so i left my career last july, and started a new job this week....

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and i am almost fucking mad i didnt leave that lifesucking company years ago. i simply can NOT believe how well this company takes care of it's people. i am not going to go into details other to say i am absolutely FLOORED to the effort they go through to take care of their people. i keep waiting to wake up from the dream i'm having....praying that i dont.

my point? i know there are a LOT of people out there eating shit sandwiches and have been for years. do NOT be afraid to seek employment elsewhere.

and if anyone here is looking for employment in the telecommunications buisness (plow, aerial, bore crews and splicing/maintenance) and has experience, let me know and i will do my best to put you in touch with these folks. like i said....i wish i would have found these folks years ago....but am elated that i did now.

i feel like a guy that was trapped in a marriage with a vicious sea hag who escaped and was scooped up by centerfold and is now living his life smiling himself to death. hang in there folks!!
 

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hat's off to you sir that can be a scary undertaking or maybe it was easy either way best of luck to you .
 
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    and i am almost fucking mad i didnt leave that lifesucking company years ago. i simply can NOT believe how well this company takes care of it's people. i am not going to go into details other to say i am absolutely FLOORED to the effort they go through to take care of their people. i keep waiting to wake up from the dream i'm having....praying that i dont.

    my point? i know there are a LOT of people out there eating shit sandwiches and have been for years. do NOT be afraid to seek employment elsewhere.

    and if anyone here is looking for employment in the telecommunications buisness (plow, aerial, bore crews and splicing/maintenance) and has experience, let me know and i will do my best to put you in touch with these folks. like i said....i wish i would have found these folks years ago....but am elated that i did now.

    i feel like a guy that was trapped in a marriage with a vicious sea hag who escaped and was scooped up by centerfold and is now living his life smiling himself to death. hang in there folks!!
    Awesome!!

    Life’s to short to hate it for 30 years
     

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    My current job is low stress, no climbing antennas or digging trenches any more...but I'm interested; if it pays over 110k. Not joking...32+ years of experience.
     

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    With the way the world is now this has become more and more common. So many companies are losing members because they think what they offered in the 80’s aligns with demand now.
    Glad you got out and into something where you are appreciated for what you do.
     

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    and i am almost fucking mad i didnt leave that lifesucking company years ago. i simply can NOT believe how well this company takes care of it's people. i am not going to go into details other to say i am absolutely FLOORED to the effort they go through to take care of their people. i keep waiting to wake up from the dream i'm having....praying that i dont.

    my point? i know there are a LOT of people out there eating shit sandwiches and have been for years. do NOT be afraid to seek employment elsewhere.

    and if anyone here is looking for employment in the telecommunications buisness (plow, aerial, bore crews and splicing/maintenance) and has experience, let me know and i will do my best to put you in touch with these folks. like i said....i wish i would have found these folks years ago....but am elated that i did now.

    i feel like a guy that was trapped in a marriage with a vicious sea hag who escaped and was scooped up by centerfold and is now living his life smiling himself to death. hang in there folks!!
    Good for you. I work for a similarly minded company.

    It is a liberating and eye opening experience for sure
     
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    and i am almost fucking mad i didnt leave that lifesucking company years ago. i simply can NOT believe how well this company takes care of it's people. i am not going to go into details other to say i am absolutely FLOORED to the effort they go through to take care of their people. i keep waiting to wake up from the dream i'm having....praying that i dont.

    my point? i know there are a LOT of people out there eating shit sandwiches and have been for years. do NOT be afraid to seek employment elsewhere.

    and if anyone here is looking for employment in the telecommunications buisness (plow, aerial, bore crews and splicing/maintenance) and has experience, let me know and i will do my best to put you in touch with these folks. like i said....i wish i would have found these folks years ago....but am elated that i did now.

    i feel like a guy that was trapped in a marriage with a vicious sea hag who escaped and was scooped up by centerfold and is now living his life smiling himself to death. hang in there folks!!
    I recently went through this as well and I feel 100% the same. Spending 15 of 40 years with the same company. Was there good times… yes. Did I evolve and grow…. Yes. Did it make me what I am today…. Yes BUT it almost cost me my wife and family and really my life / mind. It was the scariest thing I did but worth the leap. The blinders came off and I knew it was time to jump. So glad I did and can’t be more thankful and proud of where I landed.

    As the OP and I did…. Take that chance.

    Thank you OP for posting this. More need to hear this.
     

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    I worked a couple jobs that sucked the life out of me, one was for 6 years. I decided never again and changed jobs 6 times in 4 years trying to find the right fit. Went back to the one employer because they hired a different boss, it's not perfect but I doubt the grass is any greener anywhere else so I'm going to stick with it.
     
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    I left a job I was at for 13 years, about one year ago. Easily one of the top 3 best decisions of my life. Super scary to leave a field I knew a lot about, but I’m learning a new field and that’s exciting.
     
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    I'll second the notion that it can be a really good move to switch fields entirely. It is paying dividends for me, both financially and health wise. The one thing that has screwed with me a little bit was bringing old bad habits with me to my new career. But... That's a whole other story.

    @myronman3, good on you for taking the leap!
     

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    I usually changed jobs every couple of years because of poor management or a safety guy making my job 10x harder than it needs to be. The next job usually pays better anyway.

    I'm semi-retired by choice now due to the never ending covid protocol BS that corporate entities are all too happy to keep pushing for the globalist's agenda. When and if our manufacturing base is ready to get back to real production practices, I might just consider participating in the workforce again.

    Being debt free is the key to real freedom. If you live paycheck to paycheck, you are beholden to sucking the dicks of corporate america and their government masters for a paycheck to service your debt. The average middle class worker's debt load is the root cause of suppressed wages. They will accept most any job offer with little to no negotiating on pay because they gotta pay debts. In contrast, someone living well within their means can afford to sit out until the right offer comes along.
     

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    I usually changed jobs every couple of years because of poor management or a safety guy making my job 10x harder than it needs to be. The next job usually pays better anyway.

    I'm semi-retired by choice now due to the never ending covid protocol BS that corporate entities are all too happy to keep pushing for the globalist's agenda. When and if our manufacturing base is ready to get back to real production practices, I might just consider participating in the workforce again.

    Being debt free is the key to real freedom. If you live paycheck to paycheck, you are beholden to sucking the dicks of corporate america and their government masters for a paycheck to service your debt. The average middle class worker's debt load is the root cause of suppressed wages. They will accept most any job offer with little to no negotiating on pay because they gotta pay debts. In contrast, someone living well within their means can afford to sit out until the right offer comes along.
    Yup. Most people can’t just quit because how are they going to make all the payments they signed up for? Living within one means gives freedom a whole new meaning.
     

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    I usually changed jobs every couple of years because of poor management or a safety guy making my job 10x harder than it needs to be. The next job usually pays better anyway.

    I'm semi-retired by choice now due to the never ending covid protocol BS that corporate entities are all too happy to keep pushing for the globalist's agenda. When and if our manufacturing base is ready to get back to real production practices, I might just consider participating in the workforce again.

    Being debt free is the key to real freedom. If you live paycheck to paycheck, you are beholden to sucking the dicks of corporate america and their government masters for a paycheck to service your debt. The average middle class worker's debt load is the root cause of suppressed wages. They will accept most any job offer with little to no negotiating on pay because they gotta pay debts. In contrast, someone living well within their means can afford to sit out until the right offer comes along.


    Most are ok with enough to get by. So long as they can pay the payments they're happy enough to keep on trucking.

    I feel like I'm in way too much debt. Then I talk to others and realize I'm far from it. I feel choked on less than 200k. I work with people with mortgages on 400k+ houses and new trucks. Blows my mind, but while they're working Fridays I'm fishing or shooting. They're making overtime to pay bills.
     

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    Most are ok with enough to get by. So long as they can pay the payments they're happy enough to keep on trucking.

    I feel like I'm in way too much debt. Then I talk to others and realize I'm far from it. I feel choked on less than 200k. I work with people with mortgages on 400k+ houses and new trucks. Blows my mind, but while they're working Fridays I'm fishing or shooting. They're making overtime to pay bills.
    I know several people like this. Banking on 401K, pension and social security to carry them beyond retirement

    I’m sure all will be good but in today’s world that’s to risky for this cat
     

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    Spent my childhood through 33 working construction. 4th generation to swing a hammer for a living. Put myself into a position with a smaller commercial contractor where I was running myself to the bone. The project manager/owner’s son pretty much just showed up for a few minutes a day, then went about his personal business the rest of the day. I’d take care of it… running subs, bags on and shouldering a load most couldn’t handle. My wife and I had a few side hustles that were picking up to the point it didn’t make sense to keep our jobs. We spent 10 years getting set up to make a change. It was deliberate, measured and took an inordinate amount of work(20 hour days weren’t uncommon-seriously). We worked our jobs, then our business. My wife stepped out of the ”insurance job” first, then two years later I joined her.

    Now we control our time and schedules. We built a business, cash flowed a property and spent the last 5 years turning it into an absolute gem. We winter in Arizona and work while we’re there, rest of the year at home in north Idaho. All debt free, money invested, property worth a mint and do most of our clothes shopping at goodwill and drive 15 year old pickups lol! …. I’m 38. I see so many people get stuck in the rat race, then spend 30 years hating life, only to retire and die a year or two later. Find what you love to do and either do it for yourself, or someone who appreciates what you’re doing.

    Congrats on stepping off that first cliff!
     

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    Congrats on movin on up! A lot of corporations out there haven’t got the memo it’s 2022. I got a call from a friend who works for a top 5 hotel chain who was looking for referrals for maintenance techs. They expect these guys to have their pool operators cert, refrigerant card, and be versed in general maintenance. Starting pay.....$22, I laughed out loud when he said that. Anyone who has all that shit is already making $30 an hour somewhere else. I told him if he wants to hire qualified people and retain them they better step up their pay game.
     

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    Congratulations. I really enjoy what I do for a profession. I have been asked, Would you continue doing your job if you hit the lottery? Yes I would. Yes there's parts of it that I don't like. The paperwork sucks balls!! And some of the people do too. But working with the public you get that and being self employed makes it easier to walk away from the pain in the ass or add an asshole surcharge to their bill.
     
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    as some of you have noted, not having the anchor of debt around your neck is a HUGE key. i pounded that into my kid's heads when they were still at home, and botht of them seemed to have heard me judging by the way they are living and the life choices they are making.
    the biggest anchor i had, other than my loyalty to friends/coworkers, was the child support order. i did not have the ability to leave the current job because i was on the hook for the full amount no matter what. youngest turned 18, two weeks later i left my old job. not having shackles allowed me to do that.
     

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    I work in law enforcement. And I have been thinking about a complete career swap. It's not that I don't like my job. I just think it is severely underpaid. I still keep in contact with some of my classmates from high school. Some of them didn't quite excel in class. Hell, one of my friends hasn't even passed the math exam. Still, he got a job at a company that does Facebook ads, and his salary is double mine. I am not envious; it made me understand that I wasted my life at this job. There is no moving forward. He did not need any degrees to get the job. He had to pass some ***link deleted*** emphasizing his communication abilities.
    Fuck off spammer.
     

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    congrats on the new job road kill collector is a fine position to have nowadays you get your choice on the finest meats the road has to offer .. lol congrats .
     

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    I work in law enforcement. And I have been thinking about a complete career swap. It's not that I don't like my job. I just think it is severely underpaid. I still keep in contact with some of my classmates from high school. Some of them didn't quite excel in class. Hell, one of my friends hasn't even passed the math exam. Still, he got a job at a company that does Facebook ads, and his salary is double mine. I am not envious; it made me understand that I wasted my life at this job. There is no moving forward. He did not need any degrees to get the job. He had to pass some skills tests emphasizing his communication abilities.
    Are you a sworn LEO? If so, just move to a place like WY, MT, ID, SD, where life is better for LEOs.