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      02-25-2020, 11:38 AM   #1893
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Provided you would accept $679 CAD (our play money), I'd consider it. But in USD, nope. Already paying $930/month for the S6.



Yeah, I've been there. Not often, but I've been there. Once so much I felt physically sick just getting out of bed in the morning knowing I had to go to work. But it was a bad engagement all round, the two partners didn't like each other and I was whipping boy in the middle.

Sucks dude, not much I can say, you put in the time or you move. I finished the engagement and then I resigned from the firm because I was just done. Didn't even have another job to go to, was planning on two or three months break while my wife worked (lol), but an opportunity came up within a month that I couldn't turn down.

Keep plugging.
I had to walk off a consulting gig several years back. It was a really sensitive project so they couldn't tell me much about it in the mutual interview/get-to-know-you process. They didn't balk at the rate I quoted them, so we inked the deal. Came in and was horrified at what a cluster it was. They had been kicking this thing down the street for 6 years and it wasn't even close to being in a viable state. Nobody there had worked anywhere else, so they didn't know how truly terrible they were at what they were trying to do. Dunning-Kruger effect squared. I lasted 6 weeks, at which point I decided I didn't want the liability of being traceable to this thing, if it ever made it into production (which seemed really unlikely). I bailed, which cost me a business relationship with a guy who I really liked doing business with and considered to be a good friend. Freedom isn't free, unfortunately.

The guy they had hired before me only lasted 2 days, so I guess I kicked his ass by hanging in there for 6 weeks. Heard a couple years later that the whole project was cancelled after 7 years and almost $100MM spent. I was really relieved to hear that. Failure of this particular system would have brought financial calamity to the US, and I'm not exaggerating even a tiny bit. The only thing to do with a project that dysfunctional is to take it out behind the barn and put a bullet in its head.

Lesson: if you value your principles, your integrity and your sanity, sometimes you just have to walk away. Maintain your finances accordingly so that when the time comes you can pull the trigger and live off your "Fuck You" fund for a while. There's nothing worse than being stuck in a situation that's sucking the life out of you.
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      02-25-2020, 12:08 PM   #1894
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Ah, crap, sounds like mostly personal component, that's tougher. You need someone to hash it out with you can always PM me. Sometimes writing stuff out has a clarifying effect on things in terms of how to tackle / approach and what you need to do.
I appreciate it. Not gonna bother you with my bs. We all have our own problems
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Wtf Is this ass backwards witchcraft they are teaching the kids in school?
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Wtf Is this ass backwards witchcraft they are teaching the kids in school?
There are tally marks for each of the digits. Add up the tally marks digit-by-digit and you've got your sum. Not how I learned it, but it's how I do addition in my head. Before you can do it in your head, you have to practice it on paper.

Hopefully they also get to learn some proofs. They're really valuable mental exercises.
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I appreciate it. Not gonna bother you with my bs. We all have our own problems
Hang in there man. I feel you. Aside from the issues with my father, my boss (The Owner) is wanting to run the company a little leaner.

My group has always avoided these "cuts" as we have implemented multiple projects that have saved a ton of money throughout the years....and most with an ROI of 8 months or less.

But I have a guy in my group who's at full retirement age, and my boss is wanting me to essentially convince him to retire.

This guy has been at this one place for almost 30 years, never gave any issues, and most importantly has a ton of "tribal" knowledge that is very handy.

He shows up everday and works harder than the young people we have......stuff like that pisses me off.
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