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  1. #1
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    Was in Beaumont TX. minding my own business while working on an exhaust hood on top of a C-Store with a Texas sized rain bearing on down. Cell phone rings. My old boss who was near and dear to me, tells me I have to make a decision right then if I want to run a 5 year plant project in southwest La. Tells me I have to be in the plant at 5 this morning. Needless to say that I have just put in my first day in that plant. Plus I'm only fifteen minutes from the jobsite. LIFE IS GOOD!!!

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    Yes, things do happen fast Rob, but it takes fast-acting people to realize the opportunity and grab it. Congratulations to you ( and your hot-wife too )

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    Congratulations just remember if you want to make God laugh tell him your plans for the day....You were probably planning on sitting on the roof of that C-store all day enjoy that beautiful Texas Rain waiting on a Twister to come by!lol! Good luck!
    thehumid1-------I live in NJ, a state where it's free to come in but you have to pay to leave!

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    So you got a raise and all that too......cool........good luck.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    That's good news Rob, now you can afford more pasties for the hot wife.

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    Daaam! That was a quickie. Hope it works out well for you. Will you still be able to make the convention?
    R2B4BTU

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    Have a blast rob!
    Not what it use to be

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    So what you are saying is the company that gave you a job when you needed it and was depending on you got the shaft.

    I can understand the need to make a move to a better job more money and be closer to home but I also feel that you owe something to the people that gave you an opportunity when you needed it.

    I am not ragging on you can't say I would not have done the same and you may have called your new boss and explained. Just I have people that were given an opportunity when they needed it and just walked off for various reasons and left the company in a lurch. It is contrary to the way I was raised you owe loyalty to people that employee you and give you a chance.

    Either way good luck.

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    Not to rag on you either - how did the new old boss take it?? Didnt leave him high and dry?? Why did you quit working with him before??

    Wish you luck!!!

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    Originally posted by classical
    So what you are saying is the company that gave you a job when you needed it and was depending on you got the shaft.

    I can understand the need to make a move to a better job more money and be closer to home but I also feel that you owe something to the people that gave you an opportunity when you needed it.

    I am not ragging on you can't say I would not have done the same and you may have called your new boss and explained. Just I have people that were given an opportunity when they needed it and just walked off for various reasons and left the company in a lurch. It is contrary to the way I was raised you owe loyalty to people that employee you and give you a chance.

    Either way good luck.
    They knew the situation up front when they hired me. In fact the service manager stated that during the short time I was there, numerous positive responses were given to him by customers. He told me if I ever needed work again, I had an open door. BTW, this company has 20 commercial techs which made spreading my work at lot easier.

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    AS far as Im concerned I'm loyal to the cheque the pay cheque that is as long as Im getting paid then I'm loyal
    If the boss didn't have work for me I'm down the road he wouldn't hesitate to lay me off that I know for sure.

    Good luck Rob I hope you do well!
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    Hey good news for you. Good luck on the new project.

    Just think now that you are in La. HotWife will be closer to New Orleans.

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    Good to hear; you get where I was coming from. In business I think both sides owe it to each other to be fair and give notice of pending changes. I also understand from both sides you have to what you have to do.

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