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  • #140460

    Lebron
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    It’s a tough transition, I probably hung in the bartending world a couple years longer than I should have because while my friends were working 9-5 jobs making 20k (1991ish) I was making more than that, paryting my ass off and sleeping in.  But then I noticed that my friends started making more money once they put in their entry level time/job hopping and the bartenders/managers around me were dead enders before they were 30.  Basically you have to make the jump at some point which means ugh getting up in the morning and taking less pay or you’ll be stuck there forever and it doesn’t end well.  The less pay thing doesn’t last all that long and the then you realize you aren’t a superhero and you actually need to go to doctors and dentists and shit and some day you don’t want to work so you might need some investment vehicles.

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    #140461

    Danny Duberstein
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    You can make a fortune as a plumber or any sort of home improvement professional these days. Particularly if you are responsive and organized.

    I have a friend who started an apprenticeship in a union I had never heard of last year (he’s 40)…he’s 18months away from making more money than me.

    #140462

    Feejis
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    You can make a fortune as a plumber or any sort of home improvement professional these days. Particularly if you are responsive and organized.

    I have a friend who started an apprenticeship in a union I had never heard of last year (he’s 40)…he’s 18months away from making more money than me.

    Learn how to fix appliances also a guaranteed market share.

    #140463

    Lebron
    Participant

    My ex has at time lamented that the Frost Class Kid may not go to college with his combo platter of ASD and AHDH, and I can’t find myself getting that upset by it.

    I know guys in like 4 or 5 separate unions, I don’t worry about him too much. In regards to work.

    My niece has various learning disabilities and is entering her junior year at Gonzaga.  Tons of opportunities and programs out there for kids dealing with those issues.

    #140464

    Danny Duberstein
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    I’m not saying it’s not possible…i’m just saying there are other paths in life.

    #140465

    Yahtzee
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    I’m not saying it’s not possible…i’m just saying there are other paths in life.

    Just look at Joe Gill!

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    #140466

    Feejis
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    Celtics gave the kid from Purdue #29.

    That is just terrible.

    #140467

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    Is Gill still around? I’d imagine he went and offed himself after game 7 #PapaBearisHeartBroken. :lol:

    #140468

    BrianInLA
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    My ex has at time lamented that the Frost Class Kid may not go to college with his combo platter of ASD and AHDH, and I can’t find myself getting that upset by it.

    I know guys in like 4 or 5 separate unions, I don’t worry about him too much. In regards to work.

    I’m on the anti-college bandwagon ever since I turned into my dad at age 50. Come out of school with $200k in debt and a $50k starting salary? Sure, where do I sign up. :dry: And dont get me started on paying $40k+ for a wedding when that money could be better spent as a down payment on an overpriced, undersized west coast house. Now get off my lawn.

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    #140469

    BrianInLA
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    It’s a tough transition, I probably hung in the bartending world a couple years longer than I should have because while my friends were working 9-5 jobs making 20k (1991ish) I was making more than that, paryting my ass off and sleeping in. But then I noticed that my friends started making more money once they put in their entry level time/job hopping and the bartenders/managers around me were dead enders before they were 30. Basically you have to make the jump at some point which means ugh getting up in the morning and taking less pay or you’ll be stuck there forever and it doesn’t end well. The less pay thing doesn’t last all that long and the then you realize you aren’t a superhero and you actually need to go to doctors and dentists and shit and some day you don’t want to work so you might need some investment vehicles.

    You’re basically correct. I did the same thing (and it was roughly the same time). I finally quit bartending when college ended but it wasn’t by choice. The place I was working was closing down and the timing was such that I found an IT job before finding another bartending job so I ended up there. It would have been really hard (especially at that age) walking away from the joy of daily cash in my hand even if I knew it wasn’t the long term solution.

    Stepdaughter spent 1800 hours (more time than it takes to be a pilot) getting her cosmetology license which, out here especially if you land at a good place, is a gold mine with all of the superficial west coasters. However once she graduated from that she realized she hated the pretentiousness of the clients (which is sort of funny because technically they’re the same people she encounters tending bar) and walked away and back to bartending. Now she’s moving to Seattle this weekend. She’ll figure it out I guess. We all did. I’m giving her Ironheads number just in case.

     

     

     

     

     

    #140470

    Lebron
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    College is expensive but the 200k thing bugs me because part of that is just poor shopping.  If my nephew decided on the University of Colorado he’d be paying 20ish a year I’m guessing, but he’s going to Oregon State, so it’s 43k or something stupid.  Privates are all 50+.  Weddings are a bunch of bullshit and unnecessary in terms of scale.  Anymore people are registering for cash to help pay for the fucking thing.  Homes/rents are absurd but again the expectation that people want, namely refusing to live in shitholes when that’s what their incomes dictate.  Shut the fuck up and live in an un air conditioned house with 5 other guys like everyone else before you did.  Ingrate.

    #140471

    Yahtzee
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    Homes/rents are absurd but again the expectation that people want, namely refusing to live in shitholes when that’s what their incomes dictate. Shut the fuck up and live in an un air conditioned house with 5 other guys like everyone else before you did. Ingrate.

    But Chip and JoJo and the Property Brothers!

    #140472

    Lebron
    Participant

    Or how about working multiple jobs?  I bet everyone here at some point had the NASCL ‘side hustle’ before side hustles became a thing.  I still worked weddings or functions when I started working in corporate America.  All of us went through student loan debt or scrimping and saving to get a house or pay for something.  I remember coming to the conclusion that going out to lunch every day was destroying my wallet or hitting the bars  3 nights a week wasn’t going to get me anywhere.  So sack a lunch and drink at home more.  Every generation complains how expensive shit is, it’s all relative.

    #140473

    jforb
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    Is Gill still around? I’d imagine he went and offed himself after game 7 #PapaBearisHeartBroken. :lol:

    Two tweets the last few days, 1 about the Bourque auction and one about the casino.
    Did anyone actually listen to his new podcast? I made it to the introductions.

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    #140474

    Lebron
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    And how about our generation having to set up separate savings vehicles for college and retirement and healthcare?  I mean what the fuck, we should be the ones bitching.  Here’s your paycheck, less 401k contributions and health savings account contributions because we ain’t giving you shit like we gave your old man or your old man’s old man.  Oh, and don’t forget to set up that 529 to save for college.  And your kid can’t even buy a 2 grand beater car anymore when he’s 16, those don’t exist, and he/she isn’t shoveling driveways/cutting grass/schlepping papers because that shit doesn’t exist so unless you want to be a chaffeur for all of their bullshit you better have a car ready for them.  Oh, and of course the pay to play model for sports!  How can we forget that, just the other day I sunk nearly 500 bucks on fucking soccer uniforms for 2 kids.  Oh and those are only good for this year, next year we’re changing schemes!  Few grand plus in standard fees, and then tournaments which if you don’t have to hop on a plane to get to only costs you the entry fee of like 700 bucks a team divided by whatever.  And of course they need to practice 3 times a week for like 90 minutes each you don’t have a job right?  You can get them to the field for 4pm?  Good!  How’s about us motherfuckers?  Fuck these whiney ass kids and their student fucking loans.

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    #140475

    Yahtzee
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    Imagine trying to explain (defined benefit) pension plans to people 50 years from now.  They paid you to retire?  I thought only public sector folks got that.

    #140476

    jforb
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    Imagine trying to explain (defined benefit) pension plans to people 50 years from now. They paid you to retire? I thought only public sector folks got that.

    Work may be as foreign a concept by then.

    #140477

    BrianInLA
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    Is Gill still around? I’d imagine he went and offed himself after game 7 #PapaBearisHeartBroken. :lol:

    Two tweets the last few days, 1 about the Bourque auction and one about the casino.

    Did anyone actually listen to his new podcast? I made it to the introductions.

    Gill has a podcast? Oh I have to find this. I need something awful to combat all of the Simmons/Ringer fans in the office here who don’t believe in the concept of headphones.

     

    #140478

    BrianInLA
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    I would happily listen to a Lebron (bsmw version) podcast all damn day long however.

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    #140479

    Miserable Fellow
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    Greetings from Oracle Park. Got here just in time to see old friend Pablo Sandoval hit a solo dinger in the third.

    #140480

    Lebron
    Participant

    Truth be told the recent focus on student loan debt ticks me off like it’s something new or different, or why is just that the focus when there’s all kinds of other bullshit out there, like credit cards and mortgages for people that probably shouldn’t be in those positions in the first place.  When I was first buying a house in ’03 I remember getting the approval form/letter, like this is what your approved for.  It was absurd.  I was a 34 year old single guy making I don’t even remember what probably mid 70s and I got approved for like a 500k mortgage.  The fuck?  I can’t afford that.  Oh sure you can, here’s all these crazy loan products and the beauty of it is you don’t even have to put anything down!    Luckily I didn’t ass out on that and bought something sensible so that when ’08 happened I wasn’t throwing my keys back at the bank underwater on a house I had like zero equity in.  Anyone remember the American Express scam in college where they gave you 2 airline tickets on Northwest for like 99 bucks if you signed up for a card?  They were all over college campuses in the late ’80s/early ’90s.  Other cards pulled that shit too.  Lo and behold everyone ended up in credit card debt paying like 18% a month and oh hey if you miss a payment that’s fine we’ll just charge you the interest and like a hundred bucks and destroy your credit.  None of this is new, it’s just the next generation.

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    #140481

    Humphrey
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    Celtics gave the kid from Purdue #29.

    That is just terrible.

    One 29 that jumps out is Hank Finkel. Not much of a legacy there

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    #140482

    BrianInLA
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    Greetings from Oracle Park. Got here just in time to see old friend Pablo Sandoval hit a solo dinger in the third.

    He’s actually putting up pretty good numbers (128 OPS+) on the Sox dime ($18m) this year.

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    #140483

    Miserable Fellow
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    Greetings from Oracle Park. Got here just in time to see old friend Pablo Sandoval hit a solo dinger in the third.

    He’s actually putting up pretty good numbers (128 OPS+) on the Sox dime ($18m) this year.

    Meanwhile, Buster Posey made a cameo to hit into a game ending DP. Sub 700 OPS this season.

    Mike Yastrzemski hit 2nd despite a sub 300 OBP. I’m beginning to understand why the Giants are one of the worst teams in the league.

    #140484

    Coma
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    Greetings from Oracle Park. Got here just in time to see old friend Pablo Sandoval hit a solo dinger in the third.

    He’s actually putting up pretty good numbers (128 OPS+) on the Sox dime ($18m) this year.

    I’m beginning to understand why the Giants are one of the worst teams in the league.

    Don’t make me come over there, Miserable Fellow…

     

     

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