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Old 12-13-2010, 01:45 PM   #41
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:49 PM   #42
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And you have time to post here (in the middle of the day)?

Get back to wo*k ....
Actually, I'm off today, (burning vacation days- have to use 'em or lose 'em) then traveling the rest of this week.

See you again next Monday...
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:52 PM   #43
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He seems to fit the mold, assuming he isn't really a 16 YO girl posting from her mom's basement in Missoula.
Yep, I'd probably be your worst nightmare as a boss, even worse than all the others you've told us about. (Unless, of course you are really a 16 YO girl posting from her mom's basement in Missoula.)
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:58 PM   #44
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Yep, I'd probably be your worst nightmare as a boss, even worse than all the others you've told us about.
I'm thinking how interesting it would be to have a brewski with some of your subordinates

I was in management for years. The zenith of my career was when I found a job making more money without having to supervise anyone.
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I'm thinking how interesting it would be to have a brewski with some of your subordinates
I bet his many former subordinates would be even more entertaining to chat with.
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As I was asked to assume larger and larger amounts of administrative/management roles I definitely lost a step or two from my medical skills. That made me unhappy but to set the process in reverse is all but impossible.

Definitely a contributor to my decision to FIRE.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:54 PM   #47
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I bet his many former subordinates would be even more entertaining to chat with.
There aren't many (we don't have a high turnover rate) but I do keep in touch with most of them, socially and professionally.
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I went as far as I could without being a political appointee who would have to survive a confirmation vote (which is as far as the average white, heterosexual, non-Hispanic male with no political connections was likely to get under the administration of that time). My personal goal had been the position just below that level, and it sucked. The unasked-for promotion past that point was the kiss of death to the last bits of enjoyment I had in my career.
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For those still working, whether at the zenith or not, what is the drug of choice to help endure the pain? Morphine?
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I went as far as I could without being a political appointee who would have to survive a confirmation vote (which is as far as the average white, heterosexual, non-Hispanic male with no political connections was likely to get under the administration of that time). My personal goal had been the position just below that level, and it sucked. The unasked-for promotion past that point was the kiss of death to the last bits of enjoyment I had in my career.
Leonidas, I agree. Sometimes the only thing worse than not getting what you want is getting what you think you wanted.
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For those still working, whether at the zenith or not, what is the drug of choice to help endure the pain? Morphine?
I'm not still working, but I'll take a stab at it:
800 mg of ibuprofen with a lager chaser... at least until I got home.
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Leonidas, I agree. Somethimes the only thing worse than not getting what you want is getting what you think you wanted.
Like many things in life, the seeking is often better than the having. I wish I had learned that earlier, but it has all worked out in the end.
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I work a blue collar factory job. Most of my co-workers do the same job for decades. The only realistic move up for us is shift supervisor but there are only 12 for 300+ employees on 4 shifts so not many get to that level. Also, the pay isn't any better. The work is better but not the pay.
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For those still working, whether at the zenith or not, what is the drug of choice to help endure the pain? Morphine?
A chart showing financial progress towards retirement. This got me through many meetings.
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