New Job

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  1. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    Yesterday I accepted an offer at a different Kitchen & Bath Design firm. I was laid-off last Friday from the place I was working at, due to 0 business. Before I had taken my last job, I had interviewed a few times with the owner of the company I will start working for next Monday, so I already had a solid foot in the door.

    They are extremely high-end. There might as well be a sign at the door that reads; "If you have to ask, you can't afford it". Which hopefully proves to be a blessing, as the people coming in the door should be self-qualified, which should limit my mucking about with people, trying to get them to discuss budget. Most of what they design & sell is full-custom, so I was concerned that the design software I am used to working with wouldn't be supported by the manufacturers. As it turns out, this is of no concern, as it appears they are, which is a very good thing.

    Anyways, this is a big step professionally, so I'm rather excited to hit the ground running Monday morning.

    Oddly, during the interview, the owner showed me the last paycheck that the person I am replacing received just before she left for a place that was much closer to home. The number was astounding, and it appears the people working there make 6 figures, and stay there forever. So, there's that.
     
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    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Good for you. And best of luck in the new position!!
     

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    Congratulations although some of us may miss some dragon lady stories. Sounds like basically it was about a week of not working. Hopefully you did something fun.
     
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    KBKEITH Problem Solver Platinum Member

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    Congratulations sir. Hope it works out well for you. :cheers:
     
  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    Nope. I've been sick for over 2 weeks now with a horrible bronchitis that no drugs seem to effect. So, I'm resting and recovering. Need to get out and buy some new work clothes.

    And seriously, the Dragon Lady will not be missed. And I have now jumped from the extreme low-end of the business model, to the extreme high-end.
     
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    How's the parking situation there?
     
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  7. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    LOOOOOOOOL!!! Terrible. It's located in down-town Bethesda MD., and it's a nightmare.

    Thanks everyone, for the kind words.
     
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    Well ****. There goes what I was planning on posting when I saw this thread.
     
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    Maybe it's time to bite the bullet and get a red Prius.
     
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  11. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    I am thinking of getting a Fiesta ST with the Recaros and a sunroof. Fun, fun, and more fun.
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    Best of luck with the new job!
    Don't sell out to fwd. just don't.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your respiratory distress - hopefully you get better quickly. And I have no doubt you will no miss the dragon lady. I am just saying some of us will miss the dragon lady stories. :supergrin:
     
  14. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    The Fiesta ST might be FWD, but they're the bomb. No torque steer, very light, agile, and not having a sunroof is killing me.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    Dude, read your OP through your new boss's eyes.

    You should be ready and willing to discuss anything that will make a sale, even moreso at a 'high end' operation.
     
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    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    I'm not picking up what you're putting down.
     
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    Good luck MP!
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    ......you should!


    The level of service goes up in a higher end operation not down. Imagine your new boss read your OP.
     
  19. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    I am very aware of what is expected of me professionally. I've been doing it for 17+ years. I have no idea what is causing you to mention this.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    Hmmmm, ok. Perhaps I can explain it better by asking a question, or not:

    Do you think the owner of your new company would agree that hanging the sign about 'if you need to ask the price......' would think that was a good idea? Or that the folks walking in the door to do business should not ask to many questions??

    I've been a customer service rep for a very high end & expensive kit plane, the Lamceair Evolution and the clients asked more questions, seemed more hapless at times and were a bigger PITA than the lower priced aircraft! I'm not trying to bust your balls, just offering unsolicited advice. (FYI- you will get more of that as things get 'higher end)