Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-07-2014, 01:53 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,212
Got a new job

So my current position I came across from
A fellow forum member, he's no longer with the company he got me hired on to, which is funny I think.

I had heard the tech ed teacher at my old middle school was looking to quit and move on to other things and that had me interested. The gentleman there now didn't teach me but I'm still friends with my middle school shop teacher and he's in a position higher up with the county so he put a word in for me.

After some informal meetings, a test, paying money for forms....I've been official cleared to be hired. I'm going to be a middle school shop teacher!!!!!

I wanted to go to school for it but not many school teach tech ed but you can't really just go to college for it, it's something you learn from being hands on and involved.

Sure I may be taking a cut in pay but this is what may be my dream job. And at that point, it doesn't matter. My wife has her dream job and loves every minute of it and so will I.

So keep a look out, I might be inquiring about some cool projected related stuff for my class.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Mölyapina's Avatar
User title not in use
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Posts: 4,356
Congradulations! What level of equipment are middle school shop class students allowed to handle? What sorts of things will you be doing with them?
__________________
"Senior Luna, your sense of humor is still loco... but we love it, anyway." -rickymay ____ "Your sense of humor is still loco... " -MBeige ____ "Señor Luna, your sense of humor is quite järjetön" -Delibes

1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-07-2014, 02:04 PM
gatorblue92's Avatar
Save the manuals!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,361
If you love your job you will never work a day in your life. Congrats!
__________________
1977 MB 240D 4 speed 145K - Nearly Perfect
1993 MB 400E 216K - Other Daily
1993 MB 400E 155K? - Repurchased project car
2014 Honda CR-V 85K - Wife's DD
2018 Ford F150 5.slow 15K - My DD

1979 MB 280E 90K - Sold
1983 MB 240D 238K - Scrapped
1984 MB 300D 347K? - Sold
1984 MB 300TD Wagon - 188k - Sold
1987 MB 300E 5 speed 258K - Scrapped
1991 MB 300TE 5 speed 276K - Sold
1993 MB 400E 130K - Sold
1995 MB E320 Wagon 190k - Sold
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-07-2014, 02:11 PM
TwitchKitty's Avatar
Just fix it
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Varies
Posts: 3,370
Congratulations. June, July, August and a real retirement program. I know, the students are pretty cool too, sometimes.
__________________
And that's the way it is. Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear. I reserve the right to be wrong, others take the liberty. My posts are not intended to be complete, just enough to help you find your own answers. Don't let the Relevance Paradox get you.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-07-2014, 02:24 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,212
Plus all govt holidays, hurricane days(that's like snow days), and during standardized testing week I think there are no extra curricular a too. It's a 196 day school year so it's pretty awesome. I might try and get a seasonal job somewhere just to make money on the side A Mog isn't going to just land in my lap for free.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jooseppi Luna View Post
Congradulations! What level of equipment are middle school shop class students allowed to handle? What sorts of things will you be doing with them?

The shop has band saws, scroll saws, a sliding compound miter saw, planer, joiner, table saw, hand tools, and some hand power tools.

When I had shop in middle school we could
Operate everything except the table saw since we weren't big enough to really
Operate it safely.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-07-2014, 02:27 PM
is thinning the herd
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 3,327
Very cool, if you're the type of person who loves teaching the experience seems hugely rewarding. My uncle worked many other jobs but always wanted to teach, now that he is an english teacher, he's wondering why he worked other jobs for the last 20 years.

Congrats on the new gig.
__________________
68 280SL - 70 280SL - 70 300SEL 3.5 - 72 350SL - 72 280SEL 4.5 - 72 220 - 72 220D - 73 450SL - 84 230GE - 87 200TD - 90 190E 2.0 - 03 G500 - 06 E320CDI

Nissan GTR - Toyota GTFour - Rover Mini - Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel - Cadillac Eldorado
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 18,355
Congratulations. That's a great job. The school district here has been closing down shops. Sad and stupid.
__________________
1977 300d 70k--sold 08
1985 300TD 185k+
1984 307d 126k--sold 8/03
1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
1979 300SD 122k--sold 2/11
1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-07-2014, 03:08 PM
SwampYankee's Avatar
New England Hick
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 1,501
Congrats, J! That's awesome. Enjoying what your doing is high on the priority list. As long as it's pays the necessary bills, of course.
__________________

1980 300TD-China Blue/Blue MBTex-2nd Owner, 107K (Alt Blau) OBK #15
'06 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (for the wife & 4 kids, current mule) '03 Honda Odyssey (son #1's ride, reluctantly) '99 GMC Suburban (255K+ miles, semi-retired mule) 21' SeaRay Seville (summer escape pod)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 34,611
Good deal for you!

My son is thinking he'd like to teach at some point too.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-07-2014, 04:20 PM
tbomachines's Avatar
ಠ_ಠ
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,797
Congrats!! Sounds like a great job for you!
__________________
TC
Current stable:
- 2004 Mazda RALLYWANKEL
- 2007 Saturn sky redline
- 2004 Explorer...under surgery.

Past: 135i, GTI, 300E, 300SD, 300SD, Stealth
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Skid Row Joe's Avatar
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: DONALD J. TRUMP'S AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!
Posts: 6,804
Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
__________________
Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened

06 E320 CDI - PEWTER/CHARCOAL
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-07-2014, 05:39 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
Why are so many shop teachers nicknamed "Lefty?"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,192
That sounds like a fun job where you can do some good as well. Congrats!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-07-2014, 06:02 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,538
I'm so happy for you Don. Being a teacher is a great job. My step father was a shop teacher, and due to his frugality and investments in rental property, he retired a semi-wealthy man at age 62 in 1986.
__________________
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 18,355
Do you have to have a teacher certification?
__________________
1977 300d 70k--sold 08
1985 300TD 185k+
1984 307d 126k--sold 8/03
1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
1979 300SD 122k--sold 2/11
1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page