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Old 05-07-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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Big Dog is back!

Well, as much as I can.

I've had some recent changes in employment that have cause extreme chaos and my inability to be here as I would prefer.

Having been schooled in law enforcement, I finally got my foot in the door when I was hired by the Minneapolis Park Police Department (MPPD) as a Park Patrol Agent. It is not a sworn officer position, but it is the entry level for law enforcement, which is what I want to do.

Over the last two weeks, I've been working my full time job during the day and attending training for the agent job at night. 14 to 16 hour days, not including travel time. If I wasn't working, I was sleeping! That said, I survived training, have left my "full time" job officially as I work full time for the MPPD now.

So, I should have more time to be around here. I certainly will not depart completely from here, as there have been countless tidbits of wisdom gleaned from members here for my personal chef business, which I plan to continue working on developing and getting operational. I won't be here as often as I had been previous, but (hopefully) more so then I have been as of late!


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Old 05-07-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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Wow, congratulations, Bigdog!! How exciting, I'm so happy for you!!

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Old 05-07-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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Welcome back, BigDog

We miss our cooking friends when they're gone.

How cool is that to be able to do something you enjoy.

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Old 05-07-2006, 11:18 PM   #4
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Welcome back and good luck in your new career.
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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Way cool news, Big Dog. Wish I had mish's talent for coming up with the perfect photo to illustrate, but you'll have to do with my hearty congrats.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #6
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Hey Dog! Welcome back.
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:27 AM   #7
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welcome back and good to hear about your job!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:26 AM   #8
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Welcome home BigDog!
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:28 AM   #9
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Welcome back Dog.........pop in when you can! Good luck on the new job too!
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:23 AM   #10
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Welcome back! Good luck in your new endeavors!

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