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It hurts my heart to even say this..... #12790151
06/13/18 03:21 AM
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Last Friday I resigned from my job. A place that I loved very very much. It had weighed heavy on my heart for sometime. I have nearly 19 years and 5 months of memories at that place. I helped my dad build something truly special and I don’t look back with a single bit of regret. I need this, I need something new. Something I can say that I did without the comfort zone of working for my family. A lot of people ask me why I love to cook so much and make these fancy dishes. Well the answer is easy, I like to take something simple and make it beautiful. I’m not without faults, weak traits, and failure. The thing I do have is absolute passion for the things I love. It will be no time at all before I am back to doing what I love but for the time being I’m throwing the family in the car in the morning and headed to Florida for a little bit. I can’t wait to have a couple weeks just for the ones that love me the most. If you need to sell a vehicle or buy one I am still your guy and don’t wait one day to give me a call.

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790154
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Good luck man!

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790155
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Whoa! That was unexpected!

Good luck to you though. Sometimes our passions change as we get older. Doesn’t mean to stop chasing them.


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790156
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That’s a loooong time to be in one place

Good luck with whatever you decide to do


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790158
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Good luck Spags!!


Originally Posted By: 1ShotNoKills
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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790162
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When you get back let's chat, I may have something you would be interested in.


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790164
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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790187
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Will be praying for you and your family! The Lord Jesus Christ will be with you each and every day! angel2




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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: banker-always fishing] #12790188
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Will be praying for you and your family! The Lord Jesus Christ will be with you each and every day! angel2


Amen!

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790193
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I understand this post! Mrs Justwingem was recently relieved of her duties after 26 years with her company. Relax and enjoy life.


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790195
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Thanks guys!

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790200
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Originally Posted By: Brian Spagnola
Thanks guys!


You are so Welcome!

How’s Mrs. Spags taking this?

Is she on board for this sudden change?

Did your son have dreams of working in the family buidiness?

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790201
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I’m looking forward to a future post from you...”And now I’m kicking myself......for not making the move sooner!!!”

Best to you and family! (Entire family)

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790213
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Embrace your midlife crisis. You will regret it forever if you don't. Have fun, "find yourself", you will have the rest of your life to sell used cars.

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Gusick] #12790216
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Originally Posted By: Gusick
Embrace your midlife crisis. You will regret it forever if you don't. Have fun, "find yourself", you will have the rest of your life to sell used cars.


The only crisis is I don’t know where we are going in Florida tomorrow hahaha.

Guess just go to New Orleans and figure it out at the hotel there. Show the kiddos some culture.

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790222
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Best of luck Spags. Life is too short to not shake things up, take a few chances and put yourself out there. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.

If you don’t mind me asking, what did your pops think about this?


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Best of luck
enjoy the vacation.
and the family.


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790230
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Rock on brian, rock on

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Best wishes to Ya, Spags!



Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790241
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Sometimes change is good. Best of luck to ya!


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790244
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Good luck Spags!! Can’t wait to see what you do next


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790256
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Good luck, Brian. You'll be fine!

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Good luck Brian. Doors open and close.....you know the drill. Keep us in the loop.


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Good Luck!! Go to Destin Florida I hear that is nice!! Adventure time so fun!! dance2


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790265
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good luck Spags...

wish I had the kahonies to do the same.



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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790317
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Good luck man!

Have fun in Florida.


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: TexDawg] #12790321
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Originally Posted By: TexDawg
Rock on brian, rock on


^^^^^^^^this and safe travels peep

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790322
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Good luck and that took some big brass ones but it could be to your advantage. Work hard and make it happen.

Just hurry up and get something set up before the next Crappie Extravaganza because I enjoyed talking to you at those.


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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790335
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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790337
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I'm confused. You resigned from your job but you're still taking calls to buy and sell vehicles?


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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm confused. You resigned from your job but you're still taking calls to buy and sell vehicles?


And he’s taking a vacation to Florida? Very interesting.....

Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: Brian Spagnola] #12790344
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All the best to you and family. Sounds like a great plan. You will have future triumphs and days that aren't as good; but, I have no doubt you will prevail.


PS. You had me worried again about GPA for a second there with the thread title.


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Way to go brother! That is a long time to work in one place and I know how much effort, dedication and passion you put into that place 6 days a week. I hope y'all have a blast in Florida and I know you will have no problem finding another maybe even better job once you get back. BTW, the Keys are hard to beat (can't remember if you have been there or not).



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Good luck Brian. Sit back and enjoy the time with your family.


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I think the ghost had a hand in this drastic turn of events.


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Good luck Brian. Take a break and catch your breath. You know we will support you in your next venture too!

Thanks far all the help you gave me at the dealership.

Red

Now if you decide to sell RV's, here's my number...LOL

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Go soar and find your ikigai. Sometimes the best thing you can do is step far outside your comfort zone, get as far away from family as you can get, and then build your own empire. You have a queen at your side that you know has your back and we'll still be here cheering you on.

Enjoy Florida. Find some adventure... and bring me back a plumeria or two. wink

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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm confused. You resigned from your job but you're still taking calls to buy and sell vehicles?


I suspect this might be subtle "strategery", like IHOP sort of becoming IHOB. Maybe going independent and on 100% commission?

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Good luck Brian on whatever endeavor you decide. I wish you and your family the best!


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A little bit of a shocker, I must say...
Please open a 407 BBQ franchise in Addison!
And, be safe and have fun on your trip!

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Wow, Dawn and I are speechless. Good luck with your new endeavors and we are praying for you and your family.


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Sounds like a career broadening move. It’ll make you that much more prepared for your next endeavor. Good fortune to you and your family.


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you are really at a good point here, your young enough to make a decision that can change your life quite a bit (no pressure !!)

its seems a natural that you should be a chef/cook

so all that left is where & whats it pay ?

If you afford to climb Mt Everest then you could likely afford to start your own small place (of which a majority fail in less than a year) so ya gotta be great, niche maybe ; eye towards cars and places dealers can take clients ?

I feel wherever you land it will be on your feet.

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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: fouzman] #12790816
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm confused. You resigned from your job but you're still taking calls to buy and sell vehicles?


Yes I can do that all on my own from my cell phone anywhere. And I will be back up and running on the first

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Originally Posted By: Brian Spagnola
Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm confused. You resigned from your job but you're still taking calls to buy and sell vehicles?


Yes I can do that all on my own from my cell phone anywhere. And I will be back up and running on the first


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Have only been to Amelia Island by Jacksonville and Destin. Jacksonville is ALL THE WAY across FL so by car it's a haul. Destin is cool but I'm thinking touristy (went 15 years ago). Maybe check out Ft. Walton Beach. That's all I have on FL. As for the work situation......we all have to have some down time or we'll lose it. I hope yours works to your advantage and I wish you and your family good luck. NOW enjoy the time off!

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I’m sorry if this was vague, I am for sure still going to be in the car business in the next couple weeks.

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Originally Posted By: Brian Spagnola
I’m sorry if this was vague, I am for sure still going to be in the car business in the next couple weeks.


Not vague at all. You said in your OP you would be back to doing what you love in no time at all. Best of luck to you on your next endeavor!

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Check for a place on Pensacola Beach or Navarre. Overlooked due to Destin. Miles and miles of National Seashore. See Ft Pickens. . Take in a game at the Minor League Ballpark. Naval air Museum is right there. Take your kids to see Joe Patty’s Seafood and eat a Grouper Sandwhich at their cafe.

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you'll succeed in whatever you do. you are very smart and motivated and know what it takes to be successful.

I have two trucks for sale. 2007 Dodge 1500 quad Cab 2wd (145,00mi). excellent condition.
and my Excursion 7.3 is for sale.
whichever one sells first will be the determining factor of which one I keep. unless I find a good old cummins for around $6000

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Spags, if you go to work with the "VIN" dude (John Clay Wolf) I'm gonna drive over to Addison and personally disown you. grin

Danged dude ties up 92.5 FM tunes every morning while I'm out mowing the yard. Please get him on a AM channel if this the route you go.


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Originally Posted By: RipDaLips®
Spags, if you go to work with the "VIN" dude (John Clay Wolf) I'm gonna drive over to Addison and personally disown you. grin

Danged dude ties up 92.5 FM tunes every morning while I'm out mowing the yard. Please get him on a AM channel if this the route you go.


I tried to sell John Clay Wolf my Tundra. The dude never responded to emails.

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Sometimes you just gotta say "what the ****" and go clear your head . . . .

Perfect time to go - kids are out of school - go enjoy the family . . . . .

Bring me something shiny . . . .


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Originally Posted By: Brian Spagnola
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Embrace your midlife crisis. You will regret it forever if you don't. Have fun, "find yourself", you will have the rest of your life to sell used cars.


The only crisis is I don’t know where we are going in Florida tomorrow hahaha.

Guess just go to New Orleans and figure it out at the hotel there. Show the kiddos some culture.


Go to Hollywood, Florida! Take the kids to Hollywood Beach, best family beach in south Florida. Go eat at Aruba Beach Cafe in Lauderdale-by the-Sea, and walk out on Anglin Pier right next to it. Al Capones favorite fishing pier in south Florida. Then head on down to the Keys. smile

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Re: It hurts my heart to even say this..... [Re: BThomas] #12791415
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Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: RipDaLips®
Spags, if you go to work with the "VIN" dude (John Clay Wolf) I'm gonna drive over to Addison and personally disown you. grin

Danged dude ties up 92.5 FM tunes every morning while I'm out mowing the yard. Please get him on a AM channel if this the route you go.


I tried to sell John Clay Wolf my Tundra. The dude never responded to emails.


He called me twice today, but I can do that on my own.

Good dude and a hard worker.

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My first thought was why would you walk away from a solid position. Then I remembered I once worked for my Dad for a short stint and it is really hard to work in any family business and keep your sanity. Good luck but truthfully I won't be surprised if you wind up back at your old job at some point.

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Were you a partner in the business or an employee ? I think a family business is great, i have two of my sons that are part of our business, hope all works out for you, with your passion for food you could open up a restaurant, no don't do that, stick with cars. thumb


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Did you ask for the keys to the boat before or after you resigned? grin




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Y’all make it to the beach yet? I’m holding on for pics.

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Originally Posted By: Pintail711
Y’all make it to the beach yet? I’m holding on for pics.


Yeah, Orange Beach. Having a great time.

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no pics needed. Keep those selfies to yourself man. grin


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Y’all make it to the beach yet? I’m holding on for pics.


Yeah, Orange Beach. Having a great time.


Wolf Bay Lodge. Go HUNGRY.

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Y’all make it to the beach yet? I’m holding on for pics.


Yeah, Orange Beach. Having a great time.


Wolf Bay Lodge. Go HUNGRY.


And if you go over to Pensacola, try The Fish House. At Pensacola Beach, go to Peg Leg Pete’s.

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Originally Posted By: Brian Spagnola
Last Friday I resigned from my job. A place that I loved very very much. It had weighed heavy on my heart for sometime. I have nearly 19 years and 5 months of memories at that place. I helped my dad build something truly special and I don’t look back with a single bit of regret. I need this, I need something new. Something I can say that I did without the comfort zone of working for my family.

I went to the woods to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau


While painful on so many fronts
, take heart because leaving a successful family business, even one you were instrumental in building, is often the starting point for the all-important quest for independence, self-reliance, and the spiritual awakening Thoreau wrote about in Walden.

Relax. Enjoy the beach and the journey ahead.

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What's wrong with becoming a souse-vide chef? I heard there's people boiling mad to get in....


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Originally Posted By: Blue Moon
Originally Posted By: Brian Spagnola
Last Friday I resigned from my job. A place that I loved very very much. It had weighed heavy on my heart for sometime. I have nearly 19 years and 5 months of memories at that place. I helped my dad build something truly special and I don’t look back with a single bit of regret. I need this, I need something new. Something I can say that I did without the comfort zone of working for my family.

I went to the woods to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau


While painful on so many fronts
, take heart because leaving a successful family business, even one you were instrumental in building, is often the starting point for the all-important quest for independence, self-reliance, and the spiritual awakening Thoreau wrote about in Walden.

Relax. Enjoy the beach and the journey ahead.

Blue Moon


You have always been my biggest fan, thank you buddy.

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Just saw this. Good luck with everything Brian.

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