1 Jul 2003 trukfixer   » (Journeyer)

WORK ... is a 4-letter word... working on cars can be a pain in the *** some days (yeah Im a mechanic in the real world) I sure do hope I can find some funding sources soon to get back to school.. My back problems are really killing me.. it's to the point my left arm is almost always feeling like I got a shot of novocaine in the shoulder- numb shoulder down.. affecting my performance on the job.. cant afford medical bills, Hmm cant afford anything actually.... Mechanics are sadly underpaid! For all the training(40 hours plus a year) investment ($2000.00 a year in new tooling, $15,000-$60,000 total investment) and headaches (modern cars have as many as 30 on board computers, networked and multiplexed, making accurate diagnosis a huge headache, in addition to the HIGHLY limited accessibliity- ask me sometime how to get to the generic electronic module on a ford escort.. you'll need lots of band-aids)and Experience (18+ years for me, master certified, etc, etc.) 20-25 grand a year isnt much of a salary anymore...

server: my first love.. finally got this thing running smoothly again (after almost 72 hours downtime- tech support on cheap remote servers really IS lousy- you get what you pay for) and finally getting things back in place. I got to remember to send zaldun the info he needs for the projects...

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