RockyRogue Update

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by RockyRogue, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Well....I graduated with my Masters a couple weeks ago! :happy2: There were a number of people 2 years ago that laid high odds I would fail out. In the end, I graduated with a very comfortable GPA, a marketable degree and memories I wouldn't trade for the world. Yes....those memories include shlepping packages for UPS at Denver.

    Anybody in Fargo, ND care to share a drink with a new arrival? :happy2:. I've been offered a position in northwestern Minnesota / eastern North Dakota. The pay is OK (not great but OK), full-benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, etc. I got the offer late in the day and spoke to a couple of my professors. They both said the wages were a tad low for Denver but probably pretty good for the area I'll be in. One professor promised to look over the formal offer and suggest any areas to request improvements in. Estimated departure is around the 4th of July. SatelliteDriver and others I've exchanged messages and opinions with via PM and in the chat, please feel free to message me if you want details. I'll be glad to provide them. Cheryl, I'm signed into AIM if you'd like details that way. -Rocky
     
  2. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    Like , who really cares?
     
  3. sx2700

    sx2700 Banned

    Didn't yo mama ever tell you if you can't say something nice not to say it at all?

    Rocky, I hope you like very cold weather in the winter and very hot and humid weather in the summer, and wind. But I've always like Fargo, It's a pretty nice clean community and it's only a few hours from Minneapolis.
     
  4. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Uh, Rocky, uh, you know you know!

    Anyways, good luck in your new venture. Fargo? Well, it's got some good points, one being, it's far away from here!
     
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Rocky, we really do like your updates and your past participation on the Browncafe. Stay in touch with your updates. Good luck in Fargo.
     
  6. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Good luck and congrats Rock !!! don't forget to get out of that comfy office chair in that nice office and open the door and sign for some poor old ups guy!!!!!! BEST TO YA !!!!
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Updates from Rocky are always welcome. Posts like these are not. Grow up.
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yes, what they said, We collectively care.
    Great Job Rocky!!
     
  9. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    Are you the Post Boss? You can respond how you like and therefore I have the right to respond like I want to.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No, but as you can tell, the collective reaction to your post was not very positive. Do us a favor--if the thread does not interest you, simply go on to the next one.
     
  11. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    Or put you on "ignore".
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Oh, boo, hoo. How will I ever get through my day without the benefit of your wisdom? I guess I will manage.
     
  13. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    It could very well be that we all would be better off without him.
     
  14. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    LOL....yes, I know! I'm a TRAITOR! I prefer the term Benedict Arnold, though :happy2:. And while it is very far from you right now, be NICE to those professionals, particularly in academic institutions :wink2:! I might be one of 'em.

    Thanks, More. I would have preferred sunny Southern California to frigid Minnesota but ya take what ya can get, particularly with these jobs. I was reading through work histories of some academic officials and some--not many--but some did the same kind of thing I'm doing. They took a job in the dead-center of nowhere, gained some experience and worked their way up. Five or seven years after they graduated with their Masters or Ph.D, they had a wonderful and secure life.

    LOL.....GLADLY!!!! I don't know what the receiving procedures are yet. I'll have to remember to meet the UPS man. And if my job allows me to, I might even be a jumper at Christmas. Too soon to say whether they'll let me OR if I'll want to do it.

    Thanks, Upstate. I'll keep posting these updates. If I fall off the grid for a couple weeks, its because I'm overwhelmed with moving and settling in. I'll be back to BC in August if things get really hairy.

    Have a great summer and stay cool and hydrated, All!! -Rocky
     
  15. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    RR

    Come on! Give us the skinny! Getting your Masters is impressive. How long did it take you to get it? and (if you don't want to say) what field in general are you pursuing?
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    lot of great strip bars in Fargo:happy2:
     
  17. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Me.
     
  18. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I got my Masters in a professional field closely related to Information Management. It took 21 months from the date of enrollment to completion. I'll be glad to give you more details, BlackBox. Send me a PM.

    Thanks, Satellite. Always a genuine pleasure.

    I'm going to be jealous of your 60 degree winters while I've got -30 in the Great White North. A means to an end never rang so hollow :(. -Rocky
     
  19. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    Uh, not that I would go there or anything, but, uh, just exactly where are they located in Fargo? Just so I can stay away in case I would want to go there for some, uh, reason.
     
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    It's Fargo,
    just look for the only working neon sign in town.