Hmmm... this is my first post on this forum so I hope it goes well, as I have weird sense of humor,
I'm honestly a high school drop out
, punched the button half way through my senior year, I don't know if thats technically correct though as I was an honor roll student and got my diploma through the mail, either the principal was just tired of dealing with me or I actually deserved it. After that I joined the service (USAF) after my bike laid down on me and I needed a place to stay other than the shoulder of the road. They figured I had a head on my shoulders so they trained me as an EOD tech, during which I almost lost my head. When I got out (with my head still attached) I went into construction pounding nails, you can make alot of money pounding nails, if you can pound them fast enough, and I was fairly fast at pounding them, although I did pound one into my knee cap, (found it during a MRI!)
I was self employed for quite some time, then the IRS came along (those guys are better than average at their job) and I became employed,(you can
be assimilated) so now I'm a super for a small construction company and we're retiring in just a few short years at age 46, My wife and I will have our magical number by then, 650k at the present. If thats not enough we have a couple of emergency plans in place, we figure that we can offer a full range of services such as Barn Raisings, Gospel Singings, Virgin Conversions, Software piracy, Revivals, Yard Mowing, Barn Burnings, House Cleaning and General Carpentry (she's a whiz at pounding nails and a good worker)
. We have our retirement home paid for , canal front on Okeechobee, as I like to hang onto a big 'ol billy mouth bass from time to time and she likes laughing at me when he gets off. (Biggun's is what the 11year old stranger calls 'em)
Currently the biggest hang up to our retirement is that I don't have my Big "O" bass boat with a Kawsukionda 4 stroke as of yet, and we also have an 11 year old stranger still in the nest. We have regular board meetings, between labor and management, and as I represent labor, I've attempted to bring up the neccesity of these items in our annual budget (I also need an over and under Charles Daly 12 ga. and a complete set of Scent Blockers, not just the hat I got for Christmas)and the lack of funding for these projects, but to no avail. If any of you have any suggestions at better negotiating skills I'd love to hear from you.
Happy ER to All!