: Inbetween Jobs now........

12-20-07, 01:03 AM
my last day with my current employer was last Friday. I elected some year ago not to relocate to Reno with them. I was the last one out the door for good.

I actually was hoping to get out of there by the end of Nov. but there was a lot of clean-up to do.

I have secured a position at another local privately owned manufacturer and will be starting Jan 7, 08.

I've been in the plastics injection, thermoforming and blow molding profession for some 33 years now and I guess it's in my blood. I have been fortunate in my career as I have never had to look for a job or have had to collect unemployment.
Plastics is a big industry but actually a small world. Word travels fast when someone with the proper experience and background is available.

I'm off to enjoy my granddaughter (6 weeks old this week and my first g child) and my wife for some long awaited time together.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday's!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup::cool2:

12-20-07, 01:16 AM
Happy holidays and best wishes in your new job!

12-20-07, 01:41 AM
Thanks RightTurn.

I haven't had 3 weeks off in over 30+ years.

It's gonna go quick.
Almost been a week already!!!!!!!!!!

12-20-07, 02:56 PM
Wow congrats D... sounds like you deserve it thats for sure !

03-19-08, 01:43 AM
Well it didn't work out with my employer after 8 weeks of just walking around and doing observation..........He wouldn't include me in anything that was going on and as I had expected was not willing to release the power of operations manager over to me.
I had been for-warned that this was a difficult position as it is a privately owned company with the owner being from the middle east and a micro manager.
Should I say no more..........no offense to anyone but that will be the first and last time I'll work for someone from the middle east.
He was paying me a ton of money, 140k yr, but there are more thing's to life than money. I was to the point were I didn't even look forward to going to work in the morning.....first time in my life for that.

I had told myself some 25 years ago that if I didn't like what I was doing then why am I there.

I'll keep ya posted................

After a short conversation with the owner I decided it was time for me to move on as he was not interested in what I had to say or recommend to the operations. A waste of my time and his. I walked on 2/4/08 and it was the best feeling I've had in some time.

Since then I've been working on some remodeling of the master bedroom and the upstairs bathroom, enjoying the Granddaughter, Wife, Family and what ever I fill like doing that day.........last week I woke-up and took the boat to the lake for some 65+ runs with my nephew. What a blast we had as there was no one on the lake and it was like glass.

I plan on finishing some projects around the house (never ending) and then looking for something locally when the time is right.

03-19-08, 10:37 AM
I would love to just walk around and observe things for $140k a year. I make roughly that now and I have to actually work hard! Heck - just walking around and observing things - I'd drop to $125k - such a deal!

03-22-08, 01:26 AM
I would love to just walk around and observe things for $140k a year. I make roughly that now and I have to actually work hard! Heck - just walking around and observing things - I'd drop to $125k - such a deal!

Here's the place if you want to give it a try www.apikirkcontainers.com.

Owners name is Kirk, son's name is Aurthur.
I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy as I found out for myself they have had over 15 people in this position over the last 4-5 years with some lasting from 1 day to 6 months.........I lasted some 7 weeks.

When I had closed one of my past plants/employers of 24 years one of my managers went there and walked after 8 weeks.

The son is nice and Americanized, but the owner is still old school from the middle east. Kirk makes all the calls and the son only works for him. They are like oil and water........fought everyday in their language.

Have any leads for me?????????????????????

Plastics Manufacturing is my specialty.

03-22-08, 01:42 AM
Im so glad I like my job AND they pay me well to do it. Other than porn I cant think of another job Id do.

Retiring at 50 will be nice too!

03-22-08, 08:46 AM
Dmarlow do you live close to Vista, CA.

03-22-08, 11:08 AM
take care and safe travels!