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LOSING JOB= NO MORE SHOOTING!

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    hELLO:
    this will be my last thread. found out my job is being eliminated. at the age of 56, things should be getting easier, they are getting harder. will start looking for ft or pt work . good shooting everyone!
    take care,
    steve balistreri
     
  2. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    steve sorry to hear that. pehaps someone here may have a place for you.
     
  3. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Where ya from, Senior? Maybe a ts.comer can help you...
     
  4. td_ict_ks

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    Any machining, inspection, or Quality type of background?
     
  5. famill00

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    Steve,

    Don't give up man....I remember my grandfather starting his third career when he was around 70. Don't stop going to the clubs....still go as often but don't shoot as often if you can't afford to as much as you once could. Sometimes when I go I dont even get my gun out of the car....it doesn't matter if you shoot 1 round or 10...its about the friends you have at the club...not to mention getting out of the house.

    Forrest
     
  6. shadow

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    Where are you located Steve? Perhaps some of us can help you find another (better) job.
     
  7. mt

    mt Member

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    I'm sorry, it must be a terrible feeling but please don't give up. I bet famill00 is correct. keep your friends around you. I wish you an easy transition and a better tomorrow.
     
  8. jimbob

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    Hang in there, and don't give up shooting! Just cut back some. Keep your club contacts. What type of work do you do?
     
  9. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    I would agree with the other posters Steve, keep going to the cluc it can be a great way to network and keep a positive attitude the boomers are in high demand.
     
  10. bcnu

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    Senior smoke, I too lost my job of over 10 years recently. Took a month or so off then went into selling trucks. It seems to be a pretty good line of work, not too hard. And you get to talk to a lot of different folks. Might be a thought for you too.

    Good luck, John
     
  11. mixer

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    Call your companys main competition and other companys in your field. With your experience and knowledge base you are a valuable asset. Relocating may be necessary but you're not going to be the first person to do that. Good Luck in your search.


    Eric
     
  12. jakearoo

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    Steve, Are you there? Seems like some help can be rallied up. Please speak up. Let us know where you are and what you have been doing. Jake
     
  13. ks-trap-shooter

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    If you have any agriculture background, I may be able to give you some leads.
    Ryan
     
  14. Ron Frazier

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    Sorry to hear this Steve. I got laid off at 55 and things were looking bleak. Of course they always insist that age and the fact that and being at the top of your pay grade have nothing to do with it. I found something after a year and you will too. Stay in touch, it's good therapy when things aren't going well. You have a lot of friends here.
     
  15. boomer

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    Ya gotta love shooters--esp. trapshooters. Always ready to help and alway read to cheer you up! I was "eliminated" about 4 years ago at age 57. It took 10-11 months, but I ended up with a fine job. Chin up Steve and keep in touch with al your shooting friends......
     
  16. senior smoke

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    hello:
    i live in wauwatosa, wi, suburb of milwaukee, wi. i have always been in banking or customer service work. any leads, or ideas, please let me know.
    i appreciate the people who have responded. my wife has breast cancer, have not told her about my job yet. she has enough to deal with. she asked me if something was wrong, had to lie and say know. she is not doing to well.
    thanks,
    steve balistreri
     
  17. senior smoke

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    hello:
    i live in wauwatosa, wi, suburb of milwaukee, wi. i have always been in banking or customer service work. any leads, or ideas, please let me know.
    i appreciate the people who have responded. my wife has breast cancer, have not told her about my job yet. she has enough to deal with. she asked me if something was wrong, had to lie and say know. she is not doing to well.
    thanks,
    steve balistreri
     
  18. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    hello:
    i live in wauwatosa, wi, suburb of milwaukee, wi. i have always been in banking or customer service work. any leads, or ideas, please let me know.
    i appreciate the people who have responded. my wife has breast cancer, have not told her about my job yet. she has enough to deal with. she asked me if something was wrong, had to lie and say know. she is not doing to well.
    thanks,
    steve balistreri
     
  19. stokinpls

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    Not much help, but you and your wife are now on my prayer list. May God bless you both.
     
  20. code5coupe

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    Today is my last day at work. I've never been unemployed in my life. Now, at 60, I'm looking at a whole new lifestyle....and I'm excited. Try not to worry overly much, Steve. Things have a way of working out for honorable people.
    It's new and scarey, but can very well be the start of something really, really good for you.

    Keep your friends close to you, both here on TS.com and locally. Don't pull into a shell. We all are ready to help you if we can.

    Code
     
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