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Just landed the perfect job ...(21 posts)

Just landed the perfect job ...Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 2:58 AM
... I've been watching a little company down at the airport since it started about a decade ago, thinking it would be perfect for me. However, until now, they were not hiring while I was looking. Finally, the two coincided, and I started yesterday.

Commuting distance: 5 miles one way. A bit short, but I can get a ride in at lunch, or take the long way.

They have showers.

Dress is informal, shorts are OK.

Life is GOOD!
Congrats.....Len J
Sep 20, 2001 3:20 AM
good things do happen to good people.

Sep 20, 2001 4:58 AM
Sounds like a great place to work!
but can you post all day long?Dog
Sep 20, 2001 5:11 AM
Come on, what's really important? Posting with us all day long, right? ;-)

Way to go.

If the mileage seems to short for the commute, just let some air out of your tires and carry some extra tools. It'll seem longer.

but can you post all day long?jaybird
Sep 20, 2001 6:32 AM
Buy a Beach cruiser or a Schwinn Varsity to commute on... That will make the commute real interesting.
But J ...Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 2:01 PM
... I ride the same bike to work that I rode 152 miles a few Saturdays ago: a 1971 Schwinn cantilever cruiser, balloon tires, and singlespeed coasterbrake.

I may need to put fenders back on it. Rained today.
Or ride some extra loops on your way to work (nm)Chris Zeller
Sep 20, 2001 7:00 AM
This place keeps me hopping ...Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 2:02 PM
... the day I started, they had a business meeting in which a big new contract emerged, and the workload is, um, copious. But I'm having a ball.
what are you doing? is it classified? nmDog
Sep 20, 2001 7:02 PM
I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you ...Humma Hah
Sep 21, 2001 2:47 AM
... just company confidential, actually.
Awesome Humma! ; )MrCelloBoy
Sep 20, 2001 7:08 AM
I've been at MY dream job for almost two years now. It's still as good as the first time. Sometimes even better!
Sep 20, 2001 8:08 AM
But is the new job as sexy as doing nuclear fusion? Although not even rocket science can probably
compare with riding the cruiser. Right?
Well, I cycle because it is close to flying ...Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 2:05 PM
... and this job does involve some actual rocket science, plus designing an aircraft to work in the Martian atmosphere. And I work in a hangar with aircraft that include an O-2 (aka C-337) and a Grob Egret (I think two exist).
So when are you getting the NOS Paramount SS??? nmMB1
Sep 20, 2001 8:12 AM
I may actually be able to afford one now.Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 2:09 PM
I wonder what they have at Loveville, or whatever that shop was in St. Mary's Co?

There's a 58 cm Trek roadbike with downtube shifters, 3 x 6, down at A-1 Cycles. They want $150 for it (might be worth 1/3 of that). A bit rusty, but probably pretty quick once you actually find a gear. Has a leather saddle that's probably worth more than the rest of it. I wanted to test ride it, but the rear tire wouldn't hold air.
Congrats!Mel Erickson
Sep 20, 2001 8:43 AM
If I'm not too bold, what will you be doing for this company? And, like others said, will you be able to post all day long? ;-)
Let's see, today ...Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 2:14 PM
... I did electronic assembly, mechanical design, data acquisition system configuration, and taught another employee how load cells work. Yesterday it was QC inspection, battery pack troubleshooting, safety briefing of employee so they didn't kill themself with battery pack ...

Stepped in the front door yesterday, signed the job offer letter, and was doing useful work within half an hour. This job combines the skills and knowledge four previous jobs. It doesn't "save the world" like the last one (that's OK, it is still going strong), but it does potentially help the country.
I have the perfect job........DINOSAUR
Sep 20, 2001 2:34 PM
I'm retired.zzzzzzz Life is good, but it's tough not having anything to complain about anymore zzzzzzz except the weather and flat tires.zzzzzzz You can't believe how bored I get sometimes.zzzzzzz We need a little friction and stress in our lives. It took me 30 minutes to type this, I kept falling zzzzzzzzzzzz asleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz congrats on your new job zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
One of my co-workers is an old friend ...Humma Hah
Sep 20, 2001 3:35 PM
... who had retired, was hanging around the house, and his wife ordered him to find something to DO!

So he treked down to his favorite hangout, the airport, and volunteered to help get the company started. He's been there ever since. A couple of tours he gave me helped me keep track of their progress, and are why I jumped all over this opportunity when it arose.
One of my co-workers is an old friend ...DINOSAUR
Sep 20, 2001 8:42 PM
Sounds great. My wife supports my riding as it gets me out of the house, the longer the better. Like a match made in heaven. I wouldn't mind having a part time job for a couple days a week, but not if it involves wearing a uniform, wearing a badge or packing a gun. Actually my part time job now is riding my bike and cleaning it up after a ride. Life is good....
Sep 20, 2001 4:01 PM
Great going. Glad to see that things have worked out.