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    Pilgram is offline Junior Member
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    Default We're here finally

    Hey folks, my bride and I have been on the job one month. Does learning by "baptism in fire" mean anything to anyone? We have considered this career change for a year or two, have semi-lurked on this site for sometime, have received a couple of very thoughtful, helpful e-mails in the past from Gina6k and Autodoc[sorry to see him leave]. To mix things up a bit regarding the East Coast, Left Coast rivalry, the missus and I are from God's country, the beautiful state of North Carolina, and we have been directed to the almost as beautiful state of Florida to pursue our new lifestyle. So in summation, the East Coast reigns.

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    I received your email and was happy to hear you landed somewhere. And oh yes, I think each of us has experienced the "baptism by fire" you'll find the stories as you read through the forum.

    I live on the West Coast, but my heart is always back home in the gorgeous state of Florida. What part did you land in?

    Ha-ha, I'm having trouble as I keep typing your real names! Who knows who Pilgram really is? The Shadow knows... cue the spooky theme music. Welcome to the industry Pilgram! Why do I keep thinking of John Wayne's famous pilgrim line?!
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    Welcome, Pilgram!!! Let's hear it for the gorgeous state of NC!!!! Glad to hear you've found a place...one thing about baptism by fire...is when you get it all right...you feel like it's truly YOURS....Something to be proud of!! Good luck & let's hear some stories in Tales from the Trenches!!!
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    Oms.mgr.Dustin is offline Senior Member
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    Welcome and glad you made it, I think we are all baptized by fire, as my owner lives in a different state, he came down hired me and was gone in a day, I really didnt get much training but its been a learn as you go and there is a lot to learn.

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    Good Luck Pilgrim and Bride! We've all been in your shoes and we all sympathize, but sooner than you can say "red lock" you'll be an old hand, dispensing advice with the rest of us!

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    Welcome Pilgrim! We just did the opposite last year, moved from Florida up to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    Our first storage job was with U-Haul, the guy who was supposed to train us on our first day (didn't even know what a red lock was back then), arrived half an hour late and informed us that he was a "truck person", and that he didn't know anything about storage...which was just as well because an hour later he got an emergency call from his mother on his cell phone and left.

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    Pilgram, welcome officially to SST. Where in Florida would you guys be? We came to NC from Cape Coral, but, I have worked in storage all over Florida. Like it here much better.

    If you run into things that are causing you problems, you can private message any of us, I think, and we will be happy to help.
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    They are on the north side of Jacksonville, Astro.

 

 
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