Finally my search is over

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Blog entry by Grant Davis posted 09-18-2009 09:24 PM 1524 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally after almost 9 months of being unemployed, I am rejoining the ranks of the employed as of Monday morning. I lost my job back in January as part of a major cutback at my old company. I took some time to myself and puttered around, spent alot of extra time with my kids over the summer to the point that they don’t want to see me now….teenage girls you know. I also took some time and went to spend it with my mom, just her and I. But over the past two weeks I had been interviewing for a position and they called today at 12:45 and my unemployment came to an ABRUPT end.

I start Monday morning as a Manufacturing Supervisor concentrating on welding and metallurgy

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 09:28 PM

Grant Salutations and Congratulations. I know this must take a load off your mind.
Always look at the bright side of life.
Larry from the land downunder.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 09-18-2009 09:37 PM

CONGRATS!!! I’m glad you got the job and hope it all works out for you and the family.
Hi Ho….Hi Ho its off work you go.

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#3 posted 09-18-2009 09:53 PM

Great for you. I’m happy for you, there still are jobs, if you are lucky enough to find them. You give others hope.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 09-18-2009 10:13 PM

Work is a bummer my friend but out landlords for some reason want to paid and then theres that food thing. ; ) Congrats on your new job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 10:26 PM

I lost my job this week. So I am back on the prowl. Congrats on the new job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 09-18-2009 10:31 PM

That’s great news Grant, followed by a That sucks, Rick.

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 11:05 PM

Congratulations, Grant. I am sure it does feel good to be back working again and getting paid for it. I am sure you can use the job with teenagers in the house.

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

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#8 posted 09-18-2009 11:14 PM

As being a man who’s now retired after many many years of very long hours and hard work ( self inflicted as I was self employed) I can say having time free is wonderful and I wouldn’t like to change that again in my lifetime now.In any case with my health I couldn’t, but I take my hat off to you sir and hope with greatest sincerity you find happiness and very full reward in your new career .All the best wishes Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 09-18-2009 11:17 PM

Good luck with the new job. Hope it leaves time for you to play in the shop.


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#10 posted 09-19-2009 12:18 AM

Great News good luck with the new position

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#11 posted 09-19-2009 02:20 AM

great to here this. Here’s hoping its everything you hope it is.

-- F.Little

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#12 posted 09-19-2009 02:29 AM

Glad to hear you’re back working (I’m sure you and the family are anyway). Good luck and hope you still have time to stay a part of LJ’s.

-- John @

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#13 posted 09-19-2009 05:36 AM

congrats on your new job! I work in a machine shop and tell you what…i can’t wait to get home and step into my shop with the smell of wood chips in the air.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#14 posted 09-19-2009 10:06 AM

Hey Grant,
Way to go man….....good one.!

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#15 posted 09-19-2009 11:47 AM

i’m happy for you ,
some pressure is off ,
and you can enjoy both worlds now .

good move spending time with your loved ones ,
that silver lining
they talk about !

-- 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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