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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:09 AM

I have now completed 26 years at my job and a lot of things happened in the last 6 months. I work in water and sewer maintenance

 

for the Aurora, Ill Public Works Department. November 30,2013 I was promoted to equipment operator, a position I have wanted for

 

19 years. 6 weeks ago I became a certified backhoe/loader operator, trained and tested by Caterpillar trainer. As fate would have it

 

my operator position was short lived. This past Monday I was promoted again to labor supervisor. This is a great opportunity which I

 

will take full advantage of for my last 7 1/2 years. This position is and will be stressful for a while as I get used to all the new duties

 

associated with organizing up to 5 crews at a time.

 

 

 

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Congrat's to you, Geno. Is Aurora's facilities up to date and sized correctly? Nothing more frustrating than the headaches of an overloaded treatment plant or having to work to enforce (or even suggest) watering bans in the summer.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Hey, good to hear it.
Glad you're movin' on up!
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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:26 AM

congrats and best of luck in new position
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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:31 AM

Congrats! Good luck with the new duties!


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:54 AM

Congrat's to you, Geno. Is Aurora's facilities up to date and sized correctly? Nothing more frustrating than the headaches of an overloaded treatment plant or having to work to enforce (or even suggest) watering bans in the summer.

 

We have watering bans mandatory every summer. Our treatment plant is up to date and has the capacity. We use a combination of river and well water. The powers that be are trying to conserve. In the maintenance department we are understaffed and fight against it constantly. It will be challenging to learn to manage and I am looking forward to it.

 

 

 

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:04 AM

Geno,good luck with your new position. Tom


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Congratulations on both of your promotions, Geno.  You are entering a whole new world in managing people, Goog Luck!


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:16 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of management!
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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:34 AM

Congratulations. Glad to hear a person talk about a job and employer he really enjoys doing and working for.  Thanks for sharing and good luck.                     Roger


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:51 AM

Congratulations!

From 1973 to 1990 I was the water/wastewater super for a small community. I figured I would work here for my entire working carrer, but small town elections produce idiots on the town council and I couldn't take it any longer!

 

In 1996 I got back into the waste water treatment from the industrial side.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Best of luck with your new position!  Managing people is a whole other experience.


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