Might be falling offline for a while...

firebroad Posted By firebroad, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM

  1. firebroad

    firebroad
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD
    ...but I had to tell you all before I bust, I got a better job!!
    Looks like I'll be working for the Maryland Public Service Commission (shame they don't regulate oil prices) for a straight across the board $6000 increase in pay. I don't have a PC of my own--a neighbor kid outgrew his laptop and gave it to me, so I can use a wifi site sometimes, but right now I use the one at work--they don't mind as long as I don't do it on their nickle and get my work done. I don't know if the new employers will let me use the internet at lunch and before work, but I guess I will ask when I get there. I'm actually going to be off from next Monday to the following Tuesday, so I don't know if I will be able to find out what the rest of you stove junkies are up to; I am supposed to get four cords in, so i'll be busy with that as well as other stuff.
    Anyway, maybe I can get back on my financial feet, and finally get a pc and internet connection of my own, although it will probably have to be dial up. If you want the faster kind, you have to pay for cable tv as well around here, and that gets pricey.
    Anyway, wish me luck!! I am scared to death to learn a new job at my age, but I guess I can do it. Have to dress better, no more jeans in the office for me.:( The hours are a bit later, but I will save money on gas by driving the ten miles down to the metro train/subway and riding into big, ugly Baltimore. Guess it will make home look more idyllic. What a contrast!! I only have another 7-8 years until retirement if I live that long. I figure if I get there and find the job ain't all that, well, I will just give them my best shot at least for that long.:cool:
     
  2. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 30, 2009
    930
    288
    Loc:
    Lake Odessa,MI
  3. PapaDave

    PapaDave
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 23, 2008
    5,740
    2,220
    Loc:
    Northern MI - in the mitten
    Congratulations Sue, and good luck!
    Don't be gone too long.:cool:
     
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    17,139
    3,582
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Congrats Sue!
     
  5. jharkin

    jharkin
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 21, 2009
    3,701
    1,211
    Loc:
    Holliston, MA USA
    Congrats Sue!

    For getting online, prices are coming down to the point that you might be able to get an inexpensive tablet with 4G cellular data service for less than the cost of a laptop and cablemodem depending on what providers are in the area.
     
  6. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire

    Dec 22, 2008
    2,161
    1,327
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    Way to go!
     
  7. firebroad

    firebroad
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD
    Thanks for all the well wishes, folks!
     
  8. Dix

    Dix
    Minister of Fire

    May 27, 2008
    5,750
    1,375
    Loc:
    Long Island, NY

    Girl friend, congrats !!! Just started a new one myself, at our age :)

    You can do it !!!! made the swap from jeans to "business casual" myself, so I understand, not that difficult with alittle ingenuity. Wally world & Kmart can be your friend in the beginning !!

    Don't be a stranger !!
     
  9. rottiman

    rottiman
    Minister of Fire

    Sep 23, 2009
    1,102
    230
    Loc:
    Ontario Canada
    Best of luck in your new position. Hang tight, you'll be fine. Will wait to hear from you again.
     
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Congratulations Sue. Fear not! Do as Dixie is doing. We'll be waiting for a report on the new job and how about that raise in pay?!!!!! Super!
     
  11. firebroad

    firebroad
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD
    I haven't asked, how are you making out with that job?
     
  12. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 24, 2011
    2,070
    956
    Loc:
    Eaton Township, Ohio
    Good luck at the new work place...
     
  13. Dix

    Dix
    Minister of Fire

    May 27, 2008
    5,750
    1,375
    Loc:
    Long Island, NY

    I'm doing pretty good. get over the first few days of jitters ( normal), and then, the experience kicks in.... it's a good thing !!!
     
  14. corey21

    corey21
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 28, 2010
    2,245
    294
    Loc:
    Soutwest VA
    Congrats hope it works out.
     

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