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PierreRodrigue
03-11-2014, 11:49 PM
Gentlemen. If one quote sums it up, here it is "Life is a zoo!" With a full time+ job, a family with 3 daughters and all their activities, a home and property, and a knife making business, that could be a full time gig, if it was a guaranteed payday, this guy is burning out a tad. I have been considering a career change, and have put out a few resumes. There is an opportunity for a position with an 8 on 6 off schedule, making a good bit more money than I am now.

If this pans out, things will be looking up! I will be home every night, and with 6 days off every 2 weeks, I will have shop time.

I'm praying for a change. I hope this is it.

Mrmnms
03-11-2014, 11:54 PM
I feel you Pierre. 3 Daughters, work in 2 states with side work too. I'm pulling for you.

knyfeknerd
03-12-2014, 12:05 AM
Hope it works out for you brother. I feel like all I can do with the little bit of spare time I have is catch up on sleep.
I would love to see some more awesomeness!
Cheers and good luck.

ThEoRy
03-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Dang. I hope you get it. Quality of life is what's most important.

apicius9
03-12-2014, 02:38 AM
Good luck, sounds like a perfect gig for you.

Stefan

Bill13
03-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Sounds like you and Delbert could have a chat:biggrin: He recently posted something similar as far as burning out. I don't think I could work a full time job and have any energy to then work on something else at night even if it was enjoyable. Maybe Saturdays but that would be it for me.

Hope you get the new job, have quietly been admiring your knives since joining KKF.

stereo.pete
03-12-2014, 11:33 AM
Good luck Pierre!

Lefty
03-17-2014, 10:40 PM
Good luck, Pierre. I could tell something was up last time we chatted. Sorry I didn't hound you more.

Pachowder
03-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Do what's best for you Pierre. I for one am always disappointed when I see talented craftsmen have to put their talents aside for "real life". Hopefully your new pursuit will work out and you (and we) get the best of both worlds!

FYI, I sold all my straights razors and am only keeping one which will become a family heirloom...that's right, my Rodrigue!

PierreRodrigue
03-26-2014, 10:56 PM
Do what's best for you Pierre. I for one am always disappointed when I see talented craftsmen have to put their talents aside for "real life". Hopefully your new pursuit will work out and you (and we) get the best of both worlds!

FYI, I sold all my straights razors and am only keeping one which will become a family heirloom...that's right, my Rodrigue!

Thats awesome! I'm glad you like it sir.

As for the new oppertunity, I have made the short list. Down to 3. :) Interview went well, so here's hoping!

PierreRodrigue
04-01-2014, 07:12 PM
So I was offered the position, and accepted! Just need to pass the medical. Should be smoother sailing from here!

rami_m
04-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Congrats mate. Happy to hear it.

Von blewitt
04-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Congratulations Pierre, that's great news for you & your family

BJE1
04-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Congrulations

Chuckles
04-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Congrats Pierre!

WarrenB
04-02-2014, 04:18 AM
Congrats with the new job!!