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Old 02-26-2010, 03:37 PM   #41
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:02 PM   #42
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I find it hard to do so. Guess it is A personality traits, but if you tell me to do something and pay/incent me to do so, it will be DONE. Dinging me because I used the wrong font in my write up of how it was done means I will mentally commit murder at least three times a hour day.
At least you are in the finance industry where incentives are paid to people who get things done. In the computer industry, the high-level executives vacuum up all the of the incentives leaving pathetically little for the people who get the work done.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:40 AM   #43
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At least you are in the finance industry where incentives are paid to people who get things done. In the computer industry, the high-level executives vacuum up all the of the incentives leaving pathetically little for the people who get the work done.
Which is why many "people who get work done" end up founding their own companies when they finally realize this fact. If they can get the work done, that's more than half the battle. The rest is pure sales. A couple of engineers and one really smooth sales guy can launch a great company in a garage.... (hmm, where have I seen this before?)
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:43 PM   #44
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This one stroke a cord with me. This and Google news keeps me going through the day. I am pretty sure I have one of the most boring jobs. I run a nearly fully operated plant on nights and weekends by my self. BORING.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:07 PM   #45
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I'm the OP.

One thing I do at work to keep occupied is read financials of companies I'm interested in investing in. Typically I just email the PDF'd statements so I don't surf online to check them out.

Does anyone surf the web on their phone at work so as not to arouse suspicion by the IT department? I was even thinking I could get a Kindle reader and read it at work holding it under my desk...LOL
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:47 PM   #46
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I just got a smartphone for that very reason Accountingsucks! IT is filtering a lot of sites, so I figured I'd get a back up browsing method. I do cycle thru several forums a couple of times a day, and read news sites. Occasional Ebay visits, etc.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:59 PM   #47
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Bored at work is never a bad thing for me... means everything is running smoothly.

I work in the family excavating company, building roads, grading parking lots, installing drainage pipe etc... not particularly exciting stuff.

The excitement comes when a piece of heavy equipment punches through a major gas line, high pressure sewage line, or some fibre optic cables... so in my line of work, BORING IS GOOD.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:21 AM   #48
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Sea Kayaker. I agree with you, especially on the major gas line. I operate a LNG plant and compressor station on a major interstate pipeline. Quiet is great.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:01 PM   #49
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At least you are in the finance industry where incentives are paid to people who get things done. In the computer industry, the high-level executives vacuum up all the of the incentives leaving pathetically little for the people who get the work done.
Ah, but I am no longer working for a private company, so there are no incentives, full stop. So people either squabble over "spoils" I consider to be rounding error, or sit back, relax, and feel their asses grow.
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