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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 03-05-2005 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today just after I returned from lunch my boss calls me into his office & tells me I am let go & wont be working there any more.Things were starting to get strained between us lately & I expected something to happen soon so it was not a suprise, but he could at least told me before lunch. I still have 1 weeks salary comming & 1 weeks pay for vacation I earned. I already filled out a couple applications & had 1 interview for a possible replacement job in the last week just by the feeling I was getting there that something was going to happen. Well I will take a week off & work on the kitchen. Sorry for the long winded bable but I had to get that off my chest. AAhh I feel better now.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-05-2005 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never and easy thing to deal with Mike. I'm sure things will work out for the better for you.

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adragon8u
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posted 03-05-2005 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was just there a few months ago. Not easy. Good luck.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-05-2005 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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65ponycar
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posted 03-05-2005 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65ponycar   Click Here to Email 65ponycar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry to hear, keep the good spirit up, will be key for finding your next job, which I'll be willing to bet everything will turn out for the better, think positive!

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ragtopjr
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posted 03-05-2005 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike
Losing a job is always very unsettling, and throws your life into an uncertain spiral

But for every door that closes, another one opens!

Good luck finding that door!

I am pulling for you!

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7DMACH1
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posted 03-05-2005 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bummer, sorry to hear.. Ray

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Lightning Fast Fords
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From: Charlotte , N.C. USA
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posted 03-05-2005 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lightning Fast Fords   Click Here to Email Lightning Fast Fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Sorry to hear about the bad news...but at least you saw the writing on the wall and started getting your feelers out early.

Job loss..or the threat of job loss is something I have lived with every day since Sept 11 2001 , so I more than understand the strain of impending doom.

Since Sept 11 2001. My company ( a Major US Airline) has shrunk from 46,000 employee's to about 25,000 employee's. Many jobs have been lost through draconian measures known in the corporate world as Force Majure...or as we call it "Forced Manure"

This month hundreds more will be taking early retirement..or Voluntary Furloughs that are a far cry from what they had just months ago. Early retirement sounds nice..but with the Retiree Medical Insurance being gutted..it ain't much to bragg about when you are not actually at qualified Federal retirement age.

Most friends I know whom have been gone for some time now..have all recovered..and in most cases moved on to jobs with better conditions , schedules...and sometimes better salaries.

Like it has been said..When one door closes..another always seems to open. Keep a positive attitude..be receptive to change...and go with Gods graces. The main thing is the positive attitude..as it will shine through on your interviews coming up.

Good Luck...and get this setback behind you quickly.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-06-2005 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,
Sounds like you had already spotted the writting on the wall and had started to move on. No worries my friend. You will find a much better job that you are happy with. No sense working some where that you aren't happy. Make the best of the situation and get into something you like doing.

Dave & Terri

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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 03-06-2005 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks eveyone for the kind words & for your positive attitudes, it helps me stay focused. I was feeling a little down & had to vent. Feeling better now.

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Mike & Robin Grentus, Owners/Innkeepers
A Wolfpack Bed & Breakfast
6700 Rts-5&20
Bloomfield, NY 14469
(585)657-4863
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
99 Explorer Sport
00 Ranger XLT Extd Cab 4X4
M&M #- 890
MCA #- 4549
See us at www.wolfpack-bnb.com

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89_coupe
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From: Ontario (Upstate), NY
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-06-2005 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 89_coupe   Click Here to Email 89_coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, what do you do seeing as though I live near you I might know of or heard of an opportunity you might be qualified for. Jobs seem pretty stable around here and the job market is pretty good in my opinion. Sorry to hear about your bad luck but this could be a blessing in disguise. Keep your chin up and you will find something soon. Depending on what you line of work is, I might be able to help.

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Kent

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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 03-06-2005 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kent,
I was a service advisor for a private repair shop. All my previous experience has been in dealerships. Also worked 2 years with Home Depot. If you hear of anything send me an e mail. Thanks.

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Mike & Robin Grentus, Owners/Innkeepers
A Wolfpack Bed & Breakfast
6700 Rts-5&20
Bloomfield, NY 14469
(585)657-4863
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
99 Explorer Sport
00 Ranger XLT Extd Cab 4X4
M&M #- 890
MCA #- 4549
See us at www.wolfpack-bnb.com

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-06-2005 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Mike, losing a job stinks. But if it's a job you didn't like, it was no loss anyway, right?

I believe like Ed that when one door closes another one opens. Every time I've lost a job I've gone on to better things. Sometimes that's life's way of giving you a little inertia so you don't get stuck in a rut.

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