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Old 02-26-2010, 08:07 AM
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well i went and got enrollrd in diesel mechanic school. and i landed a job a at fast-food place less than a mile from where i live.. so life is going good after about 3yrs of bad. i had to brag.... i know its not the best place to work but something has to pay for that fuel and parts i want 4 my ranger
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:08 AM
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congrats man. I know the feeling.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:21 AM
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Awesome what is the name of the school?

I know of a diesel school down in that area and it is a great school
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:29 AM
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Any job that pays the bills, while your going to school, is a good job. When you finish school you can start your career.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:50 AM
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Fantastic - best of luck with everything!
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:18 AM
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thanks everyone and its the knoxville technology center. i wanted to go to nadc... but it was just too far and i really didnt want to move.. a buddy of mine i seen a few mins ago i told him and he is a diesel mechanic. he gave me a nice disel mechanic sticker and told me to put it in my back window. i dont know if i should or not because i just started.
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NADC was the place I wanted to go to as well. I was fresh out of high school but unwilling to move that far.

I ended up at our local tech college. It has done me well so far 8 years in the career and it's fun everyday
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:09 AM
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yeah i am glad i got a path in life now thats a good feeling
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:00 PM
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well i went and got enrollrd in diesel mechanic school. and i landed a job a at fast-food place less than a mile from where i live.. so life is going good after about 3yrs of bad. i had to brag.... i know its not the best place to work but something has to pay for that fuel and parts i want 4 my ranger
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:06 PM
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Glad to hear everything is working out for you. Working close to home sounds great, my one way commute is 45 miles to work. Good luck man!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:12 PM
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Congrats man! I get my Bachelor in Diesel Technology here at Montana State University - Northern in May. I went from making 9.50 as a lifeguard to 20.75 working for GE at the Railroad. It is a lot of fun, you won't regret it. Best of luck, I know the job isn't that good but like BillC said a job in college is just a job. You finish your degree you start your career! Keep us posted on how you are doing. And feel free anytime to get ahold of me for questions. I bet STL will help you too. Best advice I can give you is don't procrastinate. You have homework just get it done. Not doing it has screwed me more times than I care to think of. And pay attention to electrical. It's here to stay and the better you are at it the more money you can potentially make. Half of a locomotive is electrical. If I didn't know anything about it I'd be no where. Again GOOD LUCK!!
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