Stepping down from the forums

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jon-monon, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Hello friends!

    I am stepping down as moderator of all the forums I have been watching over. I am leaving on good terms, which is very important to me.

    As some of you know, I've had a change in employment status. I work at the same place, but in a different division, and now I am many times busier than before. I am staying later some evenings and that cuts into family time, so I really can't come home a couple of hours late and do an hour of forums reading.

    I plan to always be a member of the gauge as long as I am welcome here. I will be doing less time consuming work on other rail sites.

    I've enjoyed working with you all. You've made moderation an easy job, but more important, you make the-gauge a fun place to learn. I will be on, just less often. If you have any questions about why I am leaving, get it from the horses mouth and just PM me :)

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hey jon,

    Thanks for all your hard work. Your 5000+ posts have encouraged/advised/assisted many here, including me :) so I am happy that you will not be gone (at least not too far... ;) )

    Good luck with your new job!

  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    ...and yer avatars alweeze made me so hungry.... :rolleyes: :D
  4. siderod

    siderod Member

    Howdy Jon,

    At least your not totally leaving us...that would be a real loss! Shame we'll loose you as a moderator, but one's family and life comes before railroading (or so i've been told)

    Happy trails (or rails?) and keep us updated on the new job!

    EDIT: Bob...i agree! :D
  5. revandy

    revandy Member

    Thank you so much for the time you devoted, enjoy your sabbatical you deserve it. You and your family will be in our prayers. Just remember, you have to stop and smell the roses once in a while.
    Rev. Andy
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
    Sorry to hear that, but we have to keep our priorities in line!
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks millions guyz. Pleases don't cry, Ed [​IMG] I'll be around! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Thanks Jon for your contribution to the gauge and it members, hope the new job pans out real gold for you. Glad that you will still be around thou. have a good one.. steve
  9. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...thanks for the good job!

  10. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Thanks for a job well done. :thumb:

    Good luck with the new job.

    Moving up the corporate ladder always adds to the work load. :(

    Just be sure to keep your priorities in line. Remember, all the money in the world will not replace losing time with your family.

    Good Luck.
  11. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    moving up

    Like they always say, "Work your 8 hours a day and don't worry about it. Pretty soon you'll be boss, work 14 hours a day, and have all the worries."

    Enjoy having you around when you can.

    God Bless

  12. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    sorry to hear you go, will some one be taking over your moderator job?
  13. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I'm sorry to see you stepping back but am glad to see that you have your priorities in the right order. You are also one of the good guys.
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks a bunch guys. I also should add I will be doing less time consuming on-line work elsewhere.

    Don't worry about the new job, I've been at it for months. Overtime will decrease by summer as new sytems are in place. Old job is gone now, so there was really not much choice. It's a better job and I enjoy it. It's a good career move, just less care free time. I do appreciate hte concerns and advice :)
  15. Topo

    Topo Member

    Thanks Jon, for your dedication to the gauge (and to us).
    I wish you luck in your new job. :)
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I completely understand where you're coming from, my friend.
    The best of luck to you, wherever life leads you..
    Look forward to hearing from you again!
    Take care!
  17. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    I understand completely, Jon.

    TrainClown ;) :wave:
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hey Jon I have always enjoyed your posts and am delighted that you will still hang around here when you can my friend. You have a wonderful sense of humour which we all apreciate.
  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Sorry to hear about this jon. Glad you will still hang around with us. :wave: :wave:
  20. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Jon,

    Sure sorry to hear you need to step down. Wishing you all the very best on the new promotion and very glad to hear you will be still dropping by. I want to thank you for all the help you gave to me as it really helped me a lot. I'll sure miss your wonderful humor as you gave me a lot of laughts. I hav'nt posted any pictures yet as were having personal problems and I have spent very little time on the Gauge. All the very best in life my friend.

    Ron :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cry: :cry: :wave: :wave:

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