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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Jan '18 04:30
    Just got laid off, life change. Sucks actually but this too will pass, I hope.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Jan '18 04:44
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Just got laid off, life change. Sucks actually but this too will pass, I hope.
    Take it easy Sonhouse - time for the family to help you out.

    Wish you well.
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    27 Jan '18 06:171 edit
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Just got laid off, life change. Sucks actually but this too will pass, I hope.
    All the best for you and your loved ones.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Jan '18 06:371 edit
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Take it easy Sonhouse - time for the family to help you out.

    Wish you well.
    Nobody will help, up to me, just have to find new work. One thing, I want to try studio musician work if I can find such for acoustic guitar or mandolin.
    Wife and I also play folk music, may look into playing (Gag🙂 religious music in old folks homes, they pay pretty good for folk music and there are a LOT of old folks homes!
    Thanks for the kind words.
  5. Gothenburg
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    27 Jan '18 07:51
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Nobody will help, up to me, just have to find new work. One thing, I want to try studio musician work if I can find such for acoustic guitar or mandolin.
    Wife and I also play folk music, may look into playing (Gag🙂 religious music in old folks homes, they pay pretty good for folk music and there are a LOT of old folks homes!
    Thanks for the kind words.
    Good luck, sonhouse.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    27 Jan '18 09:21
    Chin up sir.
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    27 Jan '18 11:33
    Hope thinks work out for you Sonhouse.
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Jan '18 14:13
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    Hope thinks work out for you Sonhouse.
    I thinks it will🙂
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    27 Jan '18 14:28
    I've been there and I know it feels awful at first. But the best thing that ever happened to me careerwise was that the company I worked for went belly up, which forced me to go freelance. Cleared up my gastritis right away. I now work 12 weeks a year instead of 48 weeks, make the same money, and my self-esteem improved 100%. You may have to weather a rough year or two until you find the right gig. It gets better, you just have to have faith in your own abilities.
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    27 Jan '18 14:34
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    I've been there and I know it feels awful at first. But the best thing that ever happened to me careerwise was that the company I worked for went belly up, which forced me to go freelance. Cleared up my gastritis right away. I now work 12 weeks a year instead of 48 weeks, make the same money, and my self-esteem improved 100%. You may have to weather a rough ...[text shortened]... until you find the right gig. It gets better, you just have to have faith in your own abilities.
    Sounds like you made out ok. What was your field? My thing is semiconductor tools, ion implanters, sputtering machines, RF etch, vacuum troubleshooting and the like.
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    27 Jan '18 15:40
    Good luck in your quest sonhouse but like has been said, sometimes this kind of thing leads to "bigger and better" things. My thoughts are with you and you family.
  12. Dumnonia
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    27 Jan '18 15:51
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Just got laid off, life change. Sucks actually but this too will pass, I hope.
    Sorry to hear that so House and the very best finding something new. Not sure why this means you can be here though; after all we a family of sorts...
  13. Subscribermoonbus
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    27 Jan '18 16:31
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Sounds like you made out ok. What was your field? My thing is semiconductor tools, ion implanters, sputtering machines, RF etch, vacuum troubleshooting and the like.
    My field was and still is configuring Cisco routers and switches. Maybe not quite as specialized as yours. Don't give up. Somebody out there needs your kind of expertise, education, and experience. Whatever you did before, the company you worked for surely did not manufacture everything from raw ore; they must have purchased either components or information services from someone else. Think about consulting in one of those related sectors, since you know exactly where those components will end up which you used to work on. For example.
  14. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    27 Jan '18 16:46
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Just got laid off, life change. Sucks actually but this too will pass, I hope.
    Good luck! They can't keep a good man down.
  15. Arch Stantons Grave
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    27 Jan '18 21:23
    Best wishes sonhouse
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