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Peace and Harmony (I hope!!) #1: A new start as a pro

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Blog entry by Myron Wooley posted 05-03-2008 03:27 AM 1394 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today was the last day of my career as a Sr. Quality Engineer for a medical device manufacturer. This day has been a long time time coming, and it brought up a lot of mixed emotions.
I am now a professional in the field of furniture repair and restoration. My son Tommy and I have gone into business together and purchased a Furniture Medic franchise.
We will be traveling to Memphis in June for training, and our shingle goes up June 23.
Wish us luck!

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



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#1 posted 05-03-2008 03:31 AM

Wish you the best of luck!

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 03:32 AM

Congratulations and good luck with your new business!

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 03:38 AM

All the best!!!

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 03:44 AM

congradulations and I hope that everything works out the way you and your son imagine. I am sure that he is equally excited. I have a full time job as an equipment oprerator ( excavator) and started a custom cabinetry side buisness. My father decided to suprise me the other day with a new 17” bandsaw. I am 39 and I still got choaked up know that my father had that much faith in me.

-- F.Little

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 03:51 AM

It is nice to see when some gets to live their dream. Doing it with your son is the icing on the cake. I wish you good health and many happy years with your new life.

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 03:53 AM

Good luck, Myron. It’s one thing to make a living at something, but something else to be doing it at something you really enjoy doing.

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 04:05 AM

Good luck Myron. You and your son are taking a bold step but risk brings it own reward. You will be able to do what you want now rather than what you have to. I wish you both nothing but the best.

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

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#8 posted 05-03-2008 04:20 AM

BEST of Luck, Much Success and Happiness…. I am sure it will be an exciting time for the next stage of your life, Remember it will be tough to complain about the boss now.
A good book to read for you is the E Myth—-I am sure it will assist you in your thought processes.

Best wishes,

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#9 posted 05-03-2008 04:28 AM

That’s a big step! Good luck.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 05-03-2008 04:28 AM

Congrats Myron. I wish you and your son the best. While in Memphis I highly suggest you find some local BBQ joints. I traveled there quite a bit a few years back and it’s very good.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#11 posted 05-03-2008 04:31 AM

Good luck with your new career!

Joe

-- Joe, http://www.cft411.com

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#12 posted 05-03-2008 04:37 AM

Best of luck on your new venture!

-- Ciao, gth.

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#13 posted 05-03-2008 04:49 AM

Best of luck to you and your son. I wish I lived close enough to do something like that with my son.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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#14 posted 05-03-2008 04:55 AM

good luck

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#15 posted 05-03-2008 05:16 AM

Best wishes Myron! You’ll have to let us know what you think of the training. I often thought of signing up for it. I just can’t seem to let go of the day job though. My wife like the regular paycheck and the benifits. I look forward to the day that my brother and I can open our own shop, probably when I retire.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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