Sorry to hear about the bad new Mad Dog, i'm sure that had to be extremely difficult news to hear.
While i've been laid off a few times due to tough economical times, i never had the job history at one place like you do, i can relate to what you are going through because of my dad. He worked construction all his life and really enjoyed what he did. His boss was a life-long childhood friend and it was a job that my dad thought he woudl stay at until he retired. Or so he thought. My dad is also a proud, retired Marine, who never let us see him down. So that day years back when i was a little shit playing in the yard and i saw him look like something bad happened, it etched a memory into my brain that i will never, ever forget. His "friend" laid my dad off and a few other guys who were over 40 and brought in group of young 20 year olds, which included his son and a few buddies. My dad was crushed and he had no idea what to do. He took the severance and started looking for something new, but it took a while for him to find something solid. At 50 years old, he wasn't computer savvy or have experience in sales, he knew how to build stuff and that was it. About a year later, he took a job at a local church doing building maintenance (it was an older church) and it turned out to be the best job he ever had. he recently retired 3 years ago and he still goes to lunch with some of the folk from the church. he talks fondly of most of the people there and he's built relationships that he'll maintain for the remainder of his life. Obviously you are going through the grieving process now, but try to keep a positive frame of mind about this and use it as an opprotunity to try something new. You have 29 weeks of normal pay, so there is an opportunity to start looking today. you may also decide to stay in the warehouse at the pay cut, but there is nothing wrong with that either! Try to let the dust settle, talk to your wife and try to come to a decision that will make YOU happy. it won't always be easy, but in the end you just may find something that makes you happier than you thought.
The silver lining to my fathers story is that same construction company closed it's doors less than two years later. Turns out those young guys that were hired on wer half-assing some stuff on a few projects and the county building commission had to get involved. I'm not going to lie, when my dad heard the news he had a good laugh.
Keep your chin up, things will get better.
Well in UNLV's defense, they did produce the #1 pick in the 2013 draft.....
Too soon? haha
That was awesome! Great find!
I noticed that Texas is playing Houston next series and the Angels are playing the Twins. With all 4 teams ahead of us in the WC, this can be a huge weekend for us. Now we just have to make sure we win!
if you are too nervous to leave a bottle of mayo,mustard or any other condiment in your work fridge, one of my co-workers will go to Panera twice a month and buy something small. When he goes to leave, he'll grab a handful of mayo and spicy mustard packets and stash them away in his desk drawer. this way you can avoid the argument with the wife.
At my office, i just put the mayo and stadium mustard inside a zip lock baggie and leave that in a blue grocer bag inside the fridge. So far it's worked and nobody has messed with my stuff.
you know, sometimes i forget that you can transfer guys under contract. I was thinking that was out of the question now that he signed the extension, but you are right. Well i guess this gives the media something to talk about all summer long!
So what do you think of Arsenal only bringing in Cech? There's part of me that cringes thinking that our F's are Giroud, Walcott and Welbeck, but at the same time there is something to be said about playing with a consistent lineup and building familiarity with those players.
Arsenal is one of those teams that make you pull your hair out in frustration one week, then the next week they play great.
59-7 Good guys.
As an Arsenal supporter, i'm disappointed, but that's very good news for Man U. The whole De Gea to RM fiasco was certainly strange and it was unfortunate how things played out. I have a feeling scenarios like that will become more frequent in the coming years. it's disappointing, but that's sort of the nature of the beast i guess.
Good luck this season Coop, the way things look now we'll both be in that group of teams starting up at Man City this year. That squad is so deep, it's scary!
i was working at the National City Bank Ops Center over there and on a normal day it was pretty loud with the planes flying over. That day and the next few felt like we were in a church. it was definitely an eerie feeling.
Good eye! Sometimes it's so easy to forget about some of these recruits, but it's nice to see their names pop up on the depth chart.
For sure! It's nice to know that we have all this young talent plus a hell of a OL coach to bring out that potential. Hell our 3rd string OL could get some run in this game and they probably wouldn't do too bad!
i love seeing the youth on the 2nd team OL... SO, FR, FR, SO, FR. they are going to get a solid quarter or so to go out and gain some experience. i wouldn't mind seeing them getting the full 2nd half to show what they have. i'd also love to see Baugh and Roshod Berry get quite a bit of time at the TE spot this week.
i was really hoping that Houston played in Cincinnati this season so that i could make the trek down i-71 to go watch them.
Good for coach Herman, i really hope he finds continued success. it's crazy to think of all the coaches that have developed under Urban Meyer.
That's awesome. Good for you AP, it's always nice to see good things happening to our beloved Buckeye players on and off the field.
holy hell those are terrible.
I'm going to say we win 34-31 with a Nuernberger FG to put us up with just over 3 mins left in regulation. i really feel that the coaching staff with have the team fired up, but it being in Blacksburg makes me nervous. Maybe i watched a few too many Va Tech/Miami games a few years ago.
Kyle, i like your call on Tyquan Lewis. i really think he is going to have a good season this year, but next year i wouldn't be surprised to see him put up some Vernon Gholtson-like numbers. And yes, the Gholtson OSU numbers, not the Jets numbers.
With as long as the season is and how relatively easy the Eastern Conference is, i wouldn't rush him back either. hell i would sit Varejao until after the all start break too just to be safe and let LeBron and Love sit some road games just to keep fresh.
I really feel like the game against Utah is going to be the key to their season. i know that sounds odd to say about a teams first game, but i really feel strongly about this. If they come out and win, i think it sets the tone for them to feel like they are "back" and it will give them a tremendous amount of confidence. If that happens, i think that they could steamroll that into a small winning streak heading into the MSU game. Conversely, if they drop this game to the Utes, i think it could start causing some people to panic and have those "here we go again" thoughts to creep into their heads.
Of course, i am the furthest thing from a football expert, so i am probably completely off base here! haha