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#496005 - September 11th 2011 3:24 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: F350]
LostSheep Offline
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Registered: April 13th 2009 6:36 pm
Posts: 3464
Loc: Dixie, USA
I was extremely lucky in my working days. I got into Ford Motor Company in 1968. I retired after 33 years with Ford. Was only laid off once, but it only lasted for 5 weeks before I was called back. I drove hi-lo for the last 10 years or so. I ended up with good benefits but it was a long 33 years. At times I hated the job, but when I'd think about how bad it was everywhere else, I'd stick with it. I really feel for all you guys & gals that can't find jobs. All of the good paying jobs have gone away, mostly to foreign countries. I saw the handwriting on the wall years ago with the invasion of foreign cars & motorcycles. People quit buying American products & destroyed the Unions that were the backbone of this country. Don't get me started.. lol..Here is to wishing everyone the luck that I've had in finding a good job.. cheers..Cheers!
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#501675 - October 03rd 2011 9:26 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: July 20th 2011 1:07 pm
Posts: 969
Loc: Las Vegas, NV, US of A
I've been off for 2 years prior AF Iraq war veteran, it's a lot harder to go from AF blue to corporate grey then they anticipated. anybody got something in Vegas area?
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#501688 - October 03rd 2011 10:10 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 8519
Loc: San Diego California
I worked in Aerospace machine shop for 30 yrs and got hurt & they escorted me off the property, fought workman's comp for 2 1/2 yrs..I lost my house ,1/2 my property and moved into my red van with 2 torn rotor cuff's for a yr till the lawyers worked it out, they waited too long and now my L. shoulder is unfixable....I went from $3500 a month to $1088 and no chance of repair ...
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#501692 - October 03rd 2011 10:12 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: GhostRyder]
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Registered: May 26th 2010 8:19 pm
Posts: 2820
Loc: Land Of Entrapment, New Mexico
Originally Posted By: GhostRyder
i survived the first week , went good , getting along with everyone , feels real good to be working again , and having good money coming in ,with a bunch of benefits , all the ideas for my van are coming back , thanks for all the comments and good luck to everyone else out of work .

i just have to wait 2 more weeks before the first paycheck lol


Well tomarrow (10/4) my 6 month probabtation is over , how time flies lol
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#501934 - October 04th 2011 7:07 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: May 26th 2010 8:19 pm
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Loc: Land Of Entrapment, New Mexico
yay devil beer well i survived the 6 month probation period at work


Edited by GhostRyder (October 04th 2011 7:08 pm)
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#501969 - October 04th 2011 9:37 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: September 27th 2009 10:02 pm
Posts: 1086
Loc: Rding,pa
glad to hear it Ghost...back to work is always good.

But when the he>> did this 6 MONTHS probation crap start. Buddy of mine got a job and was told the same thing...and no benefits till after. curse That blows.
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#502749 - October 07th 2011 8:13 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
GhostRyder Offline
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Registered: May 26th 2010 8:19 pm
Posts: 2820
Loc: Land Of Entrapment, New Mexico
well i did get lucky about the benefits , they started right after i did., ive already got vacation time , sick time , and a personal day.


Edited by GhostRyder (October 07th 2011 8:13 pm)
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#511022 - November 10th 2011 1:38 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
al55 Offline
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Registered: November 01st 2011 4:11 pm
Posts: 3747
Loc: Grand Bay NB
I guess I'm a new member of the unemployed vanner van club,I work at a golf course I got laid off on Oct.28th two days before my birthday.This happens around the same time every year,at least I know I will going back in the spring.It does make it hard to survive because of it taking 28 days for UI to kick in.You get behind on everything during the winter then it takes until late summer to get caught up.I'll just have to keep plugging away,besides the $2.00 I won in the lottery won't take me very far.

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#530072 - January 17th 2012 8:17 am Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
tomvanner Offline
journeyman

Registered: December 13th 2011 7:48 am
Posts: 81
Loc: Fort Wayne, IN, USA
well, I'm stuck, and not many jobs available for me to try to get in, or around Fort Wayne, which kinda sucks for me...
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#530336 - January 17th 2012 9:56 pm Re: Unemployed Vanner Van Club [Re: GhostRyder]
GhostRyder Offline
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Registered: May 26th 2010 8:19 pm
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Loc: Land Of Entrapment, New Mexico
Originally Posted By: GhostRyder
yay devil beer well i survived the 6 month probation period at work



and wow , how time flys 2 more months ill be there a year already .
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