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The lack of money in the public school system has forced me to leave my job in the middle school I worked at as a special education teacher's aide.

I enjoyed working with all the kids I met and the co-workers with whom I shared trials and tribulations with, but I'm not going to miss my meager paychecks with obscene deductions for the privledge of carrying health insurance.

So yesterday-- Fri. Feb. 3rd was my last day. My hugs goodbye, my final walk down the corridor out to the parking lot as a school district employee. It was a short 14 month stint that flew rather quickly, but in that time I sure got to meet a lot of interesting people.

Bright and early on the morning of Tues. Feb. 7th, I switch hats and take on yet another new chapter in my life.

Alarm clock will go off at about 3:30am as I start my new job driving trucks, and report to the wearhouse at 4:45am! Quite a change from school schedule of 8am to 3pm, but I'll be driving 4-10'[sign in to see URL] 10+ hours a day, but with Sat-Sun-Mon off every week.

I'll be delivering cartons (or are they called crates? I honestly don't know yet) of wine for a wine distributor to liquor stores, grocery stores, and restaurants.

I always take the optimistic approach to new opportunities. Even though my friends told me to get rid of the commerical driver's license, as I would probably never need it again, I always hang onto it, as I think once driving buses or trucks gets into your system, you never completely leave it. I've gone years without driving for a living, only to again return to it. So it goes, I'm back behind the wheel again.

Deep down inside, I must like it on the highway, or I wouldn't keep going back to it.

Anyway there it is. I suppose 5am starts will limit my ability to play music late on weekday nights, but now weekends are even better-- with the addition of Sunday nights free and clear. We shall see. Life always manages to stay [sign in to see URL] it not?

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I'm sorry for you that the previous job had to end (I was confused first with the comment that public school's run out of money but then remembered that you're an American, not a Brit), and wish you luck with your new job.
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 I'm sorry for you that the previous job had to end (I was confused first with the comment that public school's run out of money but then remembered that you're an American, not a Brit), and wish you luck with your new job.








 The Limeys still don't realize the difference between public & private, do they? No wonder their Empire was lost... emoticon (emoticon/emoticon)

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I completely understand your job change.I also drive an early truck route(rise and shine at 4:30 am Mon-Fri),so I feel your [sign in to see URL] the cash(and bennys) is good and the road has a certain appeal that's hard to describe but tough to give [sign in to see URL] luck and happy trails,[sign in to see URL]
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All the best for your new job, John. May you always drive safely.

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Even though my friends told me to get rid of the commerical driver's license, as I would probably never need it again



I don't get this... why get rid of a driving license anyway???

Best wishes with your knew job, mate! emoticon

Now you can party on sundays! emoticon

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Good luck! emoticon

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You can listen to DP and drive your truck! All the best emoticon

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Hi John,

wish you a good start and that you might
consider that you probably don't have to
do this new job til the end of your working
life. You know, new chances sometimes
appear suddenly. Just enjoy the advantageous
points that this new period will bring to you, it might be just temporary.

See, the situation at my job has emerged,
that sometimes I have to drive a big truck too, my department has outsourced some stores
because of lack of space in the factory and I'm 1 out of only 3 employees who owns a driving license
for big trucks. So sometimes I work in the office, then as a supervisor, the next day or week as a normal worker, or as a truck driver.

In the past I also thought about giving away
my license, because I found it questionable
to own it, the military had forced me many
years ago to acquire it and then I never needed it again - until since a few weeks.

First I regreted that I didn't give it away,
because it forced me to jump into that task,
that emerged out of the circumstances, but
then... it doesn't harm anything...

Wish you a good start anyway and that you take the optimistic approach to new opportunities, like you wrote.
 
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