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Old 10-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #35
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I feel your pain brother. I am an IBEW Wireman (commercial electrician). When I was an apprentice from 2006-2010 things weren't too bad. Even after the 2008 crash, I stayed pretty busy. I turned out december of 2010. Then got laid off May 2011. Then had work from Feb '11 thru Sept '11. then off again til feb '12, then on, then off again, etc etc. It is a huge drag sometimes. I spent nearly 5 years of school and work to learn a trade. I work HARD, I am no slacker and I do good work. Not to blow my own horn at all, but I have always been much liked and praised by my coworkers and supervisors. But being much liked doesnt help much when the project is over and there is nothing left to do. I enjoy the trade a lot, and love what I do. But the feeling of "will I have a job after Friday" constantly looming over your head is a very difficult thing to get used to. I HATE not working, it is boring, depressing, degrading, etc. So despite the obvious house/yard work, I help family and friends with things, tinker with my hobbies, games, and very important, try to get out of the house even for just a half hour a day so you dont get cabin fever. It is harder during the winter because of the weather.

To all who have gone through this, are going through it, and will go through it, keep your chin up, believe in yourself, do what you do and dont let the world get you down. You will be OK. Be smart with your money when you are busy so that if an when you are out, you arent over stretched financially. Especially for us tradesmen (and woman) who just go project to project, or sit at home when there are no projects to go to.. The skilled trades are one of the hardest hit by this crash and is still lagging very behind in the recovery, especially area to area.

Keep the faith, keep your chin up, and if you are lucky enough to have one of these bada$$ Camaros in your garage, make sure you enjoy it!
Thanks for your submission. My father in law was local 3 electrican and retired about 2 years ago. Constantly in and out of work. He's happy he retired and now works doing security for the local PD. It's a rough business.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #36
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How are you affording a 2SS unemployed?
You think it's funny an unemployed guy has a 2SS, better sit down for meZL1).

Interesting thread. I lost my job three weeks after paying cash for a ZL1 back in July 2012. Not really a big deal though, I had started back to school in 2009 and had completed my AA at community college with the intention of transferring to big boy college in Aug 2010. I got distracted(making money) at work before I started at the four year, hence the ZL1. Anyway, so when I lost my job, I just picked up where I left off in school, except it didn't take me 15 years like it did the first go. So here I am 13 months to Graduation.

B.S. in Finance, specialization in Economics.(expected Dec 2012)
In the mean time spending this December studying my arse off for the GMAT.
Thinking of picking up a Six Sigma green belt along the way, I mean maybe a black belt, but most of those seem more credible once you have real projects you've worked on.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #37
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I "had" to take voluntary redundancy back in July and have really struggled to find a job that would support my skill set.

However I got a call from out of the blue and have become an "extra" in two movies, its by no means a steady job, but pays very well and helps prevent the rot.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #38
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I "had" to take voluntary redundancy back in July and have really struggled to find a job that would support my skill set.

However I got a call from out of the blue and have become an "extra" in two movies, its by no means a steady job, but pays very well and helps prevent the rot.
The movie part is cool. I knew a guy that made in U.S. Marshals back in the day. Although just the back side of him in the pharmacy scene reaching for something. More time than I've spent on film.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #39
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Going Downtown to look for a job!
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