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  • Jeff B.
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    Re: OT: Chalk up another for the unemployment line....

    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    Dan/Dave-
    Sorry to hear you'll be out too.
    Sounds like you are on a good path to go back to work though....

    Later,
    Wolf
    "We're" getting ready to hire off the street, Wolf. Two new programs coming to Kokomo, and production is really picking up. Send me a note if you want more info.

    Jeff

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  • Wolf
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    Re: OT: Chalk up another for the unemployment line....

    Dan/Dave-
    Sorry to hear you'll be out too.
    Sounds like you are on a good path to go back to work though....

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • davebullet
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    I don't know your line of work but 80% of good jobs are found out and placed through people networking.

    I too was given notice a month ago (my position has been moved to head office where I won't transfer). I also have 8.5 years with the firm. I now have 3 offers (one permanent and 2 hourly rate contract) - all via networking. I have this firm belief - like good houses always sell (even in a downturn), good people always get employed.

    Get that network working for you... I don't know your line of work but linkedin.com isn't a bad idea to touch base with old colleagues....

    On the idea front.... There are systems being sold in schools to assist the teacher to be heard. Basically surround sound and a microphone / bluetooth. These systems are quite expensive and there probably is a market for a more cost effective option. The systems are a bonus to hearing impaired students, to students in general and allow teachers to save their voices.

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  • critofur
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    Just learned a new word the other day: "funemployment"

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  • danklugherz
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    Thanks, everyone!
    I'm certain I'll end up on my feet, it's just a matter of when. I'm not really getting down on it, just enjoying my time off, and looking as it goes.

    There's always more time for speakers this way right?? Maybe not as much coin for it though...

    Dan finally found work at least, but Marty, Pete, and I are all in the same boat. I'm sure something will come around.
    Later,
    Wolf
    Keep your head up Wolf, an opportunity can pop up when you least expect it. I'm the next guy on the couch but this gives me time to finish alot of projects that have been sitting untouched for months.

    Good luck.
    Dan

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  • Wolf
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    Thanks, everyone!
    I'm certain I'll end up on my feet, it's just a matter of when. I'm not really getting down on it, just enjoying my time off, and looking as it goes.

    There's always more time for speakers this way right?? Maybe not as much coin for it though...

    Dan finally found work at least, but Marty, Pete, and I are all in the same boat. I'm sure something will come around.
    Later,
    Wolf

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  • cooper
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    Wolf-

    Agree w/ previous poster about not painting yourself into a corner. You're obviously a very bright guy, ethical, and excellent people skills. These attributes, plus the ability to think creatively, are going to pay off.

    Sux that the economy is in the crapper right now, but I think in the long run, you're gonna be fine.

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  • Sibelius40
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    Hi Wolf - sorry to hear of your circumstances. If you are relocatable, send me a resume if you want. I manage a department at an insurance company and we're always looking for good people. I don't know you personally, but given all that I have seen from you on this board, I think you could learn or be taught to do almost anything (insurance is not speaker building, but it does pay the bills for the hobby!). Best of luck.

    Scott

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  • J.Lee
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    Hey Wolf -

    I've been thinking about you often. I have another Buddy on this list of P.E. Unemployed. Now the list gets longer.

    He's basically doing what you are doing.

    I know you know what you're doing but just don't paint yourself into a corner.

    I spent about 8 years of my life running Fork lifts as well as rebuilding them. I've driven every weird fork lift out there. Personally I liked that work.

    I still believe it likely you'll end up on your feet in a better position.

    Don't throw away everyone's thoughts regards your skills. I still say there are likely hundreds that visit this board that would hire you simply to build XO's for them . They want to build but are afraid of the XO. Likely just as many that have drivers sitting around but can't find a design ... you fit in there regards modeling.

    If nothing else a decent part time job til you find a position you want.

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  • replied
    Re: OT: Chalk up another for the unemployment line....

    Originally posted by donparsons View Post
    I agree with this wholeheartedly, Wolf. You are a truly good guy and are great at helping others. This is a valuable skill in the workplace and you should absolutely consider it as you move forward. You may have great skills on a forklift and "street cred" with speaker design, but looking at where you can make a difference in the world will take you on a better career path. Frankly, there are a lot of people who can stack pallets with forklift assitance.

    If you lived close to me, I would either hire you or find someone that needed your skill set because I have been very impressed by you.
    I've driven a forklift a number of times, I wasn't especially good or bad at it. Had difficulty with unstable or toppled loads. A nice clean tight crate/pallet was always easy. Like most things you need practice, experience to get good at it. The more I drove the more "feel" I got for it. It's not a job that requires a lot of skill, just common sense and a lot of attentiveness (in my opinion).

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  • donparsons
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    I agree with this wholeheartedly, Wolf. You are a truly good guy and are great at helping others. This is a valuable skill in the workplace and you should absolutely consider it as you move forward. You may have great skills on a forklift and "street cred" with speaker design, but looking at where you can make a difference in the world will take you on a better career path. Frankly, there are a lot of people who can stack pallets with forklift assitance.

    If you lived close to me, I would either hire you or find someone that needed your skill set because I have been very impressed by you.


    Loudspeakers is your hobby, not your vocation. Where you really shine is with people, you have excellent people skills. I've already talked to you a little bit about it. You did take an MBTI self assessment. Knowledge of yourself can help you find a preferred route.

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  • replied
    Re: OT: Chalk up another for the unemployment line....

    Loudspeakers is your hobby, not your vocation. Where you really shine is with people, you have excellent people skills. I've already talked to you a little bit about it. You did take an MBTI self assessment. Knowledge of yourself can help you find a preferred route.

    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    I suppose that's possible, but all I have is street-cred in the hobby. No certifications, or anything in that regard. If I wanted the Acoustic Engineering degree, I'd have to graduate BSEE or BSME first, and go into graduate program for Acoustic Engineering.

    While I might enjoy it, I just don't have the expertise where someone would hire me for it.

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • Wolf
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    Re: OT: Chalk up another for the unemployment line....

    I suppose that's possible, but all I have is street-cred in the hobby. No certifications, or anything in that regard. If I wanted the Acoustic Engineering degree, I'd have to graduate BSEE or BSME first, and go into graduate program for Acoustic Engineering.

    While I might enjoy it, I just don't have the expertise where someone would hire me for it.

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • arlis_1957@yahoo.com
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    you should, sorry could, contact some of the speaker manufactuares and see if they could use another designer. work from home with occasional meetings in hawaii or some other tropical island. beats driving a forklift. not that there is anything wrong with that just that you have other talents too. you feelin' me? you could even work for pe:remote tech support.

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  • Wolf
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    Re: OT: Chalk up another for the unemployment line....

    Trying to aim for where I have experience, not ruling out things I could easily do and enjoy. So- I've been applying for different positions of a lot of sorts.

    Later,
    Wolf

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