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user-inactivated  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 7, 2018

A vulture and a flower.

Hermit hiding behind a boulder in front of a door. This is that picture I was telling mk about in last week’s Pubski where I was using the Wikimedia image of a mine for reference.

Gonna try to draw this guy later today, minimal lines, only using one shade each of brown, green, grey, and black.

Threw away my first empty Sharpie marker yesterday. The grey one. Fortunately Dala had bought me a 24 pack as a gift a while back so I had a spare in waiting. Feels like I hit a milestone though.

I think I’m gonna go back to school for Logistics. I’m gonna call a counselor on Friday and see what I can set up.

Skipping work today. I wish I could skip that place forever.

flac  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I really dig the hermitage, looking forward to the dingo! (Weird sentence...).

Sorry to hear about work - anything in particular that's been bugging you?

user-inactivated  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I'm experimenting with some minimal line drawings/sketchings/Idon'tfuckingknow and liking how they're turning out and I've always been in love with that picture, so I'm gonna give it a shot.

As for work? It's pretty much a continuation of this . . .

Except things keep getting worse and worse. The amount of stress there is balls crazy at this point. It's pretty fucked up. Hence, going back to school.

oyster  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you found any programs you're keen on going back for ?

user-inactivated  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I forget the exact name of the program, but it covers logistics such as tracking inventory/purchasing/shipping etc., freight schedules, all that kind of stuff. I did a lot of looking last night on Indeed and it seems like the requirements and job responsibilities are all over the spectrum, but I've found stuff in everything from warehousing to freight companies to hospitals to construction to non-profits. I figure worse comes to worse and I can't get a job in something that the school actually covers, I'll at least pick up a few new things to help me land something.

goobster  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

KB tagged me, because I work for a company that does some stuff like that. Because I don't want to out my hubski profile and actual name publicly, this is one of our competitors:


So logistics is a REALLY interesting field to get in to, and it has a lot of different aspects to keep anyone interested:

1. Technology. GPS. GSM. Remote sensors. Cloud data systems. Cellular data transmission and networks. IoT.

2. Software. Especially analytics. Big data analysis. Feeding enormous amounts of sensor data into a smart algorithm, and getting insights into all sorts of operational and actionable data. And again, IoT.

3. Probability, Statistics, and Other Big Math. Selecting the optimum route for a truck, taking into account many variables, including low bridge heights, hazardous materials transport, load size, multiple customer loads in a single truck (optimal load/unload order), meeting complex government regulatory requirements (Hours of Service, ELD, etc.), and then adding fuel cost, drive time, wear and tear on the vehicle, all together to determine optimal route/load efficiency.

4. Customer Service. The most responsive and reliable carrier gets the work. How do you consistently amaze your customers, so you can continue to get their work?

5. Safety. Trucking and shipping can be incredibly dangerous, and ensuring that the equipment is safe and reliable, and the drivers are operating them responsibly, is all a part of making our roads safer. Two 747's worth of people die on American roads every month. Freight logistics/planning, and safety systems are an important part of lowering that number.


So yeah. Go work for them. Find out what they do. Dig in to it. Talk to the people who are passionate about the job/work/company, and why they are motivated to come into the office every day.

I never thought of a job like this for myself. And I am very happy.

user-inactivated  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I'm gonna call a counselor later this week to set an appointment for next week to see about starting classes. One of the really cool things, puttering around Indeed last night, was to see that there are so many levels you can go with these kinds of things in so many industries. If I can do this, and find a way to be versatile, it'll probably reduce the concerns of future job security because I should be able to find something somewhere, automation or economic hiccups or no.

oyster  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I'll at least pick up a few new things to help me land something.

What do you actually want though ? I just got to a point in life where I'm comfortable going bigger with school and honestly I wish I didn't waste my time making compromises on what I really wanted for so long.

Edit: I have no fucking idea what I want.

user-inactivated  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, for the past two months or so I've been daydreaming about getting let go from my job so I could have an excuse to go to the local food pantry and help out three or four days out of the week. So there's a big clue right there.

I'd love a job where I can do something with my hands, like locksmith, arborist, plumber, etc. but unfortunately I can't do heavy lifting for medical reasons, so as much as I really wish and day dream about it, it's not gonna happen.

Honestly? It's not even about the money. I just want a job that's A) satisfying, B) productive to society, and C) at a place where I don't get treated like crap. Better pay would be nice. Some social prestige would be welcome. But those are secondary desires.

oyster  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You get to tinker with stuff as a dental hygienist (teeth) without heavy lifting and that's a skill you could use to help people who don't have access to dental care if you get set up with the right people. I looked into that at one point and I'm pretty sure it's a community college degree.

kleinbl00  ·  194 days ago  ·  link  ·