Back in December I graduated college with a degree in Turfgrass Science, two weeks later I was unexpectedly laid off from the job that I had worked on and off while I was in college. After that happened I decided to start apply for new jobs. To be honest I was getting bored of working in my degree field so I put an application in for a job that has interested me since I was young. The job I allied for was for a Conductor position with Norfolk Southern Railroad. Much to my surprise the next day I received an invitation to a hiring session.
At the hiring session I was one of about 25 people selected to stay for an interview, there where probably 35-40 people total, and then the rest of the process when fast. I am going to be heading to McDonough so I can start Conductor training on Monday morning. The training will last 3 weeks there and after that I will have another 4-6months of training back home.
I'm looking forward to what this new career has to offer and also nervous at the same time. I think the hardest part of the job will be adjusting to the new lifestyle that I'll have to live while working for the railroad.