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Back in Steinbeck country.
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:59 PM

I have returned to the company of the recently employed.

My partner and I saw our business go to zero revenue last year, mostly due to the pandemic. 

A bit of strategic financial reality caused us to keep the business, zero out our overhead for the forseeable future.

I went looking for a position in an architectural firm, which is nearly impossible at 64.

But blessings, having carpet bombed the entire area with my resume; a firm called me.

I interviewed on a Tuesday and was hired on the spot, and started on that Friday.

I probably should be making a lot more money, but it put off drawing from the 401k for now. 

My new firm is interesting. We are the oldest continuously practicing firm in the Central Coast, located in a railroad grain storage building the firm renovated at the Salinas Station.

CAD? meh, I worked with a pencil and straight edge before Autodesk was a thing. But it is now and I've managed CAD people for 30 years, a powerful tool.

I really miss my wife as we had worked together for the last 30 years. She was very worried about being alone, she's only partially sighted and cannot drive.

But she has a couple of girlfriends who take themselves out with her to do stuff and Lyft, Uber, Yelllow Cab and the County's Senior bus pass get her out and around.

I'm a religious man and these might be an Easter sign of rebirth of some sort. So stay safe, look for the future and know that I get much comfort from you.

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, April 2, 2021 5:22 AM

Congradulations and happy Easter.  I'm wishing you much success in this new endeavor.

  • Member since
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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, April 2, 2021 5:48 AM

Congratulations as well, Bill, and Happy Easter. Hope your blessings propagate and continue.Angel

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, April 2, 2021 7:02 AM

It's good to hear good news, Bill, congratulations and well done!  I hope things continue to go your way.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:01 AM

Bill;

    It does my heart good to hear Excellent News. See, even when we put those we don't know personally on prayer Lists at Church there's power there. I am so glad I will definitely stop and say Thank You!

    Oh, and you both have a Happy Easter with family,Ya heah!

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:11 AM

Congratulations, Bill!

I was out of work for just under two years, from July, 24, 2017, to July 9, 2019, when my previous company downsized, and sent some of the work I did overseas.  Faith was a support while I was searching, too.  I knew that He has a plan, though I am not wise enough to understand it.

It was amusing how it worked out, too.  Just when I gave up on finding a job here in the Lehigh Valley, when I had decided to move back closer to Philadelphia, I got calls from 2 leads, with offers, and I rejoined the ranks of the employed.

I wish you much success in this new position!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:22 AM

Good deal sir. Had to find another job myself. Sucks taking a pay cut, but all the other jobs I had interviews for were 2-3 a hour less than the one I accepted. It had taken me from 2008 to a couple years ago to get to the same wage I was at in 08, and now I'm below that again, but close. HE takes care of us ! He Is Risen!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, April 2, 2021 9:59 AM

Nice to hear GM.  Also great that there are friends to see that your wife gets out and about for things she has to or wants to do when you're not able.

Hopefully you and the partner can get cranked back up when things start getting back to something more like normal.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 2, 2021 10:51 AM

Good to hear Bill. Congrats on the new position.

Steve

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, April 2, 2021 11:35 AM

Congratulations Bill; and remember, you scratch your ear with the little red rubber end of the pencil, not the pointy end.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 2, 2021 1:27 PM

Thank you all so much. I was kind of depressed when I posted it, and you are all fine people.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 2, 2021 3:37 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

Congratulations Bill; and remember, you scratch your ear with the little red rubber end of the pencil, not the pointy end.

 

But you can really get in there and dig with the pointy end....

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, April 2, 2021 7:01 PM

Congrats on the new job. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 2, 2021 7:37 PM

Good news.  Seems it's time for change.  I just gave my 2 weeks notice.   Looking forward to whatever is ahead. 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Friday, April 2, 2021 7:40 PM

Congratulations on the new job and I hope it turns out to be a rewarding and interesting position. Difficult changes can sometimes build our faith in ways that nothing else can it seems and it sounds like your wife is in good hands with her friends. Happy Easter, enjoy the celebration.

Gil
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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:17 PM

Such an immense burden off your shoulders. That is wonderful news indeed!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 2, 2021 9:09 PM

Congratulations 

  .Nick

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, April 5, 2021 7:31 PM

Good news mate. I hope it works out well for you. And whilst you will go on missing the time with your wife, it sounds like she has some good supports.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 5, 2021 8:05 PM

Good for you, Bill.

I mean that on so many levels.

-Greg

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