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A job offer, what would you do?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hackman, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Very well put. your right, I will know in a hurry what will happen. I will most definately keep this in mind. A lot to think about here.
     
  2. well,........
    was he surprised or was you surprised?
     
  3. cafekid
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
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    I work at a hot rod shop. It was my first job. I left a couple years ago and went to work for the studios. That lasted 8 months and I went right back to my old job. It felt good to be home, when i went back
     
  4. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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    I think that you're right to think about it this way.

    The BEST career advice I've ever gotten came from a tough, miserable, grouchy old executive-lifer @ GM.

    He said to consider where you will be in 5yrs at your current job. Think in terms of salary, raises, benefits, promotions, etc.

    If somebody offers that to you, tomorrow, then start the negotiations!
     
  5. SATANACHIA
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    So what happened hackman??????? Hope it turned out how you wanted
     
  6. Blue One
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    Yes, please update us.
     
  7. ParkinsonSpeed
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    Guys.... I hope he's too busy building hot rods to even get on here!
     
  8. fab32
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    Bingo!!!!!! A plaque with those words should hang in everyone's "hobby shop".

    Frank
     
  9. olds vroom
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    If I were in your boat I would take the job as you know your job is on shaky ground because of your employers health. If something were to happen to him and your shop did close you would be kicking yourself for not taking the job.
     
  10. mike in tucson
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    Comparing your salary with another's and bitching about it is grounds for being fired here. Dont worry what others make, you cant spend it. Worry about how to make yourself more valuable.
     
  11. CNC-Dude
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    Ask the machine shop owner if he would entertain the idea of you buying him out, unless he has sons or family that will take it over after he passes.
     
  12. Blue One
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    Hilarious how the opinions keep flowing when what is really needed is an update from the OP.

    It has all been said....
     
  13. D.N.D.
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    Hi Hack

    I wen't to work at a big time car restoration shop owned by a rich man and it was a zoo, no place to improve my job

    Was doing the final put together and had to fix all the other guys mess ups, did not do my homework first about the shop just took my friends word that got me the job

    All politics and brown nose stuff and the main boss did not care about me one hoot, so after cutting it for a year I split

    See if you can stay at the machine shop and try to make a deal where the owner stays in the loop so he feels like he still has a little say so in his shop that he started

    If you buy into that shop can you do the bidding for new work and know where to get new clients as the list always changes over the years

    I was all glassy eyed over working at the resto shop but those hi buck places are gathering places for flakes etc and they seem to always keep their job

    Good luck with your job stuff

    G Don
     
  14. dirt t
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    how about taking over the machine shop?
     
  15. Fenders
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    Hackman got his answer two weeks ago in post 90.
    If he has made no decision, I understand why his fellow employee is getting $5 more an hour....
     
  16. woodbutcher
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    :) Well,this is getting interesting.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  17. 4ford
    Joined: Jun 26, 2013
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    from Eagan. Mn

    Just remember the grass is not always greener on the outher side.

    Just saying.

    Mike
     
  18. Nature of the beast though, isn't it? Read the original post, comment, then (maybe) bother to read everyone else's comments that say the same thing. :)

    I too, want to hear if Hack made a decision and which way he went.
     
  19. olds vroom
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    Did you take the job or not?
     
  20. Blue One
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    I'm not sure why, but he isn't talking. I sent him a PM asking for an update and he has been online.

    Guess it's a big secret. :)
     
  21. Maybe he took the job, hated it or they hated him so he left or got run off and tried to go back to the old job and they said fuck off. He is too embarrased to step up and say so????????? Just sayin..............
     
  22. Roger Walling
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    A lot of shops are always looking for a better man to do the job. When they find you, they keep looking for a better man to do the job. :eek:

    Nuff said.
     
  23. ... the OP must now be with out an income or internet ... or working 7/24. LOL
     
  24. The fact that its been something around 3 weeks since Hackman posted is making me think he dun went missing............
     
  25. 2racer
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    he could be working....
     
  26. Blue One
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    His last activity on the HAMB, yesterday at 9:45 PM. :)
     
  27. seb fontana
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    Scottie beamed him up..Don't worry, he's a big boy, it's his choice...
     
  28. Blue One
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    I was promised an update :confused: :)
    Wonder where it is ? :)
     
  29. Blue One
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    All this time and nothing was ever posted, way to leave us all hanging there Hackman. :D:D
     

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