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Old 03-22-2016, 07:48 PM   #71
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We usually only end up being able to do 15-20 nights, we would like to do more but just never seem to be able to. My wife only gets 3 weeks worth of vacation (which is a crock, considering she is in management in the corporate office of a company ranked in the top 110 on Forbes 500 list). My job is very flexible for taking off, I only get 2 weeks of vacation currently (I have only been there for 2 years) but I also accrue comp time very easily and I usually carrying anywhere from 60-100 hrs.
my wife has 7 days vacation and works every other Saturday yet we still camp 40+ nights a year. We are regulars at our local state park. Get a few 3-4 night weekends a little further away. You just gotta make the best of what you have to work with.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:45 AM   #72
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Need to get a day job Been the RR route than got smart and went to work for FRA Get your 10years in the RR then switch get two pensions. Later RJD


Not a bad idea, maybe. I already have 12 years at the RR. What's it like working for the FRA?
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:13 PM   #73
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Although it sounds good, two short pensions are not (usually) as good as one long one.

Of course, fewer and fewer jobs have pensions anymore anyway.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #74
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We used to average 25-30 a year, mostly on our lake lot. Now that I have the cabin 'operational' it will be less nights, but more varied locations.


I have an acquaintance that likes to point out that for the money I spent on the camper and camping, I could have stayed just as many nights in a top-of the line hotel. Of I could of tent-camped and saved a whole lot of money. He does not get it. To me, it's not about where you lay down to sleep, its about the campfire and camaraderie and meeting new people, and doing things out in nature, while still having an extremely decent level of comfort. Camping doenst mean I have to give up hot showers, air conditioning or microwave burritos.


I like to say that when I go to "get away from it all", I like to take most of 'it' with me. Lol


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Old 04-13-2016, 12:41 PM   #75
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40-50 for us. We try to reserve nights for long trips, but take several 2 or 3 nighters on a whim.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:43 PM   #76
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:54 PM   #77
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Although it sounds good, two short pensions are not (usually) as good as one long one.

Of course, fewer and fewer jobs have pensions anymore anyway.
Well the one that is short is RR 14 years Govt 32 good pay. Making almost as much as when I was working Later RJD
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Not a bad idea, maybe. I already have 12 years at the RR. What's it like working for the FRA?
Good hrs 40 a week do get comp time at times or work longer day and earn credit hrs for extra time off. Travel couple weeks a month get a car to drive Job is good as ya make it. I had 32 years with them. Saw a lot of the country also. Later RJD
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30 booked for this year, lot less than last year.. But we're still adding them on..


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