Out of high school I worked for the wife's uncle cleaning carpet and installing flooring for 2 years. (95-97) Then went to Tech College for Heavy Equipment for 2 years. (97-99) Got a part time job at Central Tractor while I was going to school. Store I worked at went through all the changes from Central Tractor to Quality Farm and Country till it went bankrupt and the store was liquidated and bought by Tractor Supply Company. Started as a shelf stocker and when I left I was opening and closing the store and making deposits, etc,etc. Basically everything the managers did just without the pay rate. Worked in the same building for 3 different companies for 9 years. (97-06) Left there to work for a good friend at his Ferris, Toro, Husqvarna, Hustler shop to work into a mechanic position. Only worked there about 6 months as things didn't work out. Left there and went to work as a truck driver for a small lumber yard and millwork business for 7 years. (06-13) Got a call one day from the guy I now work with asking if I was still interested in a job which I had applied for in 05 but did not get. I accepted the offer and left the lumber yard for my current job as a road maintenance and sewer plant operator for a local township. Been there for the past 2 years and I wouldn't trade or go back to any of the former jobs. I get along great with the people I work with and love what I am doing. In fact 3 of the people I work with are also former employees of the same lumber yard and 1 of those 3 I also worked with for 6 years at Tractor Supply. Plus I make more money before any overtime than I did at any of the previous jobs. Wouldn't trade it for a minute.
Edited by IHCubGuy, June 29, 2015 - 09:30 PM.