Whose job here is on borrowed time?

Discussion in 'General' started by motion, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    How'd things turn out for her with the eye injury ?
  2. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Better than I expected, not as good as she wanted. Vision in her right eye is about 20/200 and her iris is non-functional She got a prosthetic contact which reduced the aperture and related glare. She can make out forms and the vision does provide some depth perception. Given the extent of the injury, she has done well.

    Thanks to you and the rest of the folks here for asking as well as your prayers and thoughts.
  3. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Still good wishes for her.
  4. beac83

    beac83 Done

    27 days.
    My job ends March 28th. They are moving the operation to Texas, and didn't offer most of us any chance at the new jobs. People work cheaper in Texas and stuff.

    For me, its the end of a 47-1/2 year career in Broadcast Engineering. RF & Transmitters, Antennas, B&W, color, HD, Stereo, 5.1, Audio/Video, Fiber, IP networking, Timing, software design, control systems and automation. The whole transition from analog to digital, Its been a good ride.

    I'm OK with it.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2021
  5. lee955i

    lee955i The Traveling Gnome

    Was supposed to be done last March. (Corporate buyout, closing our division), but keep getting extended out as the place our products are supposed to be made at are f'kin idiots and can't pass the product PV's. Supposedly, now, it's June 1st. for a closing date. Then it's a few months off then figure out what I want to be when I grow up..and where to do it!:D
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  6. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Damn. I guess there's no chance of you guys moving down here?
  7. ClemsonsR6

    ClemsonsR6 Well-Known Member

    Pharmaceutical Industry here......just a matter of time before getting shit canned again for no fucking reason.
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  8. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Sounds like me in the private equity world.. Job could last 10 days or 10 years no telling no reason just poof
  9. TSWebster

    TSWebster Well-Known Member

    That’s what I did. I turn 68 in two weeks. The wife turns 65 in August. I’m going to cobra it until then to keep her covered.
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  10. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    Was a victim of the mergers & acquisitions game a few years ago. Who knows how long before it hits again ? I did 17 years at my previous job. I'll be amazed if I can do 10 years at this one. Then I'll have to be lucky to find something with my specific skillset. I'll have to take a significant paycut and work in a fun job or simply retire akinda early. I sure hope my investments make a lot of money until then...
  11. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    Best wishes TSW, beac, and also to the Blonde woman with her recovery. That one hurt when first reported.
    I keep avoiding even thinking about retirement even though its an open proposition. Too much left unfinished here.
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  12. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Dave, if your job is anything like mine, there is no finished, there are simply stopping points.
  13. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    That, right there, seems very much true.
  14. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Much respect for all the people who ushered the world from analog to digital in all fields. I was able to hit the ground running out of college in 2000 with a fully digital career as a result of a lot of smart and innovative people spanning the two right before me.
  15. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Nah, she'll do fine and I'm counting the days myself. I turned 60 last September and as of now I'm checking out at 62. I like the old saying that nobody ever wrote on their tombstone, " I wish I had worked longer".
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  16. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Tire collector

    I got fired the day before Thanksgiving.

    Company was doing fine; boss didn't like me telling him what I really thought of him ;)
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  17. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Tire collector

    I bet people that run out of money in retirement wish that had worked a bit longer.
  18. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    They should wish they had their shit together before retiring...
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  19. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

    I’ve met a lot of people who wished they had worked longer for various reasons. I don’t think it’s that unusual.

    I don’t plan to be one of them. :D
  20. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    It's a risk, either way.

    I've seen some good, hard working men, stroke out, and TELL ME DIRECTLY TO MY FACE, THAT THEY DID ALL THAT WORK FOR F'N NOTHING. I think that I'd rather die broke than wish I hadn't been a slave to the dollar.

    I have a financial background, but I've been in the sod biz for 26 years. Not a whole lot of marketable skills. The industry has it's share of ups and downs, most of the cycles are just random shit. 2020 was actually a solid year for sales, go figure. I don't think that this industry is going lower, nor do I think that our small position within it has a significant downward risk. I owe nothing on our land, my home, and very little on equipment. Got some big insurance policies too, so somebody should come out ok.

    I'm 53 and I'm cutting the anchor within 3 years, when this last kid finishes school. I don't think that I'll live more than 10 more years anyway. But if I can make it 3 years, I'll be riding the shit out of my bike in the desert. I think that the risk of waiting too long is the worse of the mistakes. You can't get back time, there's no doubt about it. But a .45 can solve a lot of problems.
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