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Congrats, best wishes and Praise be to God. 

I’m starting a new job Tuesday that’ll get me home every night with my family. Driving a truck is a good living, just not for me. Yesterday I was in Ohio, right now I’m in Marquez, TX and will push back towards NC today. To God be the glory. 

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Congrats on finding your life path and especially getting out of verizon retail.

 

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Congrats on the job!  I looked into the railroad jobs and you're right...they are very hard and the time commitment seems almost unreal.  People who love it just love it...period, hope you do as well!

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Congrats! That's always a great feeling. I'm currently working at a job I love with excellent pay, benefits and advancement opportunities and strangely enough it's because of a relationship I made through The Huddle.

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Congrats - I am curious, what exactly does a "railroad job" entail? I am sure there are many positions (laying tracks, train conductor, scheduling and operations, mechanics, etc.) within the railroad but what is the general description and why is railroad life a hard one?  Seems interesting and I am absolutely clueless as to what it's all about.  

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Congrats!

It's not just the job, but everything else that goes with it. You become a better person when you have reached an ambition and are working with a purpose at something you truly enjoy. You become less susceptible to depression, health issues and relationship stress when you're doing something with purpose and you enjoy.

You saw the light at the end of the tunnel and came out the other side, where you're now basking in the sunlight of success.

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2 hours ago, Johnny Rockets said:

Congrats - I am curious, what exactly does a "railroad job" entail? I am sure there are many positions (laying tracks, train conductor, scheduling and operations, mechanics, etc.) within the railroad but what is the general description and why is railroad life a hard one?  Seems interesting and I am absolutely clueless as to what it's all about.  

I'll be driving the trains :) the title is "Conductor" which is the 2nd team member on the train. Basically it's the Engineer's assistant, brakeman, etc. all tied into one job. Eventually they require conductors to advance to Engineer, with the most senior conductors given the opportunity first. Seniority is huge on the railroad

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20 hours ago, cookinbrak said:

Long distance or go home every day?

That has alot to do with seniority. During training, it will be both. Then when I "mark up", i.e. - finish the probationary period, it will technically be as needed, but because the more senior employees get the more favorable jobs, I'll mainly be doing long-haul (which takes place mainly within my district, so at the longest... Atlanta to Linwood, NC). As I gain seniority, I'll go home daily more often as Im given more local jobs. But the travel is part of the allure for me, so I won't mind the long haul jobs at all. 

Side note: the line to Charleston from Spartanburg (the "W line") is in my district, so I'll be visiting Charleston often, and probably staying overnight at times. Can't beat that!

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My uncle used to be a tugboat captain, they'd work 2 weeks, off 2 weeks. Made a ton of money, but blew it on booze and whores.

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3 hours ago, cookinbrak said:

My uncle used to be a tugboat captain, they'd work 2 weeks, off 2 weeks. Made a ton of money, but blew it on booze and whores.

I'm going to try to stay away from the whores. Lol. Money seems to attract them. I won't be letting any girl know how much money I have till I know I can trust her

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