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one good thing about getting laid-off??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hhatton, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. hhatton
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 35


    I'm now home when everyone else is at work, I can make as much noise as i want to. waved to the neighbors , as they go to work, pulled the 32 frame out , finished welding it up, and spent the rest of the day grinding and sanding for prime. Did 3 weekends worth of work in 5 hours. Might have it painted and rolling in 2 weeks. It most be real nice to be retired.

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  2. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,097


    i hear ya....the only thing i can do for zero dollars is hang in the shop and build ....BTW your frame looks great ...
  3. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    I have so many parts built up for so many projects that a layoff would be more like work than work. The lovely says we could retire on what I have stashed in parts cabinets. I'll probably get everything up-n-runnin just about the time we have to turn all the real cars for a 2010 pelosi.
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,036

    from California

    unemployment: the pay sucks but the hours are great.

  5. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,015

    from Atl Ga

    And you get a "nooner" a few times a week!

  6. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Even if your wife is at work??? :D
  7. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,117

    Member Emeritus

    The frame looks great!

    I'll be getting permanently laid off at the end of June.
    Summer off! I'm pretty excited about thrashing on my 27 for a couple of months while I looks for a new job.

  8. i start my week off at 9am go to a noon then 2pm then 4pm and friday a 10:30 am 2hr call became a 1 and half hour
  9. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,656

    from ohio

    trust me tho, it gets old...ive been off for 8 weeks now and im bored out of my mind
  10. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    I was laid off for 3 months starting in Dec. Didn't get anything done it was so damn cold. 3 coldest months of the year is when I get to spend some time off for the first time in 20 yrs. Plus I couldn't justify spending any money on the car. Didn't get a damn thing done...
  11. 1lowtoy
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 52


    1 bad thing about getting laid off; NO MONEY!
  12. mazdab2600
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 50


    same boat here.since nov/08.
    just want the snow gone now.need to get something done.
    got registered for training to be an electrician.starts in may.
    started out as a mechanic.then a chemical plant going for electrician.
  13. Don't be so sure on that.;) My dad would always say he couldn't believe how much he had to do after he was retired. He wondered how he could get it all done when he was working.
  14. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    You could take up scrapbooking as a hobby....never bored when there are pages to create. :D
  15. joel torres
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 824

    joel torres

    hhatton what part of the island are you
    i did the same thing
    weeks of work in 5 days
  16. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,919


    I gotta say it's pretty cool to see so much positive attitude in this thread! Getting layed off sucks, but it's what YOU do afterwards that will define how things go for ya.

    I'm glad you're getting stuff done, and I wish you luck when you're ready to get back out there and hit the bricks! It's not great, but it's not the end of the world either:D

  17. Just tell her co-workers to look the other way for a few minutes... :D
  18. MCINK
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 885

    from EASTRIVER

    Been 5 months out of work. Very boring... and too cold to do anything..

    Now that the weather is getting better, I'll get a job in no time...

    Oh, well...Thats life...
  19. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,417

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Been out a month and a half. Got a great jump on the yard work and I can drive the car any sunny day:D:D:D
  20. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,656

    from ohio

    oh, i did put a new window in yesterday...but as stated before, cant justify spending any money on a hobby right now so the car just sits. I'll do little things to it that dont cost money but the construction part is at a stand still
  21. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,039


    I was in big construction before I retired early.Layoffs were part of the game.You live on the cheap while working,then ya got money to spend on a car project during layoffs.
  22. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell

    I plan to do the same thing to get my 2 on the road soon.

    Falcon first, then modified, or so I keep telling myself. :D
  23. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,516

    phat rat

    It's fantastic. Been that way since Jan. 27, 06. If you are bored being work off it's your own fault. Lots of things you could be doing that don't cost a bundle. You already have a hobby, must be some work you can do on it that doesn't cost.
  24. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    Well ive been off since Feb 6th and im not going back.. They kept the assholes . I take it your going back so your getting everything done while your off.. Great. I saw thru the b/s and sold all my cars... Ill be off till i find a job and knowing im not going back finds me bored out of my mind because there is no sense trying to build another car without a real job... I will be better when the weather breaks.. Get r done before they call you back :) I really dont want to work for anyone ever again but im afrad im gonna have to... :(.. phat rat is one of my heros... he never has to work ever again .... :)
  25. hhatton
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 35


    Didn't mean to step on the guys out of work already. The writting was on the wall at work for more then a year so i've saved some $$ just for this .How long it will last and how long i'll be out of work ????.But hey another thing to remember is the "new guy" in the white house is gonna take care of all of us!!!!
  26. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    Ya sure :rolleyes:... Just enjoy your self.. Im also set pretty good but i cant retire and thats what id like to do.. I will be off this summer going to sprint car races and riding the harley thats for sure :)..
  27. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,103


    "I'm now home when everyone else is at work, I can make as much noise as i want to. waved to the neighbors , as they go to work"

    Pretty much sums up retirement..........:D
  28. i was out of work for 6 months got alot of things done to my care but like some one said the pays sucks. i had to sell alot of stuff like a four track recorder, all my led zeppelin records:mad::(:mad:, all my doors records, all my double copies of pink floyd records from piper at the gates of dawn to pulse, alot of funk, soul and hip hop. ahhhh now im sad cuz i miss all that stuff. but the hours are nice and no one to tell you what to do
  29. speedmetal
    Joined: Feb 2, 2006
    Posts: 98

    from houston

    I could use about a good 3 months off to do all my catch up work
  30. hotrodhillbilly23
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 152

    from Indiana

    I got laid off 7 months ago, but the old lady's still workin' so it's not so bad financially. I'm thinkin' about turning my hobby into an income and buildin' for a livin'. Always wanted my own Rod shop, guess now's as good a time as any!

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