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Unread 10-09-2021, 05:38 PM   #1
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An update from Joe (former moderator)

Hi all! Guess it has been a while since I have been on the forum.

For those that recall, I work in the theater business, running two venues in Concord, NH doing upwards of 300 live events per year. Well, until the pandemic of course. We laid off two thirds of our staff and only in the last few months have we been able to reopen and bring some of our staff back to work.

All in all a pretty stressful time of it with a lot of my time working behind the scenes with the theater community and the various government folks to work out all of the covid guidance for our facilities.

If I have time this winter, and I might, I will be redoing two bathrooms in our house. Been a while since I have done any tiling. Luckily, I know the forum is here for when I need it!
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Unread 10-09-2021, 06:28 PM   #2
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Good to hear from you, Joe.
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Glad to hear you're doing well, Joe, and glad you stopped by. Might be a good idea for you to do it a bit more often. As one former moderator to another, I can honestly say we miss you and your contributions here.
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Unread 10-09-2021, 11:23 PM   #4
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Glad you stopped by, Joe. Don't be a stranger.
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Unread 10-09-2021, 11:26 PM   #5
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Joe, it's good to know you're still in business. I suspect that quite a few small theater outfits have disappeared.
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Unread 10-10-2021, 03:49 PM   #7
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I do miss being around here on the forum. Doing another show today in our big theatre (1,300 seats). I will try to stop by more often...and may find myself with time to actually do that. About a week or two away from deciding whether to retire.

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A week or two from deciding whether to retire? Bust out the red wine.



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I know I won't be able to sit still but I am leaving the theater where I currently work. Probably wrapping up my time there by late November.

After that I think I will finish some renovations to the house - reworking the bedrooms and bathrooms and will move our laundry out of the basement. It will be a good project to do over the Winter months.

As for regular work I'm not in a rush to get another job. Several months off will be nice, maybe longer.
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Theater business is tough business these days. I'm glad that you've been able to pull through so far.
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Unread 10-17-2021, 10:44 AM   #12
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Hi Joe!

Joe, I would love to talk to you about your current work.

If you are available for a chat give me a call, please.

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Unread 10-18-2021, 01:46 PM   #13
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Hi Luke,

I'll give you a call tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/19). Probably around 5pm (2pm where you are).
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