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Topic: Life Thread v2.0
Posted By: Reb Cpl
Subject: Life Thread v2.0
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 8:18pm
While we seem to have a pretty good sized cadre of old hands dropping in around what looked like would be the demise of a good thing, I'll try a social experiment:

What in the hell have you all been doing?

For me- Eight years after I left the education world, I was granted permanent status at my job. I finally know what its like to enjoy going to work every day. (er...night.) 
Still only two kids, (we're done) 8 and 4. The little one starts kindergarten this year. 

My notorious 'luck' with cars has gotten better. It'll do that when you stop buying pieces of crap. 
...although I DID manage to dent the bejesus out of one of the patrol cars at work three days before my probation was set to end. 

With the boys going to school, my wife is getting back to work after almost nine years being a stay at home mother, so we're not far out from buying a house. 

Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the last time I pulled a trigger on a paintball marker. I still have a bunch, but the game has died around me. Hardcore. Where there were once a half a dozen fields with an hour's drive, there MIGHT be one left. Other expensive hobbies have taken over. 

So. 

Your turn. 


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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 8:44pm
Recently got a promotion which had me transferred to Albuquerque. Still no wife or kids, and don't plan on having kids of my own. Have been looking at new Honda Cicics. It would be my first new car I've ever owned. Haven't played since 2012.


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 10:00pm
Getting geared up for yet another school year. At my second location within the company and starting year #7. They've (yet again) taken a well trained Assistant Food Service Director from me (Hired him last year at this time) and promoted him to FSD of a new account we picked up this summer. This is the second time in as many years that they've done this to me. So I'm back at square one with how the new year is going to go. Instead of relaxing a bit, I'll be right back in the thick of things showing the new AFSD of Production how to do the job the right way. I won't rest until October unfortunately. By then, dove season will be done and I'll have missed the first month of bow season for whitetail. Only good news is that I'm apparently on the short-list for a promotion next year. I'd (theoretically) step up to a District Manager position in the Mid Atlantic. If all works out, I could move to the Eastern Panhandle of WV and get out of this commie, freedom-hating state.

My son is 3-1/2 and getting ready to start Pre-School this year. If all goes well, he'll be in Pre-K next year.

Got a new mower this year. The snapper finally kicked the bucket after 14 years of service (5 of which were with me). Governor on the Briggs and Stratton engine decided to self-destruct and take half the crank case with it. Apparently it's common in that particular motor after several years of work. My dad took it and put a new motor on it, but I decided to go ahead and buy something a bit more suited to my lawn and wound up with a nice Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro 42" lawn tractor. Hydrostatic transmission means no more shifting. It's quick enough for me, has a great turning radius, and cuts like a champ.

Other than that, we've just been plugging along. Last played paintball about 3 years ago. Still have my gear, but all the tanks are out of hydro. Hoping to hit the field this fall at some point now that my son is a bit more manageable with one parent watching him. My main trigger-centric distraction these days is trap and sporting clays. Two ranges within a half-hour of me. It's cheaper than a day at the paintball field to boot!



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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 10:13pm
Machining for 6 years running. Almost 7. Bought a house. Still play paintball every now and again. I probably have enough guns still to equip the forum...

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 10 August 2017 at 12:55am
Promoted to captain, spent a year in Kuwait, drove from Indiana to Alaska, spent a lot of time fishing for salmon and only caught 2 sticks and a carcass so far.

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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 10 August 2017 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

Promoted to captain, spent a year in Kuwait, drove from Indiana to Alaska, spent a lot of time fishing for salmon and only caught 2 sticks and a carcass so far.

Dip netting is your friend.

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Posted By: ammolord
Date Posted: 10 August 2017 at 9:13pm
Lets see, since the last time i was on here regularly:

-Graduated high school
-Graduated college with an AAS in diesel technology
-Got married
-Worked at a Freightliner dealer for a while before i quit
-Got on in a DOD position working for the Air Force

So i guess quite a bit has happened.

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 10 August 2017 at 9:18pm
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

Promoted to captain, spent a year in Kuwait, drove from Indiana to Alaska, spent a lot of time fishing for salmon and only caught 2 sticks and a carcass so far.

Dip netting is your friend.

Thanks to the so-called management by Fish and Game, the commercial fleet has been pretty much free to fish as much as they want this year, so even dip netting has been slow with few even making it to fresh water.  So far the commercial fleet has pulled in almost 12 million fish this season.


Posted By: deadeye007
Date Posted: 11 August 2017 at 5:28pm
Nothing much to add. I bought a pop-up camper and plan on spending more time camping. I also became an Emergency Vehicle Operation instructor, so I got to spend a week driving the wheels off of a Ford Explorer (I can't believe I got paid to do it).

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Posted By: Ceesman762
Date Posted: 11 August 2017 at 7:16pm
Let's see...
Wife beats Large B cell lymphoma
Mitsubishi eliminates waterjet line and job slowly dies.  Hired by local company as a fabrication supervisor. No more road trips and daily commutes to Jersey.
Gun collection grows
Still play paintball when I can.
Started a clan in World of Tanks, Commander.
Life's good.


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Posted By: Mehs
Date Posted: 12 August 2017 at 11:46am
I graduated college on time with not much debt due to working my ass off.
Moved out of the midwest to Massachusetts to start my career in tech & move in with girlfriend at the time
Got a dog
The girlfriend lasted 1.5 years, found out she was a cheater and definitely opposite of the one.
Made lots of new friends, became very successful in my career of choice
Organized paintball outings with co-workers at local paintball fields in the area
Met an awesome girl who i've been dating for 2 years
Started traveling a lot
Quit my job for another job
Now I am some how people's boss at a small tech company and am making a decent living
Maybe next I'll attempt moving to the country so I can go fishing and hunting again


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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 12 August 2017 at 9:45pm
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Only good news is that I'm apparently on the short-list for a promotion next year. I'd (theoretically) step up to a District Manager position in the Mid Atlantic. If all works out, I could move to the Eastern Panhandle of WV and get out of this commie, freedom-hating state.


That's amazing news!


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 12 August 2017 at 9:58pm
Originally posted by Ceesman762 Ceesman762 wrote:

Gun collection grows


Oh boy do they ever!

Two weeks ago: Gettysburg Auction. 1923 Lefever Nitro Special by Ithaca. SxS 12ga 26" barrels. One cylinder one full. Original furniture with exception of butt-pad. All matching serials (including wood)

This morning: Burger King parking lot. 1965 Stoeger Zephyr Woodlander by Victor Sarasqueta of Spain. SxS 20ga 27.5" barrels. One modified, one full. All matching.

These make #3 and #4 in my side-by-side collection next to my Riverside double-hammer 30" (Cylinder, Full) and Baker Batavia Leader 30" (Modified, Full). I also picked up a Wards Western Field 600A ERI last fall along with a Savage 720 (A5) this spring. Probably going to refinish the stock on the 1897 Winchester and offload it soon along with the 7.62 conversion Spanish Mauser I have.

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Posted By: Hairball!!!
Date Posted: 13 August 2017 at 12:48am
Finally got a degree. Been funemployed since May. Started being less fun when I realized I was running out of savings (oops). Job search continues.


Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 13 August 2017 at 10:55am
Last played... 2010ish.

Graduated college. Took six years.
Moved to PA, now CCW.
Bought 1965 Mustang. POS, I want to trade it for a Sportster
Found decent woman

No house, no marriage, no kids. Saving money while I can.

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Posted By: JohnnyCanuck
Date Posted: 13 August 2017 at 11:08am
Moved to Vancouver island, was retired for a year, and have been in sales at a kal tire store since may. Loving the island life.

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Posted By: rednekk98
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 2:56pm
Did a year in the ROK teaching English, fell in love then left her for the career path I also love
Moved home, got one of those foot-in-the-door subbing jobs that didn't play out
Kept working at a summer camp in an outdoor ed program, mountain guide and swift-water rescue training, lots of hikes and canoe trips
Hunting for a better job in education and on the cusp of one I really, really, want that combines social studies and outdoor education
Lots of big weddings in the last year and coming months while I remain quite happily married to work
Shoot, hunt, and fish not nearly enough while I live in the suburbs, but am conveniently close to the river so I can kayak to my heart's content, plotting my return to rural-life
Continue to make amazing international friends, meet and work with retired pro-athletes, and keep my oldest and dearest  friends close

Yeah, it's been a fun couple of years not being too active on here. A lot of work with few rewards yet, but darn good nonetheless 


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 4:22pm
It's a shame that the New River Academy went completely online a few years back. It'd have been perfect for you. It was a boarding school for young professional kayakers right on the New River Gorge in WV.

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Posted By: usafpilot07
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 4:45pm
My life last year was a bad country song. This year things are settling into an equilibrium, but I'm bouncing around several different options for my future work/home wise, so I don't have anything exciting going on yet.

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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

My life last year was a bad country song. This year things are settling into an equilibrium, but I'm bouncing around several different options for my future work/home wise, so I don't have anything exciting going on yet.


Details....?????

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Posted By: procarbinefreak
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 8:07pm
Bought a house, which I'm enjoying throwing money into.  Just had to drop almost 8 grand into a furnace/central air.  I'm about to start my 3rd semester in my MBA program, and have found grad school to be relatively easy and very enjoyable.  I'm looking forward to it.  Still working in the same hospital lab I've been at for 9 years now which seems like forever.  I'm the lead tech now, which has given me more responsibility, and a good jumping off point for when my MBA will pay off.  Been trying to bike a lot more and explore our new neighborhood.  We're only 2 miles from Lake Michigan, so there's some great parks and trails to bum around on.

I miss paintball, but surprisingly not the tournament stuff that I played a lot in college.  I miss the backyard rec games, and the woodsball big games that I used to play waaaaay back when.  Unfortunately, the money is not there because I picked up different hobbies.  Like Tallen, I've been shooting a lot of shotgun lately.  On the sporting clays course I consider it a bad day if I slip under 40 out of 50.  


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 10:25pm
Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:



That's amazing news!


Yep! Seems pretty much like a lock too at this point so long as I don't royally screw up. It'll be a completely different world, but one I think I'm suited for. There'll be more travel for sure, but it should be fairly local (max 1 state away). While the money isn't stellar, it's well above what I'd max out at with a unit-level position, and the fact that I'd have a lot of autonomy over my schedule would be excellent.

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Posted By: glazener24
Date Posted: 21 August 2017 at 6:10am
Ok,  I'll play...

I graduated high school in 2008 (yeah, I haven't posted in a while) went to college, and now hold one associates degree, two bachelor's degrees, and I have have plans to pursue a master's degree. I have been a police officer for three years, and I love my job. That being said, I still have plans in mind to advance my career. I also met a girl that I feel pretty confident will become Mrs. Glazener24. I hope you all are doing well.


Posted By: deadeye007
Date Posted: 26 August 2017 at 1:44am
The fear is over, so everyone went back to ignoring this place...
    
    I went on a cruise the other day. Having everything linked to the sail and sign credit card can put you in a hole quickly.

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 26 August 2017 at 1:15pm
HERE I AM....

ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICAAAANE!

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Posted By: usafpilot07
Date Posted: 26 August 2017 at 7:10pm
Originally posted by deadeye007 deadeye007 wrote:

The fear is over, so everyone went back to ignoring this place...
    
    I went on a cruise the other day. Having everything linked to the sail and sign credit card can put you in a hole quickly.

Boy ain't that the truth... I went a couple years ago, and didn't buy the drinks package, thinking I could smuggle enough alcohol onboard that combined with island days, I wouldn't need it.


Booyyyyyy did I severely underestimate how much those days at sea bar tabs add up when you start in the morning and your whole day revolves around drinking. Not to mention the casino, though I'm not a huge gambler.


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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 12:23am
Never been on a cruise. Don't see the point.

DeTrevni, you need a boat yet?

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Posted By: procarbinefreak
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 9:23am
I've been on a couple with the family when I was younger.  I'd much rather go to an all inclusive.  


Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 11:23am
Tallen, if you've got one I'll take it. Water isn't in my house yet, but I've pretty much written it off. I've prepped as best I could and got out, but I don't think the house I'm in is any better off than mine. You can't stop water.

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 7:58pm
Confirmed: water is indeed in my house. Yippee.

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Posted By: __sneaky__
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 8:04pm
pics or shens.

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 8:14pm
Sure. One sec.

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 27 August 2017 at 8:18pm


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Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 4:10am
Yikes. Update?

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 1:18pm
Neighborhood is underwater. Almost all of it. I was evacuated via airboat. House is trashed. Car is trashed. Been fun! I kinda want an airboat.

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Posted By: StormyKnight
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 5:45pm
Started my 18th year on the job.  Have $360+K in my 401K despite buying a house and getting married 10 years ago.  Hoping to double the value by the time I start shopping for a casket.  Have a 13 yr old moody stepson, an 8 year old starting 3rd grade and a 6 yr old repeating Kindergarten.  Just got back from a 4 week staycation during which time I purchased a 2005 Colorado Z71 LS 4x4 crewcab.  Had 73,699 miles on it and I needed a winterbeater.  Other than that, all my markers are sitting in my basement with the seals probably gone and in need of replacing.  Can't remember the last time I played - probably 6 or 7 years ago.

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Posted By: StormyKnight
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 5:47pm
Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

Neighborhood is underwater. Almost all of it. I was evacuated via airboat. House is trashed. Car is trashed. Been fun! I kinda want an airboat.
That sucks, dude!  You ok?



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Posted By: usafpilot07
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 6:35pm
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Never been on a cruise. Don't see the point.

For the price, they really can be an absolutely GREAT value, if you live within a manageable trip of a port. A 5 day, all expenses/alcohol included vacation to the Caribbean  for 600 bucks a person is tough to beat. 

They're definitely what you make of them though. Have to be interested in seeing the shows, interacting on board and in the ports, etc. 

They're not for everyone, but I regret not going on more when I was in my early-mid 20s, and I'd definitely go again with a group of friends and a cabin co-habitant.


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Posted By: deadeye007
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 7:24pm
If I go on another cruise it will be with some friends and the drink package will be purchased.

As for a cruise in general, I'm relatively close to the port so getting there is not a hassle. It's nice to sit around and eat whatever you want and have people take care of all the cooking and cleaning with my only responsibility being show up.

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 28 August 2017 at 9:43pm
Originally posted by StormyKnight StormyKnight wrote:

Started my 18th year on the job.  Have $360+K in my 401K despite buying a house and getting married 10 years ago.  Hoping to double the value by the time I start shopping for a casket.  Have a 13 yr old moody stepson, an 8 year old starting 3rd grade and a 6 yr old repeating Kindergarten.  Just got back from a 4 week staycation during which time I purchased a 2005 Colorado Z71 LS 4x4 crewcab.  Had 73,699 miles on it and I needed a winterbeater.  Other than that, all my markers are sitting in my basement with the seals probably gone and in need of replacing.  Can't remember the last time I played - probably 6 or 7 years ago.

Be careful with that Colorado.  My CVs keep going to hell and taking the 4x4 with em.  I'm about to take it in for, I think, the 4th axle replacement in under 3 years from different shops.  


Posted By: BARREL BREAK
Date Posted: 29 August 2017 at 3:00am
really getting into mycology, also I'm unemployed
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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 29 August 2017 at 8:00pm
Got me a kayak. Gonna use it to try to drag a jon boat behind me and salvage what I can. A stupid plan for a stupid man! If the current is too strong, I'll abort.

Also, before it's mentioned, I'm aware of the redundancy of trying to pull a bigger boat with a little kayak, but there are a lot of factors that have been taken into account that make this seem the most reasonable thing at the time. Everything is, of course, subject to change.

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Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 29 August 2017 at 9:53pm
Where are you staying? Are your parents not flooded? Why not paddle the jon boat? How's the Skylark?

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 29 August 2017 at 10:25pm
I'm about an hour out of Houston now, where my parents live. The Buick is flooded. As is my FR-S, and my Triumph Bonneville.

As for the jonboat, it's old and busted, and me plus gear would probably put it under. This is strictly last ditch. Once we get there, the plan may (and probably will) change.

Anyway, I've been wanting a kayak. Got a little 10' fishing sit-in.

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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 30 August 2017 at 6:33am
Good luck Don. Give us a shout if you need anything. I'm hoping you have a good homeowner's policy that'll cover stuff. If not that, flood insurance. Friends of mine who lived through the floods in WV last year said to make sure to weigh all your financial reimbursement options. IIRC, you could take FEMA payouts, or you could take insurance payouts, but not both. Don't quote me on that though. Good luck buddy, and if you need anything we can provide, just give us a shout.

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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 30 August 2017 at 9:58am
FEMA will payout even if someone has private insurance?


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 30 August 2017 at 12:29pm
Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

FEMA will payout even if someone has private insurance?
IIRC, during the WV floods it was either-or. I could be wrong though.

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Posted By: usafpilot07
Date Posted: 30 August 2017 at 7:14pm
And also, keep your ear to the ground about the other subsidies that DON'T interfere with insurance pay-outs.

During Matthew last year, my part of the state was out of power for about a week. FEMA came in about a week later and handed out pretty substantial food vouchers as long as your income was under a certain level (and that level was relatively high, IIRC). I still kick myself for not going and getting mine to restock the two fridges worth of stuff I lost.

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 30 August 2017 at 9:30pm


SLOW going in that leaky jonboat, but it did indeed work. Water was too deep to wade in, so the kayak worked as well. It was roundabout, but it did what was needed.

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Posted By: StormyKnight
Date Posted: 31 August 2017 at 6:10pm
Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

Be careful with that Colorado.  My CVs keep going to hell and taking the 4x4 with em.  I'm about to take it in for, I think, the 4th axle replacement in under 3 years from different shops.
Yeah, I'm finding where some corners were cut where front end damage was repaired by the guy I bought the truck from.  One of the glaring problems I just fixed today was the missing fender liner and splash shield for the front left fender.  Bought aftermarket replacements because I didn't want to dig around in a salvage yard somewhere.  Some of the left over damage made it hard to line the holes up for the fasteners.  At least I didn't suffer any injuries getting it together.  Did find some rust on the fender under the plastic flares.  Joy.  Oh well.  The penalty you pay for buying used.  I have been reading up on the 4x4 issues as well as a few vids.  Hopefully I'll skate by on any CV problems for now.

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Posted By: choopie911
Date Posted: 31 August 2017 at 6:49pm
Hmm, well I'm not sure what time I drifted away from this place since I was active as hell at least at the start of university, so I'll assume I dropped off somewhere near the end of schooling.

I moved to the USA for a couple of internships in Boulder and then Seattle before moving into full time work in San Francisco for the past....5 years or so? I've hopped a few jobs and am now a Senior Product Designer at one of the big social media companies we all waste our time on at work. This forum is definitely at least partially responsible for my interest in the internet/ internet culture and it becoming my career.

Last year I finished paying off my student debt and was able to start saving more properly (but still suck at it.) With that, I bought my first motorcycle in January of this year and have been loving it. It's a great way to explore California, and lane splitting is legal here so traffic doesn't really matter when it gets backed up.

Those are the big milestones I guess, no spouse or kids or anything here, and I'll never afford a house in this city/ have no idea where I'll live next, so I'm alright with that.



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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 01 September 2017 at 10:15am
Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:


Those are the big milestones I guess, no spouse or kids or anything here, and I'll never afford a house in this city/ have no idea where I'll live next, so I'm alright with that.



DC!!!! Shorty, Me, Picasso, and Carr live here after all. ;)

More importantly, there's a lot of social media companies over this way as well. Nothing like CA, but enough that it's a sizable chunk of industry here.

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Posted By: Barretm82
Date Posted: 01 September 2017 at 10:09pm
Wow, shorty,Picasso,Carr, some guys I haven't heard about in a long time.
Say hi to them for me Tallen, someday I'll give you all the details.
thanks man.
Steve.


Posted By: Barretm82
Date Posted: 01 September 2017 at 10:29pm
Some people here know, I just don't want to name them. No worries, just you know.
Still drinking too much, later peeps.
Steve.
(Its a bit tuff out here, that's all).


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 04 September 2017 at 7:38am
Beginning of this school year has sucked. Training a new manager on top of a ton of changes in the menu, stations, layout, and wares has made it a real challenge. Add in the fact that I have to go help my old AFSD today (labor day) and it's getting irksome.

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Posted By: procarbinefreak
Date Posted: 16 September 2017 at 7:45am
My mom had a stroke on Wednesday.  She's ok.  Cognitively she's doing great, some wires got crossed, but she's all there which is the biggest relief.  Physically there's some work to do.  Her left side was affected, but she has movement, she's walking unassisted, and doing stairs.  

There's a long road of recovery and therapy, but there's a lot to be thankful for.  It could have been 1000x worse for various reasons and we're all focusing on the positives.  

I took this event as the motivation to finally get the tattoo I wanted for my mom for years.





Posted By: __sneaky__
Date Posted: 16 September 2017 at 5:09pm
So Detrevni, SitRep?

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Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 16 September 2017 at 8:08pm
So... It's not great. Got 2' of water in the house. Got the Buick fixed, but they drained water out of it for a week. $4,000 in repairs on it, and my insurance on it lapsed due to a mixup. My Scion FR-S got totalled, and I'm replacing it with a Nissan Frontier. I gotta admit, it's not as fun as the Scion, but I love that damn truck. I'm getting a field adjuster out to check out the Triumph Bonneville on Thursday. All the insurance companies have been super busy. Got my flood insurance adjuster to check out the place last weekend, so I can start getting rid of stuff. The documentation will be absolutely insane. People keep taking stuff out of my front yard, so I'm worried I'll get hassled by my insurance company about that. My Etek3 got flooded. I was gonna try to fix it when I found out it got stolen. My washer and dryer and an old busted guitar got stolen as well. I can file for an advance from my insurance company, and FEMA is offering a couple of bucks, but I'm hearing actual financial compensation may be months. I don't have the money on hand to pay for any repairs. I guess I'll consider a loan, huh? I'm living with my aunt and uncle for now, but that's just not enough space, and all the local contactors seem to have a waiting list. I have no idea how long I'll be homeless. This sucks lots, my dudes.

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Posted By: StormyKnight
Date Posted: 18 September 2017 at 7:36am
Balls

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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 21 September 2017 at 6:26am
Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

Oh, and I broke up with my girlfriend tonight.

Guys, I'm tired. I'm just tired.


All the more reason everyone needs to pitch in on the " https://www.youcaring.com/detrevnidonglass-953974?utm_campaign=buttonshare&utm_medium=url&utm_source=copy&utm_content=cf_cp_01" rel="nofollow - Hookers and Blow for DeTrevni " campaign. (AKA, DeTrevni survived Harvey and we should give him a hand)



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Posted By: pntbl freak
Date Posted: 21 September 2017 at 5:30pm
Moved to Utah almost 5 years ago.  Found a job, bought car, bought a house, got married, got promoted, had a baby daughter.  Probably will start to look for a job elsewhere.  5 years in one place is a bit much and we are looking for something new to try.  

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Posted By: FreeEnterprise
Date Posted: 11 October 2017 at 1:47pm
I got divorced after 21 years... Ex has mental issues, and I the drama was insane. 

Bought a house 3 years ago right after the divorce that was completely trashed, I have been working on it since. Replaced just about everything in the house so far, but it is now how I want it, so it was worth it, and I paid cash for it so no more mortgages! Woot! 

Gave my ex half my money and still came out ahead in the end. Lol. 

I met a really cool chick and we got married two years ago, now I get to do what I want, and she travels with me to big paintball games all over. So far we have done living legends 2 times, clowns vs zombies, 5 big games at Splatterpark, the first magfed game in Michigan,  3 big games locally, and gone to NC to play paintball as well as traveled a ton all over the country. 

I still work for my ex's family, my ex brother in law is my best friend, and my ex father in law is my boss. Which you think would be weird, but it is totally chill as they know the mental issues that I dealt with for years. 

I am now a writer for paintball media magazine, as well as a photographer for paintball. And still do my youtube/facebook/instagram stuff. And work on my house, and have fun with my new wife. I have almost 300,000 miles on my Acura TSX and I got a convertible BMW as well for fun. 

Still sponsored for paintball, and have more markers than I know what to do with... But, it is a good time and a great stress reducer! 

It is good to hear all of you are doing well, Sorry to hear about the hurricane causing DeTrevni's house to flood, that sucks... 

Hopefully FEMA will come thru and your insurance will cover the rest. I've heard from friends who have been through big events like that, that in the end it all worked out better...


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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 17 October 2017 at 8:47pm

Got myself a new gat. Mossberg Shockwave.


Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 17 October 2017 at 11:04pm
Picked up a new used car.  Turns out that you can get some great deals on sports cars when the Alaskan winter is barreling down.


Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 18 October 2017 at 4:11am
Premium package GT. Nice.

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Posted By: deadeye007
Date Posted: 20 October 2017 at 6:52pm
Does the mustang glow on the ground when you open the doors?

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 20 October 2017 at 10:40pm
Yeah.  Gimmicky but entertaining.


Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 21 October 2017 at 10:52pm
Want a couple new toys. Desert Tech MDR

And the IWI Galil Ace in 7.62x39



Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 23 October 2017 at 6:44am
Wife got herself a new car this weekend.






2017 Tucson Eco 1.6T AWD

Nice and roomy, solidly built, and the turbo (despite just being a 1.6L engine) packs a good punch for what is ultimately a pretty light curb-weight. It'll scoot!

I'm actually totally jealous of her car right now. I like driving it unlike a lot of the other crossovers and small to mid-sized SUVs out there. Definitely feels and drives better than her mom's Rav-4.

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Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 23 October 2017 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:




Got myself a new gat. Mossberg Shockwave.


Strongly considering an 870 Tac 14 only because all the other household shotguns are 870s. How do you like it?

The only reason I don't like them is I can't justify one other than the lulz factor

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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 23 October 2017 at 9:12pm
Haven't shot it, but it's freaking awesome. I like it over ghe 870 because 5+1 instead of 4+1.
And Remington is terrible since Freedom Group took them over, which is a shame. Love my pre 2007 express.


Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 24 October 2017 at 10:52am
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Wife got herself a new car this weekend.

2017 Tucson Eco 1.6T AWD


Did the Walking Dead influence this decision? Tongue


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 24 October 2017 at 1:32pm
^ Nope

Warranty did though.

Honestly, TWD is such a crap show.

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Posted By: __sneaky__
Date Posted: 24 October 2017 at 8:53pm
Originally posted by FreeEnterprise FreeEnterprise wrote:

I have almost 300,000 miles on my Acura TSX


I have an Acura TSX. This is good news.

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 24 October 2017 at 10:12pm
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

^ Nope

Warranty did though.

Honestly, TWD is such a crap show.

QFT


Posted By: deadeye007
Date Posted: 25 October 2017 at 12:10am
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:





Honestly, TWD was a good show that turned to crap and should have ended seasons ago, but for some reason Deadeye007 still watches it.




I fixed your quote for you.

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Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 25 October 2017 at 6:08am
Originally posted by deadeye007 deadeye007 wrote:

Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:





Honestly, TWD was a good show that turned to crap and should have ended seasons ago, but for some reason Deadeye007 still watches it.




I fixed your quote for you.




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Posted By: agentwhale007
Date Posted: 13 November 2017 at 8:05pm
I'm still around. 

I teach at Georgia Southern University now. It's in Statesboro, Georgia, just outside of Savannah. My significant other graduated with her Ph.D. and got a job here. They found a spot for me too, so I left my old job. It's been a nice change living with her. The new job is pretty cool too. Unlike FGCU, this place has tenure, so I have something to work toward. I've also been put in charge of starting a new campus publication that will cover, magazine style, the southeast Georgia region. It's a lot of work, but the work is good for me. 

I've had some issues with depression. I have not really mentioned it here, but last year my dad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. He turned 56 years old this year. Usually when early onset cases start that early, they tend to progress slowly. It's turned out his is not one of those cases, and his condition is deteriorating quickly. He still knows me. He can still hold a conversation. But he struggles to come up with words, and he loses track of things easily. He wakes up nearly every morning thinking he needs to get ready to go to work at the firehouse, even though he was forced to retire from the fire department when he was diagnosed last year. The prognosis is not very good, and more rapid decline is expected. I've not dealt with it very well. The new job is closer to him, so I get to see him more often. 

My significant other and I live in a house that was built in 1912. It's pretty cool. Maybe I'll share some pictures of it. 






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Posted By: StormyKnight
Date Posted: 15 November 2017 at 2:08pm
So very sorry Whale.  I can't imagine what you must be going through.  Congrats on the new job and digs...

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Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 15 November 2017 at 9:10pm
I am sorry Whale. My dad is turning 54 tomorrow, and I cannot be thankful enough that he is still healthy..

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 20 November 2017 at 9:58pm
Sorry to hear that Whale; not something I could even imagine trying to deal with.

In happier news for those not following me on the FB, I got my first Alaskan caribou on Saturday.  It's also my first big game animal.  Took him about 100 miles below the arctic circle near Eagle Summit.  Temperature that day was a scorching -26 F.  Scored a spine shot from about 200 meters and he dropped where he stood.  Unfortunately I had to dispatch him when I got up to him since he was still hanging on.  Nice sized bull, unfortunate he had already dropped his antlers.  


Since we were out for a few days and I got him day 1, he froze solid by the time we got back to Anchorage.  He's thawing in the garage now.


Not much out there.






Posted By: deadeye007
Date Posted: 21 November 2017 at 7:39am
-26 does not sound fun. Congrats. I had some luck deer hunting this year and got an 8 point.

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Posted By: Eville
Date Posted: 22 November 2017 at 7:17pm
Skinned and quartered it last night and dropped it off for processing this morning.  142 pounds of bone and meat.


Posted By: BARREL BREAK
Date Posted: 23 November 2017 at 12:47am
Quit the carbs again and life is so much better, down 15 pounds over the last month and a half and my acne cleared right up. 20 grams a day or under, fellas


Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 23 November 2017 at 6:14am
Amazing how much sugar is in stuff isn't it?

God bless the sugar industry for swindling the american public by convincing us "fat" was the main cause for heart disease. Sugar **edited**es, sugar be the culprit. 

Except for Schwan's food, their sugar has special properties in it....


Posted By: Reb Cpl
Date Posted: 24 November 2017 at 8:59pm
On thing I neglected to mention in my original post, is that I picked up a new hobby- cycling. 

My father-in law has been pushing me for years to join him riding, especially on his annual "Tour de Force" which is a huge fund raiser for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. After a friend of mine was killed in an on-duty accident, leaving three little kids behind, the message of the whole thing became a little more personal, and I agreed to do the tour. 

I bought a bike, a used Cannondale Six13, and spent all summer training on a mountain bike at work. It turns out that a heavier bike + equipment = a fairly good workout, you feel naked on a road bike afterward. 

In September, the tour kicked off and we rode from Boston Mass. into NYC over the course of four days. Longest day was 81 miles across Long Island. I rode with My father in law's team, "Team FTS" - names so because most of them are current or retired members of the Firearms and Tactics Section of the NYPD. They were an awesome group of guys who took me under their wing from the start. 

I took one spill right on the Rhode Island coast, but other than that, things went REALLY well, and I'm already looking forward to next year's, where we ride from West Point to Annapolis. 

I was a little shocked about how much time I spend having serious conversations with other grown men about various creams and salves we use on our respective asses. 

There's no denying the health benefits of this new hobby, and as someone who absolutely hates running, this is a pretty good fit. 

....even if the spandex shorts aren't. 





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Posted By: SSOK
Date Posted: 25 November 2017 at 8:53am
Reb wears spandex shorts in front of his FIL

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Posted By: Reb Cpl
Date Posted: 25 November 2017 at 5:13pm
Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Reb wears spandex shorts in front of his FIL

...and several hundred strangers. 

It's like college all over again. 


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Posted By: BARREL BREAK
Date Posted: 26 November 2017 at 4:19am
If you ain't discussing butt creams then you ain't with the right crowd


Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 27 November 2017 at 10:55pm
Well, let's see. Update time. I'm still at my uncle's, but progress is being made. I can't remember if I mentioned that I got my insurance checks in for my vehicles, but that happened, and it's been largely manageable since then. Kind of a waiting game now.

As for my hobby life, I'm a Powerlifter now!

So I wasn't as active in fitness as I wanted to be, and when Hurricane Harvey cleaned out my house, I lost all my gym stuff. Since I'm staying with my uncle, I couldn't really get a home gym up and running again, so I decided I'd join a gym. Found local place that does Powerlifting, and since it didn't cut into my budget TOO bad, I said "why not!?" I HAD to do something other than idle.

Been at it for about 2 months now, and holy wow have I improved. I've been loving it.

When I had my home set-up, I was doing Starting Strength off and on. It helped, for sure, but I was pretty unguided and lacked real motivation. The best I could squeeze out was 155# on the bench (damn my googly arms), 245# squat, and a 305# deadlift.

Fast forward two months of real, guided training, and my projected lifts are 200# bench (curse still further my googly arms), 315# squat, and 415# dead! These are numbers I'm proud of, and in such little time!

I know they're projected numbers, but we have a meet this weekend, so we're deloading and did 80-85-90% reps so coach could get a good read on where we are. I hit the 90's pretty easy, so coach and I are confident I'll be able to hit those projected numbers, all of which are (needless to say) PR's! We're only doing benches and deads this meet, but I'll definitely report in!

Wish me luck!

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Posted By: BARREL BREAK
Date Posted: 28 November 2017 at 4:38pm
Take care of your joints...


Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 28 November 2017 at 8:59pm
For sure. There's a risk to everything, but hey.

Edit: Seems my folks are getting a new travel trailer. We're gonna plop it into the driveway and make that my new home for a bit. I'm actually excited. It's more space than I've had at my uncle's. Though I'm absolutely appreciative of his help.

Also, firm reminder that you folk are wonderful and y'all shouldn't forget that.

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Posted By: BearClaw
Date Posted: 02 December 2017 at 6:55pm
Kinda nice to see this place still sort of alive. Been away from the site and paintball for a while now.

Got pretty badly injured in a motorcycle accident (driver ďdidnít see meĒ and turned into me) a little over 5 years ago. Over a year of recovery 5 surgeries three of which I went in with high possibility of waking up without my left leg.   As one Cana imagine being out of work for over a year was financially straining and I burned through every $$ of savings and maxed my credit keeping a roof over my head.

Couple years ago I decided to play a bit again and been playing pump mostly a couple times a year.

Last year was a crazy one for me.    My long time girl friend and I had a baby boy that we sadly lost at birth (due to a genetic disorder). We got engaged, planned and got married, and the we planned and got pregnant again. We bought a new house one year ago today and had our beautiful baby girl shortly there after.

More recently I have decided to play a bit more paintball too encourage further improvement of my legs strengthening (left legs still very weak and very limited mobility).   Next week I starting a new job for the first time stepping off the shop floor as a diesel mechanic and trying my hand at being a Forman of a larg truck dealership (again hoping to be a bit easier on my battered body).

I still ride motorcycles. I still ride off-road and now my wife joins sometimes on an ATV (not since our daughter born obviously).

With the exception of the injury and loss of our son. Lifeís been pretty good to us and I was able to dig our selves mostly out of debt working many hours and for a great company Iím sad to be leaving.

Picked myself up a new Crossover XVR to try as with my limited mobility I think a semi maybe best for me. And though I love my Automags the crossover was much cheaper and reminds me of the EMags I coveted for many years when I started in this great sport in the 90s and early 2000s.

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Azodin KPII
Sheridan PGP2K
Tippmann Crossover XVR
Tippmann ProCarbine
Tippmann SL68-II
Tippmann TiPX


Posted By: DeTrevni
Date Posted: 03 December 2017 at 5:31pm
Update: I missed my last attempt at bench for 205#, which is infuriating because I'm JUST there. I can feel it! I did get my 405# deadlift, though, and I feel like I still had some gas in the tank! Now the road to 5 plate deads begins!

Gotta get that bench up, though...

Also, I podiumed! Well, by virtue of being one of the 3 lifters in my weight class, but whatever! I've been training for only 2 months. I'll take a gimme medal!

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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 03 December 2017 at 9:45pm
Found out my company will be getting sold shortly. Having to move due to homeowner selling the house. So I'm pretty weary of signing a lease, seeing as I don't know if I'll have a job in the near future.

But I did shoot my first USPSA match on Saturday. Did horribly but had a blast.


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 04 December 2017 at 9:58am
260 Million EBITDA and they're thinking of selling? Don't know what y'all's liabilities are given that you're private, but DAYUM, that's a lot of earnings!

Saw that the valuation estimates are 2.5BN? That's a lot of money to pony up. Is anyone actually talking to them about buying? Or are they just putting it out there that they're willing to sell in hopes someone will come knocking?

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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 04 December 2017 at 3:04pm
Consumer brands is pretty strong, but home service is hemorrhaging.

Not sure, the news article was brief. They might part it out.


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 05 December 2017 at 6:39am
Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Consumer brands is pretty strong, but home service is hemorrhaging.

Not sure, the news article was brief. They might part it out.


Doesn't surprise me that the home service is taking a huge hit right now. Most of the reliable demographic has been dying off (literally) and those who are still independent enough to not need true nursing care, but don't want to have to keep up a domicile are moving to 55+ communities that offer dining services through companies like Compass Group or Sodexho or as self-ops. That said, the little old lady who lives down at the end of our street uses your service on a monthly basis at the very least.

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Posted By: impulse418
Date Posted: 05 December 2017 at 9:53am
Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Consumer brands is pretty strong, but home service is hemorrhaging.

Not sure, the news article was brief. They might part it out.


Doesn't surprise me that the home service is taking a huge hit right now. Most of the reliable demographic has been dying off (literally) and those who are still independent enough to not need true nursing care, but don't want to have to keep up a domicile are moving to 55+ communities that offer dining services through companies like Compass Group or Sodexho or as self-ops. That said, the little old lady who lives down at the end of our street uses your service on a monthly basis at the very least.

Oh trust me, I know. It's been a mess. They have attempted to modernize but completely shot themselves in the foot. They tried a hybrid approach of the classical 2 week delivery cycle, and 48 hour delivery for pre-orders. But screwed up both of them. 

I've thought about saying screw it and selling my soul to work for Aramark. Go get me those high cost meal plans that college freshmen are forced to buy. 


Posted By: tallen702
Date Posted: 05 December 2017 at 11:56am
Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:


Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Consumer brands is pretty strong, but home service is hemorrhaging.

Not sure, the news article was brief. They might part it out.


Doesn't surprise me that the home service is taking a huge hit right now. Most of the reliable demographic has been dying off (literally) and those who are still independent enough to not need true nursing care, but don't want to have to keep up a domicile are moving to 55+ communities that offer dining services through companies like Compass Group or Sodexho or as self-ops. That said, the little old lady who lives down at the end of our street uses your service on a monthly basis at the very least.


Oh trust me, I know. It's been a mess. They have attempted to modernize but completely shot themselves in the foot. They tried a hybrid approach of the classical 2 week delivery cycle, and 48 hour delivery for pre-orders. But screwed up both of them.†

I've thought about saying screw it and selling my soul to work for Aramark. Go get me those high cost meal plans that college freshmen are forced to buy.†


Aramark and Sodexho are soul-sucking. Aramark specifically isn't a great choice right now because they've had financial stagnation recently and decided (like Sodexho did 10 years ago) that the solution is to fire everyone, and then re-hire them at a lower pay rate. Opportunity for growth with Aramark right now is low as well. Sodexho isn't much better, but they've recently had change at the top management level, so things might be getting better soon. Compass would be the only one I'd consider of the "big 3." What kind of position are you looking for? Sales? Marketing? Account management?

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