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Posted: 8/5/2005 7:03:02 AM EDT
Gave my 2 weeks at work today.

They were kind of shocked.

I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS. I'd rather be self-employed.

My boss had that deer-in-the-headlights look, but then quickly asked if I was available for free-lance work. I said sure.

These next 2 weeks are gonna DRAG on. Ugh.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:04:49 AM EDT
Youve always got Arfcom to do while at work, like many of us
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:05:35 AM EDT
Last time I gave two weeks and took my keys and said "Thanks, get out."

It was a joyous parting
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:06:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Coronado:
Youve always got Arfcom to do while at work, like many of us



YEP!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:06:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Coronado:
Youve always got Arfcom to do while at work, like many of us



That's true, where's the latest BOTD thread?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:10:18 AM EDT
Take leave for the next 2 weeks. That's what I'm gonna do...if I ever quit.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:10:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:11:49 AM EDT
I thought this thread was about poop?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:13:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By Coronado:
Youve always got Arfcom to do while at work, like many of us



That's true, where's the latest BOTD thread?




I just posted a couple more pictures.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=75&t=363299&page=20
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:15:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:15:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?



Me too.

I drop the bomb all the time at work.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:15:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?



No that will be on my LAST day, j/k.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:16:31 AM EDT
Good man, congrats!

I gave my two weeks yesterday
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:17:11 AM EDT
Dang, I hate to admit this...but I'm actually disappointed that this thread isn't about pooping at the workplace.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:18:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?



I was hoping for farting at work
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:18:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Last time I gave two weeks and took my keys and said "Thanks, get out."

It was a joyous parting



Ditto
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:22:43 AM EDT
man, wish i had the cojones to just up and quit...funny how a mortgage, investment plan, time in, and subsidized medical castrates you...
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:28:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?



Well, It really sounds like you need to increase scalability, without comprimising your accessibility, all the while keeping in with FERPA, and Title III guidelines,
looks like we are going to need a blade server, with increased load balancing,
I'm really trying to think outside the box.

I'm in academia, buzzwords galore.

I have alittle game I play where I go to meetings and write down the buzzwords that I hear onthe side of my notebook.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:37:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:38:22 AM EDT by Cape_hunter]

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Gave my 2 weeks at work today.

They were kind of shocked.

I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS. I'd rather be self-employed.

My boss had that deer-in-the-headlights look, but then quickly asked if I was available for free-lance work. I said sure.

These next 2 weeks are gonna DRAG on. Ugh.



Organize the first ever ARFCOM group buy of land! 133 acres in TN! You can make that your full time job! Doesnt pay at all but hey, you will get to choose the secret handshake to enter the clubhouse!

Good luck man! Been self employed for about 5 years. Just getting ready to accept a full time job with a small county office(offer I cant refuse. You will love it!
CH
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:39:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?



Thanks for the insight. I've never worked in a corporate atmosphere before. I'm a 911 dispatcher who works by himself. I get left alone unless I'm working dayshift, then there are other people in the building. I do my job and have a great time doing it. I have lots of pride in what I do. We don't have meetings unless they're absolutely needed. I started at the bottom as a part timer and worked my way up. I'm one of the few non union hourly workers, and thus I get paid better than the union employees, and my job is very secure, so I don't have to worry about getting canned.

Just wanted your thoughts. Hope the self-employed thing works out for you.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:43:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Gave my 2 weeks at work today.

They were kind of shocked.

I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS. I'd rather be self-employed.

My boss had that deer-in-the-headlights look, but then quickly asked if I was available for free-lance work. I said sure.

These next 2 weeks are gonna DRAG on. Ugh.



What kind of work do you do?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:49:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?



No that will be on my LAST day, j/k.




You have a Ryan's Steakhouse in your workplace?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:31:32 AM EDT
Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.



You work for Verizon too?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:33:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?



I was hoping for farting at work



I took a huge shit at work today - if that makes you feel any better
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:37:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PerryF:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Gave my 2 weeks at work today.

They were kind of shocked.

I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS. I'd rather be self-employed.

My boss had that deer-in-the-headlights look, but then quickly asked if I was available for free-lance work. I said sure.

These next 2 weeks are gonna DRAG on. Ugh.



What kind of work do you do?



Film/Video production.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:42:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?


Me too.

Nothing like going up to the front bathroom and dropping a toxic stink pickle.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:48:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PerryF:
What kind of work do you do?



Film/Video production.



You could have just said "porno".
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:49:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PerryF:
What kind of work do you do?



Film/Video production.



You could have just said "porno".



Hell, if THAT were the case I'd be stayin' !
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:51:10 AM EDT
Ya gotta do what you gotta do. More power to ya.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:52:20 AM EDT
Last time I gave my two weeks notice they fired me on the spot.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:23:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 9:27:04 AM EDT by senorFrog]

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Gave my 2 weeks at work today.

They were kind of shocked.

I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS. I'd rather be self-employed.

My boss had that deer-in-the-headlights look, but then quickly asked if I was available for free-lance work. I said sure.

These next 2 weeks are gonna DRAG on. Ugh.



If you do freelance for them, get a minimum time commitment from them (say 6 months). Even if you do great work, sometimes corp america just wants a warm mediocre body. Make sure rate and payment terms are specified in writing. If they just want part time help get a use or loose it minum number of hours per week. When consulting, the hour here hour there phone call doesn't help much money wise and almost always comes at the worst time (when your having a crisis with another client).

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:53:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghostchild:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?



Well, It really sounds like you need to increase scalability, without comprimising your accessibility, all the while keeping in with FERPA, and Title III guidelines,
looks like we are going to need a blade server, with increased load balancing,
I'm really trying to think outside the box.

And finish those damned TPS Reports!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:57:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Gave my 2 weeks at work today.

They were kind of shocked.

I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS. I'd rather be self-employed.

My boss had that deer-in-the-headlights look, but then quickly asked if I was available for free-lance work. I said sure.

These next 2 weeks are gonna DRAG on. Ugh.



Hey, do what a guy I know did. He started his own consulting firm, and he hires himself out to the .gov. As you know, they pay the contracting company up to 3 times the agreed on hourly rate for the employee. Since he is also the contracting company, he makes about $450 an HOUR billing himself out now. Nice friggin' scam, eh? And Uncle Sammy keeps on writin' the checks.

Example: I was getting $55K a year as a .gov contractor, but my company was making $135K on my slot. Nice profit for them, and Uncle Sugar gets to spend $100K more on the job than it was actually worth lol. Meantime, if I did what my buddy was doing, I'd get to keep the whole $135K.

Of course, since he is 1/1000 Cherokee, he qualifies for 8A preferred status as a .gov contractor, so the jobs just keep on comin'.

Your .gov, at it's finest.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:57:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rayra:

Originally Posted By Ghostchild:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?



Well, It really sounds like you need to increase scalability, without comprimising your accessibility, all the while keeping in with FERPA, and Title III guidelines,
looks like we are going to need a blade server, with increased load balancing,
I'm really trying to think outside the box.

And finish those damned TPS Reports!



I'm taking it with me!


Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:09:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By klutz347:

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?


Me too.

Nothing like going up to the front bathroom and dropping a toxic stink pickle.





Or even better...



drydocking a toxic stink pickle on the lid..


Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:36:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By klutz347:

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
I thought this thread was about poop?


Me too.

Nothing like going up to the front bathroom and dropping a toxic stink pickle.





Or even better...



drydocking a toxic stink pickle on the lid..









man I just about lost it .... I dont care who you are, that is funny right there.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:39:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:41:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?



Ahhh, another beliver in the Peter Principal. Anyone who has NOT read the book needs to.

-Storm
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:58:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Stormrider:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
I just realized I don't fit into the typical "corporate culture" BS.



Expand on this.



Political Correctness, aka "Diversity Training"
Peter Principal
People getting promoted that have no right even being in their current position.
No pride in their work.
Meetings for the sake of meetings.

Shall I continue?



Ahhh, another beliver in the Peter Principal. Anyone who has NOT read the book needs to.

-Storm



Shit, I saw it in action!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:28:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
man, wish i had the cojones to just up and quit...funny how a mortgage, investment plan, time in, and subsidized medical castrates you...



Funny how that works, huh?

I've got a stable job, I rather enjoy the work, but never dreamed I would make it my "chosen profession." Stable meaning I'm paying my bills and child support.

But when daughter graduates in two years I'll have 15 yrs in. With 15 what's another 5. <shrug> And then with 20 under the belt what's another 5. I'm 45 now and that'll take me to around age 58 or so. So what's another 5 years.

Somedays I kinda' feel like I'm trapped.
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