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I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: regretful ()
Date: May 25, 2022 11:18PM

I had an uncle who was in the State Department and since I was 12, I have always wanted to become a foreign service officer. My uncle always came back with amazing stories about the places he lived and people he met. Thought it would be a cool job.

Went to college and got a degree in international relations. I've taken the foreign service entrance exam a couple times, but never can get passed the 3 phase of the selection process. I've got a decent job that pays okay, but had I'd known I'd be in my early thirties still not doing what I want, I would have gone to trade school instead.

I probably would've hated my job for at least a time, but at least I'd be making a really good salary and be in high demand. Not that I think that that sort of work is below me.

Fuck me.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Go back to school ()
Date: May 25, 2022 11:21PM

It's not too late to go back to school. Some 86 year old black woman just got her bachelor's degree.

I'm thinking about taking a class at Nova. Life is short. Do what you want to do if it'll make you happy.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Do U want fries with that order? ()
Date: May 26, 2022 07:02AM

regretful Wrote:
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> I had an uncle who was in the State Department and
> since I was 12, I have always wanted to become a
> foreign service officer. My uncle always came back
> with amazing stories about the places he lived and
> people he met. Thought it would be a cool job.
>
> Went to college and got a degree in international
> relations. I've taken the foreign service entrance
> exam a couple times, but never can get passed the
> 3 phase of the selection process. I've got a
> decent job that pays okay, but had I'd known I'd
> be in my early thirties still not doing what I
> want, I would have gone to trade school instead.
>
> I probably would've hated my job for at least a
> time, but at least I'd be making a really good
> salary and be in high demand. Not that I think
> that that sort of work is below me.
>
> Fuck me.

McDonald's is hiring.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Keep Responding To My Cl Ads ()
Date: May 26, 2022 07:41AM

There's about one million of you guys that feels that way. Keep reaching out to me on my Facebook ads to blow another man. I enjoy feeding hungry mouths!

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Frank Fucker ()
Date: May 26, 2022 08:14AM

Keep Responding To My Cl Ads Wrote:
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> There's about one million of you guys that feels
> that way. Keep reaching out to me on my Facebook
> ads to blow another man. I enjoy feeding hungry
> mouths!


^^^^
It really is great having gerry back.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Worked trades after undergradjxe ()
Date: May 26, 2022 08:46AM

If you went into the trades straight out of high school you would probably be sitting around today wondering why you didn't pursue your dream of becoming a foreign service officer. It is a natural human tendency when your life isn't going perfectly to play "What if". It is also the premise behind a number of second rate movies.

Trades are a young man's game. The pay curve peaks early. They use up bodies and spit them out. The luckier ones land jobs with the school system before their bodies give out. The smart ones figure out a way to move on. The guys I worked with all played the lottery regularly.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Question For You ()
Date: May 26, 2022 08:52AM

regretful Wrote:
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> I had an uncle who was in the State Department and
> since I was 12, I have always wanted to become a
> foreign service officer. My uncle always came back
> with amazing stories about the places he lived and
> people he met. Thought it would be a cool job.
>
> Went to college and got a degree in international
> relations. I've taken the foreign service entrance
> exam a couple times, but never can get passed the
> 3 phase of the selection process. I've got a
> decent job that pays okay, but had I'd known I'd
> be in my early thirties still not doing what I
> want, I would have gone to trade school instead.
>
> I probably would've hated my job for at least a
> time, but at least I'd be making a really good
> salary and be in high demand. Not that I think
> that that sort of work is below me.
>
> Fuck me.


What is Phase 3? Is that where you have to swear allegiance to Israel and the Pride Flag?

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: Local 602er ()
Date: May 26, 2022 12:39PM

College, 4 years of earning wasted in post teen day care.

Here's what a local 602 meeting entails OP are you man enough to be a pipe fitter?
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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: consular fellow ()
Date: May 31, 2022 11:33PM

OP, just keep taking the FSOT. You're bound to pass it eventually. It's not particularly difficult. It's a numbers game. State gets about 11,000 applications each testing cycle. Took me 5 tries before I got an offer and that was after waiting 2 years to hear back. You've got till your 60 to get in, so you've got time to build another career in the mean time. Heck, even Meade Skelton could be an FSO if he wanted.

Don't know how he'd handle getting assigned to a sub-saharan African country though. Might be problematic for him.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: V9EDG ()
Date: June 01, 2022 10:59AM

The Steamfitters have had a program for disadvantaged young people in HS for years. You do the prog. and do what you're supposed to and you get a Journeyman's Card. They'll even help you with the Master examinations. Until the recent large influx of immigrants from Central America, hardly anyone took advantage of it.

I'd heard this, so I went to their offices and asked about it. I was up front with them. I wasn't disadvantaged, no, quite the opposite. I was a Trust Fund baby in a Catholic HS who was going to university, but I wanted to learn a trade. The guy said they had plenty of space, no one was interested, he was impressed I was honest and actually wanted to learn. So he said why not? No one else wanted the knowledge so here, sign up.

I did what I was supposed to. They made adjustments for me to have my study and HW time for school. Eventually, I finished the prog., put in the required time as a Journeyman then met the req. for Master. I even learned how to apply the knowledge to railroads b|c I worked summers on a tourist railroad in Colorado while I was at university.

Most of my income comes from Director's Fees and investments, but I'm on the payroll very part time at a well known firm, put in my hours and continuing ed.

I couldn't get away with this now. The Central American boys (and even some girls) are taking advantage of it. It's not a bad trade and the pat's pretty good, but like one guy pointed out, it peaks fast. You have to be a shrewd investor or learn something else if you want pay to keep increasing.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: 3rd from Left ()
Date: June 01, 2022 12:21PM

V9EDG Wrote:
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> The Steamfitters have had a program for
> disadvantaged young people in HS for years. You
> do the prog. and do what you're supposed to and
> you get a Journeyman's Card. They'll even help
> you with the Master examinations. Until the
> recent large influx of immigrants from Central
> America, hardly anyone took advantage of it.
>
> I'd heard this, so I went to their offices and
> asked about it. I was up front with them. I
> wasn't disadvantaged, no, quite the opposite. I
> was a Trust Fund baby in a Catholic HS who was
> going to university, but I wanted to learn a
> trade. The guy said they had plenty of space, no
> one was interested, he was impressed I was honest
> and actually wanted to learn. So he said why not?
> No one else wanted the knowledge so here, sign
> up.
>
> I did what I was supposed to. They made
> adjustments for me to have my study and HW time
> for school. Eventually, I finished the prog., put
> in the required time as a Journeyman then met the
> req. for Master. I even learned how to apply the
> knowledge to railroads b|c I worked summers on a
> tourist railroad in Colorado while I was at
> university.
>
> Most of my income comes from Director's Fees and
> investments, but I'm on the payroll very part time
> at a well known firm, put in my hours and
> continuing ed.
>
> I couldn't get away with this now. The Central
> American boys (and even some girls) are taking
> advantage of it. It's not a bad trade and the
> pat's pretty good, but like one guy pointed out,
> it peaks fast. You have to be a shrewd investor
> or learn something else if you want pay to keep
> increasing.

^^^^
3rd from left in the above photo.

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Re: I should've become a pipe fitter or HVAC technician
Posted by: 4k66 ()
Date: June 01, 2022 01:43PM


regret - and hope to become a peon - and messages that he's a foreign service office WHICH HE IS NOT - more suicide propaganda




Gerrymanderer2 (G2, the OP original poster or spammer just above, perhaps both) posts several lies on ffu daily - many think he's a fx co gov worker who is getting paid to do it for false DNC democrat "advertising". He floods ffu with useless posts to bump down major news, demoralize americans. G2 posts fecal matter, mutilated bodies, child porn, foreign drug ads and sneaker ads, tells people to kill themselves and government should seize them and put them on psych pills in prison without a trial - decided by DNC democrats gov workers, promotes kangaroo courthouse trials, gives anti-religious rants, gives satanic ritual rants, posts black males with large dicks on white young females, portends white low birth rate and fall of USA whites, suggestive of food tampering/poisoning to solve the white problem, and anything possible to demoralize any americans on ffu - all of which are fake news he never responds to proofs it is fake. (perhaps g2 is a chinese prisoner or isis member - but definitely knowledgeable of fx co gov from the inside at times). The website operator has told him "not to post or return" (in an existing post by the sysop): not because of a political leaning but for continual illegal and gross spam along with messages that are only to demoralize if not kill others. G2 plays at financial terrorism as well; continually reporting fake and false financial data. G2 fakes emergency pleas to deaden the real response to any real one - like a devil. G2 continually spams FFU - which all users complain of: it is a real DoS attack - the attacks are not just topic bumps but designed to inject key words to kill ffu and google search results. G2 continually promotes drug use, alcoholic experimentation, and tries to convince members to meet hookers using photos from the 1990's (i doubt any that did are not arrested or dead). G2 continually posts racist posts and gay posts egging others to comment - then attacks who does - AND RECORDS IT (likely for political extortion). G2 and dems MONITOR AND RECORD* "conservatives who blast out these democrat lies and illegal abuse of telephone privilege (sometimes in a raw manner, being so jaded by the job)" (users who object to G2's actions listed so far). One ffu member discovered a south american country recording FFU databasing all posts in a non-chat database format - and when questioned - another member quickly said it was all coincidence and that this was done everywhere in the world on all sites: WHICH IS A LIE. Not all countries record the every word of what fairfaxians say on blogs. Extortion is also mentioned by G2. And the idea he's fishing for comments he can use against anyone who'd run for office is "just assume he's in that business" - and i've warned others that is what he fishes for - excuses to attack conservatives and or to extort them.

SOME POSTERS ON FFU FEEL G2 IS A JOKER: I ASSURE YOU THE ABOVE COMPLAINTS ARE GENUINELY A THREAT TO ONLOOKERS (THE UN-INTIATED), NON-DEMOCRATS, AND TO ANYONE STATING THAT LAWS SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON DEMOCRATS EQUALLY AS DEMOCRATS IMPOSE THEM ON OTHERS: MONEY

LEGAL NOTICE: DEMOCRATS HAVE `SWATTED' THE HOMES OF SOME FFU POSTS WHO REFUTE G2 AND CALL DEMS OUT ON THEFT AND LIES - AND EXPOSE THE LAWS THEY COULD BE PROSECUTED FOR BREACH OF TRUST. THAT'S A CONFIRMED WITNESSED FACT. IT IS NO JOKE WHAT G2 IS DOING. HIS CONTINUAL FISHING IS NOT IDLE - THEY ARE TRIGGERED AND ARMED. which i've warned others about since, about 2010 - that G2 is fishing for men to "erase" politically, by any means available to him


G2 has now been wimpering that anti-G2 posts are "unfair" and that users who protest G2 should be blocked, SWATTED (see above), and forced on medications (see above), and that "someone else is G2". However - do not let the vicious foreign attacker fool you into your death our out of your community: G2 has been active since exactly the beginning of 2017 "hillary has already won the election" set of lies and has only DOUBLED spam recently - yes the suicide taunting of others, false information, and all else listed above. He is not wimpering for help he has doubled the spam and vicious attacks (or they, communist/facist using federal money. I pinned him correctly when I began this warning post.

DROP DEAD G2

GO BACK TO HELL G2. YOU ARE EXPOSED.

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