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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:28 PM

I know many of the good people on this forum have an abiding faith in the Almighty, as do I.  I wonder if I could impose on you to throw some prayers skyward in my behalf???


I've been working at my present job at an Army Depot for over 11 years.  I like the job overall, but it is 60 miles away, and the commute, especially in the evening, goes through the heaviest traffic Utah has to offer.  It ends up being 2 1/2 to 3 hours a day on the commute alone. Aside from the time wasted polishing a seat, I have to get up a 3:45 am to get to work by 6. Since we work 10 hour days, I don't get home until 6:15 or so in the evening.  I have Fridays and the weekend off, but I'm so tired by Friday that it sometimes takes me most the morning to get going on the day.


I just turned 60, and I'm tired...Aside from riding a school bus 2 hours each day as a kid, I've had at least a 50 mile round trip commute with practically every job I've had.


I've been trying to find a job at Hill AFB since it's is a mere 3 miles up the road from me, but to no avail until earlier this week.  I got a call to schedule a job interview for 2 jobs at Hill--same pay and grade, but a heck of a lot closer... THEN, I got a call a couple hours later that they had to cancel all the interviews, but someone would be contacting me in a couple weeks to reschedule. Apparently the original selecting official is going on TDY next week.


This is most unusual--I've been a selecting official on several positions, and chaired interview panels, etc., and I've never seen nor heard of someone cancelling interviews--rescheduling, yes, but I'm a little worried that I may not hear back from them.


So, any prayers in my behalf would be much appreciated... aside from being able to get a little more shuteye in the morning, I'll have more time in the evening to play poo.... err work on my tractors... (I don't play pool very often---I just tell my wife my tractor hobby keeps me out of the pool halls)


Anyway, thanks in advance


Utah Smitty

Edited by Utah Smitty, July 30, 2014 - 11:31 PM.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Praying God's favor for you on this new job. If it's meant to be it will happen. Keep us posted.
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Posted July 31, 2014 - 12:31 AM

I am praying for you as I go to bed.


Jeremiah 29:11New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 03:41 AM

Best of luck, prayer sent with the hopes it works out.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 04:22 AM

Prayers sent my friend.  I'm only 50 and I can't imagine holding a schedule like that.  I used to do it but I've been somewhat spoiled over the last 9 years.  I'm just not used to it anymore.  Please keep us informed of the outcome.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 05:24 AM

Prayers on the way Smitty.  I've been getting up at 5am for 30+yrs at my current job. It's getting harder all the time. That travel time is cutting a big hole in your day. I'm at about 1hr 15 minutes total both ways and that's plenty for me.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 06:19 AM

Smitty, asking for His favor to provide the best situation for you and to ease your burdens.

Good luck my friend, I hope the interview is rescheduled soon.
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Posted July 31, 2014 - 06:29 AM

God's will be done.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Saying prayers for you, from here Smitty.                                                                                                                Roger

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 08:53 AM

I hope that you get it. Don't worry about the TDY thing it just means that they want that particular person on the board. They are probably the most technically competent. At 60 you should be looking at retiring. I did at 62 and highly recomend it. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 08:59 AM

Good luck.


I am in the same boat, but I would have a 4 hour a day commute but I elect to stay in the town where I work 4 nights a week and come home on the weekends.  It is rough, wife, kids, ect.  I hate being away from home. 


I am trying to get my commute down to 2 hours a day.  That would be a blessing and doable for me right now.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 09:06 AM

Add me to the list, Smitty! Long commutes are not fun at all!

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 09:09 AM

My prayers are with you and I wish you the best of luck in getting one of those jobs.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Smitty, I remember having to get up early every morning to be at work in downtown.  Although my commute wasn't nearly as bad as yours it was still a PITA.  By the time the weekend came around I was worn out.  So I understand how much of a relief it would be to get something closer to home.  I'll keep ya in my thoughts and prayers that they call you back. Gook Luck!

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 11:39 AM

You're in my mind

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