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Old 09-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #81
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I'm not necessarily abandoning the pizza thing but i've applied for a State position in a mental health facility and I have a phone interview with Schneider National trucking company on monday to possibly train as an OTR driver. Just wanted to let people know i'm keeping my options open and want to thank those who suggested state employment and trucking as possible careers for me to pursue.

That's awesome. Even if those don't pan out, it is worth it to keep trying. For the price of a stamp and a couple sheets of paper you get another entry into the lottery of a (relatively) sweet government job. I obtained my current government job totally cold (ie without knowing anyone at the organization, which was staffed primarily with out of staters).
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #82
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I'm not necessarily abandoning the pizza thing but i've applied for a State position in a mental health facility and I have a phone interview with Schneider National trucking company on monday to possibly train as an OTR driver. Just wanted to let people know i'm keeping my options open and want to thank those who suggested state employment and trucking as possible careers for me to pursue.
Aaron - thats great news . Regardless of what happens I'm happy to see that you're looking at the possibilities. I wish you all the best and hope you find the job of your dreams.
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Aaron, glad to hear you are moving forward and pursuing other options. Stay after it and I'll bet you will find something that works out much better than your current situation. Please continue to keep us posted on how things progress.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #84
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Keep moving forward, Aaron. Something wonderful is bound to happen.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #85
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Is everyone sure Aaron is a real circumstance ....reading all of this at once is very interesting, but it doesn't sound fully cohesive.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:45 PM   #86
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Is everyone sure Aaron is a real circumstance ....reading all of this at once is very interesting, but it doesn't sound fully cohesive.
What in the world is this supposed to mean? Aaron is a person, not a "circumstance". I don't believe that I have ever made the acquaintance of a circumstance.

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Is everyone sure Aaron is a real circumstance ....reading all of this at once is very interesting, but it doesn't sound fully cohesive.
I can assure you i'm a real circumstance person
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I don't see whether or not aaron has been circumstanced is relevant to this discussion...
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #89
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Maybe Aaron is playing the long game on us? Joined suspiciously 6.5 years ago, posts 1500 times, and now he pulls these shenanigans?!?!

Or he is probably a real person like most of us here.
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Yeah, Fuego, guess that is my point ...seems long winded and pretty illogical taken in the whole.

Am sure he's a real person. Does seem to have a lot of issues without real direction to resolve.
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Stephenson, perhaps you are sort of "coming in in the middle of the story" when it comes to Aaron.

Aaron is a real person, with real problems, which he approaches with careful logic that he has explained in posts throughout the years. His frugality and attempts to get his life together at a young age are exceptional. He contributes substantially to our forum.

That is quite unlike some other members....
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So, can I claim to be semi-retired at age 33?
Aaronc879, congrats man! Yes, you are semi-retired. You have done really well to get to this point at 33. I'm 36 and my target for ESR is by age 45.

I haven't read all the posts on here yet, but it appears people are giving you a hard time. You might want to check out the "early retirement extreme" (ERE) forums, as I think you will get a lot more encouragement there.

I think what you have accomplished is more in tune with those that want ERE as opposed to a more traditional early retirement, discussed on here. I doubt I am telling you anything new. I think you have been here a lot longer than I have, and I just lurk 99% of the time anyway.

Again, congrats on your accomplishment!
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I haven't read all the posts on here yet, but it appears people are giving you a hard time.
"People"? I see only one on this particular thread, and I don't recall anything but helpful advice and encouragement other than that one exception.
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What type of statement is that?
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Is everyone sure Aaron is a real circumstance ....reading all of this at once is very interesting, but it doesn't sound fully cohesive.
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...snip....reading all of this at once is very interesting, but it doesn't sound fully cohesive.
Life cohesive in one's early 30's? Good Luck!
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Sometimes I don't feel like a real circumstance, but I just lie down for a while until I am.
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