I'm finally outta here!!

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    dirtmod08 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Lol, yep. It takes a long time of bullcrap to get a guy to that breaking point.:D I'm in the heavy construction industry, and the market has been flat here for at least the last three years. I was routinely bidding million dollar jobs, now all I do is churn out $100k bids constantly. Volume has been low, and that makes for a low profit margin and vanished bonuses. I can't afford to just drag the bottom the rest of my career - so I'm investing the time it takes to settle into an area with a booming economy. Everything I'm taking with me is paid off free and clear. I feel that I need to step back and take a deep breath to move forward.
    Between that, the weather, and having all the kids run off - this is an opportunity I need to make.
    As far as finding work there...I need to take the time to get everything moved, be very strategic about where we settle in and want to work. I don't want to make living down there any more stressful than it needs to be.
     
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    Being in management, working with union help is frustrating as hell sometimes. I usually have one or more hands tied behind my back trying to manage a job. I'm sure there are plenty frustrations working the non-union crews too. We'll see. :)
     
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    dirtmod08 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Lol, that's about where I am. I don't plan to rake leaves this fall, or hurt my face walking outside in zero degree weather for endless months. :cool:
     
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    Best of luck to ya Dirt. On the Brightside I am sure you will enjoy getting out from under some of the taxes are dipshit governor and his cronies are forcing on us...
     
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    Haha, yea. I wasn't going to let on at all like there was any politics involved in my decision, but it is disgusting to watch the mafia sign tax bill after tax bill - like there's money. More importantly, the Peoria Illinois government are experts at discouraging any profitable development or tourism. If anyone shows interest in putting anything here, Peoria welcomes them with a tax gouge higher than the existing businesses. CAT transferred 300 of their corporate employees up north - do the math on that, $50,000,000 employee income yanked out of the local economy? :screwup:
     
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    Good luck on your move Dirt, you will look back one day and say it was the best decision you ever made. We are moving to North Carolina about 25 miles north east of Raleigh. I'm chomping at the bit to get out of NJ, have some details to take care of then it's adios.
     
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    I've been sorting out details for 3 years, and I'm still working my ass off on a daily basis to get everything done in time. I wish I could have done this 5 years ago - that's when I started getting mad enough about my job to leave. I hope I'm not ruined. :D
     
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    Hopefully fat bastard is a one & done.
    My mom had told me he broke his leg, my response was too bad it wasn’t his neck. I’m waiting for him to put a tax on air.
     
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    Ya I want to move in the next couple of years. Our area is starting to turn into a third world craphole with all the undesirables who want everything for free keep right on moving in. Can't wait until the next downturn in the economy, always good deals to be had in housing when that happens.
     
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    Well, buyer backed out. Gonna show the house again. I'm confident something will pop. In the meantime, I'm getting my show ready for the road ( I need the time anyway) .:) Hope the truck holds up long enough to pull everything, lol.
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