Now in Northern Ontario you cannot get away from that. This is the heart of the Canadian Shield and the mines give up every mineral you can imagine from the gold in your jewelry, to the copper, silver and platinum in your electronics to the zinc that keeps your car from rusting too quickly.
Plus it is fun to witness the pouring a new gold bar like this one at the Bell Creek Mine in Timmins.
So this fellow was kind enough to suggest I might want to consider applying for a job with a well-known mining journal. I wasn’t sure. I like my work in the daily newsroom. It is challenging and there is always something urgent going on. The other thing about this job is that it is in Sudbury.
The fellow said he liked my mining stories and especially the fact I had experience as a hard rock miner. I thanked the fellow and said I would work on it.
I think it was that night that I called Jennifer and had a chat. I told her about the offer and she was encouraging. I still wasn’t sure about the job. I think I was just getting too comfortable in the news game. Maybe I was getting too laid back and lazy. A few days later, I got an e-mail from Sudbury asking where my resume was. Truth is I had been working on it, but was so busy on news things I had not sent it in.
That night, I spruced up the resume, added a cover letter and dug up couple of old mining stories.
Next day I got a call from the company president. He said he liked my stories. So we had a chat and then we talked about people we both knew from back in the day; I mean wayyyy back in the day.
So he made a nice offer and said he would follow up with a letter.
So here I am now getting ready for the big move in the New Year. I am looking forward to the new gig but of course the best part will be spending more time with my family. You can’t put a price on that.