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I think I may have the job I actually want finally

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As you guys know (or may not have known) I ride dirt bikes a LOT. Mainly in springfield, MO. Last week I wondered why I was driving 300 miles a weekend just to go riding, so I looked at the jobs there and found one for APU tech. An APU is an auxilliary power unit. It is a 20hp diesel, thinking 2 or 3 cylinder, that runs the heat, a/c, alternator, etc for a trucker instead of otherwise running his 14 liter engine all night just to keep warm. They are a neat little engine and I think it would be really nice to work on them, wouldn't have to have a cherry picker just to take the head off. I have always wanted to mess with diesels as my job and I went to school for generators anyway so this takes the cake. Interview is monday.Bad part is I have only been with the current job for a month lol. To me, there is no reason you should have to stay at the same job just to show you got what it takes to stick with a job, or make the boss happy. He has tons of money so of course he's happy, mine has a brand new duramax so I know he's fine and dandy. You should always do what makes YOU happy, and I want to be in the position of living on my own and having a job I like. I still live at home because I never saw myself as one that would want to live around here, I always wanted to live somewhere else and right next to my dirt bike area would be heaven. I'm pretty sure I'll get the job, just need to find out the finer details.

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Have you healed up from your last Evil Knievel impersonation yet???Good luck with the interview!!:thumb1:

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Have you healed up from your last Evil Knievel impersonation yet??? Good luck with the interview!!:thumb1:

Yeah, cept my shoulder is permanently lower than the other one. Insurance company seems to be playing games with me now, got a bill yesterday for $1100 because I quit my last job which I had insurance through them with. Says that since I quit I get no benefits, even though I worked there another month after the accident. I have already spent $2000 on parts to fix the bike and doctors bills so another 1100 would make it a $3100 accident. I just don't get how they can say I owe them since I quit. It wasn't technically a bill yet but more of a prerequisite for a bill to come, like a warning that I better not spend any money. The due date is always within a few days of getting the bill. The bad part is, they didn't do anything. I went in to the ER, they said don't move it, then I went to a specialist and he said only move it if it doesn't hurt. It never hurt so basically I didn't do anything different, other than I had no ability to lift anything with that arm so that limited it, I still can't do a pushup without it feeling a little interesting, oddly I can do pullups just fine, though I know pushups pretty well target the shoulder so explain why it doesn't like it. I am a pro at this interview crap after a million jobs. Walk in, tell them what they want to hear and leave :lmao:

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Best of luck to you and your upcoming interview, and i know all about work and insurance and all that good stuff I was in a car accident on the job about 10 months ago and have had 6 surgeries to date, there is no way under any circumstance that i would quit until Im better and all the bills are cleared up lol.-Jordan-

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This might be the best thing ever. They told me that they just bought this company that installs these 3 cylinder kubotas on the semi trucks and apparently they have absolute no documentation on how to do it. They seem lost or something. Something like that intrigues me like no other and I want to do it so bad. They said if I can figure it out I would have to teach all these people in other states as well. I had already read the manual on it which was pretty sketchy but it's easy enough. A computer controls everything so I'm not exactly sure what the problem is. I can run a mill and lathe and all kinds of crap so it's not like I can't make anything work. I don't have to work weekends and I will live at the place I ride at so it couldn't be better. I couldn't tell if they had any other people they interviewed or not, I tried to make it as obvious as possible that there wasn't a single thing I hadn't touched on a diesel. We shall see.

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Nice. Anyword on the job? If you get the job, get a spare engine they are going to trash and build a diesel motorcycle. :)I dont have that kind of luck yet. Still chasing my job around. But got something in the works. If it goes through will be a happy camper.

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Nice. Anyword on the job? If you get the job, get a spare engine they are going to trash and build a diesel motorcycle. :) I dont have that kind of luck yet. Still chasing my job around. But got something in the works. If it goes through will be a happy camper.

They want me to come in for another interview with different people. I've never had 2 interviews with the same company so I guess they really want to make sure they get the right person. I just have to figure out how to sneak away from my current job to go down there.

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Good luck ISX. All of the jobs I have had since college, (engineering, project management) have had 2-3 separate interviews. It sounds like that job is pretty cool.

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