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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: On the job hunt :) Reply with quote

Well ive just been laid off today, which is a bit of a bummer, so if anyone knows of any jobs going in the north east, let me know

Already been on to two managers of depots that I know, to see if theres anything going, will find out soon  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll think of you and good luck hunting.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: On the job hunt Reply with quote

Jon I wish you every luck with your job hunting mate especially when you upped sticks to find a job in the north east mate. I will keep my ears open for you Jon.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear your bad luck Jon - thought your present job was a step in the right direction. Hopefully something will turn up quickly and this will turn out to be a good thing!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Jon, hope things turn around soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, ive not taken it too hard to be honest, ive had a few fall outs with the new manager, (wrong person promoted into a position, without prior experience), and his lack of understanding for what I do. Id been thinking about a job change for the last week so this might just be the prod I need
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon,

My mate has set himself up as a gardener free lance, lawn cutting, hedges, clearing up and doing and has got to the stage where he has so much work he can't cope.

He made himself take the Easter weekend off, to have a break. He charges £150 a day  -

Just putting options out there  - Good luck mate & take care

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

H2o vapour wrote:
Jon,

My mate has set himself up as a gardener free lance, lawn cutting, hedges, clearing up and doing and has got to the stage where he has so much work he can't cope.

He made himself take the Easter weekend off, to have a break. He charges £150 a day  -

Just putting options out there  - Good luck mate & take care

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Thanks for the suggestion Mark working for myself wouldn't be too bad, its just getting the work in your local area that takes time, plus I haven't the equipment to startup just like that without a fair bit of outlay, which wont have just yet! I'll put it out on some facebook sites around Darlington and see what comes back. A few hundred quid for a lawnmover would get me started  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Its never convenient being laid off, why doesn't it happen the day after you get offered a better job, with a week to think about it?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

embrace change mate and the self employer path is not easy but very satisfying in my opinion...very best of luck
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very sorry to read about your problem Jon
Hope is, you will get lucky with new job very soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure being jobless is going to cause some stressful financial times. Hopefully something comes along quickly.

Do you have any qualifications?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rog, Knut, and Kevin  your comments are much appreciated.
Jim I don't have any qualifications, I got good GCSE's when I was 16, but times have moved on, I have a lot of experience in stock control and a fair bit of searching tonight, I've got 11 jobs I could apply for, 3of them would be pretty good, the others ok,. So its CV updating for me
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer, rocking the boss`s boat got you the sack Jon, best wishes in finding a new job.  
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ozsteamdemon wrote:
Bummer, rocking the boss`s boat got you the sack Jon, best wishes in finding a new job.  


Nah his yachts in Spain, gottsa go a long way to rock it    (apparently he took it out once and it broke down, had to be towed to dock     )
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