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Where were you in 1999?

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by Lawrence, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. x06col

    x06col Veteran Expediter Charter Member Retired Expediter US Army

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    After three years with Roberts, had an opportunity to pop some caps in the mid east for a while as a government contractor. Had my first, that continued over the years big disappointment with "experienced, dedicated, conciencious, hard working drivers.
     
  2. mirangerman

    mirangerman Expert Expediter

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    I was a Direct Care Worker in a Mental Health Group Home.

    -charles
     
    • Falligator

      Falligator Expert Expediter

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      <<<<Was a stock boy at Giant Eagle barely making a living.
       
    • Big Al

      Big Al Veteran Expediter Charter Member

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      Driving for someone else with Roberts Express. Whatever happened to jroman? I linked to Expeditersonline when it first started. Great Site.

      Big Al
      Branson MO
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    • Ragman
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      Ragman Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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      Cool thread, thought I'd resurrect it.

      At the time I was a seasoned vet of the industrial laundry industry, schlepping towels, aprons and of course rags to a variety of users.
       
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    • geo
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      geo Veteran Expediter Charter Member Owner/Operator US Navy

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      always nice to find out where and what people were doing , before they found expediters online
       
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    • Worn Out Manager
      Amused

      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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      I was making 6 figures, company car, 100% paid insurance. Then I "melted" down, walked away began the long descent to where I am now - happy but broke

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    • ntimevan

      ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Hmm.. in 1999 .... i was a Full time Letter Carrier at USPS .. walking 16 miles a day loved my job & serving my customers .. then came 9/11 and management went nuts and my retirement interest earnings disappeared .. management made me hate my job / government ... in 2003 i left the USPS and became an Expediter ... looking back now it was 1 of the Best decisions i have ever made ...
      Also in 1999 i was assistant High School Wrestling Coach until leaving also in 2003 ... but 1 of my hardest things to give up ...

      ... still pond hopping
       
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    • xmudman

      xmudman Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      1999: a good year for me. Worked at Prudential Insurance on a remediation project. They corrected some dirty dealings that agents had committed in the Eighties. I enjoyed that job, but it came to an end, as we knew it would.

      My next job burned me out; I was issuing variable annuities and couldn’t keep up the pace they required while making sure the job was done correctly. That was my last suit and tie job, and I have no regrets about that whatever.


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    • Steady Eddie

      Steady Eddie Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      On a plane headed somewhere.


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    • Worn Out Manager
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      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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      Holy Krap, I hated my old suit & tie daze. I remember back in the 60's and early 70's if I went to a Yankee or Giants game I HAD to wear jacket & tie.

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    • BlindSquid
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      BlindSquid Active Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

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      Agreed! Read each one.
      I was in college killing a perfectly good G.I. bill benefit. I remember going to my pre-calc professor, complaining about something. He laughed so hard he fell off his stool. He said he didn't think it possible .... declared I had a crush, asked who? I said I dunno most of them. He he they all gave me fits.
      I didn't know!? Been driving t-trailers for the last 6 years. 98-02 were great years .... Got educated, a bonified" B.S." degree. <<<<<that's funny!
      Lotta good replies in this thread (from years ago) saw myself in many of them.
       
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      Worked as a contractor with a small crew in Detroit. Removed debris and painted repossessed Govt. homes.
       
    • Kip life

      Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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    • Lawrence
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      Lawrence Founder Staff Member

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      Just starting EO and running for Roberts Express. :rolleyes:
       
    • ucfd608

      ucfd608 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      In 99 I was a sophomore in high school


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    • Treadmill
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      In 1999 I started in expediting. Worked as a driver for Eagle Freight Services (now CEVA) in Houston, Tx. Congrats to Mr. Crane ( owner of the Houston Astros) who owned EFS at that time.
       
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    • wimpy007

      wimpy007 Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter US Army

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      Was on our third year with Roberts/FedEx great time and money, retired now too old for the long overnight runs.
       
    • Gear_Grinder

      Gear_Grinder Rookie Expediter Researching

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      Was at Flying J-J Care Service Center in Carlisle, Pa starting off my beginning years off in the trucking industry and a first start to the mechanic world.
       
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