Peter Gibbons - the main character from Office Space
I used the user name Peter_Gibbons on this site because I love the movie
Office Space and I can relate to the main character in the movie, Peter
Gibbons. A few years ago I worked in IT and the company I worked for
was like Initech. I felt a lot like Peter Gibbons did. Except unfortunately
I haven't found my Joanna yet.
I love this site! I agree with many of the opinions expressed on this
Many of the things that are said on this site are things you know are true
but no one else says.
Anyway, I grew up much the same as many nerds/geeks did in that I haven't had
much success with women in the US. While growing up, other adults,
teachers, and society in general told me that if I study hard, get good grades, and
get a good job then I will be able to get a beautiful wife. So I did as I was
told. I was a good guy. I never broke the law or used drugs. I studied hard
both in high school and college. I got a degree in MIS. I got my job at Initech
and worked hard there too. By the time I was in my later twenties, with my good
job plus some capital gains and dividends on the savings that I had, I was
making over $80,000. So I figured that I had finally become successful enough to
get a girlfriend or wife.
So I tried dating. Unfortunately, the only women who were interested in me
were single moms. There was one girl that I knew of through friends who I
knew since I was a teenager. When I was a teenager, and even when I was in
college, she didn't like me. She just dated what I call
'Alpha Bully Jerk' type guys. So when she was young and hot she did
not want me. Then, she got knocked up by one of the 'Alpha Bully Jerk' type
guys who went to my high school and had a kid.
Now that she already had a kid by a scumbag who
used to bully me, she would sometimes call me and even ask things like
'So when are we getting together?' Since I don't want a single mom, I would
just make up excuses and say I was busy. I find that so annoying. Women
don't want a 'good guy' until they have already had kids fathered by the
'Alpha Bully Jerk' type guys. I find this SO ANNOYING. I did not study
hard then work my ass off at Initech just so that I could help raise a kid who is
the seed of some bully jerk.
When I realized that having a good job was just enough to raise my dating
market value to the point where I could attract single moms I got tired of
working hard. I began to realize that I had been lied to. All the studying
in college, all the aggravating work at Initech filling out T.P.S. reports. All
for nothing. Society lies to nerdy kids and tells them that they will get women
when they get a good job and are successful. However, for most nerds this
is a lie. Sure, super smarts nerds, who get extremely high paying occupations
such as those who become brain surgeons or investment bankers, can get
hot chicks because of their success. However, the vast majority of nerds,
who are just of above average intelligence, get middle income or upper middle
income jobs working in fields like Accounting or IT. Thus, they really don't
have the extremely high income that nerds need to get hot chicks. Therefore,
society LIED to people like me and made me work and suffer by using a
So I quit my job at Initech and now I'm working for a company a friend of
mine owns. The pay is a lot lower at only about $30,000 per year but it
isn't as aggravating as Initech was and I have the satisfaction of helping
out a friend of mine with his business. I'm trying to work out an
arrangement with him that enables me to work from home using Log Me
In. He has been somewhat resistant to the idea but I have been able to
convince him to let me try it out. So far, things have been going well.
I haven't mentioned yet that I want to work from an overseas country
like Ukraine. I'm planning to break that news to him in a few months
when and if the telecommuting arrangement is well established.
Hopefully, by that time I will have convinced him that it will work.
After reading the Happier Abroad site, I have now developed an new strategy
that I call the Foreign Sugar Daddy Strategy. I wasn't able
to, and don't know of any way that I could, become rich enough to
have a girlfriend that I would want in the US (that is, one who is
attractive, in her twenties, and DOES NOT HAVE A KID
FATHERED BY SOME OTHER GUY). Overseas, however, it appears
even with a much lower income of just $30,000 a year, I would
be rich compared to my competition, the local males. My
reasoning is that my income would be several times higher than the
average salary in certain poor countries and that therefore I would
be rich enough to be a Sugar Daddy overseas.
I am hoping that this strategy will work. However, I do have a lot of
concerns about moving overseas. I fear that many of these countries
overseas might not be safe. I also fear that being a foreigner might
make it difficult to have a long term relationship with the local women.
I also worry that certain dishonest people in these poor countries
might try some type of extortion scam or might take advantage of
my ignorance of the laws or customs in their country. I want to
learn as much as possible about the risks in these countries
so that I can develop plans to avoid these risks.
I would love to hear from others who have had success moving to poor
European, or other poor but predominately Caucasian countries like Argentina,
settled there permanently, and found wives or long term girlfriends. I would
like to learn as much as possible from others who have tired the Foreign
Sugar Daddy Strategy in foreign countries that have Caucasian women so
that I can avoid possible problems.
So, has anyone here been a Sugar Daddy in a poor but predominately
Since I'm currently trying to prove to my boss that this telecommuting
arrangement will work, I don't have much time to visit this site though I'd
like to. Therefore, don't feel I'm ignoring you if it takes a week or two
for me to respond to any postings or private messages.
Thanks for reading this!