Originally Posted by MRG
I was lucky, working in a job that was horrible, in a horrible industry. Two disgusting bosses(both making big money) made my job a total nightmare. Not having other opportunities in this area I worked full time there, and 6 hours at night school. Then the coursework on weekends.
When I interviewed at Megacorp, they mentioned long hours. Explained I was partially prepared due to my schooling. Worked for a wonderful person, actually a few. I earned respect at senior levels, was constantly challenged and rewarded.
Along the way, because of people at Megacorp, I learned the power of investing. Megacorp funded profit sharing, later a great 401k. Thanks to what I had learned, fully funding my 401k was a no brainer.
Several option grants, not huge money, it was invested.
MIl/FIL left us some inheritance, not a huge amount, but it had a big impact. We became debt free. The biggest benefit was it changed my DWs thoughts in money. She became very LBYM, because her DF had worked so hard. She was not going to unwisely spend her parents money.
After close to 30 years, management changes had me working again for 2 disgusting bosses.
Once again I reinvented myself, this time ER.
Those fist two disgusting bosses, that were making big bucks. They blew it all, both are FRA, working to eat.
I consider myself blessed, disgusting people helped me earn a better life.
Life sure is funny,