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Wow.. What a weird turn of events.. New Job Day.... :)

 

Most of you know my story.. Been trying to get the business running and due to the unfortunate events in my life over the last year or so it all went to pot leaving me almost having to start again as far as getting my name out there is concerned.

 

But fear not, this isn't me giving up on RabsWood Guitars quite yet, but supplementing my income while I work things out (or not).

 

And it was weird.. The last time I actually tried to look for work we were still coming out of recession.. There just was no work about and if there was, there was like 100/200 applying for every job so if you didn't quite fit the job description that was it, I didn't even get a single interview in two years of trying. This time around, one application and done and I was the first and only person he interviewed :D

 

So the job in question.. Well its working for a small wood supplier. What he does is specialise in getting wood from in and around London (gets a lot of wood from St James's Park).. So theres very little shipping costs (and low carbon footprint) compared to getting a load of wood from say Africa or Asia. Which I really like the idea of.. So while he is doing well (its a one man business) what he wants to do now is get an online presence on Ebay and start off by selling his offcuts or single boards etc and thats what he wants me to do.. Take pictures of the stock, list and sell it on Ebay. But also he wants me to look in to environmentally friendly packaging for the wood rather than using a tonne of bubble wrap and look in to the distribution of what I sell, so finding a good courier.. Its also a part time job which suits me as I still get to work on guitars AND I now have an amazing new place to get hardwood from (he had some really nice spalted stuff I was looking at)AND its really local (like a 15min drive).

 

For now we haven't really finalised when I will start and all that, but its all in the works now.

 

If you fancy checking his site out its here http://www.saunders-seasonings.co.uk/

 

So there you go.. A new avenue for me to go down after all this crap I have had to deal with and im pretty excited about it..

 

Just thought id share some good news for once :) [thumbup]

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Great news!

Hope it works out for you.

Cheers.. Well I have very little to lose by doing it so heres hoping [thumbup]

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Nice deal! Allows you to keep working with wood, and actually I bet should make it a little more affordable... along with hopefully helping out in the income department, nothing wrong there. 'luck to you.

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Nice deal! Allows you to keep working with wood, and actually I bet should make it a little more affordable... along with hopefully helping out in the income department, nothing wrong there. 'luck to you.

Cheers man :)

 

It was just really weird... After working so hard in previous years to look for work. This time I looked for like thirty mins, found that job and applied.. Then today wasn't even an interview, just two guys having a chat... Ive never had it so easy before.. Very odd. Heres hoping its a good sign of things to come..

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I'm super delighted for you, Rabs!

This is obviously an area you know very well and I can see how it might work out brilliantly for both you and your employer. Best wishes going forward!

 

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Pip.

...They even have some 'pippy' oak!! [biggrin]...

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I'm super delighted for you, Rabs!

This is obviously an area you know very well and I can see how it might work out brilliantly for both you and your employer. Best wishes going forward!

 

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Pip.

 

Thanks,.. It does all feel a bit odd.. The chances of finding something so local and so perfect, well its not the sort of thing that normally happens to me.. But as always I will give it my best shot to make it all work. [thumbup]

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Wow.. What a weird turn of events.. New Job Day.... :)

 

Most of you know my story.. Been trying to get the business running and due to the unfortunate events in my life over the last year or so it all went to pot leaving me almost having to start again as far as getting my name out there is concerned.

 

But fear not, this isn't me giving up on RabsWood Guitars quite yet, but supplementing my income while I work things out (or not).

 

And it was weird.. The last time I actually tried to look for work we were still coming out of recession.. There just was no work about and if there was, there was like 100/200 applying for every job so if you didn't quite fit the job description that was it, I didn't even get a single interview in two years of trying. This time around, one application and done and I was the first and only person he interviewed :D

 

So the job in question.. Well its working for a small wood supplier. What he does is specialise in getting wood from in and around London (gets a lot of wood from St James's Park).. So theres very little shipping costs (and low carbon footprint) compared to getting a load of wood from say Africa or Asia. Which I really like the idea of.. So while he is doing well (its a one man business) what he wants to do now is get an online presence on Ebay and start off by selling his offcuts or single boards etc and that what he wants me to do.. Take pictures of the stock, list and sell it on Ebay. But also he wants me to look in to environmentally friendly packaging for the wood rather than using a tonne of bubble wrap and look in to the distribution of what I sell, so finding a good courier.. Its also a part time job which suits me as I still get to work on guitars AND I now have an amazing new place to get hardwood from (he had some really nice spalted stuff I was looking at)AND its really local (like a 15min drive).

 

For now we haven't really finalised when I will start and all that, but its all in the works now.

 

If you fancy checking his site out its here http://www.saunders-seasonings.co.uk/

 

So there you go.. A new avenue for me to go down after all this crap I have had to deal with and im pretty excited about it..

 

Just thought id share some good news for once :) [thumbup]

 

Anywhere in England is a 15 minute drive from you.

 

rct

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They even have some 'pippy' oak!! [biggrin]

 

 

I actually saw some of that pippy oak today.. Very nice too.. Its the oak equivalent of birds eye maple.

 

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I actually saw some of that pippy oak today.. Very nice too.. Its the oak equivalent of birds eye maple.

 

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This is wonderful news Rabs, I hope you have fun while you're making some cash and building your resume!

 

With that being said, you have to make Pip a Rabswood with some of that pippy oak!

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....AND I now have an amazing new place to get hardwood from....

 

Something very fortuitous going on here!

 

When the moon is in the Seventh House

And Jupiter aligns with Mars

Then peace will guide the planets

And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius....

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NJD ? new joke day?

 

NJD ?? new jalopy day?

 

NJD ??? new jersey day? (jumper. not State)

 

 

 

I'm glad it was much better than all those. You were due for a stroke of luck. [thumbup]=D>

 

 

 

 

now lets see... :-kWhich wood would Rabs Wood pick for Pippys oak pip pick?

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Thanks everyone.. As always I really appreciate the support :)

 

Still doesn't quite feel real yet, but im sure it will do soon enough.

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I'd like to retire soon. Too bad I'm in my early thirties.

 

Hopefully I win that lotto soon.

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That is really good news, Rabs! Your new job sounds like a perfect fit. Congratulations and I hope this is the start of many good things for you to come. It's hard to explain but things have a way of falling into place.msp_thumbup.gif

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That is really good news, Rabs! Your new job sounds like a perfect fit. Congratulations and I hope this is the start of many good things for you to come. It's hard to explain but things have a way of falling into place.msp_thumbup.gif

Cheers [thumbup]

 

I have experienced such things before in my life so I do understand... But its been so long since something like this has happened, the last two years especially have been some of the hardest in my life so far. So right now it seems a bit too good to be true, but I will go for it, do my best and see what happens :)

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Cheers [thumbup]

 

I have experienced such things before in my life so I do understand... But its been so long since something like this has happened, the last two years especially have been some of the hardest in my life so far. So right now it seems a bit too good to be true, but I will go for in, do my best and see what happens :)

That's good to hear. I remember how tough the last two years have been for you. I'm proud of you for going for it. You deserve it!

Cheers!

 

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Congrats Rabs!! You deserve a break after what you've been going through of late - sounds like it should work out well for all concerned [thumbup] [thumbup]

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