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I'm retiring in 3 weeks. Really looking forward to it.
Work is really interfering with my life, just pure stress. Lots of things lined up, at last time for them.
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As you know I've been on early retirement for a couple of years.

My ideal job became available a couple of weeks ago so I applied.

Got an interview in two weeks...

Good luck hope you get it.
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As you know I've been on early retirement for a couple of years.

My ideal job became available a couple of weeks ago so I applied.

Got an interview in two weeks...

Fingers crossed here, Tony. :)

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Fingers crossed here, Tony. :)
Cheers. If I get it it will be like going back 30 years as I'll be working for the US Army...

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Cheers. If I get it it will be like going back 30 years as I'll be working for the US Army...

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42488 on: May 15, 2019, 02:28:46 PM »
Had my interview this morning,thought it went quite well and after answering questions they looked at each other several times and gave each other a slight nod.

One of them was an American serviceman and seemed impressed that I'd served 12 years in the RAF.

Will find out in a couple of weeks to see if I get asked back for the next step,which is an English test...

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42489 on: May 15, 2019, 03:24:44 PM »
Had my interview this morning,thought it went quite well and after answering questions they looked at each other several times and gave each other a slight nod.

One of them was an American serviceman and seemed impressed that I'd served 12 years in the RAF.

Will find out in a couple of weeks to see if I get asked back for the next step,which is an English test...

Pheeny mate, you mean Americans are really going to attempt to set an ENGLISH  test??  :o :o The very best of luck lad both in understanding their test and getting the job!!
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There is nothing wrong with striving to win, so long as you don't set the prize above the game. There can be no dishonour in defeat nor any conceit in victory. What matters above all is that the team plays in the right spirit, with skill, courage, fair play,no favour and the result accepted without bitterness. Sir Matt Busby CBE KCSG 1909-1994

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42490 on: May 16, 2019, 02:43:54 PM »
Seems like they want me,once I've passed my medical and English test I'll be starting.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42491 on: May 16, 2019, 04:52:31 PM »
Great stuff Pheeny, give us more details about the role.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42492 on: May 16, 2019, 06:57:20 PM »
Great stuff Pheeny, give us more details about the role.

Can't really as its on a Military base.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42493 on: May 16, 2019, 07:19:27 PM »
Well done Pheeny mate,i think i know where youll be working if its over by where i live.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42494 on: May 16, 2019, 08:21:16 PM »
Well done Pheeny mate,i think i know where youll be working if its over by where i live.
It's an hours bike ride from my house...

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42495 on: May 16, 2019, 08:34:39 PM »
Looks to be the place i think then,good luck in your final tests mate.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42496 on: May 16, 2019, 08:39:31 PM »
Looks to be the place i think then,good luck in your final tests mate.
Where is it that you are again?

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42497 on: May 16, 2019, 08:43:46 PM »
Used to be in Genk over by Zutendaal side of the city,not far from the Ford really.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42498 on: May 16, 2019, 08:48:54 PM »
Ford has almost been completely demolished now, Essers the transport people have built a depot there. 

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42499 on: May 16, 2019, 08:51:22 PM »
Used to be in Genk over by Zutendaal side of the city,not far from the Ford really.
Sledderlo then?

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42500 on: May 16, 2019, 08:55:06 PM »
I was over there a few months back and yeah its well changed,i used to live just over the bridge which despite not having the best reputation in Genk being a mainly Turkish area i liked it there. I moved up to by Opglabbeek 3 years ago its nice up here but the people arent as social. Are you still in the same place as when we spoke 5 years ago?

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42501 on: May 16, 2019, 08:58:44 PM »
7 years ago sorry.

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« Reply #42502 on: May 16, 2019, 09:01:21 PM »
I was over there a few months back and yeah its well changed,i used to live just over the bridge which despite not having the best reputation in Genk being a mainly Turkish area i liked it there. I moved up to by Opglabbeek 3 years ago its nice up here but the people arent as social. Are you still in the same place as when we spoke 5 years ago?
Yea still in Tongeren, I've never had a problem with the Turks always had a good laugh with them at Ford.We often go to Opglabbeek to Van Cranenbroek, where are you working these days?

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42503 on: May 16, 2019, 09:04:26 PM »
Sorry if all my posts are short and straight to the point as I'm watching the footy ;)

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42504 on: May 16, 2019, 09:07:41 PM »
Just around the corner from Van Cranenbroek for a Finnish company who took their own Logistics back from DHL. On the same grounds as Covideon and Medtronic used to be,theyve gone now but my place is good. Ive lots of Turkish friends and they are football crazy them lot lol,every game we play half my next day is talking about it. Is your new job the place i think it is? I know a Captain there and its a nice place to work.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42505 on: May 16, 2019, 09:12:24 PM »
Its ok mate,enjoy the game. I forgot it was on to be honest.

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« Reply #42506 on: May 16, 2019, 09:17:41 PM »
Just around the corner from Van Cranenbroek for a Finnish company who took their own Logistics back from DHL. On the same grounds as Covideon and Medtronic used to be,theyve gone now but my place is good. Ive lots of Turkish friends and they are football crazy them lot lol,every game we play half my next day is talking about it. Is your new job the place i think it is? I know a Captain there and its a nice place to work.
Yea in Zutendaal,looking after the stock. I was only joking when I posted to John. Very similar work to what I did when I was in the RAF. Worked a couple of times in Zutendaal back in the 80's when I was still in the RAF although it was very different then...

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42507 on: May 16, 2019, 09:28:45 PM »
Yes i knew about the vacancies there because of the lad i know,its working with SAP isnt it? This was back in September though so maybe a different thing you will be doing. Totally forgot about Genk playing tonight,pleased for them as its a nice club and well run.

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« Reply #42508 on: May 16, 2019, 09:30:09 PM »
I'm watching Portsmouth Sunderland lol

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« Reply #42509 on: May 16, 2019, 09:31:18 PM »
Yes i knew about the vacancies there because of the lad i know,its working with SAP isnt it? This was back in September though so maybe a different thing you will be doing. Totally forgot about Genk playing tonight,pleased for them as its a nice club and well run.
I'll be working for and with the US Army not sure what or who SAP is?

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« Reply #42510 on: May 16, 2019, 09:32:28 PM »
Just checked the scores and I see Genk are Champions.

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« Reply #42511 on: May 16, 2019, 09:47:14 PM »
Be great to draw Genk next season...

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« Reply #42512 on: May 16, 2019, 09:47:52 PM »
SAP is the inventory system they use there i think,i dont know much about it or computers in general. Yes the mighty KRC Genk are champions,they do have a top network of scouts and a good youth set up as you know.

I think il be going that Irish pub in Hasselt for the final,is it ok in there mate?

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« Reply #42513 on: May 16, 2019, 09:59:45 PM »
SAP is the inventory system they use there i think,i dont know much about it or computers in general. Yes the mighty KRC Genk are champions,they do have a top network of scouts and a good youth set up as you know.

I think il be going that Irish pub in Hasselt for the final,is it ok in there mate?
I know that SAP as I did a course on it when at Ford,just wasn't sure that's what you meant.

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« Reply #42514 on: May 16, 2019, 10:02:37 PM »
SAP is the inventory system they use there i think,i dont know much about it or computers in general. Yes the mighty KRC Genk are champions,they do have a top network of scouts and a good youth set up as you know.

I think il be going that Irish pub in Hasselt for the final,is it ok in there mate?
I steer well clear of the Irish Times these days,used to be a good pub a few years ago but gone down hill and the price of a beer is ridiculous, last time I was in there the beer tasted crap as well.

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« Reply #42515 on: May 16, 2019, 10:13:06 PM »
Thanks ive only ever been in there once and that was on a non football day years ago. I dont go Hasselt much anyway but some of my friends are going to watch it there.

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« Reply #42516 on: May 16, 2019, 11:00:19 PM »
Thanks ive only ever been in there once and that was on a non football day years ago. I dont go Hasselt much anyway but some of my friends are going to watch it there.
€6 for a pint that taste like shite no thanks ;) Just a shame my son will be on his honeymoon otherwise I'd have watched it in Brussels with him...

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« Reply #42517 on: May 16, 2019, 11:46:19 PM »
If i go there it will be bottles then,thanks for the heads up on the draft mate.

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« Reply #42518 on: May 17, 2019, 01:08:33 PM »
If i go there it will be bottles then,thanks for the heads up on the draft mate.
It has been a few years since I went there though,they change managers quite often so the draft might be better these days.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42519 on: May 24, 2019, 05:12:09 PM »
SAP is a computer software firm in Germany, one of the founders is Dietmar Hopp who financed the rise of Hoffenheim to the Bundesliga. Out of interest like.

Anyway, retired today, noone going to call me Chef (German for boss) anymore. Looking forward to it. Think I'll drink a couple of beers today