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Thread: Happy times for my son Jim

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan

    Happy times for my son Jim

    In these crazy times, as we know here all to well, jobs are tough to keep, my sons job included. He is in the woodworking trade working 8 years as a molding operator turning out thousands and thousands of feet of molding. A month or so ago, his boss held a meeting with all the employees and informed them that they all had a 25% decrease in pay no layoff just much less pay. Well any way that was unacceptable to him as a newly wed. He put his resume out on the web and a wood working company found it and called him Had him in yesterday for an interview, an hour and one half later he left feeling pretty good about it. They told him they would let him know an answer on Friday. Well they called him and offered him the job today (yes he accepted) They met his requested wage and matched his existing vacation to boot. Its just nice to hear there are still some good jobs in the trade out there and they that they wanted my son. He is a member here but not on often, I hope he logs in cause I just want to CONGRATULATE him here and let him know how PROUD I am of him

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Congratulations Jim.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    That is great news, congrats Jim!

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Great story, Congrats. I love good news
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Villa Park, CA
    Congratulations to your son.

    Those across the board pay cuts never work. They're just a way for the management to avoid making painful cuts. But what happens is that the best people bail out and all that's left is the people who can't get another job.

    So the company gets the worst of both worlds.

    If they would face the problem and lay off the least productive workers, they might keep the best people.

    Ancora imparo
    Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    Im thrilled to hear some good news for your son Tom.
    Good things happen for good people and I hope this starts a new trend here for alot of guys.
    Good thread, positive news.
    Congrats Jim, did you finish the bed yet?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Congratulations Jim!!!!!! He is a nice guy, I have met him in person haven't we Rob and Rennie??!!!!! Way to go, be proactive and hope the new job is all you want. Tom and Mrs. Tom, good job mom and dad, ya done good!!!

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Congrats, Jim. Always good to hear that kind of news.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    That sure is very good new Tom.

    Congrats Jim.

  10. #10
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Great news Tom and congratulations Jim. Way to go.

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