Not that anyone cares but I thought I'd let you all in how my past few weeks have been going.
Finally I landed a class 1 job... being as broke as I was I pawned off my Xbox and games, my wii, my welder, and a 280dollar snap on double flare kit.
I left town with 380 dollars in my pocket and headed for Fort Nelson... 200 dollars in gas and 17hrs later with a 2hr rest in williams lake and I arrived. I'm driving a western star m1000 15spd truck with a belly dump on the back doing road repairs to the sierra yoyo desan highway which starts at the alaska highway just before fort nelson and heads for hundreds of kms into the territories.
Come november, december and january I'll be building the ice roads with one of our water trucks. Coin for the latter 2 months is close to 10grand before taxes. Can only imagine how much the government will take.
For wage info if your wondering... 22hr with overtime after 8 (I've always had to fight for that) The boss is banking 3.50hr for 6 months as well. After 3 months I'll be getting 25hr with the 3.50bonus and then after the 6month I'll be at the 28.50 wage. All in all not a bad start for a guy who wrote off his bike, took the insurance money and got the cheapest Class 1 course availible @1300 passed my road test and took almost 2 months to lock down a new driver job.
Currently staying in a hostel in ft. nelson when in town and I just got back from 2 days on the hygrade hwy airport camp which is 188km up the S.Y.D. hwy (it's dirt from 30kms) and another 17kms up the hygrade hwy.
Gotta say i love my job but hate having to leave my family in town.
If anyone is pursuing a similar route then goto: jobsearchonline.bc.ca
It's the local northern job posting site.
Have fun guys... it's nothing but clouds and daylight 24/7 up here.