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dave#1    Posted 03-16-2018 at 19:36:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Well this sucks !
  • Lost my job today !
    They're closing the doors at the salvage yard where I've worked for the last 35 years!, No warning what so ever, Business has been bad the last couple of years, I could go on about they could have saved the company by doing this or doing that but what's the point, We're done so move on.
    Thank goodness the house is paid for and the wife makes good money being a nurse.
    We'll survive !

    later,dave

    Larry TX    Posted 03-19-2018 at 14:57:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Remember Dave that unless one is the owner, President or CEO of a company, we're sadly just a number on a payroll and nothing more, regardless of how long we've been working at any place.

    Island Mike    Posted 03-18-2018 at 11:59:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Definitely a bummer, BUT, it opens the door for new and improved opportunities.
    Judging by the questions the kids ask on a motorcycle forum, most have no clue about mechanical and electrical things. There has to be a need for someone with knowledge, especially a swell guy.

    Bon chance. Island Mike

    Dave2N    Posted 03-18-2018 at 10:46:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dave, you should have no problem finding a job. The kids coming into industry, have zero work ethic. My Mac Tool guy says there a drought of middle aged guys. In the industry. You should be able to walk in any dealer as a used car mechinic. It will get you in the door. Thirty years on the job, wow. Here down on Long Island there's a automotive job site. asap411.com. I don't know if it works in your area, give a try. Hang in there, weight out your options. And practice filling out resumes. Good luck

    Ken N Tx    Posted 03-18-2018 at 07:11:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sorry to hear this Dave..

    J52J    Posted 03-17-2018 at 15:06:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dave this may not help but Andrew McCabe just got fired only "2 days" before he was suppose to retire after working for 21 years in the Government.

    I couldn't imagine how devastating it would be to loose a job after 35 years. With your skills you should be able to find a job with no problem. At least you have your Wife, your Health and Home. Most work a life time and have nothing to show for it. You have met a life time of goals and with only a few minor set backs.

    J52J/Jess

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 03-17-2018 at 13:14:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Man that sucks Jaco. I got laid off about 8 months ago but went back to work a month later. Company wasn't doing well. The owner passed away and the son took over. We changed a few things and so far our company continues to dig out from debt. That's a good thing.

    Good luck with finding another job you enjoy doing. At least we are close to retirement.

    Hang in there,
    Tyman

    Philny    Posted 03-16-2018 at 21:28:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sorry to hear this , You’re good at what you do maybe work for a dealership. I know the feeling,good luck.

    steveVa    Posted 03-16-2018 at 19:44:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Time to go fishing!!! Hope you can find a silver lining...

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