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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Marty on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:33 am

    music instructor and director:

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    i teach guitar, bass, keys

    * at school or rock for the past 5 years

    My last show Van Halen:


    This is my playing some fucking ZEPPELIN:


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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Marty on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:35 am

    thats my son singing jump

    he also plays drums:


    my daughter is the real musical talent, though. she plays in a band called krush.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 am

    Marty wrote:i work from home. best days of my life. im 45 and i feel retired. with no commute my cash flow is through the roof.

    How much was your commute before, like $100,000 a year?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by raj gibson on Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:44 am

    Ҩ wrote:Once I am home, I have to choose whether I want to go work out or make myself something to eat, but I never have time for both.

    It would obviously just be a short-term fix, but if you do careful meal planning you can condense your weekday evening meal prep to like 15 minutes so you can fit in both eating and working out. Do prep work all at once on Sunday night on a limited range of ingredients that overlap to make a series of simple meals.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:53 pm

    raj gibson wrote:It would obviously just be a short-term fix, but if you do careful meal planning you can condense your weekday evening meal prep to like 15 minutes so you can fit in both eating and working out. Do prep work all at once on Sunday night on a limited range of ingredients that overlap to make a series of simple meals.
    I need to work on this. Since I live at home, it is too easy for me to rely on my parent's most nights... I have more than enough time on the weekends to pre-plan meals for the week, but I just don't. My sister and I are going to be vegetarians for the summer, which is going to force us to prepare our own food more often. I am excited for that.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Marty on Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:02 am

    It adds up fast. I was going from the southwest suburbs to Rosemont
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    Post by Marty on Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:03 am

    It adds up fast. I was going from the southwest suburbs to Rosemont
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Thu May 03, 2018 5:39 pm

    We are going through a strategic shift and a bit of a reorganization. Lots of meetings and Q&A sessions. Along with this I think we’ve been told about 3 different business books to read.

    There are not enough years in one’s life to absorb and appreciate all the great literature that has been published. I can’t imagine replacing my current reading list with a business book. But maybe I’m wrong I also hate Ted Talks.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by reuben on Thu May 03, 2018 7:21 pm

    I hate Ted talks too Nick. It’s a thing to make dumb people feel smart. Real heads message board.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Thu May 03, 2018 10:03 pm

    I am going to work close to 50 hours this week.... It fucking sucks, yo!

    Nick wrote:There are not enough years in one’s life to absorb and appreciate all the great literature that has been published. I can’t imagine replacing my current reading list with a business book. But maybe I’m wrong I also hate Ted Talks.
    There is this guy on the bus who is reading this every morning. It probably is not entirely uninteresting, to be honest. At least it isn't one of those desperate sounding business self-help books that sloppy-looking single, middle-aged Dads are always reading.

    But I agree with you, Nick. Professional lives and careers seem really hard to prosper in because you have to compete with these people who apparently don't have other interest beyond their own job/career, to the extent that they actually read about their own career to like, kill time on public transportation.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:42 am

    I got fired/laid off. Now plotting my next move!

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    Post by undo on Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:11 am

    I think about getting fired a lot.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by undo on Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:13 am

    how do u feel about it
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    Post by WP64 on Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:49 pm

    Sorry to hear this news but I hope it ends up opening new possibilities for you.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:15 am

    Sorry, chrono. Been there and it is scary & creates a wide range of emotions for a time but I believe it always works for the best.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by zappo on Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:18 am

    Good luck, Chrono.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by C-poots on Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:04 pm

    Keep your head high dude, you'll find another gig.

    And I'm sure you've got your shit figured out but just a friendly reminder, never tell any potential employer you were fired unless they ask specifically why you left your previous role. I figured out while interviewing for jobs post-getting-fired that you can usually weasel around the subject.

    if I spoke about my previous role as one that excited me and taught me new skills and experiences but ultimately became monotonous and devoid of personal growth, the interviewer would not ask me why I left that role and I could avoid telling them I was fired altogether while still making it look like you want a challenge and to grow within your new potential company.

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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by chrondog on Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:42 pm

    I need to find some place where I fit into the culture better Smile


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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by zappo on Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:39 pm

    Any idea what might be next?
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by WP64 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:35 pm

    Do you plan on staying in Portland?
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    Post by chrondog on Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:35 am

    I would prefer to move back to the Bay Area or somewhere else on the West Coast, but Portland is still an option. Very livable city where I just don't feel 100% comfortable with the white libertarian streak that runs through Oregon.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Nick on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:04 pm

    I was in the office kitchen getting coffee & this dude engaged in some good natured ball busting & asked if I saw Pitbull at the Naperville Rib Fest last weekend.

    I was like, “Nah that isn’t my scene but my 70 year old in laws went & loved it. That must be his target audience.”

    This girl in the kitchen was listening & she goes, “Actually I adore Pitbull. He’s amazing & what you just said was very offensive.”

    So, great I’m gonna get HR’d because of some Pitbull fan experiencing fake outrage.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 pm

    I'm expecting to get an offer from an East Bay tech company next week for a content writing role. I'll probably move to Oakland and pay $1000 a month to live in a tiny room in a filthy Victorian. C-Poots and I will finally be able to get a coffee. I'm super bored with life so I'll probably join DSA, start going to meetings, and arguing with everyone there.

    I need this good job so I can spend more of my time getting drunk on expensive wine next to a body of water.
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by coyote on Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:57 am

    After years of her doing paralegal work from home for an total asshole beeotch divorce attorney, and going out tutoring after I get home from work, and staying at home with our intense daughter during the day, my wife has basically gotten hired to teach fourth grade in a catholic school.

    She still has to go through the reference and background check.

    We hope our daughter can adapt to full time preschool

    Tired of being broke and exhausted all the time.

    I think about getting a masters seriously about once a year or so, but it’s too much money. If my wife eventually works for certain universities I can take classes for free. Now that’s how the working class guy moves up
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    Re: workingman's blues

    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:00 am

    I have given up on "work" as a thing that can be meaningful, and am trying as hard as possible to find a viable alternative. My dad "worked" every damn fucking day of his life and fucking god bless him he was able to help us not die. But aside from family, he never contributed anything to anything, and all he has to show for it is a heart condition and old age. If I had family, I'd punch the clock from nine to five, but I've repeatedly proven unable to raise a family in the traditional sense, so I need to go be a wizard or some stupid bullshit.

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