I more than likely will do that still so I can take those brand new tires I just put on for the wagon.
Sounds like my ex girlfriend :lol2:Thanks guys. I'm happy things are moving along swiftly. That just means it's closer to getting a full time paycheck. The training is paid so that's going to help immensely for the next week. What can Brown do for you? ....... well for me they can pay my bills!
Tomorrow morning I'm going to look at a truck. It has some miles on it, but a lot of the parts that commonly fail have been replaced. If it's as decent as the guy says it is, the 03 is done for. I've just grown absolutely tired of wasting my time and money on something that barely gets any better every time my wallet opens. More details tomorrow if I end up getting it.
Rear brake issues often overlooked, they can feel like fronts. Pulsing rear can cause the front to shift slightly side to side, feel in in steering. One more thing to put in the memory bank. And another, new parts are not always good parts.Well...... tomorrow starts my "UPS Bootcamp" training. The drive is going to suck because the training facility is 75 miles from home going in the direction everyone else is going, but after the course is done and I pass.... I'm a driver so there is a bright light at the end of that traffic filled tunnel. I'm already an 'employee' of UPS, so I can say that tomorrow I FINALLY am rejoining the workforce. 5:30am wake up call .... here I come!
I've played a little with the 03 testing to see what's going on. Found which one of the 'new' drums were really out of round and replaced it. Swapped rotors in the front with others I have and it's no where near as bad as it was. Highway vibrations are little to none, and the brake vibration is still slightly there, but I'm using it for shuttling me to/from training so we'll see what happens.
Thanks but it's not secured yet It's amazing the stuff that I have to memorize to pass the driver safety course. Amazing! :huh: 2 days in and I have everything I need memorized for the test on Monday... all 5 pages of it. Thursday is my driving implementation test where I(and the other 52 people in the class) go on the road with the safety supervisor for a road test to show him how I implement everything I have learned in the class.Rear brake issues often overlooked, they can feel like fronts. Pulsing rear can cause the front to shift slightly side to side, feel in in steering. One more thing to put in the memory bank. And another, new parts are not always good parts.
And a bit of trivia. The RCU is disabled during cranking. And for wagons the power antenna. It stops and with a slight delay, continues it's run.
Congrats on your job.
Congratulations!6 figures when OT is factored in, pension, paid benefits, etc etc.
It's overtime boosted pay. Which means you have to break yourself if you want to attain it :lol2:Congratulations!
Although that "6 figures" is kind of high estimate to me, I wonder if is real. 100k/yr is more or less what what I make as professional EE (with all benefits), maybe it's time for me to change career
Exactly. Regular pay would put you at about $71k/year when you are making max pay permanent full time. It doesn't take too long to get to that level from what I was told. Factor in OT hours, especially during peak, and that can easily be close to a 6 figure salary. They factor in a 9 hour work day for every driver. Sometimes more, sometimes less, just depends on your route. It's NOT an easy job in the least. It's a very physical job along with the driving job, so some 'drivers' get the idea that it's some couch job anyone can do because you are home every night. There's a LOT more to it. There are times that you have upwards of 400 packages on your truck during peak, and are almost guaranteed to have over 200 per day. Factor in an average of about 20 packages delivered per hour....... do the math. It's all about the seconds, and you do it the way they want you to do it or they'll find someone that will do it their way.It's overtime boosted pay. Which means you have to break yourself if you want to attain it :lol2:
Same thing as truck driving or where I'm at now. If you want to really earn those dollars, they're available. But you won't be sleeping much.
Not really the case here. More or less, just know when you bite the lounge with 4 females in the house :rolleyes2:As a married man you should be accustomed to that type of environment