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post #1 of 15 Old 01-15-2010, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Furlough?!

Oi. I just learned we all have to take a furlough day off every other week through February until our sales and profit pick up... Part of me is happy to have a random day off during the week (I work 10 hour days usually) but I'm annoyed that I'm not going to be able to save as much money as I had originally planned. I just rolled the last little bit of debt I had onto a low-interest credit card in September and now I won't be able to pay off as much as I wanted... Less money to throw around for fun stuff.

I know, I know, boo hoo, poor me! Other people don't have jobs or savings accounts or homes or cars, etc.

That doesn't mean this DOESN'T suck for me and I needed to bitch about it.
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Sorry to hear that. I feel a 4day work week is around the corner for us too.


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Sorry to hear that. Where do you work? And what does 'furlough' mean? lol

I am working full-time at one job, and part-time at a different job. Six days a week for me until June (when the school year is up) ... It totally sucks the life out of me, but I'm making good money now.



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Basically it means you get the day off, but you don't get paid for it. I work as a designer/manager in a sign company in Baltimore.
So YAY to sleeping in, but BOO to less money in the paycheck.
I was working a full-time job and a part-time job when I was in school. OMG. I never slept and I was always running around - I know how you feel. The money is always nice though! Payday=Employee Appreciation Day!
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Basically it means you get the day off, but you don't get paid for it. I work as a designer/manager in a sign company in Baltimore.
So YAY to sleeping in, but BOO to less money in the paycheck.
I was working a full-time job and a part-time job when I was in school. OMG. I never slept and I was always running around - I know how you feel. The money is always nice though! Payday=Employee Appreciation Day!
What is the name of your sign company?

I work for US Sign and Fabrication. I am a machine programmer. I program the waterjet. I also do customer service.

We spent close to $300,000 on a router, crane system (to move sheets of metal), building renovations and few new hires in 07/08. Economy tanked right after. I'm lucky to have a job at all.


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I work in a Signs by Tomorrow - I'm part of a three store franchise - so we're a little bigger than some of the teensy tiny SBTs out there but we aren't as big as you guys. Our best investment has been a laser engraver... the worst investment IMO was a UV flatbed printer - the f_er never works!!!
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I work in a Signs by Tomorrow - I'm part of a three store franchise - so we're a little bigger than some of the teensy tiny SBTs out there but we aren't as big as you guys. Our best investment has been a laser engraver... the worst investment IMO was a UV flatbed printer - the f_er never works!!!

We have three signs by tomorrow in our system from MD. But none have ordered anything from us in forever.


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I remember hearing your company's name (4 or 5 years ago when I first started working here)... I don't know why they haven't ordered from you all. We do a lot of business with other SBTs and our Dundalk store has grown immensely so they do a lot of fabrication in-house. Believe me, if we need your help, I will be the first to bring up your name. Anything for another sign nerd.
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Basically it means you get the day off, but you don't get paid for it. I work as a designer/manager in a sign company in Baltimore.
So YAY to sleeping in, but BOO to less money in the paycheck.
I was working a full-time job and a part-time job when I was in school. OMG. I never slept and I was always running around - I know how you feel. The money is always nice though! Payday=Employee Appreciation Day!
Sounds like a cool job!!

I'm working two jobs, but I'm no longer a student. So I guess I shouldn't complain. But I still do, haha. My work weeks are Monday-Saturday, totalling about 43 hours each week, and have every Sunday off.



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Sounds like a cool job!!

I'm working two jobs, but I'm no longer a student. So I guess I shouldn't complain. But I still do, haha. My work weeks are Monday-Saturday, totalling about 43 hours each week, and have every Sunday off.
I was thinking about getting another job for some extra Versa mods..

I work about 40 hours a week at my current job 7am-2:30pm (M,W, and F) and than 7am-3:30pm (Tue and Thur) and it feels like I don't have anytime to do anything. But I would REALLY like to have that extra cash for some parts..
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