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Forum topic by USCJeff posted 07-23-2008 01:17 AM 1082 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2008 01:17 AM

I’ve known a change was coming for a while now as I was closing a company over the period of a year. That resulted in some short days in the last few months and some nice long weekends. This in turn, resulted in more production in the shop and being able to check the site more often. Now I’ve got newbie standing at the office and the hours are more typical. On a postive (of sorts), the shop has stayed clean for the longest stretch I’ve seen in a while. Sigh. :)

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 07-23-2008 01:20 AM

Everything always works out for the best, in the end. Just sometimes it is not easy to see around the next bend.

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2008 04:12 AM


Changing jobs always produces stress and a lot of uncertainty especially as you grow and develop in your new job and forge new working relationships with your co-workers. But with your talents and abilities you should grow acclimated to the new job fairly quickly. But between the children and a new job somehow I don’t see a lot of shop time in the near term. Try to work some in as you can.

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

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#3 posted 07-23-2008 04:18 AM

Hope you get more time in the shop soon Jeff. Those paying jobs can really get in the way sometimes….Everytime I get a good start in the shop its time to leave for work. Ugh! :)

-- Steve-o

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#4 posted 07-23-2008 06:05 AM

Paying jobs are more fun than non paying jobs.

I was out of work for a year living off my severence. I wish I had that money today.

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

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#5 posted 07-23-2008 06:06 AM

Hang in there Jeff 0 things always get better.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 07-23-2008 02:35 PM

Hang in there bud, as mentioned above it is hard when changes take place that we didn’t make ourselves. When I was an IT contractor I always seemed to know when the end of a project was coming about and even so it was just difficult at times to change uniforms so to speak. But when I got a long contract I felt more secure with income coming in.

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 07-24-2008 01:23 AM

I hear you, Karson. I was offered 4 months severance about a year in advance of the close. I was a little nervous waiting too long to get going on contacting my business contacts about some leads given the sluggish economy in the States at the moment. I’m in accounting, so there are quite a few jobs out there, just a lot of other accountants. I kind of regretted this post as I have several business contacts that are struggling to get place themselves. Still get my time with the kids, so I’m counting my blessings and accepting the stess of “establishing” myself as a new hire.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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