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(Salon)   American workers continue to not go back to bad jobs. It's like the chains have been cut from the serfs and they tasted the sweetness of freedom   (salon.com) divider line
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2021-06-19 6:28:23 PM  
How many even have jobs to go back to?
 
2021-06-19 6:44:28 PM  
The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.
 
2021-06-19 6:56:30 PM  

educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.


You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.
 
2021-06-19 7:08:05 PM  

Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.


One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.
 
2021-06-19 7:21:09 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.


The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords
 
2021-06-19 7:23:29 PM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords


That does not sound fun, I am sorry.
 
2021-06-19 7:33:01 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.


We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby
 
2021-06-19 7:36:05 PM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby


Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.
 
2021-06-19 7:36:33 PM  

Gubbo: tell it to the IT overlords


We have heard your plight.  Our response remains: "We barely trust you Lusers with the access to our precious systems we like more than you that you already have.  And you want us to give you more applications to use our precious resources?  No.  In penance for your arrogant request, enjoy the sporadic connection outages"
 
2021-06-19 7:42:10 PM  
Who doesn't love watching porn on their breaks?

Or in between breaks?

Or during another awful and awkward virtual meeting? Make it more awkward and leave your tabs open during a screen share!
 
2021-06-19 7:46:16 PM  

Deathbymeteor: Gubbo: tell it to the IT overlords

We have heard your plight.  Our response remains: "We barely trust you Lusers with the access to our precious systems we like more than you that you already have.  And you want us to give you more applications to use our precious resources?  No.  In penance for your arrogant request, enjoy the sporadic connection outages"


I gave up asking for things when they blocked Trello that I was trying to use for small tasks across the team.

We have SSO from atlassian for that and a few other services, but again, just for the IT overlords.

/they use whatever the issue tracker is called, and it just came bundled I think
 
2021-06-19 7:46:45 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.


I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?
 
2021-06-19 7:51:24 PM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?


Not my area but definitely worth a shot. Our CFO is super friendly and based in NYC.
No eip so can't send you the name of the company. Not willing to mention the company's name here either... suggestions?
 
2021-06-19 8:01:48 PM  
My company decided to institute idiotic micromanagement techniques.
I bring it up at every meeting, stating it is bullshiat.
They hate that
But, they can fire me, or listen to this every time I'm in a meeting, or, knick it off.

If they fire me, what goes on record with HR, is that a 20 year employee with the highest metrics, kqi, customer satisfactions, best attendence, and key player quite simply was fired because they were too nebby, and when they stop doing it, and they will, I won't be there. But the customers will still ask for me.
If I quit, what goes on record with HR, is that a 20 year employee with the highest metrics, kqi, customer satisfactions, best attendence, and key player quite simply quit because they were too nebby.
So the can listen to it, or I can collect unemployment until I turn 64 in a few months.

I'm too old to be working for assholes.

And I will feel very good.

Lot of younger folks are just quitting.
They don't like it either, But They aren't saying anything, just ghosting
 
2021-06-19 8:02:35 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?

Not my area but definitely worth a shot. Our CFO is super friendly and based in NYC.
No eip so can't send you the name of the company. Not willing to mention the company's name here either... suggestions?


Nah I'm not actually serious, well I am. But, work permit things.

Problems with living in cayman is that I need a company on island for work permit reasons.
 
2021-06-19 8:11:07 PM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?

Not my area but definitely worth a shot. Our CFO is super friendly and based in NYC.
No eip so can't send you the name of the company. Not willing to mention the company's name here either... suggestions?

Nah I'm not actually serious, well I am. But, work permit things.

Problems with living in cayman is that I need a company on island for work permit reasons.


Haha, I thought the Cayman thing was a joke.
 
2021-06-19 8:15:51 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?

Not my area but definitely worth a shot. Our CFO is super friendly and based in NYC.
No eip so can't send you the name of the company. Not willing to mention the company's name here either... suggestions?

Nah I'm not actually serious, well I am. But, work permit things.

Problems with living in cayman is that I need a company on island for work permit reasons.

Haha, I thought the Cayman thing was a joke.


No, I Iive in cayman. 9 years here, had to do a year off island (my fault cause long story) and I've been back for two years.

Here's a deserted 7 Mile Beach.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-06-19 8:27:29 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.


I am. Very much a "jack of all trades master of none", though... Which isn't very marketable. I'm quite trainable, though.
 
2021-06-19 8:28:57 PM  
With great responsibility comes great freedom. Highly recommend self-employment for those that can do it.

I paint houses, pressure wash, clean gutters, tear down decks (and salvage the wood). All the things homeowners don't like messing with.

I make my own schedule and I'm getting to the point I reliably make $150-300 per day. I could make more with a good partner. People love me, I'm booked out, and it's honest work.

Also the overhead is low now that I've bought almost all the tools (for now, always love new toys). A Toyota minivan (to replace my F150) will bring fuel costs down, and I plan on a lot of investments (write offs) and other legal means of creative accounting. For one half of a DINK couple it's pretty awesome.

It's hard work but I'm not crammed in an office. If a client gets out of line I fire *them.*

Entrepreneurship. Do it.
 
2021-06-19 8:30:04 PM  

kyuzokai: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am. Very much a "jack of all trades master of none", though... Which isn't very marketable. I'm quite trainable, though.


"Jack of all trades
Master of none;
But often better
Than a master
Of one"
 
2021-06-19 8:30:16 PM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?

Not my area but definitely worth a shot. Our CFO is super friendly and based in NYC.
No eip so can't send you the name of the company. Not willing to mention the company's name here either... suggestions?

Nah I'm not actually serious, well I am. But, work permit things.

Problems with living in cayman is that I need a company on island for work permit reasons.

Haha, I thought the Cayman thing was a joke.

No, I Iive in cayman. 9 years here, had to do a year off island (my fault cause long story) and I've been back for two years.

Here's a deserted 7 Mile Beach.

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Hahaha my sympathy for your situation just shifted a bit, Gubbo.
 
2021-06-19 8:34:00 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby

Looking for a new employer? Mine is starting to hire again...
I've never, in 14 years, had a boss in the same state as I live and we're global. We've got the whole "remote working" thing down pretty well.

I am actually. Need an overpaid accountant?

Not my area but definitely worth a shot. Our CFO is super friendly and based in NYC.
No eip so can't send you the name of the company. Not willing to mention the company's name here either... suggestions?

Nah I'm not actually serious, well I am. But, work permit things.

Problems with living in cayman is that I need a company on island for work permit reasons.

Haha, I thought the Cayman thing was a joke.

No, I Iive in cayman. 9 years here, had to do a year off island (my fault cause long story) and I've been back for two years.

Here's a deserted 7 Mile Beach.

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Hahaha my sympathy for your situation just shifted a bit, Gubbo.


That's outside the kimpton. So in a normal year there'd be 150-200 overly wealthy Americans flaunting themselves on the beach.

Life is tough.
 
2021-06-19 8:36:03 PM  

The Brains: With great responsibility comes great freedom. Highly recommend self-employment for those that can do it.

I paint houses, pressure wash, clean gutters, tear down decks (and salvage the wood). All the things homeowners don't like messing with.

I make my own schedule and I'm getting to the point I reliably make $150-300 per day. I could make more with a good partner. People love me, I'm booked out, and it's honest work.

Also the overhead is low now that I've bought almost all the tools (for now, always love new toys). A Toyota minivan (to replace my F150) will bring fuel costs down, and I plan on a lot of investments (write offs) and other legal means of creative accounting. For one half of a DINK couple it's pretty awesome.

It's hard work but I'm not crammed in an office. If a client gets out of line I fire *them.*

Entrepreneurship. Do it.


This is awesome, congrats.
I run my own small business with exactly this in mind for "retirement." Custom woodwork. Building up my portfolio and client list as a side hustle. Another 15 years or so and I can shed these golden handcuffs.
 
2021-06-19 8:39:11 PM  

educated: The Brains: With great responsibility comes great freedom. Highly recommend self-employment for those that can do it.

I paint houses, pressure wash, clean gutters, tear down decks (and salvage the wood). All the things homeowners don't like messing with.

I make my own schedule and I'm getting to the point I reliably make $150-300 per day. I could make more with a good partner. People love me, I'm booked out, and it's honest work.

Also the overhead is low now that I've bought almost all the tools (for now, always love new toys). A Toyota minivan (to replace my F150) will bring fuel costs down, and I plan on a lot of investments (write offs) and other legal means of creative accounting. For one half of a DINK couple it's pretty awesome.

It's hard work but I'm not crammed in an office. If a client gets out of line I fire *them.*

Entrepreneurship. Do it.

This is awesome, congrats.
I run my own small business with exactly this in mind for "retirement." Custom woodwork. Building up my portfolio and client list as a side hustle. Another 15 years or so and I can shed these golden handcuffs.


Woodwork feels like one of those things where there are a lot of toys that you could always be buying.

Did I say toys, I meant tools you really really need :)
 
2021-06-19 8:51:03 PM  

Gubbo: Woodwork feels like one of those things where there are a lot of toys that you could always be buying.

Did I say toys, I meant tools you really really need :)


Hence the golden handcuffs.
Capital.
I've got a nice woodshop right now and a good selection of primary toys tools that I've build up over the last 6 years. Only a couple more big ones before I consider my shop complete. Tacoma's paid off, etc.

Biggest expense these days is wood, honestly.
 
2021-06-19 8:53:07 PM  

The Brains: With great responsibility comes great freedom. Highly recommend self-employment for those that can do it.

I paint houses, pressure wash, clean gutters, tear down decks (and salvage the wood). All the things homeowners don't like messing with.

I make my own schedule and I'm getting to the point I reliably make $150-300 per day. I could make more with a good partner. People love me, I'm booked out, and it's honest work.

Also the overhead is low now that I've bought almost all the tools (for now, always love new toys). A Toyota minivan (to replace my F150) will bring fuel costs down, and I plan on a lot of investments (write offs) and other legal means of creative accounting. For one half of a DINK couple it's pretty awesome.

It's hard work but I'm not crammed in an office. If a client gets out of line I fire *them.*

Entrepreneurship. Do it.


How do you handle health insurance?
 
2021-06-19 9:04:19 PM  

educated: Gubbo: Woodwork feels like one of those things where there are a lot of toys that you could always be buying.

Did I say toys, I meant tools you really really need :)

Hence the golden handcuffs.
Capital.
I've got a nice woodshop right now and a good selection of primary toys tools that I've build up over the last 6 years. Only a couple more big ones before I consider my shop complete. Tacoma's paid off, etc.

Biggest expense these days is wood, honestly.


Which feels pretty crazy that wood is so expensive.

I have a habit of watching metalwork and woodwork on YouTube. I find it a very nice way to unwind.

Less so woodwork, but forging. With some nice music and just watching a power hammer flatten and reshape steel and the flakes coming off.

I know in person it's loud and hot and noisy and dangerous, but on YouTube it looks peaceful
 
2021-06-19 9:08:59 PM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: Woodwork feels like one of those things where there are a lot of toys that you could always be buying.

Did I say toys, I meant tools you really really need :)

Hence the golden handcuffs.
Capital.
I've got a nice woodshop right now and a good selection of primary toys tools that I've build up over the last 6 years. Only a couple more big ones before I consider my shop complete. Tacoma's paid off, etc.

Biggest expense these days is wood, honestly.

Which feels pretty crazy that wood is so expensive.

I have a habit of watching metalwork and woodwork on YouTube. I find it a very nice way to unwind.

Less so woodwork, but forging. With some nice music and just watching a power hammer flatten and reshape steel and the flakes coming off.

I know in person it's loud and hot and noisy and dangerous, but on YouTube it looks peaceful


I'm mopping up what you're spilling. Forbidden pastry is what it looks like to me. Flakey goodness.
 
2021-06-19 9:15:06 PM  

educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: Woodwork feels like one of those things where there are a lot of toys that you could always be buying.

Did I say toys, I meant tools you really really need :)

Hence the golden handcuffs.
Capital.
I've got a nice woodshop right now and a good selection of primary toys tools that I've build up over the last 6 years. Only a couple more big ones before I consider my shop complete. Tacoma's paid off, etc.

Biggest expense these days is wood, honestly.

Which feels pretty crazy that wood is so expensive.

I have a habit of watching metalwork and woodwork on YouTube. I find it a very nice way to unwind.

Less so woodwork, but forging. With some nice music and just watching a power hammer flatten and reshape steel and the flakes coming off.

I know in person it's loud and hot and noisy and dangerous, but on YouTube it looks peaceful

I'm mopping up what you're spilling. Forbidden pastry is what it looks like to me. Flakey goodness.


Oh actually. Videos where someone takes a craggy ass piece of crap wood off a tree. And just turns it down on a lathe to a bowl or whatever.

And again, I know loud and dusty and work. But so peaceful just watching material vanish and a shape appear.
 
2021-06-19 9:25:39 PM  
Doordash is in a coma tonight, yo! No deliveries being done anywhere, and phone support is an eternal busy signal.

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2021-06-19 9:47:00 PM  
Fled a bad job during Covid.  Thankfully, boss made the best of a bad situation and threw every plague rat who came into the store out (and encouraged/required? all other managers to do the same).  Not sure how much is simpleminded rule following (kind of required for anyone who sells food) and how much is protecting his employees, but I'll take what I can get.

Trying to work my way up the ladder of less sucky jobs.  Did ok as a contractor for awhile, but that isn't really my thing.  Relocation restrictions are just about over, so time to start looking for something that sucks even less.
 
2021-06-19 9:51:16 PM  
I think a lot of former workers have embraced the advantages of being a stay at home caregiver and companies better pay up if they want them back in the workforce or get "socialism" involved in caregiving.  It's really really expensive to pay someone else to be caregiver.
 
2021-06-19 10:18:32 PM  
My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.
 
2021-06-19 10:21:03 PM  

Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.


Ask your competitor if they'd allow WFH. If they do, sounds like a no brainer.
 
2021-06-19 10:28:25 PM  

educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.


Few things in life are as valuable as a good employer.
 
2021-06-19 10:31:44 PM  

dustman81: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

Ask your competitor if they'd allow WFH. If they do, sounds like a no brainer.


Two days a week subject to management approval which they offered. That makes the commute difference five hours a week now vs six hours a week at the new place.

But holy shiat South Carolina sucks. I drive down to check it out today and the area around the office is terrible.
 
2021-06-19 11:45:02 PM  
But after a while they won't have a choice.
 
2021-06-19 11:49:33 PM  

Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.


My last company felt workers were no more than disposable cogs and treated us like we should thank them daily for allowing us plebs to work for them. After the last round of people quit I was talking to one of them and they said 'I can't understand why anyone would work here.'

And they were right. Why should you come into a job each day and work hard to support a bad company? All you're doing is justifying their path of jackassery. Companies either need to see the writing on the wall or go under.
 
2021-06-20 12:02:13 AM  

Koodz: dustman81: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

Ask your competitor if they'd allow WFH. If they do, sounds like a no brainer.

Two days a week subject to management approval which they offered. That makes the commute difference five hours a week now vs six hours a week at the new place.

But holy shiat South Carolina sucks. I drive down to check it out today and the area around the office is terrible.


Where in SC may I ask?

I dunno your living situation but, I've got a room for rent in a nicer part of Columbia -- in the burbs Northwest of the city close-ish to the lake. It's 30 minutes to downtown.

We could always use more sane people to counter the local derps.

Though I did just interview a young fella who just has to clear the background checks.
 
2021-06-20 12:03:40 AM  

GodComplex: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

My last company felt workers were no more than disposable cogs and treated us like we should thank them daily for allowing us plebs to work for them. After the last round of people quit I was talking to one of them and they said 'I can't understand why anyone would work here.'

And they were right. Why should you come into a job each day and work hard to support a bad company? All you're doing is justifying their path of jackassery. Companies either need to see the writing on the wall or go under.


This is one reason why, when I was asked to present to a class of students in a local tech school (IT and networking course), I told them I wouldn't run down any industry during the talk, but afterwards, I'd be happy to offer my personal opinions.  So many of them asked about oil and gas, and were disappointed to hear me just ripping into it.  It took some time to get across that O&G may pay well, but you're disposable, and they know it.  You want something that pays well, but treats you like a human.

Pretty sure I only got through to a couple, but I bet those couple are happier.
 
2021-06-20 12:11:30 AM  

kdawg7736: But after a while they won't have a choice.


Not as many people as you think aren't working because of unemployment benefits. People have finally realized "Hey wait, why do I want to work for assholes for welfare wages?". I know you and your types jerk off at the thought of people being forced to work in shiatty jobs or starve to death. But that doesn't seem like it's going to be the case
 
2021-06-20 12:16:37 AM  

Boudyro: Koodz: dustman81: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

Ask your competitor if they'd allow WFH. If they do, sounds like a no brainer.

Two days a week subject to management approval which they offered. That makes the commute difference five hours a week now vs six hours a week at the new place.

But holy shiat South Carolina sucks. I drive down to check it out today and the area around the office is terrible.

Where in SC may I ask?

I dunno your living situation but, I've got a room for rent in a nicer part of Columbia -- in the burbs Northwest of the city close-ish to the lake. It's 30 minutes to downtown.

We could always use more sane people to counter the local derps.

Though I did just interview a young fella who just has to clear the background checks.


I'd be commuting from Asheville to Greenville(ish). Not a nice part of Greenville to be honest.
 
2021-06-20 12:28:11 AM  

Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: Gubbo: educated: The company I work for did some horrible things in the interest of financial stability but with regard to "going back," they're doing it right.
They closed half the NA offices, so I am one of hundreds that has nothing to go back to. I am fine with that. We got a one time payment from the company to set up our home office and get a yearly stipend for supplies.
For those that have an office to go back to, they don't have to go. But if they want to, they have to be vaccinated.
Landscape's changed for industries/positions that are privileged enough, and my employer made the decision early on to take it gracefully.
I'm filled with gratitude for that.

You seem to be pleased with that, which is great if it works for you.

I know a lot of places are desperate to have people back in the office, to the point of not offering the choice at all.

One of the "benefits" that came from the horrible things my employer did in the interest of financial stability was they laid off most of the leadership in the company that felt that way.

/again, filled with gratitude.

The issue in my company is the middle management levels. If they can't be looking over everyone's shoulder, how will they know people are working.

Plus we were never, and still aren't, set up for remote work.

The difficulties in trying to explain where on a spreadsheet you're pointing with only phone and instant messenger is too hard to overcome.

/yes I know that's a solved problem
//tell it to the IT overlords

That does not sound fun, I am sorry.

We managed. I'm back in the office now. But, deliberately making thing harder for staff is a middle management and IT hobby


As a sysadmin for about 500 people, I am doing everything I can to make remote work as easy and accessible as possible for staff. I dont want to go back to an office, so I'm pretty motivated to create an environment where that is increasingly unnecessary for everyone.
 
2021-06-20 12:37:47 AM  
FTA ""Magicians were all out of work and had absolutely nothing to do. At the same time corporations [that], out of necessity, needed to spice things up in their Zoom meetings took a small risk." In other words, his clientele expanded to include "virtual" magic."

Anyone want to break it to him that his magic has always been virtual?
 
2021-06-20 1:00:06 AM  

Koodz: Boudyro: Koodz: dustman81: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

Ask your competitor if they'd allow WFH. If they do, sounds like a no brainer.

Two days a week subject to management approval which they offered. That makes the commute difference five hours a week now vs six hours a week at the new place.

But holy shiat South Carolina sucks. I drive down to check it out today and the area around the office is terrible.

Where in SC may I ask?

I dunno your living situation but, I've got a room for rent in a nicer part of Columbia -- in the burbs Northwest of the city close-ish to the lake. It's 30 minutes to downtown.

We could always use more sane people to counter the local derps.

Though I did just interview a young fella who just has to clear the background checks.

I'd be commuting from Asheville to Greenville(ish). Not a nice part of Greenville to be honest.


Oof that's deep jesus land too. Good luck.
 
2021-06-20 2:06:41 AM  

Boudyro: Koodz: Boudyro: Koodz: dustman81: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

Ask your competitor if they'd allow WFH. If they do, sounds like a no brainer.

Two days a week subject to management approval which they offered. That makes the commute difference five hours a week now vs six hours a week at the new place.

But holy shiat South Carolina sucks. I drive down to check it out today and the area around the office is terrible.

Where in SC may I ask?

I dunno your living situation but, I've got a room for rent in a nicer part of Columbia -- in the burbs Northwest of the city close-ish to the lake. It's 30 minutes to downtown.

We could always use more sane people to counter the local derps.

Though I did just interview a young fella who just has to clear the background checks.

I'd be commuting from Asheville to Greenville(ish). Not a nice part of Greenville to be honest.

Oof that's deep jesus land too. Good luck.


Trumpland as well.
 
2021-06-20 2:10:22 AM  
From the lady in the article who switched to a WFH job and liked it:

"It's been a full 360 for me."

She should probably use her new found leisure time to brush up on basic geometry.
 
2021-06-20 2:29:08 AM  

Deathbymeteor: GodComplex: Koodz: My company had a policy in the handbook that after annual performance evaluations any pay raises would be retroactive to January 1st. This year they decided that they wouldn't be doing it that way, I said, "wait a minute that's in the goddamn handbook." I checked and they altered that page in January without telling anyone. I keep old versions of such things on a separate hard drive and compared them.

Between that trick and revoking all work from home and flextime when we came back to the office I've run out of patience with them.

I have an offer letter in my inbox from a competitor for 15% more plus overtime which my firm never offered. The only downside is it's an hour commute unless I want to move to South Carolina. That's a pretty big downside, but my current employer learned nothing from the pandemic and I feel like I'm rewarding that if I stay.

My last company felt workers were no more than disposable cogs and treated us like we should thank them daily for allowing us plebs to work for them. After the last round of people quit I was talking to one of them and they said 'I can't understand why anyone would work here.'

And they were right. Why should you come into a job each day and work hard to support a bad company? All you're doing is justifying their path of jackassery. Companies either need to see the writing on the wall or go under.

This is one reason why, when I was asked to present to a class of students in a local tech school (IT and networking course), I told them I wouldn't run down any industry during the talk, but afterwards, I'd be happy to offer my personal opinions.  So many of them asked about oil and gas, and were disappointed to hear me just ripping into it.  It took some time to get across that O&G may pay well, but you're disposable, and they know it.  You want something that pays well, but treats you like a human.

Pretty sure I only got through to a couple, but I bet those couple are happier.


You're doing to lord's work. The sooner people figure out that they won't be rewarded for doing a good job and that upper management would outsource their job in a heartbeat, the better. The sooner we may actually see a paradigm shift in employment again.

We shouldn't patronize businesses with deplorable business models and nor should we work for them.
 
2021-06-20 3:40:12 AM  

Phil McKraken: Few things in life are as valuable as a good employer.


... or as rare.
 
2021-06-20 4:55:06 AM  

The Brains: With great responsibility comes great freedom. Highly recommend self-employment for those that can do it.

I paint houses, pressure wash, clean gutters, tear down decks (and salvage the wood). All the things homeowners don't like messing with.

I make my own schedule and I'm getting to the point I reliably make $150-300 per day. I could make more with a good partner. People love me, I'm booked out, and it's honest work.

Also the overhead is low now that I've bought almost all the tools (for now, always love new toys). A Toyota minivan (to replace my F150) will bring fuel costs down, and I plan on a lot of investments (write offs) and other legal means of creative accounting. For one half of a DINK couple it's pretty awesome.

It's hard work but I'm not crammed in an office. If a client gets out of line I fire *them.*

Entrepreneurship. Do it.


If you were closer, I'd hook you up with one of my kids.  Works best one to one, think plumber's or electrician's assistant.  Never gonna be the decision maker, but will work from can to can't.

If you can, find a chapter of the Special Olympics nearby, and see if they have anyone that you can work with.  You'll instantly become the greatest person ever, because there are hordes of people with disabilities that are incredible workers that can't get hired.  They just need someone in their corner, willing to work with caregivers to implement a plan.
 
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