New Job = New Gear to come

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Winterwind, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    It took a while, far too long, but I start a new job tomorrow. It's a call centre in financial services. I was hoping to get a job at my local Long & McQuade but they only ever seem to have teaching openings.

    I've worked in call centres before. It's easy peasey since the majority of my work history is retail and call centre management and training but what really, really has me excited... two incomes. It's been so hard with my wife as our only income after my EI ran out and...

    Lots of new gear! Lots and lots!

    Since I'm launching a YouTube channel I'll need a better camera and external mics. Oh, and then there are the Gretsches. Lots of Gretsches to come.

    First will be a G5220. I should hear soon if Long & McQuade are going to do the special run in Broadway Jade I pitched them. If not... another colour.

    Then a pedalboard. Then the Keeley Memphis Sun.

    Then a Tennesse Rose. I listened to every video I could find over the last few nights to reconfirm I love it and, yeah, I love it.

    Then... possibly... the George Harrison reissue Jet... or possibly a Ric 620...

    So nice to be working again.
  2. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Gretschie

    May 18, 2018
    Way to go, congratulations, and keep us in the loop about new gear! I have my fingers crossed about a new opportunity myself this week, and it would make a huge difference in how restricted I’ve had to be in my music purchases, so I hear ya.
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  3. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Big congrats and lots to be excited about!
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    It's a great feeling to be back at work ..... I was a construction electrician about 30 years ago and went out of work for 2 years . I lost my home , family and savings . Construction fell to a low around here back then and the economy was bad and no one was hiring . I'm grateful to have my 2 jobs now ( Animal Control and the Utility Company ) ........
    It's a great feeling to be back to work . Walk tall and stand proud ....and enjoy the toys ..... and buy your wife something nice too .
    Best to you my friend
  5. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    You know, I was thinking about you when I posted this. It's crazy we live in the same city but met here on the forums and I know you know as well as I do how hard it is finding a job here. My fingers are crossed for you, mate.

    @larryb and @thunder58 Thanks. And yeah, I've got a little list of things for my wife. Just glad she doesn't play the guitar too. Well, actually I wish she did but... :)
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Congrats on the new job!
    Call Center? You have thicker skin than I do. Best of luck!
    You'll have earned those new toys!
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats on the new job!
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Congrats! Yes, Memphis Sun......
  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats on the new job and future purchases. We'll be here to cheer you on for each new thing, as long as you share pictures!
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  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Winterwind, congrats on the new job, I hope it works out well for you. Alberta Slim, good luck in your job search. It's tough in Canada right now with our tanking economy.
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  11. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Gretschie

    May 18, 2018
    Not to get all political, but yeah. And of course, most of the music stuff I'll want to buy is coming from the States, where our dollar is being used (so I hear) as bumwad. Can I say bumwad?

    EDIT: Apparently I can.
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  12. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    The first day of orientation and the tour of the floor reminded me... oh yeah, it's a call centre. I definitely will be earning my new toys.

    And thanks all for the congrats.
    Alberta_Slim likes this.
  13. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats on the job.
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