04/22/2011 Basics

RdRunnr12

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Dude, that's awesome.

I turned in mine today. Last day is supposed to be the 8th. My guess is they'll have me pack up on Friday.

I haven't been this excited in a very, very long time.
 

Captain_Corge

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It is pretty exciting. Everybody I know has some statistic they link to ATC (#1 suicide rate, #1 divorce rate, #1 most stressful, etc.....) Some think that we are the ones who wave the batons and guide the planes into their terminals...

It is going to be fun to go through training with people who have the same goals/motivations as me. That is what I am looking forward to right now.......
 

steftaylor

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It is pretty exciting. Everybody I know has some statistic they link to ATC (#1 suicide rate, #1 divorce rate, #1 most stressful, etc.....) Some think that we are the ones who wave the batons and guide the planes into their terminals...

It is going to be fun to go through training with people who have the same goals/motivations as me. That is what I am looking forward to right now.......
those are what we call haters! we have a wonderful job in front of us........ I hear the same thing " oh that job has the number one suicide rate blah blah blah, like hello Im a mommy of 3 and they have not drove me to jump of a building , I know this job wont. and if i tell one more person my job title and they say oooooo the ones with the orange vest and sticks ( while they make arm and hand motions) I might just jump off my bed, not a building I waited to long for this career.
 

RdRunnr12

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Last day of work tomorrow.

Also booked my stay @ the fairways. While I would love to pocket some per diem, I didn't want a room mate (fiance will be visiting often, some privacy is always a plus) and read too many bad stories about the areas some of the less expensive places are.

There has to be more of us.
 

Rosstafari

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More stuff to do in Moore. Short drive to the university, restaurants, Westheimer Field, a Super Target, the only Rudy's in town, a big water tank named after Toby Keith... Moore has it all.
 

RdRunnr12

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So really, just 4 of us on SM going to this class? I really hope we get the fed-ex before the weekend. I want to head up there Monday.
 

flyinrico

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Isn't that crazy? I think the 4/20 Terminal class has 14-15 on StuckMic. That's unheard of!

We're all desperately waiting/looking for our Academy packages.
 

Captain_Corge

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So really, just 4 of us on SM going to this class? I really hope we get the fed-ex before the weekend. I want to head up there Monday.
LH says things are backed up and not to expect it until early next week. I may not be getting mine due to a paperwork fumble on my drug test......
 

RdRunnr12

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Got my packet at 10:15 this morning. Holy crap, It's amazing how exciting a little tiny envelope can get you.
 

flyinrico

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Did you really have to go and ruin it like that?!? A small envelop? I was expecting this massive package crammed with stuff...a t-shirt, cuzzie, coffee cup...
 

RdRunnr12

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Did you really have to go and ruin it like that?!? A small envelop? I was expecting this massive package crammed with stuff...a t-shirt, cuzzie, coffee cup...
Haha, sorry about that. There is a $1,000 loan approval from the FAA credit union!
 

Captain_Corge

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Since I have been cleaning house I also decided to clean out email. Found my TOL in there. Interesting: TOL 9/28/09 - FOL 3/10/11.....
Even more interesting, date I signed up on the job apps system and jobs.faa.gov - 12/16/07...........
Needles to say, it is weird that it is now 10 days away...........
 

opie

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Hey guys. I'm in the 4/8 basics class. Staying at Kim's. About 2 weeks ahead of you in class work. Hit me up if you need anything or have any questions.

Ryan
 

Davo

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I could use a million dollars, thanks!