I have to thank everyone for the advice offered. I know I still have options and I am fighting tooth and nail.
I realize I can hold off for a bit and I think I will do so. I have been spreading the word since I posted this and I have some interesting offers.
What I am going to do now is let them sweat it out and see if they meet me half way. Again, thank you for your kind words, they are in no small part a
big source of my hope.
I think people need to realize that what you call "bitching" is people talking. I don't know how you solve your problems, but I do, and I "bitch" as
you say, when things are about as sane as a Looney toons cartoon.
I have come to the conclusion that I can't let this or any situation change me. I´ll be damned if I start compromising now after everything I went
through in my life to get here with the state of mind I have.
If I change anything it will be for the better. Thank you to those that let me realize that there is no price to our integrity, and our word. That we
only have our word in this world.
I sat down and drew up a new margin for what products I could up the price to. Others I can't touch, I modified the quantity. I can't do much else.
In the end, taxes will go up again, people will continue to lose their jobs around me, and I will have to just close eventually. Until then, I am
looking at what my options are. I am still undecided and really just feeling it out.
I have to be realistic and cover my ass. I tend to be impulsive, and have to just relax, take it day by day and keep doing what I am doing.
I see new faces every day, and people love coming to my place. I can work with that. I know I have a great product because I make sure of it and
people go out of their way to tell me. I have customers cross half the city just to come to my place, passing countless other cafes bars and
restaurants on the way.
I realize just how much hard work I put into this place and I have a new outlook on the whole situation.
Things are bad, but if I just hold a bit longer I could outlast all my competition that honestly, should have closed me down long ago. They are in the
same boat as me, but I work my own business, don't have half the overhead as them, and people appreciate what I am doing here. That is enough I
I am not down and out yet. I realize that. It is just overwhelming at times seeing how things are progressing.
I think it is the atmosphere. Protests all around me every day, the same conversations, more people on the street, ect.
I see all this and look at my family and think....how far away are we really form all that? I talked to my dad, he has his own businesses in NY that
if push came to shove, I could work in.
It is a huge step backwards for me. I worked in them since I was 9 and I might go a little insane but I will feed my family. That is the most
important thing. I won't make much, but I don't need much.
As far as the military, well. I still don't know. I took the tests the army offers online and scored really well. I got a great job list within the
army I could do, and that is why I was considering it too. I took a posters recommendation about the air force, and I am considering what my options
are there as well. I have always had a dream of joining, but gave it up long ago since my math was not so great. I realize now it is more than enough.
Don't trust guidance counselors!!!!
Either way, I can't go back to my HS job as a permanent solution.
well I am waiting for the breakfast crowd and have allot to do yet so I am off. Again, thank you guys so much for the ANIMO. You guys are a great
community and I have to say, I have nothing but love for you all. Big hug from Spain.
Hold it down.
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