Yup, Glorious City of Abbotsford has bought a new excavator, not sure of size tracked or wheeled configuration, but they are looking for an operator, applicant will be trained on a Gradall, Grader (new Deere) and sanding/gravel truck. Applicant must also posses Class 3 with air or Class 1 license. A reliable source told me that they will hire on the spot if they know who you have worked for and if they are on the hired equipment list. Pay is $24.00 per hour starting wage, weekends off and holidays, you can bank your over time and sick days to get 1 week paid off and 1 week off with no pay. Expected annual income would be $50-$60,000 a year, with full benefits and optional pension plan. A vehicle with a fuel tank will be provided when the machines are unable to be driven back to the yard at the end of every day. If things get sour here, and they are still looking for an operator, I am officially selling everything and signing up. I'd make more money a year than I make now, no equipment payments, no repair costs, no over head. If the economy goes to hell, I'd still be getting paid, they will keep an operator busy doing something. I am tempted. Very, very, tempted. And if I find out that a rubber tired excavator has been bought, f*ck it, I signing up ASAFP.