A bit of nostalgia today.
Lets do a Back to the Future thing where I share some photos of a fairly large boat.
Of course, “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat” is a famous phrase from Jaws.
Back in 2008 I was transitioning into somewhere else. I had decided to phase down my (self employment) 13 year career as an initially Australian Mobile Car Care Company Technician – then Duco Magic Technician into something else.
I was doing some finance things on the side part time, and someone said I should apply for a job with Huxley Homes.
That threw me a bit as I hadn’t even considered the Housing Industry. I knew zilch, nothing, nadda about housing, but I knew people. I could read them like a book and knew what they were thinking before they knew that I knew. My wife and kids get really annoyed at me sometimes.
In other words I know people. The Housing Industry needed men with people skills, and I could learn the housing stuff on the run.
It was the most unique job interview I had ever done. About 20 – 30 people sat in a room whilst the manager of Huxley Homes made statements and asked questions of the group. I picked his personality straight away (there are only 4) so I knew I had a chance. No one else in the room knew what he was talking about.
So I let him know what type of personality he was and bingo, the rest is history.
I had to feed the family in the interim whilst I waited for an answer from the manager of Huxley Homes. It was about 1 week what seemed like months as I took on a job doing maintenance on a big boat in Newcastle Harbour. Probably the last time I’ll work this sort of “job”.
I had received an offer to join Huxley Homes, and stayed with them for 8+ years, built my 1st new home with them, and I’d still be there if they didn’t go under. I’m still in the housing industry some 14-15 years after I left this big boat job.
Who owned the yacht? The owner of Westfields, so he could afford the fuel bill obviously.
Anyway, I wasn’t allowed to take any photos so those who know me…..here they are.