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Old 09-17-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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So Iíve been in the agriculture industry for a total of about 15 years, mostly being a cowboy/ranch hand. I recently went through a divorce and now am trying to get into a new career that allows me more time with my 2 kids. In the field I am now, I have little to no time off, it consumes me, itís just part of this industry...the whole ďitís a lifestyleĒ quote is not an exaggeration. I think i am finally burnt out. I have plenty of experience here in agriculture, served in the military and have some mechanical experience in the oil field(will not go back) and with elevators. I have been applying for jobs when I see the opportunity, but was hoping that someone may have a way for me to get a foot in the door somewhere or might be looking to hire. My boys live in the weatherford area so I am trying to stay relatively close...Fort Worth area or within reasonable driving distance. I work my butt off and would be a valuable asset to any company. I am pretty open to anything except sales and oil field, I need some help here and hope I can get it from this community, thanks for any help
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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I don't know of any jobs that would necessarily give you more time with the kiddos. I went through a similar situation 5 years ago and just now managed to build a career where I can be there more. Best of luck to you, free bump.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:48 AM   #3
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I don't know of any jobs that would necessarily give you more time with the kiddos. I went through a similar situation 5 years ago and just now managed to build a career where I can be there more. Best of luck to you, free bump.
Thank you, what I mean is a job where I donít work every weekend, 7 days a week 365 days a year, Iíve done it for so long I donít want it anymore. One where Iím off to see them participate in sports and able to see them on my days of the week when Iím scheduled to
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:08 PM   #4
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I would look at City employment....lots of good jobs for all kinds within a city...and they're always hiring...especially the bigger ones. Amazing retirement and it's truly a 8-5 gig. Good luck partner...also, if you don't already have a profile/resume on indeed.com and glassdoor.com get it up there.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:11 PM   #5
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If your under 36 go to fire school
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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I would second this. Good pay, great retirement.
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I would second this. Good pay, great retirement.
and its hard to beat 48 off.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:13 PM   #8
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I would second this. Good pay, great retirement.
And itís a freaking blast!!
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #9
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Have definitely thought about it, heard itís pretty tough to get in but Iíll definitely look into it
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:12 PM   #10
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:14 AM   #11
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Have definitely thought about it, heard itís pretty tough to get in but Iíll definitely look into it
Arlington and Irving FD are hiring now and will close soon. Go apply, no experience necessary, they send you to fire school and emt school on their dime while paying you a salary.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:16 AM   #12
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Arlington and Irving FD are hiring now and will close soon. Go apply, no experience necessary, they send you to fire school and emt school on their dime while paying you a salary.
Infact, Irving just had to reopen their test because not enough people showed up last month.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:40 PM   #13
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Infact, Irving just had to reopen their test because not enough people showed up last month.
Iíll check it out
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:24 PM   #14
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Check out Texas AgriLife Extension. They may have something right up your alley with your background.

Also, the American Paint Horse Association is in Ft. Worth.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #15
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You might look at state agencies or county jobs in your area. Agencies like TxDOT could find your skill set useful. Your work history may also help get in at different county departments also. The pay may not seem great but when you consider the holidays, paid time off, job security and fully paid insurance (for state employees), it isn't so bad, especially if you can live frugally.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:07 PM   #16
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You might look at state agencies or county jobs in your area. Agencies like TxDOT could find your skill set useful. Your work history may also help get in at different county departments also. The pay may not seem great but when you consider the holidays, paid time off, job security and fully paid insurance (for state employees), it isn't so bad, especially if you can live frugally.
Thank you Iíll look into it
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:58 PM   #17
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You might look at state agencies or county jobs in your area. Agencies like TxDOT could find your skill set useful. Your work history may also help get in at different county departments also. The pay may not seem great but when you consider the holidays, paid time off, job security and fully paid insurance (for state employees), it isn't so bad, especially if you can live frugally.
^This if you can score enough on their interview questions, I havenít had any luck and I have the skill sets.
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Thanks for the help, keep the ideas and help coming
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:17 PM   #19
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Glad you are working to put your kids first. A whole lot of folks never make it that far. Kudos.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:18 AM   #20
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Glad you are working to put your kids first. A whole lot of folks never make it that far. Kudos.
Thank you, itís taken me a while to accept that Iím not there enough so Iím trying to make some big changes
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:24 AM   #21
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Do you have a CDL?
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:07 AM   #22
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Do you have a CDL?
I donít
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:08 AM   #23
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If you had a CDL and driving experience there is good money to be made in the Grocery business and home every night.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:38 AM   #24
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:12 AM   #25
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:16 AM   #26
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Fire department is way to go. I’ve been a cop for 16 years. I was dual certified as police and fire for 10 of those. FD over PD any day. Those FD boys have it made.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:21 AM   #27
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Otis Elevator is hiring a Maintenance Supervisor in Fort Worth.

https://jobs.otis.utc.com/job/fort-w.../7653/12778947
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:24 PM   #28
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Otis Elevator is hiring a Maintenance Supervisor in Fort Worth.

https://jobs.otis.utc.com/job/fort-w.../7653/12778947
I donít quite have the experience to be a supervisor
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:21 AM   #29
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Check out Amazon and Costco pay is pretty decent. Amazon is looking to hire delivery van drivers.I'm sure with the holidays around the corner UPS and FEDEX will be looking.
Check some of the colleges and schools districts, Govt jobs give vets priority
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:30 AM   #30
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No help on the employment part. Prayers up that you find a decent job near your kiddoes.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:59 AM   #31
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Ups will be street hiring for a new Arlington facility here very soon. Its been good to me over 23 yrs. Get u a cdl. They will help u get it.
Another suggestion is a line man for an electric company.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:29 AM   #32
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Thank everyone, applied at amazon and ups...waiting game

Keep em coming
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Thank everyone, applied at amazon and ups...waiting game

Keep em coming
I have worked for BEK for 12 years and this is a great program we offer. This job is in Ft.Worth. Its hard work and even though I don't know you, I am willing to put my name out there for you. This is a big deal, because I dont do this for anyone but this is a great opportunity. My name is Justin Lane and I am a DOT transportation supervisor at the Gulf Coast branch.
https://www.benekeith.com/careers/re...words=delivery


NON DOT route service trainee is the job you will need to apply for.

Search delivery jobs at Ft.Worth branch.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:07 AM   #34
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How about Ben E Keith, huge warehouse behind the high school seems like would have something available.

Also, Polaris north of town off 51 has mentioned hiring on Facebook a few times.
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:10 PM   #35
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I too was a working ranch cowboy for many years. After marriage and kids I went to another career as well. I chose the welding industry. Was a welder in a machine shop for 15 years. I later went to weld inspection where I currently work. Unfortunately most good paying jobs have very demanding work schedules. But for the most part punching a time clock will be better than punching cows. Lots of jobs everywhere in the welding field. Easy to learn if you can't. Good luck with your chosen path!

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Old 09-22-2019, 11:40 PM   #36
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:04 AM   #37
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https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com has over 1,500 positions open in Ft Worth.

Have you consider going back to school? Tarrant County community college has an aircraft mechanic school. It’s a high demand field that pays well.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:36 AM   #38
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https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com has over 1,500 positions open in Ft Worth.

Have you consider going back to school? Tarrant County community college has an aircraft mechanic school. Itís a high demand field that pays well.
Iíve applied at over 30 jobs at Lockheed, havenít had any luck, seems tough to get in. Iíve been back to school twice while cowboying to try and bring in some extra cash, itís not for me, but I tried!
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Free lance welding?
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:50 PM   #40
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If I had all the equipment and was good then yes, I basically can just make it stick haha
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