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Old 04-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #2281
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Well, there go my summer trips to Disneyland. I won't be going to the Veteran's Job Expo now. I got back from Afghanistan in December with the National Guard, and some stuff has changed for my unit. My commander is now in charge of the search and extraction team for the California NG emergency services, which is very cool for him, and it will be headquartered at my armory. They had a guy lined up to do a 3 year state active duty tour for the administrative portion, payroll, personnel etc, but yesterday he decided not to take the job. He has done the job before in the US (where I've only done it overseas), but for some reason he backed out.

As I was leaving drill yesterday my section sergeant had the other guy's application in hand and we talked about him backing out, I said that I wouldn't mind doing it even if it meant that I had to move. My boss turned to my commander and told him that he had another candidate, me, and the CO flipped out. He said he didn't know why they hadn't asked me earlier and that I'd be perfect for it. I'm pretty sure I'll get a promotion with the job, and housing and sustenance allowance. With all of the pay and allowances (not including medical) I'll make almost twice what I'd make starting out anywhere else without a degree already in hand. So I'm taking it. All I have to do is fill out the application (a formality) and take a PT test (you don't take them overseas and I haven't had a chance since we've been back). So barring unforeseen circumstances I could be employed within the next couple of weeks. Yay! I may still be able to do a couple of trips because we accrue 30 days of leave per year, so my AP won't be wasted.

I may still try to go in July as well, I'd have to take 4 days off, but I might have that much accrued by then, I may even still have a little bit on the books. We'll see!
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I'm heading down to WDW in 10 days for some teaching interviews! I'm hoping I get a job!
Good luck to everyone who is interviewing!
Just realized today that I leave in 10 days as well!! soooooooo can't wait!
good luch with the interviews, how awesome would it be to teach so close to the Mouse!?!!
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Just realized today that I leave in 10 days as well!! soooooooo can't wait!
good luch with the interviews, how awesome would it be to teach so close to the Mouse!?!!

Thanks! Are you going to be in the parks? I'd love to meet up for an attraction or something if you'll be around!

I'm REALLY hoping my interviews go well. I'd like to move to Orlando this summer!
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Well, there go my summer trips to Disneyland. I won't be going to the Veteran's Job Expo now. I got back from Afghanistan in December with the National Guard, and some stuff has changed for my unit. My commander is now in charge of the search and extraction team for the California NG emergency services, which is very cool for him, and it will be headquartered at my armory. They had a guy lined up to do a 3 year state active duty tour for the administrative portion, payroll, personnel etc, but yesterday he decided not to take the job. He has done the job before in the US (where I've only done it overseas), but for some reason he backed out.

As I was leaving drill yesterday my section sergeant had the other guy's application in hand and we talked about him backing out, I said that I wouldn't mind doing it even if it meant that I had to move. My boss turned to my commander and told him that he had another candidate, me, and the CO flipped out. He said he didn't know why they hadn't asked me earlier and that I'd be perfect for it. I'm pretty sure I'll get a promotion with the job, and housing and sustenance allowance. With all of the pay and allowances (not including medical) I'll make almost twice what I'd make starting out anywhere else without a degree already in hand. So I'm taking it. All I have to do is fill out the application (a formality) and take a PT test (you don't take them overseas and I haven't had a chance since we've been back). So barring unforeseen circumstances I could be employed within the next couple of weeks. Yay! I may still be able to do a couple of trips because we accrue 30 days of leave per year, so my AP won't be wasted.

I may still try to go in July as well, I'd have to take 4 days off, but I might have that much accrued by then, I may even still have a little bit on the books. We'll see!


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Just realized today that I leave in 10 days as well!! soooooooo can't wait!
good luch with the interviews, how awesome would it be to teach so close to the Mouse!?!!

Lousy.... then you'd never be able to get any work done prepping the classes because you'd always be at the parks.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #2285
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Thanks! Are you going to be in the parks? I'd love to meet up for an attraction or something if you'll be around!

I'm REALLY hoping my interviews go well. I'd like to move to Orlando this summer!
I don't hit the parks until 4/30, I'll be with my bffs at a bodybuilding competition all day Saturday and some bff bonding on Sunday. how long will you be there?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #2286
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Just realized today that I leave in 10 days as well!! soooooooo can't wait!
good luch with the interviews, how awesome would it be to teach so close to the Mouse!?!!
I am so jealous! I want to go back now too!
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #2287
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ok, so since it will be my second last night of vacation I decided to be a total geek.
I will be going to see the midnight showing of .......wait for it......The Avengers on May 4th.
I figured since I was down there, why not see it where it will be most appreciated. DC, I know you would so go with me if you were in Orlando...I'll take pictures of the marquee just for you!
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #2288
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ok, so since it will be my second last night of vacation I decided to be a total geek.
I will be going to see the midnight showing of .......wait for it......The Avengers on May 4th.
I figured since I was down there, why not see it where it will be most appreciated. DC, I know you would so go with me if you were in Orlando...I'll take pictures of the marquee just for you!
Make sure you hang around for the credits. Like all Marvel movies, they throw the best teases in at the end. I'm not giving any spoilers, but the rumors are pointing to two great reveals ... one mid-credit, and one at the end of the credits.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:55 AM   #2290
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Easier said the done. I have no problems moving. It's the being able to afford to live after the move that would be the problem.
I will say that living in Orlando is not all that. Since I live in Orlando and don't vacation there, I don't get a group of days off to enjoy visiting with friends. Its different from when I traveled there.

Now I am living in Clearwater beach so I am making Orlando a vacation destination once again. In October when everyone is here I am taking a long weekend and staying close by. Its only an hour and a half away so I have my car, but I get to stay in a hotel close by. Since Tony will be working for Loews Hotel Group, I will probably be staying on site at Universal (cause their hotels are Loews group), but its close and I have a car. Sweet. It will be nice to call it a vacation, finally.
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Make sure you hang around for the credits. Like all Marvel movies, they throw the best teases in at the end. I'm not giving any spoilers, but the rumors are pointing to two great reveals ... one mid-credit, and one at the end of the credits.
I never leave until the credits roll completely...I've seen the best parts of the movie then. I have my Godchildren trained to stay to watch because they know the drill...plus it lets all the other people get out of the parking lot first
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Hope everyone had a good weekend!!

I've been at a dance competition all weekend. My dancers are doing great!

Anyways, I leave on Thursday for Orlando! I'll be in Epcot on Thursday and MK on Friday. I'm staying at OKW renting DVC points. I'm so excited!

If anyone is going to be around, send me a message!
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ok, so since it will be my second last night of vacation I decided to be a total geek.
I will be going to see the midnight showing of .......wait for it......The Avengers on May 4th.
I figured since I was down there, why not see it where it will be most appreciated. DC, I know you would so go with me if you were in Orlando...I'll take pictures of the marquee just for you!
I'd totally go. I actually saw Wall-E down at DTD on opening weekend.

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I will say that living in Orlando is not all that. Since I live in Orlando and don't vacation there, I don't get a group of days off to enjoy visiting with friends. Its different from when I traveled there.

Now I am living in Clearwater beach so I am making Orlando a vacation destination once again. In October when everyone is here I am taking a long weekend and staying close by. Its only an hour and a half away so I have my car, but I get to stay in a hotel close by. Since Tony will be working for Loews Hotel Group, I will probably be staying on site at Universal (cause their hotels are Loews group), but its close and I have a car. Sweet. It will be nice to call it a vacation, finally.
That's kinda point of the issue with my being able to afford to live there. even if I could find a job, it'd be SOOOOoooo hard to be motivated to go to work.
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Hey people--I haven't been here in a long time. Hope all is well! Just wanted to say hi
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That's kinda point of the issue with my being able to afford to live there. even if I could find a job, it'd be SOOOOoooo hard to be motivated to go to work.
Oh I totally get the argument. Its really hard when you have friends in town and you can't get out of work.
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