Things are looking up

Things are looking up

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:43 pm

For myself anyway. Got the call to go back to work starting Monday. Been laid off since April 13th. I still wish all of those that have lost their jobs, the best of luck in your search. :up:

Jeff
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:01 pm

Good news Jeff! :D Don't spend that first paycheck all in one place :cheers:
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:36 pm

I'm looking to find a second job but I can't find my resume so I can update it! :(

I've got a contract negotiation coming up and the company already closed one plant and sent it to Mexico. I've seen pictures of the building down there and it's mostly empty space!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:52 pm

jpete wrote:I've got a contract negotiation coming up and the company already closed one plant and sent it to Mexico. I've seen pictures of the building down there and it's mostly empty space!


Yep, my job went to Mexico in Oct'08. Trouble is, they can't find any qualified Mexicans to do my work! My old boss told me she'll give me back my job if I move to Mexico City :shock: :shock: :shock:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:47 am

dang that would mean you have to change from 5.56 to 7.62 for supply just to go food shopping!!! :D
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:29 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:
Yep, my job went to Mexico in Oct'08. Trouble is, they can't find any qualified Mexicans to do my work! My old boss told me she'll give me back my job if I move to Mexico City :shock: :shock: :shock:


Yeah, my company is finding the same thing. But the potential is there. I don't think they are going to want to keep spending money on a near empty building.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: ceccil On: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:17 pm

I work for a company that manufactures cable connectors for television and large connectors for communication cables. About 10 yrs. ago we were bought out by the current owner and they moved our assembly dept. to Mexico. Cost about 70 people their jobs. Not to mention the loss of one of our largest customers. They wanted the products they buy to be manufactured and assembled in the USA. They have not as of yet brought their business back to us. They have on occasion purchased small quantities of parts that we are able to hand assemble in our plant, but that's only if they are desperate for the parts.

Jeff
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:14 pm

As of today, the job loss count of people I know jumped to 3. Not looking good in this area, but I knew it would happen (the recession). I called it in ' 03 -- had to constantly explain to my wife, when we were house hunting, my logic for spending $300 to lock in our percentage rate until we closed. Now she gets it!

Congrats Ceccil! I'll drink to that! :cheers: :beer:
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:16 am

Good for you Ceccil hope it lasts, been thru the same thing except for a longer time I know how it feels.
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: Jeddbird On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:33 am

Glad to hear it Ceccil!
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:58 am

Hahaha, I just noticed the Human Resources Dept at my old company just got renamed. I guess it wasn't "politically Correct" enough. They are now called "The Talent Acquisition Department" :shock: :shock: :wtf:
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:07 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:
jpete wrote:I've got a contract negotiation coming up and the company already closed one plant and sent it to Mexico. I've seen pictures of the building down there and it's mostly empty space!


Yep, my job went to Mexico in Oct'08. Trouble is, they can't find any qualified Mexicans to do my work! My old boss told me she'll give me back my job if I move to Mexico City :shock: :shock: :shock:


I wonder if they burn Coal for heat in Mexico city?? ;)
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Re: Things are looking up

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:22 pm

Glad to here some good news! Congrats! :dancing:
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