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  1. SSOCK

    Possible new job - $ question

    Thanks for your replies - I am not sorry about the misspelling. Now I have to help train the person who got the job and gear things toward reporting directly to the hiring Manager making room for promotion.. Sail with Safety!
  2. SSOCK

    Possible new job - $ question

    Update - I did not get the position. The person who did get the job has been with the company 15 years (me 15 months) in Cost Control. What burns me is that person has barley 1/2 of the skills required in the job description but, worked for the hiring manager for 10 yrs.. I am just going to continue to try to work smarter and not harder. This weekend will be race #6 and #7 for 2021 (with kid trimming) that, is what matters. Sail Safe!
  3. SSOCK

    J 80 mast head antenna

    If this is for a 1 off race, How about run the coax externally like a x-mas tree lights. Take it down when your done. EPIRB always handy.. Just a thought. Sail with Safety Safety is NO accident.
  4. SSOCK

    Doyle sails

    Have you looked at UK? Butch may have something for you. or Evolution?
  5. SSOCK

    Bar Karate - The Sailing Podcast

    I have a buddy that bought a bunch of Bar Karate stuff and I was like, What. I will check out the Podcaster thing when I figure out how to. Best on ya!
  6. SSOCK

    Possible new job - $ question

    Thanks all! I have worked up my final draft of the cover letter and resume with my Lawyer (Brother) to ensure the wording reflects my abilities and the job description. The caveat I came up with overnight was to also leverage the Team building/Teamwork, leadership, coaching, problem solving skills thru my 30+ yrs of inshore and offshore racing starting at one of them there Maritime schools in the armpit of the nation. I will list some but, save most for any subsequent interview(s). Updates as they hopefully occur. Out
  7. SSOCK

    Possible new job - $ question

    These are all good suggestions. The increase in healthcare cost increase going over the 100K band is 39% higher but 'only' $1,473 more per year and the contribution would still be 3.9% of current salary and $135K. If selected for an interview, I expect the salary ? to come up early in the conversation. I like the "I'd expect a compensation package commensurate with my experience and the increased responsibilities of the position:...." I am not sure a Variable Compensation Plan would work here as the position is in Strategic Sourcing and, while you can show cost savings and cost avoidance, the final deal is agreed and signed by overseas HO. I plan to submit tomorrow - Go Team!
  8. OK, since I am a sock, I will give some real details. I work for a multi-national that is currently profiting $100M+ per month. Sector is Transportation. I enjoy working there and, find that I am able to provide value. Present position at level 14 and I earn $97K. I have been there 15 months with 30 years overall experience in the industry (ashore and afloat). I did negotiate a $5K signing bonus. I am applying for a vacancy above that is Level 15 (Director) and the 'range' is $110K to $165K. Note: over 100K and you pass the tier and pay more (15% ?) for medical insurance etc. The company is known for promoting employees and not paying them within the 'range'. Not sure why. Question: 1. If offered the position, Do I aim for the middle of the range or, be flexible? 2. If offered the bottom, explain that I would be essentially loosing $ due to the tier/increased cost of benefits? 3. Do I, Mention the higher cost of benefits and focus on what I can offer the company? Any informed positive opinions are welcome. I miss LR and Dawg, and Squeaky is a nice addition to my day. Based on the replies, I will advise if I am selected. Thanks
  9. Hey, I had a Bayliner and made that Oh Shit thread look like Wednesday. So, there is that.
  10. SSOCK

    NYYC Race Week Home Cooking

    I was asked to go and do bow but, I do not weigh between 125-140lbs..
  11. SSOCK

    CORA Flag

    It is a slippery slope. First you change the flag of one club (as a former member of CORA, I do not oppose the idea). Second, you go after the two (or more) other clubs that will not entertain the thought of women members or other people not like themselves as members.. Ok, they are Private clubs and are entitled to vote on membership but, where does IT end? Would they allow LR, Dawg, Squeaky or even Snaggs (shudder..) to be a member?
  12. Vamp has a new owner, USMMA (sigh). that boat could sail the course itself if you just let it. She has done it over 27 times and has cheated death in the sluceway at night many of times. Scary fun. Sail Safe!
  13. Some more background: The firm is based in Marseille and it is a private company, one of the closest competitors even sponsored an AC program out of South Africa. I think I will need to do some digging locally, like maybe the non-profit that has a bunch of Harbor 20's in Newport Va. and work on the Teambuilding approach rather than racing. This COVID 19 thing may 'help' in some form by giving me some time to research and give the company a (eye opening) need to regroup the masses that have been working remotely. Thanks for the good information. Happy 4th of July! Sail Safe!
  14. Some good ideas, thanks. I am thinking of more of teambuilding scenario that would: Help retain employees while empower them to do something they otherwise, would not have etc. I know we have carried Comanche and Jack Black to their new home recently. Maybe, I could work the idea from our customer base up? Thanks for your help so far. Sail Safe
  15. I work for a multi-national company (based in Marseille) that is big on 'Carbon neutral by 2050' and like most, is currently adverse to spending. In the 1990's, I was able to race in NYC on some sponsored teams with brands like Microsof and Marc, Amax etc. (it was very cool). How do I best reach inside the company flap and sell them on teambuilding in the waters off Norfolk Va. or beyond...? Any good ideas on how to best extract $$ and get them to pay for a chute / boat? Flame on only if your are LR or Dawg..