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Tool thoughts #47: Stop the Bus I want to get off!

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Blog entry by NedB posted 04-27-2013 02:46 PM 860 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started a new management job yesterday, and that of course is exciting! I will be managing a ‘fleet’ of contractors who deliver pharmaceuticals in and around central NY. This is all well and good, but I’m still a week away from leaving my bus driver’s job. I put in my notice for next friday, and this morning I’m wishing it was already Friday. I want to be out of there for two reasons, the new job has a great amount of flexibility in the hours I will be working, and the social environment at the bus barn just drives me up a wall. I will be hard pressed on wednesday when we have our weekly meeting not to stand up and say ‘people, you work with children, you don’t have to act like they do though…’

As i mentioned, at my new job, my shift will be evenings and I will also cover one weekend day for dispatch, really means being available on the phone and a couple of hours a day on site when the loads are distributed. I could be in my shop making sawdust the rest of the time, and after next Friday that is my plan.

I have a craft show coming up in 2 months and I need to get cranking on production, I want to have a wide variety of boards on hand as the show is in a town where there i$ $ome $eriou$ ca$h to be made. Small college town, bedroom community to Syracuse and lots of the hoi poloi live there. The show is in support of their volunteer ambulance corps, so the locals turn out and shop hard there.

SO time to put my new planer into gear, get some stock dressed down and get to making boards…

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 02:53 PM

Congrats on your new job I hope it all works out the way you want it to.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NedB

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 03:45 PM

Thanks Jim! It is the first ‘full time’ with benefits jobs I have found in almost a year. Pulling hard for it to work out!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 04:24 PM

Very good, Ned!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Hope you get squared away without any surprises & all goes smooth!

Sounds like you’re going to be a lot happier in your new job!

Good Luck!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 04:52 PM

congrats on the new job,wish the best for you.its always good to have more time to make saw dust…..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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littlecope

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 09:40 PM

Good Going Ned!
Hope the New Job is everything you wanted!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Philip

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#6 posted 04-28-2013 01:22 PM

Congrats!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 04-28-2013 01:25 PM

I hope that you do well with your new work and also with your upcoming craft shows.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 04-29-2013 12:00 AM

Congrats, Ned I started a new job as well.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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bluekingfisher

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#9 posted 04-29-2013 08:00 AM

Good luck on the new job, I would however resist the urge to say too much on the Wednesday meet. Sometimes a loose tongue can come back and bite you on the backside sometime in the future . And besides, conduct yourself with grace, then no one can have excuse to say a bad word.

Hope all goes well at the show and you make some serious lolly!

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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BinghamtonEd

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#10 posted 04-29-2013 03:49 PM

Congrats on the new job. Hey is that pink elephant in your avatar the one from the mini golf place in Owego?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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NedB

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#11 posted 04-30-2013 01:04 AM

Ed, Pink elephant? What Pink Elephant? ;)

exactly… I was down there a couple of weeks ago and saw that, had to take a photo just for fun.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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BinghamtonEd

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#12 posted 04-30-2013 12:05 PM

Unless somebody bought it recently, I think they’re closed :(

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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NedB

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#13 posted 05-05-2013 12:25 PM

Ed, yeah I think I saw a for sale sign on it. However it might just be down for the off season.

On the job front, I’ve finished up with the bus company, and now am full time with the management position. Yeah me!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 05-12-2013 04:17 AM

Very good, Ned… Good LUCK… Hope you are the happiest with your new job than ever before.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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