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[#] Thu Feb 02 2017 14:31:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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All work sucks. The suckage is just different in large and small
companies.

I love my job. Lots of people do.

Let me tell you a story about a man who let a bad career turn consume him.
This man happened to be my grandfather.

He was part of a company - a family business, actually. It was a funeral parlor owned by my great-grandfather and his four children. All four were a big part of the business. All four wanted to continue running the business together after my great-grandfather retired.

When my great-grandfather passed away before retiring, it was discovered that two of the siblings had manipulated the will to screw the other two out of their share of the business. My grandfather (and his brother) were left with nothing; they never spoke to the others again and had to go find other careers.

What did this do to him? It made him bitter. It made him a bitter, bitter person, for the rest of his life.

I've watched you go down this very same road since 2012. It won't end well for you. Don't be Grandpa.

[#] Thu Feb 02 2017 16:11:10 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I'm not bitter. I just don't like work. ;)

[#] Fri Feb 03 2017 09:42:38 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Overall, I enjoy work.

I have my complaints, but once you get into the swing of things, and figure out various limits, if you find those limits reasonable, you can do fun stuff.

To me, it beats doing nothing.

And if the job gets to a place where there's too much bullshit and not enough accomplishment, I either try to push things in a 'let's try to get shit done' mode, or consider work elsewhere.

[#] Fri Feb 03 2017 12:47:23 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I think for me, work isn't about creating, but fixing. And I get frustrated when I can't fix things.

And that can be anything. Technology, process, etc.


That being said, technology is getting boring in a certain sense. But I can't even IMAGINE what the ideal job would be. Although it may involve cars.
But I loved computers at one time to.....

[#] Sat Feb 04 2017 08:53:36 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I love doing "nothing". I could stay at home, reading books, occasionally cooking food for the family. I started administrating linux as a form of procrastination while studying philosophy aka "reading books, doing nothing". But as Jessica Hische allegedly said: The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

I am not sure I will really enjoy doing it my whole life, but for now, it is ok. I'd like to teach philosophy at some point, while I detest how philosophy is tough at universities atm.



[#] Mon Feb 06 2017 12:22:01 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hmm... software, for me, is a form of fixing and creating at the same time.

When you create a new feature to address someone's problem, not only are you fixing something, you're creating something.

When you fix something without creating something, though, it's kinda dull.

[#] Tue Feb 07 2017 18:17:50 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I received this letter in 2002.  Would you hire this guy?  (image below)

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[#] Wed Feb 08 2017 09:41:13 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Jeremy Lavine grew up to be a video editing/producing professional! He really should do a film about the Peruvian gods killing people with lightning and knocking down trees.

[#] Thu Feb 16 2017 12:20:06 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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So I took the job with the slightly larger company. I'll let you know how entertaining this is going to be.



[#] Thu Feb 16 2017 13:47:39 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I'd totally watch that, if Jeremy Lavine did it.

[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 09:53:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Thu Feb 16 2017 12:20:06 PM EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

So I took the job with the slightly larger company. I'll let you know how entertaining this is going to be.

Are you still going to be a traveling IT Handyman as well, or are you giving that up?

I was so happy to get away from that part of the business when I changed jobs (16 years ago next week).  "waaaaaah I caaaan't priiiiint!!!  fix my emaaaail!!"

 



[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 09:54:05 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'd totally watch that, if Jeremy Lavine did it. 

I would be eager to watch anything produced by Jeremy Lavine.  He has one of the greatest creative minds of his generation.  I hope he has not wasted his talent on a mundane career.

 



[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 13:55:08 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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He probably has.

All creativity probably got washed out of the poor guy when he entered adulthood.
He probably sits behind a desk, staring at two monitors of mediocrity, wondering what the fuck happened to his life.

[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 15:19:58 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Thu Feb 16 2017 12:20:06 PM EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

So I took the job with the slightly larger company. I'll let you know how entertaining this is going to be.



Congrats, Mgmt!  Let us know how it turns out



[#] Tue Feb 21 2017 07:01:54 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I hope it works out well!

[#] Fri Feb 24 2017 19:28:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Geez. This is why I don't go to the office anymore.

I had to stop in to do some things that required me to be onsite ... rare these days.

One of the guys there returned from a four hour lunch and then spent an hour complaining to me that he hates his job because there aren't any opportunities for him to move up.

Hmm...

[#] Sun Feb 26 2017 19:48:39 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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People get lunch breaks still?

[#] Mon Feb 27 2017 12:41:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I never miss my three minutes of eating a sandwich over the sink before returning to my desk.



[#] Tue Feb 28 2017 14:28:19 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Just finished some ravioli waiting on our VPN to not die.

Winning!

[#] Tue Feb 28 2017 15:09:29 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I have a co-worker that uses the term "In my little brain" quite often.

Today I said "well, that's the problem, isn't it?"

Didn't go over that well.

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