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Blog entry by Rustic posted 686 days ago 1589 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working at Johnson Controls in Holland, MI for the last year as a temporary employee. 2 weeks ago they gave me a job offer. So I am finally getting hired in next week. Going from $8.50 an hour to $11.05 an hour with benefits. Finally I can relax and not worry about my job and get back to woodworking.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI



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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 686 days ago

That news is so good, I am so pleased it has worked out for you, must be such a relief. Best wishes.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 686 days ago

Congrats I’m really happy for you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#3 posted 686 days ago

that’s great news rick

‘bout time we get some help

look forwards to some new work (shop) from you

-- 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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cabmaker

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#4 posted 686 days ago

Good for you Nick, and I know you ll do th RIGHT thing come november and that job will get even better for you !

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Karson

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#5 posted 686 days ago

Congratulations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 686 days ago

Congratulations on the FULL-TIME job…..and the benefits too!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 686 days ago

congrats thats excellent news.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 686 days ago

That’s wonderful!
Congratulations.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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douglbe

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#9 posted 686 days ago

That is great news! A good job with benefits takes a load off. So many of us have been there and I really feel happy for you.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 686 days ago

I’m happy for you , Rick. The benefits part now a days is so important. Most employers want workers on part time status so they don’t have to give any benefits. Hang in there with JCI…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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David Craig

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#11 posted 686 days ago

Great news Rick! Nothing takes the wind out of the sails than concerns about the economy and our survival. I am happy to hear you are able to breathe again. Congratulations!

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 686 days ago

Johnson Controls is a good company!

It was/is one of the major competitors of Honeywell, one of my former employers years ago.

Wish you well in your new job!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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NormG

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#13 posted 686 days ago

Congrats and good luck. I know employment opportunities in your area is not the best

-- Norman

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Ralph

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#14 posted 685 days ago

Good for you. You stuck it out and now are rewarded.
Hope there is more good news in your future.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 685 days ago

Congratulations, Rick, that’s great.

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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