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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:08 PM
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After 23 months and some odd days, I finally have a job again.
After what has seemed like a lifetime of ever-growing despair, I have finally found another job.

It's not working as a business analyst like I have before but it's waiting tables and helping to open a new restaurant in downtown Denver.

I was in the hospitality industry for over a decade, but over a decade ago. It's been a very busy and hectic and trying week working at getting this place open. Moving furniture, cleaning and cleaning again, loading in dishes/glassware/flatware and everything else that's been going on is absolutely exhausting.

And it's really a great feeling.

Just wanted to share that.

Cheers
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:10 PM
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1. Congrats to you! May the restaurant thrive!
:thumbsup:
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abbeyco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:11 PM
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2. Congratulations!
I'm sure it's not ideal based on your past position, but I'm glad you're out there working again.

What's the new place? I'll be sure to bring my business your way!

Cheers! :toast:
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:11 PM
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3. Congratulations - and best wishes for you and the restaurant
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:12 PM
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4. Congrats and best of luck!
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:12 PM by GreenPartyVoter
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:12 PM
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sorry dupe
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:13 PM by madmax
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:12 PM
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5. Good Luck to you.
You're over qualified but, let's hope it's temporary and you get the job you deserve in the very near future. :hug:

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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:13 PM
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6. Mazel Tov
I hope it's my turn soon
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:25 PM
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18. It will be your turn soon.
This opportunity fell in my lap when I least expected it. I figured I was too old to be taken seriously for any restaurant job and look what happened.

Good luck.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:13 PM
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7. congratulations!
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:16 PM
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8. Congrats and best wishes!
I hope the restaurant has much success.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:17 PM
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9. Congratulations!
Some day, I hope to be able to afford to go to a restaurant in downtown Denver again. :)
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:20 PM
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10. Congratulations!
May the customers be Democrats who tip generously.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:21 PM
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11. Congrats on getting the job. Get ready to have a lot more odd days. :-) n/t
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:23 PM
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12. Thanks everyone.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:23 PM
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13. Congrats.
:thumbsup:
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:24 PM
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14. Congratulations!!! Glad to hear it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
:) :) :) :toast: :toast: :toast: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:24 PM
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15. Congrats!
Best of luck to you.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:25 PM
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16. Hooray and Congratulations!
and good luck
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U4ikLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:25 PM
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17. You lazy bastard...you were just sitting home & getting a handout
Gotcha...congrats on the job!!!

Nine months was hard on me and I can't imagine 23 nmonths, damn.
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:26 PM
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19. Actually, I've been smoking dope, eating bon bons, watching Rikki Lake while sitting in my mother's
basement.

:lmao:
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jemsan Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:30 PM
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22. What restaurant?? I'll be sure and stop in when I'm in Denver next...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 PM
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20. Yay for you!
There is nothing better than good food too. Being on this stupid diet is making me appreciate how food enhances enjoyment of life.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 PM
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21. Best wishes and prosperity.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:32 PM
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23. Glad to see things are looking up for you!
Last week, my company finally hired me as a full-timer, worked there for just over a year and a half as a part-timer, and damned lucky to have had that after my former company announced they were closing the doors by the end of 2008.

You've got some great beers there in Denver, serve them proudly. Some day, I will be there for the Great American Beer Fest, and may pass by your way!
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:40 PM
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24. Congratulations and ever increasing
success in your new venture! Sounds exciting opening something new.
KnR
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:40 PM
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25. Congratulations!
May your joy translate to large tips.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 PM
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26. Good luck.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:50 PM
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27. Good for you. I admire you for getting through the 23 months.
I can imagine the despair you went through. I have a feeling you're going to be very good at this job. :toast:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:58 PM
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28. Congratulations. And remember that people who work in the hospitality
industry get in great shape because they are moving all day. It is good for you if not your feet.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:02 PM
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29. Excellent!
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:15 PM
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30. Good for you! I hope the restaurant is a raving success and you are too.
Service can make or break a restaurant. They're lucky to have someone like you representing them in the front of the house. Restaurant work can be quite rewarding and addictive. At least you don't bring it home with you at night - unless you're an owner! When your shift is over, it's over.
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:20 PM
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31. Congrats.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:14 AM
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32. BRAVO! Sometimes just having a job where you can physically
move and see the end result right away instead of years later is awesome. I answer phones and work in a warehouse for my sissy to cover lunches and after a lifetime of teaching, its totally awesome to be physical and see the end result of the thing I'm doing right away. I am so happy for you. I bet your restaurant will be great.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:20 AM
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33. Congratulations.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:58 AM
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34. That is great!
Helping to launch a new endeavor and being there for the beginning is exciting.
Best of luck to you and the restaurant too.
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maryf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 08:59 PM
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35. Yay!!! and good luck!
K&R
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:36 PM
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36. Congratulations!!!!!!!
Best of luck in your new endeavor.

;-)
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