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Offline MH

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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2017, 01:40:36 pm »
First headhunter today was very approachable, knowledgeable, well-connected but young.

He's pushing for a $10/hr raise for me at another bank.

Let's see where this goes.  He's #1 on my list at present.

Also - his background is a PhD thesis in Shakespearean studies, go ARTS ! :D
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2017, 04:11:25 pm »
When I was in college I thought I might want to be an "IT professional". Then in a class which I believe was called Systems Analyses, my teacher said something to the effect that you'd have to keep taking courses and upgrading your skills on a continuing basis, every year, and also, don't expect any job security. You'll be moving around a lot. I didn't think much of either of those things. I switched my major to Business Administration - Management, from Business Administration - Information Technology. I like to settle down, to settle in, and I like the security of knowing I won't be scrambling after rent/mortgage money any time soon. The gypsy life is not for me.
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2017, 09:45:00 am »
Ok.  Ontario Burningman is in the books.

Next, a few weeks on the east coast of the USA.  Wish me luck at the border !

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 01:16:33 pm »
Ok.  Ontario Burningman is in the books.

Next, a few weeks on the east coast of the USA.  Wish me luck at the border !
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2017, 11:14:55 pm »
Michael's experience with unemployment sounds like a non-stop party.

My experiences with unemployment have generally consisted of non-stop stress over money mixed with periodic bouts of thinking about turning to a life of crime.

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2017, 03:35:59 pm »
Michael's experience with unemployment sounds like a non-stop party.

My experiences with unemployment have generally consisted of non-stop stress over money mixed with periodic bouts of thinking about turning to a life of crime.

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Your experience sounds much like mine. 

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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2017, 07:16:10 pm »
The first time I was unemployed it lasted 19 months and almost ruined me. I am doing better this time.

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Life is always better than the alternative.

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 07:52:21 am »
Augh... well I have now settled into the groove of being able to get, like, 4 things done in a day while wife is at work.

I had an interview yesterday for a Director position with a start-up.  Felt strange being around grown-ups, and now I understand the term 'fake it until you make it' I think...
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 12:54:57 pm »
Augh... well I have now settled into the groove of being able to get, like, 4 things done in a day while wife is at work.

I had an interview yesterday for a Director position with a start-up.  Felt strange being around grown-ups, and now I understand the term 'fake it until you make it' I think...
You should get them to post here.....

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 12:58:23 pm »
I think not.  I shouldn't even post here... I'm now procrastinating my procrastination tasks...

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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2017, 02:27:59 pm »
Michael's experience with unemployment sounds like a non-stop party.

My experiences with unemployment have generally consisted of non-stop stress over money mixed with periodic bouts of thinking about turning to a life of crime.

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I think he is probably old enough to retire if he wants to and has considerably more resources than a younger person.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2017, 02:42:10 pm »
I think he is probably old enough to retire if he wants to and has considerably more resources than a younger person.

Yes and no.  I could retire in absolute poverty or I could work 1/2 the year and do fine.  But my best resource is my own peace of mind... for now...
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2017, 04:48:46 pm »
I had a retirement plan - was supposed to retire to the US in 5 years (2 years ago) and just teach some flamenco classes down there for part-time work.  But I met someone here who is nowhere close to retirement and still has a mortgage, so here I am suffering through another Alberta winter with no end in sight.  He better be worth it.  >:(
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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 06:24:59 am »
Bah.  Really enjoying my routine these days.  A couple of hours of arguing on the web.  An hour or so of chores.  An hour or so of TV.  The rest of the time goes here and there :)

Which means... I think I am about to get a job...

I'm 75% sure I'm going to get this one...

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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 06:26:33 am »
I have to do this... if I get this then wife & I will be earning really really good $ and will hopefully be confident enough to buy a place soon...

(Yes, I rent, and if you were me you would rent also.  We could buy but buying in Toronto right now is still crazy expensive...)