View Full Version : My wife is married to a working man . . . again.

09-18-2012, 06:49 AM
Tomorrow, I begin my new full-time job as a tech support specialist with a door and window hardware company in southern California. According to the HR supervisor, their tech support department lost one technician to a promotion and another was let go for "performance issues". With the mad rush to convert their Windows XP PCs to Windows 7, there will be plenty of overtime and 6-day work weeks.

Of course, it also didn't hurt that one of the guys who interviewed me is a Mac fan who supports Windows users for a living (just like I did in my last job), and that the Chief Information Officer is about my age.

Thanks for being here when I needed to unload, and I'll keep everyone posted on how things go.

09-18-2012, 06:53 AM
Good for you for hanging in there Joe. I hope it leads to all manner of good things for you.

Ari Meermans
09-18-2012, 06:57 AM
Congratulations, Joe! I had my fingers crossed for ya.

Cliff Face
09-18-2012, 07:07 AM
That's awesome!

09-18-2012, 10:36 AM
Whoo-hoo! Fantastic news, Joe! I hope you love the job. :)

Alessandra Kelley
09-18-2012, 12:53 PM
Congratulations and good luck!

09-18-2012, 02:03 PM
Congratulations! :hooray:

09-18-2012, 02:24 PM
a Mac fan who supports Windows users for a living (just like I did in my last job)

Haha, this reminds me of me. xD

Congratulations, that's awesome news. :)

09-18-2012, 03:21 PM
Great news, Joe! Sounds like a wonderful job. Hope everything works out for you!!!!

09-18-2012, 03:29 PM

09-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Well done, Joe! Hope it works out.

09-18-2012, 03:46 PM

congrats, joe!

09-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Thanks, everyone, and if anyone else is in a similar situation (over 50 unemployed gray-haired geek), now's the time to strike.

The Windows XP-to-7 frenzy is underway, and companies will be looking for reliable, experienced techs, having discovered that cocky young certified techs aren't always the most punctual and stable.

Work's out there! Keep pluggin' away!

09-18-2012, 06:10 PM
Great news, Joe! My husband is also a 50+ guy in Desktop Support, and the last few years have been a long string of short-term contracts with no feeling of security under our feet. I only thank goodness my job has been relatively safe over the last couple decades.

09-18-2012, 06:17 PM
My wife is married to a working man . . . again.

So, is he bigger than you? ;)

No, seriously, best of luck!

*ps: sorry, I don't do windows*

09-18-2012, 06:20 PM
Well done, Joe. It ain't easy to get a job when you're not a puppy any more. Hell, it ain't easy right now even when you are.

Give 'em hell and show them what an old fart can do.

09-18-2012, 06:27 PM

Congratz, Joe... :snoopy:

...from one old poot to another. :D

09-18-2012, 06:29 PM
Congratulations, Joe! It's nice to start the day with good news. I wish you the best!

Ol' Fashioned Girl
09-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Good on ya! Congrats and enjoy the return to gainful employment! Or at least enjoy the money it brings in - especially with all that OT. ;)

09-18-2012, 07:43 PM
Fantastic, Joe! Been out of job twice for extended periods. No fun. My best to you.

Siri Kirpal
09-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)



Siri Kirpal

09-19-2012, 03:20 AM
Great news, Joe. But I bet your wife will miss the home made dinners ;).


09-19-2012, 04:59 AM
Great news, Joe. But I bet your wife will miss the home made dinners ;).

MMWhich is why God gave us slow cookers. ;)

09-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Oh, how fabulous! I know how frustrating it is to want to work and not be able to find anything, so I'm very, very happy for you.

09-22-2012, 03:15 AM
That's excellent news Joe - for you, for your wife, and for all your friends here who want you to be happy!