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Old 12-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #19606
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It's about time you kept your hands off other peoples flies.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #19607
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I'll have more time for that now that I resigned from the flyshop yesterday.
I hope it was a good thing.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #19608
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I hope it was a good thing.
In some ways good, in some ways bad.
What had happened is one of the owners who managed the business retired and moved to Hawaii. Because I made the effort to pursue a master instructor certification in teaching fly casting and have become very successful teaching, he paid me a higher hourly rate than the other employees [even though I only work weekends]

Now, the remaining partners in the business appointed one of those full time employees to management position and low and behold my hourly rate has fallen to the same as the other employees. I mentioned the pay issue to one of the owners and he said he would talk to the 'new manager' about it. Well three pay periods later and nothing has changed.

Yesterday, when that owner stopped in I handed him my keys to the flyshop and thanked him for almost two decades of great times and headed off into the sunset.

I won't miss the retail end of it, when image wannabes come into a knowledgeable pro shop with a fly reel and line n backing they just ordered from the web or from a big box store and want me to show them how to put it together and use it.

What I will miss is teaching. I find it very rewarding to help those who want to learn.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:43 AM   #19609
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What I will miss is teaching. I find it very rewarding to help those who want to learn.
Feels good to walk away from a job doesn't it!
You still have the skill to teach. You can take and use those skills anywhere you want. The fly shop only gave you a place to be in contact with potential clients.
I'd bet that a little "I'm available for teaching" in the right circles would still keep you busy.
Good Luck!!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:25 PM   #19610
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Feels good to walk away from a job doesn't it!
Not this time. I like all the people who work there and the students that I share lessons with, and they like me. I will also miss the money.

I'm sure the new manager that knocked my hrly rate down to the rest of the employees feels that in his mind was doing the right thing. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Any of my friends that are reading this are chuckling, cause I'm usually let'n someone off the hook.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #19611
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You're a nice guy. If they raised everyone to your salary, that would be one thing. But taking money out of my pocket would be a breach of contract. So fuck them. So I will say it for you. FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!!! Disrespectful asshole.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #19612
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Not this time. I like all the people who work there and the students that I share lessons with, and they like me. I will also miss the money.

I'm sure the new manager that knocked my hrly rate down to the rest of the employees feels that in his mind was doing the right thing. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Any of my friends that are reading this are chuckling, cause I'm usually let'n someone off the hook.
what about your ex employers competition? .
Or you can free lance and put advertisements at stores that don't already have a teacher.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #19613
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what about your ex employers competition? .
Or you can free lance and put advertisements at stores that don't already have a teacher.
It was they who at one time made me prolly one of the busiest guide/instructor on the east coast. No other shop in the area could keep me as busy.The only way I could of been busier is if i moved to what this industry calls a destination shop. Think of 12 months a year places like the Keys or Bahamas.

Remember they didn't ask or want me to leave. It is I who walked. As a matter of fact, the new manager was asking me to start a new outreach program to increase business. this would of been more work and prolly additional hours in the evening after I get off my daytime job. Had my rate stayed the same or increased things would of been great. But I'm not an idiot. Don't reward me for years of great service by reducing my rate.

If they ask me back, for the right price I might return. If not I'll prolly move on to something different.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #19614
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Hi Jeff,

Sorry to hear that you had to walk away....one door closes and others will open...it is just like that.

I am sure that 1/100 retail shiny store customers you came in contact with were changed into good customers or fishermen and was changed by your attitude weather you know it or not....kinda like the ADV of fishing.

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Old 12-08-2013, 03:21 PM   #19615
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I'll have more time for that now that I resigned from the flyshop yesterday.

What are you doing net saturday....

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In some ways good, in some ways bad.
What had happened is one of the owners who managed the business retired and moved to Hawaii. Because I made the effort to pursue a master instructor certification in teaching fly casting and have become very successful teaching, he paid me a higher hourly rate than the other employees [even though I only work weekends]

Now, the remaining partners in the business appointed one of those full time employees to management position and low and behold my hourly rate has fallen to the same as the other employees. I mentioned the pay issue to one of the owners and he said he would talk to the 'new manager' about it. Well three pay periods later and nothing has changed.

Yesterday, when that owner stopped in I handed him my keys to the flyshop and thanked him for almost two decades of great times and headed off into the sunset.

I won't miss the retail end of it, when image wannabes come into a knowledgeable pro shop with a fly reel and line n backing they just ordered from the web or from a big box store and want me to show them how to put it together and use it.

What I will miss is teaching. I find it very rewarding to help those who want to learn.
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Feels good to walk away from a job doesn't it!
You still have the skill to teach. You can take and use those skills anywhere you want. The fly shop only gave you a place to be in contact with potential clients.
I'd bet that a little "I'm available for teaching" in the right circles would still keep you busy.
Good Luck!!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #19616
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Just what does a master baiter get paid?
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #19617
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What are you doing net saturday....
I'm going to Nova Scotia to teach Eric how to fish for lobsters. But if he does not pay my going rate, I will not share my Asian escort w/him.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #19618
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Just what does a master baiter get paid?
Dammit.......I find myself in need of more time for a comeback.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #19619
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Hi Jeff,

Sorry to hear that you had to walk away....one door closes and others will open...it is just like that.

I am sure that 1/100 retail shiny store customers you came in contact with were changed into good customers or fishermen and was changed by your attitude weather you know it or not....kinda like the ADV of fishing.

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