Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by BRUTE » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:06 am

Urban Dictionary wrote: bite me
1. (v) A slightly more polite way to say "Fuck off you prick".

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by saving-10-years » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:58 am

@Seppia, I would agree with your comment about it not being possible to become expert in a month. I recall when I was just graduated - the brainpower of youth was amazing (learned/learning loads), but contrary to my opinion at the time I was a talented learner and not an expert even in my degree topic. I _think_ that is what @THF meant. That he knows more than others (so more expert).

Re. your observation ...
I always assume people on this board are more concerned with getting honest feedback than anything else, so I tend to speak openly
Yes Yes Yes. Please you continue to do that. Thanks.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:29 pm

Found a job as a Mental Health Worker at a local hospital. Pay is $14-15 per hour, with 3 shifts per week @ 12 hr ea. It's certainly a way to see if the fit is right!

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by Gilberto de Piento » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:27 pm

Fantastic Mr. Fox! That's a good way to get things figured out. :)

And three twelves leaves you with a lot of days for adventure or more schooling if you are so inclined.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:09 pm

Thanks!<3 I'm excited~

Also found an interview with Planned Parenthood a block away from where I live! Bilingual Community Health Educator @40K. I like the sound of that~~~

Even found a Life Coach part-time gig. How cool!

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 pm

On the Recurring Expenses Front:

Transportation: $0-50, buses + trains + manual
Entertainment: $0, Overdrive, YT, library
Food: $0, volunteering at a food shelter
Smartphone: $15, Mint
Housing: $275 (expected), Seeking a roommate
COBRA: $754.87 (6-12 mo, then $0 w/ medicaid)

So that's 3.5k/yr, or 87K @4% needed once I finish surgery and braces.

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Networth: 60K

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by The Old Man » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 am

Impressive. The Student can show the Master (Jacob) how to do ERE.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by slowtraveler » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:06 am

Fuck yeah. That's what I'm talking about.

Are you actually already at that level of economic hyper efficiency?

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:18 am

Everything besides the literal roommate yes. Doing some interviews this upcoming week to find a person. Technically I still have medicaid in Massachusetts from my time in college. Not that that's much use to me in NY

My goal is to find a non-profit role like the Planned Parenthood one and get to 100K in a year as surgery is completed. Then I could do a similar arrangement elsewhere and get the hell out of NY

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by Stahlmann » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:58 am

Can you describe settings with this food shelter?

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TheWanderingScholar » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Sweet motherfucking Buddha those are some numbers! Seriously, even housing in Estonia is not that cheap unless you live in the suburbs or some else like that.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:23 pm

Many rooms cost $500, just divide by 2 and you get $250. You are trading some privacy for greater community and financial ease

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Post by Scott 2 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:06 pm

How does volunteering at a food shelter lead to $0 food expenses? Isn't that food for the needy?

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by C40 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:12 am

@Scott2 - ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE!!

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:17 am

I am needy~ : )

There are often leftovers and since I'm currently unemployed and dealing with medical expenses, I asked if I could have some. They were happy to help and so am I. Always been a grey jedi tbh

@C40 - it certainly feels that way in NY / :

I'm just hoping some job I can actually hold down comes along soon from all this e-mail sending. I don't really feel like a high energy person. The Planned Parenthood job requires a car and delivering sensitive presentations daily. Sounds exhausting. The Mental Health Worker job is 30 mi away and is at a psychiatric ward dealing with acute, short-term patients. Maybe I'm just not cut out for full-time work. Or maybe I'm just screwed work-wise. I don't know, but I need to figure something out.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by Viktor K » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:57 am

It's almost hiring season in China. 15 hour or less work weeks for teachers

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:53 am

Well, that's it. I've had it! I'm getting the fuck out of NY! And I'll be taking my minimalist pile along with me. Back to the parents in Miami it is. C has flight benefits so I can fly in and out from Miami to NY until I'm done w/ orthodontia once a month, for free. I can also fly wherever in the US for free. Parents have offered free food and lodging, and I can help them out with renting part of the house and other financial planning matters. So technically I just turned FI. :lol: Wooptidoo.

I'll using home as a staging ground to find a new job and stop depleting resources unecessarily. And to get the fuck out of NY, one of the most depressing places on the planet.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by wood » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:14 am

And to get the fuck out of NY, one of the most depressing places on the planet.
That's comforting to hear for once. People in my circle speak of it as if it was paradise on earth. No wonder you hate it. It sounds like the Capital of Consumerism.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by The Old Man » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:51 am

Since you are interested in people and ideas, may I suggest a career in diplomacy? You can join the U.S. State Department and become a Foreign Service Officer. Since you have a degree from a prestigious university that would be a plus. Additionally, you are Hispanic so that should be helpful especially if you decide to serve in Latin America. You should investigate it. I think you would like it. Diplomacy is tailor-made for NFs, like engineering/science is for NTs.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TheWanderingScholar » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:55 am

^That. You would probably like being a FSO more I would!

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by Dream of Freedom » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:06 am

You've seemed a bit on edge lately. A strategic withdrawal to familiar surroundings might not be a horrible idea.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:46 pm

@Dream of Freedom: I can honestly say the past 6 months have been some of the most confusing, frustrating, and emotionally volatile times in my life. Even topping coming into the country as a non-English speaking migrant when I was 6, or a wholly one-sided break-up after deep investment on both sides. I was not prepared for the "real world" transition at all. Nobody prepared me for it or even told me it was a phenomenon. Even I didn't prepare myself for it, and I feel like I tend to be prepared for everything. I still feel so damn lost. It's like everything I hold dear is the opposite here. Community? There isn't any unless if you make it yourself. Wealth? You have to be super creative to keep others from taking it. Transportation? The US was designed for cars, not people. The only thing that keeps me sane is walking a trail. It's peaceful, there's exercise, there's no thought of finding a fitting job to hold for 40 hours.

The skills I've learned through ERE are what's kept me semi-Okay. I can fix things when they break, I can build a community to reduce housing costs, I can cook and know how to shop, I can analyze taxes and a portfolio to maximize the utility of money. What I lack is an opportunity in work that I can complete, and a place that is compatible with me. I am lacking stability and trying to hold down a slowly declining empire. A strategic retreat may be helpful. I'm just hoping that strategic retreat will be helpful. I'm scared that if or when I return home, I'll be able to secure a job there. And be able to reach that job without the use of a car.

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by James_0011 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:59 pm

Maybe no one told you or prepared you because you went to a liberal arts college?

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by TopHatFox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:39 pm

I'm assuming so

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Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Post by OTCW » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:48 pm

You'll figure it out.

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