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Old 09-07-2018, 08:31 AM   #21
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I would move in a heart beat. I've been trying to convince my wife to move to Denver for the last month. She refuses because her mother lives in Houston. If her mother moves when she retires in 3 years I will strangle her...not literally but metaphorically with an extension cord.
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From my math it will be about the same I’m paying here. And when it comes time to buy a house they have way lower property tax than we do.
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They do have a state tax there though. but personally i dont want to die in houston, as someone who worked nights for 7 years i feel i missed out on a lot of stuff. what are they chances of a shift change in the future?
Yep. Gonna clip you for 5% of your taxable income.

I've visited a lot of places in the US and CO is the one place that if I didn't have so many roots in Houston I'd be gone!

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Yep. Gonna clip you for 5% of your taxable income.

I've visited a lot of places in the US and CO is the one place that if I didn't have so many roots in Houston I'd be gone!

Good luck!

PS - Open your own shop. the man!
I know. I would love to have my own shop. There is definitely money in it. I’m counting down the days until I can get the out of the swamp known as Houston.
And the 5 percent is worth it to have all the 4x4 trails to run that I could ever want

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Old 09-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #24
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Quick question. How come Colorado is so popular to move away for jobs? What kind of industry that is in high demand? As far as I know, there's 2-3 people on here I personally know that moved out there and I wonder what's out there?

BTW, best wishes for your new opportunity hondarider77!
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Quick question. How come Colorado is so popular to move away for jobs? What kind of industry that is in high demand? As far as I know, there's 2-3 people on here I personally know that moved out there and I wonder what's out there?

BTW, best wishes for your new opportunity hondarider77!
Thank you sir!!! I知 in the automotive industry. Broken cars are everywhere in the country.
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Year round activities. Snowboarding, skiing, cycling, dirt bikes, curvy roads....those are some incentives for moving there to me.

Lots of O&G is CO as well I believe.
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That's awesome! I wish I would of kept up automotive skills but I like computers & numbers too much.
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Check out Grand Junction. Close to Moab, doesn't get all the snow, cost of living reasonable. It's on my radar.
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We found a house in Colorado Springs we are going to snag up. Both of our job transfers are set in motion. I知 currently with Goodyear as a tech and the plan was to transfer to Colorado Springs which is not an issue. The issue is I got an offer from BNSF railroad to be a diesel mechanic. I know the benefits with bnsf kick , but the pay is a couple bucks less than I make now.

I currently make 27.5 a flag hour with Goodyear. (Labor billed hours)
BNSF offered me 25.34 bucks an hour starting out. Slightly less.
I have lots of vacation time accrued with Goodyear and a gravy schedule.
BNSF wants me to work from 10pm to 6am. (schedule)
I知 caught in a dilemma. Idk if I should take the offer with BNSF and leave Goodyear and start all over again. Or stay with Goodyear and tell BNSF thanks, but no thanks. Or option 3. Go full time with BNSF and go parttime with Goodyear. At least for a while. Looking for opinions on what to do. I知 only 27. If I知 honest I don稚 want to turn wrenches forever. I want to go to flight school.

Any input or suggestions?
Go with whichever job provides the best educational benefits and make use of them. Without an education, you will continue to turn wrenches for the rest of your career.

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You say that as if turning wrenches is a bad thing or mechanics are somehow dumb or stupid. I do think you need to continue training so you don’t let technology leave you behind, though.
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Go with whichever job provides the best educational benefits and make use of them. Without an education, you will continue to turn wrenches for the rest of your career.

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2 things a mechanic/technician will never stop doing
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I'm with jet on this one. Id give the rail a shot. People wait a long time to get on with BNSF. There's a reason....
Did you still want the lemon project. You can have it in exchange for a bottle of makers mark...
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Ive been with Union Pacific for over 12 years on the transportation side. Im on call 24/7, yes it can be a hard lifestyle to live/get used to. Our benefits are great along with the retirement. If its a night shift you may have to tough it out for a few years until days come available.

It does have some great opportunity's for advancement and I know UP will reimburse for tuition when taking classes.
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You say that as if turning wrenches is a bad thing or mechanics are somehow dumb or stupid. I do think you need to continue training so you don稚 let technology leave you behind, though.
I started my life out wrenching for Honda and Yamaha shops. I quickly learned that upward mobility is very limited. I did not want to spend the rest of my life reporting to some asshat shop foreman or after many years becoming that shop foreman.

Education is something that can't be taken away from you. The type of education you get will determine where you go in life.

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Did you still want the lemon project. You can have it in exchange for a bottle of makers mark...
When did you need it gone by? I have to clear out some space in my storage.
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When did you need it gone by? I have to clear out some space in my storage.
I知 leaving the 30th so before then
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