I have worked many jobs, in a variety of fields. I started framing houses when i was seventeen, and I loved building. The job market slowed down, so I got a job a Latco woodtruss. There i started out in the saw dept, wher i learned to use an industrial forklift. But quickly was promoted to the shipping and recieving dept. There I was operating heavy equipment, mostly semi trucks, and forklifts, mainly sky-tracs. I excelled using a sky-trac, and have loved the job ever since. In 2008, my now ex wife, who to this day is still owner of this liquor store, had a manager quit when she was 4 months pregnant. I had to quit my job at latco, to manage Country Lane Liquor Inc. I caught on quick to manage this business. Responsibilities included opening, check out audits twice a week, bank deposits, mail, paying bills, writing checks, ordering inventory, and more. Basically everything but the bookkeeping and taxes, we had a c.p.a. for this. in 2012, we were divorced, so i was able to secure my old job at latco woodtruss. I am presently employed there, but work is slow, and i need either a second job, or a complete new one. Thank you.
very quick learner
good with stress
good with co-workers
wide variety experience
great with numbers and money
Latco/Truss Ops NorthLincoln, ARshipping/recieving-loadingafter leaving the liquor store with my ex-wife, i tried a few different occupations to get a feel for them. one day driving home from job hunting, my friend who i loaded trucks with prior, called me and asked if i wanted my same job with same pay that i held before. i went straight to the plant in 15 minutes, and was hired back immediately on the spot. this is the job i currently hold, and i love it. i love the flow of operations, the product thats built, and most of all, i love the people i work with. ive never had trouble getting along with anyone at all, but latco is really more of a tight knit family. everyone knows each other, get together when not at work, and works well with each other. however, this past fall, the business was struggling, so the owner sold 50% of shares and went into a partnership. ever since then, the amount of work and the hours allowed have dropped noticeably. id love to keep my job here and find a second, but if i am offered the right pay, i am available for full-time..
Country Lane Liquor Inc.Prairie Grove, ARowner/managerthis will be my most important job experience. my ex wife and i owned a retail liquor store in prairie grove, ar. when i started work, i knew almost nothing about managing or running a business. for about the first month, my wife was traing me on ALL duties and responsibilities. everything from opening/closing, customer service, stocking, displaying, answering phones, inventorying, creating and sending merchandise orders, semi-weekly cash register audits, maintenance, semi-weekly bank deposits, paying bills, writing checks, and everything else associated with owning retail business. except filing taxes and profit/loss and most other bookkeeping. we had a certified public accountant for most all legal paperwork. i managed this business for four years, and was successful, if not highly successful, in the management and friendly customer service. my ex-wife and i ended up filing for divorce in earl 2012, and in march of 2012, i quit to find other work..
Latco Wood TrussLincoln, ARshipping/recieving-equipment op and loadingmy favorite job!! i started out in the saw dept stacking materiel as it came off the saw conveyer. this was boring and monotonous, but i worked really hard, and after a month the dept manager promoted me to loading pre-cut lumber onto conveyer to saw, using an industrial warehouse forklift. this was fun and fast paced, and alot of work, so i loved it. i loaded the saw for two or three months, then my dept manager, who id impressed with my forklift abilities, asked me if i wanted to load trucks using the big heavy-duty forklifts, mainly sky-tracs. i immediately said yes. at this time i was still making $8.50/hr. i had so much fun loading trucks and truly enjoyed operating a sky-trac. other duties included inventory, escorting wide loads, goin to job sites for repair, installation, and pick-up, or anything that needed done in the yard. in oct 2007, found out my now ex-wife, who owned, and still owns a retail liquor store, was pregnant with my son. in jan 2008, her manager at the store quit, and she didnt want to hire anyone else. so i quit latco in jan 2008 to manage mine and my wifes liquor store...
Coyle Custom HomesPrairie Grove, ARcarpenter/laborerthis was one of my favorite jobs. i learned so much building houses. i started at $8/hr, and in a period of 6 months, was earning $12/hr. alot of manual labor, but i loved it. hard work kept me in shape, but the most rewarding was at the end of the day, i could set back, and look at what i have built. that is a real sense of accomplishment.
Bunnel Water SystemsLincoln, ARwater system tech/laborerthis was a fun job. it was me and two friends, one being my best friend at the time, worked for his grandfather installing and repairing water systems and electical systems. i had alot of new experiences here. operated my first backhoe, drove my first dump truck, pulled trailers, transported sheet metal, built my first home, worked with electrical systems with ronnie bunnel, who is a licensed electrician, and so much more, including plumbing, and heat and air installation, and sheetrock work.
Poplin Mobile Home MovingLincoln, ARlaborer/helperThis wan an interesting job. i helped an old man move trailor houses. duties included setup, jacking home up, installing axles and wheels, escorting wide loads, and setting up mobile home at desired location. this was a hard working job. i didnt mind the hard work, but im afraid of spiders. and under a house, there are alot of spiders, so i didnt have too much fun with this job.
golden constructionprairie creek, ARconcrete finish-laborerlearned about breaking ground, building forms, pouring, and finishing concrete. i didnt like this job as much as the other branches of construction. but it was a summer job when i was 14, so i took it.
Education and Training
prairie grove high schoolPrairie Grove, AR, united statesHigh School Diploma: allthis is basic. i graduated high school with a 3.0+ gpa. i always excelled in school without applying myself. i never had homework, and normally had an A or B average. i elected for trig/pre-calculous my junior year, and also took business management provided by the ag program. my junior year, i took the act two times. the first time i scored a 24 or 26, i dont remember. the second time, i scored lower at 21 i believe.