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Old 03-26-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Laid off and nothing to do but read HBT

Anyone else pick up heavily on this brewing habit to eat up some time while job hunting? Ever since The Hartford Insurance Co. threw me out on my @ss, Ive become a master brewer lol. Not really but I read about every thread known to man on here. Something good can come out of something bad after all.



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Old 03-26-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Put some of that effort into searching for a job and you'll be set.

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Anyone else pick up heavily on this brewing habit to eat up some time while job hunting? Ever since The Hartford Insurance Co. threw me out on my @ss, Ive become a master brewer lol. Not really but I read about every thread known to man on here. Something good can come out of something bad after all.
Sorry to hear about your layoffs. I'm not laid off, but I have read every thread here, multiple times! I do a lot of the I.T. work for my office, so perusing HBT looks like work to everyone around me.

I'm going to be doing my first batch in a few weeks, so I figure I'll have the process pretty much nailed by that point!
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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I'm laid-off right now too. I've got a new gig lined up, but it doesn't start until the end of April. I spend the first half (at least) of my days catching up on new posts. The tough part is not being able to sink silly amounts of $$ into all the toys and DIY projects I spend all my time reading about. Soon enough...

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:33 PM   #6
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I'm right there w/ you except I'm off for 6mths w/ shoulder surgery.Can't even lift a brewpot!!SUCKS!!

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #7
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I too am a layed off HT junkie. It's amazing the ways you find to pinch-pennies and refine your brewing process when you have to.

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Old 03-26-2009, 06:07 PM   #8
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To all you folks who've been laid off - good luck to you! I have some very close friends who have recently met the axe.

Also, my company is down below 50% of the employee levels we had this time last year, with more layoffs coming. Right now keeping fingers crossed as I am in sales/project management, so I would _hope_ that I'm relatively safe.

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I am also laid off doing the active job hunt thing... Figure the brewing helps me to keep my chemical engineering skills a little sharper :-)

I am also taking this opportunity to do all of the DIY projects (like MLT cooler) and get a number of batches in the brewing pipeline before the awful dead of summer hits (aka 120F outdoors). I got a pretty good severance package when I got laid off so it helps a lot...

Being laid off was also what it took for me to take a closer look at all grain brewing. The initial start-up was planned for, but there will be some cost savings in the cost per batch. Craigslist has been great for finding odds and ends here and there...

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Soon here as well; just don't know my end date yet.

Pretty interesting when it hits so many real people.... even though you electronic bits on the interweb don't really count as "real people".



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