FINALLY ! it is about time .

Posted by: carp

FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 06:39 PM

Got hired as a (Commercial Construction Superintendent) , for a medium size Architect owned design firm . Even if I will be making 15,000 less then before --> this is no time to be choosy laugh

For the life of me I never been out of work for more then 3 weeks - but to be out of work for a year and a half is something else .

To have to deal with on a daily bases the constant , stress , fear , depression , worries and disappointments , sleeping only 3 to 4 hours every night , my hair is thiner and I lost weight , the whole family made extreme sacrifices and my savings is wiped out . Even the pets were put on diets , for a year and a half . Plus now both our cars are broken with no money to fix them .

So now a sign of relief , just the fear if I will fit in ? ?

Anyway
Come March 1st I start my new job - so the forum will see allot less of this stressed out pissed off Carp . For those that I got into running pitched battles with , you have my apologies

Mahalo to all for putting up with my (Carp) for the last year laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:00 PM

Now, is that a new job? wink

Congrats!
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:11 PM

That's great news. I didn't realize you had been out of work that long. Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come.
Posted by: carp

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Now, is that a new job? wink

Congrats!


No
In the grand sense of the word
Old job just with a different employer .

Thanks for the congrats
Posted by: carp

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: MikeSellers
That's great news. I didn't realize you had been out of work that long. Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come.


Long time since Sept 1st 08 <-- I do have to give Obama a hand shake , I would have been sleeping on a beach last year .
Posted by: Jim_

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:47 PM

Good to hear Steve. cool We can all breathe easier. laugh

Originally Posted By: carp
Anyway
Come March 1st I start my new job - so the forum will see allot less of this stressed out pissed off Carp . For those that I got into running pitched battles with , you have my apologies
Aww hell, that won't change. There will just be less of it. wink laugh

I toast one to ya'.
Posted by: Clark

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:49 PM

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Congratulations, Steve, I certainly hope it works out for you.
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Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:54 PM


I'm very happy for you and your family, Carp. Hope things look up for you and the job and you are suited to a "T".

Praise be to whomever for an opening for you to get back into the workforce.

Is it a new job? wink


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Posted by: Nana

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 07:56 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! What a sigh of relief you & your family must have.
Quote:
Even the pets were put on diets

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 08:04 PM

That's fantastic news Carpo. Congrats!
Posted by: Leslie

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 09:06 PM

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So now a sign of relief , just the fear if I will fit in ? ?


It is not a matter of you fitting in it is a matter of them fitting in! You are one special guy and if they do not see it "fucum".

Congratulations!

Go give 'em hell.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/19/10 09:13 PM

Also, I am already missing you.
Carpisms rule, well ok, they certainly are entertaining.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 12:57 AM

Congratulations! Don't wear them shorts on the first day smile.
Posted by: steveg

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 03:29 AM

1,000 mazeltovs! No, make that 1 mazeltov for every cranky, carpumentative post you've made in the past 18 months. Especially the ones a/b carpenomics and JOB creation! laugh laugh laugh

Great news, man, and congrats on coming out the other end in one piece. smile
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 03:59 AM

Great news! Just do what you have to do to make it work out.
Posted by: pops

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 04:14 AM

Congrats, Carp! Good to hear.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 04:21 AM

Best of luck, Carp!
Posted by: Mike

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 05:36 AM

Congrats! And best wishes for the new job!
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 05:45 AM

Great news! Congrats! After a year and a half, do you remember how to work? laugh
Posted by: cope

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 06:01 AM

Great news, carp. My wife has only been unemployed about 7 weeks and it's getting to be a strain. We keep thinking that since she is an RN, a job is just around the corner but she keeps applying and the rejections keep piling up.

You are a good model of the worth of persistence and patience.

Good luck with the new job.
Posted by: Lea

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 06:19 AM




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LoveLea



Posted by: trey

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 06:31 AM

Congrats man!
Posted by: MicMeister

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 06:38 AM

Super congrats carp! Hope it goes well.
Posted by: DLC

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 06:46 AM

SEE . . the Stimulus IS working !! laugh

Congrats Steve !! Wooo - Hooo !

Don't think of it as 15,000 less . . . just $X More than you were making the past 3 weeks !! wink
Posted by: Clark

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 07:39 AM

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Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 09:42 AM

I think it was going to more along these lines....


Posted by: keymaker

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 10:01 AM

Congratulations... you'd better get some food into those pets now pretty damn quick. laugh

km
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By: keymaker
Congratulations... you'd better get some food into those pets now pretty damn quick.


That's why you have multiple pets. Survival of the fittest.
Posted by: Clark

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 10:20 AM

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Oh, yeah. I guess that's the way things work if you don't work.
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Posted by: carp

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 11:09 AM

Thanks all for the well wishes

Not to mention I just got my last UI check yesterday , talk about dodging a fat bullet .
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 12:09 PM

Congratulations Steve!
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 02:00 PM

Timing is everything.
Way to go, Mr. Carp.
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 05:40 PM

Good for you carp, although you realize you simply could have modeled in the dino shorts a few times and made enough to retire for good? wink
Posted by: Lea

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/20/10 06:27 PM




laugh laugh


NOW we tell him. Pffft, kept him outta trouble, huh? wink



Posted by: Pirate

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 06:58 AM

Greaaaat news, glad to hear it
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 07:15 AM

New beefcake calendar concept? Unemployed studs of Hawaii Calendar! laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 08:08 AM





Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 08:13 AM

I prefer my studs with their nuts intact.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 08:13 AM

(did I just say that...?)
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 08:18 AM

I think you did. Here.

smile
Posted by: Leslie

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 08:54 AM

Quote:
I prefer my studs with their nuts intact.



Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 08:59 AM

What? A stud with no nuts won't hold anything together. Ask any construction worker.
Posted by: carp

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 11:47 AM

Ya need a Big Washer between the stud and nut laugh
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/21/10 12:02 PM

"Washers will tear us apart..." smile
Posted by: EzyriderTX

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/22/10 08:56 AM

Congratulations Carp!! I didn't know it had been a year and a half either. I went 8 months between my last job and my current one. I totally understand the gamut of emotions you run through. I've been here 6 years now. I hope your new job works out as well. I know about the fitting in thing...my last job was at an ad agency that was predominantly democrats...my current job seems to employ predominantly neo con republicans but I like the work...like here I just don't discuss politics with anybody.
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/22/10 11:43 AM

That is good news.

So many people are hurting right now and your story puts a familiar face to the pain. I have not been paid for going on four months and it is not fun. Over a year of it would indeed cause a considerable amount of stress.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/22/10 11:48 AM

Every day, I consider myself lucky to have my part-time job even though the hours don't cover the bills. Also, thankful that my wife is a RN and is helping with those bills.
Posted by: carp

Re: FINALLY ! it is about time . - 02/22/10 12:54 PM

Yep

Still standing in that line well until March .

I jointed a local construction forum , just started up over the weekend . It is turning into a job needed posting board rather than a forum .