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Old 11-16-2021, 06:11 PM   #91
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I have friends there, would basically have an instant friend group, which I really need. Also, Republican politics is getting out of control in my state. My therapist is probably moving as well, which is the main reason (besides my mom being here) I never thought about leaving. We should be able to do telehealth though.

My friend had his wedding a couple of months ago and I was his best person. Was in Mass for about 10 days and had a great time. It's just a completely different world up there. I'm going again in December to get a hold on how cold it gets.
Sounds like a great move. Excited for you!

I want to move again but it’s not on the cards for at least 5 years…but I can live vicariously through you and myoneandonly and ilp

 
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Old 11-16-2021, 06:56 PM   #92
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I actually don't hate Boston accents, I can't be in a bad mood hearing one
I will be several hours from Boston

 
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Old 11-16-2021, 06:57 PM   #93
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If I move it won't be for 6 months or so

 
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Old 11-23-2021, 04:55 PM   #94
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Yeah, you know that's not how I feel. None of us can deal with living in the middle of nowhere anymore.
i did sense some projecting with that post of hers

 
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:00 PM   #95
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:01 PM   #96
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for all the net4ians outside the United States

 
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:05 AM   #97
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If only I was more like you… when I was asked about personal achievements I could have talked about the most recent puzzle I had glued together

 
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Old 11-24-2021, 10:17 AM   #98
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that was in 2008. keep up, keep up.

anyway, i suppose that's better than your reality of (still) being an unwarranted elitist butthole in 2021 so i will allow you to use that whenever you're asked

 
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:03 PM   #99
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do I qualify as being elitist in 2021 if the only person I think I am better than is you

seems lacking in nuance

but well

quelle surprise

 
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Old 11-25-2021, 01:09 PM   #100
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that's racist

 
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Old 11-26-2021, 10:20 PM   #101
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Have you ever felt racist after a job interview

 
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:13 AM   #102
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can't say i have

 
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:44 AM   #103
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Just to go on a little on-topic diversion, I had the interview/presentation for the internal hiring process (that is basically a best practice appointment of my coworker into a new role)

I talked through my presentation in a monotone while staring at the stopwatch on my phone to make sure I didn’t go over the 10 minute limit

So I have that to work on, for the next interview

 
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Old 11-27-2021, 01:25 AM   #104
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oh look who wants to be "on-topic" after trying to bring another net4ian (ilp) down to their level

and of course you would think racism is no big deal, ya old buttface

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Old 11-27-2021, 05:28 AM   #105
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So, how’s the job search going

 
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:24 PM   #106
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better than yours, but finding a job can be just as miserable as the search ;_;

 
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:14 PM   #107
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They gave it to a different colleague

He started the same day as me. Interview questions were about change management and handling conflict with colleagues

So…I sense the journey ahead is going to be a bit…rocky

 
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:15 AM   #108
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i dont care + try being less of an elitist butthole next time and see how that goes

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Old 12-03-2021, 02:41 PM   #109
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Nothing says “I don’t care” like an edited post

How nonchalant

 
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Old 12-03-2021, 05:02 PM   #110
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very hoi polloi

 
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Old 12-03-2021, 08:12 PM   #111
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would you rather eat obama's asshole or suck joe's dick

 
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i wasn't sure what the interviewers were after with that question so i went with joe's dick because it somehow felt safer

 
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:48 PM   #113
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There's only one correct answer here

 
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:51 PM   #114
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eating ass is the only form of ethical consumption under capitalism

 
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Old 12-07-2021, 04:56 PM   #115
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So it's not really an interview, as my job only communicates via email, but I was offered a chance to qualify as an auditor due to my "elite" status (their term) in production. It's only an 84 cent per hour pay increase, which is laughable, but if I get in the door maybe I can grow again. It would be nice to at least have a W2 instead of a 1099 because I'm highly stressed about taxes this year. We'll see.

 
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Old 12-07-2021, 05:04 PM   #116
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That sounds really positive - all progress is good. And being recognised for good performance through the offer of other opportunities is a feather in your cap even if the extra money won’t be huge

 
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So it's not really an interview, as my job only communicates via email, but I was offered a chance to qualify as an auditor due to my "elite" status (their term) in production. It's only an 84 cent per hour pay increase, which is laughable, but if I get in the door maybe I can grow again. It would be nice to at least have a W2 instead of a 1099 because I'm highly stressed about taxes this year. We'll see.
Nice, congrats. If you need any tax help let me know. Not an expert or anything but I've done my own for three years with multiple 1099s and also just business income without being given a form. Don't forget there are some things you can deduct, like equipment you bought for work and possibly some of your utilities (especially if you have a dedicated office). Even without an office I deduct half my internet bill. I almost got someone to do it for me last year because I transferred a 401k to an IRA and some other junk I'd never dealt with before, but it wasn't too bad. You won't have to worry about it you first year making self employment income, but you also have to pay quarterly taxes or you'll get a penalty.

Getting on a W2 will save you about 7.5% on your federal tax burden, which can definitely be significant. So if that job would get you on a W2 you can def see it as a much bigger raise.

 
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Yeah, thanks for the crash course tonight. I have a ballpark of what I'll owe now, which is not as bad as I thought it would be. Still too damn high, and highlights how badly I need a W2 position.

 
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Old 12-08-2021, 07:57 PM   #119
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i've never owed money to the IRS. am i too poor or what?

 
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:17 PM   #120
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had my 2nd day at work today and it's probably been the best on-boarding experience i've had to date; my supervisor actually cares about my getting comprehensive training/understanding instead of just showing me to a desk to do busy boring shit work all day.

my last long-term boss was such a cunt who would micromanage me and no one else. i worked there before she did and about two weeks in, she assigned the other two women in our dept. (both white) to edit/proofread my work, which gave me no chance to catch any of their mistakes before they handed it to her. once a girl changed the word 'to' to 'of' which was incorrect in context so my boss asked ME if i knew the difference between 'to' and 'of'. man, that job had me angry and emotionally depleted every single day.

honestly, i was a little reluctant to have a white woman/person directly supervise me after finishing school because there have been other bad experiences. but i took a chance on this place because its leadership/staff is otherwise diverse and centers racial justice in my neighborhood

 
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