thanks for letting me put this out here, and thanks for your support. Charleston is nearly in the middle of the SC coast, so searching long-distance for work is not YET a viable option. more on that in a minute.
yes, i've heard the news report that somehow hundreds of thousands of jobs have magically appeared.... not sure on what planet that is, though.
my quandary here is, whether to keep beating my head on the floor locally and keep my home of sixteen years, or to seek a new start elsewhere and default on my mortgage. here, as it is everywhere else, probably, there is a "good old boy" mindset, and, if you're not "one of them", you're basically out of luck getting into a good position, regardless of your skills and experience. truthfully, i'm sick to death of dealership politics, because i've seen firsthand how idiotic and counterproductive that kind of system is for over ten years.
i'm not an idiot; i'm not a fool, and i don't tolerate idiocy or fools well when it comes to doing business. unfortunately, i don't make those decisions; the owners and upper management go out of their way to seek out idiots and fools and give them decision-making capability.
i don't want to give up my sticks-n-bricks; but the way things are going here, it is only a matter of time before i MUST.
again; if anyone here has a local Charleston SC contact, please feel free to pass along my name and cell phone number.
Curt Lee; 843-860-8353.