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Old 07-20-2016, 08:19 AM   #61
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Hey! I resent that remark! I'm not doing "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING". I'm checking my retirement account balances, running FIRECalc, checking how the market's doing, and making plans on what I'm going to do once I finally decide to pull the plug. That's a lot of hard work!!
LOL, based on some of the post counts that some of the pre-retirees have on this site, you are probably in good company.

Prior to retiring, in my former mega-corp, I was way too busy to be surfing the web, and further more, IT had eavesdropping software and it was strongly discouraged up and down the management chain. Frequent use of ones personal cell phone was also discouraged.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:27 AM   #62
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LOL, based on some of the post counts that some of the pre-retirees have on this site, you are probably in good company.

Prior to retiring, in my former mega-corp, I was way too busy to be surfing the web, and further more, IT had eavesdropping software and it was strongly discouraged up and down the management chain. Frequent use of ones personal cell phone was also discouraged.
The kid has it wrong. What the "old farts" were really doing was spending the day talking about how EASY the young uns have it. How much they are making at such a young age vs the paltry sum we made back in ought something....lamenting the weekends and holidays lost over the last 40 years while we watch the young uns demand AND GET those every other Friday off things and nerry a weekend shall be worked lifestyle.........

SOOOOOOOOO verrrrrrry glad this crap is all behind me....
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:41 AM   #63
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The kid has it wrong. What the "old farts" were really doing was spending the day talking about how EASY the young uns have it. How much they are making at such a young age vs the paltry sum we made back in ought something....
If you were making a paltry sum back in 20xx, you are still a young un
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If you were making a paltry sum back in 20xx, you are still a young un

Good catch. Unless he meant the previous ought-something.
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I'd definitely check headhunters to figure out what standard pay is.. as I always worked at a company that over paid so jumping was not really an option, but I did go out around once a year and interview elsewhere, just to keep fresh, to ensure I was still marketable, and to make sure I was being appropriately valued.

Then you should really look to see if the other person is really doing the same job as you. its all well and good to cover when someones on vacation but typically changes in job require changes in responsibility and sometimes that equates to significant changes in responsibility that warrant certain pay compensations. For example once you get to signature authority and your now on the hook for the books, audits, etc.

Just remember you can never control what others make and you will always find that one guy that is way overpaid and no one knows why (insert rumor mill)... Its only when you find you are way undervalued that I'd suggest jumping ship as usually pay disparity can be remedied via promotions as the pool of money is typically higher and more flexible.
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what type of work?
Megacorp setting; they exist in all administrative functions: Legal, Finance, HR, ...
I guess it would be harder to do that in a Sales or Manufacturing role.
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Megacorp setting; they exist in all administrative functions: Legal, Finance, HR, ...
I guess it would be harder to do that in a Sales or Manufacturing role.
impossible to do in a professional services firm unless they are making it rain, hard
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