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Back to work after 4 months of layoff :D

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Well I got laid off in March from my pharmacy job which I went to junior college for because of budget cuts. A total of 7 people were cut including two highly experience RN's. I kind of went into "oh crap what do I do now" mode and have been stressing since that day until yesterday when I got hired for a company called Utility Pole Technologies. They travel up and down California and are contracted by PG&E to inspect and run tests on utility poles. Granted it's not what I went to school for I gladly took the the opportunity and the blessing. I am excited to start since I have always been into the blue collar type of work over the white collar, nothing like hard work!:D

    Anyways, the pay is good, weekly bonuses, and travel with lodging paid for throughout California. Most of all I get to be OUTSIDE. It may sound crazy to some but I hated being stuck in a lab with no windows for 6hrs at a time.

    I know I wasn't out of a job for long but damn it felt like forever.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Congrats man sounds like a hell of a job!
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Congrats , I work outside too ( carpenter ) .
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    Congratulations man.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    CONGRATS MAN!!! i hate working behind a computer screen all day.. i worked for my dad in santa maria (we own a pharmacy) and man it sucked.. standing for 6 hours behind a screen dealing with insurance companies and all that crap... but working with him i have a butt load more respect for him. i dont know how he does it
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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    Definitely congratulations! The last 10 years of my career have been "inside." If my spine wasn't fucked up, I'd give ANYTHING to work in an outdoors environment! Your new gig sounds like it could be quite an experience.

    When one door closes, another one always opens. Best of luck to you!
     
  7. Jul 24, 2011 at 3:28 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    [THANKS EVERYBODY

    It was rare for me to have to interact with insurance companies since I did iv preps and unit doses in a lab but I helped at a retail pharmacy once and never went back. Angry people that don't get their meds are much angrier when something goes wrong with their script, especially pain meds.
    Thanks and sorry about your back. But I do hold that saying true.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 at 3:39 AM
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    rbeezy

    rbeezy Well-Known Member

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    congrats. i know how u feel... i used to work at a pharmaceutical job myself for 12 hr shifts, for 3 years. nothing fun about being stuck in a building with no windows, and being micro managed the whole dam shift
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 at 4:17 AM
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    Capita

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    Congrats. I work outside as well (Electricial Meter Reader) and I enjoy it alot. Nothing beats being out in the fresh air all day
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    oh believe me.. its no fun.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this thread...Congrats man! Sounds like a fun job and something you will be good at haha! Being stuck in an office all day behind a computer definetley sucks at times!
     
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