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Old 08-11-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Poll: What are you worried about?

I don't want to be a party pooper, but thought it would be interesting to take the pulse of what seems to be a generally contented group of people.

I hope this won't become a platform for rants.

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Old 08-11-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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I'm not a worrier at all. Life is good! So I'm not worried, or worrying about anything.

Like Alfred E. Neuman....."What, me worry?"
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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I worry too much.
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Got no worries, well, except for a sick sheep at the moment and I didn't see livestock on your list of concerns.

Life is good and it is even better when you have the good sense to appreciate it!
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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I worry that I'm worrying about the wrong things...
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #7
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I worry that the market will crash and I'll have to get a job, it gives me the shakes.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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My health - am I going to croak before I spend all the money?

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Old 08-11-2008, 03:08 PM   #9
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I used to worry a lot....about everything. I have finally realized that I have very little control over anything. I just deal with a problem when it comes up.
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I'm kind of worried that the Yankees aren't going to make the playoffs this year.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #12
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I am worried that we need new fences on the borders.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:55 PM   #13
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Peak oil and my vas growing back together.... not necessarily related.
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I'm worried about the 1000 plus posts I've made in a year where i took a two-month hiatus from the internet. Have I been offensive enough?
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I notice nobody has said they are worried about work!! I know this is an ER forum, but I didn't realize our membership was that mellow.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:39 PM   #16
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I notice nobody has said they are worried about work!! I know this is an ER forum, but I didn't realize our membership was that mellow.
I have been actively campaigning at work for a severance package each of the last four layoffs / restructures.

No luck so far.

I'm now in a pickle. We want to move out of state now and there are jobs in one of the areas we'd love to relocate to, but I'm under contract to receive a sizable bonus if I stay through this year. It's a retention bonus designed to keep some of us around through the layoffs. If they lay me off, I get the money early. Otherwise, I need to gamble on where I can actually move to in the middle Winter (and traditionally a poor time to find a job).
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:51 PM   #18
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Im the luckiest sob on the face of the earth.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:54 PM   #20
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Does that worry you?
Now that you mention it. Im worried that something might go wrong
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