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Posted: 10/9/2001 6:00:19 PM EDT
Well got a call about a week ago from my old job here in Dallas and they asked if I was still looking. Apparently after the lay offs, people started quiting also. Probably due to being over worked and under paid. In any case they asked if I wanted to come back and help out, no strings attached. Since I am juggling my bills and not paying them until the statements turn red/pink. And Vinny the fish keeps calling threatening to break my legs (as in a couple of mins ago). So I agreed. Guess I will just hang my head on Monday, swallow hard, and walk in thru those doors again. I am pretty sure that I will be keeping to myself as before. Seething and loathing. Asking what has happened to my careeer. But at least I have a steady paycheck. Although it may take me months to get vinny the fish of my back. Ahhh. c'est la vie. Guess I'll be drinking heavily again to wash the day off my mind.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:03:34 PM EDT
... keep your chin high Al, we all love ya baby. ... hint: the military industry is gearing up nicely!
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[Last Edit: 10/9/2001 6:01:10 PM EDT by lordtrader]
WW = That will be my saving grace, is to get called up and they would have to keep my job till I get back. Hopefully the financial services industry will start to pick up again. HEHEHEHE Troy = As Don said to me once, My silly ass is to broke to move back anyways.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:06:23 PM EDT
LT, Congrats! Glad to hear the good news. Keep swingin' for the bleachers. Arock
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Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:10:21 PM EDT
Hey it's a stockbroker firm...right? Well why you are there maybe you can learn how to embezzel from the company....then if you get laid off later you will have money to fall back on[:D]
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:10:36 PM EDT
Aargh.... I know the feeling of having to go back to a job that I loathed and made a big deal of leaving, back in the last recession. Well, I stifled my indignation until I found a another, better job while gritting my teeth back at the old one in the meantime. Life is tough sometimes, Lordtrader. There seems to be no rhyme nor reason why things happen, even when we think we are operating efficiently, and have all options and bases covered. Sometimes, things just don't work out. Of course, maybe things will change at your old job- certain people, who made life hell, will be gone, and other working relationships and policies might have changed. Well, probably not, but just get back there, be professional, keep looking for other work, pay off Vinny the Fish, and remember- these tough times will eventually pass. Take out your frustrations here- and at the range. Two very healthy outlets, if I do say so myself.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:13:12 PM EDT
Look at it this way.....it's better than doing GAY PORN to pay your bills
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:16:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM: Look at it this way.....it's better than doing GAY PORN to pay your bills
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then he really would be swallowing[;)]
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:17:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:20:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM: Look at it this way.....it's better than doing GAY PORN to pay your bills
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then he really would be swallowing[;)]
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[puke]dude that is gross. [:X][puke]
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:31:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: Well got a call about a week ago from my old job here in Dallas and they asked if I was still looking. Apparently after the lay offs, people started quiting also. Probably due to being over worked and under paid. In any case they asked if I wanted to come back and help out, no strings attached. Since I am juggling my bills and not paying them until the statements turn red/pink. And Vinny the fish keeps calling threatening to break my legs (as in a couple of mins ago). So I agreed. Guess I will just hang my head on Monday, swallow hard, and walk in thru those doors again. I am pretty sure that I will be keeping to myself as before. Seething and loathing. Asking what has happened to my careeer. But at least I have a steady paycheck. Although it may take me months to get vinny the fish of my back. Ahhh. c'est la vie. Guess I'll be drinking heavily again to wash the day off my mind.
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HEY LT! Now you can afford more range days! Let's burn some powder at Gibson's Outpost!
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:35:45 PM EDT
Look on the bright side you got you an ar15.com rifle!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:43:06 PM EDT
Glad to here it LT. At least it'll keep the wolf from the door until you find something more agreeable.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:48:05 PM EDT
LT, I would think if they called you back they are swallowing a bunch of pride. I would bet they need you more than they care to admit. Go back with your head held high. Use them to relaunch yourself. You won....fullclip
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:49:42 PM EDT
Glad to hear it! Now this means that you can buy a shit load of your wonder pills and get a whopping 9 incher!!! BTW, you see any differences yet?? Hehehehe. I might have to pick up a bottle if its all that its cracked up to be.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:52:29 PM EDT
I'll have a large order of fries...with that.. I know the feeling LordTrader... I'm still out of work
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:59:40 PM EDT
Didn't know bankers HAD any pride! Glad you found a job; but couldn't it have been honest work?
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 6:59:47 PM EDT
Good luck, LT, you can do it, remember you can buy more guns...
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:09:15 PM EDT
Always easier to find a good job when you already have one. Hang in there.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:11:39 PM EDT
Smeghead = Just drop me a line whenever you want to go shooting. Always good to throw lead down range, and I have never been to Gibson's. So to me that's a virgin range, I like virgins [;)] fullclip = That a good way to think about it thanx. Kalifornia = you got that right buddy [:D] then I'm changing career to porn. Watch out Holmes here I come. MM = At least I am honest, maybe the industry will follow [:)] TheWind = With what they are paying me, it will be at least a year before I can climb out of the hole I dug for myself [:(] I don't think I will be adding to my collection anytime soon.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:12:52 PM EDT
Congratulations LT! After 5 months of being unemployed, I too found out today that I have a job! Just knowing that a pay check is on the way is comforting. Like my job? You mean people have jobs they like?! Just do it man! You can find something else at your leisure now!
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:14:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Smeghead: HEY LT! Now you can afford more range days! Let's burn some powder at Gibson's Outpost!
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Where is Gibson's Outpost? I haven't made it there yet...I think. Michael
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:17:42 PM EDT
Congrats LT. I got laid off a week ago Friday - one week before I got married. Talk about a kick in the teeth... In my quest for a job, I'm even willing to do something I swore I'd never do - commute to downtown Washington, DC. Hey, gotta pay the mortgage...
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:18:12 PM EDT
You have to eat, and you have to pay your bills. Don't be hanging your head. Good luck and keep the faith.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:22:32 PM EDT
The CHP and LAPD are hiring. You seem like a bright enough guy and have that Asian thing going for you.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:35:47 PM EDT
Congrts'.. Take advantage of your regained situation. An old personnel officers rule is; "When you are employed, you are employable" Best of luck: Ray
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 7:50:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan: The CHP and LAPD are hiring. You seem like a bright enough guy and have that Asian thing going for you.
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The last time I went for the CHP, they told me I had a 1 1/2 wait for the academy or I could pay for my own way at a private academy and I had a job gauranteed once I graduated. At that time I needed a job pronto so I passed it up. I was thinking LEO here in TX but I really wanted to stay in my current career. Its still in the back burner though.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 8:04:08 PM EDT
That pride tastes bad going down, doesn't it? Lord knows I've had to swallow mine more than once since I got laid off in March. At least you've found a job. After my contract is up in October, it looks like I'll be out of a job again. I may have an audit for an electronics manufacturer that could pay off the rest of the years mortgage and car payments, but that's about it. If worse comes to worse I can work retail during the Christmas rush. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 9:04:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas: If worse comes to worse I can work retail during the Christmas rush. God Bless Texas
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I was thinking of doing the same just to get some of these bills that got backed up.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 9:20:48 PM EDT
Its been a month, and my former company has managed to still carry on without me. If this goes too long, pride might start to tasting pretty good. Good luck, I'm cheering from the bleachers.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 9:28:10 PM EDT
LT, don't forget, they called you. Now it's your turn to set the pace. Work late? No way, what are you going to do fire me? Been there, done that. Dress code? You don't like my AR15.com t-shirt? What are you going to do, fire me? You don't like my American flag or NRA sticker? What are you going to do, fire me? Don't let the bastards get you into a corner again. Now is the time for the "real LT" to come out.
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 9:31:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USNJoe: Dress code? You don't like my AR15.com t-shirt? What are you going to do, fire me? You don't like my American flag or NRA sticker? What are you going to do, fire me?
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Actually, a number of the folks there are pro-gun. They never once blinked about my gun related stories and did not hesitate sharing theirs. But you're right, they did call me. I never had a problem saying my peace, that's what got me unemployed in the first place [:D]
Link Posted: 10/9/2001 11:02:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: Since I am juggling my bills and not paying them until the statements turn red/pink. And Vinny the fish keeps calling threatening to break my legs (as in a couple of mins ago).
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Hey! You know Vinnie?!?!?! How's he doing?? Tell him Achmed says howdy!
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:31:13 AM EDT
Congrats LT! I agree with fullclip. They came crawling to you. They WANT you. They [b]NEED[/b] you. [beer]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:46:27 AM EDT
Yeah, it is pretty damn rare for an employer to come back and ask a previously terminated employee to return. They probably realized, after dumping you, just how much you really did. Good for you, man. BUT start looking for another job while you still have one. If they crapped on you once they won't hesitate to do it again.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 8:05:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By drjarhead: Yeah, it is pretty damn rare for an employer to come back and ask a previously terminated employee to return. They probably realized, after dumping you, just how much you really did. Good for you, man. BUT start looking for another job while you still have one. If they crapped on you once they won't hesitate to do it again.
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This is not always true in every segment of industry. I work for a major semiconductor manufacturing company and we recently rehired a bunch of people that had been terminated less than a year ago. Some of the people that were brought back are completely useless and a couple should not be allowed outside without adult supervision. I heard that a couple have even been fired again already. I'm sure this doesn't pertain to LordTrader though, he seems like a pretty good guy. It just makes me wonder sometimes how the people in charge got to be there in the first place. Now, somebody in Dallas...Where the hell is Gibson's Outpost???? Michael
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Link Posted: 10/10/2001 10:46:29 AM EDT
Glad to hear that! [beer]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 11:13:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 2:14:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GoatBoy: Congrats bud! Does this mean you're buying the first round this weekend? ]=)
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Ummm.... I don't get paid till the 30th. [:(]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 2:24:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mags: LT,my friend, can I call you my friend? Better you digging that hole your in than...VINNY..right[;)]Maybe he could let you work it off moving "product", you made a cool mill at that,O'yea that was a game.As was said THEY called you............
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Funny!!! Haven't played Dope Wars for awhile!!! BTW, congrats on the re-hire. Don't put up with shyte, and keep looking for something that you enjoy!
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 2:44:27 PM EDT
Awright LT! If I get transfered back to Addison, I'll buy you a beer at Champs or (better yet) Hooters off Beltline. Hang in there man. Guz
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Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:13:02 PM EDT
Good for you LT on getting your job back. Glad you aren't like me and have to work in coal mining. The only nice thing I can say about it is, the pay is decent for the area but working in minus 40 degree weather gets old fast. Been at it for 14 years though, don't want to retrain for something else if I can help it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 11:12:45 PM EDT
Something is better than nothing,chin up you little trooper![heavy]
Link Posted: 10/11/2001 8:16:35 PM EDT
Lordtrader, Congrats! Two things: 1. Good friend/mentor, dying of cancer (54yo), introduced me to other terminal patients, before he was diagnosed. Life can be tough, but life is short. Every day is a gift. 2. From 2 Fortune-Looney-tours, "The best time to look for a job, is when one is employed."
Link Posted: 10/12/2001 5:54:54 AM EDT
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