16 and a half years, just got laid off from work

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  1. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    I'll check it out, thanks! I currently live about 10 miles north of Cincinnati proper but am willing to relocate.
  2. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    It has been a very hectic and busy this last week and a half for me.

    I have a job!
    I was hired with Bell & Howell as a Resident Service Technician. I have just moved to Davenport, Iowa, just arrived yesterday. I start work on Monday, September 12th. We are in a hotel (paid by B&H) so that we can house hunt with my wife.

    I have lot to learn in the next little bit, also when we do find a place to live, we'll get our goods delivered and get everything put away where it needs to go. So my time with the forum will continue to be minimal, although I do check in and lurk once in a while.

    Thanks for all the support messages. I am really blessed to be a part of this forum. The job I now have pays more, has better hours, no more business travel, and I am no longer salary (I'll get overtime! thumbsup).

    Any forum members around the Davenport/Moline area?

    Best Regards,
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @Ron Caudillo I am so very happy for you! I am glad that you were able to find a job that is (in many ways) better than your last. I hope all the best for both you and your family! Take the time that you need to get your family and affairs in proper order. We will always be here for you.
    As always, both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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  4. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Let me also congratulate you! For the new job and for the post as I saw it logging on a few minutes ago!


    :Bravo: ;) ;)
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  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I had the feeling you would be picked up, and fast. Bell and Howell very well known! Congratulations!! :)
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  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator


    These are really great news! I wish all of you the best of luck with the new job and the new town. thumbsup
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  7. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Congratulations on the new job! I hope the move and the transition goes smooth.
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  8. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Thanks all!
    I finished my first day and they are letting me come back tomorrow!!!!
  9. Ron:

    Glad to hear you've found a place. Longest I ever worked for an employer was 9 years. Most of my professional life was spent as a contract engineer. Don't really envy you Iowa as I grew up about 70 miles south of the Iowa-Missouri border about 35 miles west of Hannibal. Left in 1969 and haven't been back since. I hate 95% humidity at 95 degrees with no shade on the back of a tractor [no A/C on a 1920's Farmall F20].
  10. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    I'm so glad to hear it. When my friends win, I will a little too. i'm sure lots more fantastic news about the area and interesting stories about the job are to follow here!
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    From what I understand, Iowa has been blacktopped and is now a big parking lot. They've put in shaded walkways everywhere, and with all that Solar energy, they have A/C/cooling the place down in the day time................................or that was some place in Saudi Arabia, I get them confused. The one with the big sky, endless fields of grain, and it's still 1969 is Iowa, I think.

    Just think Ron, you have the 1970's coming right around the corner!! I'm glad they are letting you come back tomorrow, otherwise, that would really suck, eh?!?

    I think I would enjoy a place where time could slow down a bit.
  12. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Congratulations!! I wish you the very best of luck:wave:
  13. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Thank you all,
    I really like the area here in Davenport, IA. Lots to offer. It's not small, but not ridiculously big either. Cost of living is relatively low, comparable with Hamilton, OH where we came from.
  14. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Today marks the end of temporary and the begging of a more permanent situation here in Davenport. I've been at my new job for two weeks now and have been living in a Hotel with my wife and dog. Tomorrow (Monday) our household goods are being delivered to our new home. We won't have much of a chance to start putting anything away as I have to leave at 5 am on Tuesday morning to drive to Omaha for my first business trip with Bell & Howell. My wife gets to come with me though!!!

    We'll return to Davenport on Thursday morning and I'll spend a few hours at work there to get in an 8 hour day. Then we'll immediately leave for Ohio as my wife is helping our daughter with a wedding cake and cupcakes. We'll shoehorn in as much visiting as possible and head back to Davenport the following Monday as I have to be back to my "normal" job on Tuesday morning (6:30 am).

    We're going to be busy for a while, she'll start getting the house put together and I'll help out after work.

    But I hope that soon I can get back to the swing of things here at Zealot! Things are progressing smoothly.

    Best Regards,
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  15. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Take care of business, we'll be here. ;)
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  16. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    hey! my facebook page took a dump again but im getting it back up. i'm glad to hear are getting settled in. let me know when you are in routine and send pics plse!!
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