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post #61 of 81
Try to delegate as much direct work responsibilities to others as possible. While you free yourself from doing any actual work , engage in seemingly meaningful projects that will make you visible with upper management. Initiate all sorts of process improvement initiatives. Be a member of every committee imaginable and produce tons of memos and power point presentations. That is how careers are made in corporate America. That is how you boss got where he is now. That is why almost nothing works in this god damned country.
Never walk your office corridors slowly or with empty hands , always have laptop or bunch of papers in your hands to show that you are go-getter.
post #62 of 81
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Try to delegate as much direct work responsibilities to others as possible. While you free yourself from doing any actual work , engage in seemingly meaningful projects that will make you visible with upper management. Initiate all sorts of process improvement initiatives. Be a member of every committee imaginable and produce tons of memos and power point presentations. That is how careers are made in corporate America. That is how you boss got where he is now. That is why almost nothing works in this god damned country.
Never walk your office corridors slowly or with empty hands , always have laptop or bunch of papers in your hands to show that you are go-getter.

This is known as the "Costanza Method." We all know how well George did in life.
post #63 of 81
All I want is the money fuck the fame


OP doesn't even know how lucky he is to be at his age and working what seems to be a meaningful, gainful job given today's 'economic climate'

Buy some apartment buildings, invest, and get the $$$$ and stop over thinking shit.
post #64 of 81
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Key point here on how to piss off your direct supervisor: go above him/her and try to impress someone several rungs up the org chart.

^ + supervisor feed back + redboat's suggestion = success.
post #65 of 81
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I watched an interview with Jay Z where he put it best: "I'd rather die enormous than live dormant"
What about dying doing something that interests and engages you so much that you forgot to worry about whether you're "enormous"?
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Sounds like you have low T. I'm on the far side of 40 and that really does not describe me well.

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+1. forties are treating me well. true, I have to adjust my expectations, I can't lift as much as I could at 29 (but I also don't spend 12 hours a week surrounded my smelly men) or run as much as I could at 19 (and, again, I don't live in a tent surrounded my smelly men) but I feel great and keep pretty fit, and I have a lot more sex and amd more comfortable and eat better and dress better etc etc etc

I agree with these other two old guys ^ on this point.
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Try to delegate as much direct work responsibilities to others as possible. While you free yourself from doing any actual work , engage in seemingly meaningful projects that will make you visible with upper management. Initiate all sorts of process improvement initiatives. Be a member of every committee imaginable and produce tons of memos and power point presentations. That is how careers are made in corporate America. That is how you boss got where he is now. That is why almost nothing works in this god damned country.
Never walk your office corridors slowly or with empty hands , always have laptop or bunch of papers in your hands to show that you are go-getter.
An alternative explanation for why nothings works in some companies is that they're filled with people who spend all their time thinking about strategies for being perceived as successful than just finding something useful and interesting that they're good at and pursuing it.
post #66 of 81
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Women who put wealth above traditional criteria like personality or even looks are fucking disgusting and I would never want to be with someone like that. 

 

If you really believe that, then your "blind idealist" period has lasted a lot longer than most people's do. Gainful employment and wealth are ALWAY at least as important to women as those other things. The economic climate just makes them more important. Once you accept that, women are easy (literally and figuratively).

post #67 of 81
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If you really believe that, then your "blind idealist" period has lasted a lot longer than most people's do. Gainful employment and wealth are ALWAY at least as important to women as those other things. The economic climate just makes them more important. Once you accept that, women are easy (literally and figuratively).

I'm going to agree with that but coming from a different angle.

A great women deserves to be taken care of and should never NEED to work a day in her adult life... other than child-rearing smile.gif
post #68 of 81
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I'm going to agree with that but coming from a different angle.

A great women deserves to be taken care of and should never NEED to work a day in her adult life... other than child-rearing smile.gif

There's something distastefully patronizing about that.
post #69 of 81
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Gainful employment and wealth are ALWAY at least as important to women as those other things.

You need to get out more.
post #70 of 81
This is a picture of the corner of my living room. You tell me, was it worth it?



And since I know Lawyerdad is curious, heres the link : http://ecosalon.com/5-gorgeous-forwarning-ridiculously-expensive-designer-lamps/
post #71 of 81
Yeah, those aren't ridiculously expensive, not even close.
post #72 of 81
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Yeah, those aren't ridiculously expensive, not even close.

How dare you, sir ?
post #73 of 81
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This is a picture of the corner of my living room. You tell me, was it worth it?



And since I know Lawyerdad is curious, heres the link : http://ecosalon.com/5-gorgeous-forwarning-ridiculously-expensive-designer-lamps/

Lamp? Not feeling it.

Floor and baseboards are !00% love (and maybe a bit of sex too).
post #74 of 81
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Lamp? Not feeling it.

Floor and baseboards are !00% love (and maybe a bit of sex too).

The baseboards are a godsend due to the industrious territoriality of our Pomeranian, Gus.
post #75 of 81
I like the lamp, although at first glance it looks like it could be made of human bones.
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