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07-09-2010 11:09 PM

Ahhhhhh, a sigh of relief after my first day back working for the Carpenters Union :)

I missed it I did. I had my surgery and then started working at the HD. For 10.25/hr. But the hours were dropping so I went and payed my dues and got back to work 2 days later. For $23/hr. I’m currently working for a contractor who does cabinets and cabinet installation ( my favourite field to be in). Hard work and good money doing what I love, can’t get better than that. Unless I won the lottery. No more walkin with the orange apron. I got the tools wrapped around the waist again :)

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 11:14 PM

i keep thinking of working for those guys at times ,
but just can’t get into their control and dehumanizing ways ,

glad you found some meaningful work ,

a happy mark ,
is right on the mark !

-- 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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#2 posted 07-09-2010 11:19 PM

Very glad for you Mark

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#3 posted 07-09-2010 11:19 PM

Great news! It is great to love the job you do. Congratulations!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 07-09-2010 11:23 PM

Hi Mate glad your happy doing what you do best


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 11:31 PM

Glad to hear Mark. It’s always great to love your work.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 07-09-2010 11:39 PM

My dad told me years ago 8hrs is 8hrs if you are working for $5.00 or $50.00 an hour.
I worked for the Carpenters Union for 16yrs untill I blew out 2 disks in my low back.

Glad to hear you are back to the work you like to do and the heck with HD.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#7 posted 07-09-2010 11:53 PM

Hi Mark, more than double /hr, it is going to be Christmas at home with that first pay check. I am so glad for you.
Enjoy it. Give hugs and kisses to Chloe and Mason.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#8 posted 07-10-2010 12:47 AM

Mark: Congratulations on getting lined up again.

-- 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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#9 posted 07-10-2010 01:09 AM

great mark..nothing like having that tool belt back on….....swingin the hammer….cabinet work i think is about the best …have fun,,,whistle while you work…....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 07-10-2010 01:54 AM

Good news Mark & good luck.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 07-10-2010 02:21 AM

Congrats, by the way youiaren’t working for the union, you are the union. You work for your employer.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 07-10-2010 05:49 PM

true topamax….

thx alot evryone. i knew the union is where my heart is at…other than my workshop

-- M.K.

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#13 posted 07-10-2010 05:49 PM

if its not my workshop, i’ll still love any workshop :D

-- M.K.

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#14 posted 07-11-2010 12:49 AM

HD is the demon corporation!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 07-11-2010 01:21 PM

Good on you Mark, it’s so much easier going to work when you love your work.

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

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