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by SimpleLife
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

I could get a new job easily. maybe this is the solution? Ummmm...What is my question in this thread????? It's about a new job, whether it should be management or technical. :roll: :roll: :roll: Yet after going around the world with theories that I'm depressed or really a garbage truck driver, you ...
by SimpleLife
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

@ brute I just explained it. :? But I'll explain it again. I try to analyze patterns and develop a theory, test the theory for accuracy. That's kind of the point of this thread. I've noticed a pattern, as have my colleagues, and I've come here to see if to evaluate putting the theory to test by aski...
by SimpleLife
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

@FBeyer - Yes, that's the old Psycho-Cybernetics "don't be a sheep and applaud the the applause sign goes up/let other people control your life with their idiocy". I'm familiar with the concept. But again, as I've stated in probably every thread I've posted about this, because they PHYSICALLY affect...
by SimpleLife
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

@BRUTE - Really? You've worked as a developer and have never complained about ridiculous time lines, endless change requests, a waterfall project that turns agile, or "just build me something, I'll know what I want when I see it" or project managers who are glorified note takers? Are you really an I...
by SimpleLife
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

@EdithKeeler - I went through my recent threads, and don't see any signs of depression. What I see is frustration with incompetent people and dysfunctional organizations, as I pointed out in my thread about unconscious competence. Much like this guy: http://www.forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/viewt...
by SimpleLife
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vasectomy? Child-free life?
Replies: 69
Views: 6621

Re: Vasectomy? Child-free life?

So it sounds like condoms are a better bet since you still need to wear one anyway. Even in a relationship you never know. Ask the lady who's cheating husband gave her HIV/AIDS...
by SimpleLife
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Help - Need to Make a Decision about a House
Replies: 34
Views: 3535

Re: Help - Need to Make a Decision about a House

I'm sure this isn't the answer you are not looking for, but you're asking us for input into something very vague, that you say is designed to satisfy an emotional need for a dog and having people over more often. I don't see the correlation between how often you can have people over in a house you ...
by SimpleLife
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

How much longer are you planning on working? Presuming it is a relatively short time I would take whatever path gives you the best expectation to minimize the time, then don't view work as the details of the job, view it in terms of the progress you are making in your bigger goals. If you "judge" w...
by SimpleLife
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

...the root cause of the problem. Often the root cause is our own attitude. One way to address the cause is to acknowledge it and then learn how to metaform or change something by changing only our own attitude about it. Otherwise, we risk cycling through the same frustrations in the next technical...
by SimpleLife
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Help - Need to Make a Decision about a House
Replies: 34
Views: 3535

Re: Help - Need to Make a Decision about a House

I'm sure this isn't the answer you are not looking for, but you're asking us for input into something very vague, that you say is designed to satisfy an emotional need for a dog and having people over more often. I don't see the correlation between how often you can have people over in a house you o...
by SimpleLife
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Next job: technical or management?

I'm tired of being the IT slave to the decision makers who ignore my recommendations and when it all comes falling down, I'm still the one left fixing it, because if I don't, *I'll* be the one let go, not them. As a result, the dynamic where I protect the incompetent peoples jobs is a continuous cy...
by SimpleLife
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Next job: technical or management?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Next job: technical or management?

I've decided to look for a better opportunity, even if I take a pay cut. I'm tired of being the IT slave to the decision makers who ignore my recommendations and when it all comes falling down, I'm still the one left fixing it, because if I don't, *I'll* be the one let go, not them. As a result, the...
by SimpleLife
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Should I Sell My Business And Retire At 33 Years Old?
Replies: 35
Views: 3294

Re: Should I Sell My Business And Retire At 33 Years Old?

I would sell, making sure you're not selling to cheap. You can get a basic idea of valuation strategies without going to a CPA (they are not all created equal, I've had some inept ones, and the CPA tax advisor for my employer recently got smacked down by me when I proved them wrong). The reason I wo...
by SimpleLife
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Tile: A Cool Thing to Avoid Losing Other Things
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Tile: A Cool Thing to Avoid Losing Other Things

I'm experimenting with TrackR, which is the same thing really, and am trying to see how often someones phone locates it. Not something I'd bet the farm on...
by SimpleLife
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I'm retired
Replies: 24
Views: 2547

Re: I'm retired

Excellent. Enjoy your time off. My wife suffers from anxiety. I remind her of what Teleb says about stress. Stress is good, if it is intermittent. It is important to recover before stressing again. But equally important to avoid relaxation becoming the norm, as then stress gets an over reaction. Ba...
by SimpleLife
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to choose when to buy mutual fund index stocks?
Replies: 33
Views: 3288

Re: How to choose when to buy mutual fund index stocks?

A big problem with waiting for a downturn is that the market still goes up in the long run. By the time the next downturn occurs, the downturn price could be higher than it is today, so it only makes sense to wait if you think the downturn is coming soon. Example: During the early '90s recession, t...
by SimpleLife
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Will IT workers eventually become like mechanics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Will IT workers eventually become like mechanics?

From what I understand, it is a pretty complicated job. Here's a typical article from a mechanics monthly magazine: http://www.motor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/7_5VOLT_0516.pdf I have a hunch that if you adjust for competency, then the wages are probably closer than what the BLS averages would ...
by SimpleLife
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Becoming a financial advisor
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Becoming a financial advisor

What are the downsides of being a FA? You will have to deal with a lot of people who know less than you in order for you to be able to give them advice. Yes, however; you do this in almost every professional job. Lawyer, doctor, IT, CPA, etc. Thing is, it's relatively simple work, good hours, good ...
by SimpleLife
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Becoming a financial advisor
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Becoming a financial advisor

What are the downsides of being a FA?
by SimpleLife
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Will IT workers eventually become like mechanics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Will IT workers eventually become like mechanics?

I think you are oversimplifying the profession of mechanic. Pay for most people servicing consumer level products is low. Consumers are cheap. Working on geek squad at best buy doesn't pay well either. As I said, generally. Some mechanics for cars like BMW, Mercedes, etc. make more than your typica...
by SimpleLife
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Law School or Not?
Replies: 18
Views: 2387

Re: Law School or Not?

Thanks for your comments denise. Technology is replacing quite a few jobs. That's one reason I believe our educational system here in the U.S. is a bit on the archaic side. People are not being trained for real world jobs or to go into their own business. Plus, the majority of jobs, according to se...
by SimpleLife
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Unconsciously competent; how to cope with the unconsciously incompetent?
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Unconsciously competent; how to cope with the unconsciously incompetent?

I'm reminded yet again, of a training program I went through for work a few years ago, where I recognized that I was the guy in the video, always frustrated with management and coworkers who were unconsciously incompetent (UI). He was unconsciously competent and experienced extreme frustration when ...
by SimpleLife
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Will IT workers eventually become like mechanics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Will IT workers eventually become like mechanics?

General mechanics don't seem to make a lot of money. I find this strange, because I cannot rebuild an engine. I could learn but with the current mechanics wages it doesn't seem worth it. As an IT professional though, I wonder if my industry will eventually become like mechanics? I can't imagine that...
by SimpleLife
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Becoming a financial advisor
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Becoming a financial advisor

I've considered recently that becoming a financial advisor would be an enjoyable job for me. I had considered HR Recruiting in the past, and it's still on the table, but I find myself geeking out on finance stuff more so than IT these days, and much-much more than HR. I know a lot about personal fin...
by SimpleLife
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Tampa, Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Hello from Tampa, Florida

Hey there! I've been watching RV channels on youtube for a while, love all the traveling people who FT RV/Van camp. What a great way to live. The only downside I've noticed a pattern of is that things in an RV break down almost weekly.