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April 26th, 2016 12:44 PM
socialist Well, passed the drug screening and background check and just got confirmation of my start date for May 2nd. About 3-1/2 months total of unemployment. Not too shabby.

Being in Seattle, I wish I could just be unemployed all the time though!!! (jk) I love this city. I'll be sad when I have to move down to Vancouver but I'm sure we'll figure out a way to make our time there exciting as well.
March 24th, 2016 07:26 PM
dr.gonzo!
March 24th, 2016 07:13 PM
socialist
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Most likely be living in Vancouver so we will only have to expose ourselves to the real freakazoids every once in a while.
March 24th, 2016 06:42 PM
dr.gonzo!
March 24th, 2016 03:10 PM
socialist Finally got my job offer today! Also in the option pending stage of selling our house - doing a little negotiating over the inspection report but it will likely come out.

Looks like my wife and I will be moving to the Portland/Vancouver area in the next month or so!
March 16th, 2016 09:15 PM
slikirish
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Do you know anyone in the area? If not send me a PM as I just moved to Jacksonville myself
Yea, my uncle lives in Jacksonville Beach. Truck is scheduled to pick up all my stuff on March 28th. Just in time to have the mustang repainted and ready for Florida. It's in the shop now being prepped.
March 8th, 2016 10:42 PM
socialist
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Congrats man.

What type of engineer are you?


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My BS is in Aerospace Engineering. First job was a Liaison Engineer (essentially a combination of designing and supporting manufacturing and field service) in an airline seat manufacturing company. Previous job was a Mechanical Engineer designing oil drilling equipment. Got certified as a hydraulic specialist because I became really interested in it working at the oil equipment manufacturer. If I take this job I'll be a "Project Manager/Designer" because apparently you can't be titled as an "engineer" in Washington without being licensed (which I am not and don't plan to be as it was never brought up in Aerospace [there's not even an "aerospace" test - you just take the mechanical one]).
March 8th, 2016 09:14 PM
dsgpony Congrats man.

What type of engineer are you?


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March 8th, 2016 07:13 PM
socialist And of course I get an update today from the general manager!

Offer is almost finalized. Only question now is what the salary will be...
March 8th, 2016 11:09 AM
socialist
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I hate HR. I just had 2 interviews with Honda with a senior manager and a senior buyer. They went very well. Pay is pretty good too. They said They will go back and coordinate with HR to call me in for a third interview. A week goes buy so I email the buyer and he told me HR lost me in the process lmao.

A similar thing happened at my current employer when I first started working.

I've never experienced anything good from HR.


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Oh yeah. I mean, I knew this was going to happen. Its happened to me before when I changed jobs last time. Just wanting to get out of the job I had at the time and waiting for the damn call about an offer was tough. But being unemployed, its like 10 times harder because you don't have nearly enough stuff to do to keep your mind off of it. I literally think about it like four times an hour and check my email just as much. Its mentally exhausting!

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I've decided to pack up and move 732 miles south to Jacksonville Beach. Fuck oil and gas. Fuck West Virginia. I'll be making the move at the end of this month.
Yeah. My wife and I are essentially moving to Seattle regardless of what happens with me job-wise. If for some really unforeseen, strange reason this job doesn't work out, we'll just move up there as soon as our house is sold (or sooner if the market keeps being crappy here in Houston) and just hope that I find something after getting up there.
March 8th, 2016 10:48 AM
nkausch
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I've decided to pack up and move 732 miles south to Jacksonville Beach. Fuck oil and gas. Fuck West Virginia. I'll be making the move at the end of this month.

Do you know anyone in the area? If not send me a PM as I just moved to Jacksonville myself
March 8th, 2016 10:05 AM
slikirish I've decided to pack up and move 732 miles south to Jacksonville Beach. Fuck oil and gas. Fuck West Virginia. I'll be making the move at the end of this month.
March 8th, 2016 08:03 AM
dsgpony I hate HR. I just had 2 interviews with Honda with a senior manager and a senior buyer. They went very well. Pay is pretty good too. They said They will go back and coordinate with HR to call me in for a third interview. A week goes buy so I email the buyer and he told me HR lost me in the process lmao.

A similar thing happened at my current employer when I first started working.

I've never experienced anything good from HR.


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March 8th, 2016 12:31 AM
socialist Gahdang patience is a bitch ass hoe.

Here's the deal: I had an interview in Seattle about three weeks ago working for a hydraulics distributor/manufacturer. Interview went as well as you could possibly hope for with it consistently being insinuated that I'd be getting an offer. On Friday, Feb 26th the Manager of the company told me he requested that I receive an offer.

Unfortunately, the company is a subsidiary of a larger corporation and the HR is all handled through the parent company. So now its been a week and a half (I know, not that long of a time - but it passes slowly when you're checking your email for an offer every 15 minutes throughout the day) and I haven't gotten anything yet. I'm doing my damndest to wait till Friday to follow up with the manager to see if he has any updates but damn, the patience required for job hunting while unemployed is essentially super-human. And I ain't super-human.

Unfortunately, my job search is pretty limited as I'm trying to stay in hydraulics since its a niche job market in my age range and could secure my career for the rest of my life. So even though I'm "technically" supposed to take whatever job offer comes first in order for my unemployment payments to be legit, that could literally ruin the rest of my career.

Goddamn I hope I hear something in the next couple days.
February 13th, 2016 09:48 AM
8t6gt Hope it works out for you!
February 12th, 2016 04:32 PM
Hellstorm
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Hellstorm, who do you work for up in Motown? BTW I lived in Morgantown for 6 years, used to work for a small company up there that sold Metso slurry pumps and did lots of dewatering projects, mostly for the coal industry (another industry that has dried up here). Loved that job, we had 5 employees so I was a jack of all trades (did fab drawings, drove the forklift, even made deliveries on occasion), then I got laid off and now I'm doing survey drawings which isn't as fun but it pays the bills.
I don't want to give away to much information on the web, but I work for a subsidiary of one of the big 3. We work in the Drilling and Measurements division.

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Welp, I've got an interview in Seattle on Wednesday. Looks super promising so lets hope it works out! House is going on the market here in Houston in a couple days so hopefully we won't have a terrible time trying to sell it.
Good luck!
February 12th, 2016 04:17 PM
socialist Welp, I've got an interview in Seattle on Wednesday. Looks super promising so lets hope it works out! House is going on the market here in Houston in a couple days so hopefully we won't have a terrible time trying to sell it.
February 12th, 2016 02:31 PM
ghunt Hellstorm, who do you work for up in Motown? BTW I lived in Morgantown for 6 years, used to work for a small company up there that sold Metso slurry pumps and did lots of dewatering projects, mostly for the coal industry (another industry that has dried up here). Loved that job, we had 5 employees so I was a jack of all trades (did fab drawings, drove the forklift, even made deliveries on occasion), then I got laid off and now I'm doing survey drawings which isn't as fun but it pays the bills.
February 12th, 2016 12:00 PM
Hellstorm Sorry to hear some more of you guys got laid off. I have been pretty fortunate thus far, only taking a paycut, but unless things stabilize I feel my time may be coming soon as well. It used to be that you were an untouchable with 5 years tenure, that recently changed to 10 years. I just hit my 5. I'm also in the marcellus, but my job specifically allow me to focus on all of NAM. It will come back, I'm hoping by the end of this year, Q1 2017, but who knows. We went from like 211 employees at our peak down to somewhere around 35 today.
February 7th, 2016 05:18 PM
44 cents OP..you will find something for sure. My wife works for a kind of strange company here in FL that builds all kinds of metal stuff. Their main buyer is NASA but just like the oil and gas biz, over the years its become alot less and now make stuff for the DOD and also for cruise ships. She specifically works for a team of engineers taking care of all the legal shit for them as well as documents and stuff. Ive met all the guys there and they LOVE their jobs which I find to be cool. They get paid quite well too. They are always hiring...always. The problem is that they are located in the middle of the State for obvious reasons away from civilization. If you dont mind driving an hour to work and love doing "engineering" things, I know theres other companies out there like this and they dont put adds on Monster to get talent or advertise in any way shape or form. They dont want any attention. The coolest part, Ive seen shit you wouldnt even believe exist.... 200 ft EMP generators and other things you think only exist in sci-fi movies. Find a company like that up there and walk in with a resume.
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