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Forum topic by JAGWAH posted 05-27-2010 03:58 PM 1495 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2010 03:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: doofus gotta job

In my other post where I was lamenting the state of the economy and my issues I mentioned applying for a a job where they offered me an estimators job. The last meeting was early friday and I had given up hope they’d call. I planned today to call a friend and help him mow lawns.

Well I got a call from the owner he’d like me to start tuesday. I said great and then he said as far as the salary, what I had asked for would be fine. Cool!

I found out about this company when I was trying to apply for a much lower paying driving job. It just shows to go you you really have no control over where this life takes you, not directly.

To my fellow LJ’ers still looking I hope it changes for you soon. But frankly I could be back here in a week telling you why they fired me or I quit. Here’s to hoping not.

I know I won’t quit if for no other reason than my wife will really kill me, I mean really kill me!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 04:02 PM

great JAGWAH! congrats on the new job and getting the salary you asked for. My 3 year old was watching me type this and wants to know if you are Santa Claus? lol.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 04:09 PM

That is great news! Best wishes in your new job! Nothing like a new set of tasks to make it interesting.

Derek – I have often wondered the same thing …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 04:13 PM

Thats great news Jagwah. Congrats! I hope it works out for you.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 04:17 PM

this is definitely good news .

the best to you in this .

so to get to that list ,
a train ,
some new tools ,
bigger tv ,
sports car ,
world cruise ( for two ),

-- 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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#5 posted 05-27-2010 04:28 PM


Good things happen when you wear your skirt to a lob interview. :-)

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

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 04:28 PM

Congratulations. I had read your other post the other day and was really happy to see this positive outcome for you. I work in banking and was on a call with our economists yesterday, and for the first time in a long time the economic news was fairly positive. This will be a slow recovery, but the indicators are growing more positive. I’m very happy to see anyone find a job, especially a decent job, right now.

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#7 posted 05-27-2010 04:47 PM

Congrats on the new job….....know the probs well as the LOL was ousted from her job about a month ago….....tough going!!

The best to you in your new endeavors.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 05-27-2010 04:48 PM

Congratulations JAG!
You deserve it! I am very happy for you.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 05-27-2010 05:02 PM

Way to go Jag! Glad that will be a load off your mind… the pressure of trying to find work when others are dependent on you is a hardship and I pray that everyone looking will find what they are looking for.


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#10 posted 05-27-2010 05:05 PM

Fantastic Bob you deserve good pay .I was pulling for you all the way

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 05:16 PM

Great news! Now if only my wife could find a job… Not that we are hurting that bad, but being out of work is driving her crazy…

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 05:22 PM

Good news, Bob. Judging by your projects and their quality, you will be the best estimator this guy has ever had. Might even turn into a superintendent position. You will be an asset to any company. Maybe you willget one of his jobs into a magazine as well. Go get ‘em Tiger…oops Jaguar. Rand

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#13 posted 05-27-2010 05:25 PM

Great News!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#14 posted 05-27-2010 06:05 PM

Great news Jag, it must have given you a big relief. Your wife will be able to cancel that life policy she has on you now! lol

-- 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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#15 posted 05-27-2010 06:21 PM

Great news Jagwah, hope it works out for you. Godspeed.

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

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