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Old 06-13-2021, 11:07 AM
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Default Celebrating 25 years, a few days early

Went by the office Friday, had to go get my physical renewed for two more years. They had to make a big deal out my 25 years working there. Gave me a plaque, a $25 gift card to a restaurant I won't go back to, and a new lightweight jacket, with the company logo on it, of course. Free advertising. No gold watch, no bonus. Was kinda hoping for more since not many people have achieved that milestone. Oh well.

Me with the beard, my dispatcher to my left, his boss to his left, company president to my right with cap on, I think he was drunk or on dope.

Be glad when I can finally get away from there....

25th year plaque by Bobby Atkins, on Flickr
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:29 AM
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I can only guess how you feel.
I've worked for myself since I was 13 and never thought about retiring from a company.
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:51 AM
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25 years for a trucking company! Amazing Bam. You are definitely underappreciated there.
I did 9 1/2 with Cannon Express in Arkansas.
The time just goes by. Good to see what you look like. Not how i had you pictured.
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:55 AM
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I can only guess how you feel.
I've worked for myself since I was 13 and never thought about retiring from a company.
Here is another story i would like to hear. When i win the lottery i am going to open a coffee shop in the middle of the country and send airline passes to everyone on the board.
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Old 06-13-2021, 12:12 PM
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I never set out to be here that long, just got comfortable and stayed. Been here through two buyouts, a name change, about 4 different company presidents, 6 or 8 dispatchers, been with the last guy over 15 years I think.

Eman, I'm just an old redneck country boy too lazy to shave, LOL!
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Old 06-13-2021, 02:10 PM
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What started the muscle building was my grandfather who was an alcoholic couldn't keep a job so the way he made his money was rebuilding engines. When I was 7, he'd come get me and my Uncle who was 10 on a Saturday morning, drive to where the car or truck was, you guessed it, under a shade tree with a chain hoist hanging from a limb, we'd jump up in the engine bay and start tearing the engine apart, lift the head off, take the pistons out, give him the pistons, he'd clean the ring grooves, install the rings and we'd put the engine back together before the sun went down. He didn't even have to get out of his lawn chair or stop drinking.
When he didn't have a rebuild, we'd walk behind his pickup, up and down the alleys, dumping 55 gallon barrels of burnt trash in it then head for the land fill.
Couldn't wait to get to the land fill, the two best things was, there were a lot of toys to play with at the dump and we got paid with an entire quart of chocolate milk each and a bologni sandwich. I couldn't believe how well I was paid

What really spoiled me was, when I was 13, my other Uncle asked if would help him reroof a friend of his house.
Mind you, I was stronger than the average bear and could carry two bundles of shingles up an extension ladder all day long. When we were done two days later, he gave me a third of the total which was $250 for the help.
I figured if I could make that kind of money in two days, why work for an hourly wage. Back then my friends were mowing lawns at $1.50 to $2.00 per yard.
It goes on and on so I'll quit boring you guys
Lookin forward to receiving my airline ticket when you win the lottery.
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Old 06-13-2021, 02:44 PM
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Congrats Bama, 25 years is big. I would like to visit the coffee shop E Man. Parking in front for builds. 🤤
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Old 06-13-2021, 02:52 PM
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Congratulations Bama. You don't have to get stuff from the company. You know that you did a good job all those years.
You know, as we get older we start looking alike. 'Cept I can't grow whiskers.
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:09 PM
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15 years with one dispatcher now that may be even more remarkable than the 25 with one trucking company.
I have that same face fashion style Bam.
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:15 PM
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Old Iron i was right in figuring you would have some good stories to tell.
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