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    Man... hope it turns out well for you.
    Reminds me of living in a monastery for 4 years lol.
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    Glad we hooked up when we did, and make sure to get as many resumees as you can out locally in your off weeks Bro, yer plants need ya (as does yer family) so just enjoy it as best you can for as long as it's necessary (the novelty should last for a few weeks at least) and I am sure it'll work out swell for you, take care!!
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    Wow. That's tough. Its good you have a job but maybe you can find something that is more local. Six weeks is a long time to be away from your family. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I hope your downstairs tenant gets bitten by the CP bug...then he'll take good care of your plants AND want some of his own.

    Best wishes...I hope it all works out for you.
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    good luck Jim, I hope it all works out well for you, I also hope and your neighbour takes good care of those plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Jim,

    Have fun and take care at your new job--I hope you'll eventually be placed in a local position. You're a valued member of this forum and we can't wait to have you back full-time! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    I thank you for all the well wishes! I under-estimated just what this job would turn out to be. It thought I was going to be gone for a week of Hazwoper training and them sent home until they came up with some sort of schedule. Instead, we were flown to Ontario, California and then to Burbank, CA. It is basically 6 weeks on the road and 1 week home. I was tolerating the concept of extensive travel, so I could procure health coverage and income, so long as I could handle the job itself. It soon became apparent that the work entailed a lot of mechanical prowess, that I just didn't have. I could see that I was the slowest on the uptake of all 7 of us trainees and was set up for failure. So I quit. The trainer did state that they had a 40 % retention rate, and I could see why. This was not for me. I was "a fish out of water".

    I have sent out 5 resumes, to various CareerBuilder.com posts and am looking into other options, like Home Depot, Lowes, Petsmart, the lab that turned me down,.... I did receive a call yesterday from a local Home Depot for a Service Desk position and have been trying to make connections the H.R. gal about it. It isn't much, but it's something. At least they provide part-timers health coverage.

    A guy at our church, whose family runs a greenhouse, said he can offer me a p/t job in April.

    So we'll see what happens.

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    Good to hear from you again Jim and I'm sorry about your job complications. I hope it all clears up soon.

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    Isn't that odd, as soon as someone posts a thread wondering where Jimscott was and hoping he would be back soon, BAM!!

    I am glad you were able to assess the situation so qiuckly Bro, more time to get into what you're REALLY going to be doing for the next phase (and I bet your plants breathe an audible sigh of re LEAF when the death sentence was withdrawn)

    Maybe you could shoot for a job at the border, maybe doing customs inspections on plants

    Good to have you back and I'm reallyglad that you are in the market for more "liveable" options, I could feel your apprehension about this venture when we met and am glad that the dark cloud of isolation from all you hold dear was eliminated before any real problems arose... give me a call if the mood strikes!!
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