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Old 03-17-2014, 08:24 PM   #31
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coupled with the total condescending rudeness i received this morning via skype (even though she sits behind me) which prompted the decision, i really wonder if she actually has any experience being a supervisor

but you know, call centers do generally reward evil

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #32
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I'd support the PhD too, even more so if you want to teach, but it may be difficult for admissions to see you as super committed to academia since you've been out of school for so long. Though my understanding is that schools normally offer some kind of scholarship to doctorate students (a lot more than to masters), so that may be something to consider. Do you know where you're applying?

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #33
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also lol sorry if I'm the board newbie trying to sit by the window or something

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #34
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essentially he told me that they could hire me to file papers and then end up having me dig ditches and it was my Right as a Free American to Quit. GOD BLESS FREEDOM.
that is messed up as hell

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:36 PM   #35
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i am applying probably to Texas, Texas State and as a last resort to the University of Texas at San Antonio which was where i studied as an undergrad

i may expand this to U of Houston and etc in time, it may be beneficial to get away from my home town of Austin for a little bit, hope the bubble pops so it goes back to the lame little town that thinks stevie ray vaughn is someone that's worth building a statue for

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:44 PM   #36
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taking the GRE on may 2
fuck yeah dude.

get another 100k in student loans. teach at a community college. debt forgiven in many states after 10 years.

thats how i wanna die.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:51 PM   #37
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it may be difficult for admissions to see you as super committed to academia since you've been out of school for so long.
i have a hard time believing that has much to do with it.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:56 PM   #38
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the important thing is that he gives up on the idea without trying on the basis of the supposition of an anonymous person on the internet

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:00 PM   #39
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fuck yeah dude.

get another 100k in student loans. teach at a community college. debt forgiven in many states after 10 years.

thats how i wanna die.
uh student loan debt is never forgiven

the shapeshifters at the federal government can violate your property rights and garnish your paycheck

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:01 PM   #40
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the important thing is that he gives up on the idea without trying on the basis of the supposition of an anonymous person on the internet
i did, i'm gonna be a carnie.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #41
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i also applied to be an entry level policy analyst for an education non profit

over the next week i plan on resume bombing every non profit in the city

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:16 PM   #42
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uh student loan debt is never forgiven

the shapeshifters at the federal government can violate your property rights and garnish your paycheck
http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans...-is-the-public

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:25 PM   #43
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OH, WELL THEN

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #44
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i also applied to be an entry level policy analyst for an education non profit

over the next week i plan on resume bombing every non profit in the city
npo.net

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:39 PM   #45
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oh yeah guys, seriously give me some job hunt tips. craigslist is where i found this dumb job, i'm not sure if i want to go back to craigs again

i did decline an offer to be a loan processor for a local dealership. i knew i made a mistake when i selected more money over "no customer contact"

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:03 PM   #46
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:06 PM   #47
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linkedin

well, that's where i'd look first these days. job boards second. craigslist never

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #48
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Tell everyone you know you are looking for a job and ask if they know a place they should apply.

Find a head hunter or ask all your friends if they have one.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:17 PM   #49
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there's a point, though, where a job can be so bad for your mental or physical health that getting out is the only thing you can do.
You bring up a valid point. My job sucks and I hate nearly everything about it but atleast I can do it well. I look and search classifieds and theres more complex and complicated jobs paying LESS than the shit I do now.

I'm a fellow with no college or University experience so I've pretty much painted myself in a corner, working dead-end, shit jobs. It sucks, and I'm only getting older.

I've been working on gambling on sports in a somewhat "proffesional" manner. It's actually been going alright... thus far anyways.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:19 PM   #50
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http://www.idealist.org

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:20 PM   #51
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hahaha that's actually what my hiring supervisor did after quitting, he bets on UFC fights

what do you do fuzz? i mean, there's one thing about hating work but it's another when you feel like work is shitty because management is horrible and the actual service you provide is absolutely shit and the fact that management is so terrible actually is impacting average, everyday people when they fuck up and ruin their monthly income because the whole program is about as planned as prom night conception

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:23 PM   #52
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i mean yeah waiting tables sucks a bunch of dicks but at least you're not, you know, ruining someone's life because you brought them an undercooked steak

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:24 PM   #53
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I work at a big, corporate chain store, warehouse unloading stock and getting it ready for the stockers. It's not so bad now. But I used to be the guy stocking the shit and it was like an adult fucking version of High School. It still sucks , but not as bad as it used to. but what can you do? I don't really have much to offer.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:37 PM   #54
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fuzzy, look into factory warehouse stuff. it pays better and it's basically the same kind of thing.

i did temp work in the warehouse for a manufacturer of replacement joints, and it seemed people were pretty well paid.

the adult version of high school is generally what real life is like. i mean we're all stupid monkeys.

hey at least you're not partially responsible for junk mail

 
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indeed.com too

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:02 PM   #56
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haha true.

Didn't you mention at some point that you were doing telemarketing?

That's the kind of shit that would actually be right up my alley. I think I'd have fun with it just using it as kind of an "acting" gig to fuck around at. And you get more cash if you recruit people or whatever too right?

But I can definitely see how it would suck ass if I was actually doing it every day.

Those sorta jobs are always hiring though. If it came down to a worst-case scenario I'm sure you could just get aboard a different company doing the same shit.

 
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fuzzy, look into factory warehouse stuff. it pays better and it's basically the same kind of thing.

i did temp work in the warehouse for a manufacturer of replacement joints, and it seemed people were pretty well paid.

the adult version of high school is generally what real life is like. i mean we're all stupid monkeys.

hey at least you're not partially responsible for junk mail
Yeah man, I've looked into other warhouse gigs, and they're all substantially more difficult and usually pay around the same amount or just a buck more per hour. I don't figure it's worth all the extra effort.

But I feel ya man. Theres gotta be more to life than this, eh? We only live once and we're sacrificing most of our time working dead end jobs just in order to survive and have enough money to have some fun for several hours a week. It's bunk.

 
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Didn't you mention at some point that you were doing telemarketing?
newp, you can't hide that on a job offer


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That's the kind of shit that would actually be right up my alley. I think I'd have fun with it just using it as kind of an "acting" gig to fuck around at. And you get more cash if you recruit people or whatever too right?


i find telemarketing to be an industry inspired by satan itself.

 
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:19 PM   #59
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by the way i would not neglect to inspect what benefits that you would have at a factory warehouse

more likely you would have things called "holidays" and "weekends" which are alien to retail

trust me doing something more difficult for not as much money when you get better benefits, like paid holidays and regular weekends is definitely worth it

i would not have stuck with this job as long as i have if it wasn't 9-6 M-F with paid holidays and weekends

even though everyone above me would be on salary and work through weekends

OOH ~ THAT'S A MOTIVATOR

 
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Don't you guys have career aspirations? I'm not trying to be mean, just saying that work is shitty unless you love what you do.

 
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