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  1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Might be time to put on a life jacket and jump ship
    If only... would like nothing better than to find somewhere else and work in a better environment.
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    08-17-2016 08:40 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    So I accepted the job offer for continued employment in 2018 yesterday and first order of business was to post for two openings for people that are impacted at the pay grade below. It's Hunger Games for all the engineering staff in our group. I have to interview people next week. Gotta go from participating to hosting the Hunger Games.
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    08-17-2016 08:43 AM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    If only... would like nothing better than to find somewhere else and work in a better environment.
    That is the holy grail of employment or good career planning.
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    08-17-2016 08:44 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That is the holy grail of employment or good career planning.
    My wife is a career coach. She knows there's no such thing as 'the perfect career'. It's about working with what you got. You can be happy but not necessarily love what you're doing and that's fine. Sometimes it's about what's outside work that's more important and the money you get from working allows you to enjoy those things more.

    It's about perspective. Thing is, right now, I'm exhausted and just can't be bothered. I've just had enough. Not the best place to be in but that's where I am.
    08-17-2016 08:47 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    My wife is a career coach. She knows there's no such thing as 'the perfect career'. It's about working with what you got. You can be happy but not necessarily love what you're doing and that's fine. Sometimes it's about what's outside work that's more important and the money you get from working allows you to enjoy those things more.

    It's about perspective. Thing is, right now, I'm exhausted and just can't be bothered. I've just had enough. Not the best place to be in but that's where I am.
    For 18 years I had a good run, I loved what I did for work and it paid me good money for me to do things that were great outside of work as well. But with the recent changes I'm not sure if I can continue to say that. One of the reasons I accepted the new position is that I will have more options outside the industry that I am in currently. Ideally I would like to be an entrepreneur but that is still a pipe dream at the moment.
    08-17-2016 09:05 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Might be time to put on a life jacket and jump ship😉
    You know it...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-17-2016 09:14 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Looks like $400 is where the real action is this year. For $400, you can pick between:

    Honor 8, Axon 7, OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5, Alcatel Idol 4S.

    I'm curious to see if the 1080P HTC made Google phone will fall into this list. And slowly but surely, the G5's price keeps creeping down into this price range.

    Meanwhile, you can also get a Nexus 6P 64GB for $400.

    And in the land of WIndows, $400 gets you a brand new 950. You're better off spending $300 for the AT&T version and letting them unlock that instead...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-17-2016 09:30 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    For 18 years I had a good run, I loved what I did for work and it paid me good money for me to do things that were great outside of work as well. But with the recent changes I'm not sure if I can continue to say that. One of the reasons I accepted the new position is that I will have more options outside the industry that I am in currently. Ideally I would like to be an entrepreneur but that is still a pipe dream at the moment.
    Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur however, not everyone is going to succeed at it. Also once trapped in the money leaving account on a monthly basis scheme, it's difficult to transition, especially if you're pay is half decent and your monthly pay out scheme is high.

    I have read of part time entrepreneurs, (full time work, part time business) which could be a safe starting point but it all comes down to what you want as a business. Some businesses don't work well part time.

    Unfortunately I haven't overly enjoyed working life that much which is why I enjoy the other things in life more.

    I never found much joy in work, except occasionally when things just flowed. I haven't had moments like that for some time and lately it's seems unlikely to change any time soon.

    Truth is, regardless what you get paid, working for someone else just generally sucks.
    08-17-2016 09:33 AM
  9. sinime's Avatar
    And in the land of WIndows, $400 gets you a brand new 950. You're better off spending $300 for the AT&T version and letting them unlock that instead...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    Except that the ATT version gets hosed on firmware updates. Still waiting for the firmware on my 950 to fix the cellular signal disconnect.
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    08-17-2016 10:09 AM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Looks like $400 is where the real action is this year. For $400, you can pick between:

    Honor 8, Axon 7, OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5, Alcatel Idol 4S.

    I'm curious to see if the 1080P HTC made Google phone will fall into this list. And slowly but surely, the G5's price keeps creeping down into this price range.

    Meanwhile, you can also get a Nexus 6P 64GB for $400.

    And in the land of WIndows, $400 gets you a brand new 950. You're better off spending $300 for the AT&T version and letting them unlock that instead...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    Except that the ATT version gets hosed on firmware updates. Still waiting for the firmware on my 950 to fix the cellular signal disconnect.
    Way better off by getting an unlocked one on Swappa for about $325 and showing the middle finger to AT&T!
    08-17-2016 11:04 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Except that the ATT version gets hosed on firmware updates. Still waiting for the firmware on my 950 to fix the cellular signal disconnect.
    AT&T always hoses people with updates. I've uses enough of their carrier unlocked phones for them to fly a kite for all I care...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-17-2016 11:24 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Way better off by getting an unlocked one on Swappa for about $325 and showing the middle finger to AT&T!
    Of course, but not everyone wants to buy them 2nd hand...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-17-2016 11:24 AM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Of course, but not everyone wants to buy them 2nd hand...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    You can get New ones as well for that price.
    Last edited by worldspy99; 08-17-2016 at 02:10 PM.
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    08-17-2016 11:37 AM
  14. Rose640's Avatar
    I started with something like you have now when I was 14 I think. Luckily didn't get much worse, my cousin is already on -3ish. Luckily when you stop growing it doesn't change anymore, at least that's what I heard.
    I really don't know, I just hope it doesn't get worse. I was told that by the time it would go to normal, or at least become a bit better.
    I never knew world was such a colorful place, lol.
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    08-17-2016 02:05 PM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    One more fire in SoCal, 82K people evacuated.
    This is getting old really fast.
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    08-17-2016 02:09 PM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    You can get New ones as well for that price.
    I know, but again, not everybody wants to go to Swappa.

    I must say though, the blue Honor 8 looks so damn good (black looks nice too). If they used the P9's camera, I think the G5 still beats it.

    It is crazy to think that of the $400 options this year, the weakest one is the Mi 5...and that's a very capable device in its own right...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-17-2016 02:27 PM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    I know, but again, not everybody wants to go to Swappa.

    I must say though, the blue Honor 8 looks so damn good (black looks nice too). If they used the P9's camera, I think the G5 still beats it.

    It is crazy to think that of the $400 options this year, the weakest one is the Mi 5...and that's a very capable device in its own right...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    I like the Honor 8 in White a bit better.
    For some reason the G5 is still a non starter for me. I don't even see it pop up in the resale market much as well.
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    08-17-2016 03:48 PM
  18. Rose640's Avatar
    Every time I'm listening to this song I get like a uncontrolable flow of thoughts, like what the hell I'm doing with my life, where's it going, then I remember I'm still young, but again I also remember I'm already 18 and one step in the real world. That kind of stuff. Am I the only one?

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    08-17-2016 04:05 PM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    Microsoft is tweaking Bing Rewards again so I decided to cash out all my points today and got Amazon and Starbucks gift cards.
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    08-17-2016 04:16 PM
  20. sinime's Avatar
    Microsoft is tweaking Bing Rewards again so I decided to cash out all my points today and got Amazon and Starbucks gift cards.
    I'm curious to see what happens... from the video, the prices seem to just be multiplied by 10 and the points you have are multiplied by 10... but will all the same rewards be available? IDK.
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    08-17-2016 04:53 PM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what happens... from the video, the prices seem to just be multiplied by 10 and the points you have are multiplied by 10... but will all the same rewards be available? IDK.
    I didn't want to wait and so cashed my points out...
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    08-17-2016 04:55 PM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I like the Honor 8 in White a bit better.
    For some reason the G5 is still a non starter for me. I don't even see it pop up in the resale market much as well.
    It's a non starter because of how LG marketed the modules, made the build quality feel like a damn prototype with the finish of the bottom and how they used the paint to cover the metal, made the auto brightness hyper aggressive and stuck to a 2K display to be powered by a 2800 mah battery for about 4 hrs SOT. Ordinarily, I'd stay away, but the one redeeming feature is exactly what I want...

    That camera, especially the wide angle lens.

    Which is why, at the right price, it blows away all the $400 phones in my book. Still, competition at that price point this year is stiff...the Mi 5 is really good but will get lost as the other offerings are more compelling...

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    08-17-2016 07:01 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The V20 is probably a non-starter for me. It's supposed to be modular as well. The module thing just doesn't appeal to me.

    I do like the V10.
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    08-17-2016 07:43 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I don't mind LG's take on modularity. I don't mind the concept of modularity. The issue I have is you cannot really build the phone you want because transferring the scale of production to the consumer yet hasn't been done in a way where OEMs can still make a profit.

    My issue with LG this was that Lenovo has a better execution in their modular concept. LG should have talked up the camera and improved the build quality for the G5. Yet they delivered only two swappable pieces, both overwhelmingly expensive and underwhelming in performance. Of course they deserve the press they get.

    I'm not a fan of either company's take on mods because you're paying way more for the experience. Especially for Moto because if you use the phone as is, you're paying near flagship prices.

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
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    08-17-2016 09:28 PM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    If you have an interference timing belt then yes, your pistons and cams are shot, otherwise you should be okay. Usually the replacement along with a new water pump should run you about $800 or so.
    so an update on the car. the pistons are still good. that's great. I just needed to buy a new water pump and timing belt and spark plugs. all for a grand total of 350$. I say it worked out :D
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    08-18-2016 12:40 AM
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