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August 02
ltroha commented on: "George Weiss".
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"Well, the morning started out with me spilling my cup on the carpet. HA It’s not funny but in a way it is…of the rotten luck. I know that ticked h..."

August 01
ltroha commented on: "George Weiss".
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"Well, I agree with u about taking your job seriously. But once home, her top priority should be the family, Especially with a new baby. She came ho..."

July 31
ltroha commented on: "George Weiss".
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"Well, no I'm not having a great week. Although I had my first draft Heineken beer the other day : ) Never had that in a draft before. Woo-hoo
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July 29
ltroha commented on: "George Weiss".
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"Hi there, I cut out early for me last Friday. I was able to back in back to PA in just under 3 hours. woo-hoo! this is my last week in VA. That is ..."

July 25
ltroha commented on: "George Weiss".
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"Good Morning, yes it was a rainy weekend. those r the times you curl up with a good book or for me now I'm playing pc games. Which is totally unl..."

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  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Hi Laura, what's going on ??

    I guess since I have not read anything from you, that you found a good job and you were going to school again right ?

    If anything have a great weekend.

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    OOOHHH well, she will get over it, it is not like the end of the world right ?? !!
    If whe think so, just like you said she has some problems, maybe she really does need to see someone. That is good that he is a boy and I agree with you, a good thing, but remember at times, boys stay closer to their mother than father.. Only time will tell.
    That is good that you were able to get on the internet and find something, nothing really new here at all,, just like you said ,, one more day till the weekend and well Fridays, if you are not working, it is considered to be a 3 day weekend all the time

    I hope that you have a great weekend.. take care

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    I agree with you with that when you come home from work, then it is family time, work stays at work, do not bring the attitude, or being unhappy home with you. That defintely does not build a good foundation for a supportive relationship for the marriage and for the upraising of the child.
    The idea that she thinks that she is " Queen Bee" then somebody, somehow needs to put the " Queen Bee" back in her place. I feel sorry for you that you have a daughter in-law like that and that your son is having to deal with it. I am just asking, maybe he is, just because of the baby and does not want the baby , having to be raised in 2 different home. maybe he is unhappy and does not want to show it to you and that he does not want you to worry about him ? The other factor of being rude and when it was just you and her and she did not say anything,, that is just not right, no reason for that. I do not blame you for being mad. There are just times when you just have to bite your lip. I know my mom did for when I was in that relationship that I was in. There are also times that the person see and hears, but the brain does not click into that area and tell you to think. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. I guess what I am saying .. LOVE .. can make you ,, blind.. but at times not think rationally either.

    Do not worry about venting we all need to at times.
    I do hope that you find something soon, the same for me and Yes it does get very old quick, constantly looking, driving for work , or having your head stuck in a computer, just looking at web sites, listings , applying, and what other type of forms that you have to fill out.
    I really do hope that when this election is over, no matter who wins that the economy and everything turns around. This election just like any other elections always put a dampner on everything , beside the every hour on the hour their commercials ,, bad mouthing one another and the worst is yet to come.. OH BOY,,

    Yes I do have to agree with you that about woman, but then us men can be reall AS******** to at times, I am like you for when I come home from work relax, watch some tv, maybe the computer , depending on how many hours I have worked that day. etc.
    Hope that you had a better day.

    Take care
    George

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Sorry to read that you are not having a great week.
    That was defintely nice of you to take the summer off from trying to find work or even working to spend quality time with the family. It is important that you spend time with your grand=baby and son, well to daughter-in-laws, I do not know how to handle that. I kinda think that in todays world woman , younger generation, really think that they need to compete more and more with men to get respect. Which I am 100% for. I have no problem with that at all. It is just that some woman really make it their main objective and get tunnell syndrome. That is all that they can concentrate on. The idea of this is not good for the family or a marriage, something like that can cause problems down the road. The older generation, lke you and me, know the difference between being dedicated to your work when it is necessary and then family time. The good thing about it, is that she takes her career and job serious and makes it a priority, the way it seems to much. !!! There are woman in this world, right now the only thing they want is money and prestige and they will do that the easy way, marry a rich man, or marry a man that has a good job and make sure that he is constantly working. I learned that one the ,, " Very hard way "
    I hope that you do get the job, from what little we have written about each other, you should be very well considered for the position, and going back to school is nothing wrong with that at all. that is something that will keep you mind going and something to do.
    I do hope that you will be able to spend some more time with you grandson and well some woman can be high maintenance and very strong willed,
    Thank you for what you said about me not be boring, and yes with all the circumstances that are going on, at times you just need to , write and blah, blah, blah on.

    When you have read this , hope that your week has gotten better and all is well
    George

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Well, with the guns, If there is a will there is a way right ?? It will be interesting to see how he pleads monday, I am thinking " mentally Ill ' . There is nothing much happening here in nevada, Ohh, they said in the news the percentage of people looking for work or have part time work seeking full time, and add in the people that have just stopped looking for emloyment at the present time is at 20.2% California is at 20.3% , so California is #1 Nevada is # 2 in the nation. The idea of just watching this and reading about it, just makes you not even want to go look for employment. here the average is over 11. 4 % unemployed. The percentage that i wrote earlier was a combination of everything, unemployed, part-time seeking full time and people who have just given up looking.
    Well this site was better about a year ago, more people would be here to talk, share help one another. this site is just here, they do not keep the updates going, or the clubs discussion, group discussion active, In fact you cannot even post anymore, I think they have disabled them . In actual reality you are one of the very very few people that I talk to here, the other friends not much contact,if any at all.
    i like to play golf, i run 2 to 3 times a week about 2 to 3 miles, early in the morning or late at night. then uring the day looking for work, checking on neighbor states job postings. then when the are in town,I go see some Triple AAA baseball games,, Reno Aces
    Well talk to you soon, I did not want to make you anymore bored than you probaly are with what i wrote about the state of Nevada. I think that obama will win again, but then again maybe not,, this race is really nothing to brag or talk about.
    when you read this, hope that you are having a great week so far

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Good morning, Yes how true about the rainy weather, just to stay inside, watch the rain and relax, the rain can keep you calm.
    Thank you for the web link I will defintely check into it,
    How very true about Colorado, but if that state laws do not have those limits or to send signals, nothing they can do about it, It is very tragic about the incident there, that man is 5 short of a 6-pack !! no doubt and he will probaly be in a mental facility for a long time, hopefully not and of they do go to court, they have the evidence and everything needed, just convict, death penalty, then from there go to straight to the death chamber. I know this might sound harsh, but why waste the time and effort and tax payers money. I do know alos about all the appeals etc, that he can and will use probaly to keep him alive. I just believe that a person like this that commits a crime like this, needs quick justice, get it over with. there is no reason to drag all the families through all that sad news and memories. again.
    I wish you the best on your new course, sounds good, do not blame you from wanting to start from the beginning, I would to, go way to get back into the habit of studying. That stinks that there is not that much available in your state on education careers, but probaly still on cutbacks right.

    Well I hope that you had a great day, enjoy the rest of the week.. talk soon

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Ohh, I also wanted to say, you know what, being in a rainy state like the east is, would be ok, with me, I like the rain, True after some time you will get annoyed with it and the humidity, but nothing is perfect, never will be.

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Good Morning ;

    I hope that you had a great weekend, as well for the rain, we do not get all that much here. How true about here in nevada, the mountains are a negative a and a good thing. the first would be when you get into the mountains and can find a place to look into the valley ( s ) is a very nice views,. I tell you what the next time which will be here soon, I will take some pic's and post them here, . the next thing well Las vegas well as I call ( vegas town ) has grown so much, for when I left in 1988. I go there, every once in awhile just for a change of atmosphere, and to see some old friends. Then Reno you would not like either, because there are mountains and if you like to snow ski, you can be there in about an hour.
    When I was in Oklahoma I had the same feelings as you,, blah,, plus the land is so flat and very boring and dry, for miles and miles like Texas. Ohh did I forget about the tornados, !!!
    I also wanted to say about Vegas town, is that it does take you some time to get from one side to the other side of town, you have to drive, there are no trains like there in the east.
    I have never been to Florida, would like too, . you said the west, that means by the Florida Keys right ? I do not know just asking, when ever you have the time to go look at that site , no rush at all.

    I will not bother you on your other links, just not right, that is were you stay in contact with your business contacts..

    George

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Good morning/ afternnon, for when you read this.
    Yes how true, if you think you have to love traffic, because no matter were you move, you will have it right ? only exception is that would be if you were working at night, when everybody else is sleeping .
    I thank you for looking that up for me and letting me know the qualifications about this position. I am still thinking about it, the truck driving, it would be another qualification on the resume. I am interestered in moving and a change of scenery, like I have said before. . The more and more I think about it I am thinking about anywhere in the east or east coast or maybe the south. I would like to see and drive on roads where there are bushes, trees all around. The state of nevada as you probaly know, majority of it is desert, except for the very Northern nevada, which would be the Lake Tahoe area, which is forest. There is some major road construction going on, but these jobs as you know will only be for a temporary time, The construction of new buildings is somewhat on the downside here, there are so many buildings now that are unoccupied or have been abonded. The job possibilities and opportunities in this state are still somewhat slow with the times. I belive that Nevada is #1 , #2 or at least in the top 5 with high unemplyment. but sooner or later, it will get better.
    Yes sooner or later, both of us will find the jobs that we will happy with, and for me a possibility a change of scenery.

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Bummer, about your road trip back home !! but that usually happens right, traffic you gotta love it.

    I do not mind driving long distances at all, because you have a team driver with you, so if or when you get tired and he is still within his hours he can take over. there will be time you will be away from home for more than 1 week at times, but that would not bother me since I am single and have no kids. Yes I do know that they have a sign-on bonus . I just do know that if I really decide to do this I want to enlist with a major brand Trucking company., no mom and pop outfit. There is more to do this career too, to see if you would get something paid , if and or when your truck is being repaired for a major reapir, that would last longer than a day. There are drivers that i have talked to, that said the only thing the company was paying for was for the Motel room and not for their meals. The money they would get they would have to pay back for when they would be back on the road, making the miles.
    yes the college tuitions can be very expensive, beside whatever other books or other things that you need to buy at times.

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Laura, no problemo at alll !!! When you read this hope that you had a great weekend and that you had some fun, we all need that right ?
    that is a good idea about what you want to with the ad and just adding in capitals letter,, " serious replies only " is a very good idea too. Yes, recruiters are very expensive, even the normal everyday ones, that just do the basics and do look and advertise, but the type of recruiter that you would want , would defintely be very expensive. well, with the airports as security ?? do you mean just being a normal everyday one or like a homeland type of security. If homeland, I would not be able to, first would be is that I am too old and I do not have the education in this field. In todays time right now being a veteran does have it's importance and you are considered first, but us older veterans are considered second to the younger veterans that have been to Iraq or Afghanistan, which I do not have a problem with at ll, they should have first consideration, they deserve it. I guess it depends on the type of job and the demand right ? I have been thinking about going back to school and continue getting my Bachelors in Criminal Justice, which would help me to get possibly in to some kind of security position, but then again there is the age factor. i also need to get an additional income so I do not have to worry about paying the school loans bac. I have used some of my grants, but the rest is my responisbility. the warehousing field has various options, yes driving a forklift and unpacking pallets etc, that is usually the beginners stage. I have over 20 years of forklift experience . The next is to were you need to get yourself more everyday with scanning and using computers to keep track of stock whether incoming or outgoing . There is alo the receiving department and shipping departments of warehousing. There is advancement in all these areas, just to get the " foot in the door" with the right place as you know can be the problem. I really do not want to work for ,, sweat shop.. type of warehousing facility, to were you are just a number, not a person or a just a body to get the work done. I think that I am going to check into some of the major trucking companies, like SWIFT, Knight, Bender and other ones to see if I signed an agreement that they would train me and help me to get the .. class A license or CDL as they are called. I have driven the big trucks on the streets and highways, without a trailer all the time on just a regular driving license, it is not legal, but the one time that the police pulled me over, I told him I was on a test drive, saw my company uniform and let me go and told me to be more careful and that I really should get the proper license. the company would not pay for it and I was not going to pay the $500.00 out of my pocket to get it. I like driving manuals, keeps you awake and it is fun, especially long distance road trips.

    George

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    I saw that you commented on yourself, so I decided to look..
    Yes my work history is colorful and have experience in different fields. Yes I agree with you that everyone wants the sit-down, airconditioned, nice, high paid, high societ and lots of attntion work, That is were the younger generation, like now are thinking wrong, they think that everything is done with computers nowadays. i have thought about prisons, but here in nevada, lke I said before, they are still on a tight budget. I wll start looking at other states that are close to me, maybe something there to were I can do every weekend, trips, back and forth or fly. the manufacturing and warehousing is really becoming more and more everyday a common and more noticeable option now. There are more and more companies moving to Nevada, because of the lower taxes so they are willing to pay to build bigger warehouses here and find people to do this. This coming along slowly but surely.
    That is an interesting idea what you had about creating a web page, but how would you be able to advertise it, to promote yourself ? I am pretty sure you have thought about possibly hiring a recruiter, not the typical everyday one but one that has some prestige and be very specific for you to what you want. I just think that they have more contacts, and know people who know people that are hiring and would be very interested in talking to you
    To tell you truthfully i rather deal with cash than credit cards,bank debit cards, etc, even though I do use them , just like you. I do not care what they say, it is still so easy for people to steal your identity and bypass those websites that can protect your identity. If they have enough identities, and when they do, they will use them and bypass those security devices.
    I think that with all the technology that we have now, it is easier, but not as friendly as was in the older days.

    have a great day and evening

    George

  • Lpt_monster_max50

    ltroha

    over 2 years ago

    34 comments

    Wow, what a colorful work history. It’s seems you have a very good background in different types of work.
    There r always companies looking for mechanical people. I feel at some point there is going to be a switch here in the workforce. Usually people with the military background of any kind gets first dibs. Have you tried prison security guards? There r prison everywhere. There is even one in the small small town I live in PA.

    US will have to go back to manufacturing products here instead of all the outsourcing that we do.We need people that have skills that are important to maintain our lifestyles but yet the titles seem generic compared to being called a CEO of a company.
    ?s for u with all the technology that we have r you communicating better with people or worst?
    How u ever been in a store when their internet/cash registers r down? U cant purchase anything unless u have cash. Who carries cash these days? It is scary to think that without power we could stand still as a nation. In addition, without people trained and skilled to do mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, we r screw. Even the people who pick up our garbage… these r all important jobs that r needed! Because we live in a throw away society, we have more garbage now then ever. We are looking at the title of a job as being more important then the job itself. We need to get back to our past roots instead of going willy-dilly. Sorry soap box time done ha!
    I understand about your mom too. I sure she appreciates your concern and willingness to help her.
    I was thinking of creating a simple web page of myself as the first step. Then put ads in the Want to be hired section of a newspaper and see what happens. I haven’t tired that yet. Im tired of going to interviews that r just the process because they have to interview the job but in reality they have the person already.
    Well, have a good day ….~laura

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    Yes a move is exciting, I am a native Nevadan, born and raised in Las Vegas, graduated high school in 82. Then late 82 went to a trade school , Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix AZ for over a year, then went back to Vegas, could not find a descent job as being a diesel mechanic at that time. Then in Jan of 84 I went into the U,S, Army did 4 years active, did basic camp in FT Dix New Jersey in the middle of winter, what fun, running, hiking and training in the snow beside camping out in the snow. Then my first permanent station was Fort Sill Oklahoma, home of the field artillery units. There I was part of a maintenance company because I was trained to work on the bigger vehicles that they have and tanks. Then I went to Germany for 2 and 1/2 years I was stationed 20 kicks outside of Stuttgart Germany. That was alot of fun and got to see some countries in Europe like Italy, Switzerland, and greece on tours. I was also spent time with the Germany Army in field manuevers as friendship exercise between Germany and US. I should have stayed in but I did not. I receieved an Honorable Discharge in 84, then I was inactive, Then my parets had moved to Reno Nv, so that is were I went to, I am the only child and come from a small family. The rest of the family are in Germany, just my mom and dad. The reserve unit here in Reno in 84 was a joke, so I decided, just to stay inactive, took me about 6 months to find a good job. I thought a couple of times for when I was looking to go back active and reenlist for some more years but I did not. i fould a job here in Reno as Diesel mechanic with Cummins Intermountain, which is subsidary of Cummins Engine Company , I worked there for about 18 years, the company during that time was brought by Cummins Rocky Mountain. I then left there and worked for Kenworth Sales company which is a major manufactor of over the road trucks that you see on the highways. I worked there for about 2 years to be only laid off, that was when in 2008 that the big depression and the economy took a dive. I decided then to change my careers and focused in to the warehousing field, I have some warehousing experience and Northern Nevada is turning more and more into a warehousing , than gambling. The south las vegas is still doing pretty good in gambling, but here in the North it is not that good anymore. There are some major hotels, but nothing really to brag about. The Indian casinos in california, especially in the norther california has hurt the tourism here, because people do not have to travel that far to travel for entertainment and gambling. I guess like you said we will have to see what will happen, but I am really thing about moving somewhere else, but I will also at the same time have to wait do to this, because of my mom she is 80 years old and does really not want to move and I am the only family member, since my dad passed away 8 years ago.

  • Dscn0205_max50

    charger68

    over 2 years ago

    23188 comments

    How true, well for going to school right now so many states, the students are having problems to get the funds that they need to get the education. Plus so many states still have hiring freezes in the highr government position or in the local forensic, police, etc areas. There is also to get students that want to dedicate themselves to actually do this , because of all the different degrees that you need to have to acheive this and they just are afraid to commit, due to who knows what is going to happen. The training and education is the big and main reason why they are so far behind in that field. Who is gonna pay for this training ? Well we both know that the government cannot, we are already above our head and drowning. I just need to save some money, get a better job and then move to another state, to start a ' new chapter " . I belive and really think that everyone needs after sometime need to move, especially if times are kinda hard,. The change of scenery, people, surroundings, can give you different aspect and importance in what you are doing.