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[#] Thu Jan 14 2021 15:34:40 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I do not understand how you guys manage to stay 15... 20 years at the same job. I'm like one of those flaky girlfriends with commitment issues. The minute I feel a little bit of uncertainty, I'm so fucking done with a place - and even if I try to stick around after that point, usually the place is done with me, because it becomes clear I'm not fully committed.


It could be the best job in the world, I could be happy every day - but the first time it lets me down, I'm like... fuuuuhuuuuuuck this place.


I have a tremendously difficult time kissing an ass that is wrong - and that seems to be the #1 criteria for being engaged in a long term employment situation. Figuring out whose ass it is important to kiss... and going to town on it like a fat kid on a bologna sandwich.


And... I'm good at what I do... whatever it is. I'm always a top performer. But at 50, I completely realize that this isn't what most employers prize most. They prize having their ass treated like a fat kid's sammich. They want you to be a top performer, too... but if they have to choose between a lesser performer who can kiss an ass like a porn star gives blowjobs, or a guy who is a top performer but gives a lackluster ass kissing - 9 times out of 10 it is the idiot who knows how to suck up who wins.

That isn't my current situation. Top performers and being the best ass kisser aren't what are at play. That observation applies to larger companies.

The funding for Wallofhate may be running dry, though. Just a heads up.

 

 



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 19:07:40 MST from TheDave

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Yeah, I get that too.  They don't care if you're in the top 5 performers for the last 18 months if you keep calling them on bullshit and explaining why their plans are bad and how to fix them. 

Fortunately now I work for a friend who values being told how his ideas are bad and how to make them good. I love my job.

What are the expenses of the board?  I'd be willing to kick in a little to keep the dream alive.



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 20:13:07 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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$15 a month. But... losing my job won't mean I've dropped out of the top 1%. It means I won't have 2k a month to blow on expensive FPGA Amiga systems from Germany every month. My wife can carry my burden for a while. I just may have to get a job I hate that requires me to bend the knee and show up and leave at particular times and file productivity reports and other bullshit. It may actually end up moving me further *into* the 1%, if I get a job that pays me the kind of wage I've generally commanded in my life. It will mean that my wife can start lording over me how she is carrying the *entire burden of the household*... and I get tired of THAT shit, too - being that from 1994 until 2003, that was MY role while she was going through college getting the education to be in her role now. But... overall, it was a good trade. She has more discipline than me for being a major breadwinner. I have more eccentric passion for being uh... unreliable. 

Here is the thing- I work for a friend. That is the worst part, at this point. He doesn't like advice, he reacts poorly to challenge, and he has incredible mood swings. He can be the coolest guy in our circle of friends. 

Then, he can be the biggest asshole. 

Which, I bet a lot of people would say about me. So it makes a volatile mix. Heh. I think we both know it, too. 

It is too bad. On the other hand, even if he fires me... I think *I'll* be OK with it, as far as social situations go. I hope he'll be able to not care that I won't care, though. 

 

 

Fri Jan 15 2021 19:07:40 MST from TheDave

Yeah, I get that too.  They don't care if you're in the top 5 performers for the last 18 months if you keep calling them on bullshit and explaining why their plans are bad and how to fix them. 

Fortunately now I work for a friend who values being told how his ideas are bad and how to make them good. I love my job.

What are the expenses of the board?  I'd be willing to kick in a little to keep the dream alive.



 



[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 00:45:51 MST from TheDave

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Fri Jan 15 2021 20:13:07 MST from ParanoidDelusions

$15 a month. But... losing my job won't mean I've dropped out of the top 1%. It means I won't have 2k a month to blow on expensive FPGA Amiga systems from Germany every month. My wife can carry my burden for a while. I just may have to get a job I hate that requires me to bend the knee and show up and leave at particular times and file productivity reports and other bullshit. It may actually end up moving me further *into* the 1%, if I get a job that pays me the kind of wage I've generally commanded in my life. It will mean that my wife can start lording over me how she is carrying the *entire burden of the household*... and I get tired of THAT shit, too - being that from 1994 until 2003, that was MY role while she was going through college getting the education to be in her role now. But... overall, it was a good trade. She has more discipline than me for being a major breadwinner. I have more eccentric passion for being uh... unreliable. 

Here is the thing- I work for a friend. That is the worst part, at this point. He doesn't like advice, he reacts poorly to challenge, and he has incredible mood swings. He can be the coolest guy in our circle of friends. 

Then, he can be the biggest asshole. 

Which, I bet a lot of people would say about me. So it makes a volatile mix. Heh. I think we both know it, too. 

It is too bad. On the other hand, even if he fires me... I think *I'll* be OK with it, as far as social situations go. I hope he'll be able to not care that I won't care, though. 

 

 

Fri Jan 15 2021 19:07:40 MST from TheDave

Yeah, I get that too.  They don't care if you're in the top 5 performers for the last 18 months if you keep calling them on bullshit and explaining why their plans are bad and how to fix them. 

Fortunately now I work for a friend who values being told how his ideas are bad and how to make them good. I love my job.

What are the expenses of the board?  I'd be willing to kick in a little to keep the dream alive.



 



That's not so bad then.  If it gets to a point where you don't feel like the board is an expense you can afford let me know and I'll pitch in.

I know exactly the type of person you're talking about.  I don't think I'm like that, but who is really fully self aware, right?



[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 17:51:54 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I appreciate the offer. At some point, I have to figure out how to either do microgigs, get a real job, or monetize one of my skills and open some sort of store. 

I've got a lot of talents that could generate income - but the getting started part is a chore. 

 

Sat Jan 16 2021 00:45:51 MST from TheDave
 

That's not so bad then.  If it gets to a point where you don't feel like the board is an expense you can afford let me know and I'll pitch in.

I know exactly the type of person you're talking about.  I don't think I'm like that, but who is really fully self aware, right?



 



[#] Sun Jan 17 2021 21:45:14 MST from TheDave

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My company pays a bounty for bringing us gigs.  You get 5% of any invoices that we collect if you bring us a client.  We do web/mobile app design mostly using javascript and react but we have the ability to stretch.  We're called Nuclius.

Sat Jan 16 2021 17:51:54 MST from ParanoidDelusions

I appreciate the offer. At some point, I have to figure out how to either do microgigs, get a real job, or monetize one of my skills and open some sort of store. 

I've got a lot of talents that could generate income - but the getting started part is a chore. 

 

Sat Jan 16 2021 00:45:51 MST from TheDave
 

That's not so bad then.  If it gets to a point where you don't feel like the board is an expense you can afford let me know and I'll pitch in.

I know exactly the type of person you're talking about.  I don't think I'm like that, but who is really fully self aware, right?