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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post


Saw this vid over at the Hanger Project affiliate thread. Curious if there is anymore follow up from the NYC Styleforum trunk show (photos, more videos etc). Vid was very cool for someone who did not attend, and to just get a little more insight "live"

Greg, so friendly
post #88307 of 99216
that vid is awesome. sucks he was not doing that on sunday. kirby is a great guy.

the trunk show thread had a good amount of pictures in it from the event if you want to take a look.
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Who's "the man himself" at 1:30 who can be found on the internet without a name? :tounge: (serious question though)

 

*Wish people would borrow, rent, or buy a mini steady-cam when doing moving video.

post #88309 of 99216
Guys something is wrong with the forum, all I see is this:




Can a mod investigate? Thanks.
Edited by artishard116 - 12/13/13 at 9:10am
post #88310 of 99216
Seems to be working fine for me.
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Ugh anybody do the Obamacare stuff yet? Have to do it by Sunday since my plan is cancelled by end of Feb but have to decide to keep it till end of this year or till end of Feb. All new plans look terrible compared to my current plan baldy[1].gif


RFT: Somehow ended up getting 5 pairs of shoes in this week and have 4 more incoming next week. How does this even happen? So much wasted money
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Ugh anybody do the Obamacare stuff yet? Have to do it by Sunday since my plan is cancelled by end of Feb but have to decide to keep it till end of this year or till end of Feb. All new plans look terrible compared to my current plan baldy[1].gif


RFT: Somehow ended up getting 5 pairs of shoes in this week and have 4 more incoming next week. How does this even happen? So much wasted money

Eh, one benefit of being a slave for corporate America is that you don't have to worry about this stuff. Come. Join us. It's blissssssss.
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I remember when I first saw this jacket back in the day I thought it was so sick but now that I see it eBay I'm thinking that's not something I would ever wear.

Also I'm hasting updates, anyone else having trouble pasting things here and getting text lag?
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Thanks for the kind words, guys! It's all very exciting smile.gif The shop idea would take some time, and it's an idea that has been forming over a few years. I'll keep you all posted.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

But @zissou
 would actually have a career, albeit a possibly lower paying one, though, having been in academia for a while, not necessarily even.  A bit of marketing skill, sound business fundamentals, and people have been known to do quite well for themselves.

It's always hard to leave academia because of the relative security, but I have watched my GF rise to the level where she doesn't even get to do her work anymore. It's all meetings, managing other people, committees, etc. It would be relatively easy to run a shop here since rent is low, and it would essentially be an in-town workshop for me, with a focus on web sales. Goods from other artisans would be sold on consignment (at least at first), limiting the amount of stock I'd have to buy. There's even a great spot next door to the shop that sells handmade goat's milk soap. I can't imagine it being a huge money maker, so it would have to depend on a suitable consultant salary from the other half smile.gif We shall see...
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

RFT: Somehow ended up getting 5 pairs of shoes in this week and have 4 more incoming next week. How does this even happen? So much wasted money

 

How many pairs of shoes do you own total?

post #88316 of 99216
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Thanks for the kind words, guys! It's all very exciting smile.gif The shop idea would take some time, and it's an idea that has been forming over a few years. I'll keep you all posted.
It's always hard to leave academia because of the relative security, but I have watched my GF rise to the level where she doesn't even get to do her work anymore. It's all meetings, managing other people, committees, etc. It would be relatively easy to run a shop here since rent is low, and it would essentially be an in-town workshop for me, with a focus on web sales. Goods from other artisans would be sold on consignment (at least at first), limiting the amount of stock I'd have to buy. There's even a great spot next door to the shop that sells handmade goat's milk soap. I can't imagine it being a huge money maker, so it would have to depend on a suitable consultant salary from the other half smile.gif We shall see...

 

I actually had this discussion with my wife, and the "relative" security is mostly illusory.  Let's take a pretty typical scenario, at least in the sciences.  For senior faculty at a mid tier school, $100K/y is pretty typical.  (In the humanities, I know, this is a dream salary).  Now, in the private sector, a person of similar qualifications can make easily $150-$200K/annum, with usually better benefits packages.  On the upper end of this, this means that if you work in the private sector for 10 years, you are making 20 years worth of salary in academia.  

 

If you have the poor fortune of being out of work after tha time, you still havea 10 year headstart on the person in academia.  In other words, you could theoretically be out of work for the next 10 years, and still break even!  Of course, it's not that simple, because nearly everyone lives up to their means, salaries change, etc..., thus changing the ratios. but it's still a sobering thought.  

 

Just say you start in Academia at age 35 (pretty typical), and the same person starts in the private sector at the same age.  To reach the same earnings that the private sector person gets to by age 55, an academic would have to work until he is 75.  And he will have less money to invest, etc...  In the "old days", when cushy pensions were the norm, the security would really be there, but these days, it's a 401K, just like everyone else.  

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I actually had this discussion with my wife, and the "relative" security is mostly illusory.  Let's take a pretty typical scenario, at least in the sciences.  For senior faculty at a mid tier school, $100K/y is pretty typical.  (In the humanities, I know, this is a dream salary).  Now, in the private sector, a person of similar qualifications can make easily $150-$200K/annum, with usually better benefits packages.  On the upper end of this, this means that if you work in the private sector for 10 years, you are making 20 years worth of salary in academia.  

If you have the poor fortune of being out of work after tha time, you still havea 10 year headstart on the person in academia.  In other words, you could theoretically be out of work for the next 10 years, and still break even!  Of course, it's not that simple, because nearly everyone lives up to their means, salaries change, etc..., thus changing the ratios. but it's still a sobering thought.  

Just say you start in Academia at age 35 (pretty typical), and the same person starts in the private sector at the same age.  To reach the same earnings that the private sector person gets to by age 55, an academic would have to work until he is 75.  And he will have less money to invest, etc...  In the "old days", when cushy pensions were the norm, the security would really be there, but these days, it's a 401K, just like everyone else.  

There's two sides to every coin. Tenure is worth a lot. That private sector job you speak of typically means you are working at-will. Cost cutting initiative coming through, up well too bad you're out of a job.

Also in the private sector you have much less control over the type of work that you do (which is to say basically none), whereas, in academia you have the freedom (within limits of course) to research what you want to.

I'll bet your healthcare costs much less than mine. One of the ways that companies have been able to increase profits is by passing more and more of the costs of health insurance onto their employees.
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A typical day in the life of an academic SF member:




10:00   Wake up
10:03   e-mail, load styleforum
10:04   drool at dropcrotch pants lined with mink fur at NMWA--can't afford to buy though
11:00   Bike to office in University campus
11:15   surf porn, but look like you are doing a review or reading some paper
12:00:   Meeting with grad student who is your TA.  You don't want to teach, he doesn't want to TA.  You come to an unspoken gentleman's agreement--neither does nothing, and neither reports the other.  Wink wink.  He is having g/f issues--she got a dream job teaching Medieval Church Chants at some West Coast university, but TA wants to stay here!   Ah, "the classic 2-body problem".  Never mind neither one of you knows about what a 2-body problem really is, since that is so old fashioned learning!  Now you just stick it into Matlab and some pretty picture will come out.  Perfect for that talk at the big meet next weeking...which reminds you.
12:05:   Tell A.A.  to book flight to SanFran for meeting.  Extra days needed for SF meet, ski-trip, gay flings in the Castro district
12:30:  Lunch with mandatory espresso and biscotti
13:00:   Have to teach.  FML!!!  Show up late and un-prepared.  Undergrads don't care, you don't care, it's win-win
14:00:  Wander around campus, looking busy.  But really, it's "cruising time"---so many hot young chicks, hot guys, guys with cool fits, etc etc.
 14:30:   Pop into University wood shop, to work on your hobby---Making dildos out of Brazilian rosewood, and selling them on Styleforum B&S. 
15:00:   Departmental cookie hour.  Show up looking frightfully busy, say "Reviews!  Reviews! How many more!".  Have anecdotes to wow the sycophantic grad students.  Grab cookie. get out.
15:05:   Back in office, on computer.  Surfing porn.  But looking like you're very busy
16:00:  Departmental colloquium.  Have to show up and ask question that defends your research and humiliates the Visiting scholar from England.  Have to sit in front row, leg slung over other leg.
16:45:   Schmooze with department head and visiting US Navy bigshots.  Make sure "wink wink" is in order with Dept Head--you do no work, he doesn't hold you to doing work, win-win for all.
17:00:  Dinner with Visiting Scholar.   Time to pretend like you understand Tuscan wine and the difference between bearnaise and hollandaise.
20:00:   Pub with Visiting Scholar.  Mend fences for ripping her talk, with no basis for doing so.
21:00:   Secret date with new grad student from Poland (the one on the 2nd floor, you are on the 4th floor)
22:00:   Cruising in lclub district near where you live.
23:00:   Back home, chill-out music, surf net, post on Styleforum
23:30:  Crash for the night after shooting limoncello, Life is beautiful!

Day in the Life of a Real Life Job SF member:

5:30:  Alarm goes off, rush out of bed
5:31:   Shower, shave, get dressed in Classic Menswear (normal-style,  not SF-sanctioned dandyism)
6:00:   Coffee
6:04:   Subway to work
7:00:  At desk.  Check mail.   There is panic.  Something's going on in London--3 pf clients want explanation.  Client in Luxembourg wants out.
7:01:  Quickly check FT, Bloomberg, ThomsonOne.   NO TIME TO THINK!   WHAT THE F IS GOING ON!?!?!?   WHO CARES!!  MAKE SOMETHING UP THE RETARDS WILL BELIEVE!!!
7:05:   SHowtime!  Thump chest, gorilla style!!  thump thump thump thump!   Put your charm on.  Get on phone with London, telling them your explanation.  They don't understand you, but you phoned, so it's all good.
7:30:  Meeting with MDs.  One has clearly been on crack last night again.  Give your spiel.
8:00:   On TV with Bloomberg.  GIve your version
9:00:  Update spreadsheets
9:10:  Pee
9:11:  Continue updating spreadsheets.   Quick reports e-mailed to Luxembourg
9:30;  Check styleforum.  Stanley van Buren has posted a fit.  Need to comment...no time.  Move on.
10:00:  More companies will report this afternoon, need to update spreadsheets
12:00:  Lunch at desk
12:01:  Nearly choke by eating lunch so fast.
12:06:  Coffee
12:07:  Notice strange lump at side of neck, no time to check further.
12:08:   Back to spreadsheets, reconcile with most recent filings
15:00:  Companies report.  Update s/s.  e-mail.
15:15:  Phonecall interview with ThomsonOne, Bloomberg, MarketWatch.
 16:00:  Analyst's Report out to Bloomberg
16:01:  Spreadsheets
18:00:  Dinner
18:01:  Nearly choke again
18:02:  Dinner done
21:01:  Check SF.  My account is banned.  Why?  No time to make another, need to go home.
21:03:  Subway home
22:00:  Home, make new SF account.  post.  post deleted within minutes.
22:04:  Bedtime. 

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post #88319 of 99216
^HAHA good quote

During undergrad I worked for the stats department all 5 years, it was good

Always sort of wanted to get back to academia administrative route ..
post #88320 of 99216

@zissou

 

http://www.artmartgifts.com/

 

they have been in Boulder since I moved here in '92...

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