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Old 02-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #61
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Check out the book Snakes in Suits: Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work eBook: Paul Babiak, Robert D. Hare: Kindle Store

Another very good one is The Sociopath Next Door: The Sociopath Next Door eBook: Martha Stout Ph.D.: Kindle Store

I'm in the middle of reading Jon Ronson's (of Men who Stare at Goats fame) highly entertaining The Psychopath Test: the psychopath test

The part about how the head of the Scientologists forced everyone to play an all-night game of musical chairs was so bizarre it was hilarious.

Ha! In the last 2 years, DW & I had to deal with people with personality/bipolar disabilities. Two restraining orders later, we got our peace. The experience made me learn all about personality disorders. In doing so, I found out people with certain personality (Narcissistic) disorder can be quite successful. A large portion (bigger than normal) of CEOs have NPDs. Steve Jobs probably was one. My CEO & VP another. The best doctor's advice on what to do if you are dealing with NPD person? Stay away.

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:04 AM   #62
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So, my firecalc numbers keep giving me hint that I need to work two more years to enjoy finer things in life when I RE. The problem is, my job is a high paying cushy/easy one but my boss is a page out of the movie, The devil wears Prada. I kid you not. This guy pretty much acts like the movie's evil boss (egotistic, selfish, condescending, demeaning, .............). So, somewhat in humor, what are your thoughts & advices on hanging in there for the next two years? I can pretend he's wearing no cloths . What else?
Take notes and write a book. Embrace the crazy. Might help you buy more toys later.

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #63
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I am debating if finding another job with 1 - 2 more years to go before RE is worth the move. Nevertheless, I started sending resume out.
Excellent idea. Happiness comes from a feeling of control in our lives. By taking action (in sending resume out), you get a sense of regaining control. On the one hand, you don't have to take any job that comes along. On the other hand, you might be very surprised at what comes your way.

I highly recommend looking for positions (if possible) where you can increase your salary. After all, if with just 1-2 years to go to ER, any jump in salary will serve to decrease your amount of time to ER. At a minimum, I recommend counteroffer at $10K over whatever is offered. Most they can do is say they don't have the budget for your counteroffer. Then you simply say ok and accept their initial offer (if you want it).

Go for it. Worse that can happen is you'll feel like you've regained some power by testing the market.

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