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Old 12-08-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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There's not a big gulf between "giving up" and" retirement." The latter sounds better. I "retired" at 33. But yes, I also "gave up."
Corporate clawing as a gay man pretending to be straight is not for the weak of heart. I once had a vice president of a MAJOR U.S. corporation, sort of my mentor, tell me that "my career would move faster if I were married."


But I put together a very pleasant life, now properly called a "retirement."

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Old 12-09-2016, 04:22 AM
 
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There's not a big gulf between "giving up" and" retirement." The latter sounds better. I "retired" at 33. But yes, I also "gave up."
Corporate clawing as a gay man pretending to be straight is not for the weak of heart. I once had a vice president of a MAJOR U.S. corporation, sort of my mentor, tell me that "my career would move faster if I were married."


But I put together a very pleasant life, now properly called a "retirement."

sadly, you were born in the wrong ages for being a gay.
Today, some gay people are promoted for being a gay for the sake of "diversity and inclusion", not to mention that their career can easily get ahead of the straights for exactly the same reason that might have held you back: not married and burdened with raising children and free to work/date around the clock.
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Old 12-09-2016, 05:16 AM
 
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There's not a big gulf between "giving up" and" retirement." The latter sounds better. I "retired" at 33. But yes, I also "gave up."
Corporate clawing as a gay man pretending to be straight is not for the weak of heart. I once had a vice president of a MAJOR U.S. corporation, sort of my mentor, tell me that "my career would move faster if I were married."


But I put together a very pleasant life, now properly called a "retirement."
the difference between retiring and just giving up may boil down to just preparation and preparedness . we retired and were prepared , but if things did not workout we may have just stopped working at some point and just gave up . we would have relocated to cheapsville and made it work .
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Old 12-09-2016, 05:23 AM
 
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sadly, you were born in the wrong ages for being a gay.
Today, some gay people are promoted for being a gay for the sake of "diversity and inclusion", not to mention that their career can easily get ahead of the straights for exactly the same reason that might have held you back: not married and burdened with raising children and free to work/date around the clock.
Proof that gays allegedly get ahead of straights because of their sexuality and because they can work around the clock?

You are also aware that Trump won the election, and that companies are under no obligation to deal with bull**** diversity now that Trump is saying he will gut the civil rights offices?
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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sadly, you were born in the wrong ages for being a gay.

Tell me about it.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Sadly, it is official now:

1 USD = 1 EUR
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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Sadly, it is official now:

1 USD = 1 EUR
Oh no I can imagine the wife nagging me for a shopping trip now. I guess currency values does affect tourism.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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Oh no I can imagine the wife nagging me for a shopping trip now. I guess currency values does affect tourism.
Go to Mexico at "but 1 get 1 for fleeee" compared to last year.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Sadly, it is official now:

1 USD = 1 EUR
Where did u see this info? becuz that's not the official rate I'm seeing
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:36 AM
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Sadly, it is official now:

1 USD = 1 EUR
No, still at 1.04...but when the EUR/USD become parity, it won't be a sad day. It'll be great news.
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