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#1 Megasoup

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:38 AM

What do you do and what are you doing to try to be the best at what you do?

This seems like an obvious thread for a community whose been corresponding with each other for years, but it hasn't been done yet. So those who are trying to better themselves, speak out. And those of us who probably haven't even thought on these lines, pay attention.

Let's pull together. Let's help each other.

I've been trying to do anything but be a bartender for the last 16 years. There's been a recent change in me. All of that can come out later. Let's hear your stories first.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:57 AM

im a professional poster on the ufc forums and a dedicated gsp fan. i strive to be the biggest gsp fan there can be, when im not busy derping out random walls of text or posting pictures and material that should get me banned.
 
im also an avid supporter of the sobercuban movement, and a seniōre member of the warwest fan club


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:37 AM

im a professional poster on the ufc forums and a dedicated gsp fan. i strive to be the biggest gsp fan there can be, when im not busy derping out random walls of text or posting pictures and material that should get me banned.
 
im also an avid supporter of the sobercuban movement, and a seniōre member of the warwest fan club

 

What do you really do? We know where all your money goes...what is your real source of income?


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:41 AM

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:48 AM

What do you really do? We know where all your money goes...what is your real source of income?


he's a wine makers bish boy m8 you need to listen more. also so how tf are you!?
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:14 AM

he's a wine makers bish boy m8 you need to listen more. also so how tf are you!?


Pretty good m8, thanks for asking

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:05 AM

I am a casino table games dealer at the moment.  My goal is to never deal again in about 2 to 3 years.  I want to move up as quickly as possible and be a full time supervisor.  To do that, I pretty much just have to be a great and reliable employee which I am.  I've already learned all the games I need to with the exception of Craps and Roulette - I don't need those games to be a supervisor.  My long term goal is to be a PIT manager or an Assistant shift manager which is 4 and 5 promotions away respectively.  I could say I want to be a Shift manager but I'm being realistic here.  There are too many people ahead of me and Pit manager and Assistant Shift manager seem like reachable goals.  I have 25 years of work left in this company to do so before I retire. 

 

My 401K is projected to be around $500,000.  My wife's 401K is projected to be around 1.5 million.  These numbers are based on a modest rate of return of 10% for 25 years.  I'll never be rich unless I hit the lotto but I think I'll be financially secure once I'm in my late 50s provided I'm in good health to keep working until I'm 67. 

 

My advice to the younger guys:  No matter what job you have, start on your 401K as soon as you become eligible.  I didn't start until my early 30's.  If I had start just a few years earlier, my 401K would be over a million instead of just $500,000 by the time I retire.  

 

Take a look at some of these numbers.  Let's say you have 1 million by the time you are 60 years old.  And let's say your rate of return is a modest 10% only.  What is 10% of 1 million?  It is $100,000.  Your 401K could be making over a hundred thousand a year...which at this point, you really don't need to work anymore. 

 

Start early and retire happy.  You'll thank me. 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:27 AM

I am a casino table games dealer at the moment.  My goal is to never deal again in about 2 to 3 years.  I want to move up as quickly as possible and be a full time supervisor.  To do that, I pretty much just have to be a great and reliable employee which I am.  I've already learned all the games I need to with the exception of Craps and Roulette - I don't need those games to be a supervisor.  My long term goal is to be a PIT manager or an Assistant shift manager which is 4 and 5 promotions away respectively.  I could say I want to be a Shift manager but I'm being realistic here.  There are too many people ahead of me and Pit manager and Assistant Shift manager seem like reachable goals.  I have 25 years of work left in this company to do so before I retire. 

 

My 401K is projected to be around $500,000.  My wife's 401K is projected to be around 1.5 million.  These numbers are based on a modest rate of return of 10% for 25 years.  I'll never be rich unless I hit the lotto but I think I'll be financially secure once I'm in my late 50s provided I'm in good health to keep working until I'm 67. 

 

My advice to the younger guys:  No matter what job you have, start on your 401K as soon as you become eligible.  I didn't start until my early 30's.  If I had start just a few years earlier, my 401K would be over a million instead of just $500,000 by the time I retire.  

 

Take a look at some of these numbers.  Let's say you have 1 million by the time you are 60 years old.  And let's say your rate of return is a modest 10% only.  What is 10% of 1 million?  It is $100,000.  Your 401K could be making over a hundred thousand a year...which at this point, you really don't need to work anymore. 

 

Start early and retire happy.  You'll thank me. 

you work at a casino but don't know how roulette works? dude that's the EASIEST one there is 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:34 AM

Project Management, Post Secondary Curriculum Development, International Trade.

That's my career I am currently on hiatus from on account of my spine falling apart but it is being held for me although I am not feeling very hopeful because they have been holding it for over 2 years now. I have an incredible employer but the reality of the situation is they are paying $8000 a year to maintain my drug and dental for my entire family and not seeing any ROI whatsoever. It's all kinda tragic because I worked my tail off to get there all my life. I was in the process of being bumped to senior management and vetting an assistant the week before it all fell down. The traction I have lost is growing increasingly insurmountable the longer I am off work. So I suppose you could say my career goals right now are to simply get better so I can get back to it. I'm absolutely lost without my job. It's funny because I was no different than anyone else before in terms of complaining about being tired and having to go to work. My father always told me the very last reason one works is for a paycheque. He was right. You gain so much being out there collaborating with colleagues and meeting deadlines. It's a vital component of your well being. I hear people complain now and wanna smack them upside the head. I would kill to get back to work.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:35 AM

you work at a casino but don't know how roulette works? dude that's the EASIEST one there is 

Please don't comment on things you don't know.  It'll serve you well in the future. 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:35 AM

Pretty good m8, thanks for asking
I've returned from my 2017 hiatus and am prepared to be a more active can this year :)


It's nice to have you back. :)
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:42 AM

Project Management, Post Secondary Curriculum Development, International Trade.

That's my career I am currently on hiatus from on account of my spine falling apart but it is being held for me although I am not feeling very hopeful because they have been holding it for over 2 years now. I have an incredible employer but the reality of the situation is they are paying $8000 a year to maintain my drug and dental for my entire family and not seeing any ROI whatsoever. It's all kinda tragic because I worked my tail off to get there all my life. I was in the process of being bumped to senior management and vetting an assistant the week before it all fell down. The traction I have lost is growing increasingly insurmountable the longer I am off work. So I suppose you could say my career goals right now are to simply get better so I can get back to it. I'm absolutely lost without my job. It's funny because I was no different than anyone else before in terms of complaining about being tired and having to go to work. My father always told me the very last reason one works is for a paycheque. He was right. You gain so much being out there collaborating with colleagues and meeting deadlines. It's a vital component of your well being. I hear people complain now and wanna smack them upside the head. I would kill to get back to work.

You can do it.  You've worked too hard for too long to let all this slip away.  You are still young.  Keep at it with the physical therapy. 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:51 AM

You can do it. You've worked too hard for too long to let all this slip away. You are still young. Keep at it with the physical therapy.

Thanks KFM. My "fix" if you will, is surgery. I have a referral in to a neurosurgeon. In all probability on both my neck and lower spine. At the core it's a disease causing this and it's progressive. BUT, your sentiments are not lost. I would bet I could find a way to work around this. It certainly seems a shame to let my mind go to waste as there is nothing wrong with it. (Well, that's open to SOME interpretation depending on who you ask! LMFAO)

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:09 AM

Thanks KFM. My "fix" if you will, is surgery. I have a referral in to a neurosurgeon. In all probability on both my neck and lower spine. At the core it's a disease causing this and it's progressive. BUT, your sentiments are not lost. I would bet I could find a way to work around this. It certainly seems a shame to let my mind go to waste as there is nothing wrong with it. (Well, that's open to SOME interpretation depending on who you ask! LMFAO)

Here's to a fast and full recovery after the surgery. 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:12 AM

you work at a casino but don't know how roulette works? dude that's the EASIEST one there is 

I was rude earlier.  I apologize.  In the gaming industry, you have to learn and be signed off on any game before you can deal it even if you know the game very well. 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:53 AM

I am a Masturbator.  Been doing it for about 23 years.  

 

Sike! Just kidding, I don't have a job.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:03 AM

I am a Masturbator.  Been doing it for about 23 years.  

 

Sike! Just kidding, I don't have a job.

You too. I'm on my third PhD in that field.

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

You too. I'm on my third PhD in that field.

 

*High fives*...Wait let me at least wash my hands first and put my pants back on. 

 

here let me get in on the circle

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

It appears I will be tending bar in the Ozarks this summer. That's a pretty big deal, actually. A guy I worked with in Santa Monica (my manager) told me how he used to work in the Ozarks when he was younger. He said the money was ridiculous. He had told me a couple times about how he once made $1800 doing a double shift. That's not a typo. I've talked to other people, different sources, and all of this seems to check out. Apparently it's pretty standard to make about $400-500 on most shifts. Because it's a vacation spot, weekends and weekdays are similar. Five or six shifts a week, and that money starts to pile up.

All I need is one summer of this and I can take care of a lot of stuff.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:39 PM

I am a casino table games dealer at the moment.  My goal is to never deal again in about 2 to 3 years.  I want to move up as quickly as possible and be a full time supervisor.  To do that, I pretty much just have to be a great and reliable employee which I am.  I've already learned all the games I need to with the exception of Craps and Roulette - I don't need those games to be a supervisor.  My long term goal is to be a PIT manager or an Assistant shift manager which is 4 and 5 promotions away respectively.  I could say I want to be a Shift manager but I'm being realistic here.  There are too many people ahead of me and Pit manager and Assistant Shift manager seem like reachable goals.  I have 25 years of work left in this company to do so before I retire. 

 

My 401K is projected to be around $500,000.  My wife's 401K is projected to be around 1.5 million.  These numbers are based on a modest rate of return of 10% for 25 years.  I'll never be rich unless I hit the lotto but I think I'll be financially secure once I'm in my late 50s provided I'm in good health to keep working until I'm 67. 

 

My advice to the younger guys:  No matter what job you have, start on your 401K as soon as you become eligible.  I didn't start until my early 30's.  If I had start just a few years earlier, my 401K would be over a million instead of just $500,000 by the time I retire.  

 

Take a look at some of these numbers.  Let's say you have 1 million by the time you are 60 years old.  And let's say your rate of return is a modest 10% only.  What is 10% of 1 million?  It is $100,000.  Your 401K could be making over a hundred thousand a year...which at this point, you really don't need to work anymore. 

 

Start early and retire happy.  You'll thank me. 

If you think you are going to average 10% a year over 25 years you are either delusional or have been massively misinformed. Even if you are 100% in equities you should probably be looking more at 6-7%. Especially with a probable era of rising interest rates approaching. Though that will allow you to make some money in bonds (which hasn't been the case for the last 5-10 years) and allow you to have safer (less volatile) if lower yielding investments. You REALLY need to stop thinking that 10% returns are "modest".


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:14 PM

I am a Masturbator.  Been doing it for about 23 years.  
 
Sike! Just kidding, I don't have a job.


Read first line...thought it was an idyb post. Blame it on Forum conditioning.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

NASA...you all know that. One of many managers for Space Station science. Agency is not as expected - would love to do something different but somewhat pigeonholed into current job. 401k took a big hit several years ago so will be working longer than expected. Honestly?...dream job is to be a Park Ranger on a horse every day of the year in Yellowstone. But can’t live on $12,000 / year. So I continue down this road...
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