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Offline kimmy

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2017, 09:09:20 am »
Yay! Money is good!

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2017, 10:33:49 am »
Good Luck.  Fingers crossed  :)
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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2017, 10:34:27 am »
Meh.  I am not thrilled to return to work which probably means I should....

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2017, 12:08:19 pm »
I took 2 1/2 years off work and was able to keep busy just fine.  I taught beginner flamenco a couple of times a week and did a little bit of modeling now and then (which paid much better.)  Would love to go back to that but need to earn a bit more money before I can.  Damn work interferes with my life too much, lol
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2017, 01:15:45 pm »
Damn work interferes with my life too much, lol

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Offline bcsapper

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2017, 12:20:17 pm »
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...

Sounds like my weekends.  I really need to be more disciplined...
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2017, 12:26:36 pm »
Sounds like my weekends.  I really need to be more disciplined...

Honestly, I am ok with how I have spent and wasted my time since early Sept.  Now I seem to have an email in my in-box.  Probably an offer.  Really should get to that.  :(

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2017, 09:23:18 am »
Yes, so I start work next Monday.

Contractors - especially IT - who have switched to full-time: I will have to do this on this contract.  What's the formula to convert my hourly rate to a good ask-for in terms of yearly salary ?
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2017, 10:12:29 am »
Congrats on the new job!  :)
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2017, 10:50:29 am »
Thanks.

Offline cybercoma

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2017, 10:29:07 pm »
Condolences on the new job.

Offline bcsapper

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2017, 10:38:55 pm »
Congratulations, but now you have to be even more careful.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/office-snacks-edmonton-healthy-eating-1.4369373
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2017, 06:39:34 am »
4 more days of freedom... I suspect I will be on here much less frequently for a month or so, and then somewhat less after that...

I am glad that I could use my unemployment to post on here.  I much prefer the discussions on here than the other place right now although we need more conservatives, ie. the good kind.

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2017, 06:04:45 pm »
Working for a living sucks.  This place wasn't the rosy dawn it seemed to be on GlassDoor. 

My coworker works 60 hour weeks... good thing I am getting an hourly rate :D

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2017, 06:21:04 am »
Okaaaay.... 3rd day in and we're looking at a rollout of a major software package that will have high visibility in a major Canadian chain.  The director of QA says she needs 4 more months to test, and the Business Analyst says maybe 1 week.

 ??? ??? ???

This is going to be a test of wills but there is no way anybody should roll something out unless it's 100% ready to go.  Good thing I'm not yet jazzed about working there, it should be easy to stick to my guns on this one.