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Well, I've done it...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by theHIGHLANDER, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    I was at it full time for a couple years, then a couple years ago I got a job because I couldn't handle the swings of money. Sometimes you make 10 grand a month, and sometimes you don't make shit. Now I just do my shop on the side. But Im hoping i will be back at it full time soon, now that I know what to expect and how to adjust for it. Good luck man
  2. jack orchard
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 238

    jack orchard

    you will do just fine. if you are good at what you do, there is always room for one more. best of luck...jack
  3. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    I worked for years as a mechanical engineer for a consulting engineering company. Towards the end there my stress level was peaked due to impossible deadlines , under budgeted projects and idiot managers. One day after much thought at age 54 I called my wife at her work and said " Ya know what...I just can't do this anymore". She said give them a notice and go home. I did. It was the best thing I have ever done. I work for myself now as a mechanical engineer and love it. No more more acid more high blood pressure ....and more money for fewer hours.

    Good luck , enjoy . John
  4. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    I've seen your work here on the HAMB. With the skillset you have you'll be just fine!
  5. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    Nuthin better than a good "I've had enough, I quit" and its even better when you add some profanity streams and shouting!

    Good for you, I'm certain you'll have some crappy moments as we all do, but you'll be a lot happier even during the not so good times.
  6. Wishing you all the best. Todd
  7. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,072

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Happy New Year ta ya! This will be a good way to start off 2012, You'll be in charge of your own destiny. You'll do well.
  8. I have worked for "the man" for 40 years and now I'm retired, well sort of. I started a small hobby/business 3 yrs ago. I make some pocket money. However, I'm my own boss and I like it. I find it very satisfying that I can do something for someone else and a couple of bucks in my pocket.

    Best of Luck man. M/B the "American dream" is not dead yet!
  9. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    Jocko in your case the grass is truly greener on the other side. Good luck and kick ass. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
  10. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 2,161


    I did the same about 2 years ago. Never regreted it. Not sure how, but it expanded. And all of it was by accident! I was working for a few different people in town ( won't go into that ) and when I left, people came lookin for me. Wanted me to finish projects and build them some new ones. Pretty satisfying I must say. Good luck!
  11. Raven53
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 442

    from Irwin Pa

    I wish you all the luck in the world, with friends and self confidence all things are possible ....
  12. mortecai
    Joined: Mar 10, 2001
    Posts: 263


    There is nothing like being your own boss. Grab the brass ring and hang on tight!
  13. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763


    I'm shocked:eek:
    How's he going to stay in business and pay his expenses at his new shop without you?? and what this about him not paying you?? Thats illegal.:mad:

    Once you get settled in your new routine lets grab that burger and beer we talked about and you can fill me in on the details.

    Good luck bud!
  14. Lowriders Art Gallery
    Joined: Apr 9, 2010
    Posts: 612

    Lowriders Art Gallery
    from Montana

    As my ex wife used to say "one door closes, another opens". And she should know, she had been through 4 doors before she came to mine! I've been self employed for years, and even on the bad days, as long as you are willing to work, you can always make enough to survive. Good Luck.
  15. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,308


    Way to go! No regrets and you'll never have to wonder if...
  16. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,417

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Hey Bro

    Good luck with all the fun you are about to start having.

  17. Cabover
    Joined: Jun 19, 2006
    Posts: 372


    Jocko, As we talked the other day...skies the limit.....IT WILL BE DONE AND WILL BE DONE RIGHT, with you in charge....Don't ever second guess yourself, your going in the right direction!!!!!! Call any time....Dan
  18. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,415


    heres to peace and sucess , good luck , in 2012 and beyond
  19. blt2go
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 551


    stick to the standards you listed you will find no better boss than you, and by the same token no better worker. good luck and enjoy.
  20. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Good luck to you.
  21. Someone said, " what- graduated from anger management ", is that true?;)
  22. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 287

    from ohio

    Make your vacation your vocation! Do it!!
  23. good luck to ya! hey next time you're in valparaiso look me up we'll have a beer. did you ever do anything with the 61 belair?
  24. I wish the best for you and RESPECT the want of INTEGRITY. Kinda hard to find that in work places these days. I believe you will do well.
  25. stainlesssteelrat
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
    Posts: 583

    from ms

    sounds great.. but your new boss sounds like a real asshole.

    hahaha. kick ass and take names.
  26. rust&patina
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 506


    from what i've read from your threads & posts here on the h.a.m.b. over the years & all the good things being said here in this thread you deserve this more than of luck
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,245


    Thank you doesn't seem like enough to say to all of you, but sincerely, I do thank you all for your support. It's gonna be fun. A good friend of mine says that when opportunity knocks, many folks won't answer because it looks like hard work, but that's always been the juice to me, the work. It's tough right now just trying to get my head around the feelings, not having that "...oh shit, not again..." as I open the door in the morning. I like it.

    Denise, that should have been considered over 2 years ago. There's that thing about a dead horse...

    You'll hear from me very soon hon.

    Dan, my brother, YOU KNOW. It's not all bluebirds and sunshine, but it is what we make it. You know I've been there before, almost the majority of my work history. I have a feeling this is the one.

    Scotty, not much has happened on the Belair. Sad but true, and call it another motivating factor in my choice to move on. I think having my own and playing in the same sandbox is very good for buisness, but even more satisfying is having the time now to finally get it out there. Perhaps Valpo wil be a great shakedown drive. Perhaps nuthin, that's a great plan! Stay tuned...

    Don't I know it!! Seriously, when I started feeling bad about meeting him over the top of the bathroom sink every morning, time to move on. The asshole kept telling me but I was too busy trying to "save" something. I saved something alright. Thanks 'rat...

    Ok enuff. Gotta go flip the heat on...
  28. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    Hot Damn Jocko, congratulations and the best of luck! Instead of working for the man YOU ARE the man! (But then we've known that all along:cool:.)
    Talent to like yours is always going to be in demand.
  29. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I know you can do it! Have fun and it'll all come together. You have a great attitude and outlook, and it'll carry you far.
    CYA with good insurance and security where needed.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    Rots of Ruck buddy. BOSSES SUCK (unless you'll one)

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