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Re: Jobs
« Reply #870 on: November 24, 2021, 07:35:25 PM »
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After some 7 years in banking related IT field which was the most useless and boring and just stupid shit ever, I've now been working almost 5 years at a mobile gaming startup (or atleast it was a startup originally, maybe too big for that already). I work mostly in testing so it's still boring and not very stimulating work, and I took a considerable paycut to start working there, but everyone at the company is super talented and smart and nice and since it's a small company I have been able to be included in a lot of stuff and have some authority due to being one of the oldest workers there. And most excitingly it's looking like we are on the way to being able to start getting some monetary benefits of our success in the near-ish future, which may have some life-altering effects.

For literally years I did next to nothing while waiting for the company to scale up so I would have more to do and lately I've finally had to start busting my ass a bit but now we are also growing so fast that suddenly there are all these new seasoned senior people being brought in and they start shitting on all the old workers saying that this is how things should be done because it's how we did it at my previous (failed) company. So now we're fighting the market and competitors on the outside and new conflicting ideas on the inside while trying to keep the thing heading in the right direction.

My dream is to build a new house in my dad's childhood place which is basically an orchard in the countryside and start growing vines and doing passion projects / hobbies instead of working a "job", but I guess pretty much everyone would prefer that. I've heard of people who have been given that opportunity of financial independence and they always say that after a few weeks of sitting around they want to go back to work, but I'm pretty sure they don't skate and I also have an insanely good tolerance for boredom (hence software testing).
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fuuuuck that. periods when I haven't had to a job are amazing. there's always things to do, whether it's leisure, working on things on your space/property, making things, learning things, etc. Going to a job outside the home everyday is a pretty new phenomenon in human history. Shit sucks. Maybe it depends on where you live. It might be boring in a suburb or something, but even then, if you've got financial independence, make some shit happen.
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I used to think I had to work a ton or I was a lazy fuck. That sure as fuck changed with time, I haven't worked since I parked my truck in early October, and I love it. Seeing that I live in the sticks I take hikes in the mountains almost every day with my kids and my dog, skate when it's above 32, and if I start to feel lazy I fuck around in my yard or work on my houses. I look forward to taking the Winter off maybe I will even try to like snowboarding again. I wish I realized in my 30's just work to live don't live to work.

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you go x-country skiing or snowshoeing? I never had em but gotta get some when I move back.
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Re: Jobs
« Reply #871 on: November 24, 2021, 08:08:46 PM »
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After some 7 years in banking related IT field which was the most useless and boring and just stupid shit ever, I've now been working almost 5 years at a mobile gaming startup (or atleast it was a startup originally, maybe too big for that already). I work mostly in testing so it's still boring and not very stimulating work, and I took a considerable paycut to start working there, but everyone at the company is super talented and smart and nice and since it's a small company I have been able to be included in a lot of stuff and have some authority due to being one of the oldest workers there. And most excitingly it's looking like we are on the way to being able to start getting some monetary benefits of our success in the near-ish future, which may have some life-altering effects.

For literally years I did next to nothing while waiting for the company to scale up so I would have more to do and lately I've finally had to start busting my ass a bit but now we are also growing so fast that suddenly there are all these new seasoned senior people being brought in and they start shitting on all the old workers saying that this is how things should be done because it's how we did it at my previous (failed) company. So now we're fighting the market and competitors on the outside and new conflicting ideas on the inside while trying to keep the thing heading in the right direction.

My dream is to build a new house in my dad's childhood place which is basically an orchard in the countryside and start growing vines and doing passion projects / hobbies instead of working a "job", but I guess pretty much everyone would prefer that. I've heard of people who have been given that opportunity of financial independence and they always say that after a few weeks of sitting around they want to go back to work, but I'm pretty sure they don't skate and I also have an insanely good tolerance for boredom (hence software testing).
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fuuuuck that. periods when I haven't had to a job are amazing. there's always things to do, whether it's leisure, working on things on your space/property, making things, learning things, etc. Going to a job outside the home everyday is a pretty new phenomenon in human history. Shit sucks. Maybe it depends on where you live. It might be boring in a suburb or something, but even then, if you've got financial independence, make some shit happen.
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I used to think I had to work a ton or I was a lazy fuck. That sure as fuck changed with time, I haven't worked since I parked my truck in early October, and I love it. Seeing that I live in the sticks I take hikes in the mountains almost every day with my kids and my dog, skate when it's above 32, and if I start to feel lazy I fuck around in my yard or work on my houses. I look forward to taking the Winter off maybe I will even try to like snowboarding again. I wish I realized in my 30's just work to live don't live to work.
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likewise.

you go x-country skiing or snowshoeing? I never had em but gotta get some when I move back.
Yessir I just started snowshoeing last winter. My in-laws gave me a beautiful set but I only got out twice. This winter I plan on getting out a lot more. It's a great workout and I need it come snowfall. Shit I may start looking for moose horns just to add to the fun.
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Re: Jobs
« Reply #872 on: November 24, 2021, 08:15:51 PM »
I got a cleaning job. Five hour shifts and I can do the work in one hour and still get paid for five. Take that you poosey little call centre that fired me.

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Re: Jobs
« Reply #873 on: November 24, 2021, 08:38:01 PM »
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After some 7 years in banking related IT field which was the most useless and boring and just stupid shit ever, I've now been working almost 5 years at a mobile gaming startup (or atleast it was a startup originally, maybe too big for that already). I work mostly in testing so it's still boring and not very stimulating work, and I took a considerable paycut to start working there, but everyone at the company is super talented and smart and nice and since it's a small company I have been able to be included in a lot of stuff and have some authority due to being one of the oldest workers there. And most excitingly it's looking like we are on the way to being able to start getting some monetary benefits of our success in the near-ish future, which may have some life-altering effects.

For literally years I did next to nothing while waiting for the company to scale up so I would have more to do and lately I've finally had to start busting my ass a bit but now we are also growing so fast that suddenly there are all these new seasoned senior people being brought in and they start shitting on all the old workers saying that this is how things should be done because it's how we did it at my previous (failed) company. So now we're fighting the market and competitors on the outside and new conflicting ideas on the inside while trying to keep the thing heading in the right direction.

My dream is to build a new house in my dad's childhood place which is basically an orchard in the countryside and start growing vines and doing passion projects / hobbies instead of working a "job", but I guess pretty much everyone would prefer that. I've heard of people who have been given that opportunity of financial independence and they always say that after a few weeks of sitting around they want to go back to work, but I'm pretty sure they don't skate and I also have an insanely good tolerance for boredom (hence software testing).
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fuuuuck that. periods when I haven't had to a job are amazing. there's always things to do, whether it's leisure, working on things on your space/property, making things, learning things, etc. Going to a job outside the home everyday is a pretty new phenomenon in human history. Shit sucks. Maybe it depends on where you live. It might be boring in a suburb or something, but even then, if you've got financial independence, make some shit happen.
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I used to think I had to work a ton or I was a lazy fuck. That sure as fuck changed with time, I haven't worked since I parked my truck in early October, and I love it. Seeing that I live in the sticks I take hikes in the mountains almost every day with my kids and my dog, skate when it's above 32, and if I start to feel lazy I fuck around in my yard or work on my houses. I look forward to taking the Winter off maybe I will even try to like snowboarding again. I wish I realized in my 30's just work to live don't live to work.
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likewise.

you go x-country skiing or snowshoeing? I never had em but gotta get some when I move back.
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Yessir I just started snowshoeing last winter. My in-laws gave me a beautiful set but I only got out twice. This winter I plan on getting out a lot more. It's a great workout and I need it come snowfall. Shit I may start looking for moose horns just to add to the fun.

ayeee that'd be sick. get high and cruise.

moose are baddass. we've got elk over here, but they're like 2/3 moose size. found some pretty massive elk antlers in a redwood forest once. but only once.
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Re: Jobs
« Reply #874 on: November 24, 2021, 10:50:19 PM »
I work as a Fund admin at one of the largest insurase company in Sweden. It's alright, pays alright.

I start at 07:00 and get the fuck out at 15:30. 90% of my work is done with headphones. The co-workers are kinds of alright. However, there's plenty of high school drama shit. Oh, well.

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Re: Jobs
« Reply #875 on: December 05, 2021, 02:22:27 PM »
I work as a Fund admin at one of the largest insurase company in Sweden. It's alright, pays alright.

I start at 07:00 and get the fuck out at 15:30. 90% of my work is done with headphones. The co-workers are kinds of alright. However, there's plenty of high school drama shit. Oh, well.

Huh, I guess all jobs there are kind of the same. Except I loathe my coworkers.
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Re: Jobs
« Reply #876 on: December 05, 2021, 05:39:03 PM »
I left my computer career in 2019 after 23 years.  Unix/Linux sysadmin type stuff.

Stay at home Dad for about 2.5 years after that, which included LOTS of skating.  E.g. - In October I averaged a 42 minute skate every day of the month on my backyard mini.

3 weeks ago started part-time as a package handler for one of the big package moving/delivery companies.

Also own 2 buildings with 9 apartments total for the past 10 years, so landlord and property manager for that time as well.

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Re: Jobs
« Reply #877 on: December 05, 2021, 11:11:48 PM »
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I work as a Fund admin at one of the largest insurase company in Sweden. It's alright, pays alright.

I start at 07:00 and get the fuck out at 15:30. 90% of my work is done with headphones. The co-workers are kinds of alright. However, there's plenty of high school drama shit. Oh, well.
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Huh, I guess all jobs there are kind of the same. Except I loathe my coworkers.

Yeah, probably the same.

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Re: Jobs
« Reply #878 on: December 06, 2021, 05:24:27 AM »
Been working at McD for a few months now. Kinda liking it making my own money is sick!

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« Reply #879 on: December 06, 2021, 08:02:39 AM »
Been working at McD for a few months now. Kinda liking it making my own money is sick!
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« Reply #880 on: December 06, 2021, 08:05:26 AM »
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Been working at McD for a few months now. Kinda liking it making my own money is sick!
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Re: Jobs
« Reply #881 on: December 06, 2021, 09:57:30 AM »

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Re: Jobs
« Reply #882 on: December 06, 2021, 10:16:28 AM »
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Re: Jobs
« Reply #883 on: December 06, 2021, 01:12:12 PM »
IT or software testing seems like it would cool to me. At least your inside, clean, use your brain, and probably not too physically toast to skate. Im about to start a job as a vehicle inspector this month. Likely checking for damage for wholesale or auction cars or something like that. It's probably going to suck since I'm going to be outside all day and the winters are gnarly here and the pay is low.

I plan to keep apply to digital marketing jobs since that's what I studied but trying arrange interviews is going to be challenging.

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I want to fight you so badly richard
Please give me your address ill make it my life goal to punsh your face in