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Good news!!(10 posts)

Good news!!Erik W
Apr 2, 2002 9:06 AM
I posted three months ago about both my wife and I getting laid off at the end of last year. To follow up for those that are interested. After 3 months we are both working again. My wife works in the loan support department at the U of C Federal Credit Union here in Boulder and I just got a job (I start tomarrow) as the Accountant/Bookeeper for Mountain Sports, a mountaineering store in town. My backpground is in the Tech industry so I'm happy to get out of that into something more stable and smaller scale. On finding out I got the job I immediately ordered a Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork for my steed. I've been scrimping for too long.
Erik W
re: Good news!!netso
Apr 2, 2002 9:53 AM
Congratulations!!!!! I have been through your ordeal, therefore I understand some of the feelings.
congratulationsColnagoFE
Apr 2, 2002 10:37 AM
enjoy that new fork. i know what it's like to be between jobs. mountain sports is cool. they sell some nice stuff.
Awesome news Erik!js5280
Apr 2, 2002 1:37 PM
Glad to hear you both found something. Sorry I couldn't line anything up for you. While I know lots of people looking for work, I haven't heard many companies hiring. Enjoy the new fork, the weather finally getting great now for riding.

John S.
A flexible schedule tooErik W
Apr 3, 2002 8:31 AM
John,
Besides being a cool job they said once I was fully trained I could dictate my own schedule as long as it was 40 hours a week. I could work 4 ten hour days with 3 day weekends every week or what I'll more likely do this summer is go in early and get off around 4. That'll give me plenty of time to ride. One of my riding goals for the season is to do the Mt. Evans Hill Climb. I look forward to the training for that.
Thanks again for your help John. The psychological benefit of having a stranger offer help in the job search far outweighed the limited results.
Erik W
re: Good news!! Hell, Great news!!!Len J
Apr 2, 2002 4:01 PM
Congratulations, sounds like you got a little more in balance, Hopefully, looking back this will have been a good thing for you & your wife.

Enjoy

Len
Already a good thingErik W
Apr 3, 2002 8:36 AM
Len,
Last year we realized that life seemed to be coming together for us but the only glaring thing in each of our lives that was not good was our work situations. So when we got laid off we knew intelectually it was a good thing. Emotionally it was really tough. It actually proved to be a good test of our relationship, which we both feel we passed.
Erik W
excellent news!Tig
Apr 2, 2002 5:50 PM
It sure was a long wait, eh? Congratulations! Sounds like a great place.

I can't wait to get back to work as well (well, some more time riding weekdays would be nice too!). I actually filed for unemployment for the first time in my life! That says something about the current job market.
UnemploymentErik W
Apr 3, 2002 8:41 AM
Tig,
This is the third time I've gotten laid off and the first time I filed for unemployment. Even though I didn't get much money it was still better then nothing. One of the things I like about my new job is it's out of the sector of the econonmy that has all the layoffs. The store has been around since 1958 so it is well established.
Erik W
Are they still hiring?js5280
Apr 5, 2002 10:04 AM
Got the boot here yesterday. No new projects for me to do my magic on. Oh well, going to take some time and go riding in W. Colorado and S. Utah. Maybe I could be a bike guide for the summer, hmmmmmmm?