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by shadow
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

@George Thanks for the advice. That was my gut reaction too but I looked into the program further and there are several horticulture, soil science, etc. classes as part of the major. I figured that even though homesteading and traditional agriculture have different ends it would still be helpful to ...
by shadow
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

@Jean Thanks for suggesting this, I never even considered it. Lately I’ve been getting into homesteading so I’ve been considering an agriculture degree but worried about my ability to get a job with it—that’s actually what prompted the idea for this thread. A trade would be a smooth transition. Do y...
by shadow
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 45
Views: 9006

Re: List of essentials

I would also recommend the BIFL subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BuyItForLife/
by shadow
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

Thanks for all the replies. Skipping a grade sucks for the most part right now but I’m sure I will thank my parents later(it was kindergarten). @BMF I have considered trades for a bit but I have too much to lose not going to college (I think I discussed this in another thread). @Jin+Guice “Freelance...
by shadow
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Adderal & its effects?
Replies: 39
Views: 5765

Re: Adderal & its effects?

@THF Try cutting the coffee for a few weeks to lower your tolerance and stick to using it a few times a week after that to get more benefit out of it. You could look into nootropics as @smashter says. There are also a lot of stimulants in between coffee and adderall (e.g. modafinil). Disclaimer - dr...
by shadow
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Adderal & its effects?
Replies: 39
Views: 5765

Re: Adderal & its effects?

TopHatFox wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:38 pm
I just want to be able to do Sensing work while having fun tbh
Adderall would work but it's probably overkill...

Do you drink coffee already? How often? How does it affect you?

Have you looked into any other "productivity products"?
by shadow
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

Thank you for the advice, I think you are right that the kind of job to make this work would have more to do with luck than planning.

PS. I am 17 now, going to college this fall. I skipped a grade.
by shadow
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

However I would say that most part time jobs are availble in hcol areas (namely cities) and it is easy to break the budget with housing alone. Yep, I'm aware of ere budget vision (in semi monetary terms) as housing+food+100$ allowance, but... still nobody arrives at this level instantly. Or just pr...
by shadow
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

If you can easily meet, and preferably exceed, expenses with the part-time job, then it makes sense to take a flyer on investing & businesses. This is exactly what I was considering. To take the number thrown out earlier in the thread -- even if you cut an hourly wage of $45 in 4, you have a wage o...
by shadow
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: Full Time Jobs?

@Stahlmann
I also thought this was why but given the extremely(hehe) low col most everyone here has and the fact most of them have already acquired skills, would it really be that hard to swing it?
Say, a part time, serious time spent on investing, and a tiny business or two on the side.
by shadow
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Full Time Jobs?

Section 5.1.2 of the ERE book encourages using homeotelic solutions to problems (solving more than one at a time instead of solving one at the cost of solving another), and even cites someone working a full time job as an example of a heterotelic response. This would lead me to conclude it's better ...
by shadow
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Random investing?(!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2722

Re: Random investing?(!)

Thanks!
by shadow
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

@classical_Liberal
Actually, reading your journal was what turned me away from the career :lol: ... I don’t think I am the type to be able to handle a 12 hour shift like that (or 8 or 6 for that matter)
by shadow
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

@daylen
I was just looking at the BLS page and it looks like you weren't far off...
https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes152011.htm#st
A good amount of jobs in the Midwest as well though

@SWB
That's reassuring -- there's a good chance of at least some employment in an area I would like
by shadow
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

@jacob Well, looks like accounting is out @daylen Be prepared to move to north-eastern US or Chicago if you choose that route. Was this exaggerated at all? Or are there really no jobs outside of those areas? @Scott I have looked at the BLS page for specific jobs before but never actually used the se...
by shadow
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

@Scott & ZAF
Would either of you happen to know how actuarial science compares to accounting?

The obvious difference is that my state requires grad school for CPA whereas actuarial exams would be the only additional hurdles.
by shadow
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

@daylen Thanks for the advice. I think I am leaning more towards accounting now... looking at your equation, the master's degree required would keep me at college longer while keeping me (semi) productive, making it easier to build social capital, and gives me a specialized skill. I have a gut feeli...
by shadow
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

Socialization ability + technical/special skill competence + systems theory awareness = automation resistant After that all you need is marketing and persistence. A degree helps get a foot in the door. Do you think college is a good place to acquire that competence? @SavingWithBabies Did you have a...
by shadow
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

How does this translate to the type of jobs I would be getting?
Or are you saying that the title is not important but rather the fact that I would be analyzing systems?
by shadow
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Major?
Replies: 40
Views: 3554

Re: College Major?

I have thought about actuary, but I don't know if I have enough affinity for math(maybe that can be practiced) to become one...also seems to have a risk of automation but I haven't looked into how it will be affected at the higher levels (may be too late to reach that level anyway).