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Old 10-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #61
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:58 PM   #62
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Brewer, I don't know how I missed this thread!

Good luck with the search, now is a great time to be looking.

Make sure whatever you do to take a month off before starting the new gig. Do not under any circumstances even think about starting your own fund. If you think the investing part is hard, compound that with all the legal crap that goes into a new fund and it just isn't worth it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:06 PM   #63
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:08 PM   #64
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Just don't tell us how you "settled" for $175k plus bonuses, I don't want to be too jealous!
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:29 PM   #65
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Eh, I intend to be very selective, so it may take a while.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:42 PM   #66
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Eh, I intend to be very selective, so it may take a while.
I'm with you on this one. It is clearly the hardest part. Once you get to a certain stage, you don't want to jump from the frying pan into the fire, but at the same time, trying to find the perfect fit is maddening.

The biggest problem I find is trying to find a j*b that meets ALL of my criteria - since many of these criteria are the kinds of things that employers don't want to give - flexibility, independence, respect, intellectual challenge, good pay, but not the hours and demands that will suck your life away.

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Old 10-12-2007, 07:47 PM   #68
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Eh, I intend to be very selective, so it may take a while.
Yeah, I've been looking for my dream job for several years, and haven't found it. Maybe it's ER!
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #69
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The biggest problem I find is trying to find a j*b that meets ALL of my criteria - since many of these criteria are the kinds of things that employers don't want to give - flexibility, independence, respect, intellectual challenge, good pay, but not the hours and demands that will suck your life away.

A toast to success!
Gulp....yeah...that list is hard one...
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:21 AM   #70
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Eh, I intend to be very selective, so it may take a while.

Let your local headhunter do some looking. The only problem with those guys is they will bug the crap out of you once they smell the commission. When I used them in the past... I was always very clear about what I wanted and to not bother me with other opportunities.

They will tend to run everything past you to see if you will bite the hook. But still, they can be very effective.

One other tip... be selective on the HH. Study the organization and find the most successful one. Then interview the HH before you engage. IMO- if you go that route make sure he or she has at least 5 years experience in that game 10 would be better.
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I am so steamed, I am about ready to tell my employer where they can shove it.

I've had it. That is the last effing straw. Time to update the resume and start looking. Nothing is worth this.
Brewer:

You sound exactly like I did about a year ago. Everything they did ate me up! We would spend a dollar to chase a nickel!

FWIW here is what changed my thoughts about jacka$$e$ at my work and the tur& polishing tasks they hand out. One of the old timers told me about obtaining his ability to retire anytime (aka FI), "If I get mad anymore around here, it is my fault."

I don't know your financial situation, but myself, I'm just new to FI, so I started using his "motto". It helps me laugh and enjoy the "circus", all three rings. My hope is that you can too.

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Old 10-14-2007, 10:10 PM   #72
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Here's Brewer and his co-worker's last performance eval?
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