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soopageek
Location: Indianapolis, IN



  • Slint was amazing.  I will be writing more in depth on this later.

  • Everything has finally been switched to Dreamhost once and for all.  I'm glad to have this finally settled.

  • My new trainee Jason isn't the brightest crayon in the box...  it's gonna be a LONG seven weeks.

  • I bought into the free Ipod thingie in an attempt to help hockeyfag get one... but since I'm signed up, why don't 5 of YOU go and use my referral code. I command you, go forth now, bitches.

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In principle, do you enjoy the company of trainees or is it a burden?
And do all the drivers have to taken on this responsibility?

In principle? No, not really. I'm an introvert by nature, so the presence of another person can be rather burdensome at times.

Drivers are not required to train, I have chosen to train drivers for the addtional income, basically.

It's not so bad though, we are allowed to take as much as 60 days off in between trainees if we choose, of course we take the decrease in pay as well.

Ah... it's a $ thing.... I hadn't realised that.

Yeah... see, the trainer gets paid for all the miles driven.... so, the first couple of weeks isn't really much different than driving solo, cos the student does them all while the trainer observes from the passenger seat... however once the trainer is comfortable with retiring to the sleeper for zzz's while the trainee drives, then they begin to give you more and more miles... miles that it requires two people to accomplish... those weeks, you make double what you ordinarly would... going from solo-driver to being a trainer is resulting in what amounts to about 50-75% increase in income...

when's the last time you got a 75% raise?

for basically doing nothing more than you arleady were :)

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With everyone in the pyramid of wanting a free ipod constantly on Livejournal, it just came down to whose I saw the moment I bought into the scheme... sowwy :(

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i doubt i'll get one... i'm not motivated enough... besides if i wanted one so bad i'd have probably already bought one by now... :)

Have you ever enjoyed having a trainee? How does having a trainee work? Oh, and do you have good gray crayon stories about Jason?

Oh man. I refuse to do that Ipod thingie. I know it works. I still refuse. On principal! I don't know who's principals. But, someeone's.

Great to hear Slint lived up to expectations!

pat

My first trainee wasn't so bad... although he talked a bit too much for my liking and had just a bit of an odor problem... but he wasn't so bad.. we still keep in touch... talked to him today actually...

my last TRUE student, one who was with me for an entire 7-8 weeks was a guy named Mike... and Mike was awesome, both as a driver as well as a person... we got along famously... in fact, we're supposed to get together and go skydiving in April...

What is the least bright crayon in the box?

Do you think it would be that gunmetal gray colour that nobody uses?

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