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Old 10-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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got a message....

.....And it says that my fucking job at the AFB is shut down for the "forseeable future due to unresolved 'issues' that my prove to be untenable".

Fuck me in a dog suit!

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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.....And it says that my fucking job at the AFB is shut down for the "forseeable future due to unresolved 'issues' that my prove to be untenable".

Fuck me in a dog suit!

I was worried that might happen when you reported the substandard work of the other contractor. Politics trumps actual ability to do a proper job in the government world every time.

I hope you quickly find new (and better) work.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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That sucks, my friend. Something will work out for you; of that, I am certain.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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so you have to walk away from the money they owe your company but you just might get a chance to become main contractor when they go back out to tender
and in the meantime everyone is jobless .............

If you hadn't acted when you did Ancona, how many more months of sub contract costs would you have lost ?

Its a fucking nightmare whichever way you try to play it
and you get blamed for upsetting the, already collapsing, applecart.

You have my respect and sympathy.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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This is shit, man - it only shows, that no matters where it happens, be it US of A or some banana republic - once the pie starts shrinking, this kind of crap starts to happen, and back-scratching by the bloated government and well-connected businesses - no matter how incompetent - only gets stronger. Meanwhile, people who truly deserve the contracts and are worth their salt, got sidelined.

...been there, seen that - in worse economies, its been like that for a while... It seems, that now it gets mainstream even in the strongest economies in the world. Things would be accelerating year on year now, I think...
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Govco doesn't give their minions leeway to use common sense in resolving matters. They have to follow procedures designed for the lowest common denominator. Frustrating to be sure.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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I hate to hear bad news about the job front.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear this Brother Mark.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:44 PM   #9
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ancona, indeed you have suffered more than your share of troubles... Working with/for .gov now shows its downside, as above comment said, when the pie shrinks, guys like you get the shaft. Still, I think rblong2us may be right! Your skill set and ability to have coped all this time may mean that you win bigger in the end. I hope so!

And, of course, I now have a much better gut-feeling sense as to WHY you are prepping with your like-minded neighbors. Head up, friend of ours!
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I was worried that might happen after the sh*tstorm you detailed in your other thread. I'm sorry to hear it came around, though.

I hope the work picks back up for you...

Work hard and keep stacking. I had a friend give me a line the other day that's kind of applicable here:

"It's funny, the harder I work the luckier I get."

Keep on pluggin'

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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You know what is troubling about this- is that you do have talent and know how. I do not want to hear complaint about "brain drain" and so forth from the analysts.

Sometimes Mark change is good. What else can you do but to roll with the punches?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #12
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That sucks, but maybe it's a sign: time to quit doing business with the government.
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