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As some of you know I have been going to school to become a Diesel Truck Technician. Well I graduated early August, and received my Associate of Applied Science in Diesel & Truck Technology, I was also an Honor Graduate. :thumb:

I moved from Indianapolis back to Michigan to live at home and look for work, (quite a prospect I know) and I GOT A JOB!!!!!! IN MICHIGAN!!!! I'm basically the lead Trailer Mechanic at Estes Express Lines in Romulus, Michigan!!! I moved my tools down yesterday, and start this Monday. Full Time, full benefits after 90 days, and making ... well-over minimum wage, over double in fact :woot:. A good deal over 20k a year isn't much but how's that for a 19 yr old fresh out of school. :nod:

Also I FINALLY found a place to take my truck off my hands! I'm extremely excited about that! Sad too but, it's time for Dualz to go. Especially now that I have to drive about 800 miles a week til I move closer...
I knew I was looking for a mileage machine or a small pickup, so I am going for a lil baby truck lol. It's a 2002 Chebby (I know I know :doh:) S10, with 74k on it. 2wd, 5 speed. Good stuff.

In addition to this so far excellent weekend, I got my computer working! :woot: Dunno how much if at all I'll be on the org other than weekends, cause I gotta real job now! So happy.

Those of you that I've told my situation too in the last half year, I've gotten nothing but Hang In There's, and Good Luck's ... I do appreciate it you guys.

So I should be moved out of my parents' basement and into my own place supporting myself before the snow falls! That's all up in the air still but I know that 160mile round trip, morning rush and afternoon rush, daily is gonna get real old real quick lol.




Sorry for the book, and sorry to sell the Ford, had to be done. I got my eye on a Jetta next. Then maybe somethin cool. We'll see. Things are lookin up for now though! Go me! :happydance:
 

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That sounds really good. I'm glad to hear that there are still jobs out there in Michigan. Things will only get better for you. There are oppurtunities out there to advance how ever far you want.:nod:
Best of Luck.:thumb:
 

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AND I just made 4,000 posts! :woot:



...remember that thread? :bdh::poke: OK.:backtotopic:
 

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Way to go man! Work hard and git 'er done!!!

I wouldn't go back to those days if you paid me... But seriously, the ground you pound now is going to set you up for later. Trust me, been there, done that...:thumb:

Sounds like you're off to a great start! It's going to be tough for a while but hang in and stay on it. Believe me when I say it will be worth it.
 

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Way to go man! Work hard and git 'er done!!!

I wouldn't go back to those days if you paid me... But seriously, the ground you pound now is going to set you up for later. Trust me, been there, done that...:thumb:

Sounds like you're off to a great start! It's going to be tough for a while but hang in and stay on it. Believe me when I say it will be worth it.
That's great to hear.

Welcome to the industry!
Thanks man! And everyone else too.
 

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Congratulations. Persistance is the key. I've been following your progress and I'm glad to hear it's starting to pay off, Good Luck. :thumb:
As am I! I know you, Ryan (RRonning), and Anthony (Vancamp, Illiana Stroker) in particular have. Hope sevenmalards gets to see this one too, he's been bustin his butt doing the school thing too.
 

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glad to see ya graduated. :thumb: im right now tryin to figure out on whether to continue to get a batchlers or just stop at associates and go diesel mechanics. :dunno:


now on the s10, any mods comming your way yet? lol
Green touch up paint from where it had a bed cap lol. Some tires that'll hold up to the winter soon. And I have a Sony Xplod radio I got for free, I'd like to hook that in there but haven't a clue how, or if it'll even work. I really want a tonneau cover. Once the exhaust rusts away I'm goin magnaflow. We'll see. I wanna tint the windows at some point too. :dunno:
 

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OUTSTANDING!!! You could teach obama and other libs (austin) how hard work and preseverance pays off and not have to have the government give you a hand out.

I am happy and proud of ya'. Way to hang in there! As for the truck, they come and go and in the end you have to do what's best for you and your future.

Craig
 

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Congrats!!!!!!

Your luck is looking great right now! (Mind picking my lotto numbers this week??) :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:
 

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Congratulations! Its great to hear that a young guy fresh out of school got a decent job and will be relying on only himself. By the way, should I talk to you next time I see one of thier wagons dog-tracking halfway into my lane? LoL. Good luck.
 

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well congrats there bud. i wish i had that luck you did. when i got out of school i got a shotty job and make minimum. so congratz and i hope the best for ya. and if you hear anything bout collision work needing to be done down that way let me know.
 

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Congrads man, glad to see things turning around for you!
 
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