Yeah its been a hell of a year, last year dad passed, then back in January I finally landed an engineering job, always wanted to be able to tell him I made it to be an engineer. Now granted jobs I had prior to that were good jobs and I did well, but he put me through engineering school and it would have been nice to tell him that.
Then in June I had an accident while working on a project and they fired me. I was not hurt bad thankfully and even came back to work the next day, for my dedication, they let me go, nice eh?
So while doing my unexpected job search, I came across this job which is actually closer to home and the manager is one I used to work with at my old place (not the one I got fired from, but a plant that closed) and he got me in for an interview and I will be doing the kind of work I like to do, it won't be an engineering job, but similar work. At this point I could care less about the title, as long as it is work I like to do, and a decent pay, im cool with it. However in the meantime, my mom finds out she has cancer and its advanced. During the interview they stressed about the 90 day probation period about not taking any time off. I had to level with them about my mom since at that point we knew she would not live 90 days. I was told they would work with me on that and the next day I get a call from the guy who knows me and wants me. They decided to hold off hiring me until I "Take care of the situation" then call them when I am ready. That was a really awesome thing they did for someone who isn't working for them yet. It allowed me to spend more time with her while she was alive.
We did have a trip planned to Potter county but she was in late stage and we canceled the trip. She died only two days after what would have been the trip, so I am glad we did cancel.
Just got done with their pre employment screenings and looks like I start the new job on the 10th. The only thing we will be kinda giving up is the SSRT pig roast. We usually make a long weekend of it and ride Bloody Skillet on Friday but I won't be able to take the day off. So we will just go down Saturday for the pig roast and stay overnight.
We did get away this past weekend for labor day, we camped at SSRT and just rode as we wanted to ride and relax. We needed a weekend away from home to get our minds off things. The past few weeks have been hard.
I also feel the way you do about work and life. I am done with working tons of overtime and not being able to do anything. This job will probably require some overtime, mostly staying to finish a job during the week and a weekend day now and then (provided I don't have anything planned) otherwise I want to go out riding, skiing and whatever I want to do. Life is too short to be dedicated to a job all the time. I don't need the overtime and I don't want it anymore. (at least working a lot of it, I will still do whatever is needed to solve a problem)
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