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post #80971 of 85782
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post


In the Sierras a Goretex-Pro shell is the way to go. Totally bomber and waterproof I've got an Arcteryx with about 200 days on it still looks brand new. With a shell you just under layer up or down depending on the day. We ride storms 90% of our days so I know of what I speak

Yeah, a shell is probably the way to go, but I plan to use this jacket for all sorts of outdoor winter activities and some casual everyday wear, so just being able to pull it on and go outside without also adding layers is necessary.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-insulated-powder-bowl-jacket-ski-snowboard?p=31441-1

Reviews sound like about what I want. Not warm enough to wear on the coldest days without some layers, but usable with varying base layers from 0-35. Hopefully the zipper complaints aren't a big deal...I got it for under $300, but that's still too much to have to do a premature zipper replacement.

Won't work for the warmest ski days (might not even bring it to Utah when I go in 2 weeks), but hopefully it isn't so insulated that I can't wear it during physical activity. For warmer weather, I've got other layers/lightweight shells/softshells I can wear, even if they aren't full on goretex beasts.
post #80972 of 85782
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Yeah, a shell is probably the way to go, but I plan to use this jacket for all sorts of outdoor winter activities and some casual everyday wear, so just being able to pull it on and go outside without also adding layers is necessary.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-insulated-powder-bowl-jacket-ski-snowboard?p=31441-1

Reviews sound like about what I want. Not warm enough to wear on the coldest days without some layers, but usable with varying base layers from 0-35. Hopefully the zipper complaints aren't a big deal...I got it for under $300, but that's still too much to have to do a premature zipper replacement.

Won't work for the warmest ski days (might not even bring it to Utah when I go in 2 weeks), but hopefully it isn't so insulated that I can't wear it during physical activity. For warmer weather, I've got other layers/lightweight shells/softshells I can wear, even if they aren't full on goretex beasts.

I'm going to Utah in two weeks as well. I'll be sure to wave if I see you.
post #80973 of 85782
He'd probably rather see you waving your pole at him.
post #80974 of 85782
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

I'm going to Utah in two weeks as well. I'll be sure to wave if I see you.

Where to? I'll be at Snowbird/Alta.

Was originally thinking about Banff. Never been, but hear the spring skiing is good and it is absolutely beautiful...and with the exchange rate, it is pretty cheap.

But then I found a deal at Snowbird for 5th night free and free lift tickets. Was originally going to pass because lodging up there is really expensive...you can stay cheap down the canyon closer to SLC, but if you luck out and get a bunch of snow, the mountain pass closes and you won't be able to make it to the mountain before noon. But now I think we are just under $1500 (including taxes) for 5 nights and 5 days of lift tickets for 2 people which is somewhat reasonable.
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post #80976 of 85782
Oh, the irony.
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In counter to @otc's post in the happy thread about his bonus.  Our bonus doesn't hit until the end of the month, but we know what it is.  The bonus is shit because it is 100% based on company performance, so despite getting an exceeds expectations, I get zero raise and a shitty bonus.

 

Although, my boss did imply that I would be getting promoted at that time.

post #80978 of 85782
Low firm wide billings at otc's company and shitty performance at bc's firm -- US recession incoming!
post #80979 of 85782
Nah, I think we good. Last summer was really slow with low utilization all around, but it picked up by November/December and we've seemed busy since.

Although I don't know what that means for the economy...my company does a lot of backwards looking stuff...so the couple years right after the financial crisis were great. struggling firms in 08/09 turn into paying customers in 10/11 since everybody wants to blame someone else and avoid any repercussions for their actions!
post #80980 of 85782
Man, I'd be happy just working at a place where they give bonuses.

Funny, I actually came here to gripe that, after reflecting on it for quite some time now, I've concluded that it's probably time for me to switch industries. I've been flirting with the idea for a good while now, and I really think it has to happen. I've had nearly the exact same complaints at all of the places I work, and they all fit the stereotype of my industry to the letter.

I'm not under the illusion that changing means I'll find the perfect job elsewhere, but I give up too much by working in my current field to also be miserable and unfulfilled. I knew I'd be giving up material rewards but thought I'd find happiness in the work, and that just hasn't happened. If I'm not going to fulfillment, I'd at least like to get paid what I'm worth.

The good news is that my area of expertise is highly flexible/transferable, so there should be opportunities out there. But it's still going to mean engaging in a job search, which was something I really thought I'd be able to avoid for a long time when I took this job.
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I don't know if you can read much into the larger economy based on my employer either.  International is actually the biggest drag.

post #80982 of 85782
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Man, I'd be happy just working at a place where they give bonuses.

Funny, I actually came here to gripe that, after reflecting on it for quite some time now, I've concluded that it's probably time for me to switch industries. I've been flirting with the idea for a good while now, and I really think it has to happen. I've had nearly the exact same complaints at all of the places I work, and they all fit the stereotype of my industry to the letter.

I'm not under the illusion that changing means I'll find the perfect job elsewhere, but I give up too much by working in my current field to also be miserable and unfulfilled. If I'm going to hate going to work, I'd at least like to get paid what I'm worth.

The good news is that my area of expertise is highly flexible/transferable, so there should be opportunities out there. But it's still going to mean engaging in a job search, which was something I really thought I'd be able to avoid for a long time when I took this job.

 

This is my first position that has a real bonus.  When I joined, they paid 120% of the bonus target, but I wasn't bonus eligible because I joined so late in the year.

post #80983 of 85782
To be honest, the bonus wouldn't be hugely critical to me. It's certainly something I'd consider, but I'd be happy with challenging work, legitimate opportunity to advance, and market salary. Hell, on salary alone, I could get an enormous bump just by switching industries and negotiating the median for a lateral move.
post #80984 of 85782
G, you're working for a government entity, no? If so, before you move, how close are you to vesting in the pension system? If it's one or two years it might be worth sticking it out to get fully vested. Just a thought.
post #80985 of 85782
I just found out that I have a job interview lined up! It's finally happening! After a few years! And I am excited!
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