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    So I started full time at my cousins (3 of them) bakery and worked for them for 41 years, including a generation transfer. After the property market got so hot in Boston and they were nearing retirement and none of their kids wanted anything to do with the shop, they sold the property, equipment, routes and customer list and walked away with a cool 20 mil.

    I got severance pay. Thanks cous.

    Anyway, I was the last one (employee) out the door as there was equipment to break down and ship out.

    In the meantime I was looking for a job as I have a few more good years in me and I need health insurance for myself and wife. She is 3 years younger than me so to get the goberment medi what-ever health coverage I have to keep working until she is able to sign up.

    So one of our competitors that bought some of our machines wanted to know if I was looking. I let them know I was and had interviews with a few other shops in the area.
    Well! That started a flurry of phone calls and email, these guys wanted me in the worst way. I guess being a plant engineer for over 40 years gets you noticed.

    So I named my price and terms, they agreed, and now instead of driving a hour to and from work, I drive 11 minutes!

    The shop is bigger, I have better hours (right now) and have been here over a year and like it, We are wrapping up a big expansion and here is a video of one of the roll lines. I only show some of the operation because they get their panties in a bunch if too much gets out and their competitors see what they can do.

    Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssWeSxrbDDk
    Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason

  • #2
    Cool! I want a shop like this

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    • #3
      Very nice, Kicker!

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      • #4
        congrats Kicker!

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        • #5
          Nice Kicker!

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          • #6
            Still here, more expansion coming.

            Went to the trade show in Germany last fall, it was HUGE! Had a great time, they paid for Mrs. Kicker to tag along. Las Vegas this fall (trade show)
            I am busy, busy, busy.
            Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason

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            • #7
              That's awesome!

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              • #8
                That is a LOT of frigging rolls!!!

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                • #9
                  So before the trade show in Vegas I had a mild heart attack, had two stints put in and a week later I'm walking around Vegas looking at machines. Then to top that off after we got back from Vegas I went to work for the rest of the week and then went to Disney with the grandson for a week. I got lots of walking done!
                  Dr. said I would rather have you out and about than sitting at home getting depressed. Guess it worked! I was tired as hell but glad to be alive.
                  Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason

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                  • #10
                    Great one

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