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Back on the rolls of the unemployed

grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
edited November 2014 in General Discussion
Called in right at noon and was let go. The still sagging economy was the reason.

Last man hired 1st one to be let go, I was not the only one leaving today.

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    allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,293 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What kind of work were you doing?
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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Grumpy... Been there a few times myself.

    Here's hoping you weather the stall.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Drafting. Just graduated from college for it in June.
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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,372 ******
    edited November -1
    Drafter's work shouldn't be too tough to come by, but it depends a lot on the area you're in. Where are you again?
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    sxsnufsxsnuf Member Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Youve still got the education.
    It WILL pay dividends soon.
    Arrivederci gigi
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,456 ******
    edited November -1
    PLEASE tell me that you did not buy that new car...Please!
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    jltrentjltrent Member Posts: 9,224 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hang in there and hopefully you can get another job soon.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    PLEASE tell me that you did not buy that new car...Please!


    Just in case I got the Insurance to cover me should I loose my job. So I will be Ok.
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    kimikimi Member Posts: 44,723 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Good luck on landing a position of your choosing, Gunny.
    What's next?
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,456 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    PLEASE tell me that you did not buy that new car...Please!


    Just in case I got the Insurance to cover me should I loose my job. So I will be Ok.


    I am relieved to hear that, and I hope you find a new job quickly.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    PLEASE tell me that you did not buy that new car...Please!


    Just in case I got the Insurance to cover me should I loose my job. So I will be Ok.


    I am relieved to hear that, and I hope you find a new job quickly.


    If I had been with the company longer I would not have gotten the Ins. But this did not fully catch me by surprise.


    Just looked over a few places and there are a few other jobs available. So will update the Resume and get a few out this weekend.
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    savage170savage170 Member Posts: 37,471 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    PLEASE tell me that you did not buy that new car...Please!


    Just in case I got the Insurance to cover me should I loose my job. So I will be Ok.


    I am relieved to hear that, and I hope you find a new job quickly.


    If I had been with the company longer I would not have gotten the Ins. But this did not fully catch me by surprise.


    Just looked over a few places and there are a few other jobs available. So will update the Resume and get a few out this weekend.

    Good Luck
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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by savage170
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:Originally posted by mark christian
    PLEASE tell me that you did not buy that new car...Please!


    Just in case I got the Insurance to cover me should I loose my job. So I will be Ok.


    I am relieved to hear that, and I hope you find a new job quickly.


    If I had been with the company longer I would not have gotten the Ins. But this did not fully catch me by surprise.


    Just looked over a few places and there are a few other jobs available. So will update the Resume and get a few out this weekend.

    Good Luck
    ^^^^^
    What Savage said...
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    pwilliepwillie Member Posts: 20,253 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    ....you ever thought about starting your own drafting business? You can do it!
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    One of My Instructors from College Just e-mailed me to let me know she would keep an ear out for jobs.

    I worked with another student that graduated with me, he had been there for a few months before me and he contacted her.

    Great to have contacts.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by pwillie
    ....you ever thought about starting your own drafting business? You can do it!


    The cost of programs is really up there. Also without having a reputation to work from getting jobs would be a bear.
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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    One of My Instructors from College Just e-mailed me to let me know she would keep an ear out for jobs.

    I worked with another student that graduated with me, he had been there for a few months before me and he contacted her.

    Great to have contacts.
    Networking can and DOES pay off ! [;)]
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    OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,519 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    wished you lived here. I would hire you in a heart beat. Your a good man and will find employment soon. Well wishes and good luck. If you need anything or if there is anyway I can help you, let me know. Your not a bum, so I wouldn't mind helping out if possible.Oak
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    WarbirdsWarbirds Member Posts: 16,854 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Keep your chin up. If I recall you were working at a place doing helicopter parts?

    Bell Helicopter is here in DFW and Eurocopter has offices here as well.

    If you do drafting look into "checker" or design assurance jobs as well.

    I am about to say to hell with aerospace and defense work because the energy guys are making so much money it maybe worth jumping ship.

    You might consider looking at energy companies too.
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    DirtyDawgDirtyDawg Member Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Grump,

    Where are you located?? In my day job, I recruit and place engineers, designers, and drafters. What CAD package do you use??

    I'm in Tulsa, OK, and I have a very high demand for entry level to seasoned designers and drafters. I place drafters starting around $20/hour, but seasoned designers with CadWorx can bring $50/hour with all the overtime they can stand. Also, I need electrical engineers or techs with PLC experience for positions around the country, mainly oil & gas related jobs.

    PM me for details. DD
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by DirtyDawg
    Grump,

    Where are you located?? In my day job, I recruit and place engineers, designers, and drafters. What CAD package do you use??

    I'm in Tulsa, OK, and I have a very high demand for entry level to seasoned designers and drafters. I place drafters starting around $20/hour, but seasoned designers with CadWorx can bring $50/hour with all the overtime they can stand. Also, I need electrical engineers or techs with PLC experience for positions around the country, mainly oil & gas related jobs.

    PM me for details. DD


    Looking in Eugene Oregon.

    Use AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Have used Revit also.

    PM sent.
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    rambo rebelrambo rebel Member Posts: 4,028
    edited November -1
    while you are looking, you should do some drawing using your talent. pencil drawings of famous buildings and the big homes of the well to do are money makers.

    I do art stuff a lot but I can't bring myself to sell any of it.

    but I do psycodellic art mostly - and I make custom painted tables from ammo boxes and other items.
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    asopasop Member Posts: 8,923 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Same thing happened to my uncle and he went to work for a patten attorney. Says there is a real need for this type of talent.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Well just got done sending out Resume's to all the folks looking for drafters and already have one that wants to talk to me.

    Fingers crossed.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Well make that two and I have interviews at both.
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    This is so Tempting.

    quote:Manufacturing Supervisor (Eugene)



    compensation: Dependent on Experience

    Western Panel Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plywood as well as architectural, furniture and custom interior designed plywood, is seeking an experienced Plant Supervisor.

    This person will be a "Floor Supervisor" with 10 to 25 people and production coordinator for 5 to 15 operating centers to supervise.

    General Job Requirements:

    - Manufacturing experience is preferred but not required
    - Hardwood plywood knowledge helpful but not required
    - Ability to communicate - both verbally and written
    - Read tape measure and read fractions
    - Ability to change priorities and workload to accommodate production requirement
    - Attention to details a must
    - Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines a must
    - Ability to work in a team environment with other department managers
    - Good paperwork skills and organizational skills a must
    - Must evaluate manufacturing process daily
    - 3 to 5 years experience managing 10 or more employees
    - Ability to manage different work stations
    - Strong work record and production scheduling background

    Responsibilities:

    - Production, staffing and quality control
    - Supervise 10 to 25 employees, also discipline and evaluate employees
    - Ability to train, supervise, discipline, and evaluate employees
    - Responsible for flow of materials at all machine centers
    - Maintain work area in a neat and clean manner
    - Ability to direct employees
    - Ability to communicate to staff is a must
    - Completes all daily paperwork accurately and submit timely
    - Follow detailed instructions
    - Conduct production meetings
    - Coordinate work flow
    - Maintain inventories and production records
    - Problem solver
    - Set and attain production goals

    We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, short/long term disability, 401(k), and vacation pay. The wage for this position will depend on your experience and will be discussed in the interview process.

    My Old Job left of very good terms. But know how the owner works the hours would kill me now. Was their 8 years doing that very Job.
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    sxsnufsxsnuf Member Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like theyre big on disciplining their employees!
    Good luck with the interviews.
    Arrivederci gigi
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by sxsnuf
    Sounds like theyre big on disciplining their employees!
    Good luck with the interviews.




    He is an old Navy Chief and when I was there as an Old Marine GySgt guess when the rules got written.[8D]
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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,372 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Well make that two and I have interviews at both.
    nice! good luck!
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    beneteaubeneteau Member Posts: 8,553 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Go online and join Linkedin. Lots of employers and head-hunters use Linkedin.
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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,372 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by beneteau

    Go online and join Linkedin. Lots of employers and head-hunters use Linkedin.



    +1
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Perfect
    quote:Originally posted by beneteau

    Go online and join Linkedin. Lots of employers and head-hunters use Linkedin.



    +1


    Already there
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