Quit your [job] thread

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I did it and now I feel great

Anyway tell us about your life as a $25 an hour intern in NYC forum, I know that's how you're all living

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    That's barely over my hourly plus I get my monthly VA disability which more than covers my rent, and I live in Seattle instead of NYC, but that's where the similarities end.

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    #blessed

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    That's barely over my hourly plus I get my monthly VA disability which more than covers my rent, and I live in Seattle instead of NYC, but that's where the similarities end.

    And think about it

    You actually have to do some work

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Avocado toast isn't even expensive you weird old people

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Avocados are not that cheap here but not unreasonably expensive. I have them quite a lot mind, usually in salads.

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    single mom making 260,000 united stated dollars

    most single moms making 1/10th of that with 60 hour work weeks and 3 jobs

    I still have no idea where they pulled those numbers

    This infuriates me more than the mcdonalds "just die already" budget thing

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    single mom making 260,000 united stated dollars

    most single moms making 1/10th of that with 60 hour work weeks and 3 jobs

    I still have no idea where they pulled those numbers

    This infuriates me more than the mcdonalds "just die already" budget thing

    I mean, it's the Wall Street Journal. Capitalist Pigs one and all.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited September 23
    Avocado toast isn't even expensive you weird old people

    the justification was "millennials spend all their money on phones and avocado toast" in that they were thinking this totaled some like $2000 a month expense as to why we couldn't just save up 20% of a 1.25 million dollar house for a down payment like they saved up 20% of a 25,000 house.

    They think the ratios have stayed roughly similar for the past 40 years. Not that people are making a bit less than they did. That's not even accounting for the wildly exponential increase for things like college and houses. Straight up dollar for dollar most people make less now than the people who had those jobs in the 60s/70s/80s/90s.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Imagine trying to save $250,000 on $7.25/hr versus saving $5,000 at $1.60/hr

    ~3,125 hours vs 34,482

    Most people earned something like $2-3 an hour back in the 60s (factory workers).

    And that's just the down payment on a house. Saving that up over 5 years? Easy. Most people didn't even need to do that.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Avocado toast is the new starbucks coffee

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    I just can't even deal with those types of articles anymore. I'm already reminded every day of how I'm basically surviving paycheck to paycheck with no hope for advancement and what little sanity I have left has been worn down to a nub. Fuck this capitalist hellscape with a rusty spork.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    That's barely over my hourly plus I get my monthly VA disability which more than covers my rent, and I live in Seattle instead of NYC, but that's where the similarities end.

    And think about it

    You actually have to do some work

    And had to go to war!

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    I see those articles and immediately go to "wonder how amazingly out of touch this person just revealed themselves to be" and it never fails

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    I'm trying!!! Well, trying to look for work, but suddenly being interested in an even more niche career than I already have doesn't help

    But I'm having fun with the return to French class and taking that digital design course, and I'm very excited for the interior design one I'm starting next week!

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Imagine trying to save $250,000 on $7.25/hr versus saving $5,000 at $1.60/hr

    ~3,125 hours vs 34,482

    Most people earned something like $2-3 an hour back in the 60s (factory workers).

    And that's just the down payment on a house. Saving that up over 5 years? Easy. Most people didn't even need to do that.

    And by the time you've saved up that down payment, SURPRISE! The costs have gone up and up and up and you're still short!

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    That's barely over my hourly plus I get my monthly VA disability which more than covers my rent, and I live in Seattle instead of NYC, but that's where the similarities end.

    And think about it

    You actually have to do some work

    And had to go to war!

    That's just retail.

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    That's barely over my hourly plus I get my monthly VA disability which more than covers my rent, and I live in Seattle instead of NYC, but that's where the similarities end.

    And think about it

    You actually have to do some work

    And had to go to war!

    That's just retail.

    Oh sure, war is retail: the currency is high-velocity bullets, and they're trying to buy your and your buddy's entrails.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    single mom making 260,000 united stated dollars

    most single moms making 1/10th of that with 60 hour work weeks and 3 jobs

    I still have no idea where they pulled those numbers

    This infuriates me more than the mcdonalds "just die already" budget thing

    I love how concerned the single mother's facial expression is. "I ONLY get $260k per year, HOW will I ever make ends meet?!"

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist koyaanisqatsi Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    I see those articles and immediately go to "wonder how amazingly out of touch this person just revealed themselves to be" and it never fails

    See, that's your mistake: the articles aren't written for you.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    I see those articles and immediately go to "wonder how amazingly out of touch this person just revealed themselves to be" and it never fails

    Turns out the Universal New Yorker Cartoon Caption is even more broadly applicable.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Our combined income puts us solidly in the top 10% and without even adjusting for inflation we still don't rank on that chart.

    Fucking yes raise taxes. Raise them by a lot.

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    Company I applied to way back in March and was 3 interviews through, just reached out to do the 4th interview.

    The language was interesting, no mention of the 6 month gap. Maybe this is normal with Covid?

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Quitting my job is a goal, for sure

    But there's no safety net in the USA and I don't have enough savings to miss one pay check without being literally on street

    I missed two paychecks two years ago and I'm still fucked from it

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    It's so expensive to be poor.

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    I finally got it scheduled to go into work today. Only for 3 hours, since I still had to handle my kid's school drop off and pick up ( other kid is home with dad alone today).
    I get a call as I'm walking in that the lab is closed due to a lab member coming down with covid symptoms. To reopen if they get a negative test, or for 3? days if positive.
    I still got things done in the office, and took care of things outside the lab. But I guess I shouldn't worry about coming in the rest of the week.

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I’m taking a personal day Friday. I’ve done it before so had to figure out how.

    I figured I’d get one out of the way before we get students back in the building for the newest shitshow.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I get to quit my job in four years.

    I think I'm going to practice at the roller rink just so I can literally skate out.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I've been saying this for 8 years now but I really want to take a personal month
    or several.

    I'll settle for a long weekend, gotta make that happen come october.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    In terms of qutting, in all seriousness

    I know that I am lucky that I am in a position where I can just quit my job. Not that I have any savings or anything, like I can't survive a month without a paycheck, but I also am confident that I can find something within the next 6-7 weeks and I have no dependents that are relying on me. It's a risk, but it's a risk to me alone and ultimately I have my apartment which I could sell up and have some money left over after paying off the mortgage if heaven forbid it all does fall through. Even if I ended up doing something really low paid I could keep the bills ticked off and just live low to the ground until I find something a bit better. So yeah. I am really fortunate, and I am aware of that.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I'm slowly coming to terms with the reality I will just drop dead at work one day. The big floor sweeper zamboni thing driven by the serial killer lookin guy who never says anything, just stares, will slowly drive over the top of me for maximum comedic effect and vacuum me up.

    So will end the story of Old Juggernut. Some new and bewildered kid will be led out and handed a wrench and he will take my place. Hitting and being hit by machines until he, too, falls down dead one day. The cycle, unending, unbroken until the last fires of the sun flicker and go out.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Jugs aren't you like

    27

    You're full of the spring of life!

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I've been saying this for 8 years now but I really want to take a personal month
    or several.

    I'll settle for a long weekend, gotta make that happen come october.

    My problem is that with quarantine and being a respectable kind of person, there's nowhere to go, and nothing to do when you get there.
    Why pay to stay in a hotel for an extra $100+/night just to watch tv, when you can do that at home for free.



    I think this complete unability for myself to relax and get away is what's killing me. No vacations or meaningful time off to blow off steam.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 23
    Solar wrote: »
    Jugs aren't you like

    27

    You're full of the spring of life!

    Apparently in the sense that spring thaws can show the corpses of those that died in winter

    Juggs is the oldest young professional I know

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I've been saying this for 8 years now but I really want to take a personal month
    or several.

    I'll settle for a long weekend, gotta make that happen come october.

    Yes.

    I've identified some places within a couple hours drive of where I currently live that I could buy like, 30-40 acres of land with no development to speak off in the vicinity for like, $60-$80K. I could have my own little get away spot.

    Like, a few years of saving so the down payment doesn't deplete my savings unacceptably and I could do that. If I hadn't needed to buy a car because my Pontiac was dying then I could have done it now. The problem is then that it's an empty plot of land that at best has electricity running to the edge of the property line, I'd still need to somehow get power and internet out to some as-yet unbuilt structure and drill a well.

    So close. Yet so far.

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I'm slowly coming to terms with the reality I will just drop dead at work one day. The big floor sweeper zamboni thing driven by the serial killer lookin guy who never says anything, just stares, will slowly drive over the top of me for maximum comedic effect and vacuum me up.

    So will end the story of Old Juggernut. Some new and bewildered kid will be led out and handed a wrench and he will take my place. Hitting and being hit by machines until he, too, falls down dead one day. The cycle, unending, unbroken until the last fires of the sun flicker and go out.

    Nah, you'll be replaced by a robot long before then.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    I wish I could, like, enjoy the few months off work I've gotten as a result of being laid off.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    I've been assigned to a "Twitter chat" for the census committee, which is apparently just a hashtag that everyone uses during a specified hour. Right now it appears to be a bunch of nonprofit accounts trying to act like Brand Twitter, but being much worse at it than actual brands. Depressing.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 23
    Cambiata wrote: »
    I wish I could, like, enjoy the few months off work I've gotten as a result of being laid off.

    Yeah having enforced time off due to unemployment is NOT the same, cause it's way stressful. You need to know you've got a solid financial footing going forward before you can actually relax vis a vis taking a break

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