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Old 11-23-2004, 09:58 AM   #21
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All: Thanks for the responses and even those who are suspect about my motives but I'm not selling anything.
You're selling books via an Amazon partner link. By itself not condemnable, but the gratuitous linking is suspect.

I posted more on this here.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:02 AM   #22
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You may want to have a look at the book "Downshifting" which deals with negotiating with employers for more flexibility. *The author is one of the founders of Drake Beam Morin (a big HR recruiting/consulting firm).

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Thanks for the book recommendation, ERSBob. I am a bookworm and needed something for todays plane ride. May come back from the holidays with a bunch of ideas or questions for the board

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Thanks for the book recommendation, ERSBob. *I am a bookworm and needed something for todays plane ride. *May come back from the holidays with a bunch of ideas or questions for the board
You might also find Po Bronson's book "What should I do with my life?" interesting. It's about people looking for a way out of unfulfilling jobs and it is thought provoking.

http://www.pobronson.com/index_what_...th_my_life.htm
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I posted earlier that I was meeting with my boss about quitting my job. I felt that the magagement (his kids) was abusing thier position and I had enough. I felt that the best case senario would be to work 2 days a week in the offsite office, away from the managers, and continue to serve my customers.

After a very frank discussion about his kids, any many appologies about the situation, he suggested that I at least stay on at the offsite for the 2 days aweek. So we just need to finalize some salary negotiations
and it looks like it's a go. At least for now.

So I have put my retirement on hold for a while but I am hoping the 2 days a week works out.
Congratulations on working out the 2 day a week deal. I admire your ability to have a frank discussion with your boss about his kids. Few would be able to have the discussion and I suspect fewer would have a job after the discussion was over.
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Yeah, ditto what Martha posted. I could have had the "discussion" all right. Coming out of it still employed? That would have been questionable....

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