Drafter seeking contract work - Civil, mechanical, etc. Have own equipment and 25+ yrs experience
Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:52 PM
I did, however, it is on hold for now. (It's in Palmetto). We turned out a first phase set of plans in a few weeks. Now, we are waiting on lawyers to sign the final contract. I hope they will sign this week, but that's anyone's guess. In the event they DO sign the contract, I am still advertising contract drafting services for other firms. This job is only expected to last into the summer before being completed, so I have to keep on looking. The best part though, was getting back into the swing of things, and getting my brain sharpened up.
Outdoor equipment repairs will resume as soon as I can renew my license. Unfortunately, 3-4 weeks without a paycheck has left me high and dry on money to renew the license. Meanwhile, I am still repairing mowers at my dad's shop in Carrollton, although nothing has come in since the Holidays began.
In short, pretty much the same old story as the past 3 years....working until around Christmas time, then here comes the boot. I try to remain thankful I had ANY work while I did, since I know so many people who haven't been able to find a job for over two years, already lost their homes, etc.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:59 PM
Thank you. I'm still keeping the faith that our contract will get signed. Our client is in debt to us and another company, handling the mechanical aspects, by about $500,000. So, it would be in their best interest to go ahead and sign, so we can finish up plans and they can get started on construction.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:03 PM
Thanks. I'm still trying. I wake up every morning with a new idea, and spend about 2 hours every night researching jobs, filling out app's, taking online tests, etc. It's not just me though. I know a lot of folks who got the axe at the end of this past year, not to mention all those retailers closing up shop. It surely aint got no better out there yet, and this time of the year is a bleak time for employers to be hiring. But, ya just keep on trying anyway. Ya have to!