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Kenngo1969

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I just sent an e-mail to my folks.  I thought I'd excerpt it here, too, in case any of all ya'all have any thoughts: 

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I went to church today (granted, it was only sacrament meeting, but ...)  It's been awhile since I did that.  And which is more, I finally got to go to my own ward, and it's been really long since I did that!!!  "Are you new?"  "No, I'm old."  ;)  I happened to find out by chance that my ward has the 9 o'clock slot.  Since my job for the last three-plus years has turned me into "Not A Morning Person," whether I can get myself put together just barely well enough to go to church at that hour is an open question.  It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to church: "It's 8:30, and I haven't had anything to eat and haven't put anything together to take with me."  "Well, you can get something at work."  "I don't look nice enough to go to church."  "That's true, you don't, but you should go anyway." (Sneaky Spirit! ;))  As I was leaving work today, I thought, "It's been a pretty good day today: The only thing wrong with it is that it's Sunday, and I had to work." ;)

Come mid-December, for better or for worse, the whole "Not A Morning Person" thing won't be an issue, since my company is leaving Utah because our landlord decided to not renew our lease.  I think it's a stupid, I mean, unintelligent, decision by the landlord to not renew our lease; and I think it's a stupid, I mean, unintelligent, decision by the company to vacate Utah: Utah County has two of the three biggest undergraduate student bodies in the state (UVU and BYU), not to mention more than a few recent graduates of both schools, and, hence, a huge pool of potential employees to draw from.  I can't imagine that labor costs are cheaper at any of the company's other U.S. sites than they are in Utah.  Maybe leasing a different piece of commercial real estate here is too expensive, or it isn't feasible to lease space and/or to move on relatively short notice?  Who knows? :unknw:  (Above my pay grade, I guess!)  

But why do I suspect that the only thing I'm gonna hate more than having this job is not having it??? (Heh! ;)) Well, OK: It's a chance to turn over a new leaf, so maybe it is time to do that, but I'm not exactly sure what "turning over a new leaf" means: I'll have enough time, finally, to write down the book(s) that has/have been rattling around in my head for ages?  Start my own business, maybe?  (Personally, I think both of those things are "Cold-Day-In-Hell" kind of things: Writing a book is one thing; writing a book that sells is another thing entirely; and starting a business is one thing; starting a successful business is another thing entirely.)  And it was kind of a fluke that I got hired at my current job in the first place, and I've only given my current employer an average of about one good reason a month to fire me, and they still haven't done it even after all of this time ...  I can't imagine another employer being that forbearing ...)

It is a chance to reorient my priorities, spiritually-speaking, and I do need to do that, but I've also gotta pay the bills.

 

 

 

 

Thoughts?

Any of all-ya'all know anybody who's hiring?  Or, preferably, do any of all ya'all know anyone who will be, come mid-December?  My employer has offered me a loyalty bonus to stay through mid-December, and I could definitely use that money.

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11 hours ago, Kenngo1969 said:

I just sent an e-mail to my folks.  I thought I'd excerpt it here, too, in case any of all ya'all have any thoughts: 

Thoughts?

Any of all-ya'all know anybody who's hiring?  Or, preferably, do any of all ya'all know anyone who will be, come mid-December?  My employer has offered me a loyalty bonus to stay through mid-December, and I could definitely use that money.

What kind of work do you do?

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Kenngo, I quit my job but that's a long story, I wasn't capable of handling some really troubled students, both have been suspended. That left me with a great option to leave my job as a Safe Intervention Assistant. But my job made me grow in many ways, so grateful for that. You've had your job for a long time! And didn't quit! So good for you! With the unemployment rate so low, I'm sure you'll find another job. I hope it's in something that will your help your talents shine. Either in law, or in the book world? So would you be staying in the Utah County area still? I guess it depends on your work. 

We are kind of both in the same place, what will life bring us, haha. 

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