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    The Whirlwind (aka my life)

    Ok, I mentioned probably in a couple of threads that in December I was laid off. Hmmm. Ok. Funny thing is that so far in the month of January my income has somehow almost doubled from what it would've been if I still had my job. I collected unemployment for a week or two. Then I had some photography gigs come in totalling about $1100. Then the company that laid me off contacted me with an emergency and want me to come in and work contract at more than double my old salary for the rest of January and Febuary. I'm sitting here with a little more surplus of cash than I would have normally had yet I'm still without a secure job. And I am sitting here thinking 'wow, this has been a helluva thing'...
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Share the luv.......$$$$$$
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    actually I need to. Carbonlife went out of his way to help me. Many thanks there. I should send a little $$$ his way for his troubles.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Then he is a good friend indeed! Good on both of you.
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    Good for you raven! Ride the wave while it's there......
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    Congrats. I'm glad things are coming together for you.

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    once again, foo comes throo
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    Funny how things work out. Hope you have continued success.
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    May blessings continue to come your way!!!
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    Sweet!

    Now you can afford that toy helicopter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
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    Now you can afford that toy helicopter.

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    May it continue in that same direction. Sometimes, the safety net of being an employee can actually hinder our growth.
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    Sometimes its funny how these things work out. A few years back I was laid-off and since I was at the company so long I got 6 months severance pay. I was also allowed to collected unemployment despite the severance package to the tune of $210/week. The unemployment also was for 6 months. Ironically, it took me all but a little over 6 months to find a new job.

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    Glad things are going well Ravenmore. Hopefully something permanent turns up at the right time.

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    Great opportunity.

    Now you can feel a bit more comfortable as you look for a new one!
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    I opened this thread thinking "Ravenmore is a lucky man, nothing too terrible will befall him".


    My instincts were spot on.

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    Sweet news!

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    whirlwind indeed... maybe this year is your lucky year?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Rock on. I hope it keeps going well.

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    good to read this! hope you're situated w/a comfortable safety net...

    (remembering the job hunt in 1976....)

    :-(

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    Thanks all - yeah, there are a lot of uncertainties still. I'm still playing it conservative, but the past week it seems like my life has been hitting on all cylinders. I'm especially surprised and pleased with the positive interest in my photography commercially. It also just feels good/right.

    Anyway, hopefully it continues. Time will tell.
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    Sent a small chunk of change to carbonlife. need to send more but am somewhat conservative with my wallet still at the moment. Don't worry Dave - I'll take care of it.
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    whirlwind indeed... maybe this year is your lucky year?
    I don't want to jynx it but I had a funny feeling (in a good way) about 2009. We're only a couple of weeks in but wow, what a couple of weeks so far!
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    once again, foo comes throo
    you know, until now I've always been the helper and not the helpee. It's quite humbling and I consider it an honor.
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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