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Monday, May 2, 2011

I passed my work certification... what's next?

Hey, thanks for stopping by. It's been slow in here. I get lonely.

9 comments:

  1. Awww. What a guy! I'll not snub you anymore as you've finally done something constructive with your sorry ass life. I'm (sniff) so proud.....

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  2. Did you get your CDL yet?

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  3. Yeah! I spent 2 hours every day at work practicing backing an 18 wheel 8 speed around my makeshift obstacle course.

    That paid off. I about aced my cdl driving test.

    But a week later, I had to take my operator test, stayed up all night long prior to the test, and just found out I passed, and will now get a bump in pay and a promotion. My cert lasts 2 years.

    Good to see yous in here.

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  4. Nice work Patrick! Post some pictures of your "makeshift obstacle course" if it still exists.My mind has a strange mental image of what this looks like, part Gary Larson Far Side, part Mad Max Thunderdome.

    I could not be a long distance driver. The part of my brain that remembers travel directions is toast. I would be lost without my GPS. Put me in the woods though, and I navigate fine. Go figure.

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  5. Ok, Now that this is all over with, what are you going to be doing? Long distance stuff, scaring people in Pueblo, driving 18 wheelers to noon meetings? I thought you were working for a water treatment plane or something. What's that to do with OTR driving?

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  6. Most municipalities require a CDL to work in their utility, street, or waste water departments. I had a CDL up until last year. I used to be a backhoe operator on underground construction crews, building infrastructure for fiber optics & telecom. I needed a CDl because occasionally I would need to move my own equipment. I don't need a CDL for my current job and have no desire to be a truck driver, so I didn't bother to get my DOT physical and when I renewed my driver's licence, I didn't renew the CDL.

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  7. You guys are pretty much on the money.

    The only time I leave the grounds is to take loads to the landfill. I do some driving to the drying beds via the tandem dump truck, the tractor-trailer Brigadere, or I use the front loader to load the trucks.

    Now that the testing is done, I can go back to reading a book or something.

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  8. Congratulations on passing the test, and more importantly on making more money.

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  9. Well thank you M. I happen to be generous btw. By practicing a spiritual life, I don't get tripped up by money. But today, I found out our lot depreciated by ten grand. This will require some spiritual work now. But in the meantime, GD sob economy!

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