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Offline RAB

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1 year and 3 days ago
« on: September 22, 2010, 06:12:03 PM »
Hi Everyone:

1 year and 3 days ago Damn Fool (DF), my partner, lost his job.  It's been one hell of a roller coaster ride this past year let me just tell you. 

The stress and tension have been almost unbearable.  We were fortunate that he was given 28 weeks of severance (ended in March), and is collecting unemployment (Thank god for the extensions that the conservatives fought so hard--bastards!  >:().  Though it's not near enough at least it's been something.

The call came at 1:30 p.m.

He's been offered a job.  Not just any job but one he's truly excited about.  The benefits are pretty good, the salary is $20,000. less then he was making, but at least it's a job!

He actually cried after hanging up with the HR person.

He's been through hell.  A person can only take so many rejections before it becomes a real mind fuck.

Today is a VERY happy day.

RAB 






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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 06:14:18 PM »
Good

You both deserve it

Long time no speak

Now go snog

- matt
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 06:32:05 PM »
Rab,

This is Great news !!!  It is still , very much, a tough economy out there.  Glad to hear that things are on the up and up, and that your partner got a job. I am really glad that things worked out  !!


We're down to the lowest amount of employees, that we've had in 13 years.  I just wish that things would improve a whole lot faster. There is just not much job security, or company loyalty out there, anymore. The execs will do anything to save their salary. They have already canceled the twice a year pay-out for overtime.  A lot of people needed this cash out money because of the upcoming holidays, and the fact that pay raises have been frozen, makes things difficult.

My last pay raise was in February of 08, and it looks as though I won't be getting one on 2/11.  :-\

Every time  I go into work, I wonder , "Who's next"





Ray  
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 06:33:40 PM by J.R.E. »
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Offline numbersguy82

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 06:36:33 PM »
WOW that is really amazing news. I'm so happy for him, and you also. Keep us posted on how the new job goes :)
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10/10- 511 cd4, 22%, and 886 VL
12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 06:45:19 PM »
That is great news! Especially in this (hopefully recovering) economy. I hope it is upwards and onwards for the both of you.
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 06:57:05 PM »
Yay RAB! I'm glad you and DF got some good news today! Now go celebrate with some candles and wine (er, umm  Makers Mark)!

-Hugs
Will
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Offline GNYC09

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 07:13:00 PM »
congrats!

Offline bocker3

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 07:29:54 PM »
RAB --

so happy to hear of your and hubby's great news!  What a tremendous relief it must be for your both.

My hubby has been looking for full time work for just about 2 years (at least he's been lucky enough to find 2 part-time jobs, and I can cover him medically), so I know how you feel.

I agree with others -- go celebrate -- do something crazy!!

Hugs,
Mike
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 07:41:22 PM »
Great news RAB --- I'm so happy for you both!!! Congrats, Congrats --- oh, and did I say, CONGRATS?!?
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
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Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 10:03:59 PM »
Congratulations to both of you.
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 10:08:47 PM »
Very good news.  Super glad for both of you :)
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 10:31:21 PM »
Great news, congrats!
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 11:00:13 PM »
Wonderful news!

Offline alliance

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 11:42:57 PM »
All right!
I'm so glad things seem to be picking up -- maybe a little slow, but things ARE getting better! I'll  go have a cold one right now in honor of this positive step forward! ;)
Cheers!
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5/10/12     CD4=426  %=32  VL=UD
11/15/11   CD4=296  %=29  VL=UD(20)
6/15/11     CD4=345  %=29  VL=UD(38)
3/15/11     CD4=317  %=31  VL=UD
12/1/10     CD4=315  %=28  VL=UD
8/11/10     CD4=250  %=25  VL=UD
6/10/10     CD4=380  %=24  VL=UD
3/4/10       CD4=340  %=22   VL=UD
1/11/10     CD4=312  %=22   VL =130
11/30/09   CD4=228  %=19  VL=1726
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Offline Robert

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 12:12:03 AM »
oh this is such good news.  Leaps of joy !!!!!  ~~~~~

the salary isn't important.  that poor DF is "truly excited about it" is what is important.  No amount of $$$  can trump self-worth.  Shag...snog...at least have cocktails and take the poor man out to dinner.

rab...i'm so happy for you both.....robert
..........

Offline john33

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 07:26:17 AM »
Great news! now celebrate, DF deserves it :)

Offline Florida69

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 08:48:57 AM »
That is so awesome, I am happy for you both.  My best friend has a MBA, and is having the hardest time finding a job.  At this point she is starting to sell things to make her bills, it is horrible. I to have not had a raise since September of 2007.  You have to do what you have to do, but man this is kicking my butt.  I am grateful that I have a job, make that two jobs and I am able to make my bills, but the current cost of meds continually rise, makes it very difficult to make ends meet sometimes.  Again, congratulations.   D
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 02:05:06 PM »
Wonderful news honey!  I know the year has been tough on him, and on you....  Hopefully, everything will look a little brighter now.

He's lucky to have you in charge of "kitchen duty" .  Food is a BIG expense, and I know that you are no stranger to stretching a dollar....

MANY HUGS

Alan
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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2010, 02:13:31 PM »
Congrats!  I was in the same boat as your DF was until 2 months ago.  You are right, rejection is a mind fuck

Celebrate!!!

Offline Basquo

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2010, 09:10:31 PM »
YAY!!!

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2010, 09:58:28 PM »
I know this has been on your mind for a very long time...what a relief.  When a good sign comes your way like this...celebrate!  I know you have been a very supportive spouse and for this I also salute you.  I hope this will be just the beginning of good news for both of you this next year...you deserve it!

Gary  (toasting you both with an authentic and properly mixed Old Fashioned as I write this)
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline Jody

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2010, 10:14:40 PM »
I am so happy and relieved for Rab and DF as I have thought about them so often over the past year.  Rab is such a sweet and truly caring man and to say he can have things weigh on him a bit is an understatement.  Thanks for sharing the wonderful news Rab and I'm glad as well that DF found a position he seems to be so excited to undertake.  Do go out and celebrate big time, your favorite restaurant, a show or movie, whatever! You guys deserve it!!!

Jody :) :) :)
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Offline aztecan

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2010, 12:10:23 AM »
Hey RAB,

Well, this is just fantastic news!  ;D

I am very happy for you and DF. I know its a load of both your minds.

BIG HUGS,

Mark
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Offline RAB

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 10:44:07 AM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.  Neither of us ever imagined he'd be unemployed for so long, but now that it's come to a good ending, we're thrilled.

We're going out tonight for a celebration supper and maybe a couple of cocktails.  ;)

BTW, the crazy ass fool negotiated a slightly higher starting salary (I felt he should just take what they offered and be done with it.).  So this really is a very good thing.

RAB

(Who can now reactivate our gym membership and hopefully take off some of this gut.)

Offline aztecan

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2010, 11:38:19 PM »

RAB

(Who can now reactivate our gym membership and hopefully take off some of this gut.)

AWWWW, I think a little Buddha belly would be cute on you.

If you want inspiration, I could post that photo I have of you in your swimwear in Montreal. ::)

HUGGLES,

Mark
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 03:09:04 AM »
Congrats to you both! It's nice to get some good news for a change!

Mark, you wouldn't dare post that photo, would you???
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Offline Cliff

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 10:08:02 AM »
Mister!!!!  I am so excited for you.  I know it's been tough for you guys.  I hope cocktails and dinner was fab.

Here's to him quickly moving up the latter, making up that £20k (or less now) in no time!

Luvs and hugs.

c

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2010, 02:21:04 AM »

 They have already canceled the twice a year pay-out for overtime.  A lot of people needed this cash out money because of the upcoming holidays, and the fact that pay raises have been frozen, makes things difficult.



Ray  


I just need to correct myself.  It was the VACATION time that employees could cash out on, not overtime.  Employees could cash out 80 hours maximum per  year.


Glad to hear your partner negotiated a higher salary !!   :)


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline next2u

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010, 10:11:08 PM »
congrats mr stud. good news is always welcome.

best,
d
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may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
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dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
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Offline RAB

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2010, 03:00:32 PM »
Hi Everyone

Well some not very good news this morning.  DF was let go from his new job.  No reason was given except that it "just wasn't working out". 

This is just awful.

RAB   :(

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2010, 03:28:17 PM »


Damn,....      Really sorry to hear this Rab. It really sucks !! 


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline bocker3

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2010, 04:40:21 PM »
Oh RAB --

I am so sorry.  You'd think there would be a moratorium on these sorts of things around the holidays.

Hugs,
Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline HippieLady

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2010, 04:51:54 PM »
Sorry RAB.  I hope he gets a break soon.

Hugs
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2010, 05:11:18 PM »
RAB,

I am so sorry to hear this, especially during the holidays and especially in this difficult economy.  I recall how stressful this situation was for both of you and I hope and pray that another door, a better door, will open for both of you very soon.  The best thing to do now is to keep hope alive.  Let us know how we can help you do that.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline WillyWump

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2010, 07:13:12 PM »
RAB dear, I'm so sorry buddy.

But hang in there, when one door closes another opens, maybe even a better opportunity. You and DF keep yalls heads up, ill be sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Hugs
-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline woodshere

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2010, 08:01:52 PM »
What a shitty thing to happen.  I always say things work out for the best.  So here's hoping that best is just around the corner!
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2010, 10:50:57 PM »
RAB, Very sorry to hear this. DAMN Try to hang in there buddy.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2010, 11:01:25 PM »
Hey RAB,

I am so sorry to hear this.

Not much else I can say, except try to hang in there. I will keep you both in my thoughts.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline RAB

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2010, 01:24:34 PM »
Thanks everyone for your kind and supportive words. 

We just didn't see this coming and were pretty much in shock.

This morning the shock has worn off and we're in much better moods. 

We'll be fine, we've survived many things in our 23 years, we'll get through this too.

Love you all

RAB

Offline Jody

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2010, 06:44:54 PM »
Dearest RAB, I'm so sorry to hear this bad news, I was so happy for you guys a while back when DF got this job.  I too also hope for something good to come knocking again.  With a wonderful guy like yourself by his side in life, it should always come up roses.

Jody
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2010, 12:05:36 AM »
sad news  like this typically comes around during the 4th qtr of the year... decisions are being made on how to get to whatever fiscal goals have been set for the next year..   reducing salaries is an easy hit  ..usually a bad decision...  but an easy hit to make some goal on staffing expense.....   seen this so many times over the years  it still hurts   every time ...... the job never actually goes away  it just gets dumped onto whoever didnt get cut ....   then the "record"  shows huge "productivity gains"  (  more work done by fewer  people  at lower cost )

I am sure that you both will find a way to get through this...  an unfortunate consequence of the  "  short term" mindset of so many companies

Nick
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Offline Cliff

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2010, 05:18:16 AM »
Oh no, RAB!  Before Christmas?  Pricks.  Chin up, both of you! 

 :'(

Offline fearless

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2010, 08:08:56 PM »
Hey RAB, was just thinking about you both and memories of last summer and ran across this thread.

So sorry to hear the news. Pass on my thoughts to you know who.

There is something good around the corner. I can feel it in my waters.
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Offline DancerBoy

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2010, 11:42:53 AM »
Dang Dawg. I'm sorry... Thing will take a turn soon.
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: 1 year and 3 days ago
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2010, 01:49:40 PM »

We'll be fine, we've survived many things in our 23 years, we'll get through this too.


Amen honey!   You get knocked on your butt, you just get up and keep going.   I sure am sorry this happened, esp. so close to the holidays.....

I still say everything happens for "a reason".   What that reason is, we may never know or understand....Hopefully, something even better will come along for him soon.  As always, you are in my thoughts and prayers....

Love, Alan
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