JeepcoMJ Posted December 11, 2010 Share Posted December 11, 2010 Well, after years of hearing about the hell my dad deals with daily at work, and being unemployed for several months, I finally bit the bullet and applied where he works. got hired sight unseen, no interview, no drug test, no nothing. just the owner saying "Phil, your kid can start on munday, $15.70/hour, dollar raise after 30 days". so, week into the job now. picking it up easy...never touched a semi before now, but it's basically working on a jeep, except a transmission swap is easier since we have the proper equipment to work on it (tranny jacks, etc.). we've been stripping IH DuraStar freight trucks and turning them into training units (clutch trainers, runners, teardown setups) for a diesel tech school...3 per day, and it's very easy, but high paced. they come in looking like this: and move on to this... then, to this this one is a clutch trainer (will never run again...it's sole purpose is to train techs how to do a clutch. I should have that paper certification, given the fact that I didn't even need to be trained to do it lol that' just one project. we pulled in a heavy load tri axle peterbuilt rollover today, stripped every nut and bolt, and we're gonna be completely rebuilding it. none of what we work on is "customer work"....the owner owns every single rig we do, then he sells them. which makes it sort of easier to deal with...only have to cater to one person's needs lol. best part...the perks. he throws away a TON of useful stuff. like OO gauge 25' battery wiring, etc. so, I guess I'm bragging...but I'm really just asking you to wish me luck. -Pat Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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