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05-19-2017 08:20 AM
mpp12 very glad for you....

spent 2 times in life with no work and it was hard.... but everytime came with a blessing.
the last time, as soon as I got no job my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and I had the time to take care of her until her remission.
05-19-2017 08:06 AM
Originally Posted by Rifleman View Post
Well good news, I got a job offer letter from the Savana River Nuc site in Aiken, S.C. yesterday. Maint tech II.

proposed start date is June 5...

so now the real work begins
Glad to hear this! Positive news on that front for sure! Sounds like the vacation is over and you're back to being a productive member of society again.

Give 'em hell Rifleman and good luck on the new job!
05-19-2017 08:01 AM
Rifleman Well good news, I got a job offer letter from the Savana River Nuc site in Aiken, S.C. yesterday. Maint tech II.

proposed start date is June 5...

so now the real work begins
03-23-2017 07:46 AM
trackaddict Good luck bud! From the sounds of your background, you should be able to land a position quickly. Anything defense industry (ala Raytheon, Lockheed, Boeing, Honeywell...) is going to be hiring like a mofo. Defense budget is getting a huge injection when the budget passes.
03-23-2017 04:33 AM
Originally Posted by Rifleman View Post
I'm looking at the Raytheon site right now. I'm excited just don't know where to start.
I mean the guy who started Lust Racing is from the same area of London I grew up in, and he just started with the lowering kits and then branched out, and now does decent business.

In your field, I'd imagine you have some friends in engineering that have access to CNC machines and aluminium.

Riffleman Rearsets, Yokes (Triple Clamps), Lowering Kits.

I mean you could just start with a ZX10R and branch from that as things take off.

Worth a thought.

I was made redundant about 9 years ago and it was crap. I had stayed too long in a dead end job for 6 years and just was going to likely stay there.

My skills are in IT, but I had tried to get into that industry and failed after the dotcom bust...I took that job in a completely different field.

After getting laid off..I enjoyed my severance pay...Bought a GSXR 1000...Rode all over the UK...Then the following year hit hard as I still couldn't get a job.

Ended up working as a motorcycle courier...Sounds fun...It's not....No money...Hire the bike and radio...Pay for your fuel...Earn pennies...It was winter and snowing heavily too.

Anyway, that was all 2010 and now I have made it to the career I wanted at the start through training myself and building myself up through various shitty jobs.


Someone of your background and skill set, I wouldn't be jumping back to work for someone else.

Some sort of contracting or private enterprise is what I'd do.

If you can take the risk..(grown up kids..mortgage paid off or nearly), and you can make it work...You'll find like many that have done the same, that working for someone else sucks, and it's really the uncertainty and fear of failure that keeps more people from going it alone.

That's what I intend for myself anyway.

Goodluck with it all.
03-22-2017 09:00 PM
GoFaster It's obvious that you're a smart guy ... I am sure this will just be an excuse for a career change. Good luck and it sounds like you already have some leads.
03-22-2017 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by rcannon View Post
Are you the same rifleman that made the 1/5 inserts? If so, I still like mine, and thank you for making them. Theres the new career, right there...

I know several folks who lost their jobs. Two years later, I cannot think of one of them who does not call it a defining moment and say its the best thing to ever happen to them.
Yep, that's me. As silly as it sounds I had given that some thought. Big problem is that I would have to sell 100 to 150 a month depending to cover things and make it a living. I'll tell you that is quite difficult to sustain. It is really great as a side hustle, and keeps me in touch with younger riders and what have you.

What it does show a potential employer is brains and initiative. I took an idea and ran with it... all the way. Made it work on about 10 different bikes and perhaps more that I don't even know about.

I'm looking at the Raytheon site right now. I'm excited just don't know where to start.
03-21-2017 09:56 AM
SOUN1 Sorry to hear, sent a little whisper to the man for you... I'm at 22 years and going but my job is not a fancy as your (or even close).
03-20-2017 11:51 AM
Capncalyx Keep yer chin up Rifleman. You're a good guy and im sure good things will come your way in time!
03-20-2017 03:32 AM
Gen-Eric Raytheon may be interested in interviewing you. Please consider.
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