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Keefe

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I had a mandatory western region all hands conference call today for all the Field Service Representatives. They told us that they were changing our title to Equipment Service Technicians, bumping all of our current pay to what was the previous pay grade up (so I'm a level 2 and now I'm going to get paid level 3 pay, but still as a level 2) and increasing the pay scale beyond that and giving people raises within the new scale based on merit. I got a 9.5% pay raise and I've been with the company for 6 weeks. I also negotiated my starting salary pretty hard and pushed to get hired as a level 2 instead of a level 1 based on my very strong work history and got a little over 8% more than their initial offer. I'm also loving the new job besides and went from working 12hr night shifts to a M-F 8-5.

Congrats.
 


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Finally got a dayshift postition at work. Not sure when I will actually be moved to dayshift because of backfilling positions and getting everyone trained but I got the position at least. Look forward to being able to watch jazz games on my big screen tv at home again instead of my phone.
 

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When you click on an unsubscribe link and it takes you to a place where you have to provide at the very least your email address. When that happens I just report the email as spam and I never have to see any from them again.

Clicking an unsubscribe link should take you to a page that says "You have successfully been unsubscribed" and that's it.


EDIT: **** wrong thread

Okay, hitting all green light on the way home from a long work day.
 
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LogGrad98

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Dang, forgot to post about this last week.

Just had our 30th wedding anniversary. Yes, she is still with me and I hardly have to lock her in the basement to keep her from running away at all. We were actually married on Leap Day, Feb 29th, 1992. So this year wasn't our actual anniversary, that isn't for another 2 years, I think. It has been kind of fun being married on leap day. First, we never forget it. Get married on May 12th or some other random day, and unless it is connected to something important to you, then good luck not becoming the cliche. But leap day is hard to forget. Second, most years as long as you are close to the date it doesn't matter when you celebrate, and that has worked well, especially with a career that has required lots of OT and lots of travel over the years. And third, it is an excuse every 4 years to do something special when the actual day rolls around.

Strange to think back on 30 years. It doesn't feel like it has been that long, and it also feels like I have known no other life than this. We have 4 kids, all out on their own, to varying degrees of success, and one beautiful grand-daughter, soon to be 8 years old. Empty-nesters at 50 years old. Feels weird. Kind of wish we had had 2-3 more years together way back before having kids, rather than now when we are getting old and broken down. But it is nice we can still go do fun things. Been through a lot in that time frame including living internationally and a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Wild how everything just kind of piled up without you realizing it.

I consider myself a very lucky guy. I really married up, she elevates me as a human being, and that is the best thing anyone can do for anyone else, imho.

Just wanted to get that out there as a minor counterpoint to all the negative stuff going on, at least for me, a nice reverse pet peeve, kind of. Anyway, seemed like the best place to post this.
 

fishonjazz

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Dang, forgot to post about this last week.

Just had our 30th wedding anniversary. Yes, she is still with me and I hardly have to lock her in the basement to keep her from running away at all. We were actually married on Leap Day, Feb 29th, 1992. So this year wasn't our actual anniversary, that isn't for another 2 years, I think. It has been kind of fun being married on leap day. First, we never forget it. Get married on May 12th or some other random day, and unless it is connected to something important to you, then good luck not becoming the cliche. But leap day is hard to forget. Second, most years as long as you are close to the date it doesn't matter when you celebrate, and that has worked well, especially with a career that has required lots of OT and lots of travel over the years. And third, it is an excuse every 4 years to do something special when the actual day rolls around.

Strange to think back on 30 years. It doesn't feel like it has been that long, and it also feels like I have known no other life than this. We have 4 kids, all out on their own, to varying degrees of success, and one beautiful grand-daughter, soon to be 8 years old. Empty-nesters at 50 years old. Feels weird. Kind of wish we had had 2-3 more years together way back before having kids, rather than now when we are getting old and broken down. But it is nice we can still go do fun things. Been through a lot in that time frame including living internationally and a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Wild how everything just kind of piled up without you realizing it.

I consider myself a very lucky guy. I really married up, she elevates me as a human being, and that is the best thing anyone can do for anyone else, imho.

Just wanted to get that out there as a minor counterpoint to all the negative stuff going on, at least for me, a nice reverse pet peeve, kind of. Anyway, seemed like the best place to post this.
Great post. Beautiful thoughts in there. Congrats bro
 

LogGrad98

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Grilled corn on the cob. Oh hells yeah. We've done grilled corn on the cob 4 times already this summer. Walmart has had some really good sweet corn. Grilled corn with mayonnaise and tajin, so elotes one day. Dropped into a pool of tarragon butter another day. One day just plain old butter salt and pepper. I just don't get sick of it. Good stuff.

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LogGrad98

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My mom and dad are in town down from Ogden to visit for a week or so. Love it when they visit, my dad is my best friend, mom is right there too. We get along great with them, my wife and I. We are going to the beach this weekend, dunk a bit and sit around and drink cold drinks and eat snacks and just shoot the ****. Enjoy the breezy 80 degree weather on the coast. Maybe dig some clams to make clam broth. Wade in the water, and go out on the pier. Damn I love that beach life. My wife and my dream is to buy a beach bungalo to retire in. Just need 2.5 million to get a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit that is about 600 sq ft, right? :rolleyes:
 

Keefe

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Weight loss and fat loss…I haven’t been dedicated at all the last 11 months really, not in any remotely sort of Uber dedicated way but I’ve lost about 15 pounds of weight, 14 of which was fat. Gone from 55 pounds of fat to 41. So I got that going for me…which is nice. 191.6 and 21.8% this morning.

Not good, don’t get me wrong, but it feels good.
 
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