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    When one door closes.....

    Oh well. It was inevitable. Most of you know by my 'old' signature line that I was employed by Weyerhaeuser. With the downturn in the construction market there's not much need for our engineering department to design roof and floor systems. So, this morning, I, and 40% of our department, had our positions eliminated.

    The upside is I seem to have more time to spend in the shop and now that deadline on my chancel furniture does not look so close. When I'm not in the shop I can be beating bushes and looking for something to occupy my "non-shop" time.

    A door will open, I'm sure.
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    Sorry to hear your bad news Rennie. Looks like you have a good attitude about it so far.

    Sometimes bad things can lead to great things...here's hoping that happens to you!
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    I sure hate to hear that, Rennie. It unfortunately is happening all over the country and all across the business spectrum. Just keep the Faith and enjoy the new found shop time, and I'm sure something will turn up for a man of your talents.

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    bummer dude........i hope you can land something you like soon.
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    I like your positive attitude.

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    My Condolences, Rennie. Hope it turns around soon!

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    Rennie,
    man that's not good news on the face of it, however. perhaps there is that open door right around the corner. I'm pulling for you my friend!
    -Ned

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    I think most are fearing that the same may occur to each of us. I fear we have not seen the worst of this downturn. I wonder about my own position if it gets worse, but I put that aside for now and offer to you my condolences and second your hope that this will be an opportunity for a better path.

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    Very sorry to hear that news. All the best.

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    Sorry to hear about that Rennie.

    Here's wishing you Good luck and I'm sure your positive attitude will be one of your best assets!
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