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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, May 23, 2013.

  1. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Pretty much. I am about to have a bunch of work soon because of this project I'm assigned to but my portion hasn't really started yet. I have a new boss now and I explained the situation to her. Hopefully she is more receptive about things.
     
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    I'm in the same boat right now. Relatively new at my company and don't have the autonomy to do anything. So I just hit here. Hate it.
     
  3. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    Man, your job sounds like E1-E3 in the military. Clean stuff and sit and wait.
     
  4. Matt

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    It's actually a fairly prestigious job too. I'm hoping to implement some changes here shortly - idk how long I'll last if they don't pan out.
     
  5. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    What happened to playing minor league baseball again?
     
  6. Matt

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    I did that for a while in an independent league. It became apparent that I was too old to make it further. It was fun though. Got a big chip off my shoulder.
     
  7. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Which was?
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I never got a chance to play college baseball because my high school coach hated me and told every school I tried out for not to sign me/give me a scholarship. So instead of getting a fullride to play somewhere (which is what should've happened) I didn't get to play at all in college. I played in collegiate leagues instead and then made an indy team after I graduated. With loads of debt due to the lack of a scholarship (grades were average but not great).
     
  9. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    Occupation-wise, I'm in an in-between place. I'm an English language assistant at a vocational college. It's pretty easy. No preparation involved and it's 12 hours a week. Pay isn't much, but I still manage to travel around and have fun. A lifetime of relative poverty makes it pretty easy. I'll be picking up a few extra hours a week here soon as a contracted lecturer through the local community college, so I'll be able to call myself a Privatdozent (adjunct lecturer) soon, an otherwise somewhat unglamorous title which will in any case provide me with a 50% pay increase. Beyond that, I'm a PhD student currently on leave, so spend a good amount of time at the university here. I'm rather happy with what I'm doing.

    For fun I like to drink in public, get blasted with strangers in cities I've only just wandered into, and wake up in unfamiliar places only to recognize I forgot to remove my contacts. I also play guitar and, despite having covered Covered with Sores with a friend just a month ago, I primarily cover Elliott Smith songs and sometimes write songs about ex-girlfriends/boyfriends and being sad. I also like to play licks in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan, but in a minimalist (not that he was exactly melodically/rhythmically complex) and out-of-tune fashion, and wouldn't mind starting a noisy band with that being my shtick at some point.
     
  10. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    brazilian jiu-jitsu
     
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    You didn’t deliver on this! I am disappoint.
     
  12. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Sorry, I had one but it turned out simpler than it first appeared.
     
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    Tomorrow I have an interview for a Chicago based hedge fund. Aside from the fact they'll have to pay me three times what I make now due to the cost of living, I am hopeful.
     
  14. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    You sure you want to move there?

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    Such effective gun control policies
     
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    Yeah, I think I'd like it better than Akron and its closer to home.
     
  16. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    I mean, it's Akron
     
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    It is, haha. It's honestly not a terrible area. I had mistakenly thought that moving away and starting over would make me happy, and it turns out that external things like that do not accomplish much for me in terms of overall happiness.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Akron is pretty close to my wife’s family (Newton Falls)

    Fuck all of that place.
     
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    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    I know the Cambridge, Ohio area well enough that a drive through Akron was all I needed. Granted, better than there.
     
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    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    Only thing I know about Akron is that it's where Devo are from.
     

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