Two weeks ago my job dropped a bomb on me by cutting a chunk out my commission percentage. Not knowing exactly how much I'm really losing yet but it looks to be around about 20% of my pay. OUCH! Sure I'm mad, my attitude is horrible, but on the other hand, I guess I'm glad I still have a job?
Saying that, this is not gonna break me but that money was pretty much all of our "cushion"/ savings and most important brewing money. I've started putting my resume out again but I tell you there isn't much out there. I've already started to cut back on everything until I find another job.
Yesterday, while doing nothing here at work, I started thinking I should start selling some old stuff on ebay which eventually led me to the newspaper classifieds and craigslist.
(THIS IS WHERE IT GETS BREWING RELATED)
I quickly found out that I've been missing out. I couldn't believe the things people give away. last week some guy gave away a 5 yr old stainless Samsung fridge because it wasn't cooling well. I'm kinda handy and what I've realized that if the compressor works everything else is somewhat cheap to fix on refrigerators. Another lady was giving away a 3 year old fridge that she paid $1500 for the same reason. The best deal I found was a couple bought a new house and are renovating the kitchen with all new appliances. Decent looking fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, ok looking gas grill, and a great looking chest freezer!!.....all working and all free....just pick it up. I'm hoping they call me back today.
Just saying if you keep your eye out, people with money give away good stuff all the time.