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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by JoFrance on June 24, 2018, 02:14:02 pm »
Supermarkets might not pay great, but they offer great benefits to make up for it.  I see older men and women working as check-out clerks at one of the supermarkets I frequent.  I once worked at a supermarket early in my life and you can get a lot of benefits from them even though the pay stinks.  You have to do what you have to do to support your life.

The job market is improving, but it doesn't mean that old people will get a slice of the pie.  We have to change this, I think.
He told my wife that they are keeping his hours just below the level at which he would get benefits.

That was one of the problems with the ACA.  I think its still in effect, too.  I never liked any of those "motivational" posters.  I always saw them as reminders that if you can't achieve, you're out.

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It would be very cheap to put her on Windows 7. When I rebuilt my own desktop a few months ago I wanted Windows 7 in a VM. I found many offers for a Windows 7 64 bit Pro disk+license for around $30. It worked fine, although it was "old new stock" so I had to physically call up to get the activation codes.
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I have bought tons of used computers. I haven't bought a new one in 10+ years. Save yourself a boatload of money. I have gotten used Macs and they are basically new.

You did a good thing with the PC.

I would put her on Win7 and blow Win10 away. The constant updates are a nightmare.
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Funny
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by unix on June 23, 2018, 06:00:46 am »

The altitude poster does apply to me, however. And to others I know.


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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by I D Shukhov on June 23, 2018, 05:51:56 am »

I used to see this poster on the walls at work.  Suppose there's truth to it:

This is more to the point than your marcomm motivational poster. This is 100% true:



Sorry I got this started.  This should finish off the thread:

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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by unix on June 22, 2018, 07:15:39 pm »
I have been reading a lot of self-help motivational stuff.

I've come to realize that parental influence is highly important. They program you for the rest of your life and you cannot escape that programming. Or very difficult.

We all need  psychologists. /sigh
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by The Gorn on June 22, 2018, 07:09:53 pm »
Of course the motivational stuff can't help the guy. Otherwise he  wouldn't be bagging groceries at this point in his life.
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by unix on June 22, 2018, 07:08:46 pm »
sigh

I was being facetious.

It's just that this shyt is being quoted in the wrong context and for the wrong reason. I dont know the guy in the OP but it's very doubtful all this motivational stuff can help him. The two-byte message against 40 years of pathologies.
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Poorly-paid neighbor
« Last post by The Gorn on June 22, 2018, 07:01:25 pm »
The one I posted is a quote from Henry Ford. Besides being a notable Hitler supporter  >:D he wrote that quote.

It's completely true and you can't escape the facts.

If you think you can do something, you will be likely to find a way to do it.

If you believe you can't do something, you most likely won't ever even start.

If you guys see every constructive summary of human nature to be a marketing-communication or HR platitude, then y'all are lost.

I'm Mr Cynical Negative Boil-the-World-in-Satan's-Deep-Fryer-Oil and I know that attitude is EVERYTHING even if you want to dismiss  the idea as rah rah.
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