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post #76456 of 117988
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

and FLINT where they protest cuts to police & fire by burning down abandoned houses....

 

Serious note though... I'm sure for under $1K you can build a desktop to handle it and save the money on the commute (and stay alive).

I also have to handle large format printing. That would be tough from home. I'm the only one at the company who does what I do, so I don't even have anyone to handle what comes out on the plotter.....or even make sure it has paper in it. Quitting altogether just seems like the better option.

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Oh yeah....thrift bragging thread.....sorry.

 

This is nothing special, but I thought it looked cool. A search of the RN number shows it is Target Corp.

 

NWOT Converse Sport Coat with Throat latch, ticket pocket and dual vent.

 

 

 

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post #76458 of 117988
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Nope...took his skeet blanket too!

Anyone remember the Live song, "Shit Town"? Well, that's about their home town of York PA. 

Th pic is deceiving, it's right on the edge of a city park (right side of the street).

Ask Greg613 what he though of it after he went out after dark to this place....

LL


Shame to think what that building once looked like. I took a trip through upstate NY a couple years ago. I nearly cried at all the cool old buildings left to rot for the past 3-4 decades.
post #76459 of 117988
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Shame to think what that building once looked like. I took a trip through upstate NY a couple years ago. I nearly cried at all the cool old buildings left to rot for the past 3-4 decades.

+1

 

Perfect example of this architectural deterioration. 

 

My Great Great Great Grandfather on the stoop of his brand new store in Baltimore c.1914 (The little girl is my Great Grand Mother, who I knew fairly well until she passed in '96) Just noticed his store looks eerily similar to the corner store above.

 

The same building as it stands today. I wonder if that beautiful carpentry is still encased under that ugly white fascia.  

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Contemplating quitting my "real" job today. It's just getting too dangerous around here. I've been here 3 1/2 years and there have probably been 20 or more shootings within a 3 block radius, many of them fatal.

This was yesterday, about 20 minutes after I left for the day. Fortunately this was not a fatality.


You should switch to selling drugs online instead of on the street..
post #76461 of 117988
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Nope...took his skeet blanket too!

Anyone remember the Live song, "Shit Town"? Well, that's about their home town of York PA. 

Th pic is deceiving, it's right on the edge of a city park (right side of the street).

Ask Greg613 what he though of it after he went out after dark to this place....

LL


Minimal sleep....Human interaction on the weekends. 

I am only working here until I "buy my Ferrari" (pay off the house). I don't need to work here, and am basically using this job to save money for my early retirement while I do so. I put the max amount into 401K and the company has a great match program plus the pay is great. The problem is I hate it.  On the plus side, work is a great central location for all my thrifting adventures. I can be in either Lancaster, Harrisburg or Baltimore within 45 minutes.

My original plan was to quit here once my student loans were paid off this December, but my wife didn't seem to be on board with that. I told her I'd toss in the house too and she was game. She may be rethinking that today. She already texted me "quit" this morning after she saw the above photo. 

Don't quit until you find another job. But find another job. Life is too short to do something you hate every day. I've taken pay cuts (small) to change jobs before and it was always, always, always the right call.
post #76462 of 117988
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Don't quit until you find another job. But find another job. Life is too short to do something you hate every day. I've taken pay cuts (small) to change jobs before and it was always, always, always the right call.

I've already got another job. www.theSEAMstore.com 

I make more than thrice what I do at my "real" job....and I love it.

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Edited by capnwes - 7/31/13 at 8:13am
post #76463 of 117988
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I also have to handle large format printing. That would be tough from home. I'm the only one at the company who does what I do, so I don't even have anyone to handle what comes out on the plotter.....or even make sure it has paper in it. Quitting altogether just seems like the better option.


In this case, since you are the only one who does it that makes you either valuable or a layoff target... If you are serious about getting out, you should talk with your boss about setting up a home office for you. Tell him that you don't feel safe, the drive is stressful and you have been thinking of moving on. I did something similar, and wound up with a small budget to outfit my house with a router with built in VPN as well as a phone that mirrors my desk number. They also bought me a $2000 Mac 30" monitor. Tell them that sending the printer home with you and you can either drive in one day a week and drop off the printouts, or do the printing at the office one day a week.

 

Just a thought, but life is just too short to do something you don't like. I am on my 5th career in the last 12 years and have been very happy with all of my moves. From hardware engineer to QA engineer to Sales engineer. All with the same company. If you dislike your job, it adds stress to your life. Whenever I started to dislike a position I noticed my wife and I fought more, I yelled at the kids over stupid things. Changing jobs always increased marital harmony, and it keeps me interested since I am always learning something new.

 

Good luck man, I know it is a hard decision giving up something steady that pays the bills. Especially in this economy.

post #76464 of 117988

 Found a size 48 Armani navy sport jacket in Goodwill yesterday while participating in the Style Forum Scavenger's Hunt (see other thread).  Will dry clean and post for sale soon!

post #76465 of 117988
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post


In this case, since you are the only one who does it that makes you either valuable or a layoff target... If you are serious about getting out, you should talk with your boss about setting up a home office for you. Tell him that you don't feel safe, the drive is stressful and you have been thinking of moving on. I did something similar, and wound up with a small budget to outfit my house with a router with built in VPN as well as a phone that mirrors my desk number. They also bought me a $2000 Mac 30" monitor. Tell them that sending the printer home with you and you can either drive in one day a week and drop off the printouts, or do the printing at the office one day a week.

 

Just a thought, but life is just too short to do something you don't like. I am on my 5th career in the last 12 years and have been very happy with all of my moves. From hardware engineer to QA engineer to Sales engineer. All with the same company. If you dislike your job, it adds stress to your life. Whenever I started to dislike a position I noticed my wife and I fought more, I yelled at the kids over stupid things. Changing jobs always increased marital harmony, and it keeps me interested since I am always learning something new.

 

Good luck man, I know it is a hard decision giving up something steady that pays the bills. Especially in this economy.

That printer is bigger than my Altima, and worth about 4 times as much. lol. Most of my plots are in and out within minutes, so that wouldn't really work. The majority of my work is last minute emergency stuff. I am slow and bored most of the time. They keep giving me damn raises to keep me from looking for something else.....first world problems. I like the guys I work with and the company has great benefits. Although I'm not sure the insurance will cover fatal gunshot wounds to the head.  

 

I have been hoping for them to lay me off, or for them to ask for volunteers or something, but I don't think I will get that option. The rest of these guys didn't even know how to cut and paste before I showed them. They can't print on their own, let alone run the software I do. Of course they could hire someone to replace me. Their are tons of available workers and no jobs around here.

post #76466 of 117988
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

+1

Perfect example of this architectural deterioration. 

My Great Great Great Grandfather on the stoop of his brand new store in Baltimore c.1914 (The little girl is my Great Grand Mother, who I knew fairly well until she passed in '96) Just noticed his store looks eerily similar to the corner store above.



The same building as it stands today. I wonder if that beautiful carpentry is still encased under that ugly white fascia.  


Oh dear, this is really sad. Who ever thought ripping out architectural embellishments was a good idea in the first place?
post #76467 of 117988

Some finds!

 

Incotex pants36 x30

Is this New?

I dont think anyone would leave that on if it wasnt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lanvin suit!  feels nice  

 

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  shoulder 17 pit 19 sleeve 23  pants 33 x 29 inseam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weird polo sweater with leather sailor shoulder buttons. with tags!

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best for last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brooks Brothers

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post #76468 of 117988

Just some small stuff at lunch. I walk to 3 stores on Wednesdays. After yesterday's happening, I should probably reconsider that activity.

 

I don't usually grab Abboud, but this pattern wouldn't let me leave it behind.

 

 

It's ugly, at least I think it's ugly....but its Isaia

 

This maker doesn't turn up often in this thread. Anyone know if they make their own ties?

 

Edward Sexton, Savile Row. 

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I'd presume that the CH stands for Charles Hill.
post #76470 of 117988
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I'd presume that the CH stands for Charles Hill.

Man, I have been trying for 45 minutes to think of all the C.H. out there. I knew an MD would be Michael Drake, but didn't figure it would be so closely related.  That's the one. Hill is owned by T&A correct?

 

Thanks!


Edited by capnwes - 7/31/13 at 10:51am
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