Will be out of the URAL community for a while

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Will be out of the URAL community for a while

Post by shiftless » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 am

Word came 2 weeks ago, involuntary job transfer to midtown Atlanta. Big changes in all life plans all at once. Have already turned in plates on Ural and my convertible, which will go into storage for a few years (gas drained). Another sedan will be sold off "soon", with my pickup hanging around as long as required to participate in the move, then it has to go. In a couple months I will have gone from a full parking lot with garage at my house to a single sedan in a parking garage below an apartment. Too young to retire, too old for this %$^#!

No place to tinker, keep a spare can of oil, and likely prohibited in the lease from turning a wrench. Major lifestyle change for a few years, hard to say how many. Someone is bound to say "That's not a bad place." Perhaps it isn't. I do know it's not "my" place, and it's not in "my" plans. By the time my convertible emerges from storage it will have gone classic, and the Ural may well be obsolete.

My state is doing it's best to make it irresponsible for business to stay, and my employer has kindly offered to let us all move to a cheaper area and enjoy the suitably reduced pay. Changing from paid off house with no neighbor issues to expensive apartment with people only a wall or ceiling away. For decades if I thought it needed fixing or replacement I could do it and I had only myself to blame if it was done slow or half ash. Now I will get to call (or email) and wait for someone to figure out that dripping sink I reported last month is somehow related to the peeling ceiling paint report that just came in from another floor

In any case, advice from Soviet Steeds went far to keep my Ural rolling, and likely will be sought again when it is time to pull off the dust cover.

Thanks again for the support in past years, and for the advice I will surely need years from now.
Still like Charlie Chaplin's 1940 talkie "The Great Dictator"; had to abandon it as the inspiration for the theme of my Ural's paint scheme. People can't seem to tell satire from support. Too much public education.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Dictator

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Post by hillbillybob » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:50 am

Wow....That's a crappy hand you've been dealt. Giving up so much to stay with a company, isn't something I could do. Sounds to me like changing employers would be easier....and a lot less stressful.
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Post by hotflash44 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:31 am

shiftless wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 am
Word came 2 weeks ago, involuntary job transfer to midtown Atlanta. Big changes in all life plans all at once. Have already turned in plates on Ural and my convertible, which will go into storage for a few years (gas drained). Another sedan will be sold off "soon", with my pickup hanging around as long as required to participate in the move, then it has to go. In a couple months I will have gone from a full parking lot with garage at my house to a single sedan in a parking garage below an apartment. Too young to retire, too old for this %$^#!

No place to tinker, keep a spare can of oil, and likely prohibited in the lease from turning a wrench. Major lifestyle change for a few years, hard to say how many. Someone is bound to say "That's not a bad place." Perhaps it isn't. I do know it's not "my" place, and it's not in "my" plans. By the time my convertible emerges from storage it will have gone classic, and the Ural may well be obsolete.

My state is doing it's best to make it irresponsible for business to stay, and my employer has kindly offered to let us all move to a cheaper area and enjoy the suitably reduced pay. Changing from paid off house with no neighbor issues to expensive apartment with people only a wall or ceiling away. For decades if I thought it needed fixing or replacement I could do it and I had only myself to blame if it was done slow or half ash. Now I will get to call (or email) and wait for someone to figure out that dripping sink I reported last month is somehow related to the peeling ceiling paint report that just came in from another floor

In any case, advice from Soviet Steeds went far to keep my Ural rolling, and likely will be sought again when it is time to pull off the dust cover.

Thanks again for the support in past years, and for the advice I will surely need years from now.
had a friend once that lost his motorcycle spot, he got a small ground floor storage unit worked pretty good as a temporary hanger. just a thought hope all works out! :( :cheers:
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Post by stagewex » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:29 am

"...and the Ural may well be obsolete".

HaHa, that was the case way before you bought it.

Hang in there. Moving & staying with a company with such a drastic lifestyle change sounds like something you feel is important. So the very, very best of luck to you in your new digs and location.

And, you don't necessarily have to be riding a Ural to hang-out here either.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:09 am

Oh boy. I feel for ya. My company moved from IL to SC two years ago. I could do a hundred page essay on how well that’s worked out. Only bright spot in the whole cluster, as a field service mechanic, is that I didn’t have to follow. I work from home now. Or, I should say, I work from O’hare airport. That’s it’s own set of new headaches for an old guy.

As mentioned before, don’t need a Ural to hang out here.
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Post by snowymonkey » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:50 am

Why not rent a storage place as suggested. There is a ton of good riding / convertible driving area not far outside Atlanta.

Either way you decide. Good luck with the move and change.
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Post by Lokiboy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:52 am

Good luck. Lots of nice things about the Atlanta area. Too bad about the living conditions, however.

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Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:51 am

Best luck in this new chapter of your Book of Life. Hopefully you can look back, at some future time, and say it was a great move.
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Post by chaos2 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:04 pm

I've shifted from a house and garage to an apartment several times, not something I'd want to do again. Hope it's not too long term.
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Post by shiftless » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:03 pm

The general area has lots of bicycle and apartment smash and grab theft (kick in the door) and vehicle break ins reported in reviews of places I considered renting. If I had got around to acquiring a MG for my sidecar mount I might have been able to tour the neighborhood with the monkey trained on a modest belt-fed. Then there is the can't work on a vehicle restrictions, so if I rented a space in an apartment parking garage, how long before I needed to tinker? I would have a small apartment, no place for spares. I will have an 8.5x24 car hauler withing weeks, and stuff it full of stuff that isn't going with me, left at a relative's property. A plan is coming together, because I don't have a hell of a lot of choice. Technically I could retire now, and survive on savings until SS age. By then, my savings would be gone, so broke for life. Not a real alternative. General agreement is tech jobs in my state might pay half what I had, so staying means a worse pay cut. If I have to move, this is the way to do it. Rental trailers out of CT to ATL $455, other direction ATL to CT is $155, so the $300 difference is because all the trailers are leaving the state. Think high taxes and heavy regulation chasing away the better jobs, followed by the people who need jobs. I can't live on WallyMart wages. My company has legitimate reason to run, and run screaming. My employer did not shaft me, my tax the state into oblivion "representatives" created a situation no business can accept forever.
Still like Charlie Chaplin's 1940 talkie "The Great Dictator"; had to abandon it as the inspiration for the theme of my Ural's paint scheme. People can't seem to tell satire from support. Too much public education.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Dictator

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Post by Harbinger » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:38 pm

Sorry to hear about out this man. I'm lucky I own a tech company in a part of the industry where I'm pretty protected just because of the nature of what we do. BUT it wouldn't take much to really shake things up. My pillow is the fact the we manage a few law firms and they seem to survive any change in the economy.

All I can do is wish you the best . I've been in a similar situation and was able to survive and I'm sure you can do. Life can suck at times and the best advice is situate yourself and evaluate the situation. Then look for escape routes and options. If you are prepared to move again you can get out of this. 55 isn't that old anymore. It pains me to see what has happened to so many jobs in tech.
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Post by jaybird » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:16 pm

Think high taxes and heavy regulation chasing away the better jobs, followed by the people who need jobs. I can't live on WallyMart wages. My company has legitimate reason to run, and run screaming. My employer did not shaft me, my tax the state into oblivion "representatives" created a situation no business can accept forever.
Sorry for your troubles Shiftless.
We're having similar problems in New Jersey, the cannibals are thick here too.
It's a real problem for me as I'm running three businesses that don't easily move, I own real estate, and I have "very" deep roots here, I'm still trying to figure out what to do about it.
For me, it's disappointing to watch The direction my State, and my Country are moving in.

Good luck in your journey.

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Post by windmill » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:00 pm

My parents left Jersey back in the late 90s to escape the property taxes. They're pretty high here in Washington too, but we don't have a state income tax.
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Post by Urtigeral » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 pm

I made the move from Ca to ATL a couple years ago and live close to where you will be. I did rent some storage for my bikes before I bought my house. Hit me with a PM if you’re interested in where, I do think it would be a good solution for you. You’ll want to ride north of the city anyway and so it’s not a bad idea to keep your bikes a bit northward.

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