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Old 01.29.2018, 11:44 AM   #40961
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Just booked a flight to NYC for £90. Well I wasn't expecting to do that today!
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Old 01.29.2018, 12:03 PM   #40962
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maaaann....things can never really just settle can they? Finally started saving again after recovering from the holiday and my fucking car fucks up. Small oil leak fucked up the belt and spilled onto the alternator too. Damn...not looking forward to this bill...


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man. you should learn basic carwork. alternator is pretty easily replaced.

also, amazon sells parts tons cheaper.

much more worrisome is the ďsmallĒ oil leak. any oil leak is too big for my taste. whatís going on there?

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Just booked a flight to NYC for £90. Well I wasn't expecting to do that today!

holy shit that is cheap

is that because nobody wants to come here anymore?

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Old 02.02.2018, 01:08 PM   #40963
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I just got a job offer to do PR for a nonprofit agency for about 50% more than I’m making now. Now I’m faced with the impossible choice of money or loyalty. Fuck me, I was not prepared for this.
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Old 02.02.2018, 01:11 PM   #40964
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I just got a job offer to do PR for a nonprofit agency for about 50% more than Iím making now. Now Iím faced with the impossible choice of money or loyalty. Fuck me, I was not prepared for this.
jeezus ape criminy, how is that ďchoiceĒ even real

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Old 02.02.2018, 01:17 PM   #40965
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I just got a job offer to do PR for a nonprofit agency for about 50% more than Iím making now. Now Iím faced with the impossible choice of money or loyalty. Fuck me, I was not prepared for this.

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.
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Old 02.02.2018, 01:18 PM   #40966
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jeezus ape criminy, how is that ďchoiceĒ even real

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Although he summed it up better than I did
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Old 02.02.2018, 03:23 PM   #40967
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man. you should learn basic carwork. alternator is pretty easily replaced.

also, amazon sells parts tons cheaper.

much more worrisome is the ďsmallĒ oil leak. any oil leak is too big for my taste. whatís going on there?




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Old 02.02.2018, 03:32 PM   #40968
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I just got a job offer to do PR for a nonprofit agency for about 50% more than Iím making now. Now Iím faced with the impossible choice of money or loyalty. Fuck me, I was not prepared for this.


What's the non-profit? Or at least the general cause if you don't want to give the name?
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Old 02.02.2018, 03:51 PM   #40969
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What's the non-profit? Or at least the general cause if you don't want to give the name?
the nunya beeswax fund

an environmental conservancy
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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???



i don’t 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
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Old 02.02.2018, 03:56 PM   #40971
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the nunya beeswax fund

an environmental conservancy

That's actually close to what I expected Sev to write. He's so secretive, even though we all know:

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Old 02.02.2018, 08:29 PM   #40972
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What's the non-profit? Or at least the general cause if you don't want to give the name?

Sorry too personal. General cause is securing grants for needy and at-risk families to help with education, housing, etc. Itís a fairly big agency, at least regionally, and they do a lot. But it would be a means to an end... making the jump from beat journalist to publicist is how you turn the most-punchable-lowest-paying profession into a legit career, ideally Doug PR for a university. Many a journalist has followed this path.

Sorry I canít say more.

Took the whole thing to my boss and they asked what they could do to keep me, and I said pay me the same amount theyíre offering and Iím yours. Waiting for a sure-to-disappoint counteroffer coming Monday.

Iím not tooting my own horn, but my leaving would really throw my paper into chaos, considering the year weíve had. But I have to go where the money is.

Just... damn. My managing editor cried when I told her. Fuck.
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Old 02.02.2018, 08:48 PM   #40973
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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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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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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   #40976
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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:

http://jalopnik.com

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   #40977
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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   #40978
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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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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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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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