Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yep, the wind changed

I probably should have updated this sooner, what with my last post being what it was...so here we go.

I accepted the job in Lincoln. Gave my boss my three week notice, and then didn't hear a peep out of him until yesterday. I am suprised at how well he took it. We were having a "meeting" after work, i.e. "We have lots of work to do, not enough work going out, we are almost out of money again, I am going to hire three or four more mechanics." Right after that last comment, he looked at me and said that he needed to find another one since I was leaving.

And that was it. Nothing more than a "I need to replace you." I was kinda worried he would do something rash...but he understood why, so that is that.

My last day of work at T.G.I.Fridays in Mesquite is Sunday the 3d of February, working from 11 AM till 4 PM. Last day at my "real" job is the 9th. I hope to have everything packed up by then so that on the 10th I can load up a U-Haul and hit the road for home. Trip home will have a detour of a day or two in Tulsa, and then get home by the 12th. Take a drug test on the 13th, and hopefully start work on the 19th. If the drug test doesn't come in on time, I will just start work once it does come in. That week home before work starts will be rather full with me getting moved in, set up, and buying a vehicle that has four wheels, intact windows, an engine that runs, and a heater. It will be a sad day when I garage my bike. She has carried me through many miles since we met, and I will be abandoning her for several months.

Oh yeah, about the miles on my bike. I bought her in May with 17,000 on the odometer. She is now reading 37,000+. Not too bad. 20,000 in a little over eight months.

10 comments:

Nairobi Paul said...

Blessings as you move!

Sounds like a wise thing to do...

aubrey payne said...

yeah, it does sound like a wise move...what will your new job be again?
God Bless, Ben
aubs

Jay said...

Dude, do you know if you're gonna get paid for all of your hours at the airport?

thebarefootpoet said...

Although it's not my decision, this one really feels right to me. Can't wait to see you when you come through, looking forward to hangin'. Like Jay, I'm wondering about your back pay, any chance you'll get it?

soulreavers said...

i do believe that I WILL be getting my backpay. Whether it is before or after I move, I don't know.

Aubs - I will be doing the same thing as I am doing now. Airplane mechanic working on small to mid-size planes...only this time I am getting paid. ;)

Jonathan said...

Hey Ben, so I have to admit, I am also a snoop on blogspot! Anyways, I am glad that all went well with your soon to be ex boss. Oh, and if you think that it's going to be too much for your bike to be in the garage for several months, you can make a detour up here and I will make certain that a couple more miles are added to the odometer! Hope you are having an AWESOME week! Laters, ~Sarah

Anonymous said...

1. hip hip hoorah
2. you are going to LOVE what we are doing in your soon to be new "dungeon"
3. I had no idea that you were Joseph in a living nativity!!! Aren't you a little too . . . gringo . . . for that ? :)
see you soon!
crys

Alyssa said...

Yoo hooooo!!! On to better things....

The Tart said...

Fondue!

Smooch,
The Tart
; *

LiteratureLover said...

It was so good to see you again! Wish your job was here. So happy for you with a job that actually pays! Have a great first week.