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The Random, Meaningless Announcements Thread 2!

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Me Myself, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Turned to Stone. Now I stretch daily.
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    I've gotten some wooden gymnastic rings. I hope they help me do push ups without numbing my hands.
     
  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Im having a new hat fitted.

    A small job that needs 2 builders and a cherry picker.
     
  3. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    They look dangerous to me.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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  5. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    @Wu Wei wrote this and withdrew the comment about being a consultant. I once took a seminar about consulting where a consultant laid out the economics. He took the hourly rate, factored in times of unemployment, additional costs such as health insurance, income tax factors and the income derived from giving seminars like the one we were attending (big laugh there) to prove that for most being a consultant was not an economic decision but a psychological one. Those who could not work for others and who did a decent job consulting would wind up in about the same place economically.

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  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    The great things about being a consultant / contractor....
    - A light at the end of the tunnel.
    - Variety of work.
    - Better pay (when working).
    - Greater freedom of dress.
    - Not being "captive".
    - Exemption from Detroit income tax.
     
  7. Brickjectivity

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    They're made of birch plywood and are strong enough to hold me, but they are dangerous. Its either this or a motorcycle.
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Young @sun rise learns about the working world...
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Enjoy
     
  10. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    An oncoming train.

    Consultants often are hired for specific knowledge. I got to work on things I did not know and learn something new as an employee. One time I got back from a three week vacation to find first that I was not sitting at the desk I was before my time off and then I found out that I had an entirely new job that I had never done before.

    The key is "when working"

    Consultants often have to dress like managers to get hired. I was free to be more casual.

    I was not "captive" except to my own desires.
     
  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    That was a term commonly used for employees, who
    had to fit into the company structure. Of course they
    were free to leave. "Captive" is just a label.
     
  12. sun rise

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    After a while in the work world, my #1 want was a good supervisor. I would put up with a boatload of crap if my boss was decent no matter the structure.

    Corporate structure at big places was irrelevant. Someone would reorg, declare it a success and get promoted. Later on someone else would reorg back to the old structure, declare it a success and get promoted.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    You look so cuddly.
     
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    I am thinking you are taking what I post about engineering and consulting WAAAAAY to seriously...
     
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  18. Wu Wei

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    That's not me that's the squadron patch..
     
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    how exactly do wood rings help with pushups?
     
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