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We were tag-teaming a project that had to be finished tonight and it ended up taking way longer than expected. I have worked for his family business for a few years and never plan to work anywhere else. This is just par for the course with him.

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1.9k points · 5 days ago

Ironically that would make me want to stay. And then grow suspicious that I got reverse psychologied while staying late.

level 2
758 points · 5 days ago

Do you find you have much anxiety in your daily life?

level 3
271 points · 5 days ago

mostly just a joke. I guess I do overthink things, but I don't worry about them if that makes sense, just wonder about them.

level 4

I dont care what people say about you, I know you're not paranoid!

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level 6

He'll never read this many comments into the future, we're safe to talk about his paranoia.

level 7

Psst! You see the way he keeps moving his mouth, biting his lips, and looking around to see if any one is watching? Paranoid as FUCK!

level 7
4 points · 5 days ago

It’s not paranoia if it’s real. Can we stop calling it paranoia? Is he reading this?dud you see what he was wearing on date night? ROFLCOPTR

level 7

I understand he sleeps naked in an oxygen tent which he believes gives him "sexual powers".

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level 5

Happy cake day!

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level 5

In all the years I've spent watching OP from the tree outside his house, not once have I seen something he should be paranoid about.

level 4

I just take people at their word and tell them not to lie if they bitch about it later.

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9 points · 5 days ago

I still think about that time when I was 7 that I’d planned to answer roll call in the language Pocahontas uses and I ended up getting super nervous and saying the word for goodbye, but didn’t yeet myself outta there like I should’ve.

level 3
21 points · 5 days ago

Wow thanks for the personal attack/reflection

level 4
23 points · 5 days ago

If it's any consolation, I ask out of personal experience.

level 5
12 points · 5 days ago

I’m just deflecting lol. Hope you’re doin well!

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4 points · 5 days ago

Yes to all of the above.

level 3

I think similar to this guy's joke, and yes I have constant anxiety.

level 3

I do... I wake up in fight mood when woken up unexpectedly... Have advice?

level 4

Figure out why you don't feel safe where you sleep.

level 5

I feel safe. Just life... Made me this way. I wasn't lucky or blessed with the greatest childhood.

level 3
3 points · 5 days ago

Yes help pls

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level 2

I run a small business. I've had to threaten to fire one of my employees who was absolutely running himself ragged - it was the only way to get him to stop (he's salary so it wasn't costing us anything).

I went from suggesting, to ordering him to stop working and get some rest. Finally, I told him he had to spend 12 hours not at the office or connected to the VPN or he was fired.

level 3

It's hard to be around people who don't have an off button. They can really screw up the dynamics in a small firm. I like the way you handled it.

level 4

I find it's generally an old school way of thinking. I work with a lot of old timers who are here 3 hours before me and are gone long after I am. The problem is the hours they are here they are basically just talking to everyone about how long they are here each day.

level 5

I've seen that too, but I've seen more problems with people who think they're awesome multi-taskers when they really suck at it. Takes them twice as long to do everything because they're distracted all the time.

level 6

And it's being proven more and more that you are only really productive for so long. So if you are constantly burning yourself out in the first 2 days of the week and not allowing yourself a rest period your always underperforming.

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level 3

You a good man

level 4

Thanks, I try. Money is only important as a tool to change the world (for yourself or others). I want to have a business that people are proud to work for, and clients are proud to do business with.

level 5

So nice when you realize there are good people on reddit

level 3

You must be a good boss because no one is gonna do that on salary unless they love their job and you don't love your job unless you have an outstanding boss. There are exceptions to this obviously.

level 4

Thanks, I try. I don't mind when people put in 50 hours, and occasionally expect it when we're in a crisis. But 60/70 hours a week is only reserved for "the sky is falling" level of a crisis. I don't expect people to be into the 70 / 80 hour a week range under any circumstances. So when someone is doing that much work constantly, I view it as a problem. It's not healthy for them, their quality of work goes down, and it can affect the atmosphere with other employees - they start wondering if they need to "step it up".

The guy was super dedicated and passionate about the work. Which is great. But for the reasons outlined above, he needed a healthier work life balance. We eventually got it sorted out, and now he's down into the 50-60 hour a week range, which I can live with.

level 5

Having been a stay at home dad for almost a decade I really hope I find a boss like you when I go back to work.

level 6

Thanks. Small businesses are a double edged sword. Sometimes you get mercenary owners who try to extort every penny of profit out of the operation. I created my company out of pride. Obviously, I want to be able to pay my bills and live a comfortable life - but I want clients to be proud to do business with us, and employees to be proud to work here. That matters to me on a personal level much more than the money. So try to find a company that seems to have passionate leadership. If not, start your own. It's hard, but if I can do it, anyone can.

level 7

Do you happen to listen to the Jocko Willink podcast? Or have read his books cause I think you would love them. Anyways thanks for taking time out of your day to respond. It made my day. Keep being you and inspiring others, in this crazy world we need more people like you.

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3 points · 5 days ago

Theres a guy at my current job who got up to 60 hours over time it got to the point where HR just paid it off (he is salaried too) and told him to stop working overtime and as you probably guessed he's gone and worked up another 60 hours, this time they've forced him to take it off.

Little do they know he is still working and setting his status in Skype to offline, I admire his work ethic but question his sanity...

level 3

That must have been the most bizarre conversation to have to have with someone!

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GOT EM

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level 1

Employers like this are the best. My boss told me in my interview that family comes first and he would fire me if he found out I was neglecting my family in order to work. He gave me a half day off so I could take my kids trick or treating (they're with my ex in another town). One night I was forced to work late (i have a very specialized trade that can be demanding) when i was supposed to be picking up my gf from the ferry so he made arrangements to have her picked up for me. Guy really takes care of his own.

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49 points · 5 days ago

My department got downsized pretty hard recently and we're struggling to keep our heads afloat, and most of the work load has fallen on my shoulders. My boss knows the only time I schedule off is for a concert - I don't have a partner, significant other, or any family.

I cancelled my scheduled time off for two concerts, and my boss called me up immediately when he got the notifications and told me to go. Work will suffer while I'm gone, but work will suffer more if I don't enjoy life from time to time.

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201 points · 5 days ago

My (old) dealer used to tell me I'd get cut off if he found out I was cooking the coke he sold me into rocks, so I got that going for me.

/#crackiswhack

level 3

Um, what happens if you cook it into rocks? Sorry, I am not familiar with the process.

level 4

it becomes crack

level 5

Why is coke cooked more dangerous than raw coke?

level 6
112 points · 5 days ago

because its hot and you might burn your tongue

level 7

Ahh that makes sense to me. You should work for D.A.R.E

level 6

I think it’s mostly just because it’s better and cheaper.

So good that people get extremely addicted and will do pretty much anything for their next hit.

level 7

How is it cheaper if you're adding an extra step in the creation process?

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36 points · 5 days ago

Way I understand is you take cocaine, and mix with baking soda over a hot flame and it transforms from a powder to a crystal. The crystal can be smoked to make the high bigger for a set weight of the drug. Take 100 dollars of coke, and turn into 500 dollars of crack.

Most people would prefer the coke, but it costs so damn much your better off turning into crack. Thanks prohibition.

level 8

It doubles in volume after being cooked.

level 8

Smoking is more effective at getting you high. It's also far more addictive.

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level 7

Ah ok

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5 points · 5 days ago

street cocaine is cut at pretty much every step in the distribution from the source. by the time you get it, it's been stepped on a million times.

when you cook it with baking soda, i believe the baking soda bonds with the cocaine and forms the "crack rocks". i've seen it done a few times, basically the cocaine oils up on the top of the water and you sling baking powder on it, it bonds and turns yellowish, and falls to the bottom. then you filter it and dry it out. it's, surprisingly, quite an acquired skill to not ruin a batch of expensive cocaine.

so you're trying to remove the impurities and concentrate the cocaine so when you smoke it, it's a more intense high but doesn't last as long. that's generally why it's more addictive than normal cocaine.

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level 6

Smoked crack has a much more intense and faster onset, and comes off faster. As a result, the user cycles through a lot more drug, at higher peaks, in a shorter period of time. Gets addicted faster, uses more, gets the effects of higher intensities of the drug, etc.

Also, lung problems, resulting from smoking vs snorting.

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9 points · 5 days ago

So...then instead of snorting it you smoke it? The things you learn on the internet huh

level 6

The internet really opens up your eyes to new things. like for me, I thought everyone knew what crack cocaine was and how it is consumed but I guess thats just becaause its the environment that I live in.

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level 6

/r/drugs is really interesting and a great community. We also have sober people that just like to nerd about drugs.

level 7

Yes......thats exactly what you tell the DEA.

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level 3

I never knew what crack was or how it was different until now. Since we're talking about drugs, I think it's fine that I learned late, but I still feel a bit dumb, ya know?

level 4

Crack is smokable cocaine, with a more intense but shorter lived high. It isn't actually cheaper, but people often buy smaller quantities because they're broke and addicted to crack.

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4 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

thats actually really smart, coke dealers usually have a wealthy clientele, he didn't want his supply chain to get involved with crack as the risks are way higher with the crackheads and cops.

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"picked up"

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level 1

If it were me, I would assume that they're collecting collateral to use against me at some point in the future, like in The Firm.

level 2

You have to make a firm rebuttal against it

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76 points · 5 days ago

No, not in some jobs anyway. My best software engineers work a solid 40 hours. People who work 50 or 60 make mistakes and output lower quality code.

level 5

For example he chose his username when working 60 hour weeks.

level 6

Username name checks out

level 5

Yep. Some people don't know how to work smarter, so they work longer. The quantity ends up screwing up the quality.

level 4

I do this to get away from my wife.. she is so needy sometimes but as soon as I say it's for work I'm off the hook. I would just stay behind for meeting that are hours away instead of going home to catch up on my cases and browse game review videos even though I don't ever have time to play because I have to spend time with her.

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28 points · 5 days ago

Sorry to hear that. Have you tried telling her that you really need some alone time and/or a divorce?

level 6

I just ride my bike and she gives me shit for it. I just ignore her and go track days. She can leave if she wants. I have me time at work.

level 7

Well that sounds healthy.

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level 7

Bro you should go see someone. It sounds like you're dealing with some stuff, and I'm sure you'd benefit from a little help, my friend.

level 7

Jesus christ

level 5

Oof. Not a good place man. Totally get where you're coming from with not enough "you" time. But if you love your wife you owe her at least some attention that makes her feel loved. More importantly you need to both agree on a balance of this time that will satisfy both of you. She owes you alone time just as much as you owe her attention. Sorry in advance, I know you didn't ask for advice...

level 5
12 points · 5 days ago

You gotta communicate man. If you really are unhappy she needs to know.

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5 points · 5 days ago

Your 1k like! Have a nice day! 😃

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474 points · 6 days ago

Later, you "tag-teamed that project". I'm sorry

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level 3

That poor dog...

level 4

Peanut butter used to be his favorite

level 5

I love peanut butter

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604 points · 6 days ago

Good on your boss. I just convinced my wife to quit a $100K annual salary job because of no work/life balance. People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.

level 2

Holy shit, I've heard this a thousand times but I just realized that I don't hate my job so much as I hate the way my boss treats me sometimes

level 3
129 points · 5 days ago

I don't hate my job (as a teacher), I just hate the way students and their parents treat me all the time.

level 4
67 points · 5 days ago

I just hate my job

level 5

You don't have a job man.

You're the dude

level 5
15 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

And then people wonder why I found a job I love and only make 22k a year and I have no plans to EVER leave.

Every thanksgiving my mom just laments about how I'm wasting my life and that she cannot understand how I quit a career with all the bells and whistles making 70k a year to work at a gas station over night.

Then every time I remind her how she has blood pressure so high that her doctor has medically advised her to find a new job because the stress it causes might be one of the main reasons why she had a stroke AND a heart attack. A job that she utterly hates in every way but it has benefits upwards mobility and a pension a strong union with fair dues yadda yadda.

How many days I have asked my mother do you wake up at 5:30 in the morning and think "man I cant wait to get to work and relax"? How many sundays are you excited to end so you can go back to work on monday? Thats literally every day/sunday to me. I love my job. IDGAF about all that other shit. Money is tight but I managed to buy my first house we just got our second car and we are getting married next year. I think im doing alright.

level 6
8 points · 5 days ago

Maybe you can make it work...but what about retirement? Kids? Etc?

level 7

taps head if you love your job you never need to retire. And climate change / other things promise to make living on Earth miserable in 20 or so years. It would be unethical to have kids now and force them to live through that

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level 6

There are people who willingly choose a shitty job that pays well when they have children they want to give a worry free life.

level 6

Yeah no one wants to work a job they hate forever. But sacrifice is also a thing. Sacrifice for some financial security. How fucked would you be if the heat broke in the middle of winter and it cost a $1,000 to fix? Or how fucked would you be if someone gets sick and needs expensive medicine? It would set you back literally years making only $22,000 a year. Comfort at a job is nice. But comfort in your real life is better.

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Tbf that's the main reason I didn't become a teacher, the thought of having to talk to students all day. I'd probably end up going postal. Instead I got a job as a postman.

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8 points · 5 days ago

So you went postal. Got it.

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2 points · 5 days ago

I appreciate teachers a lot. I see teachers as fostering our future. So thanks for that.

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level 3

I've worked in temp jobs doing almost everything you can imagine over 10 or so years. I'll say, the people are everything! It doesn't matter if you're digging ditches or working a bar if there is one venomous person there who is higher up, it turns south real fast and you can see it with the other workers too.

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11 points · 5 days ago

I didn't hate my boss, he was great and I have learned a great deal from him. I wasn't fond of the top MT, but they were alright. It was two or so co-workers out of 20 and HR inability to deal with them. Shame, loved the work.

level 3

I just got a new supervisor. My old supervisor was in it with us and I have literally worked 20 hour days because he needed the help. I fucking loved working for him. My new supervisor can go rot for all the fucks I give. She comes in and yells and complains about everything but doesn't do anything. I'm looking for alternative employment.

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level 2

I walked away from 6 figures for that very reason. When you sell your soul at the crossroads and realize later the price paid wasn’t worth it you step back and notice.

level 2

Omg... I just realized that earlier tonight I called my boss for life advice. And then later my boyfriend and I went out with his boss' family.

level 2

God that's so true. My friend is a branch manager of a bank and the way he talks about his work, he seems like an incredible boss (biased source obviously but I believe it)

level 2

I like my boss but I hate my job. So I’ve been there for 3 years trying to figure out what I should do next.

level 2

What's the point of money if there is no time to spend it?

level 2

What if you are the boss?

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While this is true in a way, people do leave for better jobs regardless of boss quite often. Just a good boss makes a shitty job more tolerable.

level 2

Lol what? People quit shitty jobs with good bosses all the time. Literally all the fucking time.

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165 points · 5 days ago

Do you work at Prince Family Paper? Do you happen to have a customer list?

level 2

I doubt it. I heard they went out of business.

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15 points · 5 days ago
level 2

We’ll meet at IHOP to share notes.

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level 1
36 points · 5 days ago

Is he hiring?

level 1
80 points · 5 days ago

Is this what it is like when your workplace isn't more toxic than Arsenic?
It'd be good to have a life like that one day

level 2

Job market is hot in certain places, make a plan and build a resume. If you’re in a place where you can’t leave, earn online certificates for vocations (many are free) that you’re interested in or exist in your job market. I believe in you!

level 2

Yeah seriously. I don't even know how I would react if something like this happened to me.

level 2

You should quit. I know there are probably plenty of legitimate reasons why you don't want to or can't. But still, you should quit.

level 1

A coworker of mine explained to our GM months ago that he was planning a trip with his partner to meet their family for the first time and that it was super important, even though it was the weekend of Black Friday. Back then, he was told it was no problem.

Fast forward to yesterday, he gets told he has to talk with the GM about it again to get it reapproved. Now he gets "I understand that it's important to you to meet their family, but your job is important, too."

I'd fucking kill to work for people like OP's boss.

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44 points · 5 days ago

If he has any record of it being approved (email, timekeeping system etc.) then end of story. “Reapproved” sounds like such a bullshit concept to begin with

level 3

“Reapproved” sounds like such a bullshit concept to begin with

Welcome to retail. I almost had a similar situation myself, as I'm going to be attending a wedding out of state next week; when I mentioned it months ago, no problem. When I mentioned it two weeks ago, "Well, we black out November so we might not be able to let you off."

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10 points · 5 days ago

I guess I've been lucky with my retail position, I had a great manager, but I also made it clear that I was not going to play games when it came to my time off. My coworkers would joke around with me that I would clock out exactly at my clock out time and be out the store in less than 5 mins, and if I got time off approved it was non-negotiable. When a new manager came in, he tried to schedule me for a time that I already had off and I told him that 'I was not coming in because it was already approved and he should find someone else - I don't care if they need me in the store he should have planned ahead.' and I've never had any issues. I think a lot of retail workers are afraid to set clear boundaries about what they will allow the company to get away with. I think it also didn't hurt that I was a good employee: always there before my shift started, clocked in at the appropriate time, not on my phone when customers were in store.

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17 points · 5 days ago

Leaders lead by example.

level 1

Is he married with a family though?

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10 points · 5 days ago

Meh, he's the business owner, and he can manage the business in a way that he won't need to work much if he tries.

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33 points · 5 days ago

This 100%, anytime I hear about good guy boss, I always imagine its a company or division of 10 people and by you going early you leave it on the other guy or your boss more.

I would offer to stay and get it done twice as fast, if the situation above is realistic.

level 1
53 points · 5 days ago

*for my wife and *me

level 2

There are professional writers out there with masters degrees who make this mistake in print.

The easiest way to check it is to remove the other person from the sentence.

"He knows that thursday night is date night for I"

Everyone can see that's wrong. Adding another person doesn't make it right.

"Here is a photo of my dad and I." Is a really common one. When's the last time you said "Here is a photo of I"?

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8 points · 5 days ago

People just don't know what the rule is. As children, they get corrected when saying "Bob and me are going to the park", so assume that the rule is to use "I" if it's two people. Rules we learn as children are hard to shake.

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level 2

Came here for this.

LPT: If you want to know whether to use I or me then take the other person out of the sentence and see if it still makes sense. In this case it's "Thursday night is date night for I" which obviously isn't right

level 3

It does if "date night" is you and your pee pee all alone :(

level 1
9 points · 5 days ago

This is the exact reason I stay in the position I'm in even though I could make double at a shop a few states away. My boss treats me like gold.

level 2

I would too, if my employee was dumb enough to work for half of what he's worth.

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5 points · 5 days ago

It's almost as if people have needs other than making money, and that some people can't accept "what they're worth" because it comes at the price of their sanity/dignity.

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My wife and me

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124 points · 6 days ago

If I was him I would offer to pay for your date if you didn't mind staying. I think I'd be more floored if my boss did that and would happily agree.

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Original Poster338 points · 6 days ago

He already pays me well. It's not extra cash I wanted, but quality time with my wife. Hierarchy of needs I guess.

level 3

When you learn that money, while nice and necessary, should not be the driving force in your life, you end up much happier.

level 4

I agree, but this is very easy for people in a financially great situation to say.

If you're a single mother of 3 working 2 jobs and crying your eyes out because your kids won't get a great education - then no amount of "money isn't a driving force" thought will do shit.

It ties well in with the "people stop being happy by getting more money after they earn $100k/year" or whatever that figure is up to now (depending exactly where you live etc)

level 5

I was raised by a single mom who had to work in factory jobs and our dad never paid child support. I understand exactly what you mean.

All I’m saying is money is not a solve-it-all solution. I currently make 40k per year, before Uncle Sam robs me and before my $220 a week insurance premium, as a freight broker. And I’m happier now than when I was bringing home $105k as an LTE field tech.

We all have that upper limit of what money can do to our happiness, and hopefully you manage to find yours.

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A few years back I read about a study that tried to determine at what level of income people were most happy. They discovered it was right around $60k for a single person in a city. It gives you enough money to not worry about day-to-day expenses which are the biggest cause of concern for people. No one is really all that upset when they can't afford a Ferarri, but worrying about whether or not you can afford the electricity or putting food on the table has a much bigger effect on someone's mental health.

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No one is really all that upset when they can't afford a Ferarri, but worrying about whether or not you can afford the electricity or putting food on the table has a much bigger effect on someone's mental health.

You know, I'd heard of that study before, but it wasn't until I read this sentence that I really got it. It sums it up pretty well I think.

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Yeah, basically in terms of money to happiness, money's ability to make you happy tops out right around a certain point and while it will deliver more happiness after that point, the returns are diminished. Especially when you think about the stress and problems caused after hitting a certain salary range.

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4 points · 5 days ago

But what if you are happy in life aside from the fact that you can't afford food and dental and/or health care? Then it literally WOULD be the solve-it-all solution.

level 7

Well, that’s a different discussion though, isn’t it?

My statement was regarding the acquisition of more money beyond needs. You are talking about the situation before those needs are met. And if that’s the case for you, meeting your needs is the last hurdle for you. You do that, and you’ll find that more money beyond those needs doesn’t do much at all for your happiness.

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3 points · 5 days ago

Yeah, I got a 50% raise this year and my life changed approximately not at all. My savings has gone up though so that's nice

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Goddamn man. A month ago I quit a job that was sucking the life out of me, took a pretty large paycut, but found a job where I am much happier. It's crazy. The workweek flies by now.

level 5

Right? As long as our bills are paid and food is on the table we have been much happier with significantly less money. It’s almost corrupting to have more than you need.

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10 points · 5 days ago

Very true. At my job if overtime is offered I have the choice of taking it for double time pay or time and a half time off in the future. I almost always choose the time off in the future. Everyone always gives me grief about giving up the extra money but to me time off with my family is more important.

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2 points · 5 days ago

That's awesome that you have that option.

level 4

Once you earn enough to be comfortable, this is possible.

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We just got informed that our mandatory over time went from 10 hour days plus every other Saturday to every Saturday indefinitely which means through the holidays. Sucks ass.

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7 points · 5 days ago

"mandatory exceptional work time", so... Work. What a stupid word.

level 1

Its a disgrace that we are meant to be impressed by bosses not letting us work late.

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For everyone having a hard time finding a job that treats you with respect and is young enough to begin to make changes to impact their long term career.

Always remember if you drive money to the business, you have leverage. If you can prove your work results in X and if they hired someone else they wouldn't result in the same amount then you are a valuable asset.

Not every business will appreciate you, but realize that it you're in customer service it's going to be much harder to find a job that respects you compared to if you were a regional manager with a target to hit.

In fact if you can ever have a target that results in you either succeeding or being fired depending on if you hit it or not, you're likely to find bosses who listen to you and want to keep you around.

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Where can I apply?

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Wife and me*

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27 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

I've been this guy. You grow out of it a bit when you realize you're always the one staying late and taking one for the team. Hopefully not the case with your place

level 2

I tbink OP is saying that it was his boss that stayed late for him.

level 3

Yeah I'm saying that the boss probably stays late for everyone.

It's something a boss will grow out of once they realize they're doing the share that everyone else should be splitting.

level 4

Then you need to hire additional staff.

level 5

Not always easy as that, or ever in my experience

level 6

It's never "easy". Nothing in business is. However with this kind of situation, it's a money or a control issue. Either you can't pay the manhours needed, or it's a management issue. There's nothing wrong with busting more ass than your crew, but you need to pilot the ship above all or it's destined for failure.

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Do you want an employee for life? Because this is how you get an employee for life.

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For my wife and me*

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Glad I'm not the only one bothered by this. "me and my wife" would have been even better to troll people who think it's wrong.

level 3

Glad we're not alone.

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36 points · 6 days ago

I was just fired for voicing my opinion that the company I worked for is kind of a joke and doesn't care about it's employees. Kinda proved my point there..

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calling your company a joke is an easy way to get fired.

Voicing concerns and saying that you don't feel valued as an employee and how you think management can change that culture is a good way to promote change.


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15 points · 5 days ago

often people don't suddenly get to that point though, but you are right.

level 3
7 points · 5 days ago

To be fair I did voice my opinion to my assistant manager as we were having a talk in the office a week prior. His only response was a casual "oh. I know" and a dumb face. Suddenly a week later I'm told theres a complaint on me and I'm fired without even getting my side of the story if at all.

This is after our shady af store manager had been gone for upwards of 12 weeks on a "broken foot" comes back and starts taking credit for sales being up +17% while she was gone after plummeting down to -5% compared to last year's sales.

Speaking of which after having been out for the first two weeks on injury is calling the store wondering why she wasn't getting an email paystub or paycheck.. After coming back isn't even working an hour of her shift before her spouse is waiting outside to pick her up. The company. Is a joke. At-will state or not.

level 4
17 points · 5 days ago

Sounds like you were shit talking the manager...to her assistant. Joke company or not, that’s a dumb move

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level 2

sounds like you could've said it in a more professional way

level 2

Proved your point? You gave them an easy excuse to drop you without consequence.

level 2

What did you do for work?

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level 1

Damn I wish my bosses thought this way... Maybe we wouldn't have near 100% turn around every year.

level 1

My job is the complete opposite. Enjoy it!

level 1

Lucky man.

level 1

And my first manager couldn’t be bothered to cover me for my grandfathers memorial service. Fuck food service

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level 1

This is the kind of boss I want to be.

level 1

Is he hiring?

level 1

See thats a boss, where if I see the trash needing to be taken out but its not directly my job. Imma take care of the trash without being asked or guilted. If its my day off and I see work call. I might just actually pick up. If sales are down this year I might not be upset about not getting a raise. Its almost like giving a shit makes me give a shit. Crazy.

level 1
8 points · 5 days ago

Good thing he doesn’t consider grammar to be important, huh?

level 1

That really depends on how dedicated you are at keeping them from their families. If you're really willing to go whole-hog and aren't concerned about a few international felonies, it's amazing what you can achieve.

level 1
2 points · 5 days ago

Meanwhile my sleep time in the past 72 hours is 6 and I am serious considering alcoholism to be my career.

level 1

THAT is how you get company loyalty. It's almost never the job itself that makes or breaks it, it's the people you work with.

level 1
2 points · 5 days ago

A manager who values their employees in return will have employees that value their managers and strive to work harder for them. I've worked retail for 7 years now. In that time I've worked for 6 different store managers. Out of those 6, only 2 really saw the bigger picture in terms of motivating their team and building solid rapport with all of the associates. The other 4,....were all a combination of the worst traits in a manager. From sexual harrasment towards female employees, micro managing, using scare tactics and threatening associates to drive metrics, you name it. I'm at my end right now with what I hope is my last ever retail manager. Of the 6, he's without question the worst. A "company man" who has driven out 1/3 of the staff in our store in only 2 months time because of his practices. Quality managers are unfortunately hard to come by these days.

level 1

"You don't keep the best staff by keeping them from their lives."

That needs to be a saying for good managers.

level 1

Hey, real talk though?

If you're thinking of staying at a company for your entire career because he didn't rip you off of a date night, you're selling out too easy.

level 1

My dad founded a tiny little business, and its crossed the big business mark in the last few years. One thing he always told me was that when you start a company, you do it for your community. You do it so everyone around you can have money to feed their families and be happy. That, in itself, is a good reason to treat people well, and it’s a self fulfilling cycle, because your business will be better because of it.

level 1
2 points · 5 days ago

You earned it yourself, he values you so much that he is perfectly willing to spend his own time to make sure that you will be happy so that you will stay with the company.

It is the same for me, the company i work for often bends over backwards to accomodate my needs and wants because they dont want to lose me.

level 1
2 points · 5 days ago

I wonder if the person in the picture knows about this meme.

level 1

Meanwhile the other day my boss left work an hour early, leaving me alone on the sales floor for an hour until the next person working with me started their shift.

level 1
3 points · 5 days ago

So, does that mean if you were single he wouldn’t have any problem with making you stay late? Somehow your personal time is more valuable because you’re married?

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level 1

I used to be naive like you. First and foremost, the company you work for is never your friend, for many reasons. Also, by "never working anywhere else", you're severely stunting your growth and opportunities.

 

Stagnating wages is worth date night, I guess.

level 1

Not working ungodly hours once a week, yeah great boss. YOu are part of the problem OP.

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