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Old 02-26-2014, 11:42 AM
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So, back in May of last year I started an internship with BAE Systems. It never turned into a full time position because they had a internal division shutting down and were moving those people to any open positions. Just bad timing on my part.

They kept extending me 3 months at a time until I found something permanent.

My time finally came.

I got offered a Production Supervisor position for a Adhesives, Sealants, and chemicals for construction company called Mapei Corporation.
(products can be found at Lowes most commonly). They are a world wide company with lots of potential to move up.

I start there next Monday (hopefully, pending my background check and drug screen results getting to the HR lady in a timely manner).

I will probably be trained on first shift, but then will be moving to 2nd shift. 3-11:30pm. Then possibly moving to a 24/7 operation working 12 hour shifts, with 3 or 4 days off in between.

Won't have access to a computer as much at this job, warehouse environment. So I will be on the forum even less probably. But I'll still be around!

My pay increase will go towards moving out. Not toward my truck unfortunately. But I will be saving up to do some things like a new wheel/tire combo. possibly lifting eventually. But don't hold your breath. A lot of medical bills and student loans tieing up my income
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:49 AM
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Congratulations. It is a good feeling to finally feel like you are making progress towards goals. Keep looking at the horizon and don't get distracted by the obstacles.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:53 AM
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That's awesome man, congrats! Stable job/income and the possibility of upward mobility, sounds like you landed yourself in a good spot!

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Old 02-26-2014, 01:49 PM
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Thanks guys! It's been a stressful few months, and lots and lots of applications plus a few interviews. finally glad its over with....for now
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Congrats!! You definitely have to be persistent when looking for a job. A lot of people give up and fail on their efforts. People must understand you have to start at the botton in order to make your way to the top. That internship was a good starting point for you. That is something employers look at as experience just like any other job. My first full time job was an Orderfiller for Wal-Mart Distribution Center. I hated it because I have a B.S. in Accounting and was working a job that only required a HS diploma. So I still applied for jobs as I continued to work there because I have a family to support. Four years later, I got offered and accepted an Accounting job at my college I graduated from, and have been working there for eight years now. Bottom line is to NEVER give up on your goals. When you give up, you automatically fail. Congrats!!!
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Congrats, nice to have that peace of mind.
They are letting go left and right here, thousands of people, so the mood is not exactly great...
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You use to work with BAE? I probably could have gotten you a full time spot with them. They woek very closely with us( i work on a SSBN) and have developed alot of great contacts. Wish i knew that bro.
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Well congrats brother....All the best in the new position.....
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