New Job

New Job

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:21 pm

When I moved to this part of the world 7 yrs ago I worked as a cabinetmaker for a custom shop and in 2010 the bank took the building. I have since worked in restaurants as a cook and have been trying to find my way out since...the area is depressed and all restaurants jobs are capped and cut throat, if you can be replaced for less $$ regardless of skill you're gone. Business's have no choice but to rely on seasonal visitors now that the 2 paper mills in the neighboring towns are gone, the population is down dramatically.

Last fall I applied for a job in our local hospital's food services to no avail. This year the same job had another opening and I jumped at it and I was hired friday. It felt good to get a call asking me if they could make an offer for my services. Tuesday is orientation and then my training will begin. The best part is the normal shifts are 3 x 12.5 hr days and anymore is overtime! The benefits they offer are priceless by today's standard and were available to most workers 20 - 30 yrs ago. I will still work p/t at the restaurant I presently work for because the labor pool is thin and those that show up can barely pass a simple math question, and these are the ones who say they have experience. It is also nice to now if my present boss doesn't like it
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Re: New Job

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:02 pm

Paper mills got hammered over the last 10 yrs. Mostly due to EU unfair competition.

I would have thought that North Carolina is the place to be for skilled cabinet makers.

Always best to leave a current employer being "nice" when leaving ... they will tell other employers if you leave saying what J. Lee says LOL.

I would ask for a copy of your personnel file after you leave. See anything wrong? You maybe able to rebut it in your file, then if they tell another employer something it would help a defamation suit, if applicable. See state law for your options.

I always as for my personnel file after I leave. I have had to rebut only one thing but still, you never know.

Happy new job !
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Re: New Job

PostBy: coalder On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:04 pm

MA, congrats on your new employment. Rest assured there is no security such as having a benefit package. I have only one question. Do you also have to tend the coal oven?? :D Best of luck
Jim
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Re: New Job

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:17 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:Paper mills got hammered over the last 10 yrs. Mostly due to EU unfair competition.

I would have thought that North Carolina is the place to be for skilled cabinet makers.

Always best to leave a current employer being "nice" when leaving ... they will tell other employers if you leave saying what J. Lee says LOL.

I would ask for a copy of your personnel file after you leave. See anything wrong? You maybe able to rebut it in your file, then if they tell another employer something it would help a defamation suit, if applicable. See state law for your options.

I always as for my personnel file after I leave. I have had to rebut only one thing but still, you never know.


There are custom shops coast to coast dm3, where there is wood there are shops. My present boss doesn't keep personnel files, she was holding my referral for 2 weeks, (hoping to put the brakes on my hire), until the hospital called her. I am primarily the dinner cook and this will leave a void. This is a small town and everyone knows everyone.

J F Graham wrote:MA, congrats on your new employment. Rest assured there is no security such as having a benefit package. I have only one question. Do you also have to tend the coal oven?? :D Best of luck
Jim


...hahaha :lol: no coal oven but a hole new group folks to talk coal with ;)6 - 7 month heating season up here.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: New Job

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:26 pm

Congrats,MA ! Keep it going ! :up:
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Re: New Job

PostBy: scalabro On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:27 pm

Congrats Mikey!

So that's why you have such impressive knife skills :)
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Re: New Job

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:33 pm

Congrats, MA. I hope the new job is wonderful. ;)

Paul
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Re: New Job

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:37 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Congrats,MA ! Keep it going ! :up:


Thanks HB, another chapter should be fun.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
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Re: New Job

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:37 pm

Congrats MA

Its always nice when some one is actually recognizing your skills, and a decent benefit package is hard to come by lately.
Good luck
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Re: New Job

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:42 pm

scalabro wrote:Congrats Mikey!

So that's why you have such impressive knife skills :)


Thanks Scott, I think I'll watch Young Frankenstein tonight :funny:
Sunny Boy wrote:Congrats, MA - I hope the new job works out to be even better than imagined !!!!

Paul


I hope you're right the restaurant business is a rat race and for the much younger...unless you own it of course.
coal stoker wrote:Congrats MA

Its always nice when some one is actually recognizing your skills, and a decent benefit package is hard to come by lately.
Good luck


Thanks, it took 5 yrs. knockin' on doors to get this.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: New Job

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:16 pm

michaelanthony wrote:6 - 7 month heating season up here.

What? :?: You mean I have to move even further north to get a shorter heating season? :lol:

Congratulations on the new job. I worked for the local hospital the last 23 years before retiring. Didn't get rich, but it was pretty stable though money got tighter and tighter over the 2+ decades. Probably the stability and gradual tightening will continue as long as SCOTUS doesn't *censored* things up by repealing the ACA subsidies.
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Re: New Job

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:42 pm

Nice MA. Do well my young friend.
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Re: New Job

PostBy: coalfan On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:45 pm

cograts ma and good luck !!!! :D
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Re: New Job

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks guys, I can breathe a little easier as the restaurant I work in has gone to "seasonal" 5 months of work then nothin' and believe me there is nothing going on up here come October...except for coal heat! :)
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: New Job

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:13 pm

Congrats ma, there is a lot to be said for the steady work over short & hectic. Same thing goes around here, the wife & I don't go to our favorite restaurant much at all in the summer. Come cooler weather & he gets his regular local folks to keep him afloat until the next season. :)
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