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When you finally find the right job.

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I never figured I would find a job that I liked. Even with my degree. I figured I would just deal with the bs, and live my life day to day. Well that changed when I got a job at a small mom and pop machine shop. I did go to school for that. It just took me a year and a half to find it. Its not corporate, less then 50 people work there, pays really well, its interesting, and I deal with rare metals. Google tantalum some time. A 1x1x12 chunk is 5k.

Before I got this job. I was working at a place that will remain nameless. They were screwing me out of ot pay, hours, it was retail, and changing the schedule every  2 hours. So I got written up a few times. Becasue they changed the schedule with out notice, or they would say I would have to be in. When I didn't have to be in. The last time that happened. I got home from my bouncer job at 4 am. I didn't recall if I worked at noon on Sunday. so I looked at the online schedule, and it said I worked at noon. That means I have to get up at by at least 11am. I go to sleep and go to work. I get my butt out of bed on 6 hours or so hours of sleep. Drive to work, and put on a smile. I go to punch in. The computer says I am not working. Ok by this time I am more then ticked. This has happened like 3 other times. The only reason I stayed is I liked my co workers, and They convinced me to stay. That was the last time that happened. The job was to the point. Were I wanted to hit a customer that asked if I had any wood with out knots. I wanted to hit them with a hammer. Among other things. It was also effecting my personal life and happiness.

About a month later. My grandma told me about a machine shop that was hiring. I figured what dose it hurt. Dropped off my app and resume. I figured I would hear what I have been hearing for the last year and a half. I don't enough experience. Well about a hour later they called for a interview, and I set it up for the next day. I told them since I work at noon. I could see them at 10. I also told them since they are close to my last job. I will be dressing for that. My last job I wore jeans, t shirt, ball hat, and boots. They were ok with that. That interview lead to a second interview. Were they offered me the job. As soon as I was done there. I had my two weeks typed up sitting in my car, and turned it in.

At this point I have been there for a month. I am enjoying it a lot. I am a lot happier as a person, and I have not wanted to hit any one with a hammer yet. I am still bouncing Friday and Saturday night. I don't need to, but I work around a bunch of middle aged dudes for 40hrs a week. The only woman are office workers who are married, and the bosses daughter. No I don't dip my pen in company ink.  I value my job way more then sex. Sex don't pay my bills, and I wont mess with a married woman. So the bar gig at least allows me to look. The bar crew is also pretty cool. So I have two jobs I love. I am happier then I could ever imagine, I am making great money, and I am single. With not a single problem in my life right now. I would say life is great.

 

 

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Right on brother. Sounds like you got it going your way. I'm happy for ya. Work is nice when you enjoy what you are doing, and the people you work around.

It took me awhile to figure that out. I also found a group to travel with, and work at home with, that raise as much hell as myself. It makes it very pleasant and fun. 

Why work somewhere you hate and be miserable all the time. Life is too short for that. I am Nomadic as all hell with the way I work. I prefer 2 week short calls. I swoop in, work my tail off for 14 days straight. Then leave with a fat wallet. Then I go do it again. There's nothing wrong with long calls, (anything over 2 weeks). I just prefer not to take them unless, as currently, I need money for some kind of expense that savings won't cover. I love my work life and love the massive amounts of family time I get right now. I mean how else can I work for 9 months out of the year, spend 3 months off work, and still cover my expenses, bills, and 4 children? I got this game figured out. 

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Each job I changed I moved up the ladder with experience and pay. I lost many good jobs due to recessions. My last job I hit it like you with all my experiences I could fabricate and build anything mechanical. I worked for a top ten engineering group in the world. I was happy for 19 years. I rode the wave to retirement. My point is time flies brother. Before we know it were planning retirement.

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Congratulations, glad to hear you've holstered the hammer.

:)

A-Jay

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15 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Congratulations, glad to hear you're holstered the hammer.

:)

A-Jay

Well ask my stupid questions. Like "Do you have any wood with out knots?" And " Do you have any wood that is stronger? I am making a stair case. That is 20ft in the air, and it needs to support a lot of weight?" Yea that's called metal. There is a reason why OSHA says all stairs must be made of metal. If you ask me questions like that. Expect some thing to be thrown at you.

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On 7/21/2016 at 6:54 PM, bigbill said:

Each job I changed I moved up the ladder with experience and pay. I lost many good jobs due to recessions. My last job I hit it like you with all my experiences I could fabricate and build anything mechanical. I worked for a top ten engineering group in the world. I was happy for 19 years. I rode the wave to retirement. My point is time flies brother. Before we know it were planning retirement.

I am not sure about retirement. I just turned 31. I have a while to go before that happens. I am just living day by day for now. Saving for a house first. Then comes other things.

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All of a sudden our lives come together is we stay working.

my last job ticked me off many times but I thought about the money I was making, laughing all the way to the bank plus my family I had at home to support. Then I cooled down. I started there at 35 yo.

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On 7/22/2016 at 7:28 PM, bigbill said:

All of a sudden our lives come together is we stay working.

my last job ticked me off many times but I thought about the money I was making, laughing all the way to the bank plus my family I had at home to support. Then I cooled down. I started there at 35 yo.

I don't know if Its because I am older, or I have found a zen place. I don't lose my anger as munch. The only thing that makes me mad any more are stupid questions, and bad drivers. Even dealing with drunks at work. Don't set me off.

Speaking of stupid questions. I work with a former co workers dad, and what he told me today made me laugh. Some one called and asked if they could return 24 4x4s. No problem right. Well the guy cemented them in the ground all ready, and still wanted to return them. Another guy complained about rocks in his cement mix. Think that one over. I guess the guy even brought in a wheel barrow full of it to prove it. Turns out the mix was not even the stores brand. The kid handled it better then I would have.

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On 7/19/2016 at 8:51 PM, tipptruck1 said:

...Sex don't pay my bills...

It does if you are really good at it or extremely blessed.  Not that I would have any 1st hand knowledge of either...:D

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During each recession jobs can be tough to find. I took my chainsaw and cut firewood to sell between jobs I kept busy. I fixed tractors too. It pays to find another nitch for income besides your 40 hours per week job. I still did firewood part time while working a full time job. It felt good to have a backup plan.

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16 hours ago, OCdockskipper said:

It does if you are really good at it or extremely blessed.  Not that I would have any 1st hand knowledge of either...:D

Welcome to the club. I hear Raider is a gigolo and or a pimp. I still haven't figured  it out. Why else would a man from Bama need a fur coat? Maybe he can help us.

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