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  1. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    It's friday night, I was on the way to work, and then got stuck in a traffic jam, some body plowed into a honda and I don't think they needed the ambulances:(, but held up in the traffic so long, that it wasn't even worth going into work, so I head home. Still drinking coffee, so I'm up all night. I have a huge bottle of Sake and a small bottle of Awamori, and few beers to kill....but I'm reflecting on what my current situation is....

    and I'm over my head now....

    The house still needs work, the yard...the landscapers never came:(, so I got to get my $600 deposit back and find someone else to do the work. I did a job interveiw this week, and it looks very possible that I might get it. And to top it off, I got more car projects than I can shake a wrench at. 2 Z cars, race built, one CRX, race built(almost), a junk civic to scrap, and the subaru. I still have to pay for the new Z, but I gave the kid a box of F-15 cockpit guages and stuff, and he's throwing it up on Ebay, whatever he makes is his up to the price of the car...if he makes more, then he gets 20% for his fee...he wants 10%, but I'll give him 20%. I'm rolling in OT at work, but it's getting old already, the money is good, but I'm burning out. and now if I get this job....then thats it....everything will go up for sale.

    I got to blab this job out...I can't take it anymore...

    I applied for an in-country manager for Sik..and when I did the interveiw...it went like this. First I showed up in a suit that I haven't worn in years...5 years to be exact....and damn...I grew the wrong ways...I couldn't button the top button on the shirt, and the pants were a trick to get into...and I forgot that the tie had some stains and stuff...so I had to sit funny to not let my tie be exposed. I showed up to the interveiw, all decked out, fresh haircut, suit, and nothing to hand the guy...like a resume or something. Anyways, we shook hands, and he said its 90 degrees out and I can take the jacket off if I want, and I did...while taking it off...I mentioned how first impressions are very important....and the guy liked me automaticaly. He said thats what this job is about.

    the job.....if I get it...

    I will be living in Japan, prolly in Nagoya, and I will have to travel all over the country and get on the Japanese bases and introduce myself as a person to contact if there are problems with the aircraft, problems with mods, and I got to try to suggest other mods that will help their fleet for future activities. Japan makes their own Sik helo's, and Sik gets a royalty from each one built...and they can't junk them, or make more..due to the constraints from the old war treaty. So I'm going to be going all over the place to keep tabs on whats going on with their fleet, and send reports back to my boss. And he wants someone with a freindly American face, that can speak Japanese, travel around the country with no problems, warm up to the Japanese military officails, take them out to dinner/bars to get them to become more of an open contact, work with MHI, MIC, MC (Mitsubishi companies) to keep up the mods and licences that Sik needs...which is a lot of money, and I got to be an escort for when the company's big wigs show up for bussiness or vacations...

    In essance, I'll be jumping on planes, driving a lot, trains, have a decent laptop, dressed in suits, have a corporate expence account, and will be salery...prolly in the 6 digit area.

    out of 43 applicants, he threw out 31 resumes, and I was the first he interveiwed. The normal interveiw should be like 30 minutes, mine was for an hour and a half. So thats a good sign.:D, and he said I'll prolly have a second interveiw to meet the big bosses, to see if they like my charm, and to see if I know my stuff. I also added to my coverletter that I emailed him, that if this job doesn't work out, than if he could find something for me to do over there anyways, to keep me in mind. He told me at the interveiw that he has a few other things in mind for me, but he first wants to see if I'll pass the second interveiw if there will be one. He also said that he doesn't want to even interveiw three of the other guys, because they are in Japan already. But he might do the interveiw for them over the phone. And he doesn't want a Japanese guy, because he wanted the American face thats recognizable for the Sik company. And of the few remaining interveiwee's, only a few are already with the company, the others are not, and most of them don't have any helicopter or maintenance experiance. I'm a shoe-in for this job....:cool: the only thing I didn't have is the degree, but he asked if I had plans to go back to school, I said yes, if I can get the time...right now...no time with an old house to re-build, old cars to build, and working as much as I can to afford them...

    Now, which Skyline should I buy first...the R31 with a huge turbo, or get the R32?:p or go with a decently built Stagea

    /end friday night rant induced by coffee.....
     
  2. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Holy shit man. And I thought I was busy. IMO, it seems like the little things that will make your life fall apart will come into play if you get that job and are that busy. I mean, a 6 figure salary is nice but where will you find the time to be with your wife, have a kid or 2, keep up with your hobbies? ECT... Unless of course they will give you weeks off at a time. Did you ask them about shit like that? Like you work for 2 months, then you get like 2 weeks off or anything like that? but what ever you choose, you know HondaSwap will be 110% behind you. Goodluck!!!
     
  3. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    hobbies will change...instead of building up a car, I'll just buy one already built over there...or just get out of cars..or least racing....since the cost to keep them is outragious over there....but from the looks of it, I might get a small apartment in Nagoya, and buy a house in Kyoto, travel back and forth on the weekends to visit the wife....and still no kids yet....and he didn't mention anything about time off....but he said I;ll be running around the country like crazy...
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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  5. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    r34 for you
    stageA for the wife/grocery getter. problem solved :)

    go for it man. it's nearly impossible to find a helicopter guy who's american and fluent in japanesse. I bet you'll be the top pick.
    i'd hate to see you leave, but i know its what you want and you should follow that dream.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    yeah clayton, i dont want to see you go but its what youve been wanting to do. this is probably the best way to get there!

    sucks that i dont get much time to go down there anymore :(
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    thats great man, hope it works out for you. the wife can stay home and sell parts on the internet.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    if I get the job, then anyone here can come and visit;)
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    good luck man...you sound a lot like me, mad busy with your job and fixer upper house and way too many car projects to handle! I say go and don't look back if you get the job, thats a chance in a lifetime to move across the world and have a crack and something your heart is into....No Regrets!
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    buy the way...what would be the american value of the first car for sale on Ebay?..that thing is SICK!
     
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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    werd, and wtf is it? an one more thing how much will you be asking for your house?
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    It's a built up Stagea, just a station wagon with a Skyline drivetrain....and it's going for about $10K's. They come stock with about 260hp, as that one says...RS260...but you can see the little bit of extra goodies that guy threw on, so it's prolly sitting at 400hp or so. My buddies is at 300+, and it scoots...:D
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    the house was appraised last Jan for $190, and thats before the driveway and the backyard being cleaned up. So I would prolly be happy with a check for $250K's...since I got to pay off the mortgage, and have a little to pay off other debts, and that would include everything but my porn and wifes underwear. I'd prolly actually fly over with about $30Ks to use to start over with over there. :(
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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