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Offline VirginiaJim

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2013, 04:31:42 pm »
Usually you have to know someone who knows someone to get past the initial screeners.  Hopefully someone here can help with that.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2013, 04:38:43 pm »
The high taxes and cost of living is my biggest issue with NY.

Not If you live in the country, I just had my foreman leave me for a job in NY installing a big gas line project,  Talked to him last week $31.00 per hour $100. per day expences.
He was a Leo in Kentucky and they would not except his training in FL. but they do in NY,  when he's done with this project he plans on getting back to a LEO job .
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013, 03:17:04 am »
LE would be ok, and I have a couple different counties I am looking at but here in MO (and lots of other states) they just don't want to pay a fair wage.

You can come to Virginia and work in LE for Fairfax County.  Great pay.  After 2 years on patrol, move to a specialty (Motors?).  And you can live further out where I do and pay less for housing and deal with less traffic.  I live in Warrenton and work in Chantilly (in Fairfax County).  Takes me 25-40 minutes to get to work (depending on what time I leave).  And if you get on motors, you get a take home bike to ride to and from.   

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 07:05:07 am »
My biggest obstacle with LE is the POST exam.  The department that I apply with would ideally have an OJT period after hiring to allow me time to take the exam. 
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2013, 09:51:40 pm »
Good news, I have an interview with BNSF.  The bad part is I have to make a 1000 mile road trip to North Dakota next week.  I sure wish the weather was more predictable up there right now or else I would ride my bike.  Now I have a boring ride in a cage, but I will be happy to make the trip if I can get a job out of the deal.
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 10:38:56 pm »
Good news, I have an interview with BNSF.  The bad part is I have to make a 1000 mile road trip to North Dakota next week.  I sure wish the weather was more predictable up there right now or else I would ride my bike.  Now I have a boring ride in a cage, but I will be happy to make the trip if I can get a job out of the deal.


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Re: Looking for a job
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2013, 04:00:52 am »
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2013, 06:42:54 am »
Good luck!
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 05:45:36 am »
The high taxes and cost of living is my biggest issue with NY.

don't forget over governed and over regulated by down state politicians...

BNSF would be a nice gig so would NS or CSX......good luck !!
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2013, 12:21:53 pm »
Jeremy,

Best of luck with the search!

Brad

Modified due to autocorrect...thanks Rhino.   :o

And, yeah, Jeremy...if you're in the area...let's have lunch!
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2013, 09:57:04 am »
Jeremy,

Best of lunch with the search!

Brad

Yea! At least he wont go hungry ;D

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2013, 09:29:23 pm »
Taking off tomorrow towards North Dakota.  Just wish it was on the C14 instead of a Volvo.   :-[

Fingers crossed that they find me qualified to take care of a billion ton train.   ;D
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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 10:44:12 pm »
Best wishes Jeremy and safe travels :)

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Re: Looking for a job
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2013, 04:18:14 am »
Please keep in touch, Jeremy, and let us know how it's going.
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