Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:06 pm

I know many 20 years ago or better after my son & I got our National Medic.s Cert. we got letters from AK. to come up there & the pay at that time was livable even there. Guess it all depends on how badly they need what craft or education as to having to be a resident. Come to think of it we took the course in Main Medical in Pittsburgh, Pa. then after all is said & done they tell you Pa. doesn't recognize it & you have to start all over again, more fees naturally.
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Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: homecomfort On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:29 pm

Question is, Does Alaska have cheap Anthracite, like northeast Pa., probably not, and when it gets cold here, I like firin' up the cheap stove, I mean, coal stove. If it is going to be cold, nuthin' like sitting by the warmth of a coal fire. Alaska, cold and no coal, I 'll pass.
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Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:37 am

Plenty of coal in AK -- much of it going to shores in the East!
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Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks for the post ShortBus,
I admire your spirit and great photos.

A lot of interesting storys here. I'm too old to make that drastic of a change I guess, I know, no guts no glory. To go there from Hell Jersey would be quite a culture shock. I'm thinking more along the lines of mid-coast Maine eventually. I'm sure I would like the space and surroundings of AK. I could get a mechanic or maintenance job I guess. Not interested in the corrections industry no sir not me.

My buddy went to a fishing guide school in Wyoming, now he's working in Alaska near Anchorage I think, as a fishing guide at a relatively remote lodge. I think he's 30, worked as an electrician in NJ area for a few years. He made the break, the escape, more power to him. Known his family since they were kids. His dad dropped dead from a heart attack in front of the whole family in NH when he was 11 I think. His brother was 9, his sister 3. That family has endured so much agony as a result of that tragedy. He is rebellious as hell, had a lot of brushes with the law. He got pulled over in NH last year, and called the cops on the cop! They led him away in handcuffs. Appeared before a judge, threw his SS card at the guy, said I don't recognoze this. The judge threatened him with jail, and he said fine I haven't had lunch yet! The judge said he was crazy and let him go :lol: Hope he's doing good up there, he's never been much of a people person :D
His brother went to Maine a couple years ago and just bought a house on a rural acre.
I've worked for myself basicly for 20 years, lose my job twice a week sometimes if you want to look at it that way.
There's an old wisdom that says that when a population finds out they can vote themselves largess, that's the beginning of the end of a republic. I'm glad I ended up being too proud to accept handouts, but it looks like half the country thinks they are entitled to a free life.
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Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: homecomfort On: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:44 pm

Sting wrote:Plenty of coal in AK -- much of it going to shores in the East!

most of it lignite and bituminous
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Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: homecomfort On: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Dann757 wrote:Thanks for the post ShortBus,
I admire your spirit and great photos.

A lot of interesting storys here. I'm too old to make that drastic of a change I guess, I know, no guts no glory. To go there from Hell Jersey would be quite a culture shock. I'm thinking more along the lines of mid-coast Maine eventually. I'm sure I would like the space and surroundings of AK. I could get a mechanic or maintenance job I guess. Not interested in the corrections industry no sir not me.

My buddy went to a fishing guide school in Wyoming, now he's working in Alaska near Anchorage I think, as a fishing guide at a relatively remote lodge. I think he's 30, worked as an electrician in NJ area for a few years. He made the break, the escape, more power to him. Known his family since they were kids. His dad dropped dead from a heart attack in front of the whole family in NH when he was 11 I think. His brother was 9, his sister 3. That family has endured so much agony as a result of that tragedy. He is rebellious as hell, had a lot of brushes with the law. He got pulled over in NH last year, and called the cops on the cop! They led him away in handcuffs. Appeared before a judge, threw his SS card at the guy, said I don't recognoze this. The judge threatened him with jail, and he said fine I haven't had lunch yet! The judge said he was crazy and let him go :lol: Hope he's doing good up there, he's never been much of a people person :D
His brother went to Maine a couple years ago and just bought a house on a rural acre.
I've worked for myself basicly for 20 years, lose my job twice a week sometimes if you want to look at it that way.
There's an old wisdom that says that when a population finds out they can vote themselves largess, that's the beginning of the end of a republic. I'm glad I ended up being too proud to accept handouts, but it looks like half the country thinks they are entitled to a free life.

I know what yer thinkin' that the " half of the country" are a bunch of minority freeloaders. nice story there till ya showed your lack of wisdom. Most of the "freeloaders" you refer to are senior citizens collecting their S.S benefits. if you want to talk about abuse, how about the financially well off guy, dem or repub, who collects the entitlement, just to pay for the fuel for his yacht. fact is most recipients heavily depend on their monthly check just to maintain a meager standard of living. Yet some people would be ecstatic to take that away. How about an exclusion for people who do not really need more gov. money, since some collecting are rich enough to take advantage of bush tax breaks, and most will not step up to the plate and refuse the societies safety net payment. I see that this man will be one of the few to refuse the retirement money, since he is so noble.
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Re: Recession ? with jobs, 50k+, no takers, no adventure

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:50 pm

homecomfort wrote:I know what yer thinkin' that the " half of the country" are a bunch of minority freeloaders. nice story there till ya showed your lack of wisdom. Most of the "freeloaders" you refer to are senior citizens collecting their S.S benefits. if you want to talk about abuse, how about the financially well off guy, dem or repub, who collects the entitlement, just to pay for the fuel for his yacht. fact is most recipients heavily depend on their monthly check just to maintain a meager standard of living. Yet some people would be ecstatic to take that away. How about an exclusion for people who do not really need more gov. money, since some collecting are rich enough to take advantage of bush tax breaks, and most will not step up to the plate and refuse the societies safety net payment. I see that this man will be one of the few to refuse the retirement money, since he is so noble.

I have not seen any proposals to end Social Security as you imply. I agree reforms are needed maybe some you have listed. I do resent it thought of as a government handout. Every dollar I originally contributed is now worth $10.00 in today's money or to put it another way today's dollar is worth 10 cents. Add interest on that money and it is not such a handout.
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