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cloudtl

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Unread post20 Jul 2007, 17:14

I'm one of the 40,000 that the U.S. Air Force let go. Looking for a good paying job anywhere.
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Unread post20 Jul 2007, 17:29

I hear that truck drivers get paid 67 cents a mile.
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Unread post20 Jul 2007, 17:52

You can always stay Air Force. With the Guard or Reserve. First pick an area of the country you want to live in. Then find the closest ANG or Reserve base. Or possibly an Active base with Reserve or Guard.

If you still have an ID card. Go striaght to the shop where you want to work. Better yet. Pick a different job. If you were a crew Chief. Go the the Avionics shop. Join the unit as a reservist. Have Big Blue send you to Tech school to be retrained. Then go back to the unit. Work man days till you get hired on full time.

No cost to you. And theres a very good chance of getting a Federal Job.

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Unread post03 Aug 2007, 13:25

Here is a link for you to look at..


http://www.neguard.com/HRO/otherjobs-linkspage.asp
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Unread post03 Aug 2007, 18:13

What did you do in the air force that would help to know here?
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Unread post03 Aug 2007, 22:38

MakoWes wrote:Work man days till you get hired on full time.


Good advice guy...that's an important one and it works!

Cloudtl - lets hear it...why did they let you go? It's ok, explain, take the time, make a post...we're dieing to hear it. Seriously. :wink:
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Unread post03 Aug 2007, 23:45

Does it really matter why someone got out? Crazy supervisor. Crazy soon to be ex LBFM wife. Crazy base with a follow on to Cannon. Or in my case all of the above. He got out.

If your looking for a stable job. Go Federal. If your looking for personal happiness. Do something you love. If you want to make big money. Start your own business.

If I had it to do all over agian. I would run away from aviation. Find a good job. Start a business on the side. And then rent an airplane on the weekends.
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Unread post04 Aug 2007, 02:55

I just wanted to know was he a crew chief, load toad, or pointy head. It would help to know this if he is looking for a job.
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Unread post04 Aug 2007, 03:11

Excuse me, TJStoney--that should be "nose picker, load toad or pointy head" :whistle: . Obviously, you were one of those glorified gas station attendants.....

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Unread post05 Aug 2007, 22:54

Excuse me, TJStoney--that should be "nose picker, load toad or pointy head" . Obviously, you were one of those glorified gas station attendants.....

Best Regards from a Pointy Head


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Unread post05 Aug 2007, 23:35

Whats blue or white and sleeps 8 ... The specialist truck!!!

Damn man, That's cold, Funny, But cold.
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Unread post06 Aug 2007, 01:31

When they need to downsize they use alot of ways to do it, Be careful going to the hospital, they might just find an excuse to boot you. It happened to me, had a guy poke his eye out closing the lox door, he got to stay in, a year later during a drawdown I got screwed up with double vision by Wilford Hall doc's, it was correctable with glasses but I got the boot. Just remember contract jobs are like a fart in the wind, and airlines come and go. Try to get into something that is needed almost everywhere, I went into automotives, took a year to make good money but now I can say I can get a job in almost every town in the US
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Unread post06 Aug 2007, 11:09

VarkVet wrote:Whats blue or white and sleeps 8 ... The specialist truck!!! :)


That is WAY funny...even I had to laugh!

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Unread post06 Aug 2007, 13:59

VarkVet wrote:
Excuse me, TJStoney--that should be "nose picker, load toad or pointy head" . Obviously, you were one of those glorified gas station attendants.....

Best Regards from a Pointy Head


Whats blue or white and sleeps 8 ... The specialist truck!!! :)



Not only funny but true........
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Unread post05 Sep 2007, 19:20

Sorry, yes i was a crew chief, i was at Eielson and then Luke, i got out because i didnt get a CJR, dont know why, i was on the list but didnt get one, thats why i got out, wanted to stay a crew chief on f-16s, im in the reserves in texas, trying to get an art job there but still looking incase that dosent work out
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