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Post by Lillian » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:35 pm

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up. It has taken nine years, but if all goes right next week, and it should, the hard part is over, I'll interview with the section supervisor and the department head as a formality. They technically bless my hiring so it is an important formality. And once March gets here I will have a huge chunk of my life back. I will be cutting my insanely stupid commute in at least half or better and get back 10+ hrs a week that will now be mine to do with what I please. Better pay, less commuting, less stress, more money. You know what that means? I'll be able to hang out in my shop and here.

You have all been warned.

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Post by 56nortondomy » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:24 pm

Sounds like good news Lillian, be good to have you back.
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Post by kiwigeo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:42 pm

Yeah will be good to see you back on the forum Lillian, was wondering what you've been up to.
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Post by Bob Connor » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:59 pm

It's about bloody time you got back in here Lillian.

We were about to send a delegation over to give you a serious talking to.

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Post by Lillian » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:13 am

Thanks guys.

Martin, I've been either working, commuting or sleeping. It's been a very dull decade.

I would have been more than happy with the stern talking to, that would have meant that I got to meet some of you in person.

The first order of business is to clean out the shop. Its been storage for the past few years. If all goes well and whatnot, April I should be able to actually do something in there other than walk in and get depressed. I'm so looking forward to the next few months, you have no idea.

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Post by Allen » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:24 pm

Wonderful news Lillian. We sure missed getting to chat with you regularly.

Are you moving, or is the job closer to home now?
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Post by Lillian » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:28 am

Good morning Allen. I missed you guys as well, but I didn't want to subject you all to my very cranky attitude.

The job is much closer. It is south of Seattle, so I'll be avoiding all of that traffic.

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Post by Nick » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:46 am

Look forward to having you back Lillian, it's been far too long! & good news about the change in job circumstances. :cl :cl
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Post by Lillian » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:49 am

Thanks Nick. It's good to be getting back into things. Life have been far too stressful and harsh. The new job is a good step in the right direction.

I have to admit I've missed seeing your fishnets.

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Post by seeaxe » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:22 pm

Yo Lillian! Great to hear from you again!

Here's a picture of my workshop to make you feel better. Somewhere underneath all that crap are several unfinished guitars.
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I dare you to post a picture of yours!
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Post by kiwigeo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:47 pm

If you look closely there's a couple of ewes in there as well :mrgreen:
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Post by Lillian » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 am

It's official. I got the new position. I'm not one for gifs or what not, so just image Snoopy doing his happy dance on an endless loop and that's about how I feel right now.

Richard, I see your clutter and raise you total disaster.

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As I said, it'll take me awhile to get back into it (shoveled out).

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Post by kiwigeo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:34 pm

J****s C****t Lilian......what a donkey's breakfast!!!!! Bob, Nick and I are coming straight around with our pinnies and we're going to clean up that mess.

Congratulations on landing that job......
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Post by seeaxe » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:52 pm

Ok, you win :D :D

Have pondered getting one of those swivelly vices. What do you think of it? Worth the money?

Cheers and happy tidying.
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Post by kiwigeo » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:22 am

seeaxe wrote:Ok, you win :D :D

Have pondered getting one of those swivelly vices. What do you think of it? Worth the money?

Cheers and happy tidying.
Parrot vices are handy for holding small stuff like saddles, nuts etc. For bigger stuff a pattern makers vice is very useful.

LMI and Stewmac have the parrot vices but you can also pick up equivalent vices on ebay for cheaper.
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Post by Lillian » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:19 pm

kiwigeo wrote:J****s C****t Lilian......what a donkey's breakfast!!!!! Bob, Nick and I are coming straight around with our pinnies and we're going to clean up that mess.

Congratulations on landing that job......

When I told you I wasn't good company, I wasn't exaggerating. It's been a rough few years.

Thanks. I gave my two weeks notice today. It was a sweet moment.

Richard, what Martin said. If you can find/afford it, go with the pattern/gun maker's vice. If not, the parrot vice is much better than just a fixed vice.

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Post by kiwigeo » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:36 pm

Lillian wrote:
Thanks. I gave my two weeks notice today. It was a sweet moment.
https://youtu.be/EzGoDtmTllg
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Post by Nick » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:18 am

Found it! :fff It took me five minutes of hard out staring but I eventually found the bench in the picture! What do I win?
Congrats Lillian, I too love that moment where you're telling management that you're leaving their horrible job, the feeling is quite liberating. :cl :cl
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Post by Lillian » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:07 pm

Nick wrote:Found it! :fff It took me five minutes of hard out staring but I eventually found the bench in the picture! What do I win?
Congrats Lillian, I too love that moment where you're telling management that you're leaving their horrible job, the feeling is quite liberating. :cl :cl
I'll buy you a round of your poison of choice when we meet up.

Seems my soon to be supervisor (who is also my former supervisor) is heading to your neck of the woods. She'll be attending the NZIS conference in May. Already asked if she needed a porter. My wife said NO for some odd reason, so I guess I'll have to catch up with you at some later date to be named.

My current job is awesome. Most of the people I work directly with are awesome, some are awesome-er. Department head has done nothing but paint, buy furniture and send out emails at least once a week that someone else will be in charge, due to leaving early, coming in late or skipping out all together. Rank has it's privileges, but its not proper form to rub the noses of your minion in the fact you don't have to work 40 hrs to get paid for 40 hrs.

*sigh* I'm not bitter, honestly, just completely burnt out on the entire situation. I am so looking forward to getting to work with my former supervisor with half to a third of the commute. Tomorrow is 9 more days and a wake up.

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