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Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Tsar » April 29th, 2016, 4:31 am

I have decided to make a post that I have been feeling a lot better than I was. I got some help so I guess I'm doing much better. I think I'll still be able to afford one or two of my goals this year. I am trying to switch to a different job than an office job, so I am applying at (most likely what will be) part-time minimum wage jobs to become a permanent worker instead of a full-time office type job as a contract worker.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Cornfed » April 29th, 2016, 4:37 am

Tsar wrote:so I am applying at (most likely what will be) part-time minimum wage jobs to become a permanent worker instead of a full-time office type job as a contract worker.
Why?

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Tsar » April 29th, 2016, 4:56 am

I don't like the carpal tunnel type symptoms I am getting doing boring data entry that makes my wrists hurt or the poor setup that causes back issues or the old ventilation systems that cause asthma. I would get to go to a gym a lot more.

Basically I'm a temporary worker in a job that is basically less than average in pay for someone my age, and going to a minimum wage job wouldn't be much of a pay-cut. After all, since the first $10,000 gross is exempt from federal tax and first $13,000 gross is exempt from state, basically it's not much of a pay-cut. I can't afford a girl on my current job and if a job causes physical pain then it's not worth the extra few dollars (after taxes are accounted for).

I made some phone calls to recruiters at better companies who rejected me. They want specific experience related to their industry. Don't have it, no job.

Minimum wage jobs are the best chance. Besides, I'd save on gasoline costs and actually have more relative job security compared to temporary contract work.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by gnosis » April 29th, 2016, 5:04 am

Tsar wrote:Minimum wage jobs are the best chance. Besides, I'd save on gasoline costs and actually have more relative job security compared to temporary contract work.
You should rethink this. Do not aim for a minimum wage job. If your wrists bother you when you type, look into speech recognition software. I can give you good advice on that if you are interested.

You will not be able to accomplish anything worthwhile making minimum wage in the U.S. This should be profoundly obvious.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Tsar » April 29th, 2016, 5:15 am

It's not typing, they have me pressing the same patterns of keys for five to six hours everyday more than 200 times a day. Why? They consider the permanent workers time too valuable and say there's nothing better they need me to do. I doubt it can punch keys because the crude proprietary software would not be compatible with voice recognition. Typing isn't the problem. It's their work set-up and more importantly the repetition of keys over and over.

I'm not aiming for a minimum wage job but I need to be realistic. Most jobs are minimum wage. In the job I'm doing I was able to get a very good glimpse into the financial health of Americans. Most are burdened by debt, a good majority of people after 60 are in heavy debt, at least one-third of Americans any age before retirement don't earn more than $3,000 a month. Married Americans where both people work are typically better off financially than single people trying to make it alone in America.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Jester » April 29th, 2016, 5:51 am

Glad yu're feeling better.

If you do change jobs, no reason to aim for part-time. Aim for full-time.

There is always time after work for the gym.

Regarding the wage rate, it's not important. What's important is a good job, one you enjoy going to every day.
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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by MarcosZeitola » April 29th, 2016, 6:04 am

So your desire to end your life a few weeks ago was caused by having to press buttons too much and disliking your job? Well, I am relieved to hear it was only that, and glad you are getting better. Hope you will be able to reach your goals soon.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Cornfed » April 29th, 2016, 6:07 am

Jester wrote:Glad yu're feeling better.

If you do change jobs, no reason to aim for part-time. Aim for full-time.

There is always time after work for the gym.
When I was working 8-5 I found I couldn't be bothered to get up early, just wanted to get home after work, the gym was too crowded both before and after work anyway, and I was generally too hung over to drive in on a Saturday morning.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by gnosis » April 29th, 2016, 6:26 am

Tsar,

I'm glad you're feeling better. If you think you'd be happier doing a different job, then go for it.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by droid » April 29th, 2016, 7:13 am

Tell us about starchild's Tulsi leafs
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Zambales » April 29th, 2016, 7:29 am

Were you the guy who was going to "end it" in May?

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Jester » April 29th, 2016, 2:08 pm

Cornfed wrote:
Jester wrote:....

There is always time after work for the gym.
When I was working 8-5 I found I couldn't be bothered to get up early, just wanted to get home after work, the gym was too crowded both before and after work anyway, and I was generally too hung over to drive in on a Saturday morning.
To me this is a major thing, I am going to start a new thread on he topic, don't know if anyone will weigh in besides me. But here I go.

http://www.happierabroad.com/forum/view ... 40&t=30685
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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Adama » April 29th, 2016, 8:32 pm

Why not just try a lateral move to a secretarial, clerical or another data entry position? I don't disagree with you. A few years ago they were saying that Starbucks has good health insurance for part time employees. I wouldn't do most retail stores though. You could also drive an "ambulette," like a little van, and load old people in wheelchairs in, and drive them to dialysis. Or maybe UPS/FEDEX.

Also, try to talk to people. Even though most people are jerks, some times they have good suggestions about what kind of jobs are opening up, or maybe they know of a job where their friends got on or something. It doesn't hurt.

What kind of help did you get, if I may ask?

Also, good financial information you listed. I often wonder who it is that is buying these homes in my township for $700,000. My conclusion is that most of these people are probably making $100,000 with a man and a woman together contributing, and that most of them are in their 50s. I have no idea where new college grads are living, except we already know that 35% of them live with their parents. Where are the other 65% living and how can they afford it?

I think if you have two people though, even if the second person only contributes $500 a month, it makes things much easier.

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Moretorque » April 29th, 2016, 9:26 pm

droid wrote:Tell us about starchild's Tulsi leafs
He spikes it with a special grade of Cosmic Coke so it makes the unsuspecting feel great as it works it's magic of tenderizing the carcass.....
Time to Hide!

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Re: Feeling A Lot Better

Post by Tsar » April 30th, 2016, 12:42 am

MarcosZeitola wrote:So your desire to end your life a few weeks ago was caused by having to press buttons too much and disliking your job? Well, I am relieved to hear it was only that, and glad you are getting better. Hope you will be able to reach your goals soon.
It wasn't that. If it was that then it would be a stupid reason. Everything made me want to just kill myself. I wasn't doing the buttons at the time.

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