There have been a few post lately about possible crosscountry moves, shorter moves, job changes and losses, relationship and so on.
Well I thought I would added mine to the list. Perhaps since it does not seem to affect Unemployment and other entitlement programs the current budget battle raging in Washington is not real front page stuff this time around. Since Congress has not come to terms with the budget there is little or no money getting through to the DoD and more importantly, to me anyway, DoD Contractors.
Inlight of this being the 3rd year in a row for this plus other shortages the Company I work(ed) for sent us out a polite note last week. They used alot of phrases like core business, value per flight mile, assets off line, stored assets, high yield routes yadda yadda yadda.
To paraphrase "we are downsizing and you are going to fit in the new downsized company" In my last pay stub I received a notice informing me that I was being laid off indefinitely. I could check with Personnel in 12 to 18 months to see if there were any vagancies and where my line (seniority) number was in the process.
I took a few weeks to sort things out and I have made a big decision... rather than collect my meager unemployement I found anew job. I called a company I used to work and I began training today. With a bit of luck by the end of the week I will be crisscrossing the country a Professional Over the Road Driver While the money is good and I really enjoy the work it puts a serious crimp in my passion for C&Vs especially riding. I'll still be a home a few days a month to ride and tinker but no riding several tmes a week. I am not going to have a fire sale or anything but I will not be persuing any new projects. Fortunately for all of you that means I will not be out bidding you Campi and Regina parts for the near future. I may be in your town checking out CL for bargins though and I will certainly be on here quite often as I still need my C&V fix. I am hoping that possibly in a few years I can relocate out west to Salt Lake or Phoniex and move inside so I'll be home and able to start riding more again.