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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

People should focus on increasing their income per hour rather than increasing their hours worked.

This is a good tactic but not always something people can implement and some folks would be best doing a mix of those. Of course, for us exempt folks, hours and income do not completely tie in terms of a strong coefficient of determination.

This talk reminds me of my concept of GPAPH back in school. If someone put ten hours into a project and got 95%, and I put in one hour and got 93%, my grade point average per hour far eclipsed theirs. People often focus too much on merely one metric.
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A woman by the name of Cinnamon Nicole from Cordova, TN has raised a little more than $800 in seven hours via her Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me page.
 
Nicole alleges to have spent all of her money on purchasing tickets with the assumption she would win the $1.6 billion jackpot, but soon realized the winning tickets were sold in Los Angeles, Florida and Tennessee suburbs.

 

http://www.vibe.com/2016/01/powerball-go-fund-me-page/

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The page is gone now, but from that pic in the article, she looks pretty smashable.
post #53449 of 57475
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

This is a good tactic but not always something people can implement and some folks would be best doing a mix of those. Of course, for us exempt folks, hours and income do not completely tie in terms of a strong coefficient of determination.

Although, us exempt, but billable folks have some perverse incentives.

On one hand, every hour I work only serves to decrease my salary per hour.

On the other hand, every hour I work earns my employer another $650 or so, thus increasing the size of the bonus pool and hopefully increasing my share of that pie and odds of promotion.

At least back when I was non-exempt, I had a direct and immediate incentive to bill more hours.
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post


Naturally, the lawyer is unimpressed by 100 hour workweeks...

trollololol

post #53451 of 57475
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I only glanced over the story, but the fact that he apparently plugged his achievement online and had that silly photo of himself burning the mortgage note or whatever it is smacks a bit of smugness. If you make a point of publicizing on the internet pretty much anything you've done, you're pretty stupid if you don't realize you're inviting a certain amount of hater comments. Everybody sets their own goals, and if that was his, good for him. But I think the ridicule and what not are triggered more by the "hey, look at me" shit, which naturally results in people saying, "yes, we see you, dickhead, so what?"


Also, given that two of his jobs are "financial writer" and "pension analyst", I'm guessing that when the article says he worked "up to 100 hours a week" (which doesn't really tell us anything other than he had at least one really busy week in three years) it's using a pretty elastic definition of "hours worked".

Agreed that the smugness probably pissed people off. He looks pretty punchable in the still photos.

Pension analyst (i.e. investment analyst at a pension fund) is a real job, though, that does generally involve long-ish hours. Not as long as an analyst at a bank, but something beyond the typical Canadian 17.5-hour 40-hour work week.
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Geez, how many stories like this are out there? And they're ALL smug
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I'd be smug too if I didnt have a mortgage to pay. You want him to act contrite? Fk that. 

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As a tall and not fat man, this list is making me very happy:
http://www.threadbase.com/unravelled

Being able to find which brands of shirt let me get longer without being wider is super nice. Saves you from never knowing if you'll end up with a medium that shows off your ass crack, or a large that is droopy everywhere. Hopefully they can apply this same research to other types of clothing...

the chart of wash/wear shrinkage doesn't make me happy though...I already knew my shirts would get too short over time, but I never knew they were also getting wider--assumed they were shrinking in both directions.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

As a tall and not fat man, this list is making me very happy:
http://www.threadbase.com/unravelled

Being able to find which brands of shirt let me get longer without being wider is super nice. Saves you from never knowing if you'll end up with a medium that shows off your ass crack, or a large that is droopy everywhere. Hopefully they can apply this same research to other types of clothing...

the chart of wash/wear shrinkage doesn't make me happy though...I already knew my shirts would get too short over time, but I never knew they were also getting wider--assumed they were shrinking in both directions.

 

I've noticed this on my older undershirts.  Shirts that once fit well enough are about an inch or two too short and feel like they have widened particularly at the bottom.  Nice charts though.

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it's been a rough year as far as being fit. i was afraid i was getting fat until i realized: naw, i'm just weight-training my heart.

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Holy crepe the Styleforum Robot is getting better at making the right ads appear on my Styleforum page. Instead of schizophrenia medication or subscriptions to cable providers in Colombia, I am now receiving ads for pink Sonicare toothbrush. Won't lie, I am not keen to spend $200 on a toothbrush, but "the wheels are turning" so to speak.
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My ads lately have been for Bernie Sanders. Gmail has been advertising dating websites and part-time for-profit colleges too for some reason.
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Basically every ad I see on the internet these days is for sofas.

I have been doing some couch shopping...but it is pretty ridiculous. Joybird and Bryght in particular are everywhere, with the occasional touch of Thrive and Interior Define or something like that.
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I don't see ads on account of manufacturers don't want to peddle their middling wares to this UHNW individual with tastes of exquisite.
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