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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Started a new job today
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:11 PM

After the only job I had ever held since my working life began was eliminated last May, I began the next chapter today.  I hesitate saying the name of the company now, as I haven't completed my OpSec training module yet to know if it is allowed, but I will say it is a vehicle supplier for the US military.  The highlight of my day was seeing the production line through a window in a sales demo room and the parking lot full of desert tan vehicles. (I am in the finance department, so I wasn't allowed on the floor itself) Big Smile  

So far, it is a close to a dream gig as I could hope for...though it has only been one day of light training.

Side note, I have a couple kits of their products in my stash, they may get a promotion in the build schedule if things go well with the job!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:25 PM

Congratulations.  Sounds like a great gig.  I have a good guess of the organization - military manufacturer in Wisconsin Whistling.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by armornut on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:50 PM

   That is AWESOME!! Glad to hear you landed your dream job...or close to it, that's becoming a rare thing these days. CongratulationsBig Smile

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:58 PM

Hey so ask around. there's bound to be some treadhead modelers in there.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:59 PM

keavdog

Congratulations.  Sounds like a great gig.  I have a good guess of the organization - military manufacturer in Wisconsin Whistling.  

 

Yeah, a rather obvious hint.  Stick out tongue

Thanks guys, it is just refreshing to get out of the last toxic job and live off a severance for a couple months to recharge the batteries.  I was very lucky to get to do so.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 12, 2021 8:08 PM
Nice to be able to land on your feet again.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:00 PM

Glamdring, Congrats on the new positioin.  Before I retired, I taught at an elementary school down the street from your place of employment and their vehicles drove by our playground every day!  There is a great Hobby Town down the street and the city where you work has two modeling clubs.  There is also a small hole in the wall hobby shop in a city 15 miles south.  I have the same idea as you about building kits of every vehicle that your place of employment produces.  My stash of them is slowly growing.  Good luck with the new position.

TJS

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:09 PM

Congratulations. That's always good news!

Chad

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:30 PM

Congrats! Good to hear a good story these days. 

 

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, August 13, 2021 12:52 AM

keavdog

Congratulations.  Sounds like a great gig.  I have a good guess of the organization - military manufacturer in Wisconsin Whistling

Hmmm...do they perhaps make fire-fighting equipment as well?

Congrats and Best of Luck on the new gig.!!

Greg

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 13, 2021 4:27 AM

Congratulations Glamdring. I hope it all goes well for you mate.

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, August 13, 2021 5:15 AM

Good news, mate - congratulations!  I hope all goes well (and you'll be well-placed for detail info for those builds you mentionedBig Smile)

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 13, 2021 5:29 AM

Well!   

       Congrats! I know the feeling when my job was Phased out! Good Luck and let us see those Vehicles soon.

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Posted by waikong on Friday, August 13, 2021 9:35 AM
Congrats!

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, August 13, 2021 9:58 AM

Congratulations; we're happy for you.

Wish I could get a job or something .  .  .  This "Groundhog Day" life I'm living is starting to get real old.

So, enjoy it while you can!!

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, August 13, 2021 12:27 PM

Congratulations and much success in your new job!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 13, 2021 9:39 PM

Congrats to you on the new job Glamdring. I can just imagine what working in the finance department for such a place is going to be like... "I'm sorry sir, you don't qualify for our low APR top buyers good credit program..." Wink

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:10 PM

'yes we have a thirty day return policy, but only if the unit has minimal wear'.

 

this is fun.

 

bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, August 15, 2021 1:29 PM

Thanks all!  First week is done, and still so far so good!  In case anyone hadn't put it together by now, it is the Oshkosh Corporation.

MR TOM SCHRY

Glamdring, Congrats on the new positioin.  Before I retired, I taught at an elementary school down the street from your place of employment and their vehicles drove by our playground every day!  There is a great Hobby Town down the street and the city where you work has two modeling clubs.  There is also a small hole in the wall hobby shop in a city 15 miles south.  I have the same idea as you about building kits of every vehicle that your place of employment produces.  My stash of them is slowly growing.  Good luck with the new position.

 

 

I was just on site for initial training, but I will otherwise be a remote worker.  I wish I'd have known there was a hobby shop there, I would have detoured on the way home!  If I ever head back I'll have to check it out.

gregbale

 

 
keavdog

Congratulations.  Sounds like a great gig.  I have a good guess of the organization - military manufacturer in Wisconsin Whistling

 

 

Hmmm...do they perhaps make fire-fighting equipment as well?

Congrats and Best of Luck on the new gig.!!

 

Yeah, fire trucks, cement mixers...and even race cars!  Big Smile

stikpusher

Congrats to you on the new job Glamdring. I can just imagine what working in the finance department for such a place is going to be like... "I'm sorry sir, you don't qualify for our low APR top buyers good credit program..." Wink

 

I can tell you it's a lot of complex spreadsheets.  I have been doing things I didn't even know Excel could do!

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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