Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.
Become a Youtube star.
The angry sys admin and the BOFH are taken already
Yeah, let's take over the means of healt!
Live pineapple insertion? (probably already taken...)
Little less conversation more automation baby... with elvis
Just settle for workplace mediocrity.
Work your 9-5, and do fulfilling stuff outside of work.
Some may see it as 'letting them win', I view it as regaining my sanity.
Moving to the US is a bit like driving an audi, sure the brouchures are all pretty - but the second you fall through the safety net - you're fucked.
It's not even "letting them win". It's not about "them" at all. It's about me. Mediocrity is boring, and being bored *is* insanity for me. I can't take it.
People go crazy from solitary confinement, because boredom. Water/drip torture is the same, but with added impact of monotony. Being stuck in an office full of numpties, with no budget and no ability to change the perpetual, constant, repetitive noise that is endless stupidity feels exactly like that to me - like that constant, slow dripping of water tunnelling into my forehead.
I just can't handle throwing away 33% of my life. The world is so full of interesting things to know and do, and I'm missing out on so much of it, because why? A mortgage? Fuck me, what a waste of such an utterly ephemeral and unlikely thing as the miracle of life in our one-in-a-quintillion chance of existence.
Please, watch this video start to finish, and have a small taste of what an "average working day" feels like for me.
Can we have your liver then?
Can you explain this car analogy with a car analogy please?
It's like sleeping.
You do it, so you can do things that spark joy.
If I could find a job that felt as nice as sleeping, I'd take a 75% pay cut to do it.
Ever since kids, sleep is now my favourite thing ever.
People ask me what I want to do on my holidays, I tell them sleep, they laugh, and then they realise I am 100% dead serious.
Leverage your health condition to get free centrelink for a few years (I'll wager you've paid a fair bit of tax into the govt coffers over the decades!), then use those years to create your own income streams.
Work in a school and start teaching the next generation.
Nobody with Kids laughs at for saying that.
We all know.
I've thought about this, very seriously pre-kids.
We don't have a lavish lifestyle, but Post kids, I'm not sure centrelink even keeps our heads above water.
I mentioned to someone recently that I pay enough tax for a whole civil servant's salary each and every year.
I wonder if I could get my own for a while?
Be careful what you wish for, you can't sack them, remember.
Well given that someone on say 200k is paying ~63k in tax you must be on a pretty decent wicket so sympathy for your whinging is not going to be abundant.
OFC assuming the civil servant in your example is not a Maccas worker.