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Offline Brett07

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Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« on: January 30, 2017, 06:41 PM »
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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 06:44 PM »
Ummm, and?   A little more info please.

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Offline bobfog

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 06:49 PM »
Oooh oooh, me me... what's the truth behind Kapexgate? [big grin]

Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 06:58 PM »
Not sure what you mean by gate? I can answer many questions but what I really need is work that pays! I will not take payments for festool secrets.

Offline bobfog

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 07:01 PM »
Not sure what you mean by gate? I can answer many questions but what I really need is work that pays! I will not take payments for festool secrets.

It was a tongue in cheek remark about all the issues being reported with the Kapex. Not a genuine suggestion that you'd giveaway or indeed even be privy to the senior level discussions on the topic.

Good luck in your efforts to find gainful employ. Maybe your general location and areas of expertise within Festool would assist in your endeavour.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2017, 07:04 PM by bobfog »

Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 07:05 PM »
Are you a festool employee?

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2017, 07:07 PM »
I assume you're a former employ of Festool, looking for work.

The way you worded the thread title is very confusing.

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Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2017, 07:13 PM »
With the japes you have a three year warranty if it doesn't run how it should! If you can do with out for a week or so. Yes, now unemployed. Much festool  knowledge to share.

Offline Paul G

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 08:14 PM »
Sharing your location and your former job title would probably help your employment quest. And as someone who has spent lots of time sifting through resumes I would suggest communicating with a bit more clarity, it will only help your efforts.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 08:38 PM »
Hmmmm.... depends... WHY are you an EX-Festool employee?
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2017, 08:47 PM »
Smells a little fishy to me. Only 7 posts, broken English. Not buying it for a second.

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Offline travercadaver

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2017, 08:48 PM »
Hmmmm.... depends... WHY are you an EX-Festool employee?

Maybe he's the one that estimated demand for the Pro 5.

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Hey Brett.

My guess is that this isn't the best venue for looking for employment whereas it is ultimately controlled by FESTOOL.

Perhaps @TylerC can give you some guidance.

Peter
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 08:56 PM »
Hmmmm.... depends... WHY are you an EX-Festool employee?

Communication skills?

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2017, 09:12 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am not a FESTOOL employee and have no knowledge of the situation and honestly am sure that no one would tell me anything even if I did ask.

As a Member and also as a Moderator I would ask that civility would be shown in this thread.  You would expect the same.

Thank you.

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Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2017, 09:19 PM »
I did not specify my location because I am willing to relocate. I am still a fan of the festool product not some of the employees but the product for sure. I worked next to @TylerC for over a year and I know that is not his department! Thanks for trying though peter. The Pro5  up is on whoever predicts sales in the US. A five year old could have predicted the pro 5 sale better then what it was!!!! No one learned from the kapex sales and that was only 10% off!!!

Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2017, 09:22 PM »
Are new festool users not welcome?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2017, 09:33 PM »
The Pro5  up is on whoever predicts sales in the US. A five year olds old could have predicted the pro 5 sale better then what it was!!!!

Got it...we're connecting now...you were originally aligned with the Manhatten project [cool]

Offline Cheese

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2017, 09:41 PM »
Are new festool users not welcome?

Ya, but if you're a former Festool employee...it goes without saying that you're not a new Festool user...kapisch?

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2017, 09:47 PM »
"Who can benefit from an ex festool employee? "

Your next employer.

May you have good fortune going forward. 

Offline Paul G

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2017, 09:59 PM »
I did not specify my location because I am willing to relocate.

Members here are all over the US, Canada, EU, Australia and more. Were you in sales, engineering, manufacturing, service, shipping, janitor? A few details could go a long way.
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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2017, 09:59 PM »
As a Festool employee, I can't comment one way or the other on this. I'd ask that everybody just be kind and assume the best from people.

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2017, 10:00 PM »
In case you're wondering, yes, I'm aware of this. As a Festool employee, I can't comment one way or the other on. I'd ask that everybody just be kind and assume the best from people.

Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2017, 10:10 PM »
I did not specify my location because I am willing to relocate.

Members here are all over the US, Canada, EU, Australia and more. Were you in sales, engineering, manufacturing, service, shipping, janitor? A few details could go a long way.

Sales

Offline Brett07

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2017, 10:20 PM »
I am a festool user. I love the product! The product has nothing to do with the reason I'm no longer an employee! Im not here to make enemies, so if you aren't replying to my message to help then don't bother replying!!!

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2017, 10:34 PM »
Brett, I think you need to be a little more specific if you actually want help from people.  So far in all of these threads, we know you worked at festool, would relocate, and was in sales.  Tell us what you want to do, what skills you have, etc, then maybe someone could point you in a direction.  Otherwise in my opinion it sounds more like you are bitter you were let go.  I have been out of work for awhile, and it is frustrating, so obviously I have nothing to offer you, but if I was looking for someone that had an opportunity it would be hard to take you seriously without more info.

Best of luck
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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2017, 10:35 PM »
Good luck with your next position in life brett07. Not sure if you were or weren't a former employee. The way you came into this forum 9 posts and 4 hours ago was very strange to say the least. We have had all sorts of spam on this forum over the years so best to be a little suspicious. Again, best to you.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2017, 10:39 PM »
I am a festool user. I love the product! The product has nothing to do with the reason I'm no longer an employee! Im not here to make enemies, so if you aren't replying to my message to help then don't bother replying!!!

Well then do yourself and us a favor and please explain your presence.
What are you looking for?
What do you want to secure?
Are you looking for a position with a new company?
Please understand, that we know nothing about you and you just blew in from wherever and now want to offer inside information. Please understand our position and we will understand yours.

Offline c_dwyer

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2017, 10:54 PM »
I am a festool user. I love the product! The product has nothing to do with the reason I'm no longer an employee! Im not here to make enemies, so if you aren't replying to my message to help then don't bother replying!!!

Brett07:
I'm truly sorry for your separation from Festool, and I feel that it's certainly none of my business to know the details. But with all due respect, it's uncertain as to whether the question: "Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?" can elicit an informed response based on the lack of info and current back and forth that is taking place, and is sure to continue given small amounts of info in the reponses.

For me, I can benefit from anyone (Festool employee or not) who is willing to guide, teach, mentor, create or help others improve their craft. I welcome that, again, from anyone.

I would like to pose a question to the moderators: Does the FOG have a Mission Statement, and if so, what is it? Does a post such as this support that Mission Statement? 

Brett07 - please stay engaged as an active, productive, objective and informative member of the FOG to help others improve their skills and enjoyment of woodworking.   
« Last Edit: January 30, 2017, 11:01 PM by c_dwyer »

Offline Kevin D.

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2017, 01:05 AM »
To answer your question Brett, I would think any Festool retailer for one. 

Another potentially would be a competitor brand.  Mafell comes to mind. 

Any company that sells fringe 3rd party Festool accessories ie;  Betterly, Seneca, etc...  Not sure if there would be anything there, but with your insight and contacts, there may be a fit there.

Were you just in sales, or were you involved in the marketing side that could be an asset to someone else?

Oh!  Here's one that comes to mind....Mirka.  There's another company like Festool in many respects that needs to be sold due to its pricing challenges.  Like Festool, Mirka can save you time and money with their products.  People just need to be explained how and why.
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Offline Paul G

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2017, 01:07 AM »
I did not specify my location because I am willing to relocate.

Members here are all over the US, Canada, EU, Australia and more. Were you in sales, engineering, manufacturing, service, shipping, janitor? A few details could go a long way.

Sales

Then I would respectfully suggest your next 'job' is to sell yourself to a prospective employer. And in that regards, from my perspective at least this thread unfortunately isn't accomplishing that well for you here if you're seriously seeking employment from it. This is simply some honest feedback from someone who hopes things work out.
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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2017, 09:41 AM »
I did not specify my location because I am willing to relocate. I am still a fan of the festool product not some of the employees but the product for sure. I worked next to @TylerC for over a year and I know that is not his department! Thanks for trying though peter. The Pro5  up is on whoever predicts sales in the US. A five year old could have predicted the pro 5 sale better then what it was!!!! No one learned from the kapex sales and that was only 10% off!!!

Rather than insult your former employer on their own site, you'd have much better luck putting together a professional resume and posting that with an articulate and positive attitude giving some details on what exactly you are looking for and the situation resulting in you looking for new employment.

I suspect at this point though you have blown any chance of gaining employment from anyone in this community.

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2017, 09:44 AM »
Strange thread.  To make it worse another one "for sale" with email address.

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2017, 09:54 AM »
Strange thread.  To make it worse another one "for sale" with email address.

Trolling

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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2017, 12:42 PM »
Brett,
I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt and give you some suggestions,
You can wor for a festool retailer
You can hold private classes at festool retailers instructing folks on how to build different projects
You can freelance and help people set up and learn how to properly set up and operate and use the tools they are not familiar with.
You can free lance repair of people's tools who are out of warranty or who do not want to wait to send the tool to service get it repaired and sent back.
You can get a job with their competitors as you know sales and the inside and out of the festools you should be able to accurately describe the benefits of xxx brand of tools
You have options.
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Re: Who can benefit from an ex festool employee?
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2017, 12:53 PM »
I will also give advice and say that if I were a potential employer I would be extremely hesitant about hiring someone who would threaten to share inside information after their employment with me ended...
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