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Forum topic by Mark posted 01-30-2010 06:34 PM 1510 views 0 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2010 06:34 PM

So inside HD yesterday to get the news that they’re hiring me on this monday for a seasonal job. BUT the irony of being so glad to finally get a job and THAT job is… My carpenters hall called me up while I was in there and asked me if I wanted a long term job out 3 hours away in Sarnia building windmills. :\

Soooooo after thinking about it for hours I finally made up my mind to take the Sarnia trip. I make over 2x the amount of money working there but I also have to cover myself and own needs while I’m out there not just my house now. But I get to come home on weekends and eventually the schedule will change to 4 day 10hr shifts and 4 days off. So if I’m not on so often don’t worry. I’ll be back on eventually…I’ll maked sure of it.

I’m leaving monday morning so I’ll be here til then fellas!

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 06:36 PM

Good luck with the job Mark.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 06:38 PM

way to ’ go ’ mark !

take care of yourself ,

remember to pace yourself .
you may be young and gung-ho ,

but you are still recovering from surgery !

-- 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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#3 posted 01-30-2010 06:44 PM

Congrats on the job! Hopefully I will find one too very soon. Being broke s…...stinks!

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 06:46 PM

Great News, Mark!!

As David said, please pace yourself. Your long term good health is the most important thing.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 06:48 PM

Congrats and good luck. Just make sure you let the laborers do the grunt work for a while till you get back in the swing of things. Remember to get some Icy Hot for those new aches and pains.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 06:57 PM

Good luck Mark very glad for you I am going to miss you hope to see often as you can. How far is it from you place? Good things comes in package sometime your surgery which you have a good recovery now a good job. Things are looking great for you.
Your one member I will never forget. BUDDY
Can I keep in touch with new member markswife LOL LOL

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 07:00 PM

Congratulations Mark. Sorry about the side ”Benefits”

Come back often

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-30-2010 07:01 PM

Good luck, Mark. You can live in your vehicle during the week, can’t you? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-30-2010 07:07 PM

All you have to do all day is walk around and say I DON,T KNOW and you will fit in fine with them ! :))

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 01-30-2010 07:37 PM

Good deal, Mark! Try to get a new display pic, will ya? Eh?

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#11 posted 01-30-2010 07:52 PM

Great to hear. I hope you will still have the time to enjoy your hobby…and to participate here on LJ’s.

We have cut back on all the perks and perdiems we can offer our craft labor, as the market is ultra competitive right now….being a union company we have been fighting an extremely tough fight against companies using non craft labor…at very low rates (we all know how dismal the job market is these days). The unions are slow to react…but they are begining to get the facts…hopefully this will improve in the future before we end up in the same boat as the domestic car companies. Union craftsman are still much better trained and much more competant than their counterparts….but the economy is such that the cheaper bids will win out everytime.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#12 posted 01-30-2010 08:02 PM

Greetings, bud:...Good to see you getting some income going again. Work really sucks, but someone has to do it…..... glad it ain’t me….. lol. One question… will you be employed by HD, or who? The Union you belong to? I think I missed something there. Anyway….. make the “green”, feed the family, pay the bills, and come back to see us soon when you have time. But… you know we won’t miss you very much…..later, dude.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#13 posted 01-30-2010 08:05 PM

good luck…these are hard times and tough decisions have to be made…may all your choices be for the best…keep us posted and good luck…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 01-30-2010 08:17 PM

Good Luck, hope you like the job and be able to adapt to the new routines.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 01-30-2010 08:33 PM

Good luck Mark.

Next time I’m down Sarnia way, I’ll be looking for your windmills :o)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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