Leaving the Salt Mine

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Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by Mags » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:36 pm

Looks like I was just laid off with an ~3 month severance package from my employer.

Being good hiker trash, I need to get a longish hike in. I am thinking the Benton Mackaye Trail.

My only regret? Why couldn't this happen in March! I could do the Arizona Trail! :)
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Re: Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by Mister Krabs » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:50 pm

Hey, Congrats!!

Nothing like a nice severance to fund a hike :)

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Re: Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by zelph » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:59 pm

There should be something going on in SOCAL that you can get an early start on. :D It's just a hop skip and a jump over the mtns ;)

Nice of your employer to give you a severance pkg. We wish you well on your new adventure. ;)
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Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:20 am

Dang, Mags ! Sorry to hear of your layoff. Enjoy your hike and Best Wishes tracking down new employment. ;)
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Re: Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by hoz » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:07 am

Jobs come and go, but the memory of a hike stays forever.

Enjoy.

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Post by Mags » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:42 am

I should be on the BMT next week! I am pretty excited. It has been a long time since I have been in the Southern Appalachians. And, for an Eastern trail, the BMT is pretty isolated.

All in all, should be a great journey!
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Re: Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by Mags » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:28 pm

I posted a website up for it if anyone is curious...

http://www.pmags.com/joomla/index.php/B ... -Hike.html
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Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:30 pm

Mags wrote:I should be on the BMT next week! I am pretty excited. It has been a long time since I have been in the Southern Appalachians. And, for an Eastern trail, the BMT is pretty isolated.

All in all, should be a great journey!

Pack your cold weather gear, Mags. I've read that parts of that trail are hard to distinguish. Have a great time and keep us posted ! :mrgreen:
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Re: Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by Mags » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:25 pm

Should be interesting. :)
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Re: Leaving the Salt Mine

Post by zelph » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:12 pm

Mags wrote:Should be interesting. :)


Any advice to others that may be experiencing the same situation.

While your employed, do you set aside x amount of funds for an extended hike in case of layoff?

How does one plan for such a situation like yours?

How can we not go back to giving 100 percent of our efforts to find another job?

Do we make hiking our main goal in life until the time comes to settle down.
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