Take it! The bennies are probably fantastic! Gotta think ling term
Trust me, I am NOT trying to talk you out of it. But sitting on the couch doing paperwork while your wife and kids are there with you, is much better than sitting in a hotel room alone with nothing to do but watch TV.Exactly. How "present" at home am I really anyway. Always something to do, worry about, plan and etc. would be nice not to bring work home.
I appreciate the input! It's a tough call for me. I'm really looking forward to getting all the details at the interview. My wife and I both are undecided, trusted friends and family seem to mostly agree on taking the job.
Got invited to UP hiring session for diesel electrician... Got a lot of blood sweat and tears in this little business I've managed to build, but Its been 6 years and I still don't have a really well defined plan for retiring, and providing myself and my family of 6 with benefits in south louisiana has proven to be very difficult self employed. I've made 20-30% more money year over year since starting. Made about 65k last year. Railroad job starts about there with benefits. Grass isn't greener on either side really, I'm sure there'll be regrets and "what ifs" either way. Any opinions?
That's a great point, and we have discussed doing just that! I'm certainly not going to advertise that I'm scaling back, I would just be very selective about which jobs to pursue. I have an army vet 30 year in the industry electrician ( not licensed) as an employee and I'm sure I will keep some stuff going at least for a while.Magnettica said:I would definitely entertain the offer because it sounds like a good one, complete with benefits and a future which appeals to every one. Is there a reason why you feel you have to abandon the business and have to do one or the other? Keep the EC business going, even if it's small, because obviously you know how to make a profit so I don't see any reason to stop it all together.
Are you in the diesel shop? If so, how is it day to day? Coworkers/management etc. the work part doesn't scare me at all.seabee41 said:I work for UP. It's a great job thought the pay is a little low your retirement is well worth it along with vacation and great insurance. Be prepared for a third or second shift with a Tuesday Wednesday off. Probably will be busting traction leads starting off
I heard a little story about UP from my ex-wife's grandfather who ran a local motel:
He told me that UP had reserved a banquet room for interviewing of applicants to fill ONE position. When he spoke to the person who was going to do the interviewing the guy told him an applicant had already been picked but procedures and policy dictated they hold an interviewing process regardless. This guy flew in, paid for a banquet room and brought in applicants from all over despite no chance in hell they would get the job. What a waste of time and money.
Good luck with UP and their politics....:no: I hope the benefits are worth it.