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    well, yesterday I got a call from my Unions business agent, wondering if I was available to take a job. I take the job and report to work this morning. after 7 hours of orientation, the company rep let us know that the job had been cancelled, and we were now officially laid off... hell, I even shaved my goatee for this, and I hate shaving. needless to say, I was hacked. called the union hall and let them know that the idiots they dispatched me to had called out workers before they even got a contract for the job, and that I had to be put back on the out of work list.

    got home, hacked off, aggravated, and feeling just a wee bit naked without my facial hair, and my wife hands me a letter from TNDOS. opened it up, and there is the HCP that I've been waiting for for so long. that made the whole day worthwhile.

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    Now you risk losing your HCP as a disgruntled "almost" employee. :what:

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    Run away if anybody ever tells you "Cheer up. Things could be worse."

    Somebody said that to me. I decided to follow their advice, and cheered up. They were right - things got worse!

    Sorry to hear you got shafted about the job. Glad you got your HCP. Do you have enough $$ or ammo that you can go to the range and relieve a little stress?

    stay safe.

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    skidmark wrote:
    Run away if anybody ever tells you "Cheer up. Things could be worse."

    Somebody said that to me. I decided to follow their advice, and cheered up. They were right - things got worse!

    Sorry to hear you got shafted about the job. Glad you got your HCP. Do you have enough $$ or ammo that you can go to the range and relieve a little stress?

    stay safe.

    skidmark
    actually, i'm sort of trying to ... conserve... my ammo at the moment. things get much worse, and we may wish we had a little bit more...

    don't worry though, I'm not stressed. my name is near the top of the call list, so I should be back to work in a couple of days...

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