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“Finally!!! I accepted a position that was offered to me this week! The position is an Engineering Technician I, with New Hampshire's Department of Transportation(NHDOT) doing CAD work, what I've been trying to get back into for some time! I'm soo excited, finally to ge the heck out of the manufacturing sector! This has all kinds of benefits as well....who knows maybe I can stay long enough to retire from there!(that's approx 15 years) Most of all more security. I'll have to start at the bottom of the rung, well almost. The guy that called me to tell me about the position is actually trying to get me in at a level 3, rather than a level 1 because of my past CAD experience. I'll be taking quite a cut in pay from what I was used to, but all in all, security with room to grow will be worth it. I'm not real excited about the commute, but still, security is what I'm looking for right now. The NHDOT is in Concord, which is about an hour from here, oh well, guess that's how it goes.
So, looks like Uphillklimber and I have two things to celerbrate tonight, my finally getting a job and his birthday, which is today! Say happy birthday to Bob! Ya, he may be a few years younger than be, but he's getting closer to the next step! LOL ;)”
I hope you get that 3 position because your experience, as stated by you, is well above the TE-1 level. Most TE1 barely have a 2 year degree with no exp at all. I'm in charge of a small highway design office and have a TE-4, TE-3 and TE-2 that work for me. CADD experience is what I wanted most when hiring them. Luckily for me they are all experienced surveyers too.
Anyhoo, I hope it works out for you and that you move up quickly.”
“Yer young and you got yer health, what do you want with a job?
“Kewl Beans! Congrads!”
“Thanks guys, that's what I need about now.”
“Good for you Skeetah Bait! Hope it's all you want and need and the commute isn't too bad. I'm a huge fan of books on tape, or cd, from the library.”
“Hummmm, thanks Sas, sounds like a good idea.”
“Congrats... I am so excited for you... it is nice to have new challenges. My hubby started his new job with www.Zoller-USA.com this week as a Service Engineer! So everyone has good news!”
“Now I'm in a conundrum, there's another job I had an interview with a few weeks ago.....they still want to talk with me about a different position that I orignally went in for....don't really know what its going to be for. When I called them back yesterday to tell them I had already accepted the NHDOT job they said they were still interested with speaking with me(the President of the company), that they may be able to offer something better.
So, the question is(I am planning on going to see what they have to offer), do I consider this position? The thing is NHDOT has security, benefits, but low pay and this position I'm not sure what they will offer as far as pay goes. They do have benefits, but again until they tell me what the job is, I don't know. I'm almost scared...figures if there's either no jobs or multiple jobs......any thoughts???”
“OOOH tough question, I wish I could do what I do in the private sector, but only the government pays for me to do this.”
“absolutely consider it...i've always thought that until you actually start a job and are thorough trained and have decided if you like it, then you are still "looking" for a job...check it out, it won't hurt anything...i apply for other jobs about once a month just to "keep a line out"”
“LOL, we have an opening at our company...i just received an email stating our president and CEO just resigned LOL”
“Well I was thinking that after talking to the "other" job prospect, I'd at least start the other job to see how I do like it. I figured I'll tell them I have to at least sleep on it(depending upon what they've got to offer)and get back to them to keep my option open. The other thing is this newer position is in manufacturing which I've been trying to get out of because of the volatility of manufacturing these days.....a lot to consider.”
“that can be a slippery slope...when i was wanting to get out of restaurant management i often found myself apply for restaurant management jobs”
“Excellent Skeetah! Congratulations.”
“Temp to hire...Office Manager...YAY!!!!!”
“Now that you are used to getting up at 530 every morning you shouldnt have any problems getting to work on time.”
“LOL...Yeah .. damn dog...
Hey! Where are you?
last edited: 5/22/09 1:05:08 PM”
(as Chrissie Hynde would say.... "back on the chain gang" < WINK >)”
“Hey! Where are you?
last edited: 5/22/09 4:05:08 PM”
you mean you don't have a tracking device on him??...i knew i shouldn't have believed my wife when she said all wives do
ohh, and congrats on the job”
“we don't need a tracking service, we know exactly what you've done by the time you get home.
oh, and congrats girly!
last edited: 5/22/09 4:47:28 PM”
“Thank You...Thank You Very much...”
“You could buy a spot and sneak it under the seat of his car. Then you'll be able to track him without him knowing it!”
“Check the GPS instructions for his phone, LOL....”
“This method is cheaper than buying a Spot
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