|Forum topic by jim C||posted 01-21-2013 01:08 AM||1622 views||0 times favorited||29 replies|
01-21-2013 01:08 AM
This is for the retired/still working folks that worked all those years in a chosen profession or a position that they mitigated to and made it their business/job for their working years.
At this employer, I was able to become the programmer and operator of this machine and eventually left and went to work for the U.S. division, responsible for importing the equipment. I was a technical sales person.
Shortly after, I partnered with the division President and the national applications manager, we decided, in 1978 to start our own business and to purchase a machine and provide jobbing services to small and medium contract manufacturers, who could utilize the process but not justify the $100,000+ cost of the machine.
I opened in December 1978, eventually bring in my partners, and we expanded the company, eventually machining aerospace, computer electronics and medical components.
One of my partners passed away from brain cancer in 1992, and I bought out the other partner in 1993.
In 1997 at the age of 50, I sold the company to a corporation, but continued to run it as a division until 2004.
Although in, the prior 20 years I was relegated to management, due to employee growth, i never lost the passion of working with my hands.
That’s why I took up woodworking, (and continue to beat the ball into submission in golf)
So that’s my story about what I did in my journey to where I am today.
Partnered with my wife and still at it for 42 years
I wouldn’t have done it any different. Great memories, wonderful friends, good times for sure.
So, what is your story, and would you have done it any different?
Let it all out.
It’s an off-topic discussion that, for a change, just might stay civil!
Life is good.
-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!