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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

I am being rehired...this surely isn't pissing me off, but I thought I would post it here since I have been posting about my situation in this thread. I broke down into tears when I was told they would take me back--my job has become such a part of who I am as a person, and I really felt that part of myself died when I heard I was terminated. I never really felt that sort of emptiness before--it was worse than breaking up with a girlfriend.

Great news!!!

A lot of guys put a massive amount of self worth into thier job. I have a client whom lost his job about 9 months back, I was speaking to his wife yesterday as they are seeking a different advisor who promises more growth in thier investments, which is something I am not able to do, and he has been talking about exiting stage left....yikes. I wished them the best but that's not something I'm wanting to get involved with. I really wish that people in my buisness didn't promise the moon, it just makes us all look bad for the sake of a couple dollars in commision as we all know it isn't going to happen. Oh to have such a great level of insight on the markets yet to be so altruistic as to share it with us bottom feeders, please.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I want to rock and roll all night and party every day

That is interesting to know. But once again, which KISS song did you hear?
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Did you subscribe? How the fuck do I have 4 thumbs down? It's an instructional hiking video for fucks sake. Who could hate that?

nope, sorry.

idk, cuz people are losers.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

That is interesting to know. But once again, which KISS song did you hear?

That is not the name of the song?
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I was just giving you the berries a little bit by treating your words as a proposition and not as a song title. Also, it is "Rock and Roll all Nite."
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I want to rock and roll all night and party every day
Same here, pretty much right after college.

The sad thing is, up until that point I was a voracious consumer of new music. I think there's a correlation between being a music lover when you're young and being over it early. Some of my friends who were kind of passive about music back then are now nuts about a lot of new stuff. I, on the other hand, heard exactly one new album last year that I really loved, and maybe two or three others that I liked.
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Bis: very happy to hear you're back with your firm.

Lin: sorry to hear about your ex.

Frog: remember, you never stop paying dues completely. To wit, I'm still pissed I'm pulling 12 days straight coming back from vacation. I have a seminar on Saturday, then have to take people I would rather spend no time with out for dinner Saturday night (so my entire Saturday is shot until about 11pm), and then have a planning session from 9-5 Sunday.

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post


I'd like to think after 1.5 years on the job, countless lunch orders for my managers, printing, stapling, setting up meetings, staying late till my superiors leave, and whatever hell there is, I've done my fair share to NOT deserve this expectation to stay till Friday after work. Not saying I've paid all my dues yet, but damn, this is uncalled for.

In the end, though, it all works out because I can stay at home with my parents over the week and weekend (client site is closer to my parents' place than our HQ) and all my best buddies are in Boston and NYC, so I'm going to be hitting up NYC again this weekend (free happy hour at a bar that my friend's GF won, apparently, so kinda excited to check that out). Plus, the company pays me when I don't stay at hotels, which is a very nice benefit. I'll be saving soooo much money by doing this. Maybe this will mitigate my massive stock losses with Apple redface.gif

In fact, I wouldn't mind just living with my parents for a month or so and not having to fly back. The only issue with that is the VP at my Dallas office would flip a shit about why I'm never coming back; he'd probably talk to my project manager and I want to avoid that at all costs, so I'll be flying back every other week.

The entire month of December was nice, not having to travel and all. It was really refreshing to feel like you've settled down in one place. Last week marks my 1 year anniversary of flying every week for work and I'm surprisingly not burnt out to the core, but I am starting to tire of it. Fancy hotels, steak dinners, miles, all that shit don't matter. I just want to stay in one place and sleep in my own bed.

Anyway, I'm setting in motion the wheels to move on to a different job. We'll see what prospects await me in the Big Apple devil.gif.

Uh huh, but what have you done for me lately?
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

You're just getting old. I started feeling this way around the age of 25 I think.

I think there is a strong survivorship bias in music. This shitty indie band that turns out to be alright and puts out a few solid albums will stick around...and then 15 years later people will be complaining about how there are 500 shitty post-indie bands and why can't they just work together and make a few entirely listenable albums like such and such band did 15 years ago.

I also find myself less and less tied to music...I have trouble finding stuff that I like now. Also with spotify, I think it is like 31-flavors...I have access to everything, so I am never entirely happy with what I choose. I'm thinking about ditching spotify at home and only using it at work. Home listening will be confined only to things that I liked enough to acquire.

Also, I think listening to Sound Opinions has made me jaded...they will poke holes in things I thought were alright. After I hear them explain why they think such and such a group's new album has fallen off the wagon, I can't help but notice the same problems (like when someone points out somebody's nervous tick and you can never stop noticing it).
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The sad thing is, up until that point I was a voracious consumer of new music. I think there's a correlation between being a music lover when you're young and being over it early. Some of my friends who were kind of passive about music back then are now nuts about a lot of new stuff. I, on the other hand, heard exactly one new album last year that I really loved, and maybe two or three others that I liked.

Funny - this is how I felt a few years back, and then I jumped in with a few recs from some SF members and a whole new world opened up. Granted, some of it was hit-or-miss, some has fallen off over time, and others have kept up. Not all the music is new - as in released this year - but it's new to me and more recent than my usual mix.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Funny - this is how I felt a few years back, and then I jumped in with a few recs from some SF members and a whole new world opened up. Granted, some of it was hit-or-miss, some has fallen off over time, and others have kept up. Not all the music is new - as in released this year - but it's new to me and more recent than my usual mix.

fucking metric. ffffuuuu.gif
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after the debacle where my wife and I had a meltdown argument and we missed the Metric concert we finally started listening to them again during a recent road trip. at least we got to watch them in Montreal in 2010

for me its gotten to the point where I'm actively seeing out girl bands who have nice hooks in their music. so what if the yeah yeah yeahs are just a happy girl-led version of The Cure? at least the voices are different.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

fucking metric. ffffuuuu.gif

for me its gotten to the point where I'm actively seeing out girl bands who have nice hooks in their music. so what if the yeah yeah yeahs are just a happy girl led Cure? at least the voices are different.

You would enjoy The Like.
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or the call me maybe girl
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Funny - this is how I felt a few years back, and then I jumped in with a few recs from some SF members and a whole new world opened up. Granted, some of it was hit-or-miss, some has fallen off over time, and others have kept up. Not all the music is new - as in released this year - but it's new to me and more recent than my usual mix.

Don't be shy...I'm that member. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

fucking metric. ffffuuuu.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
after the debacle where my wife and I had a meltdown argument and we missed the Metric concert we finally started listening to them again during a recent road trip. at least we got to watch them in Montreal in 2010

for me its gotten to the point where I'm actively seeing out girl bands who have nice hooks in their music. so what if the yeah yeah yeahs are just a happy girl-led version of The Cure? at least the voices are different.

Watch your mouth in regard to the yeah yeah yeahs. I think they do many things better than the cure. However, the cure is really fantastic at what they do. I should be careful Kunk-20 years might come in and kick my ass.

BTW, metric sucks.
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