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Today is the day... the biggest day of my life.

Just like the title says. I posted this in the general diesel forum because it kinda relates to just ford diesels in general. After I got laid off about a month ago, I began what many of us American's do, search craigslist for jobs so that I can scrape by. All the while doing that, I had a lot of interviews for really lame jobs, but didn't get them because most of my background is trucks and fire. I did get hired eventually by a local landscaping company but a week after they hired me they decided that they were cutting their crews in half... so I got axed . Back on the hunt again. My wife got lucky and landed a government job with GE which she just started today. But last week while browsing craigslist for jobs, I saw what was a blessing from god. A Ford Dealer about 40 mins North of me was hiring a diesel mechanic for the 7.3 and 6.0 area. The posting said Ford Cert was helpful, but not mandatory as they would send the applicant to Ford classes. So I sent them my resume and called the guy the next day. He said because i didn't have a professional background of warranty work he would have to talk to his service manager and see what he wanted to do; because I seemed to have some good knowledge. I never heard back from him, so I called him again last Friday. He said that they were wanting to just wait for someone who had the appropriate background so that they could "hit the ground running". I kinda fanagled him a little bit by telling him a few random things about the motor, and he began to ask me questions. I guess I answered them right because he said "Tyler, it sounds like you really know you chit, and you seem like them most professional young person I have ever talked to. It sounds like you know enough to do great in the class and you sound like you really want to work here and get started on a career. Why dont you come in Monday and talk to me face to face and I will give you a little diesel test to see how well your knowledge is."

So today at 5PM EST I have the interview of my life. I've read an entire book on Ford Powerstroke engines that I started yesterday and read all 400 pages of it in one day getting ready for this "test". Needless to say I'm so nervous I could puke, but I'm so excited I'm bouncing off the freakin walls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good luck brother! Hope you get it, seems like a dream job!

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Good luck on your test. Be interesting to see how in-depth his little test gets.
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Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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Thanks everyone, this thread exploded lol! I will get back on here tonight and tell you what all he asked me.

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Congrats, Tyler! Hopefully things go well for you, man. We'll be pulling for ya to knock one out of the park!

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