Throwing in the towel #4: Found a job today!

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Blog entry by Myron Wooley posted 10-01-2009 07:40 AM 1765 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My old employer threw me a bone today and hired me back. It’s a contract position for a year or so, at a lot less than what I was making when I left, but believe me, I’m grateful for the job. Now I can look at my shop as a hobby again, instead of the reason for my misery. It’s a whole different outlook.


-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#1 posted 10-01-2009 07:52 AM

good for you ,
and your outlooks is great
thankfully it was a bump in the road ,
and not a cliff !

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-01-2009 09:48 AM

good news for you no more worry for now anyway


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 10-01-2009 09:58 AM

Happy for you!

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#4 posted 10-01-2009 11:10 AM

life is good :)

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#5 posted 10-01-2009 12:24 PM

This is good to hear, Myron.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 10-01-2009 01:54 PM

thats great news

-- Joe, Ga

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#7 posted 10-01-2009 02:02 PM

You will be making less as a contractor than as a regular employee doing the same work? Something is twisted there. But congrats. I know how it feels to be out of work and looking. It’s a great boost to land something.

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#8 posted 10-01-2009 02:33 PM

That’s great. At least it gives you some breathing room.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 10-01-2009 04:16 PM

The work isn’t the same as before. I was working as a Sr. Quality Engineer; this gig is a lower grade position with less responsibility, hence lower pay. I’m free to take a better job if one comes along, so I’ll keep my eyes open.
For now, though, it will be good to keep a roof over our heads and bread on the table.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#10 posted 10-01-2009 04:24 PM

Great to hear that things are looking up for you. I hope you are not posting from your new job!! =)

-- James -

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#11 posted 10-01-2009 04:42 PM

glad to hear your good news…...peace to you and your family

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 10-01-2009 05:23 PM

congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#13 posted 10-01-2009 05:36 PM

Woodworking is a lot less stressful as a hobby. Congrats .

-- wood crafting & classes

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#14 posted 10-01-2009 06:58 PM

Glad to hear it.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#15 posted 10-01-2009 07:36 PM

Congratulations on your rehire.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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