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by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Revenue Management...Evil?

The store where I buy food displays the unit price ($ per oz, lb, whatever) so I'm impervious to this. The tricky thing is remembering the cost of something you don't buy on a regular basis 4 months after you purchased it last, although the ERE lifestyle seems more inclined to a regular consistent ...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Revenue Management...Evil?

Nah -- it's not evil. It's just marketing. Yes, I am in Marketing/Sales and am frustrated by the fact that even though I know the meaning attached to the situation stems from my own biases and like most here have pointed out, your moral compass is your own and evil is what you make of it. However I...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Revenue Management...Evil?

Hmm... Maybe evil was the wrong word and it was the wrong question (and overdramatic). I think my question is, if you worked in an industry where this was a regular practice (definitely not illegal, in fact highly rewarded and commended when executed well) would you be o.k. with it, OR would it make...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Revenue Management...Evil?

I should also clarify, this is revenue management in CPG. In hotels and airlines it's a completely different beast (and more operations driven pricing modeling than a marketing ploy, i.e. 50 rooms open 1 day from now = drop the price)
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Revenue Management...Evil?

In my role I get to sit in strategy sessions determining key moves to either grow revenue or reduce costs in the next 1, 2, 5 years. Occasionally we get consultants in to give us good ideas and generally share knowledge. One aspect of this is called revenue management which is according to the Wiki ...
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The life and times of ... distracted_at_work
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: The life and times of ... distracted_at_work

That's a bad ass trip. I also probably would've skipped the LSD as long as the beer was cold. Also, I noted you are an Albertan. I spent a student summer semester working in Fort Mac, cruising around the province on the mandatory long weekends every 2 weeks because no one wants to be there. Now that...
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 22
Views: 1696

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

Random question for you. Was DW part of the equation before or after setting down the FI path? I ask as someone searching for a partner. Both for the obvious personal reasons and as it would be the next logical step to save money :D Not sure if frugality should be a screening quality. We were toget...
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 22
Views: 1696

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

. We are indeed on similar wavelengths. Except I expect I'm a tad younger and 100% more single. Haha, yes, I meant wavelengths regarding our thoughts on ERE and the concept of work. I'd also guess you are a couple years younger and 100% more single. It was more when you said something along the lin...
by SustainableHappiness
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: You only live once - help
Replies: 41
Views: 1971

Re: You only live once - help

Based on the brief description of your state above (and a brief skim of your journal), I think we may be near similar wavelengths, ages, etc. Anyways, my plan as of 1 year ago is as soon my wife and I hit 10x life expenses (which we just did), and have a child (slated for late summer) we will both t...
by SustainableHappiness
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: The Role of “Free Luxury”

Thanks for all the insight/opinions. I think I may just order steak 3-4 times a day as per Brute's suggestion.
Did wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:47 am
Too much luxury can be sickening.
But seriously, this rings true.
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: The Role of “Free Luxury”

I can't see a post from either Riggerjack or 7Wannabe5. Am I broken or inept?
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Frugality fail list
Replies: 31
Views: 1242

Re: Frugality fail list

One of my friends wears a rubber or silicone wedding band. Seems to work and cost almost nothing. A company called Qalo sells these for $20 a pop, or in bulk for less. They can come in multiple colours and are trendy/attractive to lots of people right now if that's what you want. I've lost one kaya...
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

The Role of “Free Luxury”

If you are in a situation where you are given free rein to spend on living expenses like food, shelter, etc. where do you draw the line on what you spend? With a work expense account this situation comes up and I have the decision on whether or not to get Subway or to get the more expensive option o...
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 22
Views: 1696

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

A Few Updates: Zombie Survival Camp Friggin’ amazing idea for a bachelor or bachelorette party if you need an idea. The survival workshops were cool, including realizing that learning to lockpick would have saved me ~$200 over the past few years in various circumstances and is not even that hard if ...
by SustainableHappiness
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Fantastic Interview of Vicki Robin (YMOYL)
Replies: 38
Views: 2177

Re: Fantastic Interview of Vicki Robin (YMOYL)

So glad someone posted this already! It was really refreshing to listen to someone with a different motivation towards (and take on) FI than the modern movement (even if I didn't agree with everything). She repeatedly acknowledged the soft-side of wealth or the emotional and/or spiritual underpinnin...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Boring-ness as a Weakness
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Re: Boring-ness as a Weakness

I debated on whether or not to use the word weakness here, because what it should have been was "frowned upon". But the references to running away from typical suburban BBQ talk resonate and I answer my original question. As long as you avoid boredom, I see "boring-ness" as a who cares. Especially w...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Boring-ness as a Weakness
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Boring-ness as a Weakness

This question may be geared more specifically to Jacob, as it formed while reading the ERE book. But essentially, what is the nature of boring-ness as a personal characteristic? ERE paints it in a very poor light and while I don't disagree entirely, I would like to understand what the boring people ...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1143

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

Oh another thing. Winter eats your bike. Wiping it down every day or two quickly (5 minutes) does wonders to make it not rust implode.
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 22
Views: 1696

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

9.70 Numbers of Years in Hopper 25 Ultimate FI Goal 0.39 Years accumulated per month on average 0.38 Years accumulated this month All in all, a decent month from an accumulation perspective. Quite a shitty month from a career happiness perspective, but a positive month from a career growth perspecti...
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 22
Views: 1696

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

I couldn't even follow those laws. Upon first blush, they seem like a remnant of primogeniture. Thank you for a new word. You know, I was looking for possible reasons why the laws exist and you are the first person who's given a reasonable answer with $100 word to boot. nice start of a journal and ...
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1143

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

Oh, I also bike through a cemetery as a short cut and have been attempting to master standing on my pedals and faster turns with no hands...I don't recommend this in the winter, I have a pretty epic wipe out the one day after a freezing rain and had to explain the dirty cuffs on my khakis a couple t...
by SustainableHappiness
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1143

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

I do this exact situation everyday. I use a mountain bike and once a week I have to do a 10K ride on longer roads so I use my road bike because it is fun to go fast. I live in a place in Canada where it goes down to -30 and up to +30, I bike 75% of the time and walk more when it is nice. I have a co...
by SustainableHappiness
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1801

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

like her brain is only 60% human. And 40% Miley Cyrus, congrats to C40 who once dated a reptilian celeb. normal and even cool in some circles. This is the same with conspiracy theories and reminds me of that thread that was on here about how intelligence doesn't = rational thinking and maybe the in...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1801

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

@ Jennypenny - You just blew my mind. Interesting how deep the conspiracy rabbit-hole is, but I guess that makes sense considering the most deep you get the weirder connections you can make. I've only heard the no-holocaust, no-moon landing, no-9/11 stuff, maybe these ones are too weird to hit the m...
by SustainableHappiness
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1801

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

not THE large % of the population..buh-dun-dun tish