Might be losing my job!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by TNVOLCAT, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    It looks as if I might be losing my job. I got a new supervisor back after Thanksgiving. Since he has been here, he has been evaluating everyone's job and what they do. Well, between him and the general manager they decided they wanted to go a different direction as far as what my job pertains. And they believe I'm not capable of going that direction. So, they offered me another position with the company or termination. The position they're offering is a good job and in the future could probably make more money. The big problem that I have with it is the shift change. I would be working Sunday-Thursday, 3 pm-11 pm. Now to most people that might not seem that big of deal, but I've got 2 1/2 yr. old twins that I dearly love spending time with in the evenings. Not only will this be hard on me, it will be hard for my whole family. I might not be able to get on the BOC for a while, but I'll keep in touch some sort of way. All I ask is to pray for me and my family and that the situation will work itself out.

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Brandon, I hope you find what you are looking for in a job as well as the hours and days off. It is getting tougher to find good jobs in almost any field now. Good luck I
     

  3. BILLYP

    BILLYP New Member

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    Everything happens for a reason. Just keep your head up and the spirt inside you and all will work out in the end.
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Prayers are sent Brandon that everything will work out. Keep us posted.
     
  5. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Brandon, you will definitely be in our prayers buddy. God don't slam one door unless he opens one better.
     
  6. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Just remember, when God closes 1 door, he opens another or a window. Being in the halway may seem "Hellish" but, once you are through the newly opened door, you will look back and say, that wasn't soo bad.
     
  7. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Prayers sent from Missouri.Hope everything works out for you Brandon.
     
  8. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Prayers sent Brandon.

    My only advice is to be flexible. When providing for a family, sometimes you've just gotta do what you've gotta do. Sounds like you're in a tough spot.

    I quit a job that made tremendous money, to go to work on the family farm making about 1/3 of my normal pay. But, I did it because I saw major change coming down the road in the other company and I was gonna get left high & dry. Best decision I ever made.

    Good luck.
     
  9. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Sounds like one heck of a tough decision. 3p-11p ruins your whole day. Hey I'm looking for a fellow meat cutter.LOL! Just keep you eyes open, you will find something. Starting over is not always a bad thing. good luck.
     
  10. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    I hear ya brother, just remember, its easier to look for a job when you have one so I suggest taking the 2nd shift work until you can find something else. Take it from someone who left a crappy job for a better one, and then 9 weeks into the new job, got laid off (again ) so I been looking every day since mid October and my unemployment days are now growing smaller each day. I understand the "when 1 door closes, another will open" but since my first layoff 6.5 years ago, my life has been pure hell. ( jobwise) Im trying to get into another field but that is hard to do and keep your head above water bill wise. Im rooting for ya though, hang in there.

    Salmonid
     
  11. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Brandon, Will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Just know that God always makes a way, even when we see none.

    Carolyn
     
  12. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay New Member

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    Brandon, Take the job,I got t
    win grandkids and they are better behaved in the morning when they first get up .Nobody likes change but its often for the good ! Show them your a company man . Best of luck !
     
  13. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    at our house for you and your family. Sometimes you got to do what you don't want to do. If you have a job offered I'd take it least for now. That way you still have an income coming in while your looking. Never know you stick it out they may see thier way wasn't so great and offer the old position back to you. What ever you deceded to do were all praying for you .Just Hang In There. GOD BLESS!!
     
  14. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Good luck on the tough decision you have to make. I agree with some of the other replies, I would take the job at least until I found another. Sounds like you will still have Friday and Saturday off each week and not have to be at work until 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. Could be much worse.JMHO
     
  15. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Brandon, You & your family have my prayers & best wishes. As hard as it may seem, @ least you will still have a job, just with a different position & time schedule.

    There are lots of my friends that were told @ the company Christmas party, this year that they were laid off indefinately:eek:oooh: .

    Hang in there & keep doing so, 'till you find something better.

    God Bless, Elliot
     
  16. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Best of Luck to you!!!
     
  17. mperry

    mperry Member

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    I had to work from 5pm to 5am and missed a lot with my kids when they were young. Did that for about 6 years. Had to watch ballgames and plays on tape but I had to do it. Good jobs are hard to find. Been on day shift for the last 12 years. Still work 5 to 5 or later. I think my kids understand what I did and why I did it now. Just luckily got a few grandkids that I hope I can watch their games and it wont have to be on tape. Stick with it or hopefully you can find something better. Just remember you have to take care of your family.
     
  18. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Seems to me like a no brainer. Ya do what ya gotta do and part of it is keepin a roof over them twins head as well as the lites on and food in the fridge. Just cause the days off and the shift is not just exactly what you want is a tough break. You don't need prayer. Ya need to wake up and evaluate what ya got goin for ya. Seems like a pretty bold move just to leave a job cause it interfears with your days off and shift. Myself and the Mrs. raised 3 sons with a set of twins. As ya can see there is no sympathy pourin out from me. We did it workin different shifts with crazy days off. I'm done. Now ya'll can send the lynch mob out for me.
     
  19. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Brandon, good luck on the new job.

    But being stuck on the same shift I wouldn't have cared for unless it was days. I worked 17 years of swing shift.
    The way I looked at it, my job provided very well for my family, sometimes family had to give a little for my job.
     
  20. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    Lots of good advice Brandon, but I tend to agree with George. Grab the bull by the horns, brother! Start an aggresive job hunt. Get your resume together and start sending it out. Post it on monster.com. Do a job search at help wanted.com. Put the word out! Let the right people know that you are looking. If there are any desirable jobs out there, thats how your going to get one. But, by all means, don't quit untill you find another job. My prayers are with you. David