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Old 01-06-2003, 01:21 AM
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Sitting Here at 4 AM looking not so forward to a 10 Hour drive to Kansas City from South of Dallas Texas, I am wondering if any of you guys do this with your job?

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Old 01-06-2003, 04:06 AM
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Yeah, except I do it for 45 days straight to the persian gulf on a tin can that floats.
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Nope, got a 17min. drive in bad weather up hill. What kind of work do you do? Do you stay in KC all week and come home on the weekends?

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My service area at this time (about 4 years now) is the east cost of the US and eastern Canada. I have driven to Utah from OH to do a job, (approx 32 hour drive, made it in 2 days). I was in Columbia, South America for about a month once on a job. My service truck is a 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500. Right now it has approx. 130,000 miles on it, and hardly drove it the whole first year I had it. That year I was flying back and forth to Alma,Quebec, couple weeks onsite, couple weeks at home catching up on other work then go back to Alma for another couple of weeks. Did that for about a 9 month stretch. The boss is wanting me back on the road this week and go into southern Kentucky. Here in a couple of weeks, gotta go to the main factory in St. Louis. I pretty much live out of my truck. I have eaten many meals while driving and have had to sleep in it many nights due to the lack of hotels in the area. Been doing it for about 6 years now. I guess I'll be doing this for awhile, or at least until I get a job as a taste-tester at a brewery or a distillery. LOL <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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Use to do that gig but found a better job 5 minutes from home and I am alot happier now.
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I live about 12 miles from work, but have to go to other plants. Most are a days drive from me, but others are in Mexico, Portland, and British Columbia. I enjoy the trips all the time.
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I'm an inspector for the USDA about 8 months of the year, drive an average of 80 miles a day, get paid 34c a mile, I love the mileage checks.
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nope, just 13 miles, 15 mins one way. 4 days a week.
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[quote]Originally posted by tm454:
<strong>Nope, got a 17min. drive in bad weather up hill. What kind of work do you do? Do you stay in KC all week and come home on the weekends?

Todd </strong><hr></blockquote>

I am a project engineer for a Building Automation/IT Company. I go wherever the jobs are, but also work from home some. We usually try to work 4 day weeks when on the road. I just got home at 10 tonight.

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Don't actually have to drive far to get to work, but my job is driving trains, longest trip is 140 miles and on average it takes 4and a half hrs, can be done in 3, but thats a rare day. Shortest is 48 miles takes 2 and a half hours.


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When I was working, 3 min. on my bike, 5 min. to drive (3/4 of a mile). Now retired (injury). Now its just Lowes or Pic-a-Part.
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