Tim poses in front of the ice cream machine. Ice cream, drinks and French fries are free in this family park... (best viewed in Large) 29 july, 2009 Amusement park Wunderland Kalkar is situated at the grounds of the nuclear reactor SNR-300. The reactor was built from 1972 until 1985 but was never used due to many protests. In 1991 the project was officially cancelled. Four years later the reactor was put up for auction and bought by the Dutch investor Hennie van der Most for only 2.5 million euros. The site is transformed into an amusement park named Kernwasser Wunderland (Nuclearwater Wonderland). It includes a hotel with 400 beds. In 2005 it was renamed into Wunderland Kalkar.
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Hello rrsafety1, I am a conductor trainee for one of the major railroads and I am considering pursuing an FRA job. I have dual majors from Tulane University in English and Philosophy. I was a Union Iron worker (local 84, Houston) for a few years right out of high school, and a grant writer for AmeriCorps VISTA right after college. I am 29. Originally I wanted to be a lawyer, but I don't think that I would be happy as one after seeing what my friends are going through just to make six figures and keep up with the Joneses. I was offered a management trainee position with my employer, but my history with iron working (and philosophy, I guess) showed me the importance of practical, hands-on experience in order to gain respect as a leader and authority figure. So, I turned the MT position down to learn the "nuts and bolts of the operation," and went with the CT position, instead (with the option of moving into a MT position in one year). I consider myself to be upwardly mobile but in the sense that this mobility comes with experience and knowledge and not necessarily competitiveness (private sector ethics versus public sector kinda thing) . But I digress, I want a good job and a good life and I think that the Rail Road can offer me that (despite the extraboard!), but I also think that the FRA would be a better match for me.
On a scale from one to ten what do you think my chances are? Do you think that it is a smart move to use the Rail Road as a springboard into the FRA: am I wasting my time? And finally, any advice on how to go about securing an FRA job: should I go the trainee route, or another?
Thank you for your time and consideration,
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