Thanks for noticing my absence(and return). Well, I have been through some crucial emotional times that have kept me distracted.
I just quit a job that I have been at for 24 years to try to make a go of it on my own full time. The anguish that I have gone through to finally let go, I wouldn't wish on anyone.
I gave up a nice shop/office, pleasant working conditions, 28 vacation days, and about $28.00/ hr. with full benefits.
I have 3 young kids, a mortgage, and now a health care payment. I am 42 years old and am tired of working for a large corporation that appears to exhibit contempt for the very constituency that comprises it (us, the employees).
This Friday will be my last day.
But, enough about me. How are you?
Re: Web based referral service #34642 02/20/0406:01 AM02/20/0406:01 AM
Redsy I wish you all the luck that hard work will bring you. Actually the hardest part (actually leaving) will be your hardest part. Hard work, networking with others, and your willingness to do the right thing will all be your building blocks to success. When I started my business, it was about 5 years before I was comfortable with the change in my life and the consistency that time will require for the new venture. Good Luck and Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Web based referral service #34645 02/22/0408:04 PM02/22/0408:04 PM
Thanks for your replies and wishes. Until the dust settles, I probably will just scan the forum. Hopefully, as I mellow out, I will once again participate more frequently. Interestingly, it was at morning coffee and daily breaks at my (ex-) job that I spent most of my time on the site. I'll keep you posted.
Re: Web based referral service #34646 02/23/0402:37 PM02/23/0402:37 PM
Hey All, I am new here and found these past posts very interesting as I too am recently out on my own after leaving a P.M. position with many perks. Yes, the mental side has been up and down..It took me two years of thinking about all the pros and cons to finally come to the point that life was too short and it was time to leap. With that said I am very interested in what you all do to chase down jobs. In my case I have started up small and the large work I P.M.ed are out of the question as well as the general contractors I worked with at that level. Thanks in advance for any advice or input and hope it was OK to post this here and not start a new topic.