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Time For Another Career Change.


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Well in my work history I have been going against the odds, I have only had 3 jobs since I graduated from high school.

1) 1978 to 2006 - Company bought & shut down by competition.

2) 2006 to 2010 - Laid off because of slow down.

3) 2010 to Dec. 2011 - Laid off becasue of slow down again.

When I got laid off back in December I started looking for another job I was really hitting a brick wall, but I was going through temp agencies and any company I could think of in my field. Well, I found a job at another little company and started there on Jan. 23rd. The strange part, I will be giving my 2 week notice in a couple weeks because I got a better offer just this week. So now I can add a 4th to my "previous career list, all of 5 weeks when its done.

Starting March 5th I will be working at U.S. Steel in Lorain, Ohio as a Mechanical Maint Tech, talk about taking a big jump. :blink: I have over 30 years building heavy equipment for industries, now I get to fix them in a HUGE company. The only draw back to this, I wont be able to better my record from last years shows. I am going to have to pick and choose the shows now since I know i'll be working some weekends now. The plus side, i'll be able to get some more things for the wagon and have better things done as well.

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Congrats on the change. Not a short commute to work though is it? Lorrain is like to the north and west of you by 20 miles?

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Congrats. Sometimes a change is the best thing, even if it takes away a little bit from your hobbies. I hope you love working there adn have great luck with the position :D

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Thanks. From my place to the plant is only 23 miles door to door. I had to run out there last night and checked it all out again. Right now I have been working out to the east and the ride is 21 miles each way, so its not to much of a differance. I am just excited about this job because it is such a big place. The largest company I have worked at was my first job, we had just over 300 people in the shop at its best time. The others were little companies, maybe 10 - 15 people in the shop at each. With the steel mill, they are hiring 130+ people at this time alone. I have just never felt really comfortable at the small companies. My first job,we all felt like a big family and even though we had personality issues, we all looked out for each other. I am just want a good stable place to put in another 10 years and then sit back and polish the wagon.

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Congrats Dennis ! Is the 944 your new commute ride ?

You're on the same career path a lot of us old farts have had to take. I was with the same company for 20 years. Then in 3 years I had 3 jobs. But now I'm at busland and love it. Takes a while to find your place in the new workforce, but once there, it's worth it.

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Congrats Dennis ! Is the 944 your new commute ride ?

You're on the same career path a lot of us old farts have had to take. I was with the same company for 20 years. Then in 3 years I had 3 jobs. But now I'm at busland and love it. Takes a while to find your place in the new workforce, but once there, it's worth it.

yes, the 924 is my new work car. i love my new job and it doesnt help that i can afford more toys now.... lol

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