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First week without work

Posted By: 52degrees

First week without work - 09/14/09 05:41 PM

The axe fell Tuesday of last week for me. They tell me they eliminated my position. I lasted as long there as most do (2 years). On to bigger and better things, I guess.

One thing is for sure, I've gotten more done around the house in the last week than the last year.
Posted By: Mad_Scientist

Re: First week without work - 09/14/09 05:45 PM

Must be difficult and worrying with kids and a mortgage.

Good luck finding something very soon <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: MontyMcV

Re: First week without work - 09/14/09 06:52 PM

That's a real bummer. We have brought back many of those laid off here at the beginning of the year. Hopefully things will keep picking up for everyone. Good luck your way...
Posted By: fasteddy

Re: First week without work - 09/15/09 02:42 AM

There's jobs out there. Go find a better one. Or start your own company. The latter is much more satisfying, and can make you a bunch more $$$...
Posted By: LRJ4x4

Re: First week without work - 09/15/09 03:17 AM

I won't lie it's tough out there but you have skills, knock down the some doors! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: First week without work - 09/15/09 05:25 AM

Clay, as you should already know, when one door closes, another opens.

Knock off some projects and get some use out of your little dinghy before rollin' up the sleeves again.

Glad ya kept yer toolbox dude!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 52degrees

Re: First week without work - 09/15/09 06:00 AM

Got 3 fenceposts set (that's not easy work for a fat, out of shape estimator). Also changed the tubes on a couple bicycles. I'll be ordering the cam chain for my bike soon. Looking forward to that.
Posted By: sparkem

Re: First week without work - 09/15/09 12:44 PM

Quit playing with your dinghy.

Need a little wind here.


Those are from Tommy Boy the movie.
Posted By: MarkG

Re: First week without work - 09/19/09 02:23 AM

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There's jobs out there. Go find a better one. Or start your own company. The latter is much more satisfying, and can make you a bunch more $$$...


You probably won't earn as much at the beginning. But, if you do something you enjoy, it's not as much like work. Working for ones self can be both difficult and enjoyable. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: First week without work - 09/21/09 04:59 PM

Average unemployment rate is around 10%. the construction trade had been hit at least that much. So.....all you really have to do is be better than the 10% not working. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Good luck, the cream rises to the top during these times.
Posted By: stony-man

Re: First week without work - 09/21/09 08:04 PM

I keep hearing on the readio how the recession is over...but I have over half my friends looking for jobs. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: sasnydley

Re: First week without work - 09/23/09 04:00 AM

Pretty soon all the bail-out crap will be over and THEN the real depression will begin.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: First week without work - 09/23/09 04:02 AM

Yep, lotta people learned how to can food up here this year.
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: First week without work - 09/23/09 06:31 PM

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> My wife and I have canned over a hundered jars so far. Peaches, Peach jam, Peach honey, black berry jam, watermelon jelly, Roma tomatoes, Roma Paste, ETC....going to get a pick up full of apples this weekend. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Canning is about survival.
Posted By: Richard Saylor

Re: First week without work - 09/24/09 01:46 AM

I've been canning this week too. Got several of those gallon size cans of various foods (peaches, carrots, applesauce, baked beans, etc) and have no way of using anything that big without it going bad. Didn't want to take up a lot of freezer space either. So I've been canning them. Not as hard as I thought it was going to be either. Now I want to can everything. LOL ... Now where did the dog disappear to ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: fasteddy

Re: First week without work - 09/24/09 01:59 AM

I used to can with my grandmother and great aunts. Here's a good one. Quince jam is so full of pectin that a biscuit with that stuff on board will bring a full case of blam butt to a halt. Crabapple is good, too. My all time fave is pear preserves.

Y'all be real careful with that stuff, temp wise. If you aren't, you can preserve the nasty bacteria along with the food stuff.
Posted By: Richard Saylor

Re: First week without work - 09/24/09 03:36 AM

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IY'all be real careful with that stuff, temp wise. If you aren't, you can preserve the nasty bacteria along with the food stuff.


Don't know about anyone else, but I'm using a guide just for that reason and following all the directions to a T. I don't want any of that nasty stuff in there for sure. I feel pretty good about the fact that it was already canned commercially before hand, but I'm not skipping anything just because of that either.
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: First week without work - 09/24/09 05:28 AM

A must is the book 'Putting Food By'. Also, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service to see if they offer canning classes. With all the meat and fish that gets canned up here, it's offered. Our CES also has a video library series for canning IN cans.

Canning isn't just about survival per se, but eating well, as well.
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