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Old 03-20-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Folks, no matter how tough things get, happiness can be right around the corner.
Tell that to the people still in despair...I'm happy for you and all, but it seems a little smug.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Tell that to the people still in despair...I'm happy for you and all, but it seems a little smug.
Sorry, wouldn't want to rawl up a pitchfork mob, envious of me getting a decent job offer, after dealing with years of the same crappy job market as everyone else. I never could afford a nice house or nice things like a lot of those people who would probably feel envious, if it makes you feel any better
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Sorry, wouldn't want to rawl up a pitchfork mob, envious of me getting a decent job offer, after dealing with years of the same crappy job market as everyone else. I never could afford a nice house or nice things like a lot of those people who would probably feel envious, if it makes you feel any better
That's not what I meant. By smug, I meant the words that were directed to those less fortunate, as if that's going to make them feel better about their situations.

Like I said, I'm happy for you. Continue to focus on your own needs and desires now that you're in a position to do so.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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That's not what I meant. By smug, I meant the words that were directed to those less fortunate, as if that's going to make them feel better about their situations.

Like I said, I'm happy for you. Continue to focus on your own needs and desires now that you're in a position to do so.
Well, thanks for clearing that up. I just wanted to highlight, it can take years of hard work and dedication in a career until you get the "dream" job. I have not signed any forms yet, and am not officially employed, which is why I am visiting them tomorrow before work. So, there is nothing saying I have accomplished anything yet.

For those less fortunate though, I would hope that they take this thread for what it is... Encouragement to keep pushing forward. Had I not left my home state a year ago, I would not be in a position to capitalize on such a great opportunity today. It took a good bit of risk and hard work, but I hope it will pay off. I hope that others will perhaps find the courage to take similar risks and reach for the best possible outcomes.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Went for a formal interview today, and will start midnights. Only 5 hours work on Saturday. Interestingly enough, they let people sign up every week for Sunday work... At $55/hr! Very tempting! Anyways, I am looking forward to it. Still going to Florida for the mold maker job, but I don't think they are going to offer anything near what I can make here, so we'll see. Off to work now...
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Good luck. It's not easy to work those sort of hours!



Enjoy your new job.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Tell that to the people still in despair...I'm happy for you and all, but it seems a little smug.
You didn't know that people become Philosophers when they find a job?-lol That's why I had to delete so many people off my Facebook
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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Andy that is real good news. I am happy for you my friend.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Congrats. You sound like a planner...as you took early career steps/risks that had longer term benefits.

As part of your planning, make sure you save as much money as you can now that you will be making more. It's not easy to set aside money for the future when you want to buy a car, a home, start a family, etc. However, come up with a plan to live life to the fullest AND save for your future. This can be done and planner types like you do well with this. Then when you get older you can continue to take walks in the park and smell the roses and not have to worry about working until 62 or worry about taking 6 months off work in between jobs...because you will be financially secure. When you methodically save from a very early age, it grows and grows. I have a feeling you already started this. Just a hunch.

Contrats again.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Congrats, Andy.
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