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:yawn: I'd rather have the money in my pocket.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Fucking girlfriend wants to go a on a "weekend getaway" as if that isn't torturous enough her idea of the weekend is 5 days. Now, I am going to have to look forward to throwing money out the window and five days in the country with nothing to do.

i get this all the time. The only place I seem to enjoy is The Hamptons, and that's simply out of general ease.

i squash any other ideas quickly
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think the biggest problem with people not finding work is that they wont settle for anything else than their dream jobs. Well, sometimes you have to do other things before you get that. Suck it up and get experience. Any experience. I can't stand people who are all whiney and bitchy about unemplyeed for years, living like Gandhi in their parent's house when they could be pulling shots at Starbucks. No work ethic.

During the worst months of the great recession I wrote the CFO of a company that I owned stock in thanking him for some good strategy that made me some dough. Two weeks later I had a phone call from said company with a job offer. Sometimes things can happen in obscure ways.

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

I hear ya Patrick. In my time as a chef, I hired the friend of a friend. Dude was "down on his luck." Had been on unemployment for 8 months.vso I figure, sure, why not. Anyone can make a fucking sandwich. So I hire the guy. We become "friends" kind of. After one paycheck, he tells me he can't work any more. Flash forward to another 8 months. I'm at a new place and we need a dishwasher for about 15 hrs a week. I call this kid. He comes in and works a couple times. Then our other part timer leaves and we offer him full time plus. He says no thanks because he has job interviews for other jobs.... dude ditched out on fulltime plus 5-8 OT a week. That was a month ago. He's still unemployed.

I mean, really, Wtf. I'd work in a fucking gas station if I had to. People have way too much pride, a completely overblown sense of self worth, and nothing even remotely close to a work ethic.

yeah, the last time I was unemployed, my landlord offered me 100 bucks off the rent to clean out his garage. what the fuck better thing did I have to do that day? so I did it.


my sister hasn't held a job for more than 2 years ever, she's a rabbi, and got out of rabinical school more than 10 years ago, she's had 5 jobs since then, from 1 to 2 years each, with maybe 2-3 years of unemployment in the middle. she's 50 with 500K in student debt. she still thinks that she could be the head rabbi on one hte bigger/better synagogues in the country, and she acts like that is just around the corner. she's looking now, and she constantly bitches about how hard and humiliating the interviews are, and how disorganized the hiring teams are, how little they know about what she is supposed to do, the process, etc.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i get this all the time. The only place I seem to enjoy is The Hamptons, and that's simply out of general ease.

i squash any other ideas quickly

Honestly, I don't even understand The Hamptons.

To me there is a super fine line between relaxation and boredom.
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@kwilk and globe

I seriously think one should avoid anybody who uses the phrase, "Down on my luck". To me is says "I don't take responsibility for my actions".
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Fucking girlfriend wants to go a on a "weekend getaway" as if that isn't torturous enough her idea of the weekend is 5 days. Now, I am going to have to look forward to throwing money out the window and five days in the country with nothing to do.

Meh, I enjoy getting out of the city. Ideally someplace where I can do some hiking... Five days in some random small town might be a bit much.

Definitely get a place with a fireplace, that makes it 10x more awesome.
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I'd honestly rather work over the weekend. Maybe I could just send her?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'd honestly rather work over the weekend. Maybe I could just send her?

Get out of the country and go somewhere foreign.
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Man, I'm already so looking forward to my Xmas vacation where the plan is to do nothing but drink wine, read, chill, and go out to eat.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

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I said something along the lines of, "I'm not nearly arrogant enough to think I change the lives of people on a daily basis. I think if you really change a person's life two or three times in your life you are doing awesome." She was quite taken back, had no response, and just changed the subject. Pretentious bitch. Probably had motivational posters on the ceiling over her bed.

It really does take a warped sense of self worth to believe that most of us have the ability to go around changing lives at will.
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I can't imagine not enjoying some time away out in the country. Last Saturday, I drove, by myself, down to a local national forest and spent some time driving the Forest Service "roads," stopping every so often to get out, look around, and scout place I could camp later on. I didn't see but maybe three cars for hours, and went at least one hour-plus stretch without seeing another soul. It was magnificent.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

It really does take a warped sense of self worth to believe that most of us have the ability to go around changing lives at will.

HMMM. I tend to think that we have more of an effect on each other than that - but at the same time it's more likely to come from unintentional actions meeting the right time or situation. But pulling off a conscious, intentional, dramatic Pygmalion-type transformation is profoundly unlikely for even the best of us.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I can't imagine not enjoying some time away out in the country. Last Saturday, I drove, by myself, down to a local national forest and spent some time driving the Forest Service "roads," stopping every so often to get out, look around, and scout place I could camp later on. I didn't see but maybe three cars for hours, and went at least one hour-plus stretch without seeing another soul. It was magnificent.

Yeah, I'd enjoy this. I need pretty regular time in the woods to decompress. Can't wait for summer so I can start hiking again.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I sit on my ass all day every day at work on the computer and drink alcohol every night with her, why should I have to take a train 2 hours and spend $400 a night to do the same thing around less people, with less possibilities of things to do? Makes no fucking sense. I know she wants it so I am going to shut her up and bite my tongue.

thats tough... it sounds like a bed and breakfast type of situation.... sounds horrific.

my wife is great at planning vacations now, but damn did we have some shitty "weekend getaway" trips in our 20s. it always was centered around some sleepy town and a bed and breakfast followed by bickering in the car to and from.

the best weekend getaway things for us now is centralized around some thing like a concert/ballgame/running race (where I'm the only one running) something active, because to try to get rest in such a small amount of time is futile.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Honestly, I don't even understand The Hamptons.

To me there is a super fine line between relaxation and boredom.

it's usually with a small group of friends and lots of wine and debauchery and then hangover cures at the beach
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