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After 11 months laid off, back to work aug 8!!!

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Outsider, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    Outsider

    Outsider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was laid off sept 4 2010 from my job as a designer at an engineering firm, after hundreds of resumes sent out, applications, interviews, bogus job offers, i finally landed my dream job. I will be working for a major natural gas company as a landman. My job will be permitting for drilling, right of ways, and anything associated with natural gas drilling. I will be working in the Marcellus shale region of the appalichian mountains region. Doubled my salary, more and better benefits, more time off, no overtime, every other Friday off, more holidays off, outstanding health/dental/ vision ins. To say I am pumped is an understatement....I worked for a small natural resource company in college and enjoyed it, it took me about 2.5 years to get back I to it and I could not be happier!
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    CaptainFun

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    Congratulations! :woot:
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Blackshirts

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    Congrats. Good luck to ya
     
  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    thats awesome man congrats! double salary!? wow!
     
  5. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Congrats man!
     
  6. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    PkTaco

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    Congrats, what is the name of the company if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Outsider

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    Equitable Resources corporation is company name.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    looks like you will be spending more time and money here :)
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    macgyver

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    Awesome! Congrats! The same thing happened to me when I lost my job 2.5 years ago. I wasn't out of work quite as long only about 3.5 months...however I ended up almost doubling my salary and getting better benefits at my new job. Sometimes a tragedy is a blessing in disguise.

    I will also say that losing your job really changes your outlook on life, work, and life-work balance. You realize that sometimes working those unnecessary extra hours and sacraficing time with your family & friends isn't worth it. I see people I work with now who take things way too seriously and lose sight of what's truly valueable in life. Work is absolutely important to provide for your family..however there is a balance. I always think back to the first lyrics of Omaha Stylee by 311 "In a minute everything you have can all be straight gone....In a minute the things you thought were tied come come straight undone"
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    thebottomline

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    Awesome

    I know many people that are in the industry. Great job and benefits.
    You work hard and get rewarded.

    Beautiful region, and now you have some reward. Thumbs up.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    burtonboards32

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    Good deal man, congrats. I also work for a large natural gas transmission company, spectra energy. good luck with the nex company!
     
  12. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Congrats man! I work for Columbia gas of MA. We have some offices in the WV area.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    My grandad retired from Columbia gas years back
     
  14. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Congrats on getting the job!
     
  15. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    are they hiring any more people??? haha....no for real let me know! lol
     
  16. Jul 18, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    478DblSport

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    AWESOME!!! Congrats man & macgyver you speak the truth.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    burtonboards32

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    What do you do for columbia?
     
  18. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    richard4878

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    I used to work in the IT department, but I switched over to gas control cause I love the shift hours. We actually take a bunch of gas from your Algonquin pipeline. Our gas control is actually moving to Ohio in October so Im trying to get a job in measurment.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    burtonboards32

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    Oh, very good. I am actually a measurement tech for algonquin/spectra. i just started about 4 months ago so its still new to me, but i love it! I work out of the Dighton office, a small satelite office for the Westwood area.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    COngrats man.!!!
     
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