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« Reply #1000 on: December 28, 2012, 05:28:06 pm »

Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.

It is low for here, as well, and I could probably make more, but I don't exactly feel like starting over and over again.

Weren't you just talking about the fact that you don't regret quitting like 7 jobs right in a row?

Regretting something and not wanting to repeat the same mistakes are two different things.
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« Reply #1001 on: December 28, 2012, 05:28:32 pm »

Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.

It is low for here, as well, and I could probably make more, but I don't exactly feel like starting over and over again.

Weren't you just talking about the fact that you don't regret quitting like 7 jobs right in a row?

Regretting something and not wanting to repeat the same mistakes are two different things.

OK, but you HAVE repeated that mistake.
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« Reply #1002 on: December 28, 2012, 05:32:25 pm »

Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.

It is low for here, as well, and I could probably make more, but I don't exactly feel like starting over and over again.

Weren't you just talking about the fact that you don't regret quitting like 7 jobs right in a row?

Regretting something and not wanting to repeat the same mistakes are two different things.

OK, but you HAVE repeated that mistake.

Yes, I have, but again I can't change what's already happened and there's no point in regretting it.  I don't look in the rear view mirror wishing and wanting.  I choose to keep my eyes on the road mindful of what is in the rearview mirror.
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« Reply #1003 on: December 28, 2012, 05:37:41 pm »

Alright, Jeff, I'll bet you $20 that you don't have this job by July 1st.
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« Reply #1004 on: December 28, 2012, 05:44:49 pm »

Alright, Jeff, I'll bet you $20 that you don't have this job by July 1st.

I don't bet money.
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« Reply #1005 on: December 28, 2012, 05:45:41 pm »

Alright, Jeff, I'll bet you $20 that you don't have this job by July 1st.

I don't bet money.

If you have this job on July 1st, I will send you $20.  And I truly hope you do keep the job.  You can't keep hopping from job to job.
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« Reply #1006 on: December 28, 2012, 05:47:14 pm »

Inks, this is cruel.
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« Reply #1007 on: December 28, 2012, 05:49:04 pm »

Alright, Jeff, I'll bet you $20 that you don't have this job by July 1st.

I don't bet money.

If you have this job on July 1st, I will send you $20.  And I truly hope you do keep the job.  You can't keep hopping from job to job.

I don't plan to leave this job anytime soon.  It may not pay a whole lot now, but I've got too much good going on with this job that I don't plan to leave.  Plus, you can't beat 1.25 miles and a 3-4 minute commute.  The only way you would beat that is working from home and that's too tempting to slack off.  I could be on permanent with Xerox as early as February.
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« Reply #1008 on: December 28, 2012, 06:03:11 pm »


It's the best I can do to offer a positive incentive (since negative incentives clearly didn't work before).  If I could send him more, I would, because I genuinely want to see him do well.
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« Reply #1009 on: December 28, 2012, 06:27:18 pm »

Alright, Jeff, I'll bet you $20 that you don't have this job by July 1st.

July 1st? If he's still there on Feb. 1st, I'll be surprised.
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« Reply #1010 on: December 28, 2012, 06:36:58 pm »

Alright, Jeff, I'll bet you $20 that you don't have this job by July 1st.

July 1st? If he's still there on Feb. 1st, I'll be surprised.

Alright Tweed and I need to sort this out.  Bushie, doesnt bet but that doesnt mean that we can't set some point spreads in the update thread.  Over/unders on weight, parlays about Kenya and jobs.  The possibilities are endless. 
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« Reply #1011 on: December 28, 2012, 07:37:02 pm »

Bushie should be on Intrade.
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« Reply #1012 on: December 29, 2012, 04:27:34 am »


It's the best I can do to offer a positive incentive (since negative incentives clearly didn't work before).  If I could send him more, I would, because I genuinely want to see him do well.

I'll send him $20 as well.
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« Reply #1013 on: December 29, 2012, 05:03:01 am »


It's the best I can do to offer a positive incentive (since negative incentives clearly didn't work before).  If I could send him more, I would, because I genuinely want to see him do well.

I'll send him $20 as well.

You and Inks want to pay a 30 year old for keeping his job?
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« Reply #1014 on: December 29, 2012, 07:07:05 am »

I was so tired I went to bed extremely early last night.  I was out by 5:30!  I slept for a full 11 hours, but that still only made it 4:30.  The good news is that is my normal wake up time during the work week, so its not exceptionally early, but its early for a Saturday.  I wasn't sick or anything last night, I was just so tired.
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« Reply #1015 on: December 29, 2012, 09:12:46 am »

I bought a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard for my laptop Wednesday afternoon.  So, my laptop is further away from my eyes, its still only about 2 feet from my face, but I have had to raise the zoom on the screen from 100% to 125% and I still cannot see it clearly.  My eyes were just checked last May.  Anybody have this trouble?

You're the right age to have developed the need for reading glasses. I was 32. I would suggest seeing an eye doctor if you can because it is only going to get worse. Do not buy reading glasses at the drug store--you can't guess the right strength and the wrong glasses can cause you harm.

Eyeglass stores may offer free or cheap vision tests that can determine your prescription, then if it's something simple like +1/+1 you can buy cheap glasses at Walmart.
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« Reply #1016 on: December 29, 2012, 10:04:10 am »

I bought a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard for my laptop Wednesday afternoon.  So, my laptop is further away from my eyes, its still only about 2 feet from my face, but I have had to raise the zoom on the screen from 100% to 125% and I still cannot see it clearly.  My eyes were just checked last May.  Anybody have this trouble?

You're the right age to have developed the need for reading glasses. I was 32. I would suggest seeing an eye doctor if you can because it is only going to get worse. Do not buy reading glasses at the drug store--you can't guess the right strength and the wrong glasses can cause you harm.

Eyeglass stores may offer free or cheap vision tests that can determine your prescription, then if it's something simple like +1/+1 you can buy cheap glasses at Walmart.

I've got regular glasses that I wear all the time, should I look into separate reading glasses as well?
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« Reply #1017 on: December 29, 2012, 10:16:45 am »

I bought a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard for my laptop Wednesday afternoon.  So, my laptop is further away from my eyes, its still only about 2 feet from my face, but I have had to raise the zoom on the screen from 100% to 125% and I still cannot see it clearly.  My eyes were just checked last May.  Anybody have this trouble?

You're the right age to have developed the need for reading glasses. I was 32. I would suggest seeing an eye doctor if you can because it is only going to get worse. Do not buy reading glasses at the drug store--you can't guess the right strength and the wrong glasses can cause you harm.

Eyeglass stores may offer free or cheap vision tests that can determine your prescription, then if it's something simple like +1/+1 you can buy cheap glasses at Walmart.

I've got regular glasses that I wear all the time, should I look into separate reading glasses as well?
In a perfect world a doctor would make that determination. Go to Walgreens, and try to read a magazine up close. If you have trouble, try moving it further away from your face. If it's easier to read a little further away, you need reading glasses. You can get them at Walgreens very cheaply, but you must be very careful to get the correct strength. Again, this would ideally all be done by an optometrist, but doctors are expensive.
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« Reply #1018 on: December 29, 2012, 11:56:38 am »

I bought a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard for my laptop Wednesday afternoon.  So, my laptop is further away from my eyes, its still only about 2 feet from my face, but I have had to raise the zoom on the screen from 100% to 125% and I still cannot see it clearly.  My eyes were just checked last May.  Anybody have this trouble?

You're the right age to have developed the need for reading glasses. I was 32. I would suggest seeing an eye doctor if you can because it is only going to get worse. Do not buy reading glasses at the drug store--you can't guess the right strength and the wrong glasses can cause you harm.

Eyeglass stores may offer free or cheap vision tests that can determine your prescription, then if it's something simple like +1/+1 you can buy cheap glasses at Walmart.

I've got regular glasses that I wear all the time, should I look into separate reading glasses as well?
In a perfect world a doctor would make that determination. Go to Walgreens, and try to read a magazine up close. If you have trouble, try moving it further away from your face. If it's easier to read a little further away, you need reading glasses. You can get them at Walgreens very cheaply, but you must be very careful to get the correct strength. Again, this would ideally all be done by an optometrist, but doctors are expensive.

I may try the Walgreens test you mentioned.  I am hesitant to buy any glasses from them and would rather wait until I get benefits and go to the eye doctor for professional testing and diagnosis, but I'll try the magazine test to determine whether I need to go in the first place.
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« Reply #1019 on: December 29, 2012, 01:59:05 pm »

It doesn't need to be at Walgreens or a magazine. Do you having nothing printed at your home? A book?  A newspaper? A frozen burrito wrapper? Walgreens is just convenient because you can try on glasses at the same time and see if they are helpful.
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« Reply #1020 on: December 29, 2012, 02:43:50 pm »

It doesn't need to be at Walgreens or a magazine. Do you having nothing printed at your home? A book?  A newspaper? A frozen burrito wrapper? Walgreens is just convenient because you can try on glasses at the same time and see if they are helpful.

I've definitely got printed materials such as my Bible and Hymnals.  Oddly enough, I don't have a regular book in the house (though, I think there's one in the trunk).  I'll try  that test later on.  I'm seeing the screen better now than I was when I first discovered it.  It could be 1 of 3 things - 1) My eyes are getting used to the 125% Zoom - 2) I took my Tourette's medicine which affects my eyes - 3) I'm not quite as tired or sleepy as I was then.  I'll still try that test, though, to see what I figure out.
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« Reply #1021 on: December 29, 2012, 04:05:00 pm »

How's the weight loss coming?
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« Reply #1022 on: December 29, 2012, 04:19:37 pm »


I haven't weighed in 2-3 days, but its coming alright.  I've already eaten today, so I won't weigh until tomorrow morning.  I haven't eaten as much since I got home from Oklahoma.  I doubt I've lost anything, but I'm not gorging myself on anything, so I doubt I've gained anything, either.  I plan to go to the grocery store tomorrow after church and get some groceries for the next week or two.  I just got paid Friday so it will be easier to go shopping.  I plan to really get started on Tuesday.
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« Reply #1023 on: December 29, 2012, 04:38:02 pm »

That's not true. You're not losing weight. Because it's torture this season. You said it yourself. How could you be losing weight?
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« Reply #1024 on: December 29, 2012, 04:42:47 pm »

That's not true. You're not losing weight. Because it's torture this season. You said it yourself. How could you be losing weight?

I didn't say I had lost any weight.  If you re-read that, I said "I doubt I've lost anything."  I know I haven't gained anything, but I haven't lost anything, either.
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