National Bargain Hunting Week on August, 2023: How can i make money?
National Bargain Hunting Week 2023. August 5, 2013 Holidays National Bargain Hunting
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1. Buy underpriced used books. Outfit a phone or PDA (personal data assistant) with a scanner, scan the ISBN numbers of books at used bookstores and thrift shops, and compare the asking prices with what the books are selling for on a site like Amazon. Whenever you get a good hit (which won’t be often but, since the process is fast, won’t take long, either), buy the book and resell it online. Be discrete about this, as the store managers probably won’t like what you’re doing.
2. Bargain-hunt at yard and thrift sales. If you have a bit of knowledge in a particular area (ex. Taxco Mexican silver, action figures, classic National Geographics) or even just a good eye for quality, visit private sales early and often to find unexpected deals.
3. Go to police auctions. You can find incredible deals here, and though may not be able to resell a car that was involved in a serious crime, you can probably find some spectacularly cheap jewelry that someone else would be happy to buy off you.
4. Refinish ratty furniture. If you have lacquer thinner, sandpaper, stain, and some craft sense, you can buy worn-out furniture and fix it up for a great resale price.
5. Rescue battered wood. Pallets and pallet stock are cheap (or free) and easy to come by. Look for untreated specimens at construction sites, community colleges, buildings under renovation, or shipping warehouses and plane them down and/or kiln-dry them in a homemade kiln-dryer to uncover their hidden beauty. You can then resell the wood as is or even turn it into beautiful furniture. (Be sure to advertise that the wood is “reclaimed,” as people are often willing to pay much more for this.)
6. Flip houses or apartments. If you are a handy(wo)man with great design sense, a knowledge of what’s valuable in the construction of a home, and assets you’re willing to play with, consider buying, fixing up, and reselling real estate. This requires quite a bit of up-front cash and elbow grease, but the payoff can be big.
questions about working as a Conductor for Union Pacific?
At first, you won't have a choice. You will work where your seniority permits you to work. That usually means the extra board. Pool positions are usually where the higher seniority is. Usually because they pay better, but, when working pool freight, from time to time you will fall into a "slot" for a couple days.
This doesn't mean you'll be working when the sun is shining, but there is a bit of even ground where there is as close a thing as a cycle that any rail will ever see.
Keep in mind, in a few years, you'll be following the pools or the extra board to work whichever is turning SLOWER.
The pools fluctuate, as traffic volume does. So are jobs added to or cut off from the pool in question. These are usually predicated on "starts", which is the number of times crews go to work in a given period. This means that the adjustments are made a week or two after the changes in volume that the changes. to the number of pool turns (runs) or extra board positions.
So, either the pools are flipping or the extra board is. Here it is not uncommon to bid back and forth between the pools and the extra board, depending if you want more money or more time off.
There are temporary moves you can make as well, again predicated on your seniority. Most National Collective Bargaining Agreements are modified by local arrangement (vest pocket agreement) on different properties and may have further modifications on specific areas of the same property.
Taking that into account, when a man on a pool job takes some days off or goes on vacation, that run is open for a "hold down."
When a job is designated as "must fill" , which would include passenger operations and helper pools, the run is immediately open to one with the seniority to be assigned that run until the man returns, or until someone with greater seniority bumps you off of your temporary hold down.
Non-must fill positions, such as pool freight, locals and yard jobs, are open for a hold down after being vacant for 3 calendar days. For those 3 days, the position is covered off of the extra board.
When an extra board man takes some days off or goes on vacation, there is no filling the job, because it IS the extra board. In this instance, the board gets shorter and turns faster.
You'll find summer time and hunting season everything is turning fast due to the high number of vacations taken during these times. As with so much of it, it really depends on where you are working out of.
You'll have some time to figure it all out, while working the extra board.
It is absolutely guaranteed that you'll be running often with your eyeballs on your cheeks. There is no way around it. That's just the way it is.
Sleeping... If caught, you'll be fired. If you get caught and I let you do it, we'll both get fired. So, on my engine, if it is moving, all eyes are open. Period. If some other dummy will buy into it, good for him. I won't. If I'm awake, everyone is awake. It may be the conductors train, but it's the engineer's engine and all employes thereupon are subject to his instructions.
Yes. There'll be time to pursue the pleasures of fiscal stability. This is the primary reason why you'll have all those trips with your eyeballs on your cheeks.
You'll do OK.
Good luck and keep the wheels on the steel ! !
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