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  1. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    OK. I got laid off from my full time two weeks ago. I am looking at this time to regroup and maybe a rebirth of sorts. I really would like to try to get PC going full time. I love doing it and I have insurance coverage at a cost as my partners place of business has Domestic Partner coverage, I will be getting unemployment and found out PC will not stop that but commissions will be deducted. The other issue of course is that everyone knows that finding job leads during the holidays is always a big challenge as most companies wait until after the new year and fiscal health has been established to really start hiring. So everyone keeps saying you should send a resume here or there or where ever. I DON'T WANT TOO! I gave myself 6 months to get PC going. So did some of the people who are now saying, send a resume here and there. So am I wrong thinking I should try to do PC full time while I can or should I try to get back into the work force now?
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  2. mountainmama74

    mountainmama74 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I think if you think you can make PC work full time, you should totally GO FOR IT!! It is DEFINITELY a possibility! You'll really have to work the 3-2-1 system!

    I'm headed towards making PC a full time job for me as well!

    Good luck - follow your heart!
     
  3. sandra foy

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    You know what is best for you. Give yourself that 6 months with PC and at the same time look for another job (only if you want that) PC can be a fulltime job if you work on it. I work fulltime at a retail company and I do PC I love PC but it is hard work. Booking,booking and booking is the key at the same time recuit as well. I know if PC is what you want fulltime you can do it!!!! Just do what is best for you. Everyone will have their comments but think about if they didn't have comments they would be minding their own business :)
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  4. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    It depends on your level of confidence/faith and willingness to be patient while you rebuild your PC business. Giving yourself 6 months seems pretty realistic to me. I think that even these days, if you follow your passion and pour everything into it, you will reap the rewards and be happy too.

    After all that you and your partner have been through this year, I applaud your perspective on the layoff and renewed motivation to make PC your career. Best of luck to you!
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  5. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Thanks everyone. Susan that is it exactly! I have not let this lay off get me down and I am putting my faith in myself and you know who to guide me. I was sitting here at my kitchen table that very first day and I kept saying to myself "What do I do now?". Well, the answer hit me square in the face. I was typing up an e-mail to my customers and I was not really thinking about what I was writing. It just sort of came to me. I simply put down that I was now unemployed but fully employed in a different way and could do parties morning, noon and night! I knew where my heart was going. OK. So 6 months it is!
    Every fiber of my being is telling me to go for it. I did decide to do one thing in the other direction - computers. My training is very rusty so I am checking out on-line courses to hone my skills some what. I can easily do that and PC at the same time. I figure no matter what happens, as long as I stay fully engaged, I can do anything! My e-mail signature reads "Let me be your 24 hour a day Pampered Chef gourmet. I love to party morning, noon and night!"
    And 3-2-1 it is! I have decided to make a map of the neighborhoods surrounding me. I have a ton of old invites and I am going to come up with some sort of label to introduce myself to as many people as possible. I will take a few hours everyday to drop off or hand deliver those post cards. I am also going to check with some of the local grocery stores about demos. I will approach it as a help them and help me thing. So I have big plans. Now I have to make them reality. I start tomorrow as I have am going to Office Depot and will take mini catalogs with me. I also have several going to the bank as I was wearing PC logo wear and the lady asked for a catalog. I had just given out all 6 I had as a lady who saw my shirt wanted to do a catty party for December and I even had the printouts of the host and guest specials with me! So I am working it! Thanks again for the support. I knew I was right!
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  6. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Go john!!!
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  7. lauradahl

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    I think six months is a good goal. My director is always telling me that I will see the fruits of my labor 90 days from now. You will get a good feel of where you are headed in 3 months.

    Go get 'em! ;)
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  8. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    GO FOR IT! I do PC full-time and take care of my grandkids full-time. I am working on depending on it for my income as well! I think it's a great idea to let your customers know your new goals and love the "love to party morning, noon, and night" slogan!
     
    Nov 22, 2009
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  9. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    OMG JANE! You just gave me another idea. I remember that you do PC full time and that you do mostly kids in the kitchen parties. I need to see about posting something at the schools for the moms who are at home when their kids are at school! Especially ones that may be looking for something - wink, wink - to do or better yet, profitable to do with that time! THANK YOU!
     
    Nov 23, 2009
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  10. colegrovet

    colegrovet Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Sounds like you have a rock solid plan there John... Remember what you do today you will see the results in 3 months from now!!
     
    Nov 23, 2009
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  11. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Thanks Terry! Great reminder! Between the holiday and getting my house in order, I better get on the ball and get my PC stuff done too!
     
    Nov 27, 2009
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  12. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    All I can say is that you will never know if you don't try! If you have steady income while building your business, great! Why not?! BTW, I still have to call you, but haven't found a quiet moment.
     
    Nov 29, 2009
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  13. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    Congrats on your decision John! :D

    I still do PC part time, but have finally seen the light on the benefits of recruiting and having a team under you! The HO leads, the overrides, recruiting bonuses, etc. Team Leader is just a stepping stone for me. I have my short term goals set on Director, my long term goals are much higher!!!

    Just remember: "Where there's a will, there's a way!" :D
     
    Nov 29, 2009
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  14. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Yeah Anne you do! I am usually up until about 10:30 p.m. Central time so...
     
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