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Old 07-07-2018, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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You arenít any less of a person because you have less money. Youíre from where youíre from. Just have a normal conversation and show him the pups.
I got to the first response and I don't need to read any more. I assume this got a lot of reps, including mine. Well said.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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A $500K house is hardly living large. Thatís less than the median sale price of a house in Hawaii
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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You have an opportunity to make a personal connection with someone in your company with whom you typically wouldn't. Don't be ridiculous, invite him over to see the pups.
Absolutely, this is great networking! Not only that, you never know, he might be really down to Earth and someone you could actually be friends with or he might even ask for your input on things work related. It could be really good for your career!


The fact that you live a meager life style does NOT make you any less of a person! And honestly, yes a $500k house is nice, but that's actually on the lower side of what I would expect to see a CEO living in!
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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A $500K house is hardly living large. Thatís less than the median sale price of a house in Hawaii
And as I pointed out upthread, that would be relevant IF the OP lived in Hawaii. Or in Denver, where I live.

But given that the median price of a house in the US is just over 200K, meaning half of all houses are below that, it's very likely the OP lives someplace where houses are at, or very possibly below the median. In which case, a 500K house could be several multiples more expensive than the homes most people in the area live in. And yes, it could very well be "living large" in that particular community.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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And as I pointed out upthread, that would be relevant IF the OP lived in Hawaii. Or in Denver, where I live.

But given that the median price of a house in the US is just over 200K, meaning half of all houses are below that, it's very likely the OP lives someplace where houses are at, or very possibly below the median. In which case, a 500K house could be several multiples more expensive than the homes most people in the area live in. And yes, it could very well be "living large" in that particular community.
Agree. $500K buys a large house where I live at the moment - it would be somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet or perhaps more.

And there would be a vast difference between that $500k house and a trailer here . . . even a brand new trailer.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: north narrowlina
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i know how hard it is to not live a certain lifestyle that my friends have. i faced this when i chose a very upscale town to raise my kids when my great aunt may died and left me some money, enough to buy a house on "the other side of the tracks" in a town that had one of the greatest educational systems in the country.

what it took me awhile to learn was, people are just people, whether rich or poor and no rich person is going to look down on you if they are worth their salt. I think it was awfully nice for your boss to be interested in your new pups, if you are so upset about how the interior of your house looks, then rent one of those kiddy corrals, put the pups in there, outside in the yard..... have your wife or yourself offer a beer or lemonade, introduce your whole family to him, as i'm sure you are proud as hell of them and it would be nice to just sit under the trees on a lawn chair, watch the kids play with the pups, heck, invite his own kids over if he has them. You are a proud member of his work force right? Your hospitality will go a long way to help him develop closer ties with his own workforce. You kind of have to develop a better outlook, one where you just might be helping him out, not just your own standards that force you to feel so down about yourself. You do have to start filling that glass so that it is half full, attitude is everything, makes everything bearable. You have a job, you have a wonderful family, most certainly a great wife!!!! show her off!!!! it's gonna be fine and all will be happy!!!
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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But given that the median price of a house in the US is just over 200K, meaning half of all houses are below that, it's very likely the OP lives someplace where houses are at, or very possibly below the median.
The OP lives in the Austin TX area, as I recall.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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what if this guy comes over and offers you $1 million to sleep with your wife?
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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The OP lives in the Austin TX area, as I recall.
I don't think Austin is that cheap for housing.
Based on op's other threads about how he feels about people wealthier than him and how the system is rigged against him and now seeing this post I see that much of his thought process manifests from his own insecurities.
While I can see where he might be a little embarrassed I think he is going too far and not giving the benefit of doubt to the CEO and prejudging him.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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have a cold beer waiting
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