A day I've dreaded - I need everyones' help, please

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  1. 1967coronet

    1967coronet FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Ed, I have known you many years on the web. Always had a ton of respect for you.
    Do not dwell on the prev azz holes you worked for, Its done and over and they are not worth the brain power.
    File for your unemployment, Make a list of available jobs that your skill set or even part of it will transfer across to.

    Years of knowledge in your line of work will transfer well.
    many areas such as sales? of the type of equipment you install.
    Start a inspection service ?
    I know dang well you do not want to start laying pipe ect at the age we are. LOL so do not waste anytime looking at crap you know aint going to work.
    Your a smart guy Ed, let your brain work for you instead of your back at this point. Look into sales jobs.
    Check with auto parts companies napa ect, skys the limit.
    I know you know some about building, Ive see the pics. Work sales at / for lumber supply companies.

    If you have to sell the X sell it and dont look back, Car is just a chunk of steel and can be replaced when times are better.
    From what I have seen and what I know about your X I would say in the real world right now and not blowin any smoke its high 20s to low 30s, $28,000 to 34,000 area JMHO.
    I also am sending out a prayer that this is just a short bump in the road and things will turn to the good right soon.
     
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    • chargervert

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      I got fired from a job , and the guy starts giving me shit,when I go to get my last check! I get right in the A holes face,and shut his azz down! I said just give me my check,and STFU,I don't have to put up with your shit anymore! I don't work for you anymore.
       
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      • kiwigtx

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        Sorry to hear this about your job Ed. :(
        If it's of any help, I am sending powerful wishes and thoughts your way....I don't pray, but I am thinking of you all the same. :thumbsup:

        Have you considered seeing if there are any 'Shop" classes at your local high schools where you could pass on your experience ? Not sure how schools operate over your way, but in my experience, teachers lack the most important part of knowledge - practical experience. I have seen you way with written and vocabulary skills, so I am sure there is something out there with your name on it.

        Just to add - I walked out of my secure job 14 months ago due to an azzhole in the crew, and I haven't looked back. In fact I wish I had done it earlier. Been the best year I have had in the last 20 workwise. Self-employed now, wife has a good job, but even so, I have to make my share of the bills and family life.

        Best of luck to you Ed, and don't be too quick to ditch the car....we all know how much you have invested in it - time & money. :thumbsup:
         
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        • moparedtn

          moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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          Heck man, my soul is in the GTX. That car got me up off my death bed and moving again more than once...
          yes, I know it's just an inanimate object, but she might as well be a family member.
           
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          • chargervert

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            Don't sell your car Ed,you will get through this.
             
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              Does anyone know what major city Ed is near? (I'd PM him directly but hoping to get a quick response).
               
            • Dennis H

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              Knoxville.
               
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                I thought he was closer to the Tri-cities area?
                 
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                • moparedtn

                  moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                  Little bit, yes sir. I was in Knoxville yesterday. That drive gets harder every time...
                   
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                  • Dennis H

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                    About an hour and a half from here. God Bless the USA.

                     
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                    • Ironbuilt

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                      • moparedtn

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                        Yeah, Lake City decided to rename itself Rocky Top a while back to try and capitalize on the
                        tourism bucks. I had family from that neck of the woods, found it ridiculous at the time...
                         
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                        There's been some truly amazing private messages being received over here.
                        Some of you have got me in tears, I swear. God bless the lot of yas!
                        Come to think of it...
                        I wonder if anyone would want any of the leftover parts I got out in the garage?
                        I need to go out there tomorrow and have a look!
                        Again...
                        THANKS ALL!
                        Ed
                         
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                          Keep your head up brother, it's NOT over!!!
                           
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                            Hi Ed. Sorry to hear of the issues you are facing and wish you better fortune to come in new opportunity. Hang in there!
                             
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                              Like said, give it all some time. One door closes, another door WILL open. Been there.

                              Getting let go from your livelihood is a slap in the face, but it happens. It hurts or pride. Just chalk it up to life and go on bro. Take a deep breath and know it is not the end of the world. Trust me, just look. Another door will open.
                               
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                              • moparedtn

                                moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                It got up over 60 today, probably the last time that will happen for some months...
                                so after a lot of consternation, I decided to take the GTX to our weekly grocery run.
                                She did great as always. Wife was very supportive, too.

                                Man, talk about a fountain of emotions on that drive.... damn.
                                Just damn...
                                 
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                                  Hellz yea, I would too!
                                   
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                                  • moparedtn

                                    moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                                    It was great - but hard to concentrate, too.
                                    All sorts of moments in my history with the car, all that's happened, little events about her
                                    I had honestly forgotten about came at me in a rush.
                                    I had to stop a couple times and get my head straight so I could properly concentrate on
                                    the road.
                                    All the reasons I've been through hell with her came back, too.

                                    She ain't much to a lot of folks - but she's the world to me, man.
                                     
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                                    • Durandal25

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                                      ....I know this will not help much....but I had to part with my 1969 Bee and....my 1967 Coronet. Both cars were brought back from the dead with thousands of hours and years of family fun. In truth, the journey was the heart of it, and working with my son...as well as showing my wife I was capable....hehe. I found another car a few years later, and am back at it. You will bounce back sir, and be right back at it.
                                       
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