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so i finally got my dream job!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by gupster88, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    gupster88

    gupster88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i havent been on here in awhile, figured id post an update...

    i work in a power plant about 60 miles from home. its an old plant and they dont really know how much longer it will be running. it could be 20 years it could be 1 year but they dont know for sure. its old and small nothing big at all. well there is a plant about 7 miles from my house called john amos. its the largest plant in the AEP system and it is the place you want to work at. huge, up to date plant with all the latest emissions controls. when they post a job opening, hundreds apply for it.

    well they posted a job opening not too long ago and i got called in for an interview. a week later i found out i was the only one to get offered the job out of 385 applicants. im 21 and only been working for the company for 1.5 years and i beat out everybody. im pretty pumped. what once was a 60 mile, hour and 15 minute drive is now a 7 mile 10 minute drive. plus i know that plant will be running in 30 years when i retire! i start this coming monday

    now that i have the dream job i gotta find a house. ive been wanting to pay off the taco first ($435 month payment) but i cant pass up on the 8k homebuyer tax credit so im gonna have to suffer with 2 payments.

    on another note i got almost everything i need for my taco makeover. im taking the lift off and putting 5100's all around with new coils and some tsb leafs i bought from yosh2000. i also got some black tailights for xmas too. the taco is in the body shop right now gettin every chip and scratch fixed. she'll be a new truck when im done with her. btw, keep an eye out for my LR uca's to be up for sale in the next few weeks
     
  2. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    LB Taco

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    SWEEEEEEEET!

    Congrats man
     
  3. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Awesome news, congrats! Driving 7 miles to work after a commute of over an hour will change your life. Working for a power plant should be a steady job until you retire. I will give you one small piece of advice. Put as much into your 401k as you can afford. At your age, you will retire a millionaire!
     
  4. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    congrats man! glad you got it! :cheers:
     
  5. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Brunes

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    Dood...That decrease in your commute is AWESOME!!
    Good luck house shopping....
     
  6. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    jesus

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    wow congrats man sunds like you hit it big on ths one
     
  7. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    paulm09tacoma

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    congrats on the new job. my only advise is what OLDTACOMAGUY said. put as much money into your 401k as you possibly can. you dont know me but you will thank me later when you retire early while the rest of us are still chewin on the grind stone. good luck.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    thanks man!
    already a step ahead of you. the company contributes $.75 per dollar up to 6% you put in the company retirement plan. im putting 10% in right now. hopin to retire at 55.
    thanks! there was much partying and drinking when i found out the news that weekend :D

    thanks man! shopping is going so so right now
     
  9. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    eordonez

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    Congrats!!
     
  10. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    :woot: congrats man, definitely take advantage of the 8k rebate
     
  11. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    You sound wise beyond your years!

    Gratz and Happy New Year!! What a way to start it off!

    :woot:
     
  12. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    good luck with the new job
     
  13. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    thats awesome!!!! good luck with everything!!!
     
  14. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    :woot:Congratulations & ditto on the 401k. The sooner in life you start, the better off you'll be.
     
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    Best advice I've heard in a long time! Good luck Brett, hope all works out! :)
     
  16. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Congrats. That's awesome. I need to find myself a good job.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    congrats bro,

    what you want for the uca's?
     
  18. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    got me thinking... im gonna start looking into 401k's maybe i should think about starting to save now.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Just remember to make sure you get the truck up to temp. That short of a DD could be bad for the CAT.



























    Oh, and congrats!
     
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