Going To The Darkside?

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Well, I've been recruited by my outfit to apply my talents in a different direction. I submitted my letter of interest and resume, applying to join our driver recruiting team. I will miss the road, but am going into this with the understanding that I can return to driving, without stigma, should I decide to do so.

Nothing guaranteed, but there is a strong probability that I will be recruiting driver candidates come late June. My presence here will continue, not as a recruiter but as a driver, if Brett will allow.

Just figured I would share that, as it represents a huge black hole of uncertainty, bordering on the level felt when I decided to retire from my former profession and get behind the BIG steering wheel.

I'm going back to day 1, week 1 in learning. And it's exciting...

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

PackRat's Comment
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What company? I’m going to need a job in about 6 weeks (hopefully).

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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What company? I’m going to need a job in about 6 weeks (hopefully).

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PackRat's Comment
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Too old for flatbed.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Too old for flatbed.

Tell that to Old School

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PackRat's Comment
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Too old for flatbed.

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Tell that to Old School

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Sure, since he’s younger than me and he’s been doing it since he started.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Too old for flatbed.

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Tell that to Old School

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Sure, since he’s younger than me and he’s been doing it since he started.

At our Fargo HQ yard, we have an 84 year old, one of our local guys. Throws chains better than drivers half his age.

PackRat's Comment
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That’s impressive. I will not be driving at that point.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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At that age, I'll be fortunate to still be drawing breath this side of the sod. In fact, this year (59) will be my last enumerated birthday, yielding to the Windows numbering system instead. Next year will be BirthAnniversay 59.1...

Tractor Man's Comment
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In fact, this year (59) will be my last enumerated birthday, yielding to the Windows numbering system instead. Next year will be BirthAnniversay 59.1...

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to take it one step further though. Next Friday will be 59.01 for me!

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