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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Am I Crazy?

Hey Everyone,

First off, Love the Site! Ton's of extremely helpful and constructive information. So, I'm pondering a career switch; I'm retired Military (Air Force, you know the kindler, gentler and have been in the Admin career field my entire life (20 w/Military & 12 years since retiring).

I'm tired of the M-F 8-5 gig, etc. I just can't stand working in a cube anymore and want to see more of our great country I served (spent all my time overseas in the Mil so haven't seen much of it)

I've always loved big rigs and the trucking industry and I'm ready to make the leap. However, I will be giving up alot of benefits etc to make the jump. I work at a state university so get very generous vacation time, sick time, and another retirement but you know it just doesn't matter to me much anymore (am I crazy?).

I have a very supportive wife, the kids are grown and the grandkids are getting older also. We've lived apart in the past (did a 3 year long distance thing when I was stationed in England and her being here in Phoenix) we managed just fine (even before facetime etc) and she said she would support me in any decision I make.

Just wondering if anyone had 2nd regrets, things they would do differently etc. I'm ready to learn, have a positive attitude and ready to embrace the suck as they say. I've been looking at Jim Palmer and their military apprenticeship program and it seems like a great program.

thanks and will update if/when I make the jump.

all the best ladies and gents.



"Persevere, Overcome & Adapt"

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