It's fucking terrible. It's more packed today than it was yesterday. You can't get shit to eat, and all poker games are at minimum hour wait. I'm leaving and heading to Maryland live. I'll wait til the novelty of the place wears off from the locals before I start coming here routinely.
I've done nothing but sit on the couch and watch Season 1 - 3 of Brooklyn 99 all weekend.
Managed to get into Taps (Now TGPS) and start my civilian select process. best part is decommissioning work is ramping up so I'm avoiding that work like a damn plague.
Also getting out of a 2hr CO training that was supposed to happen after shift this week.
Been sick since Thursday, but out of all the things I needed to get done I at least got my wife and I's snowboards tuned. Filed the edges and got fresh wax on both yesterday afternoon. I like the process of waxing snowboards. It's almost therapeutic.
I've only just started doing the tuning myself a couple years ago. Probably only done it 3 times now. Worst part is getting the edges free of rust on our boards. They're both GNU with their Magne-traction thing so the edges have a wave to them. We also didn't use them at all last year so it built up :/
All I do now is stand watch for 4 hours and then play FFXIV on mobile data. Its a pretty sweet gig in all sense but there's no sense of advancement (All the tests we take are not of our ship) and there's no pride in it. I can't wait to be done, get my plank, and be a civilian.
First day of work was aight. Don't have time to go into too much but we spent most of today learning about benefits and shit and they seem pretty baller. they match on 401k up to 6% and throw in an additional 3% if you put in your 6% so they actually end up adding 9% total which as I understand it is pretty sweet. medical strikes me as a little underwhelming for someone in my position but for a healthy bloke with kids it'd prolly be aight. still, reminds me how clueless normal peeps are, talkin about $3600 in medical expenses like they'll never get close over the course of the year while im sittin here with 14k/4wk upkeep on my guts.
anyway, side-tracked. important bit is the benefits are overall pretty good and if I stay healthy this could pay off huge long-term.
Dunno yet if i consider it a win or fail, but just put in a request to transfer back to the sheriff's office since they have an opening for an identical position.
Yeah. 9% is killer. Use ittttttt.
Make sure you read the fine print -- because a lot of employers will match up to 3%, and 50% of your contributions up to 9%. So in reality it becomes 6%.