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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2013, 08:24:59 AM »

Thankya!
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2013, 10:55:55 AM »

Billy!  I don't normally venture into The Sandbox, but I didn't realise how big you were/are with writing/producing.

Cool cover of Plain White T's, man that song brings back memories for me.

Looking forward to hearing some of your own stuff Smiley

I've been doing some engineering for past year or so (but alas finding it pretty difficult to get any serious work/income from it).
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »

I have 3 things to say, The first of which is that i wish you the best of luck for the future.

The second point is that I didn't see the last word of the topic for a split second and got quite worried about what was happening on this board...  Afro

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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2013, 11:20:58 AM »

Reading this makes me feel very lucky for what I have, it's a shame anyone has to deal with this...

Best of luck, if I think of any good ideas, i'll send them your way :D
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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2013, 11:54:28 AM »

Where do you live Billy? I forget. You can always send your resume my way, though my biz is in LA, but still... There are also daily job postings here for all over the country... Lemme know where you are and I'll take a look.
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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2013, 12:01:51 PM »

When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town
Down around San Antone
And the folks are risin' for another day
'round about their homes.
The people of the town are strange
And they're proud of where they came.

Billy needs to get outta that Hell hole for starters......

Good luck to ya, Billy.  We're with ya, Bud!
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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2013, 01:43:12 PM »

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Where do you live Billy? I forget. You can always send your resume my way, though my biz is in LA, but still... There are also daily job postings here for all over the country... Lemme know where you are and I'll take a look.

I live in a town called Alvin, which is right outside Houston,TX.

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The second point is that I didn't see the last word of the topic for a split second and got quite worried about what was happening on this board... 

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1) Thank you very much!
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Billy!  I don't normally venture into The Sandbox, but I didn't realise how big you were/are with writing/producing.

Cool cover of Plain White T's, man that song brings back memories for me.

Looking forward to hearing some of your own stuff Smiley

I've been doing some engineering for past year or so (but alas finding it pretty difficult to get any serious work/income from it).

Haven't paid production job in about a decade, and most of my writing is for my own projects there days.
Yeah, that song was me & Dana's song for a while!
I did some work last year along those lines. Years ago, I actually had done some audio post-production on some...um... 'adult audio recordings', and that was a GREAT source of income for a while, and actually made a bit of cash when I was out of work 2 years ago, although my 'client' is having financial difficulties of her own right now so that's out for now.

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Reading this makes me feel very lucky for what I have, it's a shame anyone has to deal with this...

Best of luck, if I think of any good ideas, i'll send them your way

Thanks FotM.  I hope one day I'm not only able to take care of myself and my family, but also be able to help out the less fortunate. That's been a goal of mine since childhood...to get filthy rich but still live an 'average' life and use my wealth to make the world a better place rather than live lavishly.

Mikie...no joke. Actually, if we could afford to, we'd get the hell out of Texas in a heartbeat.



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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2013, 01:47:29 PM »

For some reason I thought you lived in San Antonio, Billy.  I mighta been thinking about that woman who use to be an Admin on the Cabinessence board quite awhile back.
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2013, 01:59:09 PM »

Gina? I remember her!

Oh, I've been to San Antonio before...did not like it at all.
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2013, 02:13:06 PM »

sorry about this billy. best of luck to you. hope it comes soon.
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2013, 03:32:00 PM »

Thanks Steve..greatly appreciated
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2013, 10:20:47 PM »

Thanks Ian. The past two years have been terrible. At times I wonder why I even bother to continue.

Well if that's how it's been, perhaps it's a blessing in disguise that you lost the job.  Now you can focus on finding a career you'd enjoy.  Glass.  Half.  Full!!!
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« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2013, 12:09:49 AM »

Oh no, this was a new job that I started back in August. See, I had been working for a certain satellite provider since 25 June 2007. I worked my way up to management, and was making almost 40k/year. I started having what was initially thought to be seizures, and then while I work I ended up collapsing and being rushed to hospital.  Found out I had a minor stroke, and those seizures were actually TIAs. When I was released from the hospital, I returned to work because I was told I was missing too much work. I worked for two days, and then I started having TIAs again and was sent home. The next day, I came up to apply for FMLA. When I left the building with my paperwork, I went home. Sometime that day, they processed my termination but I was not informed. The next day, I ended up back at the hospital. While I was getting an EEG done, I got a phone call from work. I'm not going to go into what happened on the call as I have a lawsuit pending, but I was asked about something I had been told to do previously. The next day, Friday 25 March 2011, I was fired via telephone for an alleged policy violation.  Only problem was, when I got my paycheck in the mail a week later, I saw that I had already been fired before I had supposedly did what I did. An investigation by the EEOC proved my case. Again, as I have a federal lawsuit pending, I cannot go into further detail, and it's off the subject anyway. So, I was out of work. and ended up being so for 4 months, before I ended up working at an Olive Garden. I went from 40k/year to $9/hr part time. It took me a year to find a better paying job, which was the one I was just laid off from. I was making decent money, and I actually REALLY loved my job.  Problem was, the 4 months of unemployment coupled with the OG job barely covering gas, really messed us up. Bills started piling up, stuff started getting shut off, and automatic billing for stuff we signed up for while I had money kept going through (being locked into contracts SUCKS). This last job, I was making decent money, but all that time living off of overdraft killed us. I had taken out some loans previously, as well. The last month I was there, the hours became inconsistent, but I figured it was because of the Christmas season-I worked for a marketing company and was assigned to the Motorola division, and I basically trained sales associates at stores like Best Buy on Motorola phones & bluetooth headsets. Many of these stores cut down on their vendor allotment time during the end of Q4. If I'd had a few more months of a regular schedule, I could have caught up. Happened at the worst possible time. That's the thing.

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« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2013, 03:20:25 AM »

There are ways of making a few bucks online, I mean its small stuff but even a bit of extra cash might help. Do you know of fiverr.com? Doing music stuff or article writing or whatever...if you can hit on a good original/quirky gig then those $5 will really add up. People will pay decent money on other websites if you can write articles on specialist topics too...anyway just a thought. Best of luck!
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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2013, 06:02:34 AM »

Oh no, this was a new job that I started back in August. See, I had been working for a certain satellite provider since 25 June 2007. I worked my way up to management, and was making almost 40k/year. I started having what was initially thought to be seizures, and then while I work I ended up collapsing and being rushed to hospital.  Found out I had a minor stroke, and those seizures were actually TIAs. When I was released from the hospital, I returned to work because I was told I was missing too much work. I worked for two days, and then I started having TIAs again and was sent home. The next day, I came up to apply for FMLA. When I left the building with my paperwork, I went home. Sometime that day, they processed my termination but I was not informed. The next day, I ended up back at the hospital. While I was getting an EEG done, I got a phone call from work. I'm not going to go into what happened on the call as I have a lawsuit pending, but I was asked about something I had been told to do previously. The next day, Friday 25 March 2011, I was fired via telephone for an alleged policy violation.  Only problem was, when I got my paycheck in the mail a week later, I saw that I had already been fired before I had supposedly did what I did. An investigation by the EEOC proved my case. Again, as I have a federal lawsuit pending, I cannot go into further detail, and it's off the subject anyway. So, I was out of work. and ended up being so for 4 months, before I ended up working at an Olive Garden. I went from 40k/year to $9/hr part time. It took me a year to find a better paying job, which was the one I was just laid off from. I was making decent money, and I actually REALLY loved my job.  Problem was, the 4 months of unemployment coupled with the OG job barely covering gas, really messed us up. Bills started piling up, stuff started getting shut off, and automatic billing for stuff we signed up for while I had money kept going through (being locked into contracts SUCKS). This last job, I was making decent money, but all that time living off of overdraft killed us. I had taken out some loans previously, as well. The last month I was there, the hours became inconsistent, but I figured it was because of the Christmas season-I worked for a marketing company and was assigned to the Motorola division, and I basically trained sales associates at stores like Best Buy on Motorola phones & bluetooth headsets. Many of these stores cut down on their vendor allotment time during the end of Q4. If I'd had a few more months of a regular schedule, I could have caught up. Happened at the worst possible time. That's the thing.



best of luck with the lawsuit billy. been thru 2 of them myself. they do take a long time don't they? last one was against the insurance company for the house fire. took 3 years but we finally won. hope you have a successful outcome. hang in there!
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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2013, 07:58:28 AM »

Thanks Steve... gotta keep my fingers crossed, toes crossed, hell I'd cross anything that bends right now LOL

MBW...thanks for the info! I'll check it out
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« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2013, 12:42:25 PM »

Hope things pick up for you Billy, you're a great guy who is devoted to his family and I'm glad to count you as a friend regardless of the fact that we've never met in person, I'm sure something will happen for you dude.
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2013, 12:56:23 PM »

Thank you Paulos & RRover. I'm doing much better now. I just got approved for unemployment, and my wife got a part-time job, so right now I'm going to concentrate on my audition for the Voice. If I don't make it to the next round, then I'm going to resume my search afterwards.
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« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2013, 09:51:27 PM »

Billy, you should do something totally off the wall for your audition, like Still I Dream of It, or I'll Bet He's Nice. Or Drip Drop.  LOL
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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2013, 11:42:01 PM »

Billy, sorry to hear of your plight, but have you thought of applying to wireless/cellular phone stores? Your job training people on Motorola might be a good thing for an application for a sales job at such a store. Or even apply to an Apple store in Houston? 

Good luck with your job search and with your audition for The Voice.
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« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2013, 01:02:26 AM »

Good luck on the tryout Billy!
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« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2013, 03:58:14 AM »

Thank you Paulos & RRover. I'm doing much better now. I just got approved for unemployment, and my wife got a part-time job, so right now I'm going to concentrate on my audition for the Voice. If I don't make it to the next round, then I'm going to resume my search afterwards.

Splendid news! Hope this is the start of the up and up, Billy. See you on The Voice  Grin
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« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2013, 12:17:54 AM »

Good Luck Billy! Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2013, 09:48:44 AM »

I'm a little late in seeing this thread but good luck Billy!! I can tell you're one of the good guys.
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« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2013, 01:45:52 PM »

Billy, I do not know you, but check out the oil industry in North Dakota.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EDKR6zT9mo

They are hiring like crazy.

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