Finally after 9 months of agony...(Update)

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BilltheLizard
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Finally after 9 months of agony...(Update)

Post by BilltheLizard »

.....and unemployment I finally got a job that I can be proud of.

Environmental Specialist working for Collier County in SW Florida. Great pay and great benefits and most importantly fighting to protect our wonderful planet.

For those of you who knew I was unemployed, thank you for all your support and positive thoughts and words.

Expect more post from me in the future as now life has become much more promising. It's hard to post positively when life kind of sucks and the last thing I wanted to do was bring people down with my problems.

So Fins Up and drinks are on me!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by springparrot »

Congrats Bill!!!! :D :D :D
and welcome back :D

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Congrats!

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conga rats!!! wooohooo!
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Post by RinglingRingling »

Congratulations. :) There is a very good feeling that comes with starting a new job after all those months of searching and waiting and worrying. The first couple breaths after the call saying, "we'd like you to start xxxxxx", and "oh boy.. it's been a while", are pretty sweet. :)

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Post by phjrsaunt »

Thanks for sharing the good news!!! :D
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Post by OceanCityGirl »

do you mind me asking what this job is? I have a daughter who is going to be graduating soon with a bio/chem degree. She has begun having an interest in environmental science. I've been a bit negative on it as I assume it is low paying without alot of advancement.
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Post by SMLCHNG »

((((BILL))))):D:D:D:D Couldn't be happier for you and the girls!!! Congrats, my friend!!! :D:D

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Post by OceanCityGirl »

oh and sorry for being selfish. Congrats to you. That's great news. Now go celebrate.
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Post by flyboy55 »

Most excellent! Congrats! :D

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Post by BilltheLizard »

As usual you people rock. Thank you for all your congrats, it is most appreciated.

Phin Power goes along ways. :P :P :P
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Post by BilltheLizard »

OceanCityGirl wrote:do you mind me asking what this job is? I have a daughter who is going to be graduating soon with a bio/chem degree. She has begun having an interest in environmental science. I've been a bit negative on it as I assume it is low paying without alot of advancement.
I don't mind at all. The basics of the job entail assisting developers and private citizens with acquiring environmental permits to build. However, it is my job to make sure that they are not impacting on any environmentally sensitive areas or endangered/protected species. If they are going to impact these areas or species then certain types of conditions need to be adhered too. An example will be that if they are impacting on a wetland they will need to improve the conditions of an adjacent one. Ideally we try to work with them to avoid any kind of impact, but sometimes that is unavoidable and specific permits and conditions must be met.

Hope that answers your main question. In regards to pay, it varies between working for government vs. private industry. Advancement also varies depending on the institution and masters degree if she chooses that route. However, I will say that my wife the keets and I shouldn't have much trouble spending a couple of weeks in Hawaii in about a year and NOT have to put it on credit. :D
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Post by Quiet and Shy »

BilltheLizard wrote:
OceanCityGirl wrote:do you mind me asking what this job is? I have a daughter who is going to be graduating soon with a bio/chem degree. She has begun having an interest in environmental science. I've been a bit negative on it as I assume it is low paying without alot of advancement.
I don't mind at all. The basics of the job entail assisting developers and private citizens with acquiring environmental permits to build. However, it is my job to make sure that they are not impacting on any environmentally sensitive areas or endangered/protected species. If they are going to impact these areas or species then certain types of conditions need to be adhered too. An example will be that if they are impacting on a wetland they will need to improve the conditions of an adjacent one. Ideally we try to work with them to avoid any kind of impact, but sometimes that is unavoidable and specific permits and conditions must be met.

Hope that answers your main question. In regards to pay, it varies between working for government vs. private industry. Advancement also varies depending on the institution and masters degree if she chooses that route. However, I will say that my wife the keets and I shouldn't have much trouble spending a couple of weeks in Hawaii in about a year and NOT have to put it on credit. :D
Wow...you're just like the behind-the-scenes guy in "Hoot" who needs to make sure the pancake house is built in the right place! :D

Congrats. That sound like a very interesting and meaningful job. Do let us know how the first day (and first month) go! :D
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Post by Tiki Bar »

Sounds cool Bill! Congratulations! :D
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Post by creeky »

Congratulations!

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Post by balcony girls »

. .really happy for ya, Bill . . ! !

. .and it's good to have ya back . .! !

:D :D :D
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Post by ph4ever »

Congrats Bill!!!!
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Post by ladyparrothead »

WTG Bill!
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Post by carolinagirl »

Congrats, Bill!

Excellent and what Q&S said... meaningful!

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Congratulations, Bill!
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