New Year - New Job!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geds, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Well - just got word that my background checks panned out and that I start a new job Monday at our local power company! I've been contracting for them for 15 years (since I left their sister company in an early out program and started my own business). This will have me doing the same job I've been contracting to do (training development) and provide benefits. I'll also stay involved in my other companies.

    So, to all of those still looking - don't give up; there are jobs out there and there are companies hiring!
  2. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    anytown, OHIO
    Congratulations on the job! :thumbsup:

    And I guess background checks, drug testing, fingerprinting and all of that go along with a lot of jobs now. Used to be a whole lot simplier.

  3. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011

    It only took 6 weeks to verify that I have been contracting for the same employer doing the same job for 15 years and that I passed the same drug screening as a contractor! Thank goodness for logic and bureaucrats - how could the world function without them? :rolleyes:
  4. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
    Great news! Hope it all works out for you.
  5. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Congrats geds! I hope it all goes well for ya.
    I've been entertaining the thought of a job change also. Waiting to see what the offer looks like. If it's a good offer, I'll be heading back into overhead crane service work. It would be a closer commute with a company vehicle and gas card. M-F dayshift. I won't miss rotating shifts one little bit.
    I agree, there's still jobs out there if one is willing to put in the effort to go after it and be willing to relocate possibly.
  6. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest


    How do I miss these posts?:eek:

    Excellent news! :)
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Awesome!!! Way to go.
  8. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Congrats Geds. I'm glad it's workin out.
  9. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Thanks for the kind words and good wishes! Hope it all works out for you too Woolleyworm!
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Congratulations geds!!
  11. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    Sounds like you are happy with your start of the New Year. I hope that all goes well with your new employer.
  12. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Glad to hear things are going good. My wife did something similar with the power co down here(training) until she retired. Then she went back to work with them part time in customer service. She only works one day a week, so we have time to do the things retired people do.:D
  13. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    That is great news geds. What a nice way to start the new year.
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    believe that pretty much says it ALL!

    Congrats & Good Luck Geds!!
  15. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Thanks folks!