New Boat Owner - Now "UNEMPLOYED"

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by 'Bright Ayes', Feb 16, 2007.

  1. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    I know this is a SR forum but as one SR owner to many others I need to network anyway I can.

    I recently found your forum which I love. I recently bought a 97 400DA which I love and will take delivery on 3/31 and I am effective today, 2/16 "UNEMPLOYED" after 16 years with this company and all I received was 2 weeks sovereigns pay. I guess that's how it is these days. Downsizing, economy and whole lot of other things I guess played into this termination.
    Therefore, I begin the arduous task of networking to find gainful employment as soon as possible.

    My cell phone and home phone will be given in PM's if asked for. I live in Bayshore and am 56 years old. I am primarily in the construction (highway & bridgesmostly) field and have done project management, purchasing and estimating in this field but I am sure that I could transition to a different field without too much trouble if necessary. Unfortunately for my prospective employers, I am in the $90k-$100k salary bracket but believe me, I am worth every penny.

    Look forward to hearing from some of you soon, very soon.

    Michael S. Ojeda
     
  2. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Hi Michael, I am really sorry to hear about this. Hopefully you can gain employment quickly so your new Sea Ray can be a stress reliever instead of a source of stress. FYI, I moved this post to the Holding Tank because that is the onloy place we currently have for non-sea ray specific conversation. If we let one post through the cracks no doubt many more will follow. If you have any questions please let me know. The post is very visible to all here to see. Good luck :cool:
     
  3. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Thank you Jim and I apologize for any impropriety I may have caused. It was not my intention. Just trying the best way possible to network. Thank you for moving my post but still keeping it visible. I still look forward to my stress free days on the boat.
     
  4. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Michael, i'm sorry to hear of the job loss. This is a tough time, so I would advise cutting the boat loose. If the deal did not fund yet(providing their is financing involved) cancel it. Do or say whatever you have to but dont take the boat.

    I know your in Long Island but Tommasso bridge building and or contracting is in Ct and all over the place, give them a call, I think their in bridgeport.

    Good luck
     
  5. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Thanks for the advice Dave. I'm not up on this stuff so I'm not sure what you mean by if the boat did not fund yet. :smt017

    I signed all of the papers and financed it through BOA and take delivery end of March., I guess that means it is funded. NO/Yes? :smt017
     
  6. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Michael, I'm so sorry to hear that. Hopefully something will turn up for you quickly. Kind regards,Brian
     
  7. mrtopknight

    mrtopknight New Member

    361
    Oct 3, 2006
    Lake Mary, FL.
    2001 182 Sport
    4.3L MerCruiser w/ alpha one
    Sorry to hear of your loss. I am a Civil Engineer and VP for a firm in FL. Although we have an office in Hartford, CT. I am not sure if you would be willing to make the 2+ hr. commute even if we had a opening for someone of your expertise.
     
  8. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Good morning Michael. If the check was cut for the loan amount and issued to the seller, than it was funded.

    Dave
     
  9. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Thank you Brian, Mike and Dave for your kind words and advice.
    DAve I think it's a done deal so I will somehow deal with it.
    Mike, Would like to email you my resume anyway. Since I am 56 am not adverse to moving to Florida if something worthwhile comes up to finish out my next 20 years of work life.

    Thanks again, guys.

    OJ
     
  10. RobF300

    RobF300 Member

    368
    Nov 22, 2006
    amityville, new york
    old and useless
    5.7/alpha
    413 Chrysler straight inboard
    did you have a 27 before this?

    please tell me you had the new boat surveyed?
     
  11. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Hi RobF300: The answer to both questions is yes. Why do you ask?
     
  12. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    405
    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    6.2L
    Wow, 20 years? You are a work horse. I hope to be retired around 65. Good luck in your search, I'm sure something will come up. Things happen for a reason.
     
  13. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Thanks Brent. I was kind of being facitious but hey, if I want to stay afloat in my new to me boat, I may have to work for the next 20. :smt013
    Seriously though, I appreciate your words of encouragement.

    OJ
     
  14. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Well here it is, 3/13, almost one month to the day and still no employment. If anyone hears of anything in construction estimating/purchasing/senior management arena in the New York/New Jersey/Conn area, please let me know. :smt100 :smt101

    Thanks all,

    OJ

    7 days til spring and 18 days til splash time!! :smt038 :grin:
     
  15. eddie

    eddie Member

    68
    Nov 15, 2005
    so toms river,nj
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Black Diamond
    8.1 V-Drives
    try pseg.com under careers
    it is a utility business and have plants in nj,ny,conn.
    after the failed takeover by exelon they are looking for people of all calibers they lost due to the foreseen reduntantcies of jobs
    good luck,eddie
     
  16. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    149
    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    Thank you Eddie. Am currently employed again but will definitely give their website a look. Thanks for looking out.

    OJ
     
  17. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    congrats buddy...good news to hear!
     
  18. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Congratulations OJ, that is great to hear!!! :thumbsup:

    Wesley
     
  19. AndersonAcres

    AndersonAcres Member

    725
    Oct 30, 2006
    Iowa
    OJ, congrats on being a working stiff once again.
     
  20. BrentJones

    BrentJones Member

    405
    Oct 4, 2006
    Fenton/Lake Ozark, MO
    2005 240 Sundeck
    6.2L
    So what about the boat??? Keeping it with no problems or waiting to see? I'm sure you'd like to get it in the water this summer!
     

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