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My plant is closing!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by oldtacomaguy, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Well, today was a day off for me. I got a call to go in for a mandatory meeting this morning. Head of HR was there, and a few other bigwigs. We all knew what was happening. Our plant will run until sometime late in 2009 and then shut down. At 53, my job prospects are not real good. Actually, I'll be 54 when the plant shuts down. I need to think hard before I make my next move. Thanks for letting me vent a little.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Sorry to here that. Vent away brother. We are here for ya!! What exactly do you do? If you don't mind me asking.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Chemical plant in Connecticut. We make, or made rigid foam insulation for the construction industry.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Ahh that sucks man. sorry to hear it.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Sorry to get that!!!!!
     
  6. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Good luck old. I hate to see that happen. Your not alone though, its wide spread in this economy. I'm sure you'll figure it out. You seem like a smart guy.<---(Based only on the fact that you bought a Tacoma)
     
  7. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Take a gun to work day coming soon as our economy continues to suck.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Ooof. What timing?!? Hopefully by the time it really closes, the economy will be bouncing back. It is also a good time for you to relax. My father was in a similar situation and he took off for a year before going back to work. The way I see it, retirement would be great if you could do it before you got to be so old.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Expecting to hear the same news at a chemical plant I work at. Dust off the resume and good luck.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    Sorry to hear OTG.....Positive thoughts to you for landing on your feet.

    All the best.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    sorry to hear man!!!



    Everyone will ALWAYS have to eat no matter where you live, maybe think about culinary school.....
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    Best of luck, hope they stay running. BTY it was Dow Chemical, they've been in the news for a few weeks now. It wasn't a big surprise.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Oh boy, I hope not.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Checked it out, I wouldn't mind moving to Pheonix, but Id have to watch out for Chris4X4's nail guns, flamethrowers etc!
     
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    I know you said "etc." but don't forget about the golf ball launcher... it must be named... lol :D
     
  16. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Sux OTG. And I know what you mean about prospects for us who have been doing what we do for so long. Places don't want to hire experience anymore, there's plenty of college kids willing to work for peanuts to get experience.

    Best of luck getting back on your feet though.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Bummer, Sorry to hear it :(

    I'm in heavy Construction and 2008 was the slowest year we have ever had.

    Hope things pick up for you before the closing and you can get a few more years in.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    Why wait for the plant to fully close....start planting that seed now. Take the time to dust off the resume and have at it.

    Chris just may need an assistant.

    igor.jpg
     
  19. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    sorry to hear that, OTG. hopefully, something will come along that will be just right for you and your wife!
     
  20. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    Sorry to hear that OTG, one door closes, five others will open is my belief. Wish you the best & vent when you need to!
     
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