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Old 02.02.2018, 08:48 PM   #41001
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Honestly, I've learnt through the years loyalty only gets you so far. You've worked your ass off for this current place, right? They offered a pay rise or recognised your hardwork? Doesn't sound like they did. And what are you gonna do? Spend your life there and at the end of it get a gold watch and a pat on the back? Fuck that. Fact is that you know your work/life balance is so fucked in this job (this is going off what you've said on here)

I've actually had the same pangs of guilt myself. The current job I'm in now pays double what I was on at the last job. At the time of being offered the job I was thinking "Shit. Can I leave this job? Feel like I'll be leaving them in the shit though. What if it goes to pot too!". Guess what changed after I left? Nothing. They got on with their jobs and carried on. Sure there are people I miss from there, but the happiness and quality of life I feel now far outweighs any guilt I may have at the time.

If it doesn't work out then there are other jobs out there. You've clearly built up a decent level of experience to be offered this job. Go for it. You'll only regret not taking it further down the line.

My 2 pence anyway.


Youíre not wrong. I have literally bled in service to this job on multiple occasions. I have received two pinner raises and two pinner promotions over the last 3 years, and Iíve never complained. I know I canít rely on loyalty. Itís a corporation after all. But they will be FUCKED without me. Been a lot of layoffs and firings and so on this year, and Iím the only staffer who edits, writes copy for any and all beats, manages freelancers, puts together publications from noting, and knows the ins and outs of our system. They will be in bad shape without me.

Iím hoping they hit me with a sweet counter-offer. Otherwise... Iím afraid Iím out.
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Old 02.02.2018, 08:56 PM   #41002
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oh right, the oil filter gasket housing

engine eats its own belts and chokes on them!

who the fuck makes these cars???

ó

i donít know if yours ate the belt or just leaked onto it, but for the price of the repairs you could just get a junkyard engine and swap it


Really afraid to find a junked engine....and I feel like for 5k, Iíd rather just look for another car. Especially since Iím trying to save for a place of my own.
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Old 02.02.2018, 08:57 PM   #41003
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Youíre not wrong. I have literally bled in service to this job on multiple occasions. I have received two pinner raises and two pinner promotions over the last 3 years, and Iíve never complained. I know I canít rely on loyalty. Itís a corporation after all. But they will be FUCKED without me. Been a lot of layoffs and firings and so on this year, and Iím the only staffer who edits, writes copy for any and all beats, manages freelancers, puts together publications from noting, and knows the ins and outs of our system. They will be in bad shape without me.

Iím hoping they hit me with a sweet counter-offer. Otherwise... Iím afraid Iím out.


Good luck man. Gotta make dat dough.
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Old 02.02.2018, 10:43 PM   #41004
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Really afraid to find a junked engine....and I feel like for 5k, I’d rather just look for another car. Especially since I’m trying to save for a place of my own.
5k? in what planet are we talking?

you gotta find yourself a mexican mechanic who knows his junkyards

i put a 60k engine into a 200k truck for a little over $2k

i had just upgraded tires and front end and wasn’t gonna throw out the old beast

same guy was offering me a bmw for $2.5K. had 200k miles in odometer but engine was about 100K. took it for a test drive—sweet sweet sweet i4 (i drive a v8).

btw you should read jalopnik. fun shit:

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eta: this is my favorite column there: https://jalopnik.com/c/what-car-should-you-buy
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Old 02.02.2018, 11:39 PM   #41005
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5k(after labor)....still not wanting to do that. My girlfriend and I don't work far from each other and it's really not out of the way either. So we're carpooling at the moment. THat's an incredibly useful and hilarious article.
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Old 02.03.2018, 12:16 AM   #41006
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oh no no, my vortec engine was $1400, the rest was labor.

$5k is too fucking much. i mean for $5k i could have gotten a crate engine with a 3-year / 100k mile warranty (check out jasper engines) installed by a certified jasper mechanic that honors the warranty. but i went cheap w/ the used engine and 1-month warranty lol. i just needed the truck for a year into the future so that’s what i did. [eta; check this: https://www.jasperengines.com/crate-engines ]

you gotta dig a little deeper into the network, im not shittin ya. forget dealerships and that whole assortment of punks (nothing punk about them). save your money and go with the independents (also german cars will cost you more).

go where the inmigrantes get their cars fixed— it’s a whole universe out there. some real wizards. i found the frugal car yoda around my parts.

BUT yeah to carpooling and walking and bicycle. it’s better to drive less, no doubt. cars will kill us all in the end. look at poor louisiana choking in toxic fumes and drowning in poison.

since i moved my truck went from being a daily commuter to a weekend ride. slowly restoring it as an off-road/recreational thing. but i gotta fix up las bicicletas next because MOAR FUN TO PEDAL.



ETA: german cars are $$$ and a pain to fix
(but what fun to drive ha ha)
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Old 02.03.2018, 12:28 PM   #41007
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Yeah. That car was definitely fun. PowerfulAWD....man I was really able to get around cars here. And seeing that E30 on that article almost made me start looking for one.
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Old 02.06.2018, 11:06 AM   #41008
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So about that job...
My employer made a counter-offer in the eleventh hour. It’s less money than the job I was offered, but I wouldn’t have to change everything about my life. I made a snap decision and that’s that for now. I’m shaky AF because I just came from a meeting with my would-be boss where I said thanks for the consideration. Luckily we had a respectable chat and that was that.

I’m good at my job. Really don’t want to change careers for the first thing that offers more money and might suck. They also had a shitty media setup so a publicist would be operating with a severe handicap, and at great personal expense.
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Old 02.06.2018, 06:59 PM   #41009
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Well shit man. As long as your happy. Glad you’re makin’ more dough.
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Old 02.06.2018, 09:11 PM   #41010
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I don't get a "happy" vibe from Sev's post, but I'm glad the storm has passed anyway. (And maybe I'm mis-reading.)
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I don't get a "happy" vibe from Sev's post, but I'm glad the storm has passed anyway. (And maybe I'm mis-reading.)

Iím definitely glad that I will be remaining in my profession, and not straying into something vastly different for not a large enough payoff to warrant the risk, but youíre right... ďhappyĒ is not what Iím feeling. Honestly, it was an EXTREMELY stressful ordeal. I was prepared to leave the job that has become a part of who I am, and then I decided not to at the exact last moment, and had to speak to the folks who would have hired me and politely decline. I did not sleep a wink the night before last, and last night I was up late working.

So yeah. Not exactly happy, but I am relieved and I never actually wanted to leave my job in the first place.
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Old 02.07.2018, 12:30 PM   #41012
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I've been listening to a load of MDC at the moment and decided to take a look on their wiki page. I was STUNNED to find out about this whole argument regarding Big Brains.

For those who don't know it...

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During the summer of 1982 they became involved in the Rock Against Reagan Tour, during which time they fell out with the band Bad Brains when Rastafarian singer H.R. learned that Big Boys' singer, Randy Turner, was gay. H.R. and MDC's Dave Dictor had an intense confrontation. Upon Bad Brains' departure from the bill, they refused to return a loan owed to Big Boys and instead left a note that reportedly read, "burn in hell bloodclot faggot." The incident resulted in the MDC song Pay to Come Along.[4] For MDC, 1982 ended with a tour of Europe with the Dead Kennedys which brought the band greater exposure in the punk scene outside of the U.S., especially in the UK.

Always a bummer when a band you love turn out to be total cunts
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almost there... not quite
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The negative space speaks louder than the spaces filled with stuff.


I either really like or already do most of that, except: I like a full fridge and cabinets. I'm not even much of a "foodie," I just like having a bunch around.
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Old 03.13.2018, 08:31 AM   #41015
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yeah a fridge full of white rice doesn’t appeal to me

my fridge is stacked with blocks of butter instead lol

but it’s pretty streamlined vs the old days

no more science experiments
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I've been listening to a load of MDC at the moment and decided to take a look on their wiki page. I was STUNNED to find out about this whole argument regarding Big Brains.

For those who don't know it...



Always a bummer when a band you love turn out to be total cunts

Rastafari are very close-minded when it comes to sexuality. They believe an old-fashioned division of gender, one where women are not to be included in smoke "sessions" and where a man is not to be tied down to one woman. They also have very rigid views on homosexuality. Rastafari take certain stuff in the Bible as literal as Evangelical Americans.
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where is the line between minimalism and fetishizing being poor as fuck?

I don't think the extreme nature of minimalist living is the right solution to consumerism. it seems like a reactionary opposite, which in Japan works because everything is expensive as fuck and there just is not much room for homes and personal belongings.

that fridge full of frozen rice is crazy.
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Old 03.13.2018, 09:51 AM   #41018
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where is the line between minimalism and fetishizing being poor as fuck?

I don't think the extreme nature of minimalist living is the right solution to consumerism. it seems like a reactionary opposite, which in Japan works because everything is expensive as fuck and there just is not much room for homes and personal belongings.

that fridge full of frozen rice is crazy.

it’s funny that you see poverty and deprivation and i see a huge RELIEF. it’s like “aaaaaaah, i can breathe...”.

i’m *always* trying to get rid of my stuff, and there are so many infinite layers of stuff it’s mind-boggling. you can’t just throw everything arbitrarily because you’ll be at the store next day trying to get new stuff to function again. because it’s not really about too many things per se, it’s about too many functions operating in your life, and how each of them interconnect in a tangled tangled web. it’s taking me years to dismount/decommission them, and really to optimize them, i’m not anywhere near finished.

i really find a huge mental relief in simplicity. it’s not a fetish, i think anyway, it’s more about having more peace and silence and pleasure. not having to care after so many unnecessary things. how can i put it: it’s good for my serotonin.
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I was not speaking about YOUR desires to live minimally. more power to you my man. I was referring to the spate of high end magazines and blogs espousing minimalism as another "pat myself on the back for being such a GOOD HUMAN!" kind of thing.

If I were to divide everything I own (besides the car) into groups, 90% of it would be books, records, art/art supplies. These are things I value.

as far as most people I know? Most of their shit truly is unnecessary, redundant, or just bought/owned to try and impress people. I support people getting rid of all that type of shit.
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oh right every trend or movement has its self-righteous people in autoglorify mode. just the other say i was reading about people who eat organic food being more judgmental ha ha ha ha.

but even with those shortcomings i’d rather have a world with a little more of that and a little less QVC.

as for books, man, i have marched across the world with books in tow (m-bags and library rate ftw) but i am now ready to say goodbye to their physical weight. as much as i once loved them, now they’re trophies of something i did more than serve a function. i desperately need to pare down so i can fly free.

i can’t bring myself to toss them though. i need to find them new good owners, or something.
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