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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
     
  3. Falligator

    Falligator Expert Expediter

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    <<<<Was a stock boy at Giant Eagle barely making a living.
     
  4. 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
    Retired Navy
     
  5. Ragman
    EO4ME

    Ragman Veteran Expediter Driver

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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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Steady Eddie

    Steady Eddie Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    On a plane headed somewhere.


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  11. 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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  12. 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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    muttly Veteran Expediter

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    Worked as a contractor with a small crew in Detroit. Removed debris and painted repossessed Govt. homes.
     
  14. Kip life

    Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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  15. Lawrence
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    Lawrence Founder Staff Member

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

    ucfd608 Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    In 99 I was a sophomore in high school


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  17. Treadmill
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    Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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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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  18. 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.
     
  19. 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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