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Guys, I need some prayers. There was a meeting called for the 23rd of October, at this time it will be announced that I and quite a few others will be seeking employment. We are in need of your thoughts and prayers for ourselves and our families. Brandon I'm sure is well aware of the situation here in our state concerning the D.O.T. and it's cut backs. I'm not sure what the future holds for us, I do know that God has a plan, and it's for the greater good. Whatever it is I can only hope that it isn't too painful, in the interim.
Thank you all so very much.
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                         Thunbs%20Up     we are with you, Billy.....
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Terrible time Bill but take some comfort in knowing that all of your friends here are routing for you.
 
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Terrible time Bill but take some comfort in knowing that all of your friends here are routing for you.
 
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yes you will be fine.your a smart guy that knows his job well. You shouldn't have much trouble finding something else.I'll pray for you and your family, I know we have talked about some thing to do with your job this is GODS way of helping you.PM me if you need anything brother and I'm there.
 
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Thanks guys, It's not me that I worry about so much as my family, and especially my son. I am feeling like I have failed him right now, and that hurts more than anything I've ever had to experience. The very thought that I am not the only one who is going through this is very hurtful. These people in many instances are like family to me, and to know how it is scaring them and their families is terrible. Right now, I really just want to get away from everything. This on top of seeing my beloved Country going to crap, and hardly anyone cares about that. This is just in time for Christmas too. WTF!?!?!?
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You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Could get you a job down here today, but if your'e like me, I've set roots where I'm at and don't wanna leave.

Hang in there and start beating the street. Been there and done that, got the scars to show for it.

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You can't keep a good man down.  I have a feeling that you are correct about everything happening for a reason and that higher powers are at work here.  I hope you are able to look back on this some day and say that it was one of the best things that ever happened to you.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

You can't keep a good man down.  I have a feeling that you are correct about everything happening for a reason and that higher powers are at work here.  I hope you are able to look back on this some day and say that it was one of the best things that ever happened to you.
 
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Keep your head up and be as possative as you can.  Do your part and let God take care of what you can't, peace my friend.
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Thanks guys, It's not me that I worry about so much as my family, and especially my son. I am feeling like I have failed him right now, and that hurts more than anything I've ever had to experience. The very thought that I am not the only one who is going through this is very hurtful. These people in many instances are like family to me, and to know how it is scaring them and their families is terrible. Right now, I really just want to get away from everything. This on top of seeing my beloved Country going to crap, and hardly anyone cares about that. This is just in time for Christmas too. WTF!?!?!?
 
 I've been there ,and feel your pain, my friend. Prayers are sent, as well as well-wishes. I don't know if you are up to dragging up the stakes, but, there is a new steel mill being built halfway between my home and Mobile, Al. . The company's name is ThyssenKrupp ( German ) , and they are in the process of hiring 2700 - yes 2700 - workers as I type this.
 They are accepting resumes online. I believe starting hourly wages come to around $ 55,000 . They will have a bonus plan as well. Doesn't sound like much, but with a low cost of living here, it's a great start.  
 Let me know what kind of work you do , I'll be glad to look.
Your Friend,
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Cyborg, I'm sorry to hear about this. You will be in my prayers. I hope things turn out for the best for you!
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I will be praying for you bro!  God will indeed provide.  Trust in him.  If you need anything, call me.
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wtf is wrong with the outfit you work for?? billy is the man, they will be sorry for letting you go! im with you bro if i can help in any way i will you know i got your back man, you sure have got mine i know that for sure, i will pray for you and your  family. wish you the best of luck

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We have you in our prayers Bill.

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Thanks my friends. Tip I will pray for you my friend, I hope that you get some work very soon.
I talked to the P.O. last night, God love her she's gonna be looking for work too after the first of the year.
Derek, I'm a Construction Inspector/Manager, (13years) with Roadway, Building, and Parks and Recreation experience.
I've been a mechanic, Combat Engineer, and logistics specialist.
 
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Thanks guys, It's not me that I worry about so much as my family, and especially my son. I am feeling like I have failed him right now, and that hurts more than anything I've ever had to experience. The very thought that I am not the only one who is going through this is very hurtful. These people in many instances are like family to me, and to know how it is scaring them and their families is terrible. Right now, I really just want to get away from everything. This on top of seeing my beloved Country going to crap, and hardly anyone cares about that. This is just in time for Christmas too. WTF!?!?!?


Bill, there is no failure on your part. The mismanagement of our country has been ongoing for a long time. You are caught up in a chain of events that you have no personal control over. How did YOU cause this? WHERE, exactly, is YOUR failure? Being a trusting soul who actually believed that the slime in congress actually meant what they said and actually intended to try to uphold the public trust, had more in mind than their own personal gratification and enrichment??? When one is lied to, repeatedly, slickly, with evil intent, the person bears no responsibility for the actions of the liar/s. Now we know them all for what they are. Now is the time to truly stand up and try to make the changes necessary to protect our freedoms.    Be comforted in that you are NOT the deficient one in this. Do not let the guilty get away by transferring their guilt to yourself. You have NOT let your son, your family down. Our government, our congress, has let our entire nation down. TIme for a change? You bet, get rid of all of them, especially those who speak and act like Obama. Be strong, you will show your character by example.

Our prayers are with you, my friend. You are are NOT alone.
Based upon your last post... ever think about a "government job"? www.usajobs.gov... I recently saw a few positions which may fit with your qualifications.

Edited by Kickboxer - October/17/2008 at 07:12
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Thanks Bill, will take all the prayers I can get!  The Mrs. has a great job, so we're not looking at losing the house or anything, but its sure puts a damper on the finances!
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Borg, I'd check into that Steel Mill job. Lower Alabammy ain't much different from them North Georgia Hills and you won't be that far away. Then you'd ahve the best of 3 worlds. Georgia, Alabammy, and Louisiana with a little Missashippi thowed in.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Thanks guys, It's not me that I worry about so much as my family, and especially my son. I am feeling like I have failed him right now, and that hurts more than anything I've ever had to experience. The very thought that I am not the only one who is going through this is very hurtful. These people in many instances are like family to me, and to know how it is scaring them and their families is terrible. Right now, I really just want to get away from everything. This on top of seeing my beloved Country going to crap, and hardly anyone cares about that. This is just in time for Christmas too. WTF!?!?!?


Bill, there is no failure on your part. The mismanagement of our country has been ongoing for a long time. You are caught up in a chain of events that you have no personal control over. How did YOU cause this? WHERE, exactly, is YOUR failure? Being a trusting soul who actually believed that the slime in congress actually meant what they said and actually intended to try to uphold the public trust, had more in mind than their own personal gratification and enrichment??? When one is lied to, repeatedly, slickly, with evil intent, the person bears no responsibility for the actions of the liar/s. Now we know them all for what they are. Now is the time to truly stand up and try to make the changes necessary to protect our freedoms.    Be comforted in that you are NOT the deficient one in this. Do not let the guilty get away by transferring their guilt to yourself. You have NOT let your son, your family down. Our government, our congress, has let our entire nation down. TIme for a change? You bet, get rid of all of them, especially those who speak and act like Obama. Be strong, you will show your character by example.

Our prayers are with you, my friend. You are are NOT alone.
Based upon your last post... ever think about a "government job"? www.usajobs.gov... I recently saw a few positions which may fit with your qualifications.
 
AGREED! Bill, this was not a failure on your part. I hope your son understands. I have been going through similar times, although not as serious. (hours cut) The family just pulls together, and gets stronger. May god help you through your hard times. Prayers to Tip and Bill.
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Thank you all,
The prayers are very much appreciated.
Here's the skinny from the meeting this morning and my consequent conversation with my boss (the owner)
On the 13 of November 2008, there will no longer be any need for the service of 25 of us,  after that date, there will be the release of everyone else which will happen in December.
I contacted Mr. Moreland concerning future employment, since I am a Moreland employee, and it's only the release from our contract with the Department of Transportation.
A little bit of history.
I have been an employee with Moreland Altobelli Associates Incorporated for thirteen years. During these I have been employed in the Gwinnett County roads program, as well as the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Program. I have also worked in the Fulton County Roads Program. The D.O.T. program started and there were several that the Department sent back to Moreland, they couldn't cut it. I was asked to do the Firm a favor and go to the D.O.T. program as Mr. Moreland was confident that I'd do well for the firm and myself.
I had my concerns about doing this, as we would be considered as G.D.O.T. employees and would fall under them for our evaluations and such would be subjected to abuse by them. They are for the most part a rather sorry lot, and they don't fire those that aren't worth a crap. They then also promote these people regardless due to time in grade.
I took the position as a favor to the firm, and after six months I was promoted to Senior Inspector. I was one of the very first in this program, and due in no small amount to my service, the program was considered to be a great success, as the Department now considers the Consultants to be an asset, they are very distraught that they are losing so many of us. 
I spoke with Mr. Moreland earlier today, and there isn't anything available for me. So much for doing the firm a favor huh? My reservations were indeed justifiable, had I stayed in the Gwinnett program, I would likely be a project manager, and not worried about having a job.
I made mention of this fact to Mr. Moreland and he said he'd look into what he can do. Can you say politics?
Needless to say, I'm sure you all can think just exactly what I'm thinking right now. Am I pissed? I'm so pissed off that I can't focus on what I should do next, for all of the things that I'd like to do right now.
I guess the bottom line is this. It doesn't make sense to them to keep some of us that are drawing more heavily on the bottom line regardless of our value in the long run. They obviously think that they'll be able to call us back when things break, or when they realize that the folks they are keeping aren't the bargain they thought they were. What would you do? If you were in my shoes, what would you say to that? ME? As far as I'm concerned they can KISS MY ASS........... 
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I love those types of politics. Play the game. I have a call into the person I told you about. He should be back in the country next week. I’ll keep you informed.

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You got snake bit for sure.
 
Hope that Moreland does the honourable thing and gets you a position.  Don't burn any bridges just yet!
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Thank you all,
The prayers are very much appreciated.
Here's the skinny from the meeting this morning and my consequent conversation with my boss (the owner)
On the 13 of November 2008, there will no longer be any need for the service of 25 of us,  after that date, there will be the release of everyone else which will happen in December.
I contacted Mr. Moreland concerning future employment, since I am a Moreland employee, and it's only the release from our contract with the Department of Transportation.
A little bit of history.
I have been an employee with Moreland Altobelli Associates Incorporated for thirteen years. During these I have been employed in the Gwinnett County roads program, as well as the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Program. I have also worked in the Fulton County Roads Program. The D.O.T. program started and there were several that the Department sent back to Moreland, they couldn't cut it. I was asked to do the Firm a favor and go to the D.O.T. program as Mr. Moreland was confident that I'd do well for the firm and myself.
I had my concerns about doing this, as we would be considered as G.D.O.T. employees and would fall under them for our evaluations and such would be subjected to abuse by them. They are for the most part a rather sorry lot, and they don't fire those that aren't worth a crap. They then also promote these people regardless due to time in grade.
I took the position as a favor to the firm, and after six months I was promoted to Senior Inspector. I was one of the very first in this program, and due in no small amount to my service, the program was considered to be a great success, as the Department now considers the Consultants to be an asset, they are very distraught that they are losing so many of us. 
I spoke with Mr. Moreland earlier today, and there isn't anything available for me. So much for doing the firm a favor huh? My reservations were indeed justifiable, had I stayed in the Gwinnett program, I would likely be a project manager, and not worried about having a job.
I made mention of this fact to Mr. Moreland and he said he'd look into what he can do. Can you say politics?
Needless to say, I'm sure you all can think just exactly what I'm thinking right now. Am I pissed? I'm so pissed off that I can't focus on what I should do next, for all of the things that I'd like to do right now.
I guess the bottom line is this. It doesn't make sense to them to keep some of us that are drawing more heavily on the bottom line regardless of our value in the long run. They obviously think that they'll be able to call us back when things break, or when they realize that the folks they are keeping aren't the bargain they thought they were. What would you do? If you were in my shoes, what would you say to that? ME? As far as I'm concerned they can KISS MY ASS........... 
 
Hey, Billy, I just now saw this.  Man, I am so sorry about your predicament.  I will definitely keep you in my prayers, brother.  Is there anything I can do to help? 
 
Please keep me posted on how this plays out.  I agree with Dogger, though -- don't burn any bridges just yet, unless you know for certain of the outcome... or you have a boat.
 
Hang in there, and again, if there's anything I can do to help you, please let me know.
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