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by rube
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

parttime - 20 hrs/week: 22 days = 12 work days (Mo-Th) Work Only 3 more weeks of 4 days before it's 20hrs/week! I feel relaxed re. work. Rental Renovation rental 6: oh well, contractors, communication and myself being precise and want to have everything clear is a difficult fit. General Still some ...
by rube
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1094
Views: 303182

Re: C40's Journal

Looks like you are having a great time!
I was last year in Vietnam for a few days after a business trip and I liked it, I wouldn't mind to stay there for some time with my family.
Thanks for the update.
by rube
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New but nearly there
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: New but nearly there

Welcome, you have an interesting background and situation. I am curious about your non-conformist future updates and decisions.
by rube
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

@slsdly, yes, this year a Toronto meetup is likely not going to happen. For me at least. Too bad, I always look forward to meet you and the others. That part of business travel I do miss, the chance to meet other people, wander around in different (but sometimes familiar) areas. Well, if the part-ti...
by rube
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

updated target: parttime - 20 hrs/week: 28 days = 16 work days (Mo-Th) @mooretrees, thank you, glad you enjoyed. House Solar panels and the new fuse box are installed, yeah! Now waiting on the utility company to make the change so we've got 3 phase instead of 1 phase electricity so the panels can a...
by rube
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

updated target: parttime - 20 hrs/week: 33 days = 20 work days (Mo-Th) House I did the last required work on the chimney and made an ethernet (internet) connection for the transformer. All ready now for the installation of the solar panels tomorrow. Other We're toying with the idea to travel for a ...
by rube
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Henk's journey thru life
Replies: 236
Views: 68684

Re: Henk's journey thru life

Hi Henk, I hope all is okay!
by rube
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Mrchopboy's Roady Road to ERE
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Mrchopboy's Roady Road to ERE

Welcome
by rube
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

updated target: parttime - 20 hrs/week: 36 days = 20 work days (Mo-Th) Thanks DG, so far so good, but I guess by the end of the year I can also really say if it is working for all parties. Work For the last 10 weeks I have been on a 4 day work week schedule, which was perfectly fine with the worklo...
by rube
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 265
Views: 138368

Re: SWR milestone record

@thedollar: Wooha, 0.82% and 0.5%! Very good. We're at 3.6% ttm (not counting the one-time closing costs of the new house). Future (say now till next 12 years): expenses will go up due to higher house expenses, kids college. But I expect NW will also still increase in the next few years so ouw SWR m...
by rube
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

updated target: parttime - 20 hrs/week: 45 days = 26 work days (Mo-Th) I spoke to HR and so far so good. I have the feeling that they don't like it, but as long as my manager is supporting it should be okay. So I am working on making the required changes to reduce my workload and start working part...
by rube
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

Original target 18 days = 12 work days (Mo-Fri) target. updated target: resign/parttime: 49 days = 28 work days (Mo-Th) Rentals Rental 2: installed a new hot plate in the evening earlier this week. Installed a new shower cabin today. Rental 6: renovation is in process. Besides a few mails/calls and...
by rube
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: COVID + Residential Real Estate?
Replies: 70
Views: 9643

Re: COVID + Residential Real Estate?

In the Netherlands even more transactions. No declining prices yet either, though declines are predicted for next year. Though predicted declines are still limited compared to absurd gains last couple of years.
I read an article that said Spain is expecting declining prices.
We'll see.
by rube
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Worried about being promoted...thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: Worried about being promoted...thoughts?

If you do it and you're able to do it well (most likely) and in a reasonable work/life balance (questionable from you description but perhaps not completely impossible) you learn from it and you develop yourself. Or after 2 years you decide nah, nothing for me let's find something else. Even in that...
by rube
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

Original target 20 days = 14 work days (Mo-Fri) target. updated target: resign/parttime: 51 days = 29 work days (Mo-Th) House I finally was able to make an appointment with the company to install the solar panels. It all took much longer as I had hoped as they're very busy. But now it seems the're ...
by rube
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

Original target 22 days = 16 work days (Mo-Fri) target. updated target: resign/parttime: 53 days = 31 work days (Mo-Th) Weekend We enjoyed the weekend, did a bit of everything : worked a few hours on the house, walked for a few hours with the family, relaxed, watched a few episode of a netflix seri...
by rube
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

Original target 25 days = 17 work days (Mo-Fri) target. updated target: resign/parttime: 56 days = 32 work days (Mo-Th) Work - ERE I did send a friendly reminder on Wednesday to my manager and asked for a response on my request, or a call in case details need to be discussed. If I have not received...
by rube
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

29 days = 21 work days (Mo-Fri) target. @DG: I did send my proposal last Wednesday to my manager. Starting as of 1st of August working 20 hrs a week. This would not change my planned holidays (every Friday till August) and 3 weeks summer holiday in August. So a good time to unwind before starting w...
by rube
Mon May 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

36 days = 26 work days (Mo-Fri) target Thanks @ertyu. I spoke with my manager. He's very confident we can work out a part-time arrangement. I'll draft and send my proposal in the coming days for further discussion. I guess when we can work this out and it is finalized, I will have to update my head...
by rube
Sun May 24, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 363
Views: 111643

Re: Rube's journal

37 days = 27 work days (Mo-Fri) target @2Birds1Stone thanks and if/when I would be going to your direction, I'll contact you! I'm now on my 4th day off this week. I have been working on various "projects" in a relaxed pace. I cleaned the other gutter, did a bit of work in the garden (made...