Booked in for Thursday.
October 31, 2011 11:48am CST
I have gone ahead and finally booked time to get my forklift license. I feel that I can't put it off any longer, I need to do it now. So I'm in on Thursday for it, and I'm already nervous about it. This is totally new to me, and I don't know how different it will be from getting a drivers license. That was no easy task in itself, so this could be even more of a challenge. I'm up for it though. No matter how long it takes me to do it. I was told that it could take up to a day to get it, depending on how much time it takes me to learn. The good thing is that I'm going to a reputable school for this, and my license will be valued anywhere I work at. It's far from cheap, but it's not as expensive as it could be, so I do hope it's a good investment for me. Once I'm done and get my license, I can go apply at another temp agency, and tell the one I'm registered with that I have my license and work shoes. Then I can find some work. This is finally getting going.
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31 Oct 11
Hello kris. I learned to drive a fork lift back in the eighties. In fact I was one of the first women to drive one back then. I worked at a bean packing plant. A couple of us women were taken out shown how to start it and which way the levers worked and turned lose. We had two sizes at that time. We didn't have to have a license back then either. I got real good at stacking the pellet of beans.It only took about 1/2 an hour to learn.
31 Oct 11
That's cool to know. I think it's more complicated today though. I'll have to learn how to inspect the forklift, change the propane cylinders and write up daily logs. It's going to be a lot to learn, but I am up for it. I still don't see too many women driving forklifts today, but they're gaining in popularity. It's not a man's job anymore.