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Old 02-03-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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This will probably be a long post . I took a job with the Navy about three years ago in utlilities as a civil service worker. Actually I get my paychecks from the DOD. I work on everything from huge EMD diesel generators,5,000 cfm air compressors, boiler plants. I am not sure how many people on our sight work for the gov but it is just not what I expected. Well, I have been keeping my ears open and found out about about a job with the Port of Seattle at the airport. The job title is "Operating Engineer Grade 2" I signed up for night school to get my grade 2 boiler operators license. The opening came up, I applied on-line and got called in for an interview. It was a six person panel and I was nervous(pucker factor of about a 12)It was a good interview. The interviewers were really nice and it went well. They really liked my background and experience and the fact that I was taking a night school class to get my license. This week they called me and offered me the job! I took it of course. I get a 20% raise in pay, medical, dental and vision covered 100%(presently I only get medical and I pay a portion of it), I cut my commute from 45 miles to only 10, I don't have to pay the bridge toll, I get covered parking, the retirement is waaaayyyy better than the TSP or FERS retirement, uniforms are covered. The work is much easier. Next week I do the background check, finger prints etc and I start at the end of the month.

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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Sounds like you are on your way to the top, smart thinking in going back to nightschool realy paid off for you, good luck in the future
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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Congrats!! working for the City or even State is defiinitely better than the Federal Gov't. If nothing else for retirement. TSP is kinda a joke...
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:42 AM   #7
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Sweet!! Congrats buddy
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we all knew you were full of hot air! LOL Though congrats on the new job, well done.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:27 AM   #9
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Congratulations. Sounds like a win-win all the way around!
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