Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Job Update


Stolt Tank Container, originally uploaded by fleandca.
Everything is going well, but I'm exhausted. I have to be at work by 8:30. If I leave at 7, I'll be 10 to 15 minutes late. If I leave at 6:30, I'll be 30 minutes to an hour early. Better early than late, so 6:30 it is...I can always stop for breakfast if there's nothing to do at work.

I have picked out a beautiful new apartment near my new job. It will cost me $1800 to buy out of my current lease, but with gas prices going up that may be a bargain.

I'm probably not going to blog too much about my job. I will tell you guys that I'm working in the export industry again. I have 13 years experience with a containership company, on the carrier side. Now I'm learning about the NVOCC side of the business, working for a tankcontainer company. What is an NVOCC? This blog explains it pretty well: http://shippinginsouthafrica.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/who-is-an-nvocc-operator-and-difference-between-a-freight-forwarder-and-nvocc/.

The pic is of a tankcontainer, but it's not one of ours. (I'm not sure if I want to name my employer, in case I've got any stalkers out there. ) They are not the tanker trucks you see carrying fuel to the gas stations, but 20' seaworthy tanks boxed in a frame so they can be loaded onto containerships..

I'm loving being back in the industry, but don't have much time to do anything else right now. I wish I could visit all of your blogs. I miss you guys.  I do have a travel post to write, and more weekend trips planned. Maybe this will have to become a travel blog - updated weekly - until I move. 

20 comments:

Oilfield Trash said...

YAY for the new job!!!!!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. glad you are enjoying the new job!

A Woman Scorned said...

Congrats on the new job!

LL Cool Joe said...

Glad the new job is working well.

Tempo said...

Youre not making this stalking thing very easy are you?... LOL. So glad it's going well.

AmyLK said...

So glad the new job is working out, except for the commute. It will all work out though.

be safe!

Kelly said...

I figured you were busy with the new job. Glad to hear it's all going well!!

Check in occasionally!

Stafford Ray said...

Living near one's job (walking distance is best)gives you so much more time for the important stuff like being home in time for a scotch before cooking dinner!

John McElveen said...

Hugs, and we'll all be here when and if you can Blog!!!!

Blessings,

John

Grannybunny said...

Great to hear things are going well!

sage said...

Glad it is going well. Are these tankers carried on the same ships that carry regular containers?

Claire said...

wooohoooo! new job! x

Anita said...

I'm happy for you. :)

Even if you don't have time to read blogs, I will still stop by to see what's new with you. I hope all your other bloggy pals will, too.

LZ Blogger said...

My dad used to drive a 100 barrel vacuum truck for about 20 years. Good luck with the new job! ~ j///b

Maria said...

That is one LONG ASS commute. Hope you find something closer...

grannybunny said...

It's been a month. Guess Jen's too busy with the new job and the long commute (or moving closer to work) to blog any more.

Michael Manning said...

Wishing you well on your new job! :)

Kickboxing Los Angeles said...

Definitely go for the new apartment closer! That way you can be on time, and save gas. And, with a new job, you always want to be handy just in case and can make a good impression. Good luck!

Al Penwasser said...
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Al Penwasser said...

Be careful out there. There's a lot of nuts on the road. And I have a driver's license. Don't know if the two are connected.
Unrelated: aren't you crazy curious about what I deleted? Don't worry-it was nothing naughty.

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