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#1 ReturnoftheSoup

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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.

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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. 

 

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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. 

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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 

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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 :)


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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.

 

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


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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 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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I don't need to work so I'm just trying to be a better person. Avoid racist feelings when they occur. Don't generalize regarding people. Try not to be judgemental. Help people when I can. Try to see all sides of things. It's hard, because I'm basically an a-hole hah, but feels good when you succeed.



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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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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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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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I got hired at a martini bar the other night, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Coupled with my hotel job, I should do OK for a little while.

But my hotel bar job says that isn't going to work. I don't know how they expect to keep anyone decent if they want to keep someone on for only three nights a week and their schedule changes every week. That's not enough money to live on. And if they're not willing to cooperate with the schedule of a second job, how can anyone possibly work there? So I guess I won't be able to keep this job for much longer. I'm not going to quit, just insist that they scheduled me for the other nights. I will just not be available for those other nights.

This is why the turnover rate is so high in the semester. Managers are imbeciles.

This may all be a pointless exercise, anyway. I have ann interview this Tuesday with the ballpark. The ballpark village bartenders make an insane amount of money during the baseball season, it will be like the Ozarks. Except the last longer than a summer, and they do fairly well during the rest of the year, too. This would be a good job to get.

But if that doesn't go well or if I can't make the two jobs work with Bailys and the hotel or somewhere else, I will have that option with the Ozarks.

Anyway, yesterday was a productive day for professional development. I landed that job with Bailey's, that solid. Orientation is Monday. I also got some hepatitis a shot, something I had before but somehow the records are lost. Additionally, I took I got a certification and that's unique for bartending called TIPS, which is for responsible beverage service. It's an optional training and certification is like every other year or something. That coupled with my California Responsible Beverage Service certification and my California food handlers permit will look really good to corporate place like ballpark Village.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 11:44 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...

You still gonna have a job if Trump shuts down space station funding?



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Nobody is going to read that much during fights.

 

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 04:47 AM

i read it for you m8

anything happen in it?


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:45 PM

Tonight was my first night at the chocolate martini bar. It was a short night, just an introduction. I like it, like the music and everything. I like the ambience. I always liked going there, I have visited many times before. I couldn't figure out how they made their flavored martinis so rich and creamy.

Now I make great chocolate martinis and I can make them several different ways, which I sort of always had to do because the call for them so rarely came up and I was limited to just whatever I had on hand, depending on which place I might have been working at the time. But I could never quite put my finger on what it was the bartenders at this place were doing.

They use ice cream. They use freaking ice cream. For each different flavor martini, they use a different flavor of ice cream. That's like someone "winning" a video game, but they use cheat codes for everything.
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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:44 AM

I don't ever last long at these bartending jobs. It's always one reason or another, but I guess at the end of the day, it's just that I hate it.

I don't know if I'll be able to change anything up right off the bat, but I'm thinking about two completely different lines of work that I could probably jump right into.

One would be sales. Not real estate or insurance, because I've done that before and I don't really like it. I'm talking selling some sort of B2B type of sales, something where I'm traveling a lot. I see these guys at the hotel I'm at currently and they all seem to be pretty well-off.

Then there's this other thing, maybe more obtainable. When I was a carpenter, I remember being envious of the electricians. It just looked like a much better job. I was looking at the union local's website for their apprenticeship program and that I was looking at the union local's website for their apprenticeship program and it seems doable.

Eh, something to consider. I probably have to get up before 2 in the afternoon to get started on either one of those things, though.

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Our local unions don't train felons. They are definitely in need of skilled professionals though.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:28 PM

Our local unions don't train felons. They are definitely in need of skilled professionals though.


I've literally never heard of that. I think you might be in error here. That's not a slam on your character, don't be offended. I'm wrong about things all the time.


Next week I'm joining the carpenters union, after a 10 year long absence. I was looking at the wage scale and it is quite a bit higher than it used to be. First term apprentices, which is what they'll probably have me be since it's been so long since I've been a carpenter, make $20 an hour. Then there's all the benefits.

I wanted to join the electricians union, but I don't have a drivers license. I was thinking about all kinds of other stuff, anything but hard **** carpentry work, but I don't have a drivers license.

Maybe six months down the road when I'm rolling in cash and can pay off all my traffic fines and other debts, I'll get a license and switch trades.

I'm gonna hang on to my bartender job, too. This job has been sucking because it's only three nights a week, but I haven't let it go because I do really well on each of those nights. It would be perfect to go with the carpenter job.

I'm about to make a ****load. I'm an older guy now, but I am in really great shape. I'm not going to have the recovery of a 19-year-old, but I won't need as much recovery because it's a lot easier for me to pick up a stack of two by fours than nearly any 19-year-old on this planet.

So that's the plan. But you know what they say: when men plans, God laughs.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:10 PM

I've literally never heard of that. I think you might be in error here. That's not a slam on your character, don't be offended. I'm wrong about things all the time.


Next week I'm joining the carpenters union, after a 10 year long absence. I was looking at the wage scale and it is quite a bit higher than it used to be. First term apprentices, which is what they'll probably have me be since it's been so long since I've been a carpenter, make $20 an hour. Then there's all the benefits.

I wanted to join the electricians union, but I don't have a drivers license. I was thinking about all kinds of other stuff, anything but hard **** carpentry work, but I don't have a drivers license.

Maybe six months down the road when I'm rolling in cash and can pay off all my traffic fines and other debts, I'll get a license and switch trades.

I'm gonna hang on to my bartender job, too. This job has been sucking because it's only three nights a week, but I haven't let it go because I do really well on each of those nights. It would be perfect to go with the carpenter job.

I'm about to make a ****load. I'm an older guy now, but I am in really great shape. I'm not going to have the recovery of a 19-year-old, but I won't need as much recovery because it's a lot easier for me to pick up a stack of two by fours than nearly any 19-year-old on this planet.

So that's the plan. But you know what they say: when men plans, God laughs.


Mark it on your calender Soup, i am going to offer you some advice and answers.

With your criminal background being in the trades wouldn't hinder you much. There could be some contracts that you wouldn't have a chance to be on, but that would mostly be government, police, military, or anything in securities.

Carpenters are a dime a dozen. Not saying its a bad trade by any means, but it is a lower end skill set and typically lower on the scale of trades. You get pigeon holes pretty quick if you are not careful. If you don't I would diversify yourself early, learn to frame, but get as much finishing experience as you can. Or if you are a glutton, learn to roof and shingle, save some money and start your own thing. Make sure you get the automated lifts for the shingles though. You can make a **** load of money if you are dedicated and not a dip****.

Electrical is my specialty. Construction aspect anyway with service work as my side. Same thing as carpentry about diversifying but it is so much worse.
You have residential, commercial and industrial electricians, then Construction, maintenance, and specialized in each of those fields. There is a bit if crossover, but so much to learn in each one that you won't have much movement without really knowing your ****. There's a lot of **** talking on sites about who is the top dogs, but when you look at wages, skills of the workers, amount of workers neesed and scope of projects, electricians are at the top typically.

To get through the schooling you need to have a strong match background especially in trig. If you cannot deal with trig functions then you won't get through the schooling (Even though you will rarely if ever use it in the feild)

You need a semi healthy body. Yes there are fat pigs out there doing it, but of you can't go up and down ladders all day, crawl around on your knees (and this is huge for electricians needing knee replacements from trimming out and roughing in walls. I will need a new right knee in the next 10 years)

The trades are easy and they are hard. To get anywhere in them you need to work and earn it. The dummies who don't are just glorified labourers who struggle to stay employed.


So there is some insight for you to read or ignore. I wrote it off my phone so I apologize for the type o's

Now to get back to my normal self. Go **** yourself you bum.
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Mark it on your calender Soup, i am going to offer you some advice and answers.

With your criminal background being in the trades wouldn't hinder you much. There could be some contracts that you wouldn't have a chance to be on, but that would mostly be government, police, military, or anything in securities.

Carpenters are a dime a dozen. Not saying its a bad trade by any means, but it is a lower end skill set and typically lower on the scale of trades. You get pigeon holes pretty quick if you are not careful. If you don't I would diversify yourself early, learn to frame, but get as much finishing experience as you can. Or if you are a glutton, learn to roof and shingle, save some money and start your own thing. Make sure you get the automated lifts for the shingles though. You can make a **** load of money if you are dedicated and not a dip****.

Electrical is my specialty. Construction aspect anyway with service work as my side. Same thing as carpentry about diversifying but it is so much worse.
You have residential, commercial and industrial electricians, then Construction, maintenance, and specialized in each of those fields. There is a bit if crossover, but so much to learn in each one that you won't have much movement without really knowing your ****. There's a lot of **** talking on sites about who is the top dogs, but when you look at wages, skills of the workers, amount of workers neesed and scope of projects, electricians are at the top typically.

To get through the schooling you need to have a strong match background especially in trig. If you cannot deal with trig functions then you won't get through the schooling (Even though you will rarely if ever use it in the feild)

You need a semi healthy body. Yes there are fat pigs out there doing it, but of you can't go up and down ladders all day, crawl around on your knees (and this is huge for electricians needing knee replacements from trimming out and roughing in walls. I will need a new right knee in the next 10 years)

The trades are easy and they are hard. To get anywhere in them you need to work and earn it. The dummies who don't are just glorified labourers who struggle to stay employed.


So there is some insight for you to read or ignore. I wrote it off my phone so I apologize for the type o's

Now to get back to my normal self. Go **** yourself you bum.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:27 PM

I almost had a tear in my eye reading MoZZez giving megasoup some genuine advice. Almost.


I think the guy is a lower and a bum. But if he is serious about doing something with his life, I'll throw out some advice. I doubt he will take it. I figure he will continue doing what he has always done, but can't say people haven't at least pointed him in a direction or two.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:10 PM

It's not carpentry, but I have a skills assessment scheduled tomorrow at a major manufacturing facility. 60 hours a week might be a possibility there. $16 an hour, time-and-a-half for overtime, medical benefits and all that ****. I'm not an educated person, so this is a decent opportunity for someone like me. The application in online assessment and all that stuff took only a few hours in a coffee shop, I wasn't doing anything anyway. There's a drug test which I'll pass, and a background check which I might.

But I still get the occasional phone call from some bartender jobs I applied for sometime ago and I went to an interview today at a nicer place. Great reviews and expensive menu items.

I got there and the bartender behind the bar who greeted me was a real ****. The manager who interviewed me was also a real ****, she totally lost her cool during the interview. I saw this look in her eyes, there was something angry and hateful in them, something that was there long before I showed up, something I've encountered before and something I've never been able to fix in anyone.

Both of them were female, and both of them were unhappy people. Every night there would be the worst night of my life. I'm not going to bore you with the incessant details of how the interview unfolded, but I will possibly entertain you with this text message I sent to the manager just now.



"Hello. This is ----. I withdraw my application from your restaurant. I don't believe I would enjoy working with you or the woman I met behind the bar. I would however like to thank you for your stern input.

In all my years bartending, I didn't know that a martini could be shaken or stirred or served on the rocks, or that a guest might like a little more or a little less of the modifying agent (in your example, olive juice.) Thank you for enlightening me in these advanced bartending techniques.

If you'd like, I can come back by and teach you how to open your door."

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:50 AM

I have a drug screen tomorrow with a major motor company. I did an onsite skills assessment test a couple months ago and haven't heard from them since and then just assumed that maybe they filled my spot. Apparently they just move very slowly. Anyway, since I don't do drugs I will probably be handed a great opportunity whenever they finally get around to it.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 05:15 AM

I have a drug screen tomorrow with a major motor company. I did an onsite skills assessment test a couple months ago and haven't heard from them since and then just assumed that maybe they filled my spot. Apparently they just move very slowly. Anyway, since I don't do drugs I will probably be handed a great opportunity whenever they finally get around to it.



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 01:30 PM

So I took the drug test last Saturday. It was one of his hair follicle tests, it doesn't really matter. I'm totally clean. So I'm not worried about that.

It will take a week for the results to come back, and that matters only because that means it's one more week until I start working there. But there's also the background check. That's supposed to take a week or two.

I just got the email today with the link for the company that provides the background check. I thought it wouldn't be until after the results for the drug screening, but it looks like they're looking to move the process forward a little quicker, which is fine by me. Also, I really want to get the background check out of the way. I'm obviously very nervous about it.

I usually pass these things. I just passed the one for Hilton earlier this year. This is a different company that's performing the background check, though. I have a lot more at stake, because this job would turn my life around.

It's $19.xx per hour, time and a half for overtime. Medical benefits. 60 hours a week, sometimes more. I haven't made that sort of money in a long time, and when I have, it was not for long.
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lolol Soup will not last a month in an actual job - let alone 60 hours per week

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:03 AM

I was just offered the job, though the offer they are extending is actually a part time position. I'm going to take it and cross my fingers for more hours, I guess.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

Is this sort of like your job bartending in the Ozarks "this summer" (right now)?
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:01 AM

I'm going to go ahead and take this job. There's just too much potential for opportunity. I'll hang onto my bar job, work them both until they give me those power-hours.

I've taken a couple second jobs before and tried to match them up with the bar that I'm working out right now, but the manager has not been very cool about scheduling around another job, so I have had to let these other jobs go. This time if I can't get the schedule to work, I will let the bar job go and find another one.

If this turns out to be one of my final weeks, it's been a great week with the PGA here. I just walked out of the bar a couple hours ago with a **** load of cash. I made a similar amount last Monday and I expect to do great this Saturday.

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Good for you man. This does seem like a good opportunity dude so I implore you to keep your patience with it :).
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:03 AM

I'm a graphic designer and this **** is pretty cool, except for the pay. Money is hard to come by but the life is easy and smooth.

 

The only thing I dislike are these awful vape pens that my boss smokes indoors


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:39 AM

I'm a graphic designer and this **** is pretty cool, except for the pay. Money is hard to come by but the life is easy and smooth.

 

The only thing I dislike are these awful vape pens that my boss smokes indoors

 

Do you work for yourself or for a company? I was shopping around for a graphic designer a while back and reached out to about 6 or so. 2 outright didn't respond, 1 had the worst website ever which didn't inspire confidence, 1 responded but then didn't respond when I had follow up questions, 1 was so negative about the project and the difficulty of the work, and 1 was a sign store chain and they were incredible in all aspects of customer relations and quality.


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