A new chapter

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Re: A new chapter

Postby dae2dae » Wed Jun 21, 2017

carssman wrote:Simple solution,, Buy more turtles and retire Mr Ed!

Hopefully your 'Package' is enough to carry you into 'somewhat' early retirement

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Re: A new chapter

Postby Mr. Ed » Wed Jun 21, 2017

dae2dae wrote:
carssman wrote:Simple solution,, Buy more turtles and retire Mr Ed!

Hopefully your 'Package' is enough to carry you into 'somewhat' early retirement

semi retired :pop:
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Ahh yes, the Dorian we all know and love, I would expect nothing less. :lol: :lol:
I do think things will find a way of working themselves out and I will be keeping a keen eye out for those windows that may open. ;)

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Re: A new chapter

Postby BigJim#1-8 » Thu Jun 29, 2017

All the best Mr. Ed!!
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Re: A new chapter

Postby 93 OCTANE » Thu Jun 29, 2017

It's very hard to retire if you aren't prepared to regardless of financial situation. You will probably end up working as a consultant for many years. Embrace whatever change comes your way as you have two things the steel industry desperately needs::: skill and knowledge.
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Re: A new chapter

Postby everything » Thu Jun 29, 2017

Do what you want, think about what you want, don't stress about it though. Change is inevitable, retirement is pretty awesome.

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Re: A new chapter

Postby Operadad » Sat Jul 01, 2017

well mr ed... a new chapter... maybe...
about a year and a half ago, my company lost a contract - and decided my services were no longer needed as of a certain date.
my office was in a building that we did not own.
a couple of days before "that" date the office where i was working decided they wanted me... so i left one company on friday - started with the other on monday --
same building, same work, same desk, and a raise..... may your path be blessed as mine was.

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Re: A new chapter

Postby Mr. Ed » Sat Jul 01, 2017

Operadad wrote:well mr ed... a new chapter... maybe...
about a year and a half ago, my company lost a contract - and decided my services were no longer needed as of a certain date.
my office was in a building that we did not own.
a couple of days before "that" date the office where i was working decided they wanted me... so i left one company on friday - started with the other on monday --
same building, same work, same desk, and a raise..... may your path be blessed as mine was.


That is a great story as are most of these posts. Thank you everyone for the concerns and the advice. ;) I am sticking with my equipment training schedule for this year until told different. Crane recertification 101 starts 7/10

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Re: A new chapter

Postby AGhead » Sun May 13, 2018

How have things turned out for you Mr. Ed? (I may have missed any updates)
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Re: A new chapter

Postby Mr. Ed » Sun May 13, 2018

Well it has been interesting to say the least. The sale was final on December 29 but I went into the hospital on December 25 for heart surgery I couldn’t go to work for the new company until I was released by my doctor and I was released in mid February since that time I have threatened to walk out twice and on Monday I finally did walk out. I was on conference calls all day on Tuesday with our corporate people and went back to work on Wednesday. Some things are hard to pass up and for me money is one of them so I guess until I decide to stop chasing the dollar I’m going to stick around). They are also taking more job responsibilities away from me and want me to concentrate on training and passing my knowledge off to the maintenance department it’s easy money anda hard Choice.


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Re: A new chapter

Postby MaxGravy » Sun May 13, 2018

It's tough to walk away from a career, but time > money. You can always make more money but you can never make more time.

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Re: A new chapter

Postby CCC2010 » Sun May 13, 2018

Its a process Mr. Ed. Just prepare yourself of what is to come. Once you pass on that knowledge and skills to the folks your training...then you can put the puzzle together of what will likely be the outcome...just looking out for you Mr.Ed.
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Re: A new chapter

Postby MrGaribaldi » Sun May 13, 2018

Back on June of 2017, I made this post.
MrGaribaldi wrote:Your new owner may want you to train your replacement. Be prepared for that possibility. To owners experience = higher salary.

Start lining up your ducks. When they get all they want from you, they will let you go. So be careful not to walk out again before your ducks are lined up. They may not call you back the next time.
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Re: A new chapter

Postby Diggin4copper » Sun May 13, 2018

And of course it can’t hurt to not explain that which is not asked...then, when the phone rings, independent contractor rates kick in...just sayin...
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Re: A new chapter

Postby silverpv » Sun May 13, 2018

Diggin4copper wrote:And of course it can’t hurt to not explain that which is not asked...then, when the phone rings, independent contractor rates kick in...just sayin...


^ agree... :thumbup:

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Re: A new chapter

Postby AGhead » Fri Oct 05, 2018

Not to be nosey, just trying to glean from others.
Any updates?
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Re: A new chapter

Postby Mr. Ed » Fri Oct 05, 2018

Well, things are working in my favor these days. Most of my paperwork duties have been delegated to a pair of up and coming supervisors with a strong desire to get ahead, they remind me of me 30 years ago. Both are willing to listen and learn and I am very involved in working with them. My duties these days consist of teaching and troubleshooting. Lots of new EE's these days and most need guidance and that is one of my strongpoints. I am a hands on kind of guy and very much enjoy being on the floor. I am in the process of moving to part time and keeping full benefits. I would like to stay for 2 more years but ready to walk away tomorrow if need be. The company knows this all too well and I am hoping for a positive outcome. :thumbup: I do love this job and just completed 36 years with them, hard to give up doing what you enjoy. :D

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Re: A new chapter

Postby xelint » Fri Oct 05, 2018

When something similar happened at my company a lot of guys took the retirement and then were hired back part time as consultants. You could always tell who they were because they always had the biggest grins on their faces.

Best of luck

PS sounds like you need to run another group buy to take your mind off of things :D
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Re: A new chapter

Postby grantwoodisgold » Fri Oct 05, 2018

Mr. Ed wrote:.....I do love this job and just completed 36 years with them, hard to give up doing what you enjoy. :D

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