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Old 20 November 2014, 18:26   #1
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Looking for a Job!

I'm being made redundant in a few weeks time and I'm probably going to start my own business restoring RIBs...

But I just thought I would check to see if anyone knows of any good jobs out there in the Marine Trade. It's a long shot as I live in Swindon and can't really move.

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Old 21 November 2014, 03:44   #2
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Dude - sorry/glad to hear that if you know what I mean!
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Old 21 November 2014, 03:53   #3
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Sorry to hear that whisper. Happened to me about 13 years ago and at the time is was very worrying. Good to hear that you are thinking about using it as an opportunity to set up a marine business, best of luck with it and shout if any of us can help in any way.
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Old 21 November 2014, 04:07   #4
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I'm sure you'll be fine!..Best of luck with whatever you you decide on Mate!
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Old 21 November 2014, 05:12   #5
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I heard there a tea drinking marine guy Hamble way looking to sell everything and live somewhere different - life/house swap opportunity ?...............
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Old 21 November 2014, 06:41   #6
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I'm being made redundant in a few weeks time and I'm probably going to start my own business restoring RIBs...

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All part of life's rich tapestry

it's not an easy adjustment cos the money comes in when it comes in as opposed to every month so you have to careful with your settlement/standing orders etc.

I took voluntary redundancy cos I was tired of wearing a whistle. It worked for me it took me about three years to get back to the earning capacity I had in the real world and about 5 to surpass it..

I kinda miss the company car allowance and BUPA but apart from that I m very happy and a lot freer


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Old 21 November 2014, 09:16   #7
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I was made redundant in 1991 when the mines closed, started up on my own & never looked back. I'm probably "unemployable" now, as I'm used to taking holidays, time off etc. when I want & not having to grovel for it. As RW says, just get used to the irregular cash flow, it's either feast or famine.
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Old 21 November 2014, 09:31   #8
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I'm probably "unemployable" now, as I'm used to taking holidays, time off etc. when I want & not having to grovel for it.

WHAT YOU MEAN??....PROBABLY!?
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Old 21 November 2014, 13:03   #9
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Sorry to hear the news especially coming upto xmas.

Anyway not sure if this is any use to you but probably the best rib in the world "Ribeye" are that popular and they are selling that many boats they are expanding and are recruiting more marine staff (don't know what the roles are) please see facebook link below

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ribey...82932061752992

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Old 22 November 2014, 04:25   #10
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I was made redundant in 1991 when the mines closed, started up on my own & never looked back. I'm probably "unemployable" now, as I'm used to taking holidays, time off etc. when I want & not having to grovel for it. As RW says, just get used to the irregular cash flow, it's either feast or famine.

I don't know what you did and it seems we all have a redundancy story . I did 27 years with tesco and similar to others had decent salary , final salary pension and a company car etc .
I took redundancy five years ago it was a decision that frightened the s**t out of me to make , family and all that . But once I had made it I never looked back . PD comments about being unemployable are spot on if you make it work you will never work for anyone else .

my tip would be plan to survive with very little salary from whatever business you set up . You need to be able to price with confidence and be prepared to re invest for a few years . like other comments made I am only just getting back to my old income . Being your own boss is a fantastic feeling .

I don't know anything about the boat industry but owning one in derbyshire makes it difficult to get things done on it . I don't know how practical a mobile boat repair business might be .


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