I am a 23 year old from omaha nebraska that has been around dirt his entire life. started running a dw15 cat scraper in az when I was 15. When i finished high school i worked for ames on a railroad project for the first 6 monthes after i graduated. When they were talking about moving on I went to work for the 2nd biggest scraper contractor in eastern nebraska and western iowa. I have been there going on 5 years and have been on the pushcat for the last 2 to 3 years.
I am interested in moving wherever i can move bigger dirt. From what im told socal is really slow i didnt know if this was still true.
Im not interested in apprenticships anywhere unless i can immiediatly test out of them and get joureyman scale. I make $20 and hour now plus benefits. I am near being promoted for supervision now. By no means doIi have it figured out but I would like to think I can fit in anywhere right away and not cause disappointment. I can run scraper very well, dozer equally as well, pushcat exellent, rough blade, rough track loader, rough hoe.
Is there a better place for me to go? Am i dreaming if im thinking I can go anywhere and get a pushcat and journeyman scale at the age of 23 with only 5 years experiance? Am i stupid for thinking that i can do better or for getting bored with dirt here?