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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 02:21:34 pm
Jeff. What are you going to do to start thriving instead of simply surviving?

I am going to go to work everyday and put everything I have into my new job.  I will hang out with my church family in both OKC and Tulsa when I can, so long as it doesn't interfere with my job.  My job comes first.  I will also continue to hang out with my biological family as we are a very close knit group.  I will also continue to read my Bible every night (though I've slacked off the past few weeks) and see what God has to say to me each night.


I would suggest you try the daily list to hold yourself accountable to progress. "Putting everything I have into my job" is a pipe dream without actions to determine what it takes to reach that level.

I've already mentioned a couple times what I am going to differently.  I am not going to repeat it again.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 01:06:30 pm
Bushie, do you plan on using your Tulsa apartment as a weekend love cave for a potential new woman? Perhaps finally create a Bushie Jr. to get your child tax credit going?

I might, if there were a woman on the radar.  So far, there is not.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 01:05:43 pm
You guys are funny. Smiley

I talked with my recruiter and she told me all we are waiting on is my background check and drug test which should both come back either tomorrow or Monday.  When those come back, I will get the employment documents (I-9, W-4, etc.) and once I submit those, I will get the official start instructions.  I know I will start on November 3 at 8 am, but she will e-mail me all the start instructions once all the other paperwork is completed.  So, I should get the start instructions somewhere between the end of the day tomorrow or end of the day Monday or sometime Tuesday.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 12:41:04 pm
Will you nap everyday until your new job starts?

I napped today, and I will probably continue to take naps, but taper them off as the job gets closer (like the last half of next week).
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 12:39:38 pm
Jeff. What are you going to do to start thriving instead of simply surviving?

I am going to go to work everyday and put everything I have into my new job.  I will hang out with my church family in both OKC and Tulsa when I can, so long as it doesn't interfere with my job.  My job comes first.  I will also continue to hang out with my biological family as we are a very close knit group.  I will also continue to read my Bible every night (though I've slacked off the past few weeks) and see what God has to say to me each night.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 08:34:03 am
Did you guys have fun making fun of me overnight?  The stuff I'm going to be doing maybe strange to some, but no one can say they are really wrong.

Oh Bushie.  Making fun of hanging with Granny, Mom, and Dad is lighthearted teasing at the worst.  Have you not been spending a ton of time with the family? 

We all know you're a strange bird in some respects.  No doubt about that.

I'm not upset about anything here, I know it's light hearted.  I was just asking if you all had fun. Smiley
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL Pick Em, Week 8 on: Today at 08:30:57 am
Denver

Atlanta
Kansas City
Houston
Seattle
Baltimore
Miami
New England
Buffalo
Arizona
Cleveland
Indianapolis
Green Bay
Dallas

Tie Breaker - 48
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL Pick a Winner Week #8 on: Today at 08:28:22 am
Dallas
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 08:24:09 am
Did you guys have fun making fun of me overnight?  The stuff I'm going to be doing maybe strange to some, but no one can say they are really wrong.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 09:44:01 pm
You are telling me that you dont own a pair of khakis or can't buy something off the rack.  You dont need a bloody tailor...

I've got 3 pair of slacks, I need one more to be comfortable.  I usually wear one pair twice depending on how dirty or sweaty I get.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 09:37:32 pm
12 nights/11 days are all that remain in my unemployment stretch.  I confirmed earlier today that I will start on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 0800.  I will work the typical 8-5.  I will stay in Tulsa until this coming Monday, October 27, 2014 and will go back to my parents' sometime that afternoon.  Mom and I will go shopping for a pair of slacks on Tuesday, October 28 since this is a business casual environment.  My aunt and uncle will come back through on Thursday, October 30 and she is the seamstress in the family so we will have her take up the pant legs.  I will come back up to Tulsa on Saturday, November 1 to cast my ballot since I will be working on Election Day about 120 miles from my polling place.  I begin work on Monday, November 3.  I will start staying with Grandma on Wednesday, November 5 after church.  Finally, I will come back to Tulsa the night of Friday, November 7 after work and spend the night in my apartment just to make sure everything is okay and I will go back to Grandma's Saturday afternoon late, November 8 to get ready for church on Sunday.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 04:24:05 pm
I love Bushie. "I just paid off a bill!" when in reality his parents paid it off.

Are all your bills paid off now like credit cards, etc, or are those still a problem?

Mom and I are working on more bills.  We will be snowballing onto my college loan in November.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 04:00:28 pm
Just make sure my license hasn't expired.  It's supposed to be a 3-year license, so I should be okay, but I want to make sure.

If you're uncertain then you haven't turned the program on in ages, in spite of telling us that you did.

It had been a couple months.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 03:59:22 pm
I just checked and it opens like a charm. Smiley
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 03:37:25 pm
ummm it's a computer program, not an old car, why wouldn't it still work?

Do you plan on ever practicing your CAD(D) with the television off?

Just make sure my license hasn't expired.  It's supposed to be a 3-year license, so I should be okay, but I want to make sure.

Yes, when the computer is over at Grandma's and I am staying over there, the computer will be in a room with only standard definition cable on a small TV, so it would be less straining on the eyes to just turn the TV off.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 03:35:43 pm
As a good son, I did call my mother and thank her.  Now, we can start snowballing onto the next bill in November which is my college loan.

why is it always 'we'. 

and bushie is tonight the first night of autocad study?

I helped a little with the bills when I was working.  Granted, this payoff was all her, but I helped get it down to where I could pay it off.

As far as AutoCAD, I do plan on revving it up tonight, making sure it still works and all and playing with it for a little while after church while I watch Game 2 of the World Series.

you helped a 'little' when you were working?

Trying to be humble and give her more credit.  Of course I helped with what my budget would allow.  She picked up the slack.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 03:29:22 pm
As a good son, I did call my mother and thank her.  Now, we can start snowballing onto the next bill in November which is my college loan.

why is it always 'we'. 

and bushie is tonight the first night of autocad study?

I helped a little with the bills when I was working.  Granted, this payoff was all her, but I helped get it down to where I could pay it off.

As far as AutoCAD, I do plan on revving it up tonight, making sure it still works and all and playing with it for a little while after church while I watch Game 2 of the World Series.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 03:11:07 pm
As a good son, I did call my mother and thank her.  Now, we can start snowballing onto the next bill in November which is my college loan.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 12:52:40 pm
I made it back to Tulsa at 1000 and have been busy finishing the paperwork for employment.  I will get my drug test done here at 1300 and then I'm headed back home until church time tonight.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 12:28:41 pm
I'll agree that was a prideful response.  I apologize if it offended anybody.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 07:53:48 am
It's still rather frustrating when you consider how many people with far better work histories than Jeff have to spend months or years unemployed before they finally get an offer.

Life is not fair.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 07:52:22 am
If this job is in OKC, can you just break the lease in Tulsa and move out of there, presumably paying some sort of penalty?  How high would such a penalty be?  Cheaper than maintaining two separate apartments for all this time?  Or is breaking the lease legally impossible?


You're assuming continuous employment for the next 3-6 months. The track record isn't good enough for an assumption like that, MM.

You're right, you cannot assume something that's not there.  However, I can do my best and by doing the things that I mentioned yesterday evening, I can make it 3-6 months of continuous employment, or longer.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 07:51:03 am
Security Clearance Level: Bushie

I have had a security clearance before, but it is not needed for this job.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 21, 2014, 08:58:30 pm
Has anyone reviewed this job yet? It sounds a bit...strange...that a large defense firm hired Bushie that quickly. His first job sort of made sense, small mom and pop operation, but this sounds strange.

I've PM'd it to J-Mann and Smash, who both have "approved" of the job.  During the interview, he asked me about 10 questions, which I gave the correct answers to, and performed a drafting demonstration right there in the interview room.  They told me as I was walking out it would be a week or two before they reached a decision.  So, I proceeded to head up to Tulsa to that customer service job fair when I happened to get hungry and stopped at the McDonald's on the Turnpike between OKC and Tulsa.  I sat down to eat and happened to check my phone and had a voicemail from my recruiter.  I first thought, "Oh crap, no job."  Then, I checked my email on my iPhone and saw an email from her that said "Offer!!" in the subject line.  I checked the voicemail and sure enough that's what she said.  The voice mail was already 25 minutes old and I was already 65 miles up the road, so about an hour given city traffic at 10:45-11:30 in the morning.  I called her right away and confirmed the details and then I proceeded to choke down my burger and got back in the car, called Mom, Grandma, and then posted on FB and the Forum, then I got off at the next exit and proceeded to head back to my parents so we could talk strategy.  It may have been 30 minutes that elapsed between interview and offer, but still not much time.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 21, 2014, 08:19:22 pm
Lol. A  big time defense contractor hired Bushie in 10 minutes. Another BS job he's pulling on us.  Oh and RIP Granny.

I thought it was awful fast myself, but I'm not going to question it and neither should you.
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