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Cake day: June 13th, 2023

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  • I was in your spot right after my divorce.

    I left my (rotating shift) well paying factory job and took a huge huge pay cut to start over in a different industry. (Low voltage, highly recommended if you can deal with a little light construction work, lots of room for growth and not enough smart people)

    Struggled to get enough for child support. The rest of my buds were all out having fun or getting big kid jobs.

    I was fortunate enough to take some stuff home from work to install and play with, speakers made the video games cooler and it helped me further my knowledge in this industry, moving me up the ladder.

    I Was able to turn this into a service position, less raw construction work and more client facing, networking availability (both interpersonal and like, you know Ethernet shit haha) and better pay. Also really worked well with my ADHD.( Show up, fix people’s wifi, get a big thank you and haul ass to the next one.

    People’s broken shit needs a place to get “recycled” especially if it’s just like, one HDMI input going bad on an AVR or something. So, more stuff to hook up and play with at the hizzy. Speakers out on the porch now and I’m having a good time grilling out. The buds may wanna come over and chill now that there’s a vibe and I am a little more confident and jovial.

    Couple of years go by and I was able to step into a project management role, more network, more responsibility. Better pay.

    Which leads to a bigger budget.

    More years!

    I am back in a similar position after getting laid off. But it’s different now aiming for these big kid jobs…

    3 interviews today took a toll on me. 45 rejections since June 4th sigh

    Anyways,

    If you can stick around, play some video games, crank the hawg (THE PACK REPRESENT) listen to some tunes…

    go pull some wires both at the crib and professionally (look up any low voltage places near you, DM me I may know some peeps in your area) you may be able to forge a path.

    If not, then why not ride off into the sunset with style? Be a train kid, hitch around, see the world (as much as you can before nature reclaims you)

    Who knows what may roll your way. Keep your chin up and stuff

    I usually can’t finish a comment more than a few lines, it has taken me like 45 minutes to compose this while watching TOS

    Dang I can’t believe how long this is! 😂😭🤣