I recently just lost my day job for a woodworking company that made high end custom frames. I was working there for a while and business had begun to slow down and because I was the low man on the totem pole my hours were reduced and then ultimately they cut me loose. This was extremely upsetting and disappointing for me. I liked the company and I liked the work I did, my coworkers were not all that bad either.
That being said I started looking for a new job doing anything, but I knew I wanted another woodworking job at heart. I ended up going to a local company that I heard of and just walked in with my resume and asked if they were hiring. Luckily enough they were hiring and they said they would let me know. I just received a call asking me to come in tomorrow to start working. He told me I would be doing various things at first like fixing things around the building and sweeping up the shop and throwing out the trash. Now I’m fine with doing the work, but I have to say I’m a bit disappointed having to do the grunt work like cleaning the shop and taking out trash. I am not an apprentice nor do I lack experience in a professional woodworking environment. I need the job and the money so I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. I am happy I found a job in a woodshop I just hope they can see me for what I’m worth instead of just a shop errand boy.
I am both excited and nervous as anyone would be with a new job I just hope things go much better with this place than the last place. A lot depend on me working I am soon to be married and need all the money and stability I can get.
Wish me luck everyone!!!!