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Old 10-28-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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Mike10, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on having a j*b that you like so well that you're willing to trade a big chunk of the rest of your life to do. (Just kidding...)
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Welcome Mike! This is a great forum to exchange ideas. I'm sure you will enjoy. Congrats on having a job you enjoy. You are in the minority here.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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Welcome to the boards. Do you work for yourself? Glad that you have enjoyed this place well enough to introduce yourself.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome

My brother and myself own a business that our father started. While there are days I am ready to join my wife there are other days that provide challenges that keep life interesting.

As I said previously I have leaned many things while lurking. Before reading funny joke Thursday I was not aware what part wheat bread played in a successful retirement plan.

The thing I like about this forum is that the people who post here appear to be more relaxed compared to other forums. Thanks again.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:42 PM   #7
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My brother and myself own a business that our father started. While there are days I am ready to join my wife there are other days that provide challenges that keep life interesting.
More power to you, Mike....my grandfather started a company, passed it down to his son, and my father expected myself and my brother to continue. I'm here along with my brother, but am in the process of calling it quits from the industry - too many reasons: family dynamics, employees' union, suppliers, our "customers" (general contractors), etc., etc.. Thank God that you and your brother are able to keep it going. I used to see other family business split apart, and I'd think "why couldn't they just stick it out and work things through?" Now, I realize that it isn't always so easy.
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