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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KreaturesCCaustin, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    One of the guys in my club just got me a decent job driving a truck for the postal service. I'll be driving a Freightliner with a 53' trailer. This is a guy that I would never have met if it wasn't for my car club. In these tough economic times, finding a good paying job is nearly unheard of, so I owe a big thanks to my club and especially to Ramon, my club brother. At almost $22/ hour, I'll finally be able to afford to fix up my 62 C10 and maybe even take on another project. I'm thinking about something with no fenders next time around.

    I'll be working 4 12 hour shifts, so that gives me three full days to spend time with my fiance, my pickup project, my art and my club. I'm not sure why I posted, other than to be able to share good news (for once) with my peers. Woohoo!!! I'll finally be all the way up to 'middle' class! I won't know how to act having extra money at the end of the week. :eek:
  2. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
    Posts: 2,119


    Good for you Dart, Ramon's good people....

    Now, how many parts and body panels can you fit in their with ya'?
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,752


    damn man. thats good. we work a rotating 12 at the city too. 4 days on 3 off and then 3 on and 4 off. i love my days off. and good lord, 22/hr is pretty good for just starting. good luck man.
  4. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,600


    Good stuff man! Congrats on the new job, you have good friends!

  5. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    Thanks guys. I think too much bad news gets posted. It's high time I had good news to share. Can't wait until I get caught up on bills so I can dig out that LMC catalog and order some goodies!!!!
  6. Congrats man. Friends are important whether or not they are in your club. Good luck with the new job and your project.
  7. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Thanks for the boost for clubs. I have meet some pretty cool people thru my clubs.
    I wish you the very best with your new job,,,,, now get my mail here on time!!!
  8. PFFFT....all my club gave me was the clap!:mad::D

    congrats on the job bud!:)
  9. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    We no longer make our prospects do THAT to get a jacket :D
  10. John B
    Joined: Mar 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,346

    John B

    Life is about networking. I've met more cool people and made more business connections through car clubs then I have through the Chamber of Commerce and other "civic minded" organizations. Congratulations on the new job. I bet it's got decent benefits to.
  11. SapienKustom
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 603

    from Merced, CA

    Congrats man. It's always good to surrond yourself with good people. Good luck!
  12. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,387


    ANY club, group, or association is a good thing, for just the reason you say: it creates connections between people that otherwise would not exist.
  13. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,081


    Congrats. You are now a modern day "Kit Carson."
  14. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Congrats man. It is nice to hear some good news during these tough times. Best of luck with your new job and with your 62...
  15. choppintops
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,460


    Sounds to me more of a posative FRIEND post, not car club. Wasn't like the club protested till they hired you.

    Friends are great, in clubs or out.
  16. Car people are the best, I know some that are in clubs that wouldn't lift a finger for another guy, lot's who I've met at shows and cruses that aren't in a club that would stop whatever they were doing to help someone out. It's not the "club", it's the guy.
  17. Glad to hear some good news when it comes to can't beat having good friends who have your get that ride done with the extra dough
  18. Joe T Creep
    Joined: Jan 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,145

    Joe T Creep
    Member Emeritus

    Car clubs are like anything else..... Some are great groups of good people that help each other. Some are groups of idiots that do nothing but cause issues and try to be cooler than they are. Glad you have the good group. I do also.
  19. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,466


    Good for you! Glad to hear another fellow US citizen going to work!
    Nice of that fella to hope you out!

    I met and was blessed with my good friends while involved with my car club and hot rodders.

    Nicest organized group of people.
    But we all knew that,didn't we?

    Best vitamin for friendship-B1
  20. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,012

    from ontario

    That's great news for you.
    Car clubs are a great network for not only car guys but true friends. Our car club (Roadmates) is one of the oldest in Canada at 53 years. We still have a few original members who are now in their 70's and are a wealth of knowledge of history.
    Jeff Norwell is a member who never fails to contribute his artwork for shows or events we hold. BTW, where have you been Jeff??
    Most of the other guys never fail to pitch in when you are working on a project or stuck on solving a problem.
    Long live car clubs!
  21. Fitysix
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 308

    from Md.

    Hey buddy I havn't even made it out to the RR yet definatly was not me!!!!
    Oh and congrats on the job!!!
  22. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    True, I've had good friends that weren't in the club who have helped me out in a pinch, but I've met so many great people, including Ramon, only because of the club. I would never have made that contact otherwise. Clubs, if they're run right, are a very tight brotherhood. I know they're not for everyone, but in this case, it was the Kreatures that made it possible. Thanks for all the kind words everyone.
  23. BruceVE
    Joined: Aug 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,331

    from Sacramento

    Being associated with a club has helped me meet some great guys in our club and other clubs, that I may not have met otherwise.

    Dart, the Kreatures, and the VooDoo Dolls are a great example of that. When I was going to Austin, I posted up here that I was coming. Both clubs welcomed me like a VIP. I still look back on that trip as a blessing.

    Congrats on the new job Dart, good things happen to good people.
  24. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,711


    cant have too many freinds.............................
  25. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    Thanks Bruce. You know you're welcome on the Tiki Porch any day!
  26. sixpac
    Joined: Dec 15, 2002
    Posts: 553

    from Courtenay

    Great news I love driving. Keep on truckin.

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