I'm new here and don't know you guys but nevertheless, good er....job
.....on finding a new job so soon after telling the old boss to go shove it. I was a master motorcycle mechanic for over 23 years. About 14-15 years ago I had a chance to go work for no pay on a 3 day short movie shoot, to see if I liked it and to try out in different trades. This led to an offer to do a paid music video. The pay was $650 for 10hrs,
double time after 10.
But it was during the week.
I went to ask the general manager at the Honda dealership I worked at, if I could have two days off to do it....this during winter when we were all standing around with our fingers up our behinds anyway.....hardly any work and we were all commission only.
But he said no.
So I said "Okay...well guess what Bill, FU I quit
Damn that felt so good. I made more money for a days work on that video shoot than I made in two weeks at the shop, and
I did not stop getting calls for work. I never looked back. Just reading your story made me smile and remember that feeling of making the leap of faith out of a dead end gig. Maybe the missus is happy because she senses in you that you
are so happy to be outta that job and are plain excited about the future.
Even if working as a fabricator and mechanic doesn't end up being what you want long term, it will serve as a great stepping stone for you and help keep the family fed, housed and happy. Way to go!
Congrats and all the best for the future.