crews as well as the guy I will be working with on a day to day basis.  Should be a good thing.  I have also known the one supervisor for the past ten years.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:23 PM

Sounds like a move forward to me. Perhaps you are going from a job to an occupation ?

 

 

I am hoping that is the case.



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:25 PM

Reminds me of a song,

"Take this job and shove it......"

 

 

LOL!!!!!!  I have been thinking about Johny Paycheck all week.



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:29 PM

Good Luck with the new job. Enjoy the new benefits. When you've been there a little while find out what educational benefits are available. Most states have workshops for road crews on many work related topics. There is usually a certificate that is earned after about 8 day long workshops. If you can, go for it. Many places require the certificates for promotions and pay raises. All roadcrew members should have the certs to better protect the town from lawsuits when there are accidents. I was a town engineer for ten years.

 

They told me at the interview that the road crew guys do go to classes for different things throughout the year.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:33 PM

Thanks for all the kind words guys.  Another thing that will be nice is that normal quitting time will coincide with when my daughter will be getting out of school when she starts next year.  So I will not have to worry about how she is getting home or where she is at, at the end of the day.






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