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Thread: The end of a era.

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    The end of a era.

    Next week friday will be my last day to turn wrenches at this dealership. No I didn't get laid off. I am being moved to the parts deptment as the parts lead. They came to me and asked me to do it and I have had a hard time making up my mind. Five years ago I started a mobile service for them to repair lawn and garden equipment. I now have many good customers and friends. They reason that my knowing so many customer is a good thing to help draw more in the door. Our parts deptment has suffered this year due to 2 guys transferring to other jobs and 1 past away. All the guys there now have very little experanice in this field. I have become accustom to working by myself and outside. I hope that I can get used to being inside and away from the customer that I have been working for. There are more headaches with this new job but I will try to do the best I can.

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    There is an old saying Bloom where your planted. In your case Bloem where your planted.

    I hope all goes well.
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    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    know the feeling rex,, i left a job because of the outside being part of me for the last 3 years,, and it was one thing i wished i hadnt done,, would have been better off if i had stayed financially but i wasnt happy looking at four walls..
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    Rex you'll do good. You got that personal touch. God Bless
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    Sounds like a pretty good opportunity Rex.
    Any chance you can moonlight by fixing stuff for family, friends and acquaintances on weekends?
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    Good of you to step up & help the company in their time of need may it be head-ache free and short-lived until your back doing what you like!

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    Certainly shows that the powers that be have a lot of confidence in you--that's a very good thing. Good luck on the move!
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    Ron

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    I am sure it will turn out to be mutually benfecial to you and the company.

    Congrats!
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    I hope you enjoy the new position Rex.
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    Thanks for the kind words and vote. I have been doing this kind of work for 30 years. It is my goal to get 40 years in with John Deere dealers so I hope to be retiring at about the same time as when I get those years in.

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