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Merger coming - what would you do??

Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by Il'inglese, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Il'inglese

    Il'inglese Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
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    Hey Guys - I know this is a little bit off-topic, but I wanted to keep it local.
    Things are not looking that good at work. They have just announced a merger and I may be out on my as$ in the new year. Just as well, I could never afford the 512BB working here..
    The question is (and I respect you guys opinions, most of you have done very well), what would you do if you were looking for a new job/career in 2004??
    I have experience in int'l trade, sales, use some math, and (funny enough) the Japanese language. I dont mind business travel, nor hard work.. Old enough to have some real experience, young enough to make a change.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks, Bill
     
  2. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2003
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    lot of money in illegal drugs and garbage :)
     
  3. Il'inglese

    Il'inglese Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
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    Garbage ain't what it used to be since BFI & Waste Management have come to town...
     
  4. TTG

    TTG Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2002
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    set your destiny....go into sales
     
  5. Dutchman

    Dutchman F1 Veteran
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    Dec 4, 2002
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    Forget about the Ferrari. Get your life (and wife/girl/family) back on the track. Choose wise!
    Start thinking about the Ferrari again after all the dark clouds have disappeared.

    prioritize!

    just my € 0.02c

    T
     
  6. tjacoby

    tjacoby F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I was fired once, I was too darn proud to quit in a lousy situation that was getting worse and worse. In 48 hours I had a small contract at less than market rates (more than enough to live on though), and ten years later it's grown into a successful business. It's been a great ride, and keeps getting better. I love taking on the big national companies and winning. he he he. In the end, there's no revenge quite like success!

    I'm also looking at 512BBi's, but looking at Canadian cars first.
     
  7. RXMR7

    RXMR7 Karting
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    Nov 4, 2003
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    Marc
    I can relate i am going through the same thing right now. Keep a positive attitude and things will change for the better.
     
  8. titanium360

    titanium360 F1 Rookie
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    Nov 10, 2003
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    Bill, do you speak spanish by any chance?
     
  9. Il'inglese

    Il'inglese Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
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    Only that which I picked up working at the fishmarket the last time I was looking for work! Not the kind of vocabulary you want to use in business.. Thanks for asking.

    Should have studied Chinese - the land of Nippon has been in a 10 year slump.
     
  10. pchop

    pchop Formula 3

    Jun 12, 2002
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    John
    If getting fired in inevitable, why not volunteer to have you position eliminated, but then ask them either:

    a) to relocate you to a different group, or
    b) severance pay...which could be a lot more before they ear-mark a specific amount for those who will be affected.
     

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