austin86: So the moral of the story is to be lazy and not have heath problems when your older? Got it!
Aug 18, 2022 12:24:09 GMT -5
zila1: That was during my teens and early 20s. I wasn't lazy that's for sure. I'm paying the price for it now though.
Aug 18, 2022 10:55:54 GMT -5
zila1: All paid for in cash. Cudas, GTOs, Firebirds, Galaxie XL Fastback, Trans Ams, Vettes.....on and on. I wish I had those cars now. I could sell them and be a rich guy.
Aug 18, 2022 10:54:43 GMT -5
zila1: But I had the nicest cars.
Aug 18, 2022 10:53:11 GMT -5
zila1: It's no wonder I have nerve damage now and can barely get around.
Aug 18, 2022 10:52:06 GMT -5
zila1: There are kids today making that kind of money sitting in front of a computer in their home office sipping coffee in there underwear. While I was out freezing my ass off in these bitter cold Chicago winters.
Aug 18, 2022 10:51:42 GMT -5
zila1: I was making about 150 Grand a year. But I couldn't keep that up for long. I burnt that candle at both ends til I just finally collapsed. I should have gone to school and gotten a proper education.
Aug 18, 2022 10:50:34 GMT -5
zila1: I was also on call as a tow truck driver for my brothers towing service. Sometimes I'd just be coming home after an 18-hour day and would get a call to help someone with a tow. I was pulling in the cash.
Aug 18, 2022 10:49:08 GMT -5
zila1: When I was a young man I worked as an aircraft refueler full time at O'Hare Airport, Plowed snow part time in the evenings and worked at an auto detail shop on the weekends.
Aug 18, 2022 10:47:35 GMT -5
funsoul: I work for one of the larger platform engineering companies and we're hiring globally (most are 100% remote)
Aug 18, 2022 9:34:08 GMT -5
funsoul: speaking of jobs....if anyone knows any top developers, big data folks or other solid "technical" people looking for work, shoot me a pm
Aug 18, 2022 6:54:34 GMT -5
funsoul: Happy Friday Eve folks!
Aug 18, 2022 6:53:00 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I had 3 jobs for about 2.5 years straight. Made over 75K in wages. 7 days a week. Delivered Pizzas just to cover the groceries between a full time and part time job. I'll never do it again.
Aug 17, 2022 20:56:48 GMT -5
george: rough. One of my motto for me is that the younger ones do not have to struggle in the same way as my parents, they had their 12hr/6day/wk tasks to do and so on, and it was not farming.
Aug 17, 2022 18:32:43 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: But, my time is coming to not worry so much about money though, my wifes father passed away and left a considerable sum for us. We'll still have to work cause health insurance is expensive AF.
Aug 17, 2022 17:48:35 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: But I think almost ALL middle class people go through tough times, be it years or not. I've been the sole provider for a family of 5 for about 20 years. It hasn't been easy.
Aug 17, 2022 17:47:46 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: My grand parents where raised through the great depression. There was a sign over the toilet. "If it's yellow, be mellow. If it's brown, flush it down" a little note to conserve water.
Aug 17, 2022 17:46:48 GMT -5
george: Thanks Shrimp. The pay matter is of course a very important matter to keep the household running. Thinking of the hardships my parents and elders had to do to go on.
Aug 17, 2022 17:36:58 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Look at me I'm skinny, never stopped me from getting busy!!!
Aug 17, 2022 14:46:08 GMT -5
Vinster: Do the humpty hump
Aug 17, 2022 13:19:27 GMT -5