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Old 04-16-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Out of work effective 2 weeks from now.

Well, the shop will be closing down after over 40 years of being in business.

We've been bleeding money like crazy for the last 4 years, and with the loss of business, there was no hope for a full recovery. A couple of staffers that were there under a year were let go to try and balance the books, but with the price of wood jumping almost 70% two years ago, the hydro and heating coming to $2000 a month, 10 people to pay to stand around twiddling thumbs for lack of work, it was just a matter of time, but I always held out hope that it would turn around.

Luckily, I have my hands in good with quite a few people, so I'm never going to be out of work, but there are the guys and gals there that I really worry about. They have kids, mortgages, car payments....and now we all have to look for work, again.

As far as I understand, the Co. is now in Bankruptcy.

It is what it is, I guess. All I can do is roll with the punches, dust off and get back at it.

Hmm, go figure.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:38 PM   #2
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Really sorry to hear this, Keith. I've done a lot of job hunting over the past couple of years and I sure wouldn't wish it on anybody. Glad to hear you've got some irons in the fire, though!
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:49 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:09 PM   #4
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Ah, no worries, guys. In a way, I'm a bit relieved that it's over. 3 days here a week, sometimes 2, sometimes 4 -5, and even then, it wasn't a full days work over the past few years took it's toll on worrying about what's next.

For me, I'm getting a very good package and a solid reference, so I can use that to my advantage for other wood working companies. That is, if they are hiring.

I also have the original owners Brother, who was a partner with the Co. for many years to go to. He left 4 years ago to start up his own company, so I will be calling him tomorrow.

It's just another path in life that I have to take, and Sarah is extremely supportive of what's going on. As a bit shocked as I am, but supportive.

I'm outta here. Gotta pick up a speaker for my cab build.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that Keith. Good luck with finding a new job!
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:03 PM   #6
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:46 PM   #7
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Jeez Keith, that's an uber-drag. Sounds like it's been coming down the road for a while - and you've been preparing for it - but still sux.

Having gone through the shredder professionally in recent years after many years in a very lucrative and rewarding career, I can empathize with how important rewarding work can be, and how bad it sux to lose it.

Wishing you good luck and the wind at your back as you move into new stuff!!
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Always sad to hear of a business that has been running all that time going under.
But as they say, one door closes and another one opens.
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Unemployment is scary & is affecting so many.......hope you find something soon !
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Bummer, but I really think a cat like you will land on your feet for sure
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