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Mik D.'s Comment
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Got a message for a possible interview with a federal job i applied to months ago, and I just started back with the trucking company that I originally worked for before the hospital. .I don't like leaving jobs I just started....if I get 5.5more years of service i have 20 for fed government and a retirement...comments?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I always say make decisions that pay off in the long run. If you have to make sacrifices in the short term to have things better down the road then that's what you should do. In your case, only you can decide where you want to be down the road. So I can't say what you should do, just the approach that I take toward making big decisions - think long term.

I'll say this also about myself. I have at times chosen to take less money in order to have a job I'm more passionate about. I've always believed that I'm hard working and resourceful enough that I would eventually figure out how to make good money doing something I love to do. So sometimes I'll give up money in the short term to have a better quality of life and work toward making better money down the road by getting better at something I love to do.

No one can tell you what the right move is because it's based on your priorities and circumstances. But that's how I weigh decisions.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Han Solo Cup's Comment
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The promise of federal retirement pay is extremely enticing... but, as Brett said, only you can answer if it's the right call. How do you feel about 5.5 more years in that kind of position?

I have a friend who's looking to leave his position in insurance but he's only six weeks away from earning his yearly bonus. He asked me for advice and I told him the same thing: can you tough out six weeks or do you want to bail at 46 weeks (of 52 weeks) towards your bonus? I couldn't tell him what to do but I could help him with questions, be a sounding board, if you will. He decided to tough it out as he was 88% of the way towards his yearly bonus and then he'll start looking for a new job.

So think it over... could you do 5.5 more years? Would you get a few months into it and hate it, regret leaving trucking? Maybe the fed job isn't that bad and you could do 5.5 years and come back to trucking. What are your thoughts on the position?

Mik D.'s Comment
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The promise of federal retirement pay is extremely enticing... but, as Brett said, only you can answer if it's the right call. How do you feel about 5.5 more years in that kind of position?

I have a friend who's looking to leave his position in insurance but he's only six weeks away from earning his yearly bonus. He asked me for advice and I told him the same thing: can you tough out six weeks or do you want to bail at 46 weeks (of 52 weeks) towards your bonus? I couldn't tell him what to do but I could help him with questions, be a sounding board, if you will. He decided to tough it out as he was 88% of the way towards his yearly bonus and then he'll start looking for a new job.

So think it over... could you do 5.5 more years? Would you get a few months into it and hate it, regret leaving trucking? Maybe the fed job isn't that bad and you could do 5.5 years and come back to trucking. What are your thoughts on the position?

The position lines up with my education and I would be part of staff running a national forest..I've always loved the outdoors....backpacking, not car camping😁😁😁 I could do 5.5 yrs in a position like that....

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Sounds like you should go to the interview, if you can work it. If you get the offer you can make the hard decision, if you don't then you won't have to wonder if you should have tried.

Brian's Comment
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I'd say stick it out. You've already vested 15 years might as well finish it up and get those benefits. Truck driving certainly is going anywhere. You'll be set for life.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mik D.'s Comment
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Interview scheduled for friday🤗

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