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I'll Always be a FIB at Heart

CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 2,473 ✭✭✭✭✭
So I have some big news. After a year or so of feeling like Charlie Brown kicking the football, one of the companies that gave me an interview and then said "You sound like a great fit, we'll have someone get back to you shortly with our decision" actually went through with it and hired me. I didn't want to say anything about it, because I had heard that many different times before, but I filled out the paperwork early this morning to make it official. I just gave my two weeks notice today, and I'll be moving to Dubuque, Iowa on the weekend of the 26th-27th. 

I got a job as an insurance agent. I was complaining about my job hunt to my mom, and she told me that Dubuque has a 2% unemployment rate, and is desperately in need of employees. I rolled my eyes and applied to a few of the companies out there just to appease her, and it ended up working. 

I'll see all of you FIBS and cheese-heads on Sunday, which works out well as a little going away herf. I'll probably be on a major buying freeze until I get settled in and have steady income with some rainy day savings, but I've built up more than enough of a collection to get through it, partially thanks to everyone here.

I'm still hoping to go to the major herfs that are held throughout the year, but I can't commit to anything as of now until I find out what my schedule will be like, or how vacation is going to work in a commission based job. 

It's certainly been an adventure living here and biking all over the city in all kinds of weather. I can't say I'm going to miss that part, but I'm sure there are some things about Chicago that I definitely will miss, such as the people. I think I'm going to be very good at this new job though. It's also going to be a way to gain really valuable experience that is going to look so much better on my resume than "riding a bike". I'm shocked that I got hired honestly.

It's been an unbelievable journey for me these past 3 years. Going from getting thrown out of the house with just a few bags of stuff, to struggling to feed myself, to holding a steady job and supporting myself without assistance from anyone else, to now becoming a full blown professional. It's been making me more than a little emotional today. Time to smoke this Davidoff 50th from @IndustMech after dinner to celebrate. 


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  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 19,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great news, Calvin, too bad you have to move, but it sounds like a great opportunity.  We can always hang out on the vHerf.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 4,480 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations Calvin!
    I have faith that you will succeed in any endeavor you attempt.
    Hopefully this is just a door to bigger and better things. Good Luck!
    Friends don't let good friends smoke cheap cigars.
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 14,623 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Way to go, Calvin

    Changing sucks and is dreaful fills you full of fear  But ya gotta start somewhere or be destined to dwell  linger in badness for all time
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 8,664 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations Calvin. 
  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 3,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations Calvin. You’re going to do great! Make sure you send me your new address for our Christmas card list
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The real question is, do we have to stop calling him fvcking Calvin now?

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Grantsville, West VirginiaPosts: 1,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Best of luck to you!!!!!!
    You can't dispel Ignorance if you retain Arrogance!
  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,302 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey buddy that is awesome news. You will knock it out of the park.  Congrats 
    I was born a fool, and just got bigger!
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 2,473 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    The real question is, do we have to stop calling him fvcking Calvin now?

    Absolutely not. 
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 9,964 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome Calvin, good luck
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill

    "LET'S GO FRANCIS"     Peter

  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,700 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That’s awesome brother. I think that’s going to be a great fit!
  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 6,484 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats!!!!
    Hey, you gonna eat the rest of that corndog?
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 7,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great news. Congrats Calvin. 
  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 4,131 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats Calvin and good luck with the new job! 

    If you want to bomb me send it to Tony @0patience :D
    If you are a newbie I got Dem nachos....

  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,694 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats Calvin!  I'm totally jealous.  I cannot wait to move out of IL.
    How do you like my profile pic Taborski?   @matkn293          
  • TBonzTBonz Eastern, NCPosts: 546 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats!  
  • Significant3Significant3 Peoria AZPosts: 2,292 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That’s awesome Calvin. Remember what I said about being in sales. I think you’ll do great. Congratulations.
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 5,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats on the new job and move.  Hope all goes great for you.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What kind of insurance?

    I wanna be your first customer, please.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,653 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome news @CalvinAndHobo!!  I hope it works out well for you and "buying freeze" means we need your address to keep you well stocked!
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 2,473 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    What kind of insurance?

    I wanna be your first customer, please.
    Supplemental health insurance, but sadly I’ll only be licensed in Iowa so you’d have to move first. 
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 2,473 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome news @CalvinAndHobo!!  I hope it works out well for you and "buying freeze" means we need your address to keep you well stocked!
    If I smoke a cigar a day I’m going to be all set for more than a year, I’ll be just fine. 
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They say you only live once. This is bull. If you do it right, you get to live many lives over the span of one.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Grantsville, West VirginiaPosts: 1,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No, you only die once, everyday you're alive is special.
    You can't dispel Ignorance if you retain Arrogance!
  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 19,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 9,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations Calvin! Great news! 

  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 7,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not sure if you were aware of this but Patrick used to work in sales. Maybe he can give you some pointers.
  • TruDogTruDog Posts: 8,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats and Best of luck CaL-BrO.
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