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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-18-04, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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It's time for a change

The wind of change has blown through my house, in the form of a job offer.

I'm currently 2ic at a Repco store earning a pittance for the amount of stress and responsibility that I endure everyday, so it was a very welcome offer because I was thinking of finding another job anyway.
The new job, which I *should* be starting at on the 3rd of December is as a truck driver, doing local and interstate.
The only problem I have (and the future employer knows this) is that I currently dont have a HC (heavy combination) license, I only have a HR (Heavy Rigid) license, but he has said that if I get my HC license he'll give me a job.
So I have just made a booking at the Yugo driving school to get my HR license on the 1st and 2nd of December.
I just wish I had some more driving experience using a Road Ranger gearbox because that's the only part of the course that I'm nervous about, I can drive semi's, but my experience with the RR box is limited.

Anyway, wish me luck, I'm gonna need it
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-18-04, 03:38 PM
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the more lessons the better off you will be.and good luck with the new career.
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All the best Heritage. My old man is a trucky and drove the ol road ranger gearboxes. He said with a little practise you will get it.

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Yeah, I got my HR license using a roadranger, but I haven't used 1 for about 2 years, so it should be interesting.
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good luck mate...i am in the same position (except i have zero stress) so know what you are going through.

You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.

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Congrats for taking the steps in changing your career- If you are not happy in your current job, it certainly does take it's toll on other parts of your life.
All the best with getting your HR license!

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Well, I pulled the pin at Repco last week (couldn't stand it any longer) and I went ans signed up with Allstaff, which is a temp hire company dealing with transport and wharehousing, later that day they rang and said I had a job driving a Coke truck @ more than $20 an hour, so I did that on Friday last week (14.5 hours :O)and I'm doing it again tomorrow for 12 hours, so with these 2 days work i'll end up with more cash than working a whole week at Repco.
Oh...if anybody saw a Coke truck in Toorak, or Armidale on Friday, along High street or the surrounding areas, it was me :)
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Update....
I got my HC license today!
passed with a 93% score.
Start my new job tomorrow.
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WOO HOOOOOOOOO
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congratulations Brian. All the best with it. :)
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