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    Just HAVE to tell someone...

    I think I have a job!

    Got a call yesterday to get FedEx a copy of my DOT card, you know, the one that I couldn't get because of my diabetes? I went to a doctor today that FedEx sent me to and lo and behold I got my DOT card! I took it, along with the long copy of the physical to FedEx and within an hour, they called me and want me to be in orientation on Friday morning at 8am. I will take a road test and do paperwork. As long as I can drive a truck, Ill have a job...and if I can't do ANYTHING, I can drive a truck. LOL.

    On top of it all, the terminal is about 9 miles from my house with rolling hills. I may get to commute to work! How cool is that?
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    Congratulations!

    If you're thinking of commuting by bike (and it's a good way to save money while getting your miles in), you should do a dry run while you have the time.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Niiice! More bike stuff!

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    Congratulations!

    My Grandfather told me a story once:

    During the depression, he was standing in the 'assistance' line (which, if you knew my Grandfather you would know, was the absolute last place he would ever want to be) and a guy came up to him and said "you're a big guy... can you drive a truck?" He couldn't, so he said "of course I can!" And from that moment on he was a truck driver!

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    SWEET Congratulations

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    congrats allen, i hope everything goes well friday.

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    Congratulation!
    Great to hear someone that was looking for work rewarded for their time spent looking!
    Keep pushing those pedals!!!

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    AWESOME BRO!!!

    Ease into those commutes. I don't commute everyday but every day I do commute gets me stronger. You'll be outrunning the MUPpets on your hybrid bike very soon on the Silver Comet Trail.
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    Just get some 8track tapes to listen too when you drive. You know, songs about Wolf Creek Pass, Pedal to the Metal kinda stuff..............

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuyLTDAC7fE
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    Sheesh get some Damn DOT and really rock out. Congrats! I've a few former coworkers that went to work for Fedex, they say it was the best move they ever made. Good on ya!


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    Maybe they're going to do this:


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    Congrats man, it's a great feeling!
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    Great news!! Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
    Maybe they're going to do this:

    Hey, that'd be a pretty cool second job for more cycling money! I wonder if you can consider pedaling that thing as HIIT?
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    Really great news! Good Luck on Friday!

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    Congrats on the new job! I've heard Fedex is a good employer. Extra congrats if you get to bike commute there! Awesome stuff.


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    Way Hella Cool Congratulations and good luck on the new job.

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    That is Cool..
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

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    thats awesome!

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    CONGRATS!!!! Yeah, FedEx is a good company, I did some consulting work at their corporate hdq in Memphis a while back for about a year....
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    Hope it goes well. I've been out of work for close to two years now. The plant where I worked closed on December 31st. 2009. Decided to go to college at age 55. I'll be finishing up next month, I hope the job search goes well for me also. I've interviewd at a power plant that is about 12 miles from my house. Really hoping to hear back from them, but at my age it's kind of tough. Best of luck with the new job!!

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    That's big news!

    I like the irony of the guy who commutes on his bike to drive a truck all day. But it makes sense . . . why do even another few minutes of your day job every morning and afternoon when you could be taking a bike ride instead?
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    Good for you!
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    A cup o' coffee to your success , mate!
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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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