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Went from bad to great #6878870
05/21/20 11:33 PM
05/21/20 11:33 PM
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Huntall76 Offline OP
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I was informed by my employers last Friday that they would be closing the doors permanently on June 26. They started that business in 1969 , I have been there since 1998. So after almost 23 years at one place and being 44 years old I was kind of nervous about what I was going to do. I've never filed unemployment and haven't been without a job longer than 2 weeks since I was 18.

But to my surprise as soon as some of our clients found out we were shutting down I had 3 companies wanting interviews this week.
I didn't even get to the second interview because the first one offered me $7.00 an hour more than I make now with less responsibilities, he told me he's been looking for someone like me for 5 years and he would have offered me a job years ago but didn't want to steal employees from a business associate which to me showed character and convinced me to take the job without setting up the other 2.

I can't believe the range of emotions over job security or lack of job security that I was having , I was 22 when I got that job and at that time I had no responsibility but myself so I never worried about long term employment, man I'm getting old. Hopefully this will be my last job.

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878872
05/21/20 11:38 PM
05/21/20 11:38 PM
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Good luck. Sounds to me like your a top notch guy and they know it. Im always looking for a guy like that but rarely find them.


Hal is my Hero
Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878881
05/21/20 11:54 PM
05/21/20 11:54 PM
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Central Oregon
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Niiiiiiiiicccccee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878890
05/22/20 12:03 AM
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Congrats
The cream always rises to the top

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878891
05/22/20 12:04 AM
05/22/20 12:04 AM
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Posts: 21,382
Central, SD
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Great news hard work always pays off down the road!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878913
05/22/20 12:59 AM
05/22/20 12:59 AM
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Congrats Huntall

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878916
05/22/20 01:09 AM
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Iowa
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Good for you. You must be living right!

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878917
05/22/20 01:14 AM
05/22/20 01:14 AM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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God is good every day.
Every day God is good. (congratulations man, I am happy for you!)


Well (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) yes I can ride, I was riding when I fell off grin
Jimmy Blevins
Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878944
05/22/20 04:04 AM
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congrats

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878965
05/22/20 06:15 AM
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Nice, congrats! What do you do?

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878973
05/22/20 06:29 AM
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That is a great turn of events. Personally, I'd have to see what the other two were offering just to satisfy my curiosity. Otherwise I'd always wonder if maybe they had even sweeter deals.


Eh...wot?

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878983
05/22/20 06:40 AM
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good for you glad thing's work out smile

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6878991
05/22/20 06:55 AM
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It's great to hear some good news! I think this happens a lot but you're not going to hear about it from the media because it doesn't fit the narrative: Hard working, dependable people like you landing on your feet.

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879017
05/22/20 07:15 AM
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Northern Maine
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Congrats and good luck.

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879021
05/22/20 07:21 AM
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Hickman, Nebraska
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Congratulations. Its quite a statement to stay on a job for that long these days. I'm always amazed when we go to hire someone at how many jobs folks have on their resumes. Its hard to find the ones that did long stints anywhere.
Sounds like the new job has company that seems to fit your similar standards and ethics, doing the right thing. Those are ones you look for no doubt.
FYI, and I know its an old clich, but it does have some truth to it and please take it to heart. The closing of one door behind you opens up a whole world of opportunities ahead of you. You got a nice pay bump and didn't have to do the job search very long to get it. This may turn out to be the best thing that has happened to you career-wise in a long time. Fingers crossed for you!
Jim


Money cannot buy you happiness, but it can buy you a trapping license and that's pretty close.
Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879036
05/22/20 07:46 AM
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new york
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Happy for you!

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879120
05/22/20 09:31 AM
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Congratulations.

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879502
05/22/20 05:32 PM
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Thanks everyone for your nice comments I really appreciate them.

This was the first time that I had to change jobs since I've had a family. Outside of worrying about my family I haven't really been scared so to speak since I was a kid.

As for checking out the other two job they were 30 and 40 minutes from my home and this one is only 12 minutes. My job I'm leaving is 1 mile from the house I bought last year so I didn't want to spend an hour to an hour and a half everyday in the car.

Another thing is outside of the jobs I had in school, baling hay and detasseling corn, this will only be my 6th job .

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879753
05/22/20 07:56 PM
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When one door closes another one opens.
Congratulations on the raise.
Best of luck for the future!
Sounds like you earned it.

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6879908
05/22/20 09:28 PM
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Way to go Man..

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6880136
05/23/20 08:04 AM
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Southern NJ
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I've been unemployed a couple of times in the last 30+ years. It's the worst feeling. Not being able to support your family really hurts. And, looking for a job when unemployed is the worst job I've ever had. Truly emotional stuff for someone who takes their responsibilities seriously. Fortunately, both times were short and I was back to work within a few weeks.

Congratulations to you. Sounds like being dependable for 23 years paid off.

Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6880172
05/23/20 08:42 AM
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Excellent...Good for You !!!


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Re: Went from bad to great [Re: Huntall76] #6880258
05/23/20 10:37 AM
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G4eat news for you.
Now bank some of that increase for the next 20 years.

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