Your serch for aviation employment will take you far and wide. So I'll try to help a fellow airman out.
Did the contract thing; Lots of good money, little personal time and NO thanks.
Did the dalfort, and AAC thing yeah I worked in sheet metal too.
Did the AAR thing, (OK sucks)
Did the airline thing 9/11 any one?
Now working in Waco at L-3 with no union(the guy in Greenville will be jealous) overtime is avialible, not mandatory, paid time off, training where needed, and personal satisfaction and recognition.
I did drive from The Colony/ Plano area for a year before moving closer, I will not wake up at 45 and have a problem with my choices.
PM and I'll give you the scoop.
The $$$$$ ain't bad either!!!!!