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« Reply #40 on: 16 December 2009, 12:41:48 »
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Godspeed then!

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Sometime within the next month, I shall be moving back to Ca. so that I might watch my granddaughter grow up, I have missed way to much already. There shall be a short intermission from my posting as I get settled.

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« Reply #41 on: 16 December 2009, 17:49:50 »
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Is this going to be a major move for you FAcman or just a temporary thing?  California sound wonderful,  wish you all the best with it.
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« Reply #42 on: 16 December 2009, 17:52:46 »
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So,  I'm looking for a job right now,  busy writing out resumes etc.  I'd rather work locally, around the village, as that'll give me more time at home with my kids and less highway driving.  This, however, leaves me with very little choice.  I do know the owners of the local country store and she has asked me to drop in a resume,  so I might end up working there.  See how it goes, wish me luck with this!
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« Reply #43 on: 16 December 2009, 20:06:41 »
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So,  I'm looking for a job right now,  busy writing out resumes etc.  I'd rather work locally, around the village, as that'll give me more time at home with my kids and less highway driving.  This, however, leaves me with very little choice. 



All the best! (wished seriously)!

from my strictly personal POV: Re-think! Re-consider!

*Looking for* a job? Or rather a passion? A life goal?

How (I am serious here) can somone be *looking for* a job in earnest if it was not just for money?

If it was not for dough, a job would *stop us* from doing what we *really want/need* to do most urgently, and if we wait for the time after jobs until we are pensioners, we will die wihin a year (plain statistics, google it)

Why not simply *invent* a business that shows who and why you *are here*, what is your passion, what is your life goal, why not stop being taken care of (your book sounds a good start, though it will probably take years to refine it for a publisher to buy it...). Shameless using another persoanality: To BE or to DO? http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/war-conflicts-20th-century-discussions/the-%27to-be-or-to-do%27-invitation/msg10715/#msg10715 ??

I live a similar job creation situation currently (not job *searching*!), right now got me a job for next week, slave labour, deweeding 150.000 sqm of terrain for some (worthy and dign actually!) 10 Euros an hour which will decelerate my precipitation course towards street bum..., but the true idea is to *decide actively* and plan (creatively) on *how* you are going to make ends meet *on the long run* (there must be illusion if you want to triumph).

From my POV, slave work can only be a punctual answer out of pure need and should *not* be pursued actively, focus your fpowers on pursuing somthing you *want* to do...

Again, my (male) take: Forget resumes, is what I say, make yourself known *as person*. Once ppl know who you are (with all backfiring essence of the fact, we enter "prostitiution" instead of "slave labour", i.e. ppl contract you because of *who* you are instead of contracting your simple stereotype *availability*, you start selling a *service* rather than covering a *necessity*.

Now, this take on the small business would probably change things for you, you could plan, do, execute a different picture and drawing (but you wioould lose sleep hours!), *you* would be on the "control" vs. being allowed, your customers would suddenly have transformed from  "boss" to "client" in this change of setup... Smiley

My take, do your own thing, something you are really devoted to or feel compelled to perform, be real! (we bosses/clients *smell* the difference, however good you are trying to hide it), forget resumes (unreal, the only really interesting part is the photo), *show* what you can do, and *also state what you can *NOT* do clearly!)...

Jobs are not paid for labour, they are paid for experience and time neededto learn them (the best cleaning woman will NOT earn more than the worst banker, simply because her job is easier to learn, despite the fact that her job on an overall view creates *way* more bucks for society than the banker...), check: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=495946&in_page_id=2

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« Reply #44 on: 16 December 2009, 20:52:03 »
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Thanks for all the good advice there,  Rattler.  All noted.

Fact is I just mentioned to the owners of the store that I was looking for some work,  and they phoned me, and asked me to drop in a resume.  Which I've now completed and will give in tomorrow on the way to the city.

I understand what you mean, Rattler.  It's just that this place is only a 5 min drive from here and the people are a nice older couple.  What I *really* want to do, is another thing completely.  My book,  I haven't written in it for some days,  I need to get back to it,  it's just that I keep wondering if it's any good or not, or if anyone will be interested in reading it or not.  But I've got this far and will carry on with it, whether I ever get it published or not.

Another thing that I have considered is writing for the city newspaper, about the village and all the events/things happening here.  Last time I checked they already had someone for that job,  but that was some months back, will try again I think.

Will keep you posted on how it all goes.  It's not that I'm desperate for a job at the moment,  but I think it would be good for me...

Thanks again.   Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: 16 December 2009, 20:54:02 »
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That's a wonderful POV Rattler.

Bills and cash flow usually kill that POV before you ever get started.

That usually means writing the resume, to get the kind of money in reserve, that brings us to your POV.

Good Hunting.

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« Reply #46 on: 16 December 2009, 20:54:39 »
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Rattler,    good luck with your job too.  If it helps you at the moment, then that's all that matters.   Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: 16 December 2009, 21:08:11 »
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2009 has been a very special, hard and tough year....

I learned alot on myself and my relations with friends...

I learned on myself that I have come from far, that I struggled and fought hard to become a better and different man/husband/friend, that I changed alot but that I'm not there yet...also I realised that I can't change myself into a new Koen...only work hard on modifications...

It hurts when I read that I am one of Steve's bad memories of 2009...can't let this pass without saying 'sorry Steve', I'm not a bad man neither do I want to hurt/upset people on purpose.

I changed jobs....the previous boss was killing me...he was/is a sickened man who created a negative halo around him which leads to the firm being bankrupt and 'for sale'.
After 2 1/2 years I started to tell him what I honestly believed what was wrong...and got fired...

But something decided I should be rewarded for my hard work and I found a new job in 1 week. Better paid but most important a positive vibe, an environment where I can be myself, put some music on, tell jokes, laugh and more good stuff....hard work, lots to do but stressfree!

2010? Well, I'm kind of in a 'thinking' status, wintermode....I'm not making special plans....
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« Reply #48 on: 16 December 2009, 22:33:14 »
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Is this going to be a major move for you FAcman or just a temporary thing


It is my hope that it will be a long, long stay, like until I have great grandchildren. Mary will be staying here with her Mom, while I fulfill my duties as Poppanon. We are strong in our love and have weathered being apart before, I see no reason why we won't handle this new challenge as well. I intend to visit as often as possible to keep the fires burning in our hearts. With our spiritual attachment to Native Americans, we both understand how important sacrifice is to our well being.
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It hurts when I read that I am one of Steve's bad memories of 2009...can't let this pass without saying 'sorry Steve', I'm not a bad man neither do I want to hurt/upset people on purpose.


You didn't read that right Koen. You're not a bad memory. I said we had issues.

There is rarely a right or wrong to a relationship.

I think our relationship is like that too. There is no right or wrong to our different personalities. There are just differences.

We had issues. Those have been resolved from my POV. What our differences were is over for me. Now I work on how to make our differences be minimized for our friendship to continue to be stronger.

2010 hopefully will be better for us all.

Good Hunting.

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« Reply #50 on: 17 December 2009, 00:43:18 »
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You're Native American?

Good Hunting.

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« Reply #51 on: 17 December 2009, 03:14:27 »
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I am not, but I still walk the Red Road. Mary and I were adopted into a Lakota Bear Clan and invited to a Sundance one summer many years ago. It was were I had my first 'Sweat Lodge' experience as well.
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« Reply #52 on: 17 December 2009, 14:28:40 »
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2009 has been a very special, hard and tough year....

I learned alot on myself and my relations with friends...

I learned on myself that I have come from far, that I struggled and fought hard to become a better and different man/husband/friend, that I changed alot but that I'm not there yet...also I realised that I can't change myself into a new Koen...only work hard on modifications...

It hurts when I read that I am one of Steve's bad memories of 2009...can't let this pass without saying 'sorry Steve', I'm not a bad man neither do I want to hurt/upset people on purpose.

I changed jobs....the previous boss was killing me...he was/is a sickened man who created a negative halo around him which leads to the firm being bankrupt and 'for sale'.
After 2 1/2 years I started to tell him what I honestly believed what was wrong...and got fired...

But something decided I should be rewarded for my hard work and I found a new job in 1 week. Better paid but most important a positive vibe, an environment where I can be myself, put some music on, tell jokes, laugh and more good stuff....hard work, lots to do but stressfree!

2010? Well, I'm kind of in a 'thinking' status, wintermode....I'm not making special plans....


Koen being new on here,  I don't really know you too well.  But all I can say, is always just be yourself, whatever that may be.  If we can't be ourselves we are doing ourselves a disservice.  I miss the Koen that I first got to know when I first came on here. Silliness and all. I hope that crazy, but sweet person   returns soon...
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I am not, but I still walk the Red Road. Mary and I were adopted into a Lakota Bear Clan and invited to a Sundance one summer many years ago. It was were I had my first 'Sweat Lodge' experience as well.


Part of my childhood was spent in Riverton, Wyoming. The location of the Wind River Reservation.  The US Government gave the Shoshoni the reservation lands for their support of the westward expansion and their service against the Lakota War Alliance. Then in all it's infinite wisdom sent the Northern Arapaho to live on the reservation as well. But only for a single winter until they could arrange for a permanent location for the NA. They have never been moved and they are to this day, with very few exceptions, enemies.

You're being Lakota would make us blood enemies.....LOL....

The Shoshoni and Lakota were never friends.



Good Hunting.

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It hurts when I read that I am one of Steve's bad memories of 2009...can't let this pass without saying 'sorry Steve', I'm not a bad man neither do I want to hurt/upset people on purpose.


You didn't read that right Koen. You're not a bad memory. I said we had issues.

There is rarely a right or wrong to a relationship.

I think our relationship is like that too. There is no right or wrong to our different personalities. There are just differences.

We had issues. Those have been resolved from my POV. What our differences were is over for me. Now I work on how to make our differences be minimized for our friendship to continue to be stronger.

2010 hopefully will be better for us all.

Good Hunting.

MR


still, it made me think

I will try hard to leave all that stress from 2009 behind me and start 2010 with my sunglasses on to protect me from that sun above my head.

Some people here, you're one of them, I know for some time now and you guys deserve a better me.
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« Reply #55 on: 17 December 2009, 18:35:53 »
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2009 has been a very special, hard and tough year....

I learned alot on myself and my relations with friends...

I learned on myself that I have come from far, that I struggled and fought hard to become a better and different man/husband/friend, that I changed alot but that I'm not there yet...also I realised that I can't change myself into a new Koen...only work hard on modifications...

It hurts when I read that I am one of Steve's bad memories of 2009...can't let this pass without saying 'sorry Steve', I'm not a bad man neither do I want to hurt/upset people on purpose.

I changed jobs....the previous boss was killing me...he was/is a sickened man who created a negative halo around him which leads to the firm being bankrupt and 'for sale'.
After 2 1/2 years I started to tell him what I honestly believed what was wrong...and got fired...

But something decided I should be rewarded for my hard work and I found a new job in 1 week. Better paid but most important a positive vibe, an environment where I can be myself, put some music on, tell jokes, laugh and more good stuff....hard work, lots to do but stressfree!

2010? Well, I'm kind of in a 'thinking' status, wintermode....I'm not making special plans....


Koen being new on here,  I don't really know you too well.  But all I can say, is always just be yourself, whatever that may be.  If we can't be ourselves we are doing ourselves a disservice.  I miss the Koen that I first got to know when I first came on here. Silliness and all. I hope that crazy, but sweet person   returns soon...


I know girl....the end of the last job and the start of the new one made me very focused and stressful....but I'm only human...

I'll go to the flowershop tomorrow and send you some... congrats
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« Reply #56 on: 18 December 2009, 00:27:44 »
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That's more like it.  I need some fresh ones.   Smiley
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« Reply #57 on: 18 December 2009, 04:06:13 »
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still, it made me think


It made me think too. So much difference from the dream to the reality of the road that You, Henk, and I walked together in 2009. That was something unexpected to me. But everything happens for a reason and what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

With that in mind, next time I'll be reasonably stronger to deal with situations like ours.

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Some people here, you're one of them, I know for some time now and you guys deserve a better me.


Not sure about deserving a better you. I think we all strive to better ourselves. But you're like the rest of us. You do the best you can with what you have to work with at the time.

Going back doesn't fix anything. Standing still makes us fall behind. Looking ahead is where our future lies.

Keep looking ahead and it will work itself out.

Good Hunting.

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« Reply #58 on: 18 December 2009, 12:50:14 »
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Nothing wrong with respected enemies in my book. It has long been a fallacy of the US fighting man to under value his opponents. It certainly occurred in The Nam. Good thing was, it was a lesson quickly learned.
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So, just imagine that you had one year to see as much of the world as you could.  Where would you start?  Which countries would you aim for and why?  How long would you spend in each country?  How much would you budget for such an adventure?  Would you try and work your way as much as possible? 
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