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New job

Isn't it strange how changing from one job to another can put such a change and unknown feeling in your life?

I accepted a new position at a different company to start on the 29th. It feels like a death in the family to leave where I am. My wife and I know that it is the right choice for our family as it has better hours more money and a red seal trade, but it's still so hard to leave. 

Steve

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  • kbr718kbr718 Posts: 69
    Congratulations! It's always scary to move, but you need to take risks!
    LBGE Chicago, IL
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 501
    "Change is good"  Mufasa.  1994.

    What's a Red Seal Trade?

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • steel_eggsteel_egg Posts: 179
    I’m in a similar situation. Such a strange feeling right now. Almost nobody in the office knows either. 
    Im starting on the 5th. I gave the boss 4 weeks notice to untangle all my duties. 
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,035

    Smart move, and congrats!

    Back in 2007 I was forced out of a job and I was devastated...... But it was the best thing to ever happen for the wife and I. Because of it I got to retire at 55.

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 1,807
    First of all Congrats! Like @TN_Egger said, change is good.

    I walked away from my prior career after 17 years and started down a new path. Best choice I ever made.

    You got this
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,613
    Good luck!  I hope it proves to be a fresh start for you in a lot of ways.  I think we all need something like that from time to time.

    Just one question - what is a "red seal trade" ? 
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,675
    Good luck. It is hard to make changes like that. I was in my last job for nearly 34 years and had accomplished all that I was going to do there. I don’t understand the secrecy though. I did my best to train subordinates to take over my duties before I retired. I also gave them 9 months notice. Changing jobs is a different situation though.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    Good luck. It is hard to make changes like that. I was in my last job for nearly 34 years and had accomplished all that I was going to do there. I don’t understand the secrecy though. I did my best to train subordinates to take over my duties before I retired. I also gave them 9 months notice. Changing jobs is a different situation though.
    pretty sure most businesses dont want someone on the shop floor giving ideas to other employees about better pay, better hours, better opportunities.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    Know exactly what you mean, but in a slightly different way. Within a 7 year period the bank I was with and had been the CFO went through 3 acquisitions. I survived the first 2 but not the 3rd huge institution. That made me almost start over in a new world at a lower pay and perks. But you what? Within 3 years I was earning more than the previous jobs! I stayed put for 11 years and was able to retire at age 60. Good luck and I bet you'll be happy in your new position!
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    Good luck!  I hope it proves to be a fresh start for you in a lot of ways.  I think we all need something like that from time to time.

    Just one question - what is a "red seal trade" ? 
    the trades in canada are more universally founded for qualifications. i can train, test, and qualify procedures and weldors to weld at the seabrook nuclear plant, but if they quit or get fired, they are not qualified to weld on a carnival ride. their qualifications only work thru me. atleast thats my understanding on it
  • TN_Egger said:
    "Change is good"  Mufasa.  1994.

    What's a Red Seal Trade?
    http://www.red-seal.ca/about/pr.4gr.1m-eng.html


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    RRP said:
    Know exactly what you mean, but in a slightly different way. Within a 7 year period the bank I was with and had been the CFO went through 3 acquisitions. I survived the first 2 but not the 3rd huge institution. That made me almost start over in a new world at a lower pay and perks. But you what? Within 3 years I was earning more than the previous jobs! I stayed put for 11 years and was able to retire at age 60. Good luck and I bet you'll be happy in your new position!
    it was good that you got out when you did, the two banks i deal with now have a turnover rate that ive never seen the likes of before. its unbelievable, i asked last week where the car loan rates were at, 20 minutes later the BANK i was in found out they didnt do car loans anymore :o theres 10 people in there, the one with seniority has maybe 3 months in =)
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,782
    Congrats on the career move.  Just live by the words of the late, great Leroy "Satchel" Paige, "Don't look back, somethin' may be gainin' on ya."
    Window of opportunity... 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,782
    @fishlessman - That's some mighty high praise and earned skill-set right there.  Congrats!
    Apologize for the partial hi-jack.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,709
    Been at my current job 27 years.  Did get a few good raises when they found out (not exactly accidentally) I was looking for greener pastures.  Might as well stay the course, I've learned the ropes and the pay isn't that terrible.

    Good luck - changing jobs is the fastest way to make more.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    lousubcap said:
    @fishlessman - That's some mighty high praise and earned skill-set right there.  Congrats!
    Apologize for the partial hi-jack.  
    used to fabricate for them, between the 30 hours to fabricate/weld a part and the 3 months of paperwork to back it up,there was no money in it for a small fabricator.  no paperwork with the carni's and they pay up front =)
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,738
    33 years in my job. Never went a day without a job since I first started working at 15. SIL's father was transferred from Texas to Columbus to oversee a large downsizing. Took 3 years. He was then downsized. Best thing that ever happened to him.
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

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    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,547
    You just need to be happy with what you're doing and the people with whom you work. The rest will work out within reason. Sounds like a reasonable move to me. Hope you meet some great new people.

    I always wanted to be a Diesel Fitter, but alas, it was not to be.
  • Congrats. I've done it twice- once after 15 years and once after the next 8. Love both of those jobs but better opportunities came up. Last time was last March so I'm still in year one of the new gig. Every single time it has made a huge difference in my life- at home and at work. 

    I hope you have the same positive outcomes that I have. It's nerve racking for sure but the payoff has always been good for me.

    I think you will find that not only will you hang on to what you like about where you are now, but gain a wealth of experience and knowledge by being pushed in your new career.


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  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,103
    It's hard to leave a paying job, even if you know it isn't right for you.
    It's like breaking up with a girl you know you're not going to marry.  You love her, but know there's no future.  Takes courage to move on.  Nice work and congrats on the job change.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • Thanks for the kind words everyone. 

     I've been an agricultural robotics and service technician for 10 years.
    I've developed great relationships with customers that I see on at least a 4month pm schedule. Those relationships and with my fellow colleagues are what I'm going to miss. I'm.moving to a company that does more commercial and industrial jobs and I don't know if  there is that kind of connections are developed. 
    It's more money to start and less hours/on call, with the potential for alot more money/training....
    It's just a strange feeling to be having and I haven't really felt like this before. 

    Steve

  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,507
    edited January 10
    April of last year I left a company I had been with in various roles for 7 years. Ended up there via an acquisition of a company I had been with for 4 years, so 11 years all in. And it had been a great career leap from where I was before. Its been a great move for me, I enjoy what I'm doing (kind of surprised they pay me to do what I do), and I just received a call this evening from my boss letting me know I was getting an unexpected raise. It was a tough decision to leave what I knew, but it was a good one. Hope it is for you as well.
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