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After 17 Years I Quit

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:14 pm

After 17 years of working for the same company , I quit my job and today was my last day. I have been working in remote minesite's for a major catering company doing variuos rosters that have had me flying all over Australia working at different mines etc. In this time I have met some great people and some arseholes. Now I have finished I am a tad sad as it is all I have done for 17 years. On the plus side I get to be home with my man ( he was what made me quit) and I get to try something else other than cooking and running mine site catering. so now its off for a holiday to see parents in Adelaide , see my god son in New Zealand and a few weeks in Thialand & Vietnam befor I come home and start all over again in a new venture, I have signed a lease on a cafe in the town I live in and I am looking forward to a new life. so if you are passing through Pine Creek NT pop into Maysees Cafe (yep still cooking !! )discount's for A Net members will apply .
thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better
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RE: After 17 Years I Quit

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:26 pm

Quoting Malb777 (Thread starter):
discount's for A Net members will apply .

Sounds like we've got our first A.Net Cafe!  Wink
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RE: After 17 Years I Quit

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:29 pm

Quoting Malb777 (Thread starter):
After 17 years of working for the same company , I quit my job and today was my last day

Wow thats a long time working for a company. I work for the govt in NSW and some of the people i work with have been work for the same department for 30 years.
I wish you luck for the future Malcolm
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RE: After 17 Years I Quit

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:29 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
Sounds like we've got our first A.Net Cafe!

Ah yes  Wink

Not sure when (if ever) i'll be down in Oz, but thanks for the invite  Smile

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RE: After 17 Years I Quit

Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:29 pm

Good to see that you're doing something now mostly for the joy of it rather than the daily grind. My dad was the chief executive of a major US insurance company-spent twenty years there working his way up from an entry actuarial position. He was getting increasingly unsatisfied with the job and the strain it put on family with his long work hours and increasing travel demands. In his last 18 months there, he began quietly looking at what he might do to ensure our financial security while keeping a hand in the insurance business but only as a consultant. He learned the consulting business from mom as she had a successful small environmental consulting business. At age 50, he dropped the bomb on the company-giving six months notice to the board of directors. They were naturally totally unprepared for this, fully expecting him to retire at age 65 as his predecessor did. It's been something like ten years since he left the company and he's never regretted it. After the retirement, he was able to spend so much more time with us and we really saw what we had missed out on.

One thing I have learned from this is that life is too short to waste doing a job that you don't enjoy. I work in my profession because I largely enjoy it-money is not the overall motivating factor.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."

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