the dark clouds have lifted!!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MrWray, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Im happy to report that i am not longer amongst the unemployed. I got hired fulltime with a glass manufacturing plant, starting pay of $20hr, 12 hour shifts,and only 15 minutes away from my house. I start this tuesday after labor day,good jobs around my area are almost non existant, it normally takes someone close to a year to get on at this plant and i was lucky to get on within 3 months of applying. They are also in the union and i plan on joining as soon as i can, im pretty stoked to get started. We have been struggling for a little while so this is truely a blessing. Im sure that my activity here will slow down, but ill still pop in and participate whenever i can, yall dont forget about me :)
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Hey, that's great! Congrats on the new job.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Congrats!!! Sounds like a great job.
     
  4. g23shooter

    g23shooter New Member

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    I know all to well how it feels to be unemployed for a long time with nothing in sight. Happy for you. I was in the Glass industry for 6 years in a tempering plant made commercial and residential IG mostly with custom glass doors. Just wear the PPE!
     
  5. astroman

    astroman Supporting Member Supporter

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    Congrats man - jobs are indeed tough to find these days and you are one of the lucky ones - I have been working on my own for the last 3 years and doing some contract work as well, but things are inconsistent. Thank God my wife has a great job...
     
  6. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Congrats on returning to work. I was also on the Unemployment rolls for the first time in a 40 year working career. It took me 53 weeks to find a job that paid 1/3 of what I made before. Two years afer returning to work I have gotten a good part of that back.
     
  7. downsouth

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    So happy for you Wray ! Happy for that beautiful shepard of yours also. Just two more weeks of old roy. :p
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am so happy for you. You definitely deserve this break. I hope you like the job and you are able to get back on your feet financially.
     
  9. MrWray

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    Thanks fellas,you all are very much appreciated. this plant is big on safety and ive already got my ID card and my PPE. My wife has a decent job but im supposed to be the one supporting my family, it doesnt feel good when your other half busts their ass to support everyone and you dont have a job. I cant wait to get started
     
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  10. Dillinger

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    Hell brother, I would rather have your ass working than running around here giving likes and posting all day. :p

    Congratulations man! Not many things feel as good as when you get that job and get to stand on your own two feet again.

    Get down to the store as soon as you can and get yourself a steak and a beer to celebrate.

    Hell, PM me your address and I'll send you a couple over for the bar-b-que. ;)

    JD
     
  11. MrWray

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    Thanks brother :)

    Im grilling bbq chicken breast as we speak "with my homemade bbq sauce" and drinking a cold one. This is the first time in months that im not stressed about anything, ive forgot what i felt like.
     
  12. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    MR Wray,

    Congrats Brother! Man we are also excited for you! And truly a blessing and certainly a big load of the mind! Sounds like the Big Man may have expedited your solution! Considering only 3 months! Wishing you and your family the best and on your new job!:D:D:D:D

    03
     
  13. m72law

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    The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

    You deserve it MrWray:)

    congrats!
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Shawn, glad things are looking up for you! good luck and congrats on the new job! :D
     
  15. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    Awesome!! Congrats.
     
  16. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Thanks everyone, your comments are MUCH appreciated. This is just one of the reasons why i love this forum :)
     
  17. downsouth

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    MrWray, that was you that had the trained GS dog given to you a few months back, or am I remembering wrong ?
     
  18. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Yep that is me, i still have him and he is still doing good :)
     
  19. boatme98

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    Woo Hoo!!!!!
    I know the feeling, brother. 15 months for me 'till I got my present job. These are tough times and it's good to get that call.
    Congratulations. Here's hoping that you ease in and are happy.
    The best to you and your family!
    Oh yeah, PPE-do it. Always be safe!
    We've had guys canned after the fact, for admitting to MSHA that they didn't use PPE.
     
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